Young doctors more burnt-out

The majority of young doctors training to be specialists in Singapore feel burnt-out, according to a local study by NUS Medicine, National Heart Centre Singapore and Duke-NUS Medical School. This may affect their ability to empathise with patients

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Don’t ignore blood clot in vein

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot that develops within a deep vein, usually in the leg. If the clot travels to the lungs and becomes lodged there, it becomes pulmonary embolism (PE), and is exceedingly dangerous if left alone. "Left untreated, more than 50 per cent of the patients with DVT will get PE," said Dr Yap Eng Soo.

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Second opinions count

There isn’t a doctor who knows everything, which is why patients can seek a second opinion if they consult a doctor who realises he is not familiar with the problem, and refers them to a specialist, said Dr Soh Jian Yi from NUS Medicine’s Department of Paediatrics in a commentary.

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Learning with tech tools

In a year’s time, medical students in Singapore will be able to see a patient's abdomen through a simulated X-ray vision. Called MediSIM, the program allows the students to learn about the human anatomy without causing inconvenience and pain to real patients.

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15 Dec 2017

Grand Round: Targeted Nanomedicine - Past, Present and Future

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20 Dec 2017

Seminar: Molecular & Optogenetic Dissection of Peripheral & Central Pain Pathways

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Pesi B Chacha Lectureship: The Changing Face of Spine Oncology - Key Developments and an Innovative Research Model

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