Angelina Lim

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BACKGROUND Postoperative convalescence is mainly determined by the extent and duration of postoperative ileus. This randomized clinical trial evaluated the effects of early oral feeding on functional gastrointestinal recovery and quality of life. METHODS One hundred and twenty-eight patients undergoing elective open colorectal or abdominal vascular(More)
BACKGROUND Uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy is associated with maternal and perinatal hazards. A pharmacist-led intervention directed at improving maternal asthma control, involving multidisciplinary care, education, and regular monitoring to help reduce these risks, was developed and evaluated. METHODS A randomized controlled trial was carried out in(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional surgical management of insulinomas involves an open technique. The laparoscopic approach has advantages in terms of improved postoperative pain and recovery time. This retrospective study evaluated the laparoscopic management of pancreatic insulinomas. METHODS Between December 2000 and March 2007, 23 patients were referred for(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate how pregnant women manage their asthma during pregnancy and factors influencing their behavior. METHODS In-depth interviews (telephone or face-to-face) with a purposive sample of 23 asthmatic women at various stages of pregnancy and with varying severity of asthma. RESULTS Five major themes were discerned relating to health(More)
Amplification and overexpression of the pfmdr1 gene has been associated with mefloquine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum. We have selected for parasites more resistant to mefloquine from P. falciparum FAC8, a clone that has three copies of pfmdr1. The parasite lines derived from this selection were up to threefold more resistant to mefloquine. The(More)
BACKGROUND Poorly controlled asthma can lead to maternal and fetal complications. Despite the known risks of poorly controlled asthma during pregnancy and the need for stepping up therapy when appropriate, there are concerns that management is suboptimal in primary care.Our objective was to investigate the management of asthma during pregnancy by general(More)
BACKGROUND Kisspeptin is a critical hypothalamic regulator of reproductive function. Chronic kisspeptin administration causes profound tachyphylaxis in male monkeys and in women with functional hypothalamic amenorrhea. The pharmacological effects of chronic kisspeptin exposure in healthy women with normal menstrual cycles have not been studied previously.(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the safety of regular preventive asthma medications during pregnancy. DATA SOURCES The following databases were searched from inception to February 2011: Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE and CINAHL Plus. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION The search was limited to human studies published in the English language. Titles(More)
The chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum clone, HB3, was selected for growth in increasing amounts of chloroquine. Increases in the size of chromosome 3 were observed with increased chloroquine selection, with the less chloroquine-sensitive parasites possessing the larger forms of the chromosome. Removal of chloroquine selection resulted in a(More)