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  1. Content type: Research note

    The corneas of heterozygous Pax6+/ mice develop abnormally and deteriorate further after birth but it is not known whether the postnatal deterioration is predetermined by abnormal development. Our objective was ...

    Authors: Natalie J. Dorà, Martine Manuel, Dirk-Jan Kleinjan, David J. Price, J. Martin Collinson, Robert E. Hill and John D. West

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:705

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    The aim of the study was to determine level of anemia and other hematological profiles in pregnant women attending antenatal care clinic in Debre Berhan Referral Hospital, Ethiopia.

    Authors: Dessalegn Shitie, Tewabech Zewde and Yalew Molla

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:704

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    We aimed to evaluate if patient- and provider-collected vaginal swabs in pregnant women reflect similar bacterial community characteristics. Pregnant patients performed a self-collected vaginal swab, then unde...

    Authors: Kristine M. Wylie, Stephanie A. Blankenship, Methodius G. Tuuli, George A. Macones and Molly J. Stout

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:706

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    bPeaks is a peak calling program to detect protein DNA-binding sites from ChIPseq data in small eukaryotic genomes. The simplicity of the bPeaks method is well appreciated by users, but its use via an R packag...

    Authors: Thomas Denecker and Gaëlle Lelandais

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:698

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    ‘Negligence of Physicians’ and ‘Wrong Treatment’ have become commonly-used phrases in print and electronic media of Bangladesh, while violence against healthcare workers has always been under-reported. Unfortu...

    Authors: Md Imran Hasan, Md Zakiul Hassan, Md Mofijul Islam Bulbul, Taufique Joarder and Mohammod Jobayer Chisti

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:702

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    To synthesize lessons from comparison of results obtained from the immuno-chromatographic SD Bioline testing method and the chemiluminescent micro-particle immunoassay Architect in the diagnosis of syphilis at...

    Authors: Sepiso K. Masenga, Mercy Mweemba, Annie Kachele, Yahns Chalubemba, Paul Toloka and Benson M. Hamooya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:701

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    Our immediate objective is to test the data-suggested possibility that in-agarose gel bacterial propagation causes gel fiber dislocation and alteration of cell distribution. We also test the further effect of ...

    Authors: Philip Serwer, Barbara Hunter and Elena T. Wright

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:699

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    Globally, non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) is a common cause of morbidity in all people including physiotherapy students. However, no study has investigated the problem among undergraduate physiotherapy stud...

    Authors: M. Chiwaridzo, K. J. Chamarime and J. M. Dambi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:697

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    This study was aimed to test the PowerPlex® 21 System (Promega, USA), used for human identification applications for its positive cross-species applicability in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in order to identify ...

    Authors: Mukesh Thakur, Kailash Chandra, Vivek Sahajpal, Asis Samanta, Arun Sharma and Agni Mitra

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:695

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  10. Content type: Data note

    Staphylococcus species of the family Staphylococcaceae are facultatively anaerobic Gram-positive cocci growing in clusters, pairs and occasionally in short chains. Staphylococci can be detected in different envir...

    Authors: Elvira E. Ziganshina, Waleed S. Mohammed, Elena I. Shagimardanova, Leyla H. Shigapova and Ayrat M. Ziganshin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:694

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    Preeclampsia or eclampsia, which is one of the direct obstetric complication, results in maternal and child morbidity and mortality. The factors associated with it remains unclear. So, the aim of the study was...

    Authors: Teklit Grum, Solomon Hintsa and Gebremedhin Hagos

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:683

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    The aim of this study was to determine the association between red blood cell transfusion and breastfeeding among women who have suffered a postpartum haemorrhage at birth taking into account post-birth haemog...

    Authors: Julia Chessman, Jillian Patterson, Tanya Nippita, Bradley Drayton and Jane Ford

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:686

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    Local assessment of the magnitude of intestinal parasitic infections and associated factors among diabetic patients helps for good prognosis of diabetes. Hospital based cross-sectional study was conducted by r...

    Authors: Getaneh Alemu, Abdu Jemal and Zerihun Zerdo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:689

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    To develop successful mass-rearing programs of edible insects, knowledge of the feeds and their influence on nutritional content is critical. We assessed the influence of natural food plants (grass inflorescen...

    Authors: Karlmax Rutaro, Geoffrey M. Malinga, Vilma J. Lehtovaara, Robert Opoke, Philip Nyeko, Heikki Roininen and Anu Valtonen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:687

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    To understand factors associated with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) acquisition and infection, we mapped public places (including personal service establishments, fitn...

    Authors: Katelyn L. Parrish, Patrick G. Hogan, Arvon A. Clemons II. and Stephanie A. Fritz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:692

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    To assess factors associated treatment outcomes of acute post streptococcal glomerular nephritis among patients less than 18 years old in Mekelle City Public Hospitals.

    Authors: Lemlem Gebreselassie Gebreyesus, Atsede Fantahun Aregay, Kahsu Gebrekirstos Gebrekidan and Yisak Hagos Alemayehu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:693

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    The purpose of this paper is to extend a previous study by evaluating the use of a speech recognition software in a clinical psychiatry milieu. Physicians (n = 55) at a psychiatric hospital participated in a l...

    Authors: John Fernandes, Ian Brunton, Gillian Strudwick, Suman Banik and John Strauss

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:690

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    To conduct a proof-of-concept study on preferential binding of polymeric IgA (pIgA) using a novel recombinant rabbit/human chimeric secretory component (cSC) and preliminary assessment of the diagnostic potent...

    Authors: Khayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah, Mary L. Garcia, Nadine C. Barnes and David A. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:688

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    The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of non-adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment, reasons and associated factors among TB patients attending at Gondar town health centers.

    Authors: Habtamu Sewunet Mekonnen and Abere Woretaw Azagew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:691

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    Saccharomyces cerevisiae is used worldwide for the production of ale-type beers. This yeast is responsible for the production of the characteristic fruity aroma compounds. Esters constitute an important group of ...

    Authors: Alexander Dank, Eddy J. Smid and Richard A. Notebaart

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:682

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    We examined whether two G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), muscarinic M1 receptors (M1Rs) and dopaminergic D2 receptors (D2Rs), utilize endogenously released fatty acid to inhibit L-type Ca2+ channels, CaV1.3. ...

    Authors: Mandy L. Roberts-Crowley and Ann R. Rittenhouse

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:681

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    Central obesity has been shown to negatively influence the quality of life in centrally obese persons of both sexes. In a population of 740 centrally obese Asian-Indian adults, the present study was conducted ...

    Authors: Shirley Telles, Niranjan Kala, Sachin Kumar Sharma and Acharya Balkrishna

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:680

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    The demand for blood and blood products are increasing in all part of the globe, especially in the developing nations. However, there is limited information on the level of blood donation practice and their re...

    Authors: Tsige Tadesse, Tadis Berhane, Teklehaymanot Huluf Abraha, Berihu Gidey, Elsa Hagos, Teklit Grum and Hadgu Gerensea

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:677

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    Nodding syndrome (NS) is a type of epilepsy characterized by repeated head-nodding seizures that appear in previously healthy children between 3 and 18 years of age. In 2012, during a WHO International Meeting...

    Authors: Richard Echodu, Hilary Edema, Geoffrey Maxwell Malinga, Adam Hendy, Robert Colebunders, Joyce Moriku Kaducu, Emilio Ovuga and Geert Haesaert

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:678

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    This is an extended analysis of the previously published data to demonstrate the relationship between high Obstetric Care Facility Density (OCFD) and migration for obstetric services in Tanzania.

    Authors: Projestine Selestine Muganyizi, Edward Maswanya, Stella Kilima and Ahmad Makuwani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:676

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    The main aim of the study was to assess physicians’ utilization of microbiologic reports and determinants of their preference in ordering microbiologic culture among patients with systemic bacterial infection...

    Authors: Getachew Alemkere, Getu Gilagil, Teklu Gebrehiwot, Zelalem Tilahun and Hylemariam Mihiretie Mengist

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:675

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    Many individuals with visceral obesity who previously had succeeded in reducing body weight regain and this loss–gain cycle repeats several times which is called as weight cycling. We aimed to evaluate the eff...

    Authors: Fiastuti Witjaksono, Joan Jutamulia, Nagita Gianty Annisa, Septian Ika Prasetya and Fariz Nurwidya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:674

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    The multifunctional NS1 protein of influenza A virus has roles in antagonising cellular innate immune responses and promoting viral gene expression. To better understand the interplay between these functions, ...

    Authors: Carina F. Pereira, Helen M. Wise, Dominic Kurian, Rute M. Pinto, Maria J. Amorim, Andrew C. Gill and Paul Digard

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:673

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  29. Content type: Research note

    Horses afflicted with degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis (DSLD) suffer from progressive leg pain and lameness without history of trauma. DSLD is a systemic disorder caused by abnormal accumulation of pr...

    Authors: Madeline Young, Olaniyi Moshood, Jian Zhang, Carolyn A. Sarbacher, P. O. Eric Mueller and Jaroslava Halper

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:672

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Inadequate nutrient consumption causes protein energy malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies and related consequences, including poor physical growth and intellectual development. However, literatures sho...

    Authors: Endris Seid, Lemma Derseh, Terefe Derso, Mekonnen Assefa, Kedir Abdela Gonete and Amare Tariku

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:669

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    Monosodium glutamate (MSG) has been marred by a lot of controversy on its safety. In a majority of experimental studies, administration of the compound has been parenteral, and yet little is known about MSG sa...

    Authors: Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Sarah Namubiru, Oliver Kiconco, Hellen Wambui Kinyi, Fred Ssempijja, Joseph Obiezu Chukwujekwu Ezeonwumelu, Herbert Izo Ninsiima and Alfred Omachonu Okpanachi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:670

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    The objective of this study was to investigate the antibiotic susceptibility, virulence factors and clonal relationship among Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from environmental sources, hospitalized patients and ...

    Authors: Omid Zarei, Leili Shokoohizadeh, Hadi Hossainpour and Mohammad Yousef Alikhani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:668

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    The purpose of our study was to describe the histological diagnosed of the Basidiobolomycosis cases from 1990 to 2017 (28 years) in the only Pathology Anatomy Laboratory in Togo.

    Authors: Tchin Darré, Bayaki Saka, Abas Mouhari-Toure, Toukilnan Djiwa, Palokinam Pitché and Gado Napo-Koura

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:667

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    Research ethics consultation is an advisory activity that differs from ethics committees, and its role is not yet widely known in Japan. Research ethics consultations were started in 2012 by members of the Cli...

    Authors: Hiroaki Yanagawa, Rumi Katashima, Chiho Sato, Kenshi Takechi, Hiroshi Nokihara, Chikako Kane, Masayuki Chuma and Yuki Aoe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:665

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  35. Content type: Data note

    Rabbit adipose mesenchymal stem cells were used for the purpose of studying acquisition of the chondrogenic phenotype over time at 1, 14 and 28 days after in vitro incubation with differentiation media, using ...

    Authors: Jeffrey R. Janus, Stephen G. Voss, Benjamin J. Madden, Mary Cristine Charlesworth, Michael S. Oldenburg, Dale Ekbom and Serban San-Marina

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:666

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    The antimicrobial resistance of staphylococci rose worldwide. In total, 96 Staphylococcus isolates from food and clinical samples were collected from two provinces in Algeria. The antimicrobial susceptibility tes...

    Authors: Rachid Achek, Helmut Hotzel, Zafer Cantekin, Ibrahim Nabi, Taha Mossadak Hamdi, Heinrich Neubauer and Hosny El-Adawy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:663

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    Cough and fever are the initial symptoms of lower respiratory infection. Severe cases might be fatal. Therefore, particularly in the non-equipped centers, the lack of diagnostic methods to identify the severe ...

    Authors: Amir Ramezani, Mahin Alipouratigh, Lars Eng, Maria V. Turkina, Johanna Lönn, Annette Theodorsson and Fariba Nayeri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:664

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    Immunization saves more than 3 million lives worldwide each year, and it saves millions from suffering illness and lifelong disability. The study sought to assess the socio-demographic factors that influence c...

    Authors: Reindolf Anokye, Enoch Acheampong, Amy Budu-Ainooson, Anthony Kwaku Edusei, Paul Okyere, Joslin Dogbe and Alberta Nadutey

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:656

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