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A rare case of two transverse vaginal septae in an adolescent patient.
A transverse vaginal septum can develop at any level in the vagina, presumably caused by failure of absorption of the tissue that separates the junction between the vaginal plate and the caudal end . . .

The link between the missing menses and a missing long arm: a case of a variant turner syndrome.
Primary amenorrhea in a 20 year old becomes alarming especially when the woman desires to conceive a child. This paper reports a case of a 20 year old nulligravid with a chief complaint of absence . . .

Development and validation of a thyroid cancer-specific health-related quality of life questionnaire for adult Filipinos with differentiated thyroid cancer.
OBJECTIVES: The study aims to develop and validate a health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire for adult Filipinos with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) that can be u . . .

The prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome phenotypes and its association to infertility, abortion, and cardiometabolic risks: A review of cases from January 2014 to December 2015 in the out-patient department of two tertiary institutions in Metro Manila.
Methodology: An outpatient chart review was done in 2 tertiary institutions in Metro Manila. Purposive sampling was done. PCOS cases from January 2014 to December 2015 were classified into four phe . . .

Ovarian tissue cryopreservation for fertility preservation in young female cancer patients: The first two cases in the Philippines.
Presented are the first two reported cases of patients who underwent ovarian tissue vitrification in the Philippines. One case is a 22 year old nulligravid diagnosed with invasive Ductal Carcinoma . . .

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Rapid identification of dengue virus serotypes by using polymerase chain reaction
Four primer pairs were selected on the basis of the published sequence data of four dengue virus serotypes so that each unique target sequence size could be amplified for each serotype by polymerase c . . .

Viruses associated with epidemic hemorrhagic fevers of the Philippines and Thailand.
Epidemiologic, clinical, and etiologic studies were carried out on a newly recognized, frequently fatal, pediatric disease syndrome which occurred in urban areas infested with Aedes aegypti mosquitoes . . .

The sodium and potassium content of Philippine foods: I. Foods of plant origin.
The sodium and potassium content of 282 samples representing 218 different foods items and six samples of water are presented in two tables. Our results on 38 food item . . .

Early termination of breastfeeding among Philippine urban poor.
Mothers from an urban poor group in a Philippine city were recruited within three months of delivery and followed for one year in monthly interviews to determine infant . . .

Torsion dystonia in Panay, Philippines.
There is an unusually high frequency of torsion dystonia in Panay. Of the 28 Filipino cases, 23 (82%) are from the island of Panay and 19 of the 23 (82%) are from the p . . .

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