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Patients with malignant airway obstruction (MAO) appear to have better survival with combination therapy with stenting plus external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) compared to stenting or EBRT alone, according to the results of a retrospective analysis.
Audrey Abella, 20 hours ago
Corticosteroids may protect renal function and reduce proteinuria in patients with immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), a chronic glomerular disease that may gradually progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), according to a meta-analysis.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 20 hours ago
The prostaglandin analogue latanoprost demonstrates an acceptable safety profile in the long-term treatment of paediatric patients with glaucoma and ocular hypertension, with no evidence of clinically meaningful changes in ocular development or hyperpigmentation, according to the results of a 3-year safety study of the drug.
Tristan Manalac, 22 hours ago
While the rates of antimicrobial use in nursing homes in Singapore are low, potential drug-drug interactions are prevalent, according to a recent study.
Nearly half of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients on vitamin K antagonist (VKA) with prior time in therapeutic range (TTR) ≥70 percent had TTR <70 percent during the following year, reports a recent study. Additionally, there is limited long-term prognostic value for prior TTR ≥70 percent.
Jairia Dela Cruz, Yesterday
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease control appears to be better with continued 4-mg baricitinib treatment than with a 2-mg dose step-down approach, according to substudy data from the ongoing phase III RA-BEYOND extension trial.
Jackey Suen, Yesterday

In patients receiving foecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), high levels of Candida albicans may be associated with poor outcomes, a recent study has shown.

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
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.

Pearl Toh, 17 Aug 2018
Simplification from combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) to dolutegravir monotherapy as maintenance treatment was noninferior to continuing therapy with cART, at least in patients who initiated cART during primary HIV infection and had achieved suppressed viral load for ≥48 weeks, suggests a study presented at IAC 2018.
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