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What to take note of in a donor transplant

活体肝脏移植 应注意哪些事项?

Headline:

活体肝脏移植 应注意哪些事项?(What to take note of in a living donor liver transplant)
 A/Prof Iyer Shridhar (Senior Consultant, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation) explains that the best option for a liver transplant is to get an organ from a deceased or brain dead donor after being placed on the waiting list. He emphasises that in situations where living donor transplant is an option, caregivers should speak to doctors in the transplant team. He also states the requirements of a potential living liver donor. 

Source:

Lianhe Zaobao, zbLOHAS, Page 2

Date:

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Coverage:

Local, NUH

Tone:

Positive

Remarks:

Initiated by NUH Corporate Communications

活体肝脏移植 应注意哪些事项?

由于肝脏是可再生器官,一些捐献者对于切除一部分的肝脏来进行活体肝脏移植并不是十分抗拒。国大医院器官移植中心高级顾问医生史瑞达副教授指出,人们对于肝脏移植手术不能过于轻率。
肝脏一旦响起警钟,出现肝硬化、肝脏衰竭等情况而急需肝脏移植,人们在情急之下马上想到的或许是在社交网络上寻找适合的器官捐献者。
由于肝脏是可再生器官,一些捐献者对于切除一部分的肝脏来进行活体肝脏移植并不是十分抗拒。这是因为考虑到身体可以容许约70%的肝脏被切除,而在数周后,缺损的肝脏会再生修复至手术前的水平。
然而,国大医院器官移植中心高级顾问医生史瑞达副教授指出,人们对于肝脏移植手术不能过于轻率。若病患没正确的医学意识,在寻找相配的器官时,没有透露完整确切的信息,反而会让见义勇为的捐献者受到连累。

应通过医院寻找适合肝脏

史瑞达副教授告诉联合早报记者,需要肝脏移植的病患最先考虑的应该是通过医院,从已故的器官捐献者名单中寻找适合移植的肝脏。但若患者属于急性肝脏衰竭,而适合的器官又迟迟无法找到,医生才会建议寻找活体器官捐献者。
史瑞达副教授指出,虽然患者的家属可以选择自行在网上寻找适合的器官捐献者,但在发布相关讯息时却未必完整,有时甚至会偏离事实,“我们如今在社交平台上看到越来越多志愿性质的捐献者,在网络上响应器官捐献的号召。但这也会引起一些道德问题。”
虽然移植手术对患者来说是福音,但捐献者也的确需要承担一部分的健康风险。有研究显示,因捐赠肝脏手术而死亡的概率只有0.4%,但在手术后罹患并发症的概率却高达40%,其中常见的并发症包括胆汁泄漏、细菌感染以及切口性疝气(incisional hernia)等等。
史瑞达副教授说:“我建议患者的家属与执行移植手术的医生团队保持沟通。在最理想的情况下,器官捐献者应当与患者有血缘关系或是有深厚的感情,在完全自愿的情况下捐献器官。但如果公众对于遗体器官捐赠的意识能有所提高,我们将可以有效地加以利用,从而减少活体捐献的需求。”
作为一名适合的肝脏捐献者,年龄须在21岁和55岁之间,确保血型相匹配,并且没有其他病症。年龄会在一定程度上影响肝脏的功能,若患者的年龄过高,肝脏移植后也会更容易出现并发症。
体重也十分关键,史瑞达副教授指出,人的肝脏大小与体重有直接的关系,一名50公斤的捐献者未必能为80公斤的患者提供足够的肝脏移植。此外,若捐献者是超重体质,则更有可能患有脂肪肝,为手术带来更多风险。

部分病患不适合肝脏移植

史瑞达副教授解释说,进行肝脏移植手术是有前提的。一般来说,当患者出现肝硬化,或者由于乙型肝炎、丙型肝炎、酒精性或非酒精性脂性肝炎、新陈代谢失调以及自身免疫性肝炎导致肝脏衰竭,医生才会建议患者施行肝脏移植手术。
一些常见的肝脏衰竭症状包括黄疸、疲倦,由于体内积水而导致的腹胀,另外,也可能出现吐血、情绪紊乱等症状。
然而并不是每个病患都适合进行肝脏移植手术。史瑞达副教授指出,身体患有严重心脏或肺部疾病的患者将不适合进行大型手术。若患者长期嗜酒或滥用药物,也会导致肝脏移植手术失败。此外,若患有肝癌而癌细胞已经扩散至肝脏以外,移植手术也将无济于事。医生为了预防器官排斥的情况出现,会在移植手术中为患者注射免疫抑制剂,而若患者有癌症或任何细菌感染,都会因此加剧病情。
因此,在考虑肝脏移植手术前,患者首先应完成彻底的身体检查,包括一系列的验血检测,检查体内是否有病菌感染或癌症,并验证器官系统是否足够有力能顶住手术的强度。
患者在移植手术后的两至三个星期内也需要留院观察,大约在两至三个月时间内将能够彻底康复。这段期间,无论是患者或捐献者都不能饮用任何酒精饮品,所有的饮食也都应该先向医生咨询。患者也须避免食用其他非处方药或草药,用餐时也应避免生食。

 

 

 

NUH offers safer prostate cancer check

 

 

Headline:

NUH offers safer prostate cancer check

Dr Lincoln Tan (Consultant, Department of Urology and Director of Urologic Oncology) explains that the newly-introduced transperineal prostate biopsy has an almost zero risk of serious infection, unlike the standard transrectal method which carries a 3 per cent risk. The article also mentions that NUH is the first Southeast Asian hospital to offer this low-risk biopsy done using local anaesthesia.

Source:

The Straits Times, Page B6

Date:

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Coverage:

Local, NUH

Tone:

Positive

Remarks:

Initiated by NUH Corporate Communications

 

 

Headline:

国大医院引进改良技术 降低前列腺活检感染风险 (NUH introduces improved technique to reduce risk of infections for prostate cancer biopsies)
Dr Lincoln Tan (Consultant, Department of Urology and Director of Urologic Oncology) explains how the newly-introduced transperineal prostate biopsy is a safer method compared to the standard transrectal prostate biopsy. The article also mentions that NUH is the first Southeast Asian hospital to offer this, and that about 10 patients have undergone this biopsy since its introduction in October.

Source:

Lianhe Zaobao, Page 10

Date:

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Coverage:

Local, NUH

Tone:

Positive

Remarks:

Initiated by NUH Corporate Communications

 

 

 

 

Will one get Hepatitis B through shaking hands?

握手会感染乙肝?

 

Source:

Shin Min Daily News, Page 14

Date:

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Coverage:

Local, NUH

Tone:

Positive

Remarks:

Facilitated by NUH Corporate Communications

What are the symptoms of cirrhosis and liver cancer?

肝硬化 肝癌有哪些症状

 

Source:

Shin Min Daily News, Page 8

Date:

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Coverage:

Local, NUH

Tone:

Positive

Remarks:

Facilitated by NUH Corporate Communications

 

Six topics to be presented at the 12th Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS Mega Health Seminar)

第12届乐活谈保健大型讲座, 六大课题深度开讲

Dr Alfred Kow (Senior Consultant, NUCOT) and Dr Joe Lee (Consultant & Director of Andrology and Male Reproductive Medicine) from NUH as well as Qiu Wenjing (Head & Senior Principal Physiotherapist) and Chen Changwu (Head and Senior Principal Occupational Therapist) from JCH are featured as speakers at the upcoming Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS Mega Health Seminar on 3 November 2018.
Dr Kow and Dr Lee will be sharing elderly-related topics on liver care and incontinence respectively. Qiu Wenjing and Chen Changwu will cover the now and future of rehabilitation through smart robots and technology.

 

第12届“乐活谈保健”大型讲座 六大课题深度开讲

113日,第12乐活谈保健讲座将盛大举行。
这是联合早报年度大型保健讲座,七名专科医生和治疗师针对六大课题深度开讲,除了揭开疾病真相,也介绍最新治疗方法。讲座名额有限,欢迎公众尽早报名。
联合早报年度大型保健讲座“乐活谈保健”今年步入第12届,继续为读者提供全面医疗保健信息,鼓励大家往更健康的生活迈进。
今年主题是“名医解疑”,旨在帮助大家了解病症,远离病痛。七名专科医生和治疗师将针对六个课题开讲,这些课题包括:中老年肝脏健康、听力退化与失智症、皮肤问题、尿失禁、急诊治疗,以及智能康复科技。
讲座分上下半场,出席者有任何疑问,可现场咨询专科医生和医疗专家,机会难得。每个报名者可获保健礼包,现场亦设保健产品与服务专台,出席者能以优惠价现场选购保健品和服务。
讲座课题与简析如下:
·什么情况需要紧急治疗?
主讲人:新加坡中央医院紧急医学顾问医生林家豪
新加坡中央医院急诊部每天为300到400名病人看诊,其中包括小毛病以及危及性命的紧急病症。
林家豪医生将分享医生在急诊室看到的种种病况,让大家了解急诊室的运作。他将讲解一些常见疾病的危险病征,让大家了解何时必须前往急诊。
紧急情况随时随地可能发生,无论身为家人或旁观者,如果可以辨识何谓真正的紧急医疗情况,绝对有助病人获得及时救治,康复概率也更高。
·智能科技如何协助病人康复
主讲人:
裕廊社区医院物理治疗部主任高级主任物理治疗师邱文静
裕廊社区医院职能治疗部主任陈长武
无论是刚做完手术,处于中风后的休养期,或是出了意外,需要时间康复,物理治疗和职能治疗都有一定的帮助。
两名主讲人将分享裕廊社区医院如何利用机器人帮助病人做康复治疗,从而提高康复成效并缩短康复时间。例如物理治疗师会利用“Andago”腿部复健机器人帮助有行走困难、平衡能力不良的病人安心轻松行走。
此外,陈长武将让大家一窥未来的康复治疗科技,了解如何在家里使用机器人促进康复。
·中老年人应该如何护肝?
主讲人:国大医院器官移植中心肝脏移植外科高级顾问医生勾伟杰
肝脏有如身体的能量工厂,也是重要的排毒器官。如果饮食失调、睡眠不足,又缺乏运动,受损的器官以肝脏为首。
若加上新陈代谢综合征,糖尿病、高血压及高血脂三高症也会陆续而来。
此外,许多中老年人可能不知道自己患有乙型肝炎,发病期往往在中老年时段,所以这年龄层国人应多加注意,学习护肝。
·尿失禁是老化的一部分?
主讲人:国大医院泌尿科男性生殖医学部主任李经政顾问医生
排尿是身体与生俱来的机能,所以我们往往把排尿功能视为理所当然,但这个看似简单的功能也可能在我们的掌控之外。
尿失禁虽然不会危及生命,却会严重影响生活素质。患有尿失禁的年长者或许认为这是老年问题,但尿失禁有轻重之分,也有不同类型。
感染、前列腺肿大、前列腺癌治疗、中风和帕金森症等脑神经疾病都可能引发尿失禁,治疗方案也会因病因而异。找出根源,就是治疗疾病的第一步。
·听力退化与失智症
主讲人:The Hearing Specialist诊所首席听力学家陈文海
年龄增长,听力退化和患失智症的风险相对提高。研究显示,听力出现障碍的老人更可能患上轻微认知能力失调和失智症,听力退化也会加速认知能力退化。
根据新加坡国立大学和黄廷方医院联合展开的调查,听力退化的年长病人患上轻微认知能力失调或失智症的风险比其他人高出2.3倍。60岁以上的本地人之中,有60%面对程度各异的听力退化。
及时诊断和治疗,有助延缓失智症和避免认知能力恶化。
不过,听力退化难以察觉,除非接受正式听力测试,人们可能不会发觉自己的听觉退化。患者一般在听力受影响后7至10年才找听力学家或耳鼻喉专科医生接受测试和治疗。
·年长者的皮肤问题
主讲人:莱佛士皮肤科与整容医疗中心医生谢明伟
皮肤是人体最大器官。谢明伟医生将分析老年人常患的皮肤病,如干性湿疹(asteatotic eczema),以及长期曝晒引发的皮肤伤害和皮肤癌。
他也会谈及较罕见的皮肤病如皮肤疱疹疾病(blistering disorders)和传染性皮肤病,并介绍最新皮肤病管理与治疗方案。
乐活谈保健2018
日期:11月3日(星期六)
时间:上午9时30分至下午3时30分
地点:The Star Gallery@星宇表演艺术中心(Star Vista商场楼上),3楼
报名费:每人$20(含消费税),包括午餐和保健礼包。
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上网报名:lohas.sphevents.com.sg,或扫描QR码;客服人员收到报名后会在三天内联络你。
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Source:

zbLOHAS, Page 2

Date:

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Coverage:

Local, NUH, JCH

Tone:

Positive

Remarks:

Facilitated by NUH Corporate Communications and Initiated by JurongHealth Campus Communications

 

 

Staying up late causes damage to one's liver – is there truth in this?

熬夜爆肝有根据吗?

Dr Alfred Kow, Senior Consultant, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, shares the various types of liver disease and their symptoms. He adds that there is no clinical evidence to show that that staying up late causes damage to one's liver.

This is part of the pre-publicity leading up to the zbLOHAS talk on 3 November.

 

 

Source:

Lianhe Zaobao, zbNOW, Page 2

Date:

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Coverage:

Local, NUH

Tone:

Positive

Remarks:

Facilitated by NUH Corporate Communications

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Knowing the types of incontinence can help improve condition

确认类别有助于改善尿失禁

Dr Joe Lee (Consultant, Department of Urology and Director, Andrology & Male Reproductive Medicine) lists the common myths related to incontinence. He also explains why people should seek treatment early.

This is part of the pre-publicity leading up to the zbLOHAS talk on 3 November.

 

年龄渐长,身体机能多少会产生变化。不过,尿失禁绝非正常老化过程的一部分。
国大医院泌尿科男性与生殖医学部主任李经政顾问医生说:“这是尿失禁的常见误区之一:尿失禁在老化过程中自然发生,而且出现了就无计可施。这是不确实的,因为尿失禁有不同类型,只要确认类别,就能对症下药,改善情况。”
尿失禁的类型包括:应力性尿失禁、急迫性尿失禁、混合型尿失禁、满溢型尿失禁和功能性尿失禁;功能性尿失禁指的是因为生理障碍而导致尿失禁,例如尿急时无法及时走到厕所,因此出现漏尿情况。

不管男女都有尿失禁问题

无论男女,都可能被尿失禁困扰。在本地,最常见的尿失禁类型是应力性尿失禁和急迫性尿失禁。后者一般是因为膀胱多动症,也可能和前列腺肿大有关。前者则是因为控制尿液排出功能的骨盆底肌肉松弛,具体导因按性别而异。
李经政医生说:“女性可能是因为生产过程导致肌肉松弛,也可能是和更年期有关。男性则可能是涉及前列腺癌治疗,例如手术或放射治疗。”
受尿失禁影响的人占人口约3至10%,年龄越大越普遍,症状一般在50岁左右开始出现。
李经政医生说:“抽烟、过重及糖尿病会增加尿失禁的风险,女性多次自然分娩也是风险因素。”

改变生活习惯减少尿失禁

尿失禁不会危及生命,但在其他人面前出现漏尿情况,自然感觉尴尬,也会有一定压力,心理负担增加,生活素质可能严重受影响。
李经政医生说:“在公开场合漏尿会导致患者感觉难堪,结果避开社交场合,不再参与亲友活动,长期来说,心理健康将受影响。”
因此,无论年龄多大,都不应该把尿失禁视为理所当然。如果出现失禁问题,就要尽早求医,患者也可以改变生活习惯,减少尿失禁造成的困扰。
以应力性尿失禁为例,李经政医生建议做骨盆底肌肉运动。此外,节制饮料摄取量,以及少喝咖啡、茶和酒精饮料也有助减少排尿频率,并舒缓夜尿症和急迫性尿失禁。
李经政医生说:“尿失禁不算是老化的自然过程之一,我们也不必一味强忍。出席我在‘乐活谈保健’的尿失禁讲座之后,听众应该可以更深入了解尿失禁,除了辨识何谓尿失禁以及适当对策,也会知道如何求助。”
排尿是身体与生俱来的机能,所以我们往往把排尿功能视为理所当然,但这个看似简单的功能也可能在我们的掌控之外。 感染、前列腺肿大、前列腺癌治疗,以及中风和帕金森症等脑神经疾病都可能引发尿失禁,治疗方案也会因病因而异。找出根源,就是治疗疾病的第一步。

Source:

Lianhe Zaobao, zbLOHAS, Page 3

Date:

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Coverage:

Local, NUH

Tone:

Positive

Remarks:

Facilitated by NUH Corporate Communications

 

 

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Six topics to be presented at the 12th Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS Mega Health Seminar)

第12届乐活谈保健大型讲座, 六大课题深度开讲

Dr Alfred Kow (Senior Consultant, NUCOT) and Dr Joe Lee (Consultant & Director of Andrology and Male Reproductive Medicine) from NUH as well as Qiu Wenjing (Head & Senior Principal Physiotherapist) and Chen Changwu (Head and Senior Principal Occupational Therapist) from JCH are featured as speakers at the upcoming Lianhe Zaobao LOHAS Mega Health Seminar on 3 November 2018.
Dr Kow and Dr Lee will be sharing elderly-related topics on liver care and incontinence respectively. Qiu Wenjing and Chen Changwu will cover the now and future of rehabilitation through smart robots and technology.

 

第12届“乐活谈保健”大型讲座 六大课题深度开讲

113日,第12乐活谈保健讲座将盛大举行。
这是联合早报年度大型保健讲座,七名专科医生和治疗师针对六大课题深度开讲,除了揭开疾病真相,也介绍最新治疗方法。讲座名额有限,欢迎公众尽早报名。
联合早报年度大型保健讲座“乐活谈保健”今年步入第12届,继续为读者提供全面医疗保健信息,鼓励大家往更健康的生活迈进。
今年主题是“名医解疑”,旨在帮助大家了解病症,远离病痛。七名专科医生和治疗师将针对六个课题开讲,这些课题包括:中老年肝脏健康、听力退化与失智症、皮肤问题、尿失禁、急诊治疗,以及智能康复科技。
讲座分上下半场,出席者有任何疑问,可现场咨询专科医生和医疗专家,机会难得。每个报名者可获保健礼包,现场亦设保健产品与服务专台,出席者能以优惠价现场选购保健品和服务。
讲座课题与简析如下:
·什么情况需要紧急治疗?
主讲人:新加坡中央医院紧急医学顾问医生林家豪
新加坡中央医院急诊部每天为300到400名病人看诊,其中包括小毛病以及危及性命的紧急病症。
林家豪医生将分享医生在急诊室看到的种种病况,让大家了解急诊室的运作。他将讲解一些常见疾病的危险病征,让大家了解何时必须前往急诊。
紧急情况随时随地可能发生,无论身为家人或旁观者,如果可以辨识何谓真正的紧急医疗情况,绝对有助病人获得及时救治,康复概率也更高。
·智能科技如何协助病人康复
主讲人:
裕廊社区医院物理治疗部主任高级主任物理治疗师邱文静
裕廊社区医院职能治疗部主任陈长武
无论是刚做完手术,处于中风后的休养期,或是出了意外,需要时间康复,物理治疗和职能治疗都有一定的帮助。
两名主讲人将分享裕廊社区医院如何利用机器人帮助病人做康复治疗,从而提高康复成效并缩短康复时间。例如物理治疗师会利用“Andago”腿部复健机器人帮助有行走困难、平衡能力不良的病人安心轻松行走。
此外,陈长武将让大家一窥未来的康复治疗科技,了解如何在家里使用机器人促进康复。
·中老年人应该如何护肝?
主讲人:国大医院器官移植中心肝脏移植外科高级顾问医生勾伟杰
肝脏有如身体的能量工厂,也是重要的排毒器官。如果饮食失调、睡眠不足,又缺乏运动,受损的器官以肝脏为首。
若加上新陈代谢综合征,糖尿病、高血压及高血脂三高症也会陆续而来。
此外,许多中老年人可能不知道自己患有乙型肝炎,发病期往往在中老年时段,所以这年龄层国人应多加注意,学习护肝。
·尿失禁是老化的一部分?
主讲人:国大医院泌尿科男性生殖医学部主任李经政顾问医生
排尿是身体与生俱来的机能,所以我们往往把排尿功能视为理所当然,但这个看似简单的功能也可能在我们的掌控之外。
尿失禁虽然不会危及生命,却会严重影响生活素质。患有尿失禁的年长者或许认为这是老年问题,但尿失禁有轻重之分,也有不同类型。
感染、前列腺肿大、前列腺癌治疗、中风和帕金森症等脑神经疾病都可能引发尿失禁,治疗方案也会因病因而异。找出根源,就是治疗疾病的第一步。
·听力退化与失智症
主讲人:The Hearing Specialist诊所首席听力学家陈文海
年龄增长,听力退化和患失智症的风险相对提高。研究显示,听力出现障碍的老人更可能患上轻微认知能力失调和失智症,听力退化也会加速认知能力退化。
根据新加坡国立大学和黄廷方医院联合展开的调查,听力退化的年长病人患上轻微认知能力失调或失智症的风险比其他人高出2.3倍。60岁以上的本地人之中,有60%面对程度各异的听力退化。
及时诊断和治疗,有助延缓失智症和避免认知能力恶化。
不过,听力退化难以察觉,除非接受正式听力测试,人们可能不会发觉自己的听觉退化。患者一般在听力受影响后7至10年才找听力学家或耳鼻喉专科医生接受测试和治疗。
·年长者的皮肤问题
主讲人:莱佛士皮肤科与整容医疗中心医生谢明伟
皮肤是人体最大器官。谢明伟医生将分析老年人常患的皮肤病,如干性湿疹(asteatotic eczema),以及长期曝晒引发的皮肤伤害和皮肤癌。
他也会谈及较罕见的皮肤病如皮肤疱疹疾病(blistering disorders)和传染性皮肤病,并介绍最新皮肤病管理与治疗方案。
乐活谈保健2018
日期:11月3日(星期六)
时间:上午9时30分至下午3时30分
地点:The Star Gallery@星宇表演艺术中心(Star Vista商场楼上),3楼
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Source:

zbLOHAS, Page 2

Date:

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Coverage:

Local, NUH, JCH

Tone:

Positive

Remarks:

Facilitated by NUH Corporate Communications and Initiated by JurongHealth Campus Communications

 

 

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A/Prof Lyer Shridhar Ganpathi, Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, NUH with Daniel Martin at Mediacorp

 

Gall stones are solid particles that form from bile cholesterol and bilirubin in the gall bladder. Is surgery the best treatment for removing gall stones, and what are the things to look out for during the recovery period?

Tune in to 938Now's Body & Soul now to hear A/Prof Iyer Shridhar Ganpathi, Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery share insights! You can also listen to the encore this evening at 5-6pm, 5th June 2018

     
 

手术后的手工艺品 (The handicraft after surgery)

 

Dr Alfred Kow (Senior Consultant, USC and NCIS) recounts the story of his patient who was a chronic hepatitis B carrier. She went for a health screening after her sister was diagnosed with liver cancer. The patient subsequently went through a surgery to remove a tumour. When she came back for her appointment during the CNY period, the patient presented Dr Kow with a handicraft basket she made using recycled materials.

Lianhe Wanbao, Page P1, Monday, 7 May 2018, Local, NUH.

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  Dr Tan Ker Kan contributed an article published by Lianhe Wanbao in his capacity as Consultant at the Division of Surgical Oncology (Colorectal Surgery), NCIS.

5夫妻同病相‘连’患肠癌还同部位 (At least five couples have colorectal cancer)

The article featured NCIS colorectal cancer patients, Madam Phang Yoke Fah and Mr Lie Tjoen-Jong, who were diagnosed with colorectal cancer within a year of each other, prompting future research to see if genetics or environmental factors are to blame.

Dr. Tan Ker Kan, Consultant at the Division of Surgical Oncology (Colorectal Surgery), NCIS, lead author of the study, mentioned that some of the well-established risk factors of colorectal cancer included unhealthy lifestyle and dietary habits. With majority of colorectal cancer patients in their late 60s to early 80s, these lifestyles would be shared with their spouses since their marriage. Both Dr. Tan and Mr. Lie strongly encouraged early colorectal cancer screening, with the Singapore Cancer Registry Annual Report 2015 showing the morality rate of colorectal cancer decreased due to early detection and advances in treatment.  

This was initiated as part of the publicity for the NCIS 10 Ribbon Challenge Event.

Lianhe Wanbao, Pg. 3, Monday, 2 April 2018, Local, NCIS.

     
 

The Straits Times published an article on a ground-breaking study, whereby Singapore researchers have found a new way to better predict and prevent stomach cancer.

Prof Jimmy So was featured in his capacity as part of the research team of Yong Loo Lin School o20Medicine at NUS.

A copy of the article is attached in this email and the e-version can be found here > http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/new-way-to-better-predict-stomach-cancer

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Breast Cancer Meanings Fundraising Dinner

The ‘Breast Cancer Meanings’ fundraising gala dinner was held on Friday, 16 March 2018 in support of the NUS Asian Breast Cancer Research Fund.

All funds raised go towards the research project led by Associate Professor Mikael Hartman, Programme Leader (Breast Cancer Prevention) that seeks to better understand Asian women’s health-seeking behaviours towards breast cancer and to encourage uptake of breast cancer screening and early treatment.

The book titled ‘Breast Cancer Meanings: Journeys Across Asia’ features findings from the pilot study conducted by researchers from SSHSPH and NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and was unveiled and presented to guest-of-honour State President Halimah Yacob at the dinner.

Published by NUS Press in Asia and NIAS Press in Europe and North America, the book is available at major book stores in Singapore and may also be purchased online here.

See Press Release here.

Media Coverage:

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Headline:

Gemuk: Lebih ramai pilih pembedahan kecilkan perut

Dr Asim Shabbir (Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Services, USC) commented that with the increase in awareness on bariatric surgery, there are more patients getting help for obesity. He opinioned the procedure is like giving a new and better quality of life to someone who is ill.

LAPAR-oscopik buat cepat kenyang, tubuh lebih sihat dan ligat

Mention of duration and cost of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG). Also states that NUH is currently looking for diabetic patients with obesity for a trial - ‘A prospective randomized study to examine mechanisms of diabetes remission between sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery’. Contact information (usc@nuhs.edu.sg or Main Line: 6779 5555) is included for those interested in joining the trial.  

Source:

Berita Harian, Pages 1 & 4

Brief Translation:

- More Malay/Muslim with weight problems are now choosing to undergo bariatric surgery to lose weight.

- A survey done with a few hospitals – NUH, SGH and TTSH – showed that Malay patients form at least 30% of those who have undergone bariatric surgery.

- Bariatric surgery also helps to reduce the side effects of chronic diseases like diabetes, HBP and high cholesterol etc.

     
  Inspiring more Malay students to pursue science

Dr Rufaihah Abdul Jalil of the Department of Surgery at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, who is also an NUS alumna, runs Granada Academy, a volunteer-run social initiative that aims to attract and encourage more Malay or Muslim students to pursue the field of science. The programme has reached out to more than 800 students since it started in 2011. Featured by Berita Harian on 17 April 2017.

     
  Neurosurgery’s feature on Channel News Asia

Our Neurosurgery team being featured on Channel News Asia’s Life Lines (episode 3) on 17 March 2017. The programme talks about the use of technology in healthcare and shows Prof Yeo Tseng Tsai and Dr Teo Kejia performing Awake Craniotomy on a patient.

     
Upper GI Surgeon - Dr Asim Shabbir, interviewed on Talking Point

Catch Dr Asim’s interview on 2nd March 2017 by Channel 5’s Talking Point on Toggle! The segment talks briefly about Automation in Medicine (from 17:26 mins onwards).
Click the following button to view Dr Asim Shabbir's interview.

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A Patient who had quit smoking after he was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer:

The Straits Times (Mind & Body) published an article about a patient who had quit smoking after he was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer.

Dr Tan Ker Kan was quoted in his capacity as Consultant, NCIS.

A copy of the article is attached and the e-version can be found here >

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/he-quit-smoking-after-finding-he-had-cancer

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News Round-Up 5 Apr 2018  

TODAYonline ran an article on how eating a low-fat meal with Abiraterone Acetate, a standard drug for prostate cancer, instead of on an empty stomach could improve outcomes and drastically lower costs for prostate cancer patients.

The study is conducted as a larger effort in NUHS to mitigate the high cost of oncology oral medications and may potentially result in substantial cost savings for patients in the region.

A/Prof Edmund Chiong was quoted in his capacity as senior consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology (Urology), NCIS and head, Department of Urology, NUH. He is also an author in this study.

The link to the article, published on 4 Apr can be found here >

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/consuming-low-fat-diet-prostate-cancer-drug-could-cut-costs-75-cent-improve-outcomes

     
2018_04_02_ST_Couples with colorectal cancer prompt study by S'pore team_Dr Tan Ker Kan  

The Straits Times ran an article on a research conducted to look at whether genetic or environmental factors are to blame for couples with colorectal cancer, following discovery of such patients.

 

Dr Tan Ker Kan was quoted in his capacity as Consultant in the NCIS’ Division of Surgical Oncology (Colorectal Surgery), and the lead investigator in the studies.

 

The link to the article, published on 2 Apr can be found here >

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/couples-with-colorectal-cancer-prompt-study-by-spore-team

     
   

Dr Alfred Kow contributed an article to Lianhe Zaobao, zbNOW in his capacity as Senior Consultant, NUCOT.


Attached with the article (page 4 to 6), where Dr Kow recounts the stories of two teenage patients who underwent liver transplant.  

Headline:
两青少年两回重生的机会  (A tale of two teenagers) 

Assistant Professor Alfred Kow (Senior Consultant, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation) recounts the stories of two teenage patients who went through liver transplant.  

Source: Lianhe Zaobao, zbNOW, Page 4
Date: Tuesday, 20 March 2018

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   

 

 

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