Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background Scarlet fever is recognized as being a major public health issue owing to its increase in notifications in mainland China, and an advanced response based on forecasting techniques is being adopted to tackle this. Here, we construct a new hybrid method...

["Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Health Policy","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6165
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Background Patients with atrial fibrillation-flutter (AF) admitted on the weekends were initially reported to have poor outcomes. The primary purpose of this study is to re-evaluate the outcomes for weekend versus weekday AF hospitalization using the 2014 Nationwide...

["Cardiology","Global Health","Health Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6211
36 downloads
101 views

Background The US mainland is experiencing an epidemic of opioid overdoses. Unfortunately, the US Territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands) have often been overlooked in opioid pharmacoepidemiology research. This study examined common prescription...

["Drugs and Devices","Epidemiology","Health Policy","Pharmacology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6272
133 downloads
1,266 views

Objectives Muscles dominant in type I muscle fibres, such as the lumbar extensors, are often trained using lighter loads and higher repetition ranges. However, literature suggests that similar strength adaptations can be attained by the use of both heavier- (HL)...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6001
145 downloads
1,023 views

Background Excessive intake of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) is a preventable cause of death. While some countries have implemented a tax on SSBs, other countries, such as New Zealand, rely on industry self-regulation and individual responsibility, such as referring...

["Health Policy","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5821
135 downloads
2,066 views

We comment on Eichstaedt et al.’s (2015a) claim to have shown that language patterns among Twitter users, aggregated at the level of US counties, predicted county-level mortality rates from atherosclerotic heart disease (AHD), with “negative” language being associated...

["Epidemiology","Health Policy","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5656
123 downloads
523 views

The growth of migrant communities continues to rise globally, creating unique and complex health challenges. Literature on immigrant health in New Zealand (NZ) remains scant. This integrative literature review was conducted drawing on peer-reviewed research articles...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5184
75 downloads
347 views

Background Medicare is one of the world’s largest health insurance programs. It provides health insurance to nearly 44 million beneficiaries whose entitlements are based on age, disability, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Data of these ESRD beneficiaries are...

["Epidemiology","Health Policy","Nephrology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5284
409 downloads
637 views

Managing injury risk requires an understanding of how and when athletes sustain certain injuries. Such information guides organisations in establishing evidence-based priorities and expectations for managing injury risk. In order to minimise the impact of sports...

["Epidemiology","Health Policy","Pathology","Public Health","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4895
1 citation
175 downloads
658 views

Background Influenza epidemics pose significant social and economic challenges in China. Internet search query data have been identified as a valuable source for the detection of emerging influenza epidemics. However, the selection of the search queries and the...

["Health Policy","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5134
107 downloads
421 views

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
1 citation
223 downloads
881 views

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
126 downloads
501 views

Background Antibiotic misuse in the community contributes to antimicrobial resistance. One way to address this may be by better utilizing community pharmacists’ skills in antibiotic prescribing. The aims of this study were to examine the level of support for “down-scheduling”...

["Health Policy","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4726
2 citations
549 downloads
2,342 views

Background Symptoms of depression, anxiety, and distress are more common in undergraduates compared to age-matched peers. Mental ill health among students is associated with impaired academic achievement, worse occupational preparedness, and lower future occupational...

["Health Policy","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4598
3 citations
169 downloads
2,105 views

Background There is a lack of research considering acute fatigue responses to high- and low-load resistance training as well as the comparison between male and female responses. Furthermore, limited studies have considered fatigue response testing with the inclusion...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4523

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