Lynette Lin Ean Oon

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BACKGROUND Active surveillance testing (AST) and decontamination strategies (DS) using a topical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cleansing agent was introduced in July 2007 in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) and a surgical ICU (SICU) of a tertiary care hospital to reduce the incidence of MRSA infection. METHODS Data on ICU(More)
BACKGROUND Influenza can produce significant complications in immunocompromised persons. METHODS We studied the effects of the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 (pH1N1) infection on solid organ transplant recipients in our hospital, with emphasis on clinical information, duration of viral culture positivity, polymerase chain reaction positivity, effects of oseltamivir(More)
This study reports the prevalence and risk factors of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in healthy women in Singapore. Demography, education, sexual and reproductive history and cigarette smoking habits were obtained from a cross-sectional population of healthy women and girls aged above 12 years of age. Cervical or vaginal cytology samples were(More)
We describe a patient with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) whose clinical symptoms were masked by Escherichia coli bacteremia. SARS developed in a cluster of healthcare workers who had contact with this patient. SARS was diagnosed when a chest infiltrate developed and when the patient's brother was hospitalized with acute respiratory failure. We(More)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV). In a longitudinal cross-sectional study, we determined the prevalence of virus in bodily excretions and time of seroconversion in discharged patients with SARS. Conjunctival, throat, stool, and urine specimens were collected weekly from 64 patients and tested for SARS-CoV(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory virus infection (RVI) is a prevalent infection in patients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) and can result in significant morbidity and mortality. Ability to assess the potential severity of RVI is important in the management of such patients. METHODS We reviewed the cases of RVI in allo-HSCT(More)
We describe a review of human adenovirus (HAdV) infections occurring among adults in a tertiary hospital in Singapore from February to May 2013. A similar increase in cases was observed among children and military personnel during the same time period. The majority of isolates were identified as HAdV-7, likely an emerging pathogen in Asia.
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections are associated with morbidity and mortality. We aimed to describe the epidemiology, risk factors and outcomes of CMV infection among patients with glomerulonephritis (GN) who received potent immunosuppressants (IS). METHODS Single-centre retrospective study of adults with biopsy-proven GN prescribed(More)
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