Volume 45, Number 8
August 2016

Reproduced with permission from: Prof Chen Fun Gee

“Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”

Arthur Somers Roche (1883 – 1935)
American writer

Pandemic Preparedness: Nationally-Led Simulation to Test Hospital Systems

Cities that receive large numbers of international travellers are particularly vulnerable to outbreaks of emerging infectious disease with pandemic potential. Secondary transmission of Ebola...

Psychosocial Factors, Knowledge and Attitudes Influencing Skin and Heart Valve Donation among Healthcare Professionals in Singapore

In Singapore, the donation of heart valves and skin is covered under a consent-based opt-in legislation called the Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Act...

Impact of Direct Cardiovascular Laboratory Activation by Emergency Physicians on False-Positive Activation Rates

Door-to-balloon (DTB) time has been shown to be a critical factor in the survival of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). A delay in...

Focal Nodular Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Comparison of Ultrasonographic Features with Malignant and Other Benign Nodules

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT), or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in non-iodine-deficient countries. The diagnosis is usually based on clinical...

Use of Prediction Models for Risk Analysis and Decision-Making in Public Health— The Catch-22 Conundrum

Shirin Kalimuddin and colleagues presented a paper on “Dengue disease modelling and forecasting: utility and limitations” in the April 2016 edition of Annals. Referencing...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians