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Commentary
Operational requirements of medical posts in migrant worker dormitories during the COVID-19 outbreak
in Singapore

Mok YJ, Fong Q, Law S, Seah EJD, Lum KLJ, Yeo JJJ, Lee L, Ang SWE
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 26; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021218

Commentary
Carbon monoxide poisoning in a group of restaurant workers: lessons learnt and how to prevent
future occurrences

Chua ISY, Tan KBK, Ponampalam R
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 26; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021217

Review Article
Ulcerative colitis: STRIDE-ing beyond symptoms with new standards
Tay SW, Teh KKJ, Ang TL, Tan M
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 26; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021173

Review Article
A modified Delphi approach to enhance nurturing of professionalism in postgraduate medical education
in Singapore

Teo YH, Peh TY, Abdurrahman ABHM, Lee ASI, Chiam M, Fong W, Wijaya L, Krishna LKR
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 26; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021224

Short Communication
Morphologic differences in the bone cuts of the knee between Han Chinese and Mongolian Chinese
and their correlation with current knee protheses

Zhang Q, Zhang Z, Chen Z, Hu J, Qiu Y, Jin Z
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 26; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021214

Short Communication
Staying safe at home: a qualitative study on parental perspectives toward child injury prevention at home
in Singapore

Hwarng GY, Koe AS, Ganapathy S
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 26; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021211

Short Communication
Fostering resilience in junior doctors: learning from resilience traits and coping strategies of senior physicians
Tan MY, Low JM, Tsang YYT, Sim K, Aw MM
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 26; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021213

Short Communication
Endothelial dysfunction in subclinical hyperthyroidism: a randomised trial
Abdul Shakoor SAKK, Jiao H, Ong KH, Tan AWK, Liew H
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 26; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021215

Short Communication
Functional and ambulatory benefits of robotic-assisted gait training during early subacute inpatient
rehabilitation following severe stroke

Tay MRJ, Lim CJ, Chua KSG
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 26; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021219

Short Communication
Secondary exposure to organophosphate in the emergency department: analysis of an incident
Omar E, Wong Z, Mohamed Jamil AK, Ponampalam R
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 26; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021220

Technical Note
Metal on metal - removal of an extruding mandibular titanium reconstruction plate with a high-speed
electrical surgical drill

Hung J, Low OW, Lee JT, Lee H, Nallathamby V, Yap YL, Lim J, Lim TC
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 26; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021216

Review Article
Approach to clinically significant vascular anomalies in children
Tanugroho RR, Wee LWY, Koh MJA, Chong JH
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 19; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021209

Review Article
A review of COVID-19 vaccination and the reported cardiac manifestations
Ho JSY, Sia CH, Ngiam JN, Loh PH, Chew NWS, Kong WKF, Poh KK
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 19; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021210

Short Communication
Laryngeal mask airway in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Tang YN, Lui CT, Fung HT, Lee LY, Lau CL
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 19; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021197

Short Communication
Surveying the knowledge of the World Health Organization physical activity guidelines, exercise habits and
beliefs of hospital staff

Chong D, Sirisena D, Sim S, Wong LY, Teoh CS
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 19; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021206

Short Communication
Navigation in total knee arthroplasty: the resident's friend or foe?
Tan CMP, Soh TLT, Kaliya-Perumal AK, Tan TL
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 19; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021212

Short Communication
Rehabilitation outcome after acute subarachnoid haemorrhage: the role of early functional predictors
and complications

Chua KS, Loke JJY, Lim CJ, Thio JML, Krishnan RR
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 19; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021198

Short Communication
A survey of parental knowledge, attitude and practice of child car seat restraint use in Singapore
with a literature review

Ling XY, Ngeow AJH, Tan MG, Chan DKL
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 19; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021207

COVID-19 Case File
Malignant arrhythmia in a COVID-19 patient with a structurally normal heart
Fong C, Tung BWL, Lin W, See KC
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 8; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021191

COVID-19 Case File
Atypical presentation of COVID-19 with abdominal pain and no respiratory symptoms: a case series
Lee PH, Sutjipto S, Lui HF, Marimuthu K, Monghani M, Goh SSN, Liu H, Vasoo S
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 8; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021196

COVID-19 Case File
Methemoglobinemia: a potential confounder in COVID-19 respiratory failure
Ting YL, Lim JZM, Yeo PM, Sim W
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 8; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021192

COVID-19 Case File
Acute pericarditis and cardiac tamponade after COVID-19 vaccination
Shen X, Koh MSH, Lim BY, Demo-os M, Chien JMF, Santosa A, Taha AA
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 8; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021195

Original Article
A new atypical splice mutation of PKD2 leading to autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease in a
Chinese family

Zhang J, Wang Y, Zhao Y, Liu F
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 8; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021162

Original Article
Change in angle of depressed medial tibial plateau following extra-articular mechanical realignment surgery in
children with Blount's disease who presented late for treatment

Phang ZH, Albaker M, Gunalan R, Lee AYX, Saw A
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 8; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021189

Original Article
Dengue virus infection among renal transplant recipients in Singapore: a 15-year single-centre
retrospective review

Tan SXS, Ho QY, Thangaraju S, Tan TT, Kee T, Chung SJ
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 8; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021167

Short Communication
Are surgical fees between specialties fair?
Kesavan A, Tiwari P, Shanker S, Esuvaranathan K
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 8; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021186

Short Communication
Neutropenia following Rituximab in paediatric non-malignant diseases: case series and review of the literature
Lim ZRS, Teh KL, Das L, Arkachaisri T
Singapore Med J 2021 Nov 8; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021188

COVID-19 Case File
Oncology patients with pulmonary infiltrates in the COVID-19 era: a case series
Sng ECY, Han S, Yang VS, Tan BH
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 31; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021193

COVID-19 Case File
Delayed acute upper limb ischaemia manifesting months after COVID-19 infection
Ang CH, Ho D
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 31; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021194

Commentary
Lessons from the Lim Lian Arn case: duty to advise and consent taking
Thirumoorthy T, Shen J, Seah JY
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 31; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021175

Commentary
Lessons from the Lim Lian Arn case (II): professional misconduct
Thirumoorthy T, Shen J, Seah JY
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 31; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021176

Original Article
Perceptions of Singaporeans towards informed consent: a cross-sectional survey
Gupta M, Madhavan S, Teo FSY, Low JK, Shelat VG
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 31; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021163

Original Article
The effect of body mass index on inpatient rehabilitation outcome after stroke in an East-Asian cohort:
a prospective study

Jong SC, Fuentes JA, Seow AEQ, Lim CJ, Chandran G, Chua KSG
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 31; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021190

Review Article
Scoping review on medical and social domains of ageing research in Singapore (2008-2018)
Tam CH, Ho EQY, Hewage SS, Tyagi S, Koh GCH
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 31; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021172

Short Communication
Back to basics in cricoid pressure among anaesthesia nurses in public hospitals in Singapore:
a prospective survey

Hee HI, Or LL, Saffari SE, Tan SP, Fu J, Chee GB, Kaur R, Wan S
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 31; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021177

Short Communication
Assessment and stratification of self-care profile in patients with essential hypertension
Wee YS, Koh YLE, Tan NC
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 31; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021181

Short Communication
A survey on the perspective of end-of-life care in surgical critically ill patients by anaesthesiology senior residents
Lee YL, Ng SY
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 31; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021180

Short Communication
Determining diabetic kidney disease severity using traditional Chinese medicine syndrome classification
Lam ARL, Zheng HF, Teo KK, Xin XH, Tan CS, Kovalik JP, Ghosh S, Tan HC
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 31; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021179

Short Communication
The population of T cells and new cytokines signature in psoriasis patients
Moreno-Castellanos N
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 31; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021185

Short Communication
Knowledge and awareness of maternal chronic hepatitis carriers to perinatal antiviral use in prevention of
mother-to-child hepatitis B virus transmission

Low JM, Ma T, Lee GH, Lee LY
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 31; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021187

Short Communication
COVID-19 and its impact on healthcare professionalism: a qualitative study of paediatric emergency physicians'
behaviour during a global pandemic

Loh KM, Kong CKY, Ganapathy S
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 31; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021170

Original Article
Predictors of postoperative hospital length of stay after total knee arthroplasty
Tornese D, Robustelli A, Ricci G, Rancoita PMV, Maffulli N, Peretti GM
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 24; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021142

Original Article
Treatment and outcomes of high-risk neuroblastoma in Southeast Asia: a single institution experience and
review of the literature

Lee ACW, Chui CH, Kwok R, Lee KS, Fong CM, Wong WHS
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 24; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021164

Original Article
Time to intubation with McGrath™ videolaryngoscope versus direct laryngoscope in powered air-purifying respirator:
a randomised controlled trial

Goh QY, Lie SA, Tan Z, Tan PYB, Ng SY, Abdullah HR
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 24; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021165

Original Article
Image quality, contrast enhancement and radiation dose of ECG-triggered versus non-ECG-triggered imaging of
the aorta on a single source 256-slice CT scanner

Wong YM, Ong CC, Liang CR, Tan CA, Teo LLS
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 24; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021166

Review Article
Coronavirus disease 2019 in kidney transplant recipients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Ho QY, Sultana R, Lee TL, Thangaraju S, Kee T, Htay H
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 24; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021171

Short Communication
Acute acalculous cholecystitis in dengue fever: a case series
Lai YT, Kalimuddin S, Ng HJH, Tay GCA
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 24; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021168

Short Communication
Prevalence of risk of distress and associated factors among physicians, nurses and rehabilitation therapists
working in a community hospital: a cross-sectional study

Chiang GSH, Low LL, Chia TH, Sundram M, Tan BY
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 24; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021169

Short Communication
Are primary care referrals to the paediatric orthopaedic specialty clinic always clinically indicated?
Nashi N, Choo SX, Doshi C, Wong KLF, Lim KSA
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 24; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021178

Short Communication
Joining the frontline against the COVID-19 pandemic: perspectives and readiness of graduating medical students
Chua JW, Ng IK, Chen Z, Teo DB
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 24; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021155

Original Article
Risk factors of post-anaesthesia care unit delirium in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery in Singapore
Ke Y, Chew S, Seet E, Wong WY, Lim V, Chua N, Zhang J, Lim B, Chua V, Loh NHW, Ti LK
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 11; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021129

Original Article
Improving the predictive capability of Framingham Risk Score for risk of myocardial infarction based on
coronary artery calcium score in healthy Singaporeans

Yeo CYI, Allen JC Jr, Huang W, Tan WY, Kong SC, Yeo KK
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 11; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021151

Original Article
Knowledge, attitudes, and practice towards COVID-19 among multi-ethnic elderly Asian residents in Singapore:
a mixed methods study

Aravindhan A, Gan ATL, Lee EPX, Gupta P, Man R, Ho KC, Sung SC, Cheng CY, Ling ML, Tan HK, Wong TY,
Fenwick EK, Lamoureux EL
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 11; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021152

Original Article
Is non-contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging cost-effective for screening of hepatocellular carcinoma?
Tan GJ, Lee CH, Sun Y, Tan CH
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 11; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021153

Short Communication
Psychological health of graduating medical students in a time of COVID-19: a nationwide survey
Tan YQ, Kyaw L, Wang Z, Goh YSB
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 11; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021154

Original Article
Improving children's cooperativeness during magnetic resonance imaging using interactive educational
animated videos: a prospective, randomised, non-inferiority trial

Utama EG, Saffari SE, Tang PH
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 7; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021141

Original Article
Second-generation laryngeal mask airway as an alternative to endotracheal tube during prolonged laparoscopic
abdominal surgery: a comparative analysis of intraoperative gas exchanges

Park S, Lee JE, Choi GS, Kim JM, Ko JS, Choi DH, Kim GS
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 7; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021143

Original Article
Local infiltration of analgesia and tranexamic acid is safe and efficacious in reducing blood loss and comparable to
intra-articular tranexamic acid in total knee replacements

Sivasubramanian H, Tan CMP, Wang L
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 7; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021130

Original Article
Impact of nationwide COVID-19 lockdown on the workload and injury patterns of major trauma cases in a regional
trauma centre in Singapore

Kang ML, Lim WW, Lee DJK, Goo JTT
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 7; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021131

Original Article
Early mobilisation following fragility hip fracture surgery: current trends and association with dicharge outcomes in
a local tertiary hospital

Tan S, Vasireddy A
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 7; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021132

Short Communication
Bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthmatics: a 'real-world' clinical study from Malaysia
Soo CI, Mak WW, Nasaruddin MZ, Ismail R, Ban AYL, Abdul Rahaman JA
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 7; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021144

Short Communication
Burnout, anxiety and depression in healthcare workers during the early COVID-19 period in Singapore
Teo I, Sung SC, Cheung YB, Wong WHM, Abu Bakar Aloweni F, Ang HG, Ayre TC, Chai-Lim C, Chen R, Heng AL,
Nadarajan GD, Ong MEH, Soh CR, Tan BH, Tan KBK, Tan BS, Tan MH, Tan PH, Tay KXK, Wijaya L, Tan HK
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 7; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021156

Original Article
Evaluation of risk factors associated with fragility fractures and recommendations to optimise bone health in
children with long-term neurological condition

Leow XYJ, Tan JTC, Yeo TH, Wong KPL, Mahadev A, Ang B, Vasanwala RF, Ng ZM
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 7; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021124

Original Article
Exploration of non-pharmalogical interventions in the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms
of dementia

Md Hussin NS, Karuppannan M, Gopalan Y, Tan KM, Gnanasan S
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 3; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021125

Original Article
National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale: comparison of the original versus a modified version for Singapore culture
Lim SH, Guek TY, Woon FP, Tay DDY, Ho SS, Ng SC, De Silva DA
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 3; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021126

Original Article
Colonic stenting in acute malignant large bowel obstruction - an audit of efficacy and safety in a tertiary
referral centre in Singapore

Li JW, Ngu JCY, Lim KR, Tay SW, Jiang B, Wijaya R, Yusof S, Ong CJ, Kwek ABE, Ang TL
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 3; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021127

Original Article
Increased internalising and externalising behavioural problems associated with corticosteroid usage
in children with nephrotic syndrome: a South East Asian perspective

Mohamad Nizam M, Othman A, Mohamad Ikram I
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 3; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021128

Original Article
The association of face mask use with self-reported cardiovascular symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic
Chew NWS, Wong RCC, Djohan AH, Ngiam JN, Chai P, Yeo TC, Tan HC, Sia CH
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 3; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021140

Commentary
COVID-19: a missed opportunity for medical education
Tam WJ, Fisher D
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 3; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021133

Original Article
Diagnostic value of the CSF levels of D-Lactate and pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-alpha, IL-6, IL-8 and IL-17)
in the patients with suspected nosocomial meningitis

Goktas SY, Oral AY, Yılmaz E, Akalın EH, Guvenc F, Ozkaya G, Kocaeli H, Dogan S, Yılmazlar S, Oral HB
Singapore Med J 2021 Oct 3; https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2021123