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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935855/establishing-multiple-omics-baselines-for-three-southeast-asian-populations-in-the-singapore-integrative-omics-study
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Woei-Yuh Saw, Erwin Tantoso, Husna Begum, Lihan Zhou, Ruiyang Zou, Cheng He, Sze Ling Chan, Linda Wei-Lin Tan, Lai-Ping Wong, Wenting Xu, Don Kyin Nwe Moong, Yenly Lim, Bowen Li, Nisha Esakimuthu Pillai, Trevor A Peterson, Tomasz Bielawny, Peter J Meikle, Piyushkumar A Mundra, Wei-Yen Lim, Ma Luo, Kee-Seng Chia, Rick Twee-Hee Ong, Liam R Brunham, Chiea-Chuen Khor, Heng Phon Too, Richie Soong, Markus R Wenk, Peter Little, Yik-Ying Teo
The Singapore Integrative Omics Study provides valuable insights on establishing population reference measurement in 364 Chinese, Malay, and Indian individuals. These measurements include >‚ÄČ2.5 millions genetic variants, 21,649 transcripts expression, 282 lipid species quantification, and 284 clinical, lifestyle, and dietary variables. This concept paper introduces the depth of the data resource, and investigates the extent of ethnic variation at these omics and non-omics biomarkers. It is evident that there are specific biomarkers in each of these platforms to differentiate between the ethnicities, and intra-population analyses suggest that Chinese and Indians are the most biologically homogeneous and heterogeneous, respectively, of the three groups...
September 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931696/description-of-an-urgent-start-peritoneal-dialysis-program-in-singapore
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Muhammad M Javaid, Evan Lee, Behram A Khan, Srinivas Subramanian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931382/using-peer-review-to-distribute-group-work-marks-equitably-between-medical-students
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Alex R Cook, Mikael Hartman, Nan Luo, Judy Sng, Ngan Phoon Fong, Wei Yen Lim, Mark I-Cheng Chen, Mee Lian Wong, Natarajan Rajaraman, Jeannette Jen-Mai Lee, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh
BACKGROUND: Although peer assessment has been used for evaluating performance of medical students and practicing doctors, it has not been studied as a method to distribute a common group work mark equitably to medical students working in large groups where tutors cannot observe all students constantly. METHODS: The authors developed and evaluated a mathematical formulation whereby a common group mark could be distributed among group members using peer assessment of individual contributions to group work, maintaining inter-group variation in group work scores...
September 20, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930261/report-from-the-9th-international-symposium-on-auriculotherapy-held-in-singapore-10-12-august-2017
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Im Quah-Smith, Gerhard Litscher, Peijing Rong, Terry Oleson, Gary Stanton, Arnyce Pock, Richard Niemtzow, Steven Aung, Raphael Nogier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 26, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928298/multisectoral-approach-for-promoting-public-health
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Subhash Salunke, Dharmesh Kumar Lal
Multisectoral approach (MSA) refers to deliberate collaboration among various stakeholder groups (e.g., government, civil society, and private sector) and sectors (e.g., health, environment, and economy) to jointly achieve a policy outcome. By engaging multiple sectors, partners can leverage knowledge, expertise, reach, and resources, benefiting from their combined and varied strengths as they work toward the shared goal of producing better health outcomes. Improving public health (PH) is challenging because of the size of its population and wide variation in geography...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927720/neuronal-defects-an-etiological-factor-in-congenital-pelviureteric-junction-obstruction
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Guo Yuan How, Kenneth Tou En Chang, Anette Sundfor Jacobsen, Te-Lu Yap, Caroline Choo Phaik Ong, Yee Low, John Carson Allen, Chik Hong Kuick, Malcolm Zhun Leong Lim, Narasimhan Kannan Laksmi
INTRODUCTION: Congenital pelviureteric junction obstruction (PUJO) is one of the most frequent causes of neonatal hydronephrosis. Obstruction at the PUJ has potential severe adverse outcomes, such as renal damage. While pyeloplasty has been established as the definitive treatment, the exact pathophysiology of congenital PUJO remains unknown. Recent research has proposed neuronal innervation defects as an etiological factor in congenital PUJO. We aim to study the expression of various neuronal markers in PUJO specimens compared with controls, and evaluate whether severity of renal disease or dysfunction pre-operatively is related to expression of neuronal markers in resected PUJO specimens...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927472/service-use-advance-planning-and-lifestyle-changes-following-cognitive-screening-in-primary-healthcare-in-singapore
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Jamie Jia Yan Lee, Claire L Thompson, Muhammad Amin Shaik, Esther Wan, Christopher Li-Hsian Chen, Yan Hong Dong
BACKGROUND: Despite recent interest in community-based screening programs to detect undiagnosed cognitive disorder, little is known about whether screening leads to further diagnostic evaluation, or the effects of such programs in terms of actual changes in patient or caregiver behavior. This study followed up informants of older adults (i.e. caregivers of patients who completed informant-based screening regarding the patient) following participation in a study screening for undiagnosed memory problems, to explore uptake of further diagnostic evaluation or treatment, advance planning or preparations, lifestyle changes, medication adherence, and use of support services...
September 20, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927458/sybr-green-based-one-step-quantitative-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-assay-for-the-detection-of-zika-virus-in-field-caught-mosquitoes
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Wei-Ping Tien, Gareth Lim, Gladys Yeo, Suzanna Nicole Chiang, Chee-Seng Chong, Lee-Ching Ng, Hapuarachchige Chanditha Hapuarachchi
BACKGROUND: The monitoring of vectors is one of the key surveillance measures to assess the risk of arbovirus transmission and the success of control strategies in endemic regions. The recent re-emergence of Zika virus (ZIKV) in the tropics, including Singapore, emphasizes the need to develop cost-effective, rapid and accurate assays to monitor the virus spread by mosquitoes. As ZIKV infections largely remain asymptomatic, early detection of ZIKV in the field-caught mosquitoes enables timely implementation of appropriate mosquito control measures...
September 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922988/erognomic-education-on-housework-for-women-with-upper-limb-repetitive-strain-injury-rsi-a-conceptual-representation-of-therapists-clinical-reasoning
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Therma W C Cheung, Lindy Clemson, Kate O' Loughlin, Russell Shuttleworth
BACKGROUND: Ergonomic education in housework that aims to facilitate behavior change is important for women with upper limb repetitive strain injury. Therapists usually conduct such programs based on implicit reasoning. Making this reasoning explicit is important in contributing to the profession's knowledge. AIM: To construct a conceptual representation of how occupational therapists make clinical decisions for such program. METHOD: Based on a constructivist-grounded theory methodology, data were collected through in-depth interviewing with 14 occupational therapists from a major hospital in Singapore...
September 18, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920184/genetic-affinity-and-the-right-to-three-parent-ivf
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G Owen Schaefer, Markus K Labude
With the recent report of a live birth after use of mitochondrial replacement therapy, sometimes called 'three-parent IVF', the clinical application of the technique is fast becoming a reality. While the United Kingdom allows the procedure under regulatory scrutiny, it remains effectively outlawed in many other countries. We argue that such prohibitions may violate individuals' procreative rights, grounded in individuals' interest in genetic affinity. The interest in genetic affinity was recently endorsed by Singapore's highest court, reflecting an emphasis on the importance of biological ties found across the globe...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920131/reversible-causes-in-cardiovascular-collapse-at-the-emergency-department-using-ultrasonography-revive-us
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Mui Teng Chua, Gene Wh Chan, Win Sen Kuan
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasonographic evaluation of patients in cardiac arrest is currently not protocolised in the advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) algorithm. Potentially reversible causes may be identified using bedside ultrasonography that is ubiquitous in most emergency departments (EDs). This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of sonographically detectable reversible causes of cardiac arrest by incorporating an ultrasonography protocol into the ACLS algorithm. Secondary objectives include rates of survival to hospital admission, hospital discharge, and 30-day mortality...
August 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919118/global-regional-and-national-disability-adjusted-life-years-dalys-for-333-diseases-and-injuries-and-healthy-life-expectancy-hale-for-195-countries-and-territories-1990-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Measurement of changes in health across locations is useful to compare and contrast changing epidemiological patterns against health system performance and identify specific needs for resource allocation in research, policy development, and programme decision making. Using the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016, we drew from two widely used summary measures to monitor such changes in population health: disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) and healthy life expectancy (HALE)...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919115/global-regional-and-national-under-5-mortality-adult-mortality-age-specific-mortality-and-life-expectancy-1970-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Detailed assessments of mortality patterns, particularly age-specific mortality, represent a crucial input that enables health systems to target interventions to specific populations. Understanding how all-cause mortality has changed with respect to development status can identify exemplars for best practice. To accomplish this, the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016) estimated age-specific and sex-specific all-cause mortality between 1970 and 2016 for 195 countries and territories and at the subnational level for the five countries with a population greater than 200 million in 2016...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918821/explaining-the-continuum-of-social-participation-among-older-adults-in-singapore-from-closed-doors-to-active-ageing-in-multi-ethnic-community-settings
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Su Aw, Gerald Koh, Yeon Ju Oh, Mee Lian Wong, Hubertus J M Vrijhoef, Susana Concordo Harding, Mary Ann B Geronimo, Cecilia Yoon Fong Lai, Zoe J L Hildon
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to identify and explain the continuum in which older people in Singapore participate in community and social life, highlighting the influence of culture and policy context on social participation. METHODS: Using an ethnographic approach in a neighbourhood (n=109), we conducted focus groups with older adults of different ethnicities, exploring experiences of social participation. Next, participants took 50 photographs relating to 'lives of elders', showcasing the socio-ecological context that influenced social participation...
August 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916366/measuring-progress-and-projecting-attainment-on-the-basis-of-past-trends-of-the-health-related-sustainable-development-goals-in-188-countries-an-analysis-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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(no author information available yet)
BACKGROUND: The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are grounded in the global ambition of "leaving no one behind". Understanding today's gains and gaps for the health-related SDGs is essential for decision makers as they aim to improve the health of populations. As part of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016), we measured 37 of the 50 health-related SDG indicators over the period 1990-2016 for 188 countries, and then on the basis of these past trends, we projected indicators to 2030...
September 8, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916355/grouper-stat1a-is-involved-in-antiviral-immune-response-against-iridovirus-and-nodavirus-infection
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Jingcheng Zhang, Xiaohong Huang, Songwei Ni, Jiaxin Liu, Yin Hu, Ying Yang, Yepin Yu, Linli Zhou, Qiwei Qin, Youhua Huang
Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 1 (STAT1) has been demonstrated to function as a critical mediator in multiple cell processes, such as cell proliferation, cell death, and innate immune response. Interestingly, two orthologues of human STAT1, including STAT1a and STAT1b genes have been identified in different fish. However, the detailed roles of fish STAT1a in virus replication still remained largely uncertain. Here, we cloned a STAT1a from orange-spotted grouper Epinephelus coioides (EcSTAT1a) and characterized its roles during fish virus infection...
September 12, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912421/pollination-of-ficus-elastica-india-rubber-re-establishes-sexual-reproduction-in-singapore
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Rhett D Harrison, Kwek Yan Chong, Nguyet Minh Pham, Alex T K Yee, Chow Khoon Yeo, Hugh T W Tan, Jean-Yves Rasplus
Ficus elastica, otherwise known as India Rubber (although its geographical origins are unclear), was an important source of latex in the early 19(th) century and was widely cultivated in tropical Asia. Like all figs, F. elastica is dependent on tiny, highly specific wasps for pollination, and detailed studies based out of Singapore in the 1930s suggested that through the loss of its pollinator F. elastica was extinct in the wild. However, around 2005 wild seedlings of F. elastica began appearing in Singapore...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912194/assessing-oral-medication-adherence-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-treated-with-polytherapy-in-a-developed-asian-community-a-cross-sectional-study
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Cia Sin Lee, Jane Hwee Mian Tan, Usha Sankari, Yi Ling Eileen Koh, Ngiap Chuan Tan
OBJECTIVES: The disease burden of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is rising due to suboptimal glycaemic control leading to vascular complications. Medication adherence (MA) directly influences glycaemic control and clinical consequences. This study aimed to assess the MA of patients with T2DM and identify associated factors. DESIGN: Analysis of data from a cross-sectional survey and electronic medical records. SETTING: Primary care outpatient clinic in Singapore...
September 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911992/is-corneal-arcus-independently-associated-with-incident-cardiovascular-disease-in-asians
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Mark Yu Zheng Wong, Ryan Eyn Kidd Man, Preeti Gupta, Sing Hui Lim, Blanche Lim, Yih-Chung Tham, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Tien Yin Wong, Ching-Yu Cheng, Ecosse Luc Lamoureux
PURPOSE: To examine the longitudinal relationship between baseline corneal arcus (CA) and incident CVD in ethnic Indian and Malay adults in Singapore. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. METHODS: Indian and Malay adults aged 40-80 years were recruited for baseline and 6-year follow-up visits between 2004-09 and 2010-15, respectively (follow-up response rate 73.9%). CA was assessed by ophthalmologists using slit-lamp biomicroscopy. The main outcome was self-reported incident CVD, defined as new myocardial infarction, angina pectoris or stroke, which developed between baseline and follow-up...
September 11, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911074/beyond-first-line-non-anthracycline-based-chemotherapy-for-extranodal-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-clinical-outcome-and-current-perspectives-on-salvage-therapy-for-patients-after-first-relapse-and-progression-of-disease
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S H Lim, J Y Hong, S T Lim, H Hong, J Arnoud, W Zhao, D H Yoon, T Tang, J Cho, S Park, Y H Ko, S J Kim, C Suh, T Lin, W S Kim
Background: Current standard treatment, including non-anthracycline-based chemotherapy and optimal combining of radiotherapy, has dramatically improved outcomes of patients with extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (ENKTL) during the last decade. This study was conducted to investigate the clinical outcome of ENKTL patients with relapsed or progressive disease after initial current standard therapy. Patients and methods: We retrospectively reviewed patients diagnosed with ENKTL at six centers in four countries (China, France, Singapore, and South Korea) from 1997 to 2015 and analyzed 179 patients who had relapsed or progressed after initial current standard therapy...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
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