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  1. Content type: Research note

    Interprofessional team training has a positive impact on team behavior and patient safety culture. The overall objective of the study was to explore the impact of an interprofessional teamwork intervention in ...

    Authors: Oddveig Reiersdal Aaberg, Marie Louise Hall-Lord, Sissel Iren Eikeland Husebø and Randi Ballangrud

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:582

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    We have assessed the risk factors for the occurrence of hospital-acquired (HA) and community-acquired (CA) viral acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) in children. Children (1–60 months) who were having A...

    Authors: Jayaweera Arachchige Asela Sampath Jayaweera and Mohammed Reyes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:581

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    microRNA (miRNA) is a small non-coding RNA that regulates gene expression by sequence-dependent binding to protein-coding mRNA in eukaryotic cells. In plants, miRNA plays important roles in a plethora of physi...

    Authors: Rikako Hirata, Kei-ichiro Mishiba, Nozomu Koizumi and Yuji Iwata

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:580

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    The objective of this study was to identify determinants of stillbirth in Felege Hiwot comprehensive specialized referral hospital, North-west, Ethiopia: 2019. To conduct this study an institutional-based unma...

    Authors: Daniel Tarekegn Worede and Gizachew Worku Dagnew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:579

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    The aim is to compare the cost-effectiveness of two long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) delivery models (standard vs. new) in universal coverage (UC) campaigns in rural Mozambique.

    Authors: Jorge A. H. Arroz, Baltazar Candrinho, Chandana Mendis, Melanie Lopez and Maria do Rosário O. Martins

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:578

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    Staphylococcus aureus with the ability of biofilm formation and the drug resistance acquisition is one of the most frequently isolated pathogens from chronic rhinosinusitis patients. Ultrasound as an alternative ...

    Authors: Narjes Feizabadi, Javad Sarrafzadeh, Mojtaba Fathali, Behnoosh Vasaghi-Gharamaleki, Mahdi Dadgoo, Jalil Kardan-Yamchi, Hossein Kazemian, Sonia Hesam-Shariati and Mohammad Mehdi Feizabadi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:576

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    This study has analyzed the policy-making requirements related to basic health insurance package at the national level with a systematic view.

    Authors: Ramin Hayati, Mohammad Javad Kabir, Zahra Kavosi, Peivand Bastani, Ghasem Sobhani and Hamideh Javadinasab

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:575

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    The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence and the reasons of issuing permission for therapeutic abortion in department of forensic medicine, Kermanshah-Iran.

    Authors: Azam Sharifi, Maryam Janatolmakan and Alireza Khatony

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:574

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    To investigate the agreement between two data reduction approaches for detecting sedentary breaks from uni-axial accelerometry data collected in human participants. Free-living, uni-axial accelerometer data (n...

    Authors: Ian Cook

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:573

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    This study aimed at determining diabetes status of homeless people in Nima and Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana and to evaluate the association between socio-demographic characteristics and diabetes prevalence.

    Authors: Ahmed Tijani Bawah, Albert Abaka-Yawson, Mohammed Mustapha Seini, Francis Agyemang Yeboah and Robert Amadu Ngala

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:572

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    Gastrointestinal tract lymphomas are currently detected more frequently due to advances in endoscopic technology. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of flow cytometric analysis of restricted l...

    Authors: Katsunori Matsueda, Masaya Iwamuro, Takahide Takahashi, Sizuma Omote, Kenji Nishida, Takehiro Tanaka, Daisuke Ennishi, Fumio Otsuka, Tadashi Yoshino and Hiroyuki Okada

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:571

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    The ruffed grouse, Bonasa umbellus, is broadly distributed across North America and displays considerable taxonomic diversity. Except for a genetic study of some western populations of ruffed grouse, nothing is k...

    Authors: Rodney L. Honeycutt, Glenn A. Proudfoot and Nova J. Silvy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:570

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    Pediatric ocular trauma represents a major concern for ophthalmologists. Delays in presentation, incomplete exams, inaccurate visual acuity (VA) results, and amblyopia can limit accurately predicting final vis...

    Authors: Abdelhalim Awidi and Courtney L. Kraus

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:569

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    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most serious global public health threats that exert a significant burden in terms of patient morbidity and mortality and financial crises in many developing countr...

    Authors: Melkamu Abebe, Senait Tadesse, Girum Meseret and Awoke Derbie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:568

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    The study aimed to assess enteropathogens carriage rate and risk factors among apparently healthy food handlers at Wolkite University cafeteria, Southern Ethiopia.

    Authors: Temesgen Abera Bafa, Ebrahim Muktar Sherif, Admasu Haile Hantalo and Gashaw Garedew Woldeamanuel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:567

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    Infection with the causative agent of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) may be either symptomatic or asymptomatic. In this study we aimed at investigating the prevalence of asymptomatic infections of leishmania in non-...

    Authors: Nouh Saad Mohamed, Hussam A. Osman, Mohamed S. Muneer, Abdallah M. Samy, Ayman Ahmed, Anwar O. Mohammed, Emmanuel Edwar Siddig, Muzamil M. Abdel Hamid, Mohamed Siralkhatim Ali, Rihab A. Omer and Arwa H. Elaagip

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:566

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    Pharyngeal carriers such as H. influenzae seem to constitute the only reservoir and probably the only transmission vehicle of the invasive disease. The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of H. inf...

    Authors: Fahimeh Shooraj, Bahman Mirzaei, Seyed Fazlollah Mousavi and Farzaneh Hosseini

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:565

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    The aim of this study was to determine the asymptomatic pharyngeal carriage rate of S. pyogenes, antimicrobial pattern and related risk factors among school children in Hawassa, southern Ethiopia.

    Authors: Asrat Anja, Getenet Beyene, Zewdineh S/Mariam and Deresse Daka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:564

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  19. Content type: Research note

    Workplace health and safety is vital in every organization particularly in the healthcare settings. The aim was to assess the levels of knowledge, attitude, and practices of the healthcare professionals toward...

    Authors: Teshiwal Deress Yazie, Gezahegn Bewket Sharew and Wondwossen Abebe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:563

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    The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of chronic kidney disease and to identify associated factors of chronic kidney disease among hypertensive patients. A cross-sectional study was conducted amon...

    Authors: Degena Bahrey, Gebreamlak Gebremedhn, Teklewoini Mariye, Alem Girmay, Woldu Aberhe, Assefa Hika, Girmay Teklay, Hagos Tasew, Teklay Zeru, Hadgu Gerensea and Gebre Teklemariam Demoz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:562

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  21. Content type: Research note

    HIV-1 rapidly establishes a persistent infection that can be contained under life-long antiretroviral therapy (ART) but not cured. One major viral reservoir is the peripheral lymph node (LN) follicles. Studyin...

    Authors: Catherine Gerald Mkindi, Elias Antony Marandu, Ngisi Masawa, Farida Bani, Amina Nyuri, Theonestina Byakuzana, Thomas Klimkait, Song Ding, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Manuel Battegay, Nina Orlova-Fink, Maja Weisser-Rohacek and Claudia Daubenberger

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:561

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  22. Content type: Research note

    The Clinical Practice Guidelines for Dementia in Australia provide evidence-based recommendations for the assessment, diagnosis, and care of people with dementia and their informal carers. The extent to which ...

    Authors: Monica Cations, Gorjana Radisic, Lenore de la Perrelle and Kate E. Laver

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:559

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  23. Content type: Research note

    Medical records are critical to patient care, but often contain incomplete information. In UK hospitals, record-keeping is traditionally undertaken by junior doctors, who are increasingly completing early-care...

    Authors: Mrinalini Dey, Kurt Buhagiar and Farid Jabbar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:558

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    Excessive and patterned ambulation is associated with falls, urinary tract infections, co-occurring delirium and other acute events among long-term care residents with cognitive impairment/dementia. This study...

    Authors: Mary Elizabeth Bowen, Meredeth A. Rowe, Ming Ji and Pamela Cacchione

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:557

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    This study was to determine and compare the prevalences of polypharmacy and comorbidities in patients aged 50 years or older with those patients younger than 50 years in a Mexican population.

    Authors: José Antonio Mata-Marín, Moisés Hermilo Martínez-Osio, Carla I. Arroyo-Anduiza, María de los Ángeles Berrospe-Silva, Alberto Chaparro-Sánchez, Itzel Cruz-Grajales, Javier Enrique Cruz-Herrera, Luis Antonio Uribe-Noguez, Jesus E. Gaytán-Martínez and Medardo Jerónimo-Morales

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:556

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    This cross sectional study was conducted to investigate cultural adaption and validation of the Persian version of the PASE among the elderly community dwellers in Iran. Out of 278 elderly people, 65% of them ...

    Authors: Leila Keikavoosi-Arani and Leili Salehi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:555

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  27. Content type: Data note

    Transcription of eukaryotic protein-coding genes by RNA polymerase II (pol II) is highly regulated at initiation, elongation and termination. Transcription is also coordinated with co-transcriptional processin...

    Authors: Michael Tellier, Jessica G. Hardy, Chris J. Norbury and Shona Murphy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:554

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    The Data note to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2018 11:894

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    The prevalence of pre-diabetes is increasing globally with more than 470 million people projected to develop pre-diabetes by 2030. In Africa, the average prevalence of pre-diabetes was estimated at 7.3% in 201...

    Authors: Christine Aramo, Anthony Peter Oyom, Emmanuel Okello, Victoria Acam, John Charles Okiria, Bashir Mwambi and Caesar Oyet

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:553

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  29. Content type: Data note

    Crop production is an important variable in social, economic and environmental analyses. There is an abundance of crop data available for the United States, but we lack a typology of county-level crop producti...

    Authors: Courtney R. Hammond Wagner, Meredith T. Niles and Eric D. Roy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:552

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    DNA methylation analysis via real-time PCR or other analytical techniques requires purified bisulfite converted DNA. We report on an automated high throughput solution for DNA extraction, bisulfite-conversion,...

    Authors: Sebastian Rausch, Oliver Hasinger, Thomas König, Anne Schlegel and Gunter Weiss

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:551

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    The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a specific and sensitive liquid chromatography tandem mass-spectrometry method for quantification of usnic acid concentration in the lichen, Cladonia uncialis

    Authors: Natalia Sveshnikova, Tao Yuan, Jamie M. Warren and Michele D. Piercey-Normore

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:550

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    Neonatal mortality has remained high in Ethiopia inspite of different efforts being undertaken to reduce this negative trend. Early detection of neonatal illnesses has an important step towards improving newbo...

    Authors: Gizachew Abdissa Bulto, Daniel Belema Fekene, Berhanu Ejara Moti, Getu Alemu Demissie and Keneni Berhanu Daka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:549

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    Lobesia botrana, the European grapevine moth, affects Vitis vinifera L. and other species of economic importance in a number of countries through damage caused by its larvae in berries and associated secondary di...

    Authors: Fabiola Altimira, Nathalia De La Barra, Patricia Rebufel, Sylvana Soto, Rodrigo Soto, Patricia Estay, Nancy Vitta and Eduardo Tapia

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:548

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    Earlier studies documenting the effect of candidate genes on recovery have seldom taken into consideration the impact of emotional distress. Thus, we aimed to assess the modifying effect of emotional distress ...

    Authors: Siri Bjorland, Johannes Gjerstad, Elina Schistad, David M. Swanson and Cecilie Røe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:547

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    This study determined the association of anthropometric indices with hormonal imbalance among infertile women in a Ghanaian population.

    Authors: William K. B. A. Owiredu, Peter Ntim Ofori, Cornelius Archer Turpin, Christian Obirikorang, Emmanuel Acheampong, Enoch Odame Anto, Eddie-Williams Owiredu and Evans Asamoah Adu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:545

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    Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are autoimmune diseases. It is known that certain genetic loci and factors that increase the overall autoimmunity risk can be shared among different autoimmu...

    Authors: Muhammad Muaaz Aslam, Peter John, Kang-Hsien Fan, Attya Bhatti, Sidrah Jahangir, Eleanor Feingold, F. Yesim Demirci and M. Ilyas Kamboh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:544

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    Indonesia ranks second globally in the number of cases not reported to the National Tuberculosis Control Program, accounting for 11% of the total cases lost worldwide. In 2016, the Ministry of Health has issue...

    Authors: Ari Kurniawati, Retna S. Padmawati and Yodi Mahendradhata

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:543

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  38. Content type: Research note

    Neonatal sepsis is one of the most common causes of neonatal hospitalization in developing countries. It is also a major cause of mortality in the world affecting both developed and developing countries. Diagn...

    Authors: Ayenew Engida Yismaw, Tirngo Yihunie Abebil, Mulunesh Abuhay Biweta and Bilen Mekonnen Araya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:542

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    Birth weight is a major predictor of infant growth and survival, and is dependent on maternal health and nutrition during pregnancy. This study aimed to determine the magnitude and identify nutritional and non...

    Authors: Zelalem Abera, Daba Ejara and Samson Gebremedhin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:540

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  40. Content type: Correspondence

    Bartonella bacilliformis has recently been described in Amblyomma scalpturatum, Amblyomma ovale and Rhipicephalus microplus collected from wild animals in the Peruvian region of Madre de Dios. In this communicati...

    Authors: Joaquim Ruiz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:539

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    The Research note to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2018 11:405

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    The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility test of Listeria monocytogenes among pregnant women in Tigray region, Ethiopia.

    Authors: Letemichael Negash Welekidan, Yemane Weldu Bahta, Mebrihit Gebremeskel Teklehaimanot, Getahun Kahsay Abay, Araya Gebreyesus Wasihun, Tsehaye Asmelash Dejene, Saravanan Muthupandian, Tadele Araya Mezgebo and Amlsha Kahsay Hagos

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:538

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  42. Content type: Research note

    Electronic data collection (EDC) has become a suitable alternative to paper based data collection (PBDC) in biomedical research even in resource poor settings. During a survey in Nepal, data were collected usi...

    Authors: Benedikt Ley, Komal Raj Rijal, Jutta Marfurt, Naba Raj Adhikari, Megha Raj Banjara, Upendra Thapa Shrestha, Kamala Thriemer, Ric N. Price and Prakash Ghimire

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:537

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    Although schoolboy rugby is growing in popularity and played at different competitive levels in Zimbabwe, the influence of playing standard on qualities or skills of older male adolescent rugby players is unkn...

    Authors: M. Chiwaridzo, G. D. Ferguson and B. C. M. Smits-Engelsman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:536

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  44. Content type: Research note

    Dichelobacter nodosus is the primary aetiological agent of footrot in sheep. Ovine footrot causes considerable economic losses and substantial animal welfare issues in the Australian sheep industry. Current metho...

    Authors: Nickala Best, Brendan Rodoni, Grant Rawlin and Travis Beddoe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:534

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  45. Content type: Research note

    To assess the quality of life, physical and mental factors, determine association between age, education status, disease duration and MSQOL-54 physical and Mental Health Composite scores among Sudanese patient...

    Authors: Etedal Ahmed Abu Elbasher Ibrahim, Alsadig Gassoum and Israa El Imam IshagAgib

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:533

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