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    In the US, approximately 12.7% of all live births are preterm, 8.2% of live births were low birth weight (LBW), and 1.5% are very low birth weight (VLBW). Although technological advances have improved mortalit...

    Authors: Liza M. Creel, Sean Gregory, Catherine J. McNeal, Madhava R. Beeram and David R. Krauss

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:42

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    Only an estimated 54% of people living with HIV are aware of their status. Despite progress scaling up HIV testing services (HTS), a testing gap remains. Delivery of HTS by lay providers may help close this te...

    Authors: David E. Flynn, Cheryl Johnson, Anita Sands, Vincent Wong, Carmen Figueroa and Rachel Baggaley

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:20

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    Young adults (18–39 year-olds) have the lowest hypertension control rates among adults with hypertension in the United States. Unique barriers to hypertension management in young adults with primary care acces...

    Authors: Heather M. Johnson, Ryan C. Warner, Christie M. Bartels and Jamie N. LaMantia

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:9

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  4. Content type: Short report

    HIV care programs in resource-limited settings have hitherto concentrated on antiretroviral therapy (ART) access, but HIV drug resistance is emerging. In a cross-sectional study of HIV-positive adults on ART f...

    Authors: Ivan Namakoola, Ivan Kasamba, Billy N. Mayanja, Patrick Kazooba, Joseph Lutaakome, Fred Lyagoba, Anne A. Kapaata, Pontiano Kaleebu and Paula Munderi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:515

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    Developing new clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) can be time-consuming and expensive. A more efficient approach could be to adopt, adapt or contextualise recommendations from existing good quality CPGs so th...

    Authors: Janine Margarita Dizon, Shingai Machingaidze and Karen Grimmer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:442

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    More people than ever receive care and support from health and social care services. Initiatives to integrate the work of health and social care staff have increased rapidly across the UK but relatively little...

    Authors: Vicky Ward, Lisa Pinkney and Gary Fry

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:437

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    The elderly are considered as special population, as they differ from younger adults in terms of comorbidity, polypharmacy, pharmacokinetics, vulnerability to drug–drug interactions and adverse drug reactions....

    Authors: Fantaye Teka, Gebrehiwot Teklay, Eskindeir Ayalew and Terefe Teshome

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:431

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    Community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes are an emerging tool for providing financial protection against health-related poverty. In Ethiopia, CBHI is being piloted in 13 districts, but community experie...

    Authors: Abebe Sorsa Badacho, Kora Tushune, Yohannes Ejigu and Tezera Moshago Berheto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:424

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    The awakening and breathing coordination, delirium, and early mobility (ABCDE) bundle is a multicomponent complex intervention that improves outcomes for critically ill adults yet is inconsistently implemented...

    Authors: Deena Kelly Costa, Jennifer Dammeyer, Matthew White, Jose Galinato, Robert Hyzy, Milisa Manojlovich and Anne Sales

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:408

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    Provision of quality laboratory services is an essential aspect of a promoting safe motherhood and better outcomes for newborn. Therefore; this study was intended to assess status of focused antenatal care (FA...

    Authors: Daniel Melese Desalegn, Serebe Abay and Bineyam Taye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:403

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    Young patients with acute poisoning by substances of abuse have increased mortality rates in the long term. In Oslo, Norway, most of these patients are treated at the Oslo Accident and Emergency Outpatient Cli...

    Authors: Odd Martin Vallersnes, Mari A. Bjornaas, Cathrine Lund, Dag Jacobsen, Øivind Ekeberg and Mette Brekke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:398

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    Malawi, like many low-income countries, is facing a severe health worker shortage. A potential stop-gap solution to this crisis is improving the efficiency of health center operations. Given the lack of resear...

    Authors: M. A. Jafry, A. M. Jenny, S. J. Lubinga, E. Larsen-Cooper, J. Crawford, C. Matemba and J. B. Babigumira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:363

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    Local collaboration of community organisations and healthcare organisations is seen as relevant for the efficiency and efficacy of health and social care because of their potential role in providing social inv...

    Authors: Wendy Kemper-Koebrugge, Jan Koetsenruijter, Anne Rogers, Miranda Laurant and Michel Wensing

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:331

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    Increasingly, theorists and academic researchers develop, implement and test frameworks and strategies for improving the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of health care—at scale. The purpose of this resear...

    Authors: Sonia Wutzke, Murray Benton and Raj Verma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:327

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    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects women of reproductive age and manifests with adverse reproductive, metabolic and psychological consequences. Evidence-based PCOS guidelines recommen...

    Authors: Henry Ko, Helena Teede and Lisa Moran

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:311

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    Blood is a valuable resource and blood wastage in a low socio economic country could impose a very serious impact on healthcare. This study therefore analyzes the usage and wastage of blood and blood products ...

    Authors: Rajini Kurup, Audrey Anderson, Cecil Boston, Lynn Burns, Marian George and Marana Frank

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:307

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    According to the World Health Organization, the WHO surgical safety checklist can prevent complications, improve communication and contribute to postsurgical safety culture; hence, there is a need to investiga...

    Authors: Heiko Thereza Santana, Maria Cristina Soares Rodrigues and Maria do Socorro Nantua Evangelista

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:276

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    There are many different methodologies used in the literature for determining the number of drugs used by a patient, and many are incompletely described. This may be attributable to the lack of a framework to ...

    Authors: Amber M. Goedken, Brian C. Lund, Elizabeth A. Cook, Mary C. Schroeder and John M. Brooks

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:272

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