Beng Hea Tey

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The prevalence of hepatitis B infection among 71 patients in an adult psychiatric hospital was determined by testing for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), its antibody (anti-HBs) and antibody against hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc). The results showed 12.7 per cent positive for HBsAg, 63.4 per cent positive for anti-HBs and 69 per cent positive for(More)
We present the first reported case of Aspergillus vertebral osteomyelitis and epidural abscess in Singapore in a 50-year-old man with post-tuberculous bronchiectasis. The patient presented with acute urinary retention and flaccid paraplegia. Despite surgical debridement and treatment with voriconazole, the patient developed multiorgan failure and died two(More)
A 58-year-old Chinese man presented with a three-week history of fever. He had a background history of rheumatic heart disease, hypertension, and thalassaemia. He was found to have infective endocarditis of the aortic valve due to Streptococcus gallolyticus. During the hospital stay, he developed a few episodes of haematochaezia and was subsequently found(More)
A rare case of septicaemia and endocarditis due to Corynebacterium diphtheriae is presented. The patient had underlying congenital heart disease and died despite high-dose penicillin therapy. The implications for diagnosis and identification and some public health issues brought to the fore by the case are discussed.
Three patients who developed autoimmune disease after mammoplasty are described. One had features similar to systemic scleroderma, one was similar to systemic lupus erythematosus whilst the 3rd has features of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. All 3 patients had augmentation mammoplasty 5-25 years prior to development of autoimmune disease. A possible(More)
The body responds to stress, e.g. during infections or acute illnesses, by a variety of neurohormonal mechanisms. Some of these physiological responses sometimes lead to an elevation of the blood sugar level (BSL). BSL is a biochemical parameter which is readily and rapidly assayed. The aim of our study was to determine whether the glycaemic state of(More)
Diabetics form a significant proportion of patients requiring admission to medical units in Singapore. We conducted a cross-sectional study of all diabetic patients admitted to Alexandra Hospital over a two-month period (1 September 1990 to 31 October 1990). One hundred and thirty-five patients (57 males, 78 females) were entered into the study. The(More)
Methanol is a common ingredient in many household products and intoxication can arise easily from inadvertent exposure through ingestion, inhalation or percutaneous absorption. We analysed ten cases of methanol poisoning who presented with visual, neurological and gastrointestinal symptoms, of whom one died and nine were successfully detoxified with ethanol(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aims to evaluate the incidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) in severely obese Asians and to study the impact of weight loss on OSA. MATERIALS AND METHODS We report the results of routine preoperative Polysomnograms in 350 Asian patients undergoing bariatric surgery in our institute. Polysomnograms were repeated in 75 randomly(More)
We report a Chinese patient with the complete form of pachydermoperiostosis. He presented with typical features consisting of palmoplantar hyperhidrosis, clubbing with spade-like enlargement of the hands and feet, cutis verticis gyrata, thickening and furrowing of the facial and forehead skin, and irregular thickening of the cortical bone with subperiosteal(More)