Volume 45, Number 3
March 2016

Reproduced with permission from: Lim CH

“Education is the movement from darkness to light. 

Allan Bloom (1930 – 1992)
American philosopher

The Art of Public Health in the Context of a Paradigm Shift

Despite advancements in medical technologies, the art of medicine based on a one-to-one doctor-patient relationship has remained largely unchanged. Hippocrates, the founder of medicine,...

2015 Young Surgeon’s Award Winner: Long-term Prognosis in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Propensity-Matched Study

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death among adult diabetics....

Long-Term Oncological Safety of Minimally Invasive Hepatectomy in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Case-Control Study

Minimally invasive hepatectomy (MIH) is well established and routinely done for benign and malignant hepatic lesions in suitable cases. The advancements in video systems,...

A Practical Guide to Ordering and Interpreting Coagulation Tests for Patients on Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Singapore*

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) describe 2 classes of oral anticoagulants that target thrombin (oral direct thrombin inhibitors) (DTI) and factor Xa (anti-FXa), both of...

Viva-Asia Blood and Marrow Transplantation Groups – A Survey of Consortium Activity over a 12-year Period (2000 to 2011)

Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is an established treatment for many malignant and nonmalignant childhood conditions. Because of regional differences in disease spectrum and...


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