Original Articles

Original Articles


A randomized controlled trial: Comparison of malunggay (moringa oleifera) and ferrous sulfate in preventing anemia in pregnant patients in the outpatient department of a tertiary hospital

Angeli Rose O. Caraos, MD and Antonio C. Cortez, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation, Inc. (Foundation)

Awareness on and availment of Philhealth’s maternity care benefits among selected patients of a tertiary hospital in Southern Luzon

Joeima D. Bernardino, MD and Honorata Lalaine P. Burog, MD, FPOGS, FPSSTD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Batangas Medical Center

A study on the knowledge and management practices of hypertension in pregnancy among midwives in the different public health centers of Cebu City

Maria Carlyn Rodriguez-De Vera, MD and Geraldine Isabella B. Uyheng, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chong Hua Hospital

Impact of revised management policies on the efficiency of gynecologic operating room processes in a tertiary training hospital

Glaiza S. de Guzman, MD and Cecilia L. Llave, MD, FPOGS, FSGOP
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines-Manila

Knowledge, attitudes and practices of health care providers in intimate partner violence screening in a private tertiary hospital

Auran Rosanne B. Cortes MD and Irene B. Quinio, MD, FPOGS, FPSMFM, FPSUOG
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Medical City

The accuracy of the international ovarian tumor analysis (IOTA) simple rules in predicting malignant ovarian tumors with biopsy as the reference standard

Jediza Jessa B. Balcita, MD and Pherdes E. Galbo, MD, FPOGS, FSGOP
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chong Hua Hospital

Accuracy of two dimensional ultrasonography in detecting lymph node metastasis in cases of uterine and cervical malignancies seen in a tertiary hospital: A five year restropective study

Kathlynn Ann R. dela Llana, MD and Kareen N. Reforma, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gnecology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines-Manila

Creation of a scoring system to determine endometrial cancer risk using the International Endometrial Tumor Analysis (IETA) features

Sharon Joyce P. Mendoza, MD; Airen J. Sigue, MD, FPOGS and Nephtali M. Gorgonio, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cardinal Santos Medical Center

Accuracy of endometrial 2D ultrasound and power doppler in predicting endometrial pathology among patients with endometrial disease at Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital

Madelynne P. Olalia, MD and Leilani C. Coloma, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital

The association of histopathologic features and postmolar gestational trophoblastic neoplasia among patients with complete hydatidifrom mole

Kathleen Gizelle J. Samonte, MD and Agnes L. Soriano-Estrella, MD, MHPEd, FPOGS, FPSSTD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines-Manila

Human chorionic gonadotropin surveillance in hydatidiform mole: A need for reevaluation

Marie Christine Valerie R. Mendoza, MD; Melissa Lourdes B. De Quiros, MD and Agnes L. Soriano-Estrella, MD, MHPEd, FPOGS, FPSSTD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines-Manila

Comparison of the efficacy of metronidazole and metronidazole plus probiotics capsule in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis among non-pregnant patients seen at the outpatient department of a tertiary hospital: A single blind randomized controlled trial

Mary Rose Muñoz-Cruz, MD; Jennifer T. Co, MD, FPOGS and Lylah D. Reyes, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gnecology, Far Eastern University - NRMF Hospital

Assessment of climacteric symptoms among Filipino women ages 40 years and above seen at a tertiary hospital in Metro Manila

Krystle R. Calimbas, MD and Catherine Irene L. Maceren-Medina, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Manila Doctors Hospital

A retrospective study on the accuracy of sassone, lerner and IOTA simple rules in determining malignancy of ovarian masses in a tertiary hospital ob-gyn ultrasound diagnostics unit

Arriane R. Morales, MD and Filomena S. San Juan, MD, FPOG
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Manila Doctors Hospital

The effectiveness of evening primrose oil gel capsule as a cervical ripening agent during labor induction as measured by bishop score on term singleton pregnant patient

Nina Nonette Diansuy, MD and Angela S. Aguilar, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines-Manila

Comparative efficacy of oral lactobacillus rhamnosus (protexin) against metronidazole (flagyl) in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis: A ramdomized clinical trial

Marianne Rose L. Go, MD and Rosendo R. Roque, MD, FPOG
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Santo Tomas Hospital

Tubal ligation and salpingectomy and the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer: A case-control stud

Cyriel Anthony I. Tingne, MD and Jean Anne B. Toral, MD, MSCE, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines-Manila

Knowledge, attitude, and practice on human papillomavirus vaccination among obstetrics and gynecology residents in Metro Manila

Katrina Immaculada F. Decena, MD and Doris R. Benavides, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines-Manila

A prospective cross-sectional analysis on the adherence to the four time-bound interventions of the essential intrapartum and newborn care program (EINC) in a private tertiary hospital in Metro Manila

Ana Karina S. Ramirez, MD and Maria Regina P. Manahan, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Makati Medical Center

Intracervical foley catheter balloon versus oxytocin infusion as pre-induction cervical ripening agent in live term pregnancies with unfavorable cervices

Charisse Dyan Castillo-Celabrados, MD and Angelica Villareal-Fortaleza, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital

Cervical length measurement using an improvised cervicometer as a predictor of spontaneous preterm birth in uncomplicated pregnancies in a tertiary hospital in Southern Luzon in 2015: A cohort study

Melanie P. Mendoza, MD and Honorata Lalaine P. Burog, MD, FPOGS, FPSSTD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Batangas Medical Center

Awareness and practices on adult vaccination of obstetrician-gynecologists in the Philippines

Rose Ann S. Palma, MD and Irene B. Quinio, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Medical City

Oral progestererone for maintenance tocolysis after arrested preterm labor: A meta-analysis

By Rose Ann S. Palma, MD and Irene B. Quinio, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Medical City

An interim analysis on the predictive accuracy of strep B carrot broth kit versus lim broth in detecting group B streptococcus colonization among pregnant patients between 35-37 weeks age of gestation in a tertiary hospital

Stephanie Anne Mae T. Cusi-Ong, MD and Joselito A. Santiago, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines-Manila

Salivary ferning as an alternative to sonographic follicle monitoring for determining ovulation: A comparative study

Belmar T. Magno, MD; Marlyn T. Dee, MD, FPOGS, FPSREI
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Santo Tomas Hospital

Comparison of the operative and post operative outcome between episiorrhaphy with and without application of policresulen solution

Ashmeir Q. Patetico, MD; Lylah D. Reyes, MD, FPOGS; Christian Joanna B. Rey-Matias, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Far Eastern University – NRMF Hospital

Prognostic scoring index for intrauterine insemination success among Filipino couple

Gladys Anne M. Bermio, MD; Brenda Bernadette B. Zamora, MD, FPOGS, FPSMFM
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City

Power doppler versus saline infusion sonography in the diagnosis of endometrial polyps in patients who present with abnormal uterine bleeding

Sepide Nematian, MD, FPOGS; Marlyn T. Dee, MD, FPOGS; Leah N. Rivera, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Santo Tomas Hospital

The role of male partner perceptions in the intention to pursue contraception of teenage female adolescents with previous pregnancy experience: A cross sectional multi-setting survey

Maricel D. Mauricio, MD; Janette P. Tuquero, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, San Juan Medical Center

Association of intrapartal maternal blood glucose control and neonatal hypoglycemia in a private tertiary hospital

By Maria Edwardina G. De Leon, MD; Zarinah R. Gonzaga, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Medical City

A randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of methotrexate in preventing post-molar gestational trophoblastic disease among patients with high-risk complete hydatidiform mole

Agnes L. Soriano-Estrella, MD, FPOGS, FPPSTD, MHPEd; Maria Anna Luisa L. Festin-Dalawangbayan, MD, FPOGS; Jimmy A. Billod, MD, DPOGS; Katherine B. Saravillo-Saniel, MD
Section of Trophoblastic Diseases, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of the Philippines-Manila, Philippine General Hospital

A before and after study on the effect of fetal acoustic stimulation test on non stress test parameters

Catherine Rose DG. Dela Rosa, MD; Brenda Bernadette P. Bautista-Zamora, MD, FPOGS, FPSMFM
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Delos Santos Medical Center

Association of HIV knowledge, testing attitudes and risk assessment with the acceptance rate of HIV counseling and testing among pregnant Filipino patients seen in a tertiary government hospital

Lorelyn C. Cardenas-Hamoy, MD; Helen V. Madamba, MD, FPOGS, FPIDSOG
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center

Transcervical foley catheter versus laminaria: A randomized controlled trial comparing efficacy and safety in facilitating cervical dilatation in cases of molar pregnancies

Raquel P. Adolfo, MD; Agnes L. Soriano-Estrella, MD, FPOGS, FPSSTD, MHPEd
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of the Philippines-Manila, Philippine General Hospital

Randomized, single-blinded comparison of efficacy, safety and tolerability of metronidazole 750mg - miconazole 200mg vaginal suppository vs. metronidazole 500mg - nystatin 100,000 IU vaginal suppository in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis, vulvovagina

Ma. Stephanie Fay S. Cagayan, MD, FPOGS; Sybil Lizanne R. Bravo, MD, FPOGS; Analyn F. Fallarme, MD, FPOGS; Olive Sison, MSPH; May S. Gabaldon, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital

Exercise stress test through brisk walking: A complimentary way to assess fetal well-being in term pregnancy

Princess May P. Aquino, MD; Eileen Co-Sy, MD, FPOGS; Maria Dolores A. Mercado, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Angeles University Foundation Medical Center

Association between anemia and intestinal parasitism among pregnant women (ages 15-44 years-old) attending antenatal clinic in a tertiary hospital

An Jubyl Y. Amado, MD; Ida Magnolia Y. Reyes, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center

Efficacy of single dose antenatal corticosteroid on reducing the morbidity and mortality of preterm infants: a retrospective cohort study

Mary Liezl N. Yu, MD; Agnes L. Soriano-Estrella, MD, FPOGS, FPSSTD, MHPEd
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital

Vaginal versus cesarean breech delivery: maternal and neonatal outcomes at Bulacan Medical Center – a two-year retrospective study

Jerica Miah Delos Santos-Borgonia, MD; Angelita R. Teotico, MD, FPOGS, FPSUOG, FPSMFM; Rodante P. Galiza, FPOGS Alejandro R. San Pedro, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bulacan Medical Center

A meta-analysis on the efficacy of carboprost versus methylergometrine maleate in the active management of third stage of labor for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage

Joann C. Vivar, MD; Nelinda Catherine B. Pangilinan, MD, FPOGS, FPSUOG
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rizal Medical Center

The Efficacy of Evening Primrose Oil as a Cervical Ripening Agent for Gynecologic Procedures: A Single-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial

Rusienne Mae A. Verano, MD; Mary Girlie Veloso-Borromeo, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cebu Doctors Hospital

Intramyometrial Oxytocin in Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage during Cesarean Delivery: A Systematic Review

Joanna Marie O. Guerra-Calilung, MD; Florante P. Gonzaga, MD, FACOG, FPOGS, FACS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Medical City

The Prophylactic Use of Tranexamic Acid for the Reduction of Blood Loss After Cesarean Section and Vaginal Delivery in Primiparas at a Tertiary Hospital in Manila: A Single-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial

Jo-An Marie G. Aguedan, MD; Carolina Paula C. Martin, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center

Comparative Study of Four Methods of Clinical Estimation of Fetal Weight in the Late Third Trimester Admitted for Delivery: A Prospective Study

Ma. Rosielyn D. Asto, MD; Ma. Cristina P. Crisologo, MD, FPOGS, FPSMFM
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital-University of the Philippines-Manila

Predicting Pre-Malignant and Malignant Endometrial Conditions Among Postmenopausal Filipino Women Based on Ultrasound Measurement of Ovarian Volume

Cheryl T. Tiuseco, MD; Nephtali M. Gorgonio, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cardinal Santos Medical Center

Comparison of the Use of Papanicolaou-stained Cervical Cytological Smears with Gram-stained Vaginal Smears for the Diagnosis of Bacterial Vaginosis Among Out-Patient Pregnant Patients

Claire Liz I. Bombase, MD; Analyn T. Fuentes-Fallarme, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines-Manila

Prevalence Of Postpartum Depression Among Mothers Who Delivered In A Tertiary Hospital

Maria Delina E. De Chavez, MD; Marian Capco-Dichoso, MD, FPOGS, FPSREI
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dela Salle University Medical Center

Correlation of Adverse Neonatal Outcomes Of Pregnant Women With Hypertensive Disorders Using The Middle Cerebral Artery And Umbilical Artery Pulsatility Index Ratio

Maharica J. Serrano, MD; Floriza C. Salvador, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dela Salle University Medical Center

The Effectiveness of Aromatherapy in the Management of Postpartum Pain Among Patients Who Underwent Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery at a Tertiary Hospital

Geoia Peralta-Amores, MD; Dr. Alice Sun-Cua, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, San Juan De Dios Hospital

Comparative Analysis of Pelvic Floor Imaging in Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse versus Controls using Two Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Transperineal Ultrasound

Katrina Fidelina C. Adan, MD; Melissa DL. Amosco, MD, FPOGS, FPSUOG
Section of Ultrasound, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital

Comparison of the Efficacy of Guava Leaves Extract as Hot Steam and Wash versus Intake of Oral Antibiotic for Postpartum Wound Healing after a Normal Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery with Episiotomy

Shyla Garcia, MD; Eileen Co-Sy, MD, FPOGS, FPSREI, FPSGE; Maria Dolores A. Mercado MD, FPOGS; Unika Leah Angeles, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Angeles University Foundation Medical Center

A Prospective Cohort Study Describing the Neonatal Outcome of Patient with Different Categories of Intrapartal Traces Among Pregnant Women Delivered at a Tertiary Hospital

Bainary A. Macaurog, MD; Ma. Cristina Pelaez-Crisologo, MD, FPOGS, FPSMFM
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital

Comparison on the Effect of “Hands on” versus “ Hands Off” Method on Perineal Trauma and Delivery Outcome among Nulliparous Women

Elsie I. Yap-Icamina, MD; Amethyst Ypil, MD, FPOGS; Pherdes Galbo, MD, FPOGS, FSGOP; Ma. Asuncion Tremedal, MD, FPOGS; Larisa Julia Diaz-Roa, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital

The Effects of Changing Surgical Blades After Skin Cutting During Cesarean Section on the Risk of Postoperative Infectious Morbidity: A Single-Blinded Randomized Trial at a Tertiary Hospital

Charlene M. Flores, MD; Sybil Lizanne R. Bravo, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital

Local versus International Criteria in Predicting Gestational Diabetes Mellitus-Related Pregnancy Outcomes

Shalimar A. Serafica-Hernandez, MD; Charisse Espina-Tan, MD, FPOGS; Ma. Asuncion Tremedal, MD, FPOGS; Larisa Julia Diaz-Roa, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital

Factors Affecting the Acceptability of HIV Testing Among Pregnant Women Consulting in a Rural Government Tertiary Hospital: A Validation-Reliability Testing of Formulated Questionnaire; A Qualitative Cross-sectional Survey Study

Rebecca Ann V. Gabor, MD; Rojannah T. Sahagun, MD, FPOGS; Alberto R. Mercado, MD, FPOGS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Emilio Aguinaldo Medical Center

A Prospective Randomized Study On Maternal And Infant Outcomes Of Intrapartum Transcervical Amnioinfusion Versus Standard Obstetric Care For Parturients With Meconium Stained Amniotic Fluid: A Preliminary Report

Ira Dominique T. Alatraca-Malonzo, MD; Ma. Cristina G. Pelaez-Crisologo, MD, FPOGS, FPSMFM
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philippine General Hospital