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Pearl Toh, 4 hours ago
Both alcohol-based hand rub formulations recommended by the WHO* are effective against SARS-Cov-2 when used correctly, a new study shows — supporting their use in healthcare settings and viral outbreaks.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 9 hours ago

A retrospective study from Chinack棋牌 identified age, time between illness onset and antiviral initiation, and the presence of comorbidities as factors that increase the risk of COVID-19 progression.

12 hours ago
Vitamin D, which is known to protect against acute respiratory infections, is associated with a reduced risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), suggests a recent study, which has yet to be peer-reviewed.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 15 hours ago
Mycoplasma genitalium infection appears to be prevalent among individuals with chlamydia and shows an alarmingly high level of resistance to the recommended first-line antibiotics on a background of a low rate of screening for such an infection in Singapore, according to a study.
Patients who have failed initial Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy are at heightened risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB), with the risk increasing progressively with longer time until retreatment, according to a recent study.
Audrey Abella, Yesterday
Use of the investigational drug fostemsavir, a prodrug of the first-in-class HIV-1 attachment inhibitor temsavir, led to a significant reduction in the HIV-1 RNA* level of adults with multidrug-resistant HIV-1 infection with limited antiretroviral therapy (ART) options, according to the results of the ongoing phase III BRIGHTE** trial.
Tristan Manalac, Yesterday
Psychiatric patients suffer from even heavier mental health burdens during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a recent study.
Special Reports
01 Dec 2019
Macrolide antibiotics are derived from the Streptomycesspecies. These contain either 14-membered (erythromycin [ERM],clarithromycin [CAM], roxithromycin [RXM]), 15-membered(azithromycin [AZM]) or 16-membered (spiramycin, josamycin,midecamycin) macrocyclic lactone rings. They inhibit proteinsynthesis by reversibly binding to the 23S ribosomal RNA (rRNA)in the 50s subunit of the bacterial ribosome. Traditionally,macrolides are used as first-line agents in respiratory, skin,soft tissue, and urogenital infections, and they are also activeagainst gram-positive cocci and atypical pathogens.
22 Oct 2019
Invasive meningococcal disease is a life-threatening bacterial infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis that can progress rapidly and cause permanent disability.
19 Jun 2019
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) remains as one of the world’s leading causes of mortality in global public health. Dr Charles Hicks shared his insights into the increasing role of dolutegravir (DTG; Tivicay, GSK) – an integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI) – in HIV therapy during the 4th National AIDS Conference 2018 at Swiss Garden International Hotel and Residences, Kuala Lumpur.
12 Jun 2019
Urogenital infections remain a major reason for women to visit their family physician and their subsequent referral to obstetrics and gynaecology or urology specialists. The association between abnormal vaginal microbiota and an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as an increased rate of preterm labour, indicates the need to better understand and manage urogenital health in women. Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. As such, there is a sound rationale for using probiotics to maintain female vaginal and bladder health.
17 Dec 2018
At the 40th Malaysian Paediatric Association Annual Congress held on 6 September 2018 at the Ipoh Convention Centre, Dr Yong Junina Fadzil discussed the applications of a hexavalent vaccine in optimizing paediatric vaccination schedules. Meanwhile, Dato’ Dr Musa Mohd Nordin shared his insights into the paediatric influenza ‘landscape’ in the region and highlighted the importance of regularly vaccinating paediatric patients.
27 Sep 2018
SKYCELLFLU – Inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine (inj) 0.5 mL - AJ Biologics
01 Jul 2018
Influenza is a highly contagious viral disease, which is primarily spread through water droplets containing strains of the virus. Dr Leong Chee Loon shares his insights into the management of influenza in Malaysia, highlighting the importance of improving vaccination coverage in populations at high-risk of influenza-related complications, such as elderly patients and healthcare practitioners.
Conference Reports
Roshini Claire Anthony, 24 Apr ck棋牌

The gap in overall life expectancy between people with HIV (PWH) and those without HIV has narrowed over time, particularly among optimally treated PWH. However, PWH still have fewer comorbidity-free years than those without HIV, according to a study presented at CROI ck棋牌.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 16 Apr ck棋牌

A six-week course of sofosbuvir-velpatasvir is insufficient to achieve virological response among patients with recent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to the phase IV REACT* trial.

Audrey Abella, 13 Apr ck棋牌
Children with HIV (HIV+) who switched to efavirenz had higher bone mass even after 4 years of switching compared with those who remained on an antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen comprising lopinavir and ritonavir, according to data presented at CROI ck棋牌.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 08 Apr ck棋牌

A high number of household contacts (HHCs) of adults with multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) will develop the infection, according to the PHOENIx Feasibility study presented at CROI ck棋牌.

Audrey Abella, 01 Apr ck棋牌
A long-acting (LA) injectable therapeutic regimen comprising the integrase strand-transfer inhibitor cabotegravir and the nonnucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor rilpivirine maintained viral suppression among virologically suppressed adults with HIV-1, according to the week 96 results of the phase III FLAIR* trial.
Pearl Toh, 27 Mar ck棋牌
Every-two-month injections of the long-acting cabotegravir + rilpivirine were noninferior to once-monthly injections for virologic suppression at 48 weeks in people living with HIV*, according to the ATLAS-2M** study presented at CROI ck棋牌 — thus providing a potential option with more convenient dosing.
Audrey Abella, 27 Mar ck棋牌
The angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) losartan did not improve inflammation, T-cell immune recovery, or fibrotic activity among older persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and viral suppression, according to data presented at CROI ck棋牌.
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