2021 Ep 2: Professionalism in medical practice

Ms Shirin Norman and Prof Thirumoorthy share their findings of SMC disciplinary tribunal outcomes involving junior doctors. They are joined by SMJ Deputy Editor, Prof Ang Tiing Leong, who weighs in on the discussion on professional behaviour in medical practice.

Read the article: Unprofessional behaviour of junior doctors: a retrospective analysis of outcomes by the Singapore Medical Council disciplinary tribunals
Read the Editorial: Professionalism in medical practice

Published: 19 May 2021

2021 Ep 1: Culture-based screening for GBS colonisation

Can routine culture-based screening of group B streptococcal (GBS) colonisation in pregnant women prevent early-onset GBS sepsis in neonates? Dr Krishnamoorthy Naiduvaje discusses his team's findings.

Read the article: Preventing early-onset group B streptococcal sepsis: clinical risk factor-based screening or culture-based screening?

Published: 12 April 2021

2020 Ep 6: Factors affecting patient enablement

Dr Jason Chan and Dr Andrew Fang share how good doctor-patient relationships, continuity of care and informed patients contribute to patient enablement.

Read the article: Factors affecting patient enablement in an Asian setting: a mixed methods study

Published: 25 February 2021

2020 Ep 5: Patient-centred CPGs

Mr Ong Kim Yao and Dr Lee Eng Sing make a case for the development of more patient-centred Clinical Practice Guidelines for patients with multiple morbidities.

Read the article: Patient-centred and not disease-focused: a review of guidelines and multimorbidity

Published: 5 January 2021

2020 Ep 4: Medical history and postage stamps

Prof C Rajasoorya, SMJ past editor, speaks to us about how knowledge of medical history influences medical practice and how he came to commission the Medicine in Stamps series authored by Prof Tan Siang Yong, which lasted for nearly two decades.

Read the articles:
Stamping with stamps – medical history and postage stamps
Francis Harry Crick (1916–2004): Co-discoverer of the structure of DNA
James Dewey Watson (1928–): Co-discoverer of the structure of DNA

Published: 5 January 2021

2020 Ep 3: Night float vs full overnight call

Dr Benny Loo from the SMA Doctors in Training Committee shares his team’s survey results on Residents’ perceptions of the night float vs full overnight call system, and the advocacy work the SMA DIT committee has done in recent years.

Read the article: Nationwide survey comparing residents’ perceptions of overnight duty systems in Singapore: night float versus full overnight call

Published: 16 November 2020

2020 Ep 2: Achieving BP goals in polyclinics

Dr Koh Kim Hwee and Dr Tan Ngiap Chuan share their thoughts on the factors that affect the attainment of blood pressure goals amongst polyclinic patients.

Read the article: Blood pressure goal attainment in multi-ethnic Asian patients with hypertension and dyslipidaemia in primary care

Published: 4 November 2020

2020 Ep 1: Ovarian biomarkers in IVF

Author Dr Ryan Lee shares his insights on his team’s research on biomarkers for controlled ovarian stimulation response.

Read the article: Ovarian biomarkers predict controlled ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilisation treatment in Singapore

Published: 30 October 2020

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