Sandra Tankeh-Torres

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OBJECTIVE To determine the point prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints and rheumatic diseases in a Filipino urban community. METHODS A descriptive cross-sectional 2 phase survey was conducted in an urban community in Metropolitan manila. Phase I (screening) used face-to-face interviews, while phase II (examination) involved case identification of the(More)
BACKGROUND The use of biologic agents has become an important option in treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis. However, these drugs have been associated with an increased risk of tuberculosis (TB) reactivation. Local guidelines for TB screening prior to the use of biologic agents were developed to address this issue. AIM This study is a survey(More)
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