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2009 Journals

Vol.10 No.1 Jan-Dec 2009
PNEUMOCOCCAL SEROTYPES AMONG FILIPINO CHILDREN ADMITTED IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTER FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES FROM 2000 TO 2005
MRZ Capeding, LT Sombrero, GA Esparar, MU Mondoy
Keywords: streptococcus pneumoniae, pneumococcal serotypes, invasive pneumococcal disease *Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Abstract:
Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) infections cause substantial morbidity and mortality especially in young children; therefore, prevention is of importance. Knowledge of the prevailing pneumococcal serotypes is necessary to formulate recommendations regarding use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Fifty four invasive isolates from patients admitted to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, one of the tertiary care centers for infectious diseases of the Department of Health, during the years January 2000 to August 2005 were serotyped. Hospital medical records of children with invasive SP infections were reviewed.
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Vol.10 No.1 Jan-Dec 2009
FREQUENCY OF HELICOBACTER PYLORI INFECTION USING THE HELICOBACTER PYLORI STOOL ANTIGEN TEST (HPSAT) AMONG CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH DYSPEPSIA.
Sharon Casio Uy, M.D.*
Keywords: H. pylori, helicobacter infections, dyspepsia, HPSAT *Chong Hua Hospital
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Objective: To determine the frequency of Helicobacter pylori infection using the Helicobacter Stool Antigen Test among children diagnosed with dyspepsia.

 

Vol.10 No.1 Jan-Dec 2009
THE PREVALENCE OF TB INFECTION AND DISEASE AMONG CHILDREN WITH ACUTE LEUKEMIA
Ma. Ysabel Lesaca-Medina, MD and Cecilia Maramba-Lazarte, MD
Keywords: Acute Leukemia, Tuberculosis in children *Philippine General Hospital
Abstract:
Objective: Immunocompromised patients, such as those diagnosed with leukemia and are on chemotherapy, are at increased risk of developing tuberculosis (TB). This study aims to determine the prevalence of TB infection and disease among children with acute leukemia on maintenance phase of chemotherapy.

 

Vol.10 No.1 Jan-Dec 2009
A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF THE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES ON TUBERCULOSIS AMONG TREATMENT PARTNERS OF PEDIATRIC PATIENTS IN TARLAC CITY
Maria Christina N. Bacay-Domingo, MD*, Anna Lisa Ong-Lim, MD
Keywords: tuberculosis, treatment partners, pediatric patients, KAP *University of the Philippines College of Medicine- Philippine General Hospital
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Objectives: This study aims to describe the knowledge, attitudes and practices towards tuberculosis (TB) among treatment partners of the pediatric patients seen at the out-patient department (OPD) of the Tarlac Provincial Hospital from August to October 2005.

 

Vol.10 No.1 Jan-Dec 2009
BELIEFS AND PRACTICES OF PARENTS ON THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS FOR THEIR CHILDREN WITH UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION
Micheline Joyce C. Salonga, MD
Keywords: respiratory tract infection, antibiotics, URTI *Philippine General Hospital
Abstract:
Overuse of antibiotics in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections among children is becoming a major contributor to the emergence of antibiotic resistance. It is but appropriate to conduct a survey that will provide data on the knowledge and practices of parents regarding appropriate use of antibiotic for their children with symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI).
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Vol.10 No.1 Jan-Dec 2009
Candida parapsilosis Shunt Infection: A case report
Mercy Jeane Uy-Aragon, MD*, Cecilia Maramba, MD*
Keywords: Shunt infection, Candida, Candida parasilopsis *Philippine General Hospital
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Shunt infections are common complications of ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) placement; its incidence varies from 0.3% to 40%. Bacterial infections are still the most common etiology of shunt infections, while fungal cases remain to be rare causes.
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
Cecilia Maramba-Lazarte, MD, MScID

ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
Nancy Bermal, MD
Arlene Dy-Co, MD

EDITORIAL BOARD:
Gyneth Bibera, MD
Mary Anne Bunyi, MD
Elizabeth Gallardo, MD
Jonathan Lim, MD
Xenia Cathrine Fabay , MD
Fatima Jimenez , MD
Nanette Cuady-Madrid, MD
Carmina Arriola, MD
Arlene S. Dy-Co, MD
Maria Estrella Balao-Litam, MD, MBA-H
Belle Ranile, MD
Xenia Catherine J. Fabay, MD

JOURNAL MANAGER:
Rea Uy-Epistola