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  Reproduced with permission from:
Hwong Giin Cheong

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931 – poet, painter, sculptor, writer, philosopher, theologian, visual artist)
 

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HIV: Time for the Medical Community to Move Forward
Arlene C Chua

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Trends in Long-term Cancer Survival in Singapore: 1968-2002
Gek-Hsiang Lim, Chia-Siong Wong, Khuan-Yew Chow, Vineta Bhalla, Kee-Seng Chia

Epidemiology and Control of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Singapore, 2001-2007
Li Wei Ang, Benjamin KW Koh, Kwai Peng Chan, Lian Tee Chua, Lyn James, Kee Tai Goh

Factors Affecting Unplanned Readmissions from Community Hospitals to Acute Hospitals: A Prospective Observational Study
Ian YO Leong, Siew-Pang Chan, Boon-Yeow Tan, Yih-Yiow Sitoh, Yan-Hoon Ang, Reshma Merchant, Kala Kanagasabai, Patricia SY Lee, Weng-Sun Pang

An Observational, Prospective Study to Determine the Ease of Vascular Access in Adults Using a Novel Intraosseous Access Device
Marcus EH Ong, Adeline SY Ngo, Ramesh Wijaya

Junior Doctors’ Attitudes Towards Older Adults and its Correlates in a Tertiary-care Public Hospital
Nai Lee Lui, Chek Hooi Wong

Laparoscopic Pelvic Surgery for Endometrial Cancer
Eng-Hseon Tay

Herpes Zoster as a Useful Clinical Marker of Underlying Cell-mediated Immune Disorders
Secgin Soyuncu, Yeliz Berk, Cenker Eken, Bedia Gulen, Cem Oktay

Deletions in the Survival Motor Neuron Gene in Iranian Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Mandana Hasanzad, Zahra Golkar, Roxana Kariminejad, Valeh Hadavi, Navid Almadani, Fariba Afroozan, Iman Salahshurifar, Yousef Shafeghati, Kimia Kahrizi, Hossein Najmabadi

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome by the Adult Treatment Panel III, International Diabetes Federation, and World Health Organization Definitions and their Association with Coronary Heart Disease in an Elderly Iranian Population
Farzad Hadaegh, Azadeh Zabetian, Maryam Tohidi, Asghar Ghasemi, Farhad Sheikholeslami, Fereidoun Azizi

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Interventional Management of Chronic Pain
Glenice Nocom, Kok-Yuen Ho, Muralitharan Perumal

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Cardiac Rupture due to Fall: A Case Study
Nursel Türkmen, M Sadik Bilgen, Bülent Eren, Recep Fedakar, Berna Senel

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Raising Children in Singapore: A Paediatrician’s Perspective
Lai-Yun Ho

Right-Siting of Medical Care: Role of the Internist
Leslie Pinheiro

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Unresolving Furunculosis in a Diabetic Patient: Cutaneous Mycobacterium abscessus Infection
Haur Yueh Lee, Yong Mong Bee, T Thirumoorthy

Nasogastric Tube Induced Myocardial Injury – Fact or Coincidence?
Vina S Doshi, Jimmy KH Lim

Urothelial Metastasis in Prostate Adenocarcinoma
Gupal Singh, Ho Yee Tiong, Thatad Kalbit, Lewis Liew

Qualitative Physician Competencies: Are They Neglected?
Gerald CH Koh

Hepatocellular Carcinoma Presenting as Huge Splenic Mass
Shih-Wei Lai, Kuan-Fu Liao

Successful Treatment of Acanthamoeba Keratitis Without Anti-amoebic Agents
Archimedes LD Agahan, Ruben BS Lim, Mario J Valenton

Exogenous Lipoid Pneumonia Complicated with Mycobacterium Infection in a Subject with Zenker Diverticulum
Afroditi K Boutou, Ioannis Trigonis, Asterios Pigadas, Paraskevi Argyropoulou, Ioannis Stanopoulos

Cutaneous and Systemic Malignancies in Patients with Sarcoidosis: A Close Association
Shailendra Kapoor

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An Unusual Cause of Abdominal Pain
Myo Khine, April Camilla Roslani