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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727715/a-pilot-cross-sectional-study-of-postpartum-wrist-pain-in-an-urban-chinese-population-its-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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Regina W S Sit, Wing-Hung Tam, Dicken C C Chan, Benjamin H K Yip, Lucia W Y Tam, Lyan L Y Chow, Vincent C H Chung, Roger Y Chung, Samuel Y S Wong
BACKGROUND: Wrist pain after childbirth is commonly encountered in clinical practice. Little is known about the prevalence of this musculoskeletal disorder which is important to overall maternal health. OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of and risk factors for de novo wrist pain in women after childbirth. STUDY DESIGN: A pilot cross-sectional survey. SETTING: A telephone interview was conducted 2 months after childbirth among women who delivered at a tertiary hospital in Hong Kong...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727527/television-watching-and-telomere-length-among-adults-in-southwest-china
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Hong-Mei Xue, Qian-Qian Liu, Guo Tian, Li-Ming Quan, Yong Zhao, Guo Cheng
OBJECTIVES: To explore the independent associations of sedentary behavior and physical activity with telomere length among Chinese adults. METHODS: Data on total time of sedentary behavior, screen-based sedentary behavior (including television watching and computer or phone use), moderate to vigorous physical activity, and dietary intake of 518 adults in Chengdu, Guizhou, and Xiamen in China (54.25% women) aged 20 to 70 years were obtained between 2013 and 2015 through questionnaires...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726047/dietary-acrylamide-exposure-was-associated-with-increased-cancer-mortality-in-chinese-elderly-men-and-women-a-11-year-prospective-study-of-mr-and-ms-os-hong-kong
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Zhao-Min Liu, Lap Ah Tse, Suzanne C Ho, Suyang Wu, Bailing Chen, Dicken Chan, Samuel Yeung-Shan Wong
AIM: Our study aims to investigate the association between dietary acrylamide exposure and cancer mortality among Chinese elderly. METHODS: A prospective cohort of 4000 elderly men and women aged 65 years and above (Mr. and Ms. OS Hong Kong study) was recruited from local communities from 2001 to 2003. Dietary exposure to acrylamide was evaluated at baseline based on a validated food frequency questionnaire and an acrylamide database from the 1st Hong Kong Total Diet Study...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722540/association-between-serum-uric-acid-level-and-hypertension-in-a-chinese-elderly-rural-population
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Lei Wu, Yao He, Bin Jiang, Miao Liu, Jianhua Wang, Di Zhang, Yiyan Wang, Jing Zeng
Previous studies have examined the association between elevated serum uric acid (SUA) level and hypertension; however, the association in the Chinese elderly is still uncertain. A cross-sectional study was performed in a rural district of Beijing. A total of 2,397 participants (967 men and 1,430 women) completed the survey. The SUA levels of participants were categorized into four levels using the quartiles (P25, P50, and P75) as cutoff values. Participant was diagnosed as hyperuricemia if the SUA level was ≥417 μmol/L (male) or ≥357 μmol/L (female)...
July 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721145/increased-plasma-concentrations-of-interleukin-35-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Paulina Gorzelak-Pabiś, Maciej Chalubinski, Katarzyna Wojdan, Emilia Luczak, Iwona Duraj, Monika Mozdzan, Marlena Broncel
INTRODUCTION: Atherosclerosis leading to coronary artery disease (CAD) is a chronic inflammatory condition. Interleukin 35 (IL-35) released by regulatory T cells (Tregs) has been found to be associated with CAD in the Chinese population. However, nothing is known about the relation between IL-35 concentrations and cholesterol levels. The aim of the study was to assess the levels of IL-35 in CAD patients and healthy subjects from a Caucasian population, and to analyze the relationship between IL-35 and the levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), sex and postmenopausal status...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720239/effect-of-diet-and-exercise-intervention-in-chinese-pregnant-women-on-gestational-weight-gain-and-perinatal-outcomes-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Yan Qun Liu, Yun Liu, Yun Hua, Xiao Li Chen
Aim To determine the effect of a diet and exercise intervention in pregnant women on total gestational weight gain, weekly weight gain, 42-days postpartum weight retention, mode of delivery, and infant birth weight. METHODS: One hundred and one eligible Chinese pregnant women whose pre-pregnancy body mass index ranged from 18.5 to 24.9 were recruited between June 2013 and June 2014 from a tertiary hospital. Ninety participants, 45 in each group, completed the study. Intervention women received three face-to-face interventions and three follow-up phone calls which were developed based on the Transtheoretical Model...
August 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719639/oral-administration-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-during-gestation-period-for-preventing-hemolytic-disease-of-the-newborn-due-to-abo-incompatibility-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Huijuan Cao, Ruohan Wu, Mei Han, Patrina Ha Yuen Caldwell, Jian-Ping Liu
BACKGROUND: About 85.3% of hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) is caused by maternal-fetal ABO blood group incompatibility. However, there is currently no recommended "best" therapy for ABO incompatibility during pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: To systematically assess the safety and effectiveness of oral Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for preventing HDN due to ABO incompatibility. METHODS: The protocol of this review was registered on the PROSPERO website (No...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716032/association-of-financial-status-and-the-quality-of-life-in-chinese-women-with-recurrent-ovarian-cancer
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Zhuyan Shao, Tao Zhu, Ping Zhang, Qiang Wen, Dan Li, Shihua Wang
BACKGROUND: Very few studies have examined the association between financial status and the quality of life (QOL) of patients with specific cancers. Ovarian cancer survivors frequently suffer repeat recurrence and subsequent treatment and, as a result, a significant added financial burden. Financial burdens disproportionally affect patients of low income. This study examines the association between financial status, based upon family income and expenses, and QOL in Chinese women with recurrent ovarian cancer...
July 17, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712476/comparative-assessment-of-the-heart-s-functioning-by-using-the-akabane-test-and-classical-methods-of-instrumental-examination
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Valery Muzhikov, Elena Vershinina, Vadim Belenky, Ruslan Muzhikov
Acupuncture physicians have studied the application of reflexotherapy to cardiology. However, no one has investigated the connection of ancient Chinese diagnostic methods with modern tools. A total of 102 patients (54 men and 48 women) with heart pathology, namely, sick-sinus syndrome, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, and atrioventricular blockade, were studied using the usual instrumental methods (transesophageal electrophysiological study of the heart, echocardiography), after which they underwent Akabane thermopuncture testing as in traditional Chinese medicine...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712006/an-inframe-trinucleotide-deletion-in-mtrr-exon-1-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-spina-bifida
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Jun Zhang, Xiao-Lu Dai, Gui-Cen Liu, Juan Wang, Xue-Yi Ren, Mu-Hua Jin, Nan-Nan Mi, Shu-Qin Wang
Maternal genetic variants of enzymes in folate-homocysteine metabolic network are significantly correlative with the risk of spina bifida. To survey the genetic causality, the genotypes of three women having spina bifida fetuses from two unrelated Chinese families were screened in candidate alleles. Polymerase chain reaction, capillary electrophoresis and Sanger sequencing were employed to recognize the allelic variation. A trinucleotide deletion (c.4_6delAGG) was identified in the first exon of MTRR. All the three women showed the novel clinical variation including one heterozygous and two homozygous...
July 15, 2017: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711568/is-prehypertension-more-strongly-associated-with-long-term-ambient-air-pollution-exposure-than-hypertension-findings-from-the-33-communities-chinese-health-study
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Bo-Yi Yang, Zhengmin Min Qian, Michael G Vaughn, Erik J Nelson, Shyamali C Dharmage, Joachim Heinrich, Shao Lin, Wayne R Lawrence, Huimin Ma, Duo-Hong Chen, Li-Wen Hu, Xiao-Wen Zeng, Shu-Li Xu, Chuan Zhang, Guang-Hui Dong
Numerous studies have evaluated the effects of long-term exposure to ambient air pollution on hypertension. However, little information exists regarding its effects on prehypertension, a very common, but understudied cardiovascular indicator. We evaluated data from 24,845 adults (ages 18-74 years) living in three Northeastern Chinese cities in 2009. Blood pressure (BP) was measured by trained observers using a standardized mercuric-column sphygmomanometer. Three-year (from 2006 to 2008) average concentrations of particles with an aerodynamic diameter ≤10 μm (PM10), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxides (NO2), and ozone (O3) were calculated using data from monitoring stations...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710863/assessment-of-the-effectiveness-of-hpv16-18-infection-referred-for-colposcopy-in-cervical-cancer-screening-in-northwest-of-china
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Qian Zhang, Minyi Zhao, Di Cao, Xing Wei, Li Wang, Yang Li, Ting Yang, Juan Zhao, Meili Pei, Hongran Jia, Siyu Cao, Shimin Quan, Xiaofeng Yang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of HPV16/18 infection referral to colposcopy in cervical cancer screening for women aged 25 years and older in Chinese northwest region Shaan'xi province. METHODS: 2224 women were diagnosed with primary high-risk HPV infection by HPV-DNA genotyping technology during August 2014 to August 2015. 1916 cases referred for colposcopy with histological evidence were enrolled, including 1124 women with HPV16/18 genotype and 792 with other HR-HPV genotypes...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710367/hyperuricemia-and-clustering-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-the-chinese-adult-population
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Jie Wu, Ling Qiu, Xin-Qi Cheng, Tao Xu, Wei Wu, Xue-Jun Zeng, Yi-Cong Ye, Xiu-Zhi Guo, Qian Cheng, Qian Liu, Li Liu, Cheng-Li Xu, Guang-Jin Zhu
Hyperuricemia is common in China and the relevance of hyperuricemia and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk has been highlighted, but to date there has been rarely nation-wide study in China. Here, we aim to estimate the current prevalence of hyperuricemia and evaluate the associations between hyperuricemia and cardiovascular risk factors (CRFs) clustering in a large sample of China adults including a plurality of ethnic minorities. Generally, a nationally representative sample of 22983 adults aged ≥18 years was recruited from 2007 to 2011...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709892/liuwei-dihuang-soft-capsules-attenuates-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-to-prevent-atherosclerosis-through-gpr30-mediated-regulation-in-ovariectomized-apoe-deficient-mice
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Yi Jing, Danfeng Cai, Qi Chen, Qingping Xiong, Tianhui Hu, Yuan Yao, Chao Lin, Xin Sun, Ying Lu, Xueyun Kong, Xiang Wu, Yu Li, Huimin Bian
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Liuwei Dihuang (LWDH), a classical traditional Chinese medicine prescription, has been widely used to prevent and to treat various diseases with symptoms of 'Kidney-Yin' deficiency syndrome for over 1000 years in China. It is commonly used to treat functional decline associated with senile disease and menopausal syndrome, especially memory decline, insomnia, diabetes and osteoporosis. Modern experimental pharmacological studies indicated that the mechanism of LWDH treatment of menopausal syndrome may be associated with enhanced estrogenic effects...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708265/feasibility-of-using-self-reported-ethnicity-in-pregnancy-according-to-the-gestation-related-optimal-weight-grow-classification-a-cross-sectional-study
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Elizabeth Lockie, Elizabeth McCarthy, Lisa Hui, Leonid Churilov, Susan P Walker
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of self-reported ethnicity using the Gestation Related Optimal Growth (GROW) classification in a contemporary multicultural antenatal population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Tertiary obstetric hospital in Melbourne, Australia. POPULATION: Pregnant women attending antenatal clinic. METHODS: We surveyed pregnant women during April-June 2016 regarding their understanding of the term 'ethnicity', and how they would classify the ethnicity of themselves, their partner and family members according to the Australian GROW classification...
July 14, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705262/zinc-absorption-from-representative-diet-in-a-chinese-elderly-population-using-stable-isotope-technique
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Ya Jie Li, Min Li, Xiao Bing Liu, Tong Xiang Ren, Wei Dong Li, Chun Yang, Meng Wu, Lin Li Yang, Yu Xia Ma, Jun Wang, Jian Hua Piao, Li Chen Yang, Xiao Guang Yang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the dietary zinc absorption in a Chinese elderly population and provide the basic data for the setting of zinc (Zn) recommended nutrient intakes (RNI) for Chinese elderly people. METHODS: A total of 24 elderly people were recruited for this study and were administered oral doses of 3 mg 67Zn and 1.2 mg dysprosium on the fourth day. The primary macronutrients, energy, and phytic acid in the representative diet were examined based on the Chinese National Standard Methods...
June 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701306/geographic-variations-in-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-among-asian-american-subgroups-2003-2011
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Jia Pu, Katherine G Hastings, Derek Boothroyd, Powell O Jose, Sukyung Chung, Janki B Shah, Mark R Cullen, Latha P Palaniappan, David H Rehkopf
BACKGROUND: There are well-documented geographical differences in cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality for non-Hispanic whites. However, it remains unknown whether similar geographical variation in CVD mortality exists for Asian American subgroups. This study aims to examine geographical differences in CVD mortality among Asian American subgroups living in the United States and whether they are consistent with geographical differences observed among non-Hispanic whites. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using US death records from 2003 to 2011 (n=3 897 040 CVD deaths), age-adjusted CVD mortality rates per 100 000 population and age-adjusted mortality rate ratios were calculated for the 6 largest Asian American subgroups (Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese) and compared with non-Hispanic whites...
July 12, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700468/identification-of-sepp1-polymorphisms-is-not-a-genetic-risk-factor-for-preeclampsia-in-chinese-han-women-a-clinical-trial-and-experimental-study
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Hong Wu, Xuewen Jia, Hong Zhao, Youmin Huang, Chang Liu, Zuzhou Huang, Shunjun Li, Jingli Wang
BACKGROUND: SEPP1 encodes selenoprotein P, which involved in oxidative stress and plays an important role in the development of preeclampsia (PE). The aim of this study was to investigate the association between PE and genetic variants of SEPP1 in Chinese Han women. METHODS: In all, 2434 unrelated pregnant women were recruited, including 1034 PE cases and 1400 normal pregnant controls. TaqMan allelic discrimination real-time PCR method was used to genotype the 2 polymorphisms of rs7579 and rs230813 in SEPP1...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699657/validation-of-the-modified-chinese-cancer-survivor-s-unmet-needs-casun-c-for-women-with-breast-cancer
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Su-Ying Fang, Hsiu-Rong Cheng, Chung-Ying Lin
OBJECTIVE: The aims of the study were to modify the Cancer Survivor's Unmet Need (CaSUN) Scale into a short form and then test its psychometric scale-specific properties for breast cancer survivors in Taiwan. METHODS: Using convenience sampling, recruited breast cancer survivors were separated into 2 samples (sample 1, n=150, and sample 2, n=162). First, we translated and modified the CaSUN to ensure cultural adaptation. Second, we used statistical methods to eliminate some items and conducted an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) using sample 1 to explore the factor structure of the CaSUN-C...
July 12, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698595/the-gene-variants-of-maternal-fetal-renin-angiotensin-system-in-preeclampsia-a-hybrid-case-parent-mother-control-study
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Heng Zhang, Ying-Xue Li, Wei-Jun Peng, Zhi-Wei Li, Chun-Hua Zhang, Hai-Hong Di, Xian-Ping Shen, Jun-Feng Zhu, Wei-Rong Yan
Preeclampsia (PE) is a common pregnancy-related complication, and polymorphisms in angiotensinogen (AGT), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), and angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) are believed to contribute to PE development. We implemented a hybrid study to investigate the influence of maternal and fetal ACE I/D, ACE G2350A, AGT M235T, AGT T174M, and AT1R A1166C polymorphisms on PE in Han Chinese women. Polymorphisms were genotyped in 1,488 subjects (256 patients experiencing PE, along with their fetuses and partners, and 360 normotensive controls with their fetuses)...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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