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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348390/current-and-emerging-therapy-on-lupus-nephritis
#1
Lucky Aziza Bawazier
Lupus nephritis (LN) is involvement of the kidney in patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and one of the most common target organ in SLE. The diagnosis of LN will significantly impact the clinical outcome and therapy of the patient. Therapy regiment of LN is divided into two stages, induction and maintenance treatment. The main objective of the induction therapy is to achieve complete or partial remission as soon as possible since it is correlated with better prognosis and fewer relapse incidence...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348389/efficacy-of-curcumin-as-adjuvant-therapy-to-induce-or-maintain-remission-in-ulcerative-colitis-patients-an-evidence-based-clinical-review
#2
Marcellus Simadibrata, Christopher Christian Halimkesuma, Benedicta Mutiara Suwita
BACKGROUND: treatment guidelines for ulcerative colitis (UC) not yet established. Currently, mesalazine, corticosteroids, and immunomodulators are treatment options for UC. However, they are known to have unpleaseant side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, hepatitis, and male infertility. Curcumin is found in Turmeric plants (Curcuma longa L.), which possesses both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This study aimed to determine whether curcumin as adjuvant therapy can induce or maintain remission in UC patients...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348388/disseminated-histoplasmosis-in-an-indonesian-hiv-positive-patient-a-case-diagnosed-by-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology
#3
Nungki Anggorowati, Rita C Sulistyaningsih, Ahmad Ghozali, Yanri W Subronto
A 30-year-old Javanese-Indonesian man was admitted with complaints of 3 months persistent fever, weight loss, and fatigue. He had never known his past history of unprotected HIV until the admission. His only risk factor is unsafe sex. The patient seemed well nourished. Physical examination revealed blood pressure 100/60 mmHg, pulse 100 beats per minute, respiratory rate 20 times per minute, and temperature 38.8°C. Multiple cervical and inguinal lymphadenopathies were also found. Electrocardiogram showed anterolateral ischemic finding, whereas chest X-ray were normal...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348387/cancer-stem-cells-and-molecular-biology-test-in-colorectal-cancer-therapeutic-implications
#4
Rustam Effendi-Ys
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most frequent cancer in males, the second in females, and is the second leading cause of cancer related death worldwide. Within Indonesia's 250 million population, the incidence rates for CRC per 100,000 population were 15.2 for males and 10.2 for females, and estimated 63,500 cases per year.  More than 50% of colorectal cancer patients will develop metastasis. CRC is still the main cause of tumor-related death, and although most CRC patients are treated with surgery to remove the tumor tissue, some of the CRC patients recurred...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348386/st-elevation-in-lead-avr-and-its-association-with-clinical-outcomes
#5
Eka Ginanjar, Yulianto Yulianto
The purpose of this case repots are to evaluate the role of ST elevation in aVR lead and to make analysis between both cases. There are some atypical electrocardiogram (ECG) presentations which need prompt management in patient with ischemic clinical manifestation such as ST elevation in aVR lead. In this case study, we report a 68-year old woman with chief symptoms of shortness of breath and chest discomfort. She was diagnosed with cardiogenic shock, with Killip class IV, and TIMI score of 8. The second case is a 57-year-old man with typical chest pain at rest which could not be relieved with nitrate treatment...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348385/a-rare-case-series-of-ischemic-stroke-following-russell-s-viper-snake-bite-in-india
#6
Venkata Krishna Pothukuchi, Alok Kumar, Chennamsetty Teja, Archana Verma
Snakebite is an important medical problem in India. Among their various manifestations, cerebral complications are uncommonly found in literature. Moreover, Ischemic stroke following snake bite is quite rare. Here we report a case series of two such cases that developed neurological manifestations following Russell's viper bite. On computerized tomography (CT) scan of brain; cerebral infarcts were revealed. Their likely mechanisms are discussed in present study which include disseminated intravascular coagulation, toxin induced vasculitis and endothelial damage...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348384/clinical-outcomes-of-geriatric-care-in-cipto-mangunkusumo-hospital-before-and-after-the-implementation-of-national-health-insurance-program
#7
Czeresna Heriawan Soejono, Retna S Padmawati, Adi Utarini
BACKGROUND: the National Health Insurance (NIH/JKN) has been enacted since January 2014. Various outcomes of geriatric patient care, such as improved functional status and quality of life have not been evaluated. Prolonged hospitalization and re-hospitalization are potentially affecting the efficiency care of this vulnarable group. This study aimed to identify the differences of functional status improvement, quality of life improvement, length of stay, and hospitalization of geriatric patients admitted to CMH between prior to and after NHI implementation...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348383/improving-diagnostic-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-hiv-patients-by-bronchoscopy-a-cross-sectional-study
#8
Prayudi Santoso, Arto Y Soeroto, Rianita Juniati, Yovita Hartantri, Rudi Wisaksana, Bachti Alisjabana, Heda M Nataprawira, Ida Parwati
BACKGROUND: diagnostic of pulmonary TB in HIV patients is a problem due to non specific clinical features, or radiological appearance. HIV patients with CD4≤200 cells/mL infected with M. tuberculosis have less capacity in containing M. tuberculosis, developing granulomas, casseous necrosis, or cavities. This condition is caused by weakend inflammatory which later reduced sputum production and may cause false negative result. This study aimed to assess differences in the positivity level of acid fast bacilli (AFB) and cultures of M...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348382/the-effect-of-ophiocephalus-striatus-extract-on-the-levels-of-igf-1-and-albumin-in-elderly-patients-with-hypoalbuminemia
#9
Roza Mulyana, Siti Setiati, Rose D Martini, Kuntjoro Harimurti, Noto Dwimartutie
BACKGROUND: a freshwater fish Ophiocephalus striatus or known locally to Indonesian as haruan,can potentially increases IGF-1 and albumin levels in elderly patients with hypoalbuminemia due to the contents of amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of Ophiocephalus striatus extract on the level of IGF-1 and albumin in elderly patients with hypoalbuminemia. METHODS: the study is a double-blind randomized controlled trial involving malnourished elderly inpatients (≥60 years old) recovering from acute condition before hospital discharge, with Mini Nutritional Assessment score ≤23...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348381/thyroid-dysfunction-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients
#10
Imam Subekti, Laurentius Aswin Pramono, Esthika Dewiasty, Dante Saksono Harbuwono
BACKGROUND: thyroid dysfunction is more likely to occur in diabetes mellitus patients than general population. Until now, no study has been done to find prevalence of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in Indonesian diabetics. This study aimed to find the proportion and characteristics of thyroid dysfunction in Indonesian type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. METHODS: a cross-sectional study was conducted in Endocrine and Diabetes Polyclinic, Department of Internal Medicine, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital from July to September 2015...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348380/effect-of-nigella-sativa-seed-extract-for-hypertension-in-elderly-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Aulia Rizka, Siti Setiati, Aida Lydia, Esthika Dewiasty
BACKGROUND: Nigella sativa (NS) seed extract shows diuretic activity, inhibits sympathetic nervous system overactivity and increases the production of Nitric Oxide in in vivo studies, thus it has a potential use as an adjuvant antihypertensive for elderly population. This study aimed to determine the effect of Nigella sativa seed extract to systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) of elderly patients with hypertension. METHODS: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted on elderly subjects with hypertension in three outpatient clinics in Cipto Mangunkusumo National Hospital Jakarta Indonesia from June to September 2011...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348379/the-differences-in-serum-quantitative-specific-ige-levels-induced-by-dermatophagoides-pteronyssinus-dermatophagoides-farinae-and-blomia-tropicalis-sensitization-in-intermittent-and-persistent-allergic-asthma
#12
Agus Joko Susanto, Iris Rengganis, Cleopas M Rumende, Kuntjoro Harimurti
BACKGROUND: house dust mites (HDM) are an important inhalant allergen in allergic asthma. However, molecular diagnostic study of specific IgE to HDM allergens has not been done in Indonesia. In addition, the association of quantitative specific IgE measurement with asthma severity has not been investigatedd. This study aimed to investigate the difference of serum quantitative specific IgE levels induced by Dermatophagoides (D.) pteronyssinus, D. farinae and Blomia tropicalis sensitization in intermittent and persistent allergic asthma...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348378/analysis-of-diabetes-mellitus-determinants-in-indonesia-a-study-from-the-indonesian-basic-health-research-2013
#13
Haerawati Idris, Hamzah Hasyim, Feranita Utama
BACKGROUND: diabetes mellitus is a silent-killer. Its prevalence and impact on health expenses increase from year to year. This study aims to investigate the characteristics and the risk factors that affect  diabetes mellitus in Indonesia. METHODS: this is a cross sectional study. Data were obtained from the Basic Health Research (RISKESDAS) in 2013. The samples were individuals aged ≥15 years, whose fasting blood glucose and 2 hours blood glucose after the imposition have been measured...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348377/are-we-ready-for-national-diabetes-prevention-program
#14
Imam Subekti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093241/national-consensus-on-management-of-dyspepsia-and-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#15
Ari F Syam, Marcellus Simadibrata, Dadang Makmun, Murdani Abdullah, Achmad Fauzi, Kaka Renaldi, Hasan Maulahela, Amanda P Utari
Dyspepsia is one of numerous general complaints, which is commonly encountered by doctors of various disciplines. In daily practice, the complaint is not only limited for gastroenterologists. Knowledge on pathophysiology of dyspepsia have been developing continuously since a scientific investigation has been started in 1980's, which considers Helicobacter pylori as one of key factor in managing dyspepsia, either it is associated with ulcer or non-ulcer. The management of dyspepsia cannot be separated from the management of H...
July 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093240/current-issues-of-gastroenterology-in-indonesia
#16
Marcellus Simadibrata, Randy Adiwinata
Indonesia is one of the most populous developing countries in the world. Similar with other developing countries, Indonesia has been suffered from the high incidence of gastroenterology diseases that mainly due to infection. In the recent years, Indonesia had also increased number of non-infectious gastroenterology diseases cases such as inflammatory bowel disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and colorectal cancer. Nevertheless, the developments of diagnostic and therapeutic modality along with the cooperation between sectors have undergone rapid progress as an effort in improving digestive health in Indonesia...
July 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093239/paraneoplastic-arthritis-in-a-patient-with-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#17
Guntur Darmawan, Indra Wijaya, Laniyati Hamijoyo, Trinugroho Heri Fadjari
Paraneoplastic syndromes are a group of disorders associated with benign or malignant tumors but not related to mass effect or invasion directly. Paraneoplastic syndromes may affect any organic system of the human body, such as endocrine, neurologic, dermatologic, hematologic, rheumatologic. Paraneoplastic rheumatic syndromes are not quite common, about 7-10% of paraneoplastic syndromes, and may mimic rheumatic diseases. We present an interesting case of paraneoplastic arthritis in a woman with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma...
July 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093238/multidiscipline-care-for-type-2-diabetes-patients-from-general-to-asian-population
#18
Benedicta Mutiara Suwita, Dewi Friska, Deriyan Sukma Widjaja, Liana Srisawitri
Multidiscipline care is defined as a care consisting of at least a physician, a nurse, and other healthcare worker (eg. dietician). Multidiscipline care has generated benefits, both in medical aspects (eg. increasing patients' compliance) and nonmedical aspects (eg. more cost-effective than conventional treatment). There are several models of multidiscpline care; however, which model is more suitable for type 2 diabetes care is not clear yet. In this review, we aimed to identify and compare multidiscipline care method for reducing glycated hemoglobin ( HbA1C) levels in type 2 diabetes patients, particularly Asian patients because they have greater tendency to develop type 2 diabetes at lower degrees of obesity and at younger ages than Caucasian ethnic group...
July 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093237/basal-cell-carcinoma-of-vermilion-mucosa-of-upper-lip-a-rare-case-report
#19
Reza Yaghoobi, Nastaran Ranjbari, Nader Pazyar, Maryam Foroozan, Amir Feily
Although basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a common skin tumor, very rare cases of BCC arising from upper vermilion mucosa of lip have been reported previously. This tumor basically, originates from pillar structures and the involvement of the vermilion lip contrasts this concept so it is devoid of hair follicles and sweat glands. The exact pathogenesis of vermilion lip BCC is not clear but it has been postulated that the neoplasm originates from the pluripotential epithelial cells of the oral mucosa and epidermis...
July 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093236/primary-hyperaldosteronism-due-to-adrenocortical-adenoma-a-case-report
#20
Tjokorda Gde Dalem Pemayun, Ridho Naibaho, Maretina W Wiyati, Ardy Santosa, Siti Amarwati
Primary hyperaldosteronism is an adrenal abnormality in which there is some degree of autonomy of aldosterone secretion. We report a case of thirty three years old Javanese female presented with uncontrolled hypertension, muscular weakness, cramps  and progressing shortness of breath during working for 6 years. She had history of hypertension since age 20. Her serum potassium level was always low that associated with inappropriate kaliuresis. Blood gas analysis revealed metabolic alkalosis. Sonography of the adrenal gland showed right hipoechoic architecture; CT scan of the abdomen confirmed an right adrenal tumor measured 4 cm in its greatest dimension...
July 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
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