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A recent study has shown that ipsilateral infiltration of local anaesthesia (LA) containing epinephrine in the paranasal tissues prior to external dacryocystorhinostomy under total intravenous general anaesthesia (TIVA) results in a 28-percent decrease in mean propofol usage and a 61-percent reduction in remifentanil usage.
Stephen Padilla, 16 hours ago
Statin treatment does not appear to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) or all-cause mortality in patients without type 2 diabetes (T2D) aged ≥75 years, even when the incidence of atherosclerotic CVD is significantly higher than the risk thresholds proposed for statin use, according to a recent study.
Treatment with 5α-reductase inhibitors improves disease-specific survival following a diagnosis of bladder cancer, suggests a recent study. On the other hand, α-blockers do not appear to improve bladder cancer survival.
Elaine Soliven, 2 days ago

Intramuscular administration of heat-stable carbetocin was noninferior to oxytocin in preventing post-partum blood loss among women who underwent a vaginal delivery, according to the CHAMPION* trial.

2 days ago
Initial treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) plus infliximab lessens the need for additional therapy in Kawasaki disease (KD) patients presenting with coronary artery lesions (CALs), a recent study has shown.
Jackey Suen, 3 days ago

The addition of sildenafil to nintedanib provides no improvements in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to results of the INSTAGE study presented at the 28th European Respiratory Society International Congress 2018 (ERS 2018).

Pearl Toh, 3 days ago
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels remained high in many patients with stable or acute coronary heart disease (CHD) in Asia, despite having a very high risk of recurrent cardiovascular (CV) events, indicating that the use of lipid-lowering therapies and lipid monitoring were inadequate.
Special Reports
Rachel Soon, 01 Sep 2018

MIMS Pharmacist presents an overview of a standardized extract of Pinus pinaster bark, and its potential role in slowing down the progression of diabetic retinopathy.

Rachel Soon, 25 Jul 2018

MIMS Pharmacist presents an overview of Lactobacillus plantarum 299v's physiological role, as well as contemporary research on its pharmacology and effects.

Prof. Giuseppe Mancia, Prof. Jong-Won Ha, Prof. Lin Jiunn-Lee, 11 Jul 2018
Hypertension guidelines differ in their recommendation to use beta-blockers as first-line agents. At a Menarini-sponsored symposium held during the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan, Professor Giuseppe Mancia from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan, Italy and Professor Jong-Won Ha from the Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea discussed the rationale behind these recommendations, and reviewed the role of beta-blockers in hypertension management, particularly the role of vasodilatory beta-blocker nebivolol (Nebilet®, Menarini). Professor Lin Jiunn-Lee, APSC 2018 chairman and president of the Taiwan Society of Cardiology, chaired the symposium.
Dr. Steven Ang, Dr. Leo Kah Woon, 11 Jul 2018
DCH Auriga recently held their first Aesthetics and Suturing Workshop under the IMPACT continuing medical education series – a scientific platform that aims to cascade the latest updates on disease management and share best clinical practices among healthcare professionals in Singapore. Two experts on aesthetics and aesthetic surgery shared their insights on suturing techniques and current approaches for scar prevention and management.
01 Jul 2018
With the objective of establishing a Malaysian consensus on the use of topical NSAIDs in the management of musculoskeletal pain, this meeting brought together experts from various backgrounds, ie, rheumatology, pharmacy, orthopaedics and general medicine. At the meeting, Dr Mary Suma Cardosa delivered a talk on the pathophysiology and effective management of pain, while the lecture by Dr Yeap Swan Sim focused on the management of musculoskeletal and soft-tissue pain. This article presents excerpts from the expert meeting and features the consensus statements agreed during the meeting.
Rachel Soon, 26 Jun 2018

MIMS Pharmacist presents an overview of phosphatidylcholine's physiological role, as well as contemporary research on its pharmacology and effects.

01 May 2018
SPIOLTO RESPIMAT - Tiotropium 2.5 mcg, Olodaterol 2.5 mcg inhalation soln - Boehringer Ingelheim
Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 20 Sep 2018
The survival benefits conferred by blood pressure (BP) and lipid-lowering medications persist even after more than a decade following the end of the original trial, according to results from the ASCOT* Legacy study.
Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 30 Aug 2018

The factor Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban failed in reducing the risk of death, MI or stroke as compared with placebo among patients with worsening chronic heart failure (HF) and underlying coronary artery disease (CAD) without atrial fibrillation (AF), according to results of the COMMANDER HF trial reported at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2018.

Jackey Suen, 30 Aug 2018

Lorcaserin has become the first weight-loss agent to show cardiovascular (CV) safety in patients at high CV risk, according to results of the CAMELLIA–TIMI 61 study presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2018.

28 Aug 2018
Slideshow: Highlights from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2018
Pearl Toh, 27 Aug 2018
Chemotherapy may be less damaging to fertility of female lymphoma patients who are of a younger age than those who are older, even in the case of an alkylating regimen, suggests a study presented at ESHRE 2018.
Pearl Toh, 21 Aug 2018
Use of triple antiretroviral therapy (ART) during pregnancy and breastfeeding did not affect the cognitive development and function of the offspring compared with those whose mothers were not exposed to ART, reveals the IMPAACT PROMISE-BF study presented at the IAC 2018.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 18 Aug 2018

The combination of dolutegravir + lamivudine appeared noninferior to dolutegravir + tenofovir/emtricitabine in reducing viral load in treatment-naïve patients with HIV-1 infection, according to the phase III GEMINI-1 and GEMINI-2* trials presented at AIDS 2018.

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