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The hidden danger in Potassium

Headline:

钾盐 --隐藏的危机 (The hidden danger in Potassium)

Dr Alfred Kow, Senior Consultant, Div of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, USC and NUCOT, NUH, shares a story of a patient who underwent a gall bladder surgery. Post-surgery, he had an overdose of durians which he was not supposed to. This resulted in a high level of potassium in his blood stream which could lead to complications and death. Fortunately, the patient sought treatment early and was saved.

 

Source:

Lianhe Wanbao, Page 12

Date:

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Coverage:

Local, NUH

Tone:

Positive

Remarks:

Facilitated by NUH Corporate Communications

 

 

Cancer Survivorship Programmes brings cancer patients in remission back to the community for follow-ups

Headline:

癌症生存者护理计划 转介癌症康复者回到社区复诊

A news report on the Cancer Survivorship Programme at NCIS, which allows cancer patients who have been in remission for five years to do their follow-ups at affiliated family clinics or polyclinics.

Dr. Chan Ching Wan, Senior Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology (Breast Surgery), NCIS, is the programme lead for the Cancer Survivorship Programme (Breast Cancer). Due to the increase in the number of cancer patients yearly, the programme helps ease the load on the hospitals. Clinic doctors are also briefed on what situations they have to look out for.  

Mdm Lee, a patient of Dr. Chan, who is part of the Cancer Survivorship Programme, says that going to the polyclinic for follow-up reduces her burden.

Source:

Channel 8 News (6:30pm, 10pm)
https://www.8world.com/news/singapore/article/cancer-institute-survivorship-care-777126

Date:

Friday, 15 March 2019

Coverage:

Local, NCIS

Tone:

Positive

Remarks:

Facilitated by NUHS and NCIS Communications

 

Doc Talk: Skipping meals, stress can lead to stomach ulcers

活体肝脏移植 应注意哪些事项?

Headline:

Doc Talk: Skipping meals, stress can lead to stomach ulcers

Dr Sujith Wijerathne, associate consultant at the General Surgery services of Alexandra Hospital and the Minimally Invasive Surgical Centre of National University Hospital shares his experience of treating a patient for peptic ulcer disease (PUD).

Ms Lee, 43, was suffering from severe abdominal pain and had gone into septic shock and had to undergo a two-hour keyhole operation to repair a 1cm hole in her duodenum.

While Ms Lee’s case was an extreme one, he adds that he has seen more young working adults skipping meals or eating irregularly which could lead to PUD in the long run. He advises those suffering from PUD to quit smoking and drinking, have regular mealtimes and modify their lifestyles to reduce stress.

Source:

The Straits Times, Page D3
https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/doc-talk-skipping-meals-stress-can-lead-to-stomach-ulcers

Date:

Monday, 4 March 2019

Coverage:

Local, AH

Tone:

Neutral

Remarks:

Initiated by AH Strategic Communications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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