eLetters

34 e-Letters

published between 2016 and 2019

  • Mobile phones are commonplace in Singapore
    Ching-Hui Sia

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the article titled "Mobile revolution: a requiem for bleeps?" by Martin et al. The authors state that 73% of people feel that traditional bleeps should be replaced with new mobile technologies. The authors also states the favourable attitudes hospital doctors have towards mobile technology.

    I would like to share the experience in our country. Singapore is a country in Sout...

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  • Storify relating to article
    Tejas Desai

    Author's Storify: https://storify.com/nephondemand/equal-work-for- unequal-pay-the-gender-reimbursemen

    In response to articles:

    American Council of Science and Health News: http://acsh.org/news/2016/08/17/medicare-supports-unequal-pay/

    Twitter comments: https://twitter.com/Skepticscalpel/status/767785871500251136

    Medscape: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/867652?src=rss

    Co...

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  • Emphasis on Lifestyle Management Not Evidence Based
    Philip C Robinson

    I read with interest the manuscipt by Jeyaruban and colleagues. However I am disappointed that a major issue identified was a "Failure of adherence to lifestyle changes".

    There is scant evidence that lifestyle changes have any clinically relevant impact on gout management.

    Surgical weight loss is one of the few non medication related interventions that has a substantial impact on serum urate.

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  • Planning better care at the Casualty Department
    Alfredo D. Espinosa-Brito

    Dear Editor:

    We are living a new epoch all over the world. Also in clinical medicine. As it is known, for example, the model of a single doctor participating heavily at each step of treatment is giving way to expanded- care teams.

    Moreno-Rodriguez identified an universal crisis of the clinical method, with dangerous consequences in the practice of medicine. Among its main causes there are: a deteriora...

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