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  1. Research article

    Gene expression differences between PAXgene and Tempus blood RNA tubes are highly reproducible between independent samples and biobanks

    Gene expression profiling from blood is sensitive to technology choices. For example, the main blood RNA collection systems—the PAXgene and Tempus tubes—differently influence RNA expression signatures. The aim...

    Anne Heidi Skogholt, Einar Ryeng, Sten Even Erlandsen, Frank Skorpen, Svanhild A. Schønberg and Pål Sætrom

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:136

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Larvicidal activity of phytosteroid compounds from leaf extract of Solanum nigrum against Culex vishnui group and Anopheles subpictus

    Vector control is facing a menace due to the appearance of resistance to synthetic insecticides. Insecticides of plant origin may provide appropriate substitute biocontrol techniques in the future. The presen...

    Anjali Rawani, Anushree Singha Ray, Anupam Ghosh, Mary Sakar and Goutam Chandra

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:135

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Injuries in male and female semi-professional football (soccer) players in Nigeria: prospective study of a National Tournament

    Research on the epidemiology of football injuries in Africa is very sparse despite its importance for injury prevention planning in a continent with limited sports medicine resources. The vast majority of stud...

    Oluwatoyosi Babatunde Alex Owoeye, Ayoola Ibifubara Aiyegbusi, Oluwaseun Akinleye Fapojuwo, Oluwaseun Abdulganiyu Badru and Anike Rasheedat Babalola

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:133

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  4. Case Report

    Lung adenocarcinoma with thyroid metastasis: a case report

    The metastases of a primary lung cancer over the thyroid gland are extremely rare. We report on an unusual presentation of thyroid metastasis of lung cancer in order to improve the management of similar cases.

    A. Dao, H. Jabir, A. Taleb, N. Benchakroun, Z. Bouchbika, T. Nezha, H. Jouhadi, S. Sahraoui and A. Benider

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:130

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Patients’ perspective of disease and medication adherence for type 2 diabetes in an urban area in Bangladesh: a qualitative study

    Patients’ perspective of diabetes and adherence to its prescribed medications is a significant predictor of glycemic control and overall management of the disease. However, there is a paucity of such informat...

    Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Tuhin Biswas, Faiz A. Bhuiyan, Kamrun Mustafa and Anwar Islam

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:131

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Catestatin, vasostatin, cortisol, and pain assessments in dogs suffering from traumatic bone fractures

    Traumatic bone fractures cause moderate to severe pain, which needs to be minimized for optimal recovery and animal welfare, illustrating the need for reliable objective pain biomarkers for use in a clinical s...

    Thanikul Srithunyarat, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd V. Höglund, Mats Stridsberg, Ulf Olsson, Jeanette Hanson, Chalermkwan Nonthakotr, Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt and Ann Pettersson

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:129

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  7. Case report

    Epidural spinal angiolipoma: a case series

    Spinal angiolipomas (SAL) are rare benign tumors, commonly presenting with slow progressive spinal cord compression. There are only about 170 cases identified so far. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has becom...

    Fei Fei Wang, Song Wang, Wen Hua Xue and Jing Liang Cheng

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:128

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  8. Case Report

    Cystoid macular edema associated with preservative-free latanoprost after uncomplicated cataract surgery: case report and review of the literature

    Cystoid macular edema associated with latanoprost administration has been reported in patients after complicated cataract surgery with coexisting risk factors. We present the first case of preservative free la...

    Olga E. Makri, Foteini N. Tsapardoni, Panagiotis Plotas, Nikistratos Ifantis, Paraskevi T. Xanthopoulou and Constantine D. Georgakopoulos

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:127

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  9. Research article

    Reliability of medical records in diagnosing inflammatory breast cancer in Egypt

    Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare, aggressive breast cancer diagnosed clinically by the presence of diffuse erythema, peau d’orange, and edema that arise quickly in the affected breast. This study eva...

    Lynne Le, Catherine Schairer, Ahmed Hablas, Jane Meza, Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Mohamed Ramadan, Sofia D. Merajver, Ibrahim A. Seifeldin and Amr S. Soliman

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:126

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  10. Research article

    Interstrain differences in the expression and activity of Cyp2a5 in the mouse liver

    Cytochrome P450 2A5 (Cyp2a5), a mouse enzyme orthologous of human CYP2A6, catalyzes a number of toxicologically important reactions, including the metabolism of nicotine, aflatoxin B1, and several other xeno- ...

    Katia S. Poça, Thiago E. M. Parente, Lucas F. Chagas, Bruna S. Leal, Hellen S. Leal, Francisco J. R. Paumgartten and Ana C. A. X. De-Oliveira

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:125

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  11. Short Report

    MicroRNA expression profiles in human CD3+ T cells following stimulation with anti-human CD3 antibodies

    Anti-CD3 therapy can induce immunosuppression by several non mutually exclusive mechanisms that have been proposed to explain the therapeutic effect the administration anti-CD3 mAb, but its immunoregulatory me...

    Isabel Garcia Sousa, Manuela Maragno do Almo, Kelly Cristina Rodrigues Simi, Maryani Andressa Gomes Bezerra, Rosângela Vieira Andrade, Andréa Queiroz Maranhão and Marcelo Macedo Brigido

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:124

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  12. Case Report

    Immunological diagnosis as an adjunctive tool for an early diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis of an immune competent child in a low tuberculosis endemic country: a case report

    Pediatric tuberculous meningitis is a highly morbid, often fatal disease. Its prompt diagnosis and treatment saves lives, in fact delays in the initiation of therapy have been associated with high mortality ra...

    Serena Vita, Camilla Ajassa, Emanuela Caraffa, Miriam Lichtner, Claudia Mascia, Fabio Mengoni, Maria Grazia Paglia, Cristina Mancarella, Davide Colistra, Claudio Di Biasi, Rosa Maria Ciardi, Claudio Maria Mastroianni and Vincenzo Vullo

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:123

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  13. Research article

    Knowledge and factors associated with pain management for hospitalized children among nurses working in public hospitals in Mekelle City, North Ethiopia: cross sectional study

    American Nurses Association reflects, the role of the nurse in pain management encompasses the entire nursing process, assessment of pain, plans pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management strategi...

    Remla Miftah, Weyzer Tilahun, Atsde Fantahun, Seid Adulkadir and Kahsu Gebrekirstos

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:122

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  14. Technical Note

    RNA isolation from precision-cut lung slices (PCLS) from different species

    Functional 3D organ models such as precision-cut lung slices (PCLS) have recently captured the attention of biomedical research. To enable wider implementation in research and development, these new biological...

    Monika Niehof, Tobias Hildebrandt, Olga Danov, Kirsten Arndt, Jeannette Koschmann, Franziska Dahlmann, Tanja Hansen and Katherina Sewald

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:121

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  15. Research article

    Total cardiovascular risk for next 10 years among rural population of Nepal using WHO/ISH risk prediction chart

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Primary prevention of CVD based on total CVD risk approach using WHO/ISH risk prediction chart would be more effective t...

    Mahesh Kumar Khanal, M. S. A. Mansur Ahmed, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Palash Chandra Banik, Raja Ram Dhungana, Pratiksha Bhandari, Surya Devkota and Arun Shayami

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:120

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  16. Short Report

    Cytotoxicity, antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of eight compounds isolated from Entada abyssinica (Fabaceae)

    Entada abyssinica is a plant traditionally used against gastrointestinal bacterial infections. Eight compounds including three flavonoids, three terpenoids, a monoglyceride and a pheno...

    Jean P. Dzoyem, Raduis Melong, Armelle T. Tsamo, Alembert T. Tchinda, Deccaux G. W. F. Kapche, Bonaventure T. Ngadjui, Lyndy J. McGaw and Jacobus N. Eloff

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:118

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  17. Case Report

    Life-threatening emphysematous liver abscess associated with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus: a case report

    Emphysematous liver abscesses are defined as liver abscesses accompanied by gas formation. The fatality rate is extremely high at 27%, necessitating prompt intensive care.

    Yuichi Takano, Masafumi Hayashi, Fumitaka Niiya, Toru Nakanishi, Shotaro Hanamura, Kunio Asonuma, Eiichi Yamamura, Kuniyo Gomi, Yuichiro Kuroki, Naotaka Maruoka, Kazuaki Inoue and Masatsugu Nagahama

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:117

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  18. Research article

    Effectiveness of Persea major Kopp (Lauraceae) extract against Enterococcus faecalis: a preliminary in vitro study

    Persea major Kopp (Lauraceae) is a plant with wound healing, antibacterial, and analgesic properties. The aim of this study was to assess the in vitro antibacterial activity of the con...

    Lusiane Volpato, Marilisa Carneiro Leão Gabardo, Denise Piotto Leonardi, Paulo Henrique Tomazinho, Leila Teresinha Maranho and Flares Baratto-Filho

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:119

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  19. Research article

    Perceived stress and quality of life of pharmacy students in University of Ghana

    Stress among pharmacy students could greatly affect their learning activities and general well-being. It is therefore necessary to investigate how stress relates with the quality of life of students to maintai...

    Adomah Opoku-Acheampong, Irene A. Kretchy, Franklin Acheampong, Barima A. Afrane, Sharon Ashong, Bernice Tamakloe and Alexander K. Nyarko

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:115

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  20. Case Report

    Locally advanced colon cancer with cutaneous invasion: case report

    Locally advanced colon cancer with direct abdominal wall and skin invasion is an extremely rare finding with most data being derived from case reports, historical autopsy-based or single-center retrospective s...

    Nádia Tenreiro, Cátia Ferreira, Silvia Silva, Rita Marques, Artur Ribeiro, Paulo Jorge Sousa and Fernando Próspero Luís

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:113

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  21. Case report

    Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of an ambiguous cystic kidney disease in a resource limited setting: a case report

    Unilateral renal cystic disease is a rare condition that shares morphological similarities with multicystic dysplastic kidney, the former often distinguished from the latter on some clinical and histopathologi...

    Christian Akem Dimala, Ndemazie Nkafu Bechem, Benjamin Momo Kadia, Vitalis Fambombi Feteh and Simeon Pierre Choukem

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:114

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  22. Research article

    Radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal cancer using Rapidarc: dosimetric study of military teaching hospital Mohamed V, Morocco

    The aim of the present study is to assess efficacy and efficiency of Volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) technique in treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer in our institution and to report toxicity related to...

    Issam Lalya, El Amin Marnouche, Maghous Abdelhak, Noha Zaghba, Khalid Andaloussi, Mohamed Elmarjany, Laila Baddouh, Keltoum Dahmani, Khalid Hadadi, Hassan Sifat and Hamid Mansouri

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:112

    Published on: 28 February 2017

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