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    This study was conducted to assess hypertension control and factors associated with it among hypertensive patients on treatment at Zewditu Memorial Hospital.

    Authors: Boressa Adugna Horsa, Yewondwossen Tadesse and Ephrem Engidawork

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:152

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    In Sub-Saharan Africa, there is an increase in trypanosome non-susceptibility to multiple trypanocides, but limited information on judicious trypanocide use is accessible to smallholder farmers and agricultura...

    Authors: Sarah A. O. Wamwenje, Ibrahim I. Wangwe, Nicodemus Masila, Caroline K. Mirieri, Lillian Wambua and Benard W. Kulohoma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:151

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    For patients with cystic fibrosis, the imaging of the pancreas is of crucial importance for the early detection of pancreatic carcinoma. Comparative studies between Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and sonogra...

    Authors: Christopher Kloth, Dorit Fabricius, Inka Wendlik, Stefan Andreas Schmidt, Matthias Pfahler, Elisabeth Lormes, Meinrad Beer, Wolfgang Kratzer and Julian Schmidberger

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:150

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    The selection of reference genes in sugarcane under Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) infection has not been reported and is indispensable to get reliable reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) results for ...

    Authors: Marcel Fernando da Silva, Marcos Cesar Gonçalves, Michael dos Santos Brito, Paula Macedo Nóbile, Larissa Mara de Andrade, Cibele Nataliane Medeiros, Silvana Creste and Luciana Rossini Pinto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:149

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    This study was aimed to assess perinatal outcomes of severe preeclampsia/eclampsia and associated factors among mothers admitted in Amhara Region referral hospitals, North West Ethiopia, 2018.

    Authors: Misganaw Fikirie Melese, Marta Berta Badi and Getie Lake Aynalem

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:147

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    Medical waste is a total waste stream which is generated from the healthcare facilities during the healthcare delivery process. It can contain potentially hazardous substances for the human being and the envir...

    Authors: Teshiwal Deress, Mohabaw Jemal, Mekonnen Girma and Kasaw Adane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:146

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    This was a preliminary study whose objective was to estimate the prevalence and risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among people living with HIV (PLWHIV) based on diabetes risk assessment scores.

    Authors: Sepiso K. Masenga, Paul Toloka, Kaseya Chiyenu, Ilubala Imasiku, Hope Mutengo, Oscar Ngongo Ulungu, Zangi Mallesu, Eunice Mulenga, Macwañi Mutukwa, Kingsley Kamvuma and Benson M. Hamooya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:145

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    Unmet need refers to fecund women who either wish to postpone the next birth (spacers) or who wish to stop childbearing (limiters) but are not using a contraceptive method. The aim of this study was to assess ...

    Authors: Solomon Adanew Worku, Sindew Mahmud Ahmed and Tizebt Fisseha Mulushewa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:143

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    Despite several decades of work in improving childhood nutrition in Ethiopia, stunting remains a major public health concern with lack of evidence on its effect on school performance. Therefore, this study aim...

    Authors: Tsedeke Wolde and Tefera Belachew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:142

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    The aim of the present investigation was to determine whether using cryostimulation (partial-body cryostimulation) impacts sleep quality in professional soccer players. Different exposure durations at − 180 °C...

    Authors: Wafa Douzi, Olivier Dupuy, Dimitri Theurot, Geoffroy Boucard and Benoit Dugué

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:141

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    The objective of this study is to assess the quality of life and to identify factors associated with good global quality of life among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Togo.

    Authors: Issifou Yaya, Lihanimpo Djalogue, Akouda Akessiwè Patassi, Dadja Essoya Landoh, Ayélé Assindo, Aboubakari Nambiema, Kanfitine Kolani, P’Niwè Massoubayo Patchali, Essodjèlouna Manani Bignandi, Abdoulahy Diallo, Didier Koumavi Ekouévi and Bayaki Saka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:140

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    Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) are among the major public health and socioeconomic problems in developing countries like Ethiopia. Food-handlers that directly deal with production and distribution of f...

    Authors: Edosa Kebede, Abdurahaman Seid and Senayt Akele

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:139

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    This study was designed to investigate the transcriptional response of OmpF and OmpC along with an antisense RNA, MicF under concentration gradient carbapenem exposure.

    Authors: Shiela Chetri, Melson Singha, Deepshikha Bhowmik, Kathakali Nath, Debadatta Dhar Chanda, Atanu Chakravarty and Amitabha Bhattacharjee

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:138

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    This study was aimed to assess the prevalence and associated factors of diabetic ketoacidosis among adult patients admitted in emergency department of Hawassa university comprehensive specialized hospital. An ...

    Authors: Asres Bedaso, Zewdie Oltaye, Ephrem Geja and Mohammed Ayalew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:137

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    Cognitive impairments are now widely recognized and emerging as an important therapeutic target in a patient with a major depressive disorder (MDD). It associated with a more deteriorating course of illness am...

    Authors: Abebe Ambaw and Getachew Tesfaw Desalegn

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:135

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    The alpha-thalassaemia trait has been associated with protection against severe malaria but its role in Plasmodium falciparum asexual parasite and gametocyte carriage remains unclear. This study examined associat...

    Authors: Helena Lamptey, Michael Fokuo Ofori, Bright Adu, Kwadwo Asamoah Kusi, Emmanuel Kakra Dickson, Isabella Quakyi and Michael Alifrangis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:134

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    Competitive rugby is increasingly becoming popular among adolescent players even in countries hardly known for rugby such as Zimbabwe. Given the increased participation rates, burgeoning talent identification ...

    Authors: M. Chiwaridzo, N. Munambah, S. Oorschot, D. Magume, J. M. Dambi, G. Ferguson and B. C. M. Smits-Engelsman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:132

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    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cause to a variety of hard to cure infections. MRSA isolates also, produce an arsenal of virulence factors contribute to severe infections. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: Hamed Tahmasebi, Sanaz Dehbashi and Mohammad Reza Arabestani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:130

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    Our study aimed to assess local data for compliance with IFA supplementation and prevalence of anaemia among the pregnant mothers visiting government health facilities of eastern Nepal.

    Authors: Krishna Deo Yadav, Uday Narayan Yadav, Rajendra Raj Wagle, Dip Narayan Thakur and Sarmila Dhakal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:127

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    While HIV research remains priority in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), most of the studies have traditionally been conducted in secure locations with little focus on internally displaced person (IDPs) and how they r...

    Authors: Choolwe Muzyamba

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:126

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    Gastric cancer is more open related to genetic predisposition. In our RNA sequencing study on gastric cancer patients, Runt-related transcription factor-3 (RUNX3) expression was significantly down-regulated in...

    Authors: Sung-Hwa Sohn, Bohyun Kim, Hee Jung Sul, Yoo Jin Kim, Hyeong Su Kim, Hongtae Kim, Jong Bok Seo, Youngho Koh and Dae Young Zang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:125

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    Diarrheal diseases, including cholera, remain a major public health concern in developing countries like Nepal. This study investigated a diarrheal outbreak that affected over 1500 people in Gaidatar village o...

    Authors: Kul Raj Rai, Reena Kiran Mukhiya, Santosh Thapa, Ganesh Rai, Sabina KC, Phanu Maya Thapa, Prasha Shrestha and Shiba Kumar Rai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:124

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    The main aim of this study was to assess iron and folic acid supplementation adherence among pregnant mothers attending antenatal care in public health facilities of North Wollo Zone northern Ethiopia. An inst...

    Authors: Asmamaw Demis, Biftu Geda, Tadesse Alemayehu and Haimanot Abebe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:107

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    Emergence and dissemination of colistin-resistant (Co-R) bacteria harboring mobile colistin resistance genes pose a threat for treatment of infections caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria. Although the worl...

    Authors: Yoshimasa Yamamoto, Manuel Calvopina, Ricardo Izurieta, Irina Villacres, Ryuji Kawahara, Masahiro Sasaki and Mayumi Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:121

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    This exploratory study assessed the safety of the combination of sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim and guaifenesin (STG) in adult and pediatric patients with acute bronchitis according to local labelling in Peru.

    Authors: Mayer Falcon, Carlos Iberico, Frances Guerra, Isabel Reyes, Efraín Felix, Mónica Flores, Jorge de los Ríos, Maria E. Diaz, Alberto Casas, Sergio Sanchez-Gambetta and Roberto Carrasco

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:119

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    Globally an estimated 15% to 20% of all births are low birth weight, representing more than 20 million births a year. Low birth weights are at a greater risk of both short and long-term sequels. Therefore, thi...

    Authors: Melaku Desta, Mesfin Tadese, Bekalu Kassie and Mihrete Gedefaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:118

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    Chamaecrista fasciculata is a widespread annual legume across Eastern North America, with potential as a restoration planting, biofuel crop, and genetic model for non-papillinoid legumes. As a non-Papilinoid, C. ...

    Authors: Erika Bueno, Ted Kisha, Sonja L. Maki, Eric J. B. von Wettberg and Susan Singer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:117

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    There have been many studies on the nutritional status of under-fives and factors responsible but very few looks at this special group of women. This study assessed the breastfeeding practices of teenage mothe...

    Authors: Monday Daniel Olodu, Adewunmi Grace Adeyemi, Samuel Anu Olowookere and Olapeju Adefunke Esimai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:116

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    The aim of this study was to assess delivery place preference and its determinant factors in Simada District of Amhara Region, Northwest Ethiopia. Data was collected among 346 women who delivered in the last 1...

    Authors: Maru Mekie and Wubet Taklual

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:114

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    Web-based platforms have revolutionized the ability for researchers to perform global survey research. Methods to incentivize participation have been singularly focused on European and North American participa...

    Authors: Andrew J. Cohen, Sam Washington, Christi Butler, Puneet Kamal, German Patino, Anas Tresh, Jorge Mena, Medina Ndoye and Benjamin N. Breyer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:113

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    Many abiotic stresses cause the excessive accumulation of reactive oxygen species known as oxidative stress. While analyzing the effects of oxidative stress on tobacco, we noticed the increased accumulation of...

    Authors: Jasmina Kurepa and Jan A. Smalle

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:112

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    The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of lost to follow up from anti-retroviral therapy (ART) care and identify the associated factors among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients a...

    Authors: Nebiyu Mekonnen, Mohamed Abdulkadir, Eleyias Shumetie, Adhanom Gebreegziabher Baraki and Melaku Kindie Yenit

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:111

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    Globally, 13–20% of women experience a common mental disorder (CMD) postnatally. Unfortunately, the burden of CMDs is disproportionally substantial in women from low-income countries. Nevertheless, there is a ...

    Authors: Tanaka Kaseke, James January, Catherine Tadyanemhandu, Matthew Chiwaridzo and Jermaine M. Dambi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:110

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    ClpV, the ATPase of the type VI secretion system (T6SS) recycles cytoplasmic T6SS proteins following effector translocation. Fluorescent protein fusions to ClpV showed that it localizes to discrete and dynamic...

    Authors: Jan Lennings, Christian Mayer, Munira Makhlouf, Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt and Sandra Schwarz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:109

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    Hypoglycemia is associated with mortality and healthcare utilization. We aimed to assess hypoglycemia risk and Hospital use among Sudanese patients with type 2 diabetes.

    Authors: Hyder Osman Mirghani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:108

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    Basic parameters commonly used to describe genomes including length, weight and relative guanine-cytosine (GC) content are widely cited in absence of a primary source. By using updated data and original softwa...

    Authors: Allison Piovesan, Maria Chiara Pelleri, Francesca Antonaros, Pierluigi Strippoli, Maria Caracausi and Lorenza Vitale

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:106

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    To assess the prevalence and associated factors of low birth weight among newborns delivered at Debre Markos Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia.

    Authors: Animut Alebel, Fasil Wagnew, Cheru Tesema, Alemu Gebrie, Daniel Bekele Ketema, Getnet Asmare and Getiye Dejenu Kibret

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:105

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    Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Smear positive tuberculosis patients are responsible for up to 90% of transmission occurring in the community. However, litt...

    Authors: Asmamaw Malede, Biruhalem Taye, Mengistu Legesse, Ayal Debie and Agumas Shibabaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:104

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    Influenza is an acute respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus which circulates annually in populations of different species. Madin-Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) is the most widely utilized cell-line for...

    Authors: Hsin-Chung Tsai, Caitlin W. Lehman, Chi-Chieh Lin, Sen-Wei Tsai and Chuan-Mu Chen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:101

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