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April-June 2019| Vol 31| Issue 2

Review Article

Molecular basis for the association between depression and circadian rhythm

Depression is a life-threatening psychiatric disorder and a major public health concern worldwide with an incidence of 5% and a lifetime prevalence of 15%–20%. It is related with the...


Review Article

Improving the assessment of medication adherence: Challenges and considerations with a focus on low-resource settings

Improving patient survival and quality of life in chronic diseases requires prolonged and often lifelong medication intake. Less than half of patients with chronic diseases globally are adherent to th...


Original Article

Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of the citrus flavanone naringenin

Objective: Naringenin, a flavonoid found in citrus fruits, has notably diverse pharmacological properties. In the present study, we investigated the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effect...


Original Article

HLA-A*29:01-B*07:05-C*15:29*DRB1*10:01-DQB1*05:01, a deduced probable human leukocyte antigen haplotype in association with a human leukocyte antigen-C low-incidence allele C*15:29 in Taiwanese individuals

Objective: HLA-C*15:29 is a low-frequency allele in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-C locus. The aim of this study is to confirm the ethnicity of C*15:29 and to deduce a probable HLA ...


Original Article

Bertolotti's syndrome in low-backache population: Classification and imaging findings

Objective: Lumbosacral transition vertebrae (LSTVs) are associated with alterations in biomechanics and anatomy of spinal and paraspinal structures, which have important implications on surgica...


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Tzu Chi Medical Journal, a publication of Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Quarterly print on demand compilation of issues published.

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