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INTRODUCTION To determine the incidence, risk factors and need for surgery for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) among very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective study of all VLBW infants managed by the department over 14 years, from 1988 to 2001. Preterm infants were examined according to the Royal College of(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence, clinical spectrum and outcome of very low birthweight (VLBW) infants with chronic lung disease (CLD), and evaluate associated factors. METHODOLOGY Retrospective review of 265 VLBW infants managed in the NICU from January 1988 to December 1992. RESULTS The overall neonatal survival rate for VLBW infants was 83%.(More)
Limited evidence is available on the safety and efficacy of anticoagulants in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with concomitant hypertension. We investigated the safety and efficacy of 476 consecutive anticoagulated Chinese outpatients with non-valvular AF and hypertension. Occurrence of ischaemic stroke and major bleeding, and international(More)
INTRODUCTION To describe the characteristics, the immediate and short-term outcome and predictors of mortality in normal-birth-weight (NBW) infants admitted to a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 137 consecutive NBW infants admitted to the NICU of the(More)
AIM Early diagnosis of sepsis in the neonate is often difficult because symptoms and signs are usually non-specific. A study was conducted to evaluate C-reactive protein (CRP) as a screening tool for neonatal sepsis among very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. METHODS The study population consisted of 70 VLBW infants suspected of sepsis. Sepsis was(More)
We report a case of Pallister-Killian syndrome in a term female infant. Antenatal ultrasound showed left diaphragmatic hernia and polyhydramnios. She was ventilated from birth and the diaphragm defect repaired on day 5. She had dysmorphic features, including median cleft palate, patchy frontotemporal alopecia, hypopigmented skin whorls, and bilateral(More)
AIM OF STUDY To review the incidence, morbidity and mortality of Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS). To identify possible predictors of MAS in newborns with thick meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) at delivery. METHODOLOGY Case records of babies with MSAF delivered in Singapore General Hospital from 1.1.1991 to 31.12.1993 were studied retrospectively.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the immediate effect of caudal glide translational mobilization on the range of motion (ROM) of passive glenohumeral abduction with a fresh cadaver model to simulate the mobilization movement performed by a physical therapist treating patients with glenohumeral hypomobility. DESIGN Mechanical simulation of caudal glide(More)