Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background The objective of this study was to evaluate the changes of the median nerve cross-sectional area (MNCSA) and diameters of the median nerve at different finger postures and wrist angles. Methods Twenty-five healthy male participants were recruited in...

["Kinesiology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5406
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Background Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common cause of low back pain with degenerative spinal change in older adults. Telomeres are repetitive nucleoprotein DNA sequences of TTAGGG at the ends of chromosomes. Oxidative stress originates from an imbalance...

["Biochemistry","Geriatrics","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5381
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Background Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a perceptual phenomenon in which specific audiovisual stimuli frequently elicit tingling sensations on the scalp and neck. These stimuli (“ASMR triggers”) are typically social in nature (e.g., watching someone...

["Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5414
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Background Differently expressed circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been reported to play a considerable role in tumor behavior; however, the expression profile and biological function of circRNAs in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) remains unknown. Thus, the study...

["Genetics","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5363
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Background Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium are ubiquitous opportunistic pathogens found in the guts of humans and farmed animals. This study aimed to determine the occurrence, antimicrobial resistance, virulence, biofilm-forming ability and genotypes...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5353
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Background Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a sensory experience elicited by auditory and visual triggers, which so far received little attention from the scientific community. This self-reported phenomenon is described as a relaxing tingling sensation,...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5351
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Background Following active muscle lengthening, there is an increase in steady-state isometric force as compared with a purely isometric contraction at the same muscle length and level of activation. This fundamental property of skeletal muscle is known as residual...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5421
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Background Minimal change disease (MCD) is a form of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome. Compared to children, adult-onset MCD patients are reported to have delayed responses to glucocorticoid treatment. Several studies of children have suggested detecting urinary CD80...

["Immunology","Nephrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5400
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Background Pemphigus is a common life-threatening, autoimmune bullous disease effecting both cutaneous and mucous membranes. Previous diagnosis of pemphigus is based on clinical presentations, histopathology, immunofluorescence and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay....

["Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Dermatology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5388
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Disease relapse occurs in unrelated cord blood transplantation (CBT) even when the alleles of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) are fully matched between donor and recipient. This is similar to that observed in other types of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation....

["Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5228
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Sustained-release formulations of ivermectin (IVM) are useful for controlling parasitic diseases in animals. In this work, an IVM bolus made from microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), starch and low-substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose (LS-HPC) was optimized by response...

["Veterinary Medicine","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5418
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Introduction In this study, a survey was prepared for urologists that asked about their primary choice of treatment for urolithiasis in daily practice and their answers were evaluated. Methods The survey was prepared on the Google Docs website and it was sent to...

["Urology","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5390
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Avoidance is a common feature of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as anxiety and depressive disorders. Avoidance can be expressed behaviorally as well as cognitively. Most personality assessments for avoidance involve self-report inventories which...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5330
196 downloads
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Background Blinding is critical to clinical trials because it allows for separation of specific intervention effects from bias, by equalising all factors between groups except for the proposed mechanism of action. Absent or inadequate blinding in clinical trials...

["Anesthesiology and Pain Management","Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5318
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Background The aim of this study was to compare muscle activation onset times of knee muscles between the involved and uninvolved knee of patients with unilateral anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), and the uninjured knees of healthy subjects after...

["Kinesiology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5310

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