Volume 45, Number 1
January 2016

Reproduced with permission from: Eagle Ngo and Jason Cheng

Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea. 

Mikhail Lermontov (1814 – 1841)
Russian poet

Missed Appointments at a Diabetes Centre: Not a Small Problem

Fundamental to optimal diabetes management is good patient self-care and regular follow-up with health professionals. Missed appointment may disrupt the continuity of diabetes care,...

Smartphone Imaging in Ophthalmology: A Comparison with Traditional Methods on the Reproducibility and Usability for Anterior Segment Imaging

There is an increasing trend amongst medical professionals in recent years to incorporate smartphones as an informal clinical tool. The ubiquity and accessibility of...

Comparison of Medication Adherence and Treatment Persistence between New Oral Anticoagulant and Warfarin among Patients

Rivaroxaban is a non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant (NOAC) approved for use in Singapore since 2008 for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing...

Prevalence, Presentation, and Outcome of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction among Patients Presenting with Undifferentiated Dyspnoea to the Emergency Room: A 10-year Analysis from a Tertiary Centre

Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) occurs in almost half of HF population and the prevalence is rising. Detecting the abnormalities associated...

Time for Action on Viral Hepatitis

The recent hepatitis C virus (HCV) outbreak in the renal ward at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) brought to public attention a little known virus....


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians