"Asia" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Asia" by people in Profiles.
Ten millennia of hepatitis B virus evolution. Science. 2021 Oct 08; 374(6564):182-188.
The Incidence of Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features: A Meta-Analysis Assessing Worldwide Impact of the Reclassification. Thyroid. 2021 10; 31(10):1502-1513.
Evidence for early dispersal of domestic sheep into Central Asia. Nat Hum Behav. 2021 09; 5(9):1169-1179.
Exotic foods reveal contact between South Asia and the Near East during the second millennium BCE. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 01 12; 118(2).
Impact of Molecular Testing on the Management of Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules Among Western and Asian Countries: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Endocr Pathol. 2021 Jun; 32(2):269-279.
1-year results after PCI with the COMBO stent in all-comers in Asia versus Europe: Geographical insights from the COMBO collaboration. Int J Cardiol. 2020 05 15; 307:17-23.
Differences in surgical resection rate and risk of malignancy in thyroid cytopathology practice between Western and Asian countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancer Cytopathol. 2020 04; 128(4):238-249.
Osteopontin and Disease Activity in Patients with Recent-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Results from the SLICC Inception Cohort. J Rheumatol. 2019 05; 46(5):492-500.
Glucocorticoid use and factors associated with variability in this use in the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Inception Cohort. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2018 04 01; 57(4):677-687.
Avelumab in metastatic urothelial carcinoma after platinum failure (JAVELIN Solid Tumor): pooled results from two expansion cohorts of an open-label, phase 1 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2018 01; 19(1):51-64.