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The difference in breast cancer incidence and prognosis between ethnic groups seeks an explanation. We have recently shown that Swedish women are two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer compared with Singaporean women. In the present paper, we compare breast cancer survival in the two countries. We compared the survival of 10,287(More)
BACKGROUND Joint effects of mammographic density and other risk factors on breast cancer risk remain unclear. METHODS From The Singapore Breast Screening Project, we selected 491 cases and 982 controls. Mammographic density was measured quantitatively. Data analysis was by conditional logistic regression. RESULTS Density was a significant risk factor,(More)
OBJECTIVES Lead and homocysteine are both linked to cardiovascular disease. With this in mind, the authors evaluated the relation between blood lead and homocysteine in people aged 19-66 years in two Asian populations. METHODS This cross-sectional study comprised 183 workers from a lead stabiliser factory in Singapore and 323 workers from a battery(More)
In this review, we examine the trends in cancer incidence, mortality and survival in the last decade, using published data from the Singapore Cancer Registry in the period 1998 to 2009. While overall cancer incidences have remained stable, overall cancer mortality rates have declined for both genders. Thus, it is not surprising that there was an improvement(More)
INTRODUCTION This paper examines the incidence, mortality and survival patterns among all Chinese residents with prostate cancer reported to the Singapore Cancer Registry in Singapore from 1968 to 2002 by metastatic staging. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a retrospective population-based study including all prostate cancer cases aged over 20 reported to(More)
OBJECTIVES There are conflicting data on the relationship between the time of symptom onset during the 24-hour cycle (circadian dependence) and infarct size in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Moreover, the impact of this circadian pattern of infarct size on clinical outcomes is unknown. We sought to study the circadian dependence of infarct size(More)
We report two cases of penile strangulation that presented to our emergency department. In the first case, a 60-year-old man, the object of strangulation was a metallic ring that was extricated using an orthopaedic cutter in the operating theatre. The patient recovered uneventfully. In the second case, a 77-year-old man, the object of strangulation was a(More)
From 1968 to 2002, Singapore experienced an almost four-fold increase in prostate cancer incidence. This paper examines the incidence, mortality and survival patterns for prostate cancer among all residents in Singapore from 1968 to 2002. This is a retrospective population-based cohort study including all prostate cancer cases aged over 20 (n = 3613)(More)
BACKGROUND The growing demand for inpatient beds in Singapore has led Tan Tock Seng Hospital to set up an observation medicine unit where patients are monitored and discharged within a 24-h period. METHODS Using the Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospital Survey, this descriptive study examines the satisfaction levels of(More)
OBJECTIVE(S) To explore the use of competing risk (CR) as compared to the commonly used Kaplan-Meier (KM) methodology in estimating the cumulative live-birth rate (CLBR) after IVF Treatment in a context of high dropout rates and informative censoring. STUDY DESIGN We compare the KM and CR methodologies for estimating 2-year CLBR in a retrospective cohort(More)