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  1. Proponents of open science often refer to issues pertaining to research integrity and vice versa. In this commentary, we argue that concepts such as responsible research practices, transparency, and open scien...

    Authors: Tamarinde Haven, Gowri Gopalakrishna, Joeri Tijdink, Dorien van der Schot and Lex Bouter
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:302
  2. Our aim was to assess the feasibility and preliminary results of implementing a telehealth system, Alice Agora, as a tool for optimizing health delivery in a new primary care-based health system.

    Authors: Vinícius Ynoe de Moraes, César Biselli Ferreira, Camila Kaory Kawagoe, Fernanda Gushken, Guilherme Azevedo and Mário Ferretti Filho
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:301
  3. The usefulness of gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) as biomarker of cardiovascular risk (CVR) remains unexplored in sub-Saharan Africans. To evaluate their relevance on CVR assessment in non-diabetic hypertensi...

    Authors: Jan René Nkeck, Chemgne Marie Ida, Valerie Ndobo Koe, Antonin Wilson Ndjitoyap Ndam, Yondo Ndedi Claudine Jessica, Eko Ondoa Manuella, Boukeu Yonta Charelle, Zouague Zalbi Corine, Ntyam Abena Andrée, Falmata Amazia, Jériel Pascal Nkeck, Esther Astrid Mbono Samba and Vicky Jocelyne Ama Moor
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:300
  4. Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib) is an abnormal heartbeat condition in which the heart races and beats in an uncontrollable way. It is observed that the presence of increased epicardial fat/fatty tissue in the atri...

    Authors: Deepa Deepa, Yashbir Singh, Wathiq Mansoor, Weichih Hu, Rahul Paul and Gunnar E. Carlsson
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:299
  5. This study adapted Improving Cancer Patients’ Insurance Choices (I Can PIC), an intervention to help cancer patients navigate health insurance decisions and care costs. The original intervention improved knowledg...

    Authors: Miles E. Charles, Lindsay M. Kuroki, Ana A. Baumann, Rachel G. Tabak, Aimee James, Krista Cooksey and Mary C. Politi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:298
  6. The accessibility of acute care services is currently under pressure, and one way to improve services is better integration. Adequate methodology will be required to provide for a clear and accessible evaluati...

    Authors: Rosa Naomi Minderhout, Mattijs E. Numans, Hedwig M. M. Vos and Marc A. Bruijnzeels
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:296
  7. This study aimed to investigate the effect of heat inactivation and chemical bulklysis on SARS-CoV-2 detection.

    Authors: Dereje Leta, Gadissa Gutema, Gebremedhin Gebremichael Hagos, Regasa Diriba, Gutema Bulti, Tolawak Sura, Desta Ayana, Dawit Chala, Boki Lenjiso, Jaleta Bulti, Saro Abdella and Habteyes Hailu Tola
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:295
  8. Some prognostic factors have affected the functional outcomes of patients with anorectal malformations (ARM) after definitive surgery, including the associated anomalies. Moreover, the anal position index (API...

    Authors: Ririd Tri Pitaka, Aditya Rifqi Fauzi, Akhmad Makhmudi and Gunadi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:294
  9. Diabetic foot infection (DFI) represents a major healthcare burden, for which treatment is challenging owing to the pathophysiological alterations intrinsic to diabetes and the alarming increase of antimicrobi...

    Authors: Ana Isabel MENDES, Maria João PEIXOTO, Alexandra Pinto MARQUES, Jorge PEDROSA and Alexandra Gabriel FRAGA
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:293
  10. Cases of thrombosis have been reported after administration of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, with controversial results relating to Oxford-AstraZeneca’s ChAdOx1-S. Despite such cases being rare, they still raised conce...

    Authors: George Krashias, Anna Pafiti, Elie Deeba, Christina Christodoulou, Marios Pantzaris and Anastasia Lambrianides
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:292
  11. There is great interest in developing tobacco plants containing minimal amounts of the addictive compound nicotine. Quinolate phosphoribosyltransferase (QPT) is an important enzyme both for primary (NAD produc...

    Authors: William A. Smith, Yuki Matsuba and Ralph E. Dewey
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:291
  12. Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage screening among hemodialysis patients is not standard practice in Thailand, because of data lacking regarding prevalence and correlation with subsequent infection. We aimed to...

    Authors: Tanyanop Techasupaboon, Vasin Vasikasin, Narittaya Varothai, Navee Raknaisil and Worapong Nasomsong
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:290
  13. How self-rated health (SRH) varies when the response on SRH is recorded from the respondent herself (adolescent girl) and her mother on her behalf. This study examines the prevalence of SRH among adolescent gi...

    Authors: Ratna Patel and Dhananjay W. Bansod
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:289
  14. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of add-on therapy with the phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor tadalafil in Japanese men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) tr...

    Authors: Daisuke Gotoh, Kazumasa Torimoto, Yosuke Morizawa, Shunta Hori, Yasushi Nakai, Makito Miyake and Kiyohide Fujimoto
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:288
  15. Use of dried blood spots (DBS) for detection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) markers of infection has the potential to facilitate diagnosis of HBV infection especially in resource-limited countries. The aim of this...

    Authors: Minami Kikuchi, Patrick Lindstrom, Alexandra Tejada-Strop, Tonya Mixson-Hayden, Saleem Kamili and Motoji Sawabe
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:287
  16. Osteopontin (OPN) is a well-known glycoprotein involved in numerous pathobiological processes, including cancer. Despite having five splice variants for osteopontin in mice, the main focus of most studies has ...

    Authors: Mohammad Kamalabadi-Farahani, Amir Atashi, Zahra Jabbarpour and Seyed Sajjad Aghayan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:286
  17. Omega-6 (n-6) and omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are essential nutrients. Dietary imbalance between these PUFAs, in particular high in n-6 PUFAs and low in n-3 PUFAs (n-6high/n-3low), is common...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Sakayori, Masanori Katakura, Susumu Setogawa, Makoto Sugita and Kazuto Kobayashi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:285
  18. There are conflicting data regarding the relationship between Parkinson’s disease (PD) and the atherosclerotic process. This study aimed to compare endothelial function in patients with PD and matched controls...

    Authors: Branislav Kollár, Andrej Blaho, Katarína Valovičová, Michal Poddaný, Peter Valkovič, Igor Straka, Peter Turčáni and Pavel Šiarnik
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:284
  19. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is still affecting African countries. The pandemic presents challenges on how to measure governmental, and community responses to the crisis. Beyon...

    Authors: Chelsea Mbeke Kilonzo, Mark Wamalwa, Solange Youdom Whegang and Henri E. Z. Tonnang
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:283
  20. Crayfish plague disease, caused by the oomycete pathogen Aphanomyces astaci represents one of the greatest risks for the biodiversity of the freshwater crayfish. This data article covers the de novo transcriptome...

    Authors: Ljudevit Luka Boštjančić, Caterina Francesconi, Christelle Rutz, Lucien Hoffbeck, Laetitia Poidevin, Arnaud Kress, Japo Jussila, Jenny Makkonen, Barbara Feldmeyer, Miklós Bálint, Klaus Schwenk, Odile Lecompte and Kathrin Theissinger
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:281

    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Genomics 2022 23:600

  21. Causal mutations for major genes that underlie a broad range of morphological traits are often located within exons of genes that then affect protein functions. Non-model organism genetic studies are not easy ...

    Authors: Nathalie Iannuccelli, Julien Sarry, Yvon Billon, Patrick Aymard, Virginie Helies, Cédric Cabau, Cécile Donnadieu and Julie Demars
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:282
  22. Due to gaps in the literature, we developed a systematic method to assess multimorbidity using national surveys. The objectives of this study were thus to identify methods used to define and measure multimorbi...

    Authors: Rifqah Abeeda Roomaney, Brian van Wyk and Victoria Pillay-van Wyk
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:280
  23. Authors: Sosuke Kageyama, Atsuhiro Nakagawa, Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Kiyonobu Ohtani, Toshiki Endo, Manabu Kyan, Tetsuya Kusunoki, Yoshiteru Shimoda, Shin-Ichiro Osawa, Masayuki Kanamori, Kuniyasu Niizuma and Teiji Tominaga
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:279

    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2022 15:85

  24. While essential oils have many applications in medicine, not many studies have been done in the past to address issues of active targeting, enhancing bioavailability and reducing toxicity at higher concentrati...

    Authors: Nasla Shakya, S. Budha Chettri, Susan Joshi and Annada Rajbhandary
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:278
  25. As a progressive chronic condition, osteoarthritis (OA) causes substantial pain and impairment. Secrete proinflammatory cytokines are essential mediators involved in the pathophysiology of OA. In this regard, ...

    Authors: Alireza Pishgahi, Majid Zamani, Amir Mehdizadeh, Leila Roshangar, Milad Afkham-Daghdaghan, Behzad Pourabbas and Mehdi Yousefi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:277
  26. Microbial infections and mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, with 627 k deaths in 2020, are still major public health challenges.

    Authors: Mahmoud Osanloo, Samira Firooziyan, Abbas Abdollahi, Shekoufeh Hatami, Amene Nematollahi, Narges Elahi and Elham Zarenezhad
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:276
  27. Chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) is an idiopathic disease affecting thousands of U.S. Veterans exposed to open-air burn pits emitting aerosolized particulate matter (PM) while serving in Central and Southwes...

    Authors: Janeen H. Trembley, Simon W. So, Joshua P. Nixon, Elizabeth C. Bowdridge, Krista L. Garner, Julie Griffith, Kevin J. Engles, Thomas P. Batchelor, William T. Goldsmith, Julie M. Tomáška, Salik Hussain, Timothy R. Nurkiewicz and Tammy A. Butterick
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:275
  28. This research sought to explore health care providers’ (HCPs) experiences of delivering the first US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Commission (EC) approved peanut oral immunotherapy (peanut O...

    Authors: Aikaterini Anagnostou, Claire Lawrence, Stephen A. Tilles, Susan Laubach, Sarah M. Donelson, Mohamed Yassine and Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:273
  29. Osteoporosis is a common skeletal disorder attributed to age and is defined as a systematic degradation of bone mass and the microarchitecture leading to bone fractures. Exosomes have been reported in almost a...

    Authors: Mohammad Hasan Omidvar, Mohammad Sadegh Soltani-Zangbar, Majid Zamani, Roza Motavalli, Mehdi Jafarpoor, Sanam Dolati, Majid Ahmadi, Amir Mehdizadeh, Alireza Khabbazi, Mehrzad Hajialilo and Mehdi Yousefi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:272
  30. To perform a molecular screening to detect infections by the mayaro virus and possible coinfections with Chikungunya during an outbreak in the state of Tocantins/Brazil in 2017.

    Authors: Robson dos Santos Souza Marinho, Rodrigo Lopes Sanz Duro, Débora Bellini Caldeira, Juliana Galinskas, Mânlio Tasso Oliveira Mota, James Hunter, Maria da Aparecida Rodrigues Teles, Flávio Augusto de Pádua Milagres, Ricardo Sobhie Diaz, Fernando Shinji Kawakubo and Shirley Vasconcelos Komninakis
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:271
  31. Increasing the reproducibility and trustworthiness of biomedical research requires engaging stakeholders from all levels in an institutional setting. The QUEST Center for Responsible Research aims to develop a...

    Authors: Natascha Drude, Lorena Martinez-Gamboa, Tamarinde Haven, Constance Holman, Martin Holst, Silke Kniffert, Sarah McCann, Torsten Rackoll, Robert Schulz and Sarah Weschke
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:270
  32. The COVID-19 pandemic in Australia disrupted usual clinical training placements for naturopathic students. An innovative, remote Telehealth clinic was developed and implemented. This pilot study evaluates stud...

    Authors: Tracelee Shew, Catherine Smith, Greg Connolly and Craig S. McLachlan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:269
  33. This paper proposes three iterative methods of order three, six and seven respectively for solving non-linear equations using the modified homotopy perturbation technique coupled with system of equations. This...

    Authors: Srinivasarao Thota and P. Shanmugasundaram
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:267
  34. Despite considerable spending on mental health in the Netherlands, access to mental health remains suboptimal, particularly for migrants and ethnic minorities. Addressing the growing mental health service need...

    Authors: Onaedo Ilozumba, Trisha Kosher, Elena Syurina and Ikenna Ebuenyi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:266

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2022 15:274

  35. Robotic systems are moving toward more interaction with the environment, which requires improving environmental perception methods. The concept of primitive objects simplified the perception of the environment...

    Authors: Alireza Makki, Alireza Hadi, Bahram Tarvirdizadeh and Mehdi Teimouri
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:265
  36. Constantly high glycemia levels might influence outcomes in the management of patients undergoing surgery for diabetic foot infections (DFI). In our center for DFI, we performed a case–control study using a mu...

    Authors: Céline S. Moret, Madlaina Schöni, Felix W. A. Waibel, Elin Winkler, Angelina Grest, Bettina S. Liechti, Jan Burkhard, Dominique Holy, Martin C. Berli, Benjamin A. Lipsky and Ilker Uçkay
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:264
  37. To compare the morphological features of bronchiectasis between patients with different underlying diseases, we performed quantitative analysis of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) images of 14 patien...

    Authors: Chiori Tabe, Masaki Dobashi, Yoshiko Ishioka, Masamichi Itoga, Hisashi Tanaka, Kageaki Taima and Sadatomo Tasaka
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:263
  38. Researchers have investigated human altruism toward strangers for decades, using economic games such as the dictator game (DG) in their experiments. However, factors that cause the allocating behavior exhibite...

    Authors: Hirofumi Hashimoto, Kaede Maeda, Keisuke Yamamoto and Nobuhiro Mifune
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:261
  39. To survey the content of occupational safety and health (OSH) disclosed in corporate social responsibility (CSR)-related reports and integrated reports in 2020 and to compare the changes between 2012 and 2020 ...

    Authors: Takahiro Shimizu, Tomohisa Nagata, Ayumi Fujimoto, Shunsuke Inoue, Masako Nagata and Koji Mori
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:260
  40. This investigation aims to evaluate the association between the concentration of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in the spent culture medium (SCM) with implantation rate and the maternal immune system in the invitro fer...

    Authors: Amin Alizadegan, Maryam Akbarzadeh, Mohammad Sadegh Soltani-Zangbar, Roshanak Sambrani, Kobra Hamdi, Alieh Ghasemzadeh, Parvin Hakimi, Behnam Vahabzadeh, Hassan Dianat-Moghadam, Amir Mehdizadeh, Sina Mohammadinejad, Sanam Dolati, Sina Baharaghdam, Gholamreza Bayat, Mohammad Nouri and Mehdi Yousefi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:259
  41. Accelerometer-based wrist-worn fitness trackers and smartwatches (wearables) appeared on the consumer market in 2011. Many wearable devices have been released since. The objective of this data paper is to desc...

    Authors: André Henriksen, Ashenafi Zebene Woldaregay, Miroslav Muzny, Gunnar Hartvigsen, Laila Arnesdatter Hopstock and Sameline Grimsgaard
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:258
  42. A unique dataset of airway flow/pressure from healthy subjects on Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) ventilation was collected. This data can be used to develop or validate models of pulmonary mechanic...

    Authors: Ella F. S. Guy, Jennifer L. Knopp, Oliver Gilbertson, Simon Blue, Lui Holder-Pearson and J. Geoffrey Chase
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:257
  43. Human gene expression studies typically rely on peripheral blood samples as a cellular source, however there are numerous situations in which venipuncture is contraindicated. To this end, an oral rinse-based m...

    Authors: Kenneth Rachlin, Helané Wahbeh, Arnaud Delorme, Dean Radin, Loren Carpenter, Salma Ahmadzai, Serena Valletta and Garret Yount
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:256
  44. Mandarina is an endangered land snail genus of the oceanic Ogasawara archipelago. On Chichijima Island, the largest inhabited island in Ogasawara, this genus is almost extinct in the wild due to predation by inva...

    Authors: Shu Nishida, Kotaro Mimura, Hideaki Mori and Satoshi Chiba
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:255
  45. Carbon fixed during photosynthesis is exported from leaves towards sink organs as non-structural carbohydrates (NSC), that are a key energy source for metabolic processes in trees. In xylem, NSC are mostly sto...

    Authors: Guangqi Zhang, Pascale Maillard, Zhun Mao, Loic Brancheriau, Julien Engel, Bastien Gérard, Claire Fortunel, Jean-Luc Maeght, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta, Merlin Ramel, Sophie Nourissier-Mountou, Stéphane Fourtier and Alexia Stokes
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:251

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