Paediatric Integrated Neuro-Rehabilitation Service (PINS) AHP Training Programme (Online)
Thurs, 18 Feb 2021 | Developed for occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech therapists working in paediatric settings, this online training aims to provide an understanding of the scope of practice and relevant knowledge associated with paediatric neuro-rehabilitation.
Over one in three rare childhood disorders diagnosed in six years
Tues, 22 Dec 2020 | KKH BRIDGES, set up in collaboration with genomic research institutes at SingHealth, A*STAR and Duke-NUS Medical School in 2014, has helped 160 children with rare and undiagnosed conditions receive proper diagnoses, and enabled doctors to provide better care to them and their families.
New research network drives improved collaboration among public hospitals offering maternity services
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 | The Singapore Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Network (SORN) jointly established by KKH, SGH and NUH, is seeing researchers working together on research in COVID-19, and other common yet severe obstetrics and gynaecology conditions, with the aim to improve clinical practices, as well as enable the translation of research findings into clinical practice.
Mothers pass on allergies to offspring, Singapore preclinical study shows
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 | A collaborative study by A*STAR, KKH and Duke-NUS Medical School found that maternal antibodies primed to react to specific allergens can cross the placenta, passing on transiently allergic reactions to offspring.
22 December 2020 | CHILDREN
Setting a new standard for orthopaedic and spine care in children
KKH established its first Musculoskeletal Centre, designed for children with orthopaedic and spine conditions, to provide a seamless continuum of care with a complementary suite of services and facilities sited on one campus.
8 December 2020 | CHILDREN
KK Human Milk Bank Clinches National Clinical Excellence Team Award 2020
Since its establishment in 2017, the KK Human Milk Bank has received strong public support, benefiting more than 1,910 premature and critically-ill babies in Singapore with pasteurised donor human milk.
24 November 2020 | RESEARCH
KKH Clinician Scientists Awarded National Grants For Child Health Research
The two clinician scientists are looking into the disease mechanism of childhood epilepsy, as well as improving care of critically ill children through provide nutrition using a personalised approach.
23 October 2020 | COMMUNITY
KKH Opens Regional Fellowships for Training in Childhood Cancers
KKH has launched a new regional education and exchange initiative to provide in-house clinical training and education to healthcare specialists, to advance expertise in care for children with brain and solid cancers.
13 October 2020 | RESEARCH
Buccal swabs alone insufficient to screen for SARS-CoV-2 in children
A study by KKH clinicians found that buccal specimen collection does not appear to be a good screening modality for COVID-19. Buccal swabs do not appear to be a good alternative to document viral clearance in infected children as well.
13 October 2020 | WOMEN
Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer: A Unique Challenge
Diminished survival in patients who become pregnant after breast cancer treatment has not been demonstrated, but it is generally recommended that women with early breast cancer wait at least two years after treatment before attempting pregnancy.
24 August 2020 | RESEARCH
Developing a Molecular Atlas to Investigate Infertility
A recent study, led by Dr Mahesh Sangrithi from KKH has found evolutionarily conserved gene expression profiles that can aid in developing a more detailed understanding of 'roadblocks' during sperm production, which can result in human male infertility.
25 June 2020 | CHILDREN
Caring for Singapore's paediatric cancer patients amidst COVID-19
Ms Lim Yan Yin, a Nurse Manager with the Children's Cancer Centre at KKH, shares about the special arrangements made to ensure continuity of care for paediatric patients with cancer amidst the COVID-19 situation.
22 June 2020 | CHILDREN
How Stressful Times Affect Our Window of Tolerance
A person's 'window of tolerance' is a zone within which the nervous system can be relaxed, calm, alert and engaged. Read about how stress can affect the window of tolerance, and tips to widen and regulate your child's window of tolerance.
15 January 2020 | CHILDREN
Stem Cell Transplant: Providing Hope for Children with Severe and High-Risk Conditions
KKH clinicians harness memory T-cells to manage childhood cancer and transfusion- dependent thalassaemia, improving treatment for these children with severe and high-risk haematological and genetic conditions.
3 January 2020 | WOMEN
KKH collaborates with NUS to develop world-first AI-powered system for spinal anaesthesia
KKH and NUS collaboratively developed a world-first AI-powered ultrasound guided automated spinal landmark identification system which improves the accuracy and success rate of first attempt needle insertion during spinal anaesthesia.
20 December 2019 | CHILDREN
Links found between child screen time and emotional and behavioural difficulties
A KKH-led study found that exposure to screen devices before 18 months of age, and the presence of screen devices in a child's bedroom, are associated with elevated sleep disruption and emotional and behavioural difficulties in children.
1 April 2019 | HOSPITAL NEWS
KKH Paediatrician Receives MOH Scholarship For Research Into Paediatric Respiratory Disease
Dr Judith Wong, Consultant, Children's Intensive Care Unit, KKH, and her study team are examining the global lipid landscape of patients with the disease to better inform diagnosis and intensive care therapies.
3 December 2018 | CHILDREN
Interceptive Orthodontics For The Paediatric Patient
While orthodontic treatment usually begins when all the permanent teeth have erupted, early referral may be beneficial for some children, as certain conditions may be easier to address while the child's permanent teeth are developing and their jaw is still growing.
3 December 2018 | RESEARCH
Family Resilience Key to Living with Epilepsy in Adolescence
A KKH study has found that shared family beliefs, family connectedness, and effective communication which supports collaborative problem-solving treatment, are key family processes which enable adolescents to manage challenges associated with epilepsy more effectively.
3 December 2018 | HOSPITAL NEWS
Honouring A Trailblazing Nursing Leader
A visionary yet compassionate leader, Ms Ng Gaik Nai, Chief Nurse, KKH, has been awarded the 2018 President's Award for Nurses in recognition of 30 years of dedication towards an empowered nursing workforce and multidisciplinary collaborations for enhanced patient health.
3 December 2018 | CHILDREN
KKH Hip Surveillance Programme For Children With Long Term Neurological Conditions
Timely identification of children at risk of hip displacement and dislocation is enabling early and close monitoring of their condition to prevent further progression, and plan for intervention.
2 July 2018 | COMMUNITY
Collaborating to Deliver Integrated Care for Children
KKH and AMKFSC Community Services Ltd organised Singapore's first Integrated Child Health and Social Congress to enhance awareness of the early formative years of a child's life, and cross- sector coordination of services and collaboration to support children from vulnerable families.
2 July 2018 | HOSPITAL NEWS
KKH Clinician Scientists Clinch NMRC Awards
At the National Medical Research Council Awards Ceremony and Research Symposium 2018, clinician scientists Dr Mahesh Sangrithi and Dr Yeo Joo Guan from KKH received recognitions for their transformative research in women's and children's health.
2 July 2018 | HOSPITAL NEWS
Remembering A Beloved Healer, Champion And Educator
Colleagues and friends of the late Associate Professor Joseph Manuel Gomez (1952 - 2017) pay tribute to his dedication in providing compassionate and life-saving care for premature and sick neonates, and his tireless efforts towards improving clinical quality and patient safety at KKH.
1 May 2018 | WOMEN
Tubal Reversal - Still Relevant in an IVF Era?
Tubal reversal is a delicate microsurgical procedure that provides women who had previously undergone ligation a fresh and sustained chance of pregnancy with every menstrual cycle, compared to limited attempts with in- vitro fertilisation.
1 May 2018 | CHILDREN
How Do I Know It's Infantile Colic?
Infantile colic is usually self-limiting with a good prognosis, but may be a symptom of serious medical conditions in a minority of infants. Timely and appropriate referral is beneficial in minimising the distress experienced by both the caregiver and child.
2 October 2017 | CHILDREN
Singapore's First Donor Human Milk Bank Opens at KKH
KKH launched Singapore's first donor human milk bank programme to provide a ready supply of safe, pasteurised human breast milk donated for vulnerable premature and sick neonates whose mothers are not able to provide enough breast milk to support their babies' needs.
2 October 2017 | WOMEN
New Care Model for Women with Gestational Diabetes
The 'Temasek Foundation Cares GDM Care' programme launched at KKH to pilot a novel model of care encouraging all pregnant women receiving antenatal care in KKH to undergo GDM screening, and receive appropriate antenatal and postnatal care and follow-up to track and manage their diabetes condition.
2 October 2017 | CHILDREN
Combating the Risk of Diabetes in Obese Children
Joining the nationwide effort against diabetes, KKH and NDCS researchers are teaming up to better predict the risk of diabetes and other metabolic complications in obese children and adolescents through salivary amino acid profiling.
2 October 2017 | WOMEN
Building Singapore's First Research Ecosystem for Metabolic Health in Women and Children
KKH established Singapore's first integrated research platform to lower the risk of metabolic disease in future generations, in partnership with SingHealth Polyclinics and National Healthcare Group Polyclinics.