A common cause of pelvic pain in women, dysmenorrhoea is characterized by cramping in the lower abdomen that is cyclical, occurring before and/or during menstruation. Audrey Abella speaks with Dr Seet Meei Jiun, consultant from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore, to share insight on managing dysmenorrhoea in primary care.
At the time of writing, there have been 175,306,598 confirmed infections and 3,792,777 deaths attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic globally. [https://covid19.who.int/, accessed 14 June 2021] Real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has been instrumental in detecting the infection and preventing more widespread transmission of the disease.
Administration of mifepristone, followed by misoprostol, shortened induction-to-delivery intervals in women who lost their babies during the third trimester of pregnancy compared with misoprostol alone, results of a systematic review has shown.
Dr Jeremy Lin, a consultant at the Division of Paediatric Neurology, Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital, Singapore, provides Roshini Claire Anthony with an in-depth look on spina bifida and explains the crucial role played by the primary care physician in managing this condition.
Migraine and headache are common ailments of people living in the modern era. Dr Jon Marshall of The Singapore Headache and Migraine Clinic shares his insights with Pearl Toh on how to manage migraine and headache using non-pharmaceutical strategies, with a focus on the manual medicine approach.
Depression is more prevalent among women than men.1 Given women’s central role in the family, postnatal depression must be addressed accordingly. Audrey Abella speaks with Dr Chua Tze-Ern, Head and Senior consultant, Women’s Mental Wellness Service at the Department of Psychological Medicine at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore, to discuss the importance of tackling postnatal depression in primary care.
There is a high burden of paediatric eczema in the primary care setting. Dr Liew Hui Min, a consultant dermatologist from SOG-HM Liew Skin & Laser Clinic at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore, shares her insights with Pearl Toh on how to manage paediatric eczema in the primary care setting.
Dr Rajneesh Kumar, a senior consultant at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital, highlights the high prevalence of hepatitis, and speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony about the transmission, prevention, and treatment of the disease.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition affecting the joints. Dr Lee Eu Jin, an Orthopaedic Surgeon from Liberty Orthopaedic Clinic at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore, shares his insights with Pearl Toh on how to manage OA in the primary care setting.