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Volume 50, Number 10 October 2021

A Singapore retrospective review examined over 300 cases of laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) performed by a single surgeon without prior LLR experience. The findings revealed that open conversion rates significantly decreased among patients who underwent a totally minimally invasive approach, including robotic-assisted procedures.

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Laparoscopic liver resection: Global diffusion and learning curve

Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) is being utilised with increasing frequency worldwide, as initial concerns about the safety and feasibility of LLR, such as the risk of uncontrolled major haemorrhage and potential compromise of oncologic outcomes, were not supported by...

Evolution and trends in the adoption of laparoscopic liver resection in Singapore: Analysis...

Over the past few decades, the introduction of laparoscopic surgery has been the biggest game changer in abdominal surgery.1 However, although the first laparoscopic liver resections (LLR) were reported in the early 1990s,2,3 widespread adoption of LLR was met...

Factors and experiences associated with unscheduled 30-day hospital readmission: A mixed method study

Readmission leads to a greater demand for healthcare services, especially hospital beds, and contributes to the rising healthcare costs.1,2 With estimated one-third of the readmissions considered preventable,3 early identification of the underlying risk factors can offer better management and...

Potentially avoidable readmissions: Understanding drivers and technology-enabled solutions

Hospital admissions places high resource demands on the health system, and is a major cost-driver in Singapore and globally.1-3 Admissions have and will continue to increase given Singapore’s ageing population and growing chronic disease and multimorbidity burden, impacting care...

Integrating mental healthcare in primary care in Singapore

Management of mental health conditions can be both resource-intensive and costly. The rigour of obtaining appointments and the long waiting time at tertiary hospitals, coupled with the need to obtain leave from work form a significant financial and logistical...

Improved door-to-balloon time for primary percutaneous coronary intervention for patients conveyed via emergency...

Early reperfusion of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has been shown to result in better outcomes,1-3 and guidelines for treatment of STEMI recommend a rapid and coordinated response.4 The American Heart Association guidelines released in 2014 recommend a door-to-balloon...

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