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  1. Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) involves both community-acquired and nosocomial infections. It is responsible for a wide variety of infections, including infections of the urinary tract, pneumonia, bacterem...

    Authors: Aalaa Mahgoub Albasha, Esraa hassan Osman, Saga Abd-Alhalim, Elianz F. Alshaib, Leena Al-Hassan and Hisham N. Altayb

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:312

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  2. Plasma, but also urine sample could represent a simple liquid biopsy for ovarian cancer biomarker detection. The miRNA-200 family has been shown to be dysregulated in ovarian cancer. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Kalle Savolainen, Mauro Scaravilli, Antti Ilvesmäki, Synnöve Staff, Teemu Tolonen, Johanna U. Mäenpää, Tapio Visakorpi and Annika Auranen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:311

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  3. To investigate the descriptive nature of objectively-measured, free-living sleep quantity and quality, and the relationship to adiposity, in a rural African setting in 145 adults (≥ 40 years, female: n = 104, ...

    Authors: Ian Cook, Matlawa Mohlabe and Marianne Alberts

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:310

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  4. The Community Informant Detection Tool (CIDT) is a paper-based proactive case detection strategy with evidence for improving help-seeking behavior for mental healthcare. Key implementation barriers for the pap...

    Authors: Anvita Bhardwaj, Prasansa Subba, Sauharda Rai, Chaya Bhat, Renasha Ghimire, Mark J. D. Jordans, Eric Green, Lavanya Vasudevan and Brandon A. Kohrt

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:309

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  5. High prevalence of chronic ulcers and the burden of disease necessitate the increasingly significant production of new recombinant proteins in the world. The angiopoietin-1 enzyme is a part of the growth facto...

    Authors: Hamzeh Alipour, Marziae Shahriari-Namadi, Saeedeh Ebrahimi and Mohammad D. Moemenbellah-Fard

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:308

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  6. Measuring handgrip strength is a useful method to evaluate sarcopenia. No study has shown the trends of handgrip strength to weight ratio among Korean adolescents by year. This study aimed to determine the tre...

    Authors: Yunkoo Kang, Jieun Kim, Seung Kim, Sowon Park, Hyunjung Lim and Hong Koh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:307

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  7. This secondary data analysis examined associations among perceived neighborhood environmental factors, physical activity (PA), and the presence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in Mexican–American (MA) adults. Seven...

    Authors: Rodney P. Joseph and Sonia Vega-López

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:306

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  8. Poultry is commonly considered to be the primary vehicle for Campylobacter infection in humans. The aim of this study is to assess the risk of Campylobacteriosis in chicken meat consumers in southern Benin by ...

    Authors: Sylvain Daton Kouglenou, Alidehou Jerrold Agbankpe, Victorien Dougnon, Armando Djiyou Djeuda, Esther Deguenon, Marie Hidjo, Lamine Baba-Moussa and Honore Bankole

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:305

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  9. Screening inventories are important tools in clinical settings and research but may be sensitive to temporary fluctuations. Therefore, we revisited data from a longitudinal study with the Lund University Check...

    Authors: Roger Persson and Kai Österberg

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:304

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  10. Preterm infants are exposed earlier than their term counterparts to unattenuated sounds from the external environment during the sensitive period of the organization of the auditory cortical circuitry. In the ...

    Authors: Hannalice Gottschalck Cavalcanti, Aryelly Dayane da Silva Nunes, Brenda Karla Silva da Cunha, Kátia de Freitas Alvarenga, Sheila Andreoli Balen and Antonio Pereira Jr.

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:303

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  11. IL17 is a critical pro-inflammatory cytokine that is involved in inflammation, multidrug resistance and growth persistence pathways in cancer. This study is aiming at studying the expression of IL17 and hormon...

    Authors: Eman Taha Ali, Mai Abdulrahman Mohammed Masri, Emmanuel Edwar Siddig, Ayman Ahmed, Mohamed S. Muneer, Nouh Saad Mohamed and Ali Mahmoud Mohammed Edris

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:300

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  12. In Para-cycling competitions, cyclists with amputation of one-leg and no prosthesis, i.e., Division Cycle, Sport Class C2, perform pedaling movement on bicycle by unilateral leg. The purpose of this study was ...

    Authors: Kohei Watanabe, Yuta Yamaguchi, Wataru Fukuda, Sho Nakazawa, Taishi Kenjo and Tetsunari Nishiyama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:299

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  13. The study was carried out with the aim to find out the frequency of Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency among the patients attending the hospital and to rationalize the qualitative methemoglobi...

    Authors: Uday Sharma, Satyendra Mishra, Narayan Gautam and Badri Kumar Gupta

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:298

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  14. This study examined the relationship between leg bone length and sprint performance in sprinters. The leg bone lengths in 28 100-m specialized sprinters and 28 400-m specialized sprinters were measured using m...

    Authors: Daichi Tomita, Tadashi Suga, Masafumi Terada, Takahiro Tanaka, Yuto Miyake, Hiromasa Ueno, Mitsuo Otsuka, Akinori Nagano and Tadao Isaka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:297

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  15. Most eukaryotic cells contain microtubule filaments, which play central roles in intra-cellular organization. However, microtubule networks have a wide variety of architectures from one cell type and organism ...

    Authors: Arthur T. Molines, Virginie Stoppin-Mellet, Isabelle Arnal and Frédéric M. Coquelle

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:296

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  16. Prostate cancer (PC) is common cancer worldwide. Several markers have been developed to differentiate between benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) from PC. A descriptive retrospective hospital-based study aimed ...

    Authors: Eiman Siddig Ahmed, Lubna S. Elnour, Rowa Hassan, Emmanuel E. Siddig, Mintu Elsa Chacko, Eman T. Ali, Mona A. Mohamed, Abdalla Munir, Mohamed S. Muneer, Nouh S. Mohamed and Ali M. M. Edris

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:295

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  17. β2 microglobulin, as a biomarker, is used for the diagnosis of oral malignant and pre-malignant lesions. The components of the microglobulin system can directly or indirectly help grow and develop tumors. The ...

    Authors: Fatemeh Nosratzehi, Tahereh Nosratzehi, Ebrahim Alijani and Soha Saberi Rad

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:294

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  18. The assessment of clinical efficacy and toxicity is very important in pharmacology and toxicology. The effects of psychostimulants (e.g. amphetamine), psychotomimetics (e.g. Cannabis sativus) and snake antiven...

    Authors: Saganuwan Alhaji Saganuwan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:292

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  19. Mouse models have delivered variable recapitulation of Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) pathology and consistently demonstrated neurological involvement which may be a limited feature of human disease. With the p...

    Authors: A. M. Nikiforuk, K. Tierny, T. A. Cutts, D. K. Kobasa, S. S. Theriault and B. W. M. Cook

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:291

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  20. Chalcones (1, 3-diaryl-2-propen-1-ones) and their derivatives are widely explored from the past decade for its antimalarial activity. To elucidate their mechanism of action on the malaria parasite, the ultrast...

    Authors: Shweta Sinha, B. D. Radotra, Bikash Medhi, Daniela I. Batovska, Nadezhda Markova and Rakesh Sehgal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:290

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  21. In the present study, we sought to investigate the association between red cell distribution width (RDW) and stroke severity and outcome in patients who underwent anti-thrombolytic therapy with tissue plasmino...

    Authors: Kavous Shahsavarinia, Younes Ghavam Laleh, Payman Moharramzadeh, Mahboob Pouraghaei, Elyar Sadeghi-Hokmabadi, Fatemeh Seifar, Farid Hajibonabi, Zhila Khamnian, Mehdi Farhoudi and Sara Mafi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:288

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  22. Effect of bilateral, optic neuropathy on the function of retinal pigment epithelium has not been investigated extensively to date. This study aimed to determine the effect of bilateral, optic neuropathy on lig...

    Authors: Padmini Dahanayake, Tharaka L. Dassanayake, Manoji Pathirage, Saman Senanayake, Mike Sedgwick and Vajira Weerasinghe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:287

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  23. This study aims to assess the relationship between Food and Nutrition Literacy (FNLIT) and dietary diversity score (DDS); FNLIT and nutrient adequacy (NAR%, MAR%) in school-age children in Iran.

    Authors: Azam Doustmohammadian, Nasrin Omidvar, Nastaran Keshavarz-Mohammadi, Hassan Eini-Zinab, Maryam Amini, Morteza Abdollahi, Zeinab Amirhamidi and Homa Haidari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:286

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  24. Musculoskeletal pain is often caused by injury to the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves. Symptoms can be localized or generalized. Mild-moderate symptoms are treated with topical/oral over the count...

    Authors: Hoan Linh Banh and Andrew Cave

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:285

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  25. Adenosine has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory role and its injections are used for perioperative pain management. We aimed to study efficacy of intrathecal injection of adenosine for post-operative radicula...

    Authors: Dawood Aghamohammadi, Mahmood Eydi, Alireza Pishgahi, Azam Esmaeilinejad and Neda Dolatkhah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:284

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  26. The influence of physical activity (PA) on the immune system has emerged as a new field of research. Regular PA may promote an anti-inflammatory state in the body, thus contributing to the down-regulation of p...

    Authors: Karina Standahl Olsen, Marko Lukic and Kristin Benjaminsen Borch

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:283

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  27. Fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) 2 regulates the development of the adrenal gland in mice. In addition, FGFR2-mediated signalling has been shown to prevent apoptosis and to enhance proliferation in adr...

    Authors: Matthias Haase, Anne Thiel, Ute I. Scholl, Hany Ashmawy, Matthias Schott and Margret Ehlers

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:282

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  28. We previously described the structure and activity of a glycoside hydrolase family 30 subfamily 8 (GH30-8) endoxylanase, CaXyn30A, from Clostridium acetobutylicum which exhibited novel glucuronic acid (GA)-indepe...

    Authors: Casey Crooks, Liangkun Long and Franz J. St John

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:281

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  29. A Paenibacillus strain isolated in previous research exhibited antimicrobial activity against relevant human pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus and Listeria monocytogenes. In this study, the genome of the ...

    Authors: Magdalena Pajor, Jonathan Sogin, Randy W. Worobo and Piotr Szweda

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:280

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  30. Oral anticoagulants are one of the most frequently used medications. However, these drugs have a range of side effects including potential life-threatening complications. Little is known regarding the awarenes...

    Authors: Ibrahim Zahid, Syed Wajih Ul Hassan, Nida Sehar Bhurya, Sheena Nadeem Alam, Choudhary Ahmed Hasan, Bakht Hussain Shah, Fasiha Bakhtawar Fatima, Ayesha Ahmed, Syed Sabih Ul Hassan, Javeria Hayat, Aqsa Zulfiqar, Rija Sheikh, Momin Aziz, Rabbia Siddiqi, Kaneez Fatima and Muhammad Shahzeb Khan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:279

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  31. Inappropriate life style has destructive effects on sperm quality and, male fertility, so that lifestyle modification may improve spermogram indexes preliminary data. This study aimed to determine the relation...

    Authors: Leila Amini, Mahsa Kahrobaie, Leila Amiri-Farahani and Hamid Haghani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:278

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  32. Compared to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), there have been few studies focused on the molecular characterization of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA). In this cross-section...

    Authors: Zahra Tayebi, Hossein Goudarzi, Masoud Dadashi and Mehdi Goudarzi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:277

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  33. Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) are of significant public health concern. The identification of VRE in livestock and food has increased. The objective of this study was to determine if the transferrable...

    Authors: Ana Berreta, Rachel M. Baumgardner and Jamie J. Kopper

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:275

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  34. Malaria is an infectious disease that annually presents around 200,000 cases in Brazil. The availability of data on malaria is crucial for enabling and supporting studies that can promote actions to prevent it...

    Authors: Lais Baroni, Marcel Pedroso, Christovam Barcellos, Rebecca Salles, Samella Salles, Balthazar Paixão, Alvaro Chrispino, Gustavo Guedes and Eduardo Ogasawara

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:274

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  35. Ligation-Mediated Amplification (LMA) is a versatile biochemical tool for amplifying selected DNA sequences. LMA has increased in popularity due to its integration within chromosome conformation capture (5C) a...

    Authors: Christopher J. F. Cameron, Xue Q. D. Wang, Josée Dostie and Mathieu Blanchette

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:273

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  36. Many therapies have been proposed in order to investigate the mechanisms of neural repair associated with neurological diseases, including bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMC) transplantation. However, there i...

    Authors: Maria de Fátima dos Santos Sampaio, Arthur Giraldi-Guimarães, Camila da Silva Lourenço, Messias Gonzaga Pereira and Norberto Cysne Coimbra

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:272

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  37. We sought to estimate the prevalence of self-reported self-harm among adolescents identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) in Ghana, and compare self-reported personal and social adversiti...

    Authors: Emmanuel N.-B. Quarshie, Mitch G. Waterman and Allan O. House

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:271

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  38. Malocclusion features differ across various populations and ethnicities. At this time, no data are available regarding the dentofacial differences between Syrian and European adolescents with Class II division...

    Authors: Alaa Al Ayoubi, Alireza Khandan Dezfully and Melinda Madléna

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:270

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  39. The present database contains information on sociodemographic and clinical data as well as data from the Care Transition Measure (CTM 15-Brazil) of cancer patients undergoing clinical or surgical treatment. Da...

    Authors: Elisiane Lorenzini, Julia Estela Willrich Boell, Nelly D. Oelke, Caroline Donini Rodrigues, Letícia Flores Trindade, Vanessa Dalsasso Batista Winter, Michelle Mariah Malkiewiez, Gabriela Ceretta Flôres, Pâmella Pluta and Adriane Cristina Bernat Kolankiewicz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:267

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  40. In order to characterize a river-associated, enriched microbiome capable of degrading an anthraquinone dye from the oil blue family, as well as assessing its functional potential, we performed a taxa-specific ...

    Authors: Ayixon Sánchez-Reyes, Luz Bretón-Deval, Hayley Mangelson and Alejandro Sanchez-Flores

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:265

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  41. The current study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of parasitic infections and their possible association with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), through a case–control study. Stool samples were collected from pa...

    Authors: Zohreh Shafiei, Farideh Esfandiari, Bahador Sarkari, Zahra Rezaei, Mohammad Reza Fatahi and Seyed Mohammad Kazem Hosseini Asl

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:264

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