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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513608/the-last-sea-nomads-of-the-indonesian-archipelago-genomic-origins-and-dispersal
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Pradiptajati Kusuma, Nicolas Brucato, Murray P Cox, Thierry Letellier, Abdul Manan, Chandra Nuraini, Philippe Grangé, Herawati Sudoyo, François-Xavier Ricaut
The Bajo, the world's largest remaining sea nomad group, are scattered across hundreds of recently settled communities in Island Southeast Asia, along the coasts of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. With a significant role in historical trading, the Bajo lived until recently as nomads, spending their entire lives on houseboats while moving long distances to fish and trade. Along the routes they traveled, the Bajo settled and intermarried with local land-based groups, leading to 'maritime creolization', a process whereby Bajo communities retained their culture, but assimilated - and frequently married into - local groups...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508676/two-new-compounds-from-the-fruiting-bodies-of-ganoderma-philippii
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Shuang Yang, Qing-Yun Ma, Fan-Dong Kong, Qing-Yi Xie, Sheng-Zhuo Huang, Li-Man Zhou, Hao-Fu Dai, Zhi-Fang Yu, You-Xing Zhao
Two new compounds, philippin (1) and 3β,9α,14α-trihydroxy-(22E,24R)-ergost-22-en-7-one (2), were isolated from the fruiting bodies of Ganoderma philippii. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of the spectroscopic technologies, including 1D and 2D NMR as well as MS. The bioassay of inhibitory activity against acetylcholinesterase (AChE) showed compound 1 exhibited weak inhibitory activity against AChE.
May 16, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507866/establishing-content-validity-of-the-cleft-q-a-new-patient-reported-outcome-instrument-for-cleft-lip-palate
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Elena Tsangaris, Karen W Y Wong Riff, Tim Goodacre, Christopher R Forrest, Marieke Dreise, Jonathan Sykes, Tristan de Chalain, Karen Harman, Aisling O'Mahony, Andrea L Pusic, Lehana Thabane, Achilleas Thoma, Anne F Klassen
BACKGROUND: The CLEFT-Q is a new patient-reported outcome instrument designed to measure outcomes that matter to patients. The aim of this qualitative study was to establish content validity of the CLEFT-Q in patients who differ by age and culture. METHODS: Patients aged between 6 and 29 years were recruited from plastic surgery clinics in Canada, India, Ireland, the Philippines, the Netherlands and the United States. Healthcare providers and other experts participated in a focus group or provided individual feedback...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506215/comparison-of-antibody-responses-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-antigen-rv0679c-in-tuberculosis-patients-from-the-endemic-and-non-endemic-regions-of-the-beijing-genotype-a-case-control-study
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Jingge Zhao, Takashi Matsuba, Xiaoyan Zhang, Susan Leano, Chie Nakajima, Haorile Chagan-Yasutan, Elizabeth Freda Telan, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Toshio Hattori
BACKGROUND: Strains of the Beijing genotype of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) are reportedly associated with the virulence of tuberculosis (TB) infection, unfavorable outcomes of anti-TB treatment, and the global TB pandemic. Rv0679c, a hypothetical membrane protein related to host cell invasion, has a Beijing genotype-specific mutation at residue 142 (Asn142Lys). Antigenicity differences between Rv0679c-Asn142 (N-type) and Rv0679c-Lys142 (K-type) have been previously observed in mice antigen-antibody responses...
May 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505069/b-vitamin-intake-from-diet-and-supplements-and-breast-cancer-risk-in-middle-aged-women-results-from-the-prospective-nutrinet-sant%C3%A3-cohort
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Manon Egnell, Philippine Fassier, Lucie Lécuyer, Laurent Zelek, Marie-Paule Vasson, Serge Hercberg, Paule Latino-Martel, Pilar Galan, Mélanie Deschasaux, Mathilde Touvier
Experimental studies suggest a protective effect of B-vitamins on breast cancer risk, potentially modulated by alcohol intake. However, epidemiological studies are limited, especially regarding non-folate B-vitamins. Furthermore, few studies included quantitative assessment of supplemental intake. This prospective study aimed to investigate the associations between intakes of B-vitamins (dietary, supplemental, total) and breast cancer risk. 27,853 women aged ≥45 years from the NutriNet-Santé cohort (2009-2016) were included, with a median follow-up time of 4...
May 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504833/the-role-of-men-in-pregnancy-decision-making-in-an-urban-area-of-the-philippines
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Alanna E Hirz, Josephine L Avila, Jessica D Gipson
OBJECTIVE: To understand the beliefs of men in the Philippines surrounding unintended pregnancy and induced abortion, and perceptions of their roles in pregnancy decision making. METHODS: Qualitative data were collected during in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with men in an urban area of the Philippines between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2008. Interview participants were purposively after having reported being "afraid or troubled" or "afraid and [planning] to terminate" in response to a recent pregnancy...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504194/vaccination-with-recombinant-paramyosin-in-montanide-isa206-protects-against-schistosoma-japonicum-infection-in-water-buffalo
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Hannah Wei Wu, Zhi-Qiang Fu, Ke Lu, Sunthorn Pond-Tor, Rui Meng, Yang Hong, Kai Chu, Hao Li, Mario Jiz, Jin-Ming Liu, Ming Hou, Sangshin Park, Jiao-Jiao Lin, Jonathan D Kurtis
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis japonica is a zoonosis and presents significant public health problems in China and the Philippines. Vaccines targeting domestic animals constitute attractive control measures. METHODS: We conducted three vaccine trials to evaluate the protective efficacy of recombinant full-length paramyosin (rSj97) in water buffalo. Animals were immunized with 3 doses of rSj97 adjuvanted with ISA206 at 250μg/dose or 500μg/dose at 4wk intervals before challenge with 1000 Schistosoma japonicum cercariae...
May 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502036/perceptions-of-painful-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-in-south-east-asia-results-from-patient-and-physician-surveys
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Rayaz A Malik, Emre Aldinc, Siew-Pheng Chan, Chaicharn Deerochanawong, Chii-Min Hwu, Raymond L Rosales, Chun-Yip Yeung, Koichi Fujii, Bruce Parsons
There are no data on physician-patient communication in painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (pDPN) in the Asia-Pacific region. The objective of this study was to examine patient and physician perceptions of pDPN and clinical practice behaviors in five countries in South-East Asia. Primary care physicians and practitioners, endocrinologists, diabetologists, and patients with pDPN completed separate surveys on pDPN diagnosis, impact, management, and physician-patient interactions in Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand...
May 13, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499828/estimating-the-future-burden-of-multidrug-resistant-and-extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-india-the-philippines-russia-and-south-africa-a-mathematical-modelling-study
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Aditya Sharma, Andrew Hill, Ekaterina Kurbatova, Martie van der Walt, Charlotte Kvasnovsky, Thelma E Tupasi, Janice C Caoili, Maria Tarcela Gler, Grigory V Volchenkov, Boris Y Kazennyy, Olga V Demikhova, Jaime Bayona, Carmen Contreras, Martin Yagui, Vaira Leimane, Sang Nae Cho, Hee Jin Kim, Kai Kliiman, Somsak Akksilp, Ruwen Jou, Julia Ershova, Tracy Dalton, Peter Cegielski
BACKGROUND: Multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis are emerging worldwide. The Green Light Committee initiative supported programmatic management of drug-resistant tuberculosis in 90 countries. We used estimates from the Preserving Effective TB Treatment Study to predict MDR and XDR tuberculosis trends in four countries with a high burden of MDR tuberculosis: India, the Philippines, Russia, and South Africa. METHODS: We calibrated a compartmental model to data from drug resistance surveys and WHO tuberculosis reports to forecast estimates of incident MDR and XDR tuberculosis and the percentage of incident MDR and XDR tuberculosis caused by acquired drug resistance, assuming no fitness cost of resistance from 2000 to 2040 in India, the Philippines, Russia, and South Africa...
May 9, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498039/seduction-and-the-self-movements-through-precarity-race-and-sexuality-in-japanese-host-clubs
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Pardis Mahdavi
In this article, I build on the notion of precarity to argue that Japanese host clubs are sites in which a particular kind of intimacy and sense of 'belonging' are produced. The analysis highlights host clubs as necessary spaces among many in the precarious economy and as important venues for the production of subjectivity for the male hosts (both migrant and Japanese) as well as for the migrant women who frequent these establishments. In particular, host clubs provide a lucrative employment opportunity for young men - particularly young men who are migrants from the rural parts of Japan or the Philippines (and often Japanese-Filipino young men) who are trying to make a living in the context of what has been characterised as 'precarious Japan'...
May 12, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495384/medicinal-chemistry-of-antischistosomal-drugs-praziquantel-and-oxamniquine
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REVIEW
Vinícius Barros Ribeiro da Silva, Bruna Rafaella Koresch Leiva Campos, Jamerson Ferreira de Oliveira, Jean-Luc Decout, Maria do Carmo Alves de Lima
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of diseases that, besides prevailing in poverty conditions, contribute to the maintenance of social inequality, being a strong barrier to a country development. Schistosomiasis, a NTD, is a tropical and subtropical disease caused by the trematode Schistosoma mansoni (Africa, Middle East, Caribbean, Brazil, Venezuela, Suriname), japonicum (China, Indonesia, the Philippines), mekongi (several districts of Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic), intercalatum and guianensis (areas of tropical rainforests in Central Africa) and hematobium (Middle East Africa, Corsica, France) whose adult forms inhabit the mesenteric vessels of the host, while the intermediate forms are found in the aquatic gastropod snails of the genus Biomphalaria...
April 27, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493203/dissection-of-broad-spectrum-resistance-of-the-thai-rice-variety-jao-hom-nin-conferred-by-two-resistance-genes-against-rice-blast
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Chaivarakun Chaipanya, Mary Jeanie Telebanco-Yanoria, Berlaine Quime, Apinya Longya, Siripar Korinsak, Siriporn Korinsak, Theerayut Toojinda, Apichart Vanavichit, Chatchawan Jantasuriyarat, Bo Zhou
BACKGROUND: Rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the most important food crops in the world. Rice blast, caused by the fungal pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae, is one of the most destructive rice diseases worldwide. To effectively cope with this problem, the use of rice blast resistance varieties through innovative breeding programs is the best strategy to date. The Thai rice variety Jao Hom Nin (JHN) showed broad-spectrum resistance against Thai rice blast isolates. Two QTLs for blast resistance in JHN were reported on chromosome 1 (QTL1) and 11 (QTL11)...
December 2017: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487842/dietary-primary-prevention-of-allergic-diseases-in-children-the-philippine-guidelines
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REVIEW
Marysia Stella T Recto, Maria Lourdes G Genuino, Mary Anne R Castor, Roxanne J Casis-Hao, Diana R Tamondong-Lachica, Maria Imelda V Sales, Marilou G Tan, Karen S Mondonedo, Regina C Dionisio-Capulong
Allergic diseases, such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema, and food allergy, are preventable diseases. Primary prevention strategies of allergic diseases have been in scrutiny. Effective prevention strategies maybe started prenatally, postnatally, during infancy, and even during childhood. These guidelines have been prepared by the Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the Philippine Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. They aim to provide evidence-based recommendations for the dietary primary prevention of allergic diseases in children...
April 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484703/the-ilocos-norte-communities-against-rabies-exposure-elimination-project-in-the-philippines-epidemiological-and-economic-aspects
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Loida M Valenzuela, Sarah I Jayme, Anna Charinna B Amparo, Louise H Taylor, Maria Pinky Z Dela Cruz, Dianne A Licuan, Rosebelle Gamal-Bitao, Louis H Nel
As canine rabies control in Africa and Asia transitions from research-led proof-of-concept studies to government-led programs for elimination, experience and evidence of their impact and costs must be shared for the benefit of future programs. The Ilocos Norte Communities against Rabies Exposure project was implemented in April 2012 by the provincial veterinary and health offices and supported by many other partners. It delivered a comprehensive dog vaccination program and increased awareness of the need for postexposure prophylaxis (PEP), aiming to eliminate human and animal rabies cases from Ilocos Norte by 2015...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484637/chance-long-distance-or-human-mediated-dispersal-how-acacia-s-l-farnesiana-attained-its-pan-tropical-distribution
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Karen L Bell, Haripriya Rangan, Manuel M Fernandes, Christian A Kull, Daniel J Murphy
Acacia s.l. farnesiana, which originates from Mesoamerica, is the most widely distributed Acacia s.l. species across the tropics. It is assumed that the plant was transferred across the Atlantic to southern Europe by Spanish explorers, and then spread across the Old World tropics through a combination of chance long-distance and human-mediated dispersal. Our study uses genetic analysis and information from historical sources to test the relative roles of chance and human-mediated dispersal in its distribution...
April 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480578/protecting-children-and-families-from-tobacco-and-tobacco-related-ncds-in-the-western-pacific-good-practice-examples-from-malaysia-philippines-and-singapore
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A M David, S P Mercado, J D Klein, M S/O K Kaundan, H N Koong, E Garcia
BACKGROUND: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are generally considered diseases of adulthood, but NCD risk factors like tobacco use often are taken up during childhood and adolescence, and second-hand smoke exposure affects child survival and development. METHODS: At a regional meeting of the Asia Pacific Child and Family Health Alliance for Tobacco Control, members reviewed existing good practices of child-focused tobacco control approaches using health promotion strategies...
May 7, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471615/extending-a-helping-hand-a-comparison-of-israel-defense-forces-medical-corps-humanitarian-aid-field-hospitals
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Yuval Glick, Erez N Baruch, Avishai M Tsur, Amy L Berg, Dror Yifrah, Avraham Yitzhak, David Dagan, Tarif Bader
BACKGROUND: During the past 6 years the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps (IDF-MC) deployed three humanitarian delegation field hospitals (HDFHs) in disaster zones around the globe: Haiti (2010), the Philippines (2013), and Nepal (2015). OBJECTIVES: To compare the activity of these HDFHs and the characteristics of the patients they served. METHODS: This retrospective study was based on the HDFHs' operation logs and patients medical records...
October 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464072/insular-east-asia-pig-dispersal-and-vicariance-inferred-from-asian-wild-boar-genetic-evidence
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K Y Li, K T Li, C H Yang, M H Hwang, S W Chang, S M Lin, H J Wu, E B Basilio, R S A Vega, R P Laude, Y T Ju
The Formosan wild boar () is an endemic subspecies in Taiwan. Understanding the origins and spread of the Formosan wild boar could help clarify East Asian wild boar dispersion. Although in situ domestication of the wild boar occurred at a number of domestication centers across East Asia, corroborating archaeological and genetic evidence of pig domestication on Taiwan is lacking, leading to domestication being described as cryptic. This characterization applies to the Lanyu pig-a domestic pig breed found on Taiwan...
April 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460293/an-innovative-and-integrative-assay-for-toxicity-testing-using-individual-fish-embryos-application-to-oxazepam
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Philippine Granger Joly de Boissel, Patrice Gonzalez, Audrey Buleté, Guillemine Daffe, Christelle Clérandeau, Emmanuelle Vulliet, Jérôme Cachot
This paper describes the development of an integrative embryo-toxicity assay in Japanese medaka allowing analysis of several toxicological endpoints together in a same individual. In this assay, embryos are topically exposed, and survival, hatching success, malformations, biometry, behaviour, and target gene expression are subsequently analysed in each individual. This assay was applied to oxazepam, an anxiolytic pharmaceutical compound currently found in wastewater treatment plant effluent. Even if oxazepam accumulation in embryos was very low, it caused spinal and cardiac malformations, delayed growth, erratic swimming and deregulation of genes involved in apoptosis, DNA repair and mitochondrial metabolism...
April 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459881/facilitators-and-barriers-for-retention-in-hiv-care-between-testing-and-treatment-in-asia-a-study-in-bangladesh-indonesia-lao-nepal-pakistan-philippines-and-vietnam
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Sushil Koirala, Keshab Deuba, Oranuch Nampaisan, Gaetano Marrone, Anna Mia Ekström
INTRODUCTION: The need for efficient retention in HIV care is more evident than ever because of the expansion of earlier ART initiation and the shift towards 'Test and Treat'. This study assesses factors affecting participation in the HIV care cascade among people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Asia-Pacific Region. METHODS: A total of 7843 PLHIV aged 18-50 years were recruited using targeted and venue-based sampling between October 1, 2012, and May 31, 2013, across 59 sites in 7 countries (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Vietnam)...
2017: PloS One
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