Perla D Santos Ocampo

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There are several important messages for pediatricians concerned with what happens to patients after identification through newborn screening. Particularly important in many of the disorders are the developmental aspects of outcome. There are certain basic assumptions that are essential in improving developmental outcome as a result of newborn screening: 1)(More)
Changes in the curricula of medical school training are needed to emphasize the role of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) in the management of acute diarrhea. In the Philippines, the Task Force on Pediatric Education has promoted a focus on such low-cost, highly effective health technologies in the competency-based pediatrics curriculum. The learning(More)
A prospective study was done to determine the incidence of disaccharide intolerance among 3-36 month-old patients with acute watery diarrhea who were on breast feeding and/or lactose-containing formula. The effect of feeding intervention on the outcome was investigated. Significant disaccharide intolerance was defined as one with (1) biochemical(More)
An eight-month survey of patients with gastrointestinal complaints is presented. There were 213 cases collected. Based on stool examinations, Ascaris lumbricoides is still the most common followed by Giardia lamblia and Trichuris trichiura, respectively. From these 213 cases, Giardia was detected in 34 patients. Most of the subjects belong to the older age(More)
The Philippines is an archipelago with a growing population, largely rural, 50% of which is in the 0-14 years old age group. As noted by WHO (1978), the leading health problems are communicable diseases, malnutrition, poor environmental sanitation, malaria and schistosomiasis, rapid population growth, drug abuse and dependence. Health care delivery is(More)
It also presents the challenges that confront children in the tropics and their effects on the health of these children. These challenges include the technology divide, economic disparity, ecological changes, urbanization and industrialization, globalization, political instability, population explosion, and gender inequality. The paper paints a scenario of(More)