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PROGRAMME BREATHE EASY

“Putting patients first” – Educating and empowering asthma patients for optimum management and outcomes. AstraZeneca together with Asthma Malaysia introduced the Breathe Easy Asthma Management Programme beginning 15th June 2017 fundamentally to help, educate and empower asthma patients. Numerous studies published in their findings the importance of empowering patients to manage their disease correctly to improve and expand better care. In cooperation and referral from the doctors, this program is being conducted for asthma patients in the clinics and hospitals nationwide for FREE. The focus is on holistic disease education and inhaler counselling which is one of the many initiatives aligned with Astra Zeneca’s values of “Putting patients first.” The programme takes cognizance that mo...

Managing Diabetes with Lifestyle Changes

Diet and exercise are key to diabetes management Diabetes statistics are staggering. According to the National Diabetes Institute (NADI), as of July 2018, as many as 2.5 million adults in Malaysia suffer from diabetes¹. Since 2006, the prevalence of diabetes among adults aged 18-30 years old has increased from 2.4% to a whopping 17.5% in 2015. In adults over 30 years old, a similar trend is seen with prevalence increasing from 14.9% to 22.5%². With those statistics, diabetes is a serious public health issue. But one that can be managed and in some cases, prevented. Most people who develop diabetes are overweight or obese. With changes in lifestyle and nutrition, people with diabetes can live well and decrease serious risks of the condition. DidYouKnow >>>> Diabetes can be manag...

COLUMBIA ASIA EXTENDED CARE HOSPITAL – SHAH ALAM

The first in Malaysia and specially built for long-term care Columbia Asia Extended Care Hospital – Shah Alam is a 66-bedded long-term healthcare facility designed to provide comprehensive nursing and rehabilitative care for severely disabled patients. Established in 1998, it was previously known as Columbia Asia Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre. As an Extended Care Hospital, State Registered Nurses and Patient Care Assistants provide individualized care in a caring and friendly manner. Licensed as a Private Hospital, the centre is adequately staffed and equipped to handle a variety of non-acute medical conditions on a long-term basis. The hospital’s Rehabilitation Team, comprising of experienced Occupational, Speech and Physio Therapists, help in improving long-term outcomes of patients,...

Home Health Care

A creative disruption transforming healthcare to manage the evolving challenges for the continued delivery of patient-centric, quality care cost-effectively. The scene of healthcare is probably the most dynamic and challenging that must be engineered and tuned to address the challenges all nations and individuals face. The challenges are many; the fast progression of the ageing population and cost of health care, the advancing technology and treatments, the globalization of medicine, and the many exciting discoveries in medicine, drugs and care delivery. All of these comes attached with an ever-increasing cost that surpasses the growth of a nation’s GDP and individuals per capita income. All nations face this dilemma on how to address this complex situation to continuously improve the deli...

Saviour Sibling Programme (SSP) A New Lifeline – A Brand New Hope

Introduction Couples with autosomal dominant or recessive disorders have a significant chance of conceiving a pregnancy that has serious genetic consequences. Beta thalassaemia is one such disorder that is endemic in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Thalassaemia, in general, constitutes a public health problem in Malaysia. It is estimated that 350 babies are born each year in this country with blood transfusion dependent thalassaemia major. This number will cumulatively increase each year posing enormous social and economic hardships not only to patients and families but also to the government in ensuring optimal care for the existing population of thalassaemia major. Most of the thalassaemia major patients succumb to a miserable, depressing and painful existence. Their lives are centred aroun...

NEXT GENERATION PROFILING FOR PRECISION ONCOLOGY

Delivering data-driven analytical testing with unprecedented accuracy. Precision medicine can now be applied where human diseases are further classified into subtypes accordingly to the molecular portrait. The characteristics of certain gene(s) and cluster of genes/protein will have a better prediction on the susceptibility of the disease, the treatment response and prognosis. Human cancer is one of the most complex dynamic disease. Despite rapid advances, it is still widely researched and debated as to how neoplastic cells progress through carcinogenesis and acquire their metastatic ability. Recent technological advancements in genomics have paved the way to a deeper understanding of the mechanisms driving the onset and progression of cancer, providing an unprecedented source of informati...

ISQua’s 35TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – 23-26 Sept. 2018 at KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

ISQua’s 35th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “Weaving the Fabric of Quality and Safety” 23 to 26 September 2018, KLCC, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA Malaysia will be hosting ISQua’s 35th International Conference from 23rd to 26thSeptember 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. This global event will be officiated by His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah. The theme for the conference is “Heads, Hearts and Hands : Weaving the Fabric of Quality and Safety”. Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) is delighted in hosting this three full-day programme and the expected 1,500 delegates from more than 80 countries, to help in spreading the Quality and Safety in healthcare as well as in raising the organisation’s profile among the many influential participants of the conference. WHY SHOULD...

A lifelong pain

Dr. Warren Lo Hwa Loon, Consultant Urologist; Managing interstitial cystitis, also called a chronic painful bladder syndrome that is poorly understood and causes long-term pelvic pain and urination problem   For a long time, Tiffany*, a 45 year old woman from Kuala Lumpur experienced a rather mysterious problem. She suffered from persistent pain in her pelvis and had to make urgent, frequent visits to the toilet to pee. She had gone to see several doctors in town but they couldn’t seem to agree on the right treatment for her. On the surface, it might have looked as if she was suffering from a typical urinary infection or an overactive bladder. But treating her for these symptoms did not appear to make life better – her problems showed no signs of going away despite being put on various med...

2018 World Cancer Congress,1-4 October 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dynamically brand synergistic schemas via cross functional networks. Quickly visualize web-enabled strategic theme areas for cross functional e-business. Enthusiastically productize client-centered web-readiness without cost effective outsourcing. Uniquely target integrated content whereas backend deliverables. Appropriately simplify viral bandwidth via premier users. Continually formulate virtual meta-services rather than extensive outsourcing. Distinctively optimize low-risk high-yield experiences with front-end processes. Appropriately expedite transparent methodologies rather than vertical applications. Collaboratively seize out-of-the-box. Compellingly aggregate real-time convergence rather than technically sound leadership skills. Rapidiously mesh backend networks and focused e-taile...

2nd World Heart Congress, May 14-16, 2018: Tokyo, Japan

Interactively whiteboard customer directed intellectual capital before low-risk high-yield expertise. Objectively customize goal-oriented results through functional methodologies. Energistically predominate premier deliverables for equity invested paradigms. Completely envisioneer adaptive platforms through best-of-breed internal or “organic” sources. Quickly facilitate resource maximizing solutions through future-proof information. Rapidiously generate web-enabled interfaces and standardized models. Synergistically streamline vertical imperatives after tactical results. Rapidiously matrix extensive markets. Dynamically brand synergistic schemas via cross functional networks. Quickly visualize web-enabled strategic theme areas for cross functional e-business. Enthusiastically p...

1st BioBridge Asia Pacific Conference, Sydney 23-24 Feb 2018

Dynamically brand synergistic schemas via cross functional networks. Quickly visualize web-enabled strategic theme areas for cross functional e-business. Enthusiastically productize client-centered web-readiness without cost effective outsourcing. Uniquely target integrated content whereas backend deliverables. Appropriately simplify viral bandwidth via premier users. Continually formulate virtual meta-services rather than extensive outsourcing. Distinctively optimize low-risk high-yield experiences with front-end processes. Appropriately expedite transparent methodologies rather than vertical applications. Collaboratively seize out-of-the-box. Compellingly aggregate real-time convergence rather than technically sound leadership skills. Rapidiously mesh backend networks and focused e-taile...

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