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  1. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is an adult leukemia presented with clonal accumulation of lymphocytes. Immunophenotypic changes can be effective in predicting clinical course, the survival of patients, and...

    Authors: Marziye Bagheri, Tina Vosoughi, Mehran Hosseinzadeh and Najmaldin Saki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:412

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  2. To evaluate agreement between instantaneous wave free ratio (iFR) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) for the functional assessment of nonculprit coronary stenoses at staged follow-up after ST-segment elevation ...

    Authors: Troels Thim, Matthias Götberg, Ole Fröbert, Robin Nijveldt, Niels van Royen, Sergio Bravo Baptista, Sasha Koul, Thomas Kellerth, Hans Erik Bøtker, Christian Juhl Terkelsen, Evald Høj Christiansen, Lars Jakobsen, Steen Dalby Kristensen and Michael Maeng

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:410

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  3. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress causes adipose tissue dysfunction and chronic inflammation in obesity. Royal jelly (RJ) and tocotrienol-rich fraction (TRF) are reported to ameliorate inflammation. However, t...

    Authors: Pardis Irandoost, Naimeh Mesri Alamdari, Atoosa Saidpour, Farzad Shidfar, Farnaz Farsi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Mohammad Reza Alivand and Mohammadreza Vafa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:409

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  4. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant and a known immune suppressant in humans and experimental animal models. Studies on PFOA have focused on suppression of the adaptive immu...

    Authors: Alison M. Pecquet, Andrew Maier, Susan Kasper, Saulius Sumanas and Jagjit Yadav

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:408

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  5. Diabetes is a chronic disease of uncontrolled blood sugar levels. People with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing visual impairment and other diabetes-related visual complications. The study aims t...

    Authors: Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, Akosua Kesewah Asare, Ronel Sewpaul, Natisha Dukhi, David Ben Kumah, Eldad Agyei-Manu, Emmanuel Kofi Addo and Priscilla Reddy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:407

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  6. Although a relationship between Helicobacter pylori and oral malodor has been suggested, it remains to be confirmed. One reason for this is that many studies assess oral malodor subjectively. Another reason for t...

    Authors: Nao Suzuki, Richiko Beppu, Masahiro Yoneda, Toru Takeshita, Mikari Asakawa, Yoshihisa Yamashita, Takashi Hanioka, Takao Hirofuji and Tetsuo Shinohara

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:406

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  7. Efforts to restore tropical peat swamp forests in Indonesia face huge challenges of potential failures due to socio-economic factors and ecological dynamics attributed to lack of knowledge on the adaptive mech...

    Authors: Iskandar Zulkarnaen Siregar, Fifi Gus Dwiyanti, Ulfah Juniarti Siregar and Deden Derajat Matra

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:405

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  8. Glycaemic Index (GI) ranks the body’s response to carbohydrate content in food such that high GI food increases postprandial blood glucose levels. One of the popular drinks at food and beverage outlets is a dr...

    Authors: Angela Siner, Mauna Sree Sevanesan, Tati Ambomai, Zakiah Abd. Wahab and Liwan Lasem

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:404

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  9. This study aims to determine the social determinants and behavioural factors influencing frequency of toothbrushing among primary school children residing in the rural community of Lithgow in New South Wales, ...

    Authors: Amit Arora, Subrat Nargundkar, Paul Fahey, Hema Joshua and James Rufus John

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:403

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  10. Fibromyalgia syndrome has been associated with familial clusters although the specific genetic predisposition is not clear. Accordingly, studies concerning genetic factors associated with this disease are impo...

    Authors: Boya Nugraha, Sumadi Lukman Anwar, Christoph Gutenbrunner and Christoph Korallus

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:402

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  11. Acute tubular necrosis (ATN) is a frequent cause of acute kidney injury (AKI). In patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS), AKI demands the differential diagnosis between ATN and rapidly progressive glomeruloneph...

    Authors: Caroline Vilas Boas de Melo, Maria Brandão Tavares, Paula Neves Fernandes, Carlos Alberto dos Santos Silva, Ricardo David Couto, Marília Bahiense Oliveira and Washington L. C. dos-Santos

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:401

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  12. Soft tissue manual therapies are commonly utilized by osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists. These techniques are predicated on subjecting tissues to biophysical mec...

    Authors: Aric Anloague, Aaron Mahoney, Oladipupo Ogunbekun, Taylor A. Hiland, William R. Thompson, Bryan Larsen, M. Terry Loghmani, Julia M. Hum and Jonathan W. Lowery

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:400

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  13. In December 2019 a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that is causing the current COVID-19 pandemic was identified in Wuhan, China. Many questions have been raised about its origin and adaptation to humans. In the...

    Authors: Alejandro Flores-Alanis, Luisa Sandner-Miranda, Gabriela Delgado, Alejandro Cravioto and Rosario Morales-Espinosa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:398

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  14. The low fertility of highly weathered soils has been a major problem for resource-constrained smallholder farmers. In central Uganda, smallholder farmers have been collecting termite mound soils anywhere aroun...

    Authors: Samuel Obeng Apori, Marius Murongo, Emmanuel Hanyabui, Kofi Atiah and John Byalebeka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:397

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  15. Paired box protein-8 (PAX-8) immunohistochemical expression can be used as a diagnostic marker for epithelial cells tumors. This study aimed at investigating the immunohistochemical expression of PAX-8 among S...

    Authors: Eman T. Ali, Nouh S. Mohamed, Irene R. Shafig, Mohamed S. Muneer, Abubaker Ahmed Yosif, Lamis Ahmed Hassan, Areeg M. Mohamed, Ayman Ahmed and Emmanuel E. Siddig

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:396

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  16. The same immuno-phenotype between HLA-DR-negative acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) causes APL rapid screening to become difficult. This study aimed to identify the associated...

    Authors: Vinh Thanh Tran, Thang Thanh Phan, Hong-Phuoc Mac, Tung Thanh Tran, Toan Trong Ho, Suong Phuoc Pho, Van-Anh Ngoc Nguyen, Truc-My Vo, Hue Thi Nguyen, Thao Thi Le, Tin Huu Vo and Son Truong Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:394

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  17. We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study using survey and programme data to assess district-level performance along the HIV care cascade (HIV testing target achievement, linkage to ART and ART coverage...

    Authors: Richard Makurumidze, Tom Decroo, Lutgarde Lynen, Zororo Kudzaishe Chinwadzimba, Wim Van Damme, James Hakim and Simbarashe Rusakaniko

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:393

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  18. Data was collected to evaluate the survival rates of head and neck (conjunctiva, oropharyngeal and non-oropharyngeal) squamous cell carcinomas in Ghana.

    Authors: Osei Owusu-Afriyie, W. K. B. A. Owiredu, Alexander Acheampong Oti, Emmanuel Acheampong, Kwabena Owusu-Danquah, Rita Larsen-Reindorf, Linda Ahenkorah Fondjo, Evans Asamoah Adu, Sampson Donkor and Peter Donkor

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:392

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  19. Peer-assisted learning (PAL) is a supportive strategy in medical education. In Peru, this method has been implemented by few universities. However, there are no consistent studies evaluating their acceptabilit...

    Authors: Anderson N. Soriano-Moreno, Jose E. Delgado-Raygada, C. Ichiro Peralta, Estefania S. Serrano-Díaz, Jaquelin M. Canaza-Apaza and Carlos J. Toro-Huamanchumo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:391

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  20. This study compared the measurements of total steps and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) between ActiGraph and the Lifecorder and Active Style Pro accelerometers in junior high school students.

    Authors: Kensaku Sasayama and Minoru Adachi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:390

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  21. Cannabinoids are able to reduce tumor growth in xenograft models, but their therapeutic potential as anti-cancer drugs in humans is unclear yet. In vitro studies of the effect of cannabinoids on cancer cells a...

    Authors: Alberto Sainz-Cort, Claudia Müller-Sánchez and Enric Espel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:389

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  22. In order to make successful treatment for HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma, an early diagnosis is necessary. In this research we aimed to evaluate the IHC staining pattern of Hepatocyte paraffin 1 and argi...

    Authors: Bita Moudi, Hamidreza Mahmoudzadeh-Sagheb and Zahra Heidari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:388

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  23. Sepsis is a syndrome involving life-threatening organ dysfunction. The present study aimed to determine whether septic AKI, ARDS, DIC, and shock can be predicted more readily by combining uNGAL values and infl...

    Authors: Yuichiro Shimoyama, Osamu Umegaki, Noriko Kadono and Toshiaki Minami

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:387

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  24. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that levobupivacaine has anti-tumour effects on breast cancer cells.

    Authors: Akosua Kotaa Kwakye, Sylvanus Kampo, Jiaxin Lv, Muhammad Noman Ramzan, Seidu A. Richard, Aglais Arredondo Falagán, Jerry Agudogo, Evans Atito-Narh, Qiu Yan and Qing-Ping Wen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:386

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  25. The aim is to perform a pilot study evaluating the differences in healthcare service use and its associated costs by infant feeding mode in an infant’s first year of life. Data from a prospective cohort study ...

    Authors: Alicia Taylor, Sharmeen Chowdhury, Zhiwei Gao, Hai Van Nguyen, William Midodzi, Nicole Gill, Beth Halfyard, Leigh Anne Allwood Newhook and Laurie Twells

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:385

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  26. Selective kappa opioid receptor (KOR) agonists were shown to produce a dose-dependent depression of brain-stimulation reward (BSR) in the rat intracranial self-stimulation (ICSS) tests. However, limited studie...

    Authors: Peng Huang, Taylor A. Gentile, John W. Muschamp and Lee-Yuan Liu-Chen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:384

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  27. The present study aimed to investigate the frequency and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) isolated from surgical site infections (SSIs) in the North of Iran.

    Authors: Hossein Hemmati, Meysam Hasannejad-Bibalan, Sara Khoshdoz, Parisa Khoshdoz, Tofigh Yaghubi Kalurazi, Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie and Soheila Nalban

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:383

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  28. Patients with end-stage heart failure (ESHF) treated with ventricular assist devices (VADs) tend to gain weight, which may prevent them from receiving heart transplantation (HT) if their body mass index (BMI) ...

    Authors: Adrian daSilva-deAbreu, Bader Aldeen Alhafez, Yuhamy Curbelo-Pena, Carl J. Lavie, Hector O. Ventura, Juan Francisco Loro-Ferrer and Stacy A. Mandras

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:382

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  29. Early leaf spot (ELS) caused by Cercospora arachidicola (Hori) is a serious foliar disease in peanut worldwide, which causes considerable reduction of yield. Identification of resistance genes is important for bo...

    Authors: Limin Gong, Suoyi Han, Mei Yuan, Xingli Ma, Austin Hagan and Guohao He

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:381

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  30. Multi and extensively drug-resistant (MDR and XDR), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) and Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) are two main causative agents of nosocomial infections leading to increased mo...

    Authors: Bahman Mirzaei, Zahra Norouzi Bazgir, Hamid Reza Goli, Fatemeh Iranpour, Fatemeh Mohammadi and Ryhaneh Babaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:380

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  31. The sulfur amino acid (SAA) cysteine is positively related, whereas polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are inversely related to activity of the lipogenic enzyme stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD). High SCD activit...

    Authors: Thomas Olsen, Cheryl Turner, Bente Øvrebø, Nasser E. Bastani, Helga Refsum and Kathrine J. Vinknes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:379

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  32. The potential use of symbiotic bacteria for the control of mosquito-borne diseases has attracted the attention of scientists over the past few years. Culiseta longiareolata is among the medically important mosqui...

    Authors: Fereshteh Ghahvechi Khaligh, Mozaffar Vahedi and Ali Reza Chavshin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:378

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  33. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the potential of applying the contrast of the speckles obtained as noise in optical coherence tomography (OCT) images to monitor short term activity changes during folia...

    Authors: Uma Maheswari Rajagopalan, Mahjabin Kabir, Yiheng Lim and Hirofumi Kadono

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:377

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  34. To compare the presence of comorbidities and self-perceived health and social support between long-term cancer survivors and people without a history of cancer from a clinical trial examining the effects of a ...

    Authors: Beatriz León-Salas, Edurne Zabaleta-del-Olmo, Joan Llobera, Bonaventura Bolíbar-Ribas, Tomás López-Jiménez, Marc Casajuana-Closas and Magdalena Esteva

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:376

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  35. Frequent self-weighing is associated with weight loss and maintenance, but the relationship between frequent self-weighing and the incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) remains unclear. The study aim was to exami...

    Authors: Naoki Sakane, Yoshitake Oshima, Kazuhiko Kotani, Akiko Suganuma, Shinsuke Nirengi, Kaoru Takahashi, Juichi Sato, Sadao Suzuki, Kazuo Izumi, Masayuki Kato, Mitsuhiko Noda and Hideshi Kuzuya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:375

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  36. Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive and common form of primary brain cancer. Survival is poor and improved treatment options are urgently needed. Dual specificity phosphatase-6 (DUSP6) is actively involv...

    Authors: Candida Zuchegna, Erika Di Zazzo, Bruno Moncharmont and Samantha Messina

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:374

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  37. Inflammation plays a leading role in the pathogenesis of nephrolithiasis. The association of the dietary inflammatory index (DII) with urinary lithogenic factors is unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the re...

    Authors: Niloofarsadat Maddahi, Habib Yarizadeh, Seyed Mohammad Kazem Aghamir, Shahab Alizadeh, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad and Khadijeh Mirzaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:373

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  38. COVID19 has caused a global and ongoing pandemic. The need for population seroconversion data is apparent to monitor and respond to the pandemic. Using a lateral flow assay (LFA) testing platform, the seroposi...

    Authors: Brett Ragnesola, Daniel Jin, Christopher C. Lamb, Beth H. Shaz, Christopher D. Hillyer and Larry L. Luchsinger

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:372

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  39. There is an urgent need for the discovery and/or development of novel antibiotics. We report an exploration of “slow”-growing bacteria, which can be difficult to isolate using rich media as they are usually ou...

    Authors: KayLee K. Steiner, Anutthaman Parthasarathy, Narayan H. Wong, Nicole T. Cavanaugh, Jonathan Chu and André O. Hudson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:370

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  40. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease caused by pathogenic spirochetes of Leptospira spp., and peridomiciliary rodents are the most important reservoir animals for human infection. Dogs are known to be the reservoi...

    Authors: Nobuo Koizumi, Hidemasa Izumiya and Makoto Ohnishi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:369

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  41. The use of intrapleural tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and dornase alfa (DNase) is common in the management of pleural space infection. We review our experience with the efficacy and safety of this therapy...

    Authors: Chuan Jiang, Meng Xie, Kelly Cervellione and Craig Thurm

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:368

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  42. This study aimed to identify the influential factors for the sensitivity of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) plasma test in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The mutations were detected in tumor tissue a...

    Authors: Vinh Thanh Tran, Thang Thanh Phan, Son Truong Nguyen, Bich-Thu Tran, Toan Trong Ho, Suong Phuoc Pho, Tran Bao Nguyen, Tuyen Thi Bich Pham, Anh Tuan Le, Vu Thuong Le and Hang Thuy Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:367

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  43. Chronic early life stress can affect development of the neuroendocrine stress system, leading to its persistent dysregulation and consequently increased disease risk in adulthood. One contributing factor is th...

    Authors: Ellen I. Hartig, Shusen Zhu, Benjamin L. King and James A. Coffman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:366

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  44. To determine if fermented soy supplementation relieves heartburn and improves gastrointestinal symptoms and quality of life, a randomized, double-blind parallel study was conducted with adults experiencing mil...

    Authors: Asmaa Fatani, Kadi Vaher, Daniela Rivero-Mendoza, Karima Alabasi and Wendy J. Dahl

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:364

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  45. Pig pluripotent stem cells have tremendous potential because the pig is a valuable animal as both an agricultural resource and as a preclinical model of human therapy. To date, a lack of understanding of pig p...

    Authors: Kwang-Hwan Choi, Dong-Kyung Lee, Jong-Nam Oh, Seung-Hun Kim, Mingyun Lee, Sung Woo Kim and Chang-Kyu Lee

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:144

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  46. The leading factors of paediatric, pedestrian road traffic injuries (PPRTIs) are associated with the characteristics of immediate environment. Spatial analysis of data related to PPRTIs could provide useful kn...

    Authors: Parinaz Tabari, Hamidreza Shabanikiya, Nasser Bagheri, Robert Bergquist, Soheil Hashtarkhani, Fatemeh Kiani, Alireza Mohammadi and Behzad Kiani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:363

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