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Year 2018

​Wang W, Seah B, Jiang Y, Lopez V, Tan C, Lim ST, Ren H, Khoo YH. A randomized  controlled trial on a nurse-led smartphone-based self-management programme for people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes: A study protocol. J Adv Nurs. 2018 Jan;74(1):190-200. doi: 10.1111/jan.13394. Epub 2017 Aug 17. PubMed PMID: 28727183.
​Tan CCL, Cheng KKF, Sum CF, Shew JSH, Holydard E, Wang W. Perceptions of Diabetes Self-Care Management Among Older Singaporeans With Type 2 Diabetes: A Qualitative Study. J Nurs Res. 2017 Oct 10. doi: 10.1097/jnr.0000000000000226. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29016464.
​​Price DB, Buhl R, Chan A, Freeman D, Gardener E, Godley C, Gruffydd-Jones K, McGarvey L, Ohta K, Ryan D, Syk J, Tan NC, Tan T, Thomas M, Yang S, Konduru PR,
Ngantcha M, d'Alcontres MS, Lapperre TS. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide as a predictor of response to inhaled corticosteroids in patients with non-specific respiratory symptoms and insignificant bronchodilator reversibility: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Respir Med. 2018 Jan;6(1):29-39. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(17)30424-1. Epub 2017 Nov 3. PubMed PMID: 29108938.
​​Leung TF, Liu AP, Lim FS, Thollot F, Oh HML, Lee BW, Rombo L, Tan NC, Rouzier R, De Simoni S, Suryakiran P, Hezareh M, Thomas F, Folschweiller N, Struyf F. Comparative immunogenicity and safety of human papillomavirus (HPV)-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine and 4vHPV vaccine administered according to two- or three-dose schedules in girls aged 9-14 years: Results to month 36 from a randomized trial. Vaccine. 2018 Jan 2;36(1):98-106. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.11.034. Epub 2017 Nov 23. PubMed PMID: 29174109.
​Malhotra R, Bautista MAC, Tan NC, Tang WE, Tay SCS, Tan ASL, Pouliot A, Saffari SE, Lye CC, Vaillancourt R. 'Bilingual Text With or Without Pictograms Improves Elderly Singaporeans’ Understanding of Prescription Medication Labels. The Gerontologist. 2017 Nov (ePub ahead of print)
​David Chee Chin Ng, Yii Jen Lew, Eileen Yi Ling Koh, Van Hai Nguyen, Hwee Bee Wong, Lyn James and Ngiap Chuan Tan. Sickness certification in Singapore’s public primary healthcare system: A cross-sectional analysis. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2017 Dec. (Epub)
​Riandini T, Wee HL, Khoo EYH, Tai BC, Wang W, Koh GCH, Tai ES, Tavintharan S, Chandran K, Hwang SW, Venkataraman K. Functional status mediates the association between peripheral neuropathy and health-related quality of life in individuals
with diabetes. Acta Diabetol. 2018 Feb;55(2):155-164. doi:
10.1007/s00592-017-1077-8. Epub 2017 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 29185052.
​Lew QLJ, Allen JC, Nguyen F, Tan NC, Jafar TH. Factors Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease and Their Clinical Utility in Primary Care Clinics in a Multi-Ethnic Southeast Asian Population. Nephron. 2018;138(3):202-213. doi: 10.1159/000485110. Epub 2017 Dec 15. PubMed PMID: 29253844.
​Mitesh S, Tan NC, Koh YLE. Evaluation of a Hybrid undergraduate dermatology training workshop during Family Medicine clerkship. The Singapore Family Physician. 2018 Jan; 44(1):39-45. ISSN 0377-5305
​Tay JM, Sule AA, Chew D, Tey J, Lau T, Lee S, Lee SH, Leong CK, Lim ST, Low LP, Oh VMS, Phoon I, Tan KKW, Wu A, Yeo LS. Ministry of Health Clinical Practice Guidelines: Hypertension. Singapore Med J. 2018: 59(1): 17-27.
​Tan NC, Mohtar ZBM, Koh YLE, Sankari U, Tay HCD, Yu S, Tan BWW. An exhaled carbon monoxide self-monitoring device linked to social media to support smoking cessation: A proof of concept pilot study. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2018. 27(3): 187-192.
​Liew TM, Lee CS. Comparative efficacy and acceptability of interventions for major depression in older persons: protocol for Bayesian network meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2018 Jan 21;8(1):e019819. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019819. PubMed
PMID: 29358451.
​Jafar TH, Tan NC, Allen JC, Finkelstein EA, Goh P, Moey P, Quah JHM, Hwang SW, Bahadin J, Thiagarajah AG, Chan J, Kang G, Koong A. Management of hypertension and multiple risk factors to enhance cardiovascular health in Singapore: The SingHypertension cluster randomized trial. Trials. 2018 Mar 14;19(1):180. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2559-x. PubMed PMID: 29540213;
​Ng G, Tan SW, Tan NC. Health outcomes of patients with chronic disease managed with a healthcare kiosk in primary care: protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2018 Mar 23;8(3):e020265. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020265. PubMed PMID: 29574445; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5875634.
​LP Ng, Eillen YLK. Intrauterine contraceptive device insertion simulation training in primary care. Proceedings of Singapore Healhcare, Feb 16, 2018 [epub].
​Chiang GSH, Sim BLH, Lee JJM, Quah JHM. Determinants of poor sleep quality in elderly patients with diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia and hypertension in Singapore. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2018 Mar 27:1-6. doi:
10.1017/S146342361800018X. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29580302.
​Lawrence Sy Tar Liu, Bandy Qiuling Goh, Woh Peng Tang, Fei Ling Lo, Rachel Shu Yuen Khoo, Christina Jit Fan Lim.  Drug information needs and concerns of primary care patients with newly prescribed chronic medications. Proceedings of Singapore Heatlhcare. June 13, 2018 [epub].
​Tan NC, Chew RQ, Subramanian RC, Sankari U, Koh YLE, Cho LW. Patients on levothyroxine replacement in the community: association between hypothyroidism symptoms, co-morbidities and their quality of life. Fam Pract. Jul 2018 (epub)


Year 2017

​Tan NC, Mitesh S, Koh YL, Ang SB, Chan HH, How CH, Tay EG, Hwang SW. Evaluation of a training programme to induct medical students to deliver public health talks. Singapore Med J. 2017; 58(1): 35-40. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2016043. PMID: 26891745
​Foo V, Quah J, Cheung G, Tan NC, Ma Zar KL, Chan CM, Lamoureux E, Tien Yin W, Tan G, Sabanayagam C. HbA1c, systolic blood pressure variability and diabetic retinopathy in Asian type 2 diabetics. J Diabetes. 2017 Feb;9(2):200-207. doi: 10.1111/1753-0407.12403. PubMed PMID: 27043025.
​Lim SWC, Boo AYY, Tan WC, Png ESY, Lee HK, Chang ZY, Wee SXJ, Balakrishnan B, Choong KS, Phoon IKY. A cohort survey of the effect of an educational intervention on human papillomavirus vaccine-related knowledge and attitudes among pre-university female students in Singapore. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2017, Vol 26(1):5-10. DOI: 10.1177/2010105816653137.
​Lew QJ, Jafar TH, Koh HW, Jin A, Chow KY, Yuan JM, Koh WP. Red Meat Intake and Risk of ESRD. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Jan;28(1):304-312. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2016030248. PubMed PMID: 27416946; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5198288.
​Thiagarajah AG. How effective is acupuncture for reducing pain due to plantar fasciitis? Singapore Med J. 2017 Feb;58(2):92-97.  PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5311890.
​Quah JHM, Wang P, Ng RRG, Luo N, Tan NC. Health-related quality of life of older Asian patients with multimorbidity in primary care in a developed nation. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2017 Oct;17(10):1429-1437. doi: 10.1111/ggi.12881. Epub 2016 Aug 31. PubMed PMID: 27576513.
​Nguyen HV, Nadkarni NV, Sankari U, Mital S, Lye WK, Tan NC. Association between asthma control and asthma cost: Results from a longitudinal study in a primary care setting. Respirology. 2017 Apr;22(3):454-459. doi: 10.1111/resp.12930. PMID: 27862645
​Bahadin J, Shum E, Ng G, Tan N, Selayah P, Tan SW. Follow-Up Consultation Through a Healthcare Kiosk for Patients with Stable Chronic Disease in a Primary Care Setting: A Prospective Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 May;32(5):534-539. doi: 10.1007/s11606-016-3931-8. Epub 2016 Dec 9. PubMed PMID: 27943039.
​Jean-Jasmin Mi-Li Lee, Yew Cheong Tung, Kit Ping Tai, Samantha Alexis Tay, Shu Juan Cheng, Seng Bin Ang, Ngiap Chuan Tan. Do primary care physicians use the 5As in counselling obese patients? A qualitative study. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2017 Sep; 26(3):144-149.
​Peter Kirm Seng Moey. Transcutaneous bilirubin measurement to estimate serum bilirubin in neonates in a multi-ethnic cohort: a literature review. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2017 Feb; 26(1):42-57.
​Ang SY, Ayoob SBM, Hussain NBS, Uthaman T, Adenan H, Chiang P, Ong LT, Fong MK, Ostbye T. Challenges faced by older nurses in Singapore: a mixed methods study. Int Nurs Rev. 2017 Dec;64(4):502-510. doi: 10.1111/inr.12348. Epub 2017 Jan 17. PubMed PMID: 28093735.
​Tan NC, Chew RQ, Koh YL, Subramanian RC, Sankari U, Meyappan M, Cho LW. Primary hypothyroidism in the community: Lower daily dosages of levothyroxine replacement therapy for Asian patients. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Feb;96(7):e6145. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006145. PMID: 28207545
​Ngiap Chuan Tan, Eileen Yi Ling Koh, Chin Chin Goh, Paul Soo Chye Goh and Kim Hwee Koh. A cross-sectional study of gender differences in lifestyle behavior and usage of medications among community-dwelling Asians towards achieving their LDL-Cholesterol treatment goals. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2017 Sep; 26(3): 158-165.
​Lee CS, Liew TM. Inappropriate prescribing among older persons in primary care: protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.
BMJ Open. 2017 Feb 24;7(2):e015395.
​Tham T. Nguyen, Mee K. Poh, Jenny Low, Shirin Kalimuddin, Koh C. Thoon, Ng Chung Wai Mark, Benjamin D. Anderson, Gregory C. Gray. Bioaerosol Sampling in Clinical Settings: A Promising, Noninvasive Approach for Detecting Respiratory Viruses. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2017 Jan; 4(1); ofw259.
​Wei Ling Ng, Mark Zhong Wei Tan, Eileen Yi Ling Koh and Ngiap Chuan Tan. Deprescribing: What are the views and factors influencing this concept among patients with chronic diseases in a developed Asian community? Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2017 Sep; 26(3): 172-179.
​Ng CW, How CH, Ng YP. Depression in primary care: assessing suicide risk. Singapore Med J. 2017 Feb;58(2):72-77. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5311887
​Ngoh ASH, Chen ZJ, Tai BC, Teo SSH, Tan NC. Smoking literacy amongst adult Asian asthma patients in primary care. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2017 Dec; 26(4): 235-240.
​Tan NC, Yip WF, Kallakuri S, Sankari U, Koh YLE. Factors associated with impaired color vision without retinopathy amongst people with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional study. BMC Endocr Disord. 2017 Jun 2;17(1):29. doi: 10.1186/s12902-017-0181-7. PubMed PMID: 28577364; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5457622.
​Lew QJ, Jafar TH, Talaei M, Jin A, Chow KY, Yuan JM, Koh WP. Increased body mass index is a risk factor for end-stage renal disease in the Chinese Singapore population. Kidney Int. 2017 Oct;92(4):979-987. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2017.03.019. Epub 2017 May 18. PubMed PMID: 28528130; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5610592
​Quah YL, Aggarwal IM. Discussing human papilloma virus vaccination. BMJ. 2017 Jun 22;357:j2730. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j2730. PubMed PMID: 28642269
​Kurup L, He HG, Wang X, Wang W, Shorey S. A descriptive qualitative study of perceptions of parents on their child's vaccination. J Clin Nurs. 2017 Dec;26(23-24):4857-4867. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13958. Epub 2017 Aug 30. PubMed PMID: 28699176.
​Koong A. using the SBAR4 model for management of a patient with complex comorbidities in the primary care setting - a case study. The Singapore Family Physician. 2017 Jul; 43(3): 21-25.
​Seow KC, Mohamed Yusoff D, Koh YLE, Tan NC. What is the test-retest reliability of the Malay version of the Hypertension Self-Care Profile self efficacy assessment tool? A validation study in primary care. BMJ Open. 2017 Sep 6;7(9):e016152. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016152. PubMed PMID: 28882912.
​Lee CS, Tan JHM, Sankari U, Koh YLE, Tan NC. Assessing oral medication adherence among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus treated with polytherapy in a developed Asian community: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2017 Sep 14;7(9):e016317. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016317. PubMed PMID: 28912194; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5640112
​Luo M, Lim WY, Tan CS, Ning Y, Chia KS, van Dam RM, Tang WE, Tan NC, Chen R, Tai ES, Venkataraman K. Longitudinal trends in HbA1c and associations with comorbidity and all-cause mortality in Asian patients with type 2 diabetes: A cohort study. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2017 Nov;133:69-77. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2017.08.013. Epub 2017 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 28898713
​Wang SZ, Tan GC, Wang XF, De Roza JG, Lim LL, Kandiah N. Experience with a Community-based Multidisciplinary Memory Clinic: A Primary Care Perspective. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2017 Aug;46(8):321-323. PubMed PMID: 28920133.
​Ting DSW, Cheung CY, Lim G, Tan GSW, Quang ND, Gan A, Hamzah H, Garcia-Franco R, San Yeo IY, Lee SY, Wong EYM, Sabanayagam C, Baskaran M, Ibrahim F, Tan NC, Finkelstein EA, Lamoureux EL, Wong IY, Bressler NM, Sivaprasad S, Varma R, Jonas  JB, He MG, Cheng CY, Cheung GCM, Aung T, Hsu W, Lee ML, Wong TY. Development and Validation of a Deep Learning System for Diabetic Retinopathy and Related Eye Diseases Using Retinal Images From Multiethnic Populations With Diabetes. JAMA. 2017 Dec 12;318(22):2211-2223. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.18152. PubMed PMID: 29234807.
​Ngoh SHA, Lim HWL, Koh YLE, Tan NC. Test-retest reliability of the Mandarin versions of the Hypertension Self-Care Profile instrument. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(45):e8568. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000008568. PubMed PMID: 29137076; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5690769.
​Bilger M, Shah M, Tan NC, Howard KL, Xu HY, Lamoureux EL, Finkelstein EA. Trial to Incentivise Adherence for Diabetes (TRIAD): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2017 Nov 17;18(1):551. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2288-6. PubMed PMID: 29149912; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5693491
​Chua J, Thakku SG, Pham TH, Lee R, Tun TA, Nongpiur ME, Tan MCL, Wong TY, Quah JHM, Aung T, Girard MJA, Cheng CY. Automated Detection of Iris Furrows and their Influence on Dynamic Iris Volume Change. Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 20;7(1):17894. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-18039-w. PubMed PMID: 29263345; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC5738384.

Year 2016

​Wee KHA. Serum folate predicts muscle strength: a pilot cross-sectional study of the association between serum vitamin levels and muscle strength and gait measures in patients >65 years old with diabetes mellitus in a primary care setting. Nutrition J. 2016 Oct 19; 15(89). DOI 10.1186/s12937-016-0208-3
Tan NC, Goh CC, Goh P, Koh YL, Koh KH. The effect of the intensity of lipid-lowering medications on the LDL-Cholesterol treatment goals of Asian patients with dyslipidemia in primary care. J of Clin Pharm and Therapeutics. 2016 Aug. doi: 10.1111/jcpt.12447​
How CH, Phua See Chun P, Shafi F, Jakes RW. Parental knowledge, attitudes and perception of pneumococcal disease and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in Singapore: a questionnaire-based assessment. BMC Public Health. 2016 Sep 2;16(1):923. PubMed PMID: 27590503.​
Tan NC, Tan MS, Hwang SW, Teo CC, Lee ZK, Soh JY, Koh YL, How CH. Sleep time and pattern of adult individuals in primary care in an Asian urbanized community: A cross-sectional study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug;95(35):e4749. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000004749. PubMed PMID: 27583923.​
Quah JH, Wang P, Ng RR, Luo N, Tan NC. Health-related quality of life of older Asian patients with multimorbidity in primary care in a developed nation. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2016 Aug 31. doi: 10.1111/ggi.12881. [Epub ahead of print]  PubMed PMID: 27576513.​
Koh KH. Corticosteroid injection for adhesive capsulitis in primary care: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Singapore Med J. [Epub ahead of print] Aug 2016. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2016146​
Malhotra R, Ang S, Allen JC, Tan NC, Ostbye T, Saito Y, Chan A. Normative values of hand grip strength for elderly Singaporeans aged 60 to 89 years: A cross sectional study. JAMDA. 1 September 2016. 17(9): 864.e1 – 864.e7. DOI: ​
Zhu QO, Tan GCS, Tan HL, Wong GR, Joshi CS, Cuttilan RA, Sng KJ, Tan NC. Orthostatic hypotension: prevalence and associated risk factors among the ambulatory elderly in an Asian population. Singapore Med J. 2016. 57(8): 444-451. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2016135.​
​Jafar TH, Tan NC, Allen JC, Pradhan SS, Goh P, Tavajoh S, Keng FM, Chan J. Management of hypertension and multiple risk factors to enhance cardiovascular health - a feasibility study in Singapore polyclinics. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Jul 8;16:229. doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1491-6. PubMed PMID: 27391818; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4938988.
​Thiagarajah AG. How effective is acupuncture for reducing pain due to plantar fasciitis? Singapore Med J. 2016 Aug. [Epub ahead of print]
​Chua J, Thakku SG, Tun TA, Nongpiur ME, Tan MC, Girard MJ, Wong TY, Quah JH,Aung T, Cheng CY. Iris Crypts Influence Dynamic Changes of Iris Volume. Ophthalmology. 2016 Oct;123(10):2077-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2016.06.034. Epub
2016 Aug 9. PubMed PMID: 27521171.
​Lew QJ, Jafar TH, Koh HW, Jin A, Chow KY, Yuan JM, Koh WP. Red Meat Intake and Risk of ESRD. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Jul 14. pii: ASN.2016030248. [Epub ahead of  print] PubMed PMID: 27416946.
​Shaik MA, Khoo CH, Thiagarajah AG, Tan NC, Li-Hsian Chen C, Xu J, Dong Y. Pilot Evaluation of a Dementia Case Finding Clinical Service Using the Informant AD8 for At-Risk Older Adults in Primary Health Care: A Brief Report. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2016 Jul 1;17(7):673.e5-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2016.04.027. PubMed PMID: 27346653.
​Zhuang QY, Wong RX, Chen WMD, Guo XX. Knowledge, attitudes and practice of cervical cancer vaccination among young women attending a tertiary institution in Singapore. Singapore Medical Journal. 2016 June. 57(6): 329-333. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2016108.
​Lee HK, Teo SSH, Barbier S, Tang SC, Yeo GH, Tan NC. The impact of direct observed therapy on daily living activities, quality of life and socioeconomic burden on patients with tuberculosis in primary care in  Singapore. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2016 June. DOI: 10.1177/2010105816652148.
​Lim SWC, Boo AYY, Tan WC, Png ESY, Lee HK, Chang ZY, Wee SXJ, Balakrishnan B, Choong KS, Phoon IKY. A cohort survey of the effect of an educational intervention on human papillomavirus vaccine-related knowledge and attitudes among pre-university female students in Singapore. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2016 June. DOI: 10.1177/2010105816653137.
​Lua AYH, Hong L, Bong SHS, Yeo JLS, Tsang MLP, Ong KZ, Wong SSW, Tan NC. A narrative review of the evaluation and selection of instruments which assess self-efficacy amongst patients with essential hypertension. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2016 June. 25(2) ; 71. doi: 10.1177/2010105815621327.
​Ng G, Tan N, Bahadin J, Shum E, Tan SW. Development of an Automated Healthcare Kiosk for the Management of Chronic Disease Patients in the Primary Care Setting. J Med Syst. 2016 Jul;40(7):169. doi: 10.1007/s10916-016-0529-y. Epub 2016 May 30.
​Foo V, Quah J, Cheung G, Tan NC, Lin MZ, Chan CM, Lamoureux E, Wong TY, Tan G, Sabanayagam C. HbA1c, Systolic Blood Pressure Variability and Diabetic Retinopathy in Asian Type 2 Diabetes. J Diabetes. 2016 Apr 4. doi: 10.1111/1753-0407.12403.
​Tan NC, KohKH, Goh CC, Koh YL, Goh SC. Asian patients with dyslipidemia in an urban population: Effect of ethnicity on their LDL-cholesterol treatment goals. J Clin Lipidol. 2016 Mar-Apr 10(2):410-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2015.12.014.
​Tun TA, Chua J, Shi Y, Sidhartha E, Thakku SG, Shei W, Tan MCL, Quah JHM, Tin Aung T, Cheng CY. Association of iris surface features with iris parameters assessed by swept-source optical coherence tomography in Asian eyes. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar 18; 0:1-4. doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-308256.
​Koh YL, Lua YH, Hong L, Bong HS, Yeo LS, Tsang LP, Ong KZ, Wong SW, Tan NC. Using a Web-Based Approach to Assess Test-Retest Reliability of the "Hypertension Self-Care Profile" Tool in an Asian Population: A Validation Study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(9):e2955. doi: 10.1097/ MD.0000000000002955
​Tan NC, Mitesh S, Koh YL, Ang SB, Chan HH, How CH, Tay EG, Hwang SW. Evaluation of a training programme to induct medical students to deliver public health talks. Singapore Med J. 2016 Feb 19.
​Ngoh SHL, Ng CWM. PILL Series: Vaccination in the primary care setting: when is it safe to proceed? Sing Med J. 57(1): 3-7. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2016004

Year 2015

​Low WKV, Hwang SW, Ching KL, Samarasekera D.D, Kowitlawakul Y. Learning on the go! A mobile app to learn about polyclinic services. Innovation J. 14(1): pp 12-16.
​Tan NC, Nguyen HV, Lye WK, Sankari U, Nadkarni NV. Trends and predictors of asthma costs: results from a 10-year longitudinal study. Eur Respir J. Mar 2016 47(3):801-9. Epub 2015 Dec 2. pii: ERJ-00188-2015. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00188-2015
​Ng MC, How CH. When babies turn yellow. Singapore Med J. 2015
Nov;56(11):599-603. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2015167. PubMed PMID: 26668403; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4656866
​Tan NC, Nadkarni NV, Lye WK, Sankari U, Nguyen vH. Ten-year longitudinal study of factors influencing nocturnal asthma symptoms among Asian patients in primary care. NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2015 Oct 29;25:15064. doi: 10.1038/npjpcrm.2015.64. PubMed PMID: 26511220.
​Le Guezennec X, Quah J, Tong L, Kim N. Human tear analysis with minaturized multiplex cytokine assay on "wall-less" 96-well plate. Molecular Vision. 2015 Oct;21:1151-1161.
​Lim RB, Chen C, Naidoo N, Gay G, Tang WE, Seah D, Chen R, Tan NC, Lee J, Tai ES, Chia KS, Lim WY. Anthropometrics indices of obesity, and all-cause and cardiovascular disease-related mortality, in an Asian cohort with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Metab. 2015 Sep;41(4):291-300. doi:
10.1016/j.diabet.2014.12.003. Epub 2015 Jan 6.
​Koong AY, Koot D, Eng SK, Purani A, Yusoff A, Goh CC, Teo SS, Tan NC. When the phone rings - factors influencing its impact on the experience of patients and healthcare workers during primary care consultation: a qualitative study. BMC Fam Pract. 2015 Sep 2;16(1):114. doi: 10.1186/s12875-015-0330-x. PubMed PMID: 26330170.
​Tan NC, Barbier S, Lim WY, Chia KS. 5-Year longitudinal study of determinants of glycemic control for multi-ethnic Asian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus managed in primary care. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2015 Aug 28. pii: S0168-8227(15)00332-0. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2015.07.010. PubMed PMID: 26385596.
​Ang TWA. The Effectiveness of Corticosteroid injection in the  treatment of plantar fasciitis. Sing Med J. 2015 Aug 56(8):423-432. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2015118. PMID: 26311907.
​Wang Y, Tan NC, Tay EG, Thumboo J, Luo N. Cross-cultural measurement equivalence of the 5-level EQ-5D (EQ-5D-5L) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Singapore. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2015 Jul 16;13(1):103. doi: 10.1186/s12955-015-0297-2. PubMed PMID: 26179285; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4502594.
​Ang SY, Kwan XL, Aloweni FAB, Aw AT, Tan AM, Foong ASC, Lee RHT. A Descriptive Study on Registered Nurses’ Continuing Educational Needs in Research from Three Different Health Care Institutes in Singapore. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2015. 24(2): 72-79.
​Justine JL, Winsor L, Barrière P, Fanai C, Gey D, Han AW, La Quay-Velázquez G, Lee BP, Lefevre JM, Meyer JY, Philippart D, Robinson DG, Thévenot J, Tsatsia F. The invasive land planarian Platydemus manokwari (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae):  records from six new localities, including the first in the USA. PeerJ. 2015 Jun 23;3:e1037. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1037. eCollection 2015.
​Leung TF, Liu AP, Lim FS, Thollot F, Oh HM, Lee BW, Rombo L, Tan NC, Rouzier R, Friel D, De Muynck B, De Simoni S, Suryakiran P, Hezareh M, Folschweiller N, Thomas F, Struyf F. Comparative immunogenicity and safety of human papillomavirus (HPV)-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine and HPV-6/11/16/18 vaccine administered according to two- and three-dose schedules in girls aged 9-14 years: results to month 12 from a randomized trial. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015 Jun 10:0.
​Luo N, Wang Y, How CH, Tay EG, Thumboo J, Herdman M. Interpretation and use of the 5-level EQ-5D response labels varied with survey language among Asians in Singapore. J Clin Epidemiol. 2015 Oct;68(10):1195-204. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.04.011. PubMed PMID: 26032149.
​Goh G, Tan NC, Malhotra R, Padmanabhan U, Barbier S, Allen J, Ostbye T. Short-term trajectories of use of a caloric-monitoring mobile-phone application among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a primary care setting. Journal of Medical Internet Research Feb 2015; 17(2):e33.
​Tong L, Zhou XY, Jylha A, Aapola U, Liu DN, Koh SK, Tian D, Quah J, Uusitalo H, Beuerman RW, Zhou L. Quantitation of 47 Human Tear Proteins using High Resolution Multiple Reaction Monitoring (HR-MRM) Based-Mass Spectrometry. J Proteomics. 2015 Feb; 115:36-48.


Year 2014

​Tan NC,Ng CJ, Rosemary M, Wahid K, Goh LG. Developing a Primary Care Research Agenda through Collaborative Efforts - A Proposed "6E" Model. Asia Pacific Family Medicine. 2014 Dec 20;13(1):17. [eCollection 2014]
​Chan XBV, Goh SMS, Tan NC. Subjects with colour vision deficiency in the community: what do primary care physicians need to know? Asia Pac Fam Med. 2014; 13(10).
​Chee YJ, Chan V, Tan NC. Understanding patients' perspective of statin therapy: can we design a better approach to the management of dyslipidaemia? A literature review. Singapore Med J. 2014 Aug;55(8):416-21.
​How CH, Quah HM. PILL series. Doctor, do I really need treatment for my current blood pressure? Singapore Med J.2014 Aug:55(8):401-4
​Ng CW, Loo YX, Poon ZH. Subclinical Thyroid Disorders: Clinical Significance and When to Treat? Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 23(3): 226-240.
​Goh LH, How CH, Lau TC. Male osteoporosis: clinical approach and management in family practice. Singapore Med J. July 2014; 55(7):353-357.
​Goh SY, Ang SB, Bee YM, Chen YT, Gardner DS, Ho ET, Adaikan K, Lee YC, Lee CH, Lim FS, Lim HB, Lim SC, Seow J, Soh AW, Sum CF, Tai ES, Thai AC, Wong TY, Yap F. Ministry of health clinical practice guidelines: diabetes mellitus. Singapore Med J. 2014 Jun;55(6):334-47.
​Goh BQ, Tay AHP, Khoo RSY, Goh BK, Lo PFL, Lim CJF. Effectiveness of Medication Review in Improving Medication Knowledge and Adherence in Primary Care Patients. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2014 Jun; 23(2): 134-141.
​Hwang SW, Lim HB. Barriers and motivators of influenza vaccination uptake among primary healthcare workers in Singapore. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 23(2): 126-133.
​Goh SSM, Chan VXB, Tan NC. Colour Vision Deficiency: Is it a handicap? A Narrative Review of its Impact on Medical & Dental Education and Practice. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 23(2): 149-157.
​Teo SSH, Tan NC, Ngoh ASH, Swah TS, Chen Z, Tai BC. Smoking behaviour of Asthmatic patients in primary care continue to smoke- A cross sectional survey. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 23(2): 108-117.
​Ng CW, How CH. PILL series. Recurrent wheeze and cough in young children: is it asthma? Singapore Med J. 2014 May;55(5):236-41.
Ong C, Phuah KY, Salazar E, How CH. PILL Series. Managing the 'picky eater' dilemma, Singapore Med J. 2014 Apr;55(4):184-190.
​Quah JH, Tong L, Barbier S. Patient Acceptability of Tear Collection in the Primary Healthcare Setting. Optom Vis Sci. 2014 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print]
​Chia P, Lian WB. Parental knowledge, attitudes and perceptions regarding infant basic life support. Singapore Med J. Mar 2014; 55(3):137-45.
​How CH, Chan DKS. PILL Series: Headaches in children. Singapore Med J. Mar 2014. 55(3): 128-131.
​Soo WF, Tan NC. The influence of caregivers’ knowledge and understanding of asthma aetiology on domiciliary management of children with asthma. Singapore Med J. Mar 2014; 55(3):132-6.
​Ng LP, Goh P. Incidence of discontinuation of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors due to cough in a primary healthcare centre in Singapore. Singapore Med J. Mar 2014; 55(3):146-149.
​Sim SW, Moey KS, Tan NC. The use of facemasks to prevent respiratory infection: a literature review in the context of the Health Belief Model. Singapore Med J. Mar 2014; 55(3):160-7.
​Tan NC, Aw LF, Khin LW, Thirumoorthy T, Lim SH, Tai BC, Goh LG. How do primary care physicians in Singapore keep healthy? Singapore Med J. Mar 2014; 55(3):155-9.
​How CH, Fock KM. Healthcare in Singapore: the present and future. Singapore Med J. Mar 2014. 55(3): 126-127.
​Tan NC. PAIR UP for primary care excellence: perspectives from a primary healthcare provider in Singapore. Singapore Med J. Mar 2014. 55(3): 110-116.
​Loh SF, Agarwal R, Chan JK, Chia SJ, Cho LW, Lim LH, Lau MS, Loh SK, Hendricks MS, Nair S, Quah JH, Tan HH, Wong PC, Yeong CT, Yu SL. Academy of Medicine - Ministry of Health clinical practice guidelines: assessment and management of infertility at primary healthcare level. Singapore Med J. 2014. Feb;55(2):58-66.
Ng MC, How CH. PILL Series: Childhood immunisation. Singapore Med J. 2014 Jan;55(1):12-7.


Year 2013

​CH How, M Shaw, SW Hwnag, YJ chee, EG Tay. Delivering Health Talks to Public in Primary Care Setting: A Noval Approach to induct Medical Students towards Social Responsibility and Health Advocacy. December 2013. Medical Science Educator. 23(4):587.
​How CH, Chan HN. PILL series. Insomnia in the community. Singapore Med J. Dec 2013. 54(12):662-5.
​Thomas SL. Family medicine specialty in Singapore. April 2013. Journal of Fam Med Primary Care. 2(2): 135-140.
​Wong PY, How CH, Wong P. PILL Series: Management of child abuse. October 2013. Singapore Med Journal. 54(10): 533-537.
​Tan NC, Tan YT, Kin PT. Research consultation clinic: impetus towards facilitating primary care research. Asia Pacific Family Medicine. 2013, 12(4): 1-7.
​How CH, Quah HM. PILL series. Managing urinary incontinence in the community. Singapore Med J. Aug 2013. 54(8):420-4.
​Tan GC, De Roza J, Chen RY, How CH. PILL Series. Diabetes mellitus: the first visit. Singapore Med J. Jul 2013. 54(7): 377-380; quiz 381.
​Law KH, How CH, Ng CS, Ng MC. PILL series. Prescribing health: exercise. Singapore Med J. Jun 2013. 54(6): 303-308.
​Quah J, Liu YP, Luo N, How CH, Tay EG. Younger adult type 2 Diabetic patients have poorer glycaemic control: a cross-sectional study in a Primary care setting in Singapore. BMC Endocrine Disorders.  June 2013. 13:18.
​How CH, Quah JH, Koh MJ. Simply eczema. Singapore Med J. May 2013 May. 54(5): 247-249; quiz 250.
​Ong SH. Managing a 14-year-old female teenager presenting with a sexually transmitted infection - What are the issues involved? The Singapore Family Physician. May 2013. 39(2):44.
​Mackey S, Teo SSH, Dramusic V, Lee HK, Boughton M. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Associated With Menopause: A Multi-ethnic, Qualitative Study in Singapore. Health Care Women Int. 2013 May 16. [Epub ahead of print]
​Chiou FK, How CH, Ong C. PILL Series: Recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Singapore Med Journal. Apr 2013. 54(4): 195-200.
​Tan NC, Chen ZJ, Soo WF, Ngoh ASH, Tai BC. Effects of a written asthma action plan on caregivers' management of children with asthma: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. Primary Care Respiratory Journal.  Apr 2013. 22(2):198-194.
​Phoon IKY., Chang WT. Practical assessment of colour vision to certify fitness for driving. The Singapore Family Physician . Jan-Mar 2013. 39(1): 63-66.
​Chan VHH, What approach can primary care physicians adopt to manage their patient who is upset as a result of adverse effect from their treatment? The Singapore Family Physician. 2013 Jan-Mar: 39(1);56-58.
​Goh IX, How CH, Tavintharan S. Cytochrome P450 drug interactions with statin therapy. Singapore Med J. 2013 Mar;54(3):131-5.
​Ang SB, How CH. Menopause: an important milestone in women's health. Singapore Med J. 2013 Feb;54(2):60-3.
​Chee FY, How CH. Doctor, my dentist wants your opinion. Singapore Med J. 2013, Jan;54(1):11-3; quiz p.14
​Cheung YB, Wee HL, Luo N, Tan CB, Fong KY, Thumboo J. Height and mental health and health utility among ethnic Chinese in a polyclinic sample in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore, 2013 Feb: 42(2):73-9.


Year 2012

​Tan NC, Ng CJ. The novel 'Prepare-Intensive Coaching-Compete (PICC)' model to learn research. Educ Prim Care. 2012 Mar;23(2):120-4.
Quah CH, Koh D, How CH, Quah JH. Approach to hand dermatitis in primary care. Singapore Med J. 2012 Nov;53(11):701-4; quiz p.705.
​Bhargava M, Cheung CY, Sabanayagam C, Kawasaki R, Harper CA, Lamoureux EL, Chow WL, Ee A, Hamzah H, Ho M, Wong W, Wong TY. Accuracy of diabetic retinopathy screening by trained non-physician graders using non-mydriatic fundus camera. Singapore Med J. 2012 Nov;53(11):715-9.
​Chang CN, How CH, Tavintharan S. Beyond low-density lipoprotein cholesterol: why, who and when. Singapore Med J. 2012 Sep;53(9):566-8; quiz 569.
​Teng GG, Tong CY, How CH, Goh LH. The unwelcome visitor. Singapore Med J. 2012 Aug;53(8):508-11; quiz 512. Review.
​Tan GJ, Lim EL, How CH. A guide to requesting outpatient and emergency radiographs. Singapore Med J. 2012 Jul;53(7):423-6; quiz 427.
Chow WL, Joshi VD, Tin AS, van der Erf S, Lim JF, Swah TS, Teo SS, Goh PS, Tan GC, Lim C, Kee TY. Limited knowledge of chronic kidney disease among primary care patients--a cross-sectional survey. BMC Nephrol. 2012 Jul 2;13(1):54. 
​Koh JM, Tan GJ, How CH. PILL series. The solitary pulmonary nodule. Singapore Med J. 2012 Jun;53(6):372-5; quiz 376.
​Wong TY, Chong PN, Chng SK, Tay EG. Postgraduate family medicine training in Singapore--a new way forward. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2012 May;41(5):221-6.
​Tan NC, Ng CJ. The novel 'Prepare-Intensive Coaching-Compete (PICC)' model to learn research. Educ Prim Care. 2012 Mar;23(2):120-4. 
​Luo N, Cang SQ, Quah HM, How CH, Tay EG. The discriminative power of the EuroQol visual analog scale is sensitive to survey language in Singapore. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2012 Mar 20;10:32.
​Tan NC, Ngoh SH, Teo SS, Swah TS, Chen Z, Tai BC. Impact of cigarette smoking on symptoms and quality of life of adults with asthma managed in public primary care clinics in Singapore: a questionnaire study. Prim Care Respir J. 2012 Mar;21(1):90-3.
​Meng OY, Lim C, Leng CW, van der Erf S, Joshi VD, Sin ST, Hong ST, Chye PG, Seng GT, Yi-Shern TK. Factors influencing living kidney donation in Singapore. Prog Transplant. 2012 Mar;22(1):95-101.
Chow WL, Wang VW, Low YS, Tse DWL, Lim JFY. Factors that influence the choice of seeking treatment at polyclinics. Singapore Med J. 2012 Feb;53(2);109-115.


Year 2011

Tan NC, Ho SC, Cheah SL. Lifestyle modifications of patients with coronary heart disease on follow up in public primary care centres in Singapore: assessment of perception and behaviour.  The Singapore Family Physician. 2011 Mar: 37(1): 67-72.
​Tan TS, Lim CY, Low WK, Tan NC. Effective communication with hearing impaired patients: An approach for family physicians. The Singapore Family Physician. 2011 Mar: 37(1): 61-66.
​How CH. Ideal blood glucose control for type 2 diabetes management: a new clinical equipoise. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 20(2):115-118.
​Goh BQ, Tan SK, Tay SCS, Goh CC, Lo PFL, Tang WP, Khoo SYR. Herbal-Health supplements intake by polyclinic patients on warfarin. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2011; 20(2): 97-104.
​Tay EG. Editorial: Moving forward in patient-centred care. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 20(2): 69-70.
​Quah JHM, Teo SS, Yap GHB, Lim HB, Chow MH. Clinical audit on hypoglycaemic symptoms in type 2 diabetic patients in SingHealth Polyclinics. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 20(2): 89-96.
​How CH. A review of health literacy: problem, tools and interventions. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 20(2): 119-125.
​Low SG. A clinical quality improvement project to reduce the rate of electronic prescription errors in primary care practice. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 20(2): 80-88.
​Tan AM, Muthusamy L, Ng CC, Phoon IKY, Ow JH, Tan NC. Initiation of insulin for type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: what are the issues? A qualitative study. Singapore Med J. 2011 Nov;52(11):801-9.
Tan NC, Ho SC. Treat-to-target approach in managing modifiable risk factors of patients with coronary heart disease in primary care in Singapore: what are the issues? Asia Pac Fam Med. 2011 Sep 22;10:12.
​Tan NC, Soo WF, Ngoh SH. A qualitative study of parental use of the written asthma action plan for their children in primary care in Singapore. Journal of Asthma & Allergy Educators. Journal of Asthma & Allergy Educators August 2011;2(4):185-8.
​Quah JH, Luo N, Ng WY, How CH, Tay EG. Health-related quality of life is associated with diabetic complications, but not with short-term diabetic control in primary care. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2011 Jun;40(6):276-86.
​Bahadin J, Teo SS, Mathew S. Aetiology of community-acquired urinary tract infection and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of uropathogens isolated. Singapore Med J. 2011 Jun;52(6):415-20.
​Khoo CM, Sairazi S, Taslim S, Gardner D, Wu Y, Lee J, van Dam RM, Shyong Tai E. Ethnicity modifies the relationships of insulin resistance, inflammation, and adiponectin with obesity in a multiethnic Asian population. Diabetes Care. 2011 May;34(5):1120-6.


Year 2010

​Tan NC, Ng Chirk Jenn, Goh Lee Gan. The inaugural primary care research  championship as a social experiment  to promote research. SFP2010; 36(4): 44--5.
Chen ZJ, Al-Mahtab M, Rahman S, Tan NC, Luo N, Tai BC. Validity and reliability of the Bengali version of the Hepatitis Quality of Life Questionnaire. Qual Life Res. 2010 Nov;19(9):1343-8.
​Wong LY, Heng BH, Cheah JT, Tan CB. Using spatial accessibility to identify polyclinic service gaps and volume of under-served population in Singapore using Geographic Information System. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2012 Jul-Sep;27(3):e173-85.
​Koh GC, Wong TY, Cheong SK, Lim EC, Seet RC, Tang WE, Chua CS. Acceptability of medical students by patients from private and public family practices and specialist outpatient clinics. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2010 Jul;39(7):555-10.
Lim HC, Cutter J, Lim WK, Ee A, Wong YC, Tay BK. The influenza A (H1N1-2009) experience at the inaugural Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009: mass gathering during a developing pandemic. Br J Sports Med. 2010 Jun;44(7):528-32.