Su Yin Lau

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AIM This study assessed medication use patterns and polypharmacy in patients who were admitted through an acute assessment unit (AAU) and stratified results according to patient age. This study also examined risk factors associated with polypharmacy and consequences of polypharmacy, namely prescription writing errors, drug-drug interaction and geriatric(More)
Patients with acute adrenal insufficiency may have musculoskeletal symptoms including flexion contractures, myopathy and hyperkalaemic neuromyopathy. However, the association between rhabdomyolysis and acute adrenal insufficiency is extremely rare and has only been reported infrequently in the literature. Hyponatraemia is often present in association with(More)
Endogenous endophthalmitis is a rare ocular infection affecting the vitreous and/or aqueous humours. It is associated with poor visual prognosis and its commonest endogenous aetiology is infective endocarditis. The causative organisms of endogenous endophthalmitis complicating endocarditis are mainly Group A or B streptococci. The identification of Group C(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to evaluate patients' demographics, patterns of presentation and outcomes of admissions with severe hyponatremia and other electrolyte disturbances that are related to indapamide. METHODS Patients with severe indapamide-related hyponatremia (defined as serum sodium <125 mmol/L) admitted to the Department of General(More)
Elevated creatine kinase (hyper-CKemia) has been observed in small number of patients with hyponatremia. This study evaluated the features and outcomes of patients admitted with hyponatremia complicated by hyper-CKemia. Patients admitted with hyponatremia and concurrently found to have elevated creatine kinase (CK) of above 375 IU/L (male) or 225 IU/L(More)
Electrolyte and acid-base disorders are commonly encountered adverse effects of various diuretic agents, which are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality especially in elderly patients. Diuretic use is associated with hyponatraemia, hypernatraemia, hypokalaemia, hyperkalaemia, hyperuricaemia and alterations in magnesium, calcium, phosphate and(More)
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