Phil. Journal of Internal Medicine (Vol.58 No.1) C O N T E N T S EDITORIAL Random Thoughts in the Time of COVID-19 Marita V. T. Reyes, M.D. SPECIAL ARTICLES Ethical Guidelines for Leaders in Health Care Institutions during the Covid-19 Pandemic Task force Ethics Guidelines Covid-19 Philippines 2020 Interim Ethical Recommendations in Medical Management in the Covid-19 Crisis PCP Ethics Committee LEGAL PRESCRIPTION Legal Duty to Treat a Communicable Disease Atty. Rodel V. Capule M.D. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Prevalence and Factors Associated with Obesity at a Primary Preventive Cardiology Clinic: The Philippine Heart Center Experience Emily Mae L. Yap, M.D.; Mark Donn D. Andres, M.D.; Mr. Rhalp Jaylord L. Valenzuela; and Gerald C. Vilela, M.D. Hemichorea-Hemiballism Syndrome Caused by Nonketotic Hyperglycemia in a Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Patient with Euglycemia at Presentation Tisha Gay C. Tancongco, M.D.; and Rossini Abbie Lim, M.D. Outcomes of Hospitalizations Among Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a Tertiary Government Hospital in the Philippines John Elmer C. Quilisadio, M.D.; and Evelyn O. Salido, M.D. Association Between VEGF + 936 C> T Gene Polymorphism with Degrees of Neutrophils and Lymphocytes Infiltration in Gastritis Junita Tarigan, M.D., Gontar A Siregar, M.D., Dharma Lindarto, M.D. Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Postprandial Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients: A Randomized Controlled Cross-over Trial Daphne Gayle Galang, M.D.; Maria Jocelyn Isidro, M.D.; Ma Cecilia Gonzales, M.D.; and Andrea Macabuag-Oliva, M.D. CASE REPORT Primitive Trigeminal Artery: A Route for Emboli and Collateral Frena C. Tan, M.D. Bamboo Node as an Unusual Cause of Dysphonia in a Filipino Patient with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease John Elmer C. Quilisadio, M.D.; Evelyn O. Salido, M.D.; Ryner Jose D. Carillo, M.D.; Daryl Anne A. Del Mundo, M.D. Acute Kidney Injury in Non-Shock Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Ria Bandiara, M.D.; Guntur Darmawan, M.D.; Joko Suseno, M.D.; Bachti Alisjahbana, M.D. It’s Complicated: A Case Report of a Patient with Colo-cutaneous Fistula connected to the Appendiceal Stump Frederic Ivan L. Ting, M.D.; Therese Angeli Sy-Cocjin, M.D.; Antero O. Riel, M.D.; Helen Joyce B. Campos, M.D. CASE SERIES Neurology Case Series of Five Filipino Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Elaine T. Veñegas, M.D.; and Sandra V. Navarra., M.D.