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LAI aripiprazole: An optimal treatment option for schizophrenia

11 Apr 2019
Schizophrenia is a highly debilitating mental condition, affecting more than 21 million people globally. It is characterized by delusions, hallucinations, and other symptoms which impair social and occupational functions.1 Schizophrenia imposes substantial health, social and economic burden. In Malaysia,the total costs of schizophrenia were estimated at USD100 million in 2013; of which 72% was attributed to indirect cost or productivity loss, followed by direct medical cost (26%).2 The enormous economic burden of schizophrenia is suggestive of an inadequate provision of healthcare services to these patients. Alarmingly, treatment nonadherence is associated with substantial direct medical costs that extend beyond the cost of rehospitalization to other outpatient services and medication costs,3,4 highlighting the need to improve treatment adherence to antipsychotic medication.

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Administering intranasal desmopressin to patients with renal dysfunction not requiring haemodialysis reduces bleeding complications during renal biopsies, especially minor complications such as perinephric haematomas, a study has found. However, it may increase the risk of incident hyponatraemia.
Pearl Toh, 10 Oct 2019
Adding a LAMA* to the double combination therapy of ICS** plus LABA*** in a single inhaler improves lung function and reduces exacerbations in patients whose asthma is inadequately controlled with the combination treatment, according to the TRIMARAN and TRIGGER# studies presented at ERS 2019.
3 days ago
Environmental quality and exposure to pollution may play a small part in the development of metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, a new study has found.
Tristan Manalac, 5 days ago
Sleep deprivation impairs adolescents’ long-term retention of classroom material, according to a recent Singapore study.