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  1. Vertical transmission from SARS CoV-2-infected women is uncommon and coronavirus has not been detected in amniotic fluid. Human amniotic products have a broad immune-mediating profile. Observing that many COVI...

    Authors: Craig H. Selzman, Joseph E. Tonna, Jan Pierce, Camila Vargas, Chloe Skidmore, Giavonni Lewis, Nathan D. Hatton and John D. Phillips

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:32

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  2. Receiving a diagnosis of dementia is life-changing for the individual and their companion. The aim of the study was to explore the feasibility of collecting salivary cortisol from patients who are informed if ...

    Authors: H. Pavlickova, A. E. Russell, S. Lightman and R. McCabe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:30

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  3. To describe frequency and clinical characteristics of MAYV infection in Piura, as well as the association of this pathogen with DENV.

    Authors: Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Juana del Valle-Mendoza, Isabel Sandoval, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Fernando Mazulis, Hugo Carrillo-Ng, Yordi Tarazona-Castro, Johanna Martins-Luna, Ronald Aquino-Ortega, Isaac Peña-Tuesta, Angela Cornejo-Tapia and Luis J. del Valle

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:29

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  4. The objectives of this work are to isolate, develop, and characterize polymorphic microsatellite markers for use in Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus).

    Authors: Meaghan A. Swintek and Ryan P. Walter

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:28

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  5. Combinations of pharmacological agents are essential for disease control and prevention, offering many advantages over monotherapies, with one of these being drug synergy. The state-of-the-art method to profil...

    Authors: Petri Mäkelä, Si Min Zhang and Sean G. Rudd

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:27

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  6. Procalcitonin (PCT) has received much attention as a serum marker for bacterial infection. Elevated serum PCT is occasionally seen in severe trauma, heatstroke, and neoplastic diseases, including lung cancer w...

    Authors: Masamichi Itoga, Hisashi Tanaka, Kageaki Taima, Yoshiko Ishioka, Hiroaki Sakamoto, Shingo Takanashi, Akira Kurose and Sadatomo Tasaka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:25

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  7. The purpose of this data set is to capture the complete diurnal (i.e., daily) transcriptome of fully expanded third leaves from the C4 panacoid grasses sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), maize (Zea mays), and foxtail mil...

    Authors: Xianjun Lai, Claire Bendix, Yang Zhang, James C. Schnable and Frank G. Harmon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:24

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  8. Proper characterization of hydatid cyst fluid (HCF) is useful for diagnostic and follow up purposes of cystic echinococcosis/hydatidosis, which is an important zoonotic disease. In this regard, proteomics meth...

    Authors: Bahareh Sedaghat, Homa Hajjaran, Fatemeh Sadat Sadjjadi, Soudabeh Heidari and Seyed Mahmoud Sadjjadi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:22

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  9. In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), lack of expression or dysregulation of some special miRs disrupts apoptosis of malignant cells; thereby miR expression can enhance cell proliferation, disease progression...

    Authors: Nader Davari, Fatemeh Ahmadpour, Ali Asghar Kiani, Mozhgan Azadpour and Zari Tahannejad Asadi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:21

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  10. We aimed to characterize the effects of prone positioning on respiratory mechanics and oxygenation in invasively ventilated patients with SARS-CoV-2 ARDS.

    Authors: Jennifer Clarke, Pierce Geoghegan, Natalie McEvoy, Maria Boylan, Orna Ní Choileáin, Martin Mulligan, Grace Hogan, Aoife Keogh, Oliver J. McElvaney, Oisín F. McElvaney, John Bourke, Bairbre McNicholas, John G. Laffey, Noel G. McElvaney and Gerard F. Curley

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:20

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  11. Resveratrol (RSV) is a multitarget drug that has demonstrated activity against Toxoplasma gondii in macrophage and human foreskin fibroblast (HFF) cell line infection models. However, the mechanism of action of R...

    Authors: Susana M. Contreras, Agustina Ganuza, María M. Corvi and Sergio O. Angel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:19

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  12. Calcitonin receptor-like receptor (CRLR) regulates vasoconstriction and dilatation; the expression increases during hypoxia via activation of hypoxia response element (HRE) in CRLR gene promoter region. Varian...

    Authors: Herlambang, Amelia Dwi Fitri, Ahmad Syauqy, Yuwono, Anggelia Puspasari, Rina Nofri Enis and Ahmad Faried

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:17

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  13. Advancing social purpose in organizations is usually studied from the macro perspective, i.e., how it benefits organizational business goals or society more broadly. In this paper, we focus on social purpose f...

    Authors: Malwina Puchalska-Kamińska, Agnieszka Łądka-Barańska and Marta Roczniewska

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:16

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  14. Standard rodent sepsis models as cecal ligation and puncture models (CLP) or cecal ligation and incision models (CLI) are frequently not suited experiments, mainly because they lack surgical repair, and they a...

    Authors: Julia M. Utiger, Michael Glas, Anja Levis, Josef Prazak and Matthias Haenggi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:14

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  15. Validation of a test method is critical for confirming that the test can generate accurate and precise data. Although commercial biochemical test kits exist there are no specific and validated commercial clini...

    Authors: Yoseph Cherinet Megerssa, Fikru Regassa Gari and Fanos Tadesse Woldemariyam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:13

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  16. The current study aimed to investigate the ABO and rhesus (Rh) blood group frequency in the people of District Faisalabad and Sheikhupura, Punjab Province, Pakistan. The retrospective study was conducted on mo...

    Authors: Ali Sabir, Arslan Iftikhar, Muhammad Umar Ijaz, Ghulam Hussain, Azhar Rasul, Rana Khalid Iqbal, Faiqa Sajid and Haseeb Anwar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:12

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  17. Impaired swallowing is a primary medical concern in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients. Swallowing therapy and supportive care to relieve swallowing problems among HNC patients are recommended. However, no data ...

    Authors: Tseganesh Asefa Yifru, Sezer Kisa, Negalign Getahun Dinegde and Niguse Tadele Atnafu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:11

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  18. This study describes the occurrence of a silent mutation in the RNA binding domain of nucleocapsid phosphoprotein (N protein) coding gene from SARS-CoV-2 that may consequence to a missense mutation by onset of...

    Authors: Reza Zolfaghari Emameh, Mahyar Eftekhari, Hassan Nosrati, Jalal Heshmatnia and Reza Falak

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:10

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  19. Pain is one of the most ignored clinical symptoms in resource limited country such as Ethiopia. Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is one of the most painful medical illnesses known to human. Very little was reported a...

    Authors: Biniyam A. Ayele, Yared Zenebe Zewde, Mikyas Tilahun Degefa and Abenet Tafesse Mengesha

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:9

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  20. The urgent need for novel antibiotics cannot be overemphasized. Hafnia alvei A23BA was isolated from plant rhizosphere as part of an effort to recover novel antibiotic-producing bacterial strains from soil sample...

    Authors: Opeyemi K. Awolope, Noelle H. O’Driscoll, Alberto Di Salvo and Andrew J. Lamb

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:8

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  21. Cytoplasmic microinjection and electroporation of the CRISPR/Cas9 system into zygotes are used for generating genetically modified pigs. However, these methods create mosaic mutations in embryos. In this study...

    Authors: Quynh Anh Le, Fuminori Tanihara, Manita Wittayarat, Zhao Namula, Yoko Sato, Qingyi Lin, Koki Takebayashi, Maki Hirata and Takeshige Otoi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:7

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  22. Professionalism is a critical part of a medical education, and various activities have been proposed to enhance professionalism among medical students. Watching films is an activity to promote character relate...

    Authors: Sirinut Siritikul, Sirikorn Chalanunt, Chitipat Utrapiromsook, Suchanard Mungara, Tinakon Wongpakaran, Nahathai Wongpakaran, Pimolpun Kuntawong and Danny Wedding

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:5

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  23. To characterize the cervicovaginal microbiota of HPV-positive and HPV-negative asymptomatic Peruvian women, by identifying the presence of 13 representative bacteria genus.

    Authors: Hugo Carrillo-Ng, Lorena Becerra-Goicochea, Yordi Tarazona-Castro, Luis Pinillos-Vilca, Luis J. del Valle, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Carmen Tinco-Valdez, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Johanna Martins-Luna, Isaac Peña-Tuesta, Ronald Aquino-Ortega and Juana del Valle-Mendoza

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:4

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  24. To examine the presence of the time-dependent effect of metronomic chemotherapy for the treatment of older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who were unfit for standard chemotherapy and to reanalyze t...

    Authors: Phichayut Phinyo, Jayanton Patumanond and Saranya Pongudom

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:3

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  25. Morbidity and mortality from smoking-related diseases among people living with HIV (PLWH) in the U.S. surpasses that due to HIV itself. Conventional smoking cessation treatments have not demonstrated strong ef...

    Authors: Elexis C. Kierstead, Emily Harvey, Denisse Sanchez, Kimberly Horn, Lorien C. Abroms, Freya Spielberg, Cassandra A. Stanton, Charles Debnam, Amy M. Cohn, Tiffany Gray, Manya Magnus, Minal Patel, Raymond Niaura and Jessica L. Elf

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:2

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  26. The aim of this research was to determine drug sensitivity profiles of Staphylococcus species isolated from mobile phones of students in Microbiology and Biomedical Laboratory Sciences from UZIMA University, Kisu...

    Authors: Clement Shiluli, Caroly Achok, Philip Nyaswa, Susan Ogwai, Arthur Aroko, James Obila, George Koigi, Mustafa Ridhwana, Bildad Okwayo, Dorcas Wanjiru, Linda Lukeba, Eline Ryckaert, Arne Van Durme, Verena Walschaerts and Vicky De Preter

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:1

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  27. Skeletal dysplasias, cartilaginous or skeletal disorders that sometimes result in abnormal bone development, are seldom reported in free-ranging wild animals. Here, we use photogrammetry and comparative morpho...

    Authors: Michael Butler Brown and Emma Wells

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:569

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  28. Immunological tolerance is mediated by CD4+CD25+ regulatory T (Treg) cells. Studies have shown that thymic and peripheral generations of Treg cells depend on the CD28 signaling pathway. T helper 17 (Th17) cells a...

    Authors: Arezoo Hosseini, Zohreh Babaloo, Tohid Gharibi, Navid Shomali, Faroogh Marofi, Vida Hashemi, Hormoz Ayromlou, Milad Asadi, Shima Rahmani, Saeed Noorolyai, Dariush Shanehbandi and Behzad Baradaran

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:568

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  29. The aim of this evaluation was to assess the effectiveness of helping baby breathe (HBB) and essential care for every baby (ECEB) training program that has been implemented in southern nations nationalities an...

    Authors: Lalisa Chewaka Gamtessa, Firew Tiruneh Tiyare and Kindie Mitiku Kebede

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:567

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  30. Problem students is one of the important issues in medical education. This study aimed to identify the problem students and the ways for managing these students from the educational experts view. Purposive sam...

    Authors: Soleiman Ahmady, Nasrin Khajeali, Masomeh Kalantarion and Mitra Amini

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:566

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  31. To investigate the effect of cooking temperature and time on the total phenolic content, total flavonoid content and antioxidant activity of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of garlic.

    Authors: Thandiwe Alide, Phanice Wangila and Ambrose Kiprop

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:564

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  32. Newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism (CH) at our hospital during this study was by measurement of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in serum samples. This audit was conducted over a 2 year period, t...

    Authors: Hafsa Majid, Sibtain Ahmed, Imran Siddiqui, Khadija Humayun, Hussain Karimi and Aysha Habib Khan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:563

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  33. Amplicon sequencing targeting 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) has been widely used to profile the microbial community from fermented food samples. However, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) steps on amplicon sequencing...

    Authors: Adi Yulandi, Antonius Suwanto, Diana Elizabeth Waturangi and Aris Tri Wahyudi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:562

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  34. A previous Australian study compared the observed numbers of cancer cases and deaths in 2007 with the expected numbers based on 1987 rates. This study examines the impact of cancer rate changes over the 20-yea...

    Authors: Qingwei Luo, Julia Steinberg, Dianne L. O’Connell, Paul B. Grogan, Karen Canfell and Eleonora Feletto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:561

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  35. This study was conducted to analyze the trends in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality in the city of Aracaju, Sergipe State, Brazil, between 1996 and 2015 with Joinpoint Regression Program 4.7.0.0 ...

    Authors: Alex Rodrigues Moura, Adriane Dórea Marques, Mylena Santos Dantas, Érika de Abreu Costa Brito, Mariana do Rosário Souza, Marcela Sampaio Lima, Hianga Fayssa Fernandes Siqueira, Angela Maria da Silva, Ana Carolina Ribeiro Lisboa, Marco Antonio Prado Nunes, Marceli de Oliveira Santos and Carlos Anselmo Lima

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:560

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  36. Diet is a fundamental modifiable risk factor for the development of depression and anxiety. However, no evidence currently exists regarding the association of food quality score (FQS) and mental health in Iran...

    Authors: Manije Darooghegi Mofrad, Fereydoun Siassi, Bijan Guilani, Nick Bellissimo, Katherine Suitor and Leila Azadbakht

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:557

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  37. Infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) is an acute and highly contagious viral respiratory disease of poultry, caused by gallid herpesvirus 1 (ILTV), which causes significant economic losses. Due to recent outbrea...

    Authors: Lauren Brown, Dilhani Premaratna, Yonatan Segal and Travis Beddoe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:556

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  38. The dramatic spread of SARS-CoV-2 infections calls for reliable, inexpensive tools to quickly identify patients with a poor prognosis. In this study, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was assessed wit...

    Authors: Juan Marco Figueira Gonçalves, José María Hernández Pérez, Marco Acosta Sorensen, Aurelio Luis Wangüemert Pérez, Elena Martín Ruiz de la Rosa, José Luis Trujillo Castilla, David Díaz Pérez and Yolanda Ramallo-Fariña

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:555

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  39. This data paper aims to provide the data set of a practical method to health, safety, and environmental risk assessment to assess and rank potential threats/hazards and to prevent and decrease the accidents an...

    Authors: Alireza Dehdashti, Farin Fatemi, Muhammadreza Janati, Fatemeh Asadi and Marzieh Belji Kangarloo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:554

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  40. Infertile couples perceive some needs and expectations during treatment. Most studies have focused on infertile women’s needs. The study was done to explore the expectations of men who undergoing in in vitro f...

    Authors: Roghieh Bayrami, Roksana Janghorban, Fatemeh Effati-Daryani and Masoumeh Hajshafiha

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:552

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  41. In this study, the seroprevalence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) specific antibodies in patients undergoing hemodialysis compared to the control group were evaluated. In this case–control study, 200 hemodi...

    Authors: Shahrzad Soltani, Mehdi Sagha Kahvaz, Sheyda Soltani, Fatemeh Maghsoudi and Masoud Foroutan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:551

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