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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157957/selection-of-vaccine-strains-for-serotype-o-foot-and-mouth-disease-viruses-2007-2012-circulating-in-southeast-asia-east-asia-and-far-east
#1
Mana Mahapatra, Sasmita Upadhyaya, Sharie Aviso, Aravindh Babu, Geoff Hutchings, Satya Parida
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is endemic in Southeast Asia (SEA) and East Asia with circulation of multiple serotypes and multiple genotypes within each serotype of the virus. Although countries like Japan and South Korea in the Far East were free of FMD, in 2010 FMD serotype O (O/Mya-98) outbreaks were recorded and since then South Korea has experienced several FMD outbreaks despite regular vaccination. In this study a total of 85 serotype O FMD viruses (FMDV) isolated from 2007 to 2012 from SEA, East Asia and Far East were characterized by virus neutralisation tests using antisera to four existing (O/HKN/6/83, O/IND/R2/75, O/SKR/2010 and O/PanAsia-2) and one putative (O/MYA/2009) vaccine strains, and by full capsid sequencing...
November 17, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157598/chinese-vietnamese-and-asian-indian-parents-perspectives-about-well-child-visits-a-qualitative-analysis
#2
Maya Ragavan, Wendy Li, A Rani Elwy, John Cowden, Megan Bair-Merritt
OBJECTIVES: Well-child visits are a critical component of pediatric healthcare; however, disparities in attendance and quality of care exist for Asian children. Limited research has explored Asian immigrant parents' perspectives about their well-child visit experience. METHODS: Qualitative interviews were conducted with Chinese, Vietnamese, and Asian Indian immigrant parents. Participants were recruited from community-based organizations in the Boston area. Interviews focused on parents' perceptions about well-child visits, including individual attitudes, social and cultural factors impacting their opinions, perceived behavioral control, and improving visits for Asian immigrant families...
November 17, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154928/sequence-analysis-of-the-thrombospondin-related-adhesive-protein-gene-and-heat-shock-protein-70-of-babesia-gibsoni-isolated-from-dogs-in-nanjing-china
#3
Huan-Ran Lin, Xiao-Ting Mei, Yu-Fang Hong, Yan-Bing Zhao, Xiao-Nan Guo, De-Ji Yang, Da-Wei Yao
In this study, the thrombospondin-related adhesive protein (TRAP) gene and the heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) gene of Babesia gibsoni isolated from the naturally infected dog in the Nanjing area were cloned and sequenced. Twenty blood samples were collected from the suspected cases of babesiosis at the animal hospital of Nanjing Agriculture University. Genomic DNA was extracted from the blood samples, and the 18S rDNAs were amplified by PCR to confirm Babesia infection. As a result, 10 cases of Babesia 18S rDNA gene amplification were positive in the 20 blood samples, confirming that the 10 cases were infected with canine Babesia...
November 14, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150899/p-arg69trp-in-rnaseh2c-is-a-founder-variant-in-three-indian-families-with-aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome
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Malavika Hebbar, Anil Kanthi, Aroor Shrikiran, Snehal Patil, Mamta Muranjan, Febi Francis, Vishnu Bhat B, Katta M Girisha, Anju Shukla
Aicardi-Goutières syndrome is an early-onset severe neurological disorder characterized by intracranial calcification, white matter abnormalities, hepatosplenomegaly, cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis, and elevated interferon-α levels, thus mimicking congenital viral infections. It is a genetically heterogeneous condition and autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant forms with variations in seven genes known till date. Variations in RNASEH2C cause an autosomal recessive form of AGS. Here we report three Indian families with variant, c...
November 17, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145583/association-between-the-severity-of-diabetic-retinopathy-and-falls-in-an-asian-population-with-diabetes-the-singapore-epidemiology-of-eye-diseases-study
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Preeti Gupta, Amudha Aravindhan, Alfred T L Gan, Ryan E K Man, Eva K Fenwick, Paul Mitchell, Nicholas Tan, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Tien Yin Wong, Ching-Yu Cheng, Ecosse L Lamoureux
Importance: The presence and severity of diabetic retinopathy (DR) may contribute to the risk of falling in persons with diabetes, but evidence is currently equivocal. Objective: To investigate the associations of diabetes and DR severity with the likelihood of falls in a multiethnic Asian population. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cross-sectional post hoc analysis of the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases study, a population-based study of participants from 3 ethnic groups (3280 Malay, 3400 Indian, and 3353 Chinese individuals) conducted from 2004 to 2011...
November 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133642/frequency-of-primary-mutations-of-leber-s-hereditary-optic-neuropathy-patients-in-north-indian-population
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Anushree Mishra, Saranya Devi, Rohit Saxena, Neerja Gupta, Madhulika Kabra, Madhumita Roy Chowdhury
PURPOSE: Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an inherited optic neuropathy characterized by subacute painless vision loss. The majority of LHON is caused due to one of the three primary mutations in the mitochondrial DNA (m.G3460A, m.G11778A, and m.T14484C). The frequency of these mutations differs in different populations. The purpose of this study is to observe the frequency of three common primary mutations in the North Indian population. METHODS: Forty LHON patients within the age group of 10-50 years underwent molecular testing for primary mutations...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124684/racial-ethnic-disparities-a-longitudinal-study-of-growth-trajectories-among-us-kindergarten-children
#7
Inyang A Isong, Tracy Richmond, Mauricio Avendaño, Ichiro Kawachi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: While previous studies have documented racial/ethnic disparities in childhood obesity, less is known about when disparities emerge, how they evolve, and the most appropriate early childhood period for targeted interventions. We examined racial/ethnic differences in growth trajectories among US kindergarten-aged children followed from birth and identified sensitive periods at which disparities emerge. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This is a longitudinal study design using Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Birth Cohort data...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124493/genotype-phenotype-correlation-in-asian-indian-von-hippel-lindau-vhl-syndrome-patients-with-pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma
#8
Nilesh Lomte, Sanjeet Kumar, Vijaya Sarathi, Reshma Pandit, Manjunath Goroshi, Swati Jadhav, Anurag R Lila, Tushar Bandgar, Nalini S Shah
The data in genotype-phenotype correlation in Indian von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) patients is limited. We have retrospectively studied 31 genetically proven VHL patients with pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma (PCC/PGL) from families and have reviewed the World literature on PCC/PGL in patients with large VHL deletions. Three patients had large deletions and 28 patients had other mutations [missense mutations in 25, 3 bp deletion in 2 and single bp duplication in one]. Unilateral PCC were significantly more common in patients with large VHL deletions whereas multiple PCC (bilateral PCC or PCC + sympathetic PGL) were significantly more common in those with other mutations...
November 9, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121347/race-ethnic-variations-in-quitline-use-among-us-adult-tobacco-users-in-45-states-2011-2013
#9
LaTisha L Marshall, Lei Zhang, Ann M Malarcher, Nathan H Mann, Brian A King, Robert L Alexander
Introduction: State quitlines provide free telephone-based cessation services and are available in all states. However, quitlines presently reach 1% of US cigarette smokers. We assessed variations in quitline reach by race/ethnicity across 45 US states included in the National Quitline Data Warehouse, a repository on non-identifiable data reported by state quitlines. Methods: During 2011 to 2013, we analyzed 1 220 171 records from the National Quitline Data Warehouse...
November 7, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117360/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-the-incidence-of-pediatric-extracranial-embryonal-tumors
#10
Paola Friedrich, Elena Itriago, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Karina Ribeiro
Background: Few studies have comparatively assessed differences in the incidence of childhood cancer by race and ethnicity that could inform etiologic research. We aimed to identify disparities in the incidence of pediatric extracranial embryonal tumors by race and ethnicity in the United States using a population-based cancer registry. Methods: Cases of extracranial embryonal tumors among children age 0 to 19 years diagnosed between 2000 and 2010 were retrieved from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program 18 (n = 8188)...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103893/serum-lipids-and-mortality-in-an-american-indian-population-a-longitudinal-study
#11
Stephanie K Tanamas, Pierre-Jean Saulnier, Robert L Hanson, Robert G Nelson, Wen-Chi Hsueh, Maurice L Sievers, Peter H Bennett, William C Knowler
BACKGROUND: In Caucasians, lower triglycerides (TG), total or LDL cholesterol and high HDL cholesterol are generally associated with lower mortality. However, low cholesterol is associated with higher mortality in some Asian populations. This study examines the relationship between serum lipids and mortality in American Indians. METHODS: 2125 American Indians aged ≥40years were examined biennially between 1993 and 2007. Vital status was determined through 2011...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100047/prevalence-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-in-the-multi-ethnic-penang-island-malaysia-and-a-review-of-worldwide-prevalence
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Jyh Yung Hor, Thien Thien Lim, Yuen Kang Chia, Yee Ming Ching, Chun Fai Cheah, Kenny Tan, Han Bing Chow, Masita Arip, Gaik Bee Eow, P E Samuel Easaw, M Isabel Leite
BACKGROUND: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) occurs worldwide in all ethnicities. Recently, population-based studies have shown that NMOSD is more common among non-White populations. There is scarce data about NMOSD prevalence in South East Asian populations. METHODS: (1) A population-based study was undertaken to estimate NMOSD prevalence in the multi-ethnic Penang Island, Malaysia, comprising Chinese, Malays, and Indians. Medical records of NMOSD patients followed up at the Penang General Hospital (the neurology referral centre in Penang Island) were reviewed...
October 21, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095806/quickstats-age-adjusted-percentage-of-adults-aged-%C3%A2-45-years-who-were-limited-in-any-way-because-of-difficulty-remembering-or-periods-of-confusion-%C3%A2-by-race-ethnicity-%C3%A2-united-states-2014-2016-%C3%A2
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Overall, 5.1% of adults aged ≥45 years were limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or periods of confusion. The percentage of adults experiencing this limitation was highest among non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native adults (9.8%) and non-Hispanic black adults (7.4%), followed by Hispanic adults (5.6%), non-Hispanic white adults (4.7%), and non-Hispanic Asian adults (4.1%).
November 3, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073667/clinical-characteristics-pain-and-quality-of-life-experiences-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-in-a-multi-ethnic-asian-cohort
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Cheng-Yin Tan, Nortina Shahrizaila, Khean-Jin Goh
AIMS: To describe the clinical characteristics of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) in a multi-ethnic Malaysian population and to relate them to standardized measures of pain severity, anxiety, depression, and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Patients fulfilling the International Headache Society (IHS) criteria for TN were prospectively interviewed for their demographic and clinical data. Pain intensity was rated with a visual analog scale (VAS), anxiety and depression were determined by the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and QoL was assessed by the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire...
October 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067980/comparative-analysis-of-inflammatory-gene-expression-levels-in-metabolic-syndrome-coronary-artery-disease
#15
Jiny Nair, Vijay V Kakkar, Jayashree Shanker
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) increases the likelihood of developing coronary artery disease (CAD), and inflammation is involved in the pathogenesis of both these conditions. The present work was conducted to examine the relative expression of 18 key inflammatory genes associated with MetS and incident CAD in a representative group of patients. METHODS: A total of 178 male patients, including 57 with CAD and 121 without CAD, were enrolled in the study...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066370/factors-associated-with-prevalence-and-treatment-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis-in-united-states-health-systems
#16
Mei Lu, Jia Li, Irina V Haller, Robert J Romanelli, Jeffrey J VanWormer, Carla V Rodriguez, Marsha A Raebel, Joseph A Boscarino, Mark A Schmidt, Yihe G Daida, Amandeep Sahota, Jennifer Vincent, Christopher L Bowlus, Keith Lindor, Loralee B Rupp, Stuart C Gordon
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Reported prevalence of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) varies widely. Demographic features and treatment patterns are not well characterized in the United States (US). We analyzed data from the Fibrotic Liver Disease (FOLD) consortium, from 11 geographically diverse health systems, to investigate epidemiologic factors and treatment of PBC in the US. METHODS: We developed a validated electronic health record-based classification model to identify patients with PBC in the FOLD consortium database, from 2003 through 2014...
October 21, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063419/understanding-cultural-influences-on-dietary-habits-in-asian-middle-eastern-and-latino-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-review-of-current-literature-and-future-directions
#17
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Natalie Mora, Sherita Hill Golden
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses on evaluating and identifying gaps in the current literature regarding culturally specific dietary influences for patients with type 2 diabetes. As this topic has previously been examined in African American populations, we chose to focus on four other distinct populations (Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Western Pacific, South Asian). Given the rapid increase in global rates of type 2 diabetes and high rates of diabetes among certain ethnic groups, it is important to understand how culturally adapted strategies in diabetes management have been described in different regions and populations...
October 23, 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055972/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-%C3%AE-blocker-treatment-in-asian-patients-with-heart-failure
#18
Yoshiaki Kubota, Wan Ting Tay, Kuniya Asai, Koji Murai, Ikutaro Nakajima, Nobuhisa Hagiwara, Takanori Ikeda, Takashi Kurita, Tiew-Hwa Katherine Teng, Inder Anand, Carolyn S P Lam, Wataru Shimizu
AIMS: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure (HF) are increasingly frequent in Asia and commonly coexist in patients. However, the prevalence of COPD among Asian patients with HF and its impact on HF treatment are unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared clinical characteristics and treatment approaches between patients with or without a history of COPD, before and after 1:2 propensity matching (for age, sex, geographical region, income level, and ethnic group) in 5232 prospectively recruited patients with HF and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF, <40%) from 11 Asian regions (Northeast Asia: South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China; South Asia: India; Southeast Asia: Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore)...
October 21, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052355/using-the-sapas-to-identify-risk-for-personality-disorders-among-psychiatric-outpatients-in-india-a-feasibility-study
#19
Simeon Innocent, Priyanka Podder, Jai Ranjan Ram, Kirsten Barnicot, Piyal Sen
Personality disorders (PDs) are common among psychiatric outpatients and are associated with increased morbidity and worse treatment outcomes. Epidemiological research conducted among this population in Asian countries is limited, reflecting a significant gap in the current literature. One barrier to this research is the lack of appropriate screening tools. The current research assessed the feasibility of using the SAPAS (Standardized Assessment of Personality-Abbreviated Scale) screening tool to identify individuals at high risk of PD in an Indian psychiatric outpatient population and provides an initial estimate of PD prevalence by using a validated diagnostic interview, the ICD-10 International Personality Disorder Examination...
October 19, 2017: Personality and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050233/clinicopathological-characteristics-and-survival-outcomes-of-male-breast-cancer-according-to-race-a-seer-population-based-study
#20
He-Fen Sun, Yang Zhao, Shui-Ping Gao, Liang-Dong Li, Wen-Yan Fu, Hong-Lin Jiang, Meng-Ting Chen, Li-Peng Yang, Wei Jin
To investigate the clinicopathological characteristics and survival outcomes of breast cancer in the male population, 8,607 cases of patients were identified in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, including white males (n = 7122), black males (n = 1111), and other males (American Indian/AK Native, Asian/Pacific Islander) (n = 374). Black male breast cancer patients were more likely to be in stages II-IV and have more advanced tumors. The rate of lymph node (LN) involvement at diagnosis was higher in black men than in whites and others...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
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