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  1. Competition among trials for patient enrollment can impede recruitment. We hypothesized that this occurred early in the COVID-19 pandemic, when an unprecedented number of clinical trials were launched. We perf...

    Authors: Nora Hutchinson, Katarzyna Klas, Benjamin G. Carlisle, Maciej Polak, Jonathan Kimmelman and Marcin Waligora
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:368
  2. Perilipin A is a common protein that coats lipid surfaces preventing them from being exposed to oxidative damage. Researchers have found little consistency in the relationship between perilipin A levels in the...

    Authors: Emmanuel K. Ofori, Bright Selorm Letsu, Seth K. Amponsah, John Ahenkorah, Sandra Crabbe, Genevieve Kwao-Zigah, Sylvester Y. Oppong, Patrick Diaba-Nuhoho and Seth D. Amanquah
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:367
  3. The comparison of Google internet searches for worker wellbeing and resilience during COVID has not previously been undertaken. It is important to understand interest in wellbeing and resilience as both constr...

    Authors: Hang Truong and Craig Steven McLachlan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:364
  4. In children, studies have shown that balance performance is worse in boys compared to girls and further studies revealed inferior performance when arm movement was restricted during balance assessment. However...

    Authors: Thomas Muehlbauer, Mathew W. Hill and Simon Schedler
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:362
  5. There is an association between pre-migration exposure to threats and violence, and the risk for mental illness among newly arrived refugees (NAR). The aim of this study is therefore to investigate the effect ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Mangrio, Slobodan Zdravkovic and Anna-Karin Ivert
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:361
  6. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and hemodialysis (HD) are main modalities for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, and those have been covered by National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme sin...

    Authors: Septiara Putri, Ryan R. Nugraha, Eka Pujiyanti, Hasbullah Thabrany, Hanifah Hasnur, Novita D. Istanti, Diah Evasari and Afiatin
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:359
  7. Cell-surface antigen screening was performed on human fetal liver cells using flow cytometry. The goal was to provide proteomic expression data on a number of human fetal liver cell populations that can inform...

    Authors: Marcus O. Muench and Christopher Nosworthy
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:358
  8. We evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of the Panbio™ COVID-19 Ag rapid test device using nasal swabs and those of the SSf-COVID19 kit, one of RT-PCR tests, using saliva specimens. These tests were compa...

    Authors: Sang-Min Oh, Jee-Soo Lee, Hyeon Jae Jo, Donghwan Kim, Dohyeon Park, Young Hoon Hwang, Yunsang Choi, Chan Mi Lee, Seungjae Lee, Euijin Chang, Eunyoung Lee, Taek Soo Kim, Moon-Woo Seong, Pyoeng Gyun Choe and Nam Joong Kim
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:357
  9. Visual inspection of cervix after acetic acid application (VIA) has been considered an alternative to Pap smear in resource-limited settings, like Indonesia. However, VIA results mainly depend on examiner’s ex...

    Authors: Ali Budi Harsono, Hadi Susiarno, Dodi Suardi, Louis Owen, Hilman Fauzi, Jessica Kireina, Rizki Amalia Wahid, Johanna Sharon Carolina, Kemala Isnainiasih Mantilidewi and Yudi Mulyana Hidayat
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:356
  10. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) is the result of a dysregulation of insulin production and signalling, leading to an increase in both glucose concentration and pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin (IL...

    Authors: Keith Taverner, Yousif Murad, Adam B. Yasunaga, Christine Furrer, Jonathan Little and Isaac T. S. Li
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:355
  11. Complications after CT-guided lung biopsy is a burden both for the individual patient and for the overall healthcare. Pneumothorax is the most common complication. This study determined the association between...

    Authors: Espen Asak Ruud, Sigurd Heck, Knut Stavem, Vidar Søyseth, Jon Terje Geitung and Haseem Ashraf
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:353
  12. Multiple myeloma is a haematological malignancy characterized by proliferation of monoclonal plasma cells in the bone marrow. Development of resistance and minimal residual disease remain challenging in the tr...

    Authors: Erling Håland, Ingrid Nyhus Moen, Esten N. Vandsemb and Kristian K. Starheim
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:352
  13. Fluctuations of physical performance and biological responses during a repetitive daily 24-h cycle are known as circadian rhythms. These circadian rhythms can influence the optimal time of day for endurance pe...

    Authors: Janis Fiedler, Stefan Altmann, Hamdi Chtourou, Florian A. Engel, Rainer Neumann and Alexander Woll
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:351
  14. The serrated pathway is a distinct genetic/epigenetic mechanism of the adenoma-carcinoma sequence in colorectal carcinogenesis. Although many groups have reported the genetic-phenotypic correlation of serrated...

    Authors: Misaki Hidaka, Moriya Iwaizumi, Terumi Taniguchi, Satoshi Baba, Satoshi Osawa, Ken Sugimoto and Masato Maekawa
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:350
  15. There is a research gap regarding the way managers and employee representatives respond to Labour Authority interventions targeting work-related psychosocial and ergonomic risk factors. The present study aimed...

    Authors: Håkon A. Johannessen, Stein Knardahl, Jan S. Emberland, Øivind Skare and Bjørnar Finnanger Garshol
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:349
  16. Glaucoma is a chronic neurological disease that is associated with high intraocular pressure (IOP), causes gradual damage to retinal ganglion cells, and often culminates in vision loss. Recent research suggest...

    Authors: Jyoti Kant Choudhari, Martin Eberhardt, Tanushree Chatterjee, Bettina Hohberger and Julio Vera
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:348
  17. Gaps in sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing can lead to poor health outcomes due to untreated illness among youth living with HIV (YLHIV). Thus, the objective of this study is to examine STI testing b...

    Authors: Henna Budhwani, Jiaying Hao, Allysha C. Maragh-Bass, Samantha V. Hill, Dustin M. Long and Tina Simpson
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:347
  18. Recently, the decellularization technique is introduced as one of the tissue engineering procedures for the treatment of various deficiencies. Here, we aimed to assess the dynamic activity of CCs and HUVECs wi...

    Authors: Farhad Amjadi, Rahim Beheshti, Fatemeh Sokouti Nasimi, Ayla Hassani, Reza Shirazi, Amin Tamadon, Reza Rahbarghazi and Mahdi Mahdipour
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:346
  19. This study is performed in the frame of a bigger study dedicated to genomics and transcriptomics of parthenogenesis in vertebrates. Among vertebrates, obligate parthenogenesis was first described in the lizard...

    Authors: Sergei S. Ryakhovsky, Daria V. Zhernakova, Vitaly I. Korchagin, Andrey A. Vergun, Anastasiya E. Girnyk, Victoria A. Dikaya, Marine S. Arakelyan, Aleksey S. Komissarov and Alexey P. Ryskov
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:345
  20. A beta version (2018) of International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision for MMS (ICD-11), needed testing. Field-testing involves real-world application of the new codes to examine usability. We descri...

    Authors: Cathy A. Eastwood, Danielle A. Southern, Shahreen Khair, Chelsea Doktorchik, Denise Cullen, William A. Ghali and Hude Quan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:343
  21. As low-dose atropine eye-drops for myopia progression control prepared in-house by diluting the commercial 0.1% atropine eye-drop with sterile water or normal saline has been a common practice whereas atropine...

    Authors: Nuthida Wongwirawat, Nirachorn Kuchonthara, Sorrawit Boontanomwong and Krit Pongpirul
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:342
  22. Pregnancy is characterized by well-defined immunological adaptions within the maternal immune cell compartment allowing the survival of a genetically disparate individual in the maternal womb. Phenotype and fu...

    Authors: Annika Stutz, Gopala Nishanth, Ana C. Zenclussen and Anne Schumacher
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:341
  23. Preprints have had a prominent role in the swift scientific response to COVID-19. Two years into the pandemic, we investigated how much preprints had contributed to timely data sharing by analyzing the lag tim...

    Authors: Emily Drzymalla, Wei Yu, Muin J. Khoury and Marta Gwinn
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:340
  24. Esophageal cancer is a common malignancy globally. Most patients in sub-Saharan Africa present at advanced stage not amenable to curative therapy. Stenting provides palliation for these patients. In Uganda, ma...

    Authors: Michael Okello, Dave Darshit, Esther Patience Nabwire, Anna Ainembabazi Tinka, Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka and Ponsiano Ocama
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:338
  25. The aim of this study was to determine whether a secure, privacy-preserving record linkage (PPRL) methodology can be implemented in a scalable manner for use in a large national clinical research network.

    Authors: Daniel Kiernan, Thomas Carton, Sengwee Toh, Jasmin Phua, Maryan Zirkle, Darcy Louzao, Kevin Haynes, Mark Weiner, Francisco Angulo, Charles Bailey, Jiang Bian, Daniel Fort, Shaun Grannis, Ashok Kumar Krishnamurthy, Vinit Nair, Pedro Rivera…
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:337
  26. Canadian regulations have made it challenging for the international medical graduates (IMGs) to get jobs in their original profession as physicians. Consequently, alternative careers are gaining interest among...

    Authors: Saif Sikdar, Nashit Chowdhury, Deidre Lake and Tanvir C. Turin
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:336
  27. Clarithromycin resistant Helicobacter pylori (CAM-R) is the main cause of standard triple therapy eradicating failure. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) directly pose bacteriocidic activity and prepare the optimum co...

    Authors: Atena Abedi Maghami, Ashraf Mohabati Mobarez, Abbas Yadegar, Maryam Nikkhah, Amir Sadeghi and Saber Esmaeili
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:335
  28. Developing a Japanese version of the Movement Imagery Questionnaire-Revised Second Version (MIQ-RS) is essential for widespread evaluation and treatment based on motor imagery in physically disabled persons an...

    Authors: Hideki Nakano, Mizuki Tachibana, Nao Fujita, Shun Sawai, Shoya Fujikawa, Ryosuke Yamamoto and Shin Murata
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:334
  29. The weight bias internalization scale (WBIS) is widely used in several languages. However, there is no Japanese version of the WBIS. The purpose of this study is to develop a Japanese version of the WBIS and t...

    Authors: Shota Endo, Hideaki Kasuga, Masuishi Yusuke, Tomoo Hidaka, Takeyasu Kakamu and Tetsuhito Fukushima
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:333
  30. Liver cirrhosis, which is considered as the terminal stage of liver diseases, has become life-threatening among non-communicable diseases in the world. Viral hepatitis (hepatitis B and C) is the major risk fac...

    Authors: Lemesa Bedjisa Dano, Koya Purnachandra Rao and Temesgen Duressa Keno
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:332
  31. Silybin and curcumin have potential antimicrobial effects. This study aimed to evaluate the synergistic antimicrobial effects of silybin and curcumin on virulence and carbapenemase genes expression among multi...

    Authors: Farah H. Omer, Noor S. K. Al-Khafaji, Farah Tareq Al-Alaq, Hussein O. M. Al-Dahmoshi, Mojtaba Memariani and Morteza Saki
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:330
  32. Obesity and mediators of inflammation have been identified as the most important risk and predictive factors in postmenopausal breast cancer (BC) survivors using aromatase inhibitors (AIs). This study was cond...

    Authors: Jean Paul Muambngu Milambo, James Ndirangu, Peter S Nyasulu and John M Akudugu
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:328
  33. Transmission of the Human immune deficiency virus (HIV) from mother to child remains a significant problem in developing countries. Male partners’ involvement in HIV testing and counseling is a major entry poi...

    Authors: Nigusu Ayalew Gessesse, Getahun Belay Gela, Amlaku Mulat Aweke and Wondu Feyisa Balcha
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:327
  34. The Norwegian pancreatic cancer disease impact score (PACADI) is a digitalized analogue questionnaire that assesses different disease-specific symptoms. There is a need of translations of it into other languag...

    Authors: Thomas Andersson, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Micheline Al Nouh and Svein Olav Bratlie
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:325
  35. To assess the effect of internet-based counselling with a cognitive-behavioural approach on symptom severity of women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and their quality of life during the perimenstrual and lat...

    Authors: Sanam Borji-Navan, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Khalil Esmaeilpour and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:324
  36. To assess the correlation between the insulin-based and C-peptide based HOMA-IR in the general population without diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa as well as to identify factors associated with IR.

    Authors: Blessing N. Tekoh, Esther Astrid E. Mbono-Samba, Martine Claude Etoa-Etoga, Manuela Audrey Eko, Falmata Amazia, Batakeh Ba Agoons, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Jean Joel Bigna and Vicky Jocelyne Ama-Moor
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:322
  37. This study aimed to evaluate the association of the intimin (eae) and pagC genes with biofilm formation and multidrug resistance (MDR) phenotype in Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica collected from calves w...

    Authors: Shaimaa O. Hasson, Hawraa K. Judi, Hawazen H. Salih, Ameer Al-Khaykan, Sousan Akrami, Sahar Sabahi, Morteza Saki and Zahraa A. Al-Rubaie
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:321
  38. To provide a thorough and systematic description of an interdisciplinary multimodal pain treatment programme (IMPT) for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP), using the TIDieR checklist as a guide.

    Authors: L. Breugelmans, E. Scheffer, L. W. M. E. Beckers, R. F. A. Oosterwijk, G. Nijland and R. J. E. M. Smeets
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:320
  39. Maintaining a level of functional capacity is essential for healthy aging. In this research, the association between the change in the level of functional capacity and social network typology was explored over...

    Authors: Mai Takase, Kyo Takahashi, Ryogo Ogino, Ryoichi Nitanai, Tomoki Tanaka, Shinya Saisho, Jun Goto and Katsuya Iijima
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:319
  40. An accurate exponentially fitted numerical method is developed to solve the singularly perturbed time lag problem. The solution to the problem exhibits a boundary layer as the perturbation parameter approaches...

    Authors: Sisay Ketema Tesfaye, Mesfin Mekuria Woldaregay, Tekle Gemmechu Dinka and Gemechis File Duressa
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:318
  41. Clinical outcomes of infection by S. gallolyticus have not been investigated extensively. We aimed to determine the prevalence of S. gallolyticus in tumor specimens obtained from Iranian patients diagnosed with c...

    Authors: Negin Kamali, Amin Talebi Bezmin Abadi, Bezmin Abadi, Farid Rahimi and Mojgan Forootan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:316

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