Volume 48, Number 3
March 2019

Reproduced with permission from: Anonymous

“We’re all in this human experience together, so let’s try to be kind, gracious, and compassionate to each other.”

Kailin Gow
American author

Tuberculosis in Singapore: Past and Future

Tuberculosis—a curable and largely preventable disease—remains one of the top 10 global causes of death today. In 2017, the World Health Organization estimated that...

Ethnic Differences and Trends in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Incidence and Mortality in a Multi-Ethnic Population

Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is the world’s leading cause of death and is responsible for more than 8 million deaths each year.1 Mirroring global...

The Singapore Heart Failure Risk Score: Prediction of Survival in Southeast Asian Patients

Heart failure is a growing public health problem with a significant disease burden worldwide.1,2 Given the substantial uncertainty associated with disease outcomes,3 risk scores...

Peer Support in Mental Health: A Growing Movement in Singapore

Peer support is a growing global phenomenon in healthcare services. Peers for Progress, an international peer support association based in the University of North...

Empiric Meropenem-based versus Ceftazidime-based Therapy for Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia in a Retrospective Cohort Study

Optimal antibiotic regimen is unknown for severe community-acquired pneumonia (SCAP) which has mortality rates of up to 67% locally.1 Recommended empiric regimens from the...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians


Health district at Queenstown: Catalyst for translational research

VOWELS: A communication framework for disclosing medical errors in medical oncology...