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  1. Content type: Research note

    Pathophysiological similarity exists between gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and type 2 diabetes mellitus with common genetic origin. Genetic liability for GDM in our population is still not researched. Th...

    Authors: Amr El Noury, Osama Azmy, Jehan Alsharnoubi, Sameh Salama, Ahmed Okasha and Weaam Gouda

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:181

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    To determine the likelihood that head injured patients on Warfarin with a negative initial head CT will have a positive repeat head CT. A retrospective chart review of our institution’s trauma registry was per...

    Authors: Amer Afaneh, Jennifer Ford, Jenna Gharzeddine, Alexandre Mazar, R. David Hayward and Joseph Buck

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:183

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    RAId is a software package that has been actively developed for the past 10 years for computationally and visually analyzing MS/MS data. Founded on rigorous statistical methods, RAId’s core program computes ac...

    Authors: Brendan Joyce, Danny Lee, Alex Rubio, Aleksey Ogurtsov, Gelio Alves and Yi-Kuo Yu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:182

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  4. Content type: Data note

    In > 50% of cancers tumor development involves the early loss of Fhit (fragile histidine triad) protein expression, yet the mechanistic pathway(s) by which Fhit mediates its tumor suppressor functions are not ...

    Authors: Daniel L. Kiss, William D. Baez, Kay Huebner, Ralf Bundschuh and Daniel R. Schoenberg

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:178

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    The pathogenesis of osmotic demyelination syndrome is not completely understood and usually occurs with severe and prolonged hyponatremia, particularly with rapid correction. It can occur even in normonatremic...

    Authors: H. M. M. T. B. Herath, S. P. Pahalagamage and Sunethra Senanayake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:177

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  6. Content type: Research note

    To assess the presence of Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika in serum samples of patients with acute febrile illness in Piura, Peru and describe the most common clinical features.

    Authors: José Sánchez-Carbonel, Derek Tantaléan-Yépez, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Pablo Weilg, Fernando Vásquez-Achaya, Luis Costa, Johanna Martins-Luna, Isabel Sandoval and Juana del Valle-Mendoza

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:175

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  7. Content type: Research note

    To compare single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the 3′-untranslated region (3′UTR) of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G in placentas between spontaneous preterm birth and preeclampsia pregnancies.

    Authors: Ji Young Lee, Hyun Mi Kim, Mi Ju Kim, Hyun-Hwa Cha and Won Joon Seong

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:176

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  8. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1] the authors reported that the information in Ref. [32] had been misquoted. The Rh factor in one region in Saudi Arabia is 8.8%, not 29% as stated.

    Authors: Lemu Golassa, Arega Tsegaye, Berhanu Erko and Hassen Mamo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:180

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2017 10:330

  9. Content type: Research note

    This study compared health-related quality of life and its associated factors among 305 women in Vietnam and 175 women in Australia aged 60–71. Descriptive analyses, Chi square, independent t-tests, and Genera...

    Authors: Tiet-Hanh Dao-Tran, Charrlotte Seib, Lee Jones and Debra Anderson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:174

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  10. Content type: Research note

    The genetic involvement in unconjugated neonatal hyperbilirubinemia has been extensively studied. Despite the high incidence of hyperbilirubinemia in Indonesia, studies are lacking. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Radhian Amandito, Raihandhana Putradista, Clara Jikesya, Dwi Utaminingsih, Jumnalis Rusin, Rinawati Rohsiswatmo and Amarila Malik

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:172

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  11. Content type: Research note

    Dog ownership is popular, with research suggesting improvements in physical and psychological health of dog owners. However, majority of these studies were not investigator-controlled. Ethical and practical im...

    Authors: Debbie Chia, Lauren Powell, Vanessa Lee, Marjan Mosalman Haghighi, Anthony Podberscek, Ding Ding, Cathie Sherrington and Emmanuel Stamatakis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:169

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  12. Content type: Research note

    Since the implementation of a series of blood donation safety improvements in Kenya, information about seroprevalence and determinants of transfusion transmissible infections among voluntary blood donors espec...

    Authors: Calleb George Onyango, Lilian Ogonda, Bernard Guyah, Peter Okoth, Clement Shiluli, Felix Humwa and Vallarie Opollo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:171

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  13. Content type: Research note

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical public health issue that involves interrelationships between people, animals, and the environment. Traditionally, interdisciplinary efforts to mitigate AMR in the f...

    Authors: Shannon E. Majowicz, E. Jane Parmley, Carolee Carson and Katarina Pintar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:170

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Eosinophilic myocarditis is one of the fatal complications of idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndromes. Given the rarity of this form of myocarditis, it is often under-recognized. We describe a young girl who pr...

    Authors: Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Priyantha Udaya Kumara Ralapanawa, Kulatunga Wijekoon Mudiyanselage Pramitha Prabhashini Kumarihamy, Miriyalini Sundararajah and Widana Arachchilage Thilak Ananda Jayalath

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:168

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  15. Content type: Research note

    The intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii can invade any nucleated cell residing inside a parasitophorous vacuole (PV). Upon infection, the cytokine interferon gamma (IFNγ) is produced and elicits host defence...

    Authors: Vesela Encheva, Clémence Foltz, Ambrosius P. Snijders and Eva-Maria Frickel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:166

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  16. Content type: Research note

    The body of DNA sequence data lacking taxonomically informative sequence headers is rapidly growing in user and public databases (e.g. sequences lacking identification and contaminants). In the context of syst...

    Authors: Thomas Sauvage, Sophie Plouviez, William E. Schmidt and Suzanne Fredericq

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:164

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Visceral disseminated varicella zoster viral (VZV) infection is a rare but severe complication with a high mortality rate in immunosuppressed individuals, and an increased susceptibility to VZV has been report...

    Authors: Masato Habuka, Yoko Wada, Yoichi Kurosawa, Suguru Yamamoto, Yusuke Tani, Riuko Ohashi, Yoichi Ajioka, Masaaki Nakano and Ichiei Narita

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:165

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  18. Content type: Research note

    Low-value health care refers to interventions where the risk of harm or costs exceeds the likely benefit for a patient. We aimed to develop indicators of low-value care, based on selected Choosing Wisely (CW) rec...

    Authors: Kelsey Chalmers, Tim Badgery-Parker, Sallie-Anne Pearson, Jonathan Brett, Ian A. Scott and Adam G. Elshaug

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:163

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  19. Content type: Research note

    Reduction of maternal mortality is a global priority particularly in developing countries like Ethiopia where maternal mortality ratio is one of the highest in the world. Most deliveries in developing countrie...

    Authors: Luelseged Assefa, Mussie Alemayehu and Ayal Debie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:162

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Several case reports describe diseases presenting with skin ulcerations, which resemble pyoderma gangrenosum especially in immune-compromised patients, often proven on further workup, to have an infective or m...

    Authors: Hamida Al-Dwibe, Ahmad Amro, Aisha Gashout, Ali El-Zurghany, Said El-zubi, Mohamed El-Hashme, Omar Hamarsheh and Mokhtar Maree

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:158

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  21. Content type: Data note

    Potato has a large genetic diversity. This diversity is in part due to somaclonal variability that appears within potato selections for which tubers are used as seeds. However, the potato tetraploid genome, as...

    Authors: Julien Levy, Cecilia Tamborindeguy, Giridhar Athrey, Douglas C. Scheuring, Jeffrey W. Koym and J. Creighton Miller Jr.

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:160

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