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  1. Content type: Research note

    The purpose of this study to determine the clinical pattern and prevalence of heart disease in pregnancy at the first established cardio-maternal unit in Iraq over the last 4 years; since January 2015 till May...

    Authors: Hasan Ali Farhan and Israa Fadhil Yaseen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:491

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    To assess self-care practices and associated factors among hypertensive patients in Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital 2017/2018.

    Authors: Gebrewahd Bezabh Gebremichael, Kalayou Kidanu Berhe, Birhane Gebrehiwot Beyene and Kiros Belay Gebrekidan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:489

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    The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of poor sleep quality and its associated factors among people with type 2 diabetes mellitus at Jimma University Medical Center, Jimma, Ethiopia 2018. Compar...

    Authors: Tadeg Jemere, Andualem Mossie, Hiwot Berhanu and Yigizie Yeshaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:488

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    The objective of this study was to assess knowledge and practice of immediate new-born care among midwives in central zone public health facilities Tigray region, 2016.

    Authors: Tesfay Tsegay Gebru, Rajalakshmi Murugan, Alem Gebremariam Abrha and Mekonnen Haftom Goyteom

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:487

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    The aim of this study was to determine the level of knowledge and performance of nursing students in regard to the standards of nosocomial infections control.

    Authors: Parastoo Majidipour, Amir Aryan, Maryam Janatolmakan and Alireza Khatony

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:485

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    This study aimed to determine if contrast medium volume (CMV) is a risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI) during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) via a transfemoral approach performed without ...

    Authors: Daisuke Miura, Yasutaka Yamada, Shinichiro Kusaba, Eijiro Nogami, Junji Yunoki, Yoshiko Sakamoto, Yutaka Hikichi, Koichi Node and Yoshiro Sakaguchi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:484

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    Most neonatal deaths occur in low income and middle-income countries and about half of the deaths occur at home. It is estimated that about 75% of neonatal deaths could be avoided with simple, low-cost tools t...

    Authors: Awoke Kebede

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:483

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    The study aimed to determine proportion and risk factors for maternal complication related to forceps and vacuum delivery among mother who gave birth at Felege Hiwot Comprehensive Specialized Hospital (FHCSH).

    Authors: Shimeles Biru, Dagne Addisu, Simachew Kassa and Simachew Animen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:482

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    Psychological distress among medical students is related to personality. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) is a common instrument used to assess personality and psychological problems duri...

    Authors: Kulvadee Thongpibul, Pairada Varnado, Nahathai Wongpakaran, Tinakon Wongpakaran, Pimolpun Kuntawong and Danny Wedding

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:480

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    To analyze a combination of socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, chronotype, stress perception and level of physical activity with the perception of quality of life in artisanal fishermen.

    Authors: Bhárbara Karolline Rodrigues Silva, Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, Erika da Silva Maciel, Fernando Rodrigues Peixoto Quaresma and Fernando Adami

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:479

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    Absence of latrine remains a common public health problem in most of the Sub-Saharan Africa countries. A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the effect of community-led total sanitation and hygiene a...

    Authors: Brhane Gebremariam and Kenfe Tsehaye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:478

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    A previous study undertaken at our centre to identify common genetic variants associated with sporadic breast cancer in Sri Lankan women showed that the T allele of rs3218550, located in the 3′untranslated reg...

    Authors: Nirmala D. Sirisena, Nilakshi Samaranayake and Vajira H. W. Dissanayake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:476

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    The Japanese Midwifery Association (JMA) guidelines allow midwives to manage group B Streptococcus (GBS)-positive women during pregnancy and labour at maternity homes. However, no guidelines exist to manage neona...

    Authors: Kotomi Yamaguchi and Kazutomo Ohashi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:474

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    Current literature suggests there may be a relationship between sex hormones, which dramatically increase during pregnancy, and nicotine use behaviors. We hypothesized that higher progesterone and progesterone...

    Authors: Sharon Allen, Katherine Harrison, Ashley Petersen and Jane Goodson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:473

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    Salmonella is the most important causes of foodborne illness especially from poultry and poultry products. So the aim of this study was to carryout phenotypic characterization, antimicrobials susceptibility patte...

    Authors: Diriba Taddese, Tadele Tolosa, Benti Deresa, Matios lakow, Abebe Olani and Eshetu Shumi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:472

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  16. Content type: Data note

    Label-free quantitative proteomics has emerged as a powerful strategy to obtain high quality quantitative measures of the proteome with only a very small quantity of total protein extract. Because our research...

    Authors: Gaëlle Lelandais, Thomas Denecker, Camille Garcia, Nicolas Danila, Thibaut Léger and Jean-Michel Camadro

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:470

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    Zika virus (ZIKV) has emerged as an important health problem worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence, geographical distribution and trend of immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies against...

    Authors: Imelda Rogério Chelene, Sadia Ali, Flora Inalda Mula, Argentina Felisbela Muianga, Vanessa Onofre Monteiro, John Oludele, Inocêncio Salvador Chongo, Américo José, Nádia Alves Amade, Virgílio Santo António and Eduardo Samo Gudo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:469

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    We conducted a trial embedded within the German National Cohort comparing the responses to study invitations sent in recycled envelopes of grey color vs. envelopes of white color. We analyzed paradata for reac...

    Authors: Malte Langeheine, Hermann Pohlabeln, Wolfgang Ahrens, Kathrin Günther and Stefan Rach

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:468

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    Current developments in sequencing techniques have enabled rapid and high-throughput generation of sequence data. However, there is a growing gap between the generation of raw sequencing data and the extractio...

    Authors: Waqasuddin Khan, Aisha Ghani, Muhammad Bilal Azmi and Safina Abdul Razzak

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:467

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    HIV positive individuals infected with viral hepatitis B (HBV) or C (HCV) are at an increased risk of progression to kidney and liver failures. Therefore, prior to initiation of antiretroviral therapy, early d...

    Authors: Nsoh Godwin Anabire, William Jackson Tetteh, Dorcas Obiri-Yaboah, Isaac Annan, Arnold Togiwe Luuse, Paul Armah Aryee, Gideon Kofi Helegbe, Oheneba Charles Kofi Hagan and Sabastian Eliason

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:466

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    The aim of the study was to determine the associated risk factors and prevalence of pediculosis capitis among school-aged children in Woreta town, northwest Ethiopia. An institution-based cross-sectional study...

    Authors: Henok Dagne, Awel Aba Biya, Amanuel Tirfie, Walelegn Worku Yallew and Baye Dagnew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:465

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    The aim of this study was to determine the predominant bacterial species causing bacteremia among febrile cancer patients, and their antibacterial resistance profiles at the Uganda Cancer Institute.

    Authors: Margaret Lubwama, Warren Phipps, Christine F. Najjuka, Henry Kajumbula, Henry Ddungu, Joyce B. Kambugu and Freddie Bwanga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:464

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  23. Content type: Data note

    The aim of this data paper is to provide the data set of a sub-analysis of the DEMDATA study data. In the DEMDATA study, epidemiological data on the prevalence and severity of dementia, as well as functioning,...

    Authors: Margit Höfler, Paulina Ratajczak, Anna Beránková, Doris Prieschl, Michal Šteffl, Iva Holmerová and Stefanie R. Auer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:463

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    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:178

    The Study protocol to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:296

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    Recruitment and retention present major challenges to longitudinal research in maternal and child health, yet there are few insights into optimal strategies that can be employed in low-resource settings. Follo...

    Authors: Phepo Mogoba, Yolanda Gomba, Kirsty Brittain, Tamsin K. Phillips, Allison Zerbe, Landon Myer and Elaine J. Abrams

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:461

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    Excipients are needed in the formulation of oral liquid medicines intended for children; they have however been reported to trigger safety issues. This study evaluated the concentrations and prevalence of etha...

    Authors: Rebecca Soremekun, Irene Ogbuefi and Roseline Aderemi-Williams

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:460

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    This prospective observation sought to determine if scalpel blades used for abdominal skin incisions in dogs are a significant source of bacterial contamination, and if these blades should be changed prior to ...

    Authors: Christina G. Lioce, Elizabeth C. Davis, Julie W. Bennett, Forrest I. Townsend and Christopher P. Bloch

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:459

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    The Childbirth Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) is a Sweden origin, self-administered questionnaire to assess birth satisfaction of women in different aspects of their first labour and birth. It measures four ma...

    Authors: Malitha Patabendige

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:458

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    GAANTRY (Gene Assembly in Agrobacterium by Nucleic acid Transfer using Recombinase technologY) is a flexible and effective system for stably stacking multiple genes within an Agrobacterium virulence plasmid Trans...

    Authors: Kent F. McCue, Ethan Gardner, Ronald Chan, Roger Thilmony and James Thomson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:457

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    Hybrid zones are geographic regions where genetically distinct taxa interbreed, resulting in offspring of mixed ancestry. California Scrub-Jays (Aphelocoma californica) and Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jays (A. woodhouseii)...

    Authors: Nicholas T. Vinciguerra, Whitney L. E. Tsai, Brant C. Faircloth and John E. McCormack

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:456

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    Study analyzes mutation in mtDNA (Mitochondrial DNA) among diabetic women with PCOS in non-diabetic diabetic women and compared with the healthy control. Women with known case of hyperandrogenism, ovulatory dy...

    Authors: Noor AlHuda Ali A. H. Saeed, Israa Hussein Hamzah and Samar Abdul Raheem Al-Gharrawi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:455

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    Physical activity in the general population is considered too low, and this is true for pregnant women. Moderate physical activity during pregnancy have many benefits for the mother and the developing baby. Th...

    Authors: Dawit Gebregziabher, Haftu Berhe, Mekuria Kassa and Eskedar Berhanie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:454

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    The genetic spectrum of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in middle-eastern Saudi’s is still elusive. To this end, we investigated an association between rs693421, rs2499601 and their haplotypes at chromosome...

    Authors: Altaf A. Kondkar, Taif A. Azad, Tahira Sultan, Faisal A. Al-Mobarak, Hatem Kalantan and Saleh A. Al-Obeidan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:453

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    This was a 5 year retrospective study of patients’ hospital records to find out how patients with cellulitis are managed and the care provided by nurses to these patients in some hospitals in Fako, Cameroon.

    Authors: Bachi-Ayukokang Ebob-Anya, Nahyeni Bassah and John Ngunde Palle

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:452

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    The primary objective of this non-randomised phase II study was to evaluate the combination of systemic chemotherapy plus cetuximab after complete cytoreductive surgery (CCS) for treatment of isolated colorect...

    Authors: Serge Evrard, Grégoire Desolneux, Carine Bellera, Thomas Esnaud, Yves Bécouarn, Denis Collet, Najim Chafai, Francois Marchal, Laurent Cany, Emilie Lermite, Michel Rivoire and Simone Mathoulin-Pélissier

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:450

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    Civil servants are disposing individuals to sedentary lifestyle and, may lead to overweight and obesity. Thus, the purpose of the study was to identify factors associated with overweight and obesity among empl...

    Authors: Kassawmar Angaw Bogale and Taye Abuhay Zewale

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:449

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    Biometric identification techniques for pediatric use are limited. This investigation studied iris scanning in minors aged 1–4 in two exploratory studies in Belgium (n = 197) and Sierra Leone (n = 230), and in...

    Authors: Serge Masyn, Anneleen Vuchelen, Eva Santermans, Freya Rasschaert, Allieu Bangura, Wim Parys and Romain Rutten

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:448

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    We explored detrimental effects of VCD on non-ovarian tissues such as kidneys and liver 14 days post-drug administration. Twelve rats were randomly assigned into two groups. In VCD group, rats received 160 mg/...

    Authors: Shahin Ahmadian, Sepideh Sheshpari, Mahdi Mahdipour, Mohammad Pazhang, Pei-Shiue Jason Tsai, Mohammad Nouri, Reza Rahbarghazi and Mahnaz Shahnazi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:446

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  38. Content type: Research note

    Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is a nucleotide analogue recommended in international HIV treatment guidelines. Purpose of this study was to estimate the long term effects of TDF on renal profile in a coho...

    Authors: Edmund T. Nartey, Raymond A. Tetteh, Barbara A. Yankey, Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse, Hubert G. M. Leufkens, Alexander N. O. Dodoo and Margaret Lartey

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:445

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    Sulfodiicoccus acidiphilus HS-1T is the type species of the genus Sulfodiicoccus, a thermoacidophilic archaeon belonging to the order Sulfolobales (class Thermoprotei; phylum Crenarchaeota). While S. acidiphilus ...

    Authors: Hiroyuki D. Sakai and Norio Kurosawa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:444

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    Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is an important opportunistic bacteria that causes a wide range of infections including neonatal sepsis, meningitis, pneumonia, soft tissue and urinary tract infections (UTI). The aim ...

    Authors: Saba Jalalifar, Seyed Asghar Havaei, Tahereh Motallebirad, Sharareh Moghim, Hossein Fazeli and Bahram Nasr Esfahani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:437

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  41. Content type: Data note

    The data presented herein represents the raw genotype data of a recently conducted larger study which investigated the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in breast cancer related genes with ...

    Authors: Nirmala Dushyanthi Sirisena, Nilakshi Samaranayake and Vajira H. W. Dissanayake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:435

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    The Data note to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2018 11:643

    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Cancer 2018 18:180

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