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The paradox role of extraversion in the cross-cultural adjustment process of Asian expatriates.

Psychol Res Behav Manag 2019 18;12:179-194. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Public Administration, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Background: The purpose of this study is to present a broad-brush picture based on empirical evidence on the role of hindrance stressors, motivation, and cultural novelty in expatriate adjustment. Drawing on trait activation theory, this study examines the moderating role of extraversion in enhancing cultural adjustment to achieve positive work engagement and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) by expatriates.

Methods: We gathered data using a sample of 458 eastern expatriates with current international assignments in different countries around the world. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/PRBM.S191805DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6445346PMC

The development and validation of the Emotional Cultivation Scale: An East Asian cultural perspective.

J Couns Psychol 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Senior Citizen Service Business.

Research on emotion regulation in East Asian children and adolescents is limited. One obstacle hindering the development of emotion regulation for East Asian children and adolescents is the lack of a culturally sensitive measure. To fill this gap, we have developed and validated the Emotional Cultivation Scale using samples of Taiwanese children and adolescents. Read More

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Predicting population age structures of China, India, and Vietnam by 2030 based on compositional data.

PLoS One 2019 11;14(4):e0212772. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

The changing population age structure has a significant influence on the economy, society, and numerous other aspects of a country. This paper has innovatively applied the method of compositional data forecasting for the prediction of population age changes of the young (aged 0-14), the middle-aged (aged 15-64), and the elderly (aged older than 65) in China, India, and Vietnam by 2030 based on data from 1960 to 2016. To select the best-suited forecasting model, an array of data transformation approaches and forecasting models have been extensively employed, and a large number of comparisons have been made between the aforementioned methods. Read More

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Securing the future: Threat to self-image spurs financial saving intentions.

J Pers Soc Psychol 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

This research examines when and why a threat to self-image influences saving intentions. Data from a set of seven studies, comprising a large-scale survey and 6 experiments, show that when individuals experience a self-image threat, they generate negative expectations about their future. Consequently, these individuals show a greater propensity to save money compared with nonthreatened individuals. Read More

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A review of international and developed practices of medical physics from a legislative and regulatory point of view and its applicability and comparison with Pakistan.

Australas Phys Eng Sci Med 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Nuclear Institute of Medicine and Radiotherapy, Jamshoro, Pakistan.

The importance of the medical physics profession and medical physicists is widely recognized by the international bodies like ILO, IAEA, EC, etc. The description of a medical physicist's qualification framework, their role and responsibilities have been addressed in the legislative and regulatory frameworks of developed countries like the USA (in 10CFR) and the EC (EC RP 174) and less comprehensively in developing counties like Pakistan. AFOMP has contributed positively in various regulatory and policy matters regarding the medical physics practices in Asian countries. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13246-019-00750-9DOI Listing
April 2019
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Herding cats and other epic challenges: Creating meaningful stakeholder engagement in community mental health research.

Asian J Psychiatr 2019 Mar 26;42:19-21. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, USA; Department of Medicine, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA. Electronic address:

Stakeholder-centered approaches, that restrict patient barriers to clinical community mental health research, affect outcomes. It is suggested that a restructuring of clinical research organizational behavior and attitudes may overcome this problem. It is further advocated that consultation with an engagement of study patient stakeholders encourages their interest in the study, and is essential for successful research. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2019.03.019DOI Listing
March 2019
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Current patient perspectives of vulvovaginal candidiasis: incidence, symptoms, management and post-treatment outcomes.

BMC Womens Health 2019 Mar 29;19(1):48. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Center of Excellence in Oral and Craniofacial Biology, School of Dentistry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Background: Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is a common infection affecting women worldwide. Reports of patterns/risk factors/trends for episodic/recurrent VVC (RVVC) are largely outdated. The purpose of this study was to obtain current patient perspectives of several aspects of VVC/RVVC. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-019-0748-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6441174PMC
March 2019
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Ecological and economic growth interdependency in the Asian economies: an empirical analysis.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

School of Commerce, University of Southern Queensland, West St, Toowoomba, QLD, 4350, Australia.

The relationship between national income growth and the environment of 14 Asian economies over a 50 year period is examined using the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis. Ecological Footprint (EF) measures environmental impacts and gross domestic product (GDP) measures economic growth. It is hypothesised that increased rates of economic growth come at a cost to the natural environment. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11356-019-04791-1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-04791-1DOI Listing
March 2019
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Pepper veinal mottle virus in Japan is closely related to isolates from other Asian countries, but more distantly to most of those from Africa.

Virus Genes 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Laboratory of Plant Virology, Department of Applied Biological Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Saga University, 1-banchi, Honjo-machi, Saga, 840-8502, Japan.

Pepper veinal mottle virus (PVMV) is known to infect chilli pepper and belongs to the Chilli veinal mottle virus phylogroup of potyviruses. PVMV has recently appeared in Japan. In this study, we report six complete genomic sequences of PVMV isolates from chilli pepper (i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11262-019-01656-0DOI Listing
March 2019
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Taiwanin C elicits apoptosis in arecoline and 4-nitroquinoline-1-oxide-induced oral squamous cell carcinoma cells and hinders proliferation via epidermal growth factor receptor/PI3K suppression.

Environ Toxicol 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Medical Research Center for Exosomes and Mitochondria Related Diseases, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.

Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSSC) is a major life-threatening disease with high incidence in the Southeast Asian countries. Chronic exposure to arecoline causes genetic changes in the epithelial cells of the oral mucosa, induces proliferation through activation of the EGF receptor and promotes downstream COX-2 expression. Taiwanin C, a podophyllotoxin derived from Taiwania cryptomerioides Hayata is known to inhibit COX activity and to hinder PGE2 production in macrophages. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tox.22742DOI Listing
March 2019
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Socio-economic and environmental factors influenced the United Nations healthcare sustainable agenda: evidence from a panel of selected Asian and African countries.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.

The objective of the study is to evaluate socio-economic and environmental factors that influenced the United Nations healthcare sustainable agenda in a panel of 21 Asian and African countries. The results show that changes in price level (0.0062, p < 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-04692-3DOI Listing
March 2019
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Natural disasters and economic losses: controlling external migration, energy and environmental resources, water demand, and financial development for global prosperity.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.

The objective of the study is to examine the impact of natural disasters on external migration, price level, poverty incidence, health expenditures, energy and environmental resources, water demand, financial development, and economic growth in a panel of selected Asian countries for a period of 2005-2017. The results confirm that natural disasters in the form of storm and flood largely increase migration, price level, and poverty incidence, which negatively influenced country's economic resources, including enlarge healthcare expenditures, high energy demand, and low economic growth. The study further presented the following results: i) natural resource depletion increases external migration, ii) FDI inflows increase price level, iii) increase healthcare spending and energy demand decreases poverty headcount, iv) poverty incidence and mortality rate negatively influenced healthcare expenditures, v) industrialization increases energy demand, and vi) agriculture value added, fertilizer, and cereal yields required more water supply to produce greater yield. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-04755-5DOI Listing
March 2019
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Restaurant Inspection Reports as a Proxy Measure for Occupational Health and Safety: South Asian Restaurant Workers in New York City.

Ann Glob Health 2018 Aug 31;84(3):495-499. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Department of Health Policy and Management, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, US.

There is a great need to develop workplace health and safety surveillance systems for small businesses to systematically understand the cause, nature, and severity of injuries and illness of their workers. Restaurants can be hazardous workplaces for the nature of the business, materials handled, and tasks completed. Some of the traditional South Asian establishments/restaurants rely heavily on the traditional way of food preparation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.29024/aogh.2332DOI Listing

Reasons for Laser in Situ Keratomileusis in China: A Qualitative Study.

Optom Vis Sci 2019 Mar;96(3):206-212

School of Economics and School of Management, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, China.

Significance: Myopia is a major health issue in East Asian countries, especially in China. By identifying Chinese patients' motivations for laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery, our results are expected to help clinicians counsel patients before LASIK surgery and to maximize patients' post-operative LASIK surgery satisfaction, improving the quality of LASIK surgery services.

Purpose: Laser in situ keratomileusis has become a popular type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia worldwide. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001352DOI Listing
March 2019
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What Conditions Make Proton Beam Therapy Financially Viable in Western Canada?

Cureus 2018 Nov 27;10(11):e3644. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Oncology, University of Calgary/Tom Baker Cancer Center, Calgary, CAN.

Background Proton beam therapy (PBT) is available in many western and Asian countries, but there is no clinical, gantry-based PBT facility in Canada. Methods A cost analysis was conducted from the Alberta Ministry of Health perspective with a 15-year horizon. Estimated costs were: PBT unit, facility development as part of an ongoing capital project, electricity, maintenance contract, and staffing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.3644DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6351082PMC
November 2018
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Parametric and non-parametric convergence analysis of electricity intensity in developed and developing countries.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Mar 31;26(9):8552-8574. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Faculty of Business, Multimedia University, 75450, Melaka, Malaysia.

This paper examines the pattern of convergence in electricity intensity in a sample of 79 countries. We apply the residual augmented least squares regression to the convergence of energy intensity. This method has been used in the convergence of per capita energy consumption but not convergence of energy intensity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-04225-yDOI Listing

Organizational issues for the lean success in China: exploring a change strategy for lean success.

Authors:
Tian Gao Bruce Gurd

BMC Health Serv Res 2019 Jan 24;19(1):66. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Australian Centre for Asian Business, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

Background: The purpose of this paper is to explore a change strategy for lean success in hospitals based on a comprehensive review of the Chinese literature.

Methods: The methodology is a systematic review of the Chinese literature which identified 212 case study papers about lean implementation. We did a thematic content analysis of the 212 papers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-3907-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6345060PMC
January 2019

Trends in Eye Care Use and Eyeglasses Affordability: The US National Health Interview Survey, 2008-2016.

JAMA Ophthalmol 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

Importance: Understanding eye care use over time is essential to estimate continued unmet health care needs and help guide future public health priorities.

Objective: To update trends in using eye care and affording eyeglasses in the United States.

Design, Setting, And Participants: This analysis of data from the US National Health Interview Survey included adults 18 years and older from 9 annual cross-sectional population-based samples ranging in size from 21 781 to 36 697 participants from 2008 to 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.6799DOI Listing
January 2019
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Association between physical activity and diabetic complications among Bangladeshi type 2 diabetic patients.

Diabetes Metab Syndr 2019 Jan - Feb;13(1):806-809. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

School of Commerce, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: The aim of the study was to assess the association of physical activity (PA) with the presence of diabetes related complications among Bangladeshi type 2 diabetic subjects.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the Out Patient Department (OPD) of BIRDEM, Bangladesh. A group of 977 subjects were randomly selected and followed up. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsx.2018.11.069DOI Listing
December 2018
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Knowledge and awareness of hepatitis B among households in Malaysia: a community-based cross-sectional survey.

BMC Public Health 2019 Jan 10;19(1):47. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Economics, Faculty of Accountancy and Management, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Sungai Long Campus, Jalan Sungai Long, Cheras, 43000, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Background: Hepatitis B (HepB) is a major public health concern in Malaysia yet little is known about knowledge and awareness of this infection in the country. Such information is essential for designing effective intervention strategies for HepB prevention and control. The aim of this study was to characterize knowledge and awareness regarding HepB in Malaysia and to identify their associated sociodemographic determinants. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6375-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327400PMC
January 2019
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Depressive symptoms, health behaviors and risk of diabetes in Chinese mid-aged and older adults.

J Affect Disord 2019 03 27;246:783-788. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

China Center for Health Development Studies, Peking University, No. 38 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100191, China. Tel/Fax: 86-010-82805709. Electronic address:

Objective: While diabetes links with comorbidity of depression, there is no evidence in China regarding whether health behaviors modified the effect of depressive symptoms on diabetes. This study examined the influence of depressive symptoms on the incident diabetes, and investigated whether health behavior was a moderator in the depression-diabetes relationship in Chinese mid-aged and older adults.

Methods: Using data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal 2011-2015 Study, the 10-item Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD-10) short form was used to measure depressive symptoms in 47,671 Chinese mid-aged and older adults. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.12.131DOI Listing
March 2019
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Racial Differences in Health Care Transitions and Hospice Use at the End of Life.

J Palliat Med 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

7 Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Background: Although the fragmentation of end-of-life care has been well documented, previous research has not examined racial and ethnic differences in transitions in care and hospice use at the end of life.

Design And Subjects: Retrospective cohort study among 649,477 Medicare beneficiaries who died between July 2011 and December 2011.

Measurements: Sankey diagrams and heatmaps to visualize the health care transitions across race/ethnic groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2018.0436DOI Listing
January 2019

A Design Strategy for Single-Stranded Helicates using Pyridine-Hydrazone Ligands and Pb.

Chem Asian J 2019 Apr 11;14(8):1184-1193. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Chemistry, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand.

The reactions of py-hz ligands (L1-L5) with Pb(CF SO ) ⋅H O resulted in some rare examples of discrete single-stranded helical Pb complexes. L1 and L2 formed non-helical mononuclear complexes [PbL1(CF SO ) ]⋅CHCl and PbL2(CF SO ) ][PbL2CF SO ]CF SO ⋅CH CN, which reflected the high coordination number and effective saturation of Pb by the ligands. The reaction of L3 with Pb resulted in a dinuclear meso-helicate [Pb L3(CF SO ) Br]CF SO ⋅CH CN with a stereochemically-active lone pair on Pb . Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asia.201801784DOI Listing

Coixlachryside B: a new benzoxazinoid glycoside from the roots of Coix lachryma-jobi var. ma-yuen (Gramineae).

J Asian Nat Prod Res 2018 Dec 3:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

a Bio-Center, Gyeonggido Business & Science Accelerator (GBSA) , Suwon 16229 , Republic of Korea.

Coix lachryma-jobi L. var. ma-yuen has been a source of food and traditional folk medicine in some parts of Asia for thousands of years; however, the roots of this plant have not been phytochemically investigated. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10286020.2018.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10286020.2018.1497016DOI Listing
December 2018
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Lonely ageing in a foreign land: Social isolation and loneliness among older Asian migrants in New Zealand.

Health Soc Care Community 2019 May 26;27(3):740-747. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Ageing does not reduce people's need to connect with family members, friends, and acquaintances, and neither does migration. For those older migrants living in a foreign land, connectedness with others plays a particularly important role in achieving a sense of belonging and sustaining their health and well-being. This paper explores the issues of social isolation and loneliness among older Asian migrants in New Zealand. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/hsc.12690
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May 2019
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Health care expenditure and health outcome nexus: new evidence from the SAARC-ASEAN region.

Global Health 2018 11 22;14(1):113. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Background: The total health expenditure (as a percentage of GDP) and health outcomes in the region of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and Association for South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are lower than that of the OECD region and the world. This study investigated the relationship between different types of healthcare expenditures (public, private and total) and three main health status outcomes - life expectancy at birth, crude death rate and infant mortality rate - in the region.

Methodology: Using the World Bank data set for 15 countries over a 20-year period (1995-2014), a panel data analysis was conducted where relevant fixed and random effect models were estimated to determine the effects of healthcare expenditure on health outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12992-018-0430-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6249744PMC
November 2018
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Caffeine in the Diet: Country-Level Consumption and Guidelines.

Nutrients 2018 Nov 15;10(11). Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.

Coffee, tea, caffeinated soda, and energy drinks are important sources of caffeine in the diet but each present with other unique nutritional properties. We review how our increased knowledge and concern with regard to caffeine in the diet and its impact on human health has been translated into food-based dietary guidelines (FBDG). Using the Food and Agriculture Organization list of 90 countries with FBDG as a starting point, we found reference to caffeine or caffeine-containing beverages (CCB) in 81 FBDG and CCB consumption data (volume sales) for 56 of these countries. Read More

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http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/10/11/1772
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu10111772DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6266969PMC
November 2018
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Improving the normalization of complex interventions: part 2 - validation of the NoMAD instrument for assessing implementation work based on normalization process theory (NPT).

BMC Med Res Methodol 2018 11 15;18(1):135. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, Northumbria University, Coach Lane, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE7 7XA, UK.

Introduction: Successful implementation and embedding of new health care practices relies on co-ordinated, collective behaviour of individuals working within the constraints of health care settings. Normalization Process Theory (NPT) provides a theory of implementation that emphasises collective action in explaining, and shaping, the embedding of new practices. To extend the practical utility of NPT for improving implementation success, an instrument (NoMAD) was developed and validated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12874-018-0591-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6238372PMC
November 2018
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Comparison of Equity Preferences for Life Expectancy Gains: A Discrete Choice Experiment among the Japanese and Korean General Public.

Value Health Reg Issues 2018 Nov 6;18:8-13. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Faculty of Economics, Konan University, Kobe, Japan.

Background: Setting priorities for limited public resources has become a topic of heated discussion the world over. Assigning different weights for the health gains of different population groups allows for equity considerations in cost-effectiveness analysis. However, only a few empirical works have elicited the preferences of the general public. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vhri.2018.05.004DOI Listing
November 2018
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Economic Evaluation of Combination Therapy Versus Monotherapy for Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Hong Kong.

Front Pharmacol 2018 16;9:1078. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia.

Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition affecting men. Studies have shown that the prevalence of LUTS/BPH increases with age, which will cause considerable economic burden to the healthcare system and society. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the long term cost effectiveness of dutasteride and tamsulosin therapy compared to tamsulosin alone in men with BPH in Hong Kong. Read More

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https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2018.0107
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198045PMC
October 2018
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Psychological distress among college students of coastal district of Karnataka: A community-based cross-sectional survey.

Asian J Psychiatr 2018 Dec 9;38:20-24. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Scieinces, Bengaluru, India. Electronic address:

Background: Common Mental Disorders (CMDs) are frequent among adolescents and early adults. National Mental Health Survey of India 2015-2016 shows alarming results, especially for depression. This study explored the prevalence of psychological distress among college students. Read More

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December 2018

Prospects for Food Fermentation in South-East Asia, Topics From the Tropical Fermentation and Biotechnology Network at the End of the AsiFood Erasmus+Project.

Front Microbiol 2018 15;9:2278. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Tropical Bioresources & Biotechnology International Joint Laboratory, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté/AgroSup Dijon- Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Fermentation has been used for centuries to produce food in South-East Asia and some foods of this region are famous in the whole world. However, in the twenty first century, issues like food safety and quality must be addressed in a world changing from local business to globalization. In Western countries, the answer to these questions has been made through hygienisation, generalization of the use of starters, specialization of agriculture and use of long-distance transportation. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196250PMC
October 2018
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[Surgical treatment strategy for advanced gastric cancer].

Authors:
Bo Wei Hongbo Wei

Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Oct;21(10):1099-1102

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510630, China.Email:

There are large amount of gastric cancer patients in China, and because of current medical care situation in China, most of the patients have been diagnosed with advanced stage. Surgery is still an important method for patients with advanced gastric cancer, to cure or improve their survival. For lymph node dissection of resectable advanced gastric cancer, D2 radical resection as a standard progressive lymph node dissection of gastric cancer is gradually accepted by East Asian countries and more and more western countries. Read More

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October 2018
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The Political Economy of Clientelism: A Comparative Study of Indonesia's Patronage Democracy.

Authors:
Ward Berenschot

Comp Polit Stud 2018 Oct 19;51(12):1563-1593. Epub 2018 Mar 19.

Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands.

What kind of economic development curtails clientelistic politics? Most of the literature addressing this relationship focuses narrowly on vote buying, resulting in theories that emphasize the importance of declining poverty rates and a growing middle class. This article employs a combination of ethnographic fieldwork and an expert survey to engage in a first-ever, more comprehensive comparative study of within-country variation of clientelistic politics. I find a pattern that poorly matches these dominant theories: Clientelism is perceived to be less intense in rural, poverty-prone Java, while scores are high in relatively wealthy yet state-dependent provincial capitals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0010414018758756DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6187067PMC
October 2018

Towards an East Asian model of climate change awareness: A questionnaire study among university students in Taiwan.

PLoS One 2018 25;13(10):e0206298. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Risk Management and Insurance, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

East Asia emits more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than any other region, yet little is known about attitudes towards climate change in this region. A cross-sectional survey investigating climate change knowledge, concern and behavior change was administered to 1118 university students at nine universities across Taiwan in June 2016. Knowledge was assessed with a 15-item quiz while concern and behavioral change were self-reported on 5-point Likert scales. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6201920PMC
April 2019
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Detection of mental fatigue state with wearable ECG devices.

Int J Med Inform 2018 11 5;119:39-46. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Shanghai Jiaotong University, Antai College of Economics & Management, 1954 Huashan Rd., Shanghai 200030, China. Electronic address:

Overwork-related disorders, such as cerebrovascular/cardiovascular diseases (CCVD) and mental disorders due to overwork, are a major occupational and public health issue worldwide, particularly in East Asian countries. Since wearable smart devices are inexpensive, convenient, popular and widely available today, we were interested in investigating the possibility of using wearable smart electrocardiogram (ECG) devices to detect the mental fatigue state. In total, 35 healthy participants were recruited from a public university in East China. Read More

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November 2018
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Impact assessment of energy utilization in agriculture for India and Pakistan.

Sci Total Environ 2019 Jan 21;648:1520-1526. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

University of Chichester Business School, Bognor Regis Campus, Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 1HR, United Kingdom.

Sustainable food production is a key concern across countries in South Asia. Most assessments of sustainable agriculture in this region focus on the availability and affordability of resource inputs. However, studies accounting for environmental footprint of agricultural activities in South Asian countries are limited in the existing literature. Read More

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January 2019
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Association between functional lactase variants and a high abundance of Bifidobacterium in the gut of healthy Japanese people.

PLoS One 2018 19;13(10):e0206189. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Next Generation Science Institute, Morinaga Milk Industry Co., LTD., Kanagawa, Japan.

Previous studies have shown that Japanese people exhibit a higher abundance of Bifidobacterium compared to people from other countries. Among the possible factors affecting the gut microbiota composition, an association of functional lactase gene variants with a higher abundance of Bifidobacterium in the gut has been proposed in some reports. However, no Japanese subjects were included in these studies. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6195297PMC

Preventive Dental Care Utilization in Asian Americans in Austin, Texas: Does Neighborhood Matter?

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 10 16;15(10). Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA.

Although dental care is an essential component of comprehensive health care, a substantial proportion of the U.S. population lacks access to it. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6210422PMC
October 2018
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Introduction to the special issue: Saving plants, saving lives: Trade, sustainable harvest and conservation of traditional medicinals in Asia.

J Ethnopharmacol 2019 Jan 13;229:288-292. Epub 2018 Oct 13.

National Centre for Borderland Ethnic Studies in Southwest China, Yunnan University, Kunming 650091, China.

This "geographic and thematic" issue of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology focuses on the traditional medicines in trade in Asia on the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Chiang-Mai Declaration, an output of an historic meeting organized by WHO, IUCN and WWF. The emphasis on the Asian countries that represent the highest volume and value of medicinal plants trade in the world is deliberate. Not only because of the scale and speed of changes in traditional medicines trade in Asia, but also to highlight the conservation and sustainable use issues being faced today. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2018.10.006DOI Listing
January 2019
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The face of STEM: Racial phenotypic stereotypicality predicts STEM persistence by-and ability attributions about-students of color.

J Pers Soc Psychol 2019 Mar 15;116(3):416-443. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Department of Psychology, Rice University.

[Correction Notice: An Erratum for this article was reported in Vol 116(3) of (see record 2019-08943-003). In the article "The Face of STEM: Racial Phenotypic Stereotypicality Predicts STEM Persistence by-and Ability Attributions About-Students of Color" by Melissa J. Williams, Julia George- Jones, and Mikki Hebl (. Read More

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March 2019
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Estimating the economic impact of canine rabies to Viet Nam 2005-2014.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 10 11;12(10):e0006866. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

United Nations Development Program, International Trade and Development, Hanoi, Viet Nam.

The global economic impact of canine rabies has been estimated by several studies. Asia bears a disproportionate burden of this zoonosis due to high levels of human deaths and rates of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), but low investment in preventative dog vaccination. The same factors that cause rabies to burden much of Asia are also present in Viet Nam. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6199002PMC
October 2018
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CKD prevention: Perspectives in Hong Kong.

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Sydney Cw Tang

Nephrology (Carlton) 2018 Oct;23 Suppl 4:72-75

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Hong Kong experiences a progressive rise in the prevalence of treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD) as recorded by the Hong Kong Renal Registry managed by the Hospital Authority (HA) that takes care of 90 - 95% of the ESRD burden. The CKD burden is envisaged to be high, as reflected by 2 initiatives - SHARE which detected a high prevalence of urine or blood pressure abnormalities among 1,201 asymptomatic individuals who underwent screening, and RISKS that aimed to further characterize the spread of CKD in the asymptomatic population. For CKD prevention, two statutory bodies - the HA and Hong Kong College of Physicians (HKCP), and two non-governmental organizations - Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN) and Hong Kong Kidney Foundation (HKKF), all have a role to play. Read More

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October 2018
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Combined impacts of deforestation and wildlife trade on tropical biodiversity are severely underestimated.

Nat Commun 2018 10 3;9(1):4052. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore, 117543, Singapore.

Tropical forest diversity is simultaneously threatened by habitat loss and exploitation for wildlife trade. Quantitative conservation assessments have previously considered these threats separately, yet their impacts frequently act together. We integrate forest extent maps in 2000 and 2015 with a method of quantifying exploitation pressure based upon a species' commercial value and forest accessibility. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6170487PMC
October 2018
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Food-beverage-tobacco consumption, smoking prevalence, and high-technology exports influenced healthcare sustainability agenda across the globe.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2018 Nov 25;25(33):33249-33263. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Department of Economics, University of Wah, Quaid Avenue, Wah Cantonment, Pakistan.

The objective of the study is to analyze the long-run, causal, and inter-temporal relationships between food-beverage-tobacco consumption, smoking prevalence in male and females, and high-technology exports and their resulting impact on global healthcare sustainability agenda in a panel of 19 European, North American, and Asian countries during a period of 1990-2016. The results show that the sample countries are largely affected by high mass consumption of food, beverages, and tobacco, due to which the health spending is very high in their economies that increase healthcare costs and mortality rates accordingly. The relationship between death rate and per capita income is found negative in a panel of selected countries, where high death rates substantially decrease country's per capita income. Read More

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November 2018
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The impact of organizational performance on the emergence of Asian American leaders.

J Appl Psychol 2019 Jan 24;104(1):107-122. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Amsterdam.

Despite remarkably high levels of education and income, Asian Americans remain underrepresented at the top of the organizational hierarchy. Existing work suggests that a mismatch between the prototypical characteristics of business leaders (e.g. Read More

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January 2019
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An estimation of global volume of surgically treatable epilepsy based on a systematic review and meta-analysis of epilepsy.

J Neurosurg 2018 Sep 1:1-15. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

5Global Neurosurgery Initiative/Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

OBJECTIVEEpilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, yet its global surgical burden has yet to be characterized. The authors sought to compile the most current epidemiological data to quantify global prevalence and incidence, and estimate global surgically treatable epilepsy. Understanding regional and global epilepsy trends and potential surgical volume is crucial for future policy efforts and resource allocation. Read More

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September 2018
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Effect of High-pressure Processing on the Quality Characteristics and Shelf-life Stability of Hanwoo Beef Marinated with Various Sauces.

Korean J Food Sci Anim Resour 2018 Sep 30;38(4):679-692. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

Department of Animal Science, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 54896, Korea.

The effects of high-pressure processing (HPP) treatment on the quality characteristics of low graded Hanwoo beef marinated with five different sauces (soy, fish, fish-soy, soy-fish and fish-soy-meat sauces) obtained from Asian countries were studied. The Hanwoo beef striploins were marinated with the aforementioned sauces (at ratio: 3:1 w/w) for 3 days at 4℃ before they were treated with HPP at 550 MPa for 5 min at 10℃. All the sauces used were equalized to a same salt level of 12. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6131373PMC
September 2018
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What factors influence older people's intention to enrol in nursing homes? A cross-sectional observational study in Shanghai, China.

BMJ Open 2018 Sep 5;8(9):e021741. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.

Objectives: Given the increasing need of long-term care and the low occupancy rate of nursing homes in Shanghai, this study attempts to explore what factors influence older people's intention to enrol in nursing homes.

Design: A cross-sectional observational study based on the theory of reasoned action was conducted. Survey data were collected from subjects during face-to-face interviews. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6129045PMC
September 2018
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Lead-based paint remains a major public health concern: A critical review of global production, trade, use, exposure, health risk, and implications.

Environ Int 2018 12 1;121(Pt 1):85-101. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Department of Urban Planning, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China.

Human exposure to lead (Pb) is a growing global public health concern. Elevated blood lead is thought to cause the mental retardation of >0.6 million children globally each year, and has recently been attributed to ~18% of all-cause mortality in the US. Read More

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December 2018
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5.560 Impact Factor