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An initial experience with laser haemorrhoidoplasty in addition to mucopexy for symptomatic haemorrhoids

Previous history of hyperthyroidism in emergency department patients with atrial fibrillation does not increase the risk of thromboembolism and...

Letter to the Editor

Injection site reactions after COVID-19 mRNA vaccination

Dear Editor, The Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT162b2 mRNA) and Moderna (mRNA-1273) COVID-19 vaccinations were approved for use in Singapore in December 2020 and February 2021, respectively. To...

Haemoglobin H disease and outcomes in Singapore

Dear Editor, Haemoglobin H (HbH) disease is a haemoglobinopathy affecting 3 of 4 α-globin genes on chromosome 16. It results from the deletion of 2...

Retrospective analysis of neonates born after assisted reproductive technology and admitted to the neonatal...

Dear Editor, There are limited studies evaluating neonatal outcomes after assisted reproductive technology (ART) in Asia, especially Southeast Asia, hence this study aimed to...

Change in hepatitis B virus DNA status in patients receiving chronic immunosuppressive therapy for...

Dear Editor, Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection poses a global health burden. Clinically, patients may present with chronic HBV infection, occult HBV infection, and fulminant...

Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma associated with sudden stridor arising from thyroid mucormycosis and concomitant...

Dear Editor, Mucormycosis is a life-threatening fungal infection that mainly affects immunocompromised patients. It typically has low prevalence, but fatality rate is as high...

Acute hypercapnic respiratory failure in thyroid storm and the role of plasma exchange

Dear Editor, Thyroid storm is a life-threatening condition due to excessive release of thyroid hormone. Cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and neurological manifestations have been described.1 Acute respiratory...

Evaluation of a health screening protocol for recovered COVID-19 patients before “return-to-play” and strenuous...

Dear Editor, We conducted a prospective, single-centre cohort study to develop guidance for military personnel returning to strenuous activities following SARS-CoV-2 infection. The patients underwent...

Telepalliative care during the pandemic: Lessons for the future

Dear Editor, Mok et al. gave hope for cautious optimism for the acceptance of telemedicine for palliative care—which will be referred to as “telepalliative care”...

Re: Haematuria in the Diagnosis of Urinary Calculi. SBS Ooi, NW Kour, A Mahadev....

The above article highlights the insensitivity of urine microscopy compared with the Combur 9 test for detecting haematuria associated with urinary calculi. In the...

Palm Printing on Agar Plates of Hands of Health Care Workers from the Intensive...

Nosocomial infections are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in hospitals resulting in increasing health care costs. The intensive care unit...
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