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  1. The interplay between vitamin D status and inflammatory cytokines in a supposedly sufficient sunshine environment has not well been evaluated. The study sought to determine their association.

    Authors: Maxwell Hubert Antwi, Samuel Asamoah Sakyi, Seth Christopher Yaw Appiah, Tonnies Abeku Buckman, Joseph Yorke, Aaron Siaw Kwakye, Isaac Darban, Peter Agoba and Akwasi Minnah Addei
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:64
  2. Data from DNA genotyping via a 96-SNP panel in a study of 25,015 clinical samples were utilized for quality control and tracking of sample identity in a clinical sequencing network. The study aimed to demonstr...

    Authors: Jianhong Hu, Viktoriya Korchina, Hana Zouk, Maegan V. Harden, David Murdock, Alyssa Macbeth, Steven M. Harrison, Niall Lennon, Christie Kovar, Adithya Balasubramanian, Lan Zhang, Gauthami Chandanavelli, Divya Pasham, Robb Rowley, Ken Wiley, Maureen E. Smith…
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:62
  3. The neural correlates of creativity are not well understood. Using an improvised guitar task, we investigated the role of Broca's area during spontaneous creativity, regardless of individual skills, experience...

    Authors: Atsumichi Tachibana, J. Adam Noah, Yumie Ono, Shun Irie, Muneto Tatsumoto, Daisuke Taguchi, Nobuko Tokuda and Shuichi Ueda
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:61
  4. Hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase (HIF-PH) inhibitors are a new class of anti-anemia agents. We retrospectively evaluated the safety and efficacy of HIF-PH inhibitors in patients with heart failure (...

    Authors: Takahiro Kambara, Rei Shibata, Yuusuke Sakamoto, Teruhiro Sakaguchi, Hiroyuki Osanai, Yoshihito Nakashima, Hiroshi Asano, Toyoaki Murohara and Masayoshi Ajioka
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:60
  5. Postoperative complications following major abdominal surgeries is a pressing concern for hospital care and health economics. Given the paucity of available cost data for patients undergoing major abdominal su...

    Authors: Angelica Armellini, Shaun Chew, Samuel Johnston, Vijayaragavan Muralidharan, Mehrdad Nikfarjam and Laurence Weinberg
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:59
  6. In the EU, which has the highest drinking levels worldwide, cancer is the primary cause of alcohol-attributable deaths. Existing studies show gaps in public knowledge, but there is lack of systematic appraisal...

    Authors: Maria Neufeld, Daša Kokole, Daniela Correia, Carina Ferreira-Borges, Aleksandra Olsen, Alexander Tran and Jürgen Rehm
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:56
  7. The burden of children’s disease in many low-and middle-income countries is associated with poor sanitation, including unsafe disposal of children’s stool. Infants and toddler stools pose a greater public heal...

    Authors: Martin Wiredu Agyekum, Florence Esi Nyieku, Sylvia Boamah Yeboah and Faustina Frempong-Ainguah
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:54
  8. Sepsis is a syndrome of life-threatening organ dysfunction. This study aimed to determine whether presepsin is a useful predictor of septic acute kidney injury (AKI), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...

    Authors: Yuichiro Shimoyama, Noriko Kadono and Osamu Umegaki
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:53
  9. The collection of genotype data was conducted as an essential part of a pivotal research project with the goal of examining the genetic variability of skin, hair, and iris color among the Kazakh population. Th...

    Authors: Alizhan Bukayev, Baglan Aidarov, Denis Fesenko, Viktoriya Saidamarova, Ivan Ivanovsky, Elina Maltseva, Dinara Naizabayeva, Ayagoz Bukayeva, Bekzhan Faizov, Vladimir Pylev, Akynkali Darmenov, Yuriy Skiba, Elena Balanovska and Maxat Zhabagin
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:51
  10. The superfamily of protein kinases features a common Protein Kinase-like (PKL) three-dimensional fold. Proteins with PKL structure can also possess enzymatic activities other than protein phosphorylation, such...

    Authors: Bartosz Baranowski, Marianna Krysińska and Marcin Gradowski
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:50
  11. Carbapenemase production and biofilm formation in K. pneumoniae are crucial factors influencing the pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance of this bacterium. This study investigated the interplay between carbape...

    Authors: Nora M. El Naggar, Riham M. Shawky, Fathy M. E. Serry and Mohamed Emara
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:49
  12. It is heavily discussed whether larger variety or specialization benefit elite performance at peak age. Therefore, this study aimed to determine technical (number of different swimming strokes) and physiologic...

    Authors: Dennis-Peter Born, Jenny Lorentzen, Glenn Björklund, Thomas Stöggl and Michael Romann
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:48
  13. Definitive promotion of advance care planning (ACP) practices will require policy interventions tailored to the characteristics of the Japanese population and society. However, effective policies for promoting...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Nakanishi, Yukio Tsugihashi, Akira Hayasaka, Yuichi Nishioka and Manabu Akahane
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:47
  14. Neurotransmitters have been extensively studied as neural communication molecules. Genetic associations discovered, and indirect intervention studies in Humans and mammals have led to a general proposition tha...

    Authors: Ravindrakumar Ramya, Chikkate Ramakrishnappa Venkatesh and Baragur Venkatanarayanasetty Shyamala
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:46
  15. The high industrial demand for Stevia cultivation (Stevia rebaudiana) has increased due to its high stevioside content derived from the leaves. However, the low germination rate makes the cultivation of the plant...

    Authors: Nurul Jadid, Suci Anggraeni, Muhammad Rifqi Nur Ramadani, Mutiara Arieny and Faisol Mas’ud
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:45
  16. Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) has been documented as the most aggressive subtype of breast cancer. This study aimed to analyze antitumor and protumor immune activities, and their ratios as significant p...

    Authors: Jeffry Beta Tenggara, Andhika Rachman, Joedo Prihartono, Lisnawati Rachmadi, Sonar Soni Panigoro, Didik Setyo Heriyanto, Noorwati Sutandyo, Intan Russianna Nasution, Familia Bella Rahadiati, Ricci Steven, Rachelle Betsy, Samuel Juanputra and Aru Wisaksono Sudoyo
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:44
  17. Intraoperative frozen-section evaluation is a valuable technique for detecting positive margins intraoperatively for oral squamous cell carcinoma. We conducted this study to determine the diagnostic accuracy o...

    Authors: Javaria P. Ali, Bakhtawar Allauddin Mallick, Khushbakht Rashid, Umair Arshad Malik, Atif Ali Hashmi, Shamail Zia, Muhammad Irfan, Amir Khan and Naveen Faridi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:43
  18. We aimed to describe preliminary dietary intake results using DietID for dietary assessment during pregnancy. A sub-sample of participants in the Research Enterprise to Advance Children’s Health (REACH) prospect...

    Authors: Sara Santarossa, Ashley Redding, Mackenzie Connell, Karissa Kao, Laura Susick and Jean M. Kerver
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:42
  19. Ocular issues such as impaired vision, ophthalmia, orbital cellulitis, and blindness are not common with dental infections. However, there is absence of set guidelines in prevention and management of ocular is...

    Authors: Ritvi Arvind, Gayatri Bakhshi, Ramya Shenoy, Amit Patil, Ashish Jain and M Roma
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:41
  20. Proteus mirabilis is related to serious infections. The present study was designed to investigate the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) a...

    Authors: Farshad Kakian, Esmaeil Mirzaei, Afagh Moattari, Sara Takallu and Abdollah Bazargani
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:40
  21. The present investigation employs impulses and a non-local constraint to prove the existence are some various types of abstract differential and integrodifferential equations related to the Sobolev type. Semig...

    Authors: B. Radhakrishnan, M. Nagarajan, P. Anukokila and P. Shanmugasundram
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:39
  22. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common infections in humans, and Escherichia coli (E. coli) is the commonest pathogen leading to UTIs. The generation of beta-lactamase enzymes in this bacterium results i...

    Authors: Behzad Mohsenpour, Amjad Ahmadi, Hero Azizzadeh, Ebrahim Ghaderi, Katayon Hajibagheri, Shahla Afrasiabian, Gohar Lotfi and Zhila Farzinpoor
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:38
  23. In vitro data suggested reduced neutralizing capacity of sotrovimab, a monoclonal antibody, against Omicron BA.2 subvariant. However, limited in vivo data exist regarding clinical effectiveness of sotrovimab f...

    Authors: Carson K. L. Lo, Calvin K. F. Lo, Adam S. Komorowski, Victor Leung, Nancy Matic, Susan McKenna, Santiago Perez-Patrigeon, Prameet M. Sheth, Christopher F. Lowe, Zain Chagla and Anthony D. Bai
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:37
  24. With an increasingly ageing population and osteoarthritis prevalence, the quantification of nociceptive signals responsible for painful movements and individual responses could lead to better treatment and mon...

    Authors: Rebecca I. Hamilton, Ashly Alava Garcia, Jake Bowd, David Hamilton, Deborah Mason, Mark Elliott and Cathy Holt
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:36
  25. A reliable taxonomic identification of species from molecular samples is the first step for many studies. For researchers unfamiliar with programming, running a BLAST analysis, filtering, and organizing result...

    Authors: Costanza Piccoli, Antonio Muñoz-Mérida and Angelica Crottini
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:35

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  26. Brucellosis is a highly contagious disease which is transmitted from animals to humans. One of the populations at high risk of infection is those living in rural areas. The present study was conducted to inves...

    Authors: Zahra Montaseri, Zahra Mohebi, Rahil Masoumi, Azizallah Dehghan and Mostafa Bijani
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:34
  27. Phenotyping plants in a field environment can involve a variety of methods including the use of automated instruments and labor-intensive manual measurement and scoring. Researchers also collect language-based...

    Authors: Colleen F. Yanarella, Leila Fattel, Ásrún Ý. Kristmundsdóttir, Miriam D. Lopez, Jode W. Edwards, Darwin A. Campbell, Craig A. Abel and Carolyn J. Lawrence-Dill
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:33
  28. Computed tomography (CT) was a widely used diagnostic technique for COVID-19 during the pandemic. High-Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT), is a type of computed tomography that enhances image resolution thr...

    Authors: Iraj Abedi, Mahsa Vali, Bentolhoda Otroshi, Maryam Zamanian and Hamidreza Bolhasani
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:32
  29. Personalised theatre caps have been shown to improve staff communication in the operating theatre. The impact of these caps on the patient perioperative experience, particularly in Indigenous Australian patien...

    Authors: Benjamin Peake, Alexander Smirk and Guy Debelak
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:31
  30. The data was collected for a cohort study to assess the capability of thermal videos in the detection of SARS-CoV-2. Using this data, a published study applied machine learning to analyze thermal image feature...

    Authors: Sofia Rojas-Zumbado, Jose-Gerardo Tamez-Peña, Andrea-Alejandra Trevino-Ferrer, Carlos-Andres Diaz-Garza, Meritxell Ledesma-Hernández, Alejandra-Celina Esparza-Sandoval, Rocio Ortiz-Lopez, Guillermo Torre-Amione, Servando Cardona-Huerta and Victor Trevino
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:30
  31. This quality improvement project is aimed to increase pain free hospital implementation from 21.7 to 80% at Wallaga University Referral Hospital (WURH) from January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023.

    Authors: Gedefa Bayisa, Kebena Limenu, Nemomsa Dugasa, Bikila Regassa, Muhamedamin Tafese, Mulugeta Abebe, Indalkachew Shifera, Diriba Fayisa, Habtamu Deressa, Asefa Negari, Amsalu Takele and Temesgen Tilahun
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:28
  32. Two-sample MR is an increasingly popular method for strengthening causal inference in epidemiological studies. For the effect estimates to be meaningful, variant-exposure and variant-outcome associations must ...

    Authors: Benjamin Woolf, Amy Mason, Loukas Zagkos, Hannah Sallis, Marcus R. Munafò and Dipender Gill
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:27
  33. The objective of this paper is to investigate the geographic distribution of participants in Mayi Kuwayu, the National Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing. The Mayi Kuwayu Study is the lar...

    Authors: Joanne Thandrayen, Jennie Walker, Janet Chapman, Raymond Lovett and Katherine A Thurber
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:26
  34. Aloe Vera has a strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect, and its use effectively controls pain. This study aimed to determine the effect of Aloe Vera gel versus saline on pain relief of pressure ulcers.

    Authors: Azam Malek Hosseini, Mohammad Rostam Khani, Sina Abdi, Siavash Abdi and Nader Sharifi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:25
  35. A pilot study using a pre-post interventional design, was carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of a resilience-based training workshop on the self-efficacy and resilience of schoolteachers in a peri-urban...

    Authors: Tania Nadeem, Sahar Hamid, Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, Shahina Pirani, Farida Bibi Mughal, Asheena Shahid and Nargis Asad
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:24
  36. In this paper, a uniformly convergent numerical scheme is proposed for solving a singularly perturbed Fredholm integro-differential equation with an integral initial condition. The equation involves a left bou...

    Authors: Aklilu Fufa Oljira and Mesfin Mekuria Woldaregay
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:23
  37. Cellular and cytoskeletal events of overactive bladder (OAB) have not been sufficiently explored in human bladder due to different limitations. Bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) had been induced in different an...

    Authors: Mohamed Wishahi, Sarah Hassan, Nabawya Kamal, Mohamed Badawy and Ehab Hafiz
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:22
  38. Mitochondrial dysfunction and nuclear epigenetic alterations, two hallmarks of aging, are associated with aberrant development and complex disease risk. Here, we report a method for the simultaneous assessment...

    Authors: Phyo W. Win, Julia Nyugen, Amanda L. Morin, Charles E. Newcomb, Shiva M. Singh, Noha Gomaa and Christina A. Castellani
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:21
  39. Few patients achieve full control of their coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors. Follow-up, such as cardiac rehabilitation, is important to increase adherence to lifestyle changes and treatment, to impro...

    Authors: Nina Hjertvikrem, Gunhild Brørs, Irene Instenes, Charlotte Helmark, Trond Røed Pettersen, Svein Rotevatn, Ann Dorthe O. Zwisler and Tone Merete Norekvål
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:20
  40. Studies on psychological violence in the workplace (PVW) in Latin America have focused on incidence values. In contrast, studies on preventive interventions (PIs) in the health sector are very limited. Our obj...

    Authors: Luis Fidel Abregú-Tueros, Cinthia Jannete Bravo-Esquivel, Sheyla Karol Abregú-Arroyo, Roger Dos Santos-Rosa and José Luis Galve-Manzano
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:19
  41. This article presents the process of extraction and treatment of two datasets from the General Ombudsman of the Brazilian Unified Health System (OUVSUS). The resulting datasets allow the analysis of manifestat...

    Authors: Raphael de Freitas Saldanha, Vinicius Kreischer, Raquel Gritz, Matheus Miloski, Carmen Lúcia Corrêa Bonifácio, Carlos Leonardo Souza Cardoso, Ariane Camilo Pinheiro Alves, Domício Aurélio de Sá, Garibaldi Dantas Gurgel Junior, Rafael da Silveira Moreira, Michelle Vieira Fernandez, Jefferson da Costa Lima and Marcel Pedroso
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:18
  42. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME; sometimes referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) is a chronic disease without laboratory test, detailed aetiological understanding or effective therapy. Its symptoms are divers...

    Authors: Joshua J Dibble, Ben Ferneyhough, Matthew Roddis, Sam Millington, Michael D Fischer, Nick J Parkinson and Chris P Ponting
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:17
  43. The quality of dried blood spot (DBS) specimens impacts newborn screening (NBS) results, hence proper training is crucial for DBS specimen collection. To address this, a training module for Allied Health Profe...

    Authors: Hafsa Majid, Lena Jafri, Shanzay Rehman, Azeema Jamil, Fatima Khanam, Nadir Shah, Nasir Ali Khan and Aysha Habib Khan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:16
  44. With the growing immigrant communities in the western world, there is an urgent need to address language barriers to care, and health disparities as a whole. Studies on limited English proficiency patients (LE...

    Authors: Frank Müller, Julie Ngo, Judith E. Arnetz and Harland T. Holman
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:15
  45. Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and coronary artery disease (CAD) or heart failure (HF) are more likely to have poor outcomes. This study aimed to determine the characteristics and outcomes o...

    Authors: Adrian I. Espiritu, John Christopher A. Pilapil, Jaime Alfonso M. Aherrera, Marie Charmaine C. Sy, Veeda Michelle M. Anlacan, Emilio Q. III Villanueva and Roland Dominic G. Jamora
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:14

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