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  1. Tan PC, Soe MZ, Sulaiman S, Omar SZ
    Obstet Gynecol, 2013 Feb;121(2 Pt 1):253-259.
    PMID: 23344273 DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31827e7fd9
    OBJECTIVE: To compare immediate with delayed (4 hours) oxytocin infusion after amniotomy on vaginal delivery within 12 hours and patient satisfaction with the birth process.

    METHODS: Parous women with favorable cervixes after amniotomy for labor induction were randomized to immediate titrated oxytocin or placebo intravenous infusion in a double-blind noninferiority trial. After 4 hours, study infusions were stopped, the women were assessed, and open-label oxytocin was started if required. Maternal satisfaction with the birth process was assessed with a 10-point visual numerical rating scale (lower score, greater satisfaction).

    RESULTS: Vaginal delivery rates at 12 hours were 91 of 96 (94.8%) compared with 91 of 94 (96.8%) (relative risk 0.98, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.92-1.04, P=.72), and maternal satisfaction on a visual numerical rating scale (median [interquartile range]) was 3 [3-4] compared with 3 [3-5], P=.36 for immediate compared with delayed arm, respectively). Cesarean delivery, maternal fever, postpartum hemorrhage, uterine hyperactivity, and adverse neonatal outcome rates were similar between arms. The immediate oxytocin arm had a shorter amniotomy-to-delivery interval of 5.3±3.1 compared with 6.9±2.9 hours (P

  2. Tan PC, Soe MZ, Si Lay K, Wang SM, Sekaran SD, Omar SZ
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 2012;6(5):e1637.
    PMID: 22590658 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001637
    Dengue is the most prevalent mosquito borne infection worldwide. Vertical transmissions after maternal dengue infection to the fetus and pregnancy losses in relation to dengue illness have been reported. The relationship of dengue to miscarriage is not known.
  3. Soe MZ, Hayati F, Yeap BT, Guad RM, Thein TT
    ANZ J Surg, 2021 07;91(7-8):1635-1636.
    PMID: 34402171 DOI: 10.1111/ans.16979
  4. Teah KM, Bong CP, Mudin K, Soe MZ, Thevarajah S, Yeap BT
    Ann Med Surg (Lond), 2021 Nov;71:102952.
    PMID: 34703592 DOI: 10.1016/j.amsu.2021.102952
    Background: Prostatic carcinoma is the commonest malignancy among men. It usually metastasizes to the spine and regional lymph nodes. However, it is extremely rare for it to metastasize to the mediastinum.

    Case presentation: An elderly man presented to us with progressive onset of bilateral lower limb weakness which was associated with thoracic radiculopathy and urinary incontinence. An urgent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine showed severe cord compression with enlarged prostate and superior mediastinal mass. A computed tomography (CT) guided biopsy of the mediastinal mass was suggestive of prostatic malignancy. An emergency posterior instrumentation and fusion (PSIF) in prone position was successfully done. Histopathological examination of the spine showed malignant glandular tissues, suggestive of prostate.

    Discussion: A huge mediastinal mass can compromise the cardiorespiratory system and is very challenging for the anaesthetist to safely secure the airway for surgical procedures. Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for patients with metastatic prostatic carcinoma can be achieved either by medical castration or with bilateral orchidectomy.

    Conclusion: It is extremely uncommon for a prostatic carcinoma to metastasize to the mediastinum. Patients with a huge mediastinal mass possess risks of cardiorespiratory collapse perioperatively. Chemoradiotherapy and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) can be utilized for metastatic prostatic carcinoma with good outcomes.

  5. Kadir F, Soe MZ, Hayati F, Fahmy EHAM, Aung T
    ANZ J Surg, 2021 10;91(10):2225.
    PMID: 34665502 DOI: 10.1111/ans.17061
  6. Soe MZ, Bong CP, Thevarajah S, Teah KM, Yeap BT
    Ann Med Surg (Lond), 2022 Feb;74:103297.
    PMID: 35127072 DOI: 10.1016/j.amsu.2022.103297
    Background: Urothelial carcinoma (UC) is a common urinary tract malignancy that predominantly affect the urinary bladder with a low recurrence rate after surgical removal. It usually metastasizes to the lungs, regional lymph nodes, and liver. However, it rarely spread to the thoracic spine and bones, especially in the Asian populations.

    Case presentation: A 50-years-old Asian man, with a one-year history of surgically resected UC, presented to us with a complaint of worsening upper back pain for three months. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a destructed second thoracic (T2) vertebra with lytic lesion. A thoracic vertebrectomy was performed and histopathological examination (HPE) showed high-grade infiltrating metastatic malignant UC. Postoperatively, he was well and did not have any back pain. He was followed up under combined spine and oncology clinic regularly and was planned for chemoradiotherapy.

    Discussion: UC commonly metastasizes to the lungs, liver, and lymph nodes. In young Asians, thoracic spinal metastases are rare. Urgent palliative spinal surgery is indicated to prevent further deterioration of function. Intraoperative usage of targeted controlled infusion (TCI) of remifentanil and propofol as maintenance of anaesthesia are gold standard in assisting spine surgeons who are guided by neuromuscular monitoring.

    Conclusion: Spinal metastasis to the thoracic vertebra is rare among young Asian men. Patients presented with acute neurological deficits and back pain are indicated for spinal surgery. Multidisciplinary approach is needed for management of patients with spinal metastasis. Targeted controlled infusion (TCI) of remifentanil and propofol are gold standard for maintenance of anaesthesia for spine surgeries which are guided by somatosensory, and motor evoked potential monitoring.

  7. Helmy Abdelmalek Fahmy E, Yeap BT, Pg Baharuddin DM, M A Abdelhafez M, Than WW, Soe MZ, et al.
    Ann Med Surg (Lond), 2021 Nov;71:102995.
    PMID: 34745605 DOI: 10.1016/j.amsu.2021.102995
    The severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (COVID-19) pandemic impacts the health of women at reproductive age in different ways, starting from pregnancy planning to post-delivery. This narrative review summarises the challenges to obstetric practice posed by the severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (COVID-19) pandemic. In this paper, we highlight the impacts of COVID-19 to obstetric practice globally and the efforts taken to address these challenges. Further study is critical to investigate the effects of COVID-19 on pregnancy, the outcome of COVID-19 positive pregnant women, and the safety of vaccination during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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