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SMJ - Current Issue

May 2016

Review Article

Distancing sedation in end-of-life care from physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia

Soh TL, Krishna LK, Sim SW, Yee AC
Singapore Med J 2016; 57(5): 220-227;

[Abstract] [PDF] [References]

Practice Integration & Lifelong Learning

Secondary hypertension in adults

Puar TH, Mok Y, Debajyoti R, Khoo J, How CH, Ng AK
Singapore Med J 2016; 57(5): 228-232;

Original Article

A nationwide, resident-led teaching programme for medical students in Singapore: SingHealth Student Internship Programme Bootcamp

Ting DS, Lee JC, Loo BK, Baisa K, Koo WH, Cook S, Lim BL
Singapore Med J 2016; 57(5): 233-237;

[Abstract] [PDF] [References]

The use of massive transfusion protocol for trauma and non-trauma patients in a civilian setting: what can be done better?

Wijaya R, Cheng HM, Chong CK
Singapore Med J 2016; 57(5): 238-241;

Improving postoperative handover from anaesthetists to non-anaesthetists in a children’s intensive care unit: the receiver’s perception

Fabila TS, Hee HI, Sultana R, Assam PN, Kiew A, Chan YH
Singapore Med J 2016; 57(5): 242-253;

[Abstract] [PDF] [References]

A peer victimisation scale based on a behavioural consequences measurement strategy

Han J, Xia J, He Q, Shao Y, Zhan Y, Liu G, Wang X
Singapore Med J 2016; 57(5): 254-261;

[Abstract] [PDF] [References]

The effect of chlorhexidine in reducing oral colonisation in geriatric patients: a randomised controlled trial

Sharif-Abdullah SS, Chong MC, Surindar-Kaur SS, Kamaruzzaman SB, Ng KH
Singapore Med J 2016; 57(5): 262-266;

[Abstract] [PDF] [References]

Blood pressure and antihypertensive medication profile in a multiethnic Asian population of stable chronic kidney disease patients

Teo BW, Chua HR, Wong WK, Haroon S, Subramanian S, Loh PT, Sethi S, Lau T
Singapore Med J 2016; 57(5): 267-273;

Medical Education

Clinics in diagnostic imaging (168)

Lai YK, Mahmood RD
Singapore Med J 2016; 57(5): 274-278;

[Abstract] [PDF] [References] [CME Questionnaire]

Letter to the Editor

Delayed-onset rhabdomyolysis related to olanzapine: a case report

Lee YF, Mao WC, Tai YM, Chang HA, Kao YC, Huang SY, Tzeng NS
Singapore Med J 2016; 57(5): 279;

CME Answers

March 2016 CME Answers

Singapore Med J 2016; 57(5): 280



Congratulations to the 2015 SMJ Best Research Paper Award Winners

Singapore Med J 2016; 57(5): 281