Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background With the possible implications of global warming, the effect of temperature on the dynamics of malaria vectors in Africa has become a subject of increasing interest. Information from the field is, however, relatively sparse. We describe the effect of...

["Ecology","Entomology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3099
119 downloads
432 views

Background and Objective The Korean version of the EQ-5D-Y was launched in 2015 by the EuroQol group. Currently, there is no HRQOL data obtained by using the EQ-5D-Y in Korea. This study aimed to measure health-related quality of life of Korean elementary school...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3115
193 downloads
498 views

Background The macro environment we live in projects what we can achieve and how we behave, and in turn, shapes our health in complex ways. Policymaking will benefit from insights into the mechanisms underlying how national socioeconomic context affects health....

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3053
2 citations
823 downloads
6,725 views

Background Increasing population-levels of physical activity (PA) is a controversial strategy for managing the obesity epidemic, given the conflicting evidence for weight loss from PA alone per se. We measured PA and weight change in a three-year prospective cohort...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Nutrition","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2902
2 citations
282 downloads
949 views

Introduction Osteoporosis is becoming an impending epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region. The association between risk of osteoporotic fracture (OTPF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in East Asian patients is yet to be fully examined. We conducted...

["Epidemiology","Geriatrics","Global Health","Orthopedics","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2634
2 citations
250 downloads
1,074 views

Background. The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (CNPP) accident exposed a large number of inhabitants to internal 131I radiation. The associations between internal 131I exposure and thyroid autoimmunity and benign thyroid diseases remain controversial in the population...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1774
337 downloads
1,754 views

Background. Child undernutrition and flooding are highly prevalent public health issues in many developing countries, yet we have little understanding of preventive strategies for effective coping in these circumstances. Education has been recently highlighted...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Nutrition","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1741
6 citations
755 downloads
1,807 views

HIV prevalence in Kenya remains steady at 5.6% for adults 15 years and older, and 0.9% among children aged below 14 years. Parents and children are known to practice unprotected sex, which has implications for continued HIV spread within the country. Additionally,...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1662
4 citations
235 downloads
1,419 views

Monitoring national trends in disparities in different diseases could provide measures to evaluate the impact of intervention programs designed to reduce health disparities. In the US, most of the reports that track health disparities provided either relative or...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1438
3 citations
417 downloads
1,354 views

Isolated areas, such as the 2 × 7 km peninsula of Linga Linga in Mozambique, are the places where malaria might be most easily eliminated. Currently available control strategies include long-lasting insecticidal bednets impregnated with pyrethroid insecticides...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1370
4 citations
273 downloads
1,058 views

Despite knowledge that EGDT improves outcomes in septic patients, staff education on EGDT and compliance with the CPOE order set has been variable. Based on results of a resident survey to identify barriers to decrease severe sepsis/septic shock mortality in the...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Hematology","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1290
2 citations
526 downloads
1,018 views

This study investigated the relationship between smoking and depression and anxiety using data from a nationwide survey representing Korean adolescents. Subjects were 6,489 adolescents in middle and high school (age 13–18) who had participated in the 2011 Korean...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1288
5 citations
253 downloads
1,340 views

Background. There is growing awareness of the public health importance of mental well-being both in the general population and in specific groups. The well-being of health professionals is likely to influence the quality of the care they deliver. This study was...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1264
2 citations
211 downloads
993 views

Objectives. This study examined correlates of condom use among 248 female sex workers (FSW) in The Gambia.Methods. Between July and August 2011, FSW in The Gambia who were older than 16 years of age, the age of consent in The Gambia, were recruited for the study...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1076
1 citation
244 downloads
1,443 views

There has been limited involvement of HIV-negative children in HIV disclosure studies; most studies conducted on the effects of disclosure on children have been with HIV-positive children and HIV-positive mother-child dyads. Seven HIV-positive and five HIV-negative...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.956

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