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  1. Content type: Research article

    Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare, aggressive breast cancer diagnosed clinically by the presence of diffuse erythema, peau d’orange, and edema that arise quickly in the affected breast. This study eva...

    Authors: Lynne Le, Catherine Schairer, Ahmed Hablas, Jane Meza, Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Mohamed Ramadan, Sofia D. Merajver, Ibrahim A. Seifeldin and Amr S. Soliman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:126

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The global vaccine action plan 2011–2020 was endorsed by 194 states to equitably extend the benefits of immunization to all people. However, gaps in vaccination coverage remain in developing countries such as ...

    Authors: Paul Oryema, Juliet N. Babirye, Charles Baguma, Peter Wasswa and David Guwatudde

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:111

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  3. Content type: Correspondence

    Nearly half of the smear negative pulmonary TB in National TB Programme remain undetected in Haryana (north Indian state), probably due to poor access to chest radiography. A corporate hospital stepped into fi...

    Authors: Bornali Datta, Anupama Hazarika, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Kavita Ayyagari and Ajay M. V. Kumar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:96

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Major depressive episodes (MDE) are frequent at the population level and are generally associated with severe symptoms that impair performance of activities of daily living of individuals suffering from this ...

    Authors: Iná S. Santos, Beatriz Franck Tavares, Tiago N. Munhoz, Patricia Manzolli, Gisele Bartz de Ávila, Eduardo Jannke and Alicia Matijasevich

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:57

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  5. Content type: Project note

    Food environment characterization in health studies often requires data on the location of food stores and restaurants. While commercial business lists are commonly used as data sources for such studies, curre...

    Authors: Kelly K. Jones, Shannon N. Zenk, Elizabeth Tarlov, Lisa M. Powell, Stephen A. Matthews and Irina Horoi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:35

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Ethnic differences regarding the percent of non-communicable diseases have been shown in Asia but the studies on Asian subgroups living in the western countries regarding percent of cardiovascular risk factors...

    Authors: Qaisar Raza, Marieke B. Snijder, Jacob C. Seidell, Ron J. G. Peters and Mary Nicolaou

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:23

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Many studies have shown the correlation between bruxism and stress that affects the quality of life of university students. The present study highlights this correlation—for the first time—in a group of univer...

    Authors: Pierpaolo Cavallo, Luna Carpinelli and Giulia Savarese

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:514

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) compromises the nutritional status of infected individuals and in turn, malnutrition worsens the effects of the infection itself by weakening the immune system consequently a...

    Authors: Kokeb Tesfamariam, Negga Baraki and Haji Kedir

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:512

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Postpartum depression can compromise caregiving activities, including infant feeding practices, resulting in child malnutrition. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of postpartum depression on...

    Authors: Beatrice A. Madeghe, Violet N. Kimani, Ann Vander Stoep, Semret Nicodimos and Manasi Kumar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:506

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Nosocomial infections (NI) represent a real public health problem in developing countries. Their surveillance is recommended to provide needed information for better control. The aim of this study was to descr...

    Authors: Julienne Stéphanie Nouetchognou, Jérôme Ateudjieu, Bonaventure Jemea, Edmond Nzene Mesumbe and Dora Mbanya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:505

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  11. Content type: Short Report

    Studies have shown an increase in mortality and morbidity during heatwaves, especially among the elderly. We assessed the knowledge of the general population of Brussels and Amsterdam on groups at risk and pro...

    Authors: Joris Adriaan Frank van Loenhout and Debarati Guha-Sapir

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:499

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    Schistosomiasis is a severe parasitic infestation with debilitating complications and is the third most devastating tropical disease in the world. It is one of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) with a hig...

    Authors: Valirie Ndip Agbor, Tsi Njim and Franklin Ngu Mbolingong

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:493

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is a widely used questionnaire in health research, but there is little guidance on how to handle missing items. We aimed to investigate approaches to handling i...

    Authors: Melanie L. Bell, Diane L. Fairclough, Mallorie H. Fiero and Phyllis N. Butow

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:479

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  14. Content type: Research article

    It is recognised that life events (LEs) which have been defined as incidents necessitating adjustment to habitual life either permanently or temporarily, not only have the potential to be detrimental to health...

    Authors: Claire Cleland, Ade Kearns, Carol Tannahill and Anne Ellaway

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:470

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The increase in opioid overdose deaths has become a national public health crisis. Naloxone is an important tool in opioid overdose prevention. Distribution of nasal naloxone has been found to be a feasible, a...

    Authors: Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Elisa A. Koppelman, James A. Feldman, Alexander Y. Walley, Patricia M. Mitchell, Jacqueline Ellison and Edward Bernstein

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:465

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Most tuberculosis (TB) case management guidelines emphasize microbiological cure as treatment goal without highlighting quality of life outcomes. This study assessed health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and ...

    Authors: Stevens M. B. Kisaka, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Simon Kasasa, Francis Ocen and Joan Nankya-Mutyoba

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:467

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The burden of malaria in terms of morbidity and mortality is huge is Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly among pregnant women. Among the measures to curb down this burden include intermittent preventive treatment...

    Authors: David Teye Doku, Mumuni Mukaila Zankawah and Addae Boateng Adu-Gyamfi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:460

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