November 2018 Observational Studies


A descriptive study on the clinical, dermoscopic and histopathologic features of pigmented skin lesions among Filipino adults

A descriptive study on the clinical, dermoscopic and histopathologic features of pigmented skin lesions among Filipino adults

Maria Cecilia P. Ingente, MD, FPDS ,Katrina Carmela M. Belen, MD, FPDS ,Ma. Jasmin J. Jamora, MD, FPDS, John Michael F. Dellariarte, MD, DPDS, Terese Monette O. Aquino, MD

Dermoscopy increases the diagnostic accuracy of clinical visual inspection by 5% to 30%. This has led to a reduction of unnecessary excision of benign skin lesions and the earlier diagnosis of malignant skin lesions.
Objectives: To compare the concordance agreement of the clinical versus histopathologic diagnosis to the concordance agreement of the dermoscopic versus histopathologic diagnosis of pigmented lesions.

Cross-sectional survey on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of Philippine Dermatological Society members related to HIV/AIDS

Emmerson Gale S. Vista, MD, FPDS, Ma. Teresita G. Gabriel, MD, FPDS, Lunardi Bintanjoyo, MD, Reynaldo L. Ugalde, MD, FPDS, Abigael Villanueva, MD, Eunice Kaye Rayos-Lopez, MD, Ma. Angela Lavadia, MD, FPDS, Ma. Kriselda Dar Santos-Cabrera, MD, DPDS

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) remains a major challenge worldwide. Physicians have a crucial role in the struggle against HIV/AIDS and must be equipped with proper knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP). No study has been done to assess the KAP of dermatologists related to HIV-AIDS.Objective: The study’s objective was to determine the KAP of Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) members related to HIV/AIDS.

Content Analysis of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Literature in the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society

Rowena Natividad S. Flores-Genuino, MD, MSc, FPDS

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a popular treatment option among patients. There is a need to assess the content of published local literature on complementary and alternative medicine in dermatology in the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society (JPDS) to provide evidence for its integration into clinical practice and to guide future research .