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The Impact of Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination on Nosocomial Influenza in a Tertiary Hospital: An Ecological Study

Wycliffe Enli Wei, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Wen Kai Chen, Maciej Piotr Chlebicki, Wee Hoe Gan,

Abstract Background: To protect hospitalized patients who are more susceptible to complications of influenza, seasonal influenza vaccination of healthcare workers (HCW) has been recommended internationally. However, its effectiveness is still being debated. To assess the effectiveness of HCW influenza vaccination, we performed an ecological study to evaluate the association between ... Read more >>

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery Performed Less Than 3 Weeks After Injury Is Not Inferior to Delayed Surgery.

Kenon Chua, Joseph Benjamin Yida Kang, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Andrew Hwee Chye Tan,

Performing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery in the immediate period after injury is controversial. However, there may be instances where the opportunity cost of delayed surgery for the patient may be unacceptable. Concomitant meniscus injuries may also prevent the patient from regaining range of motion in the preoperative period. Every ... Read more >>

J Knee Surg (The journal of knee surgery)
[2020, :]

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Comparison of inhalational methoxyflurane (Penthrox®) and intramuscular tramadol for prehospital analgesia.

Kegan Jianhong Lim, Zhi Xiong Koh, Yih Yng Ng, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Andrew Fu Wah Ho, Nausheen Edwin Doctor, Nur Ain Zafirah Mohd Said, Marcus Eng Hock Ong,

INTRODUCTION:Treatment of pain is an important component of prehospital care. Inhalational analgesia agents have attractive strengths, but there is a paucity of studies comparing these with more conventional agents. We aimed to compare inhalational methoxyflurane and intramuscular (IM) tramadol as first-contact analgesia in the Singapore national ambulance service. METHODS:Ambulances were ... Read more >>

Singapore Med J (Singapore medical journal)
[2020, :]

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Attitudes toward artificial intelligence in radiology with learner needs assessment within radiology residency programmes: a national multi-programme survey.

Su Kai Gideon Ooi, Andrew Makmur, Alvin Yong Quan Soon, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Charlene Liew, Soon Yiew Sia, Yong Han Ting, Chee Yeong Lim,

INTRODUCTION:We aimed to assess the attitudes and learner needs of radiology residents and faculty radiologists regarding artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in radiology. METHODS:A web-based questionnaire, designed using SurveyMonkey, was sent out to residents and faculty radiologists in all three radiology residency programmes in Singapore. The questionnaire comprised ... Read more >>

Singapore Med J (Singapore medical journal)
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Evaluating the preoperative breast cancer characteristics affecting the accuracy of axillary ultrasound staging.

Vidya S Upadhyaya, Geok Hoon Lim, Eugenie Yi Kar Chan, Stephanie M C Fook-Chong, Lester Chee Hao Leong,

We evaluate the preoperative breast cancer (BC) characteristics that affect the diagnostic accuracy of axillary ultrasound (US) and determine the reliability of US in the different subgroups of BC patients. Axillary US assessments in women with invasive BC diagnosed between 2009 and 2016 in a single institution were retrospectively reviewed. ... Read more >>

Breast J (The breast journal)
[2020, 26(2):162-167]

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The types of caregiving reactions experienced by the older spouse caregivers.

Fazila Aloweni, Kinjal Doshi, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Rahul Malhotra, Truls Østbye,

AIMS:To examine factors associated with the four types of caregiver reactions according to the modified Caregiver Reaction Assessment (mCRA) and assess the differences in the narrative assessment from spouse caregivers between the high-positive and high-negative caregiver reactions. BACKGROUND:There is a limited understanding of the factors contributing to positive and negative ... Read more >>

J Clin Nurs (Journal of clinical nursing)
[2019, 28(23-24):4538-4548]

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Clinical validation of the chronic liver disease questionnaire for the Chinese population in Singapore.

Pik-Eu Chang, Hiang-Keat Tan, Yean Lee, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Pei-Yuh Chia, Nurshifa Shaik-Hussain, Hwei-Ling Lee, Fazila Aloweni,

Background and Aim:Assessment of health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) requires the use of validated instruments that are understood by patients in their native language. We previously translated the Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire into the Singapore-Mandarin version (CLDQ-SG). This study aims to examine the internal consistency ... Read more >>

JGH Open (JGH open : an open access journal of gastroenterology and hepatology)
[2020, 4(2):191-197]

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Validation of the mortality in emergency department sepsis (MEDS) score in a Singaporean cohort.

Jeremy Zhenwen Pong, Zhi Xiong Koh, Mas'uud Ibnu Samsudin, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Nan Liu, Marcus Eng Hock Ong,

The emergency department (ED) serves as the first point of hospital contact for most septic patients. Early mortality risk stratification using a quick and accurate triage tool would have great value in guiding management. The mortality in emergency department sepsis (MEDS) score was developed to risk stratify patients presenting to ... Read more >>

Medicine (Baltimore) (Medicine)
[2019, 98(34):e16962]

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Do total parenteral nutrition and bowel rest reduce the risk for perforation in patients with gastrointestinal tract lymphoma receiving chemotherapy?

Yu-Jun Wong, Huey-Ming Lum, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Soon-Thye Lim, Ennaliza Salazar,

OBJECTIVES:Gastrointestinal tract (GIT) lymphoma is associated with a risk for perforation while the patient is receiving chemotherapy. The role of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and bowel rest in preventing perforation is unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the clinical outcomes of TPN and bowel rest in patients ... Read more >>

Nutrition (Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.))
[2019, 67-68:110515]

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Risk factors and diagnostic markers of bacteremia in Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis: A cohort study of 176 patients.

Hui Kai Koh, Zi Teng Chai, Hui Wen Tay, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Karen J L Choo, Choon Chiat Oh, Yi Wei Yeo, Hong Yi Koh, Shiu Ming Pang, Haur Yueh Lee,

BACKGROUND:Sepsis is the main cause of death in Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). OBJECTIVES:Our aim was to identify admission risk factors predictive of bacteremia and the accompanying clinical or biochemical markers associated with positive blood cultures. METHODS:A retrospective cohort study over a 14-year period (2003-2016) was performed. ... Read more >>

J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. (Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
[2019, 81(3):686-693]

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High Thyroid Stimulating Receptor Antibody Titre and Large Goitre Size at First-Time Radioactive Iodine Treatment are Associated with Treatment Failure in Graves' Disease.

Wei Lin Tay, Chiaw Ling Chng, Carolyn Sy Tien, Kelvin Sh Loke, Winnie Wc Lam, Stephanie Mc Fook-Chong, Aaron Kt Tong,

INTRODUCTION:Our study aimed to identify the factors associated with successful first-time radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment in patients with Graves' disease (GD). MATERIALS AND METHODS:This is a restrospective study of patients with GD who were treated with RAI. Treatment success was defined as onset of permanent hypothyroidism or euthyroidism after 1 ... Read more >>

Ann. Acad. Med. Singap. (Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore)
[2019, 48(6):181-187]

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Combining Heart Rate Variability with Disease Severity Score Variables for Mortality Risk Stratification in Septic Patients Presenting at the Emergency Department.

Jeremy Zhenwen Pong, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Zhi Xiong Koh, Mas'uud Ibnu Samsudin, Takashi Tagami, Calvin J Chiew, Ting Hway Wong, Andrew Fu Wah Ho, Marcus Eng Hock Ong, Nan Liu,

The emergency department (ED) serves as the first point of hospital contact for many septic patients, where risk-stratification would be invaluable. We devised a combination model incorporating demographic, clinical, and heart rate variability (HRV) parameters, alongside individual variables of the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA), Acute Physiology and Chronic Health ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2019, 16(10):]

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Changes in primary glomerulonephritis in Singapore over four decades
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Keng-Thye Woo, Choong-Meng Chan, Cynthia Lim, Jason Choo, Yoke Mooi Chin, Wei Ling Teng, Alwin H L Loh, Hui-Lin Choong, Han-Kim Tan, Kok-Seng Wong, Grace S L Lee, Evan J C Lee, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Puay Hoon Tan, Marjorie Foo,

This review of 3,289 native kidney biopsies over the past four decades in Singapore documents the changing pattern of biopsy-proven glomerulonephritis (GN)from that of a third world country to that of a developed nation. In the 1st decade, mesangial proliferative GN was the most common form of primary GN, similar ... Read more >>

Clin. Nephrol. (Clinical nephrology)
[2019, 91(3):155-161]

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Comparative Study of Pattern-Based Versus Size Ratio Ultrasound Strain Elastographic Techniques on Breast Masses.

Lester Chee Hao Leong, Tammy Hui Lin Moey, Puay Hoon Tan, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Llewellyn Shao-Jen Sim,

OBJECTIVES:The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of strain elastographic techniques involving pattern-based elastography versus size ratio elastography on breast masses. METHODS:Female patients presenting to the radiology department for ultrasound (US)-guided biopsies, fine-needle aspirations, or localizations of breast masses were invited to undergo US elastographic assessments ... Read more >>

J Ultrasound Med (Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine)
[2019, 38(7):1779-1790]

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Metabolic and endocrinal effects of epidural glucocorticoid injections.

Anuntapon Chutatape, Mahesh Menon, Stephanie Man Chung Fook-Chong, Jane Mary George,

INTRODUCTION:Epidural steroid injections are an integral part of nonsurgical management of radicular pain from lumbar spine disorders. We studied the effect of dexamethasone 8 mg epidural injections on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and serum glucose control of Asian patients. METHODS:18 patients were recruited: six diabetics and 12 non-diabetics. Each patient received ... Read more >>

Singapore Med J (Singapore medical journal)
[2019, 60(3):140-144]

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A prediction tool for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers among surgical patients: Surgical pressure ulcer risk score.

Fazila Aloweni, Shin Yuh Ang, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Nurliyana Agus, Patricia Yong, Meh Meh Goh, Lisa Tucker-Kellogg, Rick Chai Soh,

Surgical patients are prone to developing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU). Therefore, a better prediction tool is needed to predict risk using preoperative data. This study aimed to determine, from previously published HAPU risk factors, which factors are significant among our surgical population and to develop a prediction tool that identifies ... Read more >>

Int Wound J (International wound journal)
[2019, 16(1):164-175]

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Five-year long-term clinical outcome after bariatric metabolic surgery: A multi-ethnic Asian population in Singapore.

Bin C Toh, Weng H Chan, Alvin K H Eng, Eugene K W Lim, Chin H Lim, Kwang W Tham, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Jeremy T H Tan,

Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for morbid obesity and its metabolic related comorbidities; type 2 diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia.1 However, the literature is scarce regarding the long-term outcome after bariatric surgery, especially among multi-ethnic Asian populations. Considering the growing number of bariatric metabolic surgeries in Asia, we have attempted ... Read more >>

Diabetes Obes Metab (Diabetes, obesity & metabolism)
[2018, 20(7):1762-1765]

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Tinea unguium onychomycosis caused by dermatophytes: a ten-year (2005-2014) retrospective study in a tertiary hospital in Singapore.

Shiu Ming Pang, Jonathan Yi Yu Pang, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Ai Ling Tan,

INTRODUCTION:Tinea unguium is a common nail infection. We conducted a retrospective ten-year study of the patient demographics and species distribution of dermatophytes causing tinea unguium in a tertiary hospital from Singapore. METHODS:Results of fungal nail cultures were retrieved from our hospital's microbiology department. Samples from nail scrapings and clippings were ... Read more >>

Singapore Med J (Singapore medical journal)
[2018, 59(10):524-527]

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Incidence and mortality rates of varicella among end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in Singapore General Hospital, a 12-year review.

Chong Yau Ong, Sher Guan Low, Farhad Fakhrudin Vasanwala, Stephanie Mc Fook-Chong, Manish Kaushik, Lian Leng Low,

End stage renal disease (ESRD)/ end stage renal failure (ESRF) is on the rise globally and especially in Singapore. Varicella or chickenpox is not uncommon among adults especially ESRD/ESRF patients. It has been reported to cause complications and even death among immunocompetent adults.A retrospective data collection on patients with varicella ... Read more >>

BMC Infect. Dis. (BMC Infectious Diseases)
[2018, 18(1):118]

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Knowledge and attitudes of Singapore schoolchildren learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator skills.

Phek Hui Jade Kua, Alexander E White, Wai Yee Ng, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Eileen Kai Xin Ng, Yih Yng Ng, Marcus Eng Hock Ong,

INTRODUCTION:Victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests require timely cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early defibrillation. Callers to emergency medical services are asked to provide dispatcher-guided responses until an ambulance arrives. Knowing what to expect in such circumstances should reduce both delay and confusion. METHODS:This study was conducted among schoolchildren aged 11-17 years ... Read more >>

Singapore Med J (Singapore medical journal)
[2018, 59(9):487-499]

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Utility of a Medical Alert Protection System compared to telephone follow-up only for home-alone elderly presenting to the ED - A randomized controlled trial.

Nicholas Wei Rong Ong, Andrew Fu Wah Ho, Bibhas Chakraborty, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Pasupathi Yogeswary, Sherman Lian, Xiaohui Xin, Juliana Poh, Kelvin Koon Yeow Chiew, Marcus Eng Hock Ong,

OBJECTIVE:Medical Alert Protection Systems (MAPS) are a form of assistive technology designed to support independent living in the care of elderly patients in the community. We aimed to investigate the utility of using such a device (eAlert! System) in elderly patients presenting to an Emergency Department (ED). METHODS:Elderly patients presenting ... Read more >>

Am J Emerg Med (The American Journal of Emergency Medicine)
[2018, 36(4):594-601]

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Measuring the effectiveness of a novel CPRcard™ feedback device during simulated chest compressions by non-healthcare workers.

Alexander E White, Han Xian Ng, Wai Yee Ng, Eileen Kai Xin Ng, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Phek Hui Jade Kua, Marcus Eng Hock Ong,

There is a need for a simple-to-use and easy-to-carry CPR feedback device for laypersons. We aimed to determine if a novel CPRcard™ feedback device improved the quality of chest compressions.We compared participants' chest compression rate and depth with and without feedback. Compression data was captured through the CPRcard™ or Resusci ... Read more >>

Singapore Med J (Singapore medical journal)
[2017, 58(7):438-445]

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Comparison of clinical outcomes in diabetic and non-diabetic burns patients in a national burns referral center in Southeast Asia: A 3-year retrospective review; Methodological issues.

Zhao-Kai Low, Wai-Yee Ng, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Bien-Keem Tan, Si-Jack Chong, Jolie Hwee, Sook-Muay Tay,

Burns (Burns)
[2017, 43(6):1368]

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Effect of known history of heart disease on survival outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.

Magdalene Hm Lee, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Win Wah, Sang Do Shin, Tatsuya Nishiuchi, Patrick Chow-In Ko, Ghulam Yasin Naroo, Kwanhathai Darin Wong, Ling Tiah, Apichaya Monsomboon, Fahad J Siddiqui, Marcus Eh Ong, ,

<label>OBJECTIVE</label>We aimed to investigate the effect of known heart disease on post-out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival outcomes, and its association with factors influencing survival.<label>METHODS</label>This was an observational, retrospective study involving an OHCA database from seven Asian countries in 2009-2012. Heart disease was defined as a documented diagnosis of coronary artery ... Read more >>

Emerg Med Australas (Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA)
[2018, 30(1):67-76]

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Embryo transfer day does not affect the initial maternal serum β-hCG levels: A retrospective cohort study.

Mona Dahiya, Karishma Rupani, Su Ling Yu, Stephanie M C Fook-Chong, Diana Chia Siew Fui, Hemashree Rajesh,

The aim of this study is to compare the serum β-hCG values post transfer of a cleavage stage embryo versus a blastocyst stage embryo at equal time intervals post oocyte retrieval (OR) in clinically pregnant patients, and to ascertain a β-hCG value to predict pregnancy outcomes. This is a retrospective ... Read more >>

Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol. (European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology)
[2017, 212:75-79]

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