title={AT HOME},
  author={Sun Sun Lim},
  journal={A Guide to Scenes of Daily Life on Athenian Vases},
  • S. S. Lim
  • Published 11 September 2018
  • A Guide to Scenes of Daily Life on Athenian Vases
This chapter focuses on transcendent parenting practices and young people’s lives in the home setting in Singapore. It discusses how parents perceive their multifaceted roles as principal nurturers, disciplinarians, teachers, friends, counsellors, advocates, and even managers of their children to ensure that their children have the best material conditions and socioemotional support at home to help them thrive in their academic pursuits to attain future social mobility, security, and comfort… 



Nocturnal asthma monitoring by chest wall electromyography

Nocturnal respiratory effort is increased in those with asthma and neural respiratory drive is more variable in patients with poorly controlled asthma and measuring the EMGpara offers a method to monitor asthma breath-by-breath while subjects are asleep, which could be adapted for home use.

Mechanical advantage of the human parasternal intercostal and triangularis sterni muscles

The parasternal intercostals in man have an inspiratory action on the lung whereas the triangularis sterni has an expiratory action, and the important fact that the pressure‐generating ability of both muscles is substantially smaller than in the dog is established.

Clinical review: Patient-ventilator interaction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

This paper attempts to summarize the various key issues of patient-ventilator interaction during pressure support ventilation, the most often used partial ventilatory support mode, and to draw clinicians' attention to the need for sufficient knowledge when setting the ventilator at the bedside, given the often conflicting goals that must be met.

How Often Does Patient-Ventilator Asynchrony Occur and What Are the Consequences?

It is now evident that the interaction between patient and ventilator is frequently suboptimal and that patient-ventilator asynchrony is common and associated with adverse effects, including higher/wasted work of breathing, patient discomfort, increased need for sedation, confusion during the weaning process and possibly higher mortality.

Reproducibility and responsiveness of a noninvasive EMG technique of the respiratory muscles in COPD patients and in healthy subjects.

The present study showed that the EMG technique is a reproducible and sensitive technique to assess breathing patterns in COPD patients and healthy subjects.

Neural respiratory drive, pulmonary mechanics and breathlessness in patients with cystic fibrosis

Background Neural respiratory drive (NRD) measured from the diaphragm electromyogram (EMGdi) reflects the load/capacity balance of the respiratory muscle pump and is a marker of lung disease

Neural respiratory drive measured during inspiratory threshold loading and acute hypercapnia in healthy individuals

The sEMGpara%max provides a non‐invasive alternative to EMGdi%max recorded using an invasive oesophageal electrode catheter for the quantification of NRD, demonstrating that these two measures ofNRD are not interchangeable.

Neural respiratory drive in healthy subjects and in COPD

Levels of neural respiratory drive were higher in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients than healthy subjects, and related to disease severity, and associated with disease severity.

Efficacy of ventilator waveforms observation in detecting patient–ventilator asynchrony*

The ability of intensive care unit physicians to recognize patient–ventilator asynchronies was overall quite low and decreased at higher prevalence; expertise significantly increased sensitivity for breath-by-breath analysis, whereas it only produced a trend toward improvement for report analysis.