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7
May
2022

‘Poop lab’ studies gut health to help treat illnesses

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​A/Prof Jeremy Lim, Director of the Leadership Institute for Global Health Transformation, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, who is also the co-founder of start-up Amili said that Amili was started so that the region would have its own research and capability to do poop transplants. Amili is partnering with National University Hospital to run clinical studies on using these transplants to treat children with autism spectrum disorder.

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26
Mar
2022

3岁童患MSUD 半年内2换肝 (3-year-old child with MSUD undergoes 2 liver transplants within 6 months)

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​患罕见枫糖浆尿症,大脑受损。3岁童半年内2度换肝保命,接受两次活体肝脏移植手术后摆脱病魔。这男童是陈松言,如今已17岁,母亲陈赛菁(50岁,美术指导员)表示,儿子是2005年的“圣诞宝宝”,出生时看似健康,不料他在出生不到10天后就开始嗜睡,喝的奶也越来越少。她忆述,当时儿子睡得很沉,怎么叫都不醒,因此觉得不妥。

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19
Jan
2022

Rising obesity levels in Singapore and the associated health issues

Mediacorp News

​Dr Kurumbian Chandran, Head of Division and Senior Consultant, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, stressed that uncontrolled diabetes could adversely affect many body parts. To prevent complications, individuals should maintain a healthy diet and moderate carbohydrate intake, and take their medications on time.

Dr Gopi Krishnan Kamalakkannan, Senior Resident Physician, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, shared that there has been a rise in younger persons aged 30 to 35 years old with hypertension. He advised persons with family history to get checked from the age of 35 and for the general population to undergo yearly checks from age 40.

Dr S. Venkatesh Karthik, Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital, explained that many lifestyle associated diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and fatty liver are linked to body weight. He advised individuals who have issues with body weight and obesity from a young age to take steps to manage their health.

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18
Dec
2021

国大医院研究:疫情拖延手术 降低肝移植病患生存率(NUH study: Postponement of surgery due to pandemic reduces liver transplant patient’s survival)

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​A study conducted by a team of clinicians from NUCOT, NUH has found that curbs on liver transplant activities beyond a month can greatly affect both short- and long-term outcomes of potential liver transplant patients. During this prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, shorter disruptions compared to longer durations of full or partial restrictions on liver transplant activities may be able to lower the impact on potential liver transplant patients’ overall survival while balancing limited hospital resources at the same time. The team of clinicians involved in the study include Dr Eunice Tan, Associate Consultant; Dr Mark Muthiah, Consultant and Dr Daniel Huang, Consultant, as well as A/Prof Shridhar Iyer, Senior Consultant, Adult Liver Transplantation Programme, NUCOT.
 
Lianhe Zaobao and Shin Min Daily News also interviewed an NUH patient Mdm Long Wai Har who had end-stage liver cirrhosis. She was scheduled to have her living donor liver transplant performed in April 2020 but her operation was postponed due to the pandemic. The patient’s condition deteriorated and she was admitted for acute-on-chronic liver failure. Her operation eventually took place end June 2020.

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12
Dec
2021

National wait list set up for pancreas transplants

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​Patients who need a pancreas transplant will now be placed on a national wait list to get the operation, with Singaporeans and permanent residents eligible for subsidies under a new national programme. This will ensure that potential paients at all hospitals are identified and screened for pancreas transplant suitability. Those on the wait list can expect to wait around two years to receive a new pancreas.

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12
Dec
2021

新加坡批准胰腺移植列入全国计划 (Singapore approves pancreas transplantation in national programme)

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​要符合移植条件,病患年龄不能超过 55 岁,身体质量指数不超过 28,得靠注射胰岛素控制糖尿病,而且不能有其他严重疾病如缺血性心脏病或癌症等。

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12
Dec
2021

Singapore rolls out first national pancreas transplant service in Southeast Asia

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​சிங்–கப்–பூ–ரில் கைணய மாற்று அறுைவ சிகிச்–ைச–ையச் சுகா–தார அைமச்சு அங்–கீ–க–ரித்து உள்–ளது. அைத–ய–டுத்து அது ேதசிய ெசயல்–திட்–ட–மாக ஆகி இருக்–கிறது. இந்த அங்–கீ–கா–ரத்–தின் விைள வாக ெதன்–கி–ழக்கு ஆசி–யா–வில் கைணய மாற்று அறு–ைவ– சி–கிச்ைச ேசைவ கிைடக்–கும் ஒேர நாடு இப்– ேபாது சிங்–கப்–பூர்–தான்.

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11
Dec
2021

新加坡成唯一提供胰腺移植东南亚国 (Singapore becomes the only Southeast Asian country to offer pancreas transplant service)

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​经过九年的试点计划后,胰腺移植正式被列入全国计划,让新加坡成为东南亚唯一提供胰腺移植手术的国家。卫生部今年4月批准成立全国胰腺移植计划(National Pancreas Transplant Programme),医疗团队由来自国立大学医院和新加坡中央医院的医疗人员组成,包括医生和器官移植协调员等

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11
Dec
2021

Pancreas transplant service - now a national programme

National University Hospital

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27
Nov
2021

器官移植病人应接种疫苗 (Organ transplant patients should be vaccinated)

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​随着过去几个月本地感染冠病的病例不断增加,作为移植和感染科专科
医生,我们对有越来越多器官移植病人感染冠病感到担忧。未接种疫苗的器官移植病人确诊后出现严重症状的风险,比已接种疫苗者的风险来得高。不幸的是,与一般人不同,感染冠病的肾脏移植病人可能面对肾功能恶化,更可能入住加护病房及需要人工输氧(mechanical ventilation),甚至更可能因冠病相关并发症而死亡。这尤其可能发生在那些染病后没及早接受治疗的移植病人身上。避免移植器官遭排斥的免疫抑制药物,也会削弱他们对抗冠病感染的能力

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24
Nov
2021

ST Forum – Growing concern over rising infection in transplant patients

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​Forum letter co-signed by Prof A. Vathsala, Co-Director, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT) and five other doctors from NUCOT and Infectious Diseases Division, National University Hospital, highlighted that with the surge in cases over the last few months, they are increasingly concerned about the growing number of COVID-19 infections among their transplant patients. They appealed to transplant recipients to get vaccinated and get their third dose two months after their second dose. They also urged patients to contact the transplant centre immediately if they test positive for COVID-19 or if they have close contact with a COVID-19-infected patient.

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16
Sep
2021

Health Matters – New global initiative to help colorectal cancer patients

Channel NewsAsia

A/Prof Glenn Bonney, Consultant at National University Centre for Organ Transplantation and Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery, National University Hospital as well as National University Cancer Institute, Singapore, Division of Surgical Oncology, discussed how National University Health System clinicians in Singapore are leading a global initiative that could change how patients with colorectal liver metastasis are managed and treated. They have formulated a patient management algorithm or consensus guidelines, which define the specific patient groups, as well as the tests and classifications that are needed to treat them.

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6
Sep
2021

How human poop can save lives

TODAY Online

​Commentary by A/Prof Jeremy Lim, Director of the Leadership Institute for Global Health at NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH), in which he explained what a faecal transplant is and how it has enjoyed a resurgence in modern medical practice. The article mentioned that doctors at National University Hospital (NUH) conducted the first series of faecal transplants back in 2014 to successfully treat C. diff colitis. NUH is now planning studies of cancer patients’ microbiome profiles with the intent of subsequently conducting faecal transplant studies.

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27
Aug
2021

Are vaccine booster shots necessary? What we know about a possible 3rd COVID-19 jab

Channel NewsAsia

​Prof Dale Fisher, Senior Consultant, National University Hospital (NUH) Division of Infectious Diseases, noted that many scientists believe that a third dose may help protect immune suppressed, transplant and cancer patients. He opined that data, however, needs to be analysed carefully before it could be applied to the general population.  A/Prof Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean of Global Health and Leader of the Infectious Diseases Programme at NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH), said the vast majority of countries have low vaccination rates, including the neighbouring ASEAN countries. He opined that it may be better to ensure that other countries have completed their primary vaccination campaigns before Singapore considers general booster doses for everyone.

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26
Jul
2021

Toddler ‘doing well’ after liver transplant

The New Paper © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission

​She was diagnosed with biliary atresia – a rare liver disease – when she was just 1½ months old. Last September, she was given six months to live unless she could get a liver donor. After an agonising three months of searching and wait-ing, a match was found and she received a liver transplant in Jan-uary this year.

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