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Cardiovascular disease incidence projections in the TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database (TAHOD).

Antivir Ther 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Background: We aimed to project the 10-year future incidence of CVD and model several intervention scenarios based on a multi-site Asian HIV-positive cohort.

Methods: Analyses were based on patients recruited to the TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database (TAHOD), consisting of 21 sites in 12 countries. Patients on triple antiretroviral therapy (ART) were included if they were alive, without previous CVD, and had data on CVD risk factors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3851/IMP3298DOI Listing
March 2019
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The development of Taiwan Fracture Liaison Service network.

Osteoporos Sarcopenia 2018 Jun 7;4(2):47-52. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Superintendent Office, National Taiwan University Hospital Chu-Tung Branch, Hsinchu County, Taiwan.

Osteoporosis and its associated fragility fractures are becoming a severe burden in the healthcare system globally. In the Asian-Pacific (AP) region, the rapidly increasing in aging population is the main reason accounting for the burden. Moreover, the paucity of quality care for osteoporosis continues to be an ongoing challenge. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.afos.2018.06.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6362955PMC
June 2018
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Economic burden of dengue in Indonesia.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 01 10;13(1):e0007038. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Centre for Health Economics and Policy Studies, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia.

Background: Dengue is associated with significant economic expenditure and it is estimated that the Asia Pacific region accounts for >50% of the global cost. Indonesia has one of the world's highest dengue burdens; Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are the primary and secondary vectors. In the absence of local data on disease cost, this study estimated the annual economic burden during 2015 of both hospitalized and ambulatory dengue cases in Indonesia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007038DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6343936PMC
January 2019
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Giant coral reef fishes display markedly different susceptibility to night spearfishing.

Ecol Evol 2018 Oct 12;8(20):10247-10256. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) Queensland University of Technology Brisbane QLD Australia.

The humphead wrasse () and bumphead parrotfish () are two of the largest, most iconic fishes of Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Both species form prized components of subsistence and commercial fisheries and are vulnerable to overfishing. is listed as Endangered and as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/ece3.4501
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4501DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6206199PMC
October 2018
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Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery in the Asia-Pacific Region: APMBSS 2018 Survey.

Obes Surg 2019 Feb;29(2):534-541

Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Center, Yotsuya Medical Cube, Tokyo, Japan.

Introduction: The Asia-Pacific Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Society (APMBSS) held its congress in Tokyo at the end of March, 2018, and representatives from Asia-Pacific countries presented the current status of bariatric/metabolic surgery in the "National Reports" session. The data are summarized here to show the current status and problems in the Asia-Pacific region in 2017.

Methods: A questionnaire including data of 2016 and 2017 and consisting of eight general questions was prepared and sent to representatives in 18 Asia-Pacific countries by e-mail before the congress. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11695-018-3539-7
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3539-7DOI Listing
February 2019
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3.750 Impact Factor

Epidemiology of patients presenting with dyspnea to emergency departments in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Eur J Emerg Med 2018 Aug 30. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research, Western Health.

Objective: The primary objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology and management of dyspneic patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs) in an international patient population. Our secondary objective was to compare the EURODEM and AANZDEM patient populations.

Patients And Methods: An observational prospective cohort study was carried out in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000571DOI Listing
August 2018
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[VOCs Emission Inventory of Service Stations in a Subcenter (Tongzhou District) of the City of Beijing].

Huan Jing Ke Xue 2018 Feb;39(2):618-625

Beijing Key Laboratory of Urban Atmospheric Volatile Organic Compounds Control Technology and Applications, Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection, Beijing 100037, China.

As a subcenter of the city of Beijing, Tongzhou District is faced with enormous pressure from the rapid growth of VOCs emissions from service stations. In this study, a set of bottom-up VOCs inventory estimation methods for service stations in Tongzhou District is established. Using local VOCs emission factors of service stations in Beijing, combined with gasoline and diesel sales from every service station, a high resolution VOCs emission inventory of service stations in Tongzhou District from 2015 to 2022 was established. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13227/j.hjkx.201702037DOI Listing
February 2018

Sources, compositions, and optical properties of humic-like substances in Beijing during the 2014 APEC summit: Results from dual carbon isotope and Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry analyses.

Environ Pollut 2018 Aug 16;239:322-331. Epub 2018 Apr 16.

State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, 510640, China.

Humic-like substances (HULIS) are a class of high molecular weight, light-absorbing compounds that are highly related to brown carbon (BrC). In this study, the sources and compositions of HULIS isolated from fine particles collected in Beijing, China during the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit were characterized based on carbon isotope (C and C) and Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS) analyses, respectively. HULIS were the main light-absorbing components of water-soluble organic carbon (WSOC), accounting for 80. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.04.041DOI Listing
August 2018
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HIV treatment eligibility expansion and timely antiretroviral treatment initiation following enrollment in HIV care: A metaregression analysis of programmatic data from 22 countries.

PLoS Med 2018 03 23;15(3):e1002534. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health, City University of New York, New York, New York, United States of America.

Background: The effect of antiretroviral treatment (ART) eligibility expansions on patient outcomes, including rates of timely ART initiation among those enrolling in care, has not been assessed on a large scale. In addition, it is not known whether ART eligibility expansions may lead to "crowding out" of sicker patients.

Methods And Findings: We examined changes in timely ART initiation (within 6 months) at the original site of HIV care enrollment after ART eligibility expansions among 284,740 adult ART-naïve patients at 171 International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) network sites in 22 countries where national policies expanding ART eligibility were introduced between 2007 and 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002534DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5865713PMC
March 2018
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Prostate Cancer Risk Reduced by Physical Activity Even Among Men With Prolonged Sitting Time: A Study From Vietnam.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Apr 18;30(3):227-234. Epub 2018 Feb 18.

2 Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Increasing prostate cancer incidence in the Asia-Pacific region may be related to a more sedentary lifestyle resulted from economic growth and rapid urbanization. The present case-control study of 640 men aged 64 to 75 years was conducted in Vietnam between 2013 and 2015 to ascertain the relationship between physical activity and prostate cancer risk, accounting for the duration of sitting time. Reduced prostate cancer risks were found for men engaging in medium (15. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1010539518756980DOI Listing
April 2018
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Modifiable Factors Associated With Survival After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study.

Ann Emerg Med 2018 05 3;71(5):608-617.e15. Epub 2017 Oct 3.

Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Study Objective: The study aims to identify modifiable factors associated with improved out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival among communities in the Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS) Clinical Research Network: Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai).

Methods: This was a prospective, international, multicenter cohort study of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the Asia-Pacific. Arrests caused by trauma, patients who were not transported by emergency medical services (EMS), and pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases (<18 years) were excluded from the analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.07.484DOI Listing
May 2018
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Hydrogen Abstraction from Hydrocarbons by NH.

J Phys Chem A 2017 Mar 9;121(11):2221-2231. Epub 2017 Mar 9.

School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University , 90 South Street, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia.

This contribution investigates thermokinetic parameters of bimolecular gas-phase reactions involving the amine (NH) radical and a large number of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons. These reactions play an important role in combustion and pyrolysis of nitrogen-rich fuels, most notably biomass. Computations performed at the CBS-QB3 level and based on the conventional transition-state theory yield potential-energy surfaces and reaction rate constants, accounting for tunnelling effects and the presence of hindered rotors. Read More

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http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jpca.6b12890
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March 2017
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The temporal impact of aging on the burden of herpes zoster.

BMC Geriatr 2017 01 23;17(1):30. Epub 2017 Jan 23.

GSK, Wavre, Belgium.

Background: The risk of Herpes Zoster (HZ) increases with age and various studies have also demonstrated an increasing HZ incidence globally. Simultaneously, the global trend of an aging population has placed a greater burden on the healthcare system. This study aims to estimate the potential burden of HZ over time accounting for the increasing trends of both HZ incidence and global aging. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-017-0420-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5259900PMC
January 2017

Predictors and Extent of Institutional Trust in Government, Banks, the Media and Religious Organisations: Evidence from Cross-Sectional Surveys in Six Asia-Pacific Countries.

PLoS One 2016 4;11(10):e0164096. Epub 2016 Oct 4.

School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Background: Building or maintaining institutional trust is of central importance in democratic societies since negative experiences (potentially leading to mistrust) with government or other institutions may have a much more profound effect than positive experiences (potentially maintaining trust). Healthy democracy relies on more than simply trusting the national government of the time, and is mediated through other symbols of institutional power, such as the legal system, banks, the media and religious organisations. This paper focuses on institutional trust-the level and predictors of trust in some of the major institutions in society, namely politics, the media, banks, the legal system and religious organisations. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5049756PMC
June 2017
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Pediatric Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure in a Specialized Liver Unit: Prevalence, Profile, Outcome, and Predictive Factors.

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2016 10;63(4):400-5

Department of Pediatric Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence, profile, outcome, and predictive factors of pediatric acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF).

Methods: All children 3 months to 18 years satisfying the Asia Pacific Association for the Study of Liver Diseases definition of ACLF were included. Data were both extracted from records (January 2011 to December 2014) and prospectively collected (January to October 2015). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0000000000001179DOI Listing
October 2016
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An International Multicenter Study Assessing the Role of Ethnicity on Variation of Lumbar Facet Joint Orientation and the Occurrence of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis in Asia Pacific: A Study from the AOSpine Asia Pacific Research Collaboration Consortium.

Global Spine J 2016 Feb 16;6(1):35-45. Epub 2015 Jul 16.

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China.

Study Design A multinational, multiethnic, cross-sectional image-based study was performed in 33 institutions, representing 10 countries, which were part of the AOSpine Asia Pacific Research Collaboration Consortium. Objective Lumbar facet joint orientation has been reported to be associated with the development of degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). The role of ethnicity regarding facet joint orientation remains uncertain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0035-1555655DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4733370PMC
February 2016
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Understanding of Essential Elements Required in Informed Consent Form among Researchers and Institutional Review Board Members.

Trop Med Health 2015 Jun 31;43(2):117-22. Epub 2015 Jan 31.

Department of Clinical Product Development, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan.

The process of informed consent remains a constant challenge in clinical research. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the understanding of researchers and members of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) regarding the essential elements of an Informed Consent Form (ICF) as required by internationally recognized regulations. Using eight case studies to illustrate basic ethical elements, the study involved 107 participants, mainly from the Asia Pacific and African regions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2149/tmh.2014-36DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4491494PMC
June 2015
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Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection-focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Int J Infect Dis 2015 Mar;32:170-8

Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI), The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading opportunistic disease and cause of death in patients with HIV infection. In 2013 there were 1.1 million new TB/HIV co-infected cases globally, accounting for 12% of incident TB cases and 360,000 deaths. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2014.11.023DOI Listing

EGFR mutation testing practices within the Asia Pacific region: results of a multicenter diagnostic survey.

J Thorac Oncol 2015 Mar;10(3):438-45

*Department of Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics, Aichi Cancer Center, Nagoya, Japan; †Department of Pathology, Aberdeen University Medical School, Aberdeen, United Kingdom; ‡KalGen Laboratory, Stem-cell and Cancer Institute (SCI), Jakarta, Indonesia; §School of Medicine, Monash University Malaysia & Sime Darby Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; ‖Center for Gene and Protein Research, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam; ¶Department of Pathology, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center; Institute of Pathology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China; #Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; **Research and Biotechnology Division, St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City & COS-CENSER, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines; ††Department of Pathology, National Cancer Center, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea; ‡‡Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore; §§Chulalongkorn GenePRO Center, Chulalongkorn Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand; ‖‖Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul, Korea; ¶¶Department of Respiratory Medicine, Saitama Medical University, Saitama, Japan; ##Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China; ***Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori "Fondazione Giovanni Pascale" - IRCCS, Naples, Italy; †††Division of Hematology/Oncology, Innovative Cancer Medicine Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; ‡‡‡Clinical Genomic Medicine/Thoracic Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan; §§§Department of Chest Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; ‖‖‖University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; ¶¶¶Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, China; ###Personalised Healthcare, AstraZeneca, Macclesfield, United Kingdom; ****Clinical Science Division, Astr

Introduction: The efficacy of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors in EGFR mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients necessitates accurate, timely testing. Although EGFR mutation testing has been adopted by many laboratories in Asia, data are lacking on the proportion of NSCLC patients tested in each country, and the most commonly used testing methods.

Methods: A retrospective survey of records from NSCLC patients tested for EGFR mutations during 2011 was conducted in 11 Asian Pacific countries at 40 sites that routinely performed EGFR mutation testing during that period. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JTO.0000000000000422DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4342317PMC
March 2015
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Incidence and mortality of female breast cancer in the Asia-Pacific region.

Cancer Biol Med 2014 Jun;11(2):101-15

1 Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane 4006, Australia ; 2 School of Mathematical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane 4000, Australia ; 3 Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia ; 4 Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast 4222, Australia ; 5 School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane 4000, Australia.

Objective: To provide an overview of the incidence and mortality of female breast cancer for countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Methods: Statistical information about breast cancer was obtained from publicly available cancer registry and mortality databases (such as GLOBOCAN), and supplemented with data requested from individual cancer registries. Rates were directly age-standardised to the Segi World Standard population and trends were analysed using joinpoint models. Read More

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http://www.cancerbiomed.org/index.php/cocr/article/view/642/
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http://dx.doi.org/10.7497/j.issn.2095-3941.2014.02.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4069805PMC
June 2014
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Who quits? An overview of quitters in low- and middle-income countries.

Nicotine Tob Res 2014 Jan;16 Suppl 1:S44-55

Health Policy Center, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL;

Introduction: Using the Global Adult Tobacco Surveys from 14 primarily low- and middle-income countries, we describe the association between the probability of being a recent quitter and a number of demographic and policy-relevant factors such as exposure to warning labels, work-site smoking bans, antismoking media messaging, tobacco marketing, and current cigarette and bidi prices.

Methods: Logistic regressions were used to examine the potential correlates of recent quitting and recent quit attempts.

Results: After accounting for country-specific attributes in pooled analyses, we found that higher rates of exposure to work-site smoking bans are associated with higher odds of being a quitter (odds ratio [OR] with 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntt179DOI Listing
January 2014
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Comparisons of health expenditure in 3 Pacific Island Countries using National Health Accounts.

Pac Health Dialog 2010 Sep;16(2):41-50

Centre for International Health, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences.

National Health Accounts (NHA) is an important monitoring tool for health policy and health systems strengthening. A pilot project amongst three Pacific Island Countries (PICs) to assist in developing their NHAs, allowed these countries to identify their sources of health funds, the health providers on which these funds are spent, and the types of health goods and services provided. In this paper we report some of the findings from the NHA exercises in FSM, Fiji and Vanuatu. Read More

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September 2010
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National, regional, and global trends in fasting plasma glucose and diabetes prevalence since 1980: systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 370 country-years and 2·7 million participants.

Lancet 2011 Jul 24;378(9785):31-40. Epub 2011 Jun 24.

Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.

Background: Data for trends in glycaemia and diabetes prevalence are needed to understand the effects of diet and lifestyle within populations, assess the performance of interventions, and plan health services. No consistent and comparable global analysis of trends has been done. We estimated trends and their uncertainties in mean fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and diabetes prevalence for adults aged 25 years and older in 199 countries and territories. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60679-XDOI Listing
July 2011
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Burden of lung cancer deaths due to smoking for men and women in the WHO Western Pacific and South East Asian regions.

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2010 ;11(1):67-72

The George Institute For International Health, Sydney, Australia.

Introduction: Eighty percent of all smokers live in low and middle-income countries of the Asia Pacific region but actual estimates of the burden of disease due to smoking in the region have yet to be quantified.

Methods: The burden of lung cancer due to smoking for all countries in the WHO Western Pacific and South East Asian regions was calculated from the population attributable fractions (PAFs). Nationally representative sex-specific prevalences of smoking were obtained from the World Health Organization, MEDLINE and/or national government documents and hazard ratios (HR) for lung cancer due to smoking in Asian and non-Asian populations were obtained from published data. Read More

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November 2010
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Epidemiology of chronic hepatitis B virus infection, hepatocellular carcinoma, and hepatitis B virus-induced hepatocellular carcinoma.

Authors:
M C Kew

Pathol Biol (Paris) 2010 Aug 7;58(4):273-7. Epub 2010 Apr 7.

Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Approximately 360 million people worldwide are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and are at high risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Chronic HBV infection is the most prevalent cause of this tumour, accounting for 55% of global cases, and 89% of those in endemic regions for HBV infection. Relative risks for developing HCC in the presence of chronic HBV infection may be as high as 49 in case-control studies, and 98 in cohort studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.patbio.2010.01.005DOI Listing
August 2010
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The net value of health care for patients with type 2 diabetes, 1997 to 2005.

Ann Intern Med 2009 Sep;151(6):386-93

Stanford University Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Encina Hall E301, Stanford, CA 94305-6055, USA.

Background: The net economic value of increased health care spending remains unclear, especially for chronic diseases.

Objective: To assess the net value of health care for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Design: Economic analysis of observational cohort data. Read More

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September 2009
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Chronic hepatitis B in Asian women of childbearing age.

Authors:
Nancy Leung

Hepatol Int 2009 Dec 9;3 Suppl 1:24-31. Epub 2009 Jul 9.

Department of Medicine, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Room 65, J6, 11 Chuen On Road, Tai Po, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China,

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a serious clinical problem affecting approximately 2 billion people worldwide. An estimated 350 million live with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection and are at an increased risk for serious liver sequelae and death from acute or chronic consequences of CHB infection. Individuals with CHB have a 20-30% risk of early death from complications, including liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12072-009-9142-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2758938PMC
December 2009
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Multidrug-resistant Plasmodium vivax associated with severe and fatal malaria: a prospective study in Papua, Indonesia.

PLoS Med 2008 Jun;5(6):e128

National Institute of Health Research and Development, Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Background: Multidrug-resistant Plasmodium vivax (Pv) is widespread in eastern Indonesia, and emerging elsewhere in Asia-Pacific and South America, but is generally regarded as a benign disease. The aim of the study was to review the spectrum of disease associated with malaria due to Pv and P. falciparum (Pf) in patients presenting to a hospital in Timika, southern Papua, Indonesia. Read More

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http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.0050128
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2429950PMC
June 2008
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Global and regional mortality from ischaemic heart disease and stroke attributable to higher-than-optimum blood glucose concentration: comparative risk assessment.

Lancet 2006 Nov;368(9548):1651-9

Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

Background: Cardiovascular mortality risk increases continuously with blood glucose, from concentrations well below conventional thresholds used to define diabetes. We aimed to quantify population-level effects of all higher-than-optimum concentrations of blood glucose on mortality from ischaemic heart disease and stroke worldwide.

Methods: We used population distribution of fasting plasma glucose to measure exposure to higher-than-optimum blood glucose. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(06)69700-6DOI Listing
November 2006
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Bioaccumulation of naturally occurring mixed halogenated dimethylbipyrroles in whale and dolphin products on the Japanese market.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2006 Jul 17;51(1):135-41. Epub 2006 Jan 17.

Daiichi College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 22-1 Tamagawa-cho, Minami-ku, Fukuoka 815-8511, Japan.

Mixed halogenated dimethyl bipyrroles (HDBPs), which are thought to be produced naturally, were quantified in whale and dolphin products marketed for human consumption in Japan. The major component of HDBPs was 3,3',4,4'-tetrabromo-5,5'-dichloro-1,1'-dimethyl -2,2'-bipyrrole (Br(4)Cl(2)-DBP), accounting for 85% of the total of five HDBPs detected, followed by Br(3)Cl(2)-DBP. Mean concentrations of HDBPs ranged from 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00244-005-1140-2DOI Listing
July 2006
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Survey on chronic pancreatitis in the Asia-Pacific region.

J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2004 Sep;19(9):998-1004

Department of Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Background And Aims: A survey was conducted of chronic pancreatitis (CP) in different countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The main objective of the survey was to generate a database containing information regarding the prevalence, etiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic work-up, and management of CP in the Asia-Pacific region.

Methods: Data were collected from seven countries using a structured questionnaire. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1746.2004.03426.xDOI Listing
September 2004
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Distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the atmosphere of Hong Kong.

J Environ Monit 2003 Dec;5(6):989-96

Analytical & Advisory Services Division, Government Laboratory, Homantin Government Offices, 88 Chung Hau Street, Homantin, Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR), China.

This paper reports the monitoring results of eleven polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), four to six-ring, at two urban sites-Central & Western (CW) and Tsuen Wan (TW) in Hong Kong from January to December 2000; and the findings of a study conducted in 2001 of the partitioning of the gaseous and particulate phases of PAHs. The sum of the eleven PAHs under study (sigmaPAHs) was found to range from 6.46 to 38. Read More

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December 2003
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