Volume 52, Number 9
September 2023

Ten consensus statements were developed, focusing on the overall aim of achieving optimal perinatal mental health for women with depression and anxiety.

Read the Consensus statement on Singapore perinatal mental health guidelines on depression and anxiety, published in the September issue of the Annals.

Illustration by Ngiam Li Yi

Shock index: Easy to use, but can it predict outcomes following major abdominal emergency surgery?

Major abdominal emergency surgery (MAES) is commonly performed for various potentially life-threatening intra-abdominal surgical conditions with high perioperative mortality of up to 45%.1 Certain...

Nurturing professional behaviours and ethical practice: From students to professionals

Medical professionalism refers to the set of values, behaviours, and ethical principles that guide the conduct of medical professionals in their interactions with patients,...

Perinatal mental health in Singapore: Implementation opportunities and relevance of gender-carer roles in screening

In this issue of the Annals, the consensus statement on perinatal mental health by Chen et al. covers the handling of depression and anxiety...

Preoperative shock index in major abdominal emergency surgery

Major abdominal emergency surgery (MAES) is a complex and high-risk procedure with a significantly greater risk of complications and mortality as compared to elective...

Development and validation of a new self-assessment tool to measure professionalism among medical students

Professionalism is a concept that is difficult to define, but in relation to medical practice, it can be summarised as values, behaviours and conduct...


Review on Epidemic of Obesity

Rationale for Redefining Obesity in Asians