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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440515/-interpretation-of-the-international-joint-statement-on-metabolic-surgery-in-the-treatment-algorithm-for-type-2-diabetes
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Peng Zhang, Chengzhu Zheng
Along with the soaring prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) globally, metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) has been rapidly developing into a major surgical subspecialty. However, the indications, benefits and potential risks of MBS are still controversial so far. In September 2015, the 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS-II() was successfully convened, and later on an international joint statement on metabolic surgery in the treatment algorithm for T2DM was released based upon the consensus reached in DSS-II(, aiming to serve as a new global clinical guideline...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439993/non-smoker-assertive-behaviour-against-smoke-exposure-chinese-and-korean-american-non-smokers
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Anne Saw, Hao Tang, Janice Y Tsoh, Moon S Chen, Elisa K Tong
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Non-smokers' assertive behaviour towards smokers by asking them not to smoke is important in promoting smoke-free environments. Korean and Chinese Americans come from countries where most women are non-smokers and assertive behaviour may not be prevalent but may increase after migration because of social-ecological factors. This study assessed the extent to which Korean and Chinese American non-smokers ask someone not to smoke and associated factors. DESIGN AND METHODS: The 2003 California Chinese American and Korean American Tobacco Use Surveys were analysed...
April 25, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435783/hypertension-among-asians-in-los-angeles-county-findings-from-a-multiyear-survey
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Yajun Du, Margaret Shih, Amy S Lightstone, Susie Baldwin
Few studies have examined the prevalence of hypertension among Asians living in the United States. Multiyear data from the Los Angeles County Health Survey were used to investigate the prevalence of hypertension among Asians and Asian subgroups, and risk factors associated with the disease, using descriptive analysis and multivariate logistic regression. Age-adjusted prevalence of hypertension in Asians was 23.4%. Among Asian subgroups, age-adjusted prevalence of hypertension was lowest among Chinese (20.0%), and highest among Filipinos (32...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432050/prevalence-of-remission-and-its-effect-on-damage-and-quality-of-life-in-chinese-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Chi Chiu Mok, Ling Yin Ho, Sau Mei Tse, Kar Li Chan
OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of remission and its effect on damage and quality of life (QOL) in Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Patients who fulfilled≥4 American College of Rheumatology criteria for SLE were identified. Their remission status at last clinic visits was determined by the European consensus criteria (complete/clinical remission ± immunosuppressive drugs). The increase in SLE damage index (SDI) in the preceding 5 years was compared between patients who were and were not in remission for ≥5 years...
April 21, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430921/association-between-cardiovascular-health-and-endothelial-function-with-future-erectile-dysfunction-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Abbi D Lane-Cordova, Kiarri Kershaw, Kiang Liu, David Herrington, Donald M Lloyd-Jones
BACKGROUND: The association of Cardiovascular Health (CVH; defined by the American Heart Association by assigning points for health-related behavioral and clinical factors) with endothelial and erectile dysfunction has not been reported, although endothelial and erectile dysfunction have been associated with components of CVH. METHODS: Data were collected in 1,136 men in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis at baseline and erectile dysfunction status (measured by survey or medication use) at exam 5...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429791/social-and-anthropometric-factors-explaining-racial-ethnical-differences-in-birth-weight-in-the-united-states
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Naho Morisaki, Ichiro Kawachi, Emily Oken, Takeo Fujiwara
Though disparities in birth weight by race/ethnicity have been extensively reported in the United States, few studies have systematically investigated factors attributing to its variability. For 10,638,415 singleton infants born during 2009-2012 in the United States, we examined birth weight differences among 14 races and ethnicities (non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic Black, American Indian, Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Hawaiian, Guamanian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban), after sequentially adjusting for maternal, socio-economic and behavioral factors...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429084/rs4878104-contributes-to-alzheimer-s-disease-risk-and-regulates-dapk1-gene-expression
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Yang Hu, Liang Cheng, Ying Zhang, Weiyang Bai, Wenyang Zhou, Tao Wang, Zhifa Han, Jian Zong, Shuilin Jin, Jun Zhang, Qinghua Jiang, Guiyou Liu
In 2006, a candidate gene study reported death-associated protein kinase 1 (DAPK1) rs4878104 variant to be significantly associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk. However, the following studies showed inconsistent association results. Here, we conducted an updated analysis to investigate the potential association between rs4878104 and AD using a total of 60,751 samples (20,161 AD cases and 40,590 controls). In the pooled population, the results based on the allele and genotype genetic models show that rs4878104 variant is not significantly associated with AD risk...
April 20, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427339/cardiovascular-disease-risk-among-chinese-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-adults-with-advanced-hiv-disease
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Fuping Guo, Evelyn Hsieh, Wei Lv, Yang Han, Jing Xie, Yanling Li, Xiaojing Song, Taisheng Li
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an important cause of mortality among HIV-infected patients, however little is known about the burden of CVD among this population in Asia. We sought to quantify prevalence of CVD risk factors, 10-year CVD risk, and patterns of CVD risk factor treatment in a group of individuals with HIV in China. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed baseline data from treatment-naïve HIV-infected adults enrolled in two multicenter clinical trials in China...
April 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406845/heterogeneity-in-14-year-dementia-incidence-between-asian-american-subgroups
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Elizabeth R Mayeda, M Maria Glymour, Charles P Quesenberry, Rachel A Whitmer
BACKGROUND: Asian Americans are a rapidly growing and diverse population. Prior research on dementia among Asian Americans focused on Japanese Americans or Asian Americans overall, although marked differences in cardiometabolic conditions between subgroups have been documented. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared dementia incidence among 4 Asian American subgroups (n=8384 Chinese; n=4478 Japanese; n=6210 Filipino; n=197 South Asian) and whites (n=206,490) who were Kaiser Permanente Northern California members aged 64 years and above with no dementia diagnoses as of January 1, 2000...
April 12, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401168/the-association-of-a-genetic-variant-in-scaf8-cnksr3-with-diabetic-kidney-disease-and-diabetic-retinopathy-in-a-chinese-population
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Li Jin, Tao Wang, Song Jiang, Miao Chen, Rong Zhang, Cheng Hu, Weiping Jia, Zhihong Liu
Background. Genome-wide association studies found rs955333 located in 6q25.2 was associated with diabetic kidney disease in multiple ethnic populations, including European Americans, African Americans, and Mexican Americans. We aimed to investigate the association between the variant rs955333 in SCAF8-CNKSR3 and DKD susceptibility in Chinese type 2 diabetes patients. Methods. The variant rs955333 was genotyped in 1884 Chinese type 2 diabetes patients. Associations of the variant rs955333 with DKD and DR susceptibility and related quantitative traits were evaluated...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400890/comparison-of-ethnic-specific-databases-in-heidelberg-retina-tomography-3-to-discriminate-between-early-glaucoma-and-normal-chinese-eyes
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Xiu Ling Tan, Sae Cheong Yap, Xiang Li, Leonard W Yip
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of the 3 race-specific normative databases in Heidelberg Retina Tomography (HRT)-3, in differentiating between early glaucomatous and healthy normal Chinese eyes. METHOD: 52 healthy volunteers and 25 glaucoma patients were recruited for this prospective cross-sectional study. All underwent standardized interviews, ophthalmic examination, perimetry and HRT optic disc imaging. Area under the curve (AUC) receiver operating characteristics, sensitivity and specificity were derived to assess the discriminating abilities of the 3 normative databases, for both Moorfields Regression Analysis (MRA) and Glaucoma Probability Score (GPS)...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400808/dcdc2-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-developmental-dyslexia-in-chinese-uyghur-children
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Yun Chen, Hua Zhao, Yi-Xin Zhang, Peng-Xiang Zuo
Developmental dyslexia is a complex reading and writing disorder with strong genetic components. In previous genetic studies about dyslexia, a number of candidate genes have been identified. These include DCDC2, which has repeatedly been associated with developmental dyslexia in various European and American populations. However, data regarding this relationship are varied according to population. The Uyghur people of China represent a Eurasian population with an interesting genetic profile. Thus, this group may provide useful information about the association between DCDC2 gene polymorphisms and dyslexia...
February 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384781/cardiometabolic-abnormalities-among-normal-weight-persons-from-five-racial-ethnic-groups-in-the-united-states-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-two-cohort-studies
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Unjali P Gujral, Eric Vittinghoff, Morgana Mongraw-Chaffin, Dhananjay Vaidya, Namratha R Kandula, Matthew Allison, Jeffrey Carr, Kiang Liu, K M Venkat Narayan, Alka M Kanaya
Background: The relationship between body weight and cardiometabolic disease may vary substantially by race/ethnicity. Objective: To determine the prevalence and correlates of the phenotype of metabolic abnormality but normal weight (MAN) for 5 racial/ethnic groups. Design: Cross-sectional analysis. Setting: 2 community-based cohorts. Participants: 2622 white, 803 Chinese American, 1893 African American, and 1496 Hispanic persons from MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) and 803 South Asian participants in the MASALA (Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America) study...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384001/comparative-phytochemical-analysis-of-chinese-and-bay-starvine-schisandra-spp-potential-for-development-as-a-new-dietary-supplement-ingredient
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James T Lyles, Paula Tyler, E Jane Bradbury, Kate Nelson, Carl F Brown, Stefanie T Pierce, Cassandra L Quave
Schisandra chinensis (Chinese starvine) is a popular dietary supplement with a rich history of use in traditional Chinese medicine. Schisandra glabra (bay starvine) is the only North American representative of the genus, and little is known about its history of traditional use, chemistry, and potential biological activity. In this study, we conducted comparative high-performance liquid chromatography-diode array detector (HPLC-DAD) analysis on S. glabra and S. chinensis fruits. Additional characterization of S...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378254/colorectal-cancer-screening-compliance-among-asian-and-pacific-islander-americans
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Jermy-Leigh B Domingo, John J Chen, Kathryn L Braun
Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening prevalence remains low among Asians and Pacific Islanders. This study examined disparities and predictors of CRC screening compliance in adults age 50-75 years in Asians and Pacific Islanders in Hawai'i. Hawai'i Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data for 2011-2014 were analyzed. CRC screening status was dichotomized. Logistic regression was used to examine ethnic differences in and predictors of CRC screening status. Filipinos (OR 0.56), Chinese (OR 0.70), and Hawaiians (OR 0...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376939/investigation-of-vitamin-d-status-and-its-correlation-with-insulin-resistance-in-a-chinese-population
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Bing Han, Xiaojin Wang, Ningjian Wang, Qin Li, Yi Chen, Chunfang Zhu, Yingchao Chen, Fangzhen Xia, Xiaoqi Pu, Zhen Cang, Chaoxia Zhu, Meng Lu, Ying Meng, Hui Guo, Chi Chen, Weiping Tu, Bin Li, Ling Hu, Bingshun Wang, Yingli Lu
OBJECTIVE: Although many studies worldwide have focused on the relationship between vitamin D and insulin resistance, results remain controversial. Furthermore, concentrations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) in the Chinese population are unclear. We aimed to investigate vitamin D status and its correlation with insulin resistance among a Chinese adult population. DESIGN: Serum 25(OH)D, fasting blood glucose, fasting insulin, glycated Hb (HbA1c) and other metabolic parameters were assessed...
April 5, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361829/genetic-characterization-of-human-herpesvirus-type-1-full-length-genome-sequence-of-strain-obtained-from-an-encephalitis-case-from-india
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Vijay P Bondre, Vasudha Sankararaman, Vijaysinh Andhare, Manisha Tupekar, Gajanan N Sapkal
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Human herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) is the most common cause of sporadic encephalitis in humans that contributes to >10 per cent of the encephalitis cases occurring worldwide. Availability of limited full genome sequences from a small number of isolates resulted in poor understanding of host and viral factors responsible for variable clinical outcome. In this study genetic relationship, extent and source of recombination using full-length genome sequence derived from a newly isolated HSV-1 isolate was studied in comparison with those sampled from patients with varied clinical outcome...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357521/contact-dermatitis-a%C3%A2-historical-perspective
#18
Clinton Enos, Massimo Fioranelli, Katlein França, David Castillo, Torello Lotti, Uwe Wollina, Maria Grazia Roccia
Contact dermatitis is a common skin condition that can have a considerable impact on patient quality of life and function. Historically, contact dermatitis has played a significant role in the evolution of dermatology as the understanding of a relationship between environmental exposure and specific skin disease became more widely accepted. Reports about this relationship can be found throughout the history of humanity, thousands of years ago. The Egyptians were perhaps the first to document this relationship in ancient history, and documentation has also been found in several other cultures and nations such as the Chinese, Indians, Europeans, and American colonizers...
March 29, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353511/caring-for-chinese-american-home-care-patients
#19
Qilian He
Chinese-Americans are the largest group of Asian Americans. Home care providers in the United States will encounter patients with various levels of traditional Chinese lifestyles, cultural expressions, and health practices. A description of how to prepare for and conduct a home care visit with a patient from China is described. This article integrates recent research about Chinese-American elders and basics of Chinese culture to assist healthcare clinicians in providing supportive, culturally sensitive home care for Chinese patients and developing rapport and trust with them...
April 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352986/genetic-associations-with-lipoprotein-subfraction-measures-differ-by-ethnicity-in-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
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Zhe Wang, Ani Manichukal, David C Goff, Samia Mora, Jose M Ordovas, Nicholas M Pajewski, Wendy S Post, Jerome I Rotter, Michele M Sale, Stephanie A Santorico, David Siscovick, Michael Y Tsai, Donna K Arnett, Stephen Rich, Alexis C Frazier-Wood
A recent genome-wide association study associated 62 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from 43 genomic loci, with fasting lipoprotein subfractions in European-Americans (EAs) at genome-wide levels of significance across three independent samples. Whether these associations are consistent across ethnicities with a non-European ancestry is unknown. We analyzed 15 lipoprotein subfraction measures, on 1677 African-Americans (AAs), 1450 Hispanic-Americans (HAs), and 775 Chinese-Americans (CHN) participating in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)...
March 28, 2017: Human Genetics
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