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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045681/international-patterns-and-trends-in-endometrial-cancer-incidence-1978-2013
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Joannie Lortet-Tieulent, Jacques Ferlay, Freddie Bray, Ahmedin Jemal
Background: Cancers of the corpus uteri-primarily of the endometrium-rank as the sixth most common neoplasm in women worldwide. Analyses of the global patterns and trends of uterine cancer rates are needed in view of the ongoing obesity epidemic, a major risk factor for the disease. Methods: Data on endometrial cancer (ICD-10 C54) incidence from population-based cancer registries in 43 populations, published in CI5plus or by registries, were extracted for 1978 to 2013...
October 16, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043925/filipino-therapists-experiences-and-attitudes-of-interprofessional-education-and-collaboration-a-cross-sectional-survey
#2
Michael Palapal Sy
For the past more than 50 years, the World Health Organisation has acknowledged through empirical findings that health workers that learn together work together effectively to provide the best care for their patients. This study aimed to: (1) describe the perceived extent of interprofessional education (IPE) experience among Filipino occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs), and speech-language-pathologists (SLPs); (2) identify their attitudes towards interprofessional collaboration (IPC); and (3) compare their attitudes towards IPC according to: prior IPE experience, classification of IPE experience, profession, years of practice, and practice setting...
November 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036605/survey-of-laboratory-practices-for-diagnosis-of-fungal-infection-in-seven-asian-countries-an-asia-fungal-working-group-afwg-initiative
#3
Ariya Chindamporn, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Ruoyu Li, Pei-Lun Sun, Ban-Hock Tan, Mitzi Chua, Retno Wahyuningsih, Atul Patel, Zhengyin Liu, Yee-Chun Chen, Methee Chayakulkeeree
An online survey of mycology laboratories in seven Asian countries was conducted to assess the status, competence, and services available. Country representatives from the Asia Fungal Working Group (AFWG) contacted as many laboratories performing mycology diagnosis as possible in their respective countries, requesting that the laboratory heads complete the online survey. In total, 241 laboratories responded, including 71 in China, 104 in India, 11 in Indonesia, 26 in the Philippines, four in Singapore, 18 in Taiwan, and seven in Thailand...
September 20, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034988/the-global-filipino-nurse-an-integrative-review-of-filipino-nurses-work-experiences
#4
Jed Montayre, Jasmine Montayre, Eleanor Holroyd
AIM: To understand the work-related experiences of Philippine-trained nurses working globally. BACKGROUND: The Philippines is a major source country of foreign-trained nurses located globally. However, there is paucity of research on professional factors and career related issues affecting foreign-trained nurses' work experiences. METHODS: An integrative review through a comprehensive search of literature was undertaken from November 2015 and was repeated in August 2016...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034010/developing-a-framework-of-gastronomic-systems-research-to-unravel-drivers-of-food-choice
#5
Rosa Paula Cuevas, Annalyn de Guia, Matty Demont
Nutritional and dietary interventions and the introduction of novel food products and ingredients require a thorough understanding of the drivers of food choice, which are embedded in local context and culture. We developed a framework of "gastronomic systems research" (GSR) to understand culture-specific consumer food choice, and contextualise it to a target population of urban, middle- to high-income Filipino consumers to assess the domestic niche market potential of traditional rice varieties in the Philippines...
October 2017: Int J Gastron Food Sci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029307/droplet-digital-pcr-diagnosis-of-human-schistosomiasis-parasite-cell-free-dna-detection-in-diverse-clinical-samples
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Kosala G Weerakoon, Catherine A Gordon, Gail M Williams, Pengfei Cai, Geoffrey N Gobert, Remigio M Olveda, Allen G Ross, David U Olveda, Donald P McManus
Background: Schistosomiasis japonica remains a major public health and socio-economic concern in Southeast-Asia. Sensitive and accurate diagnostics can play a pivotal role in achieving disease elimination goals. Methods: We previously reported a novel droplet digital-PCR (ddPCR) assay targeting the mitochondrial gene nad1 to diagnose schistosomiasis japonica. The tool identified both pre-patent and patent infections using Schistosoma japonicum DNA isolated from serum, urine, salivary glands and faeces in a murine model...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026338/utilization-of-healthcare-services-in-postpartum-women-in-the-philippines-who-delivered-at-home-and-the-effects-on-their-health-a-cross-sectional-analytical-study
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Tadashi Yamashita, Maria Teresa Reyes Tuliao, Magdalena Concel Meana, Sherri Ann Suplido, Cecilia L Llave, Yuko Tanaka, Hiroya Matsuo
BACKGROUND: A low ratio of utilization of healthcare services in postpartum women may contribute to maternal deaths during the postpartum period. The maternal mortality ratio is high in the Philippines. The aim of this study was to examine the current utilization of healthcare services and the effects on the health of women in the Philippines who delivered at home. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional analytical study, based on a self-administrated questionnaire, conducted from March 2015 to February 2016 in Muntinlupa, Philippines...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019301/validation-of-the-gratitude-questionnaire-in-filipino-secondary-school-students
#8
Jana Patricia M Valdez, Weipeng Yang, Jesus Alfonso D Datu
Most studies have assessed the psychometric properties of the Gratitude Questionnaire - Six-Item Form (GQ-6) in the Western contexts while very few research has been generated to explore the applicability of this scale in non-Western settings. To address this gap, the aim of the study was to examine the factorial validity and gender invariance of the Gratitude Questionnaire in the Philippines through a construct validation approach. There were 383 Filipino high school students who participated in the research...
October 11, 2017: Spanish Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017617/birth-weight-and-postnatal-microbial-exposures-predict-the-distribution-of-peripheral-blood-leukocyte-subsets-in-young-adults-in-the-philippines
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T W McDade, M J Jones, G Miller, J Borja, M S Kobor, C W Kuzawa
The immune system not only provides protection against infectious disease but also contributes to the etiology of neoplastic, atopic, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Prenatal and postnatal nutritional and microbial environments have lasting effects on multiple aspects of immunity, indicating that immune processes may play important roles in the developmental origins of disease. The objective of this study is to evaluate the association between birth weight and the distribution of leukocyte (white blood cell) subsets in peripheral blood in young adulthood...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017170/impact-of-typhoon-haiyan-on-a-philippine-tarsier-population
#10
Sharon Gursky, Cristina Salibay, Nanda Grow, Lori Fields
Over the last 2 decades the Philippine tarsier (Carlito syrichta aka Tarsius syrichta) has had its conservation status revised from Endangered to Data Deficient to Near Threatened. The last status change was based on a study of the species' population density, which suggested that a single natural catastrophe could potentially wipe out the Philippine tarsier. In 2013 typhoon Haiyan hit Bohol, one of the island strongholds for this species. In this study we compare the density of the Bohol tarsier population within the Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary before and after the typhoon...
October 11, 2017: Folia Primatologica; International Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994276/thyroid-fine-needle-aspiration-practice-in-the-philippines
#11
Agustina D Abelardo
Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is a well accepted initial approach in the management of thyroid lesions. It has gone a long way since its introduction for nearly a century. In the Philippines, FNA of the thyroid started 30 years ago and has been utilized until now as a mainstay in the diagnosis of thyroid malignancy. The procedure is performed by pathologists, endocrinologists, surgeons and radiologists. Majority of pathologists report the cytodiagnosis using a combination of the aspiration biopsy cytology method that closely resembles the histopathologic diagnosis of thyroid disorders and the six-tier nomenclature of The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990202/beneath-the-hairy-look-the-hidden-reproductive-diversity-of-the-gibsmithia-hawaiiensis-complex-dumontiaceae-rhodophyta
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Daniela Gabriel, Stefano G A Draisma, William E Schmidt, Tom Schils, Thomas Sauvage, Clio Maridakis, C Frederico D Gurgel, D James Harris, Suzanne Fredericq
The tropical alga previously recognized as Gibsmithia hawaiiensis (Dumontiaceae, Rhodophyta) was recently suggested to represent a complex of species distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific Ocean and characterized by a peculiar combination of hairy (pilose) gelatinous lobes growing on cartilaginous stalks. Phylogenetic reconstructions based on three genetic markers are presented here with the inclusion of new samples. Further diversity is reported within the complex, with nine lineages spread in four major phylogenetic groups...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989750/feeding-the-world-s-largest-fish-highly-variable-whale-shark-residency-patterns-at-a-provisioning-site-in-the-philippines
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Jordan A Thomson, Gonzalo Araujo, Jessica Labaja, Emer McCoy, Ryan Murray, Alessandro Ponzo
Provisioning wildlife for tourism is a controversial yet widespread practice. We analysed the residency patterns of juvenile whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) in Oslob, Philippines, where provisioning has facilitated a large shark-watching operation since 2011. We identified 208 individual sharks over three years, with an average of 18.6 (s.d. = 7.8, range = 6-43) individuals sighted per week. Weekly shark abundance varied seasonally and peak-season abundance (approx. May-November) increased across years...
September 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986377/stenotrophomonas-like-bacteria-are-widespread-symbionts-in-cone-snail-venom-ducts
#14
Joshua P Torres, Ma Diarey Tianero, Jose Miguel D Robes, Jason C Kwan, Jason S Biggs, Gisela P Concepcion, Baldomero M Olivera, Margo G Haygood, Eric W Schmidt
Cone snails are biomedically important sources of peptide drugs, but it is not known whether snail-associated bacteria affect venom chemistry. To begin to answer this question, we performed 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing of eight cone snail species, comparing their microbiomes with each other and with those from a variety of other marine invertebrates. We show that the cone snail microbiome is distinct from those in other marine invertebrates and conserved in specimens from around the world, including the Philippines, Guam, California, and Florida...
October 6, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983128/genetic-diversity-of-bottlenose-dolphin-tursiops-sp-populations-in-the-western-north-pacific-and-the-conservation-implications
#15
Ing Chen, Shin Nishida, Wei-Cheng Yang, Tomohiko Isobe, Yuko Tajima, A Rus Hoelzel
The evolutionary processes that shape patterns of diversity in highly mobile marine species are poorly understood, but important towards transferable inference on their effective conservation. In this study, bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) are studied to address this broader question. They exhibit remarkable geographical variation for morphology, life history, and genetic diversity, and this high level of variation has made the taxonomy of the genus controversial. A significant population structure has been reported for the most widely distributed species, the common bottlenose dolphin (T...
2017: Marine Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979344/giardia-duodenalis-in-captive-tigers-panthera-tigris-palawan-bearcats-arctictis-binturong-whitei-and-asian-palm-civet-paradoxurus-hermaphroditus-at-a-wildlife-facility-in-manila-philippines
#16
Nick Angelo P Velante, Rey B Oronan, Marco F Reyes, Billy P Divina
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of Giardia duodenalis in captive animals in a wildlife facility. This is the first study conducted in these animals from the facility. METHODS: Eight captive tigers (Panthera tigris), two Palawan bearcats (Arctictis binturong whitei) and one Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) currently housed at a wildlife facility in Manila, Philippines were considered in 2012. These animals were apparently healthy with no signs of disease during the study...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979009/scrub-typhus-an-emerging-threat
#17
Sayantani Chakraborty, Nilendu Sarma
Scrub typhus is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi (formerly Rickettsia) and is transmitted to humans by an arthropod vector of the Trombiculidae family (Leptotrombidium deliense and L. akamushi). It is the most common re-emerging Rickettsial infection in India and many other South East Asian countries. In fact, scrub typhus is confined geographically to the Asia Pacific region, a billion people are at risk and nearly a million cases are reported every year. Scrub typhus appears particularly to be distributed in the tsutsugamushi triangle which is distributed over a very wide area of 13 million km(2) bound by Japan in the east, through China, the Philippines, tropical Australia in the south, and west through India, Pakistan, possibly to Tibet to Afghanistan, and southern parts of the USSR in the north...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973011/zika-beyond-the-americas-travelers-as-sentinels-of-zika-virus-transmission-a-geosentinel-analysis-2012-to-2016
#18
Karin Leder, Martin P Grobusch, Philippe Gautret, Lin H Chen, Susan Kuhn, Poh Lian Lim, Johnnie Yates, Anne E McCarthy, Camilla Rothe, Yasuyuki Kato, Emmanuel Bottieau, Kristina Huber, Eli Schwartz, William Stauffer, Denis Malvy, Marc T M Shaw, Christophe Rapp, Lucille Blumberg, Mogens Jensenius, Perry J J van Genderen, Davidson H Hamer
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) was first isolated in Africa; decades later, caused large outbreaks in the Pacific, and is considered endemic in Asia. We aim to describe ZIKV disease epidemiology outside the Americas, the importance of travelers as sentinels of disease transmission, and discrepancies in travel advisories from major international health organizations. METHODS AND FINDINGS: This descriptive analysis using GeoSentinel Surveillance Network records involves sixty-four travel and tropical medicine clinics in 29 countries...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961835/mapping-unmet-supportive-care-needs-quality-of-life-perceptions-and-current-symptoms-in-cancer-survivors-across-the-asia-pacific-region-results-from-the-international-step-study
#19
A Molassiotis, P Yates, Q Li, W K W So, K Pongthavornkamol, P Pittayapan, H Komatsu, M Thandar, M-S Li, S Titus Chacko, V Lopez, J Butcon, D Wyld, R J Chan
Background: To assess the supportive care needs, quality of life (QoL) and symptoms of patients with cancer after the end of first-line treatments and into survivorship in Asian countries using Australian data as benchmark. Patients and methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out in Australia and eight high-income (HICs) and low-/middle-income (LMICs) Asian countries (China, Japan, Hong Kong SAR, South Korea, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Philippines) using validated scales (Cancer Survivors Unmet Needs scale), physical-symptom concerns (Cancer Survivors Survey of Needs subscale) and a single-item measure of global QoL perception...
October 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957506/complex-patterns-of-admixture-across-the-indonesian-archipelago
#20
Georgi Hudjashov, Tatiana M Karafet, Daniel J Lawson, Sean Downey, Olga Savina, Herawati Sudoyo, J Stephen Lansing, Michael F Hammer, Murray P Cox
Indonesia, an island nation as large as continental Europe, hosts a sizeable proportion of global human diversity, yet remains surprisingly undercharacterized genetically. Here, we substantially expand on existing studies by reporting genome-scale data for nearly 500 individuals from 25 populations in Island Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and Oceania, notably including previously unsampled islands across the Indonesian archipelago. We use high-resolution analyses of haplotype diversity to reveal fine detail of regional admixture patterns, with a particular focus on the Holocene...
October 1, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
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