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    Using high-throughput RNA sequencing technology, this study aimed to sequence the transcriptome of kidney and liver tissues harvested from Peninsular Malaysia cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis). M. fascicul...

    Authors: Joey Ee Uli, Christina Seok-Yien Yong, Swee Keong Yeap, Noorjahan Banu Alitheen, Jeffrine J. Rovie-Ryan, Nurulfiza Mat Isa and Soon Guan Tan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:923

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    Based on studies in India (as there was no studies from outside India) amphotericin B deoxycholate has been considered as a backup drug for treatment of visceral leishmaniasis. However, treatment response and ...

    Authors: Md Golam Hasnain, Proggananda Nath, Shomik Maruf, Shah Golam Nabi, A. F. M. Akhtar Hossain, Be-Nazir Ahmed, Dinesh Mondal and Ariful Basher

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:918

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    Simulation-based learning strategies have demonstrated improved procedural competency, teamwork skills, and acute patient management skills in learners. “Boot camp” curricula have shown immediate and delayed p...

    Authors: Renee K. Dversdal, Jeffrey A. Gold, Matthew H. Richards, Joseph C. Chiovaro, Katherine A. Iossi, André M. Mansoor, Alan J. Hunter and Sima S. Desai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:916

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    This paper presents magnetic resonance images of the dorsi- and plantar flexor muscles for individual young and older healthy adults. Also included are measurements of the volume, proportion, and longitudinal ...

    Authors: Christopher J. Hasson, Jane A. Kent and Graham E. Caldwell

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:910

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    The study was conducted to assess the knowledge on HBV vaccine and vaccination status among health care workers of Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital.

    Authors: Asres Bedaso, Bereket Duko and Remla Fedlu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:912

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    Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a mitochondrial genetic disease characterized by a variable and reduced penetrance. Individuals carrying a primary LHON-causing mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutation ...

    Authors: Angelica Bianco, Alessio Valletti, Giovanna Longo, Luigi Bisceglia, Julio Montoya, Sonia Emperador, Silvana Guerriero and Vittoria Petruzzella

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:911

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    Plasmodium berghei ANKA infection in mice is a model for human cerebral malaria, the most severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. Responses of brain microglia have been little investigated, and ma...

    Authors: Carlos Talavera-López, Barbara Capuccini, Richard Mitter, Jing-wen Lin and Jean Langhorne

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:913

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:48

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    The Chars Tobacco Assessment Project 2018 is a holistic survey conducted in the chars (riverine islands) of Gaibandha in Northern Bangladesh, covering 985 households over 24 clusters. The survey was conducted wit...

    Authors: Adnan M. S. Fakir, Mustahsin Aziz, Mutasim Billah Mubde, Afraim Karim, Ashraf S. Khan, Rifayat Raisa, Lubaba Ferdous Alim and Mayeesha Fahmin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:914

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    The Wilson Central Terminal (WCT) is an artificially constructed reference for surface electrocardiography, which is assumed to be near zero and steady during the cardiac cycle; namely it is the simple average...

    Authors: Hossein Moeinzadeh, Paolo Bifulco, Mario Cesarelli, Alistair L. McEwan, Aiden O’Loughlin, Ibrahim M. Shugman, Jonathan C. Tapson, Aravinda Thiagalingam and Gaetano D. Gargiulo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:915

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    The purpose of this study is to provide the first evidence of Zika virus circulation (ZIK) in Sudan. Zika virus was first isolated in the Zika forest of Uganda in 1947, and in 2016, the World Health Assembly d...

    Authors: Mohammed A. Soghaier, Deena M. Abdelgadir, Sozan M. Abdelkhalig, Hamoda Kafi, Isam M. A. Zarroug, Amadou A. Sall, Mawahib H. Eldegai, Rehab M. Elageb, Muntasir M. Osman and Hayat Khogali

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:906

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    Corals, the building blocks of reef ecosystems, have been severely threatened by climate change. Coral bleaching, the loss of the coral’s endosymbiotic algae, occurs as a consequence of increasing ocean temper...

    Authors: Maha J. Cziesielski, Yi Jin Liew and Manuel Aranda

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:905

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    Self-rated health (SRH) is a widely used indictor of the subjective health status in population-based studies. However, differences in the reporting style across ethnic groups may limit the predictive ability ...

    Authors: Kalpani Wijekoon Wijekoon Mudiyanselage, Florence Samkange-Zeeb, Tilman Brand and Hajo Zeeb

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:903

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    Inappropriate use of antibiotics in primary care and hospital settings is a major contributing factor to the spread of antibiotic resistance. Many microorganisms were tested in Eritrea and have proven resistan...

    Authors: Nebyu Daniel Amaha, Yohana Haile Berhe and Atul Kaushik

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:904

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    The relevance of Escherichia coli associated bacteriuria infection in pregnant women is poorly understood, despite these strains sharing a similar virulence profile with other pathogenic E. coli causing severe ob...

    Authors: Akua Obeng Forson, Wilson Bright Tsidi, David Nana-Adjei, Marjorie Ntiwaa Quarchie and Noah Obeng-Nkrumah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:901

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:29

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    crAssphage is a newly found phage described as the most abundant virus in the human gut microbiome. The majority of the crAssphage proteins are unknown in sequences databases, and its pathogenicity and epidemi...

    Authors: Melany Cervantes-Echeverría, Edgar Equihua-Medina, Fernanda Cornejo-Granados, Abigail Hernández-Reyna, Filiberto Sánchez, Blanca Estela López-Contreras, Samuel Canizales-Quinteros and Adrián Ochoa-Leyva

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:902

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    In Madagascar, plague (Yersinia pestis infection) is endemic in the central highlands, maintained by the couple Rattus rattus/flea. The rat is assumed to die shortly after infection inducing migration of the flea...

    Authors: Voahangy Andrianaivoarimanana, Minoarisoa Rajerison and Ronan Jambou

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:898

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    Burnout syndrome is common amongst medical personnel. The objective of this study was to identify determinants of burnout syndrome among nurses in the north west and south west regions of Cameroon.

    Authors: Clarence Mbanga, Haman Makebe, Divine Tim, Steve Fonkou, Louise Toukam and Tsi Njim

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:893

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    Transcription of eukaryotic protein-coding genes by RNA polymerase II (pol II) is a highly regulated process. Most human genes have multiple poly(A) sites, which define different possible mRNA ends, suggesting...

    Authors: Michael Tellier, Jessica G. Hardy, Chris J. Norbury and Shona Murphy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:894

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    Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are a group of fatal neurodegenerative diseases, often referred as prion diseases. TSEs result from the misfolding of the cellular prion protein (PrPC) into a path...

    Authors: Soyoun Hwang, Trudy Tatum, Semakaleng Lebepe-Mazur and Eric M. Nicholson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:895

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    Identifying and recruiting people with early pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease to neuroimaging research studies is increasingly important. The extent to which results of these studies can be generalised depe...

    Authors: Sarah-Naomi James, Christopher A. Lane, Thomas D. Parker, Kirsty Lu, Jessica D. Collins, Heidi Murray-Smith, Michelle Byford, Andrew Wong, Ashvini Keshavan, Sarah Buchanan, Sarah E. Keuss, Diana Kuh, Nick C. Fox, Jonathan M. Schott and Marcus Richards

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:885

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    We evaluated post-vaccination immunity status and describe potential risk factors associated with the lack of response among healthcare workers (HCWs) at a tertiary care hospital in Kigali, Rwanda.

    Authors: Claude Mambo Muvunyi, Jean De Dieu Harelimana, Osee Rurambya Sebatunzi, Aschariya Chinma Atmaprakash, Eric Seruyange, Florence Masaisa, Olivier Manzi, Martin Nyundo and Théobald Hategekimana

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:886

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    Uterine fibroids are common among the black race and associated with adverse outcomes in pregnancy. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, clinical presentation and maternal and foetal outcomes...

    Authors: Thomas Obinchemti Egbe, Therese Gaelle Badjang, Robert Tchounzou, Eta-Nkongho Egbe and Marcelin Ngowe Ngowe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:889

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    The aim of this study was to assess the current gingival health status in children aged 8–12 years in Damascus city. No contemporary data was available with an immense need for studies evaluating the gingival ...

    Authors: Muhammed Al-Huda Ballouk and Mayssoon Dashash

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:887

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    Invertebrates are productive models for understanding how inflammation, metabolism and aging are intertwined. We have deployed a dsRNA library screen to search for genes in Drosophila melanogaster—and hence ident...

    Authors: Eui Jae Sung and Stephen B. Shears

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:884

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    Skin disorders are the most common health problems seen among HIV positive patients. It presents with a variety of manifestations which can cause significant morbidity. This study was aimed to assess the preva...

    Authors: Bereket Duko, Melese Gebrie, Bedilu Deribe, Asres Bedaso and Mohammed Ayalew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:881

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    There have been increasing reports on the association between cesarean section (C-section) and the subsequent development of diseases in infants. C-section affects the diversity of microbiota in the infant’s g...

    Authors: Taketoshi Yoshida, Kenta Matsumura, Akiko Tsuchida, Kei Hamazaki and Hidekuni Inadera

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:882

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    Biomedical research is gaining ground on human disease through many types of “omics”, which is leading to increasingly effective treatments and broad applications for precision medicine. The majority of diseas...

    Authors: Jeremy J. Jay, Alexa Sanders, Robert W. Reid and Cory R. Brouwer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:883

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    The mortality associated with sepsis remains unacceptably high, despite modern high-quality intensive care. Based on the results from previous studies, anaemia and its management in patients with sepsis appear...

    Authors: Katalin Kristof, Benedikt Büttner, Anna Grimm, Caspar Mewes, Bastian Schmack, Aron Frederik Popov, Michael Ghadimi, Tim Beissbarth, José Hinz, Ingo Bergmann and Ashham Mansur

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:879

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    The oomycete Pythium insidiosum infects humans and animals worldwide, and causes the life-threatening condition, called pythosis. Most patients lose infected organs or die from the disease. Comparative genomic an...

    Authors: Theerapong Krajaejun, Weerayuth Kittichotirat, Preecha Patumcharoenpol, Thidarat Rujirawat, Tassanee Lohnoo and Wanta Yingyong

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:880

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    Birth weight, which can be an indicator for risk of chronic diseases throughout the lifespan, is one of the most commonly used measures in the study of developmental origins of health and disease. There is lim...

    Authors: Zeinab Kassem, Charlotte Burmeister, Dayna A. Johnson, Heather Dakki, Christine L. M. Joseph and Andrea E. Cassidy-Bushrow

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:878

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    Poliomyelitis is an infectious disease caused by the polio virus which affects mostly young children below the age of 15 years. For surveillance children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) are tracked. In Zimb...

    Authors: Morgen Muzondo, Amadeus Shamu, Gerald Shambira, Notion Tafara Gombe, Tsitsi Patience Juru and Mufuta Tshimanga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:875

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    The main objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and factors associated with hypertension among adult patients in Felege-Hiwot Comprehensive Referral Hospital, northwest Ethiopia, 2018.

    Authors: Amare Belachew, Tilahun Tewabe, Yihun Miskir, Ermias Melese, Endalew Wubet, Saba Alemu, Tewabech Teshome, Yezibalem Minichel and Getasew Tesfa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:876

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    The objective of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of Hepatitis C virus among patients with Diabetes mellitus and healthy control groups in North West Tigray. Blood samples from each study subject...

    Authors: Gebretsakan Gebrekristos, Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin, Letebrhan Hagos, Tuom Gebrewahid, Berihu Gidey and Hailay Gebreyesus

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:873

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    Malnutrition is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in children. The aim of this study was to compare the nutritional status of children under 5 years of teenage and adult mothers in Tamale Metropolis, G...

    Authors: Anthony Wemakor, Humphrey Garti, Thomas Azongo, Helene Garti and Ambrose Atosona

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:877

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    This proof of concept study investigated whether dual time point FDG-PET/CT with image acquisition after 1 and 3 h could be useful in preoperative staging of patients undergoing robot-assisted radical prostate...

    Authors: Mike Allan Mortensen, Mie Holm Vilstrup, Mads Hvid Poulsen, Oke Gerke, Poul Flemming Høilund-Carlsen and Lars Lund

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:871

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    To assess pregnant women adherence level to antenatal care visit and its effect on perinatal outcome among mothers in Tigray Public Health institutions, 2017.

    Authors: Abera Haftu, Hadgay Hagos, Mhiret-AB Mehari and Brhane G/her

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:872

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    Neonatal mortality accounts for 43% of under-five child mortality in Ethiopia where preterm is the second leading cause of neonatal death and steadily increased in low-income countries. Therefore, assessing th...

    Authors: Ayenew Engida Yismaw and Abebe Ayinalem Tarekegn

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:867

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