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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107255/high-methotrexate-triglutamate-level-is-an-independent-predictor-of-adverse-effects-in-asian-indian-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-a-preliminary-study
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Amit Sandhu, Varun Dhir, Archana Bhatnagar, Veena Dhawan, Jasbinder Kaur, Ankita Sood, Shankar Naidu, Shabeer Ahmad, Neelam Varma, Aman Sharma, Shefali Sharma
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether erythrocyte methotrexate polyglutamate levels (MTX-glun) are associated with response or adverse effects to methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis. This preliminary study evaluated their utility in Asian-Indian patients over 24 weeks. METHODS: Rheumatoid arthritis patients were started on oral methotrexate at a dose of 15 mg per week, which was escalated to 25 mg by 12 weeks and continued till 24 weeks. Erythrocyte (RBC) MTX-glu1 to MTX-glu5 levels (nmol/L RBC) were determined at 4, 8, 16, and 24 weeks by using reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography...
January 19, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105578/america-s-churning-races-race-and-ethnicity-response-changes-between-census-2000-and-the-2010-census
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Carolyn A Liebler, Sonya R Porter, Leticia E Fernandez, James M Noon, Sharon R Ennis
A person's racial or ethnic self-identification can change over time and across contexts, which is a component of population change not usually considered in studies that use race and ethnicity as variables. To facilitate incorporation of this aspect of population change, we show patterns and directions of individual-level race and Hispanic response change throughout the United States and among all federally recognized race/ethnic groups. We use internal U.S. Census Bureau data from the 2000 and 2010 censuses in which responses have been linked at the individual level (N = 162 million)...
January 19, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104001/-the-image-of-the-ancient-indian-pharmacists-in-the-chinese-buddhist-scriptures
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D W Wang, Y X Gao
In the Chinese Buddhist Scriptures, there are many stories or topics about the ancient Indian pharmacist, however, they are not the Medicine Buddha as people knows, but real doctors. In the Chinese Buddhist Scriptures, the doctors gave the medical service to the monks and the laymen. Some of them are respected as the "miracle doctor" or the "king of doctor" , influencing the medicine of ancient East Asian.
September 28, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097295/association-of-systemic-medication-use-with-intraocular-pressure-in-a-multiethnic-asian-population-the-singapore-epidemiology-of-eye-diseases-study
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Henrietta Ho, Yuan Shi, Jacqueline Chua, Yih-Chung Tham, Sing Hui Lim, Tin Aung, Tien Yin Wong, Ching-Yu Cheng
Importance: There is limited understanding of the associations between systemic medication use and intraocular pressure (IOP) in the general population. Objective: To examine the association between systemic medication use and IOP in a multiethnic Asian population. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this post hoc analysis of the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases study, a population-based study of 10 033 participants (78.7% response rate) from 3 racial/ethnic groups (Chinese [recruited from February 9, 2009, through December 19, 2011], Malays [recruited from August 16, 2004, though July 10, 2006], and Indians [recruited from May 21, 2007, through December 29, 2009]), participants with glaucoma, previous ocular surgery, or trauma and an IOP asymmetry greater than 5 mm Hg between eyes were excluded...
January 12, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096744/measuring-the-health-literacy-of-the-upper-midwest
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Caitlin J Bakker, Jonathan B Koffel, Nicole R Theis-Mahon
OBJECTIVES: Health literacy-the ability to obtain, process, and understand basic health information-is a major determinant of an individual's overall health and health care utilization. In this project, the authors examined predictors of health literacy levels, including numeracy and graphic literacy, among an adult population in the Upper Midwest. METHODS: The research was conducted at the Minnesota State Fair. Three previously validated scales were used to assess health literacy: Newest Vital Sign, the General Health Numeracy Test, and questions from Galesic and Garcia-Retamero's Graph Literacy Scale...
January 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095722/racial-and-ethnic-differences-in-the-relationship-between-antenatal-stressful-life-events-and-postpartum-depression-among-women-in-the-united-states-does-provider-communication-on-perinatal-depression-minimize-the-risk
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Soumyadeep Mukherjee, Kristopher Fennie, Stefany Coxe, Purnima Madhivanan, Mary Jo Trepka
OBJECTIVE: Multi-state population-based studies exploring the racial/ethnic differences in the prevalence and correlates of postpartum depression (PPD), which affects 10-20% of women in the US, are rare. The aim of this study was to examine the racial/ethnic disparities in the relationship between antenatal stressful life events and PPD among US women and to explore whether antenatal health care provider communication on perinatal depression was associated with a lower risk. METHODS: Data from the 2009-2011 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) were used...
January 17, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093687/maternal-birthplace-is-associated-with-low-birth-weight-within-racial-ethnic-groups
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Paige D Wartko, Eva Y Wong, Daniel A Enquobahrie
Introduction While disparities in low birth weight (LBW) incidence by racial/ethnic group are well known, differences in LBW incidence by maternal birthplace within racial/ethnic groups, and particularly, differences after adjustment for pregnancy complications, are less clear. Methods We conducted a population-based study of LBW using 113,760 singleton, live birth records from King County, Washington (2008-2012), a region in the Pacific Northwest with a large immigrant population. Study participants were Asian, non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI), and non-Hispanic white women...
January 16, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077202/long-term-care-and-cultural-competence
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Jeannette Y Wick, Myroslava Sharabun
The United States has historically been a melting pot of cultures. Today the population has changed because many immigrants are now older than past immigrants, are frequently retired, and have chronic diseases that need careful management. Health care providers need to be culturally competent to deliver effective health care to these diverse populations. Over the years, health care systems and providers have become much more aware of the needs of minority populations. They accommodate language differences and individuals' ingrained beliefs that may affect health care and learn how to ask the questions that will elicit the information they need to treat patients...
January 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070826/interaction-of-ethnicity-and-h-pylori-infection-in-the-occurrence-of-microscopic-colitis
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Amnon Sonnenberg, Kevin O Turner, Robert M Genta
BACKGROUND: Previous studies found that microscopic colitis is inversely associated with Helicobacter pylori infection and that microscopic colitis is characterized by a marked ethnic variation. AIM: The aim of the present study was to test whether an underlying ethnic variation of H. pylori infection is responsible for the ethnic variation of microscopic colitis. METHODS: The Miraca Life Sciences Database is a large national electronic repository of histopathologic records of patients distributed throughout the entire USA...
January 9, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070758/phylogeography-of-the-asian-rice-gall-midge-orseolia-oryzae-wood-mason-diptera-cecidomyiidae-in-thailand
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Solene Janique, Wantana Sriratanasak, Kulchana Ketsuwan, Jirapong Jairin, Ekgachai Jeratthitikul
The Asian rice gall midge (RGM) Orseolia oryzae (Wood Mason) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) is a major pest of rice, leading to yield losses in Thailand and many Asian countries. Despite an increasing number of reported midge outbreaks and the presence of many susceptible rice varieties, only a few studies have focused on the genetic variation of the midges. Therefore, we analyzed the phylogeography among Thai RGM populations covering north, northeast and central Thailand. Two mitochondrial DNA genes, cytochrome C oxidase I (COI) and 12S, and a non-coding repeat region (RR) situated just before COI were amplified...
January 9, 2017: Genetica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070240/newer-perspectives-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-young
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Amitesh Aggarwal, Saurabh Srivastava, M Velmurugan
Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurring in less than 45 years of age is termed as young CAD. Recent studies show a prevalence of 1.2% of CAD cases in this age group. Ethnic wise south Asians especially Indians are more vulnerable to have CAD in young age group with a prevalence of 5% to 10%. Conventional risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and family history seems to be as important as in older CAD subjects. But the prevalence of these risk factors seems to vary in younger subjects...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068537/the-immigrant-paradox-on-internalizing-symptoms-among-immigrant-adolescents
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Anica G Bowe
Understanding the immigrant paradox on health outcomes among UK's immigrant adolescents will greatly complement the research on immigrants that has already been established there by economists and interdisciplinary fields. This study used the first Longitudinal Study of Young People in England 2004-2010 database (N = 15,770) to determine a) whether there was evidence of the immigrant paradox on internalizing mental health symptoms between first generation (n = 753) and second plus generation (n = 3042) 14/15 year old immigrant adolescents in England and b) whether differences (if any) were moderated by ethnicity group membership (Black African, Black Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Asian Other, White Immigrant)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067954/elemental-variability-in-the-coralline-alga-lithophyllum-yemenense-as-an-archive-of-past-climate-in-the-gulf-of-aden-nw-indian-ocean
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Annalisa Caragnano, Daniela Basso, David Storz, Dorrit E Jacob, Federica Ragazzola, Francesca Benzoni, Eric Dutrieux
This study presents the first algal thallus (skeleton) archive of Asian monsoon strength and Red Sea influence in the Gulf of Aden. Mg/Ca, Li/Ca, Ba/Ca were measured on Lithophyllum yemenense from Balhaf (Gulf of Aden) using Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), and Mg/Ca ratio oscillation was used to reconstruct the chronology (34 years). Oscillations of element rates corresponding to the algal growth between 1974 and 2008 were compared with recorded climate and oceanographic variability...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066841/community-based-participatory-research-studies-on-hiv-aids-prevention-2005-2014
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Steven S Coughlin
The recent literature on community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches to preventing HIV infection in diverse communities was systematically reviewed as part of the planning process for a new study. Published HIV prevention studies that employed CBPR methods were identified for the period January 1, 2005 to April 30, 2014 using PubMed databases and MeSH term and keyword searches. A total of 44 studies on CBPR and HIV or AIDS prevention were identified, of which 3 focused on adolescents, 33 on adults, and 8 on both adolescents and adults...
April 2016: Jacobs Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064291/anticoagulation-use-and-predictors-of-stroke-bleeding-and-mortality-in-multi-ethnic-asian-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-single-centre-experience
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P L Chia, X Teoh, C M Hua, M E Ching, D Foo
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in singapore. We describe a cohort of multi-ethnic Asian patients with AF, with the aim to evaluate anticoagulation use and to identify factors predictive of stroke, bleeding and all-cause mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: this was a single centre, retrospective cohort study. All patients with an admission diagnosis of AF between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2010 were identified. Of these patients, those who had follow-up data up to 31 December 2012 were included in the study...
October 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060784/differences-in-clinical-pain-and-experimental-pain-sensitivity-between-asian-americans-and-whites-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Hyochol Ahn, Michael Weaver, Debra E Lyon, Junglyun Kim, Eunyoung Choi, Roland Staud, Roger B Fillingim
OBJECTIVE: Ethnicity has been associated with clinical and experimental pain responses. Whereas ethnic disparities in pain in other minority groups compared with whites are well described, pain in Asian Americans remains poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to characterize differences in clinical pain intensity and experimental pain sensitivity among older Asian American and non-Hispanic white (NHW) participants with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Data were collected from 50 Asian Americans ages 45 to 85 (28 Korean, 9 Chinese, 7 Japanese, 5 Filipino, and 1 Indian) and compared with 50 age-matched and sex-matched NHW individuals with symptomatic knee OA pain...
February 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059867/influence-of-the-kdm4a-rs586339-polymorphism-on-overall-survival-in-asian-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Charlie Marvalim, Jing Xiang Gimson Wong, Natalia Sutiman, Wan Teck Lim, Shao Weng Tan, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Quan Sing Ng, Amit Jain, Mei Kim Ang, Wan Ling Tan, Chee Keong Toh, Eng Huat Tan, Balram Chowbay
The critical role of lysine demethylase 4A (KDM4A), in regulating chromatin structure and consequently in driving cellular proliferation and oncogenesis has been the focus of recent studies. Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with adenocarcinoma histology who were homozygous for KDM4A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-A482 (rs586339) were recently shown to have significantly worse overall survival (OS) compared with patients with the wild-type or the heterozygous genotype at this locus (hazard ratio=1...
January 2, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055108/impact-of-ethnicity-on-the-outcome-of-men-with-metastatic-hormone-sensitive-prostate-cancer
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Brandon Bernard, Vinayak Muralidhar, Yu-Hui Chen, Srikala S Sridhar, Edith P Mitchell, Curtis A Pettaway, Michael A Carducci, Paul L Nguyen, Christopher J Sweeney
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) outcomes are impacted by socioeconomic and biologic factors. Ethnicity plays a role in the former, but little is known about the responsiveness of metastatic PCa to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) among races. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry was used to identify men who were diagnosed with distant, de novo, metastatic PCa from 2004 to 2012. Patterns of presentation, overall survival (OS), and PCa-specific mortality (PCSM) were determined for each race...
January 5, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053910/lymphocytoma-cutis-diagnostic-enigma-for-the-maxillofacial-surgeon
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Tejraj P Kale, Arjun Gurmeet Singh, Pushpak Shah
Cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia (CLH) is a cutaneous pseudolymphoma with a worldwide distribution, equally affecting all races and ethnic groups. Due to its vast array of characteristics, it is most often missed in the differential diagnosis of firm to soft lumps on the head and neck. A systematic approach to the workup and diagnosis along with treatment of such lesions is discussed in this article. A 20-year-old Asian Indian female presented to our Oral and Maxillofacial unit with a lump on the left side of her forehead for 1 month...
December 2016: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053389/is-pre-operative-assessment-of-coagulation-profile-with-thrombelastography-teg-useful-in-predicting-venous-thromboembolism-vte-following-orthopaedic-surgery
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Apurve Parameswaran, Vignesh P Krishnamoorthy, Anil T Oommen, Anita Jasper, Ravi J Korula, Sukesh C Nair, Pradeep M Poonnoose
INTRODUCTION: Epidemiologic data on the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Indian population vary widely. Most studies show that the incidence of VTE is lower in Asian patients than in Western population. Screening tools to identify high-risk patients should enable us to reduce this complication. METHODS: The incidence of VTE in 101 patients who underwent knee or hip arthroplasty, or surgery for hip fractures, without chemoprophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was documented...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
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