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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Research article

    Assessment of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis in Orthopaedics and Traumatology Surgical Unit of a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Addis Ababa

    Prophylactic antimicrobials have a starring role in prevention of surgical site infection. This study assesses the practice of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP) and development of surgical site infectio...

    Nitsuh Alemayehu Argaw, Kibruyisfawe Zewdie Shumbash, Alemseged Ayele Asfaw and Segewkal Hawaze

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:160

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  6. Project Note

    Profile and professional expectations of medical students from 11 Latin American countries: the Red-LIRHUS project

    Latin America is undergoing a human resource crisis in health care in terms of labor shortage, misdistribution and poor orientation to primary care. Workforce data are needed to inform the planning of long-ter...

    Percy Mayta-Tristán, Reneé Pereyra-Elías, Juan José Montenegro-Idrogo, Christian R. Mejia, Fiorella Inga-Berrospi and Edward Mezones-Holguín

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:159

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Assessing the status of iodine deficiency disorder (IDD) and associated factors in Wolaita and Dawro Zones School Adolescents, southern Ethiopia

    Iodine deficiency is the major preventable cause of irreversible mental retardation in the world. Ethiopia is a country with high prevalence of iodine deficiency disorders which continue to affect a large numb...

    Shimelash Bitew Workie, Yemane Gebremariam Abebe, Amha Admasie Gelaye and Tefera Chane Mekonen

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:156

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  8. Research article

    Ethnopharmacologic survey of medicinal plants used to treat human diseases by traditional medical practitioners in Dega Damot district, Amhara, Northwestern Ethiopia

    One of the services that plants provide for human beings is their wider medicinal application. Although it is not fully assessed, the practice and wider use of traditional medicine is frequent in Ethiopia. Stu...

    Muluken Wubetu, Tefera Abula and Getye Dejenu

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:157

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Bacterial flora of combat wounds from eastern Ukraine and time-specified changes of bacterial recovery during treatment in Ukrainian military hospital

    Microbiology of modern war wounds is unique for each military conflict. Climatic and geographical features of the theater of war, contemporary warfare as well as wound management affect the microbial flora of ...

    Kovalchuk P. Valentine and Kondratiuk M. Viacheslav

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:152

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  10. Research article

    No evidence of a role of the β4 subunit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in alcohol-related behaviors

    Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors have gained attention in the last several years as mediators of alcohol-related behaviors. The genes that code for the α5, α3, and β4 subunits (Chrna5, Chrna3, and Chrnb4, respec...

    Helen M. Kamens, Constanza Silva, Riley McCarthy, Ryan J. Cox and Marissa A. Ehringer

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:151

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  11. Short Report

    Performance of variable selection methods using stability-based selection

    Variable selection is frequently carried out during the analysis of many types of high-dimensional data, including those in metabolomics. This study compared the predictive performance of four variable select...

    Danny Lu, Aalim Weljie, Alexander R. de Leon, Yarrow McConnell, Oliver F. Bathe and Karen Kopciuk

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:143

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  12. Research article

    Pichia pastoris versus Saccharomyces cerevisiae: a case study on the recombinant production of human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor

    Recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (rhGM-CSF) is a glycoprotein that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of neutropenia and leukemia in combination with chemotherapie...

    Anh-Minh Tran, Thanh-Thao Nguyen, Cong-Thuan Nguyen, Xuan-Mai Huynh-Thi, Cao-Tri Nguyen, Minh-Thuong Trinh, Linh-Thuoc Tran, Stephanie P. Cartwright, Roslyn M. Bill and Hieu Tran-Van

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:148

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  13. Research article

    Expansion of highly stable bla OXA-10 β-lactamase family within diverse host range among nosocomial isolates of Gram-negative bacilli within a tertiary referral hospital of Northeast India

    The current study reports dissemination of highly stable bla OXA-10 family of beta lactamases among diverse group of nosocomial isolates of Gram-negative bacilli within a tertiary refer...

    Anand Prakash Maurya, Debadatta Dhar, Mridul Kumar Basumatary, Deepjyoti Paul, Birson Ingti, Debarati Choudhury, Anupam Das Talukdar, Atanu Chakravarty, Shweta Mishra and Amitabha Bhattacharjee

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:145

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  14. Research article

    Genetic polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance genes, pfcrt and pfmdr1, in North Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Malaria still poses one of the major threats to human health. Development of effective antimalarial drugs has decreased this threat; however, the emergence of drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum, a cause of Mala...

    Patrick Reteng, Visia Vrisca, Inka Sukarno, Ilham Habib Djarkoni, Jane Angela Kalangi, George Eduardo Jacobs, Lucky Ronald Runtuwene, Yuki Eshita, Ryuichiro Maeda, Yutaka Suzuki, Arthur Elia Mongan, Sarah Maria Warouw, Junya Yamagishi and Josef Tuda

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:147

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  15. Research article

    Molecular clonality analysis of esophageal adenocarcinoma by multiregion sequencing of tumor samples

    Intratumor heterogeneity has been demonstrated in several cancer types, following a model of branched evolution. It is unknown to which extent intratumor heterogeneity is applicable to esophageal adenocarcinom...

    Anna M. J. van Nistelrooij, Ronald van Marion, Linetta B. Koppert, Katharina Biermann, Manon C. W. Spaander, Hugo W. Tilanus, J. Jan B. van Lanschot, Bas P. L. Wijnhoven and Winand N. M. Dinjens

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:144

    Published on: 4 April 2017

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