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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538883/refining-the-ideas-of-ethnic-skin
#1
Vicente Torres, Maria Isabel Herane, Adilson Costa, Jaime Piquero Martin, Patricia Troielli
Skin disease occur worldwide, affecting people of all nationalities and all skin types. These diseases may have a genetic component and may manifest differently in specific population groups; however, there has been little study on this aspect. If population-based differences exist, it is reasonable to assume that understanding these differences may optimize treatment. While there is a relative paucity of information about similarities and differences in skin diseases around the world, the knowledge-base is expanding...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538556/a-randomized-controlled-multicenter-study-of-juv%C3%A3-derm-voluma-for-enhancement-of-malar-volume-in-chinese-subjects
#2
Dong Li, Xiaojun Wang, Yan Wu, Jiaming Sun, Qin Li, Shuzhong Guo, Yi Jia, Diane K Murphy
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronic acid gels are used to restore volume to the midface, but there are few data published on this use in Asian subjects. METHODS: This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness in Chinese subjects of Juvéderm Voluma, a 20-mg/ml hyaluronic acid gel formulated for midface volumizing. This prospective, multicenter study randomized 119 subjects aged 18 years or older to a treatment group and 27 subjects to a no-treatment control group. The primary effectiveness endpoint was the objectively measured magnitude of change from baseline in volume of the midface area (right and left combined) calculated by digital analysis at month 6 using three-dimensional images for all subjects in both groups...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538508/central-nervous-system-disease-education-and-race-impact-radiation-refusal-in-pediatric-cancer-patients
#3
Chirayu G Patel, Mark Stavas, Stephanie Perkins, Eric T Shinohara
To investigate the determinants of radiation therapy refusal in pediatric cancer, we used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry to identify 24,421 patients who met the eligibility criteria, diagnosed between 1974 and 2012. Patients had any stage of cancer, were aged 0 to 19, and received radiation therapy or refused radiation therapy when it was recommended. One hundred twenty-eight patients (0.52%) refused radiation therapy when it was recommended. Thirty-two percent of patients who refused radiation therapy ultimately died from their cancer, at a median of 7 months after diagnosis (95% confidence interval, 3-11 mo), as compared with 29...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538068/clinical-and-cephalometric-analysis-of-facial-soft-tissue
#4
Jeseok Oh, Jeong Joon Han, Sun-Youl Ryu, Hee-Kyun Oh, Min-Suk Kook, Seunggon Jung, Hong-Ju Park
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to provide average of standard values in planning orthognathic surgery in Asians. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-three Asians with well-balanced facial profile, combined with class I occlusion and stabilized condylar head were evaluated using lateral cephalograms. RESULTS: Facial length (Nasion'-Menton') was 138.8 and 127.0 mm in male and female, respectively. Upper and lower lip length were 24.5 and 49.8 mm for male, and 22...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537989/obesity-is-independently-associated-with-increased-risk-of-hepatocellular-cancer-related-mortality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Arjun Gupta, Avash Das, Kaustav Majumder, Nivedita Arora, Helen G Mayo, Preet P Singh, Muhammad S Beg, Siddharth Singh
OBJECTIVE: Excess body weight is associated with increased risk of developing hepatocellular cancer (HCC), but its effect on HCC-related mortality remains unclear. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the association between premorbid obesity and HCC-related mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Through a systematic literature search-up to March 2016, we identified 9 observational studies (1,599,453 individuals, 5705 HCC-related deaths) reporting the association between premorbid body mass index (BMI), and HCC-related mortality...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537956/the-differences-in-preference-for-truth-telling-of-patients-with-cancer-of-different-genders
#6
Shih-Ying Chen, Hung-Ming Wang, Woung-Ru Tang
BACKGROUND: Patients' personality traits, especially age, gender, and cancer stage, tend to affect doctors' truth-telling methods. However, there is a lack of studies investigating the influence of patients' gender on truth-telling, especially for Asian cultures. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to qualitatively investigate the differences in preferences for truth-telling for patients with cancer of different genders and explore patients' preferences for decision making...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537806/analytic-and-clinical-validation-of-an-ultrasensitive-quantitative-polymerase-chain-reaction-assay-for-egfr-mutation-analysis-with-circulating-tumor-dna
#7
Xiaowei Wang, Yunhua Gao, Bei Wang, Zhenrong Zhang, Chaoyang Liang, Hongxiang Feng, Yongqing Guo, Jiping Da, Minli Mo, Mengyun Zhang, Feng Ding, Zhao Chen, Hui Li, Deruo Liu
CONTEXT: - The mutation analysis of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) has become a common test to guide therapeutic decision making for lung cancer. Molecular testing with circulating tumor DNA in plasma allows diagnosis of mutations when tumor tissue is not available as well as monitoring treatment response with repeat biopsies. OBJECTIVES: - To develop a timely and cost-effective assay that can accurately detect EGFR mutations in circulating tumor DNA and to evaluate the analytic and clinical performance of the assay...
May 24, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537755/a-pilot-study-of-noninvasive-prenatal-diagnosis-of-alpha-and-beta-thalassemia-with-target-capture-sequencing-of-cell-free-fetal-dna-in-maternal-blood
#8
Wenjuan Wang, Yuan Yuan, Haiqing Zheng, Yaoshen Wang, Dan Zeng, Yihua Yang, Xin Yi, Yang Xia, Chunjiang Zhu
AIMS: Thalassemia is a dangerous hematolytic genetic disease. In south China, ∼24% Chinese carry alpha-thalassemia or beta-thalassemia gene mutations. Given the fact that the invasive sampling procedures can only be performed by professionals in experienced centers, it may increase the risk of miscarriage or infection. Thus, most people are worried about the invasive operation. As such, a noninvasive and accurate prenatal diagnosis is needed for appropriate genetic counseling for families with high risks...
May 24, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535617/epidemiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-sarcoidosis-an-update-from-a-population-based-cohort-study-from-olmsted-county-minnesota
#9
P Ungprasert, C S Crowson, E L Matteson
Information about the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and comorbidities of sarcoidosis among Caucasians is relatively scarce. This review focuses primarily on the data from a recently published Caucasianpredominant population-based cohort from Olmsted County, Minnesota. Overall, the incidence rate was 10.0 per 100,000 population, which suggested that sarcoidosis is less common in Caucasians than in Blacks, but is more common in Caucasians than in Asians. Intrathoracic involvement was seen in the vast majority of patients, but less than half have respiratory symptoms...
May 22, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535156/phase-ii-study-of-neoadjuvant-imatinib-in-large-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumours-of-the-stomach
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Yukinori Kurokawa, Han-Kwang Yang, Haruhiko Cho, Min-Hee Ryu, Toru Masuzawa, Sook Ryun Park, Sohei Matsumoto, Hyuk-Joon Lee, Hiroshi Honda, Oh Kyoung Kwon, Takashi Ishikawa, Kyung Hee Lee, Kazuhito Nabeshima, Seong-Ho Kong, Toshio Shimokawa, Jeong-Hwan Yook, Yuichiro Doki, Seock-Ah Im, Seiichi Hirota, Seokyung Hahn, Toshirou Nishida, Yoon-Koo Kang
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) with high-risk features have poor prognosis even if adjuvant treatment is given. Neoadjuvant imatinib may increase the cure rate by shrinking large GISTs and preserve organ function. METHODS: We conducted an Asian multinational phase II study for patients with gastric GISTs ≥10 cm. Patients received neoadjuvant imatinib (400 mg/day) for 6-9 months. The primary end point was R0 resection rate. RESULTS: A total of 56 patients were enroled in this study...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534742/looming-threat-of-asian-tobacco-companies-to-global-health
#11
Kelley Lee, Jappe Eckhardt
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May 20, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534708/granulomatous-epididymo-orchitis-diagnosis-by-fine-needle-aspiration
#12
Uma Handa, Reetu Kundu, Gunjan Raghubanshi, Vidur Bhalla
Tuberculosis is the leading cause of chronic granulomatous epididymo-orchitis in the Asian population. A retrospective analysis of 40 patients diagnosed with granulomatous or tubercular epididymo-orchitis on fine-needle aspiration (FNA) was carried out. May Grünwald giemsa, haematoxylin and eosin and Ziehl Neelsen stained smears were evaluated. Of 40 patients studied, aspiration smears showed epithelioid cell granulomas with caseation in 17, granulomas alone in 19 and caseation only in four. Acid fast bacilli were seen in 15...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534554/-relation-between-preoperative-prognostic-onodera-s-index-and-postsurgery-complications-in-the-r0-gastric-carcinoma-resection
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F Borda, C Miranda, A Borda, E Echeverría, A Guerra, J J Iñigo, J M Zozaya
BACKGROUND: It has been postulated in the Asian literature that a low prognostic nutritional index (OI) could be associated with a higher rate of complications following radical gastric cancer surgery, but there is a lack of data concerning western countries. The aim is to analyze the relationship between a low preoperative OI and the frequency and severity of surgical complications in R0 gastric cancer resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present article, 124 cases of gastric cancer with R0 resection were reviewed...
April 30, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534320/infectious-keratitis-and-orthokeratology-lens-use-a-systematic-review
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Ka Wai Kam, Wing Yung, Gabriel Ka Hin Li, Li Jia Chen, Alvin L Young
PURPOSE: Myopia is a prevalent condition among Asians. Orthokeratology lens has gained popularity as a method of myopia control. This systematic review is to summarize the clinical profile of infectious keratitis in association with orthokeratology lens wear. METHODS: We searched in the PubMed and EMBASE for articles adopting the search strategy "(orthokeratology lens OR orthokeratology) AND (bacterial eye infection OR keratitis OR cornea ulcer OR microbial keratitis OR bacterial keratitis)", from the start date of the databases to August 23, 2016...
May 22, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533958/from-effective-biocontrol-agent-to-successful-invader-the-harlequin-ladybird-harmonia-axyridis-as-an-example-of-good-ideas-that-could-go-wrong
#15
Morelia Camacho-Cervantes, Adrián Ortega-Iturriaga, Ek Del-Val
The use of biological control agents to control pests is an alternative to pesticides and a tool to manage invasive alien species. However, biocontrol agents can themselves become invasive species under certain conditions. The harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) is a native Asian biocontrol agent that has become a successful invader. We reviewed articles containing "Harmonia axyridis" to gather information on its presence and surveyed entomologists researching Coccinellidae around the world to investigate further insights about the current distribution, vectors of introduction, habitat use and threats this species pose...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533537/novel-mutations-and-phenotypic-associations-identified-through-apc-mutyh-nthl1-pold1-pole-gene-analysis-in-indian-familial-adenomatous-polyposis-cohort
#16
Nikhat Khan, Anuja Lipsa, Gautham Arunachal, Mukta Ramadwar, Rajiv Sarin
Colo-Rectal Cancer is a common cancer worldwide with 5-10% cases being hereditary. Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) syndrome is due to germline mutations in the APC or rarely MUTYH gene. NTHL1, POLD1, POLE have been recently reported in previously unexplained FAP cases. Unlike the Caucasian population, FAP phenotype and its genotypic associations have not been widely studied in several geoethnic groups. We report the first FAP cohort from South Asia and the only non-Caucasian cohort with comprehensive analysis of APC, MUTYH, NTHL1, POLD1, POLE genes...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533438/high-resolution-mapping-of-crossover-events-in-the-hexaploid-wheat-genome-suggests-a-universal-recombination-mechanism
#17
Benoit Darrier, Hélène Rimbert, François Balfourier, Lise Pingault, Ambre-Aurore Josselin, Bertrand Servin, Julien Navarro, Frédéric Choulet, Etienne Paux, Pierre Sourdille
During meiosis, crossovers (COs) create new allele associations by reciprocal exchange of DNA. In bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), COs are almost limited to subtelomeric regions of chromosomes resulting in a substantial loss of breeding efficiency in the proximal regions though these latter carry ~60-70% of the genes. Identifying sequence and/or chromosome features impacting recombination occurrence is thus relevant to improve and drive recombination. Using the recent release of a reference sequence of chromosome 3B and of the draft assemblies of the 20 other wheat chromosomes, we performed a fine-scale mapping of COs and we revealed that 82% of COs located in the distal ends of chromosome 3B representing 19% of the chromosome length...
May 22, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533426/a-reappraised-meta-analysis-of-the-genetic-association-between-vitamin-d-receptor-bsm-i-rs1544410-polymorphism-and-pulmonary-tuberculosis-risk
#18
Mohammed Y Areeshi, Raju K Mandal, Sajad Ahmad Dar, Abdulrahman M Alshahrani, Aqeel Ahmad, Arshad Jawed, Mohd Wahid, Mohtashim Lohani, Aditya K Panda, Shafiul Haque
BsmI (rs1544410) polymorphism located in intron 8 at the 3' end of the VDR gene is known to be involved in the regulation of mRNA stability. Many studies evaluated the possible correlation between VDR Bsm I polymorphism and the risk of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), and reported conflicting results. In this study, an updated meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the above said association. PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar web-databases were searched for the relevant studies and a meta-analysis was performed by calculating pooled odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) for all the genetic models...
May 22, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533374/unique-clade-of-alphaproteobacterial-endosymbionts-induces-complete-cytoplasmic-incompatibility-in-the-coconut-beetle
#19
Shun-Ichiro Takano, Midori Tuda, Keiji Takasu, Naruto Furuya, Yuya Imamura, Sangwan Kim, Kosuke Tashiro, Kazuhiro Iiyama, Matias Tavares, Acacio Cardoso Amaral
Maternally inherited bacterial endosymbionts in arthropods manipulate host reproduction to increase the fitness of infected females. Cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) is one such manipulation, in which uninfected females produce few or no offspring when they mate with infected males. To date, two bacterial endosymbionts, Wolbachia and Cardinium, have been reported as CI inducers. Only Wolbachia induces complete CI, which causes 100% offspring mortality in incompatible crosses. Here we report a third CI inducer that belongs to a unique clade of Alphaproteobacteria detected within the coconut beetle, Brontispa longissima This beetle comprises two cryptic species, the Asian clade and the Pacific clade, which show incompatibility in hybrid crosses...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533294/type-2-diabetes-demystifying-the-global-epidemic
#20
Ranjit Unnikrishnan, Rajendra Pradeepa, Shashank R Joshi, Viswanathan Mohan
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has attained the status of a global pandemic, spreading from affluent industrialized nations to the emerging economies of Asia, Latin America, and Africa. There is significant global variation in susceptibility to T2D, with Pacific Islanders, Asian Indians, and Native Americans being considerably more prone to develop the disorder. Although genetic factors may play a part, the rapidity with which diabetes prevalence has risen among these populations reflects the far-ranging and rapid socioeconomic changes to which they have been exposed over the past few decades...
June 2017: Diabetes
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