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  1. Case report

    Total knee arthroplasty with corrective osteotomy for knee osteoarthritis associated with malunion after tibial plateau fracture: a case report

    When surgeons perform total knee arthroplasty in patients with knee osteoarthritis due to malunion following fractures around the knee joint, corrective osteotomy is recommended for severe deformities. Most su...

    Toshihiro Hosokawa, Yuji Arai, Shuji Nakagawa and Toshikazu Kubo

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:223

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Quality in intensive care units: proposal of an assessment instrument

    There is an increasing need for standardized instruments for quality assessment that are able to reflect the actual conditions of the intensive care practices, especially in low and middle-income countries. Th...

    Alexandre Guilherme Ribeiro de Carvalho, Ana Paula Pierre de Moraes, Lilian Maria Sobreira Tanaka, Renato Vieira Gomes and Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:222

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Analgesic effects of a hydro-ethanolic whole plant extract of Synedrella nodiflora (L.) Gaertn in paclitaxel-induced neuropathic pain in rats

    Synedrella nodiflora is used by traditional healers in Ghana for the management of epilepsy and pain. The hydro-ethanolic extract of the whole plant has demonstrated antinociceptive ef...

    Patrick Amoateng, Samuel Adjei, Dorcas Osei-Safo, Kennedy Kwami Edem Kukuia, Irene Akwo Kretchy, Joseph Adusei Sarkodie and Benoit Banga N’Guessan

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:226

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Association between untreated carious lesions and asthma in adults at Rabat University Hospital, Morocco: a cross sectional study

    Depending on risk factors, cumulative risk of developing more dental caries by age has been reported. However, the association between dental caries and asthma is less studied among adults. The aims of this st...

    Sanaa Chala, Saloua Rouiffi, Mouna Soualhi, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi, Redouane Abouqal and Faïza Abdallaoui

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:221

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  5. Research

    Establishing energy requirements for body weight maintenance: validation of an intake-balance method

    Experimentally establishing a group’s body weight maintenance energy requirement is an important component of metabolism research. At present, the reference approach for measuring the metabolizable energy inta...

    Steven B. Heymsfield, Courtney M. Peterson, Diana M. Thomas, Michael Hirezi, Bo Zhang, Steven Smith, George Bray and Leanne Redman

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:220

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  6. Research article

    A large-scale behavior change intervention to prevent Nipah transmission in Bangladesh: components and costs

    Nipah virus infection (NiV) is a bat-borne zoonosis transmitted to humans through consumption of NiV-contaminated raw date palm sap in Bangladesh. The objective of this analysis was to measure the cost of an N...

    Nazmun Nahar, Mohammad Asaduzzaman, Rebeca Sultana, Fernando Garcia, Repon C. Paul, Jaynal Abedin, Hossain M. S. Sazzad, Mahmudur Rahman, Emily S. Gurley and Stephen P. Luby

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:225

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  7. Research article

    The effect of mislabeled phenotypic status on the identification of mutation-carriers from SNP genotypes in dairy cattle

    Statistical and machine learning applications are increasingly popular in animal breeding and genetics, especially to compute genomic predictions for phenotypes of interest. Noise (errors) in the data may have...

    Stefano Biffani, Hubert Pausch, Hermann Schwarzenbacher and Filippo Biscarini

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:230

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  8. Research note

    Maternal serum anti-Müllerian hormone in Sudanese women with preeclampsia

    A case–control study was conducted at Omdurman Maternity Tertiary Hospital, Sudan, during the period from May to August 2014 to investigate AMH level in women with preeclampsia compared to healthy controls. Th...

    Eiman Agabain, Hameed Mohamed, Anas E. Elsheikh, Hamdan Z. Hamdan and Ishag Adam

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:217

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  9. Research article

    Isolation, speciation and antifungal susceptibility testing of Candida isolates from various clinical specimens at a tertiary care hospital, Nepal

    Candida species are responsible for various clinical infections ranging from mucocutaneous infection to life threatening invasive diseases along with increased resistance to antifungal...

    Sundar Khadka, Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand, Bharat Mani Pokhrel, Keshab Parajuli, Shyam Kumar Mishra, Sangita Sharma, Niranjan Shah, Hari Prasad Kattel, Subhash Dhital, Sulochana Khatiwada, Narayan Parajuli, Manoj Pradhan and Basista Prasad Rijal

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:218

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Determinants of modern contraceptive practice in Yaoundé-Cameroon: a community based cross sectional study

    Despite numerous efforts put in place to increase modern contraceptive use in Cameroon as a means to fight maternal and infant mortality, the prevalence of modern contraception has shown only a slow increase a...

    Philip Nana Njotang, Martin Ndinakie Yakum, Atem Bethel Ajong, Marie José Essi, Ebile Walter Akoh, Nzene Edmond Mesumbe, Simon Ako and Enow Robinson Mbu

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:219

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Correlation between knowledge on transmission and prevention of HIV/STI and proficiency in condom use among male migrants from Africa and Middle East evaluated by a Condom Use Skills score using a wooden penile model

    Migrants in Italy are prevalently young adults, with a higher risk of sexual transmitted infections (STI) and HIV infection. Promoting consistent as well as correct use of condoms could reduce failure rate due...

    Fabio Zoboli, Domenico Martinelli, Mariantonietta Di Stefano, Massimo Fasano, Rosa Prato, Teresa Antonia Santantonio and Jose’ Ramòn Fiore

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:216

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  12. Project Note

    Feasibility of a physical activity intervention during and shortly after chemotherapy for testicular cancer

    Given the risk of developing acute and long-term adverse effects in patients receiving cisplatin-based chemotherapy for testicular cancer (TC), risk-reducing interventions, such as physical activity (PA), may ...

    Lene Thorsen, Camilla Kirkegaard, Jon Håvard Loge, Cecilie E. Kiserud, Merethe Lia Johansen, Gunhild M. Gjerset, Elisabeth Edvardsen, Hanne Hamre, Tone Ikdahl and Sophie D. Fosså

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:214

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  13. Research article

    Assessment of short and long-term outcomes of diabetes patient education using the health education impact questionnaire (HeiQ)

    Type 2 diabetes is a progressive chronic illness that will affect more than 500 million people worldwide by 2030. It is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Finding the right care management for dia...

    Ditte Hjorth Laursen, Karl Bang Christensen, Ulla Christensen and Anne Frølich

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:213

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  14. Short report

    Anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in patients with beta-hemoglobinopathies: the first report in the Americas

    In Brazil, there have been no previous studies of Toxoplasma gondii infection in sickle cell anemia patients and carriers of severe forms of beta-thalassemia. This study evaluated T. gondii infection in patients ...

    Marina Neves Ferreira, Claudia Regina Bonini-Domingos, Isabeth Fonseca Estevão, Clarice Lopes de Castro Lobo, Gisele Cristina Souza Carrocini, Aparecida Perpétuo Silveira-Carvalho, Octávio Ricci, Luiz Carlos de Mattos and Cinara Cássia Brandão de Mattos

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:211

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  15. Research note

    Characterisation of Roseomonas mucosa isolated from the root canal of an infected tooth

    The genus Roseomonas comprises a group of pink-pigmented, slow-growing, aerobic, non-fermentative Gram-negative bacteria, which have been isolated from environmental sources such as water and soil, but are also a...

    Nina Diesendorf, Stefanie Köhler, Walter Geißdörfer, Tanja Grobecker-Karl, Matthias Karl and Andreas Burkovski

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:212

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  16. Research article

    Tuberculosis caseload in children with severe acute malnutrition related with high hospital based mortality in Lusaka, Zambia

    Tuberculosis and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children pose a major treatment and care challenge in high HIV burden countries in Africa. We investigated the prevalence of Tuberculosis notifications among...

    Tendai Munthali, Chishala Chabala, Elson Chama, Raider Mugode, Nathan Kapata, Patrick Musonda and Charles Michelo

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:206

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  17. Research article

    Expression of mRNA IL-17F and sIL-17F in atopic asthma patients

    Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of airway that involves many cells and elements. Chronic inflammation caused by increase Airway hyperresponsiveness that cause recurrent episodic symptoms of breathlessne...

    Mochammad Hatta, Eko E. Surachmanto, Andi Asadul Islam and Syarifuddin Wahid

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:202

    Published on: 12 June 2017

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