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Previous studies have investigated the association between cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) polymorphisms and breast cancer susceptibility, but the results remained inconsistent. Therefore, we evaluated the relationship between four common CTLA-4 polymorphisms...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Oncology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2815
149 downloads
493 views

Background New reliable devices for range of motion (ROM) measures in older adults are necessary to improve knowledge about the functional capability in this population. Dorsiflexion ROM limitation is associated with ankle injuries, foot pain, lower limb disorders,...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2820
132 downloads
389 views

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) may promote the development and progression of human cancers. Therefore, components of the miRNA biogenesis pathway may play critical roles in human cancer. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) or mutations in genes involved in the miRNA biogenesis...

["Genetics","Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2706
153 downloads
640 views

Background Observational studies have shown inconsistent results regarding alcohol consumption and risk of fatty liver. We performed a meta-analysis of published literature to investigate the association between alcohol consumption and fatty liver disease (FLD)....

["Evidence Based Medicine","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2633
210 downloads
420 views

Background The benefit of maintenance therapy has been confirmed in patients with non-progressing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after first-line therapy by many trials and meta-analyses. However, since few head-to-head trials between different regimens have...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Oncology","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2550
382 downloads
1,344 views

Context Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most frequent gastrointestinal emergency in neonates. The microbiome of the preterm gut may regulate the integrity of the intestinal mucosa. Probiotics may positively contribute to mucosal integrity, potentially reducing...

["Clinical Trials","Drugs and Devices","Evidence Based Medicine","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2429
166 downloads
513 views

Introduction Hospital readmissions are common, expensive, and a key target of the Medicare Value Based Purchasing (VBP) program. Risk assessment tools have been developed to identify patients at high risk of hospital readmission so they can be targeted for interventions...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Internal Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2441
161 downloads
497 views

8-Hydroxyquinoline and derivatives exhibit multifunctional properties, including antioxidant, antineurodegenerative, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic activities. In biological systems, elevation of intracellular calcium can cause calpain activation,...

["Neuroscience","Evidence Based Medicine","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2389
442 downloads
1,039 views

Background: Digital medicine and smartphone-enabled health technologies provide a novel source of human health and human biology data. However, in part due to its intricacies, few methods have been established to analyze and interpret data in this domain. We previously...

["Cardiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Translational Medicine","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2284
1 citation
562 downloads
3,207 views

Objective. Probiotics have been reported to support healthy digestive and immune function, aid in protein absorption, and decrease inflammation. Further, a trend to increase vertical jump power has been observed following co-administration of protein and probiotics...

["Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2276
118 downloads
1,341 views

Introduction. Most documented rare diseases have genetic origin. Because of their low individual frequency, an initial diagnosis based on phenotypic symptoms is not always easy, as practitioners might never have been exposed to patients suffering from the relevant...

["Bioinformatics","Evidence Based Medicine","Translational Medicine","Science and Medical Education","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2211
1 citation
101 downloads
744 views

Background. Quantitative ultrasound measures are influenced by multiple external factors including examiner scanning force. Force feedback may foster the acquisition of reliable morphometry measures under a variety of scanning conditions. The purpose of this study...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Kinesiology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Science and Medical Education","Human\u2013Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2146
92 downloads
512 views

Background. Epidemiological studies have reported various results relating preoperative hydronephrosis to upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). However, the clinical significance and prognostic value of preoperative hydronephrosis in UTUC remains controversial....

["Evidence Based Medicine","Oncology","Public Health","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2144
42 downloads
312 views

Background. Normative feedback (NF), or receiving information about one’s drinking compared to peer drinking norms, is one of the most widely used brief interventions for prevention and intervention for hazardous alcohol use. NF has demonstrated predominantly small...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2114
1 citation
168 downloads
471 views

Background. Geriatric syndromes (GS) exhibit high prevalence in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) under chronic dialysis irrespective of age. We sought to determine whether GS influences medication adherence in ESRD patients. Methods. A prospective cohort...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Hematology","Nephrology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2122

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