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  1. Content type: Research note

    The alpha-thalassaemia trait has been associated with protection against severe malaria but its role in Plasmodium falciparum asexual parasite and gametocyte carriage remains unclear. This study examined associat...

    Authors: Helena Lamptey, Michael Fokuo Ofori, Bright Adu, Kwadwo Asamoah Kusi, Emmanuel Kakra Dickson, Isabella Quakyi and Michael Alifrangis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:134

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    Competitive rugby is increasingly becoming popular among adolescent players even in countries hardly known for rugby such as Zimbabwe. Given the increased participation rates, burgeoning talent identification ...

    Authors: M. Chiwaridzo, N. Munambah, S. Oorschot, D. Magume, J. M. Dambi, G. Ferguson and B. C. M. Smits-Engelsman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:132

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    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cause to a variety of hard to cure infections. MRSA isolates also, produce an arsenal of virulence factors contribute to severe infections. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: Hamed Tahmasebi, Sanaz Dehbashi and Mohammad Reza Arabestani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:130

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    Our study aimed to assess local data for compliance with IFA supplementation and prevalence of anaemia among the pregnant mothers visiting government health facilities of eastern Nepal.

    Authors: Krishna Deo Yadav, Uday Narayan Yadav, Rajendra Raj Wagle, Dip Narayan Thakur and Sarmila Dhakal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:127

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    While HIV research remains priority in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), most of the studies have traditionally been conducted in secure locations with little focus on internally displaced person (IDPs) and how they r...

    Authors: Choolwe Muzyamba

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:126

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    Gastric cancer is more open related to genetic predisposition. In our RNA sequencing study on gastric cancer patients, Runt-related transcription factor-3 (RUNX3) expression was significantly down-regulated in...

    Authors: Sung-Hwa Sohn, Bohyun Kim, Hee Jung Sul, Yoo Jin Kim, Hyeong Su Kim, Hongtae Kim, Jong Bok Seo, Youngho Koh and Dae Young Zang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:125

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    Diarrheal diseases, including cholera, remain a major public health concern in developing countries like Nepal. This study investigated a diarrheal outbreak that affected over 1500 people in Gaidatar village o...

    Authors: Kul Raj Rai, Reena Kiran Mukhiya, Santosh Thapa, Ganesh Rai, Sabina KC, Phanu Maya Thapa, Prasha Shrestha and Shiba Kumar Rai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:124

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    The main aim of this study was to assess iron and folic acid supplementation adherence among pregnant mothers attending antenatal care in public health facilities of North Wollo Zone northern Ethiopia. An inst...

    Authors: Asmamaw Demis, Biftu Geda, Tadesse Alemayehu and Haimanot Abebe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:107

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    Emergence and dissemination of colistin-resistant (Co-R) bacteria harboring mobile colistin resistance genes pose a threat for treatment of infections caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria. Although the worl...

    Authors: Yoshimasa Yamamoto, Manuel Calvopina, Ricardo Izurieta, Irina Villacres, Ryuji Kawahara, Masahiro Sasaki and Mayumi Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:121

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    This exploratory study assessed the safety of the combination of sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim and guaifenesin (STG) in adult and pediatric patients with acute bronchitis according to local labelling in Peru.

    Authors: Mayer Falcon, Carlos Iberico, Frances Guerra, Isabel Reyes, Efraín Felix, Mónica Flores, Jorge de los Ríos, Maria E. Diaz, Alberto Casas, Sergio Sanchez-Gambetta and Roberto Carrasco

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:119

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    Globally an estimated 15% to 20% of all births are low birth weight, representing more than 20 million births a year. Low birth weights are at a greater risk of both short and long-term sequels. Therefore, thi...

    Authors: Melaku Desta, Mesfin Tadese, Bekalu Kassie and Mihrete Gedefaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:118

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    Chamaecrista fasciculata is a widespread annual legume across Eastern North America, with potential as a restoration planting, biofuel crop, and genetic model for non-papillinoid legumes. As a non-Papilinoid, C. ...

    Authors: Erika Bueno, Ted Kisha, Sonja L. Maki, Eric J. B. von Wettberg and Susan Singer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:117

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    There have been many studies on the nutritional status of under-fives and factors responsible but very few looks at this special group of women. This study assessed the breastfeeding practices of teenage mothe...

    Authors: Monday Daniel Olodu, Adewunmi Grace Adeyemi, Samuel Anu Olowookere and Olapeju Adefunke Esimai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:116

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    The aim of this study was to assess delivery place preference and its determinant factors in Simada District of Amhara Region, Northwest Ethiopia. Data was collected among 346 women who delivered in the last 1...

    Authors: Maru Mekie and Wubet Taklual

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:114

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    Web-based platforms have revolutionized the ability for researchers to perform global survey research. Methods to incentivize participation have been singularly focused on European and North American participa...

    Authors: Andrew J. Cohen, Sam Washington, Christi Butler, Puneet Kamal, German Patino, Anas Tresh, Jorge Mena, Medina Ndoye and Benjamin N. Breyer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:113

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    Many abiotic stresses cause the excessive accumulation of reactive oxygen species known as oxidative stress. While analyzing the effects of oxidative stress on tobacco, we noticed the increased accumulation of...

    Authors: Jasmina Kurepa and Jan A. Smalle

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:112

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    The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of lost to follow up from anti-retroviral therapy (ART) care and identify the associated factors among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients a...

    Authors: Nebiyu Mekonnen, Mohamed Abdulkadir, Eleyias Shumetie, Adhanom Gebreegziabher Baraki and Melaku Kindie Yenit

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:111

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  18. Content type: Research note

    Globally, 13–20% of women experience a common mental disorder (CMD) postnatally. Unfortunately, the burden of CMDs is disproportionally substantial in women from low-income countries. Nevertheless, there is a ...

    Authors: Tanaka Kaseke, James January, Catherine Tadyanemhandu, Matthew Chiwaridzo and Jermaine M. Dambi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:110

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    ClpV, the ATPase of the type VI secretion system (T6SS) recycles cytoplasmic T6SS proteins following effector translocation. Fluorescent protein fusions to ClpV showed that it localizes to discrete and dynamic...

    Authors: Jan Lennings, Christian Mayer, Munira Makhlouf, Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt and Sandra Schwarz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:109

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  20. Content type: Research note

    Hypoglycemia is associated with mortality and healthcare utilization. We aimed to assess hypoglycemia risk and Hospital use among Sudanese patients with type 2 diabetes.

    Authors: Hyder Osman Mirghani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:108

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    Basic parameters commonly used to describe genomes including length, weight and relative guanine-cytosine (GC) content are widely cited in absence of a primary source. By using updated data and original softwa...

    Authors: Allison Piovesan, Maria Chiara Pelleri, Francesca Antonaros, Pierluigi Strippoli, Maria Caracausi and Lorenza Vitale

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:106

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    To assess the prevalence and associated factors of low birth weight among newborns delivered at Debre Markos Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia.

    Authors: Animut Alebel, Fasil Wagnew, Cheru Tesema, Alemu Gebrie, Daniel Bekele Ketema, Getnet Asmare and Getiye Dejenu Kibret

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:105

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  23. Content type: Research note

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Smear positive tuberculosis patients are responsible for up to 90% of transmission occurring in the community. However, litt...

    Authors: Asmamaw Malede, Biruhalem Taye, Mengistu Legesse, Ayal Debie and Agumas Shibabaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:104

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  24. Content type: Research note

    Despite increasing rugby popularity among schoolboys’ worldwide, specific factors influencing their motivation to participate in rugby remain unclear. Therefore, this study was conducted in two parts with a du...

    Authors: M. Chiwaridzo, G. Ferguson and B. C. M. Smits-Engelsman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:103

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    Medication non-adherence is a major public health problem that has been called an “invisible epidemic”. Globally, non-adherence rates among patients with severe mental illness ranged between 30 and 65%. It gre...

    Authors: Daniel Ayelegne Gebeyehu, Haregewoin Mulat, Lulu Bekana, Nega Tezera Asemamaw, Mequanent Kassa Birarra, Wubet Worku Takele and Dessie Abebaw Angaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:102

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    Influenza is an acute respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus which circulates annually in populations of different species. Madin-Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) is the most widely utilized cell-line for...

    Authors: Hsin-Chung Tsai, Caitlin W. Lehman, Chi-Chieh Lin, Sen-Wei Tsai and Chuan-Mu Chen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:101

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    Gamification broadly refers to the use of game design elements in non-game contexts with the goal of promoting users’ engagement. Gamification strategies appear as an advantageous tool to increase the motivati...

    Authors: Sílvia Lopes, Armanda Pereira, Paula Magalhães, André Oliveira and Pedro Rosário

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:100

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  28. Content type: Data note

    Enterococci are Gram-positive lactic acid bacteria and common inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract of mammals, including humans. They are also widely distributed in diverse environments such as soil, wate...

    Authors: Fauzia Aziz, Muhammad Nasim Khan, Safia Ahmed and Simon Colin Andrews

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:99

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  29. Content type: Research note

    Road traffic injuries are the major and neglected public health challenges. It causes 1.2 million deaths and 50 million injuries yearly and the use of seat belt reduces 60% of the cases. However, little is kno...

    Authors: Manay K. Woldegebriel, Berihu G. Aregawi and Hafte T. Gebru

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:98

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    Newborn care practices like the initiation of breastfeeding within an hour, delay baby bathing, cord cutting with a safe instrument, and thermal care is a crucial intervention for the avoidance of more than 75...

    Authors: Yaregal Semanew, Meaza Etaye, Alemayehu Tizazu, Desalegn Abebaw and Tsegaye Gebremedhin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:96

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    To assess the magnitude and factors associated with premarital sexual intercourse among adolescent students of the secondary and preparatory school in Debre-Markos town, northwest Ethiopia, 2017.

    Authors: Geremew Kindie Behulu, Kiber Temesgen Anteneh and Getie Lake Aynalem

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:95

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    COPD patients have challenges for effective use of inhalers due to advanced age, fixed airflow obstruction and comorbid medical conditions. Published clinical trials investigate drug efficacy but rarely consid...

    Authors: Haider Mannan, Soo Wei Foo and Belinda Cochrane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:94

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  33. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that the family name of one of the authors was omitted. In this Correction the incorrect and correct author name are shown. The original ...

    Authors: Diana E. Waturangi, Eko Wiratama and Audora Sabatini Theresia

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:93

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:45

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    Reactive oxygen species (ROS) oxidize guanine residues in DNA to form 7,8-dihydro-oxo-2′-deoxyguanosine (8oxoG) lesions in the genome. Human 8-oxoguanine glycosylase-1 (hOGG1) recognizes and excises this highl...

    Authors: Kathryn D. Mouzakis, Tiffany Wu and Karl A. Haushalter

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:92

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    This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to estimate the overall pooled prevalence of preterm birth and the effect of pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) and multiple pregnancies on preterm birth in Eth...

    Authors: Getaneh Mulualem, Amare Wondim and Abere Woretaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:91

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    The aim of this study was to assess reproductive health service utilization and its associated factors among secondary school students in Woreta town, South Gondar, North east Ethiopia 2018.

    Authors: Addisu Taye Abate, Aynalem Adu Ayisa and Tesfamichael G/Mariam W/Mariam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:90

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    The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of citrulline (Cit) supplementation on inflammatory markers and liver histopathology in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In this cli...

    Authors: Zahra Darabi, Mina Darand, Zahra Yari, Mehdi Hedayati, Amirhosein Faghihi, Shahram Agah and Azita Hekmatdoost

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:89

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    Currently, it is estimated that one in 10 women of reproductive age are affected by the reproductive condition known as endometriosis. However, there has been limited research and policy attention on the preva...

    Authors: Rebecca Reid, Amie Steel, Jon Wardle, Erica McIntyre, Joanna Harnett, Hope Foley and Jon Adams

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:88

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  39. Content type: Research note

    Hypertension is a major risk factor and precursor of myocardial infarction, chronic kidney disease, heart failure and premature death. These vascular events increased costs of hypertension management. Self-car...

    Authors: Busha Gamachu Labata, Muktar Beshir Ahmed, Ginenus Fekadu Mekonen and Fekede Bekele Daba

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:86

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    Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of neonatal meningitis and sepsis worldwide. Intrapartum antibiotics given to women carrying GBS are an effective means of reducing disease in the first week of life...

    Authors: Ka-Ning To, Emma Cornwell, Roger Daniel, Sweenie Goonesekera, Elita Jauneikaite, Victoria Chalker and Kirsty Le Doare

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:85

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  41. Content type: Research note

    To estimate the immunization coverage among children admitted for consultation or hospitalization in health structures of Lomé.

    Authors: Wendpouiré I. C. Zida-Compaore, Didier K. Ekouevi, Fifonsi A. Gbeasor-Komlanvi, Essèboè K. Sewu, Tetouyaba Blatome, Adama D. Gbadoe, Diparidè A. Agbèrè and Yawo Atakouma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:84

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  42. Content type: Research note

    Disrespectful and abusive behavior during childbirth and maternity care is violation of fundamental right of women and unborn child. There is scarce of data on disrespectful and abusive behavior during childbi...

    Authors: Zemenu Yohannes Kassa and Siraj Husen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:83

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