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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222091/perceived-benefits-and-barriers-of-cervical-cancer-screening-among-chinese-american-women
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Wei-Chen Tung, Minggen Lu, Michelle Granner
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explore the perceived benefits and barriers to cervical cancer screening among Chinese American women using stages of the Transtheoretical Model of Change.
. DESIGN: Cross-sectional design with self-report surveys. 
. SETTING: Chinese communities (e.g., churches, supermarkets, restaurants) in Northern California and Northern Nevada. 
. SAMPLE: 121 Chinese women aged 21-65 years living in Northern California and Northern Nevada...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221366/pathway-wide-association-study-identifies-five-shared-pathways-associated-with-schizophrenia-in-three-ancestral-distinct-populations
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C Liu, C A Bousman, C Pantelis, E Skafidas, D Zhang, W Yue, I P Everall
Genome-wide association studies have confirmed the polygenic nature of schizophrenia and suggest that there are hundreds or thousands of alleles associated with increased liability for the disorder. However, the generalizability of any one allelic marker of liability is remarkably low and has bred the notion that schizophrenia may be better conceptualized as a pathway(s) disorder. Here, we empirically tested this notion by conducting a pathway-wide association study (PWAS) encompassing 255 experimentally validated Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathways among 5033 individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and 5332 unrelated healthy controls across three distinct ethnic populations; European-American (EA), African-American (AA) and Han Chinese (CH)...
February 21, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221128/epidemiology-of-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease-and-tuberculosis-hawaii-usa
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Jennifer Adjemian, Timothy B Frankland, Yihe G Daida, Jennifer R Honda, Kenneth N Olivier, Adrian Zelazny, Stacey Honda, D Rebecca Prevots
Previous studies found Hawaiians and Asian-Americans/Pacific Islanders to be independently at increased risk for nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTMPD) and tuberculosis (TB). To better understand NTM infection and TB risk patterns in Hawaii, USA, we evaluated data on a cohort of patients in Hawaii for 2005-2013. Period prevalence of NTMPD was highest among Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese patients (>300/100,000 persons) and lowest among Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (50/100,000)...
March 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211056/targeted-mass-media-interventions-promoting-healthy-behaviours-to-reduce-risk-of-non-communicable-diseases-in-adult-ethnic-minorities
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REVIEW
Annhild Mosdøl, Ingeborg B Lidal, Gyri H Straumann, Gunn E Vist
BACKGROUND: Physical activity, a balanced diet, avoidance of tobacco exposure, and limited alcohol consumption may reduce morbidity and mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Mass media interventions are commonly used to encourage healthier behaviours in population groups. It is unclear whether targeted mass media interventions for ethnic minority groups are more or less effective in changing behaviours than those developed for the general population. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of mass media interventions targeting adult ethnic minorities with messages about physical activity, dietary patterns, tobacco use or alcohol consumption to reduce the risk of NCDs...
February 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209984/development-and-evaluation-of-a-risk-score-for-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-among-middle-aged-chinese-rural-population-based-on-the-ruraldiab-study
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Hao Zhou, Yuqian Li, Xiaotian Liu, Fei Xu, Linlin Li, Kaili Yang, Xinling Qian, Ruihua Liu, Ronghai Bie, Chongjian Wang
The purpose of this study was to establish a simple and effective risk score for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in middle-aged rural Chinese. Total of 5453 participants aged 30-59 years from the Rural Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle (RuralDiab) study were recruited for establishing the RuralDiab risk score by using logistic regression analysis. The RuralDiab risk score was validated in a prospective study from Henan Province of China, and compared with previous risk scores by using the receiver-operating characteristics cure...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207889/genetic-variation-of-maturity-groups-and-four-e-genes-in-the-chinese-soybean-mini-core-collection
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Jicun Li, Xiaobo Wang, Wenwen Song, Xinyang Huang, Jing Zhou, Haiyan Zeng, Shi Sun, Hongchang Jia, Wenbin Li, Xinan Zhou, Suzhen Li, Pengyin Chen, Cunxiang Wu, Yong Guo, Tianfu Han, Lijuan Qiu
The mini core collection (MCC) has been established by streamlining core collection (CC) chosen from China National Genebank including 23,587 soybean (Glycine max) accessions by morphological traits and simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. Few studies have been focused on the maturity that has been considered as one of the most critical traits for the determination of the adaptation-growing region of the soybean. In the current study, two hundred and ninty-nine accessions of MCC planted for two years at four locations namely in Heihe, Harbin, Jining and Wuhan cities in China were used to assess the variation of maturity in MCC and identify the integrated effect of 4 E loci on flowering and maturity time in soybean...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207829/three-dimensional-acetabular-orientation-measurement-in-a-reliable-coordinate-system-among-one-hundred-chinese
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Henghui Zhang, Yiping Wang, Songtao Ai, Xiaojun Chen, Liao Wang, Kerong Dai
Determining three-dimensional (3D) acetabular orientation is important for several orthopaedic scenarios, but the complex geometries of both pelvis and acetabulum make measurements of orientation unreliable. Acetabular orientation may also differ between the sexes or racial groups. We aimed to (1) establish and evaluate a novel method for measuring 3D acetabular orientation, (2) apply this new method to a large population of Chinese subjects, and (3) report relevant characteristics of native acetabular orientation in this population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199052/the-flipped-classroom-approach-stimulating-positive-learning-attitudes-and-improving-mastery-of-histology-among-medical-students
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Xin Cheng, Kenneth Ka Ho Lee, Eric Y Chang, Xuesong Yang
Traditional medical education methodologies have been dramatically impacted by the introduction of new teaching approaches over the past few decades. In particular, the "flipped classroom" format has drawn a great deal of attention. However, evidence regarding the effectiveness of the flipped model remains limited due to a lack of outcome-based studies. In the present study, a pilot histology curriculum of the organ systems was implemented among 24 Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) students in a flipped classroom format at Jinan University...
November 4, 2016: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198110/emergence-of-a-novel-highly-pathogenic-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-in-china
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J-K Liu, X Zhou, J-Q Zhai, B Li, C-H Wei, A-L Dai, X-Y Yang, M-L Luo
From 2014 to 2015, four novel highly pathogenic PRRS virus (HP-PRRSV) strains named 14LY01-FJ, 14LY02-FJ 15LY01-FJ, and 15LY02-FJ were isolated from high morbidity (100%) and mortality (40%-80%) in piglets and sows in Fujian Province. To further our knowledge about these novel virus strains, we characterized their complete genomes and determined their pathogenicity in piglets. Full-length genome sequencing analysis showed that these four isolates were closely related to type 2 (North American type, NA-type) isolates, with 88...
February 14, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196797/left-atrial-structure-in-relationship-to-age-sex-ethnicity-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-mesa-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Filip Zemrak, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Gabriella Captur, Jonathan Chrispin, Ela Chamera, Mohammadali Habibi, Saman Nazarian, Saidi A Mohiddin, James C Moon, Steffen E Petersen, João A C Lima, David A Bluemke
BACKGROUND: Left atrial (LA) size is a marker of diastolic function and is associated with atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular outcomes. However, there are no large population studies measuring LA structure. The relationship of demographics and cardiovascular risk factors to LA size is largely unknown. This study aimed to determine associations of LA size with demographic factors, cardiac structure and function, and cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: LA volume indexed to body surface area was measured by cardiovascular magnetic resonance steady-state free precession and fast gradient echo cine long- and short-axis images in 2576 asymptomatic participants of MESA ([Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis] 68...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190569/analyzing-on-the-location-of-the-bicipital-groove-for-alignment-in-shoulder-arthroplasty-of-chinese
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Jian Zhou, Linlin Zhang, Ling Shen, Ming Zhu, Feng Zheng
BACKGROUND: Many anthropometric studies of the normal glenohumeral relationship have been performed for the implant design and to identify reference points for the correct placement of the prosthesis in glenohumeral joint replacement. However, whether those implantation marks, which adopted from European or American, can achieve the same precision to Eastern Asian, specifically Chinese is still unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred eighty healthy were scanned using CT...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181687/acupuncture-for-acute-hordeolum
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REVIEW
Ke Cheng, Andrew Law, Menghu Guo, L Susan Wieland, Xueyong Shen, Lixing Lao
BACKGROUND: Hordeolum is an acute, purulent inflammation of the eyelid margin usually caused by obstructed orifices of the sebaceous glands of the eyelid. The condition, which affects sebaceous glands internally or externally, is common. When the meibomian gland in the tarsal plate is affected, internal hordeolum occurs, while when the glands of Zeis or Moll associated with eyelash follicles are affected, external hordeolum, or stye occurs. The onset of hordeolum is usually self limited, and may resolve in about a week with spontaneous drainage of the abscess...
February 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178866/a-sociocultural-approach-to-children-s-perceptions-of-death-and-loss
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Sungeun Yang, Soyeon Park
By employing the phenomenographic approach, the present study explored children's cognitive understanding of and emotional responses to death and bereavement. Participants included 52 Korean, 16 Chinese, and 16 Chinese American children ages 5-6. Thematic analysis of children's drawings and open-ended interviews revealed that most children associated death with negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, and sadness. The majority of children used realistic expressions to narrate death. The core themes from their drawings included causes for death, attempts to stop the dying, and situations after death...
January 1, 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177955/use-of-traditional-birth-practices-by-chinese-women-in-the-united-states
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Maki Saito, Audrey Lyndon
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to explore how foreign-born Chinese women living in California engage in various traditional and American birth practices. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A descriptive qualitative study was conducted using a grounded theory approach. Chinese women from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan who had childbirth experiences in the United States were purposively sampled. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 13 women, with follow-up interviews with 5 women...
February 7, 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168394/understanding-falls-risk-and-impacts-in-chinese-american-older-patients-at-a-community-health-center
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Susan Huang, Thomas Duong, Liss Ieong, Thu Quach
While falls are highly prevalent and costly for older adults, little is known about falls for Asian Americans. Using a custom, evidence-based, bilingual fall risk assessment and management tool, our study examined the prevalence of falls among older Chinese-speaking patients at a community health center. We identified the risks for falls and explored an association of fall risk with emergency room (ER) and hospital use in this population. The setting was at a community health center in Oakland, CA. Participants included 839 older Asian American adults (ages 65-80 years) who spoke Cantonese/Mandarin...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161896/equation-derived-body-fat-percentage-indicates-metabolic-abnormalities-among-normal-weight-adults-in-a-rural-chinese-population
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Xin Liu, Yaling Zhao, Qiang Li, Shaonong Dang, Hong Yan
OBJECTIVES: Obesity classification using body mass index (BMI) may miss subjects with elevated body fat percentage (BF%) and related metabolic risk factors. We aimed to evaluate whether BF% calculated by equations could provide more information about metabolic risks, in addition to BMI classification, in a cross-sectional rural Chinese population. METHODS: A total of 2,990 men and women aged 18-80 years were included in this study. BF% was calculated using previously validated Chinese-specific equations...
February 5, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161048/self-reported-use-of-eye-care-among-adult-chinese-americans-in-the-chinese-american-eye-study
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Xuejuan Jiang, Rohit Varma, Mina Torres, Chunyi Hsu, Roberta McKean-Cowdin
PURPOSE: To identify the prevalence and determinants of self-reported eye care use among Chinese Americans. DESIGN: Population-based, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 4582 Chinese Americans 50 years and older residing in Monterey Park, California. METHODS: Multivariable logistic regression analyses based on Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Services Use were conducted to identify predisposing, enabling, and need variables associated with self-reported eye care use...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156433/psychosocial-distress-screening-in-the-health-care-safety-net
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Theora Cimino, Anne Kinderman, Leslie Safier, Heather A Harris
: 91 Background: Recognizing that psychosocial distress (PSD) is underestimated in patients with cancer, the Commission on Cancer mandated screening using a validated tool. Studies of PSD screening exist, but none to date in a diverse, multicultural safety net setting where patients face challenges such as homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse, which may augment PSD. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients with cancer offered PSD screening during 2015...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153023/reliability-and-validity-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-autoimmune-bullous-disease-quality-of-life-abqol-questionnaire
#19
Baoqi Yang, Guo Chen, Qing Yang, Xiaoxiao Yan, Zhaoxia Zhang, Dédée F Murrell, Furen Zhang
BACKGROUND: The autoimmune bullous diseases quality of life (ABQOL) questionnaire was recently developed by an Australian group and has been validated in Australian and North American patient cohorts. It is a 17-item, multidimensional, self-administered English questionnaire. The study aimed to validate the Chinese version of the ABQOL questionnaire and evaluate the reliability in Chinese patients. METHODS: The Chinese version of the ABQOL questionnaire was produced by forward-backward translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the original English version...
February 2, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149549/calcification-of-arteries-supplying-the-gastric-tube-increases-the-risk-of-anastomotic-leakage-after-esophagectomy-with-cervical-anastomosis
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Liang Zhao, Gefei Zhao, Jiagen Li, Bin Qu, Susheng Shi, Xiaoli Feng, Hao Feng, Jun Jiang, Qi Xue, Jie He
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leak is an important cause of morbidity and mortality after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer patients. Calcification of the arteries supplying the gastric tube has been found to be associated with leakage after esophagectomy with cervical anastomosis in Europeans. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the association between calcifications of the supplying arteries of the gastric tube and the occurrence of anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy with cervical anastomosis in Chinese patients with esophageal cancer...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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