Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis and tuberculous lymphadenitis in an HIV patient

Lat K, Llorin R

In an HIV patient presenting with cervical lymphadenopathy, a number of differential diagnoses can be considered. This is a first case report showing the co-occurrence of HIV, tuberculous lymphadenitis and Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease.

N-Acetylcysteine as adjunct on the standard treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection: a meta-analysis

Jennefer Par. MD, Bryan Dolfton Perez, Jenny Mae Quinivista-Yoon

Treatment of dyspepsia, gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcers and malignancies has evolved since the identification of the causative role of Helicobacter pylori infection in these conditions.   Currently, the use of triple therapy with Proton pump inhibitors plus two antibiotics and Quadruple therapy with addition of Bismuth citrate have become the standard treatment.

Pioglitazone as adjunctive treatment for patients with chronic Hepatitis C receiving PEG interferon and Ribavarin

Pamela Aribon, Jameel Kristine Camenforte, Karen Loise Lat

Chronic hepatitis C is widely known to be associated with insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Insulin resistance predicts faster progression to fibrosis and cirrhosis that may culminate in liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. It also predicts poor response to anti-retroviral therapy.

Incidence of surgical site infections in clean, non-contaminated orthopedic cases in patients prepped using a commercially available topical skin antiseptic (Duraprep®), in a single tertiary hospital

Andrew Gabriel Tabberrah, Michael Gerard Limbo

Surgical site infections (SSI) are still one of the most frequent causes of morbidity and mortality following any surgical procedure.

Cost-effectiveness analysis of Pneumococcal vaccination with the Pneumococcal polysaccharide NTHi protein D conjugate Vaccine in the Philippines

Xu-Hao Zhang. PhD, Maria Carmen Nievera. MD, Josefina Carlos. MD, Marilla Lucero. MD PhD, Gyneth Bibera. MD, Maria Isabel Atienza. MD, Oleksandr Topachevskyi. PGDip

To compare the cost-effectiveness of a universal mass vaccination (UMV) program with a 2 þ 1 schedule of a 10-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae pro- tein D conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) against two strategies: 1) a no- vaccination strategy and 2) a pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine (PCV13) 2 þ 1 strategy in the Philippines.

Toxic shock syndrome due to Streptococcus pyogenes in a post-knee arthroplasty patient: a case report

Jenny Mae Quinivista-Yoon

Prosthetic joint infections are usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci. Streptococcus pyogenes prosthetic joint infection is extremely rare with only very few reported cases in the literature, yet it causes significant morbidity and mortality.