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  1. Content type: Research note

    External Wall Insulation (EWI) insulates and protect homes against damp. The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme incentivised large energy providers in the UK delivering energy efficiency measures such as E...

    Authors: Heather Brown, Gulnar Fattakhova, Clare Bambra and Paul Taylor

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:736

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  2. Content type: Data note

    Paenibacillus species, belonging to the family Paenibacillaceae, are able to survive for long periods under adverse environmental conditions. Several Paenibacillus species produce anti...

    Authors: Waleed S. Mohammed, Elvira E. Ziganshina, Elena I. Shagimardanova, Natalia E. Gogoleva and Ayrat M. Ziganshin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:734

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  3. Content type: Data note

    The understanding of complex multifactorial diseases requires the availability of a variety of data for a large-number of affected individuals. In this data note here we provide whole exome sequencing data fro...

    Authors: Sheila Garcia-Rosa, Maria Galli de Amorim, Renan Valieris, Vanessa Daccach Marques, Julio Cesar Cetrulo Lorenzi, Vania Balardin Toller, Guilherme Sciascia do Olival, Wilson Araújo da Silva Júnior, Israel Tojal da Silva, Amilton Antunes Barreira, Diana Noronha Nunes and Emmanuel Dias-Neto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:735

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  4. Content type: Research note

    Less is known about the respiratory health of general farming and non-framing populations. A longitudinal Saskatchewan Rural Health Study (SRHS) was conducted to explore the association between individual and con...

    Authors: Punam Pahwa, Masud Rana, William Pickett, Chandima P. Karunanayake, Khalid Amin, Donna Rennie, Josh Lawson, Shelley Kirychuk, Bonnie Janzen, Niels Koehncke and James Dosman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:732

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  5. Content type: Research note

    Globally, more than 200 million people live at risk of the neglected tropical disease schistosomiasis (or snail fever). Larval schistosomes require the presence of specific snail species that act as intermedia...

    Authors: Tamer A. Mansour, Mohamed R. Habib, Laura C. Vicente Rodríguez, Anthony Hernández Vázquez, Julián Maldonado Alers, Alfredo Ghezzi, Roger P. Croll, C. Titus Brown and Mark W. Miller

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:729

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  6. Content type: Research note

    The PCR threshold standard curve is based on an exponential model of the initial phase of a PCR run where template replication efficiency is constant cycle to cycle. As such it requires that a threshold is at ...

    Authors: Benedict G. Archer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:731

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  7. Content type: Research note

    The prediabetes and cardiovascular complications studies proposes to develop a screening protocol for diabetes cardiovascular risk, and strategies for holistic management amongst others. Over 500 participants ...

    Authors: E. U. Nwose, R. S. Richards, P. T. Bwititi, E. O. Igumbor, E. J. Oshionwu, K. Okolie, I. C. Onyia, A. Pokhrel, P. Gyawali, J. N. Okuzor, V. M. Oguoma, F. W. Gardiner and L. Wang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:730

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Uganda is beset by a shortage of health workers and the few available are mal-distributed. Providing rural exposure through community-based education could positively influence students’ perspectives towards w...

    Authors: Samuel Kizito, Rhona Baingana, Kintu Mugagga, Peter Akera and Nelson K. Sewankambo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:726

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  9. Content type: Research note

    Recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based vectors are characterized by their robust and safe transgene delivery. The CRISPR/Cas9 and guide RNA (gRNA) system present a promising genome-editing platform, an...

    Authors: Salma G. Morsy, Jason M. Tonne, Yaxi Zhu, Brian Lu, Karol Budzik, James W. Krempski, Sherine A. Ali, Mohamed A. El-Feky and Yasuhiro Ikeda

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:720

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  10. Content type: Research note

    This study aimed to determine the frequency and characteristics of prescriptions of cold combination products among older ambulatory patients. A retrospective observational study was conducted using electronic...

    Authors: Junpei Komagamine

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:728

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  11. Content type: Research note

    Though iron deficiency is known to be a major risk factor of anaemia, the association of G6PD deficiency and malaria with anaemia still remains unclear. Hence, a cross-sectional study involving 95 pregnant wom...

    Authors: Godwill Azeh Engwa, Marcellus Unaegbu, Marian N. Unachukwu, Mary-Gloria C. Njoku, Kingsley N. Agbafor, Wilfred Fon Mbacham and Anthony Okoh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:721

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  12. Content type: Research note

    Longitudinal data are often collected to study the evolution of biomedical markers. The study of the joint evolution of response variables concerning hypertension over time was the aim of this paper. A hospita...

    Authors: Demeke Lakew Workie, Dereje Tesfaye Zike and Haile Mekonnen Fenta

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:722

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    An osteoma is a benign tumor of bone with unknown etiology and is considered rare, mostly restricted to the craniofacial skeleton.

    Authors: Natalia Tavares de Souza, Renan Carlos Lopes Cavalcante, Maria Aparecida de Albuquerque Cavalcante, Wagner Hespanhol, Marcello Rodrigues de Oliveira Jr., Dennis de Carvalho Ferreira, Thais Machado de Carvalho Coutinho and Lucio Souza Gonçalves

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:727

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  14. Content type: Research note

    The Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE) is a representative, quantitative evaluation tool for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). Recently, AGREE was revised (AGREE II)....

    Authors: Kanako Seto, Kunichika Matsumoto, Takefumi Kitazawa, Shigeru Fujita, Shimpei Hanaoka and Tomonori Hasegawa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:716

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  15. Content type: Research note

    This pilot study using a quasi-experimental design was conducted to evaluate the feasibility (i.e., limited efficacy, practicality, and acceptability) of our intervention protocol involving inhalation of the s...

    Authors: Yuriko Tadokoro, Shigeko Horiuchi, Kaori Takahata, Takuya Shuo, Erika Sawano and Kazuyuki Shinohara

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:717

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  16. Content type: Research note

    Coinfection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) with hepatitis D virus (HDV) has being reported to increase severity of progression to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver cirrhosis (LC). Beta microglobulin (2βM) w...

    Authors: Lawrence Ehis Okoror, Ayodele Oluwaseun Ajayi and Oluwaseun Benjamin Ijalana

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:719

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  17. Content type: Research note

    Thyroglobulin (Tg) measurements assess recurrence in post-thyroidectomy thyroid cancer patients. Tg measurements by enzyme immunoassays (EIA) can be falsely elevated by interference from Tg autoantibodies (TgA...

    Authors: Sarah E. Wheeler, Li Liu, Harry C. Blair, Richard Sivak, Nancy Longo, Jeffery Tischler, Kathryn Mulvey and Octavia M. Peck Palmer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:725

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  18. Content type: Research note

    Health care workers (HCW) at a Central Hospital, were served lunch at the hospital canteen on 12 December 2016. On 12 December 2016 at 1700 h, there was a sudden onset of symptoms suggestive of gastrointestina...

    Authors: Zvanaka Sithole, Tsitsi Juru, Prosper Chonzi, Donewell Bangure, Gerald Shambira, Notion Tafara Gombe and Mufuta Tshimanga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:715

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  19. Content type: Research note

    This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs) producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in imipenem-nonsusceptible isolates and to detect MBL-encoding genes among MBLs-positive isol...

    Authors: Mahesh Acharya, Prabhu R. Joshi, Kamal Thapa, Rajan Aryal, Trishna Kakshapati and Supriya Sharma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:718

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  20. Content type: Research note

    Reliable data about general practitioners performing pap-tests are insufficient. A claim code for the achievement of pap-smears exists in France, but its use by general practitioners is not known. The main pur...

    Authors: Michaël Rochoy, Thibaut Raginel, Jonathan Favre, Estelle Soueres, Nassir Messaadi, Valérie Deken, Alain Duhamel and Christophe Berkhout

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:723

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