Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background Hamstring strain injuries (HSI) are one of the most prevalent and serious injuries affecting athletes, particularly those in team ball sports or track and field. Recent evidence demonstrates that eccentric knee flexor weakness and between limb asymmetries...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4972
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Background Constipation is suspected to occur frequently after acquired brain injury (ABI). In patients with ABI, heart rate variability (HRV) is reduced suggesting autonomic dysfunction. Autonomic dysfunction may be associated with prolonged gastrointestinal transit...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4912
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Background The highly valued medicinal tiger milk mushroom (also known as Lignosus rhinocerus) has the ability to cure numerous ailments. Its anticancer activities are well explored, and recently a partially purified cytotoxic protein fraction termed F5 from the...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Oncology","Translational Medicine","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4940
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Background Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common and aggressive type of malignant liver tumor. HCC progression depends significantly on its vascularization and formation of new blood vessels. Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) is a crucial...

["Molecular Biology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4915
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The oomycete microorganism, Pythium insidiosum, causes the life-threatening infectious condition, pythiosis, in humans and animals worldwide. Affected individuals typically endure surgical removal of the infected organ(s). Detection of P. insidiosum by the established...

["Biochemistry","Mycology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4821
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Background Dental caries remains the most prevalent and costly oral infectious disease worldwide, encouraging the search for new and more effective antimicrobials. Therefore, the aim of this work was to study the antimicrobial action of selected phytochemicals...

["Microbiology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4872
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Background Bullying is one of the most important factors associated with child abuse. However, robust tests supporting the assumption that being bullied can contribute to child sexual abuse (CSA) among left-behind children (LBC) remain sparse. This study aims to...

["Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4865
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Caused by viral infection, postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common chronic neuropathic pain. Various treatment modalities such as early use of nerve block therapy (NBT) and pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) have been studied in reducing pain, however, no consistent...

["Clinical Trials"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4852
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Background Existing definitions of happiness, subjective well-being, and quality of life suggest conceptual overlap between these constructs. This study explored the relationship between these well-being constructs by applying widely used measures with satisfactory...

["Global Health","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4903
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Background Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. In addition to its highly debilitating motor symptoms, non-motor symptoms may precede their motor counterparts by many years, which may characterize a prodromal phase of PD....

["Neuroscience","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4957
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Background Among agricultural workers, especially in the seasonal migratory ones, housing and hygiene related issues, occupational accidents, low levels of education, poverty and absence of social security problems emerge as significant public health problems....

["Agricultural Science","Epidemiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4952
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Background The table tennis serve involves complex spatial movements combined with biomechanial characteristics. Although the differences in lower-limb biomechanial characteristics to a great extent influence the translational and spinning velocity of the ball...

["Bioengineering","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4760
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Background Participation rate is one of the main challenges medical researchers face. We examined how demographic background and trust in medical research affect the willingness of people to participate in medical research in Taiwan. Methods Data from the 2011...

["Epidemiology","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4874
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Passiflora suberosa L. belonging to the family Passifloraceae is an important medicinal plant used in traditional medicinal system in Sri Lanka to treat diabetes, hypertension and skin diseases. We extracted P. suberosa leaves under reflux conditions using different...

["Microbiology","Plant Science","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4804
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Objective Tumor necrosis factor-inducible gene 6 (TSG-6) has anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective effects in mouse models of inflammatory arthritis. Because cartilage damage and inflammation are also observed in osteoarthritis (OA), we determined the effect...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4771

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