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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147162/high-preoperative-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-and-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-rdw-as-independent-predictors-of-native-arteriovenous-fistula-failure
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Rashid Usman, Muhammad Jamil, Muhammad Naveed
Objective: To study the association between a high preoperative neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and red cell distribution width (RDW) with arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure, as well as to determine the cut-off values in a South Asian population. Materials and Methods: A total of 150 consecutive patients with a failed fistula who presented in the Department of Vascular Surgery between January 2014 and January 2016. Patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected as defined as Case. They were compared with 150 patients who had matured fistulae (Control)...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143600/characterizing-the-pathotype-structure-of-barley-powdery-mildew-and-effectiveness-of-resistance-genes-to-this-pathogen-in-kazakhstan
#2
Aralbek Rsaliyev, Zhazira Pahratdinova, Shynbolat Rsaliyev
BACKGROUND: Powdery mildew of barley is a wind-borne and obligate biotrophic pathogen, which ranks among the most widespread barley pathogens worldwide. However, purposeful research towards studying the structure of the barley powdery mildew populations, of their virulence and of effectiveness of certain resistance genes against the infection was not conducted in Kazakhstan till present time. This paper is the first to describe characteristics of the pathotype structure of Blumeria graminis f...
November 14, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142432/inhibition-of-glycation-induced-cytotoxicity-protein-glycation-and-activity-of-proteolytic-enzymes-by-extract-from-perovskia-atriplicifolia-roots
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Mehran Miroliaei, Akram Aminjafari, Sylwester Ślusarczyk, Izabela Nawrot-Hadzik, Mehdi Rahimmalek, Adam Matkowski
Background: Protein glycation and glycotoxicity belong to the main oxidative-stress related complications in diabetes. Perovskia species are used in Asian folk medicine as antidiabetic herbs. Objective: The aim of this study was to verify the ability of the methanolic extract from Perovskia atriplicifolia Benth. roots to diminish glycation of albumin and to prevent cell damage in vitro. Furthermore, we tested the extract for in vitro antioxidant activity and inhibition of elastase and collagenase...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142159/systemic-cytokine-response-in-pigs-infected-orally-with-a-lawsonia-intracellularis-isolate-of-south-korean-origin
#4
Jung-Yong Yeh, A-Reum Ga
In the swine industry, Lawsonia intracellularis is one of the main enteric pathogens; it causes acute intestinal hemorrhage (proliferative hemorrhagic enteropathy) in naïve adult pigs and a wasting disease (proliferative enteropathy) in growing pigs. Among many kinds of cytokines, interferon-γ (IFN-γ) has previously been reported to play a significant role in limiting intracellular infection and increasing cellular proliferation associated with L. intracellularis. However, the levels of various circulating inflammatory cytokines, including IFN-γ, in animals infected with L...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140107/a-cross-sectional-study-of-ethnicity-based-differences-in-treatment-seeking-for-symptoms-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
#5
Emma Iacoe, Pamela A Ratner, Sabrina T Wong, Martha H Mackay
BACKGROUND: Patient-related delays in acquiring medical care for symptoms of acute coronary syndrome remain unacceptably long. Many clinical and sociodemographic characteristics associated with treatment-seeking delay are known; however, ethnicity has not been extensively evaluated. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine ethnicity-based differences in the time-to-treatment-seeking intervals of patients experiencing symptoms of acute coronary syndrome...
November 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138459/the-genomic-landscape-of-nepalese-tibeto-burmans-reveals-new-insights-into-the-recent-peopling-of-southern-himalayas
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Guido A Gnecchi-Ruscone, Choongwon Jeong, Sara De Fanti, Stefania Sarno, Michela Trancucci, Davide Gentilini, Anna M Di Blasio, Mingma G Sherpa, Phurba T Sherpa, Giorgio Marinelli, Marco Di Marcello, Luca Natali, Davide Peluzzi, Davide Pettener, Anna Di Rienzo, Donata Luiselli, Marco Sazzini
While much research attention has focused on demographic processes that enabled human diffusion on the Tibetan plateau, little is known about more recent colonization of Southern Himalayas. In particular, the history of migrations, admixture and/or isolation of populations speaking Tibeto-Burman languages, which is supposed to be quite complex and to have reshaped patterns of genetic variation on both sides of the Himalayan arc, remains only partially elucidated. We thus described the genomic landscape of previously unsurveyed Tibeto-Burman (i...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138203/does-the-impact-of-a-plant-based-diet-during-pregnancy-on-birth-weight-differ-by-ethnicity-a-dietary-pattern-analysis-from-a-prospective-canadian-birth-cohort-alliance
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Michael A Zulyniak, Russell J de Souza, Mateen Shaikh, Dipika Desai, Diana L Lefebvre, Milan Gupta, Julie Wilson, Gita Wahi, Padmaja Subbarao, Allan B Becker, Piush Mandhane, Stuart E Turvey, Joseph Beyene, Stephanie Atkinson, Katherine M Morrison, Sarah McDonald, Koon K Teo, Malcolm R Sears, Sonia S Anand
OBJECTIVE: Birth weight is an indicator of newborn health and a strong predictor of health outcomes in later life. Significant variation in diet during pregnancy between ethnic groups in high-income countries provides an ideal opportunity to investigate the influence of maternal diet on birth weight. SETTING: Four multiethnic birth cohorts based in Canada (the NutriGen Alliance). PARTICIPANTS: 3997 full-term mother-infant pairs of diverse ethnic groups who had principal component analysis-derived diet pattern scores-plant-based, Western and health-conscious-and birth weight data...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137467/evaluation-of-serum-copper-level-in-naswar-smokeless-tobacco-addicts-using-flame-atomic-absorption-spectroscopy
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Asmat Ullah, Abad Khan, Zafar Iqbal, Ismail Khan
BACKGROUND: Substance abuse and its consequences are a matter of great concern in South-East Asian countries, especially Pakistan and Afghanistan. Due to contamination of Naswar with copper, or by any other physiological mechanism, there is a great chance of copper poisoning in addicts. Keeping in view the literature, there is no comparative study on serum copper levels (SCuL) in Naswar addicts. Therefore, it is very important to evaluate SCuL in this population. METHODS: The current study was performed in September 2016 where a total of 75 volunteers (selected from villages near the University of Peshawar, Pakistan) were grouped as Naswar addicts (n = 45) and the control group (n = 30)...
October 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132443/ethnic-differences-in-mental-health-and-race-based-data-collection
#9
Maria Chiu
There is strong evidence of ethnic disparities in chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases; however, less is known about ethnic differences in mental illness and health service utilization. Previous studies have shown that Asians are more likely to avoid or delay seeking help for their mental illness. We conducted a population-based study using Ontario health administrative data to examine ethnic differences in mental illness severity at hospital presentation. We found that Chinese and South Asian psychiatric patients were significantly more likely to be involuntarily admitted and exhibited more aggressive behaviours and psychotic symptoms compared to the general population...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132221/2009-iom-guidelines-for-gestational-weight-gain-how-well-do-they-predict-outcomes-across-ethnic-groups
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Amal R Khanolkar, Gillian E Hanley, Ilona Koupil, Patricia A Janssen
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the Institute Of Medicine's (IOM) 2009 guidelines for weight-gain during pregnancy are predictive of maternal and infant outcomes in ethnic minority populations. METHODS: We designed a population-based study using administrative data on 181,948 women who delivered live singleton births in Washington State between 2006-2008. We examined risks of gestational hypertension, preeclampsia/eclampsia, cesarean delivery, and extended hospital stay in White, Black, Native-American, East-Asian, Hispanic, South-Asian and Hawaiian/Pacific islander women according to whether they gained more or less weight during pregnancy than recommended by IOM guidelines...
November 13, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132060/traditional-beliefs-and-practices-in-pregnancy-childbirth-and-postpartum-a-review-of-the-evidence-from-asian-countries
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Mellissa Withers, Nina Kharazmi, Esther Lim
INTRODUCTION: Asian women suffer the largest proportion of the world's maternal deaths. To reduce this, policymakers and healthcare providers must encourage women with traditionally low rates of maternal health care utilization to access services. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to provide a comprehensive review of the most common traditional practices in Asia relating to pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. DESIGN: We conducted a literature search of articles: a) focusing on Asia; b) relating to pregnancy, childbirth or postpartum, c) relating to traditional beliefs and/or cultural practices; and 4) published in English in the year 2000 or more recently...
November 10, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127952/diabetes-mellitus-in-a-patient-with-glycogen-storage-disease-type-ia-a-case-report
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Aviva Cohn, Anupam Ohri
BACKGROUND: Glycogen storage disease type Ia is a genetic disorder that is associated with persistent fasting hypoglycemia and the inability to produce endogenous glucose. The development of diabetes with glycogen storage disease is exceedingly rare. The underlying pathogenesis for developing diabetes in these patients is unclear, and there are no guidelines for treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of a 34-year-old woman of South Asian descent with glycogen storage disease type Ia, who developed uncontrolled diabetes mellitus as a young adult...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127228/association-between-body-mass-index-and-outcomes-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-multiethnic-south-east-asian-population-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-malaysian-national-cardiovascular-disease-database-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-ncvd-pci
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Zaid Azhari, Muhammad Dzafir Ismail, Ahmad Syadi Mahmood Zuhdi, Norashikin Md Sari, Imran Zainal Abidin, Wan Azman Wan Ahmad
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a multiethnic South East Asian population. SETTING: Fifteen participating cardiology centres contributed to the Malaysian National Cardiovascular Disease Database-Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (NCVD-PCI) registry. PARTICIPANTS: 28 742 patients from the NCVD-PCI registry who had their first PCI between January 2007 and December 2014 were included...
November 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121973/in-vitro-investigations-on-extracellular-proteins-secreted-by-aphanomyces-invadans-the-causative-agent-of-epizootic-ulcerative-syndrome
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Muhammad Majeed, Gokhlesh Kumar, Sarah Schlosser, Mansour El-Matbouli, Mona Saleh
BACKGROUND: Proteases produced by many microorganisms, including oomycetes, are crucial for their growth and development. They may also play a critical role in disease manifestation. Epizootic ulcerative syndrome is one of the most destructive fish diseases known. It is caused by the oomycete Aphanomyces invadans and leads to mass mortalities of cultured and wild fish in many countries. The areas of concern are Australia, China, Japan, South and Southeast Asian countries and the USA. Extracellular proteases produced by this oomycete are believed to trigger EUS pathogenesis in fish...
November 9, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118852/prevalence-of-overweight-and-obesity-in-united-arab-emirates-expatriates-the-uae-national-diabetes-and-lifestyle-study
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Nabil Sulaiman, Salah Elbadawi, Amal Hussein, Salah Abusnana, Abdulrazzag Madani, Maisoon Mairghani, Fatheya Alawadi, Ahmad Sulaiman, Paul Zimmet, Oliver Huse, Jonathan Shaw, Anna Peeters
Objective: To describe current prevalence of obesity and related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Methods: We used data from the cross-sectional UAE National Diabetes and Lifestyle Study (UAEDIAB), which surveyed adult expatriates living in the UAE for at least 4 years. We report crude prevalence of overweight and obesity, indicated by gender and ethnicity-specific body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) cut-offs, by lifestyle and biomedical characteristics, as well as age and sex-adjusted odds ratios...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117327/maternal-colonization-with-group-b-streptococcus-and-serotype-distribution-worldwide-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses
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Neal J Russell, Anna C Seale, Megan O'Driscoll, Catherine O'Sullivan, Fiorella Bianchi-Jassir, Juan Gonzalez-Guarin, Joy E Lawn, Carol J Baker, Linda Bartlett, Clare Cutland, Michael G Gravett, Paul T Heath, Kirsty Le Doare, Shabir A Madhi, Craig E Rubens, Stephanie Schrag, Ajoke Sobanjo-Ter Meulen, Johan Vekemans, Samir K Saha, Margaret Ip
Background: Maternal rectovaginal colonization with group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the most common pathway for GBS disease in mother, fetus, and newborn. This article, the second in a series estimating the burden of GBS, aims to determine the prevalence and serotype distribution of GBS colonizing pregnant women worldwide. Methods: We conducted systematic literature reviews (PubMed/Medline, Embase, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature [LILACS], World Health Organization Library Information System [WHOLIS], and Scopus), organized Chinese language searches, and sought unpublished data from investigator groups...
November 6, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114771/south-asian-adults-performance-on-executive-function-tests
#17
Veena Kallambettu, Angela N Burda, Nicole Wakeman
Purpose: This study compared the performance of South Asian and White adults on the Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS; Wilson, Alderman, Burgess, Emslie, & Evans, 1996) and the Functional Assessment of Verbal Reasoning and Executive Strategies (FAVRES; MacDonald, 2005), tests that can be used by speech-language pathologists to assess executive function (EF). Method: Twenty South Asian and 20 White participants were administered the BADS and FAVRES...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111600/mortality-and-acute-complications-in-children-and-young-adults-diagnosed-with-type-1-diabetes-in-yorkshire-uk-a-cohort-study
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T C Evans-Cheung, H J Bodansky, R C Parslow, R G Feltbower
AIMS: To examine all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a population-based cohort of people with early and late onset of Type 1 diabetes. METHODS: The Yorkshire Register of Diabetes in Children and Young People includes individuals with early (0-14 years) and late (1529 years) Type 1 diabetes onset, diagnosed between 1978 and 2013. This register was linked to death certification data from the Office for National Statistics to calculate standardized mortality ratios, cumulative mortality curves using Kaplan-Meier survival estimates, and Cox regression modelling...
November 7, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110846/egfr-mutation-prevalence-in-asia-pacific-and-russian-patients-with-advanced-nsclc-of-adenocarcinoma-and-non-adenocarcinoma-histology-the-ignite-study
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Baohui Han, Sergei Tjulandin, Koichi Hagiwara, Nicola Normanno, Laksmi Wulandari, Konstantin Laktionov, Achmad Hudoyo, Yong He, Yi-Ping Zhang, Meng-Zhao Wang, Chien Ying Liu, Marianne Ratcliffe, Rose McCormack, Martin Reck
OBJECTIVES: Limited understanding exists of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation frequency in less common subgroups of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (aNSCLC) (e.g. squamous cell carcinoma [SCC]), and to what extent local practices exclude patients from EGFR testing based on their clinical characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: IGNITE (non-comparative/-interventional; NCT01788163) was conducted in 90 centres (Asia-Pacific/Russia). Eligible patients: local/metastatic aNSCLC; chemotherapy-naïve, newly-diagnosed/recurrent disease after resection; ineligible for curative treatment...
November 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110330/multiethnic-polygenic-risk-scores-improve-risk-prediction-in-diverse-populations
#20
Carla Márquez-Luna, Po-Ru Loh, Alkes L Price
Methods for genetic risk prediction have been widely investigated in recent years. However, most available training data involves European samples, and it is currently unclear how to accurately predict disease risk in other populations. Previous studies have used either training data from European samples in large sample size or training data from the target population in small sample size, but not both. Here, we introduce a multiethnic polygenic risk score that combines training data from European samples and training data from the target population...
November 7, 2017: Genetic Epidemiology
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