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Volume 47, Number 2
February 2018

Reproduced with permission from: Anonymous

“Not knowing when the dawn will come
I open every door.”

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
American poet

Follow-up Care and Outcome Evaluation of High-Risk Preterm Infants: A Life-Course Commitment

Neonatology can be considered as one of the most successful medical innovations of the latter half of the twentieth century. A slow, synergistic accretion...

Triaging Primary Care Patients Referred for Chest Pain to Specialist Cardiology Centres: Efficacy of an Optimised Protocol

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death world-wide and constitutes 30% of total deaths in Singapore. Chest pain is a common presentation in primary...

Long-Term Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Premature Infants in Singapore

The survival rates for very low birthweight (VLBW) infants have increased over the last 2 decades due to advances in neonatal intensive care, changes...

Mandated Consent – Not a Viable Solution for Organ Transplant in Singapore

The last decade has seen an alarming increase in the prevalence of end-stage renal failure in Singapore, attributed to factors such as dietary and...

A Comparison of Mandated, Presumed, and Explicit Consent Systems for Deceased Organ Donation among University Students in Singapore

Since the first transplant surgery was performed in Singapore, Parliament has passed 2 acts to facilitate organ transplants. First, in 1972, the Medical (Therapy, Education...


Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians

An introduction to biodegradable materials for tissue engineering applications


An Unusual Cause of Severe Pulmonary Hypertension in a Young Woman

Misdiagnosis of a Large Uterine Vein Thrombosis as a Uterine Myoma...

Asia’s First Successful Minimally Invasive Transapical Transcatheter Mitral Valve-in-Valve Implantation