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  1. Content type: Research note

    The demand for blood and blood products are increasing in all part of the globe, especially in the developing nations. However, there is limited information on the level of blood donation practice and their re...

    Authors: Tsige Tadesse, Tadis Berhane, Teklehaymanot Huluf Abraha, Berihu Gidey, Elsa Hagos, Teklit Grum and Hadgu Gerensea

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:677

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    Nodding syndrome (NS) is a type of epilepsy characterized by repeated head-nodding seizures that appear in previously healthy children between 3 and 18 years of age. In 2012, during a WHO International Meeting...

    Authors: Richard Echodu, Hilary Edema, Geoffrey Maxwell Malinga, Adam Hendy, Robert Colebunders, Joyce Moriku Kaducu, Emilio Ovuga and Geert Haesaert

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:678

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    This is an extended analysis of the previously published data to demonstrate the relationship between high Obstetric Care Facility Density (OCFD) and migration for obstetric services in Tanzania.

    Authors: Projestine Selestine Muganyizi, Edward Maswanya, Stella Kilima and Ahmad Makuwani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:676

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  4. Content type: Research note

    The main aim of the study was to assess physicians’ utilization of microbiologic reports and determinants of their preference in ordering microbiologic culture among patients with systemic bacterial infection...

    Authors: Getachew Alemkere, Getu Gilagil, Teklu Gebrehiwot, Zelalem Tilahun and Hylemariam Mihiretie Mengist

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:675

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    Many individuals with visceral obesity who previously had succeeded in reducing body weight regain and this loss–gain cycle repeats several times which is called as weight cycling. We aimed to evaluate the eff...

    Authors: Fiastuti Witjaksono, Joan Jutamulia, Nagita Gianty Annisa, Septian Ika Prasetya and Fariz Nurwidya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:674

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  6. Content type: Research note

    The multifunctional NS1 protein of influenza A virus has roles in antagonising cellular innate immune responses and promoting viral gene expression. To better understand the interplay between these functions, ...

    Authors: Carina F. Pereira, Helen M. Wise, Dominic Kurian, Rute M. Pinto, Maria J. Amorim, Andrew C. Gill and Paul Digard

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:673

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  7. Content type: Research note

    Horses afflicted with degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis (DSLD) suffer from progressive leg pain and lameness without history of trauma. DSLD is a systemic disorder caused by abnormal accumulation of pr...

    Authors: Madeline Young, Olaniyi Moshood, Jian Zhang, Carolyn A. Sarbacher, P. O. Eric Mueller and Jaroslava Halper

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:672

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Inadequate nutrient consumption causes protein energy malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies and related consequences, including poor physical growth and intellectual development. However, literatures sho...

    Authors: Endris Seid, Lemma Derseh, Terefe Derso, Mekonnen Assefa, Kedir Abdela Gonete and Amare Tariku

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:669

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  9. Content type: Research note

    Monosodium glutamate (MSG) has been marred by a lot of controversy on its safety. In a majority of experimental studies, administration of the compound has been parenteral, and yet little is known about MSG sa...

    Authors: Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Sarah Namubiru, Oliver Kiconco, Hellen Wambui Kinyi, Fred Ssempijja, Joseph Obiezu Chukwujekwu Ezeonwumelu, Herbert Izo Ninsiima and Alfred Omachonu Okpanachi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:670

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  10. Content type: Research note

    The objective of this study was to investigate the antibiotic susceptibility, virulence factors and clonal relationship among Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from environmental sources, hospitalized patients and ...

    Authors: Omid Zarei, Leili Shokoohizadeh, Hadi Hossainpour and Mohammad Yousef Alikhani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:668

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    The purpose of our study was to describe the histological diagnosed of the Basidiobolomycosis cases from 1990 to 2017 (28 years) in the only Pathology Anatomy Laboratory in Togo.

    Authors: Tchin Darré, Bayaki Saka, Abas Mouhari-Toure, Toukilnan Djiwa, Palokinam Pitché and Gado Napo-Koura

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:667

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  12. Content type: Research note

    Research ethics consultation is an advisory activity that differs from ethics committees, and its role is not yet widely known in Japan. Research ethics consultations were started in 2012 by members of the Cli...

    Authors: Hiroaki Yanagawa, Rumi Katashima, Chiho Sato, Kenshi Takechi, Hiroshi Nokihara, Chikako Kane, Masayuki Chuma and Yuki Aoe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:665

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  13. Content type: Data note

    Rabbit adipose mesenchymal stem cells were used for the purpose of studying acquisition of the chondrogenic phenotype over time at 1, 14 and 28 days after in vitro incubation with differentiation media, using ...

    Authors: Jeffrey R. Janus, Stephen G. Voss, Benjamin J. Madden, Mary Cristine Charlesworth, Michael S. Oldenburg, Dale Ekbom and Serban San-Marina

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:666

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    The antimicrobial resistance of staphylococci rose worldwide. In total, 96 Staphylococcus isolates from food and clinical samples were collected from two provinces in Algeria. The antimicrobial susceptibility tes...

    Authors: Rachid Achek, Helmut Hotzel, Zafer Cantekin, Ibrahim Nabi, Taha Mossadak Hamdi, Heinrich Neubauer and Hosny El-Adawy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:663

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    Cough and fever are the initial symptoms of lower respiratory infection. Severe cases might be fatal. Therefore, particularly in the non-equipped centers, the lack of diagnostic methods to identify the severe ...

    Authors: Amir Ramezani, Mahin Alipouratigh, Lars Eng, Maria V. Turkina, Johanna Lönn, Annette Theodorsson and Fariba Nayeri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:664

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  16. Content type: Research note

    Paracetamol or acetaminophen is a weak analgesic commonly used worldwide and in Bhutan. It is available across all levels of Bhutan’s health care system and for purchase without prescription. Little is known, ...

    Authors: Thinley Dorji, Kinley Gyeltshen and Krit Pongpirul

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:660

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  17. Content type: Research note

    The study aims to illustrate the acceptability of the dengue vaccine before and after the dengue vaccination suspension in urban poor communities in Quezon City, Philippines.

    Authors: Ezra M. Valido, Ida Safitri Laksanawati and Adi Utarini

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:661

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    Offering a financial incentive (‘Money for Medication’) is effective in improving adherence to treatment with depot antipsychotic medications. We investigated the cost-effectiveness in terms of medical costs a...

    Authors: Ernst L. Noordraven, André I. Wierdsma, Peter Blanken, Anthony F. T. Bloemendaal and Cornelis L. Mulder

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:655

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  19. Content type: Research note

    Acute febrile illness is a common cause of hospital admission, and its associated infectious causes, of which a key bacterial causative agent is Streptococcus pneumoniae, contribute to substantial morbidity and m...

    Authors: Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, Nelmary Hernandez-Alvarado, Mark R. Schleiss, Amy J. Yi, Fatimah Hassan-Hanga, Chuma Onuchukwu, Dominic Umoru and Stephen K. Obaro

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:657

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  20. Content type: Research note

    Immunization saves more than 3 million lives worldwide each year, and it saves millions from suffering illness and lifelong disability. The study sought to assess the socio-demographic factors that influence c...

    Authors: Reindolf Anokye, Enoch Acheampong, Amy Budu-Ainooson, Anthony Kwaku Edusei, Paul Okyere, Joslin Dogbe and Alberta Nadutey

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:656

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  21. Content type: Research note

    About three-fourth of adults with new-onset epilepsy become seizure-free with current anti-epileptic drugs, but around one-fourth of the patients continue to experience seizure which increases the risk of acci...

    Authors: Mekdes Tigistu, Telake Azale, Habtamu Kebebe and Temesgen Yihunie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:652

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  22. Content type: Research note

    Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) could be a treatment option for anxiety disorders. Although its effectiveness under conditions of low pharmacotherapy rates has been demonstrated, its effectiveness u...

    Authors: Mitsuhiro Sado, Sunre Park, Akira Ninomiya, Yasuko Sato, Daisuke Fujisawa, Joichiro Shirahase and Masaru Mimura

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:653

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  23. Content type: Research note

    The GH-2000 biomarker test has been introduced by the World Anti-Doping Agency as a method of detecting growth hormone misuse in professional sport. The test involves the measurement insulin-like growth factor...

    Authors: Dankmar Böhning, Walailuck Böhning, Nishan Guha, David A. Cowan, Christiaan Bartlett, Peter H. Sönksen and Richard I. G. Holt

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:650

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  24. Content type: Research note

    Alzheimer’s disease is a major health problem in our society. To date, pharmacological treatments have obtained poor results and there is a growing interest in finding non-pharmacological interventions for thi...

    Authors: Elena M. Marron, Raquel Viejo-Sobera, María Quintana, Diego Redolar-Ripoll, Daniel Rodríguez and Maite Garolera

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:648

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    The purpose of this study was the construction of a new semi-automated experimental setup for the evaluation of the stiffness of ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) around an axis aligned to the anatomical ankle joint ...

    Authors: A. Ielapi, E. Vasiliauskaite, M. Hendrickx, M. Forward, N. Lammens, W. Van Paepegem, J. P. Deckers, M. Vermandel and M. De Beule

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:649

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    The numbers of Leishmania major parasites in foot lesions of C57Bl/6, BALB/c or SCID mice can be significantly reduced by pre-exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). One potential mechanism to exp...

    Authors: Vera Sazhnev and Gregory K. DeKrey

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:642

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  27. Content type: Research note

    In order to determine how gene expression is altered in disease it is of fundamental importance that the global distribution of gene expression levels across the disease-free brain are understood and how diffe...

    Authors: Sally Chappell, Tulsi Patel, Tamar Guetta-Baranes, Fei Sang, Paul T. Francis, Kevin Morgan and Keeley J. Brookes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:646

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  28. Content type: Research note

    Because physicians and nurses are commonly stressed, Bispectral Index™ (BIS) neurofeedback, following trainer instructions, was used to learn to lower the electroencephalography-derived BIS value, indicating t...

    Authors: C. Michael Dunham, Amanda L. Burger, Barbara M. Hileman and Elisha A. Chance

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:645

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  29. Content type: Data note

    The data presented herein represents the preliminary results of the functional assays of a recently conducted larger study in which two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) [XRCC2:rs3218550 and PHB:rs6917] were...

    Authors: Nirmala Dushyanthi Sirisena, Nilakshi Samaranayake and Vajira H. W. Dissanayake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:643

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  30. Content type: Case Report

    Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis is a rare form of non-langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting with skin changes and erosive arthritis. Infiltration of histiocytes and multinucleated giant cells are typical...

    Authors: Azadèh Farokhi, Richard M. van Vugt, Rick Hoekzema and Michael T. Nurmohamed

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:647

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  31. Content type: Research note

    Halothane and caffeine are known to cause skeletal muscular contractions in vitro and have been proven to induce circumscribed metabolic reactions when injected into rat skeletal muscle. In this study 26 rats ...

    Authors: Stephan Johannsen, Martin Schick, Norbert Roewer and Frank Schuster

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:636

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  32. Content type: Research note

    The objective of the study was to assess the prevalence of knowledge level and predictors of lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) as method of contraception among women who gave birth a year prior to the study ...

    Authors: Teklehaymanot Huluf Abraha, Alemayehu Shimeka Teferra, Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Tsehaynesh Gidey Welesamuel, Gezienesh Kahsay Fisseha, Berihu Gidey Aregawi and Desta Siyoum Belay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:641

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    Various stages of mRNA processing are necessary for functionally important genes required during late-stage sperm differentiation. Protein–RNA complexes form that edit, stabilize, store, deliver, localize and ...

    Authors: Kristian R. von Schalburg, Eric B. Rondeau, Jong S. Leong, William S. Davidson and Ben F. Koop

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:639

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  34. Content type: Research note

    This study aimed to evaluate the effect of different levels of exercise on markers of oxidative stress and selected metabolic parameters in Ghanaian young adults.

    Authors: Patrick Diaba-Nuhoho, Emmanuel Kwaku Ofori, Henry Asare-Anane, Sylvester Yaw Oppong, Isaac Boamah and Dee Blackhurst

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:634

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  35. Content type: Research note

    Diabetes mellitus patients (DM) have more severe progression of atherosclerotic disease than non-diabetic (NDM) individuals. In situ inflammation and oxidative stress are key points in the pathophysiology of a...

    Authors: Ana Catarina Romano e Silva, Glauber Monteiro Dias, Jorge José de Carvalho, Andrea De Lorenzo and Daniel Arthur Barata Kasal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:635

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  36. Content type: Research note

    This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence of anti-HAV IgG in Thai medical students in 2016 compared with the previous data and to demonstrate the cross-effective strategy to screen HAV seropositivity.

    Authors: Palittiya Sintusek, Pattaratida Sa-nguanmoo, Nawarat Posuwan, Vorapol Jaroonvanichkul, Arnont Vorayingyong and Yong Poovorawan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:640

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  37. Content type: Research note

    ESBL-producing isolates of the Enterobacteriaceae occur throughout the world. The objectives of this study were to characterize uropathogenic Escherichia coli isolated at a tertiary care hospital in southern Indi...

    Authors: Shivakumara Siddaramappa, Karthik Pullela, Bhagya Thimmappa, Ranjan Devkota, Rani Bajaj, Bhavani Manivannan, Niranjana Mahalingam and Bulagonda Eswarappa Pradeep

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:630

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  38. Content type: Research note

    To determine the frequency of symptoms of anxiety and depression among the young caregivers of family members with cancer and their correlation with role of gender, age and socio-economic status.

    Authors: Muhammad Hassan Majeed, Muhammad Abbas Khokhar, Maryam Abid, Awais Raza, Muhammad Nawaz Qaisar, Ali Ahsan Ali and Ahmed Waqas

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:631

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