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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2093v1
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BACKGROUND: The ischemic damage of the sinus node (SN) is a well known cause of cardiac arrhythmias and can be a consequence of any flow abnormality in the sinus node artery (SNA). Accordingly we aimed this retrospective study to: 1. evaluate the suitability of...

["Cardiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Hematology","Internal Medicine","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1204v1
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The metabolic syndrome (MS) affects 21-53% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with a higher prevalence in the early stages of COPD, with results being highly variable between studies. MS may also correlate with disease characteristics....

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Epidemiology","Internal Medicine","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1022v1
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Objective: Chronic nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) increases the risk of relapse while Rituximab (RTX) is an effective agent for inducing and maintaining remission in patients with Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). We investigated whether B cell...

["Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Immunology","Infectious Diseases","Internal Medicine","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.972v1
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Diabetes mellitus (DM) affects 2-37% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with results being highly variable between studies. DM may also correlate with disease characteristics.The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of DM...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Epidemiology","Internal Medicine","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.939v1
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Aim Pain associated poor sleep quality has been reported among opioid dependent patients on methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) but objective pain data are lacking. This study aimed to investigate the rate of objective pain sensitivity and the relationship between...

["Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Drugs and Devices","Internal Medicine","Nursing","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.615v1
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Stressors in everyday life can entail, along with emotional and behavioral reactions, a whole series of physiological reactions at different systematic levels (endocrinological, metabolic, immunological). This is also a cause for the development of stress-associated...

["Internal Medicine","Kinesiology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.389v1
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BACKGROUND: Several lines of evidence show that abdominal fat is strongly associated with insulin resistance and dysglycemia (impaired glucose tolerance - IGT or type 2 diabetes mellitus - T2DM). However, which component of abdominal fat, subcutaneous or intra-abdominal,...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Evidence Based Medicine","Internal Medicine","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.199v1
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Aim Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is exceptionally rare in population from the north-eastern region of Peninsular Malaysia. This provides us an opportunity to contemplate the future without H. pylori in acute non-variceal upper gastrointestinal (GI)...

["Epidemiology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Internal Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.180v1
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All strategies to prevent Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) during rituximab treatment have their rationale in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and to some extent in patients with other autoimmune diseases (AID). Risk factors of PCP and...

["Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Infectious Diseases","Internal Medicine","Respiratory Medicine","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.149v1
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