Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background Experimental and clinical evidence support a link between body representations and pain. This proof-of-concept study in people with painful knee osteoarthritis (OA) aimed to determine if: (i) visuotactile illusions that manipulate perceived knee size...

["Neuroscience","Anesthesiology and Pain Management","Orthopedics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5206
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Background Dengue is a major and rapidly increasing public health problem. In Argentina, the southern extreme of its distribution in the Americas, epidemic transmission takes place during the warm season. Since its re-emergence in 1998 two major outbreaks have...

["Ecology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5196
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Background Depression is one of the most prevalent, yet unrecognized but treatable mental disorders in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In such locations, screening tools that are easy-to-administer, valid, and reliable are needed to assist in detecting...

["Global Health","Psychiatry and Psychology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5185
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Background Antibiotic-associated gastrointestinal signs (AAGS) occur commonly in cats. Co-administration of synbiotics is associated with decreased AAGS in people, potentially due to stabilization of the fecal microbiome and metabolome. The purpose of this double-blinded...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Internal Medicine","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5130
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Background Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play crucial roles in the initiation and progression of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by competing in binding to miRNAs, and related competitive endogenous RNA (ceRNA) networks have been constructed in several cancers. However,...

["Bioinformatics","Oncology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5124
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Background The use of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) has been established as an effective secondary prevention strategy for ventricular tachycardia (VT)/ventricular fibrillation (VF). However, few reports discuss the difference in clinical predictors...

["Cardiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5312
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Background Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are regulatory molecules that participate in biological processes such as stem cell differentiation. Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) exhibit great potential for the regeneration of periodontal tissue and the formation...

["Bioinformatics","Dentistry","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5214
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Background The norms for evaluating the maximum expiratory flow (MEF) usually are developed according to chronological age and height. However, to date, little research has been conducted using reference values that take into account the temporal changes of biological...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Pediatrics","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5157
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Background The Internet is widely used as a source of information by people searching for medical or healthcare information. However, information found on the Internet has several drawbacks, and the ability to consume accurate health information on the Internet...

["Epidemiology","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5251
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Socioeconomic status is a known determinant of health. In secondary data analyses, we assessed whether socioeconomic status affected health-related quality of life in a group of overweight (body mass index 25–30 kg/m2) middle-aged (45.9 ± 5.4 years) men, recruited...

["Public Health","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5193
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Background Anecdotally, a wide variety of benefits of barefoot running have been advocated by numerous individuals. The influence of the alterations in the properties of the shoe on the running movement has been demonstrated in adults at submaximal jogging speeds....

["Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5188
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Background Metacognitive beliefs have been proposed to play a key role in initiating and maintaining worry. The Why Worry-Scale-II (WW-II) and Consequences of Worry Scale (COWS) are self-report questionnaires assessing positive and negative metacognitive beliefs....

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5177
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Objective The study objective is to analyze influenza vaccination status by demographic factors, perceived vaccine efficacy, social influence, herd immunity, vaccine cost, health insurance status, and barriers to influenza vaccination among adults 18 years and...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5171
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Background Dumbbell curl (DC) and barbell curl in its two variants, straight (BC) or undulated bar (EZ) are typical exercises to train the elbow flexors. The aim of the study was to verify if the execution of these three variants could induce a selective electromyographic...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5165
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Background Cassia fistula (L.) (Fabaceae) is a medicinal plant from tropical Asia. It is known for its marked antioxidant activity, which is attributed to its high phenolic content. The present study aims at testing both the antioxidant and neuroprotective effects...

["Plant Science","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5159

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