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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD)


Type of Organization
Funding institution, Government line agency

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3rd Floor, DOST Main Building, Bicutan
Taguig City, Philippines
+63 (2) 8372942
+63 (2) 8372924

1. Patient-cost survey for tuberculosis in the context of patient-pathway modelling.
2. Is the Philippines ready for HIV self-testing?.
3. Sex differences in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Hints for future management of the disease.
4. See and sequence: Integrating whole-genome sequencing within the National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance program in the Philippines.
5. Effect of heavy metals on ventricular repolarization and depolarization in the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic enforcers' health study.
6. Mutation-associated phenotypic heterogeneity in novel and canonical PIK3CA helical and kinase domain mutants.
7. NRAS mutant E132K identified in young-onset sporadic colorectal cancer and the canonical mutants G12D and Q61K affect distinct oncogenic phenotypes.

1. Synergistic cytotoxicity of renieramycin M and doxorubicin in MCF-7 breast cancer cells.
2. A comparative study of Thiel soft-embalmed and formalin preserved cadavers for anatomy dissection.
3. Prevalence and molecular characteristics of MRSA nasal carriage among hospital care workers in a tertiary hospital in the Philippines.

1. Use of mobile technology-based participatory mapping approaches to geolocate health facility attendees for disease surveillance in low resource settings.
2. Association and biomarker potential of elevated serum adiponectin with nephropathy among type 1 and type 2 diabetics: A meta-analysis.
3. A descriptive study identifying gaps in the effective implementation of mercury-containing device phase-out in selected DOH-retained hospitals.
4. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and cytotoxicity studies on Lycopodiella cernua (L.) J. Sm. in Bukidnon, Philippines.

1. Phytochemical screening, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of the three fern (Polypodiaceae) species in Bukidnon, Philippines.

1. Establishment of a standard reference material (SRM) herbal DNA barcode library of Vitex negundo L. (lagundi) for quality control measures.

1. Identification of disease susceptibility genes in Filipino SSPE patients.
2. The brine shrimp lethality of the leaf extracts of Piper baccatum Blume and their antioxidant properties.
3. Evaluation of DNA barcoding efficiency of cpDNA barcodes in selected Philippine Leea L. (Vitaceae).
4. Texting-based reporting of adverse drug reactions to ensure patient safety: A feasibility study.

1. Ethnobotanical survey and nutritional composition of Ficus pseudopalma Blanco (Moraceae).
2. Comparison of antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity of triterpenes α-amyrin, oleanolic acid and ursolic acid.
3. Changes in glucose and lipid profile after consumption of malunggay (Moringa oleifera) leaves products in humans with moderately raised serum glucose and cholesterol levels.

1. Bioactive molecular scaffolds from the chemically-engineered DCM fractions of the novel endemic Annonaceae species, Uvaria valderramensis- A diversity-oriented approach towards new antitubercular, anti-staphylococcal and anti-alzheimer's agents.
2. DNA-binding activity and partial characterization by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) of Curcuma longa L. SC-CO2 extracts.
3. In vitro study of the potential antimicrobial properties of moti-moti
4. Angio-suppressive triterpenoids from Ardisia cf. elliptica (subgenus Tinus) on duck (Anas platyrynchos l.) chorioallantoic membrane.
5. Clinical profile and outcome of patients diagnosed with leptospirosis after a typhoon: A multicenter study.

1. An update on research ethics in Asia.

1. The effect of guava leaves (Psidium guajava Linn.) decoction on the pH level of the gastric fluid of male albino rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus).
2. Analysis of the performance and utilization of DOH mobile clinics in eight hospitals in the Philippines.
3. PhilHealth-accredited primary birthing facilities in Region 10: Post- accreditation status.
4. The usefulness of the MODS assay in a level II mycobacteriology laboratory in the Philippine setting.
5. A description of existing public-private partnerships in DOH-retained tertiary hospitals in NCR and selected secondary and tertiary hospitals in key cities outside NCR.
6. A neuropsychological test for the early detection of Alzheimer disease among Filipino elderly: An adaptation and validation of the Pilipino translation of the Montreal cognitive assessment among community dwelling elderly in the Philippines: Phase II.
7. An assessment of the quality of health care delivery in the geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas in the Philippines.

1. An ecologic study on the presumed impacts of climate change and seasonal patterns on acute respiratory infection and health service utilization in Nueva Ecija from 1999 to 2008.
2. Semi-commercialization of PVP-carrageenan hydrogels for burn/wound dressing and bed sores (Phase 3): Stability testing and technology transfer.
3. Effectiveness of SMS text reminders to improve blood pressure among patients with hypertension at a general medicine outpatient clinic in a tertiary government center in Manila, Philippines: A randomized controlled trial.
4. INTERSTROKE - Importance of conventional and emerging risk factors for stroke in different regions of the World and in different ethnic groups: A case control study.
5. Clinical profile of patients diagnosed with leptospirosis after a heavy rainfall: A multi-center study

1. Acute toxicity dose and approximate effective dose of calabash (Crescentia cujete) decoction as a hypoglycemic agent in alloxan-induced rabbits.
2. Acute toxicity dose of chayote (Sechium edule) leaf extract in mice and effective dose (ED50) in lowering uric acid in pyrazinamide-induced hyperuricemia in rabbits.
3. Trolox equivalent antioxidant activity (Teac) of sargassum water crude extract decoction and infusion preparation using abts (2,2'-azinobis 3-ethyl benzothiozoline-6-sulfonic acid) radical cation decolorization assay.
4. A comparative study on the effect of Centella asiatica crude extract and silver sulfadiazine on the rate of wound healing of decubitus ulcer of patients at Southern Philippines Medical Center.
5. Acute toxicity testing of sampa-sampalukan (Phyllantus niruri) extract using OECD guidelines and its effect on the serum alanine aminotransferase level of acetaminophen-induced liver damage in rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus).
6. Ensuring patient safety through SMS reporting of drug events.
7. Case study on financial management in Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center
8. Comparative study of the effects of malunggay (Moringa oleifera) capsule and simvastatin on the lipid profile of rabbits fed high-cholesterol diet.
9. Implementing the information, education, and communication campaign plan for legislative advocacy and awareness campaign for the Technology Transfer Bill- phase II
10. A neuropsychological test for the early detection of Alzheimer disease among Filipino elderly: An adaptation and validation of the Pilipino translation of the Montreal cognitive assessment among community dwelling elderly in the Philippines: Phase I.
11. Effectiveness of short messaging service of critically appraised topic conclusions as a continuing medical education strategy (SMS of CAT as CME).
12. Recombinant protein expression and immunological characterization of de-antigenized human influenza H3 hemagglutinin.
13. An improvised tracheostoma button fabricated from disposable plastic syringe.

1. The effect of Euphorbita hirta oral decoction on the mean platelet counts of carboplatin-induced thrombocytopenic and non-induced mice.
2. Morphological, anatomical and histochemical studies on Smallanthus sonchifolius (Poepp. and endler H. Robinson (yacon)
3. Food phytochemicals of Smallanthus sonchifollus (Poepp. and Endl) H. robinson (yacon) important to human health: isolation, identification, characterization, quantification and bioassay of health-related properties
4. An assessment of health reform status in Leyte, Southern Leyte, Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro using the indicators from the local government unit scorecard: A cross-sectional study.
5. Seventh National Nutrition Survey: Philippines, 2008: Reassessment of the prevalence of hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus and assessment of the prevalence of parasitological infestation.
6. Mapping of traditional medicinal plants in Pugo, La Union.

1. A cross sectional survey on the acceptance and adherence to the directly observed treatment short course (DOTS) strategy among physicians in Angeles City .
2. The utilization of research-based evidence in policy making in the local disaster coordinating councils in Southern Leyte in responding to health emergencies and disasters.

1. Screening of microorganisms from compost of the smokey mountain for the presence of low density polyethylene-degrading activities.
2. The bottom-up approach in research agenda setting: Lessons from the Philippine experience.

1. Determining the association between physical activity and stroke: A case-control study using Bayesian model averaging.

1. Health care financing in Region 1: An evaluation

1. Towards rationalizing the pharmaceutical industry.
2. Connecting people and organizations for rural development through pilot Multipurpose Community Telecenters (MCTs) in selected Philippine barangays.
3. The effect of coconut flour on serum cholesterol levels of human subjects with moderately raised serum cholesterol.

1. Pre-clinical scientific validation studies on Morinda citrifolia L. (Family Rubiaceae) and commercial drink (noni juice)

1. Development of an interdisciplinary code of ethics in reproductive health research.
2. Efficacy of Mycobacterium vaccae as an immunotherapeutic agent in the management of pulmonary tuberculosis.

1. A study of Philippine common allergenic pollen grains IV. Allergenicity studies of isolated pollens by skin tests.
2. The role of bacterial contamination in the development of surgical site infection.

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1. Effect of traditional risk factors on the homocysteine levels in unstable angina and non- st elevation myocardial infarction.
2. Folate intervention in non-st elevation myocardial infarction and unstable angina (finest): A randomized placebo-controlled trial.
3. Alabang vaccine complex a medium - term development plan.
4. Relation of consumption of iodized salt and processed foods and iodine status in 6-12years old children and lactating mothers: A case study.
5. Efficacy of commercial sponge filters in improving tap water potability in Dagupan City
6. Identification of prevalent leptospiral serovars in the Philippines
7. Homocysteine and traditional risk factors as clinical predictors of adverse outcomes in unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction : Implications from the FINEST study.
Dr. Jaime C. Montoya Executive Director 2005-Present
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