Serafin C. Hilvano, MD Chair
Marie Carmela M. Lapitan, MD Assistant Chair for Research
Marc Adventure Berces, MD Chief Resident
For the past year the Department of Surgery, through the Surgery Research Unit accomplished its objective in producing high-quality researches that can be recognized nationally and internationally. This year the department has 8 published, 23 completed and 16 on-going researches.
J Azarcon. Use of Banana Leaf Dressing on Donor Site Wounds : A Prospective Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Study.
N Cabaluna. A Randomized Double Blinded Placebo Controlled Trial on the Routine Use of Preoperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Modified Radical Mastectomy.
A Crisostomo. A Multicenter, Randomized, Open-Label Comparison of the Safety and Efficacy of Tigecycline with that of Ampicillin- Sulbactam or Amoxicillin Clavulanate to Treat Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections.
JJ Cruz. Analysis of Epidemiology and Factors Affecting Survival of Patients in a Philippine Tertiary Hospital Burn Center.
JLJ Danguilan. Immediate Thoracotomy for Penetrating Cardiac Injuries.
JLJ Danguilan. Swallowed Esophageal Foreign Bodies: Surgical Management After Failed Endoscopic Extraction.
JLJ Danguilan. Surgical Considerations in the Management of Intrathoracic Goiters.
JLJ Danguilan. Traumatic Penetrating and Blunt Injuries to the Airway.
JM Faylona. Standard Measurements of the Inguinal Canal of Patients with Inguinal Hernia in the Philippine General Hospital.
GA Genuino. A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing The Effects of Open Dressings with Petroleum Jelly vs. Standard Gauze Dressings with Silver Sulfadiazine in the Outpatient Treatment of Filipino Adults with Superficial Partial Thickness Burns Less than 10%.
MC Lapitan. Prognostic Factors for Survival in patients with Advanced Cervical Cancer with Obstructive Uropathy (stage T3-4N0M0): A Risk Factor.
MC Lapitan. Risk Evaluation for Post Operative Urinary Incontinence.
MC Lapitan. An Uncontrolled, Open Label, Titration, Long Term Safety (up to 12 months) and Efficacy Study of Tamsulosin Hydrocloride in Children with Neuropathic Bladder, with a Randomized Pharmacokinetic Sub Study Investigating Low, Medium and High Dose Ranges.
A Laudico. Phase III Randomized Study of Immediate versus Luteal Phase Adjuvant Oophoretomy and Tamoxifen in Vietnamese and Filipino Premenopausal Women with Metastatic Hormone Receptor- Positive Breast Cancer.
A Laudico. Phase III Randomized Study of Immediate versus Luteal Phase Adjuvant Oophoretomy and Tamoxifen in Vietnamese and Filipino Premenopausal Women with Estrogen Receptor- Positive Breast Cancer.
A Laudico. Pharmocogenomics of Tamoxifen, Cyclophosphamide and 5 Fluororacil in Filipino and Vietnamese Women with Operable Breast Cancer in a Clinical Trial.
A Laudico. Recent Trends- up- to- date Estimates and Determinants of Cancer Survival in a Philippine Urban Population.
A Laudico. Model Based Period Survival Analysis of Childhood Cancer in a Philippine Urban Population.
MP Lopez. Beta-blockade Use in Clinical Practice for High Risk Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH).
ML Rodriguez. Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial on the Management of Pediatric Empyema Thoracis: Tube Thoracostomy vs. Early Surgery.
FR Arkoncel. A Real-life Survey on the TURP Practices Among Urologists in a Tertiary Government Hospital.
FR Arkoncel. A Four-year Review of Pediatric Urology Cases in a Philippine Tertiary Government Hospital.
CC Aro. Comparison of Extrusion Rate of Subdermally Placed Sutures Using 4-0 Nylon & Vicryl Sutures: A Single Blinded Randomized Clinical Trial.
E Ayuste. Teaching Intravenous Cannulation to Healthcare Providers: Comparative Analysis of Simulation and a Traditional Educational Approach.
AM Concejero. Giant benign solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura. Submitted for publication to the journal Surgical Research.
S Cortez. A Retrospective Analysis of the Outcome of Neoadjuvant 5-florouracil, Doxorubicin and Cyclophosphamide (FAC) in Locally Advanced Unresectable Breast Cancer: The Up-Philippine General Hospital Breast Care Center Experience.
JLJ Danguilan. Delayed hemopericardium with cardiac tamponade following penetrating wounds to the chest.
JLJ Danguilan. Traumatic injuries of the diaphragm with intrathoracic abdominal organ herniation.
A Fajardo. Tumors of the mandible and Maxilla: PGH experience (1993-2005).
R Galicia. Multidisciplinary team approach for the treatment of locally advanced SCCA of the parietal scalp.
T Herbosa. A Global Pilot Study of a Surgical Safety Checklist Second Global Patient Safety Challenge: Safe Surgery Saves Lives.
A Laudico. Cancer survival discrepancies in developed and developing countries: Comparisons between the Philippines and the US.
A Laudico. Large excess risk of death of breast cancer in different country settings: Comparisons between a Filipino resident population, Filipino Americans and Caucasians.
M Manalo. Urologic Complications in Obstetric & Gynecologic Surgery.
M Manalo. A modified Kidney Entrapment Technique Using Zapped Plastic Bag in Transperitoneal Laparoscopic Nephrectomy.
R Montecillo. PGH experience with parathyroid surgery.
M Nuez. Mandibular Duplication with Congenital Midline Palatomandibular Fusion, Bifid Tongue, Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate: Report of a Case, Review of the Literature and Morphopathogenesis.
D Resurreccion. Prevalence of Abnormal Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) Findings Done Routinely in Patients Undergoing Elective Cholecystectomy for Cholelithiasis in the Philippine General Hospital.
D Resurreccion. Left Sided Portal Vein Anomaly: A Case Report.
D Resurreccion. Nutritional Upbuilding by Cholecystojejunostomy Prior to Whipple Procedure: A Case Series
DP Serrano. “RETEN-World” Management of Acute Urinary Retention Associated with BPH in Real Life Practice in Asia: A Multinational Survey.
HZ Turingan. A Five-Year Review of Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia in a Tertiary Medical Center.
GL Uy. Comparison of Hormone Receptor Assay Results in Breast Cancer Between Core Needle Biopsy Specimens and Modified Radical Mastectomy Specimens.
LL Velasco. Combined Surgical and Orthodontic Treatment for Class III Malocclusion:Orthognathic Surgery in the Philippine General Hospital A Case Report.
LL Velasco. Locally Produced Microbial Cellulose Dressing from Acetobacter Xylinum Compared with Silver Sulfadiazine Cream for Patients with Superficial Partial Thickness Burn Wounds: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
E Ayuste. Impact of Resuscitation Strategies on the Acetylation Status of Cardiac Histones in a Swine Model Hemorrhage. Resuscitation 2008; 76(2): 299-310.
AB Berberabe, MC Lapitan, J Almonte. Adverse Outcomes Among Surgical Patients in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital. Acta Medica Philippina 2008; 42(1): 29-37.
AM Hilvano-Cabungcal, MC Lapitan. Urinary Tract Involvement in Colorectal Cancer: 4 Year Experience in a Tertiary Government Hospital, Philippine Journal of Urology, Dec 2008, 18 (1): 15-24.
NJ Labio, R Dofitas, AB Berberabe. Massive Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage One Month after Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Case Report and Review of Literature. Acta Medica Philippina 2008; 42(1): 73-77.
R Love, Uy GB. Surgical Oophorectomy for Breast Cancer: Back to the Future. Future Oncol 2008; 4(6): 785-792.
PGH Working Group on Thyroid Cancer. Clinical Practice Guidelines of the Philippine General Hospital for the Management of Thyroid Nodules and Well-differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma (2008). Acta Medica Philippina 2008; 42(1): 56-67.
MTM Redaniel, AV Laudico, MRM Lumague, CA Mapua, T Patama, E Pukkala E. Cancer in the Philippines. In: Laudico, ed,, Cancer Incidence 1998-2002 Vol IV 1.
HZ Turingan. Mediastinal lymphangioma.
N Uy, MC Lapitan, E Gatchalian. The Epidemiology of Urinary Stones in a Tertiary Government Hospital, Philippine Journal of Urology, Dec 2008, 18 (2): 31-32.