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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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    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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  18. 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 c...

    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 2016 9:453

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Quality assurance plays an important role in research by assuring data integrity, and thus, valid study results. We aim to describe and share the results of the quality assurance process used to guide the data...

    Authors: Ashley Yamanaka, Marie Kainoa Fialkowski, Lynne Wilkens, Fenfang Li, Reynolette Ettienne, Travis Fleming, Julianne Power, Jonathan Deenik, Patricia Coleman, Rachael Leon Guerrero and Rachel Novotny

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:432

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The national health insurance scheme of Nigeria recently proposed a national premium for community based insurance scheme. This study determined the capacity of households in the rural and urban areas in Niger...

    Authors: Emeka Ihechi Udeh, Obinna Emmanuel Onwujekwe, David Ayobami Adewole and Chima Ariel Onoka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:383

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Increased antiretroviral therapy uptake in sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in improved survival of the infected. Opportunistic infections are declining as leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Though comp...

    Authors: Itai M. Magodoro, Tonya M. Esterhuizen and Tawanda Chivese

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:379

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Intestinal parasitic infections are a major health problem worldwide. In Kenya intestinal parasitic infections are highly prevalent especially in prisons due to poor and/or inadequate infrastructure. The aim o...

    Authors: Dickson Cheruiyot Rop, Benson Omweri Nyanchongi, Johnson Nyangeri and Vincent Obino Orucho

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:384

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Facebook, a popular social networking site, has been used by people of different ages and professions for various purposes. Its use in the field of medical education is increasing dramatically. At the same tim...

    Authors: Rajesh Kumar Jha, Dev Kumar Shah, Sangharshila Basnet, Keshab Raj Paudel, Phoolgen Sah, Ajit Kumar Sah and Kishor Adhikari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:378

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD) are some of the leading causes of morbidity in developed nations. Unpaid family caregivers are primarily responsible for providing the care and support needed b...

    Authors: Afeez Abiola Hazzan, Harry Shannon, Jenny Ploeg, Parminder Raina, Laura N. Gitlin and Mark Oremus

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:344

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The rate of modern contraceptive use will be on an increase and maternal mortality on a decrease if women had a good knowledge on family planning and its methods. This survey was designed to evaluate the knowl...

    Authors: Atem Bethel Ajong, Philip Nana Njotang, Bruno Kenfack, Martin Ndinakie Yakum and Enow Robinson Mbu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:347

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) continues to pose a major public health problem globally. In Ghana, the national TB case detection rate is 81 %; however, some districts are not able to meet their case detection targets. Thi...

    Authors: Gregory K. Amenuvegbe, Anto Francis and Binka Fred

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:330

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable visual impairments in children. It is also an underlying cause for nearly one-fourth of global child mortality associated with measles, diarrhea, and ma...

    Authors: Amare Tariku, Abel Fekadu, Ayanaw Tsega Ferede, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe and Akilew Awoke Adane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:323

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  28. Content type: Research article

    There is little evidence on which strategies are effective in recruiting minority groups in low-budget health surveys. We evaluated different recruitment strategies for their impact on response rates in a hard...

    Authors: Adee J. Bodewes and Anton E. Kunst

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:319

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Syndromic surveillance has been widely used for the early warning of infectious disease outbreaks, especially in mass gatherings, but the collection of electronic data on symptoms in hospitals is one of the fu...

    Authors: Chuchu Ye, Zhongjie Li, Yifei Fu, Yajia Lan, Weiping Zhu, Dinglun Zhou, Honglong Zhang, Shengjie Lai, David L. Buckeridge, Qiao Sun and Weizhong Yang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:315

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Physical therapists (PTs) work in a variety of healthcare settings with varied levels of physical activity demands placed on them. The purpose of this study is to compare the physical activity (PA) levels betw...

    Authors: Wayne Brewer, Raluchukwu Ogbazi, Devan Ohl, Jeffry Daniels and Alexis Ortiz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:313

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Zimbabwe set up 12 sentinel sites to monitor HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) following the international standards for prevention of HIVDR from 2008 to 2010.

    Authors: More Mungati, Mutsa Mhangara, Elizabeth Gonese, Owen Mugurungi, Janet Dzangare, Stella Ngwende, Patience Musasa, Maureen Wellington, Gerald Shambira, Tsitsilina Apollo, Chunfu Yang, Joshua DeVos, Jennifer Sabatier, Peter Kilmarx, Christine Chakanyuka-Musanhu and Mufuta Tshimanga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:302

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  32. Content type: Research article

    National and international guidelines on safe levels for blood Pb in pregnancy focus on a threshold above which exposure is of concern. However, it has recently been suggested that the decrease in birth weight...

    Authors: Caroline M. Taylor, Kate Tilling, Jean Golding and Alan M. Emond

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:291

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Total smoking bans have been found to contribute positively to the health of non-smokers by reducing exposure to second-hand smoke, and to enhance the likelihood of cessation among smokers.

    Authors: Sharyn Burns, Ellen Hart, Jonine Jancey, Jonathan Hallett, Gemma Crawford and Linda Portsmouth

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:288

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are the leading causes of death globally. In Pakistan, they are among the top ten causes of mortality, especially in the productive age group (30–69 years). Evidence suggests th...

    Authors: Ambreen Gowani, Hafiz Imtiaz Ahmed, Wardah Khalid, Abdul Muqeet, Saad Abdullah, Shariq Khoja and Ayeesha Kamran Kamal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:282

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Health literacy (HL) is low for 40–50 % of the population in developed nations, and is strongly linked to many undesirable health outcomes. Older adults are particularly at risk. The intervention research on h...

    Authors: Julii Brainard, Yoon Loke, Charlotte Salter, Tamás Koós, Péter Csizmadia, Alexandra Makai, Boróka Gács and Mária Szepes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:270

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  36. Content type: Research Article

    As a public health initiative, provided-initiated HIV screening test in dental settings has long been available in the U.S.; it was only in 2011 that such setting was used in Canada. The objective of this pape...

    Authors: Mario Brondani, Steve Chang and Leeann Donnelly

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:264

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Many studies on the impact of systemic lupus erythematosus or lupus have identified patient travel costs as being problematic. We administered a survey that examined the impact of self-rated travel burden on l...

    Authors: Edith M. Williams, Kasim Ortiz, Jiajia Zhang, Jie Zhou and Diane Kamen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:246

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Over the last 20 years, countries in sub Saharan Africa have made significant strides in the implementation of programs for HIV prevention, care and treatment. Despite, the significant progress made, many targ...

    Authors: Francis Bajunirwe, Flora Tumwebaze, George Abongomera, Denis Akakimpa, Cissy Kityo and Peter N. Mugyenyi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:217

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  39. Content type: Project Note

    Since the early 1980s, several school based anti-bullying interventions (SBABI) have been implemented and evaluated in different countries. Some meta-analyses have also drawn conclusions on the effectiveness o...

    Authors: Alexandros-Georgios Chalamandaris, Michèle Wilmet-Dramaix, Mike Eslea, Sigrun Karin Ertesvåg and Danielle Piette

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:211

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Onchocerciasis is one of the most important public health problems over large areas of tropical Africa countries including Ethiopia. The African Program for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) has been working with ...

    Authors: Fitsum Weldegebreal, Girmay Medhin, Zemichael Weldegebriel and Mengistu Legesse

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:206

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  41. Content type: Short Report

    Skin and soft tissue infections are common among military conscripts undergoing close-contact training activities. On June 4, 2014, an outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus skin infection was reported among military ...

    Authors: Thirapa Nivesvivat, Dusit Janthayanont, Mathirut Mungthin, Julphat Intarasuphit, Siriwan Paojinda, Kanya Phanitorn, Paijit Permpool, Saowapap Kasinant, Onuma Pengpinij, Parichart Yingprasert, Wanida Thaochelee and Ram Rangsin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:179

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  42. Content type: Research Article

    The current generation of older adults reports a higher lifetime prevalence of prescription, over-the-counter, and recreational drug use. The purpose of this analysis is to characterize the drug usage and dete...

    Authors: Toni M. Rudisill, Motao Zhu, Danielle Davidov, D. Leann Long, Usha Sambamoorthi, Marie Abate and Vincent Delagarza

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:166

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  43. Content type: Project Note

    Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is used in a variety of settings to study hard-to-reach populations at risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections. However, practices leading to successful recruitment am...

    Authors: Jerry Okal, Henry F. Raymond, Waimar Tun, Helgar Musyoki, Sufia Dadabhai, Dita Broz, Joan Nyamu, David Kuria, Nicholas Muraguri and Scott Geibel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:158

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