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Volume 51, Number 9 September 2022

Wheeled recreational devices (WRDs) such as bicycles, inline skates, skateboards and scooters can cause significant morbidity and mortality.

A recent study examined injuries sustained by children from WRD use and found almost half were soft tissue injuries, followed by fractures. Children who are heavier and of school-going age are more prone to developing injuries from the use of WRDs.

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Non-motorised active mobility device use by children in Singapore: Injury patterns and risk...

The Active Mobility Act was introduced in Singapore in 2017 to promote the safe use of personal mobility devices. Non-motorised active mobility devices (AMDs) are popular among children and include tricycles, bicycles, scooters, inline skates, skateboards, longboards and waveboards....

Inclusive and safe active mobility

Physical activity is considered the “best buy” in public health practice to prevent non-communicable diseases. This perspective overshadows the importance of avoiding injuries due to physical activity in vulnerable populations.1-3  Non-communicable conditions are considered the third most common cause...

From Astana to Singapore: Primary Health Care is key to the long-term success...

The Ministry of Health, Singapore (MOH) has launched a wide-ranging and ambitious initiative for a life-course approach to drive the population’s health.1 This approach aims at ensuring the sustainability of the healthcare system. Crucially, it also embodies core principles...

Cost analysis of a Patient-Centred Medical Home for community-dwelling older adults with complex...

The Patient-Centred Medical Home (PCMH) is a model of chronic care that replaces episodic primary care, with the delivery of primary care to patients, families and communities. It is guided by the principles of first-contact accessibility, comprehensiveness and whole-person...

Sex and ethnicity modified high 1-year mortality in patients in Singapore with newly...

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinically significant arrhythmia and is associated with increased risks of stroke, dementia, heart failure (HF) and death.1 Globally, 33.5 million people were reported to have AF in 2010,2 with numbers expected to...

Different strokes for different folks

Atrial fibrillation (AF) remains the most common arrhythmia since William Harvey’s observation of fibrillating auricles in open chest animal models in 1628. Willem Einthoven first documented ECG tracing of AF in 1906. Fast forward several hundred years since its...

Periodontal disease and systemic health: An update for medical practitioners

Care for the oral cavity lies in the intersection of dentistry and medicine. As the oral cavity serves as an entry to the gastrointestinal tract and the point where the digestion process begins, it is often recognised as an...

Global monkeypox outbreak 2022: First case series in Singapore

Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency of international concern. Up until 2022, most cases of monkeypox have been reported in parts of Africa. On 7 May 2022, a returning traveller from Nigeria to the UK was confirmed...

The global emergence of monkeypox

Monkeypox is so named because the poxvirus was first identified in 2 outbreaks among cynomolgus monkeys housed at the Statens Serum Institut, Denmark, in 1958.1 Both outbreaks occurred approximately 2 months after the monkeys arrived by plane from Singapore.1...

Interaction of sex and diabetes in Asian patients with heart failure with mildly...

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common comorbidity worldwide with global prevalence among adults above 18 years of age increasing from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5% in 2014.1 DM has been shown to be a common comorbidity in heart failure...

Impact of sex and diabetes in patients with heart failure with mildly reduced...

With increasing global awareness of sex differences in the heart failure population and the new entity of heart failure with mildly reduced ejection fraction (HFmrEF), much has yet to be fully understood with regard to patient demographic, clinical presentation,...

Nationwide study of the characteristics of frequent attenders with multiple emergency department attendance...

Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is a growing issue that threatens public health in various parts of the world,1 including the US,2 UK,3 Australia,4 Japan5 and Taiwan.6 Individuals who visit the ED repeatedly, known as frequent attenders (FAs), have been...

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The Annals is the official journal of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Established in 1972, Annals is the leading medical journal in Singapore which aims to publish novel findings from clinical research as well as medical practices that can benefit the medical community.

Published monthly, online, open-access and peer-reviewed, Annals is indexed in Index Medicus, Science Citation Index – Expanded, ISI Alerting Services, and Current Contents/ Clinical Medicine. Impact Factor for the Annals in 2021 is 8.713 and 5-year Impact Factor is 5.544.

The rapidly ageing population and enlarging burden of chronic diseases require a proportionate emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. A health system that is more data-driven and patient-centric, which leverages the innovative use of technology and digital solutions, will be areas warranting research attention and coverage. The Annals invites submission of manuscripts that advance the scientific basis of clinical knowledge, and the practice of medicine in Singapore and internationally. We welcome submissions that address challenges in the management of chronic diseases (e.g. cancer, cardiovascular diseases, ageing, diabetes mellitus and neurological diseases), and use of technology and digital medicine to improve patient care.

Papers of sufficient merits will be published. Authors will also be notified if their manuscripts are deemed not suitable for publication.

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