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Source
Bulletin No. 5
Date
9 April 1982
  1 website  
Author
State of Alaska, DPH, Section of Epidemiology
Source
Bulletin No. 5
Date
9 April 1982
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Abstract
Major study of otitis media and hearing loss in selected rural sites in Alaska.
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Primary liver cancer in Alaskan Natives. 1980-1985.

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Source
Cancer. 1987 Oct 15;60(8):1915-20
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-15-1987
Author
A P Lanier
B J McMahon
S R Alberts
H. Popper
W L Heyward
Author Affiliation
Arctic Investigations Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control, Anchorage, AK 99501.
Source
Cancer. 1987 Oct 15;60(8):1915-20
Date
Oct-15-1987
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
AFP
Alaska
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular - epidemiology - etiology
Cirrhosis of the liver
Female
HBV
Hepatitis B - complications - epidemiology
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens - analysis
Humans
Indians, North American
Inuits
Liver Neoplasms - epidemiology - etiology
Male
PHC
alpha-Fetoproteins - analysis
Abstract
The authors reviewed the cases of 19 Alaskan Natives (15 men, four women) with primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) diagnosed during 1980-1985. Of these 19 patients, 16 were seropositive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) was elevated in 15 patients (all were HBsAg positive). The patients ranged in age from 8 to 80 years old. Of the 19 patients, 16 were Eskimo, 13 of whom were Yupik. The annual age-adjusted (world standard) incidence of HCC for all Alaskan Natives was 9.3/100,000 for men and 2.2/100,000 for women. The tumor was resected in seven patients; six showed no recurrence of cancer 1 to 4 years after surgery. Histologic evaluation in 18 patients revealed trabecular type of HCC in 15 and acinar HCC in two others. In 16 specimens in which nontumorous liver could be studied, only six had evidence of cirrhosis; ten others showed variants of chronic persistent hepatitis.
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 2217.
PubMed ID
2443234 View in PubMed
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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Alaskan Eskimos Indians, and Aleuts: a review of cases and study of Epstein-Barr virus, HLA, and environmental risk factors.

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Source
Cancer. 1980 Nov 1;46(9):2100-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-1-1980
Author
A. Lanier
T. Bender
M. Talbot
S. Wilmeth
C. Tschopp
W. Henle
G. Henle
D. Ritter
P. Terasaki
Source
Cancer. 1980 Nov 1;46(9):2100-6
Date
Nov-1-1980
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Alaska
Antigens, Viral - analysis
Blood groups, general
Carcinoma - epidemiology - immunology
Diet
EBV
Ethnic Groups
Female
HLA Antigens - analysis
Head and Neck Neoplasms - epidemiology
Herpesvirus 4, Human - immunology
HLA-typing
Humans
Indians, North American
Inuits
Male
Middle Aged
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms - epidemiology - immunology
NPC
Risk
Smoking
Abstract
The records of thirty-one patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) diagnosed from 1966 through 1976 among the Alaskan native population (Eskimo, Aleut, Indian) were reviewed. There were 25 males and six females, which results in relatively high incidence rates per 100,000 of 13.5 for males and 3.7 for females. Clinical and pathologic features were similar to those found among southern Chinese NPC patients. Five-year survival rate was 48%. Antibodies to Epstein-Barr virus were higher in NPC patients than in patients with other tumors or matched controls. On histocompatibility testing Sin-2 was not detected, nor was there significantly increased frequency of A2. Instead, BW40 and a second locus blank occurred more often among NPC patients than among other groups. In response to a questionnaire, NPC patients more often reported use of salt fish in the childhood diet, smoking of cigarettes, and exposure to noxious inhalants than did controls, but the differences were not statistically significant.
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage.
PubMed ID
6253051 View in PubMed
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American Indian congenital malformation study summary of newborn record July 1, 1964 - June 30, 1966.

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Source
National Institute of Dental Research and U.S. Public Health Service. 77 pp.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
[No date]
Author
Niswander, J.D.
Adams, M.S.
Author Affiliation
U.S. National Institutes of Health
Source
National Institute of Dental Research and U.S. Public Health Service. 77 pp.
Date
[No date]
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Cleft lip
Cleft palate
Childbirth
Cesarian section
Obstetrical care
Health services
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 2656.
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Dietary differences: a possible selective mechanism in ABO blood group frequencies.

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Source
Southwestern Lore. 28(3):48-56.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1962
Author
Kelso, J.
Source
Southwestern Lore. 28(3):48-56.
Date
1962
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Nome
Barrow
Blood groups, ABO
Genetic variations
Diet, general
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 1298.
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Alaskan teenagers receive awards for work to counter chew and snuff.

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Source
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 1989 Jun 21;81(12):894-896.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1989
Author
Mahaney, Jr., F.X.
Source
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 1989 Jun 21;81(12):894-896.
Date
1989
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Levelock
St. Michael
Point Hope
Barrow
Tobacco, chewing
Snuff
Smoking
Adolescent
Alaska
Awards and Prizes
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Inuits
Male
Neoplasms - ethnology - prevention & control
Plants, Toxic
Tobacco
Tobacco, Smokeless
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation 2365.
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Source
Bulletin No. 1
Publication Type
Report
Article
Date
25 January 1974
  1 website  
Author
Division of Public Health, Section of Epidemiology
Author Affiliation
State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Source
Bulletin No. 1
Date
25 January 1974
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
Article
Keywords
Hepatitis, Diphtheria, Influenza
Abstract
This is the inaugural issue of the Communicable Disease Bulletin which has replaced the Communicable Disease Report. The Bulletin will be issued twice a month and is designed to provide rapid up-to-date reports of communicable disease problems in the community. When space permits we will provide informative material on various health topics.
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Spondylolysis and associated spondylolisthesis in Eskimo and Athabascan populations.

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Source
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1990 Jan;(250):171-175.
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-1990
Author
Tower, S.T.
Pratt, W.B.
Author Affiliation
U.S. Indian Health Service
Source
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1990 Jan;(250):171-175.
Date
Jan-1990
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Indians, North American
Inuits
Lumbar vertebrae - radiography
Rural Health
Spondylolysis
Sponylolisthesis
Urban health
Abstract
Roentgenographic and anthropologic studies have shown a high incidence of spondylolysis in Eskimo populations. It is uncertain whether this is related to a genetic predisposition or to environmental factors. This study of recent roentgenograms and demographic characteristics of patients of the authors' institution notes a lower incidence in Eskimo populations than prior skeletal and roentgenographic studies. An attempt is made to quantitate the contributions of environmental factors and genetic predisposition. A higher incidence was found in full-blooded Eskimos than in part-blooded Eskimos. Rural-dwelling Eskimos had a higher incidence than urban-dwelling Eskimos. Eskimo subpopulations had a greater incidence than Athabascan Indians. Eskimos with spondylolysis were significantly more likely to have an associated spondylolisthesis than Athabascans with spondylolysis. Symptoms in the Eskimo population related to spondylolysis and associated spondylolisthesis rarely warrant surgical intervention.
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 2653.
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Mercury interferes with endogenous antioxidant levels in Yukon River subsistence-fed sled dogs

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Source
Environmental Research Letters. 2011 Nov;6(4)
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-2011
Author
Dunlap, K.L.
Reynolds, A.J.
Gerlach, S.C.
Duffy, L.K.
Author Affiliation
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Source
Environmental Research Letters. 2011 Nov;6(4)
Date
Nov-2011
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Antioxidant status
Mercury
Salmon
Sled dogs
Subsistence food
Yukon River
Abstract
Before adopting modern corn-and-grain-based western processed diets, circumpolar people had a high fat and protein subsistence diet and exhibited a low incidence of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Some health benefits are attributable to a subsistence diet that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Pollution, both global and local, is a threat to wild foods, as it introduces contaminants into the food system. Northern indigenous people and their sled dogs are exposed to a variety of contaminants, including mercury, that accumulate in the fish and game that they consume. The sled dogs in Alaskan villages are maintained on the same subsistence foods as their human counterparts, primarily salmon, and therefore they can be used as a food systems model for researching the impact of changes in dietary components. In this study, the antioxidant status and mercury levels were measured for village sled dogs along the Yukon River. A reference kennel, maintained on a nutritionally balanced commercial diet, was also measured for comparison. Total antioxidant status was inversely correlated with the external stressor mercury.
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Increased risk of cancer in siblings of Alaskan Native patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

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Source
International Journal of Epidemiology. 1988 Sep;17(3):509-11
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-1988
Author
B. Ireland
A P Lanier
L. Knutson
S E Clift
A. Harpster
Author Affiliation
Arctic Investigations Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control, Anchorage, Alaska 99501.
Source
International Journal of Epidemiology. 1988 Sep;17(3):509-11
Date
Sep-1988
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Alaska
Female
Heredity
Humans
Indians, North American
Inuits
Male
Middle Aged
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms - epidemiology - ethnology
NPC
Risk factors
Abstract
Alaskan Natives (Eskimos, Indians, Aleuts) are at increased risk of developing nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) and there is family clustering of NPC. This study reviewed the total cancer experience of relatives of NPC patients and found that siblings of Eskimo NPC patients had a nearly threefold risk. No cancer family syndrome was identified and the cancers diagnosed in the siblings were similar to those seen in the general Alaskan Eskimo population.
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 2179.
PubMed ID
3209327 View in PubMed
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