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  1. Content type: Research Note

    Approach to asymptomatic bacteriuria among pregnant women in Ethiopia is mainly based on clinical grounds and urine strip and microscopy tests. On top of this, the treatment is also on an empirical basis which...

    Authors: Senait Tadesse, Tsega Kahsay, Gebre Adhanom, Getachew Kahsu, Haftom Legese, Aderajew G/wahid and Awoke Derbie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:740

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2018 11:798

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    To evaluate two debriefing strategies for the development of neonatal resuscitation skills in health professionals responsible for the critical newborn care in a high-complexity university Hospital.

    Authors: Oscar Andrés Gamboa, Sergio Iván Agudelo, María Jose Maldonado, Diana C. Leguizamón and Sandra M. Cala

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:739

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    This study was aimed at determining the magnitude of prenatal iodine deficiency and its determinants among women attending antenatal care clinic at the University of Gondar Specialized Referral Hospital, North...

    Authors: Wubet Worku Takele, Mekuriaw Alemayehu, Terefe Derso and Amare Tariku

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:738

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    Studying animal vocal aging has potential implication in the field of animal welfare and for modeling human voice aging. The objective was to examine, using a repeated measures approach, the between-year chang...

    Authors: Ilya A. Volodin, Olga V. Sibiryakova, Nina A. Vasilieva, Elena V. Volodina, Vera A. Matrosova, Andrés J. Garcia, Francisco J. Pérez-Barbería, Laureano Gallego and Tomás Landete-Castillejos

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:737

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    The aim of this study was to investigate the antiplasmodial effects of the crude aqueous, methanol and chloroform extracts of the leaves of Vernonia adoensis in Plasmodium berghei infected Swiss albino mice using...

    Authors: Gebreyohannes Zemicheal and Yalemtsehay Mekonnen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:736

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    Current clinical practice varies around debridement techniques used to promote healing of diabetes-related foot ulcers. This randomised controlled study will compare healing rates for diabetes-related foot ulc...

    Authors: Lucia Michailidis, Shan M. Bergin, Terry P. Haines and Cylie M. Williams

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:732

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    Plexin domain containing 2 (PLXDC2), a cell surface transmembrane protein receptor for pigment epithelium derived factor, is expressed in many tissues including the eye. Polymorphism rs7081455 flanking PLXDC2 has...

    Authors: Altaf A. Kondkar, Tahira Sultan, Faisal A. Almobarak, Hatem Kalantan, Khaled K. Abu-Amero and Saleh A. Al-Obeidan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:733

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    The objective of this study was to assess knowledge and practice of iodized salt utilization among reproductive women in Addis Ababa city. A cross-sectional study was carried out on 549 households. A sample di...

    Authors: Meseret Mamo Bazezew, Walelegn Worku Yallew and Aysheshim kassahun Belew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:734

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    To analyze the epidemiological stroke data of Brazil according to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study in 2016 and secondary data from the GBD database.

    Authors: Nathalia Matos de Santana, Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, Diego Monteiro de Melo Lucena, Fernando Mayo Soares, Fernando Adami, Luciana de Carvalho Pádua Cardoso and João Antonio Correa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:735

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    This study reports findings from a feedback assessment conducted among final year medical undergraduates on the end of course assessment in Surgery. A self-administered questionnaire was used among 201 final y...

    Authors: Savindi De Mel, Umesh Jayarajah and Sanjeewa A. Seneviratne

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:731

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    The genus Lippia comprises 150 species, most of which have interesting medicinal properties. Lippia sidoides (syn. L. origanoides) exhibits strong antimicrobial activity and is included in the phytotherapy progra...

    Authors: Milene C. Almeida, Ediedia S. Pina, Camila Hernandes, Sonia M. Zingaretti, Silvia H. Taleb-Contini, Fátima R. G. Salimena, Svetoslav N. Slavov, Simone K. Haddad, Suzelei C. França, Ana M. S. Pereira and Bianca W. Bertoni

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:725

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    Pancreatic and duodenal homeobox-1 (Pdx-1) is a homeodomain-containing transcription factor essential for pancreatic development, beta-cell differentiation and the maintenance of mature beta cell function. To ...

    Authors: Takayoshi Kiba

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:726

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    We have previously found that 9% of patients treated for acute poisoning by substances of abuse in a primary care emergency outpatient setting presented with a new poisoning within a week. We now identify fact...

    Authors: Odd Martin Vallersnes, Dag Jacobsen, Øivind Ekeberg and Mette Brekke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:724

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    This study aimed to establish the reference intervals (RIs) of thyroid function test among the adult Sudanese population in Khartoum, Sudan. A multi-stage survey stratified sampling method was used. Total trii...

    Authors: Imad R. Musa, Nagi I. Ali, Sittana A. Elseed, Osman E. Osman and Ishag Adam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:729

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    This study was conducted to assess magnitude and pattern of drug related problems among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and hypertension.

    Authors: Yohanes Ayele, Kibkab Melaku, Mesay Dechasa, Mohammed Biset Ayalew and Boressa Adugna Horsa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:728

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    Disruption in HIV care provision may enhance the development and spread of drug resistance due to inadequate antiretroviral therapy. This study thus determined the prevalence of HIV-1 transmitted drug resistan...

    Authors: Aristid Ekollo Mbange, Djiba Kaba, Abou Abdallah Malick Diouara, Halimatou Diop-Ndiaye, Ndeye Fatou Ngom-Ngueye, Ahmed Dieng, Seynabou Lo, Kine Ndiaye Toure, Mamadou Fall, Wilfred Fon Mbacham, Mariama Sadjo Diallo, Mohamed Cisse, Souleymane Mboup and Coumba Toure Kane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:723

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    Pan Masala containing Tobacco (PMT) use contributes significantly to the overall world tobacco burden especially in south Asian country like Nepal. Oxidative stress caused by it may leads to cardiovascular dis...

    Authors: Sagar Khanal, Seraj Ahmed Khan, Dharnidhar Baral, Sanjeeb Shrestha, Nirmal Baral and Madhab Lamsal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:727

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    Primary immunodeficiency (PID) patients are prone to developing viral infections and should not be vaccinated with live vaccines. In such patients, prolonged excretion and viral divergence may occur and they m...

    Authors: Nermeen M. Galal, Safaa Meshaal, Rabab ElHawary, Eman Nasr, Laila Bassiouni, Humayun Ashghar, Noha H. Farag, Ondrej Mach, Cara Burns, Jane Iber, Qi Chen and Aisha ElMarsafy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:717

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    The pathogenesis of endometriosis is still mysterious, being retrograde menstruation and coelomic metaplasia the most accepted hypotheses. Recently, it has been proposed that endometriosis is caused by fine-tu...

    Authors: Pietro G. Signorile, Anna Severino, Massimo Santoro, Maria Spyrou, Rosa Viceconte and Alfonso Baldi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:722

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    The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of in-hospital mortality in 351 patients who developed cardiogenic shock after acute myocardial infarction and by determining this; we might find that h...

    Authors: Kashif Ali Hashmi, Khawar Abbas, Atif Ali Hashmi, Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Muzzammil Edhi, Nauman Ali and Amir Khan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:721

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    Sepsis mortality is reported to be high worldwide, however recently the attributable fraction of mortality due to sepsis (AFsepsis) has been questioned. If improvements in treatment options are to be evaluated...

    Authors: Maja Kopczynska, Ben Sharif, Sian Cleaver, Naomi Spencer, Amit Kurani, Camilla Lee, Jessica Davis, Carys Durie, Jude Joseph-Gubral, Angelica Sharma, Lucy Allen, Billie Atkins, Alex Gordon, Llewelyn Jones, Amy Noble, Matthew Bradley…

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:720

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    The identification of new genetic-associated risk factor of ischemic stroke could improves strategies for stroke prevention. This study aims to identify insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS-1) gene polymorphism G...

    Authors: Syahrul, Samekto Wibowo, Sofia Mubarika Haryana, Indwiani Astuti and Fariz Nurwidya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:718

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    Doping control is an important and indispensable aspect of fair horse racing; genetic doping has been recently included to this. In this study, we aimed to develop a detection method of gene doping. A plasmid ...

    Authors: Teruaki Tozaki, Shiori Gamo, Masaki Takasu, Mio Kikuchi, Hironaga Kakoi, Kei-ichi Hirota, Kanichi Kusano and Shun-ichi Nagata

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:708

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    Marsupials suffer from an increasing number of stressors in this changing world. Functional studies are thus needed to broaden our understanding of the marsupial immune system. The red-tailed phascogale (Phascoga...

    Authors: C. Letendre, L. J. Young and J. M. Old

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:712

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    The present study aimed to determine the phenotypic and genotypic profile of macrolide, lincosamide and streptogramin B (MLSB) resistance in clinical isolates of staphylococci.

    Authors: Reza Khashei, Yalda Malekzadegan, Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie and Zahra Razavi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:711

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    The use of self-medications during pregnancy results in serious structural as well as functional adverse effects on mothers and unborn children. But little is known about the practice of self-medication used d...

    Authors: Taye Zewdie, Telake Azale, Alemayehu Shimeka and Ayenew Molla Lakew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:713

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    Partograph is one of the best effective obstetric tools used to monitoring labor and prevent prolonged or obstructed labor which accounts for about 22% of maternal deaths in Ethiopia. This study was aimed to a...

    Authors: Tesfay Hailu, Kidane Nigus, Gebreamlak Gidey, Birhane Hailu and Yohannes Moges

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:710

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    The bleaching, clearing and handling of tiny specimens with soft tissue and cuticular components for confocal laser scanning microscopy is difficult, because after cuticle bleaching and tissue clearing the spe...

    Authors: Felix Simon Christian Quade, Beate Preitz and Nikola-Michael Prpic

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:716

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    An observational post-randomized controlled trial (RCT) design was adopted to evaluate the long-term sustainability and maintenance of improved glycemic control, lipid profile, reduced progression to diabetes ...

    Authors: Carlos K. H. Wong, Shing-Chung Siu, Ka-Wai Wong, Esther Y. T. Yu and Cindy L. K. Lam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:709

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    Staphylococcus genus comprising both Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) are widely distributed in nature and can infect diversity of hosts. Indeed, staphylococci are the major patho...

    Authors: Sarita Manandhar, Anjana Singh, Ajit Varma, Shanti Pandey and Neeraj Shrivastava

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:714

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    The corneas of heterozygous Pax6+/ mice develop abnormally and deteriorate further after birth but it is not known whether the postnatal deterioration is predetermined by abnormal development. Our objective was ...

    Authors: Natalie J. Dorà, Martine Manuel, Dirk-Jan Kleinjan, David J. Price, J. Martin Collinson, Robert E. Hill and John D. West

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:705

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    The aim of the study was to determine level of anemia and other hematological profiles in pregnant women attending antenatal care clinic in Debre Berhan Referral Hospital, Ethiopia.

    Authors: Dessalegn Shitie, Tewabech Zewde and Yalew Molla

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:704

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    We aimed to evaluate if patient- and provider-collected vaginal swabs in pregnant women reflect similar bacterial community characteristics. Pregnant patients performed a self-collected vaginal swab, then unde...

    Authors: Kristine M. Wylie, Stephanie A. Blankenship, Methodius G. Tuuli, George A. Macones and Molly J. Stout

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:706

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    bPeaks is a peak calling program to detect protein DNA-binding sites from ChIPseq data in small eukaryotic genomes. The simplicity of the bPeaks method is well appreciated by users, but its use via an R packag...

    Authors: Thomas Denecker and Gaëlle Lelandais

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:698

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    ‘Negligence of Physicians’ and ‘Wrong Treatment’ have become commonly-used phrases in print and electronic media of Bangladesh, while violence against healthcare workers has always been under-reported. Unfortu...

    Authors: Md Imran Hasan, Md Zakiul Hassan, Md Mofijul Islam Bulbul, Taufique Joarder and Mohammod Jobayer Chisti

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:702

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    To synthesize lessons from comparison of results obtained from the immuno-chromatographic SD Bioline testing method and the chemiluminescent micro-particle immunoassay Architect in the diagnosis of syphilis at...

    Authors: Sepiso K. Masenga, Mercy Mweemba, Annie Kachele, Yahns Chalubemba, Paul Toloka and Benson M. Hamooya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:701

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  37. Content type: Research note

    Our immediate objective is to test the data-suggested possibility that in-agarose gel bacterial propagation causes gel fiber dislocation and alteration of cell distribution. We also test the further effect of ...

    Authors: Philip Serwer, Barbara Hunter and Elena T. Wright

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:699

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  38. Content type: Research note

    Globally, non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) is a common cause of morbidity in all people including physiotherapy students. However, no study has investigated the problem among undergraduate physiotherapy stud...

    Authors: M. Chiwaridzo, K. J. Chamarime and J. M. Dambi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:697

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    This study was aimed to test the PowerPlex® 21 System (Promega, USA), used for human identification applications for its positive cross-species applicability in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in order to identify ...

    Authors: Mukesh Thakur, Kailash Chandra, Vivek Sahajpal, Asis Samanta, Arun Sharma and Agni Mitra

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:695

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  40. Content type: Data note

    Staphylococcus species of the family Staphylococcaceae are facultatively anaerobic Gram-positive cocci growing in clusters, pairs and occasionally in short chains. Staphylococci can be detected in different envir...

    Authors: Elvira E. Ziganshina, Waleed S. Mohammed, Elena I. Shagimardanova, Leyla H. Shigapova and Ayrat M. Ziganshin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:694

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    The purpose of this paper is to extend a previous study by evaluating the use of a speech recognition software in a clinical psychiatry milieu. Physicians (n = 55) at a psychiatric hospital participated in a l...

    Authors: John Fernandes, Ian Brunton, Gillian Strudwick, Suman Banik and John Strauss

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:690

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    To conduct a proof-of-concept study on preferential binding of polymeric IgA (pIgA) using a novel recombinant rabbit/human chimeric secretory component (cSC) and preliminary assessment of the diagnostic potent...

    Authors: Khayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah, Mary L. Garcia, Nadine C. Barnes and David A. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:688

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    The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of non-adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment, reasons and associated factors among TB patients attending at Gondar town health centers.

    Authors: Habtamu Sewunet Mekonnen and Abere Woretaw Azagew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:691

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