asia

Summary

Summary: The largest of the continents. It was known to the Romans more specifically as what we know today as Asia Minor. The name comes from at least two possible sources: from the Assyrian asu (to rise) or from the Sanskrit usa (dawn), both with reference to its being the land of the rising sun, i.e., eastern as opposed to Europe, to the west. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p82 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p34)

Top Publications

  1. Rogers S, McIntosh R, Cheung N, Lim L, Wang J, Mitchell P, et al. The prevalence of retinal vein occlusion: pooled data from population studies from the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Ophthalmology. 2010;117:313-9.e1 pubmed publisher
    To summarize the prevalence of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) from studies in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Pooled analysis using individual population-based data...
  2. van Hinsbergen D, Lippert P, Dupont Nivet G, McQuarrie N, Doubrovine P, Spakman W, et al. Greater India Basin hypothesis and a two-stage Cenozoic collision between India and Asia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:7659-64 pubmed publisher
    ..How and where India-Asia convergence was accommodated after collision at or before 52 Ma remains a long-standing controversy...
  3. Yee Y, Tan V, Chan P, Hung I, Pang R, Wong B. Epidemiology of colorectal cancer in Asia. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009;24:1810-6 pubmed publisher
    The prevalence of colorectal cancer is increasing in Asia. However, the age-standardized rate has reached a plateau in some countries...
  4. Sankaranarayanan R, Swaminathan R, Brenner H, Chen K, Chia K, Chen J, et al. Cancer survival in Africa, Asia, and Central America: a population-based study. Lancet Oncol. 2010;11:165-73 pubmed publisher
    ..data, a key indicator for monitoring progress against cancer, are not widely available from countries in Africa, Asia, and Central America. The aim of this study is to describe and discuss cancer survival in these regions...
  5. Lumbiganon P, Laopaiboon M, Gulmezoglu A, Souza J, Taneepanichskul S, Ruyan P, et al. Method of delivery and pregnancy outcomes in Asia: the WHO global survey on maternal and perinatal health 2007-08. Lancet. 2010;375:490-9 pubmed publisher
    ..delivery and maternal and perinatal outcomes in selected facilities in Africa and Latin America in 2004-05, and in Asia in 2007-08...
  6. Alirol E, Sharma S, Bawaskar H, Kuch U, Chappuis F. Snake bite in South Asia: a review. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010;4:e603 pubmed publisher
    ..Because of serious misreporting, the true worldwide burden of snake bite is not known. South Asia is the world's most heavily affected region, due to its high population density, widespread agricultural activities,..
  7. Kawakami N, Tsutsumi A. Job stress and mental health among workers in Asia and the world. J Occup Health. 2010;52:1-3 pubmed
  8. Zaninelli A, Hu D, Kaufholz C, Schwappach D. Physicians' attitudes toward post-MI aspirin prophylaxis: findings from an online questionnaire in Asia-Pacific. Postgrad Med. 2010;122:108-17 pubmed publisher
    Mortality from cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial infarction (MI), is predicted to increase dramatically in Asia-Pacific countries...
  9. Boschi Pinto C, Bahl R, Martines J. Limited progress in increasing coverage of neonatal and child-health interventions in Africa and Asia. J Health Popul Nutr. 2009;27:755-62 pubmed
    ..of key child-health interventions occurred in the past 5-10 years in these 29 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. More than half of the countries had no significant improvement or a significant reduction in the coverage of oral ..
  10. Tshefu A, Gaye O, Kayentao K, Thompson R, Bhatt K, Sesay S, et al. Efficacy and safety of a fixed-dose oral combination of pyronaridine-artesunate compared with artemether-lumefantrine in children and adults with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a randomised non-inferiority trial. Lancet. 2010;375:1457-67 pubmed publisher
    ..randomised, non-inferiority trial was undertaken in seven sites in Africa and three sites in southeast Asia. In a double-dummy design, patients aged 3-60 years with uncomplicated P falciparum malaria were randomly assigned ..

Detail Information

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  1. Rogers S, McIntosh R, Cheung N, Lim L, Wang J, Mitchell P, et al. The prevalence of retinal vein occlusion: pooled data from population studies from the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Ophthalmology. 2010;117:313-9.e1 pubmed publisher
    To summarize the prevalence of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) from studies in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Pooled analysis using individual population-based data...
  2. van Hinsbergen D, Lippert P, Dupont Nivet G, McQuarrie N, Doubrovine P, Spakman W, et al. Greater India Basin hypothesis and a two-stage Cenozoic collision between India and Asia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:7659-64 pubmed publisher
    ..How and where India-Asia convergence was accommodated after collision at or before 52 Ma remains a long-standing controversy...
  3. Yee Y, Tan V, Chan P, Hung I, Pang R, Wong B. Epidemiology of colorectal cancer in Asia. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009;24:1810-6 pubmed publisher
    The prevalence of colorectal cancer is increasing in Asia. However, the age-standardized rate has reached a plateau in some countries...
  4. Sankaranarayanan R, Swaminathan R, Brenner H, Chen K, Chia K, Chen J, et al. Cancer survival in Africa, Asia, and Central America: a population-based study. Lancet Oncol. 2010;11:165-73 pubmed publisher
    ..data, a key indicator for monitoring progress against cancer, are not widely available from countries in Africa, Asia, and Central America. The aim of this study is to describe and discuss cancer survival in these regions...
  5. Lumbiganon P, Laopaiboon M, Gulmezoglu A, Souza J, Taneepanichskul S, Ruyan P, et al. Method of delivery and pregnancy outcomes in Asia: the WHO global survey on maternal and perinatal health 2007-08. Lancet. 2010;375:490-9 pubmed publisher
    ..delivery and maternal and perinatal outcomes in selected facilities in Africa and Latin America in 2004-05, and in Asia in 2007-08...
  6. Alirol E, Sharma S, Bawaskar H, Kuch U, Chappuis F. Snake bite in South Asia: a review. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010;4:e603 pubmed publisher
    ..Because of serious misreporting, the true worldwide burden of snake bite is not known. South Asia is the world's most heavily affected region, due to its high population density, widespread agricultural activities,..
  7. Kawakami N, Tsutsumi A. Job stress and mental health among workers in Asia and the world. J Occup Health. 2010;52:1-3 pubmed
  8. Zaninelli A, Hu D, Kaufholz C, Schwappach D. Physicians' attitudes toward post-MI aspirin prophylaxis: findings from an online questionnaire in Asia-Pacific. Postgrad Med. 2010;122:108-17 pubmed publisher
    Mortality from cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial infarction (MI), is predicted to increase dramatically in Asia-Pacific countries...
  9. Boschi Pinto C, Bahl R, Martines J. Limited progress in increasing coverage of neonatal and child-health interventions in Africa and Asia. J Health Popul Nutr. 2009;27:755-62 pubmed
    ..of key child-health interventions occurred in the past 5-10 years in these 29 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. More than half of the countries had no significant improvement or a significant reduction in the coverage of oral ..
  10. Tshefu A, Gaye O, Kayentao K, Thompson R, Bhatt K, Sesay S, et al. Efficacy and safety of a fixed-dose oral combination of pyronaridine-artesunate compared with artemether-lumefantrine in children and adults with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a randomised non-inferiority trial. Lancet. 2010;375:1457-67 pubmed publisher
    ..randomised, non-inferiority trial was undertaken in seven sites in Africa and three sites in southeast Asia. In a double-dummy design, patients aged 3-60 years with uncomplicated P falciparum malaria were randomly assigned ..
  11. Prasitsuebsai W, Bowen A, Pang J, Hesp C, Kariminia A, Sohn A. Pediatric HIV clinical care resources and management practices in Asia: a regional survey of the TREAT Asia pediatric network. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2010;24:127-31 pubmed publisher
    Characterizing intraregional differences in current pediatric HIV care and treatment in Asia can guide the development of clinical practice guidelines and improve the understanding of local resource availability...
  12. Uchida Y, Mochimaru T, Morokuma Y, Kiyosuke M, Fujise M, Eto F, et al. Geographic distribution of fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli strains in Asia. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2010;35:387-91 pubmed publisher
    ..These data suggest that the increase in FQ-resistant E. coli strains is mainly generated by mutations in the QRDR in each geographical area rather than through intercontinental spread. ..
  13. Klaewsongkram J, Reantragoon R. Asthma research performance in Asia-Pacific: a bibliometric analysis by searching PubMed database. J Asthma. 2009;46:1013-20 pubmed publisher
    Countries in the Asia-Pacific region have experienced an increase in the prevalence of asthma, and they have been actively involved in asthma research recently...
  14. Lobo D, Velayudhan R, Chatterjee P, Kohli H, Hotez P. The neglected tropical diseases of India and South Asia: review of their prevalence, distribution, and control or elimination. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011;5:e1222 pubmed publisher
  15. Abdulla M, Ahmed I, Assawamakin A, Bhak J, Brahmachari S, Calacal G, et al. Mapping human genetic diversity in Asia. Science. 2009;326:1541-5 pubmed publisher
    b>Asia harbors substantial cultural and linguistic diversity, but the geographic structure of genetic variation across the continent remains enigmatic...
  16. . Prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma in the Asia-Pacific region: consensus statements. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010;25:657-63 pubmed publisher
    ..Among approximately 650,000 people who die from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) each year, at least two-thirds live in Asia. Efforts to improve early diagnosis and treatment have not yet impacted mortality...
  17. Friberg I, Bhutta Z, Darmstadt G, Bang A, Cousens S, Baqui A, et al. Comparing modelled predictions of neonatal mortality impacts using LiST with observed results of community-based intervention trials in South Asia. Int J Epidemiol. 2010;39 Suppl 1:i11-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Four trials, all from South Asia, met the inclusion criteria...
  18. Au W, Caguioa P, Chuah C, Hsu S, Jootar S, Kim D, et al. Chronic myeloid leukemia in Asia. Int J Hematol. 2009;89:14-23 pubmed publisher
    Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in Asia has an incidence rather lower than in Western countries yet tends to afflict a younger population...
  19. Imai E, Matsuo S. Chronic kidney disease in Asia. Lancet. 2008;371:2147-8 pubmed publisher
  20. Sultan S, Charoenvisal N, Lan N, Yamaguchi R, Maeda K, Kai K. The Asia 2 specific signal peptide region and other domains in fusion protein genes characterized Asia 1 and Asia 2 canine distemper viruses. Virol J. 2009;6:157 pubmed publisher
    Although the presence of Asia 2 group of canine distemper virus (CDV) was known by the sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of hemagglutinin (H) gene, the fusion (F) protein gene sequence of Asia 2 group had not been identified...
  21. Ray N, Wegmann D, Fagundes N, Wang S, Ruiz Linares A, Excoffier L. A statistical evaluation of models for the initial settlement of the american continent emphasizes the importance of gene flow with Asia. Mol Biol Evol. 2010;27:337-45 pubmed publisher
    ..the American continent, there is considerable uncertainty regarding the timing and pattern of human migration from Asia to America...
  22. Saleheen D, Zaidi M, Rasheed A, Ahmad U, Hakeem A, Murtaza M, et al. The Pakistan Risk of Myocardial Infarction Study: a resource for the study of genetic, lifestyle and other determinants of myocardial infarction in South Asia. Eur J Epidemiol. 2009;24:329-38 pubmed publisher
    The burden of coronary heart disease (CHD) is increasing at a greater rate in South Asia than in any other region globally, but there is little direct evidence about its determinants...
  23. Fok A, Wong G. What have we learnt from ISAAC phase III in the Asia-Pacific rim?. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009;9:116-22 pubmed
    ..The wide variations of environmental factors and ethnic background in Asia provide excellent opportunities for research into the environmental and genetic determinants of asthma and ..
  24. Marsh D, Gilroy K, Van de Weerdt R, Wansi E, Qazi S. Community case management of pneumonia: at a tipping point?. Bull World Health Organ. 2008;86:381-9 pubmed
  25. Wong C, Vichit Vadakan N, Kan H, Qian Z. Public Health and Air Pollution in Asia (PAPA): a multicity study of short-term effects of air pollution on mortality. Environ Health Perspect. 2008;116:1195-202 pubmed publisher
    ..from fossil fuel combustion have been demonstrated in many Western nations, fewer studies have been conducted in Asia. The Public Health and Air Pollution in Asia (PAPA) project assessed the effects of short-term exposure to air ..
  26. Batty G, Barzi F, Woodward M, Jamrozik K, Woo J, Kim H, et al. Adult height and cancer mortality in Asia: the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration. Ann Oncol. 2010;21:646-54 pubmed publisher
    ..Analyses were based on the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration of 506 648 study participants (408 381 Asia, 98 267 Australasia) drawn from 38 ..
  27. Ranganathan S, Hsu W, Yang U, Tan T. Emerging strengths in Asia Pacific bioinformatics. BMC Bioinformatics. 2008;9 Suppl 12:S1 pubmed publisher
    The 2008 annual conference of the Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet), Asia's oldest bioinformatics organisation set up in 1998, was organized as the 7th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB), jointly with the ..
  28. Carapetis J. Rheumatic heart disease in Asia. Circulation. 2008;118:2748-53 pubmed publisher
  29. Martenyi F, Treuer T, Gau S, Hong S, Palaczky M, Suba J, et al. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis, co-morbidities, treatment patterns, and quality of life in a pediatric population in central and eastern Europe and Asia. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2009;19:363-76 pubmed publisher
    ..treatment patterns, and quality of life (QOL) of patients aged 6-17 years with ADHD symptoms from eastern Asia and central and eastern Europe...
  30. Ko W, Hsueh P. Increasing extended-spectrum beta-lactamase production and quinolone resistance among Gram-negative bacilli causing intra-abdominal infections in the Asia/Pacific region: data from the Smart Study 2002-2006. J Infect. 2009;59:95-103 pubmed publisher
    ..The Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART) was intended to reveal the evolving profiles of antimicrobial resistance among Gram-negative pathogens causing intra-abdominal infections (IAIs)...
  31. Land S, Cunningham P, Zhou J, Frost K, Katzenstein D, Kantor R, et al. TREAT Asia Quality Assessment Scheme (TAQAS) to standardize the outcome of HIV genotypic resistance testing in a group of Asian laboratories. J Virol Methods. 2009;159:185-93 pubmed publisher
    The TREAT Asia (Therapeutics, Research, Education, and AIDS Training in Asia) Network is building capacity for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type-1 (HIV-1) drug resistance testing in the region...
  32. Liaw Y. Antiviral therapy of chronic hepatitis B: opportunities and challenges in Asia. J Hepatol. 2009;51:403-10 pubmed publisher
    b>Asia comprises more than 40 countries encompassing a wide geographic area with a very large population...
  33. Parkin D, Louie K, Clifford G. Burden and trends of type-specific human papillomavirus infections and related diseases in the Asia Pacific region. Vaccine. 2008;26 Suppl 12:M1-16 pubmed publisher
    ..anogenital areas, and oral cavity and pharynx) in terms of incidence and mortality, for the countries of the Asia Pacific region...
  34. Polizzotto M, Kocar B, Benner S, Sampson M, Fendorf S. Near-surface wetland sediments as a source of arsenic release to ground water in Asia. Nature. 2008;454:505-8 pubmed publisher
    Tens of millions of people in south and southeast Asia routinely consume ground water that has unsafe arsenic levels...
  35. Bravo L. Overview of the disease burden of invasive pneumococcal disease in Asia. Vaccine. 2009;27:7282-91 pubmed publisher
    ..This paper confirms that data regarding the incidence of IPD in Asia are grossly lacking and reinforces the need for urgent and more substantial studies.
  36. Ranganathan S, Eisenhaber F, Tong J, Tan T. Extending Asia Pacific bioinformatics into new realms in the "-omics" era. BMC Genomics. 2009;10 Suppl 3:S1 pubmed publisher
    The 2009 annual conference of the Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet), Asia's oldest bioinformatics organisation dating back to 1998, was organized as the 8th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB), Sept...
  37. Shimizu S, Nakashima N, Okamura K, Tanaka M. One hundred case studies of Asia-Pacific telemedicine using a digital video transport system over a research and education network. Telemed J E Health. 2009;15:112-7 pubmed publisher
    ..in Fukuoka, Japan, was linked to 53 medical institutions and meeting venues in 13 countries and regions over the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network, an international research and education consortium...
  38. Vichit Vadakan N, Vajanapoom N, Ostro B. The Public Health and Air Pollution in Asia (PAPA) Project: estimating the mortality effects of particulate matter in Bangkok, Thailand. Environ Health Perspect. 2008;116:1179-82 pubmed publisher
    ..analysis followed the common protocol for the multicity PAPA (Public Health and Air Pollution Project in Asia) project in using a natural cubic spline model with smooths of time and weather...
  39. Dhandapany P, Sadayappan S, Xue Y, Powell G, Rani D, Nallari P, et al. A common MYBPC3 (cardiac myosin binding protein C) variant associated with cardiomyopathies in South Asia. Nat Genet. 2009;41:187-91 pubmed publisher
    ..The finding of a common risk factor implicated in South Asian subjects with cardiomyopathy will help in identifying and counseling individuals predisposed to cardiac diseases in this region. ..
  40. Lim T, Goh A, Lim Y, Morad Z. Review article: Use of renal registry data for research, health-care planning and quality improvement: what can we learn from registry data in the Asia-Pacific region?. Nephrology (Carlton). 2008;13:745-52 pubmed publisher
    We review renal registry data from the Asia-Pacific region with an emphasis on their uses in health care and in dialysis care in particular. The review aims to demonstrate the information value of registry data...
  41. Garland S, Park S, Ngan H, Frazer I, Tay E, Chen C, et al. The need for public education on HPV and cervical cancer prevention in Asia. Opinions of experts at the AOGIN conference. Vaccine. 2008;26:5435-40 pubmed publisher
    b>Asia accounts for more than half of all cases of cervical cancer registered globally and improving prevention is urgently needed...
  42. Lee C, Barzi F, Woodward M, Batty G, Giles G, Wong J, et al. Adult height and the risks of cardiovascular disease and major causes of death in the Asia-Pacific region: 21,000 deaths in 510,000 men and women. Int J Epidemiol. 2009;38:1060-71 pubmed publisher
    ..height and cardiovascular outcomes, and deaths due to cancer, respiratory and injury in populations from the Asia-Pacific region. Thirty-nine studies from the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration database were included...
  43. Tsukamoto Y, Wang H, Becker G, Chen H, Han D, Harris D, et al. Report of the Asian Forum of Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative (AFCKDI) 2007. "Current status and perspective of CKD in Asia": diversity and specificity among Asian countries. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2009;13:249-56 pubmed publisher
    ..world" and was followed by the ISN-COMGAN affiliated workshop "Current status and perspective of CKD in Asia"...
  44. Leggat P, Zwar N, Hudson B. Hepatitis B risks and immunisation coverage amongst Australians travelling to southeast Asia and east Asia. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2009;7:344-9 pubmed publisher
    Southeast Asia and East Asia are regarded as highly endemic regions for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and include many popular destinations for Australian travellers...
  45. Kruy S, Buisson Y, Buchy P. [Asia: avian influenza H5N1]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2008;101:238-42 pubmed
    ..first to stop then to limit its diffusion, the highly pathogenic avian virus A/H5N1 has successfully spread in Asia, Europe and Africa by successive epizootic outbreaks affecting migratory birds and poultry, Transmission from ..
  46. Isoda N, Sakoda Y, Kishida N, Soda K, Sakabe S, Sakamoto R, et al. Potency of an inactivated avian influenza vaccine prepared from a non-pathogenic H5N1 reassortant virus generated between isolates from migratory ducks in Asia. Arch Virol. 2008;153:1685-92 pubmed publisher
    ..H5N1) (Dk/Vac-1/04), was generated between non-pathogenic avian influenza viruses isolated from migratory ducks in Asia. Dk/Vac-1/04 (H5N1) virus particles propagated in embryonated chicken eggs were inactivated with formalin and ..
  47. Takino H, Li C, Hu S, Kuo T, Geissinger E, Muller Hermelink H, et al. Primary cutaneous marginal zone B-cell lymphoma: a molecular and clinicopathological study of cases from Asia, Germany, and the United States. Mod Pathol. 2008;21:1517-26 pubmed publisher
    ..pathogenesis and the geographical differences of cutaneous marginal zone B-cell lymphoma, 60 cases from the East Asia, Germany, and the United States at their initial presentation were subjected to the following analyses; (1) ..
  48. van den Heuvel A, Chitty L, Dormandy E, Newson A, Attwood S, Ma R, et al. Is informed choice in prenatal testing universally valued? A population-based survey in Europe and Asia. BJOG. 2009;116:880-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Further research is needed to determine whether cultural variation in values remains significant in a multicultural society. ..
  49. Lee Y, Altschuld J, Hung H. Practices and challenges in educational program evaluation in the Asia-Pacific region: results of a Delphi study. Eval Program Plann. 2008;31:368-75 pubmed publisher
    ..demands for accountability, little is known about the development of and issues in regard to this topic in the Asia-Pacific region...
  50. Mendes R, Bell J, Turnidge J, Castanheira M, Jones R. Emergence and widespread dissemination of OXA-23, -24/40 and -58 carbapenemases among Acinetobacter spp. in Asia-Pacific nations: report from the SENTRY Surveillance Program. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2009;63:55-9 pubmed publisher
    ..isolates recovered from medical centres in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region...
  51. Park S, Bae J, Nam B, Yoo K. Aetiology of cancer in Asia. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2008;9:371-80 pubmed
    ..Cancer has clearly become an emerging health threat in Asia and cancer control programs should be actively implemented and evaluated in this region...
  52. Yamane K, Maki H, Nakayama T, Nakajima T, Nomura N, Uchiyama H, et al. Diversity and similarity of microbial communities in petroleum crude oils produced in Asia. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2008;72:2831-9 pubmed
    ..Different thermophiles (12%) and Clostridia (2%) were detected in the Japanese sample. ..
  53. Brammer H, Ravenscroft P. Arsenic in groundwater: a threat to sustainable agriculture in South and South-east Asia. Environ Int. 2009;35:647-54 pubmed publisher
    ..water supplies is now well recognised in Bangladesh, India and some other countries of South and South-east Asia. However, it has recently become apparent that arsenic-polluted water used for irrigation is adding sufficient ..
  54. Wang Z, Brown J, Tang Z, Fang J. Temperature dependence, spatial scale, and tree species diversity in eastern Asia and North America. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:13388-92 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we use 2 comparable databases of tree distributions in eastern Asia and North America to investigate the roles of environmental temperature and spatial scale in shaping geographical ..
  55. Hsueh P, Graybill J, Playford E, Watcharananan S, Oh M, Ja alam K, et al. Consensus statement on the management of invasive candidiasis in Intensive Care Units in the Asia-Pacific Region. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2009;34:205-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Invasive isolates of Candida spp. remain highly susceptible to fluconazole (>90% susceptible), although among Asia-Pacific countries the susceptibility rate of C. glabrata to fluconazole varies widely from 22% to 72%...
  56. Mavalankar D, Sriram V. Provision of anaesthesia services for emergency obstetric care through task shifting in South Asia. Reprod Health Matters. 2009;17:21-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Task shifting for provision of anaesthesia has been implemented in public sector rural hospitals of South Asia in recent years because of significant shortages of anaesthetists, but there has been limited research on this ..
  57. Nickerson E, West T, Day N, Peacock S. Staphylococcus aureus disease and drug resistance in resource-limited countries in south and east Asia. Lancet Infect Dis. 2009;9:130-5 pubmed publisher
    ..We undertook a literature review of S aureus disease in resource-limited countries in south and east Asia, and found that its neglected status as a developing world pathogen does not equate with low rates of disease...
  58. Gessner B. Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine impact in resource-poor settings in Asia and Africa. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2009;8:91-102 pubmed publisher
    ..As of 2007, only Mongolia in Asia had introduced the vaccine...
  59. Victoriano A, Smythe L, Gloriani Barzaga N, Cavinta L, Kasai T, Limpakarnjanarat K, et al. Leptospirosis in the Asia Pacific region. BMC Infect Dis. 2009;9:147 pubmed publisher
    ..leptospirosis, the existing surveillance systems, and presents the existing prevention and control programs in the Asia Pacific region...
  60. Park S, Park J, Ko J, Chen L, Meriage D, Crouse Zeineddini J, et al. Biochemical assessment of erythropoietin products from Asia versus US Epoetin alfa manufactured by Amgen. J Pharm Sci. 2009;98:1688-99 pubmed publisher
  61. Li Y, Cui Y, Hauck Y, Platonov M, Dai E, Song Y, et al. Genotyping and phylogenetic analysis of Yersinia pestis by MLVA: insights into the worldwide expansion of Central Asia plague foci. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e6000 pubmed publisher
    ..the three classical biovars of different geographical distributions were suggested to originate from Central Asia. Most investigations so far have focused on the typical pestis subspecies representatives found outside of China, ..
  62. Rightmire G. Out of Africa: modern human origins special feature: middle and later Pleistocene hominins in Africa and Southwest Asia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:16046-50 pubmed publisher
    ..In this report, I discuss structural changes characterizing the skulls from different time periods, possible regional differences in morphology, and the bearing of this evidence on recognizing distinct species. ..