CONGRATULATIONS to our Board Passers!

The following have successfully passed the written examination given by the Philippine Specialty Board of Rheumatology last 26 June 2016 at the Cathedral Heights Building Complex, St. Luke’s Medical Center: (Alphabetically Arranged) AFOS, Ivy CRISTOBAL, Miguel Antonio C. DE ASIS-FABILA, Aime S. GUTIERREZ-RUBIO, Anna Kristina TUPAS, Stamen N. ZAMORA, Leonid D. The above clinical membersContinue reading “CONGRATULATIONS to our Board Passers!”

PRA Mourns the Passing of a Pillar

The Philippine Rheumatology Association mourns the passing of its Past President Dr. Joseph Antigua. Jojo is fondly remembered as a colleague, a friend, and a leader. We honor him for his service to the PRA and the support and friendship he extended to everyone. We are one with his family in this moment of grief.Continue reading “PRA Mourns the Passing of a Pillar”

Statement on Raising Awareness about Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

We, in the Philippine Rheumatology Association, are pleased to partner with the Philippine Dermatological Society, Psoriasis Philippines and Novartis in increasing awareness for our patients with psoriasis.  As rheumatologists, we are keenly aware of the pain and suffering that our patients with psoriatic arthritis go through in their everyday lives. Aside from the social stigmaContinue reading “Statement on Raising Awareness about Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis”

Pahayag ng PRA tungkol sa UA Block

Nananawagan ang Philippine Rheumatology Association (PRA) sa publiko na itigil ang pag-inom ng UA Block, isang hindi rehistradong gamot para sa arthritis. Ayon sa Philippine Food and Drug Administration (Ph FDA) Advisory No. 2015-035, ito ay maaring magdulot ng panganib o kapahamakan sa kalusugan. Ang panawagang ito ay bunsod ng mga na-obserbahang malubhang komplikasyon naContinue reading “Pahayag ng PRA tungkol sa UA Block”

PRA Statement on UA Block

The Philippine Rheumatology Association warns the public against the use of UA Block, an unregistered herbal supplement for arthritis. The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (Ph FDA), through advisory no. 2015-035, has declared this drug to be potentially dangerous to health. Rheumatologists have observed serious medical complications which may be associated with this product amongContinue reading “PRA Statement on UA Block”

Food and Gout: Updated Advice

“My joints started being painful when I ate….” “I must have eaten a lot of … that’s why my knees are painful.” “Is there anything I should avoid eating?” “Is it true that eating pork, beans and rice cause joint pains?” I almost always encounter similar statements and questions when evaluating patients coming in forContinue reading “Food and Gout: Updated Advice”

Is Arthritis Just An Old Man’s Scourge?

It’s 2014 and yet most people still harbor the old-fashioned misconceptions about arthritis. Many thinks that arthritis: is a disease of the old people, is triggered by certain weather conditions, is a nuisance feeling of pain and discomfort, can be cured, and is caused by bad diet. The truth is there are more than 100Continue reading “Is Arthritis Just An Old Man’s Scourge?”