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  1. Research article

    Improving care for people with heart failure in Uganda: serial in-depth interviews with patients’ and their health care professionals

    The short prognosis of patients with advanced heart failure (HF) and the associated multidimensional distress as illustrated in literature from high income countries necessitates the integration of palliative ...

    Elizabeth Namukwaya, Liz Grant, Julia Downing, Mhoira Leng and Scott A. Murray

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:184

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  2. Short Report

    SAR1a promoter polymorphisms are not associated with fetal hemoglobin in patients with sickle cell disease from Cameroon

    Reactivation of adult hemoglobin (HbF) is currently a dominant therapeutic approach to sickle cell disease (SCD). In this study, we have investigated among SCD patients from Cameroon, the association of HbF le...

    Gift Dineo Pule, Valentina Josiane Ngo Bitoungui, Bernard Chetcha Chemegni, Andre Pascal Kengne and Ambroise Wonkam

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:183

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  3. Technical Note

    Performance of Mycobacterium Growth Indicator Tube BACTEC 960 with Lowenstein–Jensen method for diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at Ethiopian National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Bacteriological confirmed active case detection remains the corner stone for diagnosing tuberculosis. Non-radiometric liquid culture system Mycobacterium Growth Indicator Tube with automated interface had been re...

    Getu Diriba, Abebaw Kebede, Zelalem Yaregal, Muluwork Getahun, Mengistu Tadesse, Abyot Meaza, Zekarias Dagne, Shewki Moga, Jibril Dilebo, Kebebe Gudena, Mulu Hassen and Kassu Desta

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:181

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  4. Case Report

    Ivermectin induced Steven–Johnsons syndrome: case report

    Stevens–Johnson syndrome is one of the manifestations of mucocutaneous adverse drug reactions. Although antimicrobials are responsible for greater than 50% of these adverse drug reactions, there is no document...

    Desmond Aroke, Diego Nitcheu Tchouakam, Alexis Tazinya Awungia, Sylvester Yari Mapoh, Stewart Ndutard Ngassa and Benjamin Momo Kadia

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:179

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  5. Research article

    Association between objectively evaluated physical activity and sedentary behavior and screen time in primary school children

    Even when meeting guidelines for physical activity (PA), considerable sedentary time may be included. This study in primary school children investigated the relationships between objectively evaluated sedentar...

    Chiaki Tanaka, Maki Tanaka, Masayuki Okuda, Shigeru Inoue, Tomoko Aoyama and Shigeho Tanaka

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:175

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  6. Research article

    How common is ponticulus posticus on lateral cephalograms?

    Ponticulus posticus is an anomaly of first cervical vertebra visible on lateral cephalogram and has some serious medical and surgical implications. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked or undetected by orthod...

    Jamal Giri, Prabhat Ranjan Pokharel and Rajesh Gyawali

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:172

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance profile of Staphylococcus in dairy farms, abattoir and humans in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Staphylococcus species cause mastitis and wound infection in livestock and food poisoning in humans through ingestion of contaminated foods, including meat and dairy products. They are...

    Takele Beyene, Halefom Hayishe, Fikru Gizaw, Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi, Fufa Abunna, Bedaso Mammo, Dinka Ayana, Hika Waktole and Reta Duguma Abdi

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:171

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  8. Case Report

    Spontaneous migraine attack causes alterations in default mode network connectivity: a resting-state fMRI case report

    Although migraine is one of the most investigated neurologic disorders, we do not have a perfect neuroimaging biomarker for its pathophysiology. One option to improve our knowledge is to study resting-state fu...

    Andrea Edit Edes, Lajos Rudolf Kozak, Mate Magyar, Terezia Zsombok, Gyongyi Kokonyei, Gyorgy Bagdy and Gabriella Juhasz

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:165

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Cognitive changes in alcohol-induced psychotic disorder

    This study aimed to explore the neuro-cognitive deficits of alcohol-induced psychotic disorder as compared to the cognitive deficits of uncomplicated alcohol dependence.

    Melany L. Hendricks, R. A. Emsley, D. G. Nel, H. B. Thornton and G. P. Jordaan

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:166

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  10. Case Report

    Isolated splenic tuberculosis with subsequent paradoxical deterioration: a case report

    Isolated tuberculosis of the spleen has been described occasionally in literature, mostly in immunosuppressed individuals with various risk factors. Sequestration in the spleen makes such Mycobacterium tuberculos...

    Frederick Wangai, Loice Achieng, George Otieno, Jacqueline Njoroge, Tabitha Wambaire and Jamilla Rajab

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:162

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Physical activity among children: objective measurements using Fitbit One® and ActiGraph

    Self-quantification of health parameters is becoming more popular; thus, the validity of the devices requires assessments. The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of Fitbit One step counts (Fitbit I...

    Lotta Hamari, Tiina Kullberg, Jukka Ruohonen, Olli J. Heinonen, Natalia Díaz-Rodríguez, Johan Lilius, Anni Pakarinen, Annukka Myllymäki, Ville Leppänen and Sanna Salanterä

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:161

    Published on: 20 April 2017

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