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  1. Research article

    Microbial pathogens associated with acute childhood diarrhoea in Kumasi, Ghana

    Diarrhoeal diseases are among the most frequent causes of morbidity and mortality in children worldwide, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. This case–control study was conducted to investigate the bacterial, vi...

    Gilbert Kotei Ashie, Mohamed Mutocheluh, Michael Owusu, Theophilus Benjamine Kwofie, Samuel Akonor, Patrick Williams Narkwa, Samuel Blay Nguah and Joslin Dogbe

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:264

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Socio-demographic determinants of skilled birth attendant at delivery in rural southern Ghana

    Maternal mortality is the subject of the United Nations’ fifth Millennium Development Goal, which is to reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters from 1990 to 2015. The giant strides made by wester...

    Alfred Kwesi Manyeh, David Etsey Akpakli, Vida Kukula, Rosemond Akepene Ekey, Solomon Narh-Bana, Alexander Adjei and Margaret Gyapong

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:268

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  3. Research Note

    McMaster Optimal Aging Portal: an evidence-based database for geriatrics-focused health professionals

    The objective of this work was to provide easy access to reliable health information based on good quality research that will help health care professionals to learn what works best for seniors to stay as heal...

    Angela M. Barbara, Maureen Dobbins, R. Brian Haynes, Alfonso Iorio, John N. Lavis, Parminder Raina and Anthony J. Levinson

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:271

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Clinical outcome and risk factors of neonatal sepsis among neonates in Felege Hiwot referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, Amhara Regional State, North West Ethiopia 2016: a retrospective chart review

    Sepsis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality among neonates. The risk factors and clinical outcomes of sepsis are poorly understood. Most cases of sepsis occurred mostly within the first week of new...

    Tilahun Tewabe, Seida Mohammed, Yibeltal Tilahun, Birhanie Melaku, Mequanint Fenta, Tsigiereda Dagnaw, Amare Belachew, Ashagre Molla and Habte Belete

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:265

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  5. Case report

    Successful treatment of refractory complete separation of an esophagojejunal anastomosis after laparoscopic total gastrectomy: a case report

    Anastomotic leakage after total gastrectomy occurs despite improvements in surgical techniques and patient management. Although many cases of dehiscence can be managed non-operatively, major leakage requires a...

    Shinichi Oka, Shinichi Sakuramoto, Motohiro Chuman, Kenichi Aratani, Mitsuo Wakata, Yutaka Miyawaki, Hisashi Gunji, Hiroshi Sato, Koujun Okamoto, Shigeki Yamaguchi and Isamu Koyama

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:267

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Grandmothers’ perspectives on the changing context of health in India

    The prevalence of obesity and other chronic diseases is increasing in India and around the world. As globalization and social changes are believed to be at the root of these epidemiological changes, these fact...

    Solveig A. Cunningham, Susannah D. Gloor and Shailaja S. Patil

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:263

    Published on: 7 July 2017

  7. Research note

    Identification and characterization of Burkholderia multivorans CCA53

    A lignin-degrading bacterium, Burkholderia sp. CCA53, was previously isolated from leaf soil. The purpose of this study was to determine phenotypic and biochemical features of Burkholderia sp. CCA53.

    Hironaga Akita, Zen-ichiro Kimura, Mohd Zulkhairi Mohd Yusoff, Nobutaka Nakashima and Tamotsu Hoshino

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:249

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  8. Research note

    Periodontal regenerative therapy with enamel matrix derivative in the treatment of intrabony defects: a prospective 2-year study

    To date, enamel matrix derivative (EMD) has been considered to be one of the few biomaterials for clinical use capable of demonstrating true periodontal regeneration. The aim of this two-center prospective cli...

    Fumi Seshima, Hideto Aoki, Takahiro Takeuchi, Eiichi Suzuki, Daisuke Irokawa, Asako Makino-Oi, Hiroki Sugito, Sachiyo Tomita and Atsushi Saito

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:256

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  9. Research article

    Phytochemical investigations and antioxidant potential of roots of Leea macrophylla (Roxb.)

    Oleanolic acid (NZ-15), 7 α, 28-olean diol (NZ-38) and Stigmasterol (NZ-14) were isolated from the ethanolic extracts of the roots of Leea macrophylla (Family: Leeaceae) by using chromatographic analysis. This is...

    Zobaer Al Mahmud, Sitesh C. Bachar, Choudhury Mahmood Hasan, Talha Bin Emran, Nazmul Qais and Mir Muhammad Nasir Uddin

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:245

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  10. Research article

    The effects of intravenous lignocaine on depth of anaesthesia and intraoperative haemodynamics during open radical prostatectomy

    Lignocaine is a local anaesthetic agent, which is also commonly used as a perioperative analgesic adjunct to accelerate rehabilitation and enhance recovery after surgery. Lignocaine’s systemic effects on intra...

    Laurence Weinberg, Jae Jang, Clive Rachbuch, Chong Tan, Raymond Hu and Larry McNicol

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:248

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  11. Case Report

    Laparoscopic ureterocalicostomy for ureteropelvic junction obstruction in a 10-year-old female patient: a case report

    Ureterocalicostomy is indicated mainly in cases with failed pyeloplasty or with a completely intrarenal pelvis. While there have been several case series reported in adults, laparoscopic ureterocalicostomy in ...

    Yoko Nishimura, Kimihiko Moriya, Michiko Nakamura, Takeya Kitta, Yukiko Kanno, Hiroki Chiba, Masafumi Kon and Nobuo Shinohara

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:247

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  12. Research article

    The prevalence of impaired fasting glucose and undiagnosed diabetes mellitus and associated risk factors among adults living in a rural Koladiba town, northwest Ethiopia

    Diabetes mellitus is becoming a big public health challenge, particularly in developing countries like Ethiopia. It is a manageable disease if early screening and follow up is made. However, as studies in Ethi...

    Abebaw Worede, Shitaye Alemu, Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw and Molla Abebe

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:251

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  13. Research article

    A survey of retracted articles in dentistry

    Publication retraction is a mechanism to preserve the scientific literature against publications that contain seriously flawed or erroneous data, redundant publication, plagiarism, unethical research, and othe...

    Túlio Eduardo Nogueira, Andréia Souza Gonçalves, Cláudio Rodrigues Leles, Aline Carvalho Batista and Luciane Rezende Costa

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:253

    Published on: 6 July 2017

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