Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Robot-mediated therapies enhance the recovery of post-stroke patients with motor deficits. Repetitive and repeatable exercises are essential for rehabilitation following brain damage or other disorders that impact the central nervous system, as plasticity permits...

["Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5544
55 downloads
309 views

GDF11, a member of TGF-β superfamily, has recently received widespread attention as a novel anti-ageing/rejuvenation factor to reverse age-related dysfunctions in heart and skeletal muscle, and to induce angiogenesis and neurogenesis. However, these positive effects...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Neuroscience","Evidence Based Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5524
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603 views

Background A key event in human development is the establishment of erythropoietic progenitors in the bone marrow, which is accompanied by a fetal-to-adult switch in hemoglobin expression. Understanding of this event could lead to medical application, notably treatment...

["Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Hematology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5527
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Background Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a construct used to separate “healthy” from “unhealthy” obese patients, and is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease. There is controversy over whether obese “metabolically well” persons have...

["Nutrition","Public Health","Medical Genetics","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5410
42 downloads
266 views

Background Despite the increasing popularity of exergame practice and its promising benefits in counteracting physical inactivity, limited research has been performed to document the physiological responses during an exergame session. This study aims (i) to investigate...

["Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5574
68 downloads
660 views

Background The World Health Organization (WHO) declares Chikungunya (CHIK) infection to be endemic in South Asia. Despite its first outbreak in Pakistan, no documented evidence exists which reveals the knowledge or awareness of healthcare students and workers (HCSW)...

["Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5481
434 downloads
422 views

Background The aim of the study was to assess the effects of walking on the blood pressure in sedentary adults with differing degrees of systolic blood pressure (SBP). Methods A total of 529 subjects with SBP above 120 mmHg were enrolled. Blood pressure, body weight,...

["Cardiology","Internal Medicine","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5471
68 downloads
252 views

Background Contextual factors may influence oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in children. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of individual and contextual determinants of OHRQoL based on the perceptions of children. Methods A...

["Dentistry","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5451
44 downloads
256 views

Background Previous research suggests motion induced fatigue contributes to significant performance degradation and is likely related to a higher incidence of accidents and injuries. However, the exact effect of continuous multidirectional platform perturbations...

["Biophysics","Kinesiology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5439
82 downloads
356 views

Background Both motor imagery (MI) and motor execution (ME) can facilitate motor cortical excitability. Although cortical excitability is modulated by intracortical inhibitory and excitatory circuits in the human primary motor cortex, it is not clear which intracortical...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5588
64 downloads
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Objective To systematically review the evidence around the effect of ambient levels of particulate and gaseous pollutants, and the risk of hospitalisation with bronchiolitis for infants under two years of age. Design Systematic review of observational epidemiological...

["Global Health","Pediatrics","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5352
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Background Strains of periodontal disease-associated bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis have different pathogenicity, which can be attributed to clonal genetic diversity. P. gingivalis typically expresses two types of fimbriae, FimA and Mfa1, which comprise six...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5581
1 citation
51 downloads
672 views

Objective To systematically review the literature and describe the discrepancies in achieving the 2009 Institute of Medicine (IOM) gestational weight gain (GWG) guidelines across cultures. Methods Ten databases were searched from inception to April 2018. Observational...

["Global Health","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5407
103 downloads
388 views

Background Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) is an important bacterium and responsible for many bloodstream infections, including urinary tract infections and even fatal bacteremia. The aim of this research was to investigate whether ExPEC strains...

["Microbiology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5470
76 downloads
299 views

Background Intra-abdominal adhesions develop after nearly every abdominal surgery, commonly causing female infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and small bowel obstruction. Pentoxifylline (PTX) is a methylxanthine compound with immunomodulatory and antifibrotic properties....

["Drugs and Devices","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5434

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