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Irene Teo, Ratna Singh, Chetna Malhotra, Semra Ozdemir, Rebecca A Dent, Nesaretnam Barr Kumarakulasinghe, Wee Lee Yeo, Yin Bun Cheung, Rahul Malhotra, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Alethea Chung Pheng Yee, Noreen Chan, Huei Yaw Wu, Soh Mun Chin, Hum Yin Mei Allyn, Grace Meijuan Yang, Patricia Soek Hui Neo, Nivedita V Nadkarni, Richard Harding, Eric A Finkelstein
BACKGROUND: Advanced cancer significantly impacts quality of life of patients and families as they cope with symptom burden, treatment decision-making, uncertainty and costs of treatment. In Singapore, information about the experiences of advanced cancer patients and families and the financial cost they incur for end-of-life care is lacking. Understanding of this information is needed to inform practice and policy to ensure continuity and affordability of care at the end of life. The primary objectives of the Cost of Medical Care of Patients with Advanced Serious Illness in Singapore (COMPASS) cohort study are to describe changes in quality of life and to quantify healthcare utilization and costs of patients with advanced cancer at the end of life...
April 23, 2018: BMC Cancer
Han-Yee Neo, Hui-Ying Xu, Huei-Yaw Wu, Allyn Hum
OBJECTIVES: Prognostic challenges hinder the identification of patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for timely palliative interventions. We postulate that a two-minute derivative (two-minute walking distance [2MWD]) of a standard six-minute walk test (6MWT) can identify frail subjects with poorer survival for early palliative intervention. The primary outcome of interest is mortality at 18 months. Secondary objectives include evaluation of the relationship between the 2MWD and ability to self-care, dyspnea-related disabilities, nutrition, forced expiratory volume in first second (FEV1), quality of life (QoL), and comorbidity burden...
August 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
Mervyn Yong Hwang Koh, Poh Heng Chong, Patricia Soek Hui Neo, Yew Jin Ong, Woon Chai Yong, Wah Ying Ong, Mira Li Juan Shen, Allyn Yin Mei Hum
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of burnout, psychological morbidity and the use of coping mechanisms among palliative care practitioners in Singapore have not been studied. AIM: We aimed to study the prevalence of burnout and psychological morbidity among palliative care practitioners in Singapore and its associations with demographic and workplace factors as well as the use of coping mechanisms. DESIGN: This was a multi-centre, cross-sectional study of all the palliative care providers within the public healthcare sector in Singapore...
July 2015: Palliative Medicine
Allyn Hum Yin Mei, Wilson Low Cong Jin, Mervyn Koh Yong Hwang, Yee Choon Meng, Lee Chung Seng, Wu Huei Yaw
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of the Palliative Performance Scale (PPSv2) in the palliative care unit of our hospital, which sees more than 1500 referrals a year (both inpatient and outpatient). We evaluated 356 admission episodes into our department, focusing mainly on patients with advanced cancer. The PPS has been shown to be useful in prognostication and this study confirms this in a fairly large study population in a tertiary care, teaching hospital. We further evaluated the impact of certain biologic variables in survival length, and eventually looked at variables significant for survival at 90 days, developing a prognostic model incorporating these variables...
August 2013: Journal of Palliative Medicine
Allyn Hum, Angel Lee, Wu Huei Yaw
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September 2009: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
Lih-Ming Loh, Allyn Y M Hum, Hock-Luen Teoh, Erle C H Lim
A 40-year-old Chinese man was admitted with 1-2 Hz spasmodic truncal flexion resembling myoclonus. He was known to be thyrotoxic, and had defaulted antithyroid therapy. Clinical examination revealed truncal flexion from contraction of the rectus abdominis, with no involvement of limbs or face and no jerking in sleep. He was biochemically thyrotoxic. Treatment with clonazepam and propylthiouracil resulted in resolution of the myoclonic jerks within the next 3 weeks. He stopped taking clonazepam within the next 3 months with no recurrence of myoclonus...
March 2005: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
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