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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Case report

    Haemophagocytic syndrome in an adult suffering from pyrexia of unknown origin: an uncommon presentation of tuberculosis: a case report

    Tuberculosis is common, can involve various organs of the body and may have diverse presentations. Haemophagocytic syndrome is one of the rare presentations of tuberculosis carrying a very high mortality. Earl...

    Wasim Md. Mohosin Ul Haque, Md. Erfanur Rahman Shuvo, Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Palash Mitra, Tabassum Samad and Jalaluddin Ashraful Haque

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:110

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  6. Research article

    Accuracy of glomerular filtration rate equations for chronic kidney disease patients at the G3a stage: a single-center cross-sectional study

    Kidney disease improving global outcomes provided a new classification for chronic kidney disease (CKD) by subdividing the G3 stage into G3a and G3b stages based on glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in 2012. Cu...

    Yanna Dou, Xiran Sun, Dong Liu, Li Zhang, Jing Xiao, Genyang Cheng, Dahai Yu and Zhanzheng Zhao

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:107

    Published on: 24 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Incidence of macrolide–lincosamide–streptogramin B resistance amongst beta-haemolytic streptococci in The Gambia

    In West Africa, penicillin, macrolide and lincosamide resistance among beta-haemolytic streptococci (BHS) isolates has rarely been described. However, such data are critical to detect and track the emergence o...

    Ebenezer Foster-Nyarko, Brenda Kwambana, Fatima Ceesay, Kaddijatou Jawneh, Saffiatou Darboe, Sarah N. Mulwa, Buntung Ceesay, Ousman O. Secka, Ifedayo Adetifa and Martin Antonio

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:106

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  8. Research article

    The discovery of novel LPMO families with a new Hidden Markov model

    Renewable biopolymers, such as cellulose, starch and chitin are highly resistance to enzymatic degradation. Therefore, there is a need to upgrade current degradation processes by including novel enzymes. Lytic...

    Gerben P. Voshol, Erik Vijgenboom and Peter J. Punt

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:105

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  9. Research article

    A computational protocol to evaluate the effects of protein mutants in the kinase gatekeeper position on the binding of ATP substrate analogues

    The determination of specific kinase substrates in vivo is challenging due to the large number of protein kinases in cells, their substrate specificity overlap, and the lack of highly specific inhibitors. In t...

    Valentina Romano, Tjaart A. P. de Beer and Torsten Schwede

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:104

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Quantitative morphological analysis of 2D images of complex-shaped branching biological growth forms: the example of branching thalli of liverworts

    Many organisms such as plants can be characterized as complex-shaped branching forms. The morphological quantification of the forms is a support for a number of areas such as the effects of environmental facto...

    Pirom Konglerd, Catherine Reeb, Fredrik Jansson and Jaap A. Kaandorp

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:103

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  11. Research article

    Clinical outcome of periodontal regenerative therapy using collagen membrane and deproteinized bovine bone mineral: a 2.5-year follow-up study

    This study aimed to evaluate, longitudinally, the outcome of periodontal regenerative therapy using a deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM) in combination with a collagen barrier (CB) for the treatment of i...

    Daisuke Irokawa, Takahiro Takeuchi, Katsuya Noda, Hiroaki Goto, Masahiro Egawa, Sachiyo Tomita, Hiroki Sugito, Masahiko Nikaido and Atsushi Saito

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:102

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  12. Research article

    Prevalence of cardiovascular morbidities in Myanmar

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are now in a rising trend in South East Asia including Myanmar due to increase in major cardiovascular risk factors in both urban and rural areas, such as smoking, obesity and di...

    Ko Ko Zaw, Nwe Nwe and Su Su Hlaing

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:99

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  13. Research article

    Repellent effects of the essential oils of Cymbopogon citratus and Tagetes minuta on the sandfly, Phlebotomus duboscqi

    The sandfly, Phlebotomus duboscqi is a vector of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) that is an important public health problem in Eastern Africa. Repellents have been used for protection of humans against vec...

    Albert Kimutai, Moses Ngeiywa, Margaret Mulaa, Peter G. N. Njagi, Johnstone Ingonga, Lydia B. Nyamwamu, Cyprian Ombati and Philip Ngumbi

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:98

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  14. Editorial

    Bite-size research: BMC Research Notes goes back to its roots

    Since it first launched in 2008, BMC Research Notes has been a place where researchers can publish short notes and observations, research outputs which are useful for the community but which can end up hidden in ...

    Dirk Krüger and Diana M. Marshall

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:95

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  15. Correspondence

    Digital chest X-ray through a mobile van: public private partnership to detect sputum negative pulmonary TB

    Nearly half of the smear negative pulmonary TB in National TB Programme remain undetected in Haryana (north Indian state), probably due to poor access to chest radiography. A corporate hospital stepped into fi...

    Bornali Datta, Anupama Hazarika, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Kavita Ayyagari and Ajay M. V. Kumar

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:96

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  16. Case report

    Tropical diabetic hand syndrome: a case report

    Tropical diabetic hand syndrome describes a complex hand sepsis affecting patients with diabetes across the tropics and often results from a trivial hand trauma. The clinical presentation of this syndrome is v...

    Eugene Vernyuy Yeika, Jacques Cabral Tchoumi Tantchou, Joyce Bei Foryoung, Paul Nkemtendong Tolefac, Derrick Tembi Efie and Siméon Pierre Choukem

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:94

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  17. Research article

    A comparison of stress levels, coping styles and psychological morbidity between graduate-entry and traditional undergraduate medical students during the first 2 years at a UK medical school

    Stress levels and psychological morbidity are high among undergraduate medical students (UGs), but there is a lack of research into the psychological health of UK graduate-entry medical students (GEs). GEs are...

    R. Zvauya, F. Oyebode, E. J. Day, C. P. Thomas and L. A. Jones

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:93

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  18. Case report

    Mycobacterium bovis in a European bison (Bison bonasus) raises concerns about tuberculosis in Brazilian captive wildlife populations: a case report

    Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis is an important worldwide zoonosis and has been reported to cause clinical disease in several animal species, including captive wildlife. This report describes a case of...

    Cristina Kraemer Zimpel, Juliana Sperotto Brum, Antônio Francisco de Souza Filho, Alexander Welker Biondo, João Henrique Perotta, Cristina Corsi Dib, Marcelo Bonat, José Soares Ferreira Neto, Paulo Eduardo Brandão, Marcos Bryan Heinemann and Ana Marcia Sa Guimaraes

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:91

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  19. Research article

    Assessing the feasibility of eHealth and mHealth: a systematic review and analysis of initiatives implemented in Kenya

    The growth of Information and Communication Technology in Kenya has facilitated implementation of a large number of eHealth projects in a bid to cost-effectively address health and health system challenges. Th...

    Martin Njoroge, Dejan Zurovac, Esther A. A. Ogara, Jane Chuma and Doris Kirigia

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:90

    Published on: 10 February 2017

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