Scientist Profile

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Tito P. Torralba

Expertise: Rheumatology, Medicine

Affiliation

Professor, University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila

Chief, Joint and Bone Center, Santo Tomas University Hospital, España, Manila

Association

    • American College of Rheumatology, Honorary Fellow
    • Australian Rheumatism Association , Honorary Member
    • Vietnam Rheumatology Association, Foreign Member
    • Asia-Pacific Leagues of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR) , President
    • International League of Associations for Rheumatology, Vice- President
    • Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Foundation, Board of Directors
    • APLAR Congress of Rheumatology, Chairman, Organizing Committee
    • RAA Congress of Rheumatology, Chairman, Organizing Committee
    • International Society of Clinical Densitometry, Member
    • International Society of Clinical Densitometry, Full Clinical Faculty for the ISCD Bone Densitometry Course
    • Osteoporosis Society of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (OSPFI) , Founding President
    • Philippine Rheumatology Association (PRA), President
    • Philippine Rheumatology Association (PRA), President
    • Society of Thomasian Internists, Founder
    • Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) , President

Employment

    • University of Sto. Tomas, Internal Medicine

Award

    • Achievement Award , National Research Council of the Philippines, 2004
    • Outstanding Scientific Paper Award , National Academy of Science and Technology "Systemic Lupus Erythematosus", 1988
    • Outstanding Professional (Medicine) , Professional Regulation Commission , 2002
    • UST Medical Alumni Association (THOMAS Awards) Special Achievement Award , UST Medical Alumni Association , 2005 D
    • Master's Award for Rheumatology , Asia Pacific Leagues against Rheumatism (APLAR) , 2008 O
    • Most Distinguished Physician Award, Philippine College of Physician, 2000
    • Presidential Recognition Award (for arthritis and osteoporosis), Philippine Medical Association, 2000
    • Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Sto. Tomas, 2000
    • Distinguished Service Award , Philippine Medical Association, 2002
    • The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni Award (TOTAL) in Health , University of Sto. Tomas , 2001

Research

    • Prevalence of low bone mass among young Filipino female nurses at Santo Tomas University Hospital [Completed]
    • Prevalence of osteoporosis among perimenopausal and postmenopausal Filipino women studied at the Santo Tomas University Hospital [Completed]
    • Variable interpretations of bone mineral density results in a group of Filipino using Caucasian and Asian Reference Values [Completed]
    • The effects of calcium supplementation and high calcium diet on bone mineral density of nurses with low bone mass at Santo Tomas University Hospital [Completed]
    • Prevalence of osteoporosis among patients seen at the Santo Tomas University Hospital [Completed]
    • A randomized, duble-blind active-comparator-controlled, 7 day trial of the effect of MK-0663 120 mg and Indomethacin 150 mg in the treatment of acute gout [Completed]
    • Prevalence of seronegative spondyloarthritis at the Santo Tomas University Hospital [Completed]
    • Quality of life assessment of SLE patients at the Santo Tomas University Hospital [Completed]
    • Profile of gout among filipinos [Completed]
    • Clinical profile of SLE patients at the Santo Tomas University Hospital [Completed]
    • Prevalence of pulmonary hypertension among SLE patients at Santo Tomas University Hospital [Completed]
    • Prevelance of stroke among SLE patients at the Santo Tomas University Hospital [Completed]
    • Five-year review of disease flare among SLE patients at the Santo Tomas University Hospital [Completed]
    • The efficacy of lower-dose 50 mg/week alendronate in the treatment of osteoporosis [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Prevalence of Low Bone Mass Among Young Filipino Female Nurses at Santo Tomas University Hospital, World Congress on Osteoporosis, Chicago, USA
    • Prevalence of Osteporosis Among Perimenopausal nd Postmenopausal Filipino Women Studied at the Santo Tomas University Hospital, World Congress on Osteoporosis, Chicago, USA
    • Variable Interpretations of Bone Mineral Density Results in a Group of Filipinos Using Caucasian and aian Reference Values, World Congress on Osteoporosis, Chicago, USA
    • Depression Among a Group of Filipinos with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, 9th Asia Pacific Leagues Against Rheumatism (APLAR) Congress of Rheumatology, Beijing, China

Education

    • University of Sto Tomas, España, Manila, B.S. Medicine, 1951
    • University of Sto Tomas, España, Manila, M. D. in Medicine, 1955

Publication

    • Torralba, T., (1999) Successful use of diltiazem in calcinosis caused by connective tissue disease
    • Journal of Clinical Rheumatology Volume 5
    • Torralba, T., (1999) Popliteal arterial hemorrhage in a chronic renal failure patient with destructive arthropathy
    • Journal of Clinical Rheumatology Volume 5
    • Torralba, T., (1999) Incidence, population projections and risks factors for hip fracture in four Asian Countries: Final result of the Asian Osteoporosis Study (AOS)
    • Journal of Bone and Mineral Research Volume 14
    • Cruz-Bermudez, C.F., Navarra, S.T.V., De Guzman, A., Torralba, T.P., (1999) Retrospective assessment of osteoporosis risk factors among Filipino men and women
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 37, No. 2
    • Dulos, R., Bormigi, M.B., Torralba, T.P., (1992) The hand and wrist in arthritis and allied conditions
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 30
    • Dulos, R.B., Victorio-Navarea, S.T., Torralba, T.P., (1992) Infection arthritis in a group of Filipino patients
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 30, No. 2
    • Torralba, T.P., et al., (1992) The elderly rheumatic disease and management problems
    • Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 30
    • Torralba, T.P., et al., (2004) Normative bone mineral density values in Filipino women
    • APLAR Journal of Rheumatology Volume 7, No. 30

Trainings

    • Internal Medicine Specialized in Rheumatology, 1960-1962, University of Pennsylvania, USA