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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115823/commentary-reconsidering-the-role-of-context-in-diabetes-prevention
#1
EDITORIAL
Briana Mezuk, Jeannie B Concha, Paul Perrin, Tiffany Green
A substantial gap remains between what we know about type 2 diabetes prevention and our ability to apply that knowledge in socially disadvantaged populations at highest risk. This gap results, in part, from a lack of integration between epidemiologic science and social psychology theory, particularly regarding the intersections of stress, self-regulatory health behaviors, and the biological mechanisms underlying the development of diabetes. In this commentary, we describe the utility of a theoretical framework that focuses on the intersection of biological, psychosocial, and environmental contexts as they apply to diabetes disparities, and how such a framework could inform a translational research agenda to reorient prevention efforts to address these inequalities...
January 19, 2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115822/commentary-building-an-evidence-base-for-promoting-informed-prostate-cancer-screening-decisions-an-overview-of-a-cancer-prevention-and-control-program
#2
EDITORIAL
Otis L Owens, Daniela B Friedman, James Hébert
African American (AA) men have significantly higher mortality rates from prostate cancer (PrCA) than other racial groups. Therefore, there is a critical need to identify strategies for promoting informed PrCA screening decisions among this population. This article details the community-driven, social and behavioral research being implemented by a Statewide Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPCP) to support the development of person-to-person and technological interventions to improve the dissemination of PrCA information to AA men and their families...
January 19, 2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115821/insulin-detemir-in-combination-with-oral-antidiabetic-drugs-improves-glycemic-control-in-persons-with-type-2-diabetes-in-near-east-countries-results-from-the-lebanese-subgroup
#3
Akram Echtay, Emile Andari, Paola Atallah, Roland Moufarrege, Rita Nemr
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of insulin detemir treatment as add-on therapy in a real-world setting of Lebanese insulin naïve persons, with type 2 diabetes poorly controlled on oral antidiabetic drugs (OADs). METHODS: Our study was a prospective, observational study representing the Lebanese arm of the multinational prospective and observational study involving 2,155 persons across Near East countries, Lebanon, Pakistan, Israel and Jordan...
January 19, 2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115820/emergent-dialysis-and-its-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-undocumented-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#4
Andrew N Hogan, William R Fox, Lynn P Roppolo, Robert E Suter
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to define the ethnographic composition and assess the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of a large population of undocumented patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) seeking emergent dialysis in the emergency department (ED) of a large public hospital in the United States. DESIGN: All ESRD patients presenting to the hospital's main ED were identified during a 4-week consecutive enrollment period. Consenting patients completed two surveys-an ethnographic questionnaire and the validated kidney disease quality of life-36 (KDQOL-36) instrument...
January 19, 2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115819/factors-related-to-differences-in-retention-among-african-american-and-white-participants-in-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study-aric-prospective-cohort-1987-2013
#5
Kristen M George, Aaron R Folsom, Anna Kucharska-Newton, Tom H Mosley, Gerardo Heiss
BACKGROUND: Few studies have addressed retention of minorities, particularly African Americans, in longitudinal research. Our aim was to determine whether there was differential retention between African Americans and Whites in the ARIC cohort and identify cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and indicators of socioeconomic status (SES) associated with these retention differences. METHODS: 15,688 participants, 27% African American and 73% White, were included from baseline, 1987-1989, and classified as having died, lost or withdrew from study contact, or remained active in study calls through 2013...
January 19, 2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115818/the-development-of-health-for-hearts-united-a-longitudinal-church-based-intervention-to-reduce-cardiovascular-risk-in-mid-life-and-older-african-americans
#6
Penny A Ralston, Iris Young-Clark, Catherine Coccia
This article describes Health for Hearts United, a longitudinal church-based intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in mid-life and older African Americans. Using community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches and undergirded by both the Socio-ecological Theory and the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, the 18-month intervention was developed in six north Florida churches, randomly assigned as treatment or comparison. The intervention was framed around three conceptual components: awareness building (individual knowledge development); clinical learning (individual and small group educational sessions); and efficacy development (recognition and sustainability)...
January 19, 2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115817/determinants-of-raised-blood-pressure-in-urban-uganda-a-community-based-case-control-study
#7
Jerome H Chin, Aska Twinobuhungiro, Alexander Sandhu, Norbert Hootsmans, James Kayima, Robert Kalyesubula
OBJECTIVE: Rapid urbanization is changing the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed to identify the determinants of raised blood pressure in urban Uganda to highlight targets for preventive interventions. DESIGN: Case-control. SETTING: Three community-based sites in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were eligible to enroll if they were aged ≥18 years and not pregnant...
January 19, 2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115816/sickle-cell-trait-and-renal-function-in-hispanics-in-the-united-states-the-northern-manhattan-study
#8
Nicole D Dueker, David Della-Morte, Tatjana Rundek, Ralph L Sacco, Susan H Blanton
Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a common hematological disorder among individuals of African descent in the United States; the disorder results in the production of abnormal hemoglobin. It is caused by homozygosity for a genetic mutation in HBB; rs334. While the presence of a single mutation (sickle cell trait, SCT) has long been considered a benign trait, recent research suggests that SCT is associated with renal dysfunction, including a decrease in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in African Americans...
January 19, 2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115815/spirituality-and-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-among-latino-men-and-women-in-massachusetts
#9
Valerie J Silfee, Christina F Haughton, Stephenie C Lemon, Vilma Lora, Milagros C Rosal
INTRODUCTION: To examine the relationships between spirituality and physical activity and sedentary behavior in a sample of Latino adults in Massachusetts. DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional analysis of the Lawrence Health and Well Being Study; a study that was conducted among patients at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) in Lawrence, Massachusetts. PARTICIPANTS: 602 Latino or Hispanic adults aged 21 to 85 years completed the study...
January 19, 2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115814/perspective-longevity-stress-genes-and-african-americans
#10
EDITORIAL
Keith E Whitfield, Roland J Thorpe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439190/review-metabolic-syndrome-in-black-south-african-women
#11
REVIEW
Philippe Jean-Luc Gradidge, Nigel J Crowther
The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is increasing in African populations, and is particularly high in Black South African women (42%) vs women in the United Kingdom (23%) and the United States of America (36%). This population group is also known to have the highest prevalence of obesity in the sub-Saharan African region (42%), and consequently, a high risk of non-communicable diseases. In this article, we discuss factors (abdominal subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, lean mass, adiponectin, leptin, vitamin D, smoking and menopausal status) that have been investigated for their possible association with metabolic syndrome in African women, and discuss some recommendations for management of the syndrome...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439189/development-and-evaluation-of-two-abbreviated-questionnaires-for-mentoring-and-research-self-efficacy
#12
Donna B Jeffe, Treva K Rice, Josephine E A Boyington, Dabeeru C Rao, Girardin Jean-Louis, Victor G Dávila-Román, Anne L Taylor, Betty S Pace, Mohamed Boutjdir
OBJECTIVES: To reduce respondent burden for future evaluations of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-supported Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE), a mentored-research education program, we sought to shorten the 33-item Ragins and McFarlin Mentor Role Instrument (RMMRI), measuring mentor-role appraisals, and the 69-item Clinical Research Appraisal Inventory (CRAI), measuring research self-efficacy. METHODS: Three nationally recruited, junior-faculty cohorts attended two, annual 2-3 week Summer Institutes (SI-1/SI-2: 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014) at one of six PRIDE sites...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439188/next-generation-sequencing-reveals-high-prevalence-of-brca1-and-brca2-variants-of-unknown-significance-in-early-onset-breast-cancer-in-african-american-women
#13
Luisel Ricks-Santi, J Tyson McDonald, Bert Gold, Michael Dean, Nicole Thompson, Muneer Abbas, Bradford Wilson, Yasmine Kanaan, Tammey J Naab, Georgia Dunston
BACKGROUND: Variants of unknown significance (VUSs) have been identified in BRCA1 and BRCA2 and account for the majority of all identified sequence alterations. Notably, VUSs occur disproportionately in people of African descent hampering breast cancer (BCa) management and prevention efforts in the population. Our study sought to identify and characterize mutations associated with increased risk of BCa at young age. METHODS: In our study, the spectrum of mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 was enumerated in a cohort of 31 African American women of early age at onset breast cancer, with a family history of breast or cancer in general and/or with triple negative breast cancer...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439187/body-mass-index-and-intensive-care-unit-outcomes-in-african-american-patients
#14
O'Dene Lewis, Julius Ngwa, Angesom Kibreab, Marc Phillpotts, Alicia Thomas, Alem Mehari
PURPOSE: We sought to determine whether body mass index (BMI) is associated with worse intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes among Black patients. METHODS: Patients admitted to the medical ICU during 2012 were categorized into six BMI groups based on the World Health Organization criteria. ICU mortality, ICU and hospital length of stay (LOS), need for and duration of mechanical ventilation and organ failure rate were assessed. RESULTS: A total of 605 patients with mean age 58...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439186/impact-of-distress-reduction-on-behavioral-correlates-and-a1c-in-african-american-women-with-uncontrolled-type-2-diabetes-results-from-empower
#15
Doyle M Cummings, Lesley D Lutes, Kerry Littlewood, Chelsey Solar, Bertha Hambidge, Peggy Gatlin
OBJECTIVE: Symptoms of emotional distress related to diabetes have been associated with inadequate self-care behaviors, medication non-adherence, and poor glycemic control that may predispose patients to premature death. African American women, in whom diabetes is more common and social support is often insufficient, may be at particularly high risk. The objective of this study was to examine the impact of lowering diabetes-related emotional distress on glycemic control and associated behavioral correlates in rural African American women with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439185/-i-don-t-have-to-explain-people-understand-acceptability-and-cultural-relevance-of-a-mobile-health-lifestyle-intervention-for-filipinos-with-type-2-diabetes
#16
Dale Dagar Maglalang, Grace J Yoo, Rhodora A Ursua, Carissa Villanueva, Catherine A Chesla, Melinda S Bender
BACKGROUND: Filipino Americans have the highest risk for obesity-related type 2 diabetes and related complications compared with all major Asian American subgroups. Identifying effective interventions to improve Filipino health outcomes are needed to reduce this health disparity. OBJECTIVE: To assess the acceptability and cultural relevance of the PilAm Go4Health program - a culturally adapted mobile health weight-loss lifestyle intervention including virtual social networking for Filipino Americans with type 2 diabetes...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439184/systemic-inflammation-and-viral-exposure-among-young-mexican-american-women-nativity-related-differences
#17
Natalya Rosenberg, Martha L Daviglus, Holli A DeVon, Chang Gi Park, Kamal Eldeirawi
BACKGROUND: Factors contributing to elevated inflammation in racial/ethnic minority populations are not well understood. We examined the association of viral exposure with C-reactive protein (CRP) in young Mexican American women. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants (N=1,141) were currently non-pregnant women of Mexican background, aged 18-39 years, from the cross-sectional National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2010. Viral exposure was defined as seropositive status for hepatitis B, and herpes simplex types 1 and 2, and classified as seronegative, seropositive for any one agent, and seropositive for 2 or 3 agents...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439183/race-ethnic-disparities-in-hospital-arrival-time-after-ischemic-stroke
#18
Mellanie V Springer, Daniel L Labovitz, Ethan C Hochheiser
OBJECTIVE: Conflicting reports exist about hospital arrival time after stroke onset in Hispanics compared with African Americans and Caucasians. Our current study investigates race-ethnic disparities in hospital arrival times after stroke onset. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of hospital arrival times in Hispanic, African American, and Caucasian acute ischemic stroke patients (N=1790) presenting to a tertiary-care hospital in the Bronx, New York...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439182/perspective-potus-trump-s-executive-orders-implications-for-immigrants-and-health-care
#19
EDITORIAL
Efrain Talamantes, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola
The United States, under new executive orders proposed by its 45th president, may quickly lose its greatness in serving Emma Lazarus' untimely portrait of immigrants and refugees as "the tired, poor and huddled masses yearning to breathe free." After years of progress in improving health care access to underserved populations, new executive orders threaten our nation's advancements in health equity. Within this perspective, we offer examples on how these actions may result in damaging impacts on patients, families, communities and the health care workforce...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439181/perspective-hope-for-health-equity
#20
EDITORIAL
George Rust
Times like these test the soul. We are now working for health equity in a time of overt, aggressive opposition. Yet, hope in the face of overwhelming obstacles is the force that has driven most of the world's progress toward equity and justice. Operationalizing real-world hope requires an affirmative vision, an expectation of success, broad coalitions taking action cohesively, and frequent measures of collective impact to drive rapid-cycle improvement.
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