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  1. Content type: Case Report

    Secondary bladder amyloidosis is an extremely rare disease, resulting from a chronic systematic inflammatory disorder associated with amyloid deposits. Although uncommon in Japan, familial Mediterranean fever ...

    Authors: Sentaro Imamura, Shintaro Narita, Ryuta Nishikomori, Hiroshi Tsuruta, Kazuyuki Numakura, Atsushi Maeno, Mitsuru Saito, Takamitsu Inoue, Norihiko Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Nanjo, Toshio Heike, Shigeru Satoh and Tomonori Habuchi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:473

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  2. Content type: Case Report

    Stiff person syndrome is a highly disabling, progressive autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system characterized by muscle rigidity and spasms. Stiff person syndrome is rare, but is believed to be unde...

    Authors: Thashi Chang, Bethan Lang and Angela Vincent

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:468

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  3. Content type: Short Report

    In persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) self-efficacy positively affects health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and physical activity. In a previous study we observed that 6 months after an intensive 3-day soc...

    Authors: Peter Joseph Jongen, Marco Heerings, Rob Ruimschotel, Astrid Hussaarts, Lotte Duyverman, Anneke van der Zande, Joyce Valkenburg-Vissers, Maarten van Droffelaar, Wim Lemmens, Rogier Donders and Leo H. Visser

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:375

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Evaluation of functional status is difficult in neurological and neurosurgical early rehabilitation patients. The Early Rehabilitation Index (ERI) was introduced in Germany over 20 years ago, but since then va...

    Authors: Jens D. Rollnik, M. Bertram, C. Bucka, M. Hartwich, M. Jöbges, G. Ketter, B. Leineweber, M. Mertl-Rötzer, D. A. Nowak, T. Platz, K. Scheidtmann, R. Thomas, F. von Rosen, C. W. Wallesch, H. Woldag, P. Peschel…

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:356

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Upon awaking, many Parkinson’s patients experience an improved mobility, a phenomenon known as ‘sleep benefit’. Despite the potential clinical relevance, no objective correlates of sleep benefit exist. The dis...

    Authors: Merel M. van Gilst, Iris C. Cramer, Bastiaan R. Bloem, Sebastiaan Overeem and Marjan J. Faber

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:299

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Raised blood pressure (BP) remains an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases such as stroke. Adherence to therapeutic recommendations especially antihypertensive drugs is important in BP control. Th...

    Authors: Isaac Mugwano, Mark Kaddumukasa, Levi Mugenyi, James Kayima, Edward Ddumba, Martha Sajatovic, Cathy Sila, Michael DeGeorgia and Elly Katabira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:3

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  7. Content type: Research article

    We have conducted this study to examine the clinical and morphological pattern of brain arteriovenous malformations (BAVMs) along with their treatment and short term outcome in a tertiary care hospital in Bang...

    Authors: Ahmed Hossain Chowdhury, Sharif Uddin Khan, Kazi Mohibur Rahman, A. T. M. Hasibul Hasan, Swapon Kumar Ghose, Badrul Haque, Mansur Habib and Quazi Deen Mohammad

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:745

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Unlike puerperal peripheral nerve lesions, mononeuropathy during pregnancy is rarely encountered. We report a case of bilateral relapsing-remitting sciatic nerve palsy during two pregnancies. An extensive lite...

    Authors: Sonja Suntrup-Krueger, Matthias Schilling, Wolfram Schwindt, Heinz Wiendl and Sven G. Meuth

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:654

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Neuroimaging features associated with vascular cognitive impairment have not been examined in sub-Saharan Africans. We determined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features associated with cognitive impairment ...

    Authors: Rufus O. Akinyemi, Michael Firbank, Godwin I. Ogbole, Louise M. Allan, Mayowa O. Owolabi, Joshua O. Akinyemi, Bolutife P. Yusuf, Oluremi Ogunseyinde, Adesola Ogunniyi and Raj N. Kalaria

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:625

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Public health is increasingly concerned with recognising factors that lead to sex differences in stroke. We conducted a study to determine the effect of sex on knowledge of stroke risk factors and warning sig...

    Authors: José M. Ramírez-Moreno, Rafael Alonso-González, Diego Peral-Pacheco, María Victoria Millán-Núñez and José J. Aguirre-Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:604

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Medical quality registers are useful sources of knowledge about diseases and the health services. However, there are challenges in obtaining valid and reliable data. This study aims to assess the reliability i...

    Authors: Torunn Varmdal, Hanne Ellekjær, Hild Fjærtoft, Bent Indredavik, Stian Lydersen and Kaare Harald Bonaa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:584

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  12. Content type: Correspondence

    Glioblastoma is an aggressive and almost universally fatal tumor. The prognosis at the time of recurrence has generally been poor, with overall survival typically in the range of 4–40 weeks. The merits of surg...

    Authors: Christopher Dardis, Lynn Ashby, William Shapiro and Nader Sanai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:414

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown that common headache triggers contribute to the onset of headache attacks on predisposed individuals and are considered important in the prevention of headache. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Panagiotis Iliopoulos, Dimitris Damigos, Elli Kerezoudi, Georgia Limpitaki, Michael Xifaras, Dionysoula Skiada, Aikaterini Tsagkovits and Petros Skapinakis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:393

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome is an underestimated cause of brachial weakness and pain. The subclavius posticus muscle (SPM) is an aberrant muscle originating from the medial aspect of the first rib reac...

    Authors: Julia Muellner, Alain Kaelin-Lang, Oliver Pfeiffer and Marwan Mohamed El-Koussy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:351

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Stroke is a common cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. Intracranial large artery atherosclerosis (ICAD) is a frequent etiology of stroke in the South Asian population. There is a need for widely...

    Authors: Ayeesha Kamran Kamal, Hasan Rehman, Nasir Mustafa, Bilal Ahmed, Mohammad Jan, Faisal Wadivalla and Syed Kamran

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:341

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of patients suffering from hypoxic brain damage is increasing. Long-term outcome data and prognostic factors for either poor or good outcome are lacking.

    Authors: Ute E Heinz and Jens D Rollnik

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:243

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2016 9:396

  17. Content type: Case Report

    Anti–N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor immunoglobulin G antibodies directed against the GluN1 subunit are considered highly specific for anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis, a severe clinical syndrome ...

    Authors: Anne Waschbisch, Bernd Kallmünzer, Stefan Schwab, Philipp Gölitz, Angela Vincent, De-Hyung Lee and Ralf A Linker

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:948

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Several uncertainties remain concerning the management of intramedullary spinal cord tumours (IMSCTs). These include the timing and extent of resection, its interrelated functional outcome, and the adequate us...

    Authors: Azize Boström, Nina-Christine Kanther, Alexander Grote and Jan Boström

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:908

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Research on microRNAs (miRNAs) is becoming an increasingly attractive field, as these small RNA molecules are involved in several physiological functions and diseases. To date, only few studies have assessed t...

    Authors: Alice Serafin, Luisa Foco, Hagen Blankenburg, Anne Picard, Stefano Zanigni, Alessandra Zanon, Peter P Pramstaller, Andrew A Hicks and Christine Schwienbacher

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:715

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  20. Content type: Project Note

    The need for carers to manage medication-related problems for people with dementia living in the community raises dilemmas, which can be identified by carers and people with dementia as key issues for developi...

    Authors: Fiona Poland, Sarah Mapes, Hilary Pinnock, Cornelius Katona, Susanne Sorensen, Chris Fox and Ian D Maidment

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:463

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The ABCD2 clinical prediction rule is a seven point summation of clinical factors independently predictive of stroke risk. The purpose of this cohort study is to validate the ABCD2 rule in a Bulgarian hospital up...

    Authors: Rose Galvin, Penka A Atanassova, Nicola Motterlini, Tom Fahey and Borislav D Dimitrov

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:281

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Vascular morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) are high after ischemic stroke at a young age. Data on carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) as marker of atherosclerosis are scarce for you...

    Authors: Annette Fromm, Øystein Ariansen Haaland, Halvor Naess, Lars Thomassen and Ulrike Waje-Andreassen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:176

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