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Current fertility: a first glimpse from the 1983 National Demographic Survey.

Treatment of duodenal ulcer with enprostil, a synthetic prostaglandin.

New approaches in the recognition and management of valvular heart disease.
The recognition and management of valvular heart disease in the past 2 decades have been reviewed from a personal experience at St. Lukes Heart Institute and Philippine Heart Center.History and physic . . .

Massive ovarian edema.
A rare case of massive ovarian edema in a young Filipina, clinically suspected to be a neoplasm, is presented. Microscopic examination showed diffuse interstitial edema with foci of luteinized stromal . . .

Genetic risk score and adiposity interact to influence triglyceride levels in a cohort of Filipino women.

Top-cited Research

The serum sodium and potassium values in normal Filipino students.
The sera of ninety-one normal Filipino students from 17 to 24 years old were analyzed for sodium and those of eighty-five for potassium by flame photometry employing the internal standard method. The . . .

Survey of blindness in Bay, Laguna - a preliminary report.

Patterns of retrobulbar neuritis among Filipinos.

National consensus on childhood tuberculosis.

Causes of optic neuritis among Filipinos.
A review of 31 cases of optic neuritis among Filipinos seen at the Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic of the PGH from January 1971 to December 21, 1978 showed in the order of frequency the following possible . . .