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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918411/combining-cd4-recovery-and-cd4-cd8-ratio-restoration-as-an-indicator-for-evaluating-the-outcome-of-continued-antiretroviral-therapy-an-observational-cohort-study
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Shui Shan Lee, Ngai Sze Wong, Bonnie Chun Kwan Wong, Ka Hing Wong, Kenny Chi Wai Chan
OBJECTIVES: Immune recovery following highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is commonly assessed by the degree of CD4 reconstitution alone. In this study, we aimed to assess immune recovery by incorporating both CD4 count and CD4:CD8 ratio. DESIGN: Observational cohort study SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Clinical data from Chinese HIV-positive patients attending the largest HIV service in Hong Kong and who had been on HAART for ≥4 years were accessed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Optimal immune outcome was defined as a combination of a CD4 count ≥500/μL and a CD4:CD8 ratio ≥0...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915820/item-response-modeling-a-psychometric-assessment-of-the-children-s-fruit-vegetable-water-and-physical-activity-self-efficacy-scales-among-chinese-children
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Jing-Jing Wang, Tzu-An Chen, Tom Baranowski, Patrick W C Lau
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of four self-efficacy scales (i.e., self-efficacy for fruit (FSE), vegetable (VSE), and water (WSE) intakes, and physical activity (PASE)) and to investigate their differences in item functioning across sex, age, and body weight status groups using item response modeling (IRM) and differential item functioning (DIF). METHODS: Four self-efficacy scales were administrated to 763 Hong Kong Chinese children (55...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915262/associations-between-body-mass-index-and-mortality-or-cardiovascular-events-in-a-general-korean-population
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Kyoung Ae Kong, Junbeom Park, So-Hyeon Hong, Young Sun Hong, Yeon-Ah Sung, Hyejin Lee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The relationship between body mass index (BMI) and mortality remains controversial. Furthermore, the association between BMI and cardiovascular events (CVE) is not conclusive and may differ by ethnicity. We aimed to estimate the associations between the BMI and mortality or cardiovascular disease in a general Korean population. SUBJECTS/METHODS: This study was based on a sample cohort database released by the Korean National Health Insurance Service...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912759/seasonality-affects-the-diversity-and-composition-of-bacterioplankton-communities-in-dongjiang-river-a-drinking-water-source-of-hong-kong
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Wei Sun, Chunyu Xia, Meiying Xu, Jun Guo, Guoping Sun
Water quality ranks the most vital criterion for rivers serving as drinking water sources, which periodically changes over seasons. Such fluctuation is believed associated with the state shifts of bacterial community within. To date, seasonality effects on bacterioplankton community patterns in large rivers serving as drinking water sources however, are still poorly understood. Here we investigated the intra-annual bacterial community structure in the Dongjiang River, a drinking water source of Hong Kong, using high-throughput pyrosequencing in concert with geochemical property measurements during dry, and wet seasons...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910961/paeonol-alleviates-interleukin-1%C3%AE-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-chondrocytes-during-osteoarthritis
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Mingran Liu, Shuqiang Zhong, Ruifeng Kong, Hong Shao, Chunyan Wang, Hongying Piao, Wentao Lv, Xiaojie Chu, Yan Zhao
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-induced inflammatory responses in chondrocytes play an important role in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA). Searching medicines that affect IL-1β-mediated chondrocytes function is critical in developing therapies for OA. Paeonol, as an important component in traditional Chinese medicine, has anti-inflammatory activity and can offer therapy for a multitude of inflammatory-related diseases. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether paeonol could alleviate the progression of OA through inhibition of IL-1β-induced inflammatory responses in chondrocytes...
September 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910380/validation-of-the-diabetes-screening-tools-proposed-by-the-american-diabetes-association-in-an-aging-chinese-population
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Yu Cho Woo, Chi Ho Lee, Carol H Y Fong, Annette W K Tso, Bernard M Y Cheung, Karen S L Lam
AIM: Diabetes is a serious global health problem. A simple and effective screening tool should have substantial public health benefit. We investigated the performance of the latest American Diabetes Association diabetes screening methods in our aging Chinese population. METHODS: Subjects without diabetes who returned for the 4th Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factors Prevalence Study in 2010-2012 were evaluated for the probability of having diabetes with reference to the age- and body mass index-based screening criteria (screening criteria) and the diabetes risk test (risk test), and the conclusion drawn was compared to their measured glycaemic status...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905642/socioeconomic-moderators-of-the-relationship-between-different-quitting-motives-and-smoking-cessation-in-hong-kong-men
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Francisco T T Lai, Wikki W K Wong, Joyce L Y Kwan
To facilitate effective tobacco control, it is important to identify the socioeconomic strata in which different quitting motives are more strongly associated with cessation. This study aims to examine such a moderating role of socioeconomic background. A total of 2022 past or current daily smoking men from the Hong Kong Thematic Household Survey 2010 who had attempted for cessation were analyzed. Binary socioeconomic indicators, quitting motives, and 1-year abstinence were entered in an exploratory backward-stepwise log-linear model, followed by a binary logistic regression to estimate the probability of one-year abstinence in each socioeconomic stratum...
September 1, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905361/association-between-oral-health-and-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-among-children
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Ying Zhou, Shan Jiang, Kar Yan Li, Edward Chin Man Lo, Xiaoli Gao
BACKGROUND: The oral cavity is a potential reservoir for respiratory pathogens. This longitudinal study investigated the association between upper respiratory tract infection (URI) and oral health among children. METHODS: A total of 288 children aged 4 years were recruited. Their dental caries and oral hygiene status were clinically determined, using the dmft (decayed, missing and filled teeth) index and the Silness-Löe plaque index. Questionnaires were completed by parents to collect information on the child's socio-demographic background and URI episodes and symptoms in the following 12 months...
September 14, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904528/access-criteria-for-anti-tnf-agents-in-spondyloarthritis-influence-on-comparative-1-year-cost-effectiveness-estimates
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Stephanie Harvard, Daphne Guh, Nick Bansback, Pascal Richette, Alain Saraux, Bruno Fautrel, Aslam Anis
BACKGROUND: Anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents are an effective, but costly, treatment for spondyloarthritis (SpA). Worldwide, multiple sets of access criteria aim to restrict anti-TNF therapy to patients with specific clinical characteristics, yet the influence of access criteria on anti-TNF cost-effectiveness is unknown. Our objective was to use data from the DESIR cohort, a prospective study of early SpA patients in France, to determine whether the French anti-TNF access criteria are the most cost-effective in that setting relative to other potential restrictions...
2017: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901825/beyond-homonegativity-understanding-hong-kong-people-s-attitudes-about-social-acceptance-of-gay-lesbian-people-sexual-orientation-discrimination-protection-and-same-sex-marriage
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Tien Ee Dominic Yeo, Tsz Hang Chu
This study examined attitudes about social acceptance, discrimination protection, and marriage equality for gay/lesbian people with a representative sample of 1,008 Hong Kong Chinese adults via a telephone survey. Despite majority endorsement of homosexuality (52.29% positive vs 34.12% negative) and discrimination protection (50.77% favorable vs 14.62% opposed), attitudes toward same-sex marriage diverged (32.72% favorable vs 39.45% opposed). There was a sharp distinction in accepting gay/lesbian people as co-workers (83...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901014/asian-pacific-digestive-week-apdw-the-future-in-digestive-diseases-hong-kong-23-26-september-2017
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September 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895899/effects-of-heat-stress-on-construction-labor-productivity-in-hong-kong-a-case-study-of-rebar-workers
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Wen Yi, Albert P C Chan
Global warming is bringing more frequent and severe heat waves, and the result will be serious for vulnerable populations such as construction workers. Excessive heat stress has profound effects on physiological responses, which cause occupational injuries, fatalities and low productivity. Construction workers are particularly affected by heat stress, because of the body heat production caused by physically demanding tasks, and hot and humid working conditions. Field studies were conducted between August and September 2016 at two construction training grounds in Hong Kong...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895439/preventing-cardiovascular-disease-after-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-searching-for-the-how-and-when
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T Katrien J Groenhof, Bas B van Rijn, Arie Franx, Jeanine E Roeters van Lennep, Michiel L Bots, A Titia Lely
Background Women with a history of a hypertensive disorder during pregnancy (HDP) have an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Guidelines recommend assessment of cardiovascular risk factors in these women later in life, but provide limited advice on how this follow-up should be organized. Design Systematic review and meta-regression analysis. Methods The aim of our study was to provide an overview of existing knowledge on the changes over time in three major modifiable components of cardiovascular risk assessment after HDP: blood pressure, glucose homeostasis and lipid levels...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894930/oncological-safety-and-technical-feasibility-of-nipple-sparing-mastectomy-for-breast-cancer-the-hong-kong-experience
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Yolanda Ho-Yan Chan, Wai-Ming Yau, Polly Suk-Yee Cheung
BACKGROUND: Nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) has gained widespread popularity in recent years. Nonetheless, patient selection, technical consideration and oncological safety of its extension to breast cancer treatment remain uncertain. Few publications have reviewed the application of NSM in Asian populations. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 91 women with malignant breast tumours, who underwent 97 NSM in Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital from 2009 to 2015. Breast cancer patients who required mastectomy and opted for immediate reconstruction were considered for NSM if they showed no obvious nipple involvement clinically...
September 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893447/control-of-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-hong-kong-role-of-environmental-surveillance-in-communal-areas-after-a-hospital-outbreak
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Vincent C C Cheng, Shuk-Ching Wong, Jonathan H K Chen, Simon Y C So, Sally C Y Wong, Pak-Leung Ho, Kwok-Yung Yuen
BACKGROUND: Environmental reservoir is an important source of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MRAB) outbreaks. The role of postoutbreak environmental surveillance for guiding sustained infection control effort has not been examined. METHODS: Enhanced environmental disinfection and regular environmental surveillance of ward communal areas after an outbreak were performed in a university-affiliated hospital. To assess the usefulness of environmental culture in predicting patients with MRAB, weekly surveillance of communal areas was continued for 3 months after the outbreak in intervention wards...
September 8, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893131/delinquency-among-members-of-hong-kong-youth-street-gangs-the-role-of-the-organizational-structures-of-gangs-and-triad-affiliations
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Wing Hong Chui, Paul Vinod Khiatani
This study explores the importance of organizational structures and formal affiliations with the Hong Kong triads to delinquency among youth street gang members in Hong Kong. More specifically, this study examines the relative importance of the number of organizational structures and triad affiliation to patterns of delinquency in a sample of active members of youth street gangs ( N = 201). With the aid of outreach social workers, a convenience sampling method was used to recruit a gender-balanced sample of at-risk youths...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892855/oxidizing-capacity-of-the-rural-atmosphere-in-hong-kong-southern-china
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Zeyuan Li, Likun Xue, Xue Yang, Qiaozhi Zha, Yee Jun Tham, Chao Yan, Peter K K Louie, Connie W Y Luk, Tao Wang, Wenxing Wang
Atmospheric oxidizing capacity (AOC), dominated by the hydroxyl radical (OH), is an important index of the self-cleaning capacity of atmosphere and plays a vital role in the tropospheric chemistry. To better understand the key processes governing the chemistry of rural atmosphere of southern China, we analyzed the oxidation capacity and radical chemistry at a regional background site in Hong Kong from 23 August to 22 December 2012, which covered the summer, autumn and winter seasons. A chemical box model built on the latest Master Chemical Mechanism (v3...
September 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892214/parental-decisions-following-prenatal-diagnosis-of-sex-chromosome-aneuploidy-in-hong-kong
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Po Lam So, Kwun Yue Yvonne Cheng, Kwan Yiu Cheuk, Wan Kam Chiu, Shui Lam Mak, Sau Lan Mok, Tsz Kin Lo, Wai Kuen Yung, Fai Man Lo, Hon Yin Brian Chung, Sik Yau Anita Kan, Chin Peng Lee, Hoi Yin Mary Tang
AIM: According to the published work, pregnancy termination rates due to prenatal diagnosis of fetal sex chromosome aneuploidies (SCA) vary widely. Some potentially modifiable and non-modifiable factors have been reported to be associated with parental decision. This study aimed to evaluate the rate of pregnancy termination for fetal SCA and the factors influencing parents' decisions in Hong Kong. METHODS: This was a 21-year retrospective cohort study of parents' decisions following prenatal diagnosis of SCA...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889029/veterinary-antibiotics-in-food-drinking-water-and-the-urine-of-preschool-children-in-hong-kong
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Na Li, Keith W K Ho, Guang-Guo Ying, Wen-Jing Deng
Due to the harmful effects of veterinary antibiotics (VAs) residues in food on children's health, urine samples from 31 preschool and primary school children were analyzed for 13 common VAs. Samples of raw and cooked pork, chicken, fish, milk and drinking water from the children's living areas were also analyzed for residual VAs. Urinalysis revealed one to four target antibiotics in 77.4% of the sample group, with concentrations as high as 0.36ng/mL. Norfloxacin and penicillin had the highest detection rates (48...
September 7, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888358/prediction-of-self-stigma-in-early-psychosis-3-year-follow-up-of-the-randomized-controlled-trial-on-extended-early-intervention
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Ryan Wui Hang Ho, Wing Chung Chang, Vivian Wing Yan Kwong, Emily Sin Kei Lau, Gloria Hoi Kei Chan, Olivia Tsz Ting Jim, Christy Lai Ming Hui, Sherry Kit Wa Chan, Edwin Ho Ming Lee, Eric Yu Hai Chen
BACKGROUND: Self-stigma represents a major barrier to recovery in people with psychotic disorders but is understudied in early illness stage. Longitudinal investigation of prediction for self-stigma is scarce and none is conducted in early psychosis. We aimed to prospectively examine baseline predictors of self-stigma in early psychosis patients in the context of a 3-year follow-up of a randomized-controlled trial (RCT) comparing 1-year extension of early intervention (EI) with step-down psychiatric care for first-episode psychosis (FEP)...
September 6, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
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