Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a smartphone-based reminder system in promoting pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) to help postpartum women manage urinary incontinence (UI). Methods Forty-nine and 212 postpartum women in the...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Nursing","Urology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4372
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Cancer cases result in 13% of all deaths worldwide. Unwanted side effects in patients under conventional treatments have led to the search for beneficial alternative therapies. Microalgae synthesize compounds with known in vitro and in vivo biological activity...

["Biotechnology","Ecosystem Science","Oncology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4358
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Background Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease has been shown to be associated with the generation of multiple auto-antibodies. Among these, anti-dsDNA antibodies (anti-DNAs) are specific and play a pathogenic role in SLE. Indeed, anti-DNA+ SLE patients...

["Cell Biology","Immunology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4294
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The toxicity of engineered nanoparticles remains a concern. The knowledge of biohazards associated with particular nanoparticles is crucial to make this cutting-edge technology more beneficial and safe. Here, we evaluated the toxicity of Ga2O3 nanoparticles (NPs),...

["Biochemistry","Neuroscience","Toxicology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4365
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There is growing interest in applying detailed mathematical models of the heart for ion-channel related cardiac toxicity prediction. However, a debate as to whether such complex models are required exists. Here an assessment in the predictive performance between...

["Mathematical Biology","Toxicology","Cardiology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4352
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Objectives To investigate the frequency and prognostic role of deficient mismatch repair (dMMR) and RAS mutation in Chinese patients with colorectal carcinoma. Methods Clinical and pathological information from 813 patients were reviewed and recorded. Expression...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology","Pathology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4341
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Background During the winter of 2014–2015, a rarely reported norovirus (NoV) genotype GII.17 was found to have increased its frequency in norovirus outbreaks in East Asia, surpassing the GII.4 NoV infections. GII.17 genotype has been detected for over three decades...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4333
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Background Although it is broadly accepted that clinicians should endeavour to reassure patients with low back pain, to do so can present a significant clinical challenge. Guidance for how to provide effective reassurance is scarce and there may be a need to counter...

["Clinical Trials","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4301
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Background Worldwide, the number of recorded human hantavirus infections as well as the number of affected countries is on the rise. In Europe, most human hantavirus infections are caused by the Puumala virus (PUUV), with bank voles (Myodes glareolus) as reservoir...

["Parasitology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4255
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Background Childhood obesity and school bullying are pervasive public health issues and known to co-occur in adolescents. However, the association between underweight or thinness and chronic bullying victimization is unclear. The current study examined whether...

["Epidemiology","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4330
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This study examined whether being aware of the repetition of stimuli in a simple numerosity task could aid the development of automaticity. The numerosity task used in this study was a simple counting task. Thirty-four participants were divided into two groups....

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4329
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The ubiquitous daily rhythms in mammalian physiology are guided by progression of the circadian clock. In mice, systemic disruption of the clock can promote tumor growth. In vitro, multiple oncogenes can disrupt the clock. However, due to the difficulties of studying...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4327
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Background Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is a life-threatening complication in patients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP). The use of non-invasive ventilation is controversial. With this prospective, observational study we aimed to describe a protocol to...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4211
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Dengue is endemic throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Currently, there is no clinically approved therapeutic drug available for this acute viral infection. Although the first dengue vaccine Dengvaxia has been approved for use in certain countries,...

["Molecular Biology","Evidence Based Medicine","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3939
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Background Studies on postpartum depression (PPD) in China have focused primarily on women of Han ethnicity, whereas work on other ethnic groups has proven limited. This study explored the ethnic differences of associated social-demographic and obstetric factors...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4335

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