Volume 45, Number 6
June 2016

Reproduced with permission from: Eagle Ngo and Jason Cheng

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. 

Indian proverb

High-Sensitivity Troponin Assays: Boon or Bane for the Cardiologist?

The advent of the “troponin era” has its roots in the redefinition of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) by the joint committee of European and...

Validity of a Revised Short Form-12 Health Survey Version 2 in Different Ethnic Populations

The Short Form-36 version 2 (SF-36v2) health-related quality of life (HRQoL) survey is a well established 36-item instrument that had been used in many...

The Use of Parenteral Nutrition Support in an Acute Care Hospital and the Cost Implications of Short-term Parenteral Nutrition

Parenteral nutrition (PN) is indicated for patients who are unable to progress to oral or enteral nutrition. The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and...

In Vitro Efficacy of Six Alternative Antibiotics against Multidrug Resistant Escherichia Coli and Klebsiella Pneumoniae from Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide. Enteric Gramnegative organisms account for more than 90% of UTIs, of...

Aortic Dilatation at Different Levels of the Ascending Aorta in Patients with Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common form of adult congenital heart disease. When compared to patients with a normal trileaflet aortic valve,...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians