Oral H1-antihistamines are the initial treatment of choice for allergic rhinitis (AR) and chronic urticaria in the primary care setting. However, in a diverse population of patients with AR and urticaria, primary care physicians are faced with the challenge of prescribing the best therapy amid a wide armamentarium of antihistamines available.
Using a humanized antidisialoganglioside mAb (hu14.18K322A) in combination with induction chemotherapy appears to yield favourable outcomes in children with high-risk neuroblastoma, including induction of an early response, improvement of Curie scores (CSs) and a 2-year event-free survival (EFS), according to the results of a phase II trial.
The acute respiratory infection definition set by the World Health Organization (WHO) is suitable for initial screening for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) among infants aged <6 months, while the alternative syndromic case definition is considered as the most robust for confirmation of cases in this population, suggests a study.
Febrile infants aged between 61 and 90 days appear to have a high prevalence of invasive bacterial infection (IBI), lending support to obtaining urine and blood tests in this population, suggests a recent study.
About one-third of preterm infants with very low birthweight (VLBW) in Asia develop severe postnatal growth faltering (PNGF), with contributing factors including suboptimal protein and energy intake while in the neonatal intensive care unit, a study has found.
Adding the neuraminidase inhibitor oseltamivir to usual care speeds up recovery from influenza-like illness by a day compared with usual care alone, with even greater benefits seen in older, sicker patients with comorbidities, according to the ALIC4E study.
At a Menarini-sponsored symposium held during the Asian Pacific Society Congress, renowned cardiologist Prof John Camm provided the latest evidence for chronic stable angina with or without concomitant diseases, with a special focus on the antianginal agent ranolazine and combination therapies. The event was chaired and moderated by Dr Dante Morales from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.