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    The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe is predicted to encode ~ 200 proteins of < 100 amino acids, including a number of previously uncharacterised proteins that are found conserved in related Schizosaccharo...

    Authors: Sophie Longmuir, Nabihah Akhtar and Stuart A. MacNeill

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:191

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    Ethiopia bears a high stunting burden. However, there is a paucity of evidence on the socioeconomic inequalities of stunting in Ethiopia. Thus, this study was aimed to determine the degree of socioeconomic ine...

    Authors: Shimels Hussien Mohammed, Fatima Muhammad, Reza Pakzad and Shahab Alizadeh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:184

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    In this study we have investigated the in vitro and in vivo virulence characteristics of a new T6SS positive Campylobacter jejuni chicken isolate (SV12) originating from a poultry population in North Romania. A d...

    Authors: Vlad A. Ungureanu, Alexandros Ch. Stratakos, Ozan Gundogdu, Lavinia Stef, Ioan Pet, Elena Pet, Nicolae Pacala and Nicolae Corcionivoschi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:180

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    People living with spinal cord injuries are at a high risk to experience preventable secondary health conditions in their lifetime, which can lead to rehospitalisation and death. Given the fact that spinal cor...

    Authors: Sonti Pilusa, Hellen Myezwa and Joanne Potterton

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:179

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    The assessment of quality of life has significant impact in device therapy. This research was aimed to translate and evaluate the validity and reliability of the Indonesian version of the AQUAREL questionnaire.

    Authors: Muhammad Yamin, Simon Salim, Siti Setiati, Idrus Alwi and Putri Zulmiyusrini

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:178

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    This study aimed to assess factors associated with knowledge on obstetric danger signs among women who gave birth within 1 year in North West, Ethiopia.

    Authors: Azezu Asres Nigussie, Amanu Aragaw Emiru, Yeshalem Mulugeta Demilew and Eleni Admassu Mersha

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:177

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    Soybean seeds are an important source of vegetable proteins for both food and industry worldwide. Conglycinins (7S) and glycinins (11S), which are two major families of storage proteins encoded by a small fami...

    Authors: Chenlong Li, Vi Nguyen, Jun Liu, Wenqun Fu, Chen Chen, Kangfu Yu and Yuhai Cui

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:176

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    This study was aimed to assess medication non-adherence and associated factors among adult diabetes in Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital Bahir Dar city administration. To overcome this object, a cross-sectional s...

    Authors: Teshager W/giorgis Abate

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:175

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    Exposure to stress during pregnancy may program susceptibility to the development of obesity in offspring. Our goal was to determine whether prenatal maternal stress (PNMS) due to a natural disaster was associ...

    Authors: Lei Cao-Lei, Guillaume Elgbeili, Moshe Szyf, David P. Laplante and Suzanne King

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:174

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    The partial cell recycling chemostat is a modification of the chemostat in which cells are partially recycled towards the bioreactor. This allows using dilution rates higher than the maximum growth rate result...

    Authors: Oscar van Mastrigt, Reinier A. Egas, Søren K. Lillevang, Tjakko Abee and Eddy J. Smid

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:173

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    Frailty indices are important predictors of major health outcomes, but mostly designed by and for researchers and specialists. Three of the most commonly used theory-based indices are composite measures that a...

    Authors: Yi-Sheng Chao, Danielle McGolrick, Chao-Jung Wu, Hsing-Chien Wu and Wei-Chih Chen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:172

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    The most common cancer amongst women is breast cancer. Reports on the role of EBV, BKV, and JCV in the development of breast cancer are controversial. Hence, the aim of this study was to determine the frequenc...

    Authors: Razieh Dowran, Negar Joharinia, Akbar Safaei, Sahar Bakhtiyarizadeh, Abootaleb Alidadi Soleimani, Rasool Alizadeh, Sara Mir-Shiri and Jamal Sarvari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:171

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    Depression is the most frequently observed psychiatric disorder among HIV positives and it is becoming worse in prisoners. The aim this study was to assess prevalence and associated factors of depression among...

    Authors: Meselu Getaneh, Mebratu Mitiku Reta, Dawit Assefa, Zegeye Yohannis and Demeke Demilew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:170

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    Bacterial contamination of donated blood and blood components is a major public health problem globally. The aim of the study was to evaluate the rate and spectrum of bacterial contaminations and antimicrobial...

    Authors: Masresha Agzie, Selam Niguse, Ephrem Tsegay, Getahun Kahsay and Mahmud Abdulkader Mahmud

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:169

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    Anemia is the most common hematological complication of HIV infection that has a significant impact on the quality of life and clinical outcomes. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence a...

    Authors: Kassaw Wubneh Zerihun, Gashaw Andargie Bikis and Esmael Ali Muhammad

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:168

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    US Army soldiers and military veterans experience high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, PTSD risk factors are not fully understood. Sensitivity to blood, injury, and mutilation (SBIM), ...

    Authors: Oscar I. Gonzalez, James A. Naifeh, Quinn M. Biggs, Tsz Hin Hinz Ng, Carol S. Fullerton and Robert J. Ursano

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:167

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    In Africa, 80% of women ingest traditional medicine (TM) during pregnancy. Although widely used in Cameroon, no study in has either demonstrated its safety or effectiveness. Hence, we sought to determine the e...

    Authors: Julius Sama Dohbit, Esther Meka, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Myriam Mbia Koudo Ze, Felix Essiben, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Jan Rene Nkeck and Pascal Foumane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:166

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    Harmonizing individual patient data (IPD) for meta-analysis has clinical and statistical advantages. Harmonizing IPD from multiple studies may benefit from a flexible data harmonization platform (DHP) that all...

    Authors: Joeri Kalter, Maike G. Sweegers, Irma M. Verdonck-de Leeuw, Johannes Brug and Laurien M. Buffart

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:164

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    Planarians including Dugesia ryukyuensis (Dr) have strong regenerative abilities that require enhanced DNA replication. Knockdown of the DUT gene in Dr, which encodes deoxyuridine 5′-triphosphate pyrophosphatase ...

    Authors: Md. Shahanoor Alam, Hideaki Moriyama and Midori Matsumoto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:163

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    This descriptive-correlational study was conducted on 122 Iranian people living with HIV (PWHIV), who referred to a behavioral diseases counseling center in 2018. The AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG) questionn...

    Authors: Mohammad Ali Morowatisharifabad, Ehsan Movahed, Jamileh Farokhzadian, Ruhollah Nikooie, Mahdieh Hosseinzadeh, Mohsen Askarishahi and Reza Bidaki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:162

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    The purpose of this study was to assess prevalence and associated factors of unintended pregnancy among pregnant women in Gondar town, North western Ethiopia, 2014. A community based cross-sectional study was ...

    Authors: Fentahun Yenealem and Gedefaye Niberet

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:161

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    Diabetes mellitus (DM) patients are susceptible to delayed resolution of pneumonia. However, the pathogenesis of the impaired tissue repair in inflamed lungs in diabetic patients is unknown. We evaluated phago...

    Authors: Yoshiro Yamashita, Reiki Kuroki, Masahiro Takaki, Takeshi Tanaka, Masachika Senba, Konosuke Morimoto and Hideaki Amano

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:160

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    Stabilising samples of microbial communities for DNA extraction without access to laboratory equipment can be a challenging task. In this paper we propose a method using filter paper disks for the preservation...

    Authors: Anneloes E. Groenenboom, Eddy J. Smid and Sijmen E. Schoustra

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:159

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    HIV remained the major cause of death in women of reproductive age worldwide. There is limited evidence regarding the fertility desire of HIV positive women receiving HIV care in the study area. Therefore, fac...

    Authors: Teshome Shiferaw, Getachew Kiros, Zewdie Birhanu, Hailay Gebreyesus, Tesfay Berhe and Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:158

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    Voltage-gated Ca2+ channels (VGCCs) are of central relevance in regulating Ca2+ influx into living cells. The low-voltage activated (LVA) Cav3 T-type Ca2+ channels are widely distributed throughout the brain incl...

    Authors: Andreas Lundt, Christina Henseler, Carola Wormuth, Julien Soos, Robin Seidel, Ralf Müller, Muhammad Imran Arshaad, Karl Broich, Jürgen Hescheler, Agapios Sachinidis, Dan Ehninger, Anna Papazoglou and Marco Weiergräber

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:157

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    Mumps-containing vaccine is currently not a component of the national immunization schedule in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Mumps itself is not a notifiable disease in the country and the seropreval...

    Authors: Hironori Okabayashi, Kenichi Komada, Minoru Kidokoro, Tomomi Kitamura, Shinsuke Miyano, Tomoo Ito, Kongxay Phounphenghak, Chansay Pathammavong, Keiko Murano, Misato Nagai, Yoshio Mori, Katsuhiro Komase, Anonh Xeuatvongsa, Makoto Takeda and Masahiko Hachiya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:155

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    Self-medication practice is the selection and use of medicines by individuals or a member of the individual’s family without physician’s order to treat self-recognized or self-diagnosed conditions. It is highl...

    Authors: Ebabu Jember, Amsalu Feleke, Ayal Debie and Geta Asrade

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:153

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    This study was conducted to assess hypertension control and factors associated with it among hypertensive patients on treatment at Zewditu Memorial Hospital.

    Authors: Boressa Adugna Horsa, Yewondwossen Tadesse and Ephrem Engidawork

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:152

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    In Sub-Saharan Africa, there is an increase in trypanosome non-susceptibility to multiple trypanocides, but limited information on judicious trypanocide use is accessible to smallholder farmers and agricultura...

    Authors: Sarah A. O. Wamwenje, Ibrahim I. Wangwe, Nicodemus Masila, Caroline K. Mirieri, Lillian Wambua and Benard W. Kulohoma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:151

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    For patients with cystic fibrosis, the imaging of the pancreas is of crucial importance for the early detection of pancreatic carcinoma. Comparative studies between Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and sonogra...

    Authors: Christopher Kloth, Dorit Fabricius, Inka Wendlik, Stefan Andreas Schmidt, Matthias Pfahler, Elisabeth Lormes, Meinrad Beer, Wolfgang Kratzer and Julian Schmidberger

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:150

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    The selection of reference genes in sugarcane under Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) infection has not been reported and is indispensable to get reliable reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) results for ...

    Authors: Marcel Fernando da Silva, Marcos Cesar Gonçalves, Michael dos Santos Brito, Paula Macedo Nóbile, Larissa Mara de Andrade, Cibele Nataliane Medeiros, Silvana Creste and Luciana Rossini Pinto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:149

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    This study was aimed to assess perinatal outcomes of severe preeclampsia/eclampsia and associated factors among mothers admitted in Amhara Region referral hospitals, North West Ethiopia, 2018.

    Authors: Misganaw Fikirie Melese, Marta Berta Badi and Getie Lake Aynalem

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:147

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    Medical waste is a total waste stream which is generated from the healthcare facilities during the healthcare delivery process. It can contain potentially hazardous substances for the human being and the envir...

    Authors: Teshiwal Deress, Mohabaw Jemal, Mekonnen Girma and Kasaw Adane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:146

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    This was a preliminary study whose objective was to estimate the prevalence and risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among people living with HIV (PLWHIV) based on diabetes risk assessment scores.

    Authors: Sepiso K. Masenga, Paul Toloka, Kaseya Chiyenu, Ilubala Imasiku, Hope Mutengo, Oscar Ngongo Ulungu, Zangi Mallesu, Eunice Mulenga, Macwañi Mutukwa, Kingsley Kamvuma and Benson M. Hamooya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:145

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    Unmet need refers to fecund women who either wish to postpone the next birth (spacers) or who wish to stop childbearing (limiters) but are not using a contraceptive method. The aim of this study was to assess ...

    Authors: Solomon Adanew Worku, Sindew Mahmud Ahmed and Tizebt Fisseha Mulushewa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:143

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    Despite several decades of work in improving childhood nutrition in Ethiopia, stunting remains a major public health concern with lack of evidence on its effect on school performance. Therefore, this study aim...

    Authors: Tsedeke Wolde and Tefera Belachew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:142

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    The aim of the present investigation was to determine whether using cryostimulation (partial-body cryostimulation) impacts sleep quality in professional soccer players. Different exposure durations at − 180 °C...

    Authors: Wafa Douzi, Olivier Dupuy, Dimitri Theurot, Geoffroy Boucard and Benoit Dugué

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:141

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    The objective of this study is to assess the quality of life and to identify factors associated with good global quality of life among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Togo.

    Authors: Issifou Yaya, Lihanimpo Djalogue, Akouda Akessiwè Patassi, Dadja Essoya Landoh, Ayélé Assindo, Aboubakari Nambiema, Kanfitine Kolani, P’Niwè Massoubayo Patchali, Essodjèlouna Manani Bignandi, Abdoulahy Diallo, Didier Koumavi Ekouévi and Bayaki Saka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:140

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    Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) are among the major public health and socioeconomic problems in developing countries like Ethiopia. Food-handlers that directly deal with production and distribution of f...

    Authors: Edosa Kebede, Abdurahaman Seid and Senayt Akele

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:139

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    This study was designed to investigate the transcriptional response of OmpF and OmpC along with an antisense RNA, MicF under concentration gradient carbapenem exposure.

    Authors: Shiela Chetri, Melson Singha, Deepshikha Bhowmik, Kathakali Nath, Debadatta Dhar Chanda, Atanu Chakravarty and Amitabha Bhattacharjee

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:138

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    This study was aimed to assess the prevalence and associated factors of diabetic ketoacidosis among adult patients admitted in emergency department of Hawassa university comprehensive specialized hospital. An ...

    Authors: Asres Bedaso, Zewdie Oltaye, Ephrem Geja and Mohammed Ayalew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:137

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    Cognitive impairments are now widely recognized and emerging as an important therapeutic target in a patient with a major depressive disorder (MDD). It associated with a more deteriorating course of illness am...

    Authors: Abebe Ambaw and Getachew Tesfaw Desalegn

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:135

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