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Volume 48, Number
7 July 2019

Reproduced with permission from: Anonymous

“Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832)
German poet

World Hepatitis Day 2019 – Bringing Medical Advances to Every Man

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 257 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and another 71 million people have chronic hepatitis C...

Screening Tools for Sarcopenia in Community-Dwellers: A Scoping Review

Sarcopenia is characterised by aged-related progressive and generalised loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength.1 It is estimated that adults lose about 3% to 5% of...

Clinical Determinants of Diabetes Progression in Multiethnic Asians with Type 2 Diabetes – A 3-Year Prospective Cohort Study

In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), good glycaemic control leads to a substantial fall in microvascular complications and a potential decline in macrovascular complications.1,2 However,...

Non-Invasive Ventilation in Children with Paediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

The use of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in children is widespread and has increased in the past decade.1-3 The physiological benefits of NIV include increasing functional residual capacity,...

The Medical Humanities: Reconnecting with the Soul of Medicine

How The Humanities Are Integral to Medicine The medical humanities are an interdisciplinary field where concepts, content and methods from art, history and literature are used to...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians


A 52-year-old woman with beading of intracranial arteries

An initial experience with laser haemorrhoidoplasty in addition to mucopexy for...

Previous history of hyperthyroidism in emergency department patients with atrial fibrillation...