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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334663/acute-toxicity-screening-of-different-extractions-components-and-constituents-of-polygonum-multiflorum-thunb-on-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryos-in-vivo
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Jian-Bo Yang, Wan-Fang Li, Yue Liu, Qi Wang, Xian-Long Cheng, Feng Wei, Ai-Guo Wang, Hong-Tao Jin, Shuang-Cheng Ma
Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. has been used widely in East Asia in treatment of diseases associated with aging. However, there are many reports referred to the toxicity of P. multiflorum, especially for liver adverse reactions. The toxicity of it is caused by over dosage or by the herb itself remains unclear. The aim of this study was to study the toxicity of different extractions, components and constituents of P. multiflorum, which were assessed in zebrafish embryos. Firstly, the difference of extracting solvent to the toxicity of P...
January 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333610/clinical-features-and-treatment-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-across-the-asia-pacific-region-the-go-asia-initiative
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W-K Chan, S Treeprasertsuk, K Imajo, A Nakajima, Y Seki, K Kasama, S Kakizaki, J-G Fan, M J Song, S K Yoon, Y-Y Dan, L Lesmana, K-Y Ho, K-L Goh, V W-S Wong
BACKGROUND: The Gut and Obesity Asia (GO ASIA) workgroup was formed to study the relationships between obesity and gastrointestinal diseases in the Asia Pacific region. AIM: To study factors associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and advanced fibrosis, and medical treatment of biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients. METHODS: Retrospective study of biopsy-proven NAFLD patients from centres in the GO ASIA Workgroup...
January 14, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333380/anti-obesity-property-of-lichen-thamnolia-vermicularis-extract-in-3t3-l1-cells-and-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Ra-Yeong Choi, Ju Ri Ham, Jiyoung Yeo, Jae-Seoun Hur, Seok-Kyu Park, Myung-Joo Kim, Mi-Kyung Lee
Thamnolia vermicularis (TV) is an edible lichen that is prevalent in the alpine zone of East Asia. This study evaluated the feasibility of using TV acetone extracts as a functional food based on experiments using cell line and obese mice. The cellular triglyceride levels and Oil red O staining of 3T3-L1 cells indicated that TV extracts (5 and 10 μg/mL) dose-dependently suppressed adipocyte differentiation and lipid accumulation compared with the control. The TV extract (0.4%, w/w) in a high-fat diet (HFD) was supplemented to C57BL/6N mice for 12 weeks, and TV extract supplement significantly reduced visceral fat mass and body weight compared with HFD feeding alone...
December 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333149/a-summary-of-worldwide-national-activities-in-chronic-kidney-disease-ckd-testing
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Roberto Ruiz-Arenas, Rosa Sierra-Amor, David Seccombe, Stella Raymondo, Maria Stella Graziani, Mauro Panteghini, Tewogbade A Adedeji, Shanthi Naidu Kamatham, Vanja Radišić Biljak
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major public health issue worldwide and is associated with adverse health outcomes, especially in low- and middle-income countries. In a cash limited healthcare system, guidelines that improve the efficiency of health care free up resources needed for other healthcare services. This short review presents some examples from national acitivities in CKD testing, including countries throughout the globe: Mexico in North America, Uruguay in South America, Italy in Europe, Nigeria in Africa and India in Asia...
December 2017: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332750/the-influence-of-surface-angle-on-muscle-activity-during-pilates-based-exercises
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Asia V Yates, Ayla A Donlin, George J Beneck, Evan E Schick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332634/reports-of-wheezing-and-of-diagnosed-asthma-are-associated-with-impaired-social-functioning-secondary-analysis-of-the-cross-sectional-world-health-survey-data
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Adrian Loerbroks, Jos A Bosch, Aziz Sheikh, Shelby Yamamoto, Raphael M Herr
OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate whether there are associations between asthma and social functioning in adults from Western and non-Western countries. METHODS: We analyzed data on individuals (94% aged 20+, 52% female) from 50 countries participating in the cross-sectional World Health Survey. We used information on self-reports of wheezing and an asthma diagnosis. Social functioning was defined by reports of severe or extreme difficulties related to personal relationships or participation in the community...
February 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332141/cultivable-fungi-present-in-antarctic-soils-taxonomy-phylogeny-diversity-and-bioprospecting-of-antiparasitic-and-herbicidal-metabolites
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Eldon C Q Gomes, Valéria M Godinho, Débora A S Silva, Maria T R de Paula, Gislaine A Vitoreli, Carlos L Zani, Tânia M A Alves, Policarpo A S Junior, Silvane M F Murta, Emerson C Barbosa, Jaquelline G Oliveira, Fabio S Oliveira, Camila R Carvalho, Mariana C Ferreira, Carlos A Rosa, Luiz H Rosa
Molecular biology techniques were used to identify 218 fungi from soil samples collected from four islands of Antarctica. These consisted of 22 taxa of 15 different genera belonging to the Zygomycota, Ascomycota, and Basidiomycota. Mortierella, Antarctomyces, Pseudogymnoascus, and Penicillium were the most frequently isolated genera and Penicillium tardochrysogenum, Penicillium verrucosus, Goffeauzyma gilvescens, and Mortierella sp. 2 the most abundant taxa. All fungal isolates were cultivated using solid-state fermentation to obtain their crude extracts...
January 13, 2018: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331946/management-of-patients-on-antithrombotic-agents-undergoing-emergency-and-elective-endoscopy-joint-asian-pacific-association-of-gastroenterology-apage-and-asian-pacific-society-for-digestive-endoscopy-apsde-practice-guidelines
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Francis K L Chan, Khean-Lee Goh, Nageshwar Reddy, Kazuma Fujimoto, Khek Yu Ho, Seiji Hokimoto, Young-Hoon Jeong, Takanari Kitazono, Hong Sik Lee, Varocha Mahachai, Kelvin K F Tsoi, Ming-Shiang Wu, Bryan P Yan, Kentaro Sugano
This Guideline is a joint official statement of the Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) and the Asian Pacific Society for Digestive Endoscopy (APSDE). It was developed in response to the increasing use of antithrombotic agents (antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants) in patients undergoing gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy in Asia. After reviewing current practice guidelines in Europe and the USA, the joint committee identified unmet needs, noticed inconsistencies, raised doubts about certain recommendations and recognised significant discrepancies in clinical practice between different regions...
January 13, 2018: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331578/molecular-detection-and-characterisation-of-babesia-and-theileria-in-australian-hard-ticks
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Brooke Storey-Lewis, Ann Mitrovic, Brent McParland
Babesia and Theileria are intraerythrocytic protozoans of the phylum Apicomplexa. These species are capable of infecting wild and domestic animals and have historically caused great economic loss in the agricultural industry. In recent years human babesiosis has been deemed an emerging zoonosis in North America, Europe and Asia. The first locally acquired case of babesiosis in Australia, caused by Babesia microti, was reported in March 2012. A number of native Babesia and Theileria species have been identified in Australian marsupials, however their associated tick vectors and threat to human health is unknown...
December 24, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331097/vigorous-physical-activity-perceived-stress-sleep-and-mental-health-among-university-students-from-23-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Supa Pengpid, Karl Peltzer
Background Vigorous physical activity (VPA) may be beneficial for mental health. The aim of the study was to investigate cross-sectional associations between VPA, perceived stress, sleep quality and quantity and mental health among university students. Methods In a cross-sectional study, using anonymous questionnaires, data was collected from 15122 (42.1% male and 57.9% female) university students [mean age 20.6, standard deviation (SD) = 2.0] from 23 countries in the Americas, Africa and Asia. They were assessed using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (short version), and measures of sociodemographic, health status, health behaviour and anthropometrics...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330712/correction-to-pre-existing-small-vessel-disease-in-patients-with-acute-stroke-from-the-middle-east-southeast-asia-and-philippines
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Naveed Akhtar, Abdul Salam, Saadat Kamran, Atlantic D'Souza, Yahia Imam, Pablo Garcia Bermejo, Muhammad Faisal Wadiwala, Ahmed Own, Ahmed ElSotouhy, Surjith Vattoth, Paula Bourke, Zain Bhutta, Sujatha Joseph, Mark Santos, Rabia Ali Khan, Ashfaq Shuaib
The author names "Dr. Pablo Garcia Bermejo" and "Dr. Muhammad Faisal Wadiwala" needed to be added as the 6th and 7th authors, respectively. The authors regret this error.
January 13, 2018: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330373/the-association-of-fit-fat-index-with-incident-diabetes-in-japanese-men-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Robert A Sloan, Susumu S Sawada, Lee I-Min, Yuko Gando, Ryoko Kawakami, Takashi Okamoto, Koji Tsukamoto, Motohiko Miyachi
Type 2 diabetes is increasing globally and in Asia. The purpose of this study was to examine the association of a fit-fat index (FFI) with diabetes incidence among Japanese men. In total 5,014 men aged 18-64 years old, who had an annual health check up with no history of major chronic disease at baseline from 2002 to 2009 were observed. CRF was estimated via cycle ergometry. Overall, 7.6% of the men developed diabetes. The mean follow-up period was 5.3 years. Hazard ratios, 95% confidence intervals and P trend for diabetes incidence were obtained using the Cox proportional hazards model while adjusting for confounding variables...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329951/medical-and-health-risks-associated-with-communicable-diseases-of-rohingya-refugees-in-bangladesh-2017
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Emily Y Y Chan, Cheuk Pong Chiu, Gloria K W Chan
Complex emergencies remain as major threats to human well-being in the 21st century. More than 0.3 million Rohingya people in Myanmar, one of the most forgotten minority globally, had fled to the neighborhood communities, during the past decades. In recent crisis, the sudden influx within 3 months almost tripled the accumulated displaced population in Bangladesh. Using the Rohingya people in Bangladesh as a case context, this perspective paper synthesized evidence in published literature regarding what might be the key health risks associated with the five main health and survival supporting domains namely, water and sanitation, food and nutrition, shelter and non-food item, access to health service and information for the displaced living in camp settlements in Asia...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329617/dna-detection-of-trypanosoma-evansi-diagnostic-validity-of-a-new-assay-based-on-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp
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Qunbo Tong, Rui Chen, Qingming Kong, Julie Goossens, Magdalena Radwanska, Di Lou, Jianzu Ding, Bin Zheng, Yixiu Fu, Tianping Wang, Magez Stefan, Shaohong Lu
Trypanosoma evansi (T. evansi) is the most widely spread pathogenic trypanosome in the world. The control of trypanosomiasis depends on accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Focusing on the presence of T. evansi in Asia, we developed a detection assay based on tracing phosphate ions (Pi) generated during LAMP targeting the variant surface glycoprotein (VSG) gene of Rode Trypanozoon antigenic type 1.2 (RoTat 1.2 VSG). The diagnostic potential as well as the use of the assay as a test-of-cure method after berenil treatment, was assessed in mice at different time points of infection...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329302/phylogeography-and-conservation-genetics-of-the-rare-and-relict-bretschneidera-sinensis-akaniaceae
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Mei-Na Wang, Lei Duan, Qi Qiao, Zheng-Feng Wang, Elizabeth A Zimmer, Zhong-Chao Li, Hong-Feng Chen
Bretschneidera sinensis, a class-I protected wild plant in China, is a relic of the ancient Tertiary tropical flora endemic to Asia. However, little is known about its genetics and phylogeography. To elucidate the current phylogeographic patterns and infer the historical population dynamics of B. sinensis, and to make recommendations for its conservation, three non-coding regions of chloroplast DNA (trnQ-rps16, rps8-rps11, and trnT-trnL) were amplified and sequenced across 256 individuals from 23 populations of B...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328508/serologic-responses-and-effectiveness-of-hepatitis-a-vaccination-among-hiv-positive-individuals-during-the-outbreak-of-acute-hepatitis-a
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Kuan-Yin Lin, Szu-Min Hsieh, Hsin-Yun Sun, Yi-Chun Lo, Wang-Huei Sheng, Yu-Chung Chuang, Aristine Cheng, Sung-Ching Pan, Guan-Jhou Chen, Chien-Ching Hung, Shan-Chwen Chang
Outbreaks of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection have been occurring among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Asia-Pacific region, the United States, and several European countries since June 2015, and recently among persons who are homeless and use illicit drugs in the US. We evaluated the serologic responses and effectiveness of HAV vaccination in HIV-positive individuals during the outbreak in Taiwan. From June 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016, anti-HAV IgG was prospectively determined among all HIV-positive individuals...
January 12, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328440/methanol-extract-of-guettarda-speciosa-linn-inhibits-the-production-of-inflammatory-mediators-through-the-inactivation-of-syk-and-jnk-in-macrophages
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Hien Thi Thu Le, Young-Chang Cho, Sayeon Cho
Guettarda speciosa Linn. (G. speciosa, Rubiaceae) has been used as a traditional medicinal plant in Asia for the treatment of various inflammatory conditions, including cough, fever and maternal postpartum infection. However, the mechanisms underlying the anti‑inflammatory action of G. speciosa extracts have remained elusive. In the present study, the anti‑inflammatory effects of the methanol extract of G. speciosa (MGS) were investigated in murine macrophages by measuring the production of inflammatory mediators and the underlying mechanisms of action by performing immunoblotting analysis of proteins that are potentially involved...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328438/cynandione%C3%A2-a-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-induced-cell-adhesion-via-suppression-of-the-protein-expression-of-vcam%C3%A2-1-in-human-endothelial-cells
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Keun Hyung Park, Jiyoung Kim, Eunjoo H Lee, Tae Hoon Lee
Cynandione A (CA) is one of the most active compounds in the roots of Cynanchum wilfordii, the extracts of which have been used extensively in East Asia to treat various diseases including anti‑ischemic stroke. In the present study, the anti‑adherent activity of CA in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑stimulated human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs) was investigated. CA markedly reduced the expression of vascular adhesion molecule‑1 (VCAM‑1) by LPS in HUVECs. The results also demonstrated that CA significantly reduced the expression of pro‑inflammatory and chemoattractant cytokines, including interleukin (IL)‑1β, IL‑6, IL‑8, monocyte chemoattractant protein‑1 and tumor necrosis factor‑α, in LPS‑activated human endothelial cells...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328368/identification-of-significant-biomarkers-and-pathways-associated-with-gastric-carcinogenesis-by-whole-genome-wide-expression-profiling-analysis
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Hong-Jun Fei, Song-Chang Chen, Jun-Yu Zhang, Shu-Yuan Li, Lan-Lan Zhang, Yi-Yao Chen, Chun-Xin Chang, Chen-Ming Xu
The incidence of gastric cancer (GC) is extremely high in East Asia. GC is also one of the most common and lethal forms of cancer from a global perspective. However, to date, we have not been able to determine one or several genes as biomarkers in the diagnosis of GC and have also been unable to identify the genes which are important in the therapy of GC. In this study, we analyzed all genome-wide expression profiling arrays uploaded onto the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database to filtrate the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between normal stomach tissues and GC tissues...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327947/secnidazole-next-generation-antimicrobial-agent-for-bacterial-vaginosis-treatment
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Paul Nyirjesy, Jane R Schwebke
Secnidazole is a next-generation 5-nitroimidazole approved for more than three decades in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa and recently in the USA as a single-dose (2 g) treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV). Secnidazole is characterized by potent in vitro antimicrobial activity against BV-associated pathogens, as well as prolonged terminal elimination half-life and systemic exposure. These characteristics form the basis of effective and safe treatment of BV with a 2-g single-dose secnidazole regimen, which was recently confirmed in double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials conducted in the USA...
January 12, 2018: Future Microbiology
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