Kay Fei Chan

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OBJECTIVE To determine the predictors of hospital length of stay (LOS) of stroke patients at the point of admission. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study. SETTING An acute hospital rehabilitation center in Singapore. PARTICIPANTS Stroke patients (N=491) admitted between March 2005 and December 2006. INTERVENTIONS None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
The objective of the study was to examine the clinical features of lupus patients who present with transverse myelopathy (TM) and ascertain functional outcomes when treated early with high dose corticosteroids and/or cyclophosphamide. Case records of nine patients who developed a total of 14 episodes of TM were retrospectively studied. All the patients were(More)
INTRODUCTION This study determines the extent of, and factors associated with, delayed discharges for stroke patients from inpatient rehabilitation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study utilising medical notes review was conducted at an inpatient rehabilitation centre in Singapore. Acute stroke patients (n = 487) admitted between March 2005(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphomas of T-cell and T/natural killer (T/NK)-cell types rarely involve the larynx. Early symptoms are subtle and nonspecific, and confirmation of the diagnosis is often difficult. Because of the rarity of this disease entity, the optimal management remains controversial. METHODS The case records of patients with the diagnosis of lymphoma(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Previous clinical studies have shown that Neuroaid (MLC 601) may be beneficial in post-stroke rehabilitation. Our aim was to investigate the efficacy of Neuroaid on motor recovery in ischemic stroke patients using rehabilitation endpoints in accordance with the International Conference on Harmonization/Good Clinical Practice(More)
In this prospective study, we surveyed the pain experience of 40 participants during the in-patient rehabilitation period following traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Twenty-eight patients (70% of the study population) had musculoskeletal (MS) pain or neuropathic (NP) pain. Pain responded positively to physical therapy and analgesics. A numerical pain(More)
Intracranial mycotic aneurysm is a rare complication in patients with infective endocarditis occurring in about 2% to 10% of cases. Although the risk of rupture is about 1.7%, it is usually a catastrophic event with a fatality rate of 80%. Neurological deficits secondary to cortical involvement are common, given the frequency of intralobar hemorrhage. We(More)
Fifty-seven young stroke patients (aged 45 years and below) admitted to a rehabilitation centre were assessed for underlying risk factor/aetiology and functional outcome after rehabilitation. The mean age was 37.2 +/- 6.3 years and the mean length of stay in the rehabilitation ward 38.3 +/- 19.9 days. There were 37 (64.9%) haemorrhagic and 20 (35.1%)(More)
  • Kay Fei Chan
  • Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • 1998
Buttock pain was a predominant symptom in a series of patients seen with recalcitrant "backache" in the author's pain clinic which has a musculoskeletal emphasis. Assessment suggested the sacroiliac joint as the culprit pain generator and patients underwent confirmatory testing which included fluoroscopy-guided intra-articular injections of lignocaine and(More)
BACKGROUND Return-to-work (RTW) programmes for injured workers have been prevalent in Western countries with established work injury management policies for decades. In recent years, more Asian countries have started to develop RTW programmes in the absence of work injury management policies. However, few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of RTW(More)