Volume 46, Number 4
April 2017

Reproduced with permission from: Dr Ken Lee Cheah Hooi

“In solitude, the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.”

Laurence Sterne (1713 – 68)
Irish novelist

Depression: Let’s Talk

On April 7 each year, the World Health Organization commemorates its founding with World Health Day and the theme for this year is depression....

Comparison of the Minimally Invasive and Conventional Open Surgery Approach in the Treatment of Lumbar Stenosis: A Systematic Review and a Meta-Analysis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal with encroachment on the neural structures by surrounding osseous, discal, capsular, or ligamentous structures. Clinical...

Safety and Efficacy of Chloral Hydrate Sedation in Paediatric Sedation for Ophthalmic Procedures

Sedation is often required to successfully conduct paediatric clinical ophthalmic examinations or diagnostic investigations when children are unable to cooperate due to anxiety or...

Hearing Loss amongst the Elderly in a Southeast Asian Population – A Community-based Study

Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, is a common condition among the elderly and a burgeoning problem in societies with ageing populations such as Singapore....

Drug Eluting Stents in Infrapopliteal Arterial Disease: A Pilot Safety Study in an Asian Population

Critical limb ischaemia (CLI) is the most severe and advanced form of peripheral arterial disease with high risk of limb loss. Almost one-third of...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians