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  1. Uses of simple analgesics were found insufficient to manage pain after thyroid surgery. We hypothesized that using bilateral superficial cervical plexus block (BSCPB) might influence the pattern of immediate p...

    Authors: Yophtahe B. Woldegerima, Amare G. Hailekiros and Girmay L. Fitiwi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:42

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  2. This study aimed at determining the relationship between religious commitment and moral sensitivity among nurses working in the ICU sections in the west of Iran. The present study was a cross-sectional descrip...

    Authors: Ebrahim Khalighi, Laleh Solaimanizadeh, Milad Borji, Asma Tarjoman, Behrouz Soltany and Farzad Zareie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:41

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  3. After publication of the original article [1], the authors became aware of a typographical error in the original Table 1. Nucleotide substitution c.1425C>A corresponding to amino acid change p.(Ala344Asp) shou...

    Authors: D. Hettiarachchi and V. H. W. Dissanayake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:40

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:726

  4. Currently, the replacement of fetal calf serum (FCS) by a more suitable alternative is a sought aim in the field of tissue and cell culture research. Autologous plasma (AP) and especially autologous serum (AS)...

    Authors: Razieh Alipour, Alimohammad Fatemi, Fereshteh Alsahebfosul, Alireza Andalib and Abbasali Pourazar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:39

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  5. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent presentation in malaria infections. Several cases of AKI that are accompanied by clinical symptoms of malaria infection, such as fever, nausea, respiratory distress, and...

    Authors: Charandeep Kaur, Atreyi Pramanik, Kalpana Kumari, Rajendra Mandage, Amit Kumar Dinda, Jhuma Sankar, Arvind Bagga, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Aditi Sinha, Geetika Singh and Pragyan Acharya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:37

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  6. We conducted a cross-sectional study to assess perceived work-related stress and associated factors among public secondary school teachers in Gondar city, northwest Ethiopia. A self-completed questionnaire was...

    Authors: Gebisa Guyasa Kabito and Sintayehu Daba Wami

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:36

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  7. Grasslands are widespread ecosystems that fulfil many functions. Plant species richness (PSR) is known to have beneficial effects on such functions and monitoring PSR is crucial for tracking the effects of lan...

    Authors: Miguel Loera-Sánchez, Bruno Studer and Roland Kölliker

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:35

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  8. The role of genetic factors in the development of obesity is largely unreported in Sri Lankans. The Q223R (rs1137101) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the leptin receptor (LEPR) gene has been associated wi...

    Authors: Y. A. Illangasekera, P. V. R. Kumarasiri, D. J. Fernando and C. F. Dalton

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:34

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  9. An accurate forecasting of outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) could support public health officials to suggest public health actions earlier. We investigated the performance of three different feature s...

    Authors: Ali Darwish, Yasser Rahhal and Assef Jafar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:33

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  10. This study examined whether exposure to smoking and vaping cues the urge to smoke or vape. It extends previous studies on first-generation cigalikes (visually similar to cigarettes) and second-generation devic...

    Authors: Anna K. M. Blackwell, Katie De-loyde, Laura A. Brocklebank, Olivia M. Maynard, Theresa M. Marteau, Gareth J. Hollands, Paul C. Fletcher, Angela S. Attwood, Richard W. Morris and Marcus R. Munafò

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:32

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  11. To report on long-term effects of a cluster randomized controlled kindergarten-based intervention trial, which aimed to increase vegetable intake among Norwegian preschool children (3–5 years at baseline). The...

    Authors: Anne Lene Kristiansen, Anine Christine Medin, Mona Bjelland, Anne Himberg-Sundet, Nanna Lien, René Holst and Lene Frost Andersen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:30

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  12. Bacterial meningitis is a life threatening condition that requires prompt recognition and treatment. Currently, Gram stain is widely used for the microscopic detection of bacterial pathogens in cerebrospinal f...

    Authors: Supriya Sharma, Jyoti Acharya, Megha Raj Banjara, Prakash Ghimire and Anjana Singh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:29

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  13. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is known as a leading cause of nosocomial infections worldwide. Antimicrobial resistance and biofilm production, as two main virulence factors of P. aeruginosa, are responsible for the pers...

    Authors: Esmat Kamali, Ailar Jamali, Abdollah Ardebili, Freshteh Ezadi and Alireza Mohebbi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:27

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  14. GCK rs780094 polymorphism is a single nucleotide polymorphism that has been associated with obesity, type II diabetes and dyslipidemia in some populations, conditions that highly related to NAFL etiology. The ...

    Authors: Saba Mohammadi, Safar Farajnia, Masoud Shadmand, Fatemeh Mohseni and Roghayyeh Baghban

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:26

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  15. Dental caries (tooth decay) is the most prevalent childhood disease in the world. A school-based program for the prevention of dental caries providing bi-annual sealants, interim therapeutic restorations, and ...

    Authors: Ryan Richard Ruff, Deepak Saxena and Richard Niederman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:25

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  16. In a future full-scale randomised controlled trial, we plan to compare satisfaction with a standard website versus satisfaction with a participatory driven web-application. The participatory driven web-applica...

    Authors: Allan Riis, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Jan Hartvigsen, Janus Laust Thomsen, Tamana Afzali and Martin Bach Jensen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:24

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  17. For evaluating the antibiotic resistance of Helicobacter pylori, the agar dilution method is the gold standard; however, using this method in daily practice is laborious. E-test has been proposed to be an uncompl...

    Authors: Muhammad Miftahussurur, Kartika Afrida Fauzia, Iswan Abbas Nusi, Poernomo Boedi Setiawan, Ari Fahrial Syam, Langgeng Agung Waskito, Dalla Doohan, Neneng Ratnasari, Ali Khomsan, I. Ketut Adnyana, Junko Akada and Yoshio Yamaoka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:22

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  18. The original article [1] mistakenly omits mention of grant funding which partially funded the work undertaken in this article. The authors sincerely apologise for this omission and would like to acknowledge th...

    Authors: Josiah Okwudili Nnadozie, Udunma Olive Chijioke, Okechukwu Charles Okafor, Daniel Bankole Olusina, Angus Nnamdi Oli, Patience Chiebonam Nwonu, Herbert Orji Mbagwu and Chioli Pascal Chijioke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:21

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:593

  19. Low DNA sequence polymorphism despite enormous phenotypic variations in peanut indicates the possible role of epigenetic variations. An attempt was made to analyze genome-wide DNA methylation pattern and its i...

    Authors: R. S. Bhat, J. Rockey, Kenta Shirasawa, I. S. Tilak, M. P. Brijesh Patil and V. B. Reddy Lachagari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:20

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  20. This study aimed to evaluate the phenotypic and genotypic characterization of biofilm formation and spa and ica genes among clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

    Authors: Mitra Omidi, Farzaneh Firoozeh, Mahmood Saffari, Hossein Sedaghat, Mohammad Zibaei and Azad Khaledi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:19

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  21. Although Ethiopia has been implementing Option B+ program, LTFU of women from the Option B+ program is one of the challenges that minimizes its implementation. Thus, this study assessed the incidence and predi...

    Authors: Tadesse Tolossa, Getachew Mullu Kassa, Habtamu Chanie, Amanuel Abajobir and Diriba Mulisa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:18

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  22. The nuclear and mitochondrial genomes of Dictyostelium discoideum, a unicellular eukaryote, have relatively high A+T-contents of 77.5% and 72.65%, respectively. To begin to investigate how the pyrimidine biosynth...

    Authors: Catherine P. Chia, Noriko Inoguchi, Kyle C. Varon, Bradley M. Bartholomai and Hideaki Moriyama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:16

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  23. To assess factors associated with sexual violence among female administrative staffs of Mekelle University, North Ethiopia.

    Authors: Sara Bahta Galu, Haftu Berhe Gebru, Yohannes Tesfay Abebe, Kahsu Gebrekirstos Gebrekidan, Atsede Fantahun Aregay, Kidane Gebremicheal Hailu and Gerezgiher Buruh Abera

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:15

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  24. F-spondin is part of a group of evolutionarily conserved extracellular matrix proteins in vertebrates. It is highly expressed in the embryonic floor plate, and it can bind to the ECM and promote neuronal outgr...

    Authors: Nathalie Agudelo-Dueñas, Manu Forero-Shelton, Irina V. Zhdanova and Veronica Akle

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:14

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  25. Develop CACTUS (cancer image annotating, calibrating, testing, understanding and sharing) as a novel web application for image archiving, annotation, grading, distribution, networking and evaluation. This help...

    Authors: Alper Aksac, Tansel Ozyer, Douglas J. Demetrick and Reda Alhajj

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:13

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  26. Rapid diagnostic tools are imperative for timely clinical decision making, particularly in bacteraemic patients. This study evaluated the performance of a fast, inexpensive novel in house method for processing...

    Authors: Waniganeththi Arachchige Manori Piyumal Samaranayake, Suzanne Dempsey, Annaleise R. Howard-Jones, Alexander Conrad Outhred and Alison Margaret Kesson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:12

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  27. Internet gaming disorder (IGD) is an emerging mental problem for adolescent that has been increasingly piqued interest over the last decade. Although many studies have been conducted, very few studies have stu...

    Authors: Pawan Taechoyotin, Puttipun Tongrod, Tanawat Thaweerungruangkul, Nitchapat Towattananon, Pitch Teekapakvisit, Chanapon Aksornpusitpong, Wichapa Sathapornpunya, Nutchar Hempatawee, Ram Rangsin, Mathirut Mungthin and Phunlerd Piyaraj

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:11

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  28. The Pseudomonas koreensis group bacteria are usually found in soil and are associated with plants. Currently they are poorly described. Here we report on the whole genome sequence of a bacterial isolate from a pa...

    Authors: Ad. C. Fluit, Malbert R. C. Rogers, María Díez-Aguilar, Rafael Cantón, Barry J. Benaissa-Trouw, Jumamurat R. Bayjanov and Miquel B. Ekkelenkamp

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:10

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  29. This study was conducted to isolate and characterize lytic bacteriophages for pathogenic Escherichia coli from chicken and beef offal, and analyze their capability as biocontrol for several foodborne pathogens. M...

    Authors: Celosia Lukman, Christopher Yonathan, Stella Magdalena and Diana Elizabeth Waturangi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:8

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  30. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injury death in the United States, and Memorial Day weekend is one of six holiday periods with an increased number of motor vehicle fatalities in the United States....

    Authors: Yuni Tang, Kendra L. Ratnapradipa, Henry Xiang and Motao Zhu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:7

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  31. The pediatric urinary tract infection (UTI) often remains under-diagnosed or neglected owing to non-specific clinical presentations, patients failing to describe the actual situation and of clinical practice i...

    Authors: Januka Thapaliya, Priyatam Khadka, Shovana Thapa and Chenu Gongal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:5

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  32. Age-associated decline in central cholinergic activity makes older adults susceptible to harmful effects of anticholinergics (ACs). Evidence exists of an association between effects of AC medications on cognit...

    Authors: Rewadee Jenraumjit, Surarong Chinwong, Dujrudee Chinwong, Tipaporn Kanjanarach, Thanat Kshetradat, Tinakon Wongpakaran and Nahathai Wongpakaran

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:4

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  33. In marginalized setting, under-nutrition and illnesses due to infectious agents create a vicious circle. In our previous study, we reported that easy-to-do hand hygiene interventions were effective in preventi...

    Authors: Mahmud Abdulkader Mahmud, Mark Spigt, Afework Mulugeta Bezabih, Geert-Jan Dinant and Roman Blanco Velasco

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:1

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  34. Gene–environment interactions contribute to the development of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. We examined whether childhood trauma, apolipoprotein E isoforms and viral protein R (Vpr) variants were a...

    Authors: Jacqueline S. Womersley, Lara B. Clauss, Olivette Varathan, Susan Engelbrecht, Sian M. J. Hemmings, Soraya Seedat and Georgina Spies

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:828

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  35. Globally, the research knowledge gap exists in the sexual reproductive health (SRH) services of street adolescents. The intensity of the problem is high in settings like Ethiopia, where there are limited acces...

    Authors: Abdo Abazinab Ababor, Desalegn Wirtu Tesso and Melese Chego Cheme

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:827

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  36. Pabda (Ompok bimaculatus) is a freshwater catfish, largely available in Asian countries, especially in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal. This fish is highly valued for its fabulous taste and high nutritional...

    Authors: Ruby Dhar, Karthikeyan Pethusamy, Sunil Singh, Indrani Mukherjee, Ashikh Seethy, Bharoti Sengupta, Tryambak Srivastava, Sajib Sarkar, Vikramjit Mandal, Madhumita Karmakar, Sandipan Gupta, Arpita Ghosh and Subhradip Karmakar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:825

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  37. Absence of nocturnal blood pressure (BP) dipping is associated with poor health outcomes, including increased mortality. Non-dipper BP seems to be a predictor of cardiovascular damage in hypertensive patients....

    Authors: Mohammadreza Taban Sadeghi, Zahra Soroureddin, Masoud Nouri-Vaskeh, Pantea Nazarpoori and Saeideh Aghayari Sheikh Neshin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:824

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  38. Evidence supporting lifestyle modification in vascular risk reduction is limited, drawn largely from primary prevention studies. To advance the evidence base for non-pharmacological and non-surgical stroke sec...

    Authors: Maggie Lawrence, Eric Asaba, Elaine Duncan, Marie Elf, Gunilla Eriksson, James Faulkner, Susanne Guidetti, Birgitta Johansson, Christina Kruuse, Danielle Lambrick, Caitlin Longman, Lena von Koch, Xu Wang and Olive Lennon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:823

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  39. Early-onset severe preeclampsia is associated with significant maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality especially in low-resource settings, where women have limited access to antenatal care. This datase...

    Authors: Solwayo Ngwenya, Brian Jones, Desmond Mwembe, Cladnos Mapfumo, Akinbowale Familusi, Hausitoe Nare and Alexander Edward Patrick Heazell

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:822

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  40. Genomic DNA (gDNA) is the optimal source of DNA for methylation analysis. This study compared methylation patterns in gDNA derived from blood with cell-line derived DNA (clDNA) from the same individuals. The c...

    Authors: L. J. Smyth, J. Kilner, A. P. Maxwell and A. J. McKnight

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:821

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