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  1. Content type: Research note

    Individuals from low-income countries often migrate abroad for employment. The association between such migration and investment in education as well as other societal and familial outcomes has previously been...

    Authors: Yubraj Acharya, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Prem Bhandari, Ramesh Ghimire and Andrew D. Jones

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:390

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    The objective of this study was to assess knowledge, attitude and practices of undergraduate health sciences students toward chronic kidney disease at Jimma University.

    Authors: Amare Desalegn Wolide, Kabaye Kumela, Fantu Kerga, Serkadis Debalke, Meskerem Seboka, Birtukan Edilu, Fanta Gashe and Eshetu Mulisa Bobassa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:389

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    This study is designed to evaluate the effect of a workshop about new teaching and learning methods on the response, knowledge, and behavior of healthcare staff working a large city healthcare center.

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Heydari, Fatemeh Taghva, Mitra Amini and Somayeh Delavari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:388

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    Murine typhus has been increasingly reported on Reunion island, Indian ocean, following documentation of eight autochthonous infections in 2012–2013. We conducted a serosurvey to assess the magnitude of the se...

    Authors: Patrick Gérardin, Naël Zemali, Marie Bactora, Guillaume Camuset, Elsa Balleydier, Hervé Pascalis, Vanina Guernier, Corinne Mussard, Antoine Bertolotti, Yatrika Koumar, Florence Naze, Sandrine Picot, Laurent Filleul, Frédéric Pages, Pablo Tortosa and Julien Jaubert

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:387

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    Although most clinical practice guidelines endorsed statin use in type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients for reducing cardiovascular diseases (CVD), little is known about statin utilization in case of Ethiopia. Hence,...

    Authors: Gebre Teklemariam Demoz, Shishay Wahdey, Gebremicheal Gebreslassie Kasahun, Kalay Hagazy, Daniel Gebrehawaria Kinfe, Hagos Tasew, Degena Bahrey and Yirga Legesse Niriayo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:386

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    We take advantage of a rare occurrence when two different studies report on the estimation of quality of life utilities for the same health states to assess convergence of the reported measures. Health state u...

    Authors: Andrew H. Briggs, Vasily Belozeroff and David Feeny

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:385

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    Work-related disorders are the major causes of different diseases in working populations. Respiratory disorders are among the most common occupational diseases. The alterations of the pulmonary function of pro...

    Authors: Biruk Getahun and Diresibachew W. Haile

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:384

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    Chitosan nanoparticle (nanochitosan) has a broad antimicrobial spectrum against diverse pathogenic microorganisms. However, its effect on dental caries-associated microorganisms, such as Streptococcus mutans and

    Authors: Radyum Ikono, Agnia Vibriani, Indra Wibowo, Kurniawan Eko Saputro, Wibias Muliawan, Boy Muchlis Bachtiar, Etik Mardliyati, Endang Winiati Bachtiar, Nurul Taufiqu Rochman, Hideaki Kagami, Li Xianqi, Tokiko Nagamura-Inoue and Arinobu Tojo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:383

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    To evaluate possible effects of intake of a free, healthy school meal on overall meal frequency among 10–12-year-olds in Norway. This was evaluated using a quasi-experimental school-based intervention study as...

    Authors: Frøydis N. Vik, Ida K. Næss, Kaia E. P. Heslien and Nina C. Øverby

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:382

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    Unintended pregnancy is one of the most public health issues in the world, and it is the major sexual and reproductive health problem which carries a higher risk of morbidity and mortality for women, often due...

    Authors: Eskeziaw Abebe Kassahun, Liknaw Bewket Zeleke, Amanuel Addisu Dessie, Bisrat Gebrehiwot Gersa, Hayat Ibrahim Oumer, Hunegnaw Alemaw Derseh, Mulugeta Wodaje Arage and Getnet Gedefaw Azeze

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:381

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    The objectives of the research were to determine the prevalence and factors associated of uncontrolled blood pressure among Thai hypertensive patients in a nationwide survey.

    Authors: Boonsub Sakboonyarat, Ram Rangsin, Anupong Kantiwong and Mathirut Mungthin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:380

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    Drugs for managing mental disorders can cause adverse drug reactions (ADRs) that have negative impacts on patients yet, in Malawi, epidemiological data on the drug-related problems are limited. This study asse...

    Authors: Ibrahim Chikowe, McDonald Domingo, Vasco Mwakaswaya, Shagufta Parveen, Chitsanzo Mafuta and Elizabeth Kampira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:376

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    Patients with diabetes are at high risk of developing renal insufficiency and chronic kidney disease (CKD). As a result, screening for CKD is essential in diabetic patients as part of their care. This study in...

    Authors: Chiyembekezo Kachimanga, Richard Kamwezi, Emily B. Wroe, Lawrence Nazimera, Enoch Ndarama, Limbani Thengo and George C. Talama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:375

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    Delayed childbearing is an emerging public health issue in developing countries compared with more developed countries, where it is already a major clinical and public health concern. Previous studies have mos...

    Authors: Bola Lukman Solanke, Omowunmi Romoke Salau, Oluwafeyikemi Eunice Popoola, Munirat Olayinka Adebiyi and Olayinka Oluseyi Ajao

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:374

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    The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of diabetes mellitus and its associated factors among human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients on anti-retroviral therapy in Northeast Ethiopia.

    Authors: Temesgen Fiseha and Alemu Gedefie Belete

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:372

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    The resurgence of lumpy skin disease virus isolates of different genotypic natures abolishes the accuracy of assays that target either vaccine or field strain genome. The aim of the present study was to develo...

    Authors: Sprygin Alexander, Byadovskaya Olga, Kononova Svetlana, Zakharov Valeriy, Pestova Yana, Prutnikov Pavel and Kononov Aleksandr

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:371

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    Redox homeostasis maintenance is essential to bring about cellular functions. Particularly, embryonic stem cells (ESCs) have high fidelity mechanisms for DNA repair, high activity of different antioxidant enzy...

    Authors: Claudia Solari, María Victoria Petrone, Ayelén Toro, Camila Vazquez Echegaray, María Soledad Cosentino, Ariel Waisman, Marcos Francia, Lino Barañao, Santiago Miriuka and Alejandra Guberman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:370

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    Consumption of fish/seafood is clearly linked to higher mercury levels in human tissue samples. However, correlations between methylmercury (MeHg) intakes calculated from dietary surveys and mercury body burde...

    Authors: Guillaume Pelletier, Yong-Lai Feng, Karen Leingartner and Paleah Black

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:369

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    In Ethiopia skilled deliveries are increasing but stillbirth is not reducing as required. However; there are limited numbers of up to date studies done related to stillbirth in the study area. Therefore this w...

    Authors: Tesfay Berhe, Hailay Gebreyesus and Haftom Teklay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:368

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    The present study reports the on-field screening of a population of young soccer players in the pursuit of alterations in gait using a portable and low-cost gait analysis system composed of a Wii Balance Board...

    Authors: Nicolò Colombo, Francesca Vignaga, Eleonora Solari, Mattia Merlo, Alessandro Manelli, Daniela Negrini and Andrea Moriondo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:366

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    Several skin aging assessment scales exist but no standard scale is widely used. Dermatologists may be the most appropriate persons for skin assessment but their perceptions regarding the signs of skin aging a...

    Authors: Punnapath Buranasirin, Krit Pongpirul and Jitlada Meephansan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:364

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    As an opportunistic pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus is associated with serious nosocomial infections and growing antimicrobial resistance against beta-lactams among S. aureus strains has become a global challenge...

    Authors: Saeid Javdan, Tahmine Narimani, Milad Shahini Shams Abadi and Abolfazl Gholipour

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:363

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    Black Bengal goat (Capra hircus), a member of the Bovidae family with the unique traits of high prolificacy, skin quality and low demand for food is the most socioeconomically significant goat breed in Bangladesh...

    Authors: Amam Zonaed Siddiki, Abdul Baten, Masum Billah, Mohammad Atique Ul Alam, Kazi Shefaul Mulk Shawrob, Sourav Saha, Muntaha Chowdhury, Atif Hasan Rahman, Michael Stear, Gous Miah, Mahadia Kumkum, Mohammad Sirazul Islam, Mohammad Alamgir Hossain, A. K. M. Moniruzzaman Mollah and Md. Kabirul Islam Khan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:362

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    This study was conducted to establish a method for early, quick and cheap screening of iron excess tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivars.

    Authors: Adriana Pires Soares Bresolin, Railson Schreinert dos Santos, Roberto Carlos Doring Wolter, Rogério Oliveira de Sousa, Luciano Carlos da Maia and Antonio Costa de Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:361

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    Common mental disorder has a high prevalence in the general population worldwide. One in four patients visiting any health services has at least one mental disorders and negatively impacts quality of life, phy...

    Authors: Mehbub Denur, Getachew Tesfaw and Zegeye Yohannis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:360

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    Telemedicine arises as an attractive intervention for reducing the waiting time for appointments with medical specialists in Chile. Successful implementation of this technology requires safeguarding the patien...

    Authors: Freddy Constanzo, Paula Aracena-Sherck, Juan Pablo Hidalgo, Maritza Muñoz, Gerardo Vergara and Cristóbal Alvarado

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:359

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    Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most frequent disease encounters in pregnant mothers, and the most drug resistant, biofilm and hemagglutinin producer Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) is the major...

    Authors: Dawit Gebreegziabiher Hagos, Tadele Araya Mezgebo, Samuel Berhane and Araya Abraha Medhanyie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:358

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    Pregnancy is a happy time for women and their families although it can also a period of concern and anxiety, for some women, lose their babies during early or late pregnancy, give birth earlier than the expect...

    Authors: Eskeziaw Abebe Kassahun, Habtamu Dessie Mitku and Mikiyas Amare Getu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:357

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    Even though perceived stresses during pregnancy adversely affect the mother and her baby, there is still a scarcity of data from developing countries including Ethiopia. Therefore, this study assessed the prev...

    Authors: Nigus Alemnew Engidaw, Alemayehu Gonie Mekonnen and Fetene Kassahun Amogne

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:356

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    Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Clinical Learning Environment Review report suggests that residents in clinical learning environments underreport their near-misses, an indicator of patie...

    Authors: Sukhesh Sudan, Philip Lewalski, Judy Arnetz, John Vanschagen and Bengt Arnetz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:355

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    Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) have a multifactorial origin: work-related risk factors and individual factors (age, sex, anthropometric characteristics). The purpose of the current study was th...

    Authors: Graziana Intranuovo, Luigi De Maria, Francesco Facchini, Armenise Giustiniano, Antonio Caputi, Francesco Birtolo and Luigi Vimercati

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:354

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    Forecasting the time of future outbreaks would minimize the impact of diseases by taking preventive steps including public health messaging and raising awareness of clinicians for timely treatment and diagnosi...

    Authors: Leili Tapak, Omid Hamidi, Mohsen Fathian and Manoochehr Karami

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:353

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    The aim of this study was to examine the effects of walking at different speeds while using a mobile phone on spatiotemporal stride parameters among young adults. Ten participants (7 male, 3 female; age = 24.7...

    Authors: Patrick Crowley, Pascal Madeleine and Nicolas Vuillerme

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:352

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    To provide a national incidence rate and case fatality rate of dengue hemorrhagic fever in Indonesia through an analysis of the National Disease Surveillance database from the Directorate General of Disease Pr...

    Authors: Harapan Harapan, Alice Michie, Mudatsir Mudatsir, R. Tedjo Sasmono and Allison Imrie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:350

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    Diagnostic testing for tuberculosis depends on microbiological detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) in sputum. For patients unable to expectorate sputum, such as children and individuals living with HIV,...

    Authors: Annelies W. Mesman, Roger Calderon, Martin Soto, Julia Coit, Juan Aliaga, Milagros Mendoza and Molly F. Franke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:349

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    A dual inhibitor of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R), TAE226, was evaluated in a panel of cancer cell lines, MIA PaCa-2 human pancreatic tumor and 4T1 murine breas...

    Authors: Shigemi Fukami, Daisaku Tomioka, Yutaka Murakami, Toshiyuki Honda and Shinji Hatakeyama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:347

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    According to oral traditions of horse caretakers and trainers, the differences in the position and number of facial hair whorls may be associated with temperamental traits. Elucidating genetic background of fa...

    Authors: Tamu Yokomori, Teruaki Tozaki, Hiroshi Mita, Takeshi Miyake, Hironaga Kakoi, Yuki Kobayashi, Kanichi Kusano and Takuya Itou

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:346

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    In Tanzania, malaria ranks number three among the top ten causes of deaths in all age groups, however little is known about the utilisation of emergency department by patients with complications of malaria. We...

    Authors: Raya Yusuph, Hendry R. Sawe, Paulina N. Nkondora and Juma A. Mfinanga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:345

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    The aim of this study was to determine the colonization rate of Streptococcus pneumoniae, antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and associated risk factors among children attending kindergarten school in Hawassa, ...

    Authors: Aberash Assefa Haile, Deresse Daka Gidebo and Musa Mohammed Ali

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:344

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    Trans-fat, an invariable component of industrial fat is considered as one of the major dietary factors associated with CVD. Although the use of trans-fat is completely banned in some of the high-income countri...

    Authors: Ruby Gupta, Ransi Ann Abraham, Dimple Kondal, Savita Dhatwalia, Panniyammakal Jeemon, K. S. Reddy, D. Prabhakaran and Lakshmy Ramakrishnan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:342

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  41. Content type: Data note

    Mycolicibacterium peregrinum, a rapidly growing mycobacterial species, can opportunistically infect humans and other animals. Although M. peregrinum infections in animals have been reported, the infection sources...

    Authors: Tetsuya Komatsu, Kenji Ohya, Kotaro Sawai, Justice Opare Odoi, Keiko Otsu, Atsushi Ota, Toshihiro Ito, Mikihiko Kawai and Fumito Maruyama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:341

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