Ai Zhen Jin

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AIMS To describe the place of death for patients with cancer in Singapore from 2000 to 2009, and determinants of death at home and in in-patient hospice compared to death in hospital. METHOD Cross-sectional analysis of all patients registered with the Singapore Cancer Registry who had died in the study period (N=52120). Places of death were grouped as(More)
Few studies have examined the association between body mass index (BMI: kg/m(2)) and pancreatic cancer risk in Asian populations. We examined this relationship in 51,251 Chinese men and women aged 45-74 who enrolled between 1993 and 1998 in the population based, prospective Singapore Chinese Health Study. Data were collected through in-person interviews. By(More)
INTRODUCTION A retrospective observational study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of CervicalScreen Singapore (CSS), a National Cervical Cancer Screening Programme. METHODS National trends on incidence, mortality of cervical cancer and carcinoma in situ of the cervix before and after the launch of CSS were examined. Linear regression was used(More)
The current-voltage (I-V) characteristics and electrical resistivity of isolated potassium manganese oxide (K(0.27)MnO(2)·0.5H(2)O) nanowires prepared by a simple hydrothermal method were investigated over a wide temperature range from 300 to 4 K. With lowering temperature, a transition from linear to nonlinear I-V curves was observed around 50 K, and a(More)
BACKGROUND In 1985 we reported that 11% of a cohort of 151 patients with IgA nephritis (IgAN) had developed end-stage renal disease (ESRD) after a follow-up period of 5 years. 15 years later, 35% had developed ESRD. METHODS We retrieved 125 stored renal biopsy paraffin blocks of the original cohort. From these, 102 patients were included in the present(More)
INTRODUCTION The prognostic impact of QT interval prolongation has not been well studied in healthy Asians. We investigated the association between the QT interval with mortality and cardiovascular events in a healthy Southeast Asian population. METHODS The QT interval corrected for heart rate using the Bazett's formula (QTc) was measured in 2536 (825(More)
BACKGROUND Oral isotretinoin is effective for acne vulgaris but concerns remain regarding its adverse effects. OBJECTIVES This study aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of isotretinoin for acne vulgaris in Asian patients. METHODS We conducted a 4-year retrospective study on all patients with acne vulgaris treated with isotretinoin, between January(More)
BACKGROUND The benefit of early dialysis initiation remains controversial with a paucity of data in Asians. Therefore, we undertook this study to investigate the association between timing of initiation of dialysis and mortality in Singapore. METHODS The study used data from the Singapore Renal Registry database on 3286 patients with incident end-stage(More)
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