Sumatera Medical Journal 2020-09-16T00:00:00+07:00 Delfitri Munir Open Journal Systems <p><em>Sumatera Medical Journal</em> (SUMEJ), the official journal of the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia, publishes research covering the very latest development in medical sciences. It is a peer-reviewed, open-access, and fully-online journal that is issued at least three times a year since 2018, published by the TALENTA Publisher of Universitas Sumatera Utara.</p> <p>Authors are invited to submit original articles, review articles (systematic review and meta-analysis), and case report. All submitted manuscript will have a rigorous editorial check and peer-review assessment before a final decision. We commit to maintaining the ethical standards in medical publication, including the transparency in the review and publication process; authors’ retention of copyright; and the nature of open access publication with no restrictions on availability and dissemination.</p> <p><a href="">ISSN: 2622-9234</a></p> The Relationship of Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior to Taking Care of External Genitalia with Leucorrhea Incident in The Darul Hikmah Islamic Boarding School Student 2020-01-06T18:02:03+07:00 Khairina Zahra Dwi Rita Anggraini <p><strong><em>Introduction.</em></strong><em> Reproduction organ is one of the sensitive organ in the body and need special care. Personal hygiene habit is one of the important factor to avoid infection. It is because infection can cause vaginal discharge and cervical carcinoma. Tropical climate in Indonesia lead about 90% of girl teenagers to potentially have vaginal discharge causing bacteria, fungi, and virus easily grow. </em><strong><em>Objectives.</em></strong><em> To identify the relationship between knowledge, attitude, and behavior of taking care of external genitalia with vaginal discharge incident on students at Pondok Pesantren Modern Darul Hikmah. </em><strong><em>Methods.</em></strong><em> This is a descriptive analytical study with cross sectional design. The data was taken with primary data. </em><strong><em>Results.</em></strong><em> Leucorrhoea incidence rate at 103 respondents are 60,2% of normal vaginal discharge and 38,9% of abnormal vaginal discharge. There is a correlation between knowledge of taking care of external genitalia with vaginal discharge (p=0,001). There is correlation between attitude of taking care of external genitalia with vaginal discharge (p=0,018). There is correlation between behavior of taking care of external genitalia with vaginal discharge (p=0,002). </em><strong><em>Conclusion. </em></strong><em>There is correlation between knowledge, attitude, and behavior of taking care of external genitalia with vaginal discharge incident on students at Pondok Pesantren Modern Darul Hikmah.</em></p> 2019-08-17T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Sumatera Medical Journal Description of Pregnant Women's Nutritional Status Based on The Mid-Upper Arm Circumference in Sundari Medan General Hospital In 2019 2020-01-06T18:00:46+07:00 David Franli Makmur Sitepu Hotma Partogi Pasaribu Sake Juli Martina <p class="TP-Abstract-Text" style="line-height: normal;"><span class="TP-AbstractKeyword-headChar">Abstract.</span> <span class="Style3">The aim of this study is to determine the overview of pregnant women nutritional status based on mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) in Sundari Medan General Hospital. The type of data used in this study is a primary data based on the measurment of mid-upper arm circumference, which were collected in period of August-September 2019. Among 60 samples, the prevalance of Non-CED woman (85%) was found higher than the mild malnutrition (15%). Non-CED pregnant women with less-risk age, higher education, and high-income family prevalance was found higher than the rest.</span></p> <p class="TP-Abstract-Text" style="line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="TP-Abstract-Text" style="line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p> 2019-09-17T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Sumatera Medical Journal The Relationship of Consumption Purin-rich foods to the incident of Hyperuricemia in the Elderly at Hisosu Nursing Home In Binjai 2019-12-23T15:50:51+07:00 Angrayni Putri Muselli Zaimah Z. Tala <p>Hyperuricemia is an increase in blood uric acid levels. In the elderly cell damage occurs due to the aging process which can result in organ weakness, physical damage and various diseases such as increased uric acid levels. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between purine intake and the incidence of hyperuricemia in the elderly at the nursing home Binjai HISOSU. This research was conducted with an observational analytic research design using a cross sectional study. Samples were selected using the total sampling method and adjusted for inclusion and exclusion criteria. Data taken by weighing and recording food (in 1 day) Then assess respondent uric acid levels. This is done 3 times in the HISOSU nursing home Binjai. There are 32 research samples. Samples that experienced hyperuricemia as much as 40.6%, most of them consuming moderate-category purine source protein. The results of the chi-square test Pearson chi-squared t-test value was 16.453 and p-value = 0.001 (&lt;0.05), it can be concluded as consumption of purine source protein associated with the incidence of hyperuricemia. The higher the purine intake, the greater the chance of getting hyperuricemia.</p> <p>Keyword: American College of Rheumatology, Consumption of Purines, Hyperuricemia, Uric Acid.</p> 2019-08-17T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Sumatera Medical Journal The Relationship From Long-Standing Use of 3 Month Injection Contraception With Haid Disorder in Public Health Center Hutaimbaru , Indonesia 2020-01-06T18:01:47+07:00 Rahmadani Siregar Ichwanul Adenin <p><strong>Abstract.</strong> The rate of population growth continues to increase, with these problems, the government made a family planning program to control pregnancy using contraception. 3-month injection contraception is a type of contraception that is often used at Hutaimbaru health center. Especially 3-month injection contraception. This contraception has good effectiveness, but has several side effects, such as menstrual disorders, weight gain, nausea, headaches, breast pain, etc. Menstrual disorders that occur in the form of amenorrhea, hypermenorhea, and spotting. Side effects that arise are the biggest reason acceptors stop using injection contraception.&nbsp; This study was conducted to analyze the relationship between the length of use of 3-month injection contraception with menstrual disorders at the Hutaimbaru Health <strong>Center.</strong> This research uses analytic research design with cross sectional design. Data collection method is using questionnaire.The population in this study were all 3 months injecting family planning acceptors who injected at Hutaimbaru Health Center in 2018 as many as 30 people. The sample collection used purposive sampling technique, which was sampling according to the criteria needed. There is a long-standing relationship of injecting contraceptive use for 3 months and menstrual disorders experienced by respondents who use injection contraception</p> 2019-08-17T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Sumatera Medical Journal Polyphenols as Natural Antioxidants in Skin Aging 2020-07-14T20:50:31+07:00 Satya Wydya Yenny Yulia Eka Suryani <p>Skin aging is a complex biological process influenced by a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors, leading to cumulative alterations of skin struture, function and appearance. Polyphenols represent a superfamily of diverse naturally occurring phytochemicals. Current research reveals that phenolic compounds in plants possess high antioxidant activity and free radical scavenging capacity and can prevent the body from oxidative damage over human life span. This review focuses on present understanding of skin aging and the effects of polyphenols in the context of anti-agieng activity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2020-08-12T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Sumatera Medical Journal