Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Aim To prospectively evaluate the effects of vitamin D3 on disease activity and quality of life in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients with hypovitaminosis D. Methods The study was a prospective double-blinded, randomized trial conducted at Community Regional Medical...

["Clinical Trials","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Internal Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3654
60 downloads
319 views

Oxidative damage is a major cause of lung diseases, including pulmonary fibrosis. Laminarin is a kind of polysaccharide extracted from brown algae and plays vital roles in various biological processes. However, the functions and mechanisms of laminarin in pulmonary...

["Molecular Biology","Clinical Trials","Internal Medicine","Otorhinolaryngology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3642
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500 views

Objective The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of age, body condition score (BCS) and muscle condition score (MCS) on indirect radial and coccygeal Doppler systolic arterial blood pressure (SAP) measurements in dogs. Methods Sixty-two privately-owned...

["Veterinary Medicine","Internal Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3101
112 downloads
409 views

Background This study evaluates two procedures for typing of Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococci; GBS) isolates, using retrospective typing data from the period 2010 to 2014 with a commercial latex agglutination test (latex test) and the Lancefield precipitation...

["Microbiology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Internal Medicine","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3105
1 citation
2,180 downloads
13,604 views

Importance Case reports describe persistent erectile dysfunction (PED) associated with exposure to 5α-reductase inhibitors (5α-RIs). Clinical trial reports and the manufacturers’ full prescribing information (FPI) for finasteride and dutasteride state that risk...

["Dermatology","Epidemiology","Internal Medicine","Pharmacology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3020
90 downloads
448 views

Introduction One-year mortality in COPD patients is reported to be between 4% and 43%, depending on the group examined. Aim To examine the one-year mortality in COPD patients after severe exacerbation and the correlation between mortality and patients’ characteristics...

["Epidemiology","Internal Medicine","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2788
335 downloads
1,402 views

Objective The objective of this study was to assess patients’ achievement of ADA (American Diabetes Association) guideline recommendations for glycosylated hemoglobin, lipid profile, and blood pressure in a type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) outpatient clinic in a...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Epidemiology","Internal Medicine","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2577
2 citations
235 downloads
539 views

Introduction Rituximab (RTX) is a B cell-depleting agent approved for the treatment of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). RTX reduces antibody producing precursor plasma cells and inhibits B and T cells interaction. Infections related to T cell immunodeficiency...

["Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Internal Medicine","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2487
234 downloads
745 views

Introduction Hospital readmissions are common, expensive, and a key target of the Medicare Value Based Purchasing (VBP) program. Risk assessment tools have been developed to identify patients at high risk of hospital readmission so they can be targeted for interventions...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Internal Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2441
6 citations
1,522 downloads
2,098 views

The aim of this study was to identify the facets influencing job satisfaction and intention to quit of nurses employed in Turkey. Using a non-probability sampling technique, 417 nurses from six large private hospitals were surveyed from March 2014 to June 2014....

["Internal Medicine","Nursing","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1896
1 citation
264 downloads
1,088 views

Background. Previous studies have shown conflicting results on the association between toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) Asp299Gly (rs4986790) polymorphism and coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of TLR4 Asp299Gly polymorphism...

["Cardiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Internal Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1412
4 citations
650 downloads
1,886 views

Background. “Health is wealth” is a time tested adage. Health becomes more relevant when it comes to professionals whose job is to provide people with services that maintain an optimum state of mental, physical and social well-being. Healthcare professionals (HCP)...

["Internal Medicine","Nutrition","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1250
1 citation
120 downloads
857 views

Background. The ischemic damage of the sinus node (SN) is a well known cause of cardiac arrhythmias and can be a consequence of any flow abnormality in the sinus node artery (SNA). Accordingly we aimed this retrospective study to: (1) evaluate the suitability of...

["Cardiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Hematology","Internal Medicine","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1156
1 citation
877 downloads
1,173 views

Introduction. Hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge is a target for health care cost savings through the medicare Value Based Purchasing initiative. Because of this focus, hospitals and health systems are investing considerable resources into the identification...

["Emergency and Critical Care","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Hematology","Internal Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1181
1 citation
395 downloads
1,079 views

Although family medicine (FM) is the most commonly practiced specialty among all the medical specialties, its practice patterns have seldom been analyzed. Looking at data from Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Research Database, the current study analyzed ambulatory...

["Emergency and Critical Care","Health Policy","Internal Medicine","Nursing","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1145

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