Archives for January, 2013

Correlation of Quality of Life Assessment and Prognosis Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient with CAT, SGRQ and BODE at Persahabatan Hospital Jakarta

Tri Agus Yuarsa, Faisal Yunus, Budhi Antariksa Abstract Background : The health status is very important aspect in the evaluation of COPD management. St George‚Äôs respiratory questionnaire (SGRQ) is one of the tools to evaluate health status associated with quality of life in COPD that consist of symptoms, daily activity and impact of COPD. Currently […]

Analysis of Serum Level of ESAT-6 Antibody in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Emelia Afif, Taufik, Irvan Medison Abstract Background : The diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis is still become a great problem, because the majority of pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis is established with negative AFB smears. A number of new methods has been developed to establish the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis which one of them is serologic test. The […]

Validity of PSI and CURB-65 Severity Scoring System and Mortality in Community Acquired Pneumonia at Dr.Saiful Anwar Hospital Malang

Fauzijah Sri Rahmawati, Yani Jane Sugiri, Sanarto Santoso, Asri Maharani Abstract Background : Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) remains as a significant problem in healthcare. Decision to admit the patient become a serious attention. This has led to the development of prognostic scoring system aimed at assisting in risk stratification of patients presenting with CAP. The aim […]

Retrospective Comparison of Three Predictive Methods in Assessing Severity of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Elderly at Dr. Moewardi Hospital Surakarta

Eddy Surjanto, Yusup Subagio Sutanto, Reviono, Harsini, Dwi Indrayati Abstract Background: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a leading infection in cause of death in elderly. The study was to compare the ability of three validated prediction methods for CAP to predict mortality in elderly: the 20 variable Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI), the 6-point CURB-65 scale and […]

Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) in Patients with Asthma Exacerbation and in Non Exacerbation at Persahabatan Hospital

Arief Riadi Arifin, Faisal Yunus, Ratnawati, Aria Kekalih Abstract Background : Nitric oxide is detected in expired air which is physiologically released by epithedial cells of pulmonary vasculature, cells of lower respiratory tract, upper respiratory tract and paranasal sinuses. Levels in normal human expiratory air range from 5-10 parts per billion (ppb); which is increased […]

Profile of Primary Lung Cancer at RSUD Ulin Banjarmasin between 2006-2011

Haryati, Mohammad Bakhriansyah, Shinta Kartika Nur Aisah Abstract Background : Lung cancer is one of the most common malignancies causing very high morbidity and mortality. Many factors contribute to the incidence of lung cancer instead of the major factor, smoking. It was the top ten of pulmonary diseases at RSUD Ulin Banjarmasin. The aim of […]

Management of Thymic Carcinoma Patient with Myasthenia Gravis

Ariani Permatasari, Laksmi Wulandari Abstract Background : Thymoma and thymic carcinoma are a tumor of anterior mediastinum originating from thymus gland. Approximately 30-50% of patients with thymoma have myastenia gravis, only 10-15% of patients with myasthenia gravis have thymoma. The data on patients with myasthenia gravis having thymic carcinoma is rare. Such as thymoma, initial […]

Diagnosing Tuberculosis using ESAT-6 and CFP-10 Antigen Complex

Irandi Putra Pratomo, Darmawan Budi Setyanto Abstract The challenge of tuberculosis (TB) remains in diagnosing the disease particularly in the young age group children. Clinical manifestations of TB in children are usually subtle and are not similar to the adult counterpart because of the pathogenesis of TB itself. The paucibacillary phase, which is common in […]