The glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonist liraglutide can bring sugar levels under control in children with type 2 diabetes (T2D) when added to metformin with or without basal insulin, although such benefit is gained at the expense of an increased frequency of gastrointestinal adverse events (AEs), according to the results of the phase III Ellipse Trial.
Dr Michael Lim, a senior consultant at the Paediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Division, National University Hospital, Singapore, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the rare disease that is cystic fibrosis.
A recent study by investigators from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) showed that low-concentration atropine eye drops could reduce myopia progression in school children by up to nearly 70 percent.
The low uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the US and strategies to improve HPV vaccine coverage were highlighted in two studies presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting (PAS 2019).
Compared to the conventional fiberglass cast, polyolefin not only reduces itchiness during casting but also provides higher overall patient satisfaction during the treatment of stable distal radius fractures in children living in tropical climates, according to a Singapore study.
A 10 or 20 mg/kg daily dose of cannabidiol could almost halve the risk of seizures in children with Dravet syndrome, according to the phase III GWPCARE2* study presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting (AAN 2019).
A novel device for trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) effectively improves attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children aged 8–12 years, providing a safe nonmedication approach to treating ADHD, a recent study shows.
On 8 August, the first town hall held by the Ministry of Health (MOH) with members of the pharmacy profession took place in Putrajaya. Over 500 pharmacists from across the country and from different areas of practice—community and hospital, public and private, academy and industry—converged to fill the auditorium for the chance to engage in direct dialogue with MOH.
Systolic blood pressure appears to have a strong association with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) but not with unruptured intracranial aneurysm (UIA), whereas current smoking and female sex are risk factors for both conditions, a study has found.
Poor adherence to blood pressure-lowering medications does not appear to be a cause of masked uncontrolled hypertension (MUCH), with a recent study showing that the levels of medication adherence is similar between patients with MUCH and those with true controlled hypertension.