Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background The Stroop test is frequently used to assess deficits in inhibitory control in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). This test has limitations and antisaccade eye movements, that also measure inhibitory control, may be an alternative to Stroop. Objectives...

["Cognitive Disorders","Neurology","Ophthalmology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5737
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Background The Rivermead Post Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire (RPQ) is a widely-used, 16-item measure of concussion symptoms yet its ability to assess change in the symptom experience over time has come under criticism. We applied Generalisability theory to differentiate...

["Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5676
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Background Autonomic dysfunction (AD) is one of the non-motor features of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Some symptoms tend to occur in the early stages of PD. AD also has a great impact on patient’s quality of life. In this study, we aimed to discover the association...

["Neurology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5539
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Introduction Assessment of episodic memory is traditionally used to evaluate potential cognitive impairments in senior adults. The present article discusses the capabilities of Episodix, a game to assess the aforementioned cognitive area, as a valid tool to discriminate...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Cognitive Disorders","Geriatrics","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5478
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Robot-mediated therapies enhance the recovery of post-stroke patients with motor deficits. Repetitive and repeatable exercises are essential for rehabilitation following brain damage or other disorders that impact the central nervous system, as plasticity permits...

["Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5544
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Background Both motor imagery (MI) and motor execution (ME) can facilitate motor cortical excitability. Although cortical excitability is modulated by intracortical inhibitory and excitatory circuits in the human primary motor cortex, it is not clear which intracortical...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5588
79 downloads
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Background Prior studies of oculomotor function in Parkinson’s disease (PD) have either focused on saccades without considering smooth pursuit, or tested smooth pursuit while excluding saccades. The present study investigated the control of saccadic eye movements...

["Neuroscience","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5442
302 downloads
803 views

Background Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a perceptual phenomenon in which specific audiovisual stimuli frequently elicit tingling sensations on the scalp and neck. These stimuli (“ASMR triggers”) are typically social in nature (e.g., watching someone...

["Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5414
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429 views

Background and Objective Increases in outpatients seeking medical check-ups are expanding the number of health examination data records, which can be utilized for medical strategic planning and other purposes. However, because hospital visits by outpatients seeking...

["Neurology","Public Health","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5183
147 downloads
644 views

Both motor imagery (MI) and action observation (AO) trigger the activation of the neurocognitive mechanisms that underlie the planning and execution of voluntary movements in a manner that resembles how the action is performed in a real way. The main objective...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5142
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Background Craniofacial dysmorphic features are morphological changes of the face and skull which are associated with syndromic conditions. Moyamoya angiopathy is a rare cerebral vasculopathy that can be divided into Moyamoya syndrome, which is associated or secondary...

["Genetics","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4740
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523 views

Background Constipation is suspected to occur frequently after acquired brain injury (ABI). In patients with ABI, heart rate variability (HRV) is reduced suggesting autonomic dysfunction. Autonomic dysfunction may be associated with prolonged gastrointestinal transit...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4912
2 citations
285 downloads
1,184 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
302 downloads
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Mitochondria are small, energy-producing structures vital to the energy needs of the body. Genetic mutations cause mitochondria to fail to produce the energy needed by cells and organs which can cause severe disease and death. These genetic mutations are likely...

["Genetics","Internal Medicine","Neurology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4790
107 downloads
1,307 views

Background Epidemiologic data supporting the epilepsy–asthma association are insufficient. Therefore, we examined this association in this study. Methods By using claims data from the National Health Insurance Research Database (Taiwan), we executed a retrospective...

["Epidemiology","Immunology","Internal Medicine","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4792

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