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ISSN Online: 2815-2204           ISSN Print: 2704-3622

Volume 1 | 2021


With much pleasure, we would like to present the inaugural issue of the Health Sciences Mindanao Journal (HSM) – the official scientific peer-reviewed journal of Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. (DMSFI). In pursuit of the DMSFI’s vision of “Healthy Communities Enjoying Quality Life”, this journal presents researches from basic to translational sciences that contribute towards understanding the factors that influence human health and disease.

We are certain that this will be the first of many others that will follow, giving an account to new knowledge and developments of its area of interest. This issue would not have been possible without the support of the Editorial Board members and staff. Our sincere thanks to all of you.

It is our hope that this compilation of articles would be a valuable resource for readers both from the medical and non-medical field and will encourage further research into this dynamic area of human health and disease.

Maureen B. De Guzman, MD, FPAFP


Safety and Efficacy of Pomelo (Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck) Peel Methanolic Extract in Prolonging Bleeding and Clotting Time in Albino Rats (Rattus norvegicus
Genevieve D. Tupas, MD, FPPS, MMCE, FPSCEP, Krista Mae Paulino, Joeden Renzes Navaeses, Merthyll Gail Ontal, Bryan Pacana, Fitzerald Palmera, Redemptor Pantonial, Kristine Patarata, Vincent Anthony Peli, Rona Procalla, Ma. Rotchmagne Quiblat, Ma. Melissa Rivera and Ralph Francisco Roferos

Pulmonary Function of Laundry Workers Chronically Exposed to Chlorine
Gladys O. Sermon, MD, Susan A. Rubiato, MD, John Perkin Abrantes, Maria Luisa T. Adriatico, Kieneth Paul N. Cajes, Gerry G. Carrillo Jr., Marian Angela E. Cornelio, Sarah Myza Katrina P. Guinta, Joshua Charles E. Hong, Gian G. Leiyn, James Ryan D. Mendoza, Maychel G. Panes, Ian Cezar Y. Pangian, Carlos Illich D. Pineda, Thea C. Querol, Maria Nena Bernadine T. Quiampang, Erika Joyce C. Rollo, and Liza Maria T. Undang

Lymphoma in Kawasaki Disease: A Case Report of a Rare Association
Aideline Marie T. Singanon-Cagape, MD

Knowledge Gaps in the Transmission Dynamics of Chikugunya in the Davao Region
Maria Catherine B. Otero, MSPH


Maureen B. De Guzman, MD, FPAFP

Eunice Grace J. Gadgude
Managing Editor

Seurinane Sean B. Espanola, PTRP, MD, DFM
Copy Editor

Jose Andre B. Dimzon
Layout Artist


Myka Francesca R. Ababon, PhD
McCann Health Medical Communications
New Y ork, USA

Erna C. Arollado, RPh, PhD
University of the Philippines,
Manila, Philippines

Elsa May Delima-Baron, PhD
San Pedro College
Davao City, Philippines

Maricar W. Ching, PhD
Centro Escolar University
Manila, Philippines

Aleyla Escueta-de Cadiz, PhD, RMicro
University of the Philippines
Davao City, Philippines

Armando Jerome H. De Jesus, Jr., PhD
Ateneo de Manila University
Manila, Philippines

Reggie Yadao-Dela Cruz, PhD
Central Mindanao University
Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines

Ma. Junaliah Tuazon-Kels, MD, PhD
Health Science Consultant

Maximillan G. Larena, MD, PhD
Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden

Lyre Anni E. Murao, PhD
University of the Philippines
Davao City, Philippines

Lynn Esther E. Rallos, PhD
Mindanao State University
General Santos City, Philippines

Jonel P. Saludes, PhD, MRSC
University of San Agustin
Iloilo City, Philippines

Ofelia Pardo-Saniel, MPH, PhD
University of the Philippines
Manila, Philippines

Hannah Grace B. Segocio, MD
Southern Philippines Medical Center
Davao City, Philippines

Joel Hassan G. Tolentino, PhD
University of the Philippines
Davao City, Philippines