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LATEST UPDATES ON DYSLIPIDEMIA

Early this year, the collaboration of the Philippine Heart Association, the Philippine Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society, and the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism provided us an update on the 2005’s local Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia. The update answered applicability issues of the different prevailing dyslipidemia guidelines from the different acclaimed international societies such as the ACC/ AHA, ESC etc.

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An EBM workshop from the South

The PSGIM South Luzon Chapter recently held it’s quarterly meeting with a mini-workshop on Evidence-based Medicine (EBM).

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Hope 3 Trial

highlights in the field of cardiology is the HOPE 3 trial. The results were based on a healthy population, with at least one CV risk factor, followed up for a median of 5.6 years. It used a 2×2 factorial design, daily rosuvastatin or placebo, plus daily candesartan/hydrochlorothiazide or placebo, to assess the safety and efficacy of cholesterol lowering, blood pressure (BP) lowering, or both.

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Position Statement of the Philippine Society of General Internal Medicine on House Bill 4144

The Philippine Society of General Internal Medicine stands by the PCP and the entire medical community in opposing House Bill 4144 and its amendments to the Sin Tax Law.

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Patient Centered Care

Is Patient-centered Care an Inevitable Consequence of the Social Media Revolution? This editorial shows us that the traditional physician and patient roles are changing and how we should respond.

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Shared Decision-Making

Should we share the load? In this video, Dr Victor Montori from the Mayo Clinic introduces the concept of Shared Decision-Making with our Patients.

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