Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Many difficulties are encountered by people with disabilities, especially when a diagnosis is made up of more than one dysfunction, as is the case of visually impaired wheelchair users. In fact, this scenario generates a degree of incapacity in terms of the performing...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Neuroscience","Clinical Trials","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3036v1
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BACKGROUND: The use of public engagement and self-management in online clinical trials is growing with benefits, boundaries and minimal methodological guidance. This analysis explores whether running self-recruited online trials can provide trustworthy and useful...

["Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine","Global Health","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2671v1
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We comment on the recent developments and problems of three-dimensional printing in cardiology. Since there are currently no standards or consensuses for 3D printing in clinical medicine and the technology is at its infancy in cardiology, it’s very important to...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Cardiology","Clinical Trials","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2597v1
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Developing new endpoints for mobility is an important strategic aim for many groups both in industry and academia and the focus of a growing field. Bringing those novel endpoints to health authority acceptance for clinical decision making will require a concerted...

["Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine","Translational Medicine","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2546v1
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Wearable physiological sensors have the projected capability to detect unknown and unreported health conditions. Development requires rounds of discovery-oriented human subject research and confirmatory clinical trials. However, each study is a significant investment...

["Clinical Trials","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2079v1
69 downloads
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Background. Interventions and services for people with mental health problems can have broad remits: they are often designed to treat people with a variety of diagnoses. Furthermore, addressing mental health problems can have long term implications for economic,...

["Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1988v1
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In publication of a controlled trial article from health science research, the abstract is an important part that readers usually read first and then decide whether to read the whole article; therefore, information provided in the abstract should be adequate. The...

["Agricultural Science","Veterinary Medicine","Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1945v1
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Conventional methods in this field include identifying and screening compounds in a laboratory setting with cells and animals, and then moving on to clinical trials with promising compounds. To complicate the issue with these methods, effective compounds might...

["Clinical Trials","Drugs and Devices"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1902v1
66 downloads
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Background: Simtics Integrated Cognitive Simulator (ICS) is a software learning environment, previously demonstrated to be of use to surgical trainees in learning the cognitive aspects of procedural skills. It also includes a Test-Mode, which has not previously...

["Clinical Trials","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1893v1
1,567 downloads
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The FDA adaptive trial design guidance (1) is a thoughtful but lengthy document that explains on 50 pages wide-ranging and important topics “such as ... what aspects of adaptive design trials (i.e., clinical, statistical, regulatory) call for special consideration,...

["Clinical Trials","Drugs and Devices","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1825v1
322 downloads
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Background. Imaging biomarkers hold tremendous promise in the precision medicine clinical applications. Development of such biomarkers relies heavily on image post-processing tools for automated image quantitation. Their deployment in the context of clinical research...

["Bioinformatics","Clinical Trials","Oncology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1541v3
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Biological medicinal products are one of most innovative and promising methods of pharmacotherapy. During the last 20 years several original biological medicinal products have been registered and marketed. Their safety and efficacy have been investigated thoroughly...

["Biotechnology","Clinical Trials"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1699v1
75 downloads
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There are numerous medical disorders without effective treatments. It is possible that many of un-treatable conditions need more than one compound co-operatively for improvement or cure. Approval of drugs in the U.S. is governed by a rigorous review process by...

["Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1626v1
265 downloads
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Background: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive neuromodulatory technique that has shown encouraging results regarding performance improvement of normal subjects in tests of executive functions. Moreover, when applied repeatedly in...

["Clinical Trials","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1610v1
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Olmesartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily and is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes,...

["Clinical Trials","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1540v1
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