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  1. Person-to-person transmission can occur during outbreaks of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC), however the impact of this transmission route is not well understood. This study aimed to examine the role of per...

    Authors: Roksolana Hovdey, Jan M. Sargeant, David N. Fisman and Amy L. Greer
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:187
  2. To introduce salvage prostatectomy in Denmark. Prior to this, no national curative treatment for recurrent prostate cancer following radiation therapy existed in Denmark. This pilot study represent our initial...

    Authors: Mike Allan Mortensen, Charlotte Aaberg Poulsen, Göran Ahlgren, Kirsten Madsen and Mads Hvid Poulsen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:185
  3. One major source of exhaustion for researchers is the redundant paperwork of three different documents—research papers, ethics review applications, and research grant applications—for the same research plan. T...

    Authors: Yuki Mori, Kaito Takashima, Kohei Ueda, Kyoshiro Sasaki and Yuki Yamada
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:184
  4. The fungus Metarhizium brunneum produces ergot alkaloids of the lysergic acid amide class, most abundantly lysergic acid α-hydroxyethylamide (LAH). Genes for making ergot alkaloids are clustered in the genomes of...

    Authors: Kelcie N. Britton, Chey R. Steen, Kyle A. Davis, Jessi K. Sampson and Daniel G. Panaccione
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:183
  5. To reanalyze a clinical trial on the effectiveness of a Brief Intervention (BI) delivered by non-professionals to reduce risky alcohol drinking. Our previous null-hypothesis test of the effects of the BI yield...

    Authors: Nicolas A. Barticevic, Fernando Poblete, Laura Bradshaw and Marcus Bendtsen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:182
  6. Mitral regurgitation (MR) and microvascular obstruction (MVO) are common complications of myocardial infarction (MI). This study aimed to investigate the association between MR in ST-elevation MI (STEMI) subje...

    Authors: Hosamadin Assadi, Ciaran Grafton-Clarke, Ahmet Demirkiran, Rob J. van der Geest, Robin Nijveldt, Marcus Flather, Andrew J. Swift, Vass S. Vassiliou, Peter P. Swoboda, Amardeep Dastidar, John P. Greenwood, Sven Plein and Pankaj Garg
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:181
  7. In children, achieving an acceptable degree of accuracy from dietary or physical activity (PA) assessments remains a challenge. Children tend to overestimate their time spent in daily PA and underestimate thei...

    Authors: Jérémy Vanhelst, Valérie Deken, Gaëlle Boulic, Alain Duhamel and Monique Romon
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:179
  8. The relationship of sagittal spinal shape in the pathogenesis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is recognised. What is not clear is the relationship between the sagittal shape of those without scoliosis...

    Authors: Adrian Gardner, Fiona Berryman and Paul Pynsent
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:178
  9. Exercise has been demonstrated to be beneficial for improving physical capacity and quality of life in people with scleroderma, although knowledge of its impact on the respiratory system is limited. This study...

    Authors: Samantha Gomes de Alegria, Patrícia Frascari Litrento, Iasmim de Oliveira Farias, Thiago Thomaz Mafort and Agnaldo José Lopes
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:176
  10. Environmental enrichment is used to treat social, communication, and behavioral deficits and is known to modify the expression of synaptic receptors. We compared the effects of environmental enrichment in the ...

    Authors: Daniela Monje-Reyna, Jorge Manzo Denes and Fidel Santamaria
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:175
  11. MazF is a sequence-specific endoribonuclease-toxin of the MazEF toxin–antitoxin system. MazF cleaves single-stranded ribonucleic acid (RNA) regions at adenine–cytosine–adenine (ACA) sequences in the bacterium Esc...

    Authors: Nela Nikolic, Martina Sauert, Tanino G. Albanese and Isabella Moll
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:173
  12. Portal mesenchymal cells induce the epithelial differentiation of the bile ducts in the developing liver via one of the Delta-Notch signaling components, JAGGED1. Although this differential induction is crucia...

    Authors: Teppei Nishino, Masaharu Yoshihara, Takahiro Nakayama, Takaho Tsuchiya, Saeko Tahara, Haruka Ozaki and Satoru Takahashi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:172
  13. The admixture of domestic pig into wild boar populations is controlled until now, by cytogenetic analysis. Even if a first-generation hybrid animal is discernable because of its 37-chromosome karyotype, the cy...

    Authors: Nathalie Iannuccelli, Nicolas Mary, Nathalie Bonnet, Geoffrey Petit, Carine Valle, Alain Ducos and Juliette Riquet
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:170
  14. The detection and monitoring of DNA methylation status in circulating tumor cell DNA (ctDNA) provides critical insights into cancer diagnosis and progression. The methylation status of the Dickkopf-related pro...

    Authors: Kenji Araki, Ai Kurosawa and Hiromi Kumon
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:169
  15. Patterns of cryopreservation of explanted skull bone flaps have long been a matter of debate, in particular the appropriate temperature of storage. To the best of our knowledge no study to date has compared th...

    Authors: R. Agrawal, C. Rompf, A. B. Pranada, P. Vollmar, A. De Lorenzo, A. Hoyer and K. Gousias
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:167
  16. The combined use of action observation and motor imagery (AOMI) is a promising technique in neurorehabilitation that can be usefully applied in addition to conventional forms of therapy. Previous studies with ...

    Authors: Frank Behrendt, Monika Le-Minh and Corina Schuster-Amft
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:166
  17. Poor quality medical research causes serious harms by misleading healthcare professionals and policymakers, decreasing trust in science and medicine, and wasting public funds. Here we outline underlying proble...

    Authors: Stephen H. Bradley, Nicholas J. DeVito, Kelly E. Lloyd, Patricia Logullo and Jessica E. Butler
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:165
  18. The mesoderm-specific transcript (Mest) is an imprinted gene that is transcribed from the paternal allele. It is a marker of adipose tissue expansion; however, it is uncertain whether Mest expression promotes or ...

    Authors: Yoshito Kadota, Takashige Kawakami, Masao Sato and Shinya Suzuki
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:164
  19. The increasing spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 has prompted Canada to take unprecedented measures. The objective of this study was to examine the impact of the implemented public heal...

    Authors: Laila Aboulatta, Kaarina Kowalec, Joseph Delaney, Silvia Alessi-Severini, Christine Leong, Jamie Falk and Sherif Eltonsy
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:162
  20. Research examining the age of diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its influencing factors mostly originate from developed Western countries, providing little to no systematic information about the ...

    Authors: Fahad M. Alnemary, Faisal M. Alnemary, Gabriela Simon-Cereijido, Hesham M. Aldhalaan, Anthony Hernandez, Ahmed Alyahya and Shuliweeh Alenezi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:161
  21. The objective of this study was to identify the diagnostic performance of video capsule endoscopy (VCE) among patients presenting with iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) and negative bidirectional endoscopy to a ga...

    Authors: Maddison Furner, Robyn Nagel and Janani Pinidiyapathirage
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:160
  22. We present a database on Brazilian spatial, demographic, and socioeconomic characteristics from 1996 to 2020. This database aims for integration and harmonization with epidemiological data from two major studi...

    Authors: Ronaldo Fernandes Santos Alves, Patricia de Moraes Mello Boccolini, Lais Ribeiro Baroni, Laís de Almeida Relvas-Brandt, Raquel de Abreu Junqueira Gritz and Cristiano Siqueira Boccolini
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:159
  23. The advent of new techniques such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for the removal of lung segments leads to compression of the surgical specimen, with the possible dissemination of neoplastic ce...

    Authors: Carlos Andrés Latorre Noguera, Agnaldo José Lopes, Ivan Mathias Filho, Claudio Higa, Rodolfo Acatauassú Nunes, Carlos Eduardo Teixeira Lima and Eduardo Haruo Saito
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:158
  24. ‘Integrative and Conjugative Elements’ (ICEs) and ‘Integrative and Mobilizable Elements’ (IMEs) are two classes of mobile genetic elements that are complex to detect and delineate. Therefore, they are yet poor...

    Authors: Gérard Guédon, Julie Lao, Sophie Payot, Thomas Lacroix, Hélène Chiapello and Nathalie Leblond-Bourget
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:157
  25. It has been shown that variable compared to fixed task prioritization during dual task practice more effectively improves motor (i.e., postural control) and cognitive (i.e., memory) performance in older adults...

    Authors: Thomas Muehlbauer, Hagen Voigt, Dennis Brueckner and Rainer Beurskens
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:156
  26. The mosquito transmitted dengue virus (DENV) the causative agent of dengue fever (DF) remains a significant public health burden in many countries. Thailand, along with many countries in Asia and elsewhere, ha...

    Authors: Thippayawan Ratanakomol, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Nitwara Wikan and Duncan R. Smith
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:154
  27. Doppler echocardiographic aortic valve peak velocity and peak pressure gradient assessment across the aortic valve (AV) is the mainstay for diagnosing aortic stenosis. Four-dimensional flow cardiovascular magn...

    Authors: Ciaran Grafton-Clarke, Paul Njoku, Jean-Paul Aben, Leon Ledoux, Liang Zhong, Jos Westenberg, Andrew Swift, Gareth Archer, James Wild, Rod Hose, Marcus Flather, Vassilios S. Vassiliou and Pankaj Garg
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:151
  28. Green synthesized iron(III) oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles are gaining appeal in targeted drug delivery systems because of their low cost, fast processing and nontoxicity. However, there is no known research work un...

    Authors: Henry Fenekansi Kiwumulo, Haruna Muwonge, Charles Ibingira, Michael Lubwama, John Baptist Kirabira and Robert Tamale Ssekitoleko
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:149
  29. The nucleoside diphosphate linked moiety X (Nudix)-Type motif 15 (NUDT15) enzyme is involved in thiopurine metabolism. Genetic variants in the NUDT15 gene result in decreased NUDT15 activity, which in addition to...

    Authors: Kok-Siong Poon, Izz Irfan B. Imran, Silvester Kheng-Han Chew, Patrice Tan and Karen Mei-Ling Tan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:148
  30. Main malaria diagnosis is based on microscopic examination combined with rapid diagnostic tests. Both methods have low sensitivity and specificity. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification techniques have shown ...

    Authors: Alexandra Martín-Ramírez, Marta Lanza, Shamilah Hisam, Ana Perez-Ayala and José M. Rubio
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:147
  31. Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) is a common valvular abnormality accounting for 2% of the population. There is a reported association between pes planus (PP) and MVP in some syndromes such as Marfan. However, this...

    Authors: Antoine AbdelMassih, Rafeef Hozaien, Fady Mishriky, Mark Michael, Mostafa AmanAllah, Nada Ali, Nadine ElGamal, Omar Medhat, Mona Kamel, Rasha Helmy, Mai Sarhan, Hams Attalla, Omneya Dawoud, Athar Marwan and Mohamed Ghobashy
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:145
  32. SARS-CoV-2 is the cause of COVID-19, the rapidly spreading pandemic. When SARS-CoV-2 enters the target cells in the respiratory system, the spike glycoprotein binds to a cellular receptor angiotensin convertin...

    Authors: Makoto Nogami, Tomoaki Hoshi, Yoko Toukairin, Tomomi Arai and Tadashi Nishio
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:144
  33. People experiencing homelessness often encounter progressive illness(es) earlier and are at increased risk of mortality compared to the housed population. There are limited resources available to serve this po...

    Authors: Cait Vihvelin, Viraji Rupasinghe, Jean Hughes, Jeff Karabanow and Lori E. Weeks
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:142
  34. The last decade has seen renewed concern within the scientific community over the reproducibility and transparency of research findings. This paper outlines some of the various responsibilities of stakeholders...

    Authors: Thomas Rhys Evans, Madeleine Pownall, Elizabeth Collins, Emma L. Henderson, Jade S. Pickering, Aoife O’Mahony, Mirela Zaneva, Matt Jaquiery and Tsvetomira Dumbalska
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:141
  35. This study was to explore the most appropriate radiomics modeling method to predict the progression-free survival of EGFR-TKI treatment in advanced non-small cell lung cancer with EGFR mutations. Different mac...

    Authors: Jian-man Zhu, Lei Sun, Linjing Wang, Tong-Chong Zhou, Yawei Yuan, Xin Zhen and Zhi-Wei Liao
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:140
  36. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a common genetic disease with diverse morphology, symptoms, and prognosis. Hypertrophied myocardium metabolism has not been explored in detail. We assessed the association ...

    Authors: Keitaro Akita, Kenji Kikushima, Takenori Ikoma, Ariful Islam, Tomohito Sato, Taisei Yamamoto, Tomoaki Kahyo, Mitsutoshi Setou and Yuichiro Maekawa
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:139
  37. Himetobi P virus (HiPV) is an insect virus belonging to the genus Cripavirus in the Dicistroviridae family within the Picornavirales order. Himetobi P strain. Sh.Moghaddam is the first study reported, was isolate...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Rezapanah, Zahra Ziafati Kafi, Iradj Ashrafi Tamai, Naser Sadri, Ali Hojabr Rajeoni, Fahimeh Jamiri and Arash GhalyanchiLangeroudi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:138
  38. Canine dirofilariasis is a mosquito borne zoonotic filarial parasitic disease caused by Dirofilaria species. In Sri Lanka, human dirofilariasis is endemic and well documented. Even though canine dirofilariasis is...

    Authors: Randima Dasanayake, Thivya Balendran, Dhilma Atapattu and Devika Iddawela
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:137

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