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Education of the Republic of Indonesia (No:21/E/KPT/2018).</p> http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/5313 The challenges of a small medical journal to have international recognition in Indonesia: editors' perspectives 2021-04-01T11:42:38+07:00 Hans Joachim Freisleben hj.freisleben@t-online.de Felix Firyanto Widjaja felixfw@gmail.com Farrokh Habibzadeh farrokh.habibzadeh@theijoem.com <p>[No abstract available]</p> 2021-03-25T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Hans Joachim Freisleben, Felix Firyanto Widjaja, Farrokh Habibzadeh http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/3810 Elevated extracellular CO<sub>2</sub> level affects the adaptive transcriptional response and survival of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells toward hypoxia and oxidative stress 2021-04-01T11:42:41+07:00 Septelia Inawati Wanandi septelia@gmail.com Sekar Arumsari ririssekar@gmail.com Edwin Afitriansyah edwinaf.bik46@gmail.com Resda Akhra Syahrani resda.akhra@yahoo.com Idham Rafly Dewantara idhamrafly02@gmail.com Luthfian Aby Nurachman luthfianaby2@gmail.com Ihya Fakhrurizal Amin ihyafakhrurizal19@gmail.com Putera Dewa Haryono boyharyono@gmail.com Kenny Budiman kenni.budiman@gmail.com Adrianus Jonathan Sugiharta adrianusjo.07@gmail.com Amino Aytiwan Remedika aminoa81@gmail.com Farhan Hilmi Tafikulhakim hanmi71hanmi@gmail.com Febriana Catur Iswanti febrianacatur@gmail.com Jason Youngbin Lee jasonyblee11@gmail.com Debabrata Banerjee banerjed@rutgers.edu <p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong> High carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) level from indoor environments, such as classrooms and offices, might cause sick building syndrome. Excessive indoor CO<sub>2</sub> level increases CO<sub>2</sub> level in the blood, and over-accumulation of CO<sub>2</sub> induces an adaptive response that requires modulation of gene expression. This study aimed to investigate the adaptive transcriptional response toward hypoxia and oxidative stress in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) exposed to elevated CO<sub>2</sub> level in vitro and its association with cell viability.</p> <p><strong>METHODS</strong> PBMCs were treated in 5% CO<sub>2</sub> and 15% CO<sub>2</sub>, representatives a high&nbsp;CO₂ level condition for 24 and 48 hours. Extracellular pH (pHe) was measured with a pH meter. The levels of reactive oxygen species were determined by measuring superoxide and hydrogen peroxide with dihydroethidium and dichlorofluorescin-diacetate assay. The mRNA expression levels of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α, HIF-2α, nuclear factor (NF)-κB, and manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) were analyzed using a real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Cell survival was determined by measuring cell viability.</p> <p><strong>RESULTS</strong> pHe increased in 24 hours after 15% CO₂ treatment, and then decreased in 48 hours. Superoxide and hydrogen peroxide levels increased after the 24- and 48-hour of high CO₂ level condition. The expression levels of NF-κB, MnSOD, HIF-1α, and HIF-2α decreased in 24 hours and increased in 48 hours. The increased antioxidant mRNA expression in 48 hours showed that the PBMCs were responsive under high CO<sub>2</sub> conditions. Elevated CO<sub>2</sub> suppressed cell viability significantly in 48 hours.</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS</strong> After 48 hours of high CO₂ level condition, PBMCs showed an upregulation in genes related to hypoxia and oxidative stress to overcome the effects of CO<sub>2</sub> elevation.</p> 2021-03-25T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Sekar Arumsari http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/3726 Efficacy of adjuvant intrastromal and combination of intrastromal and intracameral voriconazole in <em>Aspergillus fumigatus</em>-induced moderate fungal keratitis in rabbits 2021-04-01T11:42:42+07:00 Dyah Tjintya Sarika dyah.tjintya@gmail.com Melva Louisa melva.louisa@gmail.com Anna Rozaliyani annaroza1110@gmail.com Evelina elina_1610@yahoo.com Made Susiyanti madesusiyanti@yahoo.com <p><strong>BACKGROUND </strong>There is no <em>in vivo </em>evidence for the effectiveness of adjuvant intrastromal and combination of intrastromal and intracameral voriconazole (VCZ) for treating <em>Aspergillus fumigatus </em>keratitis. This study aimed to compare the efficacy of both agents against it.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>METHODS </strong>A randomized, masked, controlled experimental study was conducted on 11 albino New Zealand white rabbits in which moderate fungal keratitis was induced by inoculating spores of <em>A. fumigatus </em>to the cornea. The rabbits were allocated into 3 groups: 50 μg/0.1 ml intrastromal VCZ injection, 50 μg/0.1 ml intrastromal VCZ and intracameral VCZ injections, and topical VCZ (control). The treatment was given 5 days after inoculation. Epithelial defect, infiltrate size, corneal ulcer depth, and hypopyon were evaluated clinically. Histopathological and mycological examinations were also done 14 days after treatment.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>RESULTS </strong>All rabbits in the adjuvant treatment groups demonstrated a tendency of a better clinical response with decreasing size of epithelial defect (<em>p </em>= 0.679) and infiltrate (<em>p </em>= 0.755) than in the control group. Direct microscopy, corneal culture, and chop corneal tissue culture were still positive in most of the rabbits from all groups. Histopathological examination showed an increase of inflammatory cells after treatment in all groups, especially in rabbits which were inoculated with <em>A. fumigatus </em>spores in both eyes<strong>.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS </strong>An adjuvant combination of intrastromal and intracameral VCZ showed a tendency of better clinical response for <em>A. fumigatus</em>-induced moderate fungal keratitis in rabbits.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> 2021-03-25T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Dyah Tjintya Sarika, Melva Louisa, Anna Rozaliyani, Evelina -, Made Susiyanti http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/5012 Hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of COVID-19 disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis 2021-04-01T01:42:13+07:00 Amahirany Manzo-Toledo amahiranymanzo@gmail.com Rafael Torres-Rosas rtorres.cat@uabjo.mx Hugo Mendieta-Zerón drmendietaz@yahoo.com Lourdes Arriaga-Pizano landapi@hotmail.com Liliana Argueta-Figueroa l_argueta_figueroa@hotmail.com <p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong> Given the urgency of finding a specific treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), several approaches have been carried out, including the use of chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). This study was aimed to systematically evaluate the available evidence on the effectiveness of HCQ in the treatment of COVID-19 disease.</p> <p><strong>METHODS</strong> We searched 3 databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, and ClinicalTrials) until May 31, 2020 for clinical studies in patients diagnosed with COVID-19 comparing conventional treatment with and without HCQ combined with or without azithromycin. The risk of bias assessment and quality evaluation was carried out according to the Cochrane recommendations.</p> <p><strong>RESULTS</strong> 5 articles (1 randomized clinical trial [RCT], 1 non-RCT, and 3 cohort studies) were included. The main outcome measure in 2 articles was the virological conversion determined by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction; however, the findings of both studies were contrary. The main objective of the other studies was to determine the effects of HCQ on COVID-19 mortality, and the studies showed similar results. In general, the studies showed methodological limitations, risk of bias, and variable quality. A meta-analysis from 2,041 patients showed the odds ratio of mortality for patients having HCQ and standard care was 1.38 (95% CI 0.93–2.04).</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS</strong> Considering the limited data available and the very low-to-moderate quality of the studies included in this systematic review, the evidence suggests that the HCQ administration does not decrease the risk of death from COVID-19.</p> 2021-01-26T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Amahirany Manzo-Toledo, Rafael Torres-Rosas, Hugo Mendieta-Zerón, Lourdes Arriaga-Pizano, Liliana Argueta-Figueroa http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/4395 A randomized controlled trial of infraorbital block using ketamine 1% for intra- and postoperative analgesia in children for ambulatory cleft lip correction 2021-04-01T11:42:40+07:00 Andi Ade Wijaya Ramlan andi.ade@ui.ac.id Apriliana Ratnaningrum apriliana05@yahoo.com Arif Hari Martono Marsaban arifhmm@yahoo.co.id <p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong> In Indonesia, cleft lip correction surgery is often done as a social program in remote areas with limited resources. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of ketamine, a cheaper and more accessible alternative, as a local analgesia in infraorbital block and to determine the possibility of ketamine as an alternative local analgesic drug for intraoperative and postoperative periods.</p> <p><strong>METHODS</strong> This was a randomized controlled trial in children aged 2 months to 5 years who underwent cleft lip correction surgery at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital in 2016. Subjects were randomly divided into two groups: ketamine and bupivacaine. Standard general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation was performed in each group. Bilateral intraoral infraorbital block was performed using ketamine 1% 0.5 ml or bupivacaine 0.25% 0.5 ml. Postoperative evaluation includes pain scores based on the face, leg, activity, cry, and consolability (FLACC) scale and analgesic duration.</p> <p><strong>RESULTS</strong> A total of 36 subjects were enrolled in this study, with 18 in each group. Both groups received the same total amount of fentanyl addition intraoperatively (<em>p</em> = 1). The postoperative FLACC pain scale scores between the two groups were not different, with <em>p</em>&gt;0.05 in every measurement. The mean duration of postoperative analgesia in the ketamine group was longer than the bupivacaine group (15–13.49 hours, <em>p</em> = 0.031).</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS</strong> Infraorbital block with 1% ketamine 0.5 mg/kg was similarly effective for intraoperative and postoperative analgesia but had a longer duration than that with 0.25% bupivacaine 0.5 ml in ambulatory cleft lip correction.</p> 2021-03-25T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Andi Ade Wijaya Ramlan, Apriliana Ratnaningrum, Arif Hari Martono Marsaban http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/4467 A randomized controlled trial of combination of peppermint, lavender, and turmeric oil for antipruritic agent in pregnant women 2021-04-01T11:42:40+07:00 Fransisca Retno Asih davisaputra90@gmail.com Farid Husin farid_husin@yahoo.com Oki Suwarsa oki.suwarsa@unpad.ac.id Irda Fidrianny irdafidrianny@gmail.com Dany Hilmanto danyhilmanto@yahoo.com <p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong> Pruritus is the most common dermatological complaint that occurs during pregnancy, which is around 14–20%. No research related to herbal products to reduce some of the characteristics of pruritus at once has been conducted. This study aimed to assess the effect of blending oil to reduce pruritus based on visual analog scale (VAS).</p> <p><strong>METHODS</strong> This was a single-blind, randomized clinical trial that included 57 pregnant women who were at 25–38 weeks of gestation, had a pruritus during pregnancy, a single pregnancy, a level I and II pruritus and a moderate to severe pruritus based on VAS. Pruritus scores were measured using VAS in both the treatment and control groups. The treatment and control groups applied blending oil and placebo, respectively, twice a day after bathing for 2 weeks. Mann–Whitney <em>U</em>, paired <em>t</em>, and chi-square tests were used for the analysis.</p> <p><strong>RESULTS</strong> Pruritus reduction in pregnant women who received blending oil was higher than those using placebo (61.08% <em>versus</em> 12.41%, <em>p</em>&lt;0.05). 83% of subjects using blending oils had a reduction of pruritus by &gt;25 mm. Pregnant women who used placebo had a six times greater risk of experiencing pruritus than those who used blending oil (RR = 5.8, 95% CI = 2.613–12.874).</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS</strong> Blending oil can be used topically to treat a pruritus in pregnant women.</p> 2021-03-25T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Fransisca Retno Asih, Farid Husin, Oki Suwarsa, Irda Fidrianny, Dany Hilmanto http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/4530 A prognostic model of excessive lung function decline among Québec apprentices: a cohort exposed to occupational sensitizing agents 2021-04-01T11:42:38+07:00 Alfi Afadiyanti Parfi alfiafadiyanti@yahoo.com Mahsa Taghiakbari mahtakbar@gmail.com Meshack Achore meshack842@gmail.com Denyse Gautrin dgautrin@sympatico.ca Gleb Bezgin bezgin_gleb@gmail.com Eva Suarthana eva.suarthana@umontreal.ca <p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong> Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV<sub>1</sub>) decline as a predictor of lung-related health problems is widely observed, but not fully investigated. This study aimed to develop models to predict FEV<sub>1</sub> decline among apprentices exposed to sensitizing agents.</p> <p><strong>METHODS</strong> Of 692 apprentices recruited and followed in 3.6–17.3 years, 292 were exposed to low-molecular weight agents. The analysis was restricted to 357 apprentices with complete lung function assessment at the end of their training with a minimum of 5-year follow-up. According to the American Thoracic Society guideline, a mean FEV₁ decline &gt;60 ml/year was defined as “accelerated.” Descriptive statistics and Cox regression analysis were utilized to determine its predictors. To develop the prognostic models, we used a logistic regression analysis adjusted for the follow-up duration. The accuracy of the models was quantified using calibration and discrimination measures.</p> <p><strong>RESULTS</strong> Of 357 subjects, 62 (17.4%) had an excessive FEV<sub>1</sub> decline post-apprenticeship. The questionnaire model (model 1), which included male sex, wheezing, and exposure to isocyanate or animal allergens during the apprenticeship, showed a reasonable discriminative ability (area under the receiver operating characteristics curve [AUC] of 0.67, 95% CI = 0.59–0.75). Adding the percent-predicted FEV₁ value at the end of apprenticeship significantly increased the discriminative ability of the model (model 4) (AUC = 0.762, 95% CI = 0.694–0.829) with a good calibration and reasonable internal validity.</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS</strong> We developed a model for accelerated lung function decline with a good accuracy and internal validity. However, external validation of the model is necessary.</p> 2021-03-25T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Alfi Afadiyanti Parfi, Mahsa Taghiakbari, Meshack Achore, Denyse Gautrin, Gleb Bezgin, Eva Suarthana http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/4536 Validation of EuroSCORE II to predict mortality in post-cardiac surgery patients in East Java tertiary hospital 2021-04-01T11:42:37+07:00 Yan Efrata Sembiring yanefratas@yahoo.com Adhitya Ginting adhitya.gintingg@gmail.com Puruhito itopuruhito@yahoo.co.id Budiono budiono832@gmail.com <p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong> The European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation (EuroSCORE) II is one of the established risk models used to predict mortality after cardiac surgery. However, its application as a mortality predictor for Indonesian adult cardiac surgery is still unknown. This study aimed to examine the validation of EuroSCORE II in predicting the mortality following adult cardiac surgery in Indonesian adults.</p> <p><strong>METHODS</strong> This retrospective cohort study collected data from the medical records and the database of the Department of Thoracic Cardiac and Vascular Surgery at Soetomo General Hospital, Surabaya. Data on the EuroSCORE II variables were collected for patients aged &gt;18 years who underwent coronary artery bypass, heart valve, heart tumors, aortic surgeries, or a combination of these surgeries between January 2016 and December 2018. In-hospital mortality prediction was calculated using the online calculator at www.euroscore.org. The calibration of the EuroSCORE II model was conducted using the Hosmer–Lemeshow test, and discrimination analysis was done using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves with area under the ROC curve (AUC) calculation.</p> <p><strong>RESULTS</strong> A total of 213 patients met the inclusion criteria and were analyzed for this study. Mortality was 8.9%. The predicted and actual mortalities were 1.74% and 8.9%, respectively. The significance (<em>p</em>-value) of the Hosmer–Lemeshow test was 0.55, indicating good calibration. The AUC of ROC curve was 0.85 (95% CI = 0.77–0.92, <em>p</em>&lt;0.001), suggesting good discrimination.</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS</strong> EuroSCORE II has a good calibration and discrimination for cardiac surgery in Indonesian adults.</p> 2021-03-31T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Yan Efrata Sembiring, Adhitya Ginting, Puruhito, Budiono http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/4476 Factors associated with delay in diagnosis among tuberculosis patients in the north of Iran 2021-04-01T11:42:39+07:00 Mahmood Moosazadeh mmoosazadeh1351@gmail.com Motahareh Kheradmand elham.kherad@gmail.com Mohsen Aarabi mohsen.aarabi@gmail.com Mahdi Afshari mahdiafshari99@gmail.com Mohammadreza Parsaee mrparsaie@gmail.com Asghar Nezammahalleh asnezam14@gmail.com Amirhossein Hessami hessami.amirhossein@gmail.com <p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong> Recognizing factors that affect delay in diagnosis in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is critical. This study aimed to identify such factors among TB patients in the north of Iran.</p> <p><strong>METHODS</strong> In this retrospective cohort study, we reviewed patient’s medical records from the TB registration system of the Health Deputy of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran that was responsible for the TB registry in the province from 2007 to 2017. All hospitals affiliated with the university, including private hospitals, reported TB cases directly to the health deputy. Patient’s gender, age, TB smear result, TB type, imprisonment, diabetes, nationality, residence area, and drug use were considered factors of delay in diagnosis, which was defined as a delay of &gt;30 days between symptom onset and diagnosis. Data from 3,453 patients were analyzed using the chi-square test and logistic regression models.</p> <p><strong>RESULTS</strong> The frequency of patients with delay in diagnosis was 67.7%. There was no association between delay in diagnosis and gender (<em>p</em> = 0.194), TB type (<em>p</em> = 0.140), and diabetes (<em>p</em> = 0.198). On the other hand, old age (≥60 years) was related to delay in diagnosis (OR = 1.37; 95% CI = 1.12–1.68; <em>p</em> = 0.002). The chance of delay in diagnosis in prisoners was lower than in non-prisoners (OR = 0.62; 95% CI = 0.46–0.82; <em>p</em> = 0.001).</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS</strong> Old age was a risk factor for delay in diagnosis, and interestingly, prisoners had been diagnosed significantly faster.</p> 2021-03-25T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Mahmood Moosazadeh, Motahareh Kheradmand, Mohsen Aarabi, Mahdi Afshari, Mohammadreza Parsaee, Asghar Nezammahalleh, Amirhossein Hessami http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/4707 Middle cerebral artery territory infarction in a COVID-19 patient: a case report 2021-04-01T01:43:31+07:00 Rizaldy Pinzon drpinzon17@gmail.com Vincent Ongko Wijaya vincentpenceng@gmail.com Dessy Paramitha dessyparamitha1@gmail.com <p>Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mainly invades the respiratory system, yet previous reports have shown unusual manifestations of COVID-19, including cerebrovascular events. However, detailed case reports are still lacking. A 57-year-old male presented with sudden unconsciousness and right side lateralization for 6 hours before hospital admission. His test results were positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection. The head computed tomography (CT) scan showed infarction within the middle cerebral artery region. The scan was repeated 48 hours after admission and showed a massive infarct in the left hemisphere with hemorrhagic transformation. A chest CT showed the appearance of bronchopneumonia with ground-glass opacities in both lungs. The patient's condition was rapidly deteriorating, and he died on the third day after admission. Our findings suggest that ischemic vascular events may simultaneously develop due to the progression of COVID-19. A hypercoagulable state and vascular endothelial dysfunction have been proposed as complications of COVID-19 and are risk factors of thrombotic vascular events.</p> 2020-11-14T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Rizaldy Pinzon, Vincent Ongko Wijaya, Dessy Paramitha http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/3862 A case of third degree hemorrhagic shock due to total subacute uterine inversion after delivery 2021-04-01T01:45:03+07:00 William Timotius Wahono william.wahono@gmail.com Angela Putri angela7p91@gmail.com Yudianto Budi Saroyo yudibs@gmail.com Antonius Joko Nugroho antoniusjn85@gmail.com Ruth Sally ruthsally.sally@gmail.com Sugianto Parulian Simanjuntak sig170678@gmail.com Samuel The.Samuel1991@gmail.com <p>Uterine inversion is a rare, but life-threatening obstetric emergency. We describe a case of total subacute uterine inversion in settings with limited resources. A multiparous (P4) 29-year-old woman with history of delivery assisted by a traditional birth attendant who used the fundal pressure technique 4 days before admission was referred due to postpartum hemorrhage. She had low blood pressure, tachycardia, and lethargic. A protruding mass from the vaginal introitus with active bleeding was visible. She diagnosed with third degree hemorrhagic shock due to total subacute uterine inversion. Resuscitation was initiated immediately and manual uterine repositioning was performed under general anesthesia. After two failed attempts, a laparotomy was performed to apply traction to the round ligaments and an incision on the cervical ring by using Allis clamps. The inversion was resolved. Next, subtotal hysterectomy was done to stop bleeding and infection.</p> 2021-02-11T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 William Timotius Wahono, Angela Putri http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/4641 Xanthine oxidase inhibition in SARS-CoV-2 infection: the mechanism and potency of allopurinol and febuxostat in COVID-19 management 2021-04-01T01:46:32+07:00 Irandi Putra Pratomo irandiputra@ui.ac.id Anna Ariane ariane.anna@gmail.com Aryo Tedjo aryo.tedjo@gmail.com Rudi Heryanto rudi_heryanto@apps.ipb.ac.id Rafika Indah Paramita rafikaindah@ui.ac.id <p>The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection cases has been increasing globally, including in Indonesia. Definitive therapy for COVID-19 has not yet been found; hence, repurposed drugs for COVID-19 have been considered and have been practiced by several researchers in the world. This literature review investigates the action of xanthine oxidase as a component of the biomolecular pathway against severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus-2, the cause of COVID-19, and describes the mechanism and potential of uric acid drugs (allopurinol and febuxostat) as prophylaxis and curative therapy for COVID-19.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> 2020-11-24T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Irandi Putra Pratomo, Anna Ariane, Aryo Tedjo, Rudi Heryanto, Rafika Indah Paramita http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/4250 Rapid advancement in cancer genomic big data in the pursuit of precision oncology 2021-04-01T01:48:33+07:00 Tiara Bunga Mayang Permata dr.mayangpermata@gmail.com Sri Mutya Sekarutami smutya12@yahoo.com Endang Nuryadi bob.nuryadi@gmail.com Angela Giselvania giselvania@gmail.com Soehartati Gondhowiardjo gondhow@gmail.com <p>In the current big data era, massive genomic cancer data are available for open access from anywhere in the world. They are obtained from popular platforms, such as The Cancer Genome Atlas, which provides genetic information from clinical samples, and Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia, which offers genomic data of cancer cell lines. For convenient analysis, user-friendly tools, such as the Tumor Immune Estimation Resource (TIMER), which can be used to analyze tumor-infiltrating immune cells comprehensively, are also emerging. In clinical practice, clinical sequencing has been recommended for patients with cancer in many countries. Despite its many challenges, it enables the application of precision medicine, especially in medical oncology. In this review, several efforts devoted to accomplishing precision oncology and applying big data for use in Indonesia are discussed. Utilizing open access genomic data in writing research articles is also described.</p> 2021-01-13T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Tiara Bunga Mayang Permata, Sri Mutya Sekarutami, Endang Nuryadi, Angela Giselvania, Soehartati Gondhowiardjo http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/5394 Corrigendum: A randomized clinical trial of freeze-dried amniotic membrane transplantation and conjunctival-limbal graft for pterygium excision and evaluation of conjunctival inflammation marker in tears 2021-04-06T22:33:37+07:00 Made Susiyanti silmilisani@gmail.com Manoa Panjaitan manoa.panjaitan@gmail.com Grace Wangge g.wangge@gmail.com Tjahjono Darminto Gondhowiardjo tgondh@yahoo.com <p>[This corrects the article DOI: 10.13181/mji.oa.203818]</p> 2021-03-31T17:58:02+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Made Susiyanti, Manoa Panjaitan, Grace Wangge, Tjahjono Darminto Gondhowiardjo http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/5430 Erratum: Amniotic membrane transplantation for infectious corneal ulcer treatment: a cohort retrospective study 2021-04-01T11:42:36+07:00 Vega Casalita vegacasalita@gmail.com Rina La Distia Nora rinaladist@gmail.com Lukman Edwar lukmanedwar@yahoo.com Made Susiyanti madesusiyanti@yahoo.com Ratna Sitompul ratna_sitompul@yahoo.com <p>[This corrects the article DOI: 10.13181/mji.oa.203849]</p> 2021-03-31T17:22:49+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Vega Casalita, Rina La Distia Nora, Lukman Edwar, Made Susiyanti, Ratna Sitompul http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/5431 Front & Back Matter 2021-04-01T11:42:36+07:00 Medical Journal of Indonesia mji@ui.ac.id 2021-03-31T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c)