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Pearl Toh, 10 hours ago
The LAMA* aclidinium bromide was similarly effective in reducing exacerbation rate without raising the risk of MACE** or all-cause mortality regardless of recent history of exacerbations in patients with moderate-to-very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a subgroup analysis of the phase IV ASCENT-COPD*** trial presented at the CHEST 2019 Annual Meeting.
11 hours ago
The use of statins is beneficial in elderly patients after their first myocardial infarction (MI) episode, particularly if medication is sustained for at least 2 years, a recent study has shown.
Elvira Manzano, 15 hours ago
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids or vitamin D3 for up to 5 years has no effect on kidney function in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), the VITAL-DKD* ancillary study has shown.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 15 hours ago

The addition of pertuzumab to a trastuzumab-docetaxel regimen in the neoadjuvant setting improved total pathological complete response (tpCR) rates in Asian women with early or locally advanced ERBB2-positive breast cancer, according to the phase III PEONY trial from China.

23 hours ago
Quality of life (QoL) in breast cancer patients worsens 2 years following diagnosis with different courses by treatment received, a study has found. Specifically, endocrine therapy exerts a major detrimental impact on QoL as opposed to chemotherapy having a transient negative effect in postmenopausal patients.
Older women with longer endogenous oestrogen exposure and hormone therapy use are at much higher odds of having favourable cognitive status in late life, a recent study suggests.
Digoxin remains widely prescribed despite a decreasing trend in its use, according to a US study. Moreover, the rate of hospitalizations for digoxin toxicity and adverse outcomes associated with these hospitalizations have both decreased.
Special Reports
27 Sep 2019
Quadrivalent influenza vaccine (split virion, inactivated) 0.5 mL inj
27 Sep 2019
Vonoprazan 10 mg and 20 mg FC tab
Prof. Vincent Wong, Prof. Ray Kim, Dr. Tan Poh Seng, 10 Sep 2019
Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains a major public health concern because of its worldwide distribution and potential adverse sequelae, including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). At a recent symposium held during the GIHep Singapore 2019, Professor Vincent Wong from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Professor Ray Kim from the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, US, discussed antiviral treatments for CHB, with a focus on the novel agent tenofovir alafenamide (Vemlidy®). Dr Tan Poh Seng from the National University Hospital, Singapore, chaired the symposium.
Prof. Rafael R. Castillo, Dr. Hyo Seung Ahn, 20 Aug 2019
Major trials have demonstrated the benefits of beta-blockers in the treatment of hypertension.1 At a recent symposium held during the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology 2019 Congress in Manila, Philippines, experts discussed the latest guidelines on hypertension treatment, with a focus on the role of the 3rd generation beta-blocker, nebivolol. The symposium was chaired by Dr Dante D. Morales, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, and featured renowned cardiologists Prof Rafael R. Castillo and Dr Hyo Seung Ahn.
14 May 2019
At the recent GLYCEMIC GUARDIANS™ dinner symposium, three eminent speakers spoke on theindispensable role of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) in improving outcomes for patients with type2 diabetes (T2D).
03 May 2019
At a Boehringer Ingelheim-sponsored symposium, held in conjunction with the joint 12th International Diabetes Federation Western PacificRegion Congress & 10th Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes Scientific Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, two prominent speakers discussed therapidly evolving treatment landscape for diabetes, focusing on the implications of heart failure (HF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in thediabetes continuum.
29 Mar 2019
Dapagliflozin 5 mg and 10 mg FC tab
Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 31 Oct 2019
Treatment with the selective PARP* 1/2 inhibitor niraparib after a response to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy significantly extends progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer, including those at high risk of relapse, according to the PRIMA** study presented at ESMO 2019.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 31 Oct 2019

Upfront combination therapy with metformin and the DPP-4* inhibitor vildagliptin may improve glycaemic durability in patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2D) compared with sequential therapy with metformin monotherapy followed by vildagliptin, results from the VERIFY** trial showed.

Pearl Toh, 26 Oct 2019
Adding the PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy significantly prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC), according to the IMvigor130* study presented at the ESMO Congress 2019.
Audrey Abella, 25 Oct 2019
The novel dual GIP* and GLP-1** receptor agonist tirzepatide demonstrated clinically meaningful improvements in glycaemic control and weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to data presented at EASD 2019.
Audrey Abella, 23 Oct 2019
The addition of the dual SGLT*1 and SGLT2 inhibitor sotagliflozin to insulin led to improvements in glycaemic control, body weight, and systolic blood pressure (SBP) in overweight/obese individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a post hoc analysis presented at EASD 2019.

Audrey Abella, 22 Oct 2019
Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) provided sustained improvements in patients with severe asthma, according to the results of the BT10+* study presented at ERS 2019.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 19 Oct 2019

In patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) inadequately controlled on metformin, semaglutide may have a greater impact than canagliflozin in reducing HbA1c levels and bodyweight, according to the phase IIIb SUSTAIN 8* trial presented at EASD 2019.

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