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Volume 48, Number 11
November 2019

Reproduced with permission from: Anonymous

Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end.”

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)
English dramatist

The Era of Geriatric Surgery

According to the United Nations’ “World Population Ageing 2017” report, Singapore’s population is expected to grow by 5.7 million to 6.6 million between 2017 and 2050.1 Close...

Outcome of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for Colorectal Surgery in Early Elderly and Late Elderly Patients

Individuals ≥65 years old are termed elderly. In the literature, a distinction is made between those aged 65–74 years, described as “early elderly” (EE), and those...

The Changing Epidemiology of Serious Trauma in the Elderly Population: An Increasing Concern of a Tertiary Hospital in Singapore

The burden of care for an ageing population on health services is a growing concern in developed countries. In Singapore, the life expectancy of its residents...

Sarcopenia in Elderly Surgery

Sarcopenia is prevalent in the ageing population and is associated with frailty. According to the Asian Working Group on Sarcopenia (AWGS), its prevalence in Asians ranges from...

Personalising Care in the Older Woman with Primary Breast Cancer

The 2 main challenges in initial management of primary breast cancer, at diagnosis, are as follows: 1) Which patients with oestrogen receptor (ER)-positive tumours should receive surgery...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians


A 52-year-old woman with beading of intracranial arteries

An initial experience with laser haemorrhoidoplasty in addition to mucopexy for...

Previous history of hyperthyroidism in emergency department patients with atrial fibrillation...