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Roshini Claire Anthony, 15 hours ago

Hybrid capture-based comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) may have the capability to detect epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) point mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that were missed by standard-of-care molecular EGFR testing, a recent study found.

4 days ago
The use of transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB) appears to be safe and effective for the pathological diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), suggests a recent study.
Tristan Manalac, 10 Apr 2018
In patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the drug combination of indacaterol/glycopyrronium (IND/GLY) is more cost-effective than the inhaled combination of salmeterol/fluticasone (SFC), a recent Singapore study has found.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 09 Apr 2018

Prophylaxis for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in healthy preterm infants reduced their risk of parent-reported (but not physician-diagnosed) asthma at age 6 years, with no apparent effect on lung function, according to follow-up results of the MAKI* study.

07 Apr 2018
Tobacco use by fathers during early adolescence and by mothers during pregnancy may contribute to an increased risk of asthma in offspring, according to data from the Ageing Lungs in European Cohorts (ALEC) Study.
Pearl Toh, 07 Apr 2018
Managing asthma with short-acting β-agonists (SABAs) was associated with reduced fertility in women, while the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) with or without long-acting β-agonists (LABAs) was not, according to the SCOPE* study.
05 Apr 2018
There appears to be no association between the use of intermittent, high-dose glucocorticoids (GCs) and a higher risk of fractures in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a recent study has shown.
Special Reports
22 Jan 2018
During the recent 2017 Engelhard-Delfi Conference, organized by Delfi Marketing Sdn Bhd, three renowned speakers shared their insights into paediatric respiratory medicine.
22 Jan 2018
Literature suggests that IPF is either the first or second most common interstitial lung disease (ILD) in pulmonology practice, with prevalence ranging from 17–86%. At the recent 3rd Respiratory Forum organized by Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr Felix Chua shared his insights into the importance of advancing the treatment paradigm of IPF, and the role of nintedanib (OFEV®) in its management.
05 Jan 2018
At a recent dinner symposium at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, Dr Omar Usmani discussed the importance of inhaler devices in the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
27 Dec 2017
The prevalence of allergic diseases in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to rise over the next 20 years, driven by rapid economic development and urbanization. Allergic diseases have high socioeconomic impact by impairing productivity and quality of life, and the impact may be greater in Asia-Pacific than in Europe due to the presence and predominance of perennial allergens.
18 Dec 2017
At a GlaxoSmithKline-sponsored symposium during the Malaysian Thoracic Society Annual Congress 2017, Dr Celeste Mae Lardizabal-Campomanes presented on three key strategies of optimizing asthma treatment.
Dr Joslyn Ngu, 04 Dec 2017

Genetic testing has changed the landscape of lung cancer and every patient needs to undergo testing, says a specialist.

04 Oct 2017
At the Malaysian Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Congress 2017 held recently in Kuala Lumpur, Associate Professor Pang spoke on the importance of influenza vaccination in patients with chronic respiratory diseases and lung cancer, highlighting the benefit of quadrivalent influenza vaccines (QIVs) in providing a wider spectrum of protection against influenza types A and B.
Conference Reports
Audrey Abella, 29 Mar 2018
Food continues to be the most common trigger for anaphylaxis, a rapid-onset and potentially fatal hypersensitivity reaction, according to evidence presented at the AAAAI/WAO* Joint Congress 2018 held in Orlando, Florida, US.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 27 Mar 2018

A temporary increased dose of inhaled glucocorticoids did not reduce the rate of exacerbations in children with mild-to-moderate asthma, according to a study presented at the 2018 AAAAI/WAO congress held in Orlando, Florida, US.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 23 Mar 2018

Eosinophilic oesophagitis appears to be a late manifestation of the atopic march, according to a study presented at the recent 2018 AAAAI/WAO* congress held in Orlando, Florida, US.

Elaine Soliven, 09 Dec 2017
The use of indacaterol/glycopyrronium (IND/GLY) may reduce exacerbation risk in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the DACCORD* study presented at APSR 2017.
Pearl Toh, 06 Dec 2017
Chest drain with fibrinolytics is as good as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in the management of childhood empyema, with fibrinolytics being a cheaper option than VATS, according to a presentation at the APSR 2017 Congress.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 05 Dec 2017

Being diagnosed or treated for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) has little impact on the survival outcomes of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to a study presented as a poster at APSR 2017.

Elvira Manzano, 05 Dec 2017
Switching from salmeterol/fluticasone (SFC) to indacaterol/glycopyrronium (IND/GLY) improved lung function in patients with symptomatic, moderate-to-severe, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with a tolerability profile similar to SFC, the multicentre, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel-group phase IV FLASH study has shown.
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