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  1. Complications after CT-guided lung biopsy is a burden both for the individual patient and for the overall healthcare. Pneumothorax is the most common complication. This study determined the association between...

    Authors: Espen Asak Ruud, Sigurd Heck, Knut Stavem, Vidar Søyseth, Jon Terje Geitung and Haseem Ashraf
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:353
  2. Multiple myeloma is a haematological malignancy characterized by proliferation of monoclonal plasma cells in the bone marrow. Development of resistance and minimal residual disease remain challenging in the tr...

    Authors: Erling Håland, Ingrid Nyhus Moen, Esten N. Vandsemb and Kristian K. Starheim
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:352
  3. Fluctuations of physical performance and biological responses during a repetitive daily 24-h cycle are known as circadian rhythms. These circadian rhythms can influence the optimal time of day for endurance pe...

    Authors: Janis Fiedler, Stefan Altmann, Hamdi Chtourou, Florian A. Engel, Rainer Neumann and Alexander Woll
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:351
  4. The serrated pathway is a distinct genetic/epigenetic mechanism of the adenoma-carcinoma sequence in colorectal carcinogenesis. Although many groups have reported the genetic-phenotypic correlation of serrated...

    Authors: Misaki Hidaka, Moriya Iwaizumi, Terumi Taniguchi, Satoshi Baba, Satoshi Osawa, Ken Sugimoto and Masato Maekawa
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:350
  5. There is a research gap regarding the way managers and employee representatives respond to Labour Authority interventions targeting work-related psychosocial and ergonomic risk factors. The present study aimed...

    Authors: Håkon A. Johannessen, Stein Knardahl, Jan S. Emberland, Øivind Skare and Bjørnar Finnanger Garshol
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:349
  6. Glaucoma is a chronic neurological disease that is associated with high intraocular pressure (IOP), causes gradual damage to retinal ganglion cells, and often culminates in vision loss. Recent research suggest...

    Authors: Jyoti Kant Choudhari, Martin Eberhardt, Tanushree Chatterjee, Bettina Hohberger and Julio Vera
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:348
  7. Gaps in sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing can lead to poor health outcomes due to untreated illness among youth living with HIV (YLHIV). Thus, the objective of this study is to examine STI testing b...

    Authors: Henna Budhwani, Jiaying Hao, Allysha C. Maragh-Bass, Samantha V. Hill, Dustin M. Long and Tina Simpson
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:347
  8. Recently, the decellularization technique is introduced as one of the tissue engineering procedures for the treatment of various deficiencies. Here, we aimed to assess the dynamic activity of CCs and HUVECs wi...

    Authors: Farhad Amjadi, Rahim Beheshti, Fatemeh Sokouti Nasimi, Ayla Hassani, Reza Shirazi, Amin Tamadon, Reza Rahbarghazi and Mahdi Mahdipour
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:346
  9. This study is performed in the frame of a bigger study dedicated to genomics and transcriptomics of parthenogenesis in vertebrates. Among vertebrates, obligate parthenogenesis was first described in the lizard...

    Authors: Sergei S. Ryakhovsky, Daria V. Zhernakova, Vitaly I. Korchagin, Andrey A. Vergun, Anastasiya E. Girnyk, Victoria A. Dikaya, Marine S. Arakelyan, Aleksey S. Komissarov and Alexey P. Ryskov
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:345
  10. A beta version (2018) of International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision for MMS (ICD-11), needed testing. Field-testing involves real-world application of the new codes to examine usability. We descri...

    Authors: Cathy A. Eastwood, Danielle A. Southern, Shahreen Khair, Chelsea Doktorchik, Denise Cullen, William A. Ghali and Hude Quan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:343
  11. As low-dose atropine eye-drops for myopia progression control prepared in-house by diluting the commercial 0.1% atropine eye-drop with sterile water or normal saline has been a common practice whereas atropine...

    Authors: Nuthida Wongwirawat, Nirachorn Kuchonthara, Sorrawit Boontanomwong and Krit Pongpirul
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:342
  12. Pregnancy is characterized by well-defined immunological adaptions within the maternal immune cell compartment allowing the survival of a genetically disparate individual in the maternal womb. Phenotype and fu...

    Authors: Annika Stutz, Gopala Nishanth, Ana C. Zenclussen and Anne Schumacher
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:341
  13. Preprints have had a prominent role in the swift scientific response to COVID-19. Two years into the pandemic, we investigated how much preprints had contributed to timely data sharing by analyzing the lag tim...

    Authors: Emily Drzymalla, Wei Yu, Muin J. Khoury and Marta Gwinn
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:340
  14. Esophageal cancer is a common malignancy globally. Most patients in sub-Saharan Africa present at advanced stage not amenable to curative therapy. Stenting provides palliation for these patients. In Uganda, ma...

    Authors: Michael Okello, Dave Darshit, Esther Patience Nabwire, Anna Ainembabazi Tinka, Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka and Ponsiano Ocama
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:338
  15. The aim of this study was to determine whether a secure, privacy-preserving record linkage (PPRL) methodology can be implemented in a scalable manner for use in a large national clinical research network.

    Authors: Daniel Kiernan, Thomas Carton, Sengwee Toh, Jasmin Phua, Maryan Zirkle, Darcy Louzao, Kevin Haynes, Mark Weiner, Francisco Angulo, Charles Bailey, Jiang Bian, Daniel Fort, Shaun Grannis, Ashok Kumar Krishnamurthy, Vinit Nair, Pedro Rivera…
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:337
  16. Canadian regulations have made it challenging for the international medical graduates (IMGs) to get jobs in their original profession as physicians. Consequently, alternative careers are gaining interest among...

    Authors: Saif Sikdar, Nashit Chowdhury, Deidre Lake and Tanvir C. Turin
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:336
  17. Clarithromycin resistant Helicobacter pylori (CAM-R) is the main cause of standard triple therapy eradicating failure. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) directly pose bacteriocidic activity and prepare the optimum co...

    Authors: Atena Abedi Maghami, Ashraf Mohabati Mobarez, Abbas Yadegar, Maryam Nikkhah, Amir Sadeghi and Saber Esmaeili
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:335
  18. Developing a Japanese version of the Movement Imagery Questionnaire-Revised Second Version (MIQ-RS) is essential for widespread evaluation and treatment based on motor imagery in physically disabled persons an...

    Authors: Hideki Nakano, Mizuki Tachibana, Nao Fujita, Shun Sawai, Shoya Fujikawa, Ryosuke Yamamoto and Shin Murata
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:334
  19. The weight bias internalization scale (WBIS) is widely used in several languages. However, there is no Japanese version of the WBIS. The purpose of this study is to develop a Japanese version of the WBIS and t...

    Authors: Shota Endo, Hideaki Kasuga, Masuishi Yusuke, Tomoo Hidaka, Takeyasu Kakamu and Tetsuhito Fukushima
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:333
  20. Liver cirrhosis, which is considered as the terminal stage of liver diseases, has become life-threatening among non-communicable diseases in the world. Viral hepatitis (hepatitis B and C) is the major risk fac...

    Authors: Lemesa Bedjisa Dano, Koya Purnachandra Rao and Temesgen Duressa Keno
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:332
  21. Silybin and curcumin have potential antimicrobial effects. This study aimed to evaluate the synergistic antimicrobial effects of silybin and curcumin on virulence and carbapenemase genes expression among multi...

    Authors: Farah H. Omer, Noor S. K. Al-Khafaji, Farah Tareq Al-Alaq, Hussein O. M. Al-Dahmoshi, Mojtaba Memariani and Morteza Saki
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:330
  22. Obesity and mediators of inflammation have been identified as the most important risk and predictive factors in postmenopausal breast cancer (BC) survivors using aromatase inhibitors (AIs). This study was cond...

    Authors: Jean Paul Muambngu Milambo, James Ndirangu, Peter S Nyasulu and John M Akudugu
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:328
  23. Transmission of the Human immune deficiency virus (HIV) from mother to child remains a significant problem in developing countries. Male partners’ involvement in HIV testing and counseling is a major entry poi...

    Authors: Nigusu Ayalew Gessesse, Getahun Belay Gela, Amlaku Mulat Aweke and Wondu Feyisa Balcha
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:327
  24. The Norwegian pancreatic cancer disease impact score (PACADI) is a digitalized analogue questionnaire that assesses different disease-specific symptoms. There is a need of translations of it into other languag...

    Authors: Thomas Andersson, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Micheline Al Nouh and Svein Olav Bratlie
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:325
  25. To assess the effect of internet-based counselling with a cognitive-behavioural approach on symptom severity of women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and their quality of life during the perimenstrual and lat...

    Authors: Sanam Borji-Navan, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Khalil Esmaeilpour and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:324
  26. To assess the correlation between the insulin-based and C-peptide based HOMA-IR in the general population without diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa as well as to identify factors associated with IR.

    Authors: Blessing N. Tekoh, Esther Astrid E. Mbono-Samba, Martine Claude Etoa-Etoga, Manuela Audrey Eko, Falmata Amazia, Batakeh Ba Agoons, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Jean Joel Bigna and Vicky Jocelyne Ama-Moor
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:322
  27. This study aimed to evaluate the association of the intimin (eae) and pagC genes with biofilm formation and multidrug resistance (MDR) phenotype in Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica collected from calves w...

    Authors: Shaimaa O. Hasson, Hawraa K. Judi, Hawazen H. Salih, Ameer Al-Khaykan, Sousan Akrami, Sahar Sabahi, Morteza Saki and Zahraa A. Al-Rubaie
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:321
  28. To provide a thorough and systematic description of an interdisciplinary multimodal pain treatment programme (IMPT) for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP), using the TIDieR checklist as a guide.

    Authors: L. Breugelmans, E. Scheffer, L. W. M. E. Beckers, R. F. A. Oosterwijk, G. Nijland and R. J. E. M. Smeets
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:320
  29. Maintaining a level of functional capacity is essential for healthy aging. In this research, the association between the change in the level of functional capacity and social network typology was explored over...

    Authors: Mai Takase, Kyo Takahashi, Ryogo Ogino, Ryoichi Nitanai, Tomoki Tanaka, Shinya Saisho, Jun Goto and Katsuya Iijima
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:319
  30. An accurate exponentially fitted numerical method is developed to solve the singularly perturbed time lag problem. The solution to the problem exhibits a boundary layer as the perturbation parameter approaches...

    Authors: Sisay Ketema Tesfaye, Mesfin Mekuria Woldaregay, Tekle Gemmechu Dinka and Gemechis File Duressa
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:318
  31. Clinical outcomes of infection by S. gallolyticus have not been investigated extensively. We aimed to determine the prevalence of S. gallolyticus in tumor specimens obtained from Iranian patients diagnosed with c...

    Authors: Negin Kamali, Amin Talebi Bezmin Abadi, Bezmin Abadi, Farid Rahimi and Mojgan Forootan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:316
  32. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has become a global medical problem. Currently, there is no approved pharmacologic treatment for this condition. Previous studies have suggested that in the pathogenesis of...

    Authors: Rasoul Akbari, Hamid Yaghooti, Mohammad Taha Jalali, Laya Sadat Khorsandi and Narges Mohammadtaghvaei
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:315
  33. Memory impairment is a serious problem that has a significant negative impact on survival and quality of life. When used for a long time, drugs used to treat memory loss become less effective and have more sid...

    Authors: Sadia Afrin, Ahmed Hossain and Shelina Begum
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:314
  34. Antimalarial chemoprophylaxis for high risk groups in endemic areas of Southeast Asia has the potential to reduce malaria transmission and accelerate elimination. However, the optimal choice of medication and ...

    Authors: Joel Tarning, Lorenz von Seidlein, Arjen M. Dondorp, Nicholas J. White and Richard J. Maude
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:313
  35. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women in many countries. Numerous factors serve as oncogenes or tumor suppressors in breast cancer. The large family of Tripartite-motif (TRIM) proteins with ~...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Roshanazadeh, Maryam Adelipour, Arash Sanaei, Hadi Chenane and Mojtaba Rashidi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:312
  36. The transition from school to the workforce is important for concrete future planning. During this period, people are more likely to experience psychological health problems, such as anxiety and feelings of ho...

    Authors: Sumin Lee, Ryota Kobayashi, Mami Oda, Yoshihide Noritake and Ken’ichiro Nakashima
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:311
  37. Engineering bone in 3D is important for both regenerative medicine purposes and for the development of accurate in vitro models of bone tissue. The changing material stiffness of bone tissue had not yet been m...

    Authors: Deniz Bakkalci, Auxtine Micalet, Rawiya Al Hosni, Emad Moeendarbary and Umber Cheema
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:310
  38. In the past 5 years, we captured the perspectives from a broad array of research stakeholders to better understand the impact that current approaches to success and research assessment may have on the integrit...

    Authors: Noémie Aubert Bonn, Raymond G. De Vries and Wim Pinxten
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:309
  39. Gait parameters can measure risks of falling and mortality and identify early stages of frailty. The use of walking aid changes gait parameters. The aim of this study was to describe differences in gait parame...

    Authors: Eva Ekvall Hansson, Yara Akar, Tingting Liu, Cong Wang and Agneta Malmgren Fänge
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:308
  40. Familiarity with the unique tradition and experience of Swedish midwives during the more than 300 years in which midwife-led care has contributed to one of the lowest maternal and neonatal mortality and morbid...

    Authors: Helena Lindgren and Kerstin Erlandsson
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:306
  41. Patient-Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) provide valuable patient feedback on quality of care and have been associated with clinical outcomes. We aimed to test the reliability of a modified adult trauma ca...

    Authors: Matthew Yeung, Brent E. Hagel, Niklas Bobrovitz, Thomas H. Stelfox and Natalie L. Yanchar
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:304
  42. The current study aimed to translate the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment tool (AUSDRISK) into the Arabic language and evaluate the reliability and validity of the resultant Arabic version among Egyp...

    Authors: Hassan Farag Mohamed Farag, Eman Anwar Sultan, Ehab Elrewany and Basem Farouk Abdel-Aziz
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:303

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