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  1. Research article

    Reliability of medical records in diagnosing inflammatory breast cancer in Egypt

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:126

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  2. Correspondence

    Digital chest X-ray through a mobile van: public private partnership to detect sputum negative pulmonary TB

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:96

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  3. Research article

    Patient Health Questionnaire-9 versus Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in screening for major depressive episodes: a cross-sectional population-based study

    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 ...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:57

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  4. Project note

    A step-by-step approach to improve data quality when using commercial business lists to characterize retail food environments

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:35

    Published on: 7 January 2017

  5. Research article

    Comparison of cardiovascular risk factors and dietary intakes among Javanese Surinamese and South-Asian Surinamese in the Netherlands. The HELIUS study

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:23

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  6. Research article

    Perceived stress and bruxism in university students

    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...

    Pierpaolo Cavallo, Luna Carpinelli and Giulia Savarese

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:514

    Published on: 21 December 2016

  7. Research article

    Pre-ART nutritional status and its association with mortality in adult patients enrolled on ART at Fiche Hospital in North Shoa, Oromia region, Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study

    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...

    Kokeb Tesfamariam, Negga Baraki and Haji Kedir

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:512

    Published on: 20 December 2016

  8. Research article

    Surveillance of nosocomial infections in the Yaounde University Teaching Hospital, Cameroon

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:505

    Published on: 8 December 2016

  9. Case Report

    Bladder outlet obstruction; a rare complication of the neglected schistosome, Schistosoma haematobium: two case reports and public health challenges

    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...

    Valirie Ndip Agbor, Tsi Njim and Franklin Ngu Mbolingong

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:493

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  10. Research article

    The impact of life events on adult physical and mental health and well-being: longitudinal analysis using the GoWell health and well-being survey

    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...

    Claire Cleland, Ade Kearns, Carol Tannahill and Anne Ellaway

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:470

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  11. Research article

    Why is it so hard to implement change? A qualitative examination of barriers and facilitators to distribution of naloxone for overdose prevention in a safety net environment

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:465

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  12. Research article

    Does health-related quality of life among adults with pulmonary tuberculosis improve across the treatment period? A hospital-based cross sectional study in Mbale Region, Eastern Uganda

    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 ...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:467

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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