Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background Balance control has been shown to play a fundamental role both in everyday life and many athletic activities. An important component of balance control is the somatosensory information gained from muscle spindles and Golgi tendon organs. The changes...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6108
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Background Maternal obesity and physical inactivity have been identified as correlates of overweight and obesity and physical inactivity in older preadolescents; however, no study has explored this relationship in Hispanic preadolescents. Furthermore, the relation...

["Epidemiology","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6100
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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 Stress at work has been broadly acknowledged as a worldwide problem and has been the focus of concern for many researchers. Firefighting, in particular, is frequently reported as a highly stressful occupation. In order to investigate firefighters’ occupational...

["Bioengineering","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5967
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Introduction Extant studies have examined the effect of psychological characteristics on clinical features that define behavior problems. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of temperament and character as both individual factors and complex profiles...

["Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6106
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Research has demonstrated that involvement with mainstream performing arts, such as music and dance, can boost wellbeing. This article extends this work by reviewing little-known research on whether learning magic tricks can have an equally beneficial effect. We...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6081
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Lack of access to clean water and sanitation is a major factor impacting public health in communities worldwide. To address this, the S-Lab at Providence College and the Global Sustainable Aid Project developed a microflush composting toilet system to isolate and...

["Microbiology","Public Health","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6077
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Background Postnatal bonding constitutes a major process during the postpartum period, and there is evidence that bonding difficulties have negative consequences for parents’ mental health and the child’s development. However, the conceptualization of postnatal...

["Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5980
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Background The relevance of body composition (BC) to performance in sport has long been appreciated with special concern on the total and regional proportion of fat and muscle. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is able to accurately measure BC, but it may...

["Global Health","Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5913
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Background When clients’ experiences with maternity care are measured for quality improvement, surveys are administered once, usually six weeks or more after childbirth. Most surveys conveniently cover pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care all in one. However,...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5851
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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
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Abstract There is little evidence on maternal consumption of supplementary food on nutritional status of children. The objectives of this study were to measure the prevalence and determinants of supplementary food intake during pregnancy and lactation, and their...

["Global Health","Nutrition","Public Health","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5935
1 citation
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547 views

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 We evaluated the effects of a mixed reality (MR) head-mounted deviceon some cognitiveand physiological functions during 90 min tasks in an attempt to determine their safety for workers. Methods A total of 12 volunteers performed 90-min intellectual and...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Global Health","Public Health","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5847
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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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