Steven Chee Loon LimHospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun · Department of Medicine
Steven Chee Loon Lim
Infectious Diseases Physician Internal Medicine Physician, MRCP(UK)
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Background: During the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, antibiotic usage among COVID-19 patients was noted to be high in many countries. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of antibiotic usage and factors affecting antibiotic usage among COVID-19 patients during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia. Me...
Importance: Ivermectin, an inexpensive and widely available antiparasitic drug, is prescribed to treat COVID-19. Evidence-based data to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin are needed. Objective: To determine the efficacy of ivermectin in preventing progression to severe disease among high-risk patients with COVID-19. Design, s...
Low cost Rapid Antigen Tests are widely used in Malaysia and the government has also mandated worksite screening as a condition for reopening. Numerous RAT kits have been approved by the Malaysian Medical Device Authority. However, it remains uncertain how these kits would perform in the field. We enrolled workers between June and September 2021 fr...
Background: The role of favipiravir in preventing disease progression in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) remains uncertain. We aimed to determine its effect in preventing disease progression from nonhypoxia to hypoxia among high-risk COVID-19 patients. Methods: This was an open-label, randomized clinical trial conducted at 14 public hospitals...
Background: Treatment of ESBL- and AmpC-producing Enterobacteriaceae bacteremia is often complicated by lack of appropriate antibiotics. We aimed to determine the predictors of mortality and impact of empirical antibiotics. Methods: A retrospective observational study was performed on consecutive adult cases of ESBL and AmpC bacteremia at the Al...
Introduction Ventriculostomy-related infection (VRI) from external ventricular drain (EVD) insertion is a common complication and carries a high mortality rate. Choice of empiric antibiotics depends on the institutions common causative organisms and their susceptibility. We determined risk factors for mortality in patients with VRI, the common orga...
Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of opportunistic infection and death among people living with HIV(PLHIV). Isoniazide preventive therapy (IPT) is now recognised as an important intervention for preventing and reducing active TB in PLHIV. Objective: To assess the completion rates of IPT among PLHIV in Penang To determine the rates of...