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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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876 views

Outbreaks of coral diseases continue to reduce global coral populations. In the Caribbean, yellow band is a severe and wide-spread disease that commonly affects corals of the Orbicella spp. complex, significantly impeding coral reproduction, and hindering the natural...

["Marine Biology","Zoology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4800
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299 views

Background Periodontitis is associated with increased concentration of inflammatory markers and saliva has been proposed as a non-invasive diagnostic fluid in oral and systemic diseases. The levels of salivary biomarkers, such as cytokines, could potentially be...

["Dentistry","Epidemiology","Immunology","Nursing"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4710
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Background In China, there is insufficient evidence to support that screening programs can detect breast cancer earlier and improve outcomes compared with patient self-reporting. Therefore, we compared the pathological characteristics at diagnosis between self-detected...

["Epidemiology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4567
127 downloads
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Background Haemophilus parasuis is a common porcine respiratory pathogen that causes high rates of morbidity and mortality in farmed swine. We performed a molecular characterization of antimicrobial resistance genes harbored by H. parasuis from pig farms in China....

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Epidemiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4613
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Animal borne rabies virus is a source of infection in humans, and raccoons (Procyon lotor) are the primary terrestrial reservoir in West Virginia (WV). To assess the behavior and status of raccoon variant rabies virus (RRV) cases in WV, a longitudinal analysis...

["Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4574
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592 views

Background A Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh experienced a large-scale diphtheria epidemic in 2017. The background information of previously immune fraction among refugees cannot be explicitly estimated, and thus we conducted an uncertainty analysis...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4583
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Background Renal biopsies performed in diabetic patients are increasing and becoming more complex. Comprehensive data on modern spectrum of biopsy-proven renal disease in Chinese diabetic patients are lacking. Methods In a nationwide renal biopsy survey including...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Epidemiology","Nephrology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4522
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Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) has been prevalent in swine herds in China since 2002, causing severe economic loss to the pig industry. The number of live pigs in southeast China is > 20 million. Since information on the genetic variation of PCV2 in the Fujian province...

["Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4476
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Background The Zika virus was first discovered in 1947. It was neglected until a major outbreak occurred on Yap Island, Micronesia, in 2007. Teratogenic effects resulting in microcephaly in newborn infants is the greatest public health threat. In 2016, the Zika...

["Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4526
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Introduction Using spatial–temporal analyses to understand coverage and trends in elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (e-MTCT) efforts may be helpful in ensuring timely services are delivered to the right place. We present spatial–temporal analysis...

["Epidemiology","HIV","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4427
79 downloads
378 views

Background Serum uric acid (UA) has been reported as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, whether serum UA is associated with insulin resistance and insulin secretion, and the effect of gender on it in the case of the existed association,...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4515
74 downloads
362 views

Backgrounds and Aims Melanosis coli (MC) is a noninflammatory, benign, and reversible colonic disorder, but its detection rates in China are unclear. We therefore aimed to analyze the epidemiological characteristics of MC in China. Methods We assessed the detection...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4483
65 downloads
303 views

Background Evaluating the factors favoring the onset of influenza epidemics is a critical public health issue for surveillance, prevention and control. While past outbreaks provide important insights for understanding epidemic onsets, their statistical analysis...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4440
107 downloads
550 views

Background C1q TNF related protein 3 (CTRP3) is a relatively novel hormonal factor primarily derived from adipose tissue and has anti-diabetic properties. To determine if CTRP3 could play a role in early childhood development, the purpose of this study was to establish...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Epidemiology","Pediatrics","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4472

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