Peer-reviewed Articles - General

4 citations
237 downloads
1,863 views

In an effort to recognize and address communicable and point-source epidemics in dog and cat populations, this project created a near real-time syndromic surveillance system devoted to companion animal health in the United States. With over 150 million owned pets...

["Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1940
1 citation
252 downloads
1,773 views

Background. Cholesterol lowering drugs HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) and PPARα activators (fibrates) have been shown to reduce host inflammation via non-disease specific immunomodulatory mechanisms. Recent studies suggest that commonly prescribed drugs...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Infectious Diseases","Pharmacology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1902
4 citations
473 downloads
1,851 views

Background: Spontaneous Reporting Systems (SRSs) are passive systems composed of reports of suspected Adverse Drug Events (ADEs), and are used for Pharmacovigilance (PhV), namely, drug safety surveillance. Exploration of analytical methodologies to enhance SRS-based...

["Drugs and Devices","Epidemiology","Pharmacology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1753
1 citation
310 downloads
1,546 views

Current predictive models for cardiovascular disease based on points systems use the baseline situation of the risk factors as independent variables. These models do not take into account the variability of the risk factors over time. Predictive models for other...

["Cardiology","Epidemiology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1673
1 citation
235 downloads
909 views

In January 2012, a review of the cases of chromosome 15q24 microdeletion syndrome was published. However, this study did not include inferential statistics. The aims of the present study were to update the literature search and calculate confidence intervals for...

["Epidemiology","Medical Genetics","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1641
4 citations
331 downloads
1,973 views

Background. Achievement motive is defined as the intention to achieve one’s goals. Achievement motive is assumed to promote clients to choices and actions toward their valuable goal, so it is an important consideration in rehabilitation. Purpose. The purpose of...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1655
3 citations
973 downloads
1,403 views

Background. School is an integral component of the life of a child, and thus quality of school life is an important part of the overall quality of life experienced by a child. There are a few instruments available to measure the quality of school life but they...

["Epidemiology","Pediatrics","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1567
4 citations
334 downloads
2,401 views

Background. Previous research has reported inconsistent evidence of the trajectory of depressive symptoms across the adult lifespan. We investigated how the distributions of each item score change with age and determined whether the trajectory of depressive symptoms...

["Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1547
2 citations
324 downloads
1,294 views

Background. Postoperative morbidity has immediate and delayed consequences for surgical patients, including excess risk of premature death. Capturing these data objectively and routinely in large electronic databases using tools such as the Postoperative Morbidity...

["Anesthesiology and Pain Management","Epidemiology","Statistics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1466
2 citations
368 downloads
2,439 views

Purpose. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the hypothetical model based on structural relationship with the occupational dysfunction on psychological problems (stress response, burnout syndrome, and depression) in healthcare workers.Method. Three cross...

["Epidemiology","Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1389
2 citations
123 downloads
1,487 views

In the United States, state-specific mortality rates that are high relative to national rates can result from legitimate reasons or from variability in coding practices. This paper identifies instances of state-specific mortality rates that were at least twice...

["Epidemiology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1336
1 citation
492 downloads
1,945 views

Disparities in cancer risk exist between ethnic groups in the United States. These disparities often result from differential access to healthcare, differences in socioeconomic status and differential exposure to carcinogens. This study uses cancer incidence data...

["Epidemiology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1283
5 citations
1,814 downloads
42,871 views

Aspects of the female body may be attractive because they signal evolutionary fitness. Greater body fatness might reflect greater potential to survive famines, but individuals carrying larger fat stores may have poor health and lower fertility in non-famine conditions....

["Evolutionary Studies","Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1155
3 citations
601 downloads
1,809 views

Parameter estimates from commonly used multivariable parametric survival regression models do not directly quantify differences in years of life expectancy. Gaussian linear regression models give results in terms of absolute mean differences, but are not appropriate...

["Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1162
4 citations
462 downloads
1,498 views

Background and Objectives. The best method for diagnosing tuberculous pleurisy (TP) remains controversial. Since a growing number of publications focus on the interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA), we meta-analyzed the available evidence on the overall diagnostic...

["Epidemiology","Health Policy","Respiratory Medicine","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.951

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