Stella C. Chia

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AIM OF STUDY To perform a retrospective study, with the help of literature review, of the management of patients with pyogenic liver abscess in a general hospital. METHOD A retrospective study of 73 consecutive patients treated atTanTock Seng Hospital between January 1994 and December 1997 was conducted to determine the demographic, clinical, laboratory,(More)
Over a period of 3 months, 85 patients who underwent gastroscopy had antral biopsy taken for Clotest, histology and/or culture for Helicobacter pylori (HP). The sensitivity and specificity of Clotest were found to be 77% and 96% respectively with negative predictive value of 63% and positive predictive value of 98%. Ninety-two percent of the positive(More)
Of 460 patients with peptic ulcer disease seen over a 30-month period, there were 174 elderly patients (defined as > or = 60 years old), constituting 38%. In this group of elderly, gastric ulcers (GU) were observed more frequently than duodenal ulcers (DU) with a ratio of 1.6:1 and the male to female ratio was 1.7:1. In patients < 60 years old, there were(More)
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) is a widely-recognised complication of solid organ transplants with a myriad of clinical presentations. We report a 56-year-old Chinese woman who developed PTLD 17 years after a renal transplant. She initially presented with constitutional symptoms, and a diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was(More)
With a rich fare of localized content, but limited regional media outlet channels, mobile content generates new business opportunities for Media News, a small media company with considerable growth potential. Two business models are considered: partnering with wireless service providers and strategic alliances with mobile content syndicators. First, the(More)
This study examines portrayals of cosmetic surgery on YouTube, where we found a substantial number of cosmetic surgery videos. Most of the videos came from cosmetic surgeons who appeared to be aggressively using social media in their practices. Except for videos that explained cosmetic surgery procedures, most videos in our sample emphasized the benefits of(More)
  • S C Chia
  • Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • 1989
The Vitreo-Retinal Service in the past 2 years enjoyed a high level of success in managing retinal detachments arising from macular holes. There was only one recorded failure. Twelve eyes in 11 patients were subjected to various modalities of treatment. This ranged from single out-patient laser photocoagulation to conventional sling procedure and ultimately(More)