Volume 46, Number 12
December 2017

Reproduced with permission from: Anonymous

Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.”

John Muir (1838-1914)
American environmentalist

The End of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Singapore – Are We There Yet?

World AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) Day was first commemorated in 1988. It has since taken place on 1 December annually, and is a reminder...

Malignant Hyperthermia and Ryanodine Receptor Type 1 Gene (RyR1) Mutation in a Family in Singapore

Malignant hyperthermia susceptibility (MHS) is a pharmacogenetic disorder, which usually develops during or immediately after the application of general anaesthesia (GA) involving volatile agents...

Reliability and Validity of the English-, Chinese- and Malay-Language Versions of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) Questionnaire in Singapore

Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a multidimensional concept that describes the aspects pertaining to health. It is generally agreed that HRQoL assesses the...

Unusual Clinical Presentation of Nutcracker Phenomenon

A 34-year-old female presented with progressively worsening left flank pain. The pain was initially relieved by analgesics but subsequently increased in severity and frequency....

Subpleural Lung Cysts in Children with Trisomy 21

Trisomy 21 is a common chromosomal disorder with an incidence of 1 in 750 live births. Many factors contribute to disorders of the respiratory...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians