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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749546/familial-progressive-hyperpigmentation-a-family-resurvey-and-ultrastructural-skin-investigation
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Tingmei Wang, Hongwen Li, Yingying Dong, Man Hu, Qiuyun She, Yunhua Deng
Familial progressive hyperpigmentation (FPH) is an autosomal dominant genodermatosis characterized by hyperpigmented patches that increase in size and number with age. Since its initial description in an African-American family in 1971, only a few cases of FPH have been documented. A three-generation family with FPH in central China has also been reported. Here, we resurveyed that Chinese FPH family for a few unusual features including delayed age of onset and non-involvement of ocular and oral mucosae. Electron microscopic examination of skin from the proband of the family showed that there were more melanosomes in lesional keratinocytes than in perilesional keratinocytes...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749312/do-cultures-vary-in-self-enhancement-erp-behavioral-and-self-report-evidence
#2
Ryan S Hampton, Michael E W Varnum
Psychologists have long debated whether self-enhancement is universal or varies across cultures. Extant studies using explicit and implicit measures have provided mixed results. In this study (N = 93; 35 European American, 58 Chinese: 28 tested in English, 30 tested in Mandarin), we measured self-enhancement covertly using an ERP paradigm. Self-enhancement was also assessed via self-report and reaction-time based measures. Americans showed strong evidence of self-enhancement across all measures, whereas this effect was absent or weaker among Chinese, who instead showed an other-enhancing bias across measures...
July 27, 2017: Social Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748849/a-novel-missense-mutation-in-peripheral-myelin-protein-22-causes-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
#3
Li-Xi Li, Hai-Lin Dong, Bao-Guo Xiao, Zhi-Ying Wu
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is the most common inherited peripheral neuropathy. A great number of causative genes have been described in CMT, and among them, the heterozygous duplication of peripheral myelin protein-22 (PMP22) is the major cause. Although the missense mutation in PMP22 is rarely reported, it has been demonstrated to be associated with CMT. This study described a novel missense mutation of PMP22 in a Chinese family with CMT phenotype. METHODS: Targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) was used to screen the causative genes in a family featured with an autosomal dominant demyelinating form of CMT...
August 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748300/psychological-distress-of-ethnically-diverse-adult-caregivers-in-the-california-health-interview-survey
#4
Oanh L Meyer, Xiaoyan Liu, Thuc-Nhi Nguyen, Ladson Hinton, Daniel Tancredi
This study examined factors associated with psychological distress for culturally diverse family caregivers using a population-based sample. Data were analyzed from the 6634 caregivers of adults (i.e. elderly as well as non-elderly) who self-reported as non-Hispanic White, Mexican, Chinese, or Vietnamese in the 2009 California Health Interview Survey. Simple and multiple regression analyses were conducted to assess the potential influence of race/ethnicity, caregiving context, and social contextual variables on psychological distress...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745568/application-of-immunohistochemistry-in-undifferentiated-neoplasms-a-practical-approach
#5
Shivani R Kandukuri, Fan Lin, Lizhen Gui, Yun Gong, Fang Fan, Longwen Chen, Guoping Cai, Haiyan Liu
CONTEXT: - Advances in interventional technology have enhanced the ability to safely sample deep-seated suspicious lesions by fine-needle aspiration procedures. These procedures often yield scant amounts of diagnostic material, yet there is an increasing demand for the performance of more ancillary tests, especially immunohistochemistry and, not infrequently, molecular assays, to increase diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. A systematic approach to conserving diagnostic material is the key, and our previously proposed algorithm can be applied aptly in this context...
August 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743341/-effect-of-external-abdominal-aorta-compression-on-circulation-during-anesthesia-induction-in-elderly-patients
#6
Xiuman Li, Lixiang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of external abdominal aorta compression on circulation during anesthetic induction in elderly patients. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. Patients with age of 60-75 years old, requiring a general anesthesia for non-abdominal surgery, and with II-III class of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification, and admitted to General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Forces from January to April in 2017 were enrolled...
July 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736898/identification-of-positive-selection-signatures-in-pigs-by-comparing-linkage-disequilibrium-variances
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X Li, S Yang, K Dong, Z Tang, K Li, B Fan, Z Wang, B Liu
Selection affects the patterns of linkage disequilibrium (LD) around the site of a beneficial allele with an increase in LD among the hitchhiking alleles. Comparing the differences in regional LD between pig populations could help to identify putative genomic regions with potential adaptations for economic traits. In this study, using Illumina Porcine SNP60K BeadChip genotyping data from 207 Chinese indigenous, 117 South American village and 408 Large White pigs, we estimated the variation of genome-wide LD between populations using the varld program...
July 23, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732573/the-association-between-immunoglobulin-concentrations-and-prediabetes-prevalence-in-a-large-chinese-cohort
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Honglei Wang, Yanqi Song, Shaomei Sun, Li Gao, Li Liu, Ge Meng, Hongmei Wu, Yang Xia, Xue Bao, Yeqing Gu, Hongbin Shi, Qian Su, Liyun Fang, Huijun Yang, Xing Wang, Ming Zhou, Qiyu Jia, Kun Song, Qing Zhang, Kaijun Niu
AIMS: Prediabetes has received public attention owing to the increasing prevalence worldwide. Mounting evidence has indicated that inflammation directly contributed to the etiology of glucose metabolism disorders. Although immunoglobulins play a crucial role in immune responses, little research has been done on the link between immunoglobulins and prediabetes in adults. Hence, the aim of the present study was to explore the associations between immunoglobulins levels and prevalence of prediabetes in a general adult population...
August 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732384/microrna-181-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-for-survival-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-meta-analysis
#9
Qiang Guo, Junwen Luan, Ni Li, Zhen Zhang, Xiaoxiao Zhu, Lin Zhao, Ran Wei, Linlin Sun, Yin Shi, Xunqiang Yin, Na Ding, Guosheng Jiang, Xia Li
Accumulating evidence has indicated that microRNA-181 (miR-181) is dysregulated in hematological malignancies, and associates with the clinical outcomes. However, the association of miR-181 expression levels with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains inconclusive, as publications from different groups have reported contradictory results. In this manuscript, a meta-analysis was performed to assess the prognostic significance of miR-181 in AML patients. Eligible studies were retrieved from PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases, and a total of 6 studies including 815 AML patients were included in the final analysis...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732364/a-novel-heterozygous-germline-deletion-in-msh2-gene-in-a-five-generation-chinese-family-with-lynch-syndrome
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Bin Wu, Wuyang Ji, Shengran Liang, Chao Ling, Yan You, Lai Xu, Min-Er Zhong, Yi Xiao, Hui-Zhong Qiu, Jun-Yang Lu, Santasree Banerjee
Lynch syndrome (LS) is one of the most common familial forms of colorectal cancer predisposing syndrome with an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance. LS is caused by the germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes including MSH2, MLH1, MSH6and PMS2. Clinically, LS is characterized by high incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer as well as endometrial, small intestinal and urinary tract cancers, usually occur in the third to fourth decade of the life. Here we describe a five generation Chinese family with LS clinically diagnosed according to the Amsterdam II criteria...
July 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732126/chinese-isms-dimensions-in-mainland-china-and-taiwan-convergence-and-extension-of-american-isms-dimensions
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Zhuo Job Chen, Kung-Yu Hsu, Xinyue Zhou, Gerard Saucier
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies of American-English isms terms have uncovered as many as five broad factors: Tradition-oriented Religiousness (TR), Subjective Spirituality (SS), Communal Rationalism (CR), Unmitigated Self-Interest (USI), and Inequality Aversion (IA). The present studies took a similar lexical approach to investigate the Chinese-language isms structures in both mainland China and Taiwan. METHOD AND RESULTS: In Study 1, exploratory factor analyses with 915 mainland Chinese subjects uncovered four interpretable factors dimensionalizing 165 mainland Chinese dictionary isms terms...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Personality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729773/is-new-american-thyroid-association-risk-classification-for-hereditary-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-applicable-to-chinese-patients-a-single-center-study
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Xiwei Zhang, Dangui Yan, Junyi Wang, Hanfeng Wan, Yongxia Zhang, Yabing Zhang, Yuqin He, Wensheng Liu, Bin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The American Thyroid Association (ATA) proposed a new risk classification for hereditary medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in 2015. This study aimed to assess whether the new guidelines are suitable for the Chinese population, and reported our experience on prophylactic thyroidectomy. METHODS: A total of 73 patients from 22 families were screened as rearranged during transfection (RET) mutation carriers from 2010 to 2016 in Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science; the medical history for each patient was collected...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728635/gene-by-environment-interactions-on-alcohol-use-among-asian-american-college-freshmen
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Jeremy W Luk, Tiebing Liang, Tamara L Wall
OBJECTIVE: Among northeast Asians, the variant aldehyde dehydrogenase allele, ALDH2*2 (rs671, A/G, minor/major), has been inversely associated with alcohol dependence. The strength of the associations between ALDH2*2 and drinking behaviors depends on the developmental stage, the phenotype studied, and other moderating variables. This study examined ALDH2 gene status as a moderator of the associations between parental drinking, peer drinking, and acculturation with alcohol use among 222 Chinese American and Korean American college freshmen...
July 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717922/healthy-living-behaviors-among-chinese-american-preschool-aged-children-results-of-a-parent-survey
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Virginia Rall Chomitz, Alison Brown, Victoria Lee, Aviva Must, Kenneth Kwan Ho Chui
Associations between diet, physical activity, parenting, and acculturation among Chinese-American children are understudied. Parents/caregivers of children attending child-care programs in Boston Chinatown completed a self-administered survey on demographics, child's diet, physical activities, anthropometrics, and parenting practices. Associations were evaluated in multivariable regression analysis, stratified by survey language preference, a proxy for acculturation. Responding Asian families = 132; 86...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714709/asian-americans-respond-less-favorably-to-excitement-vs-calm-focused-physicians-compared-to-european-americans
#15
Tamara Sims, Birgit Koopmann-Holm, Henry R Young, Da Jiang, Helene Fung, Jeanne L Tsai
OBJECTIVES: Despite being considered a "model minority," Asian Americans report worse health care encounters than do European Americans. This may be due to affective mismatches between Asian American patients and their European American physicians. We predicted that because Asian Americans value excitement (vs. calm) less than European Americans, they will respond less favorably to excitement-focused (vs. calm) physicians. METHOD: In Study 1, 198 European American, Chinese American, and Hong Kong Chinese community adults read a medical scenario and indicated their preference for an excitement-focused versus calm-focused physician...
July 17, 2017: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703329/relationship-between-collectivism-and-corruption-in-american-and-chinese-books-a-historical-perspective
#16
Yongshuai Li, Xuyun Tan, Zhenwei Huang, Li Liu
Previous research on the relationship between collectivism and corruption has not investigated their co-variation over time. In this study, we use Google Ngram Viewer to track the frequency of words related to collectivism and corruption in American books (1800-2000) and in Chinese Books (1970-2008). The results demonstrate that a positive association between the usage of these terms during the periods in both Chinese and American books, with changes in words related to collectivism preceding changes in words related to corruption in American books...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Psychology: Journal International de Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702720/soft-drinks-consumption-is-associated-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-independent-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-chinese-population
#17
Ge Meng, Bo Zhang, Fei Yu, Chunlei Li, Qing Zhang, Li Liu, Hongmei Wu, Yang Xia, Xue Bao, Hongbin Shi, Qian Su, Yeqing Gu, Liyun Fang, Huijun Yang, Bin Yu, Shaomei Sun, Xing Wang, Ming Zhou, Qiyu Jia, Huanli Jiao, Bangmao Wang, Qi Guo, Livia A Carvalhoa, Zhong Sun, Kun Song, Ming Yu, Kaijun Niu
PURPOSE: Excessive consumption of soft drinks is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the association between soft drinks consumption and NAFLD is unclear in non-Caucasian adults with relatively low soft drinks consumption. The aim of this study was to assess the association between soft drinks consumption and NAFLD in Chinese adults. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 26,790 adults living in Tianjin, China. NAFLD (with elevated alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) was diagnosed by the liver ultrasonography and serum ALT concentrations...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701306/geographic-variations-in-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-among-asian-american-subgroups-2003-2011
#18
Jia Pu, Katherine G Hastings, Derek Boothroyd, Powell O Jose, Sukyung Chung, Janki B Shah, Mark R Cullen, Latha P Palaniappan, David H Rehkopf
BACKGROUND: There are well-documented geographical differences in cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality for non-Hispanic whites. However, it remains unknown whether similar geographical variation in CVD mortality exists for Asian American subgroups. This study aims to examine geographical differences in CVD mortality among Asian American subgroups living in the United States and whether they are consistent with geographical differences observed among non-Hispanic whites. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using US death records from 2003 to 2011 (n=3 897 040 CVD deaths), age-adjusted CVD mortality rates per 100 000 population and age-adjusted mortality rate ratios were calculated for the 6 largest Asian American subgroups (Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese) and compared with non-Hispanic whites...
July 12, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690227/-association-between-the-changes-in-ideal-cardiovascular-health-status-and-the-decline-of-glomerular-filtration-rates-in-medical-examination-people
#19
Yaqin Wang, Pingting Yang, Xia Cao, Liuxin Wu, Zhiheng Chen
To explore the association between the changes in ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) indices and the renal function.
 Methods: The retrospective cohort study consisted of 837 Chinese individuals from Department of Health Management in the Third Xiangya Hospital. The general information, anthropometry and blood biochemistry were obtained for all subjects from 2008 to 2014, respectively. The 6-year changes of 7 ideal CVH metrics defined by American Heart Association and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were calculated...
June 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689987/risk-factors-associated-with-atherogenic-dyslipidemia-in-the-presence-of-optimal-statin-therapy
#20
Wang Zhao, Xi-Long Zheng, Ze-Nan Jiang, Xiao-Bo Liao, Shui-Ping Zhao
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the prevalence of atherogenic dyslipidemia (AD) in Chinese outpatients whose low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels reached the goals with statin monotherapy and evaluated the characteristics of these patients. METHODS: An analysis of the Dyslipidemia International Survey-China study that was carried out at 122 hospitals in China. Among patients reaching their LDL-C goals, the presence of AD was defined as triglyceride levels ≥1...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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