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HERDIN database provides quick and easy access to more than 50,000 citation and bibliographic information from published (Philippine health research journals , conference/convention proceedings, International databases and publications) and unpublished (research institutions research projects and reports, thesis and dissertations) health researches in the country.

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Philippine health and medical systematic investigation to establish facts.

(eg. scientific journal, book, proceeding, peroidicals, thesis/disertation, feasibility study, research report, research project, healh policy, annual report, poster exhibit)


Professionals engaged in the conception or creation of new knowledge, products processes, methods, and systems, and in the management of the projects concerned. Included are managers and administrators engaged in planning and management of the scientific and technical aspects of a researcher's work.


Institution whose primary function is to engage in the conception, management, creation or synthesis of new knowledge, products, processes, methods and systems research, focusing on specific issues; provide advice and ideas on problems of policy; coordinating health research; distributing grants to support health causes;

Immune checkpoint and angiogenic inhibitors for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma: It takes two to tangle.
Immunotherapy represents an effective and promising option in various cancers, including in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have . . .

(De)constructing 'therapeutic itineraries' of hypertension care: A qualitative study in the Philippines.

'When all think alike, then no one is thinking': Understanding the praxis of creative insubordination as a decision-making strategy in Philippine medical schools.
Background: Exercising discretion is vital when making decisions. While decision-making implies having to choose between predefined alternatives, discr . . .

Botulinum Neurotoxin A for hand tremors in Parkinson's disease: A meta-analytic study.
Background: Resting tremor is a prominent cardinal motor symptom of Parkinson's disease (PD). In some cases, the tremor may be refractory to dopaminerg . . .

Effectiveness of Bacille Calmette-Guerin Vaccination Policies in reducing infection and severity of COVID-19: A systematic review protocol.
Introduction: The bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine is used for the prevention of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. Evidence reports a much lower incide . . .

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Vaccine confidence plummets in the Philippines following dengue vaccine scare: Why it matters to pandemic preparedness.
In November 2017, it was announced that the new dengue vaccine ("Den . . .

Economic cost and burden of dengue in the Philippines.

A national baseline prevalence survey of Schistosomiasis in the Philippines using stratified two-step systematic cluster sampling design.

Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome in Filipina-American women: A high-risk nonobese population.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and features of the metabolic syndrome among Filipina and Caucasian women in San Diego County, . . .

Ethnic differences in visceral adipose tissue and type 2 diabetes: Filipino, African-American, and white women.
OBJECTIVE: To compare ethnic differences in visceral adipose tissue (VAT), assessed by computed tomography, and type 2 diabetes risk among 55- to 80-ye . . .

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