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25 Aug 2015
At the Northern Pharmacists Convention cum 48th Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Seminar 2015 held recently at Bayview Beach Hotel, Penang, Sanofi invited three distinguished speakers – Dr Khaw Chong Hui, Dr Lo Kang Shang Chit, and Professor Dr Karl-Josef Gundermann – to speak on the importance of renal protection in managing diabetic hypertension, the use of antihistamines in managing chronic urticaria (CU), and the role of essential phospholipids (EPL) in fatty liver diseases, respectively.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 07 Nov 2017

Women who are underweight, particularly in their late teens and mid-thirties, may be at risk for early menopause, a recent study found. 

16 Aug 2014

New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 15-30 Aug which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.

Audrey Abella, 20 Jan 2017
Diabetes was not a risk factor for total knee replacement (TKR) due to severe knee osteoarthritis, a Singapore study found.

Older men with anaemia prone to fracture independent of BMD

24 Jul 2017

Older men with anaemia have a 57- to 72-percent increased risk of nonspine fracture independent of bone mineral density (BMD) and bone loss, reports a new study performed in six communities in the United States.

Researchers conducted a prospective analysis (from baseline to visit 3) and a cross-sectional analysis (at visit 3) in the Osteoporotic Fracture in Men—a multisite, longitudinal cohort study—involving a total of 3,632 community-dwelling men (aged ≥65 years) who were able to walk unassisted, did not have hip replacement or fracture, and had complete blood cell counts at visit 3 (2007 through 2009).

The main outcome measures were adjudicated spine and nonspine fractures during a median follow-up of 7.2 years. Multivariable models included analytic baseline characteristics associated with fractures or anaemia (defined as haemoglobin <12 g/dL).

An association existed between anaemia and increased risk of any fracture (hazard ratio [HR], 1.67; 95 percent CI, 1.26 to 2.21) and nonspine fracture (HR, 1.70; 1.25 to 2.31). A model including change in BMD slightly weakened the association with any (HR, 1.60; 1.20 to 2.13) and nonspine fractures (HR, 1.57; 1.14 to 2.15).

On the other hand, inclusion of the absolute BMD showed no significant change in the association between anaemia and fracture. Furthermore, there was no association between anaemia and spine fracture.

“Extremely low hemoglobin values have been linked to increased fracture risk at different sites. However, careful assessment of clinically defined anemia and fracture risk is lacking,” researchers noted.

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Most Read Articles
25 Aug 2015
At the Northern Pharmacists Convention cum 48th Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Seminar 2015 held recently at Bayview Beach Hotel, Penang, Sanofi invited three distinguished speakers – Dr Khaw Chong Hui, Dr Lo Kang Shang Chit, and Professor Dr Karl-Josef Gundermann – to speak on the importance of renal protection in managing diabetic hypertension, the use of antihistamines in managing chronic urticaria (CU), and the role of essential phospholipids (EPL) in fatty liver diseases, respectively.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 07 Nov 2017

Women who are underweight, particularly in their late teens and mid-thirties, may be at risk for early menopause, a recent study found. 

16 Aug 2014

New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 15-30 Aug which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.

Audrey Abella, 20 Jan 2017
Diabetes was not a risk factor for total knee replacement (TKR) due to severe knee osteoarthritis, a Singapore study found.