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  1. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: follicular lymphoma at 40

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... the virus. So Liang gave Wong an antiviral medication concurrently with the cancer treatment to protect his liver. Liang put Wong on a monoclonal antibody drug and a new chemotherapy drug, which is more effective at controlling the lymphoma than other regimens. After the first dose of the drug, Wong suffered an allergic reaction in the form of a fever. But this was readily controlled ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: liver cancer

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... left to lose. They both decided on an aggressive approach, using both chemotherapy with cytotoxic drugs and a treatment called selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT). SIRT uses millions ... cancer cells are so notoriously resistant to medication that Leung used four types of drugs, instead of the typical one or two for chemotherapy. Because Yip was young and relatively strong, he ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: Psoriasis

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... then started to participate in clinical trials that tested therapies and new drugs on psoriasis patients. The most effective treatment to date is a type of medicine called biologics- bioengineered protein-based drugs that target specific parts of the immune system. During the biologics drug trials, Lai saw a 75 per cent improvement in his condition, much to his delight. Unfortunately, the drug ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Bone disease that works undercover

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... cases. Hence, once Wang was on the drug, she would have to go for check-ups twice a year and be on the lookout for complications such as pain in the jaw, hip, or abdomen. Wang could only start the drug after the fractures in her wrist had healed, as diphosphonate can interfere with the healing process. Six to eight weeks after her wrist repair surgery, Wang started the drug therapy, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Lithium poisoning

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... The prognosis is good, says Chan. Lithium was once banned by the US Food and Drug Administration for its toxic side effects, but the ban was lifted and the drug continued to be used in bipolar ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    A truck driver's blind spot

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... three to four different laser sessions at two- to four-month intervals to stop the macular swelling. Meanwhile, an intra-ocular drug called anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) ... a few months before he could finally pay for the injections. Under this method, anaesthetic eye drops are first used to numb the eye before a fine needle delivers the drug. Kong responded well ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Rise of the superbugs

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... was called in to help manage her treatment. He needed to know more about the mechanism by which the pathogens were able to resist the drug, so further tests and gene sequencing of the pathogens were ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... blood glucose and hypertension that required medication to control. Other than a brief dalliance with a weight-loss drug with temporary results, Teng had never tried to slim down. But now his ...



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