Phil. Journal of Internal Medicine (Vol.57 No.1)

Volume 57 Number 1
January to March 2019



A Filipino Doctor’s Entanglement with the Pharmaceutical Industry
Francisco, P. Tranquilino, M.D


Peer Reviewers from 2017 to 2018

Legal Prescription

The “Good Samaritan” Rule
Atty. Rodel V. Capule M.D.


Special Article

Lupus among Filipinos: Unmet needs
Sandra V. Navarra, M.D.; Robelle Mae D.V. Tanangunan ; and  Ma. Imee Lynne C. Esquibel, M.D.

Original Article

The Appropriate Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Adult Patients Admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of a Tertiary Hospital
Jacklyn M. So-Cabahug, M.D.; and Leticia Ibañez-Guzman, M.D.

Assessment of Compliance to 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundles among Adult Patients Admitted at ManilaMed–Medical Center Manila Diagnosed with Sepsis
Cherry Lois M. Benjamin, M.D.; and Evalyn Roxas, M.D.

The Development and Acceptability of a Board Game to Supplement Standard Diabetes Education at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital
Cecilia Angela Y. Paraiso-Galang, M.D.; and  Maria Honolina S. Gomez, M.D.

Functional Disability of Filipino Patients with Hand Osteoarthritis seen at a Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic of a Tertiary Government Hospital
Bernadette Heizel Manapat-Reyes, M.D.; Ivy Elline S. Afos, M.D.;and Ester G. Penserga, M.D.


Case Report

Bumps of Blood Cells: A Case Report of Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm in an Elderly Filipino and Review of the Literature
Christian Bernard T. Cheng, M.D.; Ellen M. Gatchalian, M.D.; Flordeluna Z. Mesina, M.D.; and Alejandro Arevalo, M.D.

Metastatic Infection: A Case Report
Jacklyn So-Cabahug, M.D.; and Jennifer Manzano, M.D.

Pulmonary Arterial Aneurysm with Thrombus Formation and Atrial Septal Defect with Pulmonary Hypertension
Sime Raymond B. Fernandez, M.D.; and Jessie F. Orcasitas, M.D.

Gastrointestinal Vasculitis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Successful Treatment with Belimumab
Elaine T. Veñegas, M.D.; Joenavin Ngo, M.D.; and Sandra V. Navarra, M.D.

Liver Abscess Harbors Melioidosis: A Case Report on this Rare Finding in A Potentially Endemic Community
Emily Mae L. Yap, M.D.; Minette Claire SG Ocampo-Rosario, M.D.;and Ira Inductivo-Yu, M.D.


Clinical Trial

Effectiveness and Safety of Vildagliptin Monotherapy or in Combination with Other Antihyperglycemic Agents in Patients with T2DM: A Real-world Observational Study in the Philippines
Reynaldo Rosales, M.D.; and Cyril Joseph Tolosa, M.D.