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  1. Content type: Research note

    This study assessed the predatory potentiality of two unexplored fishes, Puntius tetrazona and Hyphessobrycon rosaceus on Culex vishnui subgroup larvae in order to utilize natural resources to diminish mosquito p...

    Authors: Mousumi Barik, Indranil Bhattacharjee, Anupam Ghosh and Goutam Chandra

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:804

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    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the association between PET/CT CFR and biomarkers combined in confirming the diagnosis of coronary microvascular dysfunction.

    Authors: Henry Anselmo Mayala, Khamis Hassan Bakari, Abdalah Mkangala, Mafuru Magesa, Fabian Pius Mghanga and Wang ZhaoHui

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:796

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    The purpose of this study is to investigate the prevalence of MRSA among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) being monitored in a tertiary outpatient hospital in the state of Pernambuco, in the Brazilian Northe...

    Authors: Cynthia Regina Pedrosa Soares, Celso Rodrigues de Lira, Maximiliano Alexandre H. Cunha, Valter Romão de Souza Junior, Fábio Lopes de Melo, Paulo Sergio Ramos de Araújo and Maria Amélia Vieira Maciel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:794

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    Tuberculosis (TB) is the second prime cause of mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa and remains a major worldwide public health problem. Unfortunately, patients with TB are at risk of poor mental health. However, p...

    Authors: Calvin Zarova, Matthew Chiwaridzo, Catherine Tadyanemhandu, Debra Machando and Jermaine M. Dambi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:795

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    This study investigated the association of Brucella seropositivity and spontaneous abortions in human population in the city of Mwanza, Tanzania.

    Authors: Fridolin Mujuni, Venance Andrew, Elifuraha B. Mngumi, Elieza Chibwe, Stephen E. Mshana and Mariam M. Mirambo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:792

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    Enterococci which are parts of the normal intestinal flora are opportunistic human pathogens. Their increasing importance is largely due to their resistance to antimicrobials. So the aim this study was to determi...

    Authors: Zelalem Tena Ferede, Kassu Desta Tullu, Solomon Gizaw Derese and Addisu Gize Yeshanew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:793

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    The study was aimed to compare the diagnostic techniques, for the detection of Helicobacter pylori infection, available in low-income countries, where molecular testing is not available or inaccessible to anyone.

    Authors: Priyatam Khadka, Ganesh Chapagain, Govinda Maharjan and Prakash Paudyal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:784

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    The main aim of this study was to assess the magnitude of malnutrition and associated factors among HIV infected children in Amhara Regional State, and Northwest Ethiopia. This study is a result of single obse...

    Authors: Yihenew Sewale, Getachew Hailu, Mizinew Sintayehu, Nurilign Abebe Moges and Animut Alebel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:788

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    Significant geographical variations in the use of diagnostic imaging have been demonstrated in Norway and elsewhere. Non-traumatic musculoskeletal conditions is one area where this has been demonstrated. A nat...

    Authors: Ann Mari Gransjøen, Siri Wiig, Kristin Bakke Lysdahl and Bjørn Morten Hofmann

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:785

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    The purpose of this study was to adapt and validate the Revised Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index, to be utilized among the Cyprus nurses’ population. Validated research scales are valuable ...

    Authors: Georgios Efstathiou, Christos Andreou, Haritini Tsangari, Maria Dimitriadou and Evridiki Papastavrou

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:791

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    The purpose of this study was to evaluate potential relationships between cytokine gene expression, complete blood counts (CBC) and animals that were sick or would become sick. The CBC and the transcript abund...

    Authors: Amanda K. Lindholm-Perry, Larry A. Kuehn, Tara G. McDaneld, Jeremy R. Miles, Aspen M. Workman, Carol G. Chitko-McKown and John W. Keele

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:786

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    The study aimed to determine the prevalence of wasting and underweight, and identify associated factors in Sodo Zuria district in South Ethiopia.

    Authors: Efrata Girma Tufa, Samson Kastro Dake, Eyasu Tamiru Bekru, Habtamu Azene Tekle, Tesfahun Molla Bobe, Banchalem Nega Angore and Fithamlak Bisetegen Solomon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:790

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    Gut hormones, such as PYY and ghrelin, are associated with appetite control and obesity. Protein is thought to be the most satiating nutrient and could affect the production of several gut hormones. The purpos...

    Authors: Fiastuti Witjaksono, Widjaja Lukito, Andi Wijaya, Nagita Gianty Annisa, Joan Jutamulia, Fariz Nurwidya and Marcellus Simadibrata

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:787

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    In view of the discrepant data regarding the association between the protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor 22 (PTPN22) rs2476601 (R620W, 1858C→T) polymorphism and susceptibility to autoimmune diseases includi...

    Authors: Younes Zaid, Nezha Senhaji, Fatima Zahra Bakhtaoui, Aurora Serrano, Nadia Serbati, Mehdi Karkouri, Wafaa Badre, Mounia Oudghiri, Javier Martin and Sellama Nadifi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:783

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    The aim of this study was to assess the magnitude, trend and reasons of rejection among referred specimens through referral network to the Amhara Public Health Institute (APHI) for laboratory testing.

    Authors: Melashu Balew Shiferaw, Gizachew Yismaw and Hailu Getachew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:781

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    The epidemiology of chronic myeloid leukemia is shifting due to the aging global population and the recent discovery and availability of targeted treatment options. This study provides recent data regarding th...

    Authors: Leonard Tu Nguyen, Maggie Guo, Christopher Naugler and Fariborz Rashid-Kolvear

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:780

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    The clusters of participants with a homogeneous psychological make-up can be identified using sophisticated machine learning techniques such as the two-step clustering algorithm. It can also help us to identif...

    Authors: Ahmed Waqas, Sadiq Naveed, Kapil Kiran Aedma, Maryam Tariq and Tayyaba Afzaal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:782

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    Schistosomiasis remains one of the most common parasitic diseases worldwide. This is a cross-sectional study aimed to determine the prevalence of schistosomiasis and its associated risk factors among primary s...

    Authors: Khalid Hajissa, Abd Elhafiz M. A. Muhajir, Hamza Adam Eshag, Alnzer Alfadel, Elkhatieb Nahied, Rabeea Dahab, Safa Mohammed Ali, Marwa Mohammed, Mohamed Gaafar and Zeehaida Mohamed

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:779

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    To determine TB knowledge and misconceptions/myths amongst HIV positive and negative adults using Demographic Health Survey data from Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Zambia.

    Authors: Godfrey Musuka, Vonai Teveredzi, Farirai Mutenherwa, Innocent Chingombe and Munyaradzi Mapingure

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:778

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    Arterial thrombosis is triggered by tissue factor, which is a transmembrane glycoprotein can be released into the blood circulation after plaque rupture. Animal models with reflecting ruptured plaque lesions w...

    Authors: Emiko Shinozawa and Masaki Kawamura

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:776

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    The theory of planned behavior (TPB) suggests that attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control influence intentions to perform a behavior, and that intentions predict behavior. The present st...

    Authors: Brooke Ingersoll, Diondra Straiton, Karís Casagrande and Katherine Pickard

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:777

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    Altered DNA methylation and microRNA profiles are associated with diabetic kidney disease. This study compared different sequencing approaches to define the genetic and epigenetic architecture of sequences sur...

    Authors: Laura J. Smyth, Alexander P. Maxwell, Katherine A. Benson, Jill Kilner, Gareth J. McKay and Amy Jayne McKnight

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:767

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    Clinical research on gene therapy has advanced the field of veterinary medicine, and gene doping, which is the illegal use of gene therapy, has become a major concern in horseracing. Since the International Fe...

    Authors: Teruaki Tozaki, Kaoru Karasawa, Yohei Minamijima, Hideaki Ishii, Mio Kikuchi, Hironaga Kakoi, Kei-ichi Hirota, Kanichi Kusano and Shun-ichi Nagata

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:770

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    To examine anti-microbial prescribing practices associated with ventilator-associated pneumonia from data gathered during an audit of practice and outcomes in intensive care units (ICUs) in a previously publis...

    Authors: Rosalind M. Elliott, Anthony R. Burrell, Peter W. Harrigan, Margherita Murgo, Kaye D. Rolls, David W. Sibbritt, Jonathan R. Iredell and Doug Elliott

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:769

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    Current guidelines suggest that patients presenting with the first seizure should be assessed by a specialist, preferably with investigations such as electroencephalography and imaging to reach a definitive di...

    Authors: H. M. M. T. B. Herath, Milinda Withana, Ranjani Gamage and Chaturaka Rodrigo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:774

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    Breast milk provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first 6 months of life. Suboptimal breastfeeding especially lacks exclusive breastfeeding increase risk of severe acute malnutrit...

    Authors: Amare Belachew, Tilahun Tewabe, Adino Asmare, Desta Hirpo, Banchialem Zeleke and Desalegn Muche

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:768

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    The burden of diabetes mellitus has exponentially increased in low resource settings. Patients with diabetes are more likely to exhibit poor mental health which negatively affects treatment outcomes. However, ...

    Authors: Alima M. Nyoni, Matthew Chiwaridzo, Catherine Tadyanemhandu, James January and Jermaine M. Dambi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:772

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    Identification of Salmonella Typhi by conventional culture techniques is labour-intensive, time consuming, and lack sensitivity and specificity unlike high-throughput epidemiological markers that are highly speci...

    Authors: Ja’afar Nuhu Ja’afar, Subhash Janardhan Bhore and Kia Kien Phua

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:766

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    To estimate the prevalence of falls, frequency of falls, injury due to falls and to explore the relationship between cataract-related blindness and falls in older patients above or equal to 50 years of age.

    Authors: Sannapaneni Krishnaiah and Ramani V. Ramanathan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:773

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    Intestinal parasitic infection is a serious public health problem throughout the world particularly in developing countries. Like other countries in sub saran region epidemiological data regarding prevalence o...

    Authors: Daniel Gebretsadik, Yeshi Metaferia, Abdurahaman Seid, Genet Molla Fenta and Alemu Gedefie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:771

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    The use of beneficial bacteria may stimulate wound healing. We performed a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind cross-over study comprising ten healthy volunteers. The aim was to investigate the impact ...

    Authors: Svante Twetman, Anne Marie Lynge Pedersen and Tulay Yucel-Lindberg

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:759

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    Mucin is an important parameter for detection and assessment in studies of airway disease including asthma and cystic fibrosis. Histochemical techniques are often used to evaluate mucin in tissues sections. Pe...

    Authors: David K. Meyerholz, Amanda P. Beck, J. Adam Goeken, Mariah R. Leidinger, Georgina K. Ofori-Amanfo, Hannah C. Brown, Thomas R. Businga, David A. Stoltz, Leah R. Reznikov and Heather A. Flaherty

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:763

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    There is a lack of study in Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolates in Malaysia. The alarming surge of cases in year 2016 lead us to evaluate the local clinical C. diphtheriae strains in Malaysia. We conducted singl...

    Authors: Shirley Yi Fen Hii, Norazah Ahmad, Rohaidah Hashim, Yii Ling Liow, Muhammad Adib Abd Wahab and Mohd Khairul Nizam Mohd Khalid

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:760

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    We conducted a retrospective cohort study to assess the effect of tracking People Living with HIV (PLHIV) after missed clinic visits and factors associated with return to care in rural Uganda. We assessed rete...

    Authors: Maria Sarah Nabaggala, Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi, Ronnie Kasirye, Agnes Kiragga, Barbara Castlenuovo, Ian Ochaka, Lilian Nakakawa, Diana Asiimwe Bena and Andrew Mujugira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:762

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    This study considers the use of a rapid molecular assay to evaluate apolipoprotein E (ApoE) status in military subjects who have been exposed to high altitude. We hypothesize that ApoE status may be protective ag...

    Authors: Richard R. Chapleau, CharLee A. Martin, Summer R. Hughes, James C. Baldwin, John Sladky, Paul M. Sherman and Michael Grinkemeyer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:764

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    In the present study, we investigated different simple and cost effective methods to evaluate and validate cell free DNA (cfDNA) isolation. The ability of the QIAamp DNA Blood Mini Kit method to extract cfDNA ...

    Authors: Afsaneh Mojtabanezhad Shariatpanahi, Parisa Rokni, Elaheh Shahabi, Fatemeh Varshoee Tabrizi and Mohammad Amin Kerachian

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:757

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    In Arabidopsis, the abscission of floral organs is regulated by two related receptor-like protein kinases, HAESA and HAESA–like 2 (HAE/HSL2). Signaling by HAE/HSL2 leads to expression of genes encoding secreted c...

    Authors: Isaiah Taylor and John C. Walker

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:754

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  38. Content type: Data note

    Monilinia fructigena (phylum Ascomycota, family Sclerotiniaceae) is a plant pathogen that causes brown rot and blossom blight in pome fruit and stone fruit of the Rosaceae family, which can cause significant loss...

    Authors: Lucia Landi, Rita M. De Miccolis Angelini, Stefania Pollastro, Domenico Abate, Francesco Faretra and Gianfranco Romanazzi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:758

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    The purpose of the current study was to examine reliability and validity evidence for an observational measure of playground play during recess. Observational data of what children played at recess were collec...

    Authors: William V. Massey, Byungmo Ku and Megan B. Stellino

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:755

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    Mammalian genomics studies, especially those focusing on transcriptional regulation, require information on genomic locations of regulatory regions, particularly, transcription factor (TF) binding sites. There...

    Authors: Ilya E. Vorontsov, Alla D. Fedorova, Ivan S. Yevshin, Ruslan N. Sharipov, Fedor A. Kolpakov, Vsevolod J. Makeev and Ivan V. Kulakovskiy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:756

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    We tested the effect of exercise training and genistein treatment on splenomegaly in mice fed a high-fat, high-sugar diet (HFSD).

    Authors: Levi Buchan, Chaheyla R. St. Aubin, Amy L. Fisher, Austin Hellings, Monica Castro, Layla Al-Nakkash, Tom L. Broderick and Jeffrey H. Plochocki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:752

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    This review looked at internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) as a possible treatment for patients with bulimic symptoms. CBT has been established as an effective treatment; however, waiting li...

    Authors: Alexandra Pittock, Laura Hodges and Stephen M. Lawrie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:748

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    Our aim was to produce a mono-biotinylated single domain antibody (‘nanobody’) specific for the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which is overexpressed in many cancer cells. The binding of the nanobody...

    Authors: Alfiah Noor, Gudrun Walser, Matthijs Wesseling, Philippe Giron, Albert-Menno Laffra, Fatima Haddouchi, Jacques De Grève and Peter Kronenberger

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:751

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    Data on early miscarriage incidence is limited due to various social and methodological barriers. We report on 24-month pregnancy outcomes of 299 female Ugandan HIV clients in committed relationships with an i...

    Authors: Sarah Finocchario-Kessler, Kathy Goggin, Vince Staggs, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Deborah Mindry, Josephine Birungi and Glenn J. Wagner

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:753

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