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Background In this study, the long-term efficacy of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination was assessed using seroprevalence and an age–period–cohort (APC) model of HBV seromarkers among university entrants 30 years after the introduction of the national neonatal...

["Epidemiology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4297
33 downloads
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Background Although several studies have identified risk factors for high blood pressure (BP), data from Afro-Caribbean populations are limited. Additionally, less is known about how putative risk factors operate in young adults and how social factors influence...

["Cardiology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Internal Medicine","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4385
44 downloads
302 views

Background During the winter of 2014–2015, a rarely reported norovirus (NoV) genotype GII.17 was found to have increased its frequency in norovirus outbreaks in East Asia, surpassing the GII.4 NoV infections. GII.17 genotype has been detected for over three decades...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4333
38 downloads
200 views

Background Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is a life-threatening complication in patients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP). The use of non-invasive ventilation is controversial. With this prospective, observational study we aimed to describe a protocol to...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4211
99 downloads
507 views

Background CD4 cell count in adults with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (PLHIV) not receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) influences tuberculosis (TB) risk. Despite widespread use in models informing resource allocation, this relationship has not...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4165
87 downloads
247 views

Background The importance of assessing body fat variables and physical fitness tests plays an important role in monitoring the level of activity and physical fitness of the general population. The objective of this study was to develop reference norms to evaluate...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Kinesiology","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4032
227 downloads
763 views

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
212 downloads
1,182 views

Introduction The repurposing of non-antibiotic drugs as adjuvant antibiotics may help break antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Statins are commonly prescribed worldwide to lower cholesterol. They also possess qualities of AMR “breakers”, namely direct antibacterial...

["Microbiology","Drugs and Devices","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3952
110 downloads
467 views

Background The interaction between influenza virus and the host response to infection clearly plays an important role in determining the outcome of infection. While much is known on the participation of inflammation on the pathogenesis of severe A (H1N1) pandemic...

["Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3915
1 citation
73 downloads
225 views

Background For children worldwide, diarrhea is the second leading cause of death. These deaths are preventable by fluid resuscitation. Nasogastric tubes (NGs) have been shown to be equivalent to intravenous fluids for rehydration and recommended by the World Health...

["Global Health","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3829
68 downloads
387 views

Background Hypertension and dyssomnia are increasing significantly in Mongolians, and the related factors of ethnic differences in hypertension and dyssomnia between Mongolians and Han Chinese are unclear. This study examined the relationship of morning surge in...

["Cardiology","Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3758
2 citations
97 downloads
435 views

Background Respondent fatigue, also known as survey fatigue, is a common problem in the collection of survey data. Factors that are known to influence respondent fatigue include survey length, survey topic, question complexity, and open-ended question type. There...

["Anesthesiology and Pain Management","Global Health","Human-Computer Interaction","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3785
1 citation
256 downloads
834 views

Stellaria dichotoma L. is widely distributed in Ningxia and surrounding areas in northwestern China. Its root, Radix Stellariae (RS), has been used in herbal formulae for treating asthenic-fever, infection, malaria, dyspepsia in children and several other symptoms....

["Molecular Biology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Global Health","Pharmacology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3305
231 downloads
766 views

Background In the context of healthy ageing, it is necessary to identify opportunities to implement health interventions in order to develop an active lifestyle with sufficient physical activity and limited sedentary time in middle-aged and older adults. The transition...

["Geriatrics","Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3242
3 citations
237 downloads
660 views

Background ABO blood group is a hereditary factor of plasma levels of coagulation factor VIII (FVIII) and von Willebrand factor (VWF). Age and gender have been shown to influence FVIII, VWF, fibrinogen (Fbg), and ADAMTS13 (A disintegrin and metalloprotease with...

["Biochemistry","Global Health","Hematology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3156

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