Dear Reader,

I hope that you are well.

In this issue of V·Pulse, we will highlight the pathophysiology and management of IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Particularly, the strategies for prolonging the survival of kidney grafts highlighted in the literature will be reviewed. In the Focus section, Dr. Daniel Debattista of Mater Dei Hospital, Malta, will share with us the challenges faced by both patients and clinicians when treating drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE).

Apart from the thematic topics, the efficacy of pharmacological treatments for heart failure and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) will be featured in the Industry Updates. You
can also find highlights on the potential roles of substance P in the development of tendinopathy and the innovations in stem cell therapy in controlling intervertebral disc degeneration-associated low back pain as well as the medicolegal issue of corporate manslaughter in the Epoch section.

Please click this link: or scan the QR code below to discover more exciting articles.

Best wishes,
Dr Roy Yuen-chi Lau
PhD, DBA, MA, MPH, MMedSc, BSc,

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