Nien Yue Koh

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INTRODUCTION Minimising polypharmacy is important A study was done to see if this was achievable in patients under palliative care and compares the types of drugs used before and after referral. METHOD Medication charts of 345 patients seen in June to August 2000 in hospital-based palliative consultation service, home care and hospice, were reviewed. The(More)
INTRODUCTION We aimed to create a definition of neurophobia, and determine its prevalence and educational risk factors amongst medical students and junior doctors in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS We surveyed medical students and junior doctors in a general hospital using electronic and paper questionnaires. We asked about knowledge, interest, perceived(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine, using the perspective of a hospital-based palliative care service (PCS), the spiritual and psychosocial impact of a novel and potentially fatal viral epidemic on patients, their families and health care workers. DESIGN Qualitative study using semi-structured interviews. The data were analysed using the constant comparative method(More)
A 68-year-old man with no cardiovascular risk factors was admitted with a stroke because of multiple brain infarcts in different vascular territories. He required mechanical ventilation for hypoxia as a result of aspiration pneumonia. Subsequent recovery was hindered by episodic, unexplained hypoxia. Investigations excluded pulmonary embolism, pulmonary(More)
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