Volume 46, Number 11
November 2017

Reproduced with permission from: Anonymous

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.”

Thomas Fuller (1608-61)
English clergyman

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

World Antibiotic Awareness Week falls on 13 to 19 November this year, the fifth since its inception in 2013. This World Health Organization (WHO)...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): “Not a Cigarette Only Pulmonary Disease”

Since 2002, World COPD Day is celebrated yearly in November to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) globally. ‘The Many Faces of...

Effectiveness of Diabetes Foot Screening in Primary Care in Preventing Lower Extremity Amputations

The prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Singapore has increased from 8.2% in 20041 to 11.3% in 20102 and is likely to increase to 15%in2050....

Selection and Short-Term Outcomes of Living Kidney Donors in Singapore – An Analysis of the Donor Care Registry

Persons with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) require either dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. Transplant is preferred as it is considered a life-extending...

Rate or Rhythm Control of Atrial Fibrillation – Pearls for the Internist

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most commonly sustained cardiac arrhythmia. The prevalence rate of AF in the adult population is 1% in most Asian...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians