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  1. This study was designed to find a method to enhance the recovery of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. parasites from water samples for research purposes compared to the results that can be achieved with USEPA...

    Authors: Marie-Stéphanie Fradette and Steve J. Charette
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:254
  2. SARS CoV-2, the etiologic agent of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is well-known to use ACE2 to begin internalization. Some viruses enter the host cell through the endocytosis process and involve some endo...

    Authors: Nur Atik, Farruqi Wirawan, Riezki Amalia, Astrid Feinisa Khairani and Gita Widya Pradini
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:252
  3. In the field of graph theory, an intuitionistic fuzzy set becomes a useful tool to handle problems related to uncertainty and impreciseness. We introduced the interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy line graphs (...

    Authors: V. N. Srinivasa Rao Repalle, Keneni Abera Tola and Mamo Abebe Ashebo
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:250
  4. This study aimed to determine the publication rate of free paper abstracts presented by the postgraduate (PG) trainees and determine the reasons for non-publication. A mixed methods study was conducted. PG tra...

    Authors: Hafsa Majid, Lena Jafri, Sibtain Ahmed, Muhammad Abbas Abid, Mohammad Aamir, Aamir Ijaz, Aysha Habib Khan and Imran Siddiqui
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:249
  5. Long INterspersed Element-1 (L1) is an autonomous transposable element in the genome. L1 transcripts that are not reverse transcribed back into the genome can accumulate in the cytoplasm and activate an inflam...

    Authors: Shelby C. Osburn, Matthew A. Romero, Paul A. Roberson, Petey W. Mumford, Derek A. Wiggins, Jeremy S. McAdam, Devin J. Drummer, S. Louis Bridges Jr., Marcas M. Bamman and Michael D. Roberts
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:245
  6. To determine the efficacy and safety of sildenafil citrate to improve outcomes in pregnancies complicated by early-onset, dismal prognosis, fetal growth restriction (FGR). Eligibility: women ≥ 18 years, single...

    Authors: Peter von Dadelszen, François Audibert, Emmanuel Bujold, Jeffrey N. Bone, Ash Sandhu, Jing Li, Chirag Kariya, Youkee Chung, Tang Lee, Kelvin Au, M. Amanda Skoll, Marianne Vidler, Laura A. Magee, Bruno Piedboeuf, Philip N. Baker, Sayrin Lalji…
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:244
  7. The objective of this paper is to describe the initial phase of a long-term collaboration initiative between a municipality and the Faculty of Medicine at a university in Sweden. The overall ambition of the co...

    Authors: Sara Hultqvist, Lisa Ekstam, Janicke Andersson, Maria H. Nilsson, Marieclaire Overton, Magnus Zingmark and Susanne Iwarsson
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:243
  8. Environmental constraints, especially temperature, have been identified as a key in understanding host-symbiont relationships, as they can directly impact the fitness of the symbiont population and the host de...

    Authors: Yeganeh Gharabigloozare and Christoph Bleidorn
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:240
  9. This study evaluates the probiotic activity of three vaginal Lactobacillus gasseri (H59.2, IMAUFB014, and JCM1131) and one non-vaginal L. plantarum ATCC14917 against three Candida albicans (ATCC10231, candidiasis...

    Authors: Robert Josue Rodríguez-Arias, Bryan Omar Guachi-Álvarez, Dominique Esther Montalvo-Vivero and António Machado
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:239
  10. Home care is one of the essential community health care services; thus, identifying changes of home care utilization before and during the COVID-19 pandemic would be useful for researchers and policymaker to r...

    Authors: Jun Hamano, Hirokazu Tachikawa, Sho Takahashi, Saori Ekoyama, Hiroka Nagaoka, Sachiko Ozone, Shoichi Masumoto, Takahiro Hosoi and Tetsuaki Arai
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:238
  11. In recent years, research on the use of electronic noses (e-nose) has developed rapidly, especially in the medical and food fields. Typically, e-nose is coupled with machine learning algorithms to detect or pr...

    Authors: Dedy Rahman Wijaya, Riyanarto Sarno, Enny Zulaika and Farah Afianti
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:237
  12. People gather information about health topics from online channels oftentimes awash with misinformation. Investigating this problem during the COVID-19 pandemic is important, as the misinformation effect occur...

    Authors: Joanna Greer, Kaitlyn Fitzgerald and Santosh Vijaykumar
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:235
  13. To evaluate the effects of cryotherapy on pain scores and satisfaction levels of patients during cataract surgery under topical anesthesia. Eighty patients aged between 55 and 75 years scheduled for cataract s...

    Authors: Marzieh Beigom Khezri, Abbas Akrami, Matina Majdi, Bijan Gahandideh and Navid mohammadi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:234
  14. This pilot study investigated the feasibility of studying 12-month readmission of youth aged 10–16 years following their first psychiatric hospitalization and changes in youth mental and psychosocial health pr...

    Authors: Mark A. Ferro, Christy K. Y. Chan, John D. Vanderkooy, Laurie Horricks, Laura Duncan and Ellen L. Lipman
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:233
  15. There has been a lack of systematic and theoretically underpinned evaluations, internationally and in Sweden, of local multi-component initiatives delivered outside public employment services and formal educat...

    Authors: Frida Jonsson, Anne C. Gotfredsen and Isabel Goicolea
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:232
  16. Periparturient period is associated with multiple changes including serum concentration of macro minerals and drop in feed intake. Therefore, it is essential to know the actual concentrations of major macro mi...

    Authors: Mojahidul Kabir, Md. Mehedi Hasan, Nobonita Sarker Tanni, Mst. Sonia Parvin, Md. Asaduzzaman, Md. Amimul Ehsan and Md. Taohidul Islam
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:231
  17. Wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis (Fom) is one of the most widespread and destructive melon diseases worldwide. Whole-genome sequencing data of a diverse set of Fom strains, as well as several non-...

    Authors: Fatemeh Sabahi, Zia Banihashemi, Mara de Sain and Martijn Rep
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:229
  18. Hearing loss is an important public health problem. Its causes vary, including infections, noise, and aging. The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic occurred in April 2020 in Japan. During the pandemic, people...

    Authors: Yukiko Wagatsuma, Kaori Daimaru, Shiqi Deng and Jou-Yin Chen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:228
  19. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a significant health issue in humans as well as horses. Experimental models of equine carpal OA have been used to investigate OA pathogenesis and potential therapeutic candidates. A 5-sc...

    Authors: Camilla Andersen, Stine Jacobsen, Marie Walters and Casper Lindegaard
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:226
  20. Inequities in access to health care contribute to persisting disparities in health care outcomes. We constructed a geographic information systems analysis to test the association between income and access to t...

    Authors: Jingchuan Guo, Inmaculada Hernandez, Sean Dickson, Shangbin Tang, Utibe R. Essien, Christina Mair and Lucas A. Berenbrok
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:225
  21. Since there is no material in the market met all the ideal requirements of an impression material, thus in an attempt to find one, hybridization between the two most commonly used impression materials were don...

    Authors: Lamia Singer, Christoph Bourauel, Shaymaa I. Habib, Heba El-Amin Shalaby and Sayed H. Saniour
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:224
  22. Anisakis pegreffii is a zoonotic parasite requiring marine organisms to complete its life-history. Human infection (anisakiasis) occurs when the third stage larvae (L3) are accidentally ingested with raw or under...

    Authors: Marialetizia Palomba, Pietro Libro, Jessica Di Martino, Aurelia Rughetti, Mario Santoro, Simonetta Mattiucci and Tiziana Castrignanò
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:223
  23. Cognitive decline is an important and well-documented health problem. The Mini-Cog, a simple cognitive function test, is recommended as a potential early cognitive screening tool. Kanagawa Prefecture, one of t...

    Authors: Yoshinobu Saito, Sho Nakamura, Ayumi Tanaka, Ryo Watanabe, Hiroto Narimatsu and Ung-il Chung
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:222
  24. Sepsis is a lethal condition characterized by systemic inflammation and multiple organ failure; this condition was initially defined as systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) due to infection. We previ...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Ogawa, Nobutake Shimojo, Akiko Ishii, Akira Tamaoka, Satoru Kawano and Yoshiaki Inoue
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:221
  25. Inflammation is present in many diseases and identification of immune cell infiltration is a common assessment. CD138 (syndecan-1) is a recommended immunohistochemical marker for human plasmacytes although it ...

    Authors: David K. Meyerholz, Mariah R. Leidinger, J. Adam Goeken, Thomas R. Businga, Allison Akers, Sebastian Vizuett, Courtney A. Kaemmer, Jordan L. Kohlmeyer, Rebecca D. Dodd and Dawn E. Quelle
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:219
  26. This study aimed to analyze the effect of object-location binding on the visual working memory workload. For this study, thirty healthy subjects were recruited, and they performed the “What was where” task, wh...

    Authors: Solwoong Song, Jinsick Park, Young Min Park, In Young Kim and Dong Pyo Jang
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:217
  27. In the research note, our main objective is to explore the value of combining an evidence synthesis with a network analysis. The discussion is based on a critical interpretive synthesis, which combines systema...

    Authors: Cristina A. Mattison, Kirsty Bourret and Michelle L. Dion
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:216
  28. Multiplex immunohistochemistry (mIHC) and multiplexed ion beam imaging (MIBI) images are usually phenotyped using a manual thresholding process. The thresholding is prone to biases, especially when examining m...

    Authors: Souvik Seal, Julia Wrobel, Amber M. Johnson, Raphael A. Nemenoff, Erin L. Schenk, Benjamin G. Bitler, Kimberly R. Jordan and Debashis Ghosh
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:215
  29. Isolating high-quality RNA is a basic requirement while performing high throughput sequencing, microarray, and various other molecular investigations. However, it has been quite challenging to isolate RNA with...

    Authors: Umer Majeed Wani, Zubair Ahmad Wani, Aabid M. Koul, Asif Amin, Basit Amin Shah, Faizah Farooq and Raies A. Qadri
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:214
  30. Grapevine (Vitis spp.) viral infections, including those by Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 (GLRaV-3) and Grapevine red blotch virus (GRBV), greatly reduce fruit yields and quality. Evidence exists that hos...

    Authors: Christopher M. Wallis
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:213
  31. This study aimed to determine whether presepsin and inflammation-based prognostic scores can predict the progression of septic subclinical acute kidney injury (AKI) to septic AKI among intensive care unit (ICU...

    Authors: Yuichiro Shimoyama, Osamu Umegaki, Noriko Kadono and Toshiaki Minami
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:212
  32. Mentors have the responsibility to guide their mentees through academic and scientific challenges that they might encounter during their educational and professional development. In embodying the role of mento...

    Authors: Daniel Pizzolato and Kris Dierickx
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:209
  33. Because the prevalence overweight and obesity remains high during adolescence in Europe, tracking weight status in children and adolescents is needed. We aimed to estimate French trends in the prevalence of we...

    Authors: Jérémy Vanhelst, Jean-Benoît Baudelet, David Thivel, Hervé Ovigneur and Thibault Deschamps
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:208
  34. In this study, the aim was to compare the performance of four spatiotemporal decomposition algorithms (stICA, stJADE, stSOBI, and sPCA) and parameters for identifying single motor units in human skeletal muscl...

    Authors: Robin Rohlén, Jun Yu and Christer Grönlund
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:207
  35. This study investigates the development of the thoracic cross-section at the nipple line level during the early stages of life. Unlike the descriptive awareness regarding chest development course, there exist ...

    Authors: Nima Seifnaraghi, Serena de Gelidi, Inéz Frerichs, Merja Kallio, Erich Sorantin, Andrew Tizzard, Andreas Demosthenous and Richard H. Bayford
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:206
  36. A reliable and valid tool is required to assess home healthcare nurses’ job satisfaction for evaluating and improving the work environment and clinical practice of home healthcare. This study aimed to develop ...

    Authors: Yoko Mori, Miki Sasaki, Yasuko Ogata and Taisuke Togari
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:205
  37. The rising rate of preprints and publications, combined with persistent inadequate reporting practices and problems with study design and execution, have strained the traditional peer review system. Automated ...

    Authors: Robert Schulz, Adrian Barnett, René Bernard, Nicholas J. L. Brown, Jennifer A. Byrne, Peter Eckmann, Małgorzata A. Gazda, Halil Kilicoglu, Eric M. Prager, Maia Salholz-Hillel, Gerben ter Riet, Timothy Vines, Colby J. Vorland, Han Zhuang, Anita Bandrowski and Tracey L. Weissgerber
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:203
  38. To narratively describe the challenges and solutions required in delivering a non-commercial study of children undergoing cardiac surgery using a novel subcutaneous hormone collection device.

    Authors: Terrie Walker-Smith, Daniel Fudulu, Aravind Ramesh, Karen Sheehan, Julie Madden, Lucy Culliford, Jonathan Evans, Gianni D. Angelini, Thomas Upton and Ben Gibbison
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:202
  39. In contrast to glycophytes, halophyte plants have evolved unique morphological and physiological mechanisms to deal with abiotic stress. This study presents the physiological responses of Aeluropus littoralis, a ...

    Authors: Seyyed Hamidreza Hashemipetroudi, Gholamreza Ahmadian, Farzaneh Fatemi, Ghorbanali Nematzadeh, Ahad Yamchi and Markus Kuhlmann
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:201

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