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Pearl Toh, 6 days ago
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.
5 days ago
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) have comparable safety in low-risk surgical patients, reports a new meta-analysis.
3 days ago
Eating alone may help in weight management as findings of a recent study suggest that eating with friends lead to higher food intake.
Tristan Manalac, 2 days ago
A digital-first approach, iConnect, allows patients to have greater access to services and guidance and enables healthcare providers to deliver much better postdischarge care, according to Lim Cher Wee, chief operating officer of the Ministry of Health, Office for Healthcare Transformation of Singapore, in his presentation at the recently concluded AsiaPac19 Conference & Exhibition of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS 2019).

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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Pearl Toh, 6 days ago
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.
5 days ago
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) have comparable safety in low-risk surgical patients, reports a new meta-analysis.
3 days ago
Eating alone may help in weight management as findings of a recent study suggest that eating with friends lead to higher food intake.
Tristan Manalac, 2 days ago
A digital-first approach, iConnect, allows patients to have greater access to services and guidance and enables healthcare providers to deliver much better postdischarge care, according to Lim Cher Wee, chief operating officer of the Ministry of Health, Office for Healthcare Transformation of Singapore, in his presentation at the recently concluded AsiaPac19 Conference & Exhibition of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS 2019).