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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777379/the-effects-of-a-video-based-education-in-women-with-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer-in-singapore
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May Leng Tan, Kim Hua Lee, Wei Sean Yong, Cheryl Rodgers
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of an educational video among women who were newly diagnosed with breast cancer on knowledge, anxiety, and satisfaction with their surgical decision. METHODS: A pre-post-test design was used to evaluate knowledge, anxiety, and satisfaction levels with decision-making regarding surgery among women with breast cancer. A purposive sampling strategy was implemented to compare outcomes of newly diagnosed breast cancer women who received standard of care that included breast care nurse counseling sessions and written materials to women who received standard of care plus a supplement educational video...
May 18, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777247/knowledge-and-attitudes-of-intensive-care-unit-healthcare-workers-towards-human-organ-donation-in-singapore
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Sheila Wee, Caroline Ong, Yie Hui Lau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774801/therapists-perspectives-on-adapting-the-stepping-on-falls-prevention-programme-for-community-dwelling-stroke-survivors-in-singapore
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Tianma Xu, Kate O'loughlin, Lindy Clemson, Natasha A Lannin, Gerald Koh, Catherine Dean
PURPOSE: This study investigates the perspectives of rehabilitation therapists on the implementation of fall prevention programmes with community-dwelling stroke survivors in the Singapore context, and elicits recommendations to adapt the Stepping On programme with stroke survivors. METHOD: Qualitative data were elicited during 4 focus groups with 23 rehabilitation therapists (15 occupational therapists [OTs]; 8 physiotherapists [PTs]) who had received training to deliver the original Stepping On programme, and had experienced delivery of fall-prevention intervention programmes locally...
May 18, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774358/successful-ageing-in-singapore-prevalence-and-correlates-from-a-national-survey-of-older-adults
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Mythily Subramaniam, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi A Vaingankar, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Esmond Seow, Louisa Picco, Hong Choon Chua, Rathi Mahendran, Li Ling Ng, Siow Ann Chong
INTRODUCTION: The current study aimed to estimate the overall prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of successful ageing, as defined by Rowe and Kahn, among a national sample of multiethnic adults aged 60 years and older in Singapore. METHODS: Data from older adults who participated in the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly study were analysed in the present study. Successful ageing included five indicators: no major diseases; no disability; high cognitive functioning; high physical functioning; and active engagement with life...
May 18, 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772696/the-effect-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-and-without-instillation-on-mature-biofilms-in-vitro
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Shamaila Tahir, Matthew Malone, Honghua Hu, Anand Deva, Karen Vickery
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with and without instillation (NPWTi) on in vitro mature biofilm. METHODS: Mature biofilms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus were grown under shear (130 rpm) on polycarbonate coupons in a CDC biofilm reactor for 3 days. Coupons containing biofilms were placed in a sterile petri dish and sealed using NPWT or NPWTi. Coupons were exposed to treatment for 24 h with NPWT alone or with instillation of: Povidone iodine solution (PVP-I) (10% w / v equivalent to 1% w / v available iodine, BETADINE® , Mundipharma, Singapore), surfactant based antimicrobial solution with polyhexamethylene biguanide (SBPHMB) (Prontosan® , B Braun Medical, Melsungen, Germany), Gentamicin 1 µg/mL (GM) (G1264 Sigma-Aldrich Pty Ltd...
May 16, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770983/international-research-collaboration-the-way-forward
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Sanjay H Chotirmall, Sven-Erik Dahlén, Christopher Carlsten, W S Fred Wong, Kian F Chung, Reinoud Gosens, Darryl A Knight
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768955/results-of-a-real-world-study-on-vortioxetine-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-in-south-east-asia-revida
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Cheuk Ngen Chin, Azhar Zain, Solaphat Hemrungrojn, Eng Khean Ung, Patanon Kwansanit, Koon Choong Au Yong, Marvin Swee Woon Chong, Chalowat Inpa, Teck Hoe Yen, Boon Beng David Yeoh, Liam Kai Tay, Carmina Bernardo, Lionel Chee-Chong Lim, Chin Hong Yap, Calvin Fones, Ashwini Nayak, Lars Nelleman
OBJECTIVE: The REVIDA study aimed to assess the evolution of major depression symptoms in South East Asian (SEA) patients treated with vortioxetine for major depression in real-world clinical practice. METHODS: This non-interventional study was conducted from Aug 2016 to Apr 2017. A total of 138 patients (aged 18-65 years) with an active episode of major depression were recruited from Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Vortioxetine was initiated on the first visit and patients were followed for 3 months...
May 17, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765780/outcomes-and-complications-of-scleral-fixated-intraocular-lens-combined-with-ahmed-tube-surgery
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Nikhel Sachdev, Maria Cecilia Aquino, Seng Chee Loon, Yiong Huak Chan, Paul Chew, Victor Koh
Background: To evaluate the outcome and complications of transscleral suture-fixated posterior chamber intraocular lens (PCIOL) implantation combined with Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) surgery in Asian eyes. Design: This was a retrospective study that included 22 eyes from 22 participants. The surgeries were performed at Singapore's National University Hospital. Participants underwent an Ahmed tube surgery, together with transscleral suture-fixated posterior chamber intraocular lens...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765104/falls-and-recurrent-falls-among-adults-in-a-multi-ethnic-asian-population-the-singapore-epidemiology-of-eye-diseases-study
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Wei Dai, Yih-Chung Tham, Miao-Li Chee, Nicholas Y Q Tan, Kah-Hie Wong, Shivani Majithia, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Ecosse Lamoureux, Tien-Yin Wong, Ching-Yu Cheng
We evaluated the rate and risk factors associated with falls and recurrent falls in a multi-ethnic Asian population. 10,009 participants aged ≥40 years (mean[SD] age = 58.9[10.4] years) underwent clinical examinations and completed interviewer-administered questionnaires. Participants who self-reported at least one fall or ≥2 falls in past 12 months were defined as fallers and recurrent fallers, respectively. Age-standardized rates for falls and recurrent falls were 13.8% (95%CI, 13.1-14.6%) and 4.6% (95%CI, 4...
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762672/population-serologic-immunity-to-human-and-avian-h2n2-viruses-in-the-united-states-and-hong-kong-for-pandemic-risk-assessment
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T M Babu, R Perera, J T Wu, T Fitzgerald, C Nolan, B J Cowling, S Krauss, J T Treanor, M Peiris
Introduction: Influenza A pandemics cause significant mortality and morbidity. H2N2 viruses have caused prior pandemic, and are circulating in avian reservoirs. The age-related frequency of current population immunity to H2 viruses was evaluated. Methods: Hemagglutinin inhibition (HAI) assays against historical human and recent avian influenza A (H2N2) viruses were performed across age groups in Rochester, NY and Hong Kong, China. The impact of existing cross-reactive HAI immunity on the effective reproductive number(R) was modeled...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762532/pregnancy-trimester-specific-exposure-to-ambient-air-pollution-and-child-respiratory-health-outcomes-in-the-first-2-years-of-life-effect-modification-by-maternal-pre-pregnancy-bmi
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Shu-E Soh, Anne Goh, Oon Hoe Teoh, Keith M Godfrey, Peter D Gluckman, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Yap-Seng Chong
Prenatal exposure to air pollution is associated with childhood respiratory health; however, no previous studies have examined maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) as a potential effect modifier. We investigated whether maternal pre-pregnancy BMI modified the association of trimester-specific air pollution divided into quartiles of exposure (Q1⁻4) on respiratory health in the Growing Up in Singapore towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) study ( n = 953) in 2-year-old children. For episodes of wheezing, children of overweight/obese mothers and who were exposed to particulate matter less than 2...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760905/roads-to-isolation-similar-genomic-history-patterns-in-two-species-of-freshwater-crabs-with-contrasting-environmental-tolerances-and-range-sizes
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Ywee Chieh Tay, Daniel Jia Jun Ng, Jun Bin Loo, Danwei Huang, Yixiong Cai, Darren Chong Jinn Yeo, Rudolf Meier
Freshwater species often show high levels of endemism and risk of extinction owing to their limited dispersal abilities. This is exemplified by the stenotopic freshwater crab, Johora singaporensis which is one of the world's 100 most threatened species, and currently inhabits less than 0.01 km2 of five low order hill streams within the highly urbanized island city-state of Singapore. We compared populations of J. singaporensis with that of the non-threatened, widespread, abundant, and eurytopic freshwater crab, Parathelphusa maculata , and found surprisingly high congruence between their population genomic histories...
May 2018: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758396/callous-unemotional-traits-and-the-relationship-between-aggressive-parenting-practices-and-conduct-problems-in-singaporean-families
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Khai Imm Sng, David J Hawes, Adrian Raine, Rebecca P Ang, Yoon Phaik Ooi, Daniel S S Fung
Research into parenting influences on child conduct problems in Asian countries has been limited compared to that conducted in Western countries, especially with regard to interplay between parenting and callous unemotional (CU) traits (e.g., lack of guilt and empathy). This study examined associations between dimensions of aggressive parenting practices (psychological aggression, mild and severe physical aggression), dimensions of child aggression (proactive, reactive), and child CU traits, in Singapore. Participants were children and adolescents with clinic-referred externalizing problems (N = 282; 87...
May 11, 2018: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758278/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-associated-with-latent-tuberculosis-in-singapore-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Peiling Yap, Kristin Hui Xian Tan, Wei Yen Lim, Timothy Barkham, Linda Wei Lin Tan, Mark Chen I-Cheng, Yee Tang Wang, Cynthia Bin Eng Chee
OBJECTIVES: We performed the first LTBI cross-sectional survey in Singapore, utilizing the QuantiFERON Gold In-tube (QFT-GIT) assay to collect data on the prevalence of LTBI and identify potential risk factors associated with it. METHODS: Nation-wide household addresses were randomly selected for enumeration, where Singaporeans or Permanent Residents (PRs), aged 18-79 years, were identified. One eligible member per household was selected using the Kish grid. Each participant answered a questionnaire, assessing medical history (including TB), socio-economic factors and lifestyle and provided a blood specimen for the QFT-GIT assay...
May 11, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758072/sex-differences-in-associations-between-multimorbidity-and-physical-function-domains-among-community-dwelling-adults-in-singapore
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Lixia Ge, Chun Wei Yap, Bee Hoon Heng
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to identify the associations between multimorbidity and specific physical function domains among community-dwelling adults in Singapore, and to examine sex differences in the associations. METHODS: This study was conducted using baseline data of 1,940 participants in the Population Health Index Survey conducted in the Central Region of Singapore from November 2015 to November 2016. Physical function was assessed using the Function Component of the Late-life Function and Disability Instrument and compared between men and women...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754884/circulating-salivary-mirna-hsa-mir-221-as-clinically-validated-diagnostic-marker-for-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-in-pediatric-patients
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Nyo Min, Previtha Dawn Sakthi Vale, Anng Anng Wong, Natalie Woon Hui Tan, Chia Yin Chong, Chih-Jung Chen, Robert Y L Wang, Justin Jang Hann Chu
Enhancements in the diagnostic capabilities using host biomarkers are currently much needed where sensitivity and specificity issues plague the diagnosis of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) in pediatrics clinical samples. We investigated miRNome profiles of HFMD saliva samples against healthy children and developed miRNA-based diagnosis models. Our 6-miRNA scoring model predicted HFMD with an overall accuracy of 85.11% in the training set and 92.86% in the blinded test set of Singapore cohort. Blinded evaluation of the model in Taiwan HFMD cases resulted in 77...
May 10, 2018: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754019/threatened-miscarriage-and-depressive-and-anxiety-symptoms-among-women-and-partners-in-early-pregnancy
#17
Cindy Shiqi Zhu, Thiam Chye Tan, Helen Yu Chen, Rahul Malhotra, John Carson Allen, Truls Østbye
BACKGROUND: Antenatal depression has been associated with poor maternal and fetal outcomes, and threatened miscarriage is often seen clinically to impact adversely on maternal wellbeing, notwithstanding the limited research evidence. Our study aims to examine the link between threatened miscarriage and antenatal depression and anxiety in an Asian obstetric population. METHODS: We recruited 121 women and 68 partners facing threatened miscarriage, and 241 women and 180 partners experiencing uncomplicated pregnancies from a tertiary maternity hospital in Singapore...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752188/new-equations-to-predict-body-fat-in-asian-chinese-adults-using-age-height-skinfold-thickness-and-waist-circumference
#18
Christiani Jeyakumar Henry, Shalini D/O Ponnalagu, Xinyan Bi, Sze-Yen Tan
BACKGROUND: Adiposity is an independent predictor of metabolic disease. However, highly accurate body fat assessment is not routinely done due to limited access to expensive and labor-intensive methods. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to develop body fat prediction equations for Asian-Chinese adults using easily attainable anthropometric measurements. DESIGN: Prediction equations of body fat were developed using anthropometric and skinfold thickness measurements obtained from a cross-sectional study...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751417/occurrence-and-characteristics-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-and-carbapenemase-producing-bacteria-from-hospital-effluents-in-singapore
#19
Laurence Haller, Hongjie Chen, Charmaine Ng, Thai Hoang Le, Tse Hsien Koh, Timothy Barkham, Mark Sobsey, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin
One of the most important resistance mechanisms in Gram-negative bacteria today is the production of enzymes causing resistance to cephalosporin and carbapenem antibiotics. The spread of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL)- and carbapenemase- producing Gram-negative bacteria is an emerging global public health problem. The aim of the present study was to (i) assess the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant bacteria (CRB) and ESBL-producing strains in sewage effluents from two major hospitals in Singapore, (ii) characterize the isolated strains and (iii) identify some of the ESBL and carbapenemase genes responsible for the resistance...
February 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751123/high-altitude-species-high-profits-can-the-trade-in-wild-harvested-fritillaria-cirrhosa-liliaceae-be-sustained
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A B Cunningham, J A Brinckmann, S-J Pei, P Luo, U Schippmann, X Long, Y-F Bi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Fritillaria cirrhosa D. Don bulbs contain alkaloids and are one of the most intensively exploited alpine Himalayan medicinal species. In terms of proprietary medicines, our study shows that 210 F. cirrhosa products are offered by 46 suppliers, most of which (44) are situated in China and two in Nepal. A widepread commercial use is as one of the main ingredients in cough syrups. A well known example is "Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa Herbal Cough & Throat Syrup", which typically contains more F...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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