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2017

  • The NUH Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology team has expanded the Food Oral Immunotherapy programme, which is the first in Singapore, from treating peanut allergies to cow’s milk and tree nut allergies in children.

 

  • NUH clinician develops Micropulse Transscleral Cyclophototherapy, a safer and more effective treatment for patients with advanced glaucoma.

 

  • NUH clinician leads in a $2.6-million multi-centre clinical trial on the use of stem cells to repair liver cirrhosis as an alternative for those with end stage disease, whose cure is currently a liver transplant.

 

  • Doctors from the NUH Department of Urology collaborated with the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore, to successfully develop the Percutaneous-Access-to-Kidney-Assist Device (PAKAD), which was showcased at TechInnovation 2017. This innovation allows better precision during surgery for the removal of large or complex kidney stones and enhances patient safety and outcome.

 

  • NUH, together with the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and a medical technology company develop HABITS-GDMNUS, a mobile application which aims to prevent excess weight gain and manages gestational diabetes in pregnant women.