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  1. Content type: Research note

    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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    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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    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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    Intimate partner violence (IPV) in pregnancy is a major public health concern due to its harmful effects on both the mother and the unborn foetus. In this study, we aim to assess the prevalence and correlates ...

    Authors: Tsi Njim and Franklin Ngu Mbolingong

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:868

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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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    Brucellosis is one of the top five priority zoonosis in Kenya because of the socio-economic burden of the disease, especially among traditional, livestock keeping communities. We conducted a 1 year, hospital b...

    Authors: Mathew Muturi, Austine Bitek, Athman Mwatondo, Eric Osoro, Doris Marwanga, Zeinab Gura, Phillip Ngere, Zipporah Nganga, S. M. Thumbi and Kariuki Njenga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:865

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    Pleural effusion (PE) is a common feature of malignant pleural mesothelioma. These effusions typically contain lymphocytes and malignant cells. We postulated that the PE would be a source of lymphocytes for an...

    Authors: Jonathan Chee, Mark W. Watson, Abha Chopra, Bella Nguyen, Alistair M. Cook, Jenette Creaney, Willem J. Lesterhuis, Bruce W. Robinson, Y. C. Gary Lee, Anna K. Nowak, Richard A. Lake and Alison M. McDonnell

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:864

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    The advent of ligand-based receptor capture methodologies, allows the identification of unknown receptor candidates for orphan extracellular ligands. However, further target validation can be tedious, laboriou...

    Authors: Laura A. Lopez-Garcia, Levent Demiray, Sandra Ruch-Marder, Ann-Katrin Hopp, Michael O. Hottiger, Paul M. Helbling and Maria P. Pavlou

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:863

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  9. Content type: Research note

    Family planning is achieved through use of different contraceptive methods among which the most effective methods are modern family planning methods like long acting reversible contraceptive which includes int...

    Authors: Woldegebrieal Aregay, Telake Azale, Mekonnen Sisay and Kedir Abdela Gonete

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:862

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    The purpose of this project was to use an in vivo method to discover riboswitches that are activated by new ligands. We employed phage-assisted continuous evolution (PACE) to evolve new riboswitches in vivo. W...

    Authors: Zachary M. Shaver, Stephanie S. Bent, Steven R. Bilby, Michael Brown, Anna Buser, Itzayana G. Cuellar, Athena J. Davis, Lindsay Doolan, Fatima C. Enriquez, Autumn Estrada, Shelby Herner, J. Cody Herron, Andrew M. Hunn, Madison Hunter, Hartlee Johnston, Owen Koucky…

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:861

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    To aid in the development of a comprehensive list of functional variants in the swine genome, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) were identified from whole genome sequence of 240 pigs. Interim data from 72 ...

    Authors: B. N. Keel, D. J. Nonneman, A. K. Lindholm-Perry, W. T. Oliver and G. A. Rohrer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:860

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    Single stranded ribonucleic acid (ssRNA) binds to toll-like receptor (TLR)7 leading to recruitment of immune cells and production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which has been shown in mammals. In chickens, ss...

    Authors: Mohamed Sarjoon Abdul-Cader, Upasama De Silva Senapathi, Eva Nagy, Shayan Sharif and Mohamed Faizal Abdul-Careem

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:859

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    This study is aimed to investigate drug utilization pattern among pregnant women attending maternal and child health clinic of tertiary hospital in eastern Ethiopia from March 1 to April 20, 2018.

    Authors: Neim Bedewi, Mekonnen Sisay and Dumessa Edessa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:858

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    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that one of the authors’ names was spelled incorrectly. In this Correction the incorrect and correct author name are shown. The original ...

    Authors: Getnet Gedif, Yetnayet Sisay, Animut Alebel and Yihalem Abebe Belay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:857

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2018 11:824

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    Spectrophotometry kits from Pointe Scientific (PS; USA) were compared to kits from Trinity Biotech (Trinity; Ireland) in 50 venous blood samples from purposively selected individuals in Bangladesh. Repeatabili...

    Authors: Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Mohammad Golam Kibria, Nusrat Jahan, Ric N. Price and Benedikt Ley

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:855

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    Social media has provided an online environment for patients to discuss regarding their health and seek medical information. The primary aim of our study was to analyze the quality of information shared on You...

    Authors: Pratikshya Thapa, Ashish Thapa, Nabina Khadka, Ruchi Bhattarai, Samir Jha, Amit Khanal and Bibhusan Basnet

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:854

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    Coagulation factor XIII plays a key role in fibrin clot stabilization and epithelial healing. Under chronic inflammatory conditions involving bleeding and an activation of the coagulation cascade, the FXIIIa i...

    Authors: Karsten Bernerth, Ingolf Schiefke, Karin Liebscher, Susanne Raczynski, Tanja Kottmann and Niels Teich

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:853

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    In this study, empathy is quantified using a novel social test. Empathy and prosocial behavior are linked to the expression of oxytocin in humans and rodent models. Specifically, prosocial behavior in prairie ...

    Authors: Lucas A. Stetzik, Alana W. Sullivan, Heather B. Patisaul and Bruce S. Cushing

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:852

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    Millions of women want to delay or avoid pregnancy, but they are not using contraception, especially in refugee settings. Due to lack of contraception, one fifth of reproductive age group women suffered from u...

    Authors: Kidane Gebrecherkos, Brhane Gebremariam, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Hailay Siyum, Gizienesh Kahsay and Mebrahtu Abay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:851

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    Rapid diagnostic tests have been of tremendous help in malaria control in endemic areas, helping in diagnosis and treatment of malaria cases. It is heavily relied upon in many endemic areas where microscopy ca...

    Authors: Verner N. Orish, Virtue F. De-Gaulle and Adekunle O. Sanyaolu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:850

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  21. Content type: Data note

    There is a dearth of research into the quality of assessments based on Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) items in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This dataset was generated to determine whether MCQ item writ...

    Authors: Eamon Costello, Jane C. Holland and Colette Kirwan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:849

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    We previously established concentrated autologous bone marrow aspirate transplantation as a one-step, lowly invasive, joint-preserving surgical technique for treating osteonecrosis of the femoral head. The obj...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kumagai, Tomokazu Yoshioka, Hisashi Sugaya, Yohei Tomaru, Yukiyo Shimizu, Masashi Yamazaki and Hajime Mishima

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:848

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    The main objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of pressure ulcer and its risk factors among adult hospitalized patients at Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeast Ethiopia, 2016 G.C

    Authors: Dinkie Tadele Bereded, Mohammed Hassen Salih and Abebaw Eredie Abebe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:847

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    The study aimed to determine the effect of phytosterols and inulin on plasma glucose, insulin, and GLP-1 levels among healthy men after consuming phytosterols and inulin-enriched soymilk for 8 weeks.

    Authors: Noppadol Kietsiriroje, Krisana Kanjanahirun, Jirateep Kwankaew, Ratikorn Ponrak and Supamai Soonthornpun

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:844

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    Adherence to oral chemotherapy is essential for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and multiple myeloma (MM) to remain in remission. Few studies have used a Likert-type scale to measure medication ad...

    Authors: C. Suzanne Lea, Sulochana Bohra, Tiffanie Moore, Chelsea Passwater and Darla Liles

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:843

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    This meta-analysis was done to estimate the prevalence of autoimmune thyroid diseases (ATDs) in Turner Syndrome patients, and to determine the clinical status of thyroid autoimmune diseases that occur frequent...

    Authors: Sagad Omer Obeid Mohamed, Ibrahim Hassan Eldaw Elkhidir, Abdelhamid Ibrahim Hassan Abuzied, Ahmed Abdulgadir Mohammed Hassan Noureddin, Gehad Abdelmonem Abdalla Ibrahim and Ahmed Abdallah Ali Mahmoud

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:842

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  27. Content type: Research note

    Preconception care is pivotal to improve pregnancy and birth outcome. It is vital for the future health of mother, her child and her family, which is routinely practice. The study aims to assess knowledge of p...

    Authors: Andargachew Kassa and Zemenu Yohannes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:841

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    The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of needle-stick and sharp object injuries among staff nurses in Dessie referral hospital, Amhara region, Ethiopia, 2018.

    Authors: Ayele Mamo Abebe, Mesfin Wudu Kassaw and Nathan Estifanos Shewangashaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:840

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  29. Content type: Research note

    Early antenatal care follow-up is the main strategy of preventing pregnancy related adverse outcomes; in which World Health Organization recommends first antenatal care visit should be offered within the first...

    Authors: Fitsum Wolde, Zerfu Mulaw, Tibeb Zena, Belete Biadgo and Miteku Andualem Limenih

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:837

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    This study is aimed at determining the prevalence and factors associated with utilization of long acting and permanent methods among married reproductive age (15–49) females at Janamora district, in 2018.

    Authors: Daniel Shitu Getahun, Haileab Fekadu Wolde, Kindie Fentahun Muchie and Hedija Yenus Yeshita

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:836

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  31. Content type: Research note

    Living donor hepatectomy (LDH) has important consequences in terms of acute and chronic pain. We proposed an anesthetic protocol based on the best currently available evidence. We report the results of this pr...

    Authors: Guillaume Dewe, Arnaud Steyaert, Marc De Kock, Fernande Lois, Raymond Reding and Patrice Forget

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:834

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    The aim of this study was to assess the self-care practice among patients with diabetes and their associated factors in Benishangul Gumuz Public Hospitals, Western Ethiopia, 2018.

    Authors: Segni Wanna Chali, Mohammed Hassen Salih and Addisu Taye Abate

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:833

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    Despite the presence standard protocol for management of severe acute malnutrition case-fatality rates in African hospitals remain unacceptably high. The case in Ethiopia is not different from others. Therefor...

    Authors: Gebremicael Guesh, Getu Degu, Mebrahtu Abay, Berhe Beyene, Ermyas Brhane and Kalayu Brhane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:832

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    In French Guiana, the French territory with the most preoccupying HIV epidemic, there have been great efforts to intensify and diversify HIV testing strategies. The aim of the present study was to review the t...

    Authors: Mathieu Nacher, Florence Huber, Leila Adriouch, Félix Djossou, Antoine Adenis and Pierre Couppié

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:831

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    Paediatric intensive care resources are limited in sub-Saharan Africa. The mortality rate in a combined Paediatric/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Johannesburg, South Africa was almost double that in a dedicat...

    Authors: Daynia Elizabeth Ballot, Tanusha Ramdin, Debbie Ann White and Jeffrey Lipman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:829

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    Numerous barriers prevent patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) from completing a diabetes self-management program. We investigated whether patients with T2D exhibited improved clinical outcomes after attending ...

    Authors: Renu F. Singh, Panteha Kelly, Alexander Tam, Jason Bronner, Candis M. Morello and Jan D. Hirsch

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:828

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    Redox-sensitive green fluorescent protein (roGFP) is a genetically-encoded redox-sensitive protein used to detect cellular oxidative stress associated with reactive oxygen species production. Here we replaced ...

    Authors: Katherine R. Stanford, Joanne M. Ajmo, Parmvir K. Bahia, Stephen H. Hadley and Thomas E. Taylor-Clark

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:827

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    An e-portfolio was used to determine the optimal number of times students need to repeat a procedure before they are fully capable of performing it without supervision. The results were compared with the actua...

    Authors: Fernando Santonja-Medina, Mari Paz García-Sanz, Sara Santonja-Renedo and Joaquín García-Estañ

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:826

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    The low investment in research, diagnosis and treatment are factors that contribute to the continuity of Chagas’ disease as a neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). In this context, the repositioning of drugs rep...

    Authors: Vanessa V. S. Castilho, Keyla C. S. Gonçalves, Karina M. Rebello, Luiz P. R. Baptista, Leandro S. Sangenito, Helena L. C. Santos, Marta H. Branquinha, André L. S. Santos, Rubem F. S. Menna-Barreto, Ana C. Guimarães and Claudia M. d’Avila-Levy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:825

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    The main aim of this study was to assess the level of job satisfaction and associated factors among healthcare professionals working at University of Gondar Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia. An institutio...

    Authors: Getnet Gedif, Yetnayet Sisay, Animut Alebel and Yihalem Abebe Belay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:824

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2018 11:857

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