Webinar #27 | “A Special Infant with COVID”

Webinar #27: “A Special Infant with COVID”

The University of the Philippines
in partnership with
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and UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center
in cooperation with
UP Manila College of Medicine and UP Philippine General Hospital would like to invite you to join the Fight Against COVID-19!
The Webinar Series “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS” – the very first Online Medical Grand Rounds in the Philippines
is scheduled EVERY FRIDAY from 12nn to 2pm.

Webinar #27: “A Special Infant with COVID”
Dr. Lady Scarlett Sedano
Neurosurgery Resident, Philippine General Hospital
October 23, 2020 (Friday) 12nn

Guest Speaker:
Ernesto Pernia, PhD
Professor Emeritus, University of the Philippines

Dr. Gap Legaspi
Director, Philippine General Hospital

Dr. Ronnie Baticulon
Consultant, Division of Neurosurgery
Dept. of Neuroscience, Philippine General Hospital
Associate Professor, Dept. of Anatomy
UP College of Medicine


Dr. Maynila Domingo
Consultant, Section of Perinatology
Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Philippine General Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor, UP College of Medicine

Dr. Ma. Liza Antoinette Maniquis- Gonzales
Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics
Philippine General Hospital
Associate Dean for Faculty and Students, UP College of Medicine

Dr. Loudella V. Calotes-Castillo
Pediatric Neurology Consultant
(Specialty on Neuromuscular Diseases)

Case Capsule: A Chiari malformation occurs when an abnormality is noted in the place where the spinal cord meets the brain in the developing infant. This can result in problems in the brain and/or in the spinal cord. This is a case of a 12-day old infant with multiple congenital abnormalities and pneumonia against the backdrop of a pandemic.

Congenital defects are among the 20 leading causes of death for all ages in the Philippines. Among newborns, it ranks as the third leading cause of death. There are multiple factors – genetic and environmental – that impact on congenital development, highlighting the importance of pre-natal care, nutrition of females of reproductive age. In the context of a pandemic, saving the life of a child with a congenital defect requires immediate diagnosis and surgery.
Preventive measures are needed to address the high rates of congenital defects in the population — including public education, better nutrition, access to health care services for women of reproductive age, and social services and support for special children.

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