Learn More
Patients with low bone mineral density (BMD) have a high risk of future fractures, and should be actively considered for treatment to reduce their risk. However, BMD measurements are not widely available in some communities, because of cost and lack of equipment. Simple questionnaires have been designed to help target high-risk women for BMD measurements,(More)
Three patients who developed symptomatic, autoimmune-mediated thyroid dysfunction during treatment with interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) for chronic active hepatitis C with liver cirrhosis, age-related macular degeneration with foveal involvement, and chronic myelogenous leukemia, respectively, are described. The first two patients developed autoimmune(More)
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) management varies across Asia due to disparities in affluence and healthcare provision. We surveyed CML management practice at 33 hospitals in 14 countries/regions to identify treatment challenges and opportunities for harmonization. Patients were generally treated according to international guidelines; however, tyrosine(More)
A prospective, cohort study of 75 consecutive patients requiring management in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) of the Singapore General Hospital was carried out over a five-month period to determine thyroid and adrenocortical profiles and evaluate their use in predicting patient outcome. Up to 88% of patients had at least one abnormal thyroid(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted two parallel phase II trials in chemonaïve and previously treated patients with metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) to evaluate the tumour response, progression-free and overall survival, and toxicity of gemcitabine. PATIENTS AND METHODS Gemcitabine 1250 mg/m2 was given on days 1 and 8 of a 21-day cycle. Patients with an(More)
In this population-based study, we determined the incidence rates of hip fracture among Singapore residents aged 50 years and above. Information was obtained from a centralized database system which captured admissions with the primary diagnosis of a closed hip fracture (ICD-9 codes 820, 820.0, 820.2 and 820.8, n= 12 927) from all health care establishments(More)
We report the outcome of 13 patients with advanced malignancies who underwent nonmyeloablative conditioning therapy followed by infusion of partially matched unrelated cord blood cells. The median age of these patients was 49 years, and their median weight was 65.7 kg. The median nucleated cell dose infused was 2.07 x 10(7)/kg. Eight of the 13 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with hematological malignancies in the setting of profound neutropenia and/or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Early diagnosis and therapy has been shown to improve outcomes, but reaching a definitive diagnosis quickly can be problematic.(More)
Haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) provides an opportunity for nearly all patients to benefit from HSCT when a human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genotypically matched sibling is not available. Initial results with the use of mismatched allografts led to limited enthusiasm because of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and infectious(More)