Phil. Journal of Internal Medicine (Vol.55 No.2)

Volume 55 Number 2
April - June 2017 Issue



What it Means to be Indexed at Scopus… and More
Linda Lim-Varona, M.D.

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Off-label Drug Use
Atty. Rodel V. Capule, M.D.

Original Papers

The Prevalence of Potentially Inappropriate Medications Prescribed in Elderly Patients Admitted in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study
Harold P. Iturralde, M.D.; Rossana M. Cortez, M.D.

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Depression Among Filipino Adults with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 at the Makati Medical Center Outpatient Department
Stanlee James Dy Nieva, M.D.; Maria Leonora D. Capellan, M.D.; Carolyn N. Montano, M.D.

Pediatric Endocrinology Transition Clinic Profile at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital Outpatient Department – Clinical Division (USTH OPD-CD)
Kristine S. de Luna, M.D., and Leilani B. Mercado-Asis, M.D., PhD, MPH

Determination of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Patients with Pre-Impaired Glucose Tolerance
Valerie Ann U. Valdez, M.D.; Leilani B. Mercado-Asis, M.D., PhD, MPH; Amy A. Lopez, M.D.; Erick S. Mendoza, M.D.; Katherine Jane G. Barredo, M.D.; Jose D. Sollano, M.D.; Abigail M. Milo, M.D; Mario T. Milo, M.D.


Low-Dose Systemic Retinoids in Preventing Subsequent Non- Melanoma Skin Cancers (NMSC) in Patients with History of NMSC: A Systematic Review and Meta – Analysis
Jolene Kristine G. Gatmaitan-Dumlao, M.D.; Francesca Mari P. Sumilang, M.D.; Cynthia P. Ciriaco-Tan, M.D.

Case Reports and Case Series

“Somewhere Up There”: A Case Of Pineal Gland Tumor in a 20-Year-Old Male
Mary Anne C. Dolom-Mundin, M.D.; Arman Oronce, M.D.

A Case Report on Cerebrogenic Fatal Cardiac Arrhythmia in a Patient with Acute Ischemic Stroke
Rainier Mark Alegria, M.D.; Ethel Deloso-Añonuevo, M.D. ; John Añonuevo, M.D.

Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis: A Case Report
Janice Natasha C. Ng, M.D.; Sime Raymond B. Fernandez, M.D.; Victoria P. Guillano, M.D. ; Bryan Edgar K. Guevara, M.D.

A Case Report on a 29-Year-Old Male with Difficult to Treat Bronchial Asthma in Exacerbation: Rediscovering Asthma COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS)
Christoper John N. Tibayan, M.D. Jonathan Arquiza, M.D. , FPCP, FPSCCM

Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease: A Series of 3 Cases
Rhona L. Recto, M.D.*; Charito Cruz-Bermudez, M.D.