Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

This study aimed (i) to explore the relationship between vertical (jumping) and horizontal (sprinting) force–velocity–power (FVP) mechanical profiles in a large range of sports and levels of practice, and (ii) to provide a large database to serve as a reference...

["Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5937

Background Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an inherited connective tissue disorder affecting the ocular, skeletal and cardiovascular systems. Previous studies of MFS have demonstrated the association between genetic defects and clinical manifestations. Our purpose was...

["Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Cardiology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5927

Analyzing whole-genome sequencing data of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) isolates in a standardized workflow enables both comprehensive antibiotic resistance profiling and outbreak surveillance with highest resolution up to the identification of recent...

["Molecular Biology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5895

Segmentation of the retinal blood vessels using filtering techniques is a widely used step in the development of an automated system for diagnostic retinal image analysis. This paper optimized the blood vessel segmentation, by extending the trainable B-COSFIRE...

["Ophthalmology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5855

Background The underlying cause of death is used to study country and global mortality trends and profiles. The final cause of death could also inform the ultimately cause of death in individuals with underlying conditions. Whether there is a pattern between the...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Global Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5948
14 downloads
76 views

Background Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease characterized by chronic airway infection with a high incidence and poor prognosis. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Aspergillus fumigatus are pathogens commonly found in CF patients. Clinically, these two microorganisms often...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Internal Medicine","Respiratory Medicine","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5931
19 downloads
116 views

Eukaryotic parasites in the genus Leishmania place approximately 350 million people per year at risk of disease. In addition to their global health significance, Leishmania spp. have served as an important model for delineating basic concepts in immunology such...

["Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5905
18 downloads
58 views

Background Development of incisional complications following ventral median celiotomy might depend on suture pattern for skin closure. Methods In this prospective study, 21 healthy male horses underwent celiotomy. Skin closure was either performed via a continuous...

["Veterinary Medicine","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5772
26 downloads
191 views

Background Substance use is linked to biological, environmental, and social factors. This study provides insights on protective and risk factors for drug dependence in two Moroccan, high-risk, male samples. Methods Data from the “Mental and Somatic Health without...

["Epidemiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5930
23 downloads
206 views

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a prevalent mental illness affecting women, and less commonly, men in the weeks and months after giving birth. Despite the high incidence of PPD in Australia, rates for help-seeking remain low, with stigma and discrimination frequently...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5893
15 downloads
253 views

Background Previous studies show that mTOR inhibitors decrease the risk of cancer development after kidney transplantation. However, the effect of cumulative doses of mTOR inhibitors on cancer after kidney transplantation is not well known. Methods In the current...

["Internal Medicine","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5864
22 downloads
216 views

Background The aim of this study was to examine whether the addition of very light loads for modeling the force–velocity (F–V) relationship during the bench press (BP) exercise can confirm its experimental linearity as well as to increase the reliability and concurrent...

["Kinesiology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5835
28 downloads
122 views

Ovarian cancer (OC) is the second most common gynecologic malignancy. A clinical observational study was performed to investigate whether indicators that assess the risk of metastasis can identify recurrence earlier in OC patients. By successfully recruiting 41...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5912
25 downloads
160 views

Background The accurate and rapid preliminarily identification of the types of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is crucial for infection control. Currently, however, expensive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive methods are used for MRSA typing....

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5784
19 downloads
129 views

Background A strict gluten-free (GF) diet is required for the management of celiac disease (CD). The nutritional adequacy of this diet has been questioned due to the elimination of wheat, an important vehicle for micronutrient fortification and source of fibre....

["Food Science and Technology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5875

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