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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667878/safety-challenges-and-improvement-strategies-of-ethnic-minority-construction-workers-a-case-study-in-hong-kong
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Chunlin Wu, Xiaowei Luo, Tao Wang, Yue Wang, Bibek Sapkota
Due to cultural differences, ethnic minority construction workers are more difficult to manage and more vulnerable to accidents. This study aims to identify the major barriers faced by ethnic minority workers from their own perspectives and determine potential strategies to enhance safety climate of construction projects, thus ultimately improve their safety performance. A survey with modified Nordic safety climate questionnaire was conducted in a certain sub-contractor in Hong Kong. In-depth interviews, status quo description, major challenge investigation and safety knowledge tests were carried as well...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667569/ethnic-and-age-differences-in-prediction-of-mortality-by-mid-upper-arm-circumference-in-children-below-3-years-of-age-in-nepal
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Avni Gupta, James M Tielsch, Subarna K Khatry, Steven C LeClerq, Luke C Mullany, Joanne Katz
OBJECTIVE: To assess ethnicity- and age-modified associations between mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) and mortality in Nepalese children and whether sociodemographic factors explain these associations. DESIGN: Secondary data analysis of children followed until 3 years of age. Estimated mortality hazard ratios (HR) for MUAC<11·5cm (recommended cut-off for identifying severe acute malnutrition among children ≥6 months old) compared with ≥11·5cm in younger (<6 months) and older children (≥6 months) of Pahadi and Madhesi ethnicity, adjusting for sex, socio-economic status (SES) and mother's education using Cox proportional hazard models...
April 18, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666980/epidemiology-of-uveitis-in-a-us-population-based-study
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Marta Mora González, Marissé Masís Solano, Travis C Porco, Catherine E Oldenburg, Nisha R Acharya, Shan C Lin, Matilda F Chan
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between self-reported uveitis and purported demographic and clinical risk factors, using an American adult population extracted from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for the years 2009 and 2010. This is a cross-sectional, population-based study using a sample of 5106 subjects between 20 and 69 years old. The main outcome for our study was the self-report of a diagnosis of uveitis. The demographic analysis included age, gender, and ethnicity...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665996/analysis-of-atxn2-trinucleotide-repeats-in-korean-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Young-Eun Kim, Ki-Wook Oh, Min-Young Noh, Jinseok Park, Hee-Jung Kim, Jong Eun Park, Chang-Seok Ki, Seung Hyun Kim
ATXN2 intermediate-length trinucleotide repeat expansions have been reported as a risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in various ethnicities. We tried to confirm this finding in Korean patients with ALS by screening ATXN2 cytosine-adenine-guanine nucleotide sequences (CAG) repeat lengths in 464 unrelated ALS patients and 703 controls. The most common and the highest CAG repeat lengths in the controls were 22 and 28, respectively, whereas those in ALS patients were 22 and 33, respectively. The frequency of CAG repeat lengths of 30 or more was significantly different between the 2 groups after Bonferroni correction (1...
March 23, 2018: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665754/the-clinical-manifestations-and-response-to-treatment-in-south-africans-with-lupus-nephritis
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P G Mody, G M Mody, A Assounga
There are varying observations on the influence of ethnicity on the clinical spectrum and response to treatment in lupus nephritis (LN). We studied a multiethnic South African LN cohort to determine the clinical manifestations, histological involvement and response to therapy. We reviewed the records of LN patients at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban. There were 105 patients, 92.5% females and they comprised 49.1% Indians and 45.3% African Blacks. The mean age was 31.3 ± 12.5 years, and 41...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663981/health-behaviors-among-low-income-hispanic-and-non-hispanic-white-women
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Donna M Winham, Shelly M Palmer, Traci L Armstrong Florian, Mack C Shelley
OBJECTIVES: We determined relationships between food behaviors and health-risk factors by acculturation among limited-income Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women. METHODS: Women aged 18-49 years were recruited from income-based programs in metro-Phoenix, Arizona. Self-administered surveys in English or Spanish included demographics, a 10-item food behavior checklist, health-risk factors, food security, and acculturation. Differences by 4 acculturation/ethnicity categories were assessed with chi-square and analysis of variance (ANOVA)...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663714/a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-study-of-the-safety-tolerability-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-single-and-repeated-doses-of-mirogabalin-in-healthy-asian-volunteers
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Mendel Jansen, Steven Warrington, Victor Dishy, Shoichi Ohwada, Lisa Johnson, Karen Brown, Hitoshi Ishizuka
Mirogabalin is a novel, preferentially selective α2 δ-1 ligand under investigation to treat neuropathic pain. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of various doses of mirogabalin in healthy subjects of different ethnicities. This randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, sequential, ascending-dose study evaluated single (10-40 mg) and repeated (10, 15 mg twice a day) doses of mirogabalin in Japanese subjects, and a single dose of mirogabalin in Korean, Chinese, and white subjects...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663623/longitudinal-trends-in-hba1c-patterns-and-associations-with-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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Miyang Luo, Kristin Hui Xian Tan, Chuen Seng Tan, Wei Yen Lim, E Shyong Tai, Kavita Venkataraman
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to review studies that identified patterns of longitudinal HbA1c trends in patients with diabetes, and to summarize factors and outcomes associated with distinct trajectory patterns. METHODS: PubMed and Web of Science were systematically searched for studies examining HbA1c trends among diabetes patients from database inception through September 2017. Articles were included if they met the following inclusion criteria: a) longitudinal study of subjects with diabetes only, b) use of serial measurements of HbA1c; and c) analysis of the trend of HbA1c using group-based trajectory approaches...
April 17, 2018: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663613/distribution-and-progression-of-add-power-among-people-in-need-of-near-correction
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Xiaotong Han, Pei Ying Lee, Chi Liu, Mingguang He
IMPORTANCE: This study helps to better understand the need and trend in presbyopic add power in the aging society. BACKGROUND: Distribution and progression of presbyopic add power in East Asian population is largely unknown. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: 303 participants from a population-based study of residents aged 35 years and older in Guangzhou, China. METHODS: Visual acuity (VA) test and non-cycloplegic automated refraction were performed at baseline in 2008 and the 6-year follow-up per standardized protocol...
April 16, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663526/racial-ethnic-differences-in-the-prognostic-utility-of-left-ventricular-mass-index-for-incident-cardiovascular-disease
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Emmanuel Akintoye, Karim Mahmoud, Mohamed Shokr, Aubin Sandio, Sagar Mallikethi-Reddy, Muhammad Sheikh, Oluwole Adegbala, Alexander Egbe, Alexandros Briasoulis, Luis Afonso
BACKGROUND: Evidence exists for racial/ethnic differences in left ventricular mass index (LVMI). How this translates to future cardiovascular disease (CVD) events is unknown. HYPOTHESIS: The impact of racial/ethnic differences in LVMI on incident cardiovascular outcomes could have potential implications for the optimization of risk stratification strategies. METHODS: Using the prospectively collected database of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) involving 4 racial/ethnic groups (non-Hispanic Whites, Chinese, Blacks, and Hispanics) free of CVD at baseline, we assessed for racial/ethnic differences in the relationship between LVMI and incident CVD using a Cox model...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663327/peripheral-eosinophilia-in-bullous-pemphigoid-prevalence-and-influence-on-the-clinical-manifestation
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K Kridin
BACKGROUND: Peripheral eosinophilia has been reported in 50-60% of bullous pemphigoid (BP) patients and correlated positively with disease severity. The association of peripheral eosinophilia with the different morphological characteristics of BP and the presence of tissue eosinophilia has not been established. METHODS: The study was designed as a case-control study. The diagnosis of BP was grounded on the well-established immunopathological criteria. Five age-, sex-, and ethnicity-matched control subjects were randomly selected for each BP patient...
April 16, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663170/racial-ethnic-disparities-and-incidence-of-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-results-from-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-program-2000-2014
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Erin C Peckham-Gregory, Roberto E Montenegro, David A Stevenson, David H Viskochil, Michael E Scheurer, Philip J Lupo, Joshua D Schiffman
BACKGROUND: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are rare tumors, generally high-grade, and comprise ~ 5-10% of soft tissue sarcomas. Over two-thirds of MPNSTs metastasize, and upwards of 40% clinically recur. Etiologic risk factors for MPNSTs are historically understudied. There is evidence to suggest MPNST incidence differs across racial/ethnic groups in pediatric populations. Therefore, we sought to estimate differences in MPNST incidence by race/ethnicity among all ages in the United States...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662965/relationship-between-human-leukocyte-antigen-hla-dqa1-0102-hla-dqb1-0602-polymorphism-and-preeclampsia
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Mahmoud Mohammadi, Touraj Farazmandfar, Majid Shahbazi
Background: Preeclampsia is a condition associated with systemic disorders in the mother and the fetus. However, the exact causes of preeclampsia are unknown, but several genetics and environmental factors play role in development of this disease. Major histocompatibility complex role is very important during pregnancy through which the fetus is not rejected by mother's immune system. Objective: In this study, we investigated the relationship of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DQA1*0102/HLA-DQB1*0602 polymorphism with preeclampsia...
September 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662858/reference-values-for-serum-ferritin-and-percentage-of-transferrin-saturation-in-korean-children-and-adolescents
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Hea Lin Oh, Jun Ah Lee, Dong Ho Kim, Jung Sub Lim
Background: Ferritin reference values vary by age, gender, and ethnicity. We aimed to determine reference values of serum ferritin (SF) and the percentage of transferrin saturation (TSAT) for Korean children and adolescents. Methods: We analyzed data from 2,487 participants (1,311 males and 1,176 females) aged 10-20 years from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2010-2012). We calculated age- and gender-stratified means and percentile values for SF and TSAT...
March 2018: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661995/greater-glycaemic-response-to-an-oral-glucose-load-in-healthy-lean-active-and-young-chinese-adults-compared-to-matched-caucasians
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Trevor Simper, Caroline Dalton, David Broom, Waleed Ibrahim, Lingjin Li, Charles Bankole, Sisi Chen
There are ethnic differences recorded in glycaemic response and rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) between Chinese and Caucasian populations. Whether these differences are evident in matched healthy, lean, active, young adults is unclear. This study compares the postprandial glycaemic response of a group of Chinese participants ( n = 49) with a group of similar Caucasians, ( n = 48) aged 23.8 (±4.35 years), body mass index (BMI) 22.7 (±2.6) kg/m², healthy (free from non-communicable disease), and lean (body fat % 23...
April 14, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661684/trabecular-bone-score-and-hip-structural-analysis-in-patients-with-atypical-femur-fractures
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Sanne K C Buitendijk, Denise M van de Laarschot, Alexandra A A Smits, Fjorda Koromani, Fernando Rivadeneira, Thomas J Beck, M Carola Zillikens
Bisphosphonate use has declined dramatically in recent years, partly because of fear of rare side effects like atypical femur fractures (AFFs). It is therefore desirable to have a diagnostic method to identify those at risk of AFF to prevent this serious complication. We compared trabecular microarchitecture and hip geometry between 30 patients with AFF and 141 controls of similar age and sex, using bisphosphonates. Trabecular bone score (TBS) and hip structural analysis (HSA) were used to assess trabecular microarchitecture and macroscopic hip geometry from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry images of the lumbar spine and hip, respectively...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661255/serotonergic-gene-polymorphisms-5-httlpr-5htr1a-5htr2a-and-population-differences-in-aggression-traditional-hadza-and-datoga-and-industrial-russians-populations-compared
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Marina L Butovskaya, Polina R Butovskaya, Vasiliy A Vasilyev, Jane M Sukhodolskaya, Dania I Fekhredtinova, Dmitri V Karelin, Julia N Fedenok, Audax Z P Mabulla, Alexey P Ryskov, Oleg E Lazebny
BACKGROUND: Current knowledge on genetic basis of aggressive behavior is still contradictory. This may be due to the fact that the majority of studies targeting associations between candidate genes and aggression are conducted on industrial societies and mainly dealing with various types of psychopathology and disorders. Because of that, our study was carried on healthy adult individuals of both sex (n = 853). METHODS: Three populations were examined: two traditional (Hadza and Datoga) and one industrial (Russians), and the association of aggression with the following polymorphisms 5-HTTLPR, rs6295 (5HTR1A gene), and rs6311 (5HTR2A gene) were tested...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661196/the-women-s-heart-health-programme-a-pilot-trial-of-sex-specific-cardiovascular-management
#18
Ting Ting Low, Siew Pang Chan, Shin Hnin Wai, Zhou Ang, Kyu Kyu, Kim Yee Lee, Anne Ching, Sarah Comer, Naomi Qiu Pin Tan, Elizabeth Grace Hui En Thong, Tracy Nang, Mohan Dutta, Carolyn S P Lam
BACKGROUND: There is increasing knowledge of sex-specific differences in cardiovascular disease and recognition of sex disparities in management. In our study, we investigated whether a cardiovascular programme tailored to the specific needs of women could lead to improved outcomes. METHODS: We randomised 100 female patients to receive cardiology follow-up with the conventional sex-neutral cardiac programme (control), or the sex-tailored Women's Heart Health Programme (intervention)...
April 16, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661088/perceived-versus-actual-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-by-race-and-ethnicity
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Kyeongra Yang, Lynn M Baniak, Christopher C Imes, JiYeon Choi, Eileen R Chasens
Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine associations between perceived risk and actual risk of type 2 diabetes by race and/or ethnicity. Methods The study sample included 10 999 adults from the 2011 to 2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Sociodemographic, clinical, and behavioral data were collected using interviews and physical examinations. Participants were asked if they felt at risk for diabetes or prediabetes and then asked the reasons why. Data analyses were conducted with SAS to properly analyze complex survey data...
April 1, 2018: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660814/effects-of-cd36-genotype-on-oral-perception-of-oleic-acid-supplemented-safflower-oil-emulsions-in-two-ethnic-groups-a-preliminary-study
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Brenda Burgess, Melania Melis, Katelyn Scoular, Michael Driver, Karen M Schaich, Kathleen L Keller, Iole Tomassini Barbarossa, Beverly J Tepper
Previous studies demonstrate humans can detect fatty acids via specialized sensors on the tongue, such as the CD36 receptor. Genetic variation at the common single nucleotide polymorphism rs1761667 of CD36 has been shown to differentially impact the perception of fatty acids, but comparative data among different ethnic groups are lacking. In a small cohort of Caucasian and East Asian young adults, we investigated if: (1) participants could detect oleic acid (C18:1) added to safflower oil emulsions at a constant ratio of 3% (w/v); (2) supplementation of oleic acid to safflower oil emulsions enhanced perception of fattiness and creaminess; and (3) variation at rs1761667 influenced oleic acid detection and fat taste perception...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Food Science
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