Knowledge and Perceptions about COVID-19 among Thai Classical Dancers in Thailand: An Online Cross-Sectional Survey
Med Probl Perform Art. 2022 Dec;37(4):228-241. doi: 10.21091/mppa.2022.4034.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36455107 | DOI:10.21091/mppa.2022.4034 (Source: Medical Problems of Performing Artists)
Source: Medical Problems of Performing Artists - December 1, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Warin Krityakiarana Nopporn Jongkamonwiwat Chanonya Chaiwongroj Likhit Jaidee Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 16099: Associations between Muscle-Tendon Morphology and Functional Movements Capacity, Flexibility, and Balance in Older Women
This study examined the associations between musculotendinous morphology and functional movements, flexibility, and balance ability. Ninety-nine older women (66.6 ± 4.6 years, body mass index 23.5 ± 3.3 kg∙m–2) were recruited from Chonburi Province, Thailand. During one 90-min visit, muscle ultrasound imaging of vastus lateralis, biceps femoris, and medial gastrocnemius muscles, and tendon ultrasonography of the Achilles tendon and patellar tendon were performed. Measures were also obtained for the straight leg raise, passive dorsiflexion, balance, and functional te...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - December 1, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Pornpimol Muanjai Juntip Namsawang Danguole Satkunskien ė Sigitas Kamandulis Tags: Article Source Type: research

Effective coverage of diabetes and hypertension: an analysis of Thailands national insurance database 2016-2019
Conclusion Effective coverage was low for both diseases, though improving in 2016–2019, especially among men and ัyounger populations. The increasing rate of effective coverage was significantly smaller than crude coverage. Health information systems limitation is a major barrier to comprehensive measurement. To maximise effective coverage, long-term actions should address primary prevention of non-communicable disease risk factors, while short-term actions focus on improving Chronic Care Model. (Source: BMJ Open)
Source: BMJ Open - December 1, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Rajatanavin, N., Witthayapipopsakul, W., Vongmongkol, V., Saengruang, N., Wanwong, Y., Marshall, A. I., Patcharanarumol, W., Tangcharoensathien, V. Tags: Open access, Public health Source Type: research

Physical therapists' opinions on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical therapy management in government and private hospitals in Thailand: Preliminary results of a survey
Conclusions: During the pandemic, several PT services were temporarily paused. The PTs reported effects on their mental health and thought that patients did not receive adequate treatment. Dept management was adapted to provide suitable care. (Source: European Respiratory Journal)
Source: European Respiratory Journal - December 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Dacha, S., Chuatrakoon, B., Parameyong, A., Chalermboon, C., Thumpunya, N. Tags: 09.02 - Physiotherapists Source Type: research

Source-specific Th17 responses induced by real-world air pollution and amelioration by vitamin D
Conclusion: PM-pretreated DC induce both T cell expansion and Th17-associated cytokine production, and these effects appear PM-source dependent. Future compositional analyses of real-world PM samples linked to functional data may provide insight into PM driven signalling pathways. VitD significantly reduced PM-induced inflammatory responses, placing it as a promising therapeutic to mitigate against PM-induced inflammation. (Source: European Respiratory Journal)
Source: European Respiratory Journal - December 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Glencross, D., Cheadle, C., Palaga, T., Prueksasit, T., Lertmemongkolchai, G., Mudway, I., Hawrylowicz, C. Tags: 03.02 - Airway cell biology and immunopathology Source Type: research

Evidence for a role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in inflammatory responses to air pollution
Conclusion: The AhR does not play a role in PM2.5 induced DC maturation. Whilst there is a clear, PM2.5 source dependent, CD4 T-cell proliferative and Th17 response, it remains unclear whether PM associated PAHs contribute to these responses. (Source: European Respiratory Journal)
Source: European Respiratory Journal - December 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Glencross, D., Cheadle, C., Palaga, T., Prueksasit, T., Lertmemongkolchai, G., Mudway, I., Hawrylowicz, C. Tags: 03.02 - Airway cell biology and immunopathology Source Type: research

Incidence of lung cancer in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients: Prognostic factors and survival analysis
Conclusion: The incidence rate of lung cancer in COPD patients is higher than in the general population and the mortality rate in COPD patients with lung cancer is higher than those without lung cancer. Annual CXR to detect lung cancer should be performed as part of routine lung cancer screening for COPD patients because CXR is simple to use, readily available and inexpensive. (Source: European Respiratory Journal)
Source: European Respiratory Journal - December 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Niyomthong, P. Tags: 11.01 - Lung cancer Source Type: research

Don ’t Look Up! Individual Income Comparisons and Subjective Well-Being of Students in Thailand
AbstractEmpirical evidence supports the hypothesis that an individual ’s position in an income stratum—more than the absolute income level—determines subjective well-being. However, studies on subjective well-being suffer from a critical methodological weakness: they use exogenously defined reference groups. Our study addresses this point by applying an innovati ve new survey instrument. We ask respondents to identify individual reference persons for income comparisons. We find that these reference persons come from a range of social groups. Interactions between personality traits and the direction of income comparis...
Source: Journal of Happiness Studies - December 1, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Patient dose from conventional 2-dimension mammography and combined tomosynthesis techniques: a comparative study with the Diagnostic Reference Levels
The study was conducted to evaluate patient dose receiving from mammographic examinations using the Dose Management System at Vimut hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. The main purpose of this study was to compare the dose from conventional 2-dimension mammography and combined 2-dimension conventional with Tomosynthesis techniques with the published Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRLs) for mammography. (Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences)
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - December 1, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: P Khampukdee, D Chomchan, N Pongnapang Source Type: research

Assessing Variability and Correlation between the SUV and ADC Parameters of Head and Neck Cancer Derived from Simultaneous PET/MRI: A Single Center Pilot Study in Thailand
Intratumoral heterogeneity is associated with poor outcomes in head and neck cancer patients due to chemoradiotherapy resistance. 18F FDG PET/MRI yields spatial information of tumor mass, allowing intratumor heterogeneity assessment through histogram analysis. However, the variability in quantitative PET/MRI parameters measurement could influence their reliability for assessment of patient prognosis. Therefore, as an initial step to utilizing standardized uptake value (SUV) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) parameters for assessing tumor response, this study aims to measure SUV and ADC's variability and assess their...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - December 1, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: P Wongsa, M Nantasuk, S Singhnoi, P Pawano, A Jantarato, D Siripongsatian, P Lerdsirisuk, M Phonlakrai Source Type: research

Prediction of cardiovascular outcome by estimated glomerular filtration rate among high-risk patients: a Thai nationwide cohort study
ConclusionLower baseline kidney function was independently associated with increased risk of CV events and all-cause mortality in Thai populations at high CV risk. (Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology)
Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology - November 30, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Molecular epidemiology of penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates and their bla < sub > TEM-135 < /sub > gene variant in Bangkok, Thailand, 2015-2017
Jpn J Infect Dis. 2022 Nov 30. doi: 10.7883/yoken.JJID.2022.484. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPenicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae (PPNG) possessing blaTEM-135 is a serious public health threat. With only a single change in amino acid sequence, blaTEM-135 could evolve into TEM-type extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL), which hydrolyzes extended-spectrum cephalosporins, including ceftriaxone and cefixime. We investigated the molecular epidemiological characteristics, types of plasmids of PPNG isolates, and prevalence of PPNG clinical isolates producing TEM-135 beta-lactamases. N. gonorrhoeae multiantigen sequen...
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Natakorn Nokchan Perapon Nitayanon Chanwit Tribuddharat Source Type: research

Molecular epidemiology of penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates and their bla < sub > TEM-135 < /sub > gene variant in Bangkok, Thailand, 2015-2017
Jpn J Infect Dis. 2022 Nov 30. doi: 10.7883/yoken.JJID.2022.484. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36450575 | DOI:10.7883/yoken.JJID.2022.484 (Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Natakorn Nokchan Perapon Nitayanon Chanwit Tribuddharat Source Type: research

Wolbachia infection in field-collected Aedes aegypti in Yunnan Province, southwestern China
ConclusionsWolbachia infection in wild Ae. aegypti in China is the first report based on PCR amplification of the Wolbachia wsp gene. The Wolbachia infection is 5%, and the wAlbA and wAlbB strains were found to be prevalent in the natural population of Ae. aegypti in Yunnan Province. (Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology)
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - November 30, 2022 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 16015: Tooth Loss, Cognitive Impairment and Fall Risk: A Cross-Sectional Study of Older Adults in Rural Thailand
Tudpor Tooth loss is associated with both cognitive impairment and fall risk. However, the relationships between these variables are complex and bidirectional. Observed associations have been reported in separate studies but data on rural-dwelling older adults remain sparse. This cross-sectional study investigated socioeconomic and dental factors affecting cognitive functions, and the association between tooth loss, cognitive functioning, and fall risk. Two hundred and thirty-one rural-dwelling older adults (60&amp;ndash;74 years old) were recruited from a single Dental Service Unit. Cognitive function and fall...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Turnbull Cherdsakul Chanaboon Hughes Tudpor Tags: Article Source Type: research