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  1. Research note

    Maternal serum anti-Müllerian hormone in Sudanese women with preeclampsia

    A case–control study was conducted at Omdurman Maternity Tertiary Hospital, Sudan, during the period from May to August 2014 to investigate AMH level in women with preeclampsia compared to healthy controls. Th...

    Eiman Agabain, Hameed Mohamed, Anas E. Elsheikh, Hamdan Z. Hamdan and Ishag Adam

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:217

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Isolation, speciation and antifungal susceptibility testing of Candida isolates from various clinical specimens at a tertiary care hospital, Nepal

    Candida species are responsible for various clinical infections ranging from mucocutaneous infection to life threatening invasive diseases along with increased resistance to antifungal...

    Sundar Khadka, Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand, Bharat Mani Pokhrel, Keshab Parajuli, Shyam Kumar Mishra, Sangita Sharma, Niranjan Shah, Hari Prasad Kattel, Subhash Dhital, Sulochana Khatiwada, Narayan Parajuli, Manoj Pradhan and Basista Prasad Rijal

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:218

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Determinants of modern contraceptive practice in Yaoundé-Cameroon: a community based cross sectional study

    Despite numerous efforts put in place to increase modern contraceptive use in Cameroon as a means to fight maternal and infant mortality, the prevalence of modern contraception has shown only a slow increase a...

    Philip Nana Njotang, Martin Ndinakie Yakum, Atem Bethel Ajong, Marie José Essi, Ebile Walter Akoh, Nzene Edmond Mesumbe, Simon Ako and Enow Robinson Mbu

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:219

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Correlation between knowledge on transmission and prevention of HIV/STI and proficiency in condom use among male migrants from Africa and Middle East evaluated by a Condom Use Skills score using a wooden penile model

    Migrants in Italy are prevalently young adults, with a higher risk of sexual transmitted infections (STI) and HIV infection. Promoting consistent as well as correct use of condoms could reduce failure rate due...

    Fabio Zoboli, Domenico Martinelli, Mariantonietta Di Stefano, Massimo Fasano, Rosa Prato, Teresa Antonia Santantonio and Jose’ Ramòn Fiore

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:216

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  5. Project Note

    Feasibility of a physical activity intervention during and shortly after chemotherapy for testicular cancer

    Given the risk of developing acute and long-term adverse effects in patients receiving cisplatin-based chemotherapy for testicular cancer (TC), risk-reducing interventions, such as physical activity (PA), may ...

    Lene Thorsen, Camilla Kirkegaard, Jon Håvard Loge, Cecilie E. Kiserud, Merethe Lia Johansen, Gunhild M. Gjerset, Elisabeth Edvardsen, Hanne Hamre, Tone Ikdahl and Sophie D. Fosså

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:214

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Assessment of short and long-term outcomes of diabetes patient education using the health education impact questionnaire (HeiQ)

    Type 2 diabetes is a progressive chronic illness that will affect more than 500 million people worldwide by 2030. It is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Finding the right care management for dia...

    Ditte Hjorth Laursen, Karl Bang Christensen, Ulla Christensen and Anne Frølich

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:213

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  7. Short report

    Anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in patients with beta-hemoglobinopathies: the first report in the Americas

    In Brazil, there have been no previous studies of Toxoplasma gondii infection in sickle cell anemia patients and carriers of severe forms of beta-thalassemia. This study evaluated T. gondii infection in patients ...

    Marina Neves Ferreira, Claudia Regina Bonini-Domingos, Isabeth Fonseca Estevão, Clarice Lopes de Castro Lobo, Gisele Cristina Souza Carrocini, Aparecida Perpétuo Silveira-Carvalho, Octávio Ricci, Luiz Carlos de Mattos and Cinara Cássia Brandão de Mattos

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:211

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  8. Research note

    Characterisation of Roseomonas mucosa isolated from the root canal of an infected tooth

    The genus Roseomonas comprises a group of pink-pigmented, slow-growing, aerobic, non-fermentative Gram-negative bacteria, which have been isolated from environmental sources such as water and soil, but are also a...

    Nina Diesendorf, Stefanie Köhler, Walter Geißdörfer, Tanja Grobecker-Karl, Matthias Karl and Andreas Burkovski

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:212

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  9. Research article

    Tuberculosis caseload in children with severe acute malnutrition related with high hospital based mortality in Lusaka, Zambia

    Tuberculosis and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children pose a major treatment and care challenge in high HIV burden countries in Africa. We investigated the prevalence of Tuberculosis notifications among...

    Tendai Munthali, Chishala Chabala, Elson Chama, Raider Mugode, Nathan Kapata, Patrick Musonda and Charles Michelo

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:206

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Expression of mRNA IL-17F and sIL-17F in atopic asthma patients

    Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of airway that involves many cells and elements. Chronic inflammation caused by increase Airway hyperresponsiveness that cause recurrent episodic symptoms of breathlessne...

    Mochammad Hatta, Eko E. Surachmanto, Andi Asadul Islam and Syarifuddin Wahid

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:202

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Latrine coverage and its utilisation in a rural village of Eastern Nepal: a community-based cross-sectional study

    A little more than 1/3rd of the rural households in Nepal have improved latrine facility. The government of Nepal is working towards making an open defecation free area all over Nepal. There is no data found i...

    Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Gambhir Shrestha, Meika Bhattachan, Suman Bahadur Singh, Nilambar Jha and Paras K. Pokharel

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:209

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Predictors of glucose control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: results of a cross-sectional study in Cameroon

    In sub-Saharan Africa the prognosis of children with type 1 diabetes is poor. Many are not diagnosed and those diagnosed have a dramatically reduced life expectancy (less than one year). The purpose of this st...

    Loveline L. Niba, Benedikt Aulinger, Wilfred F. Mbacham and Klaus G. Parhofer

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:207

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  13. Research note

    Dry-heat inactivation of “Mycobacterium canettii

    Mycobacterium canettii” is responsible for non-transmissible lymph node and pulmonary tuberculosis in persons exposed in the Horn of Africa. In the absence of direct human transmission, contaminated water and fo...

    Djaltou Aboubaker Osman, Eric Garnotel and Michel Drancourt

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:201

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  14. Research article

    Is there a difference in prevalence of helminths between households using ecological sanitation and those using traditional pit latrines? A latrine based cross sectional comparative study in Malawi

    Studies have shown that households using sludge from human excreta for agriculture are at an increased risk of soil transmitted helminths. However, while use of ecological sanitation (EcoSan) latrines is incre...

    Save Kumwenda, Chisomo Msefula, Wilfred Kadewa, Yohane Diness, Charles Kato, Tracy Morse and Bagrey Ngwira

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:200

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  15. Case report

    Shortcomings in snake bite management in rural Cameroon: a case report

    Snake bites are an important public health problem in developing countries with most bites occurring in rural areas. Severe envenomation often occurs in children and following bites to the face. Prompt adminis...

    Frank-Leonel Tianyi, Christian Akem Dimala and Vitalis Fambombi Feteh

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:196

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  16. Research article

    Specialty preferences among medical students in Botswana

    With the establishment of a new medical college in Botswana to train generalist-doctors and specialists, we set out to explore the career preferences of medical students, factors that influence their choices a...

    Ambrose Rukewe, W. A. Abebe, A. A. Fatiregun and M. Kgantshang

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:195

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  17. Research article

    Prevalence and risk factors of poor immune recovery among adult HIV patients attending care and treatment centre in northwestern Tanzania following the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy: a retrospective study

    Highly Active Antiretroviral therapy (HAART) reverses the effect of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) by durably suppressing viral replication. This allows CD4 gain to...

    Daniel W. Gunda, Semvua B. Kilonzo, Erasmus Kamugisha, Engelbert Z. Rauya and Bonaventura C. Mpondo

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:197

    Published on: 8 June 2017

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