Boon Wee Teo

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BACKGROUND Hypophosphatemia is common in critically ill patients and has been associated with generalized muscle weakness, ventilatory failure and myocardial dysfunction. Continuous renal replacement therapy causes phosphate depletion, particularly with prolonged and intensive therapy. In a prospective observational cohort of critically ill patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical practice guidelines recommend using equations for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) management and research. The MDRD (Modification of Diet in Renal Disease) Study and CKD-EPI (CKD Epidemiology Collaboration) equations originally were derived from a North American population and had an ethnic(More)
Asian chronic kidney disease best practice recommendations: Positional statements for early detection of chronic kidney disease from Asian Forum for Chronic Kidney Disease Initiatives (AFCKDI)nep_1503 633..641 PHILIP KAM-TAO LI, KAI MING CHOW, SEIICHI MATSUO, CHIH WEI YANG, VIVEKANAND JHA, GAVIN BECKER, NAN CHEN, SANJIB KUMAR SHARMA, ANUTRA CHITTINANDANA,(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies postulate that end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients dialyzed with central venous catheters (CVC) have poorer outcomes compared to patients using arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) or arteriovenous grafts (AVG). Clinical practice guidelines should obviate these differences if access was not important. This study compared clinical(More)
INTRODUCTION The increasing prevalence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is an important public health issue due to the high costs of kidney replacement therapies. We examined the impact of ethnicity and other factors in ESRD management and hospitalisation in a multiracial Asian population in the fi rst year after diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We(More)
Gemella morbillorum is part of the commensal flora of the upper respiratory tract, intestinal tract and genitourinary tract. On rare occasions, it causes endocarditis. We report a 67-year-old Chinese man with end-stage renal disease on maintenance intermittent haemodialysis, who developed Gemella morbillorum endocarditis complicated by severe aortic and(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are major health problems. Urinary biomarkers have both diagnostic and prognostic utility in AKI and CKD. However, how biomarker excretion rates should be reported, especially whether they should be normalised to urinary creatinine concentration (uCr), is controversial. Some studies suggest that(More)
PURPOSE Accurate assessment of kidney function is critical to evaluate living kidney donors. Direct glomerular filtration rate measurement using isotopes is currently the gold standard but it is complex and costly. We evaluated the performance of surrogate markers of the glomerular filtration rate in living kidney donors by comparing direct measurement of(More)
INTRODUCTION Clinical practice guidelines recommend using creatinine-based equations to estimate glomerular filtration rates (GFRs). While these equations were formulated for Caucasian-American populations and have adjustment coefficients for African-American populations, they are not validated for other ethnicities. The Chronic Kidney Disease-Epidemiology(More)