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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452408/genome-wide-association-study-identifies-seven-novel-susceptibility-loci-for-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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Yukihiro Shiga, Masato Akiyama, Koji M Nishiguchi, Kota Sato, Nobuhiro Shimozawa, Atsushi Takahashi, Yukihide Momozawa, Makoto Hirata, Matsuda Koichi, Taiki Yamaji, Motoki Iwasaki, Shoichiro Tsugane, Isao Oze, Haruo Mikami, Mariko Naito, Kenji Wakai, Munemitsu Yoshikawa, Masahiro Miyake, Kenji Yamashiro, Kenji Kashiwagi, Takeshi Iwata, Fumihiko Mabuchi, Mitsuko Takamoto, Mineo Ozaki, Kazuhide Kawase, Makoto Aihara, Makoto Araie, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Kiuchi, Makoto Nakamura, Yasuhiro Ikeda, Koh-Hei Sonoda, Tatsuro Ishibashi, Koji Nitta, Aiko Iwase, Shiroaki Shirato, Yoshitaka Oka, Mamoru Satoh, Makoto Sasaki, Nobuo Fuse, Yoichi Suzuki, Ching-Yu Cheng, Chiea Chuen Khor, Mani Baskaran, Shamira Perera, Tin Aung, Eranga N Vithana, Jessica N Cooke Bailey, Jae H Kang, Louis R Pasquale, Jonathan L Haines, Janey L Wiggs, Kathryn P Burdon, Puya Gharahkhani, Alex W Hewitt, David A Mackey, Stuart MacGregor, Jamie E Craig, R Rand Allingham, Micheal Hauser, Adeyinka Ashaye, Donald L Budenz, Stephan Akafo, Susan E I Williams, Yoichiro Kamatani, Toru Nakazawa, Michiaki Kubo
Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide for which 15 disease-associated loci had been discovered. Among them, only 5 loci have been associated with POAG in Asians. We carried out a genome-wide association study and a replication study that included a total of 7,378 POAG cases and 36,385 controls from a Japanese population. After combining the GWAS and the two replication sets, we identified 11 POAG-associated loci, including 4 known (CDKN2B-AS1, ABCA1, SIX6 and AFAP1) and 7 novel loci (FNDC3B, ANKRD55-MAP3K1, LMX1B, LHPP, HMGA2, MEIS2 and LOXL1) at a genome-wide significance level (p < 5...
February 14, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450462/epidemiology-of-adult-dsm-5-major-depressive-disorder-and-its-specifiers-in-the-united-states
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Deborah S Hasin, Aaron L Sarvet, Jacquelyn L Meyers, Tulshi D Saha, W June Ruan, Malka Stohl, Bridget F Grant
Importance: No US national data are available on the prevalence and correlates of DSM-5-defined major depressive disorder (MDD) or on MDD specifiers as defined in DSM-5. Objective: To present current nationally representative findings on the prevalence, correlates, psychiatric comorbidity, functioning, and treatment of DSM-5 MDD and initial information on the prevalence, severity, and treatment of DSM-5 MDD severity, anxious/distressed specifier, and mixed-features specifier, as well as cases that would have been characterized as bereavement in DSM-IV...
February 14, 2018: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449558/interventions-to-enhance-the-adoption-of-asthma-self-management-behaviour-in-the-south-asian-and-african-american-population-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Salina Ahmed, Liz Steed, Katherine Harris, Stephanie J C Taylor, Hilary Pinnock
South Asian and other minority communities suffer poorer asthma outcomes, have a higher rate of unscheduled care and benefit less from most existing self-management interventions when compared to the majority population. Possible reasons for these differences include failure to implement asthma self-management strategies, or that strategies implemented were inappropriate for their needs; alternatively, they may relate to the minority and/or lower socioeconomic status of these populations. We aimed to synthesise evidence from randomised controlled trials for asthma self-management in South Asian and Black populations from different sociocultural contexts, and identify barriers and facilitators to implementing self-management...
February 15, 2018: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447232/hepatitis-b-virus-genotypes-a1-a2-and-e-in-cape-verde-unequal-distribution-through-the-islands-and-association-with-human-flows
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Isabel Inês M de Pina-Araujo, Natalia Spitz, Caroline C Soares, Christian Niel, Barbara V Lago, Selma A Gomes
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) diversity has not been previously studied in Cape Verde. The archipelago was discovered in 1460 by Portuguese explorers, who brought African slaves to colonise the islands. In this study, we investigated the HBV characteristics from 183 HBsAg-positive Cape Verdean individuals. Phylogenetic analysis of the pre-S/S region and the full-length genomes revealed 54 isolates with HBV/A1 (57%), 21 with HBV/A2 (22%), 19 with HBV/E (20%), and one with HBV/D (1%). HBV genotypes and subgenotypes were unequally distributed through the islands...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447178/joint-ancestry-and-association-test-indicate-two-distinct-pathogenic-pathways-involved-in-classical-dengue-fever-and-dengue-shock-syndrome
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Marisa Oliveira, Worachart Lert-Itthiporn, Bruno Cavadas, Verónica Fernandes, Ampaiwan Chuansumrit, Orlando Anunciação, Isabelle Casademont, Fanny Koeth, Marina Penova, Kanchana Tangnararatchakit, Chiea Chuen Khor, Richard Paul, Prida Malasit, Fumihiko Matsuda, Etienne Simon-Lorière, Prapat Suriyaphol, Luisa Pereira, Anavaj Sakuntabhai
Ethnic diversity has been long considered as one of the factors explaining why the severe forms of dengue are more prevalent in Southeast Asia than anywhere else. Here we take advantage of the admixed profile of Southeast Asians to perform coupled association-admixture analyses in Thai cohorts. For dengue shock syndrome (DSS), the significant haplotypes are located in genes coding for phospholipase C members (PLCB4 added to previously reported PLCE1), related to inflammation of blood vessels. For dengue fever (DF), we found evidence of significant association with CHST10, AHRR, PPP2R5E and GRIP1 genes, which participate in the xenobiotic metabolism signaling pathway...
February 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444355/ethnic-variations-of-trajectories-in-suicide-ideation-and-attempt-from-middle-school-to-high-school
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Jahun Kim, Kenneth Pike, Elizabeth McCauley, Ann Vander Stoep
The purpose of this study was to compare patterns of suicide ideation and suicide attempt in three ethnic groups. We analyzed data from 463 students with ethnic backgrounds of African American (AA), Asian American (ASA), and European American (EA) for 6 years. The best fit model was a three-trajectory class model for all groups. The majority of adolescents belonged in the nonideators trajectory. The high level of ideation was found in the high ideators (4%), high-fluctuating ideators (8%), and high-decreasing ideators (4%) trajectory in AA, ASA, and EA, respectively...
February 14, 2018: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438991/genetic-hitchhiking-and-population-bottlenecks-contribute-to-prostate-cancer-disparities-in-men-of-african-descent
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Joseph Lachance, Ali J Berens, Matthew E B Hansen, Andrew K Teng, Sarah A Tishkoff, Timothy R Rebbeck
Prostate cancer (CaP) incidence and mortality rates in African and African American men are greatly elevated compared to other ethnicities. This disparity is likely explained by a combination of social, environmental, and genetic factors. A large number of susceptibility loci have been reported by genome-wide association studies (GWAS), but the contribution of these loci to CaP disparities is unclear. Here we investigated the population structure of 68 previously reported GWAS loci and calculated Genetic Disparity Contribution (GDC) statistics to identify SNPs that contribute the most to differences in CaP risk across populations...
February 8, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435969/-epidemiology-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-spain-and-its-contextualisation-in-the-world
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REVIEW
J Benito-Leon
INTRODUCTION: The study of the epidemiology of Parkinson's disease (PD) is essential because it is a public health problem and because the differences in its prevalence and incidence offer clues as to the existence of aetiologically important environmental or biological factors. AIMS: To report the most relevant data about the descriptive epidemiology (prevalence, incidence and mortality) of PD from studies conducted in different countries, with special emphasis on those carried out in Spain and Latin America...
February 16, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432167/phylogenetic-classification-of-the-world-s-tropical-forests
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J W Ferry Slik, Janet Franklin, Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez, Richard Field, Salomon Aguilar, Nikolay Aguirre, Jorge Ahumada, Shin-Ichiro Aiba, Luciana F Alves, Anitha K, Andres Avella, Francisco Mora, Gerardo A Aymard C, Selene Báez, Patricia Balvanera, Meredith L Bastian, Jean-François Bastin, Peter J Bellingham, Eduardo van den Berg, Polyanna da Conceição Bispo, Pascal Boeckx, Katrin Boehning-Gaese, Frans Bongers, Brad Boyle, Fabian Brambach, Francis Q Brearley, Sandra Brown, Shauna-Lee Chai, Robin L Chazdon, Shengbin Chen, Phourin Chhang, George Chuyong, Corneille Ewango, Indiana M Coronado, Jurgi Cristóbal-Azkarate, Heike Culmsee, Kipiro Damas, H S Dattaraja, Priya Davidar, Saara J DeWalt, Hazimah Din, Donald R Drake, Alvaro Duque, Giselda Durigan, Karl Eichhorn, Eduardo Schmidt Eler, Tsutomu Enoki, Andreas Ensslin, Adandé Belarmain Fandohan, Nina Farwig, Kenneth J Feeley, Markus Fischer, Olle Forshed, Queila Souza Garcia, Satish Chandra Garkoti, Thomas W Gillespie, Jean-Francois Gillet, Christelle Gonmadje, Iñigo Granzow-de la Cerda, Daniel M Griffith, James Grogan, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, David J Harris, Rhett D Harrison, Andy Hector, Andreas Hemp, Jürgen Homeier, M Shah Hussain, Guillermo Ibarra-Manríquez, I Faridah Hanum, Nobuo Imai, Patrick A Jansen, Carlos Alfredo Joly, Shijo Joseph, Kuswata Kartawinata, Elizabeth Kearsley, Daniel L Kelly, Michael Kessler, Timothy J Killeen, Robert M Kooyman, Yves Laumonier, Susan G Laurance, William F Laurance, Michael J Lawes, Susan G Letcher, Jeremy Lindsell, Jon Lovett, Jose Lozada, Xinghui Lu, Anne Mette Lykke, Khairil Bin Mahmud, Ni Putu Diana Mahayani, Asyraf Mansor, Andrew R Marshall, Emanuel H Martin, Darley Calderado Leal Matos, Jorge A Meave, Felipe P L Melo, Zhofre Huberto Aguirre Mendoza, Faizah Metali, Vincent P Medjibe, Jean Paul Metzger, Thiago Metzker, D Mohandass, Miguel A Munguía-Rosas, Rodrigo Muñoz, Eddy Nurtjahy, Eddie Lenza de Oliveira, Onrizal, Pia Parolin, Marc Parren, N Parthasarathy, Ekananda Paudel, Rolando Perez, Eduardo A Pérez-García, Ulf Pommer, Lourens Poorter, Lan Qi, Maria Teresa F Piedade, José Roberto Rodrigues Pinto, Axel Dalberg Poulsen, John R Poulsen, Jennifer S Powers, Rama Chandra Prasad, Jean-Philippe Puyravaud, Orlando Rangel, Jan Reitsma, Diogo S B Rocha, Samir Rolim, Francesco Rovero, Andes Rozak, Kalle Ruokolainen, Ervan Rutishauser, Gemma Rutten, Mohd Nizam Mohd Said, Felipe Z Saiter, Philippe Saner, Braulio Santos, João Roberto Dos Santos, Swapan Kumar Sarker, Christine B Schmitt, Jochen Schoengart, Mark Schulze, Douglas Sheil, Plinio Sist, Alexandre F Souza, Wilson Roberto Spironello, Tereza Sposito, Robert Steinmetz, Tariq Stevart, Marcio Seiji Suganuma, Rahayu Sukri, Aisha Sultana, Raman Sukumar, Terry Sunderland, Supriyadi, H S Suresh, Eizi Suzuki, Marcelo Tabarelli, Jianwei Tang, Ed V J Tanner, Natalia Targhetta, Ida Theilade, Duncan Thomas, Jonathan Timberlake, Márcio de Morisson Valeriano, Johan van Valkenburg, Tran Van Do, Hoang Van Sam, John H Vandermeer, Hans Verbeeck, Ole Reidar Vetaas, Victor Adekunle, Simone A Vieira, Campbell O Webb, Edward L Webb, Timothy Whitfeld, Serge Wich, John Williams, Susan Wiser, Florian Wittmann, Xiaobo Yang, C Yves Adou Yao, Sandra L Yap, Rakan A Zahawi, Rahmad Zakaria, Runguo Zang
Knowledge about the biogeographic affinities of the world's tropical forests helps to better understand regional differences in forest structure, diversity, composition, and dynamics. Such understanding will enable anticipation of region-specific responses to global environmental change. Modern phylogenies, in combination with broad coverage of species inventory data, now allow for global biogeographic analyses that take species evolutionary distance into account. Here we present a classification of the world's tropical forests based on their phylogenetic similarity...
February 5, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428601/codon-usage-variation-of-zika-virus-the-potential-roles-of-ns2b-and-ns4a-in-its-global-pandemic
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Dechun Lin, Liqiang Li, Tian Xie, Qingqing Yin, Nitin Saksena, Rangke Wu, Wanyu Li, Geyang Dai, Jinmin Ma, Xiaohong Zhou, Xiao-Guang Chen
A comprehensive demonstration of Zika virus (ZIKV) molecular evolution is essential for understanding its adaptation and expansion in its recent pandemics. Despite several studies on mutations and codon usage in ZIKVs, the variations in codon usage patterns across individual genes and their biological implication remains unclear. Here, we performed a gene-by-gene comparison of the codon usage variation in ZIKVs of the African and Asian lineages. We found that besides the evidence of positive selection (Ka/Ks > 1) in the Asian lineage of the ZIKV genome, codon usage patterns were gene-specific and codon usage variation of ZIKV genes, was possibly constrained by their individual functional features, such as transmembrane domains, or antigenicity...
February 8, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425235/evidence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-veterans-with-incident-diabetes-mellitus
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Justin Gatwood, Marie Chisholm-Burns, Robert Davis, Fridtjof Thomas, Praveen Potukuchi, Adriana Hung, Csaba P Kovesdy
While chronic kidney disease (CKD) is regularly evaluated among patients with diabetes, kidney function may be significantly impaired before diabetes is diagnosed. Moreover, disparities in the severity of CKD in such a population are likely. This study evaluated the extent of CKD in a national cohort of 36,764 US veterans first diagnosed with diabetes between 2003 and 2013 and prior to initiating oral antidiabetic therapy. Evidence of CKD (any stage) at the time of diabetes diagnosis was determined using eGFR and urine-albumin-creatinine ratios, the odds of which were assessed using logistic regression controlling for patient characteristics...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425176/favipiravir-and-ribavirin-inhibit-replication-of-asian-and-african-strains-of-zika-virus-in-different-cell-models
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Ji-Ae Kim, Rak-Kyun Seong, Mukesh Kumar, Ok Sarah Shin
Zika virus (ZIKV) has recently emerged as a new public health threat. ZIKV infections have caused a wide spectrum of neurological diseases, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, myelitis, meningoencephalitis, and congenital microcephaly. No effective therapies currently exist for treating patients infected with ZIKV. Herein, we evaluated the anti-viral activity of favipiravir (T-705) and ribavirin against Asian and African strains of ZIKV using different cell models, including human neuronal progenitor cells (hNPCs), human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs), human lung adenocarcinoma cells (A549) and Vero cells...
February 9, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420318/disparities-in-rates-of-surgical-intervention-among-racial-and-ethnic-minorities-in-medicare-accountable-care-organizations
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Andrew J Schoenfeld, Daniel J Sturgeon, Justin B Dimick, Christopher M Bono, Justin A Blucher, Lauren B Barton, Joel S Weissman, Adil H Haider
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) on the use of surgical services among racial and ethnic minorities. BACKGROUND: Health reform efforts were expected to reduce healthcare disparities. The impact of ACOs on existing disparities in access to surgical care remains unknown. METHODS: We used national Medicare data (2009-2014) to compare rates of surgery among white, African American, Hispanic, and Asian Medicare beneficiaries for coronary artery bypass grafting, colectomy, total hip arthroplasty, hip fracture repair, and lumbar spine surgery...
February 7, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419880/inequalities-in-dental-caries-experience-among-4-year-old-new-zealand-children
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Nichola Shackleton, Jonathan M Broadbent, Simon Thornley, Barry J Milne, Sue Crengle, Daniel J Exeter
OBJECTIVES: To investigate ethnic-specific deprivation gradients in early childhood dental caries experience considering different domains of deprivation. METHODS: We used cross-sectional near whole population-level data on 318 321 four-year-olds attending the "B4 School check," a national health and development check in New Zealand, across 6 fiscal years (2010/2011 to 2015/2016). The "lift the lip" screening tool was used to estimate experience of any caries and severe caries...
February 8, 2018: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416713/associations-of-tap1-genetic-polymorphisms-with-atopic-diseases-asthma-rhinitis-and-dermatitis
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Rongzeng Liu, Xiafei Chen, Jingjiao Qi
Controversial findings have been reported regarding to the effect of the transporter associated with antigen processing 1 (TAP1) polymorphisms exerted on the atopic diseases susceptibility. To gain a better understanding of the effects of TAP1 polymorphisms on the risk of atopic diseases, a retrospective study was carried out to evaluate the association of the most common TAP1 polymorphisms, rs1057141 and rs1135216, with the risk of atopic diseases. From studies published in PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science up to July 2017, ten eligible studies were selected for meta-analysis...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413737/ethnic-variation-in-satisfaction-and-appearance-concerns-in-adolescents-with-idiopathic-scoliosis-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion-with-instrumentation
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Alexander A Theologis, Matthew Crawford, Mohammad Diab
STUDY DESIGN: Cohort analysis. OBJECTIVE: Document satisfaction with management and appearance concerns in children of different ethnicity who underwent spinal fusion/instrumentation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Scoliosis Research Society Questionnaire (SRS-30) outcomes in AIS indicate a link between appearance and satisfaction as well as ethnic variation in appearance domain. Exploration of these findings in the Scoliosis Appearance Questionnaire (SAQ) will allow better understanding of ethnic variation in appearance concerns...
March 2018: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411938/the-effect-of-baby-friendly-status-on-exclusive-breastfeeding-in-u-s-hospitals
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Julie A Patterson, Nicholas S Keuler, Beth H Olson
In 2014, a leading hospital accreditation agency, mandated hospitals publicly report their exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rates. This new regulation provided an opportunity to explore differences in EBF outcomes using a standardized definition across a large hospital sample in the United States. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between population demographics and the Baby-friendly (BF) hospital designation on EBF rates in hospitals throughout the United States. We obtained EBF rates from 121 BF hospitals and 1,608 hospitals without the BF designation...
February 7, 2018: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411507/the-contribution-of-physical-fitness-to-individual-and-ethnic-differences-in-risk-markers-for-type-2-diabetes-in-children-the-child-heart-and-health-study-in-england-chase
#18
Claire M Nightingale, Alicja R Rudnicka, Sarah R Kerry-Barnard, Angela S Donin, Soren Brage, Kate L Westgate, Ulf Ekelund, Derek G Cook, Christopher G Owen, Peter H Whincup
BACKGROUND: The relationship between physical fitness and risk markers for type 2 diabetes (T2D) in children and the contribution to ethnic differences in these risk markers have been little studied. We examined associations between physical fitness and early risk markers for T2D and cardiovascular disease in 9- to 10-year-old UK children. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 1445 9- to 10-year-old UK children of South Asian, black African-Caribbean and white European origin...
February 7, 2018: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410416/broad-and-long-lasting-immune-protection-against-various-chikungunya-genotypes-demonstrated-by-participants-in-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-cambodian-rural-community
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Heidi Auerswald, Camille Boussioux, Saraden In, Sokthearom Mao, Sivuth Ong, Rekol Huy, Rithea Leang, Malen Chan, Veasna Duong, Sowath Ly, Arnaud Tarantola, Philippe Dussart
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an alphavirus circulating worldwide. Its presence in Asia has been reported since the 1950s, constituting the Asian genotype. Since 2005, strains from the Eastern, Central, and Southern African (ECSA) genotype have caused several outbreaks across Asia. Viruses from the ECSA genotype were also detected in Cambodia in late 2011 and led to an outbreak in a rural community in 2012. A former investigation from 2012 found a higher risk of infection in people younger than 40 years, suggesting a pre-existing herd immunity in the older Cambodian population due to infection with an Asian genotype...
February 7, 2018: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401486/acute-and-chronic-rhinosinusitis-and-allergic-rhinitis-in-relation-to-comorbidity-ethnicity-and-environment
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Ruth Hoffmans, Alex Wagemakers, Cornelis van Drunen, Peter Hellings, Wytske Fokkens
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to assess the effect of comorbidity, ethnicity, occupation, smoking and place of residence on allergic rhinitis (AR), acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). METHODS: A GA2LEN (The Global Allergy and Asthma European Network) screening questionnaire was sent to a random sample of the Dutch population (n = 16700) in three different areas of the Netherlands. RESULTS: Fifty percent (8347) of the questionnaires sent were returned...
2018: PloS One
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