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  1. Southern China is a major area for endemic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Genetic factors as well as environmental factors play a role in development of NPC. To investigate the roles of previously described c...

    Authors: Xiuchan Guo, Yi Zeng, Hong Deng, Jian Liao, Yuming Zheng, Ji Li, Bailey Kessing and Stephen J O'Brien
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:212
  2. Many studies have been done to find out the molecular mechanism of systemic acquired resistance (SAR) in plants in the past several decades. Numbers of researches have been carried out in the model plants such...

    Authors: Jiyu Zhang, Xiaoli Du, Qingju Wang, Xiukong Chen, Dong Lv, Kuanyong Xu, Shenchun Qu and Zhen Zhang
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:208
  3. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy (OLC) in a day surgery unit in a teaching hospital. OLC was offered to patients with symptomatic choleli...

    Authors: Athanasios Marinis, Emmanouil Stamatakis, Athanasia Tsaroucha, Nikolaos Dafnios, Georgios Anastasopoulos, Georgios Polymeneas and Theodosios Theodosopoulos
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:207
  4. Long-term acute care hospitals (LTACs) provide specialized care for patients recovering from severe acute illness. In order to facilitate research into LTAC utilization and outcomes, we studied whether or not ...

    Authors: Jeremy M Kahn and Theodore J Iwashyna
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:205
  5. 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
  6. General transcription factor (TFII-I) is a multi-functional transcription factor encoded by the Gtf2i gene, that has been demonstrated to regulate transcription of genes critical for development. Because of th...

    Authors: Iwona Fijalkowska, Deva Sharma, Carol J Bult and Sonye K Danoff
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2010 3:203
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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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