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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792075/cancer-health-communication-and-breast-cervical-cancer-screening-among-asian-americans-and-five-asian-ethnic-groups
#1
Jungmi Jun
OBJECTIVES: This paper is an examination of cancer/health communication factors (i.e. cancer/health information seeking, patient-provider communication (PPC), cancer screening information from providers) and screening for breast and cervical cancer among Asian Americans and five Asian ethnic groups (Chinese, Filipinos, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese) in comparison to Whites. Additionally, the relationship between cancer/health communication disparity and cancer screening gaps between Asian Americans and Whites was investigated...
May 23, 2018: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785594/attitudes-and-behaviour-towards-construction-waste-minimisation-a-comparative-analysis-between-china-and-the-usa
#2
Jingkuang Liu, Enqin Gong, Dong Wang, XiaoHong Lai, Jian Zhu
With the spread of the concept of sustainable development, people have gained awareness about the problem of massive illegal dumping of construction waste. In this research, a questionnaire survey was carried out in the USA and China. The results indicated the following. (1) Workers in both the countries had positive minimisation attitudes, and the attitude of Chinese construction workers was not significantly different from that of American construction workers. Furthermore, their average values were 3.9 and 4...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783992/a-review-of-the-risk-factors-genetics-and-treatment-of-endometriosis-in-chinese-women-a-comparative-update
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REVIEW
Yi Dai, Xiaoyan Li, Jinghua Shi, Jinhua Leng
Endometriosis is one of the major causes of economic burden and compromised quality of life in a very large percentage of Asian women. While it is perceived as a benign condition, recent research has shown that it may be a significant cause of infertility and metastatic cancer. It has also been associated with other diseases linked to the functioning of the immune system. Genetic as well as environmental factors are known to affect the manifestation and progression of endometriosis. This review aims to summarize recent research pertaining to the risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis in Chinese women...
May 21, 2018: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778315/the-risk-of-hemorrhagic-transformation-after-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-chinese-versus-north-americans-a-comparative-study
#4
Xiaomeng Xu, Deren Wang, Fang Wang, Casey Norton, Xinfeng Liu, Magdy Selim
BACKGROUND: There is a widespread belief that Asians are more susceptible to hemorrhagic transformation (HT) after receiving recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). However, this has not been examined in clinical practice. This study aims to compare the incidence of symptomatic hemorrhagic transformation (SHT) among thrombolysis-treated AIS patients in China and in the United States. METHODS: We compared 212 consecutive patients receiving thrombolysis within 4...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775433/asian-american-mothers-demographic-characteristics-by-maternal-place-of-birth-and-asian-subgroup-2016
#5
Anne K Driscoll
This report describes women of Asian descent who gave birth in the United States in 2016. The 2016 vital statistics natality file was used to compare demographic characteristics of non-Hispanic Asian mothers across six Asian subgroups-Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese-both overall and by whether they were U.S.-born or born outside the United States. In addition, non-Hispanic Asian mothers were compared with the overall U.S. population of mothers. Overall, 6.4% of U.S. births in 2016 were to non-Hispanic Asian women...
April 2018: National Vital Statistics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773152/is-expressive-suppression-harmful-for-chinese-american-breast-cancer-survivors
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Qian Lu, William Tsai, Qiao Chu, Jing Xie
Emotion regulation strategies are important for cancer survivors' adjustment. Expressive suppression, defined as the active effort of inhibiting the expressive component of an emotional response, has been found to be a maladaptive emotion regulation strategy. These studies, however, have been limited to cross-sectional designs and primarily European American samples. Chinese culture encourages emotion suppression to preserve interpersonal harmony and therefore it may be important to test these emotion regulation processes with this population...
June 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764518/a-novel-nomogram-individually-predicting-disease-specific-survival-after-d2-gastrectomy-for-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Wei Wang, Zhe Sun, Jing-Yu Deng, Xiao-Long Qi, Xing-Yu Feng, Cheng Fang, Xing-Hua Ma, Zhen-Ning Wang, Han Liang, Hui-Mian Xu, Zhi-Wei Zhou
BACKGROUND: Few studies have shown nomograms that may predict disease-specific survival (DSS) probability after curative D2 gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer (AGC), particularly among Chinese patients. This study sought to develop an elaborative nomogram that predicts long-term DSS for AGC in Chinese patients. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on 6753 AGC patients undergoing D2 gastrectomy between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2012 from three large medical hospitals in China...
May 15, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764295/acoustic-sources-of-accent-in-second-language-japanese-speech
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Kaori Idemaru, Peipei Wei, Lucy Gubbins
This study reports an exploratory analysis of the acoustic characteristics of second language (L2) speech which give rise to the perception of a foreign accent. Japanese speech samples were collected from American English and Mandarin Chinese speakers ( n = 16 in each group) studying Japanese. The L2 participants and native speakers ( n = 10) provided speech samples modeling after six short sentences. Segmental (vowels and stops) and prosodic features (rhythm, tone, and fluency) were examined. Native Japanese listeners ( n = 10) rated the samples with regard to degrees of foreign accent...
May 1, 2018: Language and Speech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760467/the-oral-microbiome-bank-of-china
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Peng Xian, Zhou Xuedong, Xu Xin, Li Yuqing, Li Yan, Li Jiyao, Su Xiaoquan, Huang Shi, Xu Jian, Liao Ga
The human microbiome project (HMP) promoted further understanding of human oral microbes. However, research on the human oral microbiota has not made as much progress as research on the gut microbiota. Currently, the causal relationship between the oral microbiota and oral diseases remains unclear, and little is known about the link between the oral microbiota and human systemic diseases. To further understand the contribution of the oral microbiota in oral diseases and systemic diseases, a Human Oral Microbiome Database (HOMD) was established in the US...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760429/novel-canine-circovirus-strains-from-thailand-evidence-for-genetic-recombination
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Chutchai Piewbang, Wendy K Jo, Christina Puff, Erhard van der Vries, Sawang Kesdangsakonwut, Anudep Rungsipipat, Jochen Kruppa, Klaus Jung, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Somporn Techangamsuwan, Martin Ludlow, Albert D M E Osterhaus
Canine circoviruses (CanineCV's), belonging to the genus Circovirus of the Circoviridae family, were detected by next generation sequencing in samples from Thai dogs with respiratory symptoms. Genetic characterization and phylogenetic analysis of nearly complete CanineCV genomes suggested that natural recombination had occurred among different lineages of CanineCV's. Similarity plot and bootscaning analyses indicated that American and Chinese viruses had served as major and minor parental viruses, respectively...
May 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756669/a-cross-cultural-investigation-of-children-s-implicit-attitudes-toward-white-and-black-racial-outgroups
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Jennifer R Steele, Meghan George, Amanda Williams, Elaine Tay
Initial theory and research examining children's implicit racial attitudes suggest that an implicit preference favoring socially advantaged groups emerges early in childhood and remains stable across development (Dunham, Baron, & Banaji, 2008). In two studies, we examined the ubiquity of this theory by measuring non-Black minority and non-White majority children's implicit racial attitudes toward White and Black racial outgroups in two distinct cultural contexts. In Study 1, non-Black minority children in an urban North American community with a large Black population showed an implicit pro-White (versus Black) bias in early childhood...
May 14, 2018: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754250/estimated-daily-quercetin-intake-and-association-with-the-prevalence-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-chinese-adults
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Zhanxin Yao, Yeqing Gu, Qing Zhang, Li Liu, Ge Meng, Hongmei Wu, Yang Xia, Xue Bao, Hongbin Shi, Shaomei Sun, Xing Wang, Ming Zhou, Qiyu Jia, Yuntang Wu, Kun Song, Weina Gao, Changjiang Guo, Kaijun Niu
PURPOSE: Quercetin is one of potential antidiabetic substances because of its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. The purpose of this study is to estimate daily quercetin intake and assess the relationship between dietary quercetin intake and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a Chinese population. METHODS: Dietary intake was investigated by a validated 100-item food frequency questionnaire. Daily intakes of quercetin and nutrients were calculated accordingly...
May 12, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745833/differential-networking-meta-analysis-of-gastric-cancer-across-asian-and-american-racial-groups
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Wentao Dai, Quanxue Li, Bing-Ya Liu, Yi-Xue Li, Yuan-Yuan Li
BACKGROUND: Gastric Carcinoma is one of the most lethal cancer around the world, and is also the most common cancers in Eastern Asia. A lot of differentially expressed genes have been detected as being associated with Gastric Carcinoma (GC) progression, however, little is known about the underlying dysfunctional regulation mechanisms. To address this problem, we previously developed a differential networking approach that is characterized by involving differential coexpression analysis (DCEA), stage-specific gene regulatory network (GRN) modelling and differential regulation networking (DRN) analysis...
April 24, 2018: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744375/counterfeit-electronic-cigarette-products-with-mislabeled-nicotine-concentrations
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Esther E Omaiye, Iliana Cordova, Barbara Davis, Prue Talbot
Objectives: We compared nicotine concentrations in one brand of refill fluids that were purchased in 4 countries and labeled 0 mg of nicotine/mL. We then identified counterfeit e-cigarette products from these countries. Methods: Overall, 125 e-cigarette refill fluids were purchased in Nigeria, the United States (US), England, and China. Nicotine concentrations were measured using high performance liquid chromatography and compared to labeled concentrations. Refill fluids were examined to identify physical differences and grouped into authentic and counterfeit products...
July 2017: Tobacco Regulatory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744223/european-perspectives-in-thoracic-surgery-the-ests-venous-thromboembolism-vte-working-group
#15
REVIEW
Yaron Shargall, Virginia R Litle
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), composed of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and PE is a well-recognized cause for significant perioperative morbidity and mortality. While in orthopedic surgery and general oncology surgery there are well established guidelines regarding VTE prophylaxis, based on carefully conducted high level studies, in thoracic surgery the level of evidence and overall knowledge in the field is still lacking, The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons have established an international working group in 2016, whose task was the define contemporary best practice, coordinate research efforts and eventually define best practice guidelines...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738310/historical-and-cross-cultural-perspectives-on-parkinson-s-disease
#16
Lee Xenakis Blonder
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder, affecting up to 10 million people worldwide according to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Epidemiological and genetic studies show a preponderance of idiopathic cases and a subset linked to genetic polymorphisms of a familial nature. Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda recognized and treated the illness that Western Medicine terms PD millennia ago, and descriptions of Parkinson's symptomatology by Europeans date back 2000 years to the ancient Greek physician Galen...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735391/cardiovascular-disease-risk-prediction-equations-in-400-000-primary-care-patients-in-new-zealand-a-derivation-and-validation-study
#17
Romana Pylypchuk, Sue Wells, Andrew Kerr, Katrina Poppe, Tania Riddell, Matire Harwood, Dan Exeter, Suneela Mehta, Corina Grey, Billy P Wu, Patricia Metcalf, Jim Warren, Jeff Harrison, Roger Marshall, Rod Jackson
BACKGROUND: Most cardiovascular disease risk prediction equations in use today were derived from cohorts established last century and with participants at higher risk but less socioeconomically and ethnically diverse than patients they are now applied to. We recruited a nationally representative cohort in New Zealand to develop equations relevant to patients in contemporary primary care and compared the performance of these new equations to equations that are recommended in the USA. METHODS: The PREDICT study automatically recruits participants in routine primary care when general practitioners in New Zealand use PREDICT software to assess their patients' risk profiles for cardiovascular disease, which are prospectively linked to national ICD-coded hospitalisation and mortality databases...
May 4, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732746/american-european-and-chinese-practice-guidelines-or-consensuses-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-comparative-analysis
#18
Fang-Fang Wang, Jie-Xue Pan, Yan Wu, Yu-Hang Zhu, Paul J Hardiman, Fan Qu
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common metabolic and endocrine disorder in women. However, there is no agreement concerning how to diagnose and treat PCOS worldwide. Three practice guidelines or consensuses, including consensus from the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)/the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in Rotterdam, diagnosis criteria and consensus in China, and clinical practice guideline from the Endocrine Society (ES) in the United States are widely recognized...
May 2018: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731767/whole-exome-sequencing-identified-a-novel-heterozygous-mutation-in-hmbs-gene-in-a-chinese-patient-with-acute-intermittent-porphyria-with-rare-type-of-mild-anemia
#19
Yongjiang Zheng, Jiehua Xu, Shengran Liang, Dongjun Lin, Santasree Banerjee
Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is a rare hereditary metabolic disease with an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance. Germline mutations of HMBS gene causes AIP. Mutation of HMBS gene results into the partial deficiency of the heme biosynthetic enzyme hydroxymethylbilane synthase. AIP is clinically manifested with abdominal pain, vomiting, and neurological complaints. Additionally, an extreme phenotypic heterogeneity has been reported in AIP patients with mutations in HMBS gene. Here, we investigated a Chinese patient with AIP...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727480/the-unexpected-impact-of-expressive-writing-on-posttraumatic-stress-and-growth-in-chinese-american-breast-cancer-survivors
#20
Matthew W Gallagher, Laura J Long, William Tsai, Annette L Stanton, Qian Lu
OBJECTIVE: The present study examined the impact of expressive writing on reducing posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSS) and facilitating posttraumatic growth (PTG) in Chinese American breast cancer survivors. METHOD: Ninety-six women who had completed primary treatments for breast cancer were randomly assigned to a cancer experience facts condition, an emotional disclosure condition, or a self-regulation condition and wrote on three occasions over 3 weeks...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology
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