Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Objective The analysis of ill-health related job loss may be a relevant indicator for the prioritization of actions in the workplace or in the field of public health, as well as a target for health promotion. The aim of this study was to analyze the medical causes,...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5073
41 downloads
193 views

Background It is possible that physical education professionals, especially those who participate in aerobic activities, have predisposing factors, signs and symptoms of overreaching (OVR) and overtraining (OVT) due to a high load and volume of exercise followed...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Global Health","Kinesiology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4994
68 downloads
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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
113 downloads
439 views

Purpose A literature review is presented that aims to summarize and compare current methods to evaluate sleep. Methods Current sleep assessment methods have been classified according to different criteria; e.g., objective (polysomnography, actigraphy…) vs. subjective...

["Global Health","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4849
57 downloads
301 views

Genotypic drug resistance testing has been an integral part of the clinical management of HIV patients for almost 20 years, not only assisting treatment choices but also informing drug development. Accurate estimations on the worldwide circulation of drug resistance...

["Virology","Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4848
84 downloads
447 views

An estimated two billion people worldwide currently suffer from micronutrient malnutrition, and almost one billion are calorie deficient. Providing adequate nutrition is a growing global challenge. Seafood is one of the most important sources of both protein and...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Global Health","Nutrition","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4733
82 downloads
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Type I polyketide synthase 13 (Pks13) is involved in the final step of the biosynthesis of mycolic acid in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Recent articles have reported that Pks13 is an essential enzyme in the mycolic acid biosynthesis pathway, and it has been deeply...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Global Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4728
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172 downloads
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Background A Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh experienced a large-scale diphtheria epidemic in 2017. The background information of previously immune fraction among refugees cannot be explicitly estimated, and thus we conducted an uncertainty analysis...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4583
70 downloads
534 views

Background Non-communicable disease (NCD) risk factors can co-exist with disability and cause a greater burden on the health status of adults with disabilities. A lack of egalitarian social policies in China may result in gender disparities in the NCD risk factors...

["Global Health","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4505
177 downloads
734 views

Background Anemia is the most widely prevalent form of micronutrient deficiency that affects over a quarter of the global population. Evidence suggests that the burden of anemia is higher in the developing countries with women of reproductive age and children being...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Nutrition","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4414
122 downloads
876 views

Young adults have a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than other age groups. This risk may be mediated by their social and cultural setting which can impact young adults’ awareness of, beliefs in, and risk of contracting STIs (including...

["Global Health","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4362
103 downloads
1,212 views

Background Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a microbial imbalance (i.e., dysbiosis) that can produce serious medical effects in women at childbearing age. Little is known, however, about the incidence of BV or vaginal microbiota dysbiosis in pregnant teenagers in low...

["Microbiology","Global Health","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4317
126 downloads
708 views

Background In this study, the long-term efficacy of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination was assessed using seroprevalence and an age–period–cohort (APC) model of HBV seromarkers among university entrants 30 years after the introduction of the national neonatal...

["Epidemiology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4297
140 downloads
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Background Although several studies have identified risk factors for high blood pressure (BP), data from Afro-Caribbean populations are limited. Additionally, less is known about how putative risk factors operate in young adults and how social factors influence...

["Cardiology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Internal Medicine","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4385
107 downloads
525 views

Background During the winter of 2014–2015, a rarely reported norovirus (NoV) genotype GII.17 was found to have increased its frequency in norovirus outbreaks in East Asia, surpassing the GII.4 NoV infections. GII.17 genotype has been detected for over three decades...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4333

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