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  1. Content type: Research note

    The use of novel methods to characterize living tumor cells relies on well-conceived biobanks. Herein, we raised the question of whether the composition of fresh and freeze/thawed dissociated tumor samples is ...

    Authors: Matthieu Le Gallo, Thibault de la Motte Rouge, Amanda Poissonnier, Vincent Lavoué, Patrick Tas, Jean Leveque, Florence Godey and Patrick Legembre

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:401

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    High-dose penicillin therapy is effective in approximately 90% of pneumococcal pneumonia cases diagnosed based on urinary pneumococcal antigen tests or Gram staining at admission. The efficacy of high-dose pen...

    Authors: Junpei Komagamine

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:399

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    This retrospective study was conducted in 2017 with the objective of evaluating the value of acute phase peripheral blood parameters in predicting dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF). Patients, who were admitted t...

    Authors: Udaya Ralapanawa, A. T. M. Alawattegama, Malinga Gunrathne, Sampath Tennakoon, S. A. M. Kularatne and Thilak Jayalath

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:400

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  4. Content type: Case Report

    Nephroblastomatosis is an uncommon pathologic process characterized by the presence of persistent embryonic nephrogenic rests. Progression to Wilms tumour occurs in an estimated 35% of patients. Cure rates are...

    Authors: Bruce Gao, Emeka Nzekwu, Anthony Jonathan Cook and Shelley Jane Spaner

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:396

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    The objective of this study was to analyse intraspecific sequence variation of Atlantic cod mitochondrial DNA, based on a comprehensive collection of completely sequenced mitochondrial genomes.

    Authors: Tor Erik Jørgensen, Bård Ove Karlsen, Åse Emblem, Ragna Breines, Morten Andreassen, Trine B. Rounge, Alexander J. Nederbragt, Kjetill S. Jakobsen, Marianne Nymark, Anita Ursvik, Dag H. Coucheron, Lars Martin Jakt, Jarle T. Nordeide, Truls Moum and Steinar D. Johansen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:397

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    Physicians and medical students are generally poor-self assessors. Research suggests that this inaccuracy in self-assessment differs by gender among medical students whereby females underestimate their perform...

    Authors: Lorenzo Madrazo, Claire B. Lee, Meghan McConnell and Karima Khamisa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:393

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    In this study, we aimed to identify the structural components and to clarify the biological activity in the site-specific conjugates of human Fas ligand extracellular domain (hFasLECD) with either fluorescein ...

    Authors: Michiro Muraki and Kiyonori Hirota

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:395

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    Magnetic femoral nerve stimulation to test muscle function has been largely unexplored in older people. We assessed acceptability, feasibility, along with reproducibility and correlation with other physical fu...

    Authors: Louise A. Beveridge, Rosemary J. G. Price, Louise A. Burton, Miles D. Witham, Allan D. Struthers and Deepa Sumukadas

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:394

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    The engineered DNA-binding molecule-mediated chromatin immunoprecipitation (enChIP) technology enables purification of specific genomic regions interacting with their associated molecules. In enChIP, the locus...

    Authors: Toshitsugu Fujita, Miyuki Yuno and Hodaka Fujii

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:387

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    Ehrlichia ruminantium infection (heartwater) is a major constraint that impacts negatively on the cattle industry development in sub-Saharan Africa and so far, little is known of the presence of heartwater in cat...

    Authors: Seraphine N. Esemu, Roland N. Ndip and Lucy M. Ndip

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:388

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    A simple, non-invasive sample collection method is key for the integration of pharmacogenetics into clinical practice. The aim of this study was to gain samples for pharmacogenetic testing and evaluate the var...

    Authors: J. Sidney Ang, Martin N. Aloise, Diana Dawes, Maryn G. Dempster, Robert Fraser, Andrea Paterson, Paul Stanley, Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez, Martin Dawes and Hagit Katzov-Eckert

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:382

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    To construct mammalian expression vectors for the N- or C-terminal tagging of proteins with a tandem affinity tag comprised of the biotinylatable Avi tag and of a triple FLAG tag.

    Authors: Marina Ioannou, Dimitris N. Papageorgiou, Vasily Ogryzko and John Strouboulis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:390

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    This study describes a restriction fragment polymorphism protocol for rapidly screening the polymorphism SLCO1B1 c.1929A>C in genomic DNA samples. The polymorphism SLCO1B1 c.1929A>C has been associated with incre...

    Authors: Nyarai D. Soko, Collen Masimirembwa and Collet Dandara

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:384

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    The present study was conducted on healthy obese persons to determine: (i) the association between total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, total cholesterol/HDL ratio and fasting blood glucose (FBG)...

    Authors: Shirley Telles, Sushma Pal, Sachin Kumar Sharma, Alok Singh, Niranjan Kala and Acharya Balkrishna

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:383

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  15. Content type: Data note

    Despite recent advancements in diagnostic tools, the genomic landscape of hereditary hearing loss remains largely uncharacterized. One strategy to understand genome-wide aberrations includes the analysis of co...

    Authors: Barbara Vona, Michaela A. H. Hofrichter, Jörg Schröder, Wafaa Shehata-Dieler, Indrajit Nanda and Thomas Haaf

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:391

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    This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitudes and skills of non-specialist doctors on timely referral of suspicious lesions for melanoma diagnosis.

    Authors: H. M. M. T. B. Herath, B. S. D. P. Keragala, W. A. E. Udeshika, S. S. M. Samarawickrama, S. P. Pahalagamage, Aruna Kulatunga and Chaturaka Rodrigo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:389

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    Obesity is associated with a high incidence of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Bariatric surgery is postulated to lead to OSA resolution, but there is inconclusive evidence on its efficacy. We used objective m...

    Authors: Toritseju Oluwafunmilayo Sillo, Simon Lloyd-Owen, Emma White, Karen Abolghasemi-Malekabadi, Penny Lock-Pullan, Muhammed Ali, Anthony Perry, Steven John Robinson and Martin Stuart Wadley

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:385

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    Self-care practice in type two diabetes is a critical factor to keep the disease under control. Despite the important role of self-care practices in management of diabetes were recognized to be useful and effe...

    Authors: Teklewoini Mariye, Hagos Tasew, Girmay Teklay, Hadgu Gerensea and Workinesh Daba

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:380

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    We present the statistical analysis plan of a prespecified Tranexamic Acid for Hyperacute Primary Intracerebral Haemorrhage (TICH)-2 sub-study aiming to investigate, if tranexamic acid has a different effect i...

    Authors: Christian Ovesen, Janus Christian Jakobsen, Christian Gluud, Thorsten Steiner, Zhe Law, Katie Flaherty, Rob A. Dineen, Philip M. Bath, Nikola Sprigg and Hanne Christensen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:379

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    Recently, a scoring system has been developed to predict which patients with biliary atresia (BA) who underwent a Kasai procedure should be considered for liver transplant. Here, we applied the scoring system ...

    Authors: Gunadi, Timotheus Allen Gunawan, Galih Widiyanto, Amalia Yuanita, Nenny Sri Mulyani and Akhmad Makhmudi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:381

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