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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448006/plasma-triglycerides-as-a-risk-factor-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-evidence-from-the-northeastern-of-thailand
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Sojib Bin Zaman, Mohd Anisul Karim, Naznin Hossain, Gulam Muhammed Al Kibria, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam
AIMS: To investigate the observational association between plasma triglyceride and CKD in patients with T2DM. METHODS: A hospital-based retrospective registry was used to obtain data of 3748 T2DM patients from May 2016 to October 2016. Anthropometric measurements and biochemical reports of T2DM patients with CKD were obtained by data extraction of medical records. CKD was defined according to the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR <60mL/min/1.73 m 2 )...
February 12, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422033/a-case-report-of-tubo-ovarian-abscess-caused-by-burkholderia-pseudomallei
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Pattaranit Nernsai, Areepan Sophonsritsuk, Srithean Lertvikool, Artit Jinawath, Maria Nina Chitasombat
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis, the disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei is endemic in the Northeastern part of Thailand, South-East Asia, and Northern Australia. The pelvic involvement of disease is rare even in an endemic area. Therefore, we describe in this report the clinical presentation, management, and outcome of the patient with primary tubo-ovarian abscess due to melioidosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 31-year-old Thai cassava farmer woman presented with fever and abdominal pain at left lower quadrant for one month...
February 8, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378521/detection-and-genotyping-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-saliva-versus-stool-samples-from-asymptomatic-individuals-in-northeastern-thailand-reveals-intra-host-tissue-specific-h-pylori-subtypes
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Phattharaphon Wongphutorn, Chariya Chomvarin, Banchob Sripa, Wises Namwat, Kiatichai Faksri
BACKGROUND: Two-thirds of the world's population is thought to be infected by Helicobacter pylori. Although most people infected with H. pylori are asymptomatic, this pathogen is associated with several gastric pathologies including cancer. The risk factors for colonization are still unclear and the genetic diversity within individual hosts has never been clearly investigated. RESULT: This study determined the prevalence of, and explored risk factors for, H. pylori infection directly from paired saliva (n = 110) and stool (n = 110) samples from asymptomatic persons in Northeast Thailand...
January 30, 2018: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367746/contrasting-maternal-and-paternal-genetic-variation-of-hunter-gatherer-groups-in-thailand
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Wibhu Kutanan, Jatupol Kampuansai, Piya Changmai, Pavel Flegontov, Roland Schröder, Enrico Macholdt, Alexander Hübner, Daoroong Kangwanpong, Mark Stoneking
The Maniq and Mlabri are the only recorded nomadic hunter-gatherer groups in Thailand. Here, we sequenced complete mitochondrial (mt) DNA genomes and ~2.364 Mbp of non-recombining Y chromosome (NRY) to learn more about the origins of these two enigmatic populations. Both groups exhibited low genetic diversity compared to other Thai populations, and contrasting patterns of mtDNA and NRY diversity: there was greater mtDNA diversity in the Maniq than in the Mlabri, while the converse was true for the NRY. We found basal uniparental lineages in the Maniq, namely mtDNA haplogroups M21a, R21 and M17a, and NRY haplogroup K...
January 24, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359783/aberrant-methylation-of-htatip2-and-uchl1-as-a-predictive-biomarker-for-cholangiocarcinoma
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Chaiyachet Nanok, Patcharee Jearanaikoon, Siriporn Proungvitaya, Temduang Limpaiboon
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is the most common primary liver cancer in Northeastern Thailand where liver fluke infection is highly endemic. Although aberrant DNA methylation in CCA has been reported by several investigators, little is known regarding the associations between them. In the present study, the results obtained from our previously published methylation array were analyzed and 10 candidate genes involved in DNA repair [protein phosphatase 4 catalytic subunit (PPP4C)], apoptosis [runt related transcription factor 3 (RUNX3), interferon regulatory factor 4 (IRF4), ubiquitin C‑terminal hydrolase L1 (UCHL1) and tumor protein p53 inducible protein 3 (TP53I3)], cell proliferation [cyclin D2 (CCND2) and Ras association domain family member 1 (RASSF1)], drug metabolism [aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member A3 (ALDH1A3) and solute carrier family 29 member 1 (SLC29A1)] and angiogenesis [human immunodeficiency virus‑1 tat interactive protein 2 (HTATIP2)] were selected for quantification of their methylation levels in 54 CCA and 19 adjacent normal tissues using methylation‑sensitive high‑resolution melting...
December 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191517/potential-risk-of-a-liver-fluke-opisthorchis-viverrini-infection-brought-by-immigrants-from-prevalent-areas-a-case-study-in-the-lower-northern-thailand
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Wilawan Pumidonming, Hirotaka Katahira, Makoto Igarashi, Doaa Salman, Abdelbaset E Abdelbaset, Khamphon Sangkaeo
Considering the long lifespan of the liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini, human mobility from prevalent regions to other neighboring areas has the possibility to disperse carriers and complicate the opisthorchiasis problem. To evaluate this, mass screening of the fluke infection was conducted in nine communities of lower Northern Thailand, combined with a questionnaire survey to distinguish the participant's origin. The liver fluke infection was found in 70 individuals (7.2%) of the examined 971 stool samples from seven communities, with light intensity providing small numbers of eggs in the examined stool...
November 27, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172914/community-nurses-experiences-regarding-the-meaning-and-promotion-of-healthy-aging-in-northeastern-thailand
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Pornpun Manasatchakun, Tassana Choowattanapakorn, Åsa Roxberg, Margareta Asp
PURPOSE: Describe community nurses' experiences regarding the meaning and promotion of healthy aging in northeastern Thailand. METHOD: Data were collected through five focus group interviews with 36 community nurses in northeastern Thailand. Latent content analysis was conducted to analyze the data. FINDINGS: Healthy aging was characterized by the interconnection of older persons, older persons' family members, and the community. Healthy aging was associated with two themes: "being strong" and "being a supporter and feeling supported...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172271/association-between-ercc1-polymorphism-and-the-risk-and-clinicopathological-features-of-breast-cancer-in-thai-women-in-the-lower-northeastern-region
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Malinee Pongsavee, Kamol Wisuwan, Danai Tiwawech
Background: Breast cancer is a major public health problem around the world, including Thailand and it has the highest ranking among female cancer. Currently, the diversity or polymorphism of ERCC1 gene (excision repair cross-complementary group 1 gene or ERCC1) was reported to associate with an increased risk of breast cancer. This study aims to investigate the relationship between ERCC1 polymorphism and the breast cancer risk in the lower northeastern region women of Thailand. Materials and Methods: One hundred fifty one samples from breast cancer patients and 120 samples from healthy control group were analysed...
November 26, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165664/analysis-of-the-huge-immigration-of-sogatella-furcifera-hemiptera-delphacidae-to-southern-china-in-the-spring-of-2012
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Si-Si Sun, Yun-Xuan Bao, Yan Wu, Min-Hong Lu, Hoang-Anh Tuan
Sogatella furcifera (Horváth) is a migratory rice pest that periodically erupts across Asia, and early immigration is an important cause of its outbreak. The early immigration of S. furcifera into southern China shows evident annual fluctuations. In the spring of 2012, the huge size of the immigrant population and the large number of immigration peaks were at levels rarely seen prior to that year. However, little research has been done on the entire process of round-trip migration to clarify the development of the population, the long-distance migration and the final eruption...
November 19, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159434/mineralogical-and-geochemical-characterization-of-waste-rocks-from-a-gold-mine-in-northeastern-thailand-application-for-environmental-impact-protection
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Thitiphan Assawincharoenkij, Christoph Hauzenberger, Karl Ettinger, Chakkaphan Sutthirat
Waste rocks from gold mining in northeastern Thailand are classified as sandstone, siltstone, gossan, skarn, skarn-sulfide, massive sulfide, diorite, and limestone/marble. Among these rocks, skarn-sulfide and massive sulfide rocks have the potential to generate acid mine drainage (AMD) because they contain significant amounts of sulfide minerals, i.e., pyrrhotite, pyrite, arsenopyrite, and chalcopyrite. Moreover, both sulfide rocks present high contents of As and Cu, which are caused by the occurrence of arsenopyrite and chalcopyrite, respectively...
November 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157269/biodiversity-seasonal-abundance-and-distribution-of-blackflies-diptera-simuliidae-in-six-different-regions-of-thailand
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Wichai Srisuka, Hiroyuki Takaoka, Yasushi Otsuka, Masako Fukuda, Sorawat Thongsahuan, Kritsana Taai, Atiporn Saeung
BACKGROUND: Blackflies are an important medical and veterinary group of small blood-sucking insects. Ninety-three blackfly species have been reported in Thailand. However, information on their biodiversity and population dynamics in each region is lacking. The main aim of this study was to assess the regional biodiversity, seasonal abundance and distribution of blackflies in six eco-geographically different regions in the country. METHODS: Blackfly larvae and pupae were sampled monthly from 58 sites between May 2011 and April 2013...
November 21, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118642/a-new-species-of-mongolodiaptomus-kiefer-1938-from-northeast-thailand-and-a-key-to-the-species-crustacea-copepoda-calanoida-diaptomidae
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Santi Watiroyram, La-Orsri Sanoamuang
This study describes the new species Mongolodiaptomus loeiensissp. n. collected from a temporary pond nearby a cave located in Loei Province, in northeastern Thailand. Mongolodiaptomus loeiensissp. n. is similar to M. calcarus (Shen & Tai, 1965) in the male but can be distinguished from its congeners by the following unique characteristics in the males: (1) the right caudal ramus has 3 ventral chitinous prominences; (2) intercoxal plate of P5 is produced into 2 spine-like lobes on distal margin; (3) the basis of right P5 has a subglobular chitinous prominence on mid-distal caudal surface; and (4) the principal lateral spine on the right Exp-2 P5 is extremely bent at its tip...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100696/long-term-trend-and-correlation-between-vegetation-greenness-and-climate-variables-in-asia-based-on-satellite-data
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Munkhnasan Lamchin, Woo-Kyun Lee, Seong Woo Jeon, Sonam Wangyel Wang, Chul Hee Lim, Cholho Song, Minjun Sung
Satellite data has been used to ascertain trends and correlations between climate change and vegetation greenness in Asia. Our study utilized 33-year (1982-2014) AVHRR-GIMMS (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer - Global Inventory Modelling and Mapping Studies) NDVI3g and CRU TS (Climatic Research Unit Time Series) climate variable (temperature, rainfall, and potential evapotranspiration) time series. First, we estimated the overall trends for vegetation greenness, climate variables and analyzed trends during summer (April to October), winter (November to March), and the entire year...
October 31, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095828/molecular-discrimination-of-opisthorchis-like-eggs-from-residents-in-a-rural-community-of-central-thailand
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Saiwasan Buathong, Saovanee Leelayoova, Mathirut Mungthin, Toon Ruang-Areerate, Tawee Naaglor, Picha Suwannahitatorn, Phunlerd Piyaraj, Paanjit Taamasri, Peerapan Tan-Ariya
BACKGROUND: Opisthorchis viverrini infection is a major public health problem in northern and northeastern Thailand. The chronic infection of O. viverrini is related to cholangiocarcinoma which causes high mortality in endemic areas. Therefore, the diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of O. viverrini infection are necessary. The morphology of the egg is very similar to that of other species of human liver flukes (Opisthorchis felineus and Clonorchis sinensis) as well as that of small intestinal flukes in the family Heterophyidae...
November 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093809/gender-differences-in-the-prevalence-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-the-northeast-of-thailand-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Ueamporn Summart, Bandit Thinkhamrop, Nittaya Chamadol, Narong Khuntikeo, Metha Songthamwat, Christina Sunyoung Kim
Background. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of chronic liver disease. A large number of studies have strongly described larger proportions of men being afflicted with NAFLD than women; however, recent studies investigating the role of gender and NAFLD have exposed the contrary. Methods. This cross-sectional study utilized data from the baseline survey of an ongoing cohort study called the Cholangiocarcinoma Screening and Care Program (CASCAP), conducted in the northeastern region of Thailand between March 2013 and September 2015...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082435/natural-plasmodium-vivax-infections-in-anopheles-mosquitoes-in-a-malaria-endemic-area-of-northeastern-thailand
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Petchaboon Poolphol, Ralph E Harbach, Patchara Sriwichai, Kittipat Aupalee, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Chalermpon Kumpitak, Wichai Srisuka, Kritsana Taai, Sorawat Thongsahuan, Rochana Phuackchantuck, Atiporn Saeung, Udom Chaithong
There was recently an outbreak of malaria in Ubon Ratchathani Province, northeastern Thailand. In the absence of information on malaria vector transmission dynamics, this study aimed to identify the anopheline vectors and their role in malaria transmission. Adult female Anopheles mosquitoes were collected monthly by human-landing catch in Na Chaluai District of Ubon Ratchathani Province during January 2014-December 2015. Field-captured mosquitoes were identified to species using morphology-based keys and molecular assays (allele-specific polymerase chain reaction, AS-PCR), and analysed for the presence of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of circumsporozoite proteins (CSP)...
December 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025415/genetic-evidence-of-multiple-invasions-and-a-small-number-of-founders-of-asian-palmyra-palm-borassus-flabellifer-in-thailand
#17
Kwanjai Pipatchartlearnwong, Akarapong Swatdipong, Supachai Vuttipongchaikij, Somsak Apisitwanich
BACKGROUND: Borassus flabellifer or Asian Palmyra palm is an important crop for local economies in the South and Southeast Asia for its fruit and palm sugar production. Archeological and historical evidence indicated the presence of this species in Southeast Asia dating back at least 1500 years. B. flabellifer is believed to be originated in Africa, spread to South Asia and introduced into Southeast Asia through commercial routes and dissemination of cultures, however, the nature of its invasion and settlement in Thailand is unclear...
October 12, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931405/evaluating-a-preoperative-protocol-that-includes-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-lymph-node-metastasis-in-the-cholangiocarcinoma-screening-and-care-program-cascap-in-thailand
#18
Metha Songthamwat, Nittaya Chamadol, Narong Khuntikeo, Jadsada Thinkhamrop, Supinda Koonmee, Nathaphop Chaichaya, Jeffrey Bethony, Bandit Thinkhamrop
BACKGROUND: Treatment planning especially liver resection in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) depends on the extension of tumor and lymph node metastasis which is included as a key criterion for operability. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers a rapid and powerful tool for the detection of lymph node metastasis (LNM) and in the current manuscript is assessed as a critical tool in the preoperative protocol for liver resection for treatment of CCA. However, the accuracy of MRI to detect LNM from CCA had yet to be comprehensively evaluated...
September 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923008/an-eleven-year-retrospective-hospital-based-study-of-epidemiological-data-regarding-human-strongyloidiasis-in-northeast-thailand
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Thidarat K Prasongdee, Pokkamol Laoraksawong, Wanida Kanarkard, Ratthaphol Kraiklang, Kraisit Sathapornworachai, Sureeporn Naonongwai, Porntip Laummaunwai, Oranuch Sanpool, Pewpan M Intapan, Wanchai Maleewong
BACKGROUND: Human strongyloidiasis is a chronic and persistent gastrointestinal disease caused by infection with soil-transmitted helminths of the genus Strongyloides. The aim of this research was to obtain diagnostic prevalence regarding strongyloidiasis in northeast Thailand through a hospital-based study. METHODS: Patients' demographic data and the results of stool examinations conducted using the formalin ethyl acetate concentration technique were collected from the parasitology laboratory records at Srinagarind Hospital in Khon Kaen, Thailand...
September 18, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817104/national-and-subnational-population-based-incidence-of-cancer-in-thailand-assessing-cancers-with-the-highest-burdens
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Shama Virani, Surichai Bilheem, Wasan Chansaard, Imjai Chitapanarux, Karnchana Daoprasert, Somsak Khuanchana, Atit Leklob, Donsuk Pongnikorn, Laura S Rozek, Surattaya Siriarechakul, Krittika Suwanrungruang, Sukit Tassanasunthornwong, Patravoot Vatanasapt, Hutcha Sriplung
In Thailand, five cancer types-breast, cervical, colorectal, liver and lung cancer-contribute to over half of the cancer burden. The magnitude of these cancers must be quantified over time to assess previous health policies and highlight future trajectories for targeted prevention efforts. We provide a comprehensive assessment of these five cancers nationally and subnationally, with trend analysis, projections, and number of cases expected for the year 2025 using cancer registry data. We found that breast (average annual percent change (AAPC): 3...
August 17, 2017: Cancers
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