Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background An increasingly large share of diet comes from ultra-processed foods (UPFs), which are assemblages of food substances designed to create durable, convenient and palatable ready-to-eat products. There is increasing evidence that high UPF consumption is...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Health Policy","Nutrition","Public Health","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4091
1 citation
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Background Pertussis is a vaccine-preventable disease, yet an increasing incidence of pertussis occurs in many countries. Thailand has a long-standing pertussis vaccination policy, therefore most expectant mothers today had received vaccines as children. The resurgence...

["Immunology","Infectious Diseases","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4043
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Objective Our previous genome-wide association study (GWAS) identified that the ABO rs633862 variant in chromosome 9q34.2 was associated with the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) in Chinese Han women. The aim of the present study was to evaluate its prognostic...

["Oncology","Translational Medicine","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3946
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Background In Nicaragua, cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death for women ages 15–44, yet access to the HPV vaccine is limited to those with financial resources to pay for it. Cervical cytology is provided free of charge in public clinics;...

["Global Health","Oncology","Public Health","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3871
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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer. Urine-based HPV testing offers a simple and non-invasive method because of its increasing acceptance. A total of 164 pairs of cervical swab and urine samples from Thai women who underwent cervical...

["Infectious Diseases","Oncology","Virology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3910
1 citation
225 downloads
1,084 views

Background Fatigue is the most widely reported symptom by women during pregnancy, labour, the postpartum period, and early parenting. The objective was to translate the Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS) into Spanish and assess its psychometric properties. Methods...

["Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3832
1 citation
288 downloads
1,296 views

Background Preterm birth is a main determinant of neonatal mortality and morbidity and a major contributor to the overall mortality and burden of disease. However, research of the preterm birth is hindered by the imprecise definition of the clinical phenotype and...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3685
1 citation
330 downloads
1,404 views

Background We aimed to determine the prevalence of vaginal colonization by Gardnerella vaginalis and of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in Portuguese pregnant women, and to identify risk factors for BV and G. vaginalis colonization in pregnancy. Methods A cross-sectional...

["Epidemiology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Infectious Diseases","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3750
1 citation
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Background This study was performed to compare changes in urinary incontinence (UI) symptoms and pelvic floor structure during pregnancy between nulliparous and multiparous women. Methods A cross-sectional survey was performed among pregnant women from July 2016...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Nursing","Urology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3615
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The five community state types (CSTs) first identified by Ravel et al. (2011) offered a powerful scheme to classify the states of human vaginal microbial communities (HVMC). The classification is a significant advance because it devised an effective handle to deal...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3366
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Objectives Angiopoietins have been found to play essential roles in tumor angiogenesis. The present study was aimed at investigating the diagnostic and prognostic values of serum angiopoietin 1 and 2 (sAng-1 and sAng-2) in cervical cancer. Methods The sAng-1 and...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Oncology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3387
3 citations
283 downloads
1,212 views

Background Exergames are a new form of rehabilitation that combine the characteristics of physical exercise and the benefits of non-immersive virtual reality (VR). Effects of this novel therapy in women fibromyalgia are still unknown. The objective was to evaluate...

["Clinical Trials","Kinesiology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3211
2 citations
562 downloads
1,679 views

Introduction There exist several barriers to maternal health service utilization in developing countries. Most of the previous studies conducted in India have focused on demand-side barriers, while only a few have touched upon supply-side barriers. None of the...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Nursing","Public Health","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2675
1 citation
139 downloads
752 views

Hierarchical models are characterized by having N living states connected by N − 1 rates of transfer. Demographic measures for such models can be calculated directly from counts of the number of persons in each state at two nearby points in time. Exploiting the...

["Public Health","Statistics","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2535
2 citations
243 downloads
1,144 views

Background Cancer research is a national and international priority, with the efficiency and effectiveness of current anti-tumor therapies being one of the major challenges with which physicians are faced. Objective To assess the impact of exposure to tobacco smoke,...

["Epidemiology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Oncology","Public Health","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2448

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