Phil. Journal of Internal Medicine (Vol.37 No.6)

Volume 37 Number 6

November - December 1999 Issue

C O N T E N T S

Editorial

   Internal Medicine: A Peak Into the Future

   Mary Ann Lansang, M.D.

Clinical Studies

The Economic Impact of Smoking in the Philippines

Antonio Dans, M.D., Leonora Fernandez, M.D., Liberty Fajutaro, M.D., Maria Lourdes Amarillo, MSPH, Jose Felipe Hernandez, M.D., Ethel Tangarorang, M.D., Maria Vanessa Villaruz, RN, Sheila Marie Jadioc, RN, Ramon Navarra and Joselito Pascual

A Review of Paragonimiasis in the Philippines: Lung Flukes or Tubercle Bacilli?

Vicente Y. Belizario, M.D.

The Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Physicians on Early Cancer Detection

Gerardo H. Cornelio, M.D., Susano B. Tanael, M.D., Corazon A. Ngelangel, M.D., Elisa Patricia May R. Malvar-Cornelio, M.D., Mary Cherryllyn S. Fernando, M.D., and Gracieux Y. Fernando, M.D.

Prevalence of Isolated Systolic Hypertension Among Filipino Patients Over 55 Years old Seen in a Primary Care Practice Setting

Ramon F. Abarquez, Jr., M.D., and Esperanza I. Cabral, M.D.

Rilmenidine Effectivity and Aceptability Trial: (H.E.A.T.I) in Mild-to-Moderate Essential Hypertension

Esperanza A. Icasas-Cabral, M.D.

Evaluation of the Serologic Test Cobas Core Anti-H. Pylori EIA in the Diagnosis of Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Venancio I. Gloria, M.D., Ma. Lourdes O. Daez, M.D., Arnold Fernandez, M.D., and Andrew Dimacali, M.D.

A Randomized, Double-Blind-Placebo-Controlled Study on the Efficacy of Branched Chain Amino Acid  (BCAA) Infusion on the Clinical Improvement of Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy

Venancio I. Gloria, M.D., and Eulenia R. Nolasco, M.D.

Outpatient Percutaneous Needle Liver Biopsy: The Cebu Doctor’s Hospital Experience

Lamberto H. Garcia, M.D., Nicolas Aviles, M.D., Ronald Nonato, M.D., and Bernadette Moscoso, M.D.

Case Report

    Familial Adenomatous Polyposis with Adenocarcinomatous Progression

    Rhoderick Ian G. Reyes, M.D., Ofelyn Yoro, M.D., Nerissa Rico, M.D., Wilzon Manuela, M.D., Sunny Tumangday,     M.D., Rene Belmaceda, M.D., and Ernest Que, M.D.

PCP-PSBIM and Requirements for Accreditation of Residency Training in Medicine

List of Accredited Hospitals and Department Heads