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  1. Content type: Short Report

    The anabolic steroid, dehydroepiandosterone sulfate (DHEA-S), is secreted from the adrenal cortex. It plays a significant role in the body as a precursor to sex steroids as well as a lesser known role in the h...

    Authors: Courtney A Whetzel and Laura C Klein

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:204

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    Propofol is a commonly used intravenous anesthetic agent, which produce rapid induction of and recovery from general anesthesia. Numerous clinical studies reported that propofol can potentially cause amnesia a...

    Authors: Srivatsan Kidambi, Joel Yarmush, Yevgeny Berdichevsky, Sangeetha Kamath, Wayne Fong and Joseph SchianodiCola

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:201

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Accurate prognosis is vital to the initiation of advance care planning particularly in a vulnerable, at risk population such as care home residents. The aim of this paper is to report on the revision and simpl...

    Authors: Davina Porock, Debra Parker-Oliver, Gregory F Petroski and Marilyn Rantz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:200

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  4. Content type: Technical Note

    The advancements in DNA sequencing technologies have allowed researchers to progress from the analyses of a single organism towards the deep sequencing of a sample of organisms. With sufficient sequencing dept...

    Authors: Kelvin Li, Eli Venter, Shibu Yooseph, Timothy B Stockwell, Lance D Eckerle, Mark R Denison, David J Spiro and Barbara A Methé

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:199

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  5. Content type: Project Note

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are considered underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed chronic diseases. In The Netherlands, a COPD-asthma telemedicine service has been developed to increase GP...

    Authors: Ioanna G Tsiligianni, Thys van der Molen, Nikolaos E Tzanakis, Nikolaos M Siafakas, Ellen van Heijst and Christos Lionis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:198

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  6. Content type: Short Report

    Apoptosis is a highly ordered and orchestrated multiphase process controlled by the numerous cellular and extra-cellular signals, which executes the programmed cell death via release of cytochrome c alterations i...

    Authors: Katarzyna Kokoszyńska, Leszek Rychlewski and Lucjan S Wyrwicz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:197

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  7. Content type: Short Report

    About 130 million people are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) worldwide, but effective treatment options are not yet available. One of the most promising targets for antiviral therapy is nonstructural...

    Authors: Paola JS Provazzi, Helen A Arcuri, Isabel Maria VG de Carvalho-Mello, João Renato R Pinho, Maurício L Nogueira, Mário S Palma and Paula Rahal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:196

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  8. Content type: Short Report

    The variability of maternal serum biochemical markers for Down syndrome, free β-hCG and PAPP-A can have a different impact on false-positive rates between the 10+0 and 13+6 week of gestation. The study populat...

    Authors: Dubravka Tišlarić-Medenjak, Ivana Zec, Ana-Maria Šimundić, Senka Sabolović-Rudman, Milan Kos and Željka Bukovec Megla

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:194

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  9. Content type: Short Report

    Routine rapid testing for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has highlighted some problems with BSE rapid test performance, the most significant being the number of initially reactive samples and the false...

    Authors: Daniela Meloni, Katia Varello, Marzia Pezzolato, Elsa Manzardo, Maria C Cavarretta, Francesco Ingravalle, Maria Caramelli and Elena Bozzetta

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:193

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  10. Content type: Technical Note

    A complete gene-expression microarray should preferably detect all genomic sequences that can be expressed as RNA in an organism, i.e. the transcriptome. However, our knowledge of a transcriptome of any organi...

    Authors: Han Rauwerda, Mark de Jong, Wim C de Leeuw, Herman P Spaink and Timo M Breit

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:192

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  11. Content type: Short Report

    Numerous models, of variable quality, exist to impart the complex skills required to perform vascular anastomosis. These models differ with regard to the kinds of materials used, as well as their sizes, the ti...

    Authors: Philipe N Khalil, Axel Kleespies, Markus Rentsch, Wolfgang E Thasler, Karl-Walter Jauch and Christiane J Bruns

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:189

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  12. Content type: Short Report

    Trauma is a major health problem in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as well as worldwide. Trauma registries provide large longitudinal databases for analysis and policy improvement. We aim in this paper to repo...

    Authors: Sami Shaban, Hani O Eid, Ezedin Barka and Fikri M Abu-Zidan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:187

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  13. Content type: Data Note

    The presence of a mass in the nose and paranasal sinuses may seem to be a simple problem; however it raises many questions about the differential diagnosis. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinico-pat...

    Authors: Aminu Bakari, Olushola A Afolabi, Adeyi A Adoga, Aliyu M Kodiya and Babagana M Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:186

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  14. Content type: Technical Note

    Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) remains a simple, flexible, and inexpensive method for enriching genomic regions of interest for next-generation sequencing. In order to utilize PCR in this context, a major cha...

    Authors: Andrew MK Brown, Ken Sin Lo, Paul Guelpa, Mélissa Beaudoin, John D Rioux, Jean-Claude Tardif, Michael S Phillips and Guillaume Lettre

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:185

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Epithelial-stromal interaction provides regulatory signals that maintain correct histoarchitecture and homeostasis in the normal breast and facilitates tumor progression in breast cancer. However, research on ...

    Authors: Saevar Ingthorsson, Valgardur Sigurdsson, Agla JR Fridriksdottir, Jon G Jonasson, Jens Kjartansson, Magnus K Magnusson and Thorarinn Gudjonsson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:184

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  16. Content type: Technical Note

    The data produced by an Illumina flow cell with all eight lanes occupied, produces well over a terabyte worth of images with gigabytes of reads following sequence alignment. The ability to translate such reads...

    Authors: Parsa Hosseini, Arianne Tremblay, Benjamin F Matthews and Nadim W Alkharouf

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:183

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  17. Content type: Short Report

    The iris as a unique identifier is predicated on the assumption that the iris image does not alter. This does not consider the fact that the iris changes in response to certain external factors including medic...

    Authors: Deborah M Rankin, Bryan W Scotney, Philip J Morrow, Douglas R McDowell and Barbara K Pierscionek

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:182

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  18. Content type: Short Report

    Reducing the incidence of Low birth weight (LBW) neonates by at least one third between 2000 and 2010 is one of the major goals of the United Nations resolution "A World Fit for Children". This was a case-cont...

    Authors: Elhassan M Elhassan, Ameer O Abbaker, Abderahuim D Haggaz, Magid S Abubaker and Ishag Adam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:181

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  19. Content type: Short Report

    A number of health benefits including improvements in acid/base balance, bone metabolism, and cardiovascular risk factors have been attributed to the intake of magnesium rich alkaline mineral water. This study...

    Authors: Richard O Day, Winston Liauw, Lynette MR Tozer, Patrick McElduff, Russell J Beckett and Kenneth M Williams

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:180

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  20. Content type: Technical Note

    The Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) is widely used for analysis of copy number variations (CNVs) in single or multiple loci. MLPA is a versatile methodology and important tool in cancer...

    Authors: Kristina Pedersen, Emilia Wiechec, Bo E Madsen, Jens Overgaard and Lise Lotte Hansen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:179

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  21. Content type: Correspondence

    Stable isotope probing (SIP) technique was developed to link function, structure and activity of microbial cultures metabolizing carbon and nitrogen containing substrates to synthesize their biomass. Currently...

    Authors: Ingo Fetzer, Nico Jehmlich, Carsten Vogt, Hans-Hermann Richnow, Jana Seifert, Hauke Harms, Martin von Bergen and Frank Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:178

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  22. Content type: Short Report

    Health campaigns are frequently covered by printed media, but coverage is not homogeneous across different types of newspapers. Switzerland as a multilinguistic country with many newspapers offers a good field...

    Authors: Carine F Wang-Buholzer, Marta Lomazzi and Bettina Borisch

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:177

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  23. Content type: Short Report

    The prescribing of psychotropic medicines for the paediatric population is rapidly increasing. In attempts to curb the use of psychotropic medicine in the paediatric population, regulatory authorities have iss...

    Authors: Lise Aagaard and Ebba H Hansen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:176

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  24. Content type: Technical Note

    Ontology development is a rapidly growing area of research, especially in the life sciences domain. To promote collaboration and interoperability between different projects, the OBO Foundry principles require ...

    Authors: Zuoshuang Xiang, Mélanie Courtot, Ryan R Brinkman, Alan Ruttenberg and Yongqun He

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:175

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  25. Content type: Technical Note

    The display of N-glycan carbohydrate structures is an essential part of glycoinformatics. Several tools exist for building such structures graphically, by selecting from a palette of symbols or sugar names, or el...

    Authors: Andrew G McDonald, Keith F Tipton, Corné JM Stroop and Gavin P Davey

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:173

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  26. Content type: Short Report

    The practical and methodological challenges inherent in online behaviour change studies are both novel and complex. We relate our experiences of estimating and managing information technology (IT) research and...

    Authors: Jim McCambridge, Orla O'Donnell, Christine Godfrey, Zarnie Khadjesari, Stuart Linke, Elizabeth Murray and Paul Wallace

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:172

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  27. Content type: Technical Note

    The development of new microarray technologies makes custom long oligonucleotide arrays affordable for many experimental applications, notably gene expression analyses. Reliable results depend on probe design ...

    Authors: Frédérique Bidard, Sandrine Imbeaud, Nancie Reymond, Olivier Lespinet, Philippe Silar, Corinne Clavé, Hervé Delacroix, Véronique Berteaux-Lecellier and Robert Debuchy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:171

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  28. Content type: Short Report

    As a first step in determining whether psychogenic stressors might be incorporated into periadolescent mouse models of stress, we evaluated whether a commonly used psychogenic stressor, exposure to red fox uri...

    Authors: Christine H Kapelewski, Jeanette M Bennett, Sonia A Cavigelli and Laura C Klein

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:170

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  29. Content type: Short Report

    Diabetic subjects, especially women, show high prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of ASB in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) w...

    Authors: Athanasia Papazafiropoulou, Ioannis Daniil, Alexios Sotiropoulos, Eleni Balampani, Anthi Kokolaki, Stavros Bousboulas, Stavroula Konstantopoulou, Eystathios Skliros, Dimitra Petropoulou and Stavros Pappas

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:169

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Fragaria belongs to the Rosaceae, an economically important family that includes a number of important fruit producing genera such as Malus and Prunus. Using genomic sequences from 50 Fragaria fosmids, we have ex...

    Authors: Sook Jung, Ilhyung Cho, Bryon Sosinski, Albert Abbott and Dorrie Main

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:168

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  31. Content type: Short Report

    Little is known about prognosis of metastatic patients after receiving a first-line treatment and failure. Our group already showed in pre-treated patients enrolled in phase I clinical trials that a performanc...

    Authors: Rhizlane Belbaraka, Olivier Trédan, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Giselle Chvetzoff, Agathe Bajard, David Pérol, Nabil Ismaili, Mohammed Ismaili, Hassan Errihani, Thomas Bachelot and Paul Rebattu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:164

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  32. Content type: Short Report

    The unbound, free concentration (Bf) of unconjugated bilirubin (UCB), and not the total UCB level, has been shown to correlate with bilirubin cytotoxicity, but the key molecular mechanisms accounting for the toxi...

    Authors: Safarina G Malik, K Astrid Irwanto, J Donald Ostrow and Claudio Tiribelli

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:162

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Acquired hemophilia A (AHA) is a rare bleeding disorder caused by an autoantibody to coagulation factor (F) VIII. It is characterized by soft tissue bleeding in patients without a personal or family history of...

    Authors: Peter Collins, Francesco Baudo, Angela Huth-Kühne, Jørgen Ingerslev, Craig M Kessler, Maria E Mingot Castellano, Midori Shima, Jean St-Louis and Hervé Lévesque

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:161

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  34. Content type: Short Report

    Empirical support for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for treating Japanese patients with major depression is lacking, therefore, a feasibility study of CBT for depression in Japanese clinical settings is u...

    Authors: Daisuke Fujisawa, Atsuo Nakagawa, Miyuki Tajima, Mitsuhiro Sado, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Motomi Hanaoka and Yutaka Ono

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:160

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  35. Content type: Short Report

    The order Carnivora is well represented in India, with 58 of the 250 species found globally, occurring here. However, small carnivores figure very poorly in research and conservation policies in India. This is...

    Authors: Shomita Mukherjee, Ashalakshmi CN, Chandrima Home and Uma Ramakrishnan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:159

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  36. Content type: Short Report

    Antigen stimulation of immune cells triggers Ca2+ entry through Ca2+ release-activated Ca2+ (CRAC) channels, promoting an immune response to pathogens. Defects in a CRAC (Orai) channel in humans gives rise to the...

    Authors: Madeleine G Matias, Kenny M Gomolplitinant, Dorjee G Tamang and Milton H Saier Jr

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:158

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  37. Content type: Short Report

    Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by multiple clinical presentations and a relatively high prevalence in the population. This retrospective patient record study investigate...

    Authors: Mônica Ghislaine Oliveira Alves, Janete Dias Almeida, Ivan Balducci and Luiz Antonio Guimarães Cabral

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:157

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  38. Content type: Short Report

    Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by chronic, widespread muscular pain and tenderness and is generally associated with other somatic and psychological symptoms. Further, circulatory levels of proinflammatory ...

    Authors: Maria E Hernandez, Enrique Becerril, Mayra Perez, Philippe Leff, Benito Anton, Sergio Estrada, Iris Estrada, Manuel Sarasa, Enrique Serrano and Lenin Pavon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:156

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  39. Content type: Short Report

    Myeloperoxidase (MPO), an important element of the microbicidal activity of neutrophils, generates hypochlorous acid (HOCl) from H2O2 and chloride, which is released into body fluids. Besides its direct microbici...

    Authors: Svenja Polzer, Melanie van Yperen, Martin Kirst, Birco Schwalbe, Heiner Schaal and Michael Schreiber

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:155

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