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Jairia Dela Cruz, an hour ago
Use of proton pump inhibitors and histamine‐2 receptor antagonists appears to reduce the risk of developing oesophageal carcinoma in patients with Barret’s oesophagus, according to a study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 21 hours ago

Administering sodium thiosulfate 6 hours after cisplatin therapy almost halved the incidence of hearing loss in children with hepatoblastoma, according to results of the phase III SIOPEL 6* trial.

Catumaxomab therapy in addition to systemic chemotherapy is a feasible and tolerable treatment for peritoneal carcinomatosis in patients with gastric cancer, a phase II trial has shown.
Pearl Toh, Yesterday
The novel local-acting ileal bile acid transporter inhibitor elobixibat helps relieve chronic constipation in the short term, with well tolerated safety profile in the long term — supporting the novel approach of increasing intracolonic bile acid concentration for treating chronic constipation, two phase III studies show.
Canakinumab provides effective flare control and prevention in patients with monogenic autoinflammatory diseases, namely colchicine-resistant familial Mediterranean fever, mevalonate kinase deficiency and tumour necrosis factor receptor–associated periodic syndrome, according to the results of a phase III CLUSTER trial.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 2 days ago
Use of zoledronic acid for 2 years appears to be effective against cancer treatment-induced bone loss in premenopausal women with breast cancer, with bone mass density values maintained for up to 3 years after cessation of treatment, according to the results of the placebo-controlled ProBone II trial.
2 days ago
Infliximab or adalimumab may be preferred for first-line therapy and ustekinumab for second‐line therapy in patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease (CD), according to a study.
Special Reports
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.
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
01 May 2018
ZEPATIER - Elbasvir 50 mg, grazoprevir 100 mg FC tab - Merck Sharp & Dohme
01 May 2018
ABSTRAL - Fentanyl citrate 100 mcg, 200 mcg and 400 mcg SL tab - A. Menarini
Rachel Soon, 24 Apr 2018

MIMS Pharmacist presents an overview of CoQ10's physiological role, as well as contemporary research on its pharmacology and effects.

01 Mar 2018
Lifetime prevalence of acute pain leading to the use of analgesics approaches 100% in the general population, and pharmacists are a pivotal first point of contact for patients in their journey to better pain management. Noting the need for pharmacists to be more aware of their evolving role as a community pharmacist, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare partnered with MIMS Education to organize a workshop that served as a platform for robust knowledge-sharing. Below are highlights from the workshop.
Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 10 Jul 2018
A dual-hormone artificial pancreas (DAP) with a rapid delivery of insulin and pramlintide in a fixed ratio improves glycaemic control and reduces glucose variability in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) compared with first-generation artificial pancreas delivering insulin alone, according to a study presented at ADA 2018.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 10 Jul 2018

Combining the dual sodium glucose cotransporter (SGLT) 1 and 2 inhibitor sotagliflozin with optimized insulin therapy led to sustained reductions in HbA1c levels over 1 year in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a study presented at ADA 2018.

Elvira Manzano, 06 Jul 2018
Combined treatment with the GLP-1 receptor agonist exenatide and the SGLT-2 inhibitor dapagliflozin appeared to be effective up to 2 years in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), the phase III DURATION-8 extension trial has shown.
Elvira Manzano, 06 Jul 2018
The risk of autism may be higher in children of mothers with type 1 diabetes (T1D) than those without, suggests a retrospective cohort analysis.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 05 Jul 2018

The sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor canagliflozin does not appear to increase the risk of below-knee lower extremity amputations over other SGLT2 inhibitors or non-SGLT2 inhibitor antihyperglycaemic agents in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), but may reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure (HHF), according to findings of the US-based OBSERVE-4D* study.

Stephen Padilla, 05 Jul 2018
Intensified multipronged treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) for 7.8 years is not associated with any significant increase in total costs or in costs per person-year when compared to conventional multipronged treatment over a follow-up of 21.2 years, according to the results of the Steno 2 Study presented at the 78th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA 2018).
Audrey Abella, 05 Jul 2018
The addition of the sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor ertugliflozin to metformin improved glycaemic control, body weight, and blood pressure (BP) in patients with inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to the results of the VERTIS MET* trial presented at ADA 2018.
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