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  1. Despite previous research that focused on liver transaminases as predictors of cardiovascular disease, there has been limited research evaluating the predictive value of AST/ALT ratio in patients with heart fa...

    Authors: Mohammed Ewid, Hossam Sherif, Abdulaziz S. Allihimy, Shaima A. Alharbi, Dawood A. Aldrewesh, Sarah A. Alkuraydis and Rami Abazid

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:178

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  2. Laparoscopic surgery for diverticular colovesical fistula (CVF) is technically challenging, and the incidence of conversion to open surgery (COS) is high. This study aimed to review our experience with laparos...

    Authors: Daichi Kitaguchi, Tsuyoshi Enomoto, Yusuke Ohara, Yohei Owada, Katsuji Hisakura, Yoshimasa Akashi, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Koichi Ogawa, Osamu Shimomura and Tatsuya Oda

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:177

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  3. To outline the challenges and provide practical recommendations for recruiting inactive, statin-free older adults to facilitate feasible study designs. Data was obtained from a double-blind randomised-controll...

    Authors: Colleen S. Deane, Bethan E. Phillips, Kenneth Smith, Anna M. Steele, Tina Libretto, Sarah A. Statton, Philip J. Atherton and Timothy Etheridge

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:174

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  4. The objective of this study is to develop and identify polymorphic microsatellite markers for fungus-gardening (attine) ants in the genus Trachymyrmex sensu lato. These ants are important ecosystem engineers and ...

    Authors: Alix E. Matthews, Chase Rowan, Colby Stone, Katrin Kellner and Jon N. Seal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:173

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  5. Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:172

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:620

  6. Tiger beetles inhabiting sandy beaches and cliffs along the east coast of the United States are facing increasing habitat loss due to erosion, urbanization, and sea level rise. The northeastern beach tiger bee...

    Authors: Aaron W. Aunins, Michael S. Eackles, David C. Kazyak, Michael R. Drummond and Timothy L. King

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:171

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  7. Virulence factors (VFs) among the clinical strains of enterococci play a vital role in pathogenesis. This study was aimed to screen for cylA, asa1, gelE, esp and hyl among Enterococcus faecalis (n = 89) and E. fa...

    Authors: Alexander Kiruthiga, Kesavaram Padmavathy, Praveen Shabana, Venkatesan Naveenkumar, Sumathi Gnanadesikan and Jeevan Malaiyan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:170

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  8. Wrist deformity in older people is common following treatment for a wrist fracture, particularly after non-surgical treatment. A cohort of older wrist fracture patients were surveyed by telephone regarding per...

    Authors: Andrew Lawson, Partiban Santhakumar, Justine M. Naylor, Tim Churches, Steve Frost and Ian A. Harris

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:169

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  9. The present study was carried out to investigate the transcriptional response of marA (Multiple antibiotic resistance A gene), soxS (Superoxide S gene) and rob (Right-origin-binding gene) under carbapenem stress.

    Authors: Shiela Chetri, Bhaskar Jyoti Das, Deepshikha Bhowmik, Debadatta Dhar Chanda, Atanu Chakravarty and Amitabha Bhattacharjee

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:168

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  10. Non invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) has been widely accepted in recent years to detect common fetal autosomal chromosome aneuploidies and sex chromosome aneuploidies (SCAs)....

    Authors: Katia Margiotti, Anthony Cesta, Claudio Dello Russo, Antonella Cima, Maria Antonietta Barone, Antonella Viola, Davide Sparacino, Alvaro Mesoraca and Claudio Giorlandino

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:167

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  11. This study was aimed to asses knowledge of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV among reproductive age women and associated factors at Mecha district, North West Ethiopia. A community based cross ...

    Authors: Tewachew Muche Liyeh, Endeshaw Admasu Cherkose, Miteku Andualem Limenih, Tigist Seid Yimer and Hailemariam Demewozu Tebeje

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:166

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  12. A recent trial of vitamin B12 supplementation among Indian children 6–30 months found no effect on the incidence of diarrhea and respiratory infections. These results differ with studies in adults that showed ...

    Authors: Omar N. Lweno, Christopher R. Sudfeld, Ellen Hertzmark, Karim P. Manji, Anne Marie Darling and Wafaie W. Fawzi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:165

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  13. We aimed to investigate the prevalence and type of BRAF V600 mutations and the associations with clinicopathological variables in primary skin nodular melanoma cases in Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia usin...

    Authors: Hanggoro Tri Rinonce, Rovi Panji Mustiko Aji, Ni’mah Hayati, Maria Fransiska Pudjohartono, Bidari Kameswari, Sumadi Lukman Anwar and Irianiwati

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:164

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  14. This study aimed to investigate the association of anesthetists’ academic and educational status with self-confidence, self-rated knowledge and objective knowledge about rational antibiotic application. Theref...

    Authors: Frederick Schneider, Christian M. Schulz, Matthias May, Gerhard Schneider, Christian Ernst, Matthias Jacob, Kai Zacharowski, Thomas Hachenberg, Maren Schmidt, Moritz Kretzschmar, Bernhard Graf, Martin G. Kees, Michael Pawlik, Michael Sander, Christian Koch, Michael Zoller…

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:161

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  15. Antenatal stress is highly prevalent globally and is associated with adverse physical and psychiatric morbidities and adverse neonatal outcomes. However, the burden of antenatal stress and its psychosocial pre...

    Authors: Ahmed Waqas, Muhammad Zubair, Sadiq Zia, Hafsa Meraj, Kapil Kiran Aedma, Muhammad Hassan Majeed and Sadiq Naveed

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:160

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  16. Probiotics are fed to improve enteric health, and they may also affect respiratory immunity through their exposure to the upper respiratory tract upon ingestion. However, their effect on the respiratory system...

    Authors: Susan D. Eicher, Carol G. Chitko-McKown and Keith A. Bryan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:159

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  17. After the large-scale earthquake in 2011, the disaster medical assistance team (DMAT) was made responsible for medical activities during the hyperacute phase of a disaster or accident in Japan. The medicines t...

    Authors: Wataru Ando, Yumika Imamura, Hideyuki Nagashima, Kouji Kondo, Kazunori Nakamura and Katsuya Otori

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:158

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  18. The aim of our research was to evaluate the relationship involving left ventricular ejection fraction, low density lipoprotein, B-type natriuretic peptide, Troponin I and coronary flow reserve, and to determin...

    Authors: Henry Anselmo Mayala, Magesa Mafuru, Abdalah Mkangala, Mark Mayala, Pedro Pallangyo, Dickson Minja, Mohamed Janabi and Wang Zhao-hui

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:157

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  19. Skin tags are associated with an insulin resistant phenotype but studies in White Europeans with morbid obesity are lacking. We sought to determine whether the presence of cervical or axillary skin tags was as...

    Authors: Clarissa Ern Hui Fang, Catherine Crowe, Annette Murphy, Martin O’Donnell and Francis M. Finucane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:156

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  20. To evaluate the expression of a set of miRNAs to identify differentially expressed miRNAs that might be considered reliable biomarkers on Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) blood samples.

    Authors: Marcelle SanJuan Ganem Prado, Mirthz Lemos de Jesus, Thaline Cunha de Goes, Lucilla Silva Oliveira Mendonça and Carla Martins Kaneto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:155

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  21. To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the Allplex™ Entero-DR, a quantitative PCR-based method, for the detection of β-lactamase-encoding genes and vancomycin-resistance determinants in 156 previously ...

    Authors: María Fernanda Mojica, Elsa De La Cadena, Adriana Correa, Tobias Manuel Appel, Christian José Pallares and María Virginia Villegas

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:154

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  22. According to the gene-environment interaction model the pathogenesis of psychosis relies on an adverse neuro-socio-developmental pathway. Perinatal stress represents an important risk factor for the developmen...

    Authors: Tiziano De Matteis, Giuseppe D’Andrea, Jatin Lal, Domenico Berardi and Ilaria Tarricone

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:153

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  23. The genus Bacillus comprises spore-forming rod-shaped Gram-positive bacteria, which usually grow aerobically or anaerobically. Members of this genus are common environmental microorganisms. Also, they can be moni...

    Authors: Waleed S. Mohammed, Elvira E. Ziganshina, Ramilya F. Akhmetova and Ayrat M. Ziganshin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:152

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  24. This study uses health and non-health sector data sources to select and assess available indicators for service provision along the continuum of care for maternal health at subnational levels in South Africa. ...

    Authors: Mamothena Carol Mothupi, Lucia Knight and Hanani Tabana

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:151

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  25. Transcriptome analysis of human whole blood is used to discover biomarkers of diseases and to assess phenotypic traits. Here we have collected small volumes of blood in Tempus solution and tested whether diffe...

    Authors: Rebecca Mathew, Mohammed Toufiq, Valentina Mattei, Muna Al Hashmi, Harshitha Shobha Manjunath, Basirudeen Syed Ahamed Kabeer, Rita Calzone, Chiara Cugno, Damien Chaussabel, Sara Deola and Sara Tomei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:150

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  26. Dopamine-replacement utilizing L-DOPA is still the mainstay treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD), but often leads to development of L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID), which can be as debilitating as the motor ...

    Authors: Mitchell J. Bartlett, Lisa Y. So, Lajos Szabò, David P. Skinner, Kate L. Parent, Michael L. Heien, Todd W. Vanderah, Robin Polt, Scott J. Sherman and Torsten Falk

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:149

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  27. RNA interference and miRNA mediated mechanisms have been proposed to explain the expression of a specific variant of VSP at a time on the surface of Giardia lamblia. Recently, epigenetic mechanisms involving hist...

    Authors: Daniel Roberto Orozco and Srinivas Garlapati

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:148

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  28. The aim was to investigate the prevalence of and factors associated with periodontal disease among pregnant Sudanese women. A cross-sectional study was conducted at the Antenatal Care Clinic of Saad Abualila H...

    Authors: Yasir Salih, Abubakr M. Nasr, Abdel B. A. Ahmed, Manal E. Sharif and Ishag Adam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:147

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  29. Gene- nutrient interaction might possibly be involved in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome and its components. In the current report, the association between antioxidant potential of the diet with 6P21 rs...

    Authors: Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:145

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  30. Pig pluripotent stem cells have tremendous potential because the pig is a valuable animal as both an agricultural resource and as a preclinical model of human therapy. To date, a lack of understanding of pig p...

    Authors: Kwang-Hwan Choi, Dong-Kyung Lee, Jong-Nam Oh, Seung-Hun Kim, Mingyun Lee, Sung Woo Kim and Chang-Kyu Lee

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:144

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  31. Timely implementation of influenza infection control and treatment can significantly reduce the impact on Hospital resources and patient management when demand is at peak. Turnaround times of Laboratory based ...

    Authors: S. O’Connell, C. Conlan, M. Reidy, C. Stack, A. Mulgrew and J. Baruah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:143

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  32. Trichosporon asahii is the major causative fungus of disseminated or deep-seated trichosporonosis and forms a biofilm on medical devices. Biofilm formation leads to antifungal drug resistance, so biofilm-related ...

    Authors: Sanae Kurakado, Ryota Chiba, Chisato Sato, Yasuhiko Matsumoto and Takashi Sugita

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:142

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  33. Blue light has been attributed to the adverse biological effects caused by the use of smartphones and tablet devices at night. However, it is not realistic to immediately avoid nighttime exposure to blue light...

    Authors: Emi Yuda, Yutaka Yoshida, Norihiro Ueda and Junichiro Hayano

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:141

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  34. Reprocessing reusable medical devices is crucial in the healthcare industry. To ensure patient safety, strict standards are dictated to validate thermal disinfection in automated washer-disinfectors. The Unite...

    Authors: Bruno Haas, Kelly J. Soto, Dana S. Day, Alexander C. Roy, Marie-Claude Gagnon, Jodi R. Alt and Philippe Labrie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:140

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  35. Programmed death-1 (PD-1) and its ligand PD-L1 are now used as predictive biomarkers to guide clinical decisions. Precise characterization of PD-L1-positive cells may contribute to our knowledge of which patie...

    Authors: Markus Tiemann, Vera Samoilova, Dmitri Atiakshin and Igor Buchwalow

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:139

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  36. Bullying victimization among adolescents has been well-recognized as a behavior associated with adverse psychological and mental health outcomes. Most studies on bullying victimization have focused on adolesce...

    Authors: Adiba Ashrafi, Cindy Xin Feng, Cory Neudorf and Khrisha B. Alphonsus

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:138

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  37. Ventricular unloading is associated with myocardial recovery. We sought to evaluate the association of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) on myocardial function after cardiac arrest. We conduc...

    Authors: Joseph E. Tonna, Stephen H. McKellar, Craig H. Selzman, Stavros Drakos, Antigone G. Koliopoulou, Iosif Taleb, Gregory J. Stoddard, Josef Stehlik, Frederick G. P. Welt, James F. Fair III, Kathleen Stoddard and Scott T. Youngquist

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:137

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  38. Pythiosis is a deadly infectious disease caused by Pythium insidiosum. Reports of both human and animal pythiosis are on the rise worldwide. Prognosis of the pythiosis patients relies on early diagnosis and promp...

    Authors: Chalisa Jaturapaktrarak, Penpan Payattikul, Tassanee Lohnoo, Yothin Kumsang, Aree Laikul, Watcharapol Pathomsakulwong, Chompoonek Yurayart, Walaiporn Tonpitak and Theerapong Krajaejun

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:135

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  39. Trypanosomosis is a disease of domestic animals and humans resulting from infection with parasitaemic protozoa of the genus Trypanosoma transmitted primarily by tsetse flies. A cross-sectional study was conducted...

    Authors: Behablom Meharenet and Dereje Alemu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:133

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  40. In tropical Africa, trypanosomiasis is present in endemic areas with many other diseases including malaria. Because malaria vectors become more anthropo-zoophilic under the current insecticide pressure, they m...

    Authors: Maty Fofana, Christian Mitri, Diawo Diallo, Brice Rotureau, Cheikh Tidiane Diagne, Alioune Gaye, Yamar Ba, Constentin Dieme, Mawlouth Diallo and Ibrahima Dia

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:127

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  41. Leishmaniasis is caused by different Leishmania spp. Treatment failure (TF) of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a serious issue that may be due to various reasons, previous studies suggested Leishmania RNA virus (...

    Authors: Mohsen Abtahi, Gilda Eslami, Serena Cavallero, Mahmood Vakili, Saeedeh Sadat Hosseini, Salman Ahmadian, Mohammad Javad Boozhmehrani and Ali Khamesipour

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:126

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  42. This study aimed to assess the availability of adequately iodized salt at a household level and associated factors in Arba Minch town, South Ethiopia using the gold standard technique, the iodometric titration.

    Authors: Dessalegn Ajema, Muluken Bekele, Manaye Yihune, Hiwot Tadesse, Gebrekiros Gebremichael and Melkamu Merid Mengesha

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:125

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  43. Retirement from work may trigger various changes in everyday life that affect mental health. The current cross-sectional study, conducted with 231 veterans, examines the relationship between socio-demographic ...

    Authors: Dimitris Georgantas, Andreas Tsounis, Ioannis Vidakis, Maria Malliarou and Pavlos Sarafis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:122

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  44. The Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) has been widely used to assess caregiver burden. Few research papers have investigated the Thai version of the ZBI. The study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of th...

    Authors: Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Manee Pinyopornpanish, Nahathai Wongpakaran, Tinakon Wongpakaran, Atiwat Soontornpun and Pimolpun Kuntawong

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:120

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2020 13:227

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