Our division recognizes the importance of research as the foundation of surgical advancement. In keeping with this, our involvement in research activities extends from basic science research to translational and clinical research, including the development of novel treatment options.

Our research projects include:-

  • Development of biomaterials for patients with hypospadias and urethral strictures
  • Pharmacotherapy for patients with dysfunctional voiding difficulties and neurogenic bladder.
  • Studying functional outcome of patients with anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung’s disease

We are proud to have multiple collaborations with medical research colleagues from other centres of high repute, including local, national, regional and international institutions. These have led to abstract presentations at international scientific conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals. We will continue to build on these relationships to benefit both our local and global paediatric surgical communities.

Recent publications include:

  1. Tan, W. S., Md Hasan, Z., Sanmugam, A., Singaravel, S., Abdullah, M. Y., & Nah, S. A. (2023). Anal canal and sphincter function in children with Hirschsprung disease after definitive surgery. Journal of pediatric surgery, 58(2), 241–245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.10.031 (ISI-Indexed and SCOPUS-Indexed)

  2. Nah S.A., Sanmugam A., Singaravel S., Zahari Z., Aziz D.A. Sociodemographic factors affecting paediatric surgical training in Malaysia: Gender matters (2023) Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 58 (2), pp. 299 – 304, Cited 0 times.DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.10.032 (ISI-Indexed and SCOPUS-Indexed)
  3. Zubaidi, S. A., Ezrien, D. E., Chen, Y., & Nah, S. A. (2023). Laparoscopic versus Open Incarcerated Inguinal Hernia Repair in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery … [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie, 10.1055/a-1958-7830. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1958-7830( ISI-Indexed and SCOPUS-Indexed)
  4. Lim, B. L. S., Narayanan, V., & Nah, S. A. (2023). Knowledge, attitude, and practices of operating theatre staff towards environmentally sustainable practices in the operating theatres. Pediatric surgery international, 39(1), 152. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00383-023-05400-6 (ISI-Indexed and SCOPUS-Indexed)
  5. Kyaw L., Choo C.S.C., Ong L.Y., Yap T.-L., Teo H.J., Nah S.A.Management of acute testicular pain in children: changing trends with improvements in scrotal ultrasonography over 18 years.(2023) Singapore medical journal, 64 (4), pp. 249 – 254, Cited 0 times.DOI: 10.11622/smedj.2022032 (ISI-Indexed & SCOPUS-Indexed)
  6. Mohamed, F., Tan, Y. W., & Minocha, A. (2023). Minimal incision endoscopic PEG pull through (MIEPT) technique for buried bumper: first pediatric report: first pediatric report. Journal of Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery, 5(2), 79–81. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42804-022-00163-8 (ISI-Indexed and SCOPUS-Indexed)
  7. Cave, J., Mohamed, F., & Tan, Y. W. (2023). Simulated endorectal Soave pull-through for Hirschsprung’s disease using a piglet model. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 105(3), 284–285. https://doi.org/10.1308/rcsann.2021.0352 (SCOPUS-Indexed)