Gerald Seng Wee Chua

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PURPOSE The majority of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) present at an advanced clinical stage, when surgery is not a recommended therapeutic option. In such cases, tissues for molecular research are usually limited to the low-volume samples obtained at the time of diagnosis, usually via fine-needle aspiration (FNA). We tested the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Patients with community-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) pneumonia have been reported from subtropical countries. We investigated the epidemiology, clinical and microbiological characteristics of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) due to AB in Singapore. METHOD A retrospective case series was performed over a 21-month period(More)
BACKGROUND Transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) has been shown to be useful not only for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer, its most widely studied indication, but also for many of other clinical indications. Despite this, it remains largely underutilized, mainly because of concerns with poor yield, safety, lack of experience of the(More)
There is relatively less literature available on in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) as opposed to that of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Although IHCA and OHCA patients may differ at baseline, they share similar factors that are associated with survival. Important variables need to be standardised for reporting. Principles such as the 'chain of(More)
INTRODUCTION The treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) involves different care providers across care sites. This fragmentation of care increases the morbidity and mortality burden, as well as acute health services use. The COPD-Integrated Care Pathway (ICP) was designed and implemented to integrate the care across different sites from(More)
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