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  1. Content type: Short Report

    In Ontario, Canada, we conducted an evaluation of rotavirus (RV) vaccine on hospitalizations and Emergency Department (ED) visitations for acute gastroenteritis (AGE). In our original analysis, any one of the ...

    Authors: Sarah E. Wilson, Shelley L. Deeks and Laura C. Rosella

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:439

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  2. Content type: Short Report

    Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) is a neglected tropical disease affecting poor rural communities living in tsetse-infested regions of sub-Saharan Africa. In Zambia, sporadic cases of HAT have been reported...

    Authors: Gloria M. Mulenga, Rosemary N. Likwa and Boniface Namangala

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:433

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Warfarin is widely used for the prevention and treatment of cardiac, thromboembolic and hypercoagulable diseases. Since warfarin is a narrow therapeutic index medicine, it requires close monitoring when used i...

    Authors: Sweta Shrestha, Binaya Sapkota, Anjana Kumpakha, Upasana Acharya and Rashmi Sharma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:429

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Globally, there are 210 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013. Ethiopia is one of the ten countries contributing to 60 % of the global maternal deaths. Most of these deaths could be averted by enhanc...

    Authors: Negash Wakgari, Gizachew Assefa Tessema and Abdella Amano

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:407

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  5. Content type: Project Note

    Health in low and middle income countries is on one hand characterized by a high burden associated with preventable communicable diseases and on the other hand considered to be under-documented due to improper...

    Authors: Tobias Homan, Aurelio Di Pasquale, Ibrahim Kiche, Kelvin Onoka, Alexandra Hiscox, Collins Mweresa, Wolfgang R. Mukabana, Willem Takken and Nicolas Maire

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:397

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Human factor is the primary resource of health care system. For optimal performance of health care system, the workforce needs to be satisfied with the job he/she is doing. This research was aimed to assess th...

    Authors: Ayele Geleto, Negga Baraki, Gudina Egata Atomsa and Yadeta Dessie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:394

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  7. Content type: Research article

    An increasing number of cancer patients are receiving ambulatory chemotherapy to improve their quality of life and reduce medical expenses. During outpatient chemotherapy, adverse events (AEs) occurring at hom...

    Authors: Shunsuke Kondo, Satoshi Shiba, Ryoko Udagawa, Yasuaki Ryushima, Miho Yano, Tomoko Uehara, Mihoko Asanabe, Kenji Tamura and Jun Hashimoto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:315

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Critical care saves lives of the young with reversible disease. Little is known about critical care services in low-income countries. In a setting with a shortage of doctors the actions of the nurse bedside ar...

    Authors: Carl Otto Schell, Markus Castegren, Edwin Lugazia, Jonas Blixt, Moses Mulungu, David Konrad and Tim Baker

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:313

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2017 10:365

  9. Content type: Project Note

    Older adults in care homes have increasingly complex health care needs, and care provision should be evidence-based whenever possible. However, recruitment of frail, older people to research is a complex proce...

    Authors: Victoria Shepherd, Jacqui Nuttall, Kerenza Hood and Christopher C Butler

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:306

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The use of opioids is increasing in children; therefore, opioid toxicity could be a public health problem in this vulnerable population. However, we are not aware of a published algorithm to identify cases of ...

    Authors: Cecilia P Chung, S Todd Callahan, William O Cooper, Katherine T Murray, Kathi Hall, Judith A Dudley, C Michael Stein and Wayne A Ray

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:293

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Adverse temperature recording in vaccine’s cold chain is a major issue worldwide and this condition is known to compromise the quality of vaccines very rapidly. In Cameroon, with tropical climate, vaccines ex...

    Authors: Martin Ndinakie Yakum, Jérôme Ateudjieu, Fida Ramsina Pélagie, Ebile Akoh Walter and Pierre Watcho

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:277

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In constructing or appraising a health economic model, an early consideration is whether the modelling approach selected is appropriate for the given decision problem. Frameworks and taxonomies that distinguis...

    Authors: B Tsoi, D O’Reilly, J Jegathisawaran, J-E Tarride, G Blackhouse and R Goeree

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:244

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Migration of medical professionals is a long recognized problem in Sri Lanka, but it has not been studied in depth. Undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in Sri Lanka is state sponsored, and loss of...

    Authors: Nipun Lakshitha de Silva, Keshinie Samarasekara, Chaturaka Rodrigo, Lasitha Samarakoon, Sumadhya Deepika Fernando and Senaka Rajapakse

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:918

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Microscopic diagnosis of Giemsa stained thick and thin blood films by skilled microscopists has remained the standard laboratory method for the diagnosis of malaria. However, detection and identification of ma...

    Authors: Freshwork Ayalew, Birkneh Tilahun and Bineyam Taye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:839

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B virus infection is a significant health problem. Approximately two billion people worldwide have chronic Hepatitis B virus infection and over one million die annually. Hepatitis B virus infection a...

    Authors: Asfaw Negero Erena and Tomas Benti Tefera

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:833

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The objective of the prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (pMTCT) cascade analysis tool is to provide frontline health managers at the facility level with the means to rapidly, independently and quantita...

    Authors: Sarah Gimbel, Joachim Voss, Mary Anne Mercer, Brenda Zierler, Stephen Gloyd, Mariade Joana Coutinho, Florencia Floriano, Mariade Fatima Cuembelo, Jennifer Einberg and Kenneth Sherr

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:743

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There is growing evidence that renal replacement therapy option education (RRTOE) can result in enhanced quality of life, improved clinical outcomes, and reduced health care costs. However, there is still no d...

    Authors: Mario Prieto-Velasco, Corinne Isnard Bagnis, Jessica Dean, Tony Goovaerts, Stefan Melander, Andrew Mooney, Eva-Lena Nilsson, Peter Rutherford, Carmen Trujillo, Roberto Zambon and Carlo Crepaldi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:730

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Effective self-management is viewed as the cornerstone of diabetes care. Many interventions and policies are available to support self-management, but challenges remain regarding reaching specific subgroups an...

    Authors: Michel Wensing, Jan Koetsenruijter, Anne Rogers, Maria Carmen Portillo and Jan van Lieshout

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:693

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Cultural immersion programs are increasingly offered to medical and health science students in an effort to provide experiential learning opportunities that focus on ‘the self’ as well as ‘the other’. Immersio...

    Authors: Rosalie D Thackrah, Sandra C Thompson and Angela Durey

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:685

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Physician claims data are one of the largest sources of coded health information unique to Canada. There is skepticism from data users about the quality of this data. This study investigated features of diagno...

    Authors: Ceara Tess Cunningham, Pin Cai, David Topps, Lawrence W Svenson, Nathalie Jetté and Hude Quan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:682

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  21. Content type: Research article

    This small-scale study examines an often neglected patient group (service users in forensic mental health settings). The research investigates their therapeutic relationship with staff and which therapeutic re...

    Authors: Douglas MacInnes, Helen Courtney, Tracy Flanagan, Daniel Bressington and Dominic Beer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:657

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Health care providers are an important target audience for public health emergency preparedness, response and recovery communications. Short Message Service or text messaging to cell phones may be a promising ...

    Authors: Debra Revere, Malaika R Schwartz and Janet Baseman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:514

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  23. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, most Dutch general practitioners started working under the umbrella of diabetes care groups, responsible for the organisation and coordination of diabetes care. The quality management of these...

    Authors: Marjo JE Campmans-Kuijpers, Caroline A Baan, Lidwien C Lemmens and Guy EHM Rutten

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:497

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