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  1. Our study planned to investigate the current positivity rate and distribution of the serologic markers of TTIs among male blood donors of the White Nile state, Sudan.

    Authors: Elnaim Bushra Ahmed, Areej Ahmed Essa, Babiker Saad Almugadam, Qawaeid Mohamed Ahmed and Mofeeda Mohammed Hussein

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:549

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  2. Moraxella catarrhalis is a non-motile Gram-negative diplococcus bacterium that contributed to several human infections including conjunctivitis. This study aimed to reveal the prevalence of M. catarrhalis in pati...

    Authors: Ahmad Farajzadeh Sheikh, Mustafa Feghhi, Maryam Torabipour, Morteza Saki and Hojat Veisi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:547

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  3. About 10–15% of women of childbearing age have endometriosis. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between the severity of symptoms of endometriosis and the spread as well as the stage of th...

    Authors: Elham Kor, Seyed Reza Saadat Mostafavi, Zahra Ahmadian Mazhin, Adeleh Dadkhah, Anis Kor, Shirin Habibi Arvanagh, Shima Ghafourian Noroozi and Ghazal Sadri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:546

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  4. Early-onset myocardial infarction constitutes nearly one third of cases of myocardial infarction among Iraqis, which is rather higher than the proportions reported in many Western countries. Thus this study wa...

    Authors: Ameen M. Mohammad, Galawezh O. Othman, Chiman H. Saeed, Sarah Al Allawi, George S. Gedeon, Shatha M. Qadir and Nasir Al-Allawi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:541

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  5. Multiple myeloma (MM) arises from malignant plasma cells as a single clone in the bone marrow. Accumulating evidences have reported that there is an association between miR-196a2 (rs11614913) variant and various ...

    Authors: Melya Pelin Kirik, Mustafa Pehlivan, Ayse Feyda Nursal, Yasemin Oyaci, Sacide Pehlivan and Istemi SERIN

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:545

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  6. Although, several studies have illustrated that there is a relation between dietary inflammatory index (DII) with obesity-related parameters, and inflammation, their results were controversial. This study aime...

    Authors: Nasim Ghodoosi, Atieh Mirzababaei, Elahe Rashidbeygi, Negin Badrooj, Seyedeh Forough Sajjadi, Leila Setayesh, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Seyed Ali Keshavarz, Farideh Shiraseb and Khadijeh Mirzaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:544

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  7. Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) has caused many problems in nosocomial infections. Efflux pumps are considered as one of the most important mechanisms of resistance in this bacterium and have the ability t...

    Authors: Batool Basatian-Tashkan, Mohammad Niakan, Mansoor Khaledi, Hamed Afkhami, Fatemeh Sameni, Shahriar Bakhti and Reza Mirnejad

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:543

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  8. Hardness of water in the form of CaCO3 affects reproductive potential in various fish species, differently. This study evaluates the effect of water hardness on growth and reproduction of two aquarium fishes, Poe...

    Authors: Abarna Krishnakumar, E. S. Patrick Anton and Uthpala A. Jayawardena

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:542

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  9. A decrease in Emergency Department (ED) visits for cardiac conditions has recently been reported from the US and Western Europe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The data are still scant, and the correlation betwe...

    Authors: Adeel A. Butt, Anand Kartha, Nidal Asaad, Aftab M. Azad, Roberto Bertollini and Abdul-Badi Abou-Samra

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:539

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  10. Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most disabling and costly conditions worldwide. It remains unclear why many individuals experience persistent and recurrent symptoms after an acute episode whereas others do n...

    Authors: David M. Klyne, Wolbert van den Hoorn, Mary F. Barbe, Jacek Cholewicki, Leanne M. Hall, Asaduzzaman Khan, Roberto Meroni, G. Lorimer Moseley, Michael Nicholas, Lee O’Sullivan, Rachel Park, Glen Russell, Michele Sterling and Paul W. Hodges

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:538

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  11. Thrombocytopenia is common after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and is associated with mortality and major complications, although the underlying mechanisms are unclear. This retrospective sing...

    Authors: Yasutaka Yamada, Daisuke Miura, Ayako Takamori, Eijiro Nogami, Junji Yunoki and Yoshiro Sakaguchi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:536

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  12. The aim is to present updated estimates of the size of Australia’s sexual minority adult population (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and other sexual minority identities). No estimate of this population is currently a...

    Authors: Tom Wilson, Jeromey Temple, Anthony Lyons and Fiona Shalley

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:535

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  13. To adapt the CEQ into Sri Lankan Sinhala cultural context and to determine the psychometric properties of CEQ. This would yield an opportunity to evaluate childbirth experience among Lankan population.

    Authors: Malitha Patabendige, Thilina S. Palihawadana, Rasika P. Herath and Prasantha S. Wijesinghe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:534

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  14. Rapid, reliable, and affordable detection of Brucella species via the molecular methods remains a challenge. In recent years, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a functional nucleic acid amplificati...

    Authors: Ali Moeini-Zanjani, Abazar Pournajaf, Elaheh Ferdosi-Shahandashti, Mehrdad Gholami, Faramarz Masjedian, Soraya Khafri and Ramazan Rajabnia

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:533

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  15. PD-L1 is an immune checkpoint molecule that regulates immune and inflammatory responses. While cells of periodontal tissues express PD-L1, its presence in GCF is not known. The purpose of this study was to mea...

    Authors: Andrew Shelby, Chandler Pendleton, Emma Thayer, Georgia K. Johnson, Xian Jin Xie and Kim A. Brogden

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:532

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  16. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as novel biomarkers for a variety of chronic conditions including autoimmune disease. PAXgene Blood RNA tubes are routinely used in clinical research and molecular d...

    Authors: Lukasz S. Wylezinski, Guzel I. Shaginurova and Charles F. Spurlock III

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:531

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  17. As human thermoregulatory responses to maintain core body temperature (Tcore) under multiple stressors such as cold, hypoxia, and dehydration (e.g., exposure to high-altitude) are varied, the combined effects of ...

    Authors: Tadashi Uno, Tatsuya Hasegawa and Masahiro Horiuchi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:530

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  18. This study aimed to investigate the effect of hearing protection devices (HPDs) on speech intelligibility in Persian work environments. Three current earmuffs and three earplugs and one of the prototypes of mo...

    Authors: Mina Karami, Mohsen Aliabadi, Rostam Golmohammadi and Morteza Hamidi Nahrani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:529

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  19. Recently, we described a disintegrin and metalloproteinase 9 (ADAM9) overexpression by Schwann cells of vestibular schwannoma (VS) and suggested that it might be a marker for VS tumor growth and invasiveness. ...

    Authors: Anja Nattmann, Maria Breun, Camelia M. Monoranu, Cordula Matthies, Ralf-Ingo Ernestus, Mario Löhr and Carsten Hagemann

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:528

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  20. The aim of this study was to use Ligand-based pharmacophore modelling approach for four established antiviral drugs, namely remdesivir, lopinavir, ritonavir and hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 inhibitors as tr...

    Authors: Woon Yi Law, Mohd Razip Asaruddin, Showkat Ahamd Bhawani and Samsur Mohamad

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:527

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  21. Obesity prevalence is increasing, and as an outcome, bariatric procedures are on the rise. Previous articles about bariatric surgery disclosed tremendous results. This study aims to assess eating patterns and ...

    Authors: Bandar Saad Assakran, Adel Mefleh Widyan, Najla Abdulaziz Alhumaidan, Fadiyah Abdullah Alharbi, Mohammed Abdullah Alhnaya, Abdullatif Abdullah Aljabali and Mohammed Abdulrahman Aleid

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:526

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  22. Reperfusion of ischemic myocardium generates oxidative stress, which itself can mediate myocardial injury. So, in this study, we investigated the level of oxidative stress markers and its association with clin...

    Authors: Elmira Matin, Samad Ghaffari, Alireza Garjani, Neda Roshanravan, Somaieh Matin, Naimeh Mesri Alamdari and Naser Safaie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:525

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  23. The Potato Leaf Roll Virus (PLRV) is one of the most devastating virus causing severe yield losses worldwide in potato. The comprehensive observations were made to study the PLRV infestation in major potato growi...

    Authors: Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Mohammad Ansar, Kumari Rajani, Jitesh Kumar and Tushar Ranjan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:523

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  24. Current global trends on natural therapeutics suggest an increasing market interest toward the use and discovery of new plant-derived therapeutic compounds, often referred to as traditional medicine (TM). The ...

    Authors: E. Hunter, M. Stander, J. Kossmann, S. Chakraborty, S. Prince, S. Peters and Bianke Loedolff

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:522

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  25. Numerous software has been developed to infer the gene regulatory network, a long-standing key topic in biology and computational biology. Yet the slowness and inaccuracy inherited in current software hamper t...

    Authors: Anyou Wang and Rong Hai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:521

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  26. The current study aims to explore the bacteriology of sputum of tuberculosis (TB) suspected patients. A cross-sectional study was carried out in the sputum samples of 150 TB suspected patients visiting Distric...

    Authors: Ramesh Sharma Regmi, Sujan Khadka, Sanjeep Sapkota, Sanjib Adhikari, Khuma Kumari Dhakal, Bishnu Dhakal, Bandana Lamsal and Sarad Chandra Kafle

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:520

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  27. Vaccination is an important strategy for the eradication of infectious diseases. CadF protein of Campylobacter jejuni is one of the important factors in the pathogenesis of this bacterium. The purpose of this wor...

    Authors: Mona Moballegh Naseri, Saeed Shams, Mohammad Moballegh Naseri and Bita Bakhshi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:518

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  28. Road traffic crashes (RTCs) are major public health challenges of world health systems, and the main leading cause of death in children and young adults aged 5 to 29 years. This study aimed to assess the epide...

    Authors: Marzieh Mansouri Jalilian, Hamid Safarpour, Jafar Bazyar, Meysam Safi-Keykaleh, Iman Farahi-Ashtiani and Ali Khorshidi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:517

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  29. The purpose of this study was to identify lifestyle and psychosocial factors associated with maintenance of normal body mass index (BMI, 18.5–24.9 kg/m2). Undergraduate students (n = 2781; 7.1% response rate) at ...

    Authors: Bengt B. Arnetz, Thomas N. Templin, K.-L. Catherine Jen, Sukhesh Sudan and Judith E. Arnetz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:516

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  30. Apis mellifera is a species of honeybee that has been introduced around the world as an industrial beekeeping species. Recently, urban beekeeping has attracted attention as a means of ecosystem protection and urb...

    Authors: Keisuke Tanaka, Akinobu Nozaki, Hazuki Nakadai, Yuh Shiwa and Mariko Shimizu-Kadota

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:515

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  31. Single cell methodology enables detection and quantification of transcriptional changes and unravelling dynamic aspects of the transcriptional heterogeneity not accessible using bulk sequencing approaches. We ...

    Authors: Xin Zhao, Shouguo Gao, Sachiko Kajigaya, Qingguo Liu, Zhijie Wu, Xingmin Feng, Fengkui Zhang and Neal S. Young

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:514

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  32. The maturation of neural network-based techniques in combination with the availability of large sleep datasets has increased the interest in alternative methods of sleep monitoring. For unobtrusive sleep stagi...

    Authors: M. M. van Gilst, B. M. Wulterkens, P. Fonseca, M. Radha, M. Ross, A. Moreau, A. Cerny, P. Anderer, X. Long, J. P. van Dijk and S. Overeem

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:513

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  33. Malaria infection is still known to be a worldwide public health problem, especially in tropical and sub-tropical African countries like Sudan. A pilot study conducted to describe the trend of P. falciparum drug ...

    Authors: Nouh S. Mohamed, Hanadi Abdelbagi, Hussam A. Osman, Abdallah E. Ahmed, Alaa M. Yousif, Yusraa B. Edris, Eman Y. Osman, Aahd R. Elsadig, Emmanuel E. Siddig, Madinna Mustafa, Ammar A. Mohammed, Yousif Ali, Maha M. Osman, Mohamed S. Ali, Rihab A. Omer, Ayman Ahmed…

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:512

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  34. To evaluate whether patients with COVID-19 who have tested re-positive with the PCR test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus are infectious is a challenge in the current circumstances. A follow-up survey was conducted wi...

    Authors: Yoshihiko Ogawa, Koji Nishida, Iwao Gohma, Kei Kasahara and Hisakazu Yano

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:511

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  35. We aimed to determine the serum concentrations of some inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers in relation with pain intensity and quality of life in patients with myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) compared ...

    Authors: Seyed Kazem Shakouri, Neda Dolatkhah, Sepideh Omidbakhsh, Alireza Pishgahi and Maryam Hashemian

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:510

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  36. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, large numbers of people will receive one of the several medications proposed to treat COVID-19, including patients of reproductive age. Given that some medications have show...

    Authors: Silvia Rizzi, Maarten J. Wensink, Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen, Lu Tian, Ying Lu and Michael L. Eisenberg

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:509

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  37. In this paper, we propose to evaluate the use of pre-trained convolutional neural networks (CNNs) as a features extractor followed by the Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to find the best discriminant featur...

    Authors: Muhammad Awais, Xi Long, Bin Yin, Chen Chen, Saeed Akbarzadeh, Saadullah Farooq Abbasi, Muhammad Irfan, Chunmei Lu, Xinhua Wang, Laishuan Wang and Wei Chen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:507

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  38. A pneumonia associated with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV, subsequently named SARS-CoV2) emerged worldwide since December, 2019. We aimed to describe the epidemiological characteristics of 2019 coronavirus...

    Authors: Lei Shi, Qian Li, Kang Li, Jie Zheng, Yingli He, Xi Zhang, Xianfeng Gong, Wei Wang, Qing Zhang, Chao Dai, Wenxuan Zhao, Xuefei Meng, Feng Du, Pei Fan, Chunyan Li, Chunyan Gao…

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:506

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  39. Passalora sequoiae (family Mycosphaerellaceae) causes a twig blight on Leyland cypress that requires numerous fungicide applications annually to minimize economic losses for ornamental plant nursery and Christmas...

    Authors: Warren E. Copes, Jorge Ibarra Caballero, Ebrahiem Babiker, Jane E. Stewart, Valerie A. Orner, Alan S. Windham and Renee S. Arias

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:505

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  40. To assess the trueness of a solid index (SI) in the full-arch (FA) implant impression, and to compare it with that of two intraoral scanners (IOSs). A type-IV gypsum model of a completely edentulous patient wi...

    Authors: Francesco Guido Mangano, Matteo Bonacina, Federico Mandelli and Fabio Marchiori

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:504

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  41. The Brown trout is a salmonid species with a high commercial value in Europe. Life history and spawning behaviour include resident (Salmo trutta m. fario) and migratory (Salmo trutta m. trutta) ecotypes. The main...

    Authors: J. Fibla, N. Oromi, M. Pascual-Pons, J. L. Royo, A. Palau and M. Fibla

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:503

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  42. Incisional hernia is a frequent complication of midline laparotomy. The suturing technique is an important determinant of the risk of developing an incisional hernia. Moreover, IL-6 has crucial roles in the wo...

    Authors: Heryu Prima, Imam Sofii, Aditya Rifqi Fauzi, Ishandono Dachlan and Gunadi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:502

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  43. Stool repositories are a valuable resource for retrospective analyses including quantitative PCR assays to distinguish between asymptomatic shedding and clinical disease. The suitability of archival specimens ...

    Authors: Michele D. Tisdale, Indrani Mitra, Andrea J. McCoy, Mark P. Simons, Nathanael D. Reynolds, Brett E. Swierczewski, Jie Liu, Eric R. Houpt, Jamie A. Fraser, Mark S. Riddle, David R. Tribble and Tahaniyat Lalani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:500

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