Adeline M Chuo

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INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in an elderly in-patient population in a restructured hospital. METHODS This was a prospective observational study performed on consecutive patients admitted into a geriatric ward in a restructured hospital in Singapore over a period of 3 months. Thyroid function(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether tight glycemic control is associated with greater risk of hip fractures in individuals being treated for type 2 diabetes mellitus. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS Cases were selected from all individuals with diabetes mellitus admitted between 2005 and 2010 to Changi General Hospital(More)
OBJECTIVES To document the incidence and outcome of urinary incontinence (UI) and urinary retention (UR) during acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation and determine associated clinical variables. METHODS Retrospective case series. RESULTS Eighty-four patients (mean age 44.7 +/- 17.9 years; 66 males, 18 females) with first-ever TBI within 6(More)
INTRODUCTION The Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ) is a brief cognitive screening instrument, which is easy to use by a healthcare worker with little training. However, the validity of this instrument has not been established in Singapore. Thus, the primary aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic performance of SPMSQ for screening(More)
Medical audit is vital to ensure continuous quality assurance and quality improvements. We did a retrospective study to ascertain the adequacy of clinical documentation and the factors hindering early discharge after an acute stroke in a restructured hospital. The medical records of all patients with acute stroke who died or were discharged from a(More)
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