Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Introduction The zoonotic malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi has currently become the most dominant form of infection in humans in Malaysia and is an emerging infectious disease in most Southeast Asian countries. The P41 is a merozoite surface protein belonging...

["Genetics","Parasitology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6141
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Background It is plausible that the routine immunization among infants using pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 13 (PCV13) from 2013 and among the elderly using pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine 23 (PPV23) from 2014 contributed to reducing the pneumonia mortality...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6085
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Background Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) is a newly emerged microsporidian parasite that causes retarded shrimp growth in many countries. But there are no effective approaches to control this disease to date. The EHP could be an immune risk factor for increased...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5993
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Background Host factors, including host genetic variation, have been shown to influence the outcome of Plasmodium falciparum infection. Genome-wide linkage studies have mapped mild malaria resistance genes on chromosome 6p21, whereas NCR3-412 polymorphism (rs2736191)...

["Genetics","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6048
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Background Haemophilus parasuis is the etiological agent of Glässer’s disease, and causes severe economic losses in the swine industry. Serovar classification is intended as an indicator of virulence and pathotype and is also crucial for vaccination programs and...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6017
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Background Fruit consumption is currently considered beyond the nutritional aspects because of the important roles in disease prevention and benefits to health. The objective of this study was to characterize the chemical profile and evaluate the antioxidant and...

["Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5991
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Predicting and simplifying which pathogens may spill over from animals to humans is a major priority in infectious disease biology. Many efforts to determine which viruses are at risk of spillover use a subset of viral traits to find trait-based associations with...

["Evolutionary Studies","Virology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5979
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Background The vaginal microbiota (VMB) plays a key role in women’s reproductive health. VMB composition varies with ethnicity, making it necessary to characterize the VMB of the target population before interventions to maintain and/or improve the vaginal health...

["Microbiology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5977
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Background Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a highly infectious disease that has produced over 25,000 cases in the past 50 years. While many past outbreaks resulted in relatively few cases, the 2014 outbreak in West Africa was the most deadly occurrence of EVD to date,...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5888
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Analyzing whole-genome sequencing data of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) isolates in a standardized workflow enables both comprehensive antibiotic resistance profiling and outbreak surveillance with highest resolution up to the identification of recent...

["Molecular Biology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5895
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Background Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease characterized by chronic airway infection with a high incidence and poor prognosis. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Aspergillus fumigatus are pathogens commonly found in CF patients. Clinically, these two microorganisms often...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Internal Medicine","Respiratory Medicine","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5931
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Eukaryotic parasites in the genus Leishmania place approximately 350 million people per year at risk of disease. In addition to their global health significance, Leishmania spp. have served as an important model for delineating basic concepts in immunology such...

["Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5905
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Background The accurate and rapid preliminarily identification of the types of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is crucial for infection control. Currently, however, expensive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive methods are used for MRSA typing....

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5784
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Medicinal plants play a crucial role in the search for components that are capable of neutralizing the multiple mechanisms of fungal resistance. Psidium salutare (Kunth) O. Berg is a plant native to Brazil used as both food and traditional medicine to treat diseases...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5476
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Background Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a common complication following breast surgery procedures, despite being considered a clean surgery. The prevalence of SSIs can be minimised with the appropriate use of antibiotic prophylaxis as outlined in the Australian...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Infectious Diseases","Internal Medicine","Public Health","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5724

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