Volume 51, Number 6
June 2022

A recent observational study conducted in 5 tertiary hospitals in Singapore examined the characteristics, treatment modalities, clinical outcomes and nutrition interventions of critically ill patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit.

A big proportion did not receive adequate calories and protein, and late enteral nutrition (>36 hours) was associated with higher hospital mortality. The high obesity prevalence, frequent usage of neuromuscular blockade, prone therapy, and dialysis also had considerable implications for the nutritional care of these patients.

More audits should be conducted to refine nutritional interventions and guidelines for this evolving disease.

Challenges and considerations in delivering nutritional therapy in the ICU during COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has created unprecedented challenges for healthcare workers in Singapore and across the world. Providing clinical nutrition and metabolic care to...

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Singapore: Can we do better?

Cardiac arrests are unpredictable events that frequently result in death or significant residual morbidity among survivors. These sudden events affect not only the individual,...

Nutrition support practices for critically ill patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2: A multicentre observational study in Singapore

Within 3 weeks of the World Health Organization declaring the COVID-19 pandemic on 11 March 2020, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and...

Inter-hospital trends of post-resuscitation interventions and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Singapore

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) have notoriously been a medical issue with high morbidity and mortality.1 It is a multifaceted problem with a multitude of...

Epidemiological trends and outcomes of children with aural foreign bodies in Singapore

Aural foreign bodies (FBs) commonly present to the emergency department (ED) worldwide. Children represent the majority of the population, believed to be due to...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians


Outcomes of patients admitted for drowning

Impact of an ageing population on the intensive care unit