Plastic surgeon at KK
Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Dr Chia Hui Ling, talks about how physical deformities
can be devastating for a child’s development, and that it is crucial for
paediatric surgeons to understand unique issues and challenges involved when caring
for such conditions in children of all
An 8-year-old girl presents with a six-week history of an erythematous linear lesion on her left thigh (Figure 2). It is slightly raised and scaly but not itchy. The girl has been previously well and the lesion developed quite suddenly, over a few days, and has persisted despite treatment with mometasone furoate 0.1% cream and miconazole cream.
Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors effectively lower blood glucose, with additional benefits of weight loss and blood pressure (BP) reduction in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), an updated meta-analysis has shown.
Cardiovascular disease remains one of the leading causes of mortality in the Philippines. Dr. Rafael Castillo, during his presidential lecture delivered at the 10th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension last February 12 to 15 in Cebu City, likened hypertension to a storm surge. Every year, close to 120,000 Filipinos die due to complications related to hypertension. Non-optimal control of blood pressure imposes a huge socioeconomic burden as it causes disruption of work, family and social relationships.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16 - 30 April 2017 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.