Volume 42, Number 8 August 2013

Dengue – Old Disease, New Challenges in an Ageing Population

Singapore has experienced yet another epidemic. With more than 13,000 cases reported as of mid July 2013, this could possibly be one of the...

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Singapore

As most of us would know, the newly emerged coronavirus which has been named the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) appeared first in...

Prevalence and Control of Hypercholesterolaemia as Defined by NCEP-ATPIII Guidelines and Predictors of LDL-C Goal Attainment in a Multi-Ethnic Asian Population

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is emerging as the leading cause of death among Asian countries. Changes in the CHD risk factors, in particular the...

Clinical Outcomes of Below Knee Amputations in Diabetic Foot Patients

Diabetes currently affects 366 million people worldwide or 8.3% of the world’s adult population. This figure is expected to increase to 9.9% by 2030,...

The Use of Parenteral Nutrition in an Acute Care Hospital

Malnutrition is a common problem affecting more than 50% of hospitalised patients, resulting in medical complications, longer hospital stays, and frequent readmissions to the...