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  1. Content type: Research note

    One of the most important causes of nosocomial infections is Staphylococcus aureus. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of these genes and the rate of expression of these genes during nasal colon...

    Authors: Emad Soltani, Effat Farrokhi, Behnam Zamanzad, Milad Shahini Shams Abadi, Fatemeh Deris, Amin Soltani and Abolfazl Gholipour

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:49

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    This study aims to describe the prevalence of glycemic control and related factors in a population of Sub-Saharan African T1D patients. We carried out a cross-sectional study including children and adolescents...

    Authors: Cathy Djonou, Aurel T. Tankeu, Mesmin Y. Dehayem, Daryl N. Tcheutchoua, Jean Claude Mbanya and Eugene Sobngwi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:50

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    Foot complications are considered to be a devastating consequence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), posing a major medical and economic burden. A prospective study was conducted at researchers’ area “Norther...

    Authors: Manal S. Fawzy, Mariam A. Alshammari, Ashwaq A. Alruwaili, Rehab T. R. Alanazi, Jewaher A. M. Alharbi, Abdulaziz Mohammed R. Almasoud, Reem A. Alshammari and Eman A. Toraih

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:51

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    Following publication of the original article [1], an error was reported in Table 1. The data repository links in the 4th column were incorrect. In this Correction, the corrected version of Table 1 is shown. T...

    Authors: Carlos Talavera-López, Barbara Capuccini, Richard Mitter, Jing-wen Lin and Jean Langhorne

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:48

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2018 11:913

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    The presence of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium becomes a concern in relation to the safety of drinking water and ice. We detected and enumerated the bacteria from ice and beverages collected from several...

    Authors: Diana E. Waturangi, Eko Wiratama and Audora Sabatini

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:45

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    The RNA exosome is an evolutionarily conserved 3′–5′ exoribonucleolytic protein complex involved in processing and degradation of different classes of nuclear and cytoplasmic RNAs, and, therefore, important fo...

    Authors: J. S. Luz, B. H. Caneguim, A. Baggio, M. M. Santoni, C. C. Helbing, S. R. Valentini, E. Sasso-Cerri and C. C. Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:46

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    This study monitored real-time torque variation of the WaveOne Gold (WOG) and Reciproc Blue (RB) during root canal preparation of mandibular molars. Thirty-six mandibular molars were prepared with WOG Primary ...

    Authors: Flares Baratto-Filho, Jéssica Vavassori de Freitas, Marilisa Carneiro Leão Gabardo, Flávia Sens Fagundes Tomazinho, Jardel Francisco Mazzi-Chaves and Manoel Damião de Sousa-Neto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:47

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    Maternal mortality rates in Ethiopia remain highest in the world. Information with respect to factors that influence preference of institutional delivery among pregnant women are of relevance for designing int...

    Authors: Berhan Tsegaye, Muluesh Abuhay, Edenshaw Admasu, Berhanu Wubale, Kiber Temesgen and Zemenu Yohannes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:44

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    A good self-care practice is important for patients with diabetes to achieve the desired treatment targets and to contribute meaningfully in the management of their disease. The study aimed to assess the level...

    Authors: Haftom Niguse, Goitom Belay, Girmatsion Fisseha, Tesfaye Desale and Goitom Gebremedhn

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:34

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    Cesarean section (CS) is one of the most common surgical procedures in the world. In developed and developing countries, CS has grown significantly over the past decades. The Iranian Ministry of Health and Med...

    Authors: Meysam Behzadifar, Masoud Behzadifar, Ahad Bakhtiari, Samad Azari, Mandana Saki, Farnaz Golbabayi and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:37

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    Dual contraceptive is the use of male condom besides any modern contraceptive. It reduces parent to child transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections between partners. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Mebratu Mitiku Reta, Gizachew Assefa Tessema and Getachew Shiferaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:36

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    Dengue and chikungunya virus diseases are becoming an increasingly important global health threats and are continuously expanding their geographical range. The study aims to investigate knowledge and diagnosti...

    Authors: Samwel Saringe, Debora C. Kajeguka, Dickson D. Kagirwa, Maseke R. Mgabo and Basiliana Emidi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:43

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    T/E fusion results in constitutive expression of ERG oncoprotein resulting in enhanced proliferation and invasive potential of prostatic cancer cells. In the present study we aimed to evaluate the ERG overexpr...

    Authors: Atif Ali Hashmi, Erum Yousuf Khan, Muhammad Irfan, Rabia Ali, Huda Asif, Maheen Naeem, Laila Nisar, Naveen Faridi, Amir Khan and Muhammad Muzzammil Edhi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:35

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    Gram-negative bacilli are the common causative agents for community-acquired, nosocomial and opportunistic infections. The recent upsurge of biofilm, as well as beta-lactamases producing strains, have synergis...

    Authors: Rabina Dumaru, Ratna Baral and Lok Bahadur Shrestha

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:38

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    Evaluation of published research in a region provides insight into relevant aspects of clinical care and research priorities. This study aimed to provide a comprehensive assessment of the type of critical care...

    Authors: Mohamad Elaibaid, Lama H. Nazer, Lama Shaikha, Nada Al-Qadheeb, Ruth Kleinpell, Keith M. Olsen and Feras Hawari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:32

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    To assess computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) positive yield rate for pulmonary embolism (PE) in a Canadian academic tertiary center.

    Authors: Zhongyi Chen, Simon Deblois, Kevin Toporowicz, Irina Boldeanu, Marie-Odile Francoeur, Manel Sadouni, Luigi Lepanto and Carl Chartrand-Lefebvre

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:41

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    The pre-mRNA of the Epstein–Barr virus LMP2 (latent membrane protein 2) has a region of unusual RNA structure that partially spans two consecutive exons and the entire intervening intron; suggesting RNA foldin...

    Authors: Nuwanthika Kumarasinghe and Walter N. Moss

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:33

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    The purpose of the present study was to explore why our medical students are avoiding the study of professional textbooks. We conducted this study from 10th March to 15th May 2017 at the King Abdulaziz Univers...

    Authors: Tahir Jameel, Zohair Jamil Gazzaz, Mukhtiar Baig, Jawad Mansoor Tashkandi, Nasser Saleh Alharenth, Nadeem Shafique Butt, Ansar Shafique and Rahila Iftikhar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:30

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    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that one of the authors’ names was spelled incorrectly. In this Correction the incorrect and correct author name are shown. The original ...

    Authors: Akua Obeng Forson, Wilson Bright Tsidi, David Nana-Adjei, Marjorie Ntiwaa Quarchie and Noah Obeng-Nkrumah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:29

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2018 11:901

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    The work was carried out for extraction of natural anthrasesamones from roots of Sesamum Indicum using different organic solvents and utilization of extracts as catalyst in pulping with sodium hydroxide for a by-...

    Authors: Suhair Kamalaldeen Shomeina, Osman Taha Elzaki, Sakina Yagi, Salaheldin Dafaalla Mohieldin and Tarig Osman Khider

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:26

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    The purpose and objective of our research is to identify the determinants of the out of pocket (OOP) health expenditures in the population of Ivory Coast and the ratios across three different area; Abidjan, th...

    Authors: Akissi Régine Attia-Konan, Agbaya Stéphane Serge Oga, Amadou Touré and Kouakou Luc Kouadio

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:25

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    The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of virulence factors and antimicrobial resistance profile of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from Iranian burn patients.

    Authors: Ramin Khodayary, Iraj Nikokar, Mohammad Reza Mobayen, Farhad Afrasiabi, Afshin Araghian, Ali Elmi and Meisam Moradzadeh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:28

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    To explore variability in acute changes in muscle mass and function in older patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery, as well as feasibility of measures, in order to refine study processes to inform th...

    Authors: Carly Welch, Carolyn A. Greig, Zaki K. Hassan-Smith, Thomas D. Pinkney, Janet M. Lord and Thomas A. Jackson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:24

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    Knowledge transfer is the process of information sharing between researchers, knowledge users and policy makers. Globally, public policies about obesity do not reflect the complexity of what is known about the...

    Authors: Elizabeth Sturgiss, Thea Luig, Denise L. Campbell-Scherer, Richard Lewanczuk and Lee A. Green

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:23

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    This study aimed to clarify the effects of periodic mild heat stimuli on extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis of adult human chondrocytes in 3-dimensional pellet culture.

    Authors: Akira Ito, Tomoki Aoyama, Hirotaka Iijima, Kohei Nishitani, Junichi Tajino and Hiroshi Kuroki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:16

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    In Asthma management, poor handling of inhalation devices and wrong inhalation technique are associated with decreased medication delivery and poor disease control. The aim of this study was to assess the stat...

    Authors: Melles Mebrahtom, Nebiyu Mesfin, Hailay Gebreyesus and Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:15

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    Increase in antimicrobial resistance is a threat to health sector globally. Surveillance on the spread and emergence of antimicrobial resistance is therefore invertible. This study investigated prevalence of Salm...

    Authors: Lydia Mali Langata, John M. Maingi, Harry Asena Musonye, John Kiiru and Anthony Kebira Nyamache

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:22

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    This study was aimed to assess knowledge and skills of triage and associated factors among nurses in emergency department of Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, South Ethiopia. Institutional...

    Authors: Bereket Duko, Ephrem Geja, Zewdie Oltaye, Fanuel Belayneh, Addisu Kedir and Melese Gebire

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:21

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    Lack of sanitation affecting billions of people worldwide is a serious public health problem of Ethiopia. So, we aimed at examining the influence of community interventions on households’ latrine ownership sta...

    Authors: Dagim Afework Zeleke, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye and Fantahun Ayenew Mekonnen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:14

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    To compare the country-specific value sets of the EQ-5D-5L utility index and to evaluate the impact on the interpretation of clinical study results. Six country value sets from Canada, England, Japan, Korea, N...

    Authors: Christoph Gerlinger, Luke Bamber, Friedhelm Leverkus, Carsten Schwenke, Claudia Haberland, Gilda Schmidt and Jan Endrikat

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:18

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    In Ethiopia, only 51% of the infants start complementary feeding on time. Therefore this study is aimed to determine the time to initiate complementary feeding and associated factors among mothers with childre...

    Authors: Ermyas Brhane Reda, Alemayehu Shimeka Teferra and Measho Gebreslassie Gebregziabher

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:17

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    The objective of this study was to assess food handling practice and associated factors among food handlers in public food establishments, Northwest Ethiopia.

    Authors: Fasikaw Adbarie Chekol, Melkitu Fentie Melak, Aysheshim Kassahun Belew and Ejigu Gebeye Zeleke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:20

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    A proper uptake of maternity waiting homes (MWHs) is important to improve maternal and child health (MCH). The aim of this review is to generate the best existing evidences concerning the MWHs utilization and ...

    Authors: Bayu Begashaw Bekele, Tegene Legese Dadi and Thomas Tesfaye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:13

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    Pediatric emergencies challenge professional teams by demanding substantial cognitive effort, skills and effective teamwork. Educational designs for team trainings must be aligned to the needs of participants ...

    Authors: Ronny Lehmann, Anke Seitz, Jochen Meyburg, Bettina Hoppe, Georg Friedrich Hoffmann, Burkhard Tönshoff and Sören Huwendiek

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:19

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    Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) may contribute to sustainable crop production by improving plant growth and/or plant tolerance to abiotic stresses. Soil salinity, which limits the productivity of c...

    Authors: Thanh Nguyen Chu, Bao Thi Hoai Tran, Le Van Bui and Minh Thi Thanh Hoang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:11

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    Reducing sedentary behaviour (SB) might improve the health of older adults. However, we know little about how objectively measured SB impacts on self-rated health in older adults. We aimed to explore the assoc...

    Authors: Jason J. Wilson, Nicole E. Blackburn, Rachel O’Reilly, Frank Kee, Paolo Caserotti and Mark A. Tully

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:12

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    Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency is a relatively prevalent, but under-diagnosed, genetic disease. The objective of this study was to assess whether the systematic screening for alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency in ...

    Authors: Cláudia Henrique da Costa, Arnaldo José Noronha Filho, Rosa Maria Fernambel Marques e Silva, Thaís Ferrari da Cruz, Valeria de Oliveira Monteiro, Margareth Pio and Rogério Lopes Rufino

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:10

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    Despite prelacteal feeding contravenes with exclusive breastfeeding, it is a prevailing problem in Ethiopia. However, its burden and factors were not investigated in Mettu district. Therefore, the objective of...

    Authors: Tarekegn Fekede Wolde, Amare Demsie Ayele and Wubet Worku Takele

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:9

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    Hemolymph plays many important roles in the physiology of an insect throughout its lifetime; however, for small-bodied insects, studies are lacking because of the difficulties encountered while collecting hemo...

    Authors: Hiroko Tabunoki, Neal T. Dittmer, Maureen J. Gorman and Michael R. Kanost

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:7

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    Contraceptive discontinuation rate is very common in most developing countries, especially removal in the first year of use is common (18–63%), and the majority of these discontinuations are among women who ar...

    Authors: Tsirity G/Medhin, Kahsu Gebrekirstos Gebrekidan, Mekuria Kassa Nerea, Hagos Gerezgiher and Mebrahtom Haftu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:8

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    In Ethiopia, iron folate tablets are prescribed for all pregnant mothers during their antenatal visits and given for free; however, only limited data are available on their adherence. Therefore, the aim of thi...

    Authors: Tsegaye Molla, Tadesse Guadu, Esmael Ali Muhammad and Melkamu Tamir Hunegnaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:6

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    To gain insights into the virulence suppressive mechanism of a nonpathogenic strain of Rhizobium vitis ARK-1, we co-inoculated ARK-1 with a tumorigenic (Ti) strain of R. vitis to examine the expression of two ess...

    Authors: Akira Kawaguchi, Mizuho Nita, Tomoya Ishii, Megumi Watanabe and Yoshiteru Noutoshi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:1

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    The present study aimed at determining the antioxidant activity, total phenols and flavonoids and to evaluate the antiproliferative activity of ethanolic extract of Matricaria recutita L. (chamomile). The antioxi...

    Authors: Bayan Al-Dabbagh, Ismail A. Elhaty, Mohamed Elhaw, Chandraprabha Murali, Ameera Al Mansoori, Basma Awad and Amr Amin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:3

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    Each year, about 15 million babies in the world are born too prematurely. Complication of preterm birth is the single largest direct cause of neonatal deaths and the second most common cause of under-5 deaths ...

    Authors: Dawit Gebeyehu Mekonen, Ayenew Engida Yismaw, Tewodros Siyoum Nigussie and Worku Mequanint Ambaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:2

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