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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726477/south-asian-ethnicity-socioeconomic-status-and-psychological-mediators-of-faecal-occult-blood-colorectal-screening-participation-a-prospective-test-of-a-process-model
#1
Sheina Orbell, Ala Szczepura, David Weller, Anil Gumber, Martin S Hagger
OBJECTIVE: Although ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES) correlate with health inequality, efforts to explain variance in health behavior attributable to these factors are limited by difficulties in population sampling. We used ethnicity identification software to test effects of psychological beliefs about screening as mediators of ethnicity and SES on faecal occult blood colorectal screening behavior in a no-cost health care context. METHOD: Adults aged 50-67 years (N = 1,678), of whom 28% were from minority South Asian religiolinguistic ethnic groups (Hindu-Gujarati/Hindi, Muslim-Urdu and Sikh-Punjabi), participated in a prospective survey study...
July 20, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723937/electricity-system-based-on-100-renewable-energy-for-india-and-saarc
#2
Ashish Gulagi, Piyush Choudhary, Dmitrii Bogdanov, Christian Breyer
The developing region of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) is home to a large number of people living below the poverty line. In future, providing affordable, universally accessible, reliable, low to zero carbon electricity in this region will be the main aim. A cost optimal 100% renewable energy system is simulated for SAARC for the year 2030 on an hourly resolved basis. The region was divided into 16 sub-regions and three different scenarios were set up based on the level of high voltage direct current (HVDC) grid connections...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722672/ethnic-heterogeneity-and-prostate-cancer-mortality-in-hispanic-latino-men-a-population-based-study
#3
Felix M Chinea, Vivek N Patel, Deukwoo Kwon, Narottam Lamichhane, Chris Lopez, Sanoj Punnen, Erin N Kobetz, Matthew C Abramowitz, Alan Pollack
BACKGROUND: Few studies focus on prostate cancer (PCa) outcomes in Hispanic/Latino men. Our study explores whether Hispanic/Latino subgroups demonstrate significantly different prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM) relative to Non-Hispanic White (NHW) and Non-Hispanic Black (NHB) men. METHODS: We extracted a population-based cohort of men diagnosed with local-regional PCa from 2000-2013 (n= 486,865). PCSM was measured in racial/ethnic groups: NHW (n=352,886), NHB (n= 70,983), Hispanic/Latino (n= 40,462), and Asian American/Pacific Islander (n= 22,534)...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722485/characterization-of-nontyphoidal-salmonella-isolates-from-asymptomatic-migrant-food-handlers-in-peninsular-malaysia
#4
Pei Yee Woh, Kwai Lin Thong, Jerzy Marian Behnke, John Watkin Lewis, Siti Nursheena Mohd Zain
Asymptomatic Salmonella carriers who work as food handlers pose food safety and public health risks, particularly during food preparation, and this has serious implications for the disease burden in society. Therefore, we conducted a study to determine the number of Salmonella carriers in a migrant cohort in several food establishments in three major cities in Peninsular Malaysia. Sociodemographic data and stool samples were collected and analyzed using standard methods of detection and isolation. Antimicrobial susceptibility tests of the positive samples were also performed...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721985/prevalence-of-dental-caries-and-periodontal-disease-in-a-rural-area-of-faridabad-district-haryana-india
#5
Naseem Shah, Vijay Prakash Mathur, Shashi Kant, Arpit Gupta, Vartika Kathuria, Partha Haldar, Ravindra Mohan Pandey
An oral health survey was conducted in 829 individuals in different age groups in Ballabhgarh, Haryana, India, to estimate the prevalence of Dental caries and Periodontal diseases. A survey tool was modified from WHO's STEPwise approach to surveillance and Oral Health Assessment form 2013 from recently released WHO Oral Health Survey: Basic Methods (5th Edition) keeping in mind the South East Asian region. Out of 28 villages, six villages were randomly selected. A random list of study participants (Age-sex specific) was generated from the pooled list of these 6 villages...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720616/concomitant-preterm-birth-and-severe-small-for-gestational-age-birth-weight-among-infants-of-immigrant-mothers-in-ontario-originating-from-the-philippines-and-east-asia-a-population-based-study
#6
Emily Bartsch, Alison L Park, Jennifer Jairam, Joel G Ray
OBJECTIVES: Women from the Philippines form one of the largest immigrant groups to North America. Their newborns experience higher rates of preterm birth (PTB), and separately, small-for-gestational age (SGA) birth weight, compared with other East Asians. It is not known if Filipino women are at elevated risk of concomitant PTB and severe SGA (PTB-SGA), a pathological state likely reflective of placental dysfunction and neonatal morbidity. METHODS: We conducted a population-based study of all singleton or twin live births in Ontario, from 2002 to 2011, among immigrant mothers from the Philippines (n=27 946), Vietnam (n=15 297), Hong Kong (n=5618), South Korea (n=5148) and China (n=42 517)...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720457/high-risk-human-papillomavirus-seroprevalence-in-men-and-women-of-six-different-ethnicities-in-amsterdam-the-netherlands-the-helius-study
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C J Alberts, A Michel, S Bruisten, M B Snijder, M Prins, T Waterboer, M F Schim van der Loeff
BACKGROUND: Ethnic variations in the (sero)prevalence of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV related diseases have been observed previously. We explored if high-risk HPV (hrHPV) seropositivity indeed differs among 6 ethnic groups in Amsterdam the Netherlands and assessed if hrHPV seroprevalence is higher among women than men within each ethnic group, both after adjustment for confounders. METHODS: From the multi-ethnic HEalthy Life In an Urban Setting (HELIUS) study in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) we randomly selected 4637 men and women aged 18-44 years with a Dutch, South-Asian Surinamese, African Surinamese, Ghanaian, Moroccan, or Turkish ethnicity...
June 2017: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719791/effectiveness-of-psychosocial-and-educational-prenatal-and-postnatal-care-interventions-for-married-immigrant-women-in-korea-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Sun Kyung Kim, Seyeon Park, Sukhee Ahn
The rapid influx of married immigrant women from low-income Asian countries is a concern in South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. In South Korea, 1 in 10 couples includes a Korean man and a migrant woman, increasing the need for prenatal and postnatal care interventions. Studies published in English or Korean after 2000 were retrieved from 8 databases and reviewed via a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of prenatal and postnatal psychosocial and educational interventions in Korea. Of 3583 records, 10 studies (1 randomized controlled trial [RCT] and 9 non-RCTs) involving 408 married immigrant women fulfilled the inclusion criteria...
July 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717138/airborne-bacterial-communities-in-three-east-asian-cities-of-china-south-korea-and-japan
#9
Jae Young Lee, Eun Ha Park, Sunghee Lee, GwangPyo Ko, Yasushi Honda, Masahiro Hashizume, Furong Deng, Seung-Muk Yi, Ho Kim
The global diversity of airborne bacteria has not yet been studied, despite its importance in human health and climate change. Here, we focused on the diversity of airborne bacteria and their correlations with meteorological/environmental conditions in China, South Korea, and Japan. Beijing (China) had more diverse airborne bacteria, followed by Seoul (South Korea) and Nagasaki (Japan), and seasonal variations were observed. Beijing and Seoul had more diverse airborne bacteria during the winter, whereas Nagasaki showed greater diversity during the summer...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714977/the-promise-of-discovering-population-specific-disease-associated-genes-in-south-asia
#10
Nathan Nakatsuka, Priya Moorjani, Niraj Rai, Biswanath Sarkar, Arti Tandon, Nick Patterson, Gandham SriLakshmi Bhavani, Katta Mohan Girisha, Mohammed S Mustak, Sudha Srinivasan, Amit Kaushik, Saadi Abdul Vahab, Sujatha M Jagadeesh, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy, Lalji Singh, David Reich, Kumarasamy Thangaraj
The more than 1.5 billion people who live in South Asia are correctly viewed not as a single large population but as many small endogamous groups. We assembled genome-wide data from over 2,800 individuals from over 260 distinct South Asian groups. We identified 81 unique groups, 14 of which had estimated census sizes of more than 1 million, that descend from founder events more extreme than those in Ashkenazi Jews and Finns, both of which have high rates of recessive disease due to founder events. We identified multiple examples of recessive diseases in South Asia that are the result of such founder events...
July 17, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714742/application-of-the-european-quality-indicators-for-psychosocial-dementia-care-in-long-term-care-facilities-in-the-asia-pacific-region-a-pilot-study
#11
Yun-Hee Jeon, Wai Tong Chien, Ju-Young Ha, Rahimah Ibrahim, Belinda Kirley, Lay Ling Tan, Papan Thaipisuttikul, Emmelyne Vasse, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Huali Wang, Jong-Chul Youn, Henry Brodaty
OBJECTIVES: An Asia-Pacific regional collaboration group conducted its first multi-country research project to determine whether or not European quality indicators (QIs) for psychosocial care in dementia could be implemented as a valid tool in residential aged care across seven Asia-Pacific sites (Australia, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand). METHOD: Following the European QI protocol, auditing and data extraction of medical records of consenting residents with dementia were conducted by trained auditors with relevant health care backgrounds...
July 17, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714599/the-utility-of-empirically-assigning-ancestry-groups-in-cross-population-genetic-studies-of-addiction
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Roseann E Peterson, Alexis C Edwards, Silviu-Alin Bacanu, Danielle M Dick, Kenneth S Kendler, Bradley T Webb
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Given moderate heritability and significant heterogeneity among addiction phenotypes, successful genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are expected to need very large samples. As sample sizes grow, so can genetic diversity leading to challenges in analyzing these data. Methods for empirically assigning individuals to genetically informed ancestry groups are needed. METHODS: We describe a strategy for empirically assigning ancestry groups in ethnically diverse GWAS data including extensions of principal component analysis (PCA) and population matching through minimum Mahalanobis distance...
July 17, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711741/confirmation-that-mutations-in-ddx59-cause-an-autosomal-recessive-form-of-oral-facial-digital-syndrome-further-delineation-of-the-ddx59-phenotype-in-two-new-families
#13
Sara Faily, Rahat Perveen, Jill Urquhart, Kate Chandler, Jill Clayton-Smith
We report three probands from two unrelated consanguineous families of South Asian origin who all carry the same rare novel homozygous variant within the dead box helicase gene DDX59 in association with features of oral-facial-digital syndrome (OFDS). DDX59 variants have been reported previously in an unclassified, autosomal recessive form of OFDS; clinically associated with features including tongue lobulation, cleft palate, frontal bossing, hypertelorism and postaxial polydactyly. All three probands had lobulated tongues with tongue hamartomas, abnormal tongue tip, developmental delay and microcephaly, with just one proband demonstrating polydactlyly...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710207/comorbidities-complications-and-mortality-in-people-of-south-asian-ethnicity-with-type-1-diabetes-compared-with-other-ethnic-groups-a-systematic-review
#14
Komil N Sarwar, Phoebe Cliff, Ponnusamy Saravanan, Kamlesh Khunti, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar, Parth Narendran
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review is to explore the association of South Asian (SA) ethnicity on comorbidities, microvascular and macrovascular complications and mortality compared with other ethnic groups in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). DESIGN: Systematic review. METHOD: A systematic literature search strategy was designed and carried out using Medline and Embase for full-text and abstract studies published in English from 1946 to February 2016...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706731/household-wealth-status-and-overweight-and-obesity-among-adult-women-in-bangladesh-and-nepal
#15
G Bishwajit
BACKGROUND: In South Asia, women were reported to be more likely to have higher normal body weight. However, nationally representative evidence on the association between socioeconomic status and body weight in terms of regional cut-offs for body mass index is limited for South Asian women. This study aimed to address this gap by investigating the association between household wealth status and overweight and obesity among adult women in Bangladesh and Nepal. METHODOLOGY: Cross-sectional data on 6,144 Nepalese and 17,683 Bangladeshi women were obtained from most recent Demographic and Health Surveys in these countries...
June 2017: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705542/effect-of-coronary-artery-disease-risk-snps-on-serum-cytokine-levels-and-cytokine-imbalance-in-premature-coronary-artery-disease
#16
Wafa M Ansari, Steve E Humphries, Abdul K Naveed, Omer J Khan, Dilshad A Khan, Ejaz Hassan Khattak
BACKGROUND: Premature Coronary Artery Disease (PCAD) occurs almost a decade earlier in the South Asian population as compared to the West. Inclusion of genetic information can prove to be a robust measure to improve early risk prediction of PCAD. Aim was to estimate the genotypic distribution and risk allele frequencies of 13 Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) risk Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in loci identified by the CARDIoGRAMplusC4D consortium namely MIA3 rs17465637; 9p21 rs10757274; CXCL12 rs1746048; APOA5 rs662799; APOB rs1042031; LPA rs3798220; LPA 10455872; MRAS rs9818870; LPL rs328; SORT1 rs646776; PCSK9 rs11591147; APOE rs429358; APOE rs7412 in Pakistani PCAD patients and controls...
July 10, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705073/re-visioning-evidence-reflections-on-the-recent-controversy-around-gender-selective-abortion-in-the-uk
#17
Maya Unnithan, Sylvie Dubuc
Reports in the British media over the last 4 years have highlighted the schisms and contestations that have accompanied the reports of gender selective abortions amongst British Asian families. The position that sex-selection may be within the terms of the 1967 Abortion Act has particularly sparked controversy amongst abortion campaigners and politicians but equally among medical practitioners and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service who have hitherto tended to stay clear of such debates. In what ways has the controversy around gender-based abortion led to new framings of the entitlement to service provision and new ways of thinking about evidence in the context of reproductive rights? We reflect on these issues drawing on critiques of what constitutes best evidence, contested notions of reproductive rights and reproductive governance, comparative work in India and China as well as our involvement with different groups of campaigners including British South Asian NGOs...
July 14, 2017: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704695/emergence-of-the-asian-genotype-of-denv-1-in-south-india
#18
D Cecilia, J A Patil, M B Kakade, A Walimbe, K Alagarasu, B Anukumar, A Abraham
A large outbreak of dengue occurred in Tamil Nadu, South India in 2012 with 12,000 cases and CFR of 0.5%. Molecular characterization of virus present in the sera of dengue patients was undertaken to determine if there were changes in the virus population. All four serotypes were circulating but DENV-1 was dominant, present in 52% of the serotyped samples. Furthermore, the genotype of only DENV-1 had changed; the Asian genotype had displaced the American/African. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that the Asian genotype was introduced from Singapore and shared 99% similarity with viruses, associated with large outbreaks in Singapore and Sri Lanka...
July 10, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704570/signs-of-eclampsia-during-singleton-deliveries-and-early-neonatal-mortality-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-from-three-who-regions
#19
Saverio Bellizzi, Howard L Sobel, Mohamed M Ali
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of eclampsia symptoms and to explore associations between eclampsia and early neonatal mortality. METHODS: The present secondary analysis included Demographic and Health Surveys data from 2005 to 2012; details of signs related to severe obstetric adverse events of singleton deliveries during interviewees' most recent delivery in the preceding 5 years were included. Data and delivery history were merged for pooled analyses. Convulsions-used as an indicator for having experienced eclampsia-and early neonatal mortality rates were compared, and a generalized random effect model, adjusted for heterogeneity between and within countries, was used to investigate the impact of presumed eclampsia on early neonatal mortality...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701847/melioidosis-an-emerging-infection-with-fatal-outcomes
#20
Isabella Princess, R Ebenezer, Nagarajan Ramakrishnan, Arun Kumar Daniel, S Nandini, M A Thirunarayan
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from being nonendemic for melioidosis, India has now become endemic for the disease since 2012. Until then, melioidosis cases were being reported sporadically from India. There have been isolated case reports from few states across the country for the past few years. Most of the times, Burkholderia pseudomallei may be misreported as Pseudomonas species, especially in resource-poor laboratories. Due to its varied clinical presentation, the specific clinical diagnosis can be difficult, thereby making laboratory diagnosis mandatory...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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