There are various ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions which present to the GP’s clinic. Pearl Toh spoke with Dr Jason Hwang, an ENT Consultant from the Department of Otolaryngology at Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore, on how the majority of the conditions can be effectively managed at the primary care level seeing that these can be treated medically without the need for surgical intervention.
Dengue is a viral infection caused by the dengue virus (DENV) which is transmitted via a mosquito vector; in particular the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus species.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that leads to raised, red, scaly patches on patients’ skin.
Community pharmacists can actively engage in the management of hypertension in several areas.
Therapeutic decision-making is an important area in pharmacy that ensures positive therapeutic outcome.
Stretch marks are caused by the breaking of elastic fibres under the surface of the skin because the body is growing faster than the skin can keep up with. Most women are prone to developing stretch marks during pregnancy.
Roshini Claire Anthony spoke with Adjunct Associate Professor Gamaliel Tan, head and senior orthopaedic consultant at Ng Teng Fong Hospital in Singapore, on how GPs can help diagnose and treat lower back pain.
Worldwide, 50 million people have epilepsy and it is one of the most common neurological diseases globally.
Spinal fractures are often the result of underlying osteoporosis. Radha Chitale spoke with Dr. Hee Hwan Tak, medical director and senior consultant at the Pinnacle Spine & Scoliosis Centre at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, about managing osteoporotic spinal fractures in primary care.
Long-term use of corticosteroid in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) appears to predispose patients to significant adverse events such as venous thromboembolism (VTE), fragility fractures, and infections, according to a recent retrospective study.