Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background & Aims Aging is one of the risk factors of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Yet, the mechanism underlying the aging-associated NAFLD-like syndrome is not fully understood. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), a ubiquitous coenzyme, has...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7568
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Background Wrist circumference (WrC) is an easily obtained measure in estimating the body frame and regional fat distribution, and has increasingly used as an obesity index. The aim of our study is to estimate the association of WrC with elevated blood pressure...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7599
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Background Adolescents, particularly athletes, have high exposure to ultra-processed foods, which could be harmful to their health and physical performance. School environments are capable of improving eating patterns. Our study is aimed at capturing changes in...

["Global Health","Kinesiology","Nutrition","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7601
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Infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with the mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) gene rearrangement (MLL-R) is considered a distinct leukemia from childhood or non-MLL-R infant ALL. To detect key genes and elucidate the molecular mechanisms of MLL-R infant ALL,...

["Molecular Biology","Hematology","Oncology","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7628
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Purpose Radioactive iodine (RAI) is widely used for adjuvant therapy after thyroidectomy, while its value for thyroid cancer has been controversial recently. The primary objectives of this study were to clarify the influence of Radioactive iodine (RAI) on the survival...

["Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7458
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Background The degradation of nucleotides and their enzymes had been widely used to evaluate fish freshness. Immediately after fish death, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) degrades into inosine-5-monophosphate (IMP) via adenosine-5-diphosphate (ADP) and adenosine-5-monophosphate...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7527
77 downloads
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Background The origin and prevalence of near-death experiences are unknown. A recent study suggested a link with REM sleep intrusion but was criticized for its selection of control participants. We therefore assessed the association of REM intrusion and near-death...

["Emergency and Critical Care","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7585
183 downloads
278 views

Background Because of the increasing dysplasia rate in the lifelong course of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients, it is imperative to characterize the crosstalk between IBD and colorectal cancer (CRC). However, there have been no reports revealing the occurrence...

["Bioinformatics","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Statistics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7451
101 downloads
206 views

Background To investigate whether SUA is associated with NAFLD in men and women with T2DM. Methods This cross-sectional study enrolled patients with T2DM at Shanxi High-Tech Development Zone Central Hospital (June 2011 to September 2017). Patients were stratified...

["Bioinformatics","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Geriatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7563
96 downloads
299 views

Background Mycobacterium tuberculosis rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are widely employed in routine laboratories and national surveys for detection of rifampicin-resistant (RR)-TB. However, as next-generation sequencing technologies have become more commonplace...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7564
77 downloads
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The hypothalamic neuropeptide RFRP3 can suppress hypothalamic GnRH neuron activation and inhibit gonadotropin release from the anterior pituitary. RFRP3 is also produced locally in the ovary and can inhibit steroidogenesis and follicle development in many vertebrates....

["Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Gynecology and Obstetrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7540
71 downloads
272 views

This article compares the differences in eye movements between orienteers of different skill levels on map information searches and explores the visual search patterns of orienteers during precise map reading so as to explore the cognitive characteristics of orienteers’...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7592
61 downloads
286 views

Previous research has documented that contour detection and integration may either be affected by local features such as the distances between elements or by high-level cognitive factors such as attention in our visual system. Less is known about how low and high...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7550
55 downloads
294 views

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is one of the major threats to the healthcare systems in some countries, especially in the Arabian Peninsula. MERS-CoV is considered an ideal example of the One Health concept. This is due to the animals,...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7556
67 downloads
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Background Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a common and recurrent autoimmune-related disease with unclear pathogenesis. Dysfunction of immune cells, such as T cells, mast cells, and basophils, is involved. Bacillus Calmette–Guerin polysaccharide nucleic...

["Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Dermatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7404

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