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Volume 43, Number 1

January 2014

Improving the End-of-Life Experience in Singapore: Building Capacity in Palliative Care Education and Research

Singapore is ageing rapidly. Whereas ageing symbolises advancements that the country has made in public health and medicine over the past few decades, it...

Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life Among Community Dwelling Elderly

Singapore is experiencing an unprecedented age shift as the post-war baby boomers turn 65 years in 2012. Currently there are 378,700 people aged 65...

Wake-up Stroke and Onset-to-door Duration Delays: Potential Future Indications for Reperfusion Therapy

In ischaemic stroke, acute reperfusion therapy aims to recanalise arterial obstruction leading to salvage of hypoperfused cerebral tissue with the goal of improving clinical...

Normative Data for the Singapore English and Chinese SF-36 Version 2 Health Survey

Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) measures are increasingly being incorporated into clinical research and practice as a tool to understand, from the patients’ perspective,...

Surgical Outcome in Thoracolumbar Fractures Managed by Short-segment Pedicle Instrumentation

Thoracolumbar junction vertebrae are particularly vulnerable in traumatic injuries and up to 90% of all spinal fractures occur in this area. Treatment of thoracolumbar...