Current Issue

Volume 53, Number 5
May 2024

Performance of classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in Asian childhood-onset SLE (cSLE) population remains unclear as clinical manifestations differ.

This study evaluates the criteria used to diagnose SLE, a disease often referred to as lupus (Latin for "wolf"). It examines an East Asian cohort with childhood onset, predominantly female, with a median diagnosis age of 12.9 years.

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Prevalence and risk factors of depression and anxiety in primary care

The global prevalence of individuals living with a mental disorder in 2019 was 970 million, with anxiety and depressive disorders being the most common.1...

Comparing the effectiveness, safety and cost of teleconsultation versus face-to-face model of pharmacist-led anticoagulation clinic: A single institution experience

Dear Editor, Teleconsultation-based (TELE) anticoagulation clinic (ACC) is an alternative modality, but its use in Singapore’s clinical setting has not been well studied. In Tan...

Diagnostic performance of classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus: A validation study from Singapore

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disease with a broad spectrum of clinical presentation.1 Clinical diagnosis by rheumatologists remains the gold standard,...

Delayed presentation is associated with serious bacterial infections among febrile infants: A prospective cohort study

Young infants ≤90 days old are at risk of serious bacterial infections (SBIs) due to their immature immune systems and may develop severe complications...

Holistic preconception care: Providing real-time guidance via a mobile app to optimise maternal and child health

Global fertility rates have decreased by more than half since 1950, recorded at 2.3 births per woman in 2021.1 By 2056, this figure is...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians