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Volume 51, Number 5
May 2022

There is paucity of data on the occurrence of cardiovascular events (CVEs) in critically ill patients with sepsis. A recent Singapore study aimed to describe the incidence, risk factors and impact on mortality of CVEs in these patients. It found that patients with sepsis had significantly more CVEs compared to those without, resulting in longer ICU and hospital stay. Factors associated with an increased risk of CVEs included age, ethnicity and comorbidity of ischaemic heart disease.

Awareness of the association between sepsis and CVEs allows earlier recognition of CVEs and initiation of therapies to improve the outcomes of patients.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease in Asian infants: Similar condition, different perceptions

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a common problem in infancy, may lead to troublesome symptoms or complications such as oesophagitis or oesophageal stricturing in a...

Sepsis and cardiovascular events: The story so far

Sepsis is a state of life-threatening organ dysfunction that results from a dysregulated host immune response to infection.1 Sepsis is a common condition that...

Prevalence, risk factors and parental perceptions of gastroesophageal reflux disease in Asian infants in Singapore

Functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, such as colic, gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and constipation, are common in infants under 1 year. They are a frequent cause...

Sepsis, cardiovascular events and short-term mortality risk in critically ill patients

Sepsis is defined as “life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host immune response to infection”.1 It is one of the most common conditions...

Prevalence and correlates of psychological distress and coronavirus anxiety among hospital essential services workers in Singapore

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected almost all geographies in the world since 2020. Many countries have imposed strict isolation measures to contain...

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