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Braz. j. biol ; 83: e249756, 2023. tab, graf
Article in English | MEDLINE, LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1345533

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Abstract Ri chicken is the most popular backyard chicken breed in Vietnam, but little is known about the growth curve of this breed. This study compared the performances of models with three parameters (Gompertz, Brody, and Logistic) and models containing four parameters (Richards, Bridges, and Janoschek) for describing the growth of Ri chicken. The bodyweight of Ri chicken was recorded weekly from week 1 to week 19. Growth models were fitted using minpack.lm package in R software and Akaike's information criterion (AIC), Bayesian information criterion (BIC), and root mean square error (RMSE) were used for model comparison. Based on these criteria, the models having four parameters showed better performance than the ones with three parameters, and the Richards model was the best one for males and females. The lowest and highest value of asymmetric weights (α) were obtained by Bridges and Brody models for each of sexes, respectively. Age and weight estimated by the Richard model were 8.46 and 7.51 weeks and 696.88 and 487.58 g for males and for females, respectively. Differences in the growth curves were observed between males and female chicken. Overall, the results suggested using the Richards model for describing the growth curve of Ri chickens. Further studies on the genetics and genomics of the obtained growth parameters are required before using them for the genetic improvement of Ri chickens.


Resumo O frango Ri é a raça de frango de quintal mais popular do Vietnã, mas pouco se sabe sobre a curva de crescimento dessa raça. Este estudo comparou o desempenho de modelos com três parâmetros (Gompertz, Brody e Logistic) e modelos contendo quatro parâmetros (Richards, Bridges e Janoschek) para descrever o crescimento do frango Ri. O peso corporal do frango Ri foi registrado semanalmente da semana 1 à semana 19. Os modelos de crescimento foram ajustados usando o pacote minpack.lm no software R e o critério de informação de Akaike (AIC); critério de informação bayesiano (BIC) e erro quadrático médio (RMSE) foram usados ​​para comparação de modelos. Com base nesses critérios, os modelos com quatro parâmetros apresentaram melhor desempenho do que os com três parâmetros, sendo o modelo de Richards o melhor para homens e mulheres. O menor e o maior valor dos pesos assimétricos (α) foram obtidos pelos modelos Bridges e Brody para cada um dos sexos, respectivamente. A idade e o peso estimados pelo modelo de Richard foram de 8,46 e 7,51 semanas e 696,88 e 487,58 g para homens e mulheres, respectivamente. Diferenças nas curvas de crescimento foram observadas entre frangos machos e fêmeas. No geral, os resultados sugeriram o uso do modelo de Richards para descrever a curva de crescimento de frangos Ri. Mais estudos sobre a genética e genômica dos parâmetros de crescimento obtidos são necessários antes de usá-los para o melhoramento genético de frangos Ri.


Subject(s)
Humans , Animals , Male , Female , Chickens , Models, Theoretical , Body Weight , Bayes Theorem , Asian Continental Ancestry Group , Models, Biological
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Pensar Prát. (Online) ; 24dez. 2021. Ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1368964

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Este estudo objetivou analisar as contribuições interculturais do ensino dos jogos chineses para a formação dos estudantes nas aulas de Educação Física. A pesquisa caracteriza-se como qualitativa do tipo participante, em que, para a coleta dos dados, foram utilizadas as filmagens e a observação-participante, e para a análise nos subsidiamos da técnica de análise de conteúdo. Os dados obtidos indicaram que ensinar os jogos chineses nas aulas de Educação Física contribuiu significativamente para que os estudantes reconhecessem outra cultura e desenvolvessem competências através da sua prática. Assim, concluímos que a sua presença no ambiente escolar favorece a formação intercultural de um sujeito crítico e conhecedor de outros contextos que transcendem a sua própria realidade (AU)


The study aimed to analyze the intercultural contributions of the teaching of Chinese games to the training of students in Physical Education classes. The research is characterized as qualitative of the participant type, where filming and participant observation were used for data collection, and for the analysis we subsidized the content analysis technique. The data obtained indicated that teaching Chinese games in Physical Education classes, significantly contributed for students to recognize another culture and develop skills through their practice. Thus, we conclude that their presence in the school environment favors the intercultural formation of a critical subject who knows other contexts that transcend their own reality (AU).


El estudio tuvo como objetivo analizar las contribuciones interculturales de la enseñanza de juegos chinos a la formación de los estudiantes en las clases de Educación Física. La investigación se caracteriza por ser cualitativa del tipo participante, donde se utilizó el rodaje y la observación participante para la recolección de datos, y para el análisis subsidiamos la técnica de análisis de contenido. Los datos obtenidos indicaron que la enseñanza de juegos chinos en las clases de Educación Física, contribuyó significativamente a que los estudiantes reconocieran otra cultura y desarrollaran habilidades a través de su práctica. Así, concluimos que su presencia en el ámbito escolar favorece la formación intercultural de un sujeto crítico que conoce otros contextos que trascienden su propia realidad


Subject(s)
Humans , Physical Education and Training , Play and Playthings , Teaching , Cultural Characteristics , Students , Asian Continental Ancestry Group/education
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Rev. bras. med. esporte ; 27(4): 414-418, Aug. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1288594

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ABSTRACT Introduction: The Functional Movement Test (FMS) is an evaluation method for the basic movement patterns of the human body that is designed by Gray Cook. Objective: This paper explores the application value of functional action test (FMS) biological image data in the risk assessment of sports injuries of Chinese rugby players. Methods: Taking the active national football team and provincial football players as the object, the standard FMS test is used to collect the data to determine the best deadline for the total FMS score. Results: The area under the ROC curve (AUC) of the overall athletes, men and women was significantly different from the assumption of AUC=0.5, which were 0.780 (P=0.000), 0.877 (P=0.001), 0.7130 (P=0.013); The best cutoff points corresponding to the total score of FMS are 13.5 points, 15.5 points, and 13.5 points, respectively. The chi-square test showed that the prevalence of the positive group (the total FMS score was less than the corresponding cutoff point) was significantly higher than the negative group (the total FMS score was greater than the corresponding cutoff point) (P<0.01). The OR values of the total athlete, male and female FMS total score positive groups were 25.85 (95%CI: 3.34∼200.23), 25.00 (95%CI: 2.36∼264.80), 14.22 (95%CI: 1.76∼114.92). Conclusions: Among Chinese rugby players, the total score of FMS has a strong correlation with non-contact sports injuries. The score is 13.5 for women and 15.5 for men. Level of evidence II; Therapeutic studies - investigation of treatment results.


RESUMO Introdução: O Teste de Movimento Funcional (FMS) é um método de avaliação dos padrões básicos de movimento do corpo humano, projetado por Gray Cook. Objetivo: Este artigo explora o valor da aplicação de dados de imagem biológica do teste de ação funcional (FMS) na avaliação do risco de lesões esportivas em jogadores de rúgbi chineses. Métodos: visando a seleção nacional de futebol e jogadores de futebol da província, o teste FMS padrão foi usado para coletar os dados e determinar o melhor limite para o escore total do FMS. Resultados: A área sob a curva ROC (AUC) dos atletas em geral, homens e mulheres, foi significativamente diferente da suposição de AUC = 0,5, que foi 0,780 (P = 0,000), 0,877 (P = 0,001), 0,7130 (P = 0,013); Os melhores pontos de corte para o escore total da FMS são 13,5 pontos, 15,5 pontos e 13,5 pontos, respectivamente. O teste do qui-quadrado mostrou que a prevalência do grupo positivo (a pontuação total da FMS foi menor do que o ponto de corte correspondente) foi significativamente maior do que a do grupo negativo (a pontuação total da FMS foi maior do que o ponto de corte correspondente) (P <0,01). Os valores de OR do total de atletas, homens e mulheres, grupos positivos de pontuação total de FMS foram 25,85 (IC 95%: 3,34 ∼ 200,23), 25,00 (IC 95%: 2,36 ∼ 264,80), 14,22 (IC 95%: 1,76 ∼ 114,92). Conclusões: Entre os jogadores de rúgbi chineses, a pontuação total da FMS tem uma forte correlação com lesões esportivas sem contato. A pontuação é de 13,5 para mulheres e 15,5 para homens. Nível de evidência II; Estudos terapêuticos- investigação dos resultados do tratamento.


RESUMEN Introducción: La prueba de movimiento funcional (FMS) es un método de evaluación de los patrones de movimiento básicos del cuerpo humano diseñado por Gray Cook. Objetivo: Este artículo explora el valor de la aplicación de los datos de imágenes biológicas de la prueba de acción funcional (FMS) en la evaluación del riesgo de lesiones deportivas de los jugadores de rugby chinos. Métodos: Tomando como objeto el equipo nacional de fútbol y los jugadores de fútbol provinciales, se utilizó la prueba estándar de FMS para recopilar los datos y determinar el mejor límite para la puntuación total de FMS. Resultados: El área bajo la curva ROC (AUC) de los atletas en general, hombres y mujeres fue significativamente diferente del supuesto de AUC = 0.5, que fue 0.780 (P = 0.000), 0.877 (P = 0.001), 0.7130 (P = 0,013); Los mejores puntos de corte correspondientes a la puntuación total de FMS son 13,5 puntos, 15,5 puntos y 13,5 puntos, respectivamente. La prueba de chi-cuadrado mostró que la prevalencia del grupo positivo (la puntuación total de FMS fue menor que el punto de corte correspondiente) fue significativamente más alta que la del grupo negativo (la puntuación total de FMS fue mayor que el punto de corte correspondiente) (P <0.01). Los valores de OR del total de atletas, hombres y mujeres, grupos positivos de puntuación total de FMS fueron 25,85 (95% CI: 3,34 ∼ 200,23), 25,00 (95% CI: 2,36 ∼ 264,80), 14,22 (95% CI: 1,76 ∼ 114,92). Conclusiones: Entre los jugadores de rugby chinos, la puntuación total de FMS tiene una fuerte correlación con las lesiones de deportes sin contacto. La puntuación es de 13,5 para las mujeres y 15,5 para los hombres. Nivel de evidencia II; Estudios terapéuticos-investigación de los resultados del tratamiento.


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Humans , Male , Female , Athletic Injuries/prevention & control , Athletic Injuries/diagnostic imaging , Football , ROC Curve , Risk Assessment , Asian Continental Ancestry Group , Exercise Test , Models, Theoretical , Movement
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(2): e10099, 2021. tab
Article in English | ColecionaSUS, LILACS, ColecionaSUS | ID: biblio-1142582

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The objective of this study was to analyze the infection rate and drug resistance of Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU) and Mycoplasma hominis (MH) in the genitourinary tract of Chinese patients. From December 2018 to June 2019, vaginal secretion or urinary secretion of outpatients in our hospital were selected for culture and drug sensitivity analysis of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis. In 4082 Chinese samples, 1567 Mycoplasma were detected, a detection rate of 38.39%, among which 1366 cases were UU single positive, accounting for 33.47%, 15 cases were MH single positive, accounting for 0.36%, 186 cases were UU and MH mixed positive, accounting for 4.56%. The most affected age groups were 21-30 years and 31-40 years, accounting for 19.09 and 15.05%, respectively. The results of drug sensitivity showed that doxycycline, minocycline, josamycin, clarithromycin, and roxithromycin were more sensitive to mycoplasma infection. The distribution of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis in the human genitourinary system and their sensitivity to antibiotics is different for sex and age groups.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Young Adult , Ureaplasma urealyticum/drug effects , Ureaplasma Infections/microbiology , Mycoplasma hominis/drug effects , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , China , Ureaplasma urealyticum/isolation & purification , Mycoplasma hominis/isolation & purification , Asian Continental Ancestry Group , Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 1138-1145, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878167

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BACKGROUND@#Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)-associated genes and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) can contribute to human disease. To comprehensively investigate the contribution of lncRNAs to breast cancer, we performed the first genome-wide lncRNA association study on Han Chinese women.@*METHODS@#We designed an lncRNA array containing >800,000 SNPs, which was incorporated into a 96-array plate by Affymetrix (CapitalBio Technology, China). Subsequently, we performed a two-stage genome-wide lncRNA association study on Han Chinese women covering 11,942 individuals (5634 breast cancer patients and 6308 healthy controls). Additionally, in vitro gain or loss of function strategies were performed to clarify the function of a novel SNP-associated gene.@*RESULTS@#We identified a novel breast cancer-associated susceptibility SNP, rs11066150 (Pmeta = 2.34 × 10-8), and a previously reported SNP, rs9397435 (Pmeta = 4.32 × 10-38), in Han Chinese women. rs11066150 is located in NONHSAT164009.1 (lncHSAT164), which is highly expressed in breast cancer tissues and cell lines. lncHSAT164 overexpression promoted colony formation, whereas lncHSAT164 knockdown promoted cell apoptosis and reduced colony formation by regulating the cell cycle.@*CONCLUSIONS@#Based on our lncRNA array, we identified a novel breast cancer-associated lncRNA and found that lncHSAT164 may contribute to breast cancer by regulating the cell cycle. These findings suggest a potential therapeutic target in breast cancer.


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Asian Continental Ancestry Group/genetics , Breast Neoplasms/genetics , Case-Control Studies , China , Female , Genetic Predisposition to Disease/genetics , Genome-Wide Association Study , Humans , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide/genetics , RNA, Long Noncoding/genetics
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 920-926, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878086

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BACKGROUND@#Cumulative blood pressure (BP), a measure incorporating the level and duration of BP exposure, is associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the level at which cumulative BP could significantly increase the risk remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the association of 15-year cumulative BP levels with the long-term risk of CVD, and to examine whether the association is independent of BP levels at one examination.@*METHODS@#Data from a 26-year follow-up of the Chinese Multi-provincial Cohort Study-Beijing Project were analyzed. Cumulative BP levels between 1992 and 2007 were calculated among 2429 participants free of CVD in 2007. Cardiovascular events (including coronary heart disease and stroke) occurring from 2007 to 2018 were registered. Adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) for CVD incidence associated with quartiles of cumulative systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were calculated.@*RESULTS@#Of the 2429 participants, 42.9% (1042) were men, and the mean age in 2007 was 62.1 ± 7.9 years. Totally, 207 CVD events occurred during the follow-up from 2007 to 2018. Participants with higher levels of cumulative SBP or DBP exhibited a higher incidence rate of CVD (P < 0.001). Compared with the lowest quartile of cumulative SBP, the HR for CVD was 1.03 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.59-1.81), 1.69 (95% CI: 0.99-2.87), and 2.20 (95% CI: 1.21-3.98) for the second to the fourth quartile of cumulative SBP, and 1.46 (95% CI: 0.86-2.48), 1.99 (95% CI: 1.18-3.35), and 2.08 (95% CI: 1.17-3.71) for the second to the fourth quartile of cumulative DBP, respectively. In further cross-combined group analyses with BP measurements in 2007, 15-year cumulative BP levels higher than the median, that is, 1970.8/1239.9 mmHg·year for cumulative SBP/DBP, which were equivalent to maintaining SBP/DBP levels of 131/83 mmHg or above on average in 15 years, were associated with higher risk of CVD in subsequent years independent of BP measurements at one-time point.@*CONCLUSION@#Cumulative exposure to moderate elevation of BP is independently associated with increased future cardiovascular risk.


Subject(s)
Aged , Asian Continental Ancestry Group , Blood Pressure/physiology , Cardiovascular Diseases/etiology , China/epidemiology , Cohort Studies , Humans , Hypertension/epidemiology , Incidence , Male , Middle Aged , Risk Factors
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-877516

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Hypertension is a major problem of public health that endangers the health of the oldest old. However, the current guidelines for hypertension management do not uniformly diagnose hypertension among the oldest old, nor recommend a normal blood pressure range, which is not convictive enough to support the decision making to the prevention of blood pressure-related adverse events. This guideline gives guiding opinions on optimal blood pressure range for the Chinese oldest old, which applies to the staff of medical and health institutions at all levels nationwide to evaluate the blood pressure levels of the oldest old. It includes the sections of general principles, methods and standards of blood pressure evaluation, measurement conditions, specifications of blood pressure measurement, implementation approaches, etc. The guideline has important directive significance for improving the blood pressure management and decision-making level of the Chinese oldest old.


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Aged, 80 and over , Asian Continental Ancestry Group , Blood Pressure , Blood Pressure Determination , China , Humans , Hypertension/prevention & control
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-887735

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Objective@#This study aims to explore trends in sedentary behavior among Chinese children aged 6-17 years per demographic and social characteristics.@*Methods@#A total of 4,341 children aged 6-17 years who participated in the @*Results@#From 2004 to 2015, sedentary time among children aged 6-17 years increased from 23.9 ± 0.6 h/week to 25.7 ± 0.6 h/week ( @*Conclusions@#Sedentary time among Chinese children aged 6-17 years showed an upward trend from 2004 to 2015, especially among children residing in rural areas and regions with low urbanization levels.


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Adolescent , Asian Continental Ancestry Group , Child , China , Female , Health Surveys , Humans , Male , Sedentary Behavior , Socioeconomic Factors , Urbanization
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-887713

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Objective@#This study was aimed at examining the trends and correlates of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviors among Chinese children.@*Methods@#A total of 4,341 subjects (6,936 observations) aged 6-17 years who participated in the China Health and Nutrition Survey (2004-2015) were included. Of the subjects, 41% participated in the survey twice or more. Random-effects ordinal regression models and repeated-measures mixed-effects models were used to examine the PA trends. Quantile regression models were applied to examine the factors influencing PA and sedentary behaviors.@*Results@#From 2004 to 2015, the prevalence of physical inactivity among Chinese children aged 6-17 years increased by 5.5% [odds ratio ( @*Conclusions@#A declining PA trend among Chinese children aged 6-17 years was observed from 2004 to 2015, and certain subgroups and geographical areas are at higher risk of physical inactivity.


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Adolescent , Asian Continental Ancestry Group/statistics & numerical data , Child , Child Behavior/ethnology , China/epidemiology , Exercise , Female , Humans , Male , Nutrition Surveys , Regression Analysis , Sedentary Behavior/ethnology
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880830

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the association between rare HSPB1 variants and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).@*METHODS@#We performed next-generation sequencing for 166 Chinese ALS patients to screen for possible pathogenic rare variants of HSPB1. The control individuals were obtained from 1000 Genome Project and an in-house whole-exome sequencing database. The Sequence Kernel Association Test (SKAT) and the SKAT-optimal test (SKAT-O) were used to identify the association between rare HSPB1 variants and ALS.@*RESULTS@#We identified 3 possible pathogenic rare variants of HSPB1 (all were missenses), including c.379C>T (p.R127W), c.446A>C (p.D149A) and c.451A>C (p.T151P). Compared with 1000 Genome Project, SKAT p=3.61×10@*CONCLUSIONS@#Rare variants of HSPB1 are probably associated with the pathogenesis of ALS.


Subject(s)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/genetics , Asian Continental Ancestry Group , Heat-Shock Proteins , Heterozygote , High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing , Humans , Molecular Chaperones , Phenotype
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880666

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OBJECTIVES@#Due to the genetic feature of high diversity than other DNA markers, short tandem repeat (STR) plays key roles in forensic, anthropology, and population genetics. Newly introduced multiple STR kit is more valuable because of the greatly improved discriminatory power with the increase in the number of STR loci. The genetic polymorphic data are essential for the application and research in specific population. This study aims to investigate the genetic polymorphism of Han population residing in Yuncheng district, Shanxi Province, to evaluate the application of 23 STR loci in forensic personal identification and paternity test, and to explore the genetic relationship of Han population between Yuncheng and other populations.@*METHODS@#A total of 23 STR loci were amplified from 525 healthy unrelated individuals from the Han nationality in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province using the AGCU EX25 amplification kit. The products were detected and separated by ABI 3500 Genetic Analyzer. Alleles were genotyped by GeneMapper ID (Version 3.2) software, and corresponding frequencies and forensic parameters were calculated. We calculated the genetic distance and plotted the neighboring-joining tree with other 13 population.@*RESULTS@#The allele frequency of the 23 STRs ranged from 0.0010 to 0.5090. No deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (@*CONCLUSIONS@#These 23 STRs are highly genetic polymorphic and informative in the Han population of Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, which can provide basic data for forensic personal identification, paternity testing, and population genetic research.


Subject(s)
Asian Continental Ancestry Group/genetics , China , Ethnic Groups/genetics , Gene Frequency , Genetic Loci , Genetics, Population , Humans , Microsatellite Repeats/genetics , Polymorphism, Genetic
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922190

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BACKGROUND@#The number of adults aged over 65 years is rapidly increasing in several Southeast Asian countries. Muscle mass decreases with age, leading to sarcopenia. The primary objective of this study was to determine whether differences exist in the body composition and physical strength, according to ethnicity, among community-dwelling Japanese and Thai older adults living in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.@*METHODS@#A survey was conducted in February and March 2019. Japanese and Thai adults aged ≥ 60 years living in Chiang Mai Province were recruited through community clubs. Participants completed a self-administered questionnaire that enabled collection of data on age, sex, educational background, marital status, annual income, current medical conditions, smoking and alcohol consumption, and exercise habits. Measurements were collected on height, weight, body composition, blood pressure, hand grip, and walking speed for 6 m. Body composition was measured using a standing-posture 8-electrode multifrequency bioimpedance analysis analyzer. Hand grip of each hand was measured with the patient in the standing position using a digital grip dynamometer. Multivariable logistic regression was used to determine factors associated with skeletal muscle mass index (SMI).@*RESULTS@#Of the total 119 participants, 47 were Japanese (26 men, 21 women) and 72 were Thai (16 men, 56 women). The prevalence of a low SMI was 3/26 (12%), 1/21 (5%), 6/16 (38%), and 5/56 (9%) among Japanese men, Japanese women, Thai men, and Thai women, respectively. The prevalence of low muscle strength was 2/26 (8%), 2/21 (10%), 3/16 (19%), and 13/56 (23%) among Japanese men, Japanese women, Thai men, and Thai women, respectively. There were significant differences between ethnic groups in body mass index for both sexes, percentage body fat in women, SMI in men, and average grip strength in men. Ethnic group, sex, age, and body mass index were independent predictors of SMI.@*CONCLUSIONS@#Ethnicity had a clinically important effect on body composition and physical strength among older Japanese and Thai adults living in a similar environment.


Subject(s)
Aged , Aging/physiology , Asian Continental Ancestry Group/ethnology , Body Composition , Body Mass Index , Cross-Sectional Studies , Electric Impedance , Ethnic Groups , Female , Hand Strength , Humans , Independent Living , Male , Middle Aged , Muscle Strength , Thailand/ethnology , Walking Speed
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922185

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BACKGROUND@#Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming a global health problem. Bisphenol A (BPA), one of most widely used environmental chemicals, is suspected to be a contributor to the development NAFLD. This study was performed to examine the relationship between human BPA levels and risk of NAFLD.@*METHODS@#The data (n = 3476 adults: 1474 men and 2002 women) used in this study were obtained from the Korean National Environmental Health Survey III (2015-2017). BPA levels were measured in urine samples. NAFLD was defined using hepatic steatosis index after exclusion of other causes of hepatic diseases.@*RESULTS@#There was a significant linear relationship between the elevated urinary BPA concentrations and risk of NAFLD. In a univariate analysis, odds ratio (OR) of the highest quartile of urinary BPA level was 1.47 [95% confidence interval (CI) 1.11-1.94] compared to the lowest quartile. After adjusted with covariates, the ORs for NAFLD in the third and fourth quartiles were 1.31 [95% CI 1.03-1.67] and 1.32 [95% CI 1.03-1.70], respectively.@*CONCLUSIONS@#Urinary BPA levels are positively associated with the risk of NAFLD in adults. Further experimental studies are needed to understand the molecular mechanisms of BPA on NAFLD prevalence.


Subject(s)
Asian Continental Ancestry Group , Benzhydryl Compounds/urine , Environmental Exposure , Environmental Health , Female , Health Surveys , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease/epidemiology , Phenols/urine , Republic of Korea/epidemiology
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National Journal of Andrology ; (12): 803-808, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922161

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Objective@#To evaluate the prostate health index (PHI) as a tool for the diagnosis of PCa with a PSA level of 4-10 μg/L and determine the best cut-off value of PHI.@*METHODS@#Fifty-eight patients with a PSA level of 4-10 μg/L underwent transrectal ultrasound-guided prostatic biopsy in our hospital between April 2017 and June 2019. We constructed receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves for the relationship of the biopsy results with the level of PSA, the ratio of [-2] proPSA to fPSA and PHI, and calculated the area under the ROC curves (AUC).@*RESULTS@#Prostatic biopsy revealed 18 cases of PCa in the 58 patients (31.0%). Statistically significant differences were observed between the PCa and non-PCa groups in [-2] proPSA, %[-2] proPSA and PHI, but not in tPSA, % fPSA and PSA-density. The AUCs of PSA, % fPSA, PSA-density, [-2] proPSA, %[-2] proPSA and PHI were 0.556, 0.407, 0.533, 0.746, 0.751 and 0.774, respectively. The specificity of PHI was 27.50% (95% CI: 14.6%-43.9%), the highest among the above predictors at 90% sensitivity. By applying PHI to this cohort, 13 cases (22.4%) of unnecessary biopsy could be avoided.@*CONCLUSIONS@#The application of PHI can increase the accuracy of PCa prediction and reduce unnecessary prostatic biopsy.、.


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Asian Continental Ancestry Group , Humans , Macau , Male , Prostate , Prostate-Specific Antigen , Prostatic Neoplasms/diagnosis
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921816

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In this study, the evidence mapping methodology was used to systematically retrieve and sort out the clinical research evidence of Chinese patent medicines in the treatment of tension-type headache(TTH), and to understand the distribution of evidence in this field and the basis and quality of evidence. Chinese and English articles on the 28 Chinese patent medicines for TTH, which were recorded in National Essential Medicines List(2018), Medicine Catalogue for National Basic Medical Insurance, Work Injury Insurance, and Maternity Insurance(2020), and Chinese Pharmacopoeia(2020), were retrieved from China National Knowledge Infrastructure(CNKI), Wanfang, VIP, China Biology Medicine disc(CBMdisc), PubMed, EMbase, and Cochrane Library from the establishment to June 2021, followed by descriptive analysis. Then, tables and bubble charts were plotted to analyze the distribution characteristics of evidence. A total of 129 eligible articles were yielded: 126 randomized/non-randomized controlled trials, and 3 systematic reviews. The functions, indications, and composition of the 28 medicines, as well as the proportion of related articles, publication trends, intervention measures, and outcome indicators were compared and analyzed. The results showed that the 28 Chinese patent medicines, composed of 128 Chinese medicinals, can be classified into six categories in terms of function: reinforcing healthy Qi, tranquilizing mind, dispelling stasis, regulating Qi, treating wind, and resuscitating. There are ongoing efforts to study the treatment of TTH with Chinese patent medicine in China, despite of little evidence. The clinical positioning of Chinese patent medicine for TTH is not clear, and clinical research fails to highlight the advantages of Chinese medicine. In addition, the outcome indicators have not been standardized and unified, and there is a lack of evidence on the long-term efficacy of Chinese patent medicine for TTH. This study is the first exploratory application of evidence maps to compare the characteristics and clinical research progress of 28 Chinese patent medicines for TTH, which can provide a reference for research on the optimization of Chinese medicine strategies for TTH.


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Asian Continental Ancestry Group , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Female , Humans , Medicine, Chinese Traditional , Medicine, East Asian Traditional , Nonprescription Drugs , Pregnancy , Tension-Type Headache
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921724

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To learn the current situation and strengthen the management of national standards for Chinese medicinal materials, we sorted out the relevant national standards. According to incomplete statistics, there are 1 185 kinds of Chinese medicinal materials, including 1 024 kinds of plant medicines, 106 kinds of animal medicines, and 54 kinds of mineral medicines, in addition to ethnic medicinal materials with different functions. The relevant standards include 819 Pharmacopoeia standards, 342 standards issued by the Ministry of Health or National Medicinal Products Administration, 7 standards for new medicinal materials, and 17 standards for imported medicinal materials. In this paper, the sources of standards as well as the distribution of families and genera and the distribution of medicinal parts of medicinal materials are analyzed. The suggestions are as follows:(1)to improve the coordination among different national standards of Chinese medicinal materials;(2)to improve the standardization and controllability of relevant standards;(3)to revise the issued standards for Chinese medicinal materials(including Tibetan, Uygur, and Mongolian medicinal materials).


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Animals , Asian Continental Ancestry Group , China , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Humans , Medicine, Chinese Traditional , Plants, Medicinal , Reference Standards
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921318

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Objective@#To evaluate the predictive performance of anthropometric indices for metabolic syndrome (MetS) among Chinese adolescents with different nutritional status.@*Methods@#We recruited 9,513 adolescents aged 10-18 years from seven provinces in China during September 2014. Anthropometric indices and blood pressure were measured at recruitment, and blood samples were collected for determining fasting plasma glucose and lipid profile. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analyses were used to assess the predictive performance of anthropometric indices, including body mass index (BMI) percentile, waist circumference percentile, waist-height ratio, and waist-hip ratio.@*Results@#Overall, the four anthropometric indices showed good accuracy for predicting MetS with areas under ROC curves (AUCs) ranging from 0.86 to 0.94; similar AUCs ranging from 0.73 to 0.99 were observed for participants with normal weight. The performance of all four indices was poor in overweight and obese participants, with AUCs ranging from 0.66 to 0.77 and from 0.60 to 0.67, respectively. Waist circumference showed relatively better performance in all the subgroup analyses.@*Conclusions@#We suggest using anthropometric indices with the cutoff values presented here for predicting MetS in the overall and normal-weight adolescent population, but not in the overweight and obese adolescent population where more specific screening tests are required.


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Adolescent , Asian Continental Ancestry Group , Body Weights and Measures , Child , China , Cross-Sectional Studies , Female , Humans , Male , Metabolic Syndrome/diagnosis , Nutritional Status , Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879614

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the genetic polymorphisms of 21 non-combined DNA index system short tandem repeat (STR) loci in Hainan Li population.@*METHODS@#DNA samples from 339 unrelated healthy individuals of Li population from Hainan Province were extracted and amplified with fluorescence labeled multiplex PCR system. PCR products were electrophoresed on an ABI3130 Genetic Analyzer following the manufacturer's instructions. Allele designation was performed with a GeneMapper ID-X by comparison with the allele ladder provided by the corresponding kit.@*RESULTS@#A total of 173 alleles and 489 genotypes were observed for the 21 STR loci, respectively. The frequencies of alleles and genotypes were 0.0010-0.5434 and 0.0020-0.3274, respectively. The heterozygosity varied from 0.639 to 0.833. Discrimination power (DP) was 0.803-0.948, power of exclusion for trio-paternity was 0.416-0.584, power of exclusion for duo-paternity was 0.140-0.238, the polymorphism information content(PIC) was 0.57-0.81, respectively. The total discrimination power (TDP), cumulative probability of exclusion for trio-paternity testing(CPE-trio) and cumulative probability of exclusion for duo-paternity testing (CPE-duo) were 0.999 999 999 999 99, 0.999 999 883 211 752, and 0.987 266, respectively.@*CONCLUSION@#The 21 STR loci are highly polymorphic and informative in the studied population and can be employed as supplementary loci in duo-paternity testing or cases with variant circumstances.


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Asian Continental Ancestry Group/genetics , China , DNA , Gene Frequency , Genetics, Population , Humans , Microsatellite Repeats/genetics , Polymorphism, Genetic
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879560

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the clinical characteristics and genetic basis for a pair of twins affected with hyaline fibromatosis syndrome (HFS).@*METHODS@#Clinical data of the twins were retrospectively analyzed. High-throughput sequencing was carried out to detect potential pathogenic variants. CLUSTALX was employed to analyze cross-species conservation of the mutant amino acids. Impact of the mutations was predicted by using software including PolyPhen-2 and Mutation taster.@*RESULTS@#The pair of twins have featured growth and intelligence retardation, and were found to carry compound heterozygous variants of the ANTXR2 gene including c.1214G>A and c.1074delT, among which c.1214G>A was unreported previously. Both variants were predicted to be pathogenic. In addition to growth and mental delay, the pair of twins also featured hyperplasia of the gum and soft tissue-like masses of the auricle. The younger brother had rupture of the auricle mass during follow-up.@*CONCLUSION@#The patients' condition can probably be attributed to the compound heterozygous variants of the ANTXR2 gene. Above finding has facilitated molecular diagnosis of the patients.


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Asian Continental Ancestry Group/genetics , China , Humans , Hyalinosis, Systemic/genetics , Male , Mutation , Pedigree , Receptors, Peptide/genetics , Retrospective Studies
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