Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background Hypertension and dyssomnia are increasing significantly in Mongolians, and the related factors of ethnic differences in hypertension and dyssomnia between Mongolians and Han Chinese are unclear. This study examined the relationship of morning surge in...

["Cardiology","Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3758
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Background Despite substantial evidence demonstrating numerous parental risk and protective factors for the development of adolescent depression and anxiety disorders, there is currently no single measure that assesses these parenting factors. To address this gap,...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3825
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Background Despite reporting low levels of well-being, anorexia nervosa patients express temperament traits (e.g., extraversion and persistence) necessary for high levels of life satisfaction. Nevertheless, among individuals without eating disorders, a balanced...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3801
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Background Chlamydia psittaci and Chlamydia pecorum are important veterinary pathogens, with the former also being responsible for zoonoses, and the latter adversely affecting koala populations in Australia and livestock globally. The rapid detection of these organisms...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3799
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Once the general decline in muscle mass, muscle strength and physical performance falls below specific thresholds, the middle aged or older adult will be diagnosed as having sarcopenia (a loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength). Sarcopenia contributes to a range...

["Geriatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3768
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Background Periodization is an important component of resistance training programs. It is meant to improve adherence to the training regimen, allow for constant progression, help in avoiding plateaus, and reduce occurrence and severity of injuries. Previous findings...

["Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3695
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Background Although evolution is the driving force behind many of today’s major public health and agriculture issues, both journalists and scientific researchers often do not use the term “evolve” in discussions of these topics. Methods In a total of 1,066 articles...

["Evolutionary Studies","Public Health","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3639
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Background The age of onset of substance use (OSU) as well as the coping strategies (CS) influence both the development and the course of Substance Use Disorders (SUD). We aim to examine the differences in the CS applied to deal with treatment in men with SUD,...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3660
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Background Psychological factors have been suggested to have an influence in Atrial Fibrillation (AF) onset, progression, severity and outcomes, but their role is unclear and mainly focused on anxiety and depression. Methods A systematic electronic search had been...

["Cardiology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3537
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408 views

Background The cause−effect relation between periodontal inflammatory disease (PID) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) remains uncertain. The purpose of our study was to investigate the association between PID and PD. Methods We conducted a retrospective matched-cohort...

["Dentistry","Epidemiology","Neurology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3647
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Introduction Our study aims at identifying and quantifying the relationship between the cold and heat exposure and the risk of cardiovascular mortality through a systematic review and meta-analysis. Material and Methods A systematic review and meta-analysis were...

["Cardiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3574
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1,417 views

The use of insects as indicators of post-mortem displacement is discussed in many texts, courses and TV shows, and several studies addressing this issue have been published. Although the concept is widely cited, it is poorly understood, and only a few forensic...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3506
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686 views

Background Cannabis use and cannabis regulatory policies recently re-surfaced as noteworthy global research and social media topics, including claims that Mexicans have been sending cannabis and other drug supplies through a porous border into the United States....

["Epidemiology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3616
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606 views

Objective The aim of our study was to identify barriers and enablers to implementation of the Xpert MTB/RIF test within Mongolia’s National Tuberculosis Program. Methods Twenty-foursemi-structured interviews were conducted between June and September 2015 with laboratory...

["Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3567
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Background Renal supportive care (RSC) is an important option for elderly individuals reaching end-stage renal disease; however, the frequency of RSC practice is very low among Asian countries. We evaluated the attitude, the knowledge, and the preference for specific...

["Geriatrics","Nephrology","Public Health","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3540

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