Insights within the medical community

Our Doctors are very interested in keeping abreast with the latest developments in their medical fields, so these newsletter editions help to bring up important and stimulating discussions amongst the professional medical community. These newsletters are not only for doctors, as they also reach patients that are as keen on learning more about the developments in the field of medicine. We hope you all find them useful and informative!

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JULY 2017
DR. CHRISTINA ONG

Pediatrics

A child is not just a little adult. Children have different disease patterns, developmental issues and different responses to medical therapies compared to adults. Physicians caring for children should have a good knowledge of the disease spectrum in pediatrics to deliver optimal care for the child & family.

WRITERS / CONTRIBUTORS: A/Prof Anne Goh, Dr Christina Ong, Dr Ng Yong Hong, Dr Biju Thomas VIEW NEWSLetter
APRIL 2017
ABEL SOH WAH EK

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus has been declared a global health emergency by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). An estimated 415 million adults worldwide have diabetes in 2015 and the number is projected to rise to 642 million by the year 2040. Not only is the treatment of diabetes important to avoid the possible complications, the need to prevent this chronic disease is equally, if not more, imperative. 

WRITERS / CONTRIBUTORS: Dr Abel Soh Wah Ek, Dr Peter Eng Hsi Ko, Dr Vivian Lim Chin Chin, Dr Alvin Ng Choong Meng, Dr Daphne Gardner VIEW NEWSLetter
JANUARY 2017
DATO' DR TAN KAI CHAH

Liver Cancer

Liver cancer remains a major health care concern especially in Asia. Prevention is better than treatment, and knowing the major aetiologies allow us to develop appropriate strategies to minimize future development of liver cancer. It is important to recongnize that curative treatment for liver cancer remains primarily surgical (both surgical resection and liver transplantation). Chemotherapy or immunotherapy plus radiotherapy although improving, still remain primarily palliative options. It is thus important to consider the treatment of this highly fatal cancer in a multi-disciplinary fashion, in order that the most appropriate treatment option is chosen for the patient. 

WRITERS / CONTRIBUTORS: Dr Lee Kang Hoe, Dr Lui Hock Foong, Dr Thomas Soh I Peng, Dr Daniel Tan Yat Harn, Dr John Wan Mun Chin, Dr Cheah Yee Lee VIEW NEWSLetter

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