SingHealth eNews APRIL 2020
Acute Ischaemic Stroke (AIS):
Innovations in Intervention
Ischaemic stroke is the most common type of stroke, and occurs when a blood clot is lodged in an artery and cuts off blood supply to the brain. Recent innovations in developing endovascular device-based methods have revolutionised the way clots lodged in larger brain vessels are extracted. The two main methods, aspiration (via large-bore catheters) and clot-capture (via stent-retrievers), can now result in recanalisation rates reaching as high as 80% to 90% of cases. Read more

Pneumonia: Treatment and Prevention

Pneumonia-Treatment-and-Prevention Although deadly, pneumonia can be treated when detected early. It can also be prevented through measures like good personal hygiene, practicing frequent hand washing with soap, and getting vaccinated. While rest and a balanced diet can help patients recover, more severe infections may require hospitalisation. Assoc Prof Loo Chian Min, Senior Consultant from the ​Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), shares more. Read more

New Scan for Curable Hypertension

Clinical trials are underway on a new non-invasive scan that can detect the cause of a certain type of hypertension — primary aldosteronism — making it potentially curable. The 25-patient clinical trial is conducted by Changi General Hospital (CGH), together with the Clinical Imaging Research Centre (CIRC) at the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Read more


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Medical Team Updates
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Prof Tan Kok Hian
MBBS (Spore), MMed (O&G), FRCOG (UK),

KK Women's and Children's Hospital
KK Co-Director & Senior Consultant,
Antenatal Diagnostic Centre / Antenatal Monitoring Clinic

Maternal Fetal Medicine

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Asst Prof Tang Pooi Ling, Tiffany
MBBS (Melbourne),
M Med (Int Med),
BMedSci (Melbourne)

National Cancer Centre Singapore
Division of Medical Oncology,
Senior Consultant