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Yu-Chuan Chiu, Shen-Ing Liu, Chen-Ju Lin, Yu-Shin Huang, Chun-Kai Fang, Fang-Ju Sun, Kai-Liang Kao, Yo-Ping Huang, Shu-I Wu
This study examines the reliability, factor structure, convergent, and construct validities of the Mandarin Chinese version of the Reasons For Living Inventory (RFL) among Taiwanese psychiatric patients. Demographical characteristics of patients who hold these adaptive cognitions and differences on the level of endorsement between suicidal and non-suicidal individuals were also investigated. All adult patients that had visited the psychiatric ambulatory clinic or had been admitted to the psychiatric ward in a general hospital in Taiwan over a 3-month period were consecutively invited to complete an inventory that included background information, the Mandarin Chinese versions of the RFL, the Suicidal Behaviors Questionnaire- Revised (SBQ-R), and the Beck Hopeless Scale (BHS)...
March 20, 2018: Behavioral Medicine
Liang Liu, Hua-Xiang Xu, Min He, Wei Wang, Wen-Quan Wang, Chun-Tao Wu, Rong-Qiang Wei, Yun Liang, He-Li Gao, Chen Liu, Jin Xu, Jiang Long, Quan-Xing Ni, Cheng-Hao Shao, Jian Wang, Xian-Jun Yu
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the application of the latest 8th American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system in Chinese patients and determined whether the addition of biologic markers could improve the prediction of postsurgical survival in pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PC). METHODS: This multicenter study involved 1,223 consecutive patients who underwent margin-negative pancreatectomy for PC. A scoring system was devised based on AJCC pathologic parameters and biologic markers and defined using a Cox proportional hazards model...
March 13, 2018: Surgery
Martin Kornecki, Jochen Strube
Productivity improvements of mammalian cell culture in the production of recombinant proteins have been made by optimizing cell lines, media, and process operation. This led to enhanced titers and process robustness without increasing the cost of the upstream processing (USP); however, a downstream bottleneck remains. In terms of process control improvement, the process analytical technology (PAT) initiative, initiated by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA), aims to measure, analyze, monitor, and ultimately control all important attributes of a bioprocess...
March 16, 2018: Bioengineering
Sarah Soo-Hoo, Samantha Nemeth, Onur Baser, Michael Argenziano, Paul Kurlansky
Objective: To explore the impact of racial and ethnic diversity on the performance of cardiac surgical risk models, the Chinese SinoSCORE was compared with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk model in a diverse American population. Methods: The SinoSCORE risk model was applied to 13 969 consecutive coronary artery bypass surgery patients from twelve American institutions. SinoSCORE risk factors were entered into a logistic regression to create a 'derived' SinoSCORE whose performance was compared with that of the STS risk model...
2018: Heart Asia
Jingjie Ge, Jianjun Wu, Shichun Peng, Ping Wu, Jian Wang, Huiwei Zhang, Yihui Guan, David Eidelberg, Chuantao Zuo, Yilong Ma
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rare movement disorder and often difficult to distinguish clinically from Parkinson's disease (PD) and multiple system atrophy (MSA) in early phases. In this study, we report reproducible disease-related topographies of brain network and regional glucose metabolism associated with PSP in clinically-confirmed independent cohorts of PSP, MSA, and PD patients and healthy controls in the USA and China. Using18 F-FDG PET images from PSP and healthy subjects, we applied spatial covariance analysis with bootstrapping to identify a PSP-related pattern (PSPRP) and estimate its reliability, and evaluated the ability of network scores for differential diagnosis...
March 13, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
H T Sun, M Xu, G L Chen, J He
Objective: This study aimed to compare dexmedetomidine with remifentanil for conscious sedation in patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma. Methods: Sixty patients, who were aged 41 to 73 years with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status Ⅰ-Ⅱ, and scheduled for elective radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma under conscious sedation in National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, from January 2014 to June 2016, were allocated randomly to receive dexmedetomidine maintenance regimen(group D, n =30)or remifentanil maintenance regimen(group R, n =30)by random digital table...
February 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Yuan-Yuan Lei, Suzanne C Ho, Ashley Cheng, Carol Kwok, Chi-Kiu Iris Lee, Ka Li Cheung, Roselle Lee, Herbert H F Loong, Yi-Qian He, Winnie Yeo
Background: The 2007 World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) guideline provides recommendations for cancer prevention among cancer survivors. Limited data have examined whether guideline adherence is related to health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among Chinese patients with breast cancer. Methods: An ongoing prospective cohort study involving 1,462 Chinese women with early-stage breast cancer assessed exercise, diet, and body mass index (BMI) at baseline and at 18-months follow-up after diagnosis...
March 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
Yishuo Wu, Hongjie Yu, S Lilly Zheng, Rong Na, Mufaddal Mamawala, Tricia Landis, Kathleen Wiley, Jacqueline Petkewicz, Sameep Shah, Zhuqing Shi, Kristian Novakovic, Michael McGuire, Charles B Brendler, Qiang Ding, Brian T Helfand, H Ballentine Carter, Kathleen A Cooney, William B Isaacs, Jianfeng Xu
BACKGROUND: Germline mutations in CHEK2 have been associated with prostate cancer (PCa) risk. Our objective is to examine whether germline pathogenic CHEK2 mutations can differentiate risk of lethal from indolent PCa. METHODS: A case-case study of 703 lethal PCa patients and 1455 patients with low-risk localized PCa of European, African, and Chinese origin was performed. Germline DNA samples from these patients were sequenced for CHEK2. Mutation carrier rates and their association with lethal PCa were analyzed using the Fisher exact test and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis...
March 9, 2018: Prostate
Jin Li, Yoko Yamamoto, Jamison M Kinnane, Bree C Shugarts, Clarence K K Ho
Little research exists on how immigrant children develop their beliefs about school learning (BASLs) in their home and host cultures. We examined the BASLs and achievement children of Chinese immigrants' (CCI) and European American (EA) children. We followed longitudinally 120 middle-class children from age 4 to 5, balanced for gender. Children heard two story beginnings depicting a child eager to attend school and another not. Children completed the stories and were tested for math and literacy achievement...
March 7, 2018: Child Development
Nynikka R Palmer, Steven E Gregorich, Jennifer Livaudais-Toman, Jane Jih, Celia P Kaplan
OBJECTIVE: We examined prostate cancer patients' perceived engagement in treatment decision-making and associated factors by race/ethnicity in a multiethnic sample. METHOD: We identified patients through the California Cancer Registry. Patients completed a cross-sectional telephone interview in English, Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin. Multivariable logistic regression models, stratified by race/ethnicity, estimated the associations of patient demographic and health status characteristics on (1) doctor asked patient to help decide treatment plan and (2) patient and doctor worked out a treatment plan together...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Han-Lin Chi, Janine Cataldo, Evelyn Y Ho, Roberta S Rehm
BACKGROUND: Health-care providers (HCPs) find facilitating end-of-life (EOL) care discussions challenging, especially with patients whose ethnicities differ from their own. Currently, there is little guidance on how to initiate and facilitate such discussions with older Chinese Americans (≥55 years) and their families. OBJECTIVE: To explore communication strategies for HCPs to initiate EOL care discussions with older Chinese Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
Brittany C Miller, Elizabeth A Sarma, Yiyuan Sun, Catherine R Messina, Anne Moyer
Chinese American women have lower rates of mammography screening compared with non-Hispanic White women. Although the extent of perceived barriers, as conceptualized by the Health Belief Model, have been shown to distinguish between currently non-adherent Chinese American women who have ever and never had a mammogram, it is less clear which types of perceived barriers differentiate them. One hundred twenty-eight Chinese American women in the New York metropolitan area who had not had a mammogram in the past year completed baseline assessments for a mammography framing intervention study...
March 5, 2018: Ethnicity & Health
Shijian Feng, Liang Zhou, Qinyu Liu, Qing He, Banghua Liao, Xin Wei, Hong Li, Kunjie Wang, Yuchun Zhu
Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors are recommended for patients with erectile dysfunction by American Urological Association and European Association Urology guidelines. However, recent researches have shown that PDE5 inhibitors may lead to increased melanoma risk. Thus, we aimed to explore whether PDE5 inhibitors are associated with increased melanoma risk based on published literatures.We conducted a systematic online search on PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Chinese Biochemical Literature, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Chinese Science and Technology Periodical databases to identify the related studies...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Douglas A Stram, Xuejuan Jiang, Rohit Varma, Mina Torres, Bruce S Burkemper, Farzana Choudhury, Ronald Klein, W James Gauderman, Roberta McKean-Cowdin
Objective: To identify factors associated with prevalent diabetic retinopathy (DR) among Chinese American adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and to compare these factors to ones previously described for a population-based sample of Latinos with a higher DR prevalence. Design: Population-based cross-sectional study. Participants: 4582 Chinese Americans aged 50 or older residing in Monterey Park, California. Methods: Participants completed an in-home questionnaire on socio-demographic status and medical history, and a comprehensive clinical eye examination, using the same protocol implemented in the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study...
February 2018: Ophthalmology Retina
Mary E Northridge, Sara S Metcalf, Stella Yi, Qiuyi Zhang, Xiaoxi Gu, Chau Trinh-Shevrin
Introduction: While the US health care system has the capability to provide amazing treatment of a wide array of conditions, this care is not uniformly available to all population groups. Oral health care is one of the dimensions of the US health care delivery system in which striking disparities exist. More than half of the population does not visit a dentist each year. Improving access to oral health care is a critical and necessary first step to improving oral health outcomes and reducing disparities...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
Guandi Wu, Jiayi Xian, Xi Yang, Jiaying Li, Jichen Liu, Wenhui Dong, Shuwen Su, Jun Li, Yan Tu, Jian Peng, Dingli Xu, Qingchun Zeng
Previous studies have reported inconsistent results regarding the association between homocysteine (Hcy) levels and calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD). We investigate the association between Hcy levels in patients with CAVD and controls by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. We conducted a systematic search of studies published prior to the end of March 2017 in the PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and the Chinese Biomedical Literature databases. Eligible studies evaluating plasma Hcy levels in CAVD patients and controls were identified by two independent investigators...
February 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Han-Lin Chi, Janine Cataldo, Evelyn Y Ho, Roberta S Rehm
INTRODUCTION: Older Chinese Americans often defer end-of-life care discussions. Researchers sought to explore how to engage older Chinese Americans and their families in end-of-life care discussions and to understand the optimal timing to initiate such discussions. METHODS: Individual, semistructured interviews were conducted with 14 community-dwelling older Chinese Americans, 9 adult children, and 7 clinicians. The data were collected and analyzed using focused ethnographic methodology...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society
Jason Seto, James Davis, Deborah Ann Taira
Socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity are known to be associated with health disparities. This study used data (2010-2014) from the American Community Survey. Respondents over age 30 from Hawaii were included (n = 44,921). Outcome variables were self-reported disability in vision, hearing, ambulatory function, self-care, independent living, or cognitive function. Four measures of socioeconomic status were personal income, average income for the area, income inequality for area, and education. This study used multivariable logistic regression to predict disability by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, controlling for age and gender...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Sufei He, Miao Wang, Jinhua Si, Tianyi Zhang, Hong Cui, Xiumei Gao
INTRODUCTION: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed and treated childhood psychiatric disorders. The analogous diagnosis adopted in Europe is hyperkinetic disorder, which is defined in the WHO's International Classification of Diseases 10th edition (ICD-10). Hyperkinetic disorder includes more severe conditions. Ginkgo preparations are used in the treatment of ADHD. The present study will assess the efficacy and safety of ginkgo preparations in the treatment of ADHD in the currently published literature...
February 20, 2018: BMJ Open
Carina Katigbak, Erin Flaherty, Ying-Yu Chao, Tam Nguyen, Daphne Cheung, Rick Yiu-Cho Kwan
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) is a significant modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. For older adults, engaging in PA is shown to improve cardiac status, reduce cognitive, and functional decline, and improve overall quality of life. However, only 17% of Asian American adults meet the 2008 federal recommended guidelines for aerobic and muscle strengthening activity; and there is a paucity of data reporting on older Asian Americans - a rapidly growing, underserved group...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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