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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342401/matched-placental-and-circulating-plasmodium-falciparum-parasites-are-genetically-homologous-at-the-var2csa-id1-dbl2x-locus-by-deep-sequencing
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Andreea Waltmann, Jaymin C Patel, Kyaw L Thwai, Nicholas J Hathaway, Christian M Parobek, Achille Massougbodji, Nadine Fievet, Jeffery A Bailey, Philippe Deloron, Jonathan J Juliano, Nicaise Tuikue Ndam, Steven R Meshnick
In pregnancy-associated malaria, infected erythrocytes accumulate in the placenta. It is unclear if in polyclonal infections this results in distinct peripheral and placental parasite populations. We used long amplicon deep sequencing of Plasmodium falciparum var2csa ID1-DBL2X from 15 matched peripheral and placental samples collected at delivery from a high transmission area to determine genetic homology. Despite substantial sequence variation and detecting 23 haplotypes, the matched pairs mostly contained the same genetic variants, with 11 pairs sharing 100% of their variants, whereas others showed some heterogeneity...
January 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334942/poor-response-to-artesunate-treatment-in-two-patients-with-severe-malaria-on-the-thai-myanmar-border
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Aung Pyae Phyo, Kyaw Kyaw Win, Aung Myint Thu, Lei Lei Swe, Htike Htike, Candy Beau, Kanlaya Sriprawat, Markus Winterberg, Stephane Proux, Mallika Imwong, Elizabeth A Ashley, Francois Nosten
BACKGROUND: Malaria has declined dramatically along the Thai-Myanmar border in recent years due to malaria control and elimination programmes. However, at the same time, artemisinin resistance has spread, raising concerns about the efficacy of parenteral artesunate for the treatment of severe malaria. CASE PRESENTATION: In November 2015 and April 2017, two patients were treated for severe malaria with parenteral artesunate. Quinine was added within 24 h due to an initial poor response to treatment...
January 15, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329280/status-of-hiv-epidemic-control-among-adolescent-girls-and-young-women-aged-15-24-years-seven-african-countries-2015-2017
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Kristin Brown, Daniel B Williams, Steve Kinchen, Suzue Saito, Elizabeth Radin, Hetal Patel, Andrea Low, Stephen Delgado, Owen Mugurungi, Godfrey Musuka, Beth A Tippett Barr, E Amaka Nwankwo-Igomu, Leala Ruangtragool, Avi J Hakim, Thokozani Kalua, Rose Nyirenda, Gertrude Chipungu, Andrew Auld, Evelyn Kim, Danielle Payne, Nellie Wadonda-Kabondo, Christine West, Elizabeth Brennan, Beth Deutsch, Anteneh Worku, Sasi Jonnalagadda, Lloyd B Mulenga, Kumbutso Dzekedzeke, Danielle T Barradas, Haotian Cai, Sundeep Gupta, Stanley Kamocha, Margaret A Riggs, Karampreet Sachathep, Wilford Kirungi, Joshua Musinguzi, Alex Opio, Sam Biraro, Elizabeth Bancroft, Jennifer Galbraith, Herbert Kiyingi, Mansoor Farahani, Wolfgang Hladik, Edith Nyangoma, Choice Ginindza, Zandile Masangane, Fortune Mhlanga, Zandile Mnisi, Pasipamire Munyaradzi, Amos Zwane, Sean Burke, Felix B Kayigamba, Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha, Ruben Sahabo, Trong T Ao, Chiara Draghi, Caroline Ryan, Neena M Philip, Fausta Mosha, Aroldia Mulokozi, Phausta Ntigiti, Angela A Ramadhani, Geoffrey R Somi, Cecilia Makafu, Veronicah Mugisha, Julius Zelothe, Kayla Lavilla, David W Lowrance, Rennatus Mdodo, Elizabeth Gummerson, Paul Stupp, Kyaw Thin, Koen Frederix, Stefania Davia, Amee M Schwitters, Stephen D McCracken, Yen T Duong, David Hoos, Bharat Parekh, Jessica E Justman, Andrew C Voetsch
In 2016, an estimated 1.5 million females aged 15-24 years were living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in Eastern and Southern Africa, where the prevalence of HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women (3.4%) is more than double that for males in the same age range (1.6%) (1). Progress was assessed toward the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 2020 targets for adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa (90% of those with HIV infection aware of their status, 90% of HIV-infected persons aware of their status on antiretroviral treatment [ART], and 90% of those on treatment virally suppressed [HIV viral load <1,000 HIV RNA copies/mL]) (2) using data from recent Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) surveys in seven countries...
January 12, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326418/a-case-of-right-sided-direct-carotid-cavernous-fistula-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Htun Latt, Kyaw Kyaw, Htwe Htwe Yin, Deepak Kapoor, Sammy San Myint Aung, Raheel Islam
BACKGROUND Carotid cavernous fistulas (CCFs) are rare potentially sight-threatening abnormal connections between carotid artery and cavernous sinus. CASE REPORT We report a case of CCF in an 83-year-old female, who presented with swollen and painful right eye. The patient was initially treated with empiric antibiotics for suspected peri-orbital cellulitis, as noted clinically and in computed tomography (CT) orbits. However, lack of clinical improvement, physical finding of orbital bruit/thrill, and enlarged superior ophthalmic vein in magnetic resonance (MR) orbits suggest alternate diagnoses...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306333/effectiveness-of-a-novel-long-lasting-pyriproxyfen-larvicide-sumilarv%C3%A2-2mr-against-aedes-mosquitoes-in-schools-in-yangon-myanmar
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Sai Zaw Min Oo, Sein Thaung, Yan Naung Maung Maung, Khin Myo Aye, Zar Zar Aung, Hlaing Myat Thu, Kyaw Zin Thant, Noboru Minakawa
BACKGROUND: Mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent in Myanmar, with the number of dengue cases showing a significant increase in recent years. Dengue vectors have developed resistance to insecticides and currently used larvicides show only short-term effectiveness. As a result, an alternative larvicide is urgently needed. The present study evaluated the larvicidal effectiveness of long-lasting pyriproxyfen resin discs (SumiLarv®2MR) against dengue virus vectors in schools in Hlaing Thar Yar Township, Yangon...
January 6, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304809/estimation-on-local-transmission-of-malaria-by-serological-approach-under-low-transmission-setting-in-myanmar
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Myat Htut Nyunt, Than Naing Soe, Thinzar Shein, Ni Ni Zaw, Soe Soe Han, Fauzi Muh, Seong-Kyun Lee, Jin-Hee Han, Ji-Hoon Park, Kwon-Soo Ha, Won Sun Park, Seok-Ho Hong, Myat Phone Kyaw, Eun-Taek Han
BACKGROUND: As the prevalence of the malaria has been decreasing in many endemic countries including Myanmar, malaria elimination in Greater Mekong Region was targeted not later than 2030. The relevance of molecular and serological tools to identify residual transmission remains to be established in this setting. METHODS: One-year cohort study was conducted and sera samples were collected in every 3 months with active and passive case detection for clinical malaria episodes by RDT, microscopy and molecular method...
January 5, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298715/the-potential-of-task-shifting-selected-maternal-interventions-to-auxiliary-midwives-in-myanmar-a-mixed-method-study
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Kyu Kyu Than, Khaing Nwe Tin, Thazin La, Kyaw Soe Thant, Theingi Myint, James G Beeson, Stanley Luchters, Alison Morgan
BACKGROUND: An estimated 282 women die for every 100,000 live births in Myanmar, most due to preventable causes. Auxiliary Midwives (AMWs) in Myanmar are responsible for providing a package of care during pregnancy and childbirth to women in rural hard to reach areas where skilled birth attendants (Midwives) are not accessible. This study aims to examine the role of AMWs in Myanmar and to assess the current practices of three proposed essential maternal interventions (oral supplement distribution to pregnant women; administration of misoprostol to prevent postpartum haemorrhage; management of puerperal sepsis with oral antibiotics) in order to facilitate a formal integration of these tasks to AMWs in Myanmar...
January 3, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288237/genomics-driven-precision-medicine-for-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-early-results-from-the-compass-trial
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Kyaw Lwin Aung, Sandra E Fischer, Robert E Denroche, Gun-Ho Jang, Anna Dodd, Sean Creighton, Bernadette Southwood, Sheng-Ben Liang, Dianne Chadwick, Amy Zhang, Grainne M O'Kane, Hamzeh Adel Amin Albaba, Shari Moura, Robert C Grant, Jessica K Miller, Faridah Mbabaali, Danielle Pasternack, Ilinca M Lungu, John M S Bartlett, Sangeet Ghai, Mathieu Lemire, Spring Holter, Ashton A Connor, Richard A Moffitt, Jen Jen Yeh, Lee Timms, Paul M Krzyzanowski, Neesha C Dhani, David W Hedley, Faiyaz Notta, Julie M Wilson, Malcolm J Moore, Steven Gallinger, Jennifer J Knox
PURPOSE: To perform real time whole genome sequencing (WGS) and RNA sequencing (RNASeq) of advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) to identify predictive mutational and transcriptional features for better treatment selection.  Experimental Design: Patients with advanced PDAC were prospectively recruited prior to first-line combination chemotherapy. Fresh tumor tissue was acquired by image guided percutaneous core biopsy for WGS and RNASeq. Laser capture microdissection was performed for all cases...
December 29, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285778/in-women-with-pcos-waist-circumference-is-a-better-surrogate-of-glucose-and-lipid-metabolism-than-disease-status-per-se
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A Pazderska, T Kyaw Tun, N Phelan, A McGowan, M Sherlock, L A Behan, G Boran, J Gibney
OBJECTIVE: Cardiometabolic abnormalities are recognised in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, over-emphasis on PCOS as a risk factor potentially results in over-investigation and treatment of some women with, and under-recognition of cardiometabolic risk in obese women without PCOS. Our objective was to explore the association between waist circumference (WC) and indices of glucose and lipid metabolism in women with and without PCOS. DESIGN, PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS: (1) an exploratory cross-sectional study investigating association of potential cardiometabolic risk markers (PCOS status, anthropometric measures, hsCRP, HOMA-IR, SHBG, testosterone) with indices of glucose (frequently-sampled-intravenous-glucose-tolerance-test) and lipid metabolism (post-prandial studies and lipoprotein particle size) in 61 women with (n=29) and without (n=32) PCOS; (2) a cross-sectional study in 103 PCOS women and 102 BMI-matched controls to explore if between-group differences in indices of lipid and glucose metabolism persist after adjusting for WC...
December 29, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274701/sentinel-surveillance-for-rotavirus-in-children-5-years-of-age-admitted-for-diarrheal-illness-to-yangon-children-s-hospital-myanmar-2009-2014
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Theingi Win Myat, Hlaing Myat Thu, Hlaing Myat Kyaw, Khin Mar Aye, Mo Mo Win, Htin Lin, Thin Thin Shwe, Win Mar, Khin Khin Oo, Kyaw Zin Thant
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in children <5 years of age in Myanmar. The purpose of this analysis is to report from the sentinel surveillance system for rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE), which collects information on the epidemiology and circulating genotypes to assess the disease burden and support vaccine introduction in Myanmar. METHODS: Prospective, active surveillance for RVGE-associated hospitalizations was conducted during 2009 -2014 at Yangon Children's Hospital...
December 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261669/patients-with-mdr-tb-on-domiciliary-care-in-programmatic-settings-in-myanmar-effect-of-a-support-package-on-preventing-early-deaths
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Pyae Phyo Wai, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Nang Thu Thu Kyaw, Khine Wut Yee Kyaw, Saw Thein, Aung Si Thu, Myo Minn Oo, Pyae Sone Htwe, Moe Myint Theingi Tun, Htet Myet Win Maung, Kyaw Thu Soe, Si Thu Aung
BACKGROUND: The community-based MDR-TB care (CBMDR-TBC) project was implemented in 2015 by The Union in collaboration with national TB programme (NTP) in 33 townships of upper Myanmar to improve treatment outcomes among patients with MDR-TB registered under NTP. They received community-based support through the project staff, in addition to the routine domiciliary care provided by NTP staff. Each project township had a project nurse exclusively for MDR-TB and a community volunteer who provided evening directly observed therapy (in addition to morning directly observed therapy by NTP)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235415/decisional-control-preferences-among-patients-with-advanced-cancer-an-international-multicenter-cross-sectional-survey
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Sriram Yennurajalingam, Luis Fernando Rodrigues, Omar M Shamieh, Colombe Tricou, Marilène Filbet, Kyaw Naing, Akhileshwaran Ramaswamy, Pedro Emilio Perez-Cruz, Mary Jocylyn S Bautista, Sofia Bunge, Mary Ann Muckaden, Sarah Fakrooden, Vikash Sewram, Antonio Noguera Tejedor, Shobha S Rao, Janet L Williams, Diane D Liu, Minjeong Park, Zhanni Lu, Hilda Cantu, David Hui, Suresh K Reddy, Eduardo Bruera
BACKGROUND: Understanding patients' decision control preferences is important in providing quality cancer care. Patients' decisional control preference can be either active (patients prefer to make decisions themselves), shared (collaborative between patient, their physician, and/or family), or passive (patients prefer that the decisions are made by either the physician and/or their family). AIM: To determine the frequency and predictors of passive decision control preferences among advanced cancer patients...
December 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230129/paraneoplastic-cardiac-involvement-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-dermatomyositis-sine-dermatitis
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Htoo Kyaw, Atif Z Shaikh, Cesar Ayala-Rodriguez, Misra Deepika
Background: Dermatomyositis is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy that has been established as one of the many paraneoplastic phenomena. Cardiac involvement can occur with dermatomyositis but has rarely been reported in the literature because symptoms are usually subclinical. Case Report: A 72-year-old female presented with generalized weakness for 1 month after a recent diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma. Her weakness was attributed to a myopathic process that was identified as dermatomyositis after muscle biopsy...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229077/%C3%A2-occlusal-characteristics-and-ethnic-variations-in-malaysian-orthodontic-patients
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Priti Subhash Mulimani, Myra Innessa Binti Azmi, Nabilah Rashida Jamali, Nur Najaa Binti Md Basir, Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Singapore Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228999/the-influence-of-early-research-experience-in-medical-school-on-the-decision-to-intercalate-and-future-career-in-clinical-academia-a-questionnaire-study
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Shona E Boyle, Seonaidh C Cotton, Phyo Kyaw Myint, Georgina Louise Hold
BACKGROUND: Currently, only one in three UK medical students undertake an intercalated degree. This has often been implicated as a result of financial obstacles or a lack of interest in research due to inadequate exposure to academic medicine. The aims of this study were to determine whether exposure to research early in medical school, through the initiation of an early years clinical academic training programme has a positive influence on the decision-making related to intercalating and a career long interest in research...
December 11, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225847/coexistence-of-true-talon-cusp-and-double-dens-invaginatus-in-a-single-tooth-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hnin Nu Nu Lwin, Pyae Phyo Kyaw, Sai Wai Yan Myint Thu
Co-occurrence of a talon cusp and double dens invaginatus is an extremely rare developmental dental anomaly. This case report represents a talon cusp with two dens invaginatus on a maxillary right lateral incisor. Early identification is needed for prevention of potential problems on the affected or opposing tooth.
December 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222885/chronic-low-grade-inflammation-measured-by-dietary-inflammatory-index-and-its-association-with-obesity-among-school-teachers-in-yangon-myanmar
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Khin Mittar Moe San, Umi Fahmida, Fiastuti Wijaksono, Htin Lin, Ko Ko Zaw, Min Kyaw Htet
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to investigate the association between obesity and chronic low grade inflammation (CLGI) measured by Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) as a proxy indicator of CLGI among obese and non-obese teachers. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross sectional study among 128 non-obese (BMI <25) and 116 obese (BMI >=25) female teachers aged 25-60 years from six urban schools in Yangon, Myanmar between January and March 2015...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209107/functional-interaction-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-hepatitis-b-virus-in-the-pathogenesis-of-liver-diseases
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REVIEW
So Young Kim, Yi Yi Kyaw, Jaehun Cheong
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a non-cytopathic virus that causes acute and chronic inflammatory liver diseases, often leading to the pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although many studies for the roles of HBV on pathogenesis of the liver diseases, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), hepatic inflammation, cirrhosis, and HCC, have been reported, the mechanisms are not fully understood. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondria have the protective mechanisms to restore their damaged function by intrinsic or extrinsic stresses, but their chronic dysfunctions are associated with the pathogenesis of the various diseases...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205604/the-role-of-water-in-plant-microbe-interactions
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Kyaw Aung, Yanjuan Jiang, Sheng Yang He
Plants are associated with various microorganisms throughout their life, including commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms. Pathogens are genetically adapted to aggressively colonize and proliferate in host plants to cause disease. However, disease outbreaks occur only under permissive environmental conditions. The interplay between host, pathogen and environment is famously known as the "disease triangle". Among the environmental factors, rainfall events, which often create a period of high atmospheric humidity, have repetitively been shown to promote disease outbreaks in plants, suggesting that water availability is crucial for pathogenesis...
December 5, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200928/coelogyne-magnifica-orchidaceae-a-new-species-from-northern-myanmar
#20
Bin Yang, Shi-Shun Zhou, Qiang Liu, Kyaw Win Maung, Ren Li, Rui-Chang Quan, Yun-Hong Tan
Coelogyne magnifica (Orchidaceae), a new species from Putao, Kachin State, Myanmar, is described and illustrated. It belongs to Coelogyne section Ocellatae Pfitzer & Kraenzl. and it is morphologically similar to Coelogyne corymbosa and C. taronensis, but can be distinguished from these species by its larger flowers, lanceolate sepals and petals, a narrowly ovate lip, which has two bright yellow patches surrounded by shiny brownish red and two fimbriate or erose-lacerate lateral keels on the lip. The major differences between these species are outlined and discussed...
2017: PhytoKeys
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