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  1. It has been indicated that there is a tight association between cancer and different factors, such as environment and genetics, including aberrantly expressed microRNAs. The crucial role of microRNAs in the re...

    Authors: Shaian Tavakolian, Hossein Goudarzi and Ebrahim Faghihloo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:226

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  2. The occurrence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is globally increasing. To challenge the current incidence of NAFLD, non-invasive markers that could identify patients at risk or monitor disease pro...

    Authors: Sanne Van Campenhout, Agustina A. M. B. Hastuti, Sander Lefere, Hans Van Vlierberghe, Frank Vanhaecke, Marta Costas-Rodríguez and Lindsey Devisscher

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:225

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  3. Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of adrenal insufficiency in resource-limited settings. The adrenal gland is the most commonly affected endocrine organ in TB infection. We assessed factors associated wit...

    Authors: Agnes Bwanika Naggirinya, Andrew Mujugira, David B. Meya, Irene Andia Biraro, Ezekiel Mupere, William Worodria and Yukari C. Manabe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:224

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  4. This study was conducted aiming to assess the quality of life and satisfaction of women who had mastectomy treated with and without breast reconstruction.

    Authors: Hianga Fayssa Fernandes Siqueira, Jorge Luiz de Almeida Teixeira, Reginaldo da Silva Lessa Filho, Evânia Curvelo Hora, Filipe Ferreira Brasileiro, Kênya de Souza Borges, Érika de Abreu Costa Brito, Marcela Sampaio Lima, Adriane Dórea Marques, Alex Rodrigues Moura, Tarcizo Costa Figueiredo Júnior, Thiago Costa de Oliveira, Ana Alice Santana Vasconcelos and Carlos Anselmo Lima

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:223

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  5. Uveal melanoma is a rare intraocular malignancy. Half of the patients diagnosed will develop metastases within 10 to 30 years, most commonly in the liver. Although there has been a significant development in t...

    Authors: Andra Tilgase, Lita Grīne, Ilze Blāķe, Mārtiņs Borodušķis, Agnija Rasa and Pēteris Alberts

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:222

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  6. The purpose of the present study was to determine the association between energy-dense nutrient-poor snacks intake and the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in Iranian adults. For this purpose,...

    Authors: Zahra Yari, Makan Cheraghpour, Vahideh Aghamohammadi, Meysam Alipour, Nila Ghanei and Azita Hekmatdoost

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:221

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  7. Kampala Industrial and Business Park (KIBP) is one of the premier and the most successful Ugandan industrial complexes that impact the inner Murchison bay of Lake Victoria. The current study aimed at evaluatin...

    Authors: Christopher Angiro, Patrick P’Odyek Abila and Timothy Omara

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:220

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  8. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is one of the most commonly performed bariatric procedures. Some surgeons still perform routine post-sleeve gastrografin (RSG) study believing that it would detect post-LS...

    Authors: Bandar Saad Assakran, Abdullah Homood Alromaih, Abdulrahman Haitham Alashkar, Fatimah Salem AlGhasham and Mansur Suliman Alqunai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:219

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  9. This study aimed to examine the relationship between severity of liver steatosis and metabolic parameters in a sample of Iranian adults. In this cross-sectional study, a total of 95 subjects aged > 20 years ne...

    Authors: Helda Tutunchi, Maryam Saghafi-Asl, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi and Alireza Ostadrahimi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:218

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  10. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a food additive that has been shown to be toxic to rodents at high concentrations. The available studies in Drosophila melanogaster suggest that MSG toxicity depends on concentration...

    Authors: Blessing A. Afolabi and Olawande C. Olagoke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:217

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  11. Flexible sigmoidoscopy is useful to look for an underlying aetiology in fistula-in-ano. This study was aimed to assess the yield of routine flexible sigmoidoscopy in patients presenting with fistula-in-ano. A ...

    Authors: Ruvindu Hasamal Waidyasekera, Umesh Jayarajah and Dharmabandhu Nandadeva Samarasekera

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:214

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  12. File fragment classification of video file formats is a topic of interest in network forensics. There are some publicly available datasets for file fragments of various file types such as textual, audio, and i...

    Authors: Narges Sadeghi, Mohadeseh Fahiminia and Mehdi Teimouri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:213

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  13. Obesity plays an important role in the development of chronic diseases like cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. The possible underlying mechanism for this connection is that adipose tissue secretes an array ...

    Authors: Habib Yarizadeh, Leila Setayesh, Moein Askarpoor, Sara Pooyan, Seyedeh Forough Sajjadi, Negin Badrooj, Caroline Roberts and Khadijeh Mirzaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:212

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  14. The aim of this work was to investigate three different mutations; Fec-B, FecXG, Fec-GH at three candidate genes; Bone morphogenetic protein receptor IB, Bone morphogenetic protein 15 and Growth Differentiation F...

    Authors: Ahmed. A. Saleh, M. H. Hammoud, Nasraa A. Dabour, E. E. Hafez and Mahmoud A. Sharaby

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:215

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  15. Little has been reported regarding the reliability of methods for the purification of human blood eosinophils. We retrospectively reviewed our experience with 350 consecutive eosinophil isolations.

    Authors: Yun Cao, Sooncheon Shin, Daniela J. Carroll, Jeremy A. O’Sullivan and Bruce S. Bochner

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:211

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  16. Compromised brain cholesterol turnover and altered regulation of brain cholesterol metabolism have been allied with some neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington’s disease (HD). Following our previous ...

    Authors: Clévio Nóbrega, André Conceição, Rafael G. Costa, Rebekah Koppenol, Raquel L. Sequeira, Ricardo Nunes, Sara Carmo-Silva, Adriana Marcelo, Carlos A. Matos, Sandrine Betuing, Jocelyne Caboche, Nathalie Cartier and Sandro Alves

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:210

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  17. Despite scaling-up testing and antiretroviral treatment in Latin America, advanced HIV remains a significant public health problem. The objective of the present study was look for historical risk factors for d...

    Authors: Mathieu Nacher, Antoine Adenis, Philippe Abboud, Felix Djossou, Magalie Demar, Loïc Epelboin and Pierre Couppié

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:209

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  18. Currently, there are many efforts to find functional nutrients for obesity management, and the green coffee extract is a potential candidate. This study aimed to examine the effect of low dose administration o...

    Authors: Cimi Ilmiawati, Fajar Fitri, Zelly Dia Rofinda and Mohamad Reza

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:208

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  19. Pressure ulcers are localized cellular damages to the skin and underlying tissues caused by pressure, shearing and frictional force. The aim of this study is to assess practices towards pressure ulcer preventi...

    Authors: Hagos Berihu, Tewolde Wubayehu, Tewolde Teklu, Teklay Zeru and Hadgu Gerensea

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:207

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  20. The amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum has been a valuable model organism to study numerous facets of eukaryotic cell biology, such as cell motility, cell adhesion, macropinocytosis and phagocytosis, host–pathogen i...

    Authors: Wanessa C. Lima, Philippe Hammel and Pierre Cosson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:206

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  21. Cd exposure is a non-traditional risk factor of cardiovascular disease and mortality by promoting the development of atherosclerosis. The development of atherosclerosis can be monitored non-invasively by measu...

    Authors: Cimi Ilmiawati, Mohamad Reza, Mefri Yanni and Dina Arfiani Rusjdi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:202

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  22. We study the optimal control strategy for the effects of hard water consumption on kidney-related diseases. The mathematical model has been formulated and studied to gain insights on the optimal control strate...

    Authors: Meksianis Z. Ndii, Fransiska R. Berkanis, David Tambaru, Maria Lobo, Ariyanto and Bertha S. Djahi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:201

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  23. External shame reflects a person’s anxiety that he or she might be rejected by others. The Other as Shamer Scale (OAS) is a scale for assessing external shame. The Japanese version of the OAS was developed, an...

    Authors: Yoichi Hiramatsu, Kenichi Asano, Yasuhiro Kotera, Toshihiko Sensui, Ayumu Endo, Eiji Shimizu, Jaskaran Basran and Ken Goss

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:200

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  24. Low birth weight (LBW) is a major public health issue as it increases the risk of noncommunicable diseases throughout life. However, the genome-wide DNA methylation patterns of full-term LBW infants (FT-LBWs) ...

    Authors: Ikuyo Hayashi, Ken Yamaguchi, Masahiro Sumitomo, Kenji Takakura, Narumi Nagai and Naoki Sakane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:199

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  25. In Ethiopia simulation-based anesthesia education is a new way of teaching method which started in Mekelle University as of January, 2019. Hence, the purpose of this study is to evaluate whether simulation-bas...

    Authors: Naod Bulti Etanaa, Kore Menjie Benwu, Hagos Gebregzabiher Gebremedhin and Haftom Berhane Desta

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:197

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  26. Right ventricular dysfunction impacts the prognosis of various heart diseases. We set-out to examine which right ventricular functional parameters after STEMI and NSTEMI have prognostic value. Of 297 eligible ...

    Authors: Engy Magdy Lewis Awad, Adel Hamdy Mahmoud, Khaled Sayed Maghrby, Nasser Mohamad Taha and Alaa Mohamed Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:196

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  27. Although sequencing and other high-throughput data production technologies are increasingly affordable, data analysis and interpretation remains a significant factor in the cost of -omics studies. Despite the ...

    Authors: Robert W. Reid, Jacob W. Ferrier and Jeremy J. Jay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:195

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  28. The early diagnosis of neonatal sepsis remains a challenge for physicians. The initiation or/and discontinuation of the empirical antibiotic therapy at neonates with sepsis is a dilemma due to the lack of defi...

    Authors: Gabriel Kambale Bunduki and Yaw Adu-Sarkodie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:194

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  29. Emergency laparotomy and other high-risk acute abdominal surgery procedures have a high mortality rate. The perioperative management of these patients is complex and poses several challenges. The objective of ...

    Authors: Terje Jansson Timan, Ninni Sernert, Ove Karlsson and Mattias Prytz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:193

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  30. This study aimed to determine the color, fat, viscosity, IgG concentration, %Brix and refractive index of fresh postpartum colostrum of German Holstein dairy cattle and assess the impact of different thermal t...

    Authors: Abdulwahed Ahmed Hassan, Sebastian Ganz, Florian Schneider, Axel Wehrend, Izhar U. H. Khan, Klaus Failing, Michael Bülte and Amir Abdulmawjood

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:191

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  31. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of male involvement in prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of human immune virus (HIV) and associated factors among partners’ of reproductiv...

    Authors: Enyew Dagnew, Miteku Andualem, Temesegen Worku, Dawit Gebeyehu, Wubet Taklual and Abenezer Melkie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:190

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  32. Mental health, sleep quality, and dietary intake are interlinked. Impairment of mental health and low sleep quality may contribute to obesity through the consumption of diets high in energy density. Neverthele...

    Authors: Niloofar Sadat Maddahi, Habib Yarizadeh, Leila Setayesh, Yasaman Nasir, Shahab Alizadeh and Khadijeh Mirzaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:189

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  33. Cryptosporidium and Rotavirus agents have been associated with severe diarrheal illnesses and remain as one of the worst human health burdens in most developing regions. In the present study, we evaluated the ...

    Authors: Luyanda Msolo, Benson C. Iweriebor and Anthony I. Okoh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:187

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  34. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that can lead to unfavorable pregnancy complications in women. This study aimed to evaluate the factors associated with pregnancy outcomes in patient...

    Authors: Batool Zamani, Mohammad Shayestehpour, Farifteh Esfahanian and Hossein Akbari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:185

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  35. Non-native English speaking workers with a mild work-related traumatic brain and/or head injury are a vulnerable and underrepresented population in research studies. The researchers present their experiences w...

    Authors: B. Nowrouzi-Kia, B. Sharma, J. Lewko and A. Colantonio

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:184

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  36. Migration is a contemporary global issue and the exodus of refugees may potentially posit new social health challenges in the host communities. Ethiopia is a host to the second largest refugee population in Af...

    Authors: Kahsay Gebrehiwet, Hailay Gebreyesus and Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:182

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  37. PPARγ is a ligand-binding transcription factor that has been reported to be implicated in lipid metabolism, immune function, and cellular growth and differentiation. It has been suspected to play a role in the...

    Authors: W. Permadi, K. I. Mantilidewi, A. F. Khairani, U. A. Lantika, A. R. Ronosulistyo and H. Bayuaji

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:181

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  38. This study was conducted to provide a strategic direction to public hospitals in Iran via environmental scanning in order to equip hospitals to plan and perform proactively and adapt with the everchanging envi...

    Authors: Kimia Pourmohammadi, Peivand Bastani, Payam Shojaei, Nahid Hatam and Asiyeh Salehi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:179

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  39. Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) from liquid biopsies provide an exceptional opportunity to obtain real-time tumour information and are under current investigation in several cancers, including cutaneous melano...

    Authors: Stefano Guadagni, Giammaria Fiorentini, Ioannis Papasotiriou, Panagiotis Apostolou, Francesco Masedu, Donatella Sarti, Antonietta Rossella Farina, Andrew Reay Mackay and Marco Clementi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:176

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  40. The value of pre-operative coagulation testing for adenotonsillar surgery is controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of routine coagulation tests and a standardized questionnaire in c...

    Authors: Muhamed Masalha, Ari DeRowe, Salim Mazzawi, Tzvi Chen, Rami Ghanayim, Roee Landsberg and Ariel Koren

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:175

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