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  1. Recently, researchers have uncovered a correlation between loneliness and both the development and management of diabetes. Nevertheless, previous studies employing an unvalidated loneliness questionnaire impai...

    Authors: Quyen An Tran, Sho Nakamura, Kaname Watanabe, Choy-Lye Chei and Hiroto Narimatsu
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:201
  2. Environmental DNA (eDNA) detection is a transformative tool for ecological surveys which in many cases offers greater accuracy and cost-effectiveness for tracking low-density, cryptic species compared to conve...

    Authors: Mark Louie D. Lopez, Ellika M. Crichton, Michael J. Allison, Anna H. Dema, Matthew T. Bonderud and Caren C. Helbing
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:199
  3. Conical orthopedic drill bits may have the potential to improve the stabilization of orthopedic screws. During perforations, heat energy is released, and elevated temperatures could be related to thermal osteo...

    Authors: Inácio Bernhardt Rovaris, Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, Gabriel Aardewijn Silva, Daniel Guimarães Gerardi and Marcelo Meller Alievi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:197
  4. Studies that have examined the correlation between reproductive history and knee osteoarthritis (KOA) have had heterogeneous findings. We aimed to investigate the reproductive history and its relationship with...

    Authors: Fariba Eslamian, Seyed Kazem Shakouri, Narges Mohammadpour, Neda Dolatkhah, Soheila Bani and Fatemeh Nazari Khanmiri
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:196
  5. The aim of the present study was the association between the relationship between Dietary Quality Index-International (DQI-I) and Healthy Eating Index (HEI) and the urinary levels of F2alpha-isoprostane (F2a-IP) ...

    Authors: Mahsa Zare, Zainab Shateri, Mahboobeh Shakeri, Mehran Nouri, Sahar Zare, Parvin Sarbakhsh, Mohammad Hassan Eftekhari and Bahram Pourghassem Gargari
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:195
  6. Understanding microbiota colonizing ocular surfaces is key to expedite antibiotic prophylactic options for ocular surgeries, and therefore, prevent subsequent surgical site infections (SSIs). To fill this crit...

    Authors: Johannes Rukyaa, Lillian Temba, Princekened Kachira, Christopher Mwanansao and Jeremiah Seni
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:193
  7. Much has been written about the utility of genomic databases to public health. Within food safety these databases contain data from two types of isolates—those from patients (i.e., clinical) and those from non...

    Authors: Lanlan Yin and James B. Pettengill
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:191
  8. Twenty percent of all classical Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL) cases relapse and recur, especially in advanced stages with a high International Prognostic Score (IPS). Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA...

    Authors: Flora Dameria Pangaribuan, Maria Francisca Ham, Mutiah Mutmainnah and Agnes Stephanie Harahap
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:190
  9. In the present work we investigate how individual differences in at least occasionally using distinct social media platforms is linked to social networks use disorder (SNUD) tendencies. A final sample of n = 2200...

    Authors: Christian Montag, Elisa Wegmann, Lasse David Schmidt, Lena Klein, Dmitri Rozgonjuk and Hans-Jürgen Rumpf
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:189
  10. Heavy metals are encountered in nature, and are used in several human endeavors, including in dental fillings. It is well known that the safety of metals depends on their chemical form, as well as the dose and...

    Authors: Olawande C. Olagoke, Opeyemi B. Ogunsuyi, Famutimi E. Mayokun, João B.T. Rocha and Ganiyu Oboh
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:188
  11. This study assesses the accuracy of the IrisPlex system, a genetic eye color prediction tool for forensic analysis, in the Kazakh population. The study compares previously published genotypes of 515 Kazakh ind...

    Authors: Alizhan Bukayev, Igor Gorin, Baglan Aidarov, Akynkali Darmenov, Elena Balanovska and Maxat Zhabagin
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:187
  12. We report on our methodological experiences during an investigation of how institutional racism functions in healthcare. We found tension between balancing methodological rigor with the unanticipated consequen...

    Authors: Khadijah Melvin, Erin Sweeney, Katherine Buchman, Eboni Winford, Jessica Ansah, Sandra Wairimu, Will Martinez, Judson Laughter and Jennifer Jabson Tree
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:186
  13. Cognitive reappraisal (CR), as an adaptive emotion regulation strategy, may play a role in transforming affect in a positive direction during or after exercise, thereby supporting physical activity (PA) adhere...

    Authors: Ceren Gürdere, Julina Sorgenfrei and Ines Pfeffer
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:185
  14. Bartonella are emerging bacterial zoonotic pathogens. Utilization of clotted blood samples for surveillance of these bacteria in wildlife has begun to supersede the use of tissues; however, the efficacy of these ...

    Authors: Simon P. Jeeves, Champika Fernando, Jonathon D. Kotwa, Samira Mubareka, Janet E. Hill and Claire M. Jardine
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:184
  15. Disasters in developing countries result in higher human and financial losses compared to global standards, with the death rate being 12 times higher than that of developed countries. Many experts attribute th...

    Authors: Saeed Nazari, Pirhossein Kolivand, Elham Zamani, Hamid Karimi Kivi and Razieh Norouzi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:183
  16. Livestock droppings cause some environmental problems, but they have the potential to be used as effective biomass resources. The black soldier fly (BSF), Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), is suitable f...

    Authors: Megumi Wakuda, Takuma Sakamoto, Akane Tanaka, Satoshi Sugimura, Yuki Higashiura, Takeru Nakazato, Hidemasa Bono and Hiroko Tabunoki
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:182
  17. Numerous studies confirm the effectiveness of cognitive training in older adults. However, there is limited evidence of the transfer occurrence. The part of the study presented here tested the effect of 12 pro...

    Authors: Ludmiła Zając-Lamparska
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:181
  18. Germanium, an important component of electronics, is considered by many global economies as a critical raw material. Therefore, investigating its potential new sources is crucial for prospective technology dev...

    Authors: Michał Drzazga, Mateusz Ciszewski, Sylwia Kozłowicz, Izabela Maj, Michał Ochmański and Adrian Radoń
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:180
  19. The stability of ascorbic acid (AA) in the human aqueous humor (AqH) remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the stability of AqH AA under varying conditions (27, 4, − 20, and − 80 °C) without acidifi...

    Authors: Sakae Ito, Mayumi Nagata, Yuka Takino, Akihito Ishigami and Tadashi Senoo
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:179
  20. Asthma is an airways inflammatory disease and the most common chronic disease of childhood, which causes most hospital visits and placing a heavy financial burden on families and communities. Interleukins 4, 5...

    Authors: Saeed Sadr, Sahar Eslaminezhad, Entezar Mehrabi Nasab, Poonam Arora, Bahram Yavari, Hadi Khodabandehloo, Davood Jafari, Mohammad Borji and Seyyed Shamsadin Athari
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:178
  21. To assess first-trimester recruitment and retention of pregnant patients who regularly used cannabis, but not other substances, measured by willingness to participate in a research study, completion of self-ad...

    Authors: Alyssa Vanderziel, Mark M. Maslovich and Omayma Alshaarawy
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:177
  22. Recent spoligotyping results in the island nation of Indonesia had revealed the existence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex lineage 3 (MTBC L3) or Central Asian (CAS) strains. In this work, whole-genome seque...

    Authors: Yuni Rukminiati, Felix Mesak, Dina Lolong and Pratiwi Sudarmono
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:176
  23. New characterized carbohydrate-active enzymes are needed for use as tools to discriminate complex carbohydrate structural features. Fungal glycoside hydrolase family 3 (GH3) β-xylosidases have been shown to be...

    Authors: Franz J. St John, Loreen Bynum, Dante A. Tauscheck and Casey Crooks
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:175
  24. The objective of this study was to examine the genetic diversity within and between farmed populations of Onychostoma macrolepis, and to establish a foundation for enhancing the genetic resources of breeding grou...

    Authors: Yuanhao Yang, Bang Han, Sien Wen, Fenggang Li and Hongbao Shen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:173
  25. Hospital sanitation workers (SWs) are exposed to numerous occupational hazards due to workplace conditions such as unsafe and unhygienic working environment in the hospitals. Therefore, knowing magnitude, type...

    Authors: Sina Temesgen Tolera, Nega Assefa, Abraham Geremew, Elka Toseva and Tesfaye Gobena
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:172
  26. this study was to determine the relationship between acute febrile illness and bacterial pathogens with zoonotic potential that cause emerging and re-emerging diseases in a central-eastern region of Peru.

    Authors: Wilmer Silva-Caso, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Walter Espinoza-Espíritu, Mercedes Vilcapoma-Balbin, Luis J. Del Valle, Erika Misaico-Revate, Fernando Soto-Febres, Giancarlo Pérez-Lazo, Johanna Martins-Luna, Francisco Perona-Fajardo and Juana del Valle-Mendoza
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:171
  27. The study objective was to investigate the potential of quantitative measures of pulmonary inflammation by [18 F]Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) as a surrogate ...

    Authors: Ayse Dudu Altintas Dogan, Thomas Quist Christensen, Torben Tranborg Jensen, Claus Bogh Juhl, Ole Hilberg, Else-Marie Bladbjerg and Søren Hess
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:170
  28. The need for innovative techniques to preserve microbiota for extended periods, while maintaining the species composition and quantitative balance of the bacterial community, is becoming increasingly important...

    Authors: Lyubov V. Zalomova and Eugeny E. Fesenko Jr.
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:168
  29. Given the well-established link between hormonal contraceptives and hypertension risk, and the paucity of research on hormonal contraceptive use dynamics in this particular demographic, we hypothesize that the...

    Authors: Joshua Okyere, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Castro Ayebeng, Abigail Kabukie Dosoo, Samuel Salu and Kwamena Sekyi Dickson
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:167
  30. The aim of this study was to quantify and identify metabolites of Ice Nucleation Active (INA) bacteria as an anti-biofilm agent against biofilms of fish pathogens such as Aeromonas hydrophila and Streptococcus ag...

    Authors: Jessica Kurniawan, Diana Elizabeth Waturangi, Pande Gde Sasmita Julyantoro and Nurmaya Papuangan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:166
  31. Recognition of mobile applications within encrypted network traffic holds considerable effects across multiple domains, encompassing network administration, security, and digital marketing. The creation of net...

    Authors: Marziyeh Bayat, Javad Garshasbi, Mozhgan Mehdizadeh, Neda Nozari, Abolghasem Rezaei Khesal, Maryam Dokhaei and Mehdi Teimouri
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:165
  32. Bariatric surgery induces a significant loss of both fat mass (FM) and fat-free mass (FFM). The proteoglycan receptor syndecan-4 (SDC4) plays a crucial role in adipose tissue and skeletal muscle functions. Thu...

    Authors: Catia Martins, Marthe Isaksen Aukan and Maria De Luca
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:164
  33. This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practice toward iron chelating agents (ICAs) in Iranian thalassemia major patients.

    Authors: Mina Saddat Mousavi, Ghader Mohammadnezhad, Farideh Yaghmaei, Azita Azarkeivan and Hadi Esmaily
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:163
  34. The “Health” element is one of the elements in Significant Quality of Life Measure (SigQOLM) that measures quality of life and well-being of people. This study aims to evaluate the Health element (Health-SigQO...

    Authors: Mohamad Adam Bujang, Wei Hong Lai, Selvasingam Ratnasingam, Xun Ting Tiong, Yoon Khee Hon, Eileen Pin Pin Yap, Yvonne Yih Huan Jee, Nurul Fatma Diyana Ahmad, Alex Ren Jye Kim and Masliyana Husin
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:162
  35. The objective of the study was to understand the role of self-reported drinking behavior on liver health after achieving sustained viral response (SVR) among HCV patients.

    Authors: Maia Butsashvili, Lasha Gulbiani, Giorgi Kanchelashvili, Tina Kamkamidze, Maia Kajaia, Salome Gudavadze and George Kamkamidze
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:160
  36. Despite global recognition that access to medicines is shaped by various interacting processes within a health system, a suitable analytical framework for identifying barriers and facilitators from a system’s ...

    Authors: I. R. Joosse, H. A. van den Ham, A. K. Mantel-Teeuwisse and F. Suleman
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:159
  37. The main objective of this work is to design an efficient numerical scheme is proposed for solving singularly perturbed time delayed parabolic problems with two parameters.

    Authors: Imiru Takele Daba, Wondewosen Gebeyaw Melesse, Fasika Wondimu Gelu and Guta Demisu Kebede
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:158
  38. In view of the increasing number of people with (multiple) chronic conditions, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) initiated the International Survey of People Living with Chronic...

    Authors: Peter Groenewegen, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Rob Timans, Oliver Groene, Rosa Suñol, Jose Maria Valderas and Mieke Rijken
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:157
  39. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shortage of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)-approved N95 respirators, the Food and Drug Administration granted an Emergency Use Authorizatio...

    Authors: Kwai Yu Tsui, Yu Wang and Simon Ching Lam
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:156
  40. Aspartame (l-aspartyl l-phenylalanine methyl ester) is an artificial sweetener widely used as a sugar substitute. There are concerns regarding the effects of high aspartame doses on the kidney owing to oxidative ...

    Authors: Kenta Torigoe, Miki Torigoe, Satoru Oka, Yoko Obata, Hiroshi Mukae and Tomoya Nishino
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:155
  41. Fourth-generation HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay is used for HIV screening of blood for transfusion in developing countries, however, the sensitivity of the assay is questionable during the acute phase of HIV infection...

    Authors: Allan Wandera, Kenneth Ssekatawa, Charles Drago Kato, Eliah Kwizera, Pastori Mujinya and Robert Siida
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:153
  42. Staphylococcus aureus is a pathogen with high epidemic potential frequently involved in nosocomials and communities infections. The pathogenicity of Staphylococcus aureus is due to both its ability to resist anti...

    Authors: Roukiatou Traoré, Ganamé Abasse Ouédraogo, Abdoul Salam Ouédraogo, Aly Savadogo, Cheikna Zongo and Sylvain Godreuil
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:151

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