Medical Grapevine http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg Medical News and magazine Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:47:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Open Disclosure http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/2016/08/26/open-disclosure/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:47:24 +0000 http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/?p=8604 Transparent and open healthcare is not something for doctors to fear, it is actually a golden opportunity to build trust in the doctor-patient relationship. Most healthcare professionals would agree with the concept of openness – but differences arise from country to country, and from organisation to organisation, on how to achieve it. In many jurisdictions […]

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Medical Reading http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/2016/08/26/medical-reading-3/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:43:12 +0000 http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/?p=8593 Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (Revised and Expanded) by Daniel G. Amen MD Published by Harmony Renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr Daniel Amen uses cutting-edge research and the latest effective “brain prescriptions” to help heal your brain and change your life. Completely revised and updated, this edition of the breakthrough best-seller Change Your Brain, Change Your […]

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NEW INDICATION APPROVALS http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/2016/08/26/new-indication-approvals/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:34:14 +0000 http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/?p=8591 XTANDI SOFT CAPSULES 40MG Active Ingredient: Enzalutamide Licence Holder: Astellas Pharma Singapore Pte. Ltd. Date of Approval: 5 April 2016 Indications: Xtandi is indicated for the treatment of adult men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic after failure of androgen deprivation therapy in whom chemotherapy is not yet clinically indicated […]

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NEW HSA Drug Approvals Source: HSA (http://www.hsa.gov.sg, April – May 2016) http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/2016/08/26/new-hsa-drug-approvals-source-hsa-httpwww-hsa-gov-sg-april-may-2016/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:33:13 +0000 http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/?p=8589 OPDIVO CONCENTRATE FOR SOLUTION FOR INFUSION 10MG/ML Active Ingredient: Nivolumab Licence Holder: Bristol-Myers Squibb (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Date of Approval: 4 April 2016 Indications: Melanoma OPDIVO as monotherapy is indicated for the treatment of advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma in adults. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) OPDIVO as monotherapy is indicated for the treatment of […]

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A rare coronary anomaly consisting of a single right coronary ostium in an adult undergoing surgical coronary revascularisation http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/2016/08/26/rare-coronary-anomaly-consisting-single-right-coronary-ostium-adult-undergoing-surgical-coronary-revascularisation/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:28:45 +0000 http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/?p=8583 A case report and review of the literature by Edvin Prifti, Fadil Ademaj, Klodian Krakulli, Edlira Rruci, Merita Zeka and Aurel Demiraj Background Coronary arteries originating from a single coronary ostium are very rare1, occurring in less than 0.02 to 0.06 % of the general population.2 Classifications have evolved as different anatomical variations were reported […]

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Lung Cancer http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/2016/08/26/lung-cancer-2/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:18:44 +0000 http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/?p=8572 Management in four critical questions and their answers by Dr Akash Verma “You mean there is no cure for me?”… These are the words of a well-educated 46 years old female patient who was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer (adenocarcinoma) 10 years ago, and who I still remember 10 years later. For a long time, […]

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Anxiety and Depression http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/2016/08/26/anxiety-and-depression/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:58:03 +0000 http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/?p=8566 A leading cause of disease burden in Singapore by Dr Chua Siew Eng Anxiety and depression are common, and cause significant disease burden in Singapore. They are highly treatable, but only one in three people with mental health problems will seek help. This article outlines symptoms of anxiety and depression, the “maladaptive” stress model, the […]

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What is Rosacea? http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/2016/08/26/what-is-rosacea/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:45:09 +0000 http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/?p=8556 Understanding the condition and its management by Dr Lynn Chiam Rosacea is a chronic cutaneous disorder that primarily affects the central region of the face and is characterised by chronic inflammation and fibrosis. The standard classification system for rosacea describes four distinct clinical subtypes.1 Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR) is characterised by flushing and persistent central facial […]

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Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/2016/08/26/nasopharyngeal-carcinoma/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:30:10 +0000 http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/?p=8549 Is screening necessary? by Dr Valerie Tay Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) of the undifferentiated subtype is endemic to southern China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Current therapeutic decisions are based mainly on disease stage, and patient prognosis has improved significantly over the past 30 years because of advances in imaging, technology in delivery of irradiation, and broader application of […]

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Individualised Kidney Cancer Surgery http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/2016/08/26/individualised-kidney-cancer-surgery/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:08:52 +0000 http://www.medicalgrapevineasia.com/mg/?p=8542 A tailored approach by Dr Tiong Ho Yee The worldwide incidence of kidney cancer is increasing by about 2% to 3% per year and in the United States, more than 62,700 new cases are estimated by the American Cancer Society to occur in 2016 alone.1 This rising incidence of kidney cancer worldwide has been attributed […]

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