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David Koh
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Health carePhysical therapyOccupational safety and healthPopulationMedicine
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#1David Koh (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 43
#2Hui Poh Goh (UBD: Universiti Brunei Darussalam)H-Index: 1
Abstract On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) received reports of pneumonia cases of unknown etiology in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province, China. The agent responsible was subsequently identified as a coronavirus?SARS-CoV-2. The WHO declared this disease as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern at the end of January 2020. This event evoked a sense of deja vu, as it has many similarities to the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) of 2002-2003. ...
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While counting cases of disease appears straightforward, there are issues to consider when enumerating disease counts during an epidemic. For example, for Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19), how is a case defined? Hubei province in China changed its case definition twice in a fortnight-from laboratory-confirmed cases to clinically-confirmed cases without laboratory tests, and back to laboratory-confirmed cases. This caused confusion in the reported number of cases. If a confirmed case requires ...
#1Robert G. MaunderH-Index: 24
#2William J. LanceeH-Index: 22
Last. David KohH-Index: 43
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This is the country report for Brunei Darussalam pertaining to children's environmental health. It covers the current landscape of environmental risk factors which affect children's health, existing local policies, as well as strategies for moving forward in alignment with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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#1Wee Hoe GanH-Index: 1
#2John LimH-Index: 11
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Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) poses an occupational health risk to healthcare workers. Several thousand healthcare workers have already been infected, mainly in China. Preventing intra-hospital transmission of the communicable disease is therefore a priority. Based on the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety model, the strategies and measures to protect healthcare workers in an acute tertiary hospital are described along the domains of work task, technologies and tool...
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#1Li Ling Chaw (UBD: Universiti Brunei Darussalam)H-Index: 2
#2Lung Chang Chien (UNLV: University of Nevada, Las Vegas)H-Index: 16
Last. Ro-Ting Lin (PRC: China Medical University (PRC))H-Index: 7
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BACKGROUND: There is a global commitment to eliminating tuberculosis (TB). It is critical to detect and treat cases of latent TB infection (LTBI), the reservoir of new TB cases. Our study assesses trends in publication of LTBI-related research. METHODS: We used the keywords ("latent tuberculosis" OR "LTBI" OR "latent TB") to search the Web of Science for LTBI-related articles published 1995-2018, then classified the results into three research areas: laboratory sciences, clinical research, and p...
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#1Anne Cunningham (UBD: Universiti Brunei Darussalam)H-Index: 12
#2Hui Poh Goh (UBD: Universiti Brunei Darussalam)H-Index: 1
Last. David Koh (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 43
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#1Ak Muhd Adiib Pg Suhaimi (UBD: Universiti Brunei Darussalam)
#2Hanif Abdul Rahman (UBD: Universiti Brunei Darussalam)H-Index: 3
Last. David Koh (UBD: Universiti Brunei Darussalam)H-Index: 43
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To explore sociodemographic factors, anthropometric measurements, and non-communicable disease risk factors as predictors of screening behaviours in Brunei Darussalam. Data from the National Non-communicable Diseases survey (STEPS) involving 3808 participants were extracted. Multivariable regression analyses were applied to explore factors associated with screening behaviours. Highest prevalence of cardiovascular disease screening was blood pressure (81.0%, 95% CI: 79.7, 82.2), followed by gluco...
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#1David Koh (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 43
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