Phil. Journal of Internal Medicine (Vol.47 No.4) July-August 2009 IssueVolume 47 Number 4 C O N T E N T S LETTER TO THE EDITOR Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease - Alberto Daysog, Jr., M.D., FPCP LEGAL PRESCRIPTION FOR DOCTORS Advance Health Care Directives - Atty. Rodel V. Capule, M.D., FPCP SPECIAL ARTICLES Community Involvement in Strategic Hypertension Management - Ramon F. Abarquez, Jr., M.D., EFACC, FPCC, FPCP, CSPSH Policies on Healthcare of Older Persons: Implications to Internal Medicine Training and Practice - Shelley F. de la Vega, M.D., MSc, FPSGM ORIGINAL ARTICLES Severity Outcome of Acute Ishemic Stroke in Corellation to Hyperglycemia - Genalin A. Estandian, M.D., Carmenchu Rueda, M.D.,Clara Rivera, M.D., Melanio Grayda, M.D., and Johnny Lokin, M.D. Mini-Mental Status Examination Profile of the Elderly Filipino Hemodialysis Patient - Marc Evans M. Abat, M.D., Florosita A. Reyes, M.D., and Miguel A. Ramos Jr., M.D. SGPT Check and Risk Factor Evaluation for Early Liver Disease Detection - Alma Casareo, M.D., Jaime Ignacio, M.D., and Marievi Lelis CASE REPORT Trisomy 8, 19, 21 Associated Myeloproliferative/Myedysplastic Syndrome (Case Report) - Loida Cruz-Torres, M.D., and Jesus Relos, M.D. MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS (St. Lukes Medical Center, Department of Medicine) A 35-year old Female, with High Grade Fever and Rashes (Medical Grandrounds) - Limdawati Kwee, M.D. DRUG TRIAL Improved Glycaemic Control and Less Hypoglycaemia with Novarapid Flexpen (Insulin Aspart) in Filipino Patients with Acute Hyperglycaemia - Richard Elwyn Fernando, M.D., Gerry H. Tan, M.D., and Editha Arceo-Dalisay, M.D.