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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942405/congenital-melanocytic-nevus-mimicking-a-turban-tumour-in-an-18-year-old-filipino-male
#1
Maria Elinor Grace Sison, Eileen Cubillan, Bernard U Tansipek
Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are nevi that are present at birth or arise within the first few weeks of life. They are often found on the trunk, head and neck and extremities. We report herein an unusual presentation of a CMN as a cerebriform tumour presenting as secondary cutis verticis gyrata on the scalp of an 18-year-old Filipino male.
September 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940235/application-of-the-optimized-summed-scored-attributes-method-to-sex-estimation-in-asian-crania
#2
Sean D Tallman, Matthew C Go
The optimized summed scored attributes (OSSA) method was recently introduced and validated for nonmetric ancestry estimation between American Black and White individuals. The method proceeds by scoring, dichotomizing, and subsequently summing ordinal morphoscopic trait scores to maximize between-group differences. This study tests the applicability of the OSSA method for sex estimation using five cranial traits given the methodological similarities between classifying sex and ancestry. A large sample of documented crania from Japan and Thailand (n = 744 males, 320 females) are used to develop a heuristically selected OSSA sectioning point of ā‰¤1 separating males and females...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881423/thyroid-cancer-mortality-is-higher-in-filipinos-in-the-united-states-an-analysis-using-national-mortality-records-from-2003-through-2012
#3
Michelle-Linh T Nguyen, Jiaqi Hu, Katherine G Hastings, Eric J Daza, Mark R Cullen, Lisa A Orloff, Latha P Palaniappan
BACKGROUND: Well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma has a favorable prognosis, but patients with multiple recurrences have drastically lower survival. Filipinos in the United States are known to have high rates of thyroid cancer incidence and disease recurrence. To the authors' knowledge, it is unknown whether Filipinos also have higher thyroid cancer mortality rates. METHODS: The authors studied thyroid cancer mortality in Filipino, non-Filipino Asian (NFA), and non-Hispanic white (NHW) adults using US death records (2003-2012) and US Census data...
September 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876573/hemosuccus-pancreaticus-from-ruptured-splenic-vein-pseudoaneurysm-secondary-to-necrotizing-pancreatitis-a-case-report
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M L Medina, C Saroca
Hemosuccus pancreaticus is a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding in which haemorrhage occurs from the ampulla of vater via the pancreatic duct, mostly from ruptured pseudoaneurysms. Our patient is a 25-year-old Filipino male who presented with intermittent epigastric pain associated with melena and decreasing haemoglobin despite multiple blood transfusions. EGD showed erythematous gastric and duodenal mucosa with no evidence of active bleeding. Whole abdominal CT scan with IV contrast showed diffusely prominent pancreas with areas of non-enhancement suggestive necrosis...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740627/correlation-between-severity-of-ultrasonographic-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-cardiometabolic-risk-among-filipino-wellness-patients
#5
Lucky R Cuenza, Tamara Louise J Razon, Juan Carlo Dayrit
Introduction: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a prevalent condition which is known to be related to factors that predispose to the development of coronary artery disease as well as development of metabolic syndrome. The study aimed to determine the association between ultrasound-based grading of hepatic steatosis with metabolic profile and estimated cardiovascular risk using the Framingham Risk Score (FRS). Methods: This was a cross-sectional study on 100 Filipino patients without established cardiovascular disease who underwent a general wellness health evaluation...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673532/drug-use-among-asian-americans-differentiating-use-by-acculturation-status-and-gender
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Clifford S Bersamira, Yu-An Lin, Keunhye Park, Jeanne C Marsh
This study examined past-year drug use among Asian Americans with respect to ethnic subgroup, acculturation, and gender differences. Survey data were collected during the National Latino and Asian American Survey, a national epidemiological household survey of behavioral health prevalence and service utilization rates. The analytical sample consisted of 505 Filipino, 598 Chinese, 518 Vietnamese, and 466 other Asian respondents. Results indicated that among ethnic subgroups, Filipinos had the highest rates of drug use...
August 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634555/a-rare-case-of-pneumopericardium-in-the-setting-of-tuberculous-constrictive-pericarditis
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Lauro L Abrahan Iv, Stephanie Martha O Obillos, Jaime Alfonso M Aherrera, Jose Donato A Magno, Celia Catherine C Uy-Agbayani, Ulysses King G Gopez, Jobelle Joyce Anne R Baldonado
A 28-year-old Filipino male was admitted due to high-grade fevers and dyspnea on a background of chronic cough and weight loss. Due to clinical and echocardiographic signs of cardiac tamponade, emergency pericardiocentesis was performed on his first hospital day. Five days after, chest radiographs showed new pockets of radiolucency within the cardiac shadow, indicative of pneumopericardium. On repeat echo, air microbubbles admixed with loculated effusion were visualized in the anterior pericardial space. Constrictive physiology was also supported by a thickened pericardium, septal bounce, exaggerated respiratory variation in AV valve inflow, and IVC plethora...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
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/28347359/the-association-of-trajectories-of-protein-intake-and-age-specific-protein-intakes-from-2-to-22-years-with-bmi-in-early-adulthood
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Melecia Wright, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Michelle A Mendez, Linda Adair
No study has analysed how protein intake from early childhood to young adulthood relate to adult BMI in a single cohort. To estimate the association of protein intake at 2, 11, 15, 19 and 22 years with age- and sex-standardised BMI at 22 years (early adulthood), we used linear regression models with dietary and anthropometric data from a Filipino birth cohort (1985-2005, n 2586). We used latent growth curve analysis to identify trajectories of protein intake relative to age-specific recommended daily allowance (intake in g/kg body weight) from 2 to 22 years, then related trajectory membership to early adulthood BMI using linear regression models...
March 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295144/androgen-receptor-polyglutamine-repeat-length-ar-cagn-modulates-the-effect-of-testosterone-on-androgen-associated-somatic-traits-in-filipino-young-adult-men
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Calen P Ryan, Alexander V Georgiev, Thomas W McDade, Lee T Gettler, Dan T A Eisenberg, Margarita Rzhetskaya, Sonny S Agustin, M Geoffrey Hayes, Christopher W Kuzawa
OBJECTIVES: The androgen receptor (AR) mediates expression of androgen-associated somatic traits such as muscle mass and strength. Within the human AR is a highly variable glutamine short-tandem repeat (AR-CAGn), and CAG repeat number has been inversely correlated to AR transcriptional activity in vitro. However, evidence for an attenuating effect of long AR-CAGn on androgen-associated somatic traits has been inconsistent in human populations. One possible explanation for this lack of consistency is that the effect of AR-CAGn on AR bioactivity in target tissues likely varies in relation to circulating androgen levels...
June 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262139/examining-the-dimensional-structure-models-of-secondary-traumatic-stress-based-on-dsm-5-symptoms
#11
Imelu G Mordeno, Geraldine P Go, April Yangson-Serondo
Latent factor structure of Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) has been examined using Diagnostic Statistic Manual-IV (DSM-IV)'s Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) nomenclature. With the advent of Diagnostic Statistic Manual-5 (DSM-5), there is an impending need to reexamine STS using DSM-5 symptoms in light of the most updated PTSD models in the literature. The study investigated and determined the best fitted PTSD models using DSM-5 PTSD criteria symptoms. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted to examine model fit using the Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale in 241 registered and practicing Filipino nurses (166 females and 75 males) who worked in the Philippines and gave direct nursing services to patients...
February 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090398/life-expectancies-in-hawai-i-a-multi-ethnic-analysis-of-2010-life-tables
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Yanyan Wu, Kathryn Braun, Alvin T Onaka, Brian Y Horiuchi, Caryn J Tottori, Lynne Wilkens
The objective of this study is to examine longevity disparities in Hawai'i by race/ethnicity and gender based on age-specific death rates in 2010. Abridged life tables for Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Hawaiians, and Caucasians in Hawai'i are presented for the age groups: <1, 1-4, every 5-year interval from 5-84, and 85+ years for the year of 2010. Death data were provided by the Hawai'i Department of Health Office of Health Status Monitoring, and population data were based on 2010 Census modified based on ethnicity estimates from the Hawai'i Health Survey...
January 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077157/clinical-biochemical-and-molecular-characteristics-of-filipino-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-ii-hunter-syndrome
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Mary Anne D Chiong, Daffodil M Canson, Mary Ann R Abacan, Melissa Mae P Baluyot, Cynthia P Cordero, Catherine Lynn T Silao
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidosis type II, an X-linked recessive disorder is the most common lysosomal storage disease detected among Filipinos. This is a case series involving 23 male Filipino patients confirmed to have Hunter syndrome. The clinical and biochemical characteristics were obtained and mutation testing of the IDS gene was done on the probands and their female relatives. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 11.28 (SD 4.10) years with an average symptom onset at 1...
January 11, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009390/knowledge-attitudes-and-related-practices-of-filipino-seafarers-regarding-cardiovascular-diseases
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Ernesto Ramos Gregorio, Jun Kobayashi, John Robert Carabeo Medina, Nymia Pimentel Simbulan
BACKGROUND: Globally, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remain the leading cause of mortality. Due to the nature of their work and lifestyle on board, Filipino seafarers have a high propensity towards acquiring CVD. This study aimed to determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to CVD of Filipino seafarers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study utilised a descriptive cross-sectional study design. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed among 136 male seafarers who went into a private general hospital for their pre-employment medical examination...
2016: International Maritime Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794482/the-role-of-testosterone-in-coordinating-male-life-history-strategies-the-moderating-effects-of-the-androgen-receptor-cag-repeat-polymorphism
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Lee T Gettler, Calen P Ryan, Dan T A Eisenberg, Margarita Rzhetskaya, M Geoffrey Hayes, Alan B Feranil, Sonny Agustin Bechayda, Christopher W Kuzawa
Partnered fathers often have lower testosterone than single non-parents, which is theorized to relate to elevated testosterone (T) facilitating competitive behaviors and lower T contributing to nurturing. Cultural- and individual-factors moderate the expression of such psychobiological profiles. Less is known about genetic variation's role in individual psychobiological responses to partnering and fathering, particularly as related to T. We examined the exon 1 CAG (polyglutamine) repeat (CAGn) within the androgen receptor (AR) gene...
January 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747910/24-hour-care-work-and-sleep-conditions-of-migrant-filipino-live-in-caregivers-in-los-angeles
#16
Kevin Riley, Jennifer Nazareno, Sterling Malish
INTRODUCTION: Live-in formal caregivers spend consecutive days in patients' homes, raising questions about their ability to secure adequate sleep while on duty. Few studies have examined sleeping conditions and outcomes for this growing workforce. METHODS: We collected weeklong sleep logs and interview data from 32 Filipino caregivers in Los Angeles who provide live-in services at least 3 consecutive days per week. RESULTS: Respondents recorded a total average of 6...
December 2016: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694108/the-burden-of-cancer-in-asian-americans-a-report-of-national-mortality-trends-by-asian-ethnicity
#17
Caroline A Thompson, Scarlett Lin Gomez, Katherine G Hastings, Kristopher Kapphahn, Peter Yu, Salma Shariff-Marco, Ami S Bhatt, Heather A Wakelee, Manali I Patel, Mark R Cullen, Latha P Palaniappan
BACKGROUND: Asian Americans (AA) are the fastest growing U.S. population, and when properly distinguished by their ethnic origins, exhibit substantial heterogeneity in socioeconomic status, health behaviors, and health outcomes. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, yet trends and current patterns in the mortality burden of cancer among AA ethnic groups have not been documented. METHODS: We report age-adjusted rates, standardized mortality ratios, and modeled trends in cancer-related mortality in the following AA ethnicities: Asian Indians, Chinese, Filipinos, Japanese, Koreans, and Vietnamese, from 2003 to 2011, with non-Hispanic whites (NHW) as the reference population...
October 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636408/increased-prevalence-of-metabolic-risk-factors-in-asian-americans-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Alina Kutsenko, Maya R Ladenheim, Nathan Kim, Pauline Nguyen, Vincent Chen, Channa Jayasekera, Ju Dong Yang, Radhika Kumari, Lewis Roberts, Mindie H Nguyen
BACKGROUND: We used metabolic risk factors to estimate the prevalence and clinical significance of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in Asian Americans with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 824 consecutive Asian HCC patients at Stanford University Medical Center from 1998 to 2015. Patients were subdivided as: Chinese, other East Asian (Japanese and Korean), South East Asian (Vietnamese, Thai, and Laotian), Maritime South East Asian (MSEA: Malaysian, Indonesian, Filipino, and Singaporean), and South West Asian (Indian, Pakistani, and Middle Eastern)...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608829/development-of-a-mobile-phone-based-weight-loss-lifestyle-intervention-for-filipino-americans-with-type-2-diabetes-protocol-and-early-results-from-the-pilam-go4health-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Melinda Sarmiento Bender, Glenn-Milo Santos, Carissa Villanueva, Shoshana Arai
BACKGROUND: Filipino Americans are the second largest Asian subgroup in the United States, and were found to have the highest prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) compared to all Asian subgroups and non-Hispanic whites. In addition to genetic factors, risk factors for Filipinos that contribute to this health disparity include high sedentary rates and high fat diets. However, Filipinos are seriously underrepresented in preventive health research. Research is needed to identify effective interventions to reduce Filipino diabetes risks, subsequent comorbidities, and premature death...
September 8, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583878/features-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-analysis-of-38-813-cases-from-the-national-cancer-database
#20
Magdalena L Plasilova, Brandon Hayse, Brigid K Killelea, Nina R Horowitz, Anees B Chagpar, Donald R Lannin
The aim of this study was to determine the features of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) using a large national database. TNBC is known to be an aggressive subtype, but national epidemiologic data are sparse. All patients with invasive breast cancer and known molecular subtype diagnosed in 2010 to 2011 were identified from the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). Patients with and without TNBC were compared with respect to their sociodemographic and clinicopathologic features. TNBC was present in 38,628 of 295,801 (13%) female patients compared to 185 of 3136 (6%) male patients (Pā€Š<ā€Š0...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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