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  1. Short report

    Sero-prevalence and vaccination status of hepatitis A and hepatitis B among adults with cirrhosis in Sri Lanka: a hospital based cohort study

    As acute viral hepatitis can be fatal in patients with cirrhosis, vaccination against hepatitis A (HAV) and hepatitis B (HBV) is recommended for non-immune patients. With increasing affluence the incidence of ...

    Madunil Anuk Niriella, Vipuli Jayendra Kobbegala, Hasnatha Nuwan Karalliyadda, Chamila Kumara Ranawaka, Arjuna Priyadarshin de Silva, Anuradha Supun Dassanayake and Hithanadura Janaka de Silva

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:303

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Intraperitoneal lactate/pyruvate ratio and the level of glucose and glycerol concentration differ between patients surgically treated for upper and lower perforations of the gastrointestinal tract: a pilot study

    Secondary peritonitis is a condition associated with high morbidity and mortality. Continuous postoperative monitoring of patients to ensure timely intervention to treat complications without delay is importan...

    Jonas E. Sabroe, Anne R. Axelsen, Mark B. Ellebæk, Bjarne Dahler-Eriksen and Niels Qvist

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:302

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Comparison of the polyphenolic profile and antibacterial activity of the leaves, fruits and flowers of Rhododendron ambiguum and Rhododendron cinnabarinum

    Rhododendron species have been traditionally used in countries like China, Nepal, Russia and North America for treating human diseases. These species are known to be a good source of p...

    Abhinandan Shrestha, Ahmed Rezk, Inamullah Hakeem Said, Victoria von Glasenapp, Rachelle Smith, Matthias S. Ullrich, Hartwig Schepker and Nikolai Kuhnert

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:297

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Blood donation practice and its associated factors among health professionals of University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

    Blood donation has remained a challenge in developing countries, like Ethiopia. In Ethiopia there is a high reliance on family surrogate and waged blood donors which carries an attendant increased risk of tran...

    Getachew Arage, Seada Ibrahim and Endeshaw Adimasu

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:294

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  5. Research note

    Phylogenic analysis of human bocavirus detected in children with acute respiratory infection in Yaounde, Cameroon

    Human Bocavirus (HBoV) was first identified in 2005 and has been shown to be a common cause of respiratory infections and gastroenteritis in children. In a recent study, we found that 10.7% of children with ac...

    Sebastien Kenmoe, Marie-Astrid Vernet, Mohamadou Njankouo-Ripa, Véronique Beng Penlap, Astrid Vabret and Richard Njouom

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:293

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Catching and monitoring clinical innovation through performance indicators. The case of the breast-conserving surgery indicator

    The evolution in the surgical and diagnostic procedures, the attention to women’s preferences, the case mix, and differences in professional practices may lead to a variability in the quality of breast cancer ...

    Anna Maria Murante, Silvio Candelori, Paola Rucci, Sabina Nuti, Manuela Roncella, Matteo Ghilli, Andrea Mercatelli and Maria Pia Fantini

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:288

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Generic atorvastatin is as effective as the brand-name drug (LIPITOR®) in lowering cholesterol levels: a cross-sectional retrospective cohort study

    In a world of ever increasing health care costs, generic drugs represent a major opportunity to ensure access to essential medicines for people who otherwise would be unable to afford them. However, some clini...

    Alexander Loch, Jan Philipp Bewersdorf, Daniel Kofink, Dzafir Ismail, Imran Zainal Abidin and Ramesh Singh Veriah

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:291

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  8. Research article

    Molecular characterization of group A rotaviruses in Mukuru slums Kenya: detection of novel strains circulating in children below 5 years of age

    Gastroenteritis is a public health concern due to high morbidity and mortality among children. Rotaviruses are the leading etiological agents of severe gastroenteritis in children and accounts for more than ha...

    Joshua Ndung’u Gikonyo, James Nyangao, Cecilia Mbae, Carlene Sang, Eliud Njagi, Joseph Ngeranwa, Mathew Esona, Mapaseka L. Seheri, Grace W. Gitau, Kedra Raini and Samuel Kariuki

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:290

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  9. Research article

    Prevalence of enteric infections among hospitalized patients in two referral hospitals in Ghana

    Diarrhea is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Africa and Ghana in particular, it is estimated to contribute directly to 19 and 25% of pediatric mortality among children under 5 years,...

    R. Akuffo, G. Armah, M. Clemens, K. C. Kronmann, A. H. Jones, P. Agbenohevi, K. Sagoe, N. Puplampu, N. Talla Nzussouo, W. Ampofo, K. Koram, C. Duplessis and E. Dueger

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:292

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  10. Research note

    NAP: The Network Analysis Profiler, a web tool for easier topological analysis and comparison of medium-scale biological networks

    Nowadays, due to the technological advances of high-throughput techniques, Systems Biology has seen a tremendous growth of data generation. With network analysis, looking at biological systems at a higher leve...

    Theodosios Theodosiou, Georgios Efstathiou, Nikolas Papanikolaou, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Pantelis G. Bagos, Ioannis Iliopoulos and Georgios A. Pavlopoulos

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:278

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  11. Research article

    Time to immunologic recovery and determinant factors among adults who initiated ART in Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, northwest Ethiopia

    CD4 cells are the major targets for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and treatment with Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) influences the CD4 cell count of HIV patients. In addition to ART, the time required to re...

    Lemma Derseh Gezie, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye, Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku, Tadesse Awoke Ayele and Destaw Fetene Teshome

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:277

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  12. Case Report

    Amitriptyline-induced ventricular tachycardia: a case report

    In Bangladesh, each emergency physician faces amitriptyline overdose nearly a day. An acute cardiovascular complication, one of the worst complications is mainly responsible for the mortality in tricyclic over...

    Khandker Mohammad Nurus Sabah, Abdul Wadud Chowdhury, Mohammad Shahidul Islam, Bishnu Pada Saha, Syed Rezwan Kabir and Shamima Kawser

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:286

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  13. Research article

    A rule-based electronic phenotyping algorithm for detecting clinically relevant cardiovascular disease cases

    The implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) is becoming increasingly common. Error and data loss reduction, patient-care efficiency increase, decision-making assistance and facilitation of event sur...

    Santiago Esteban, Manuel Rodríguez Tablado, Ricardo Ignacio Ricci, Sergio Terrasa and Karin Kopitowski

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:281

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  14. Research note

    Conserved sequences of BART and BHRF regions encoding viral microRNAs in Epstein-Barr virus-associated lymphoma

    Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) encodes at least 25 pri-microRNAs (miRNAs) in two regions of its DNA genome, BART and BHRF. B95-8, an EBV reference strain, has a deletion in the BART region. However, no information i...

    Keishin Sunagawa, Tsunekazu Hishima, Hitomi Fukumoto, Hideki Hasegawa and Harutaka Katano

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:279

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  15. Research article

    Genotypic diversity among multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter species at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda

    Multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter species are common causes of nosocomial infections worldwide. Recently we reported the occurrence of carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae, P. aerugi...

    David P. Kateete, Ritah Nakanjako, Moses Okee, Moses L. Joloba and Christine F. Najjuka

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:284

    Published on: 14 July 2017

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