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Simple Ways of Maintaining Health by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine At times, we are too obsessed about our health; or we just simply ignore our health. Either way, it's not going to help us to stay healthy and enjoy our life. ... Read on »
WHO Guideline on Pharmacological Management of Pandemic (H1N1) Influenza by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine WHO had just issued (20th August, 2009) the guideline for the use of antivirals in the management of patients infected with H1N1 pandemic virus. The emphasis of t ... Read on »
Protecting yourself from H1N1 by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Now we talk about how to protect yourself from H1N1 virus (and also normal flu virus). In your everyday life, you should: Cover your nose and mouth with tissue ... Read on »
Oseltamivir by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Oseltamivir is now the blockbuster drug in whole world, including Malaysia. It is a neuraminidase inhibitor. The influenze neuraminidase releases newly for ... Read on »
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine HPV vaccination is getting more and more popular these days. It is not limited to female, but to male, now, to provide protection against human papillomavirus (HPV). ( ... Read on »
Diarrhea by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Diarrhea = Increase frequency of bowel movement relative to normal for an individual I don't have to explain to you what is normal in the definition mentioned ab ... Read on »
In reality by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In reality, the medications that you are taking, are not only the products of the decisions of the healthcare team. There are many 'commercial' factors. Let's say ... Read on »
Simple Advices on Taking Antibiotics by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What are antibiotics? They are the medicines to treat infections. Well, we all know that. What's the big deal of 'advice' on it? Surely, the public need ad ... Read on »
Warfarin (Part 2) by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine So, How to take warfarin? The dose, will be decided by your doctor, and might be changed from time to time depending on your INR. My advice on this one: Stick to ... Read on »
Warfarin (Part 1) by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This post is specially designed for those taking warfarin (well, this is going to be very text book material). First, why your doctor prescribed you warfarin? ... Read on »
Is there such thing as better antipsychotic? by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The latest results from the European First Episode Schizophrenia Trial (EUFEST) show that when it comes to improving cognition in patients with schizophrenia, there is lit ... Read on »
Triglyceride, Cholesterol, and now Amputation by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Fenofibrate. Ever heard of that? As the name suggest, it's a member in fibrates group, with better safety profile than gemfibrozil. It has been known as a drug to l ... Read on »
Reflection by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Finally, I am rotated to 'Clinical Pharmacy' after so many months of training.Exciting! What had I learnt in the ward? Well, it's that I don't know enough, pharmaco ... Read on »
Health by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It's been a while I didn't update my health blog.  Today, I just want to simply talk about health.  Health comes free. But, it does not last forever. Li ... Read on »
10 Rules for Safer Drug USe by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I'll continue with the series of rules, to 'educate' the readers on healthcare. This time, 10 rules for safer drug use: #1: Discuss with your primary doctor, about a ... Read on »
7 Deadly Sins for Prescribing by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Recently, many prescriptions are wrong, either entirely unnecessary or unnecessarily dangerous. Inappropriate prescribing is causing risks outweigh the benefits, thus conf ... Read on »
Dietary Supplements by Alan T. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Today, I want to talk about dietary supplements, in general. First thing is: What are dietary supplements? Dietary supplements are: Vitamins and minerals pro ... Read on »
6 Rules: For the Patients by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Previously, I talked about 6 rules for healthcare professionals, by Dr Rob. Now, he came out with another 6 rules, this time is for the patients. 1. The healthcare ... Read on »
You may be fat, but you may be healthy, too by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine For all the healthcare professionals, don't assume all your obese patients are unhealthy. Don't judge before you do lab test on their blood. For those who are obe ... Read on »
6 Steps that a Diabetic Patient should Take by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Diabetes mellitus is a serious disease. It's not a simple disease; it's a disease with hell a lot of complications, affecting from head to toe of your body. Nowaday ... Read on »