Treatment with apixaban led to a significantly reduced risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) among ambulatory cancer patients who were undergoing chemotherapy, according to two post hoc analyses of the AVERT* trial presented at the ISTH 2020 Meeting.
Voluntary use of computerized decision support system (CDSS) for antibiotic stewardship did not compromise appropriate indication of antibiotics and clinical outcomes compared with compulsory implementation of CDSS, a local study has shown.
Monthly prophylaxis with the fixed-dose combination of naphthoquine-azithromycin (NQAZ) is well tolerated and confers significant protection against infection with Plasmodium parasites among individuals residing in malaria-endemic areas in Southeast Asia, as shown in the results of a phase III trial.
Adding tocilizumab to standard-of-care* (SOC) may reduce the risk of invasive mechanical ventilation (MV) or death in patients with severe coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia, the TESEO** study has shown.
Switching from efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (EFV/FTC/TDF) to the new bictegravir/ emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (BIC/FTC/TAF) regimen maintained high rates of virological suppression in adults who are living with HIV*, according to a study presented at AIDS 2020.
The incidence of cerebral palsy among children conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) has been halved over the past two decades, although the risk of cerebral palsy remains higher than children who are conceived naturally, according to a Nordic study presented at the ESHRE 2020 Meeting.
The benefit of using dolutegravir for HIV treatment in pregnant women outweighs the risk. This is the message delivered by two studies presented at the 23rd International AIDS Conference, which have shown that the drug induces rapid viral suppression and brings a slight but nonsignificant risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) compared with other antiretrovirals.
During the Allergic Rhinitis (AR) Boot Camp held in conjunction with the Bayer Pharmacist Congress 2020, Professor Dr Baharudin Abdullah discussed the management of AR in the primary care setting and the importance of using patient profiles to guide the choice of antihistamines.
With the movement control order (MCO) in full gear, most conferences and meetings are being postponed or cancelled. Some have taken to having conferences and meetings in a virtual setting, such as the recently ended American College of Cardiology/World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC) conference. MIMS and the Asian Young Pharmacist Group (AYPG) took this opportunity to engage with pharmacists in the form of a Zoom meeting.