Weiliang Chua

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BACKGROUND A consensus has emerged that angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin-II receptor blockers (ARBs) have specific renoprotective effects. Guidelines specify that these are the drugs of choice for the treatment of hypertension in patients with renal disease. We sought to determine to what extent this consensus is supported by(More)
PURPOSE To compare early versus late flap coverage for open tibial fractures. METHODS Medical records of 83 men and 6 women (mean age, 38 years) who underwent fixation for open tibial fractures (Gustilo grades IIIB and IIIC) followed by flap coverage within (n=30) or after (n=59) 72 hours were reviewed. All fractures were treated within 24 hours. Outcome(More)
The study compared paper-based and electronic-based medical handover with respect to quality of information transfer during hospital out-of-hours shifts, and analysed the caseload burden of the hospital night team. The participants were 1645 hospital patients transferred from the day team to the out-of-hours team over four months in 2006. Quality of(More)
INTRODUCTION Open fractures of the tibia pose a challenge to orthopaedic and plastic surgeons. A retrospective observational review was conducted to evaluate the epidemiological factors and fracture outcomes in the Singapore context. METHODS A nine-year period of open tibial shaft fractures presenting to our institution was reviewed. Demographic and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the medium-term outcomes of total hip replacement (THR) using a thin highly cross-linked polyethylene (HXLPE) liner in an Asian population. METHODS Medical records of 20 men and 44 women aged 26 to 80 (mean, 59) years who underwent 80 THRs using a thin HXLPE liner by a single surgeon were reviewed. Indications for THR included(More)
Internal jugular vein saccular aneurysms are rare. Surgical management is indicated when there is a risk of rupture. We recommend a hybrid procedure combining endovascular and open techniques. We report the case of a 77-year-old female patient with a saccular aneurysm of the internal jugular vein, which was excised with combined endovascular and vascular(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Chemothromboprophylaxis for hip fracture surgery has been under-practiced in Asia. We investigate the postoperative incidence of venous thrombotic events (VTE) in elderly Asian patients with hip fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients over 60 years old with surgically treated hip fractures were reviewed. All patients followed a hip(More)
INTRODUCTION How many orthopods does it take to change a light bulb? One - to refer to the medics for 'Darkness ?Cause'. Additionally, anaesthetists and surgeons often disagree on the estimated blood loss during surgery and the estimated procedure duration. We designed this study to compare the ability of orthopaedic surgeons and anaesthetists in: (a)(More)
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