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Among preterm infants without culture-confirmed sepsis, exposure to antibiotics in the first week of life is not independently associated with an elevated risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) or death, according to a study.
Perirenal fat is associated with carotid intima-media thickness, especially among overweight and obese children, and may thus represent a useful parameter for evaluating cardiovascular risk in the paediatric population, according to a study.
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Infants born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis treated with tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFIs) during pregnancy do not have a heightened risk of developing serious infections, a study reports.
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New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1 - 15 June 2018 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 4 days ago

Children who undergo adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, or both (adenotonsillectomy) within the first 9 years of life may have an elevated long-term risk of respiratory, allergic, or infectious diseases, results from a Denmark-based study show.

Pearl Toh, 4 days ago
Children in Singapore were exposed to significantly less outdoor light daily than children in Australia, which could contribute to the higher prevalence of myopia among Singapore children compared with their Australian counterparts, suggests a study.
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Playing a video as a diversion during fundoscopy appears to increase the success rate of the operation in young children, according to a recent study.
Special Reports
21 Mar 2018
During the Kuala Lumpur International Neonatology Conference held in conjunction with the World Prematurity Day 2017, Dato Dr Musa Mohd Nordin spoke on the importance of immunizing children with the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliovirus-Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTaP-IPV-Hib) vaccine. He highlighted the role of Hexaxim® as a fully liquid, ready-to-use, 6-in-1 (including hepatitis B) vaccine for the primary and booster vaccinations of infants and toddlers. Meanwhile, Dr Yong Junina Fadzil discussed the benefits of quadrivalent influenza vaccines (QIVs) in providing children with broader protection against influenza B viruses.
21 Mar 2018
Dr Elizabeth Carpenter, Principal Scientist of Dairy Goat Co-operative (DGC) in New Zealand, spoke to MIMS about goat milk as a source of protein in childhood nutrition. Below are highlights from the interview.
01 Mar 2018
At the 13th Asian Congress of Paediatric Nephrology 2017 in conjunction with the 39th Malaysian Paediatric Association Annual Congress, Dr Wanatpreeya Phongsamart spoke on the importance of influenza vaccination in children, highlighting the role of quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) in providing a broader protection against influenza. Meanwhile, Emeritus Professor Somsak Lolekha shared his insights into the effectiveness of a hexavalent vaccine in paediatric immunization, and discussed its role in the Malaysian paediatric immunization schedule.
30 Jan 2018
At a continuing medical education webcast hosted by GlaxoSmithKline, Dr Gyneth Lourdes G. Bibera discussed on preventive strategies against rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE).
22 Jan 2018
During the recent 2017 Engelhard-Delfi Conference, organized by Delfi Marketing Sdn Bhd, three renowned speakers shared their insights into paediatric respiratory medicine.
05 Dec 2017
At a continuing medical education webcast hosted by GlaxoSmithKline, Dr Bruce Mungall discussed preventive strategies against invasive meningococcal disease (IMD). Highlights of his presentation are summarized here.
17 Aug 2017
The prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in industrialized countries has increased exponentially over the past three decades, currently affecting 15 to 30% of children and up to 10% of adults.1 At the recent official launch event of pimecrolimus (Elidel®, Meda Healthcare Sdn. Bhd.) held at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, Professor Thomas Luger provided insights on the pathophysiology of AD and the role of topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs) in the management of AD. 
Conference Reports
Elaine Soliven, 13 Apr 2018
Treatment with the tocolytic agents isoxsuprine or nifedipine was similarly effective in delaying delivery by 2 weeks among women who were admitted for preterm labour, according to a study presented at the RCOG World Congress 2018.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 03 Apr 2018

A high daily dose of vitamin D (4,000 IU/day) resulted in a reduction in vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women, coupled with a lower risk of preterm births and low birth weight in their newborns, according to a study presented at RCOG 2018.

Pearl Toh, 03 Apr 2018
One third of women who have been in a relationship have experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner in their lifetime, and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to domestic violence and abuse (DVA), said President of RCOG Professor Lesley Regan at the recent RCOG World Congress 2018 in Singapore.
03 Apr 2018
Podcast: Dr Leong Hoe Nam talks about the importance of maternal vaccination both for the mother and the child
03 Apr 2018
Podcast: Assistant Professor David Tan highlights updates in ovarian cancer screening
03 Apr 2018
Slideshow: Highlights from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) World Congress 2018
Elaine Soliven, 03 Apr 2018
Intravenous infusions of ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) may increase haemoglobin (Hb) levels in women with iron deficiency anaemia (IDA), according to a study presented at the RCOG World Congress 2018 held in Singapore.
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