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  1. Healthcare is battling a conflict between the Quadruple Aims—reducing costs; improving population health, patient experience, and team well-being—and productivity. This quasi-experimental pilot study tested a ...

    Authors: Bengt B. Arnetz, Courtney M. Goetz, Judith E. Arnetz, Sukhesh Sudan, John vanSchagen, Kyle Piersma and Fredric Reyelts

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:362

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  2. Evidence is accumulating for the potential benefits of technology use in stroke rehabilitation. However, few studies have examined ways in which technology can be used to increase adherence to programs after d...

    Authors: Tamina Levy, Maria Crotty, Kate Laver, Natasha Lannin and Maggie Killington

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:361

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  3. The root knot nematodes (RKN) Meloidogyne incognita can severely reduce grapevine yields over time. Grapevine rootstocks have been developed from wild Vitis species that provide resistance to nematode infections....

    Authors: Christopher M. Wallis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:360

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  4. Calretinin is a well-known immunohistochemical tissue marker in the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma. Promising results also indicate the use in early detection. In the present cross-sectional survey, corre...

    Authors: Martin Lehnert, Daniel G. Weber, Dirk Taeger, Irina Raiko, Jens Kollmeier, Susann Stephan-Falkenau, Thomas Brüning and Georg Johnen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:359

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  5. Post-harvest shrimp losses are a big problem due to the proliferation of spoilage bacteria. Presence and multiplication of these bacteria promotes the emergence of food-borne diseases. This study was carried o...

    Authors: Sabine Ninelle Nga Ombede, Victorien Dougnon, Hornel Koudokpon, Esther Deguenon, Rajeunie Pernelle Jaelle Mindzie Ngomo, Carine Tchibozo, Jean Pierre Gnimatin, François Tchoumbougnang, Anges Yadouleton and Jacques Dougnon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:358

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  6. This study focused on the beneficial effects of Capparis spinosa (CS) treatment on the steatohepatitis induced by the administration of a high-fat emulsion in rats. Changes of hepatic expression and secretion of ...

    Authors: Rasoul Akbari, Hamid Yaghooti, Mohammad Taha Jalali, Laya Sadat Khorsandi and Narges Mohammadtaghvaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:356

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  7. This study is the first concerted effort to ascertain factor structure of EPDS using evidence based analytical techniques. It is the most widely used scale for assessing postpartum depression in Turkey, and ye...

    Authors: Perran Boran, Ahmed Waqas, Öykü Özbörü Aşkan, İrem Topçu, Tugay Dogan and Atif Rahman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:355

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  8. Pseudophakic macular edema is a frequent complication following cataract surgery. Inflammation is a major etiologic factor in the development of pseudophakic cystoid macular edema. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha ...

    Authors: Mohsen Farvardin, Ehsan Namvar, Fatemeh Sanie-Jahromi and Mohammad Karim Johari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:354

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  9. Residents living with dementia (RLWD) often experience changes in their visual perception, which could reduce food intake. Inadequate food intake is known to cause malnutrition, which increases the risk of hos...

    Authors: Rachael Donnelly, Cindy Wei, Jill Morrison-Koechl and Heather Keller

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:353

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  10. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic respiratory illness spreading from person-to-person caused by a novel coronavirus and poses a serious public health risk. The goal of this study was to apply a...

    Authors: Samuel Mwalili, Mark Kimathi, Viona Ojiambo, Duncan Gathungu and Rachel Mbogo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:352

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  11. Circulating cell-free microRNAs (miRNAs) which consist of short-sequence RNAs are released from cells into the blood stream and has emerged as new biomarkers in the clinical cancer diagnosis and treatment. For...

    Authors: Priscila D. R. Cirillo, Katia Margiotti, Alvaro Mesoraca and Claudio Giorlandino

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:351

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  12. Patients with congenital myotonic dystrophy (CDM) tend to be born preterm. Although the CDM severity generally depends on the CTG repeat length, prematurity may also affect the prognosis in patients with CDM. ...

    Authors: Yu Saito, Kenta Matsumura, Misao Kageyama, Yuichi Kato, Eiji Ohta, Kiyoaki Sumi, Takeshi Futatani and Taketoshi Yoshida

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:350

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  13. Ovarian fibromas and adenofibromas are rare ovarian tumours. They are benign tumours composed of spindle-like stromal cells (pure fibroma) or a mixture of fibroblast and epithelial components (adenofibroma). W...

    Authors: Sally M. Hunter, Genevieve V. Dall, Maria A. Doyle, Richard Lupat, Jason Li, Prue Allan, Simone M. Rowley, David Bowtell, Ian G. Campbell and Kylie L. Gorringe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:349

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  14. The aim of the study was to determine the level of insecticide resistance and diversity in Anopheles mosquitoes in northern Uganda. Standard WHO insecticide susceptibility test assays were used to test for suscep...

    Authors: Richard Echodu, Julius Iga, William Samuel Oyet, Paul Mireji, Juliet Anena, David Onanyang, Tereza Iwiru, Julius Julian Lutwama and Elizabeth Auma Opiyo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:348

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  15. Cytoreduction has an important role in improving the survival rate of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients. This study aimed to assess the ability of preoperative serum CA125, FASN and GLS as predictors of...

    Authors: G. N. A. Winarno, Y. M. Hidayat, S. Soetopo, S. R. Krisnadi, M. D. L. Tobing and S. Rauf

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:346

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  16. Target specific small molecule inhibitors has driven signaling pathway discovery and are used as common positive controls in drug discovery screens. During a biophysical screen, using surface plasmon resonance...

    Authors: Siphokazi Sinethemba Mtwebana and Earl Prinsloo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:345

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  17. Smokers are greatly influenced by those living with them, but strategies that increase partner support for smoking cessation are lacking. Using a cross-sectional study design, we explored factors associated wi...

    Authors: Catherine S. Nagawa, Oluwabunmi M. Emidio, Kate L. Lapane, Thomas K. Houston, Bruce A. Barton, Jamie M. Faro, Amanda C. Blok, Elizabeth A. Orvek, Sarah L. Cutrona, Bridget M. Smith, Jeroan J. Allison and Rajani S. Sadasivam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:344

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  18. The torque-producing capacity can be assessed as maximal isometric torque per muscle size. Nevertheless, the factors contributing to this capacity remain poorly understood. In general, the magnitude of joint t...

    Authors: Miyuki Hori, Tadashi Suga, Masafumi Terada, Yuto Miyake, Akinori Nagano and Tadao Isaka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:343

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  19. To examine the factors associated with loss to follow-up (LTFU) in an ongoing preference-based randomized waitlist controlled trial of mindfulness-based cancer recovery (MBCR) and Taichi/Qigong (TCQ) for cance...

    Authors: Devesh Oberoi, Katherine-Ann L. Piedalue, Hassan Pirbhai, Steven Guirguis, Daniel Santa Mina and Linda E. Carlson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:342

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  20. Migraine is a neurological disorder causing unbearable pain. Dietary approach is proposed as a preventive way of reducing the severity of migraine headaches. The present study aimed to examine the association ...

    Authors: Moein Askarpour, Habib yarizadeh, Ali Sheikhi, Faezeh Khorsha and Khadijeh Mirzaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:341

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  21. Our objective was to develop and validate a virtual patient (VP) learning module to educate pediatric residents about antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) principles. A VP module on complicated pneumonia was develo...

    Authors: Amer Alshengeti, Kathryn Slayter, Emily Black and Karina Top

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:339

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  22. Data normalization and clustering are mandatory steps in gene expression and downstream analyses, respectively. However, user-friendly implementations of these methodologies are available exclusively under exp...

    Authors: Thaís A. R. Ramos, Vinicius Maracaja-Coutinho, J. Miguel Ortega and Thaís G. do Rêgo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:338

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  23. Delivery is a challenging event in women’s lives. What happens during childbirth is stressful for most women. Regarding the short and long-term effects of stressors of the delivery ward on childbirth and neona...

    Authors: Farideh Kazemi, Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Farzaneh Soltani, Khodayar Oshvandi, Samereh Ghelichkhani and Ziba Niazy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:335

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  24. Cyanide is a highly toxic compound, and the consumption of products containing cyanide is a significant public health concern. Conversely, β-carotene possesses essential nutritional attributes for human health, t...

    Authors: Chiemela S. Odoemelam, Benita Percival, Zeeshan Ahmad, Ming-Wei Chang, Dawn Scholey, Emily Burton, Polycarp N. Okafor and Philippe B. Wilson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:333

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  25. In 2015, Georgia launched HCV elimination program. Initially, patients with advanced liver disease were treated with sofosbuvir-based regimen—the only DAA available for all genotypes. Purpose of the study was ...

    Authors: Maia Butsashvili, Lia Gvinjilia, George Kamkamidze, David Metreveli, Shorena Dvali, Tamar Rukhadze, Amiran Gamkrelidze, Muazzam Nasrullah, Shaun Shadaker, Juliette Morgan and Francisco Averhoff

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:332

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  26. We evaluated the internal consistencies and the correlation between measures of adverse childhood experiences (ACE), bully victimization, self-esteem, resilience, and social support in children/adolescents in ...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Olakunle Oginni, Olaniyi Arowolo and Maha El Tantawi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:331

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  27. The objective of the research presented here was to determine whether autonomous replication sequences (ARS) discovered in the eccDNA replicon of glyphosate resistant Amaranthus palmeri enable self-replication in...

    Authors: William T. Molin, Allison Yaguchi, Mark Blenner and Christopher A. Saski

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:330

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  28. Genome sequences are a vital resource for accelerating the biological exploration of an organism of interest. Pythium destruens (a synonym of Pythium insidiosum) causes a difficult-to-treat infectious disease cal...

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

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:329

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  29. To determine the presence of the 7-bp deletion c.169+50delTAAACAG in intron 2 of Superoxide Dismutase-1 gene in keratoconic patients from the State of São Paulo, Brazil, which promotes splicing variations, result...

    Authors: Alessandro Garcia Lopes, Gildásio Castello de Almeida Júnior, Ronan Marques Teixeira, Luiz Carlos de Mattos, Cinara Cássia Brandão de Mattos and Lilian Castiglioni

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:328

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  30. This research note aimed to analyze the scientific productivity trends 2015–2019, focusing on the top 30 universities in Europe and United States and on the top 30 private companies—as classified in the SCImag...

    Authors: Mauro Giovanni Carta, Maria Francesca Moro, Iskren Kirilov, Ferdinando Romano and Silvano Tagliagambe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:327

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  31. This study piloted a European technical protocol for conducting chronic hepatitis C prevalence surveys in the general population. The pilot study took place in the Bulgarian city of Stara Zagora in 2018, and r...

    Authors: Ida Sperle, Stine Nielsen, Martyna Gassowski, Zlatina Naneva, Tanya Perchemlieva, Andrew Amato-Gauci, Matthias an der Heiden, Viviane Bremer, Elitsa Golkocheva-Markova, Kristiyan Hristov, Elena Kaneva, Yanita Simeonova, Tencho Tenev, Tonka Varleva, Erika Duffell and Ruth Zimmermann

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:326

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  32. Naja ashei is a snake of medical importance in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, and Tanzania. Little is known about the enzymatic (snake venom phospholipases A2; svPLA2’s) and toxic (lethal) activities of N. ash...

    Authors: Mitchel Otieno Okumu, James Mucunu Mbaria, Joseph Kangangi Gikunju, Paul Gichohi Mbuthia, Vincent Odongo Madadi and Francis Okumu Ochola

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:325

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  33. Hyperthyroidism is the excessive synthesis of thyroid hormones. Thyroid uptake scans and ultrasonography provide an accurate diagnosis of hyperthyroidism, especially when thyroid receptor antibody (TRAb) measu...

    Authors: Khaled Alswat, Sara Ahmad Assiri, Raad M. M. Althaqafi, Atheer Alsufyani, Abaad Althagafi, Sara Alrebaiee and Najd Alsukhayri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:324

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  34. This study aimed to clarify the factors of successful inter-agency collaboration that affect multidisciplinary workers’ abilities to identify child maltreatment. A questionnaire-based survey was conducted; the...

    Authors: Ayumi Okato, Tasuku Hashimoto, Mami Tanaka, Naoki Saito, Mamiko Endo, Jun Okayama, Akiko Ichihara, Saki Eshima, Satoshi Handa, Masayoshi Senda, Yasunori Sato, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Michiko Nakazato and Masaomi Iyo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:323

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  35. Infection with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori has been classified as class one carcinogen associated with increasing susceptibility of gastritis and gastric carcinoma. This study is aiming at investigating the ...

    Authors: Aziza K. Mohamed, Nazik M. Elhassan, Zahra A. Awhag, Fadwa S. Ali, Eman T. Ali, Najwa A. Mhmoud, Emmanuel E. Siddig, Rowa Hassan, Eiman S. Ahmed, Azam Fattahi, Ayman Ahmed, Mohamed S. Muneer, Hussam A. Osman, Nouh S. Mohamed and Ali M. M. Edris

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:322

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  36. Palladin is a ubiquitous phosphoprotein expressed in vertebrate cells that works as a scaffolding protein. Several isoforms deriving from alternative splicing are originated from the palladin gene and involved...

    Authors: Boimpoundi Eunice Flavie Ouali, Tzu-Yu Liu, Chun-Yen Lu, Pei-Yuan Cheng, Chao-Li Huang, Chun-Chun Li, Yu-Chung Chiang and Hao-Ven Wang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:321

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  37. Spiroplasma citri is a bacterium with a wide host range and is the causal agent of citrus stubborn and brittle root diseases of citrus and horseradish, respectively. S. citri is transmitted in a circulative, pers...

    Authors: Raymond Yokomi, Rachel Rattner, Fatima Osman, Yogita Maheshwari, Vijayanandraj Selvaraj, Deborah Pagliaccia, Jianchi Chen and Georgios Vidalakis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:320

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  38. This study was designed for the characterization and establishment of antibiotic susceptibility profiles of non-fermentative gram negative bacteria isolated from hospitalized patients in a tertiary care hospit...

    Authors: Santosh Kumar Yadav, Rajshree Bhujel, Shyam Kumar Mishra, Sangita Sharma and Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:319

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  39. Mutualism between endogenous viruses and eukaryotes is still poorly understood. Several endogenous double-stranded polydnaviruses, bracoviruses, homologous to those present in parasitic braconid wasp genomes w...

    Authors: Kelvin M. Kimenyi, Muna F. Abry, Winnie Okeyo, Enock Matovu, Daniel Masiga and Benard W. Kulohoma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:318

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  40. IL-17A G197A and IL-17F A7488G polymorphisms has been identified to be associated with the susceptibility to many diseases. This study aimed to investigate the frequency distribution of IL-17A G197A and IL-17F A7...

    Authors: Nouh S. Mohamed, Emmanuel E. Siddig, Abdallah E. Ahmed, Musab M. A. Albsheer, Hanadi Abdelbagi, Eman T. Ali, Anadel A. Alsubki, Sabah A. Abdalaziz, Madinna Mustafa, Mohamed S. Muneer, Hussam A. Osman, Maha M. Osman, Mohamed S. Ali, Ali M. M. Edris, Ayman Ahmed and Rihab A. Omer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:317

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  41. CD4 T lymphocytes are the most widely used cellular markers to assess the course of HIV infection, clinical staging and, monitoring the effect of antiretroviral therapy. The regional reference range for Easter...

    Authors: Shravan Kumar Mishra, Lilee Shrestha, Roshan Pandit, Sundar Khadka, Bimal Shrestha, Subhash Dhital, Saroj Sharma, Mukunda Sharma, Raj Kumar Mahato, Geeta Shakya and Krishna Das Manandhar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:316

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  42. Understanding the mechanisms of cataract formation is important for age-related and hereditary cataracts caused by mutations in lens protein genes. Lens proteins of the crystallin gene families α-, β-, and γ-c...

    Authors: Usha P. Andley, Brittney N. Naumann, Paul D. Hamilton and Stephanie L. Bozeman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:315

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  43. Seventeen years after the start of the IBAARV (Beninese initiative for access to antiretrovirals), transmitted drug resistance mutations in ARV-naïve patients and HIV-1 genetic diversity were investigated in B...

    Authors: Edmond Tchiakpe, Rene K. Keke, Nicole Vidal, Clément Ahoussinou, Olga Sekpe, Hermione G. Dagba, Eric Gbaguidi, Conrad Tonoukouen, Aldric Afangnihoun, Moussa Bachabi, Flore A. Gangbo, Halimatou Diop-Ndiaye and Coumba Toure-Kane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:314

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  44. The aim of this study was to describe return to work determinants in patients with haematological malignancy.

    Authors: Bénédicte Clin, Natacha Heutte, Mathilde Boulanger, Xavier Troussard, Edouard Cornet, Ghandi Laurent Damaj, Véronique Bouvier, Anne-Valérie Guizard, Guy Launoy and Idlir Licaj

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:313

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