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​In today’s fast-changing healthcare landscape, NUH continues to challenge boundaries and chart new territories, bringing hope to patients who come through our door. These stories highlight our achievements and commitment to care, research and innovation.


Delicious and sustainable keto diet
Dr Lim Su Lin, Chief Dietitian & Head, Therapeutics, has formulated the Healthy Keto Diet, transforming traditional ketogenic diet into a more appetising plan to aid weight loss without compromising heart health.
Keto diets are popular but often unsafe with potential side effects. With the Healthy Keto Diet, significant weight loss can be achieved without elevating bad cholesterol, lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases and controlling blood sugar levels.

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Frontiers of cardiac surgery

​We supported the launch of National University Heart Centre, Singapore’s Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) Simulation Centre this year!
First of its kind in Southeast Asia, the centre is equipped with some of the world’s top digital and mechanical simulators for the training of specialist cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons in endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques. With the cutting-edge simulation training, the centre is a thriving environment for surgeons to evolve and innovate for better patient outcomes.

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Leaps in cancer detection and treatment made possible by AI
NUH researchers are part of the team  to design an AI tool to identify people who are at high-risk of breast cancer.
Cancer is the leading cause of death among Singaporeans for the past three years. Leveraging on the power of AI, medical professionals can now detect cancer at an earlier stage, which is key for survival with aggressive cancers that progress with time.

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New organ preservation method to cut transplant waiting times

​Our team at the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT) has introduced hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP), a new way of organ preservation that results in better outcomes for less-than-ideal kidneys in transplantation.

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New treatment on trial at NCIS offers hope for advanced cancer patients
We have started a new cancer treatment trial using a new type of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy at National University Cancer Institute, Singapore!
The new therapy potentially battles cancer cells more effectively than traditional methods. With this trial, the team hopes to uncover information needed to apply this new treatment to benefit a broader group of cancer patients.

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Newfound hope for blood cancer patients

​A/Prof Koh Liang Piu (Senior Consultant, Division of Haematology, Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS)) played an instrumental role in developing the Haplo-2017 protocol for blood stem cell transplant. This novel cell-selection technique, makes non-full matched stem cell transplants a feasible treatment option for nearly all blood cancer patients.

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NUH care turns high-risk pregnancy into miraculous birth

​With careful care and planning by the multidisciplinary team comprising members from the Departments of Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mdm Fadilah, an end-stage kidney failure patient, defied all odds and became a mother to a healthy baby girl.

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One-size-does-not-fit-all: the future of personalised leukaemia treatment

​A ground-breaking study led by Dr Shawn Lee (Consultant, Division of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children's Medical Institute has shed light on a precision medicine approach, where treatment strategy can be tailored to the different Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) subtypes for better outcomes.

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Paul Glaucoma Implant

​Our team of clinician scientists has developed the Paul Glaucoma Implant that helps lower the eye pressure of patients with glaucoma for a longer duration, thus reducing optic nerve damage.
The implants are now used by leading hospitals and established eye centres in 17 countries, benefitting patients with glaucoma worldwide.

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Virtual eyes and neural networks

​NUH is Singapore’s first hospital to deploy RapidAI, an AI-based neuroimaging software, to expedite the identification of stroke patients who could potentially benefit from endovascular treatment.
Compared to traditional manual processing of CT scans which takes about 20 minutes, RapidAI can do so in less than a minute, allowing a much quicker response to the medical emergency and improving patient outcomes.


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2023/10/19

 

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