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  1. Content type: Research note

    Social media has provided an online environment for patients to discuss regarding their health and seek medical information. The primary aim of our study was to analyze the quality of information shared on You...

    Authors: Pratikshya Thapa, Ashish Thapa, Nabina Khadka, Ruchi Bhattarai, Samir Jha, Amit Khanal and Bibhusan Basnet

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:854

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    Rapid diagnostic tests have been of tremendous help in malaria control in endemic areas, helping in diagnosis and treatment of malaria cases. It is heavily relied upon in many endemic areas where microscopy ca...

    Authors: Verner N. Orish, Virtue F. De-Gaulle and Adekunle O. Sanyaolu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:850

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    Spectrophotometry kits from Pointe Scientific (PS; USA) were compared to kits from Trinity Biotech (Trinity; Ireland) in 50 venous blood samples from purposively selected individuals in Bangladesh. Repeatabili...

    Authors: Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Mohammad Golam Kibria, Nusrat Jahan, Ric N. Price and Benedikt Ley

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:855

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    To aid in the development of a comprehensive list of functional variants in the swine genome, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) were identified from whole genome sequence of 240 pigs. Interim data from 72 ...

    Authors: B. N. Keel, D. J. Nonneman, A. K. Lindholm-Perry, W. T. Oliver and G. A. Rohrer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:860

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    This study is aimed to investigate drug utilization pattern among pregnant women attending maternal and child health clinic of tertiary hospital in eastern Ethiopia from March 1 to April 20, 2018.

    Authors: Neim Bedewi, Mekonnen Sisay and Dumessa Edessa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:858

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    In this study, empathy is quantified using a novel social test. Empathy and prosocial behavior are linked to the expression of oxytocin in humans and rodent models. Specifically, prosocial behavior in prairie ...

    Authors: Lucas A. Stetzik, Alana W. Sullivan, Heather B. Patisaul and Bruce S. Cushing

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:852

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    Coagulation factor XIII plays a key role in fibrin clot stabilization and epithelial healing. Under chronic inflammatory conditions involving bleeding and an activation of the coagulation cascade, the FXIIIa i...

    Authors: Karsten Bernerth, Ingolf Schiefke, Karin Liebscher, Susanne Raczynski, Tanja Kottmann and Niels Teich

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:853

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    Single stranded ribonucleic acid (ssRNA) binds to toll-like receptor (TLR)7 leading to recruitment of immune cells and production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which has been shown in mammals. In chickens, ss...

    Authors: Mohamed Sarjoon Abdul-Cader, Upasama De Silva Senapathi, Eva Nagy, Shayan Sharif and Mohamed Faizal Abdul-Careem

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:859

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  9. Content type: Data note

    There is a dearth of research into the quality of assessments based on Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) items in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This dataset was generated to determine whether MCQ item writ...

    Authors: Eamon Costello, Jane C. Holland and Colette Kirwan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:849

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    We previously established concentrated autologous bone marrow aspirate transplantation as a one-step, lowly invasive, joint-preserving surgical technique for treating osteonecrosis of the femoral head. The obj...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kumagai, Tomokazu Yoshioka, Hisashi Sugaya, Yohei Tomaru, Yukiyo Shimizu, Masashi Yamazaki and Hajime Mishima

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:848

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    The study aimed to determine the effect of phytosterols and inulin on plasma glucose, insulin, and GLP-1 levels among healthy men after consuming phytosterols and inulin-enriched soymilk for 8 weeks.

    Authors: Noppadol Kietsiriroje, Krisana Kanjanahirun, Jirateep Kwankaew, Ratikorn Ponrak and Supamai Soonthornpun

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:844

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    Adherence to oral chemotherapy is essential for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and multiple myeloma (MM) to remain in remission. Few studies have used a Likert-type scale to measure medication ad...

    Authors: C. Suzanne Lea, Sulochana Bohra, Tiffanie Moore, Chelsea Passwater and Darla Liles

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:843

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    The main objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of pressure ulcer and its risk factors among adult hospitalized patients at Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeast Ethiopia, 2016 G.C

    Authors: Dinkie Tadele Bereded, Mohammed Hassen Salih and Abebaw Eredie Abebe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:847

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    This meta-analysis was done to estimate the prevalence of autoimmune thyroid diseases (ATDs) in Turner Syndrome patients, and to determine the clinical status of thyroid autoimmune diseases that occur frequent...

    Authors: Sagad Omer Obeid Mohamed, Ibrahim Hassan Eldaw Elkhidir, Abdelhamid Ibrahim Hassan Abuzied, Ahmed Abdulgadir Mohammed Hassan Noureddin, Gehad Abdelmonem Abdalla Ibrahim and Ahmed Abdallah Ali Mahmoud

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:842

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    The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of needle-stick and sharp object injuries among staff nurses in Dessie referral hospital, Amhara region, Ethiopia, 2018.

    Authors: Ayele Mamo Abebe, Mesfin Wudu Kassaw and Nathan Estifanos Shewangashaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:840

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    Preconception care is pivotal to improve pregnancy and birth outcome. It is vital for the future health of mother, her child and her family, which is routinely practice. The study aims to assess knowledge of p...

    Authors: Andargachew Kassa and Zemenu Yohannes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:841

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    Early antenatal care follow-up is the main strategy of preventing pregnancy related adverse outcomes; in which World Health Organization recommends first antenatal care visit should be offered within the first...

    Authors: Fitsum Wolde, Zerfu Mulaw, Tibeb Zena, Belete Biadgo and Miteku Andualem Limenih

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:837

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    Numerous barriers prevent patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) from completing a diabetes self-management program. We investigated whether patients with T2D exhibited improved clinical outcomes after attending ...

    Authors: Renu F. Singh, Panteha Kelly, Alexander Tam, Jason Bronner, Candis M. Morello and Jan D. Hirsch

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:828

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    Paediatric intensive care resources are limited in sub-Saharan Africa. The mortality rate in a combined Paediatric/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Johannesburg, South Africa was almost double that in a dedicat...

    Authors: Daynia Elizabeth Ballot, Tanusha Ramdin, Debbie Ann White and Jeffrey Lipman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:829

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    The aim of this study was to assess the self-care practice among patients with diabetes and their associated factors in Benishangul Gumuz Public Hospitals, Western Ethiopia, 2018.

    Authors: Segni Wanna Chali, Mohammed Hassen Salih and Addisu Taye Abate

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:833

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    This study is aimed at determining the prevalence and factors associated with utilization of long acting and permanent methods among married reproductive age (15–49) females at Janamora district, in 2018.

    Authors: Daniel Shitu Getahun, Haileab Fekadu Wolde, Kindie Fentahun Muchie and Hedija Yenus Yeshita

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:836

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    In French Guiana, the French territory with the most preoccupying HIV epidemic, there have been great efforts to intensify and diversify HIV testing strategies. The aim of the present study was to review the t...

    Authors: Mathieu Nacher, Florence Huber, Leila Adriouch, Félix Djossou, Antoine Adenis and Pierre Couppié

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:831

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    Despite the presence standard protocol for management of severe acute malnutrition case-fatality rates in African hospitals remain unacceptably high. The case in Ethiopia is not different from others. Therefor...

    Authors: Gebremicael Guesh, Getu Degu, Mebrahtu Abay, Berhe Beyene, Ermyas Brhane and Kalayu Brhane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:832

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    Living donor hepatectomy (LDH) has important consequences in terms of acute and chronic pain. We proposed an anesthetic protocol based on the best currently available evidence. We report the results of this pr...

    Authors: Guillaume Dewe, Arnaud Steyaert, Marc De Kock, Fernande Lois, Raymond Reding and Patrice Forget

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:834

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    Redox-sensitive green fluorescent protein (roGFP) is a genetically-encoded redox-sensitive protein used to detect cellular oxidative stress associated with reactive oxygen species production. Here we replaced ...

    Authors: Katherine R. Stanford, Joanne M. Ajmo, Parmvir K. Bahia, Stephen H. Hadley and Thomas E. Taylor-Clark

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:827

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    An e-portfolio was used to determine the optimal number of times students need to repeat a procedure before they are fully capable of performing it without supervision. The results were compared with the actua...

    Authors: Fernando Santonja-Medina, Mari Paz García-Sanz, Sara Santonja-Renedo and Joaquín García-Estañ

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:826

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    The low investment in research, diagnosis and treatment are factors that contribute to the continuity of Chagas’ disease as a neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). In this context, the repositioning of drugs rep...

    Authors: Vanessa V. S. Castilho, Keyla C. S. Gonçalves, Karina M. Rebello, Luiz P. R. Baptista, Leandro S. Sangenito, Helena L. C. Santos, Marta H. Branquinha, André L. S. Santos, Rubem F. S. Menna-Barreto, Ana C. Guimarães and Claudia M. d’Avila-Levy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:825

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    Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB), an important diagnostic tool given its simplicity, safety, and cost-effectiveness, is fast becoming a popular procedure in the diagnosis of thyroid diseases. Generally, ce...

    Authors: Tomoo Jikuzono, Aya Horikawa, Tomoko Ishikawa, Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa, Iwao Sugitani, Takashi Inui and Osamu Ishibashi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:822

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  29. Content type: Research note

    The main aim of this study was to assess the level of job satisfaction and associated factors among healthcare professionals working at University of Gondar Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia. An institutio...

    Authors: Getnet Gedif, Yetnayet Sisay, Animut Alebel and Yihalem Abebe Belay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:824

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2018 11:857

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    Previously we found that certain fetal imprinted genes represented as an allele score are associated with maternal pregnancy glucose concentrations. Recently it was reported that fetal polymorphisms with stron...

    Authors: Clive J. Petry, Ken K. Ong, Ieuan A. Hughes, Carlo L. Acerini and David B. Dunger

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:821

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    Maternal nutritional habits are critical for the health of both mother and offspring. Postpartum outcomes for mother and infant are strongly influenced by the mother’s nutritional status. Information about con...

    Authors: Tariq Al Bahhawi, Abrar Anwar Doweri, Rawan Mohammed Sawadi, Mariam Yahya Awaji, Mada Mohammad Jarad, Zahra Yahya Sulays and Khadijah Abdulrhman Madkor

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:817

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    Acute gastroenteritis (AG) is a usually self-limiting, but common disease worldwide. In Europe, incidence estimates range from 0.3–1.5 AG episodes/person-year. For Switzerland, available information on AG is r...

    Authors: Claudia Schmutz and Daniel Mäusezahl

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:816

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    Dried blood spots (DBS) offer multiple benefits for collecting, storing and shipping whole blood samples. Our objective was to compare, for the first time in Africa, the performance of DBS with respect to plas...

    Authors: Sebastien Kenmoe, Paul Alain Ngoupo Tagnouokam, Cyprien Kengne Nde, Ghislaine Flore Mella-Tamko and Richard Njouom

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:818

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  34. Content type: Research note

    In vivo evaluations of a gonadotropin releasing hormone-receptor single photon emission computed tomography radiotracer for non-invasive detection of gonadotropin releasing homone-receptors in brain.

    Authors: Richard Fjellaksel, Ana Oteiza, Montserrat Martin-Armas, Patrick J. Riss, Ole Kristian Hjelstuen, Samuel Kuttner, Jørn H. Hansen and Rune Sundset

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:811

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    The objective of this study was to evaluate the cluster of differentiation-38 (CD38) expression in Sudanese patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and to determine its association with clinical and l...

    Authors: Enaam Abdelrhman Abdelgader, Nada Hassan Eltayeb, Tasniem Ahmed Eltahir, Osama Ali Altayeb, Eman Abbass Fadul, Eldirdiri M. Abdel Rahman and Tarig H. Merghani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:815

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    A letter was mailed to half the participants (Letter = 137; No Letter = 138) of a 5-year follow-up survey regarding smoking cessation before attempting contact for a telephone interview. The primary outcome wa...

    Authors: Christina Schell, Alexandra Godinho, Vladyslav Kushnir and John A. Cunningham

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:813

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    We aimed to determine heart rate variability in freshly diagnosed untreated hyperthyroidism patients. We enrolled 10 patients (9 females) and 10 matched controls for sex and age. Each eligible patient underwen...

    Authors: Eliane Ngassam, Marcel Azabji-Kenfack, Aurel T. Tankeu, Liliane Mfeukeu-Kuate, Chris-Nadège Nganou-Gnindjio, Camille Mba, Jean Claude Katte, Mesmin Y. Dehayem, Jean Claude Mbanya and Eugène Sobngwi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:814

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    Previously, we showed that consumption of a diet supplemented with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3FAs) for two rounds of gestation and lactation increased the ability of rat dams to cope with stress w...

    Authors: Corey Jackson, Douglas W. Barrett, Jason Shumake, Elisa Gonzales, F. Gonzalez-Lima and Michelle A. Lane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:812

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    The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of clarithromycin-resistant Helicobacter pylori in asymptomatic children in a rural community of Cajamarca (northern Peru).

    Authors: Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Fernando Palacios-Cuervo, Fátima Espinal-Reyes, Andrea Calderón-Rivera, Saúl Levy-Blitchtein, Carlos Palomares-Reyes, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Victor Zavaleta-Gavidia, Jorge Bazán-Mayra, Angela Cornejo-Tapia, Juana del Valle-Mendoza and Luis J. del Valle

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:809

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    Evaluate the practice of sexuality, contraception and the risk of sexually transmitted infections among students in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lomé, Togo.

    Authors: Tchin Darré, Bayaki Saka, Atchi Walla, Koumavi Didier Ekouévi and Koué Folligan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:808

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