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  1. The double burden of malnutrition is an emerging public health concern nowadays which a correlation with obesity. This study aimed to examine the relationship between resting metabolic rate (RMR) and dietary i...

    Authors: Seyedeh Forough Sajjadi, Atieh Mirzababaei, Afsoun Abdollahi, Farideh Shiraseb and Khadijeh Mirzaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:179

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  2. The ongoing Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has drastically impacted the global health and economy. Computed tomography (CT) is the prime imaging modality for diagnosis of lung infections in COVID...

    Authors: Shokouh Shakouri, Mohammad Amin Bakhshali, Parvaneh Layegh, Behzad Kiani, Farid Masoumi, Saeedeh Ataei Nakhaei and Sayyed Mostafa Mostafavi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:178

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  3. To compare the live birth rates (LBR) and neonatal outcomes of frozen cycle in vitro fertilization (IVF) with fresh cycle IVF in the Indonesian population.

    Authors: Wiryawan Permadi, Hartanto Bayuaji, Kevin Dominique Tjandraprawira, Dian Tjahyadi, Harris Harlianto, Yanni Melliandari Achmad, Nanang Winarto Astarto and Tono Djuwantono

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:177

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  4. This randomised controlled trial (RCT) aimed to investigate the effects of a simple cognitive task intervention on intrusive memories ("flashbacks") and associated symptoms following a traumatic event. Patient...

    Authors: Marie Kanstrup, Laura Singh, Katarina E. Göransson, Beau Gamble, Rod S. Taylor, Lalitha Iyadurai, Michelle L. Moulds and Emily A. Holmes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:176

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  5. To characterize the bacterial community of Wind Cave’s Madison aquifer through whole-genome sequencing, and to better understand the bacterial ecology by identifying genes involved in acyl-homoserine lactone (...

    Authors: Peter C. Wengert, Narayan H. Wong, Hazel A. Barton, Han Ming Gan, André O. Hudson and Michael A. Savka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:175

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  6. Dall’s sheep (Ovis dalli dalli) are important herbivores in the mountainous ecosystems of northwestern North America, and recent declines in some populations have sparked concern. Our aim was to improve capabilit...

    Authors: Kelly E. Williams, Damian M. Menning, Eric J. Wald, Sandra L. Talbot, Kumi L. Rattenbury and Laura R. Prugh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:173

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  7. To determine the general and genotype-specific prevalence of HPV and to identify potential risk factors for the infection in a population-based screening of Peruvian women.

    Authors: Juana del Valle-Mendoza, Lorena Becerra-Goicochea, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Luis Pinillos-Vilca, Hugo Carrillo-Ng, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Carlos Palomares-Reyes, Andre-Alonso Taco-Masias, Ronald Aquino-Ortega, Carmen Tinco-Valdez, Yordi Tarazona-Castro, Cynthia-Wendy Sarmiento-Ramirez and Luis J. del Valle

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:172

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  8. Physical activity has been shown to improve quality of life in cancer patients with some evidence in multiple myeloma. This study aimed to determine myeloma patients’ exercise levels, their perception of physi...

    Authors: Catherine S. Y. Lecat, Orla McCourt, Joanne Land, Kwee Yong and Abigail Fisher

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:171

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  9. Here, we present the first record of stable colonies of the South American fur seal (Arctocephalus australis), in an area where their presence has never been documented (hereafter distribution gap), as well as an...

    Authors: Daniel Cárcamo, Marlene Pizarro, Muriel Orellana, Anahi Canto, Pablo Herrera, Lily Muñoz, Piera Vásquez-Calderón, Alicia Guerrero, Maritza Sepúlveda, L. René Durán and Doris Oliva

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:170

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  10. Uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) plays a crucial role in energy homeostasis via insulin secretion regulation, free fatty acid concentrations, and lipid metabolism. This study aimed to investigate the association of...

    Authors: Saleheh rezapour, Shiva Ahdi khosroshahi, Hadi Farajnia, Fatemeh Mohseni, Manouchehr Khoshbaten and Safar Farajnia

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:169

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  11. The impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic has been felt worldwide. Many vulnerable populations rely heavily on peer support provided by individual or collaborative groups. This study aimed to evaluate the im...

    Authors: Julie McMullan, Ashleen L. Crowe, Caitlin Bailie and Amy Jayne McKnight

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:168

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  12. Hospital data are a useful resource for studying pregnancy complications, including bleeding-related conditions, however, the reliability of these data is unclear. This study aims to examine reliability of rep...

    Authors: Heather J. Baldwin, Tanya A. Nippita, Siranda Torvaldsen, Therese M. McGee, Kristen Rickard and Jillian A. Patterson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:167

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  13. To compare the accuracy of heart rate detection properties of a novel, wireless, dry-electrode electrocardiogram (ECG) device, NeoBeat®, to that of a conventional 3-lead gel-electrode ECG monitor (PropaqM®) in...

    Authors: Hanne Pike, Joar Eilevstjønn, Peder Bjorland, Jørgen Linde, Hege Ersdal and Siren Rettedal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:166

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  14. Microplates are ubiquitous in biological research because they make it easy to collect data for hundreds of different conditions in a single experiment. Despite this, there is no standard method to annotate th...

    Authors: Kale Kundert

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:164

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  15. The aim of the current study was to assess prevalence of Toxoplasma infection and its associated risk factors in women of childbearing-age in central Iran.

    Authors: Melica Shahighi, Aliehsan Heidari, Hossein Keshavarz, Amir Bairami, Saeedeh Shojaee, Monireh Sezavar, Mahboobeh Salimi and Aref Teimouri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:163

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  16. The aim of this study was to design a domestic water temperature, pH and turbidity monitoring system that could constantly log temperature, pH and turbidity of water and give alerts in case the parameters are ...

    Authors: Diana Rita Nanyanzi, Gilbert Gilibrays Ocen, Timothy Omara, Felix Bwire, Davis Matovu and Twaibu Semwogerere

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:161

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  17. Previously we observed that maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation in pregnancy was associated with increased offspring size at birth and adiposity, as well as with maternal gestational diabetes risk,...

    Authors: Clive J. Petry, Ken K. Ong, Ieuan A. Hughes and David B. Dunger

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:160

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  18. Participation in physical activity and sports is known to have positive implications for physical health, and for social and emotional wellbeing of children. Following corrective spinal surgery for scoliosis, ...

    Authors: Leanne R. Willson, Madeline Klootwyk, Laura G. Rogers, Kathleen Shearer, Sarah Southon and Christina Sasseville

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:159

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  19. Psychological problems associated with isolation and mistrust are common among young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Schema therapy (ST) has recently been shown to be effective against chronic pers...

    Authors: Fumiyo Oshima, Tomokazu Murata, Toshiyuki Ohtani, Mikuko Seto and Eiji Shimizu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:158

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  20. Cardiac regeneration in the axolotl has been found to rely on the innate immune system, and especially macrophages have been demonstrated to play a vital role in regulating the regenerative process. In this st...

    Authors: Kathrine Pedersen, Rikke Kongsgaard Rasmussen, Anita Dittrich and Henrik Lauridsen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:157

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  21. Gut-microbiota plays key roles in many aspects like the health and illness of humans. It's well proved that modification of gut microbiota by probiotics is useful for improving inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...

    Authors: Sheyda Damoogh, Mehrad Vosough, Shima Hadifar, Masoumeh Rasoli, Ali Gorjipour, Sarvenaz Falsafi and Ava Behrouzi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:156

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  22. Ribonucleic acids (RNA) are involved in many cellular functions. In general, RNA is made up by only four different ribonucleotides. The modifications of RNA (epitranscriptome) can greatly enhance the structura...

    Authors: Hongzhou Wang, Jennifer H. Simpson, Madison E. Kotra, Yuanting Zhu, Saumya Wickramasinghe, David A. Mills and Norman H. L. Chiu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:154

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  23. Tree legume species play an important role in forest restoration in the tropics. Understanding how different species adjust carbohydrate allocation and growth under distinct nutrient availability will enhance ...

    Authors: Roberto K. Jaquetti and José Francisco C. Gonçalves

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:153

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  24. Herd immunity is achieved when in a population, immune individuals are in a sufficiently large proportion. Neutralizing antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 that are produced following infection or vaccination ar...

    Authors: Amandine Mveang Nzoghe, Marielle Leboueny, Eliane Kuissi Kamgaing, Anicet Christel Maloupazoa Siawaya, Eliode Cyrien Bongho, Ofilia Mvoundza Ndjindji, Guy-Stephan Padzys, Bénédicte Ndeboko, Simon Ategbo and Joel Fleury Djoba Siawaya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:152

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  25. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern, biofilm production, and the presence of biofilm genes among the S. maltophilia clinical isolates. A total of 85 clinic...

    Authors: Narjess Bostanghadiri, Abdollah Ardebili, Zohreh Ghalavand, Samane Teymouri, Mahsa Mirzarazi, Mehdi Goudarzi, Ehsan Ghasemi and Ali Hashemi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:151

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  26. In this study we compare the amino acid and codon sequence of SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV using different statistics programs to understand their characteristics. Specifically, we are interested in how d...

    Authors: Jung Eun Huh, Seunghee Han and Taeseon Yoon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:150

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  27. Deep extubation refers to endotracheal extubation performed while a patient is deeply anesthetized and without airway reflexes. After deep extubation, patients are sent to the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) ...

    Authors: Jeremy Juang, Martha Cordoba, Mark Xiao, Alex Ciaramella, Jeremy Goldfarb, Jorge Enrique Bayter and Alvaro Andres Macias

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:149

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  28. Breast cancer (BC) is one of the most common diseases in women globally, with an increasing number of deaths associated with it. Recently the role of polymorphisms in the genes encoding cytokines and immune ce...

    Authors: Hadi Rezaeean, Gholam Abbas Kaydani, Najmaldin Saki, Sasan Razmjoo, Maryam Labibzadeh and Hamid Yaghooti

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:147

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  29. This study aimed to identify novel genetic variants in the CR2 extracellular domain of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in healthy individuals and patients with six different types of adenocarcinoma...

    Authors: Maryam Marzouq, Ali Nairouz, Noureddine Ben Khalaf, Sonia Bourguiba-Hachemi, Raed Quaddorah, Dana Ashoor and M. Dahmani Fathallah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:146

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  30. Prediabetes is prevalent in people living with HIV (PLWH). Insufficient and irregular sleep are linked to abnormal glucose metabolism. This study aimed to investigate the differences in sleep characteristics b...

    Authors: Hataikarn Nimitphong, Somnuek Sungkanuparph, Chatvara Areevut, Sunee Saetung, Ratanaporn Jerawatana, Amornrat Hathaidechadusadee, Supaporn Somwang, Wanabhorn Tongchom, Nampeth Saibuathong, Jandanee Sakmanarit, Orawan Pichitchaipitak, Angsana Phuphuakrat and Sirimon Reutrakul

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:145

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  31. The aim of this study was to investigate the genetic relatedness and antimicrobial resistance among Shigella species isolated from food and stool samples. Using cross sectional study method, Shigella spp. were is...

    Authors: Babak Pakbin, Abdollah Didban, Yousef Khazaye Monfared, Razzagh Mahmoudi, Amir Peymani and Mohammad Reza Modabber

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:144

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  32. Identifying orthology relationships among sequences is essential to understand evolution, diversity of life and ancestry among organisms. To build alignments of orthologous sequences, phylogenomic pipelines of...

    Authors: Mick Van Vlierberghe, Hervé Philippe and Denis Baurain

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:143

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  33. This study aimed to validate the Sick, Control, One stone, Fat, and Food (SCOFF) questionnaire in relation to the Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) and to examine the appropriateness of a ques...

    Authors: Yutaka Hosoda, Toshiyuki Ohtani, Hisashi Hanazawa, Mami Tanaka, Hiroshi Kimura, Noriaki Ohsako, Tasuku Hashimoto, Osamu Kobori, Masaomi Iyo and Michiko Nakazato

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:142

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  34. Although children from language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) may be disadvantaged in English-reliant exams, they outperform children from an English language background (ELB) on many Australian Natio...

    Authors: Louisa Gibson and Melanie Porter

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:141

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  35. The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures implemented to stop the pandemic had a broad impact on our daily lives. Besides work and social life, health care is affected on many levels. In particular, there is conc...

    Authors: Mandy Vogel, Christoph Beger, Ruth Gausche, Anne Jurkutat, Roland Pfaeffle, Antje Körner, Christof Meigen, Tanja Poulain and Wieland Kiess

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:140

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  36. To evaluate the number of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients eligible for extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) in Saskatchewan and their clinical outcomes, including survival and neu...

    Authors: Brendan Lee, Adam Clay and Eric Sy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:139

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  37. Snails secrete different types of mucus that serve several functions, and are increasingly being exploited for medical and cosmetic applications. In this study, we explored the protein pattern and compared the...

    Authors: Nattaphop Noothuan, Kantamas Apitanyasai, Somsak Panha and Anchalee Tassanakajon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:138

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  38. The study aims to generate the whole genome sequence of L. monocytogenes strain S2542 and to compare it to the genomes of strains RO15 and ScottA. In addition, we aimed to compare gene expression profiles of L. m...

    Authors: Ilhan Cem Duru, Florentina Ionela Bucur, Margarita Andreevskaya, Anne Ylinen, Peter Crauwels, Leontina Grigore-Gurgu, Bahareh Nikparvar, Tone Mari Rode, Pia Laine, Lars Paulin, Trond Løvdal, Christian U. Riedel, Nadav Bar, Daniela Borda, Anca Ioana Nicolau and Petri Auvinen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:137

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  39. Our goal was to research and develop exploratory analysis tools for clinical notes, which now are underrepresented to limit the diversity of data insights on medically relevant applications.

    Authors: Xudong Zhu, Joseph M. Plasek, Chunlei Tang, Wasim Al-Assad, Zhikun Zhang, Yun Xiong, Liqin Wang, Sharmitha Yerneni, Carlos Ortega, Min-Jeoung Kang, Li Zhou, David W. Bates and Patricia C. Dykes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:136

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  40. Skeletal muscle size is considered a predictor of prognosis in patients with respiratory diseases including Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease. However, no research focused on its impact on prognosis in pat...

    Authors: Ai Tanaka, Kosaku Komiya, Mari Yamasue, Yumiko Ando, Yukiko Takeno, Shuichi Takikawa, Kazufumi Hiramatsu and Jun-ichi Kadota

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:134

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  41. Our study focuses on evaluating the factors associated with vasovagal syncope (VVS) when having a pain procedure at the pain clinic as well as showing variation in vital signs associated with fainting across d...

    Authors: Sara Kamar, Souheil Hallit and Souheil Chamandi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:133

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  42. Several essential factors have played a crucial role in the spreading mechanism of COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) in the human population. These factors include undetected cases, asymptomatic cases, and s...

    Authors: Dipo Aldila, Brenda M. Samiadji, Gracia M. Simorangkir, Sarbaz H. A. Khosnaw and Muhammad Shahzad

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:132

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  43. In this study, the performance of a commercially available malaria LAMP assay (Alethia® Malaria Plus LAMP) was evaluated using retrospective clinical samples obtained from travelers returning to the United Sta...

    Authors: Dragan Ljolje, Rispah Abdallah and Naomi W. Lucchi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:128

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  44. The current experiment aimed to assess the impact of detergents such as 3% Triton X-100, 1% peracetic acid, 1% Tween-20, and 1% SDS in combination with Trypsin–EDTA on acellularization of ovine aortae after 7 ...

    Authors: Morteza Heidarzadeh, Reza Rahbarghazi, Shirin Saberianpour, Aref Delkhosh, Hassan Amini, Emel Sokullu and Mehdi Hassanpour

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:126

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