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PEARL The Patient, The Artist 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 26 May 2013 23:57
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WINSTON A. MAXINO ... A Profile of a Pearl PDF Print E-mail
Written by Winston A. Maxino   
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 17:50

Life, to be beautiful, must be embraced happily despite the challenges we face and the agonies we endure … much like the oyster that envelops the ocean irritant with layers upon layers of nacre to create a beautiful gem we know as the pearl.

I am Winston Abella Maxino, fondly called Wins, and I am the eighth of nine children of loving parents Atty. Luciano Maxino, a lawyer-educator-banker, and Carolina Lim Abella, an educator.  My siblings Joy, Carol, Ric, Pam, Lu, Dwight, Carla and Shane and I, myself, were all born and raised in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Humor and infectious laughter are the trademarks of the Abella-Maxino clan, and these characteristics are what enabled me to rise above the medical challenges in my life.

For most of my life, I suffered from severe asthma and allergy attacks. They were so severe that when I was a child, I had to be brought to the hospital for emergency care and/or confinement half the total number of school days in the year. On many occasions, I felt that I was on the brink of death but the doctors managed to save my life with massive doses of Solu-cortef and aminophylline, the two asthma medications of last resort. I probably thought the best way to take my mind off the physical pain was to make people laugh by cracking jokes or playing tricks on people. Or maybe I wanted to leave a mark in case I would die young - the sickly boy who could make people laugh would hopefully not be forgotten.

Asian Lupus Summit 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 March 2012 08:49

29-30 November 2012 - Manila
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Arthritis Clinics: “Iba’t ibang klase na Rayuma” and “Exercises for arthritis” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eugene Uy   
Saturday, 26 May 2012 17:03
Last 19 May 2012, the arthritis clinic was held at Angelo King Audio Visual Conference Room of the UST Hospital – Clinical Division.  A total number of 24 arthritis patients (11 RA, 10 OA, 3PsA) came along with their caregivers.  The clinic started with an exercise of the vocal cords a “Sing-A-Long” exercise, followed by a stretching and dancing exercise conducted by Ms. Carol Marasigan to the tune of “Moves like Jagger" by Maroon 5 and "Waka Waka" by Shakira.
After cooling down a short discussion of “Iba’t ibang klaseng Rayuma” and “Exercise for Patient with Arthritis” was discussed by our own Dr. Eugene Uy.  After the lecture, an “Arthritis Idol” was conducted pairing a patient with their choice of Rheumatology Fellow from USTH or SLMC, winners of the arthritis idol were given prizes.
  Dr. Eugene Uy with his lecture and Dr. Consignado duets with patient

Patients listening attentively
Arthritis Lay forum: “Eye problems” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joenavin Ngo   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:12
The arthritis lay forum was held last 21 April 2012 at the 2nd floor UST hospital Angelo King audio visual room. This was attended by 23 patients with various musculoskeletal conditions like osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis together with their caregivers. A lecture by Drs.  Almira Manzano and Ian Dy, Ophthalmology residents at UST focused on the topic of the steroid effects on the eyes. The group further discussed other common ophthalmologic problems. Free screening for osteoporosis using the peripheral bone mineral density was offered to the patients and caregivers. The screening checks the patients whether they are in the normal range, osteopenic or osteoporotic. Musculoskeletal ultrasound was also conducted by Dr. Millicent Tan-Ong and fellows on patients with arthritis.
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