Dr Michael Lim, consultant of the Division of Paediatric Pulmonary and Sleep in National University Hospital, Singapore, shares his insights with Pearl Toh on diagnosing and managing paediatric asthma in the primary care setting.
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.
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global problem. Chronic
HBV infection is probably the most common maternal infection encountered
in Hong Kong, China, and Southeast Asia. In Hong Kong, which is one of
the endemic areas, immunisation against HBV was first provided in 1983
to infants born to mothers who were screened positive for hepatitis B
surface antigen (HBsAg). Immunisation became widespread since November
1988, but HBsAg-positive mothers are still encountered frequently.1
One of the most common eye problems that pharmacists will encounter is red eye. Red eye is a clinical sign and not a diagnosis, just like fever is a symptom and not a diagnosis. A red eye is caused by dilation of conjunctival or ciliary blood vessels in the eye. Conjunctival injection mainly affects the vessels at the posterior part and is seen in conjunctivitis. Ciliary injection involves anterior ciliary arteries and usually is seen in inflammation of the cornea, iris or ciliary body.
Sudeta D Connolly, Sonali Nanayakkara,
01 Aug 2011
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents, but they often go undetected or untreated. Identification and effective treatment of childhood anxiety disorders can decrease the negative impact of these disorders on academic and social functioning in youth and their persistence into adulthood. Because of the national shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the US, paediatricians are increasingly called on to be front-line partners with child mental health professionals to coordinate care—with screening and early identification as well as with multimodal treatment of childhood anxiety disorders.