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  1. Content type: Research note

    As part of a larger study to understand how Envelope N-glycosylation influences HIV-1 pathogenesis, we selected a participant infected with a single Subtype C variant and determined whether deletion of specific p...

    Authors: Evelyn Ngwa Lumngwena, Liliwe Shuping, Netanya Bernitz and Zenda Woodman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:340

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    Streptococcus pyogenes is the most frequent cause of pharyngitis and skin infections in children. It is also the causative agent of dangerous immune-complications such as rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disea...

    Authors: Arwa Mohammed Othman, Rowa Mohammed Assayaghi, Huda Zaid Al-Shami and Riyadh Saif-Ali

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:339

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    To assess the enteric bacteria, methicillin resistant S. aureus and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns from buses surfaces in Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia.

    Authors: Atsebaha Gebrekidan Kahsay, Solomon Weldegebreal Asgedom and Haftom Legesse Weldetinsaa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:337

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    The study was dedicated to investigation of some hemostasis and endothelial dysfunction factors association with probability of presence of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques in coronary arteries in men with a...

    Authors: Yu. I. Ragino, E. V. Striukova, I. S. Murashov, Ya. V. Polonskaya, A. M. Volkov, A. V. Kurguzov, A. M. Chernjavskii and E. V. Kashtanova

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:336

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    The increase in Escherichia coli bloodstream infections mandates better characterisation of the relationship between commensal and invasive isolates. This study adopted a simple approach to characterize E. coli i...

    Authors: Mia Mosavie, Oliver Blandy, Elita Jauneikaite, Isabel Caldas, Matthew J. Ellington, Neil Woodford and Shiranee Sriskandan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:335

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    Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) play a crucial role in the management and control of malaria infection. The histidine-rich protein 2 (PfHRP-2) based RDTs are the most commonly used RDTs for malaria diagnosis in Sud...

    Authors: Ali Mussa, Mustafa Talib, Zeehaida Mohamed and Khalid Hajissa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:334

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    Parasitic infections are the commonest infections affecting 3.5 billion people leading 450 million illnesses. Parasites are major public health problems in developing countries. This study was aimed to assess ...

    Authors: Abiye Tigabu, Solomon Taye, Melak Aynalem and Kasaw Adane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:333

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    Arboviruses, Dengue and Chikungunya have become major international public health concerns due to their epidemics and introduction in new areas. In Ghana, little is known is about Dengue and Chikungunya viruse...

    Authors: Simon Kofi Manu, Joseph Humphrey Kofi Bonney, Deborah Pratt, Farida Njelba Abdulai, Eudosia Esinam Agbosu, Prince Osei Frimpong and Theophilus Korku Adiku

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:332

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    The bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling pathway comprises the largest subdivision of the transforming growth factor (TGFβ) superfamily. BMP signaling plays essential roles in both embryonic development ...

    Authors: Ruthann E. Gorrell, Madeline H. Totten, Laura J. Schoerning, Jordan B. Newby, Logan J. Geyman, Warren G. Lawless, Julia M. Hum and Jonathan W. Lowery

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:331

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    The aim of the present study is to compare and assess the risk of periodontitis due to the presence of four putative periodontopathic bacteria viz., Eikenella corrodens, Campylobacter rectus, Prevotella intermedi...

    Authors: Krishnan Mahalakshmi, Ponnudurai Arangannal and Santoshkumari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:328

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    Healthcare professionals’ empathy have been empirically demonstrated to decrease the risk of medical errors. Medical errors affect patient’s outcomes and healthcare providers’ well-being. Therefore, the purpos...

    Authors: Jean Hannan, Gabriel Sanchez, Erica D. Musser, Melissa Ward-Peterson, Elizabeth Azutillo, Deana Goldin, Edgar Garcia Lara, Aniuska M. Luna, Igor Galynker and Adriana Foster

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:327

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:501

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    Increase in the evidence of global occurrence of Zika viral infection suggests that in Africa the circulation of the virus which causes 80% of asymptomatic infection could be undetected and/or overlooked. We s...

    Authors: Godson Aryee Ankrah, Joseph Humphrey Kofi Bonney, Esinam Eudosia Agbosu, Deborah Pratt and Theophilus Korku Adiku

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:326

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  13. Content type: Data note

    Soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura; SBA) is the most economically damaging insect of soybean (Glycine max) in the United States. One previous study demonstrated that avirulent (biotype 1) and virulent (bioty...

    Authors: Surendra Neupane, Adam J. Varenhorst and Madhav P. Nepal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:325

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    Congenital colour vision deficiency (CCVD) is an x-linked chromosome disorder that results from abnormalities in one or all three-cone type’s photoreceptors. Early assessment and diagnosis of CCVD is necessary...

    Authors: Khathutshelo Percy Mashige and Diane Beverly van Staden

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:324

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    Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is involved in physiological angiogenesis, but also is considered one of the key factors that promotes tumor angiogenesis. CIGB-247 is a VEGF-based vaccine that has be...

    Authors: Javier Sánchez Ramírez, Mónica Bequet-Romero, Yanelys Morera Díaz, Francisco Hernández-Bernal and Marta Ayala Avila

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:323

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  16. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1], the authors became aware of a miscalculation in the original Fig. 2d.

    Authors: Kazutaka Terahara, Ryutaro Iwabuchi, Masahito Hosokawa, Yohei Nishikawa, Haruko Takeyama, Yoshimasa Takahashi and Yasuko Tsunetsugu-Yokota

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:322

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:242

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    While studies show that females utilise more healthcare services in later life, data on their healthcare use predictions are limited in Ghana. This study therefore fills this gap by examining the predictors of...

    Authors: Williams Agyemang-Duah, Justice Kufour Owusu-Ansah and Charles Peprah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:320

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    Ascertain the optimal interaction scoring criteria for the Computational Analysis of Novel Drug Opportunities (CANDO) platform for shotgun drug repurposing to improve benchmarking performance, thereby enabling...

    Authors: Zackary Falls, William Mangione, James Schuler and Ram Samudrala

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:318

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    Salmonella spp. are one of the leading foodborne pathogens worldwide naturally found in the intestines of many animals. People that are in direct contact with the infected animals or their cages may become ill. T...

    Authors: Esther Deguenon, Victorien Dougnon, Evelyne Lozes, Nana Maman, Jerrold Agbankpe, Roula M. Abdel-Massih, Fidélia Djegui, Lamine Baba-Moussa and Jacques Dougnon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:317

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    We set an experiment to determine the diagnostic performance of the Widal test and stool culture in typhoid-suspected cases attending tertiary hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania using blood culture as a gold...

    Authors: Akili Mawazo, George M. Bwire and Mecky I. N. Matee

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:316

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    A well-known limit of genome browsers is that the large amount of genome and gene data is not organized in the form of a searchable database, hampering full management of numerical data and free calculations. ...

    Authors: Allison Piovesan, Francesca Antonaros, Lorenza Vitale, Pierluigi Strippoli, Maria Chiara Pelleri and Maria Caracausi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:315

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    Premarital sex is voluntary sexual intercourse between unmarried persons. Prevalence and factors associated with premarital sexual practice in the study area are lacking. Thus, the aims of this study were to d...

    Authors: Wondmnew Lakew Arega, Taye Abuhay Zewale and Kassawmar Angaw Bogale

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:314

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    Rapid detection and accurate diagnosis are very important in managing active tuberculosis because they provide an advantage in preventing further disease transmission. In accordance with the recommendation of ...

    Authors: Nastiti Intan Permata Sari, Ni Made Mertaniasih, Soedarsono and Fumito Maruyama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:313

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    Due to the increasing survivorship of breast cancer, survivor’s view of their families through the process of diagnosis and treatment is essential. The Theory of Health-related Family Quality of Life (HRFQoL) ...

    Authors: M. Elise Radina, Briana L. Deer, Rachael A. Herriman, Anjana Jagpal, Mallory M. Dodd, Kaylie L. Kawamura and Lindsay C. Clark

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:312

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    The objective of this study was to establish transcriptome assemblies of Festulolium hybrids under salt stress, and identify genes regulated across the hybrids in response to salt stress. The development of trans...

    Authors: A. Teshome, S. L. Byrne, T. Didion, J. De Vega, C. S. Jensen, M. Klaas and S. Barth

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:311

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    Anemia remains a major public health problem in Ethiopia, which causes maternal and fetal severe consequences. In Tigrai, there are limited literatures on prevalence of anemia and associated factors among preg...

    Authors: Brhane Berhe, Fitsum Mardu, Haftom Legese, Aderajew Gebrewahd, Guesh Gebremariam, Kebede Tesfay, Getachew Kahsu, Hadush Negash and Gebre Adhanom

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:310

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    The aim of our study was to assess the knowledge and attitude and to find out the statistics regarding public awareness of organ donation in Karachi. This convenient based, cross-sectional study was conducted ...

    Authors: Farah Khalid, Abdullah Bin Khalid, Danish Muneeb, Asma Shabir, Daniya Fayyaz and Madiha Khan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:309

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    The Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ) is the only available and empirically validated tool used to gain insight into patient illness beliefs. However, the IPQ has reliability and validity problems when us...

    Authors: Olayinka O. Shiyanbola, Daniel Bolt, Adati Tarfa, Carolyn Brown and Earlise Ward

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:308

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    The microenvironment of outer retina is largely regulated by retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and choroid. Damage to either of these layers lead to the development of age related macular degeneration (AMD). A ...

    Authors: Karthikka Palanisamy, Coral Karunakaran, Rajiv Raman and Subbulakshmi Chidambaram

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:307

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    The aim of this study was to investigate nasopharyngeal carriage rate and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of Streptococcus pneumoniae among school children.

    Authors: Fiseha Wadilo Wada, Efrata Girma Tufa, Tezera Moshago Berheto and Fithamlak Bisetegen Solomon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:306

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    Scabies is an infection of the skin, which caused by human itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei. It is a common health problem in Ethiopia, especially during disasters, poor sanitation and overcrowded living condition. Ho...

    Authors: Wondimu Wochebo, Yusuf Haji and Solomon Asnake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:305

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    Most maternal and newborn deaths occur during labour and delivery. Birth preparedness and complication readiness practice getting early services when problems may arise is the most achievable components of saf...

    Authors: Hailay Gebreyesus, Tesfay Berhe and Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:304

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    Neonatal sepsis still remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The prediction of the neonatal sepsis outcome depends on the anticipation from the clinical history, suspic...

    Authors: Gabriel Kambale Bunduki and Yaw Adu-Sarkodie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:303

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    This study aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites and associated factors among food handlers in Changni district, Awi zone Ethiopia.

    Authors: Aschale Shimeles Alemu, Adhanom Gebreegziabher Baraki, Mekuriaw Alemayehu and Melaku Kindie Yenit

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:302

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    The present study aimed to determine in vitro activity of colistin and other agents against drug-resistant isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii.

    Authors: Yalda Malekzadegan, Ali Abdi, Hamid Heidari, Melika Moradi, Elham Rastegar and Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:301

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    Diarrheal disease in under-five children among model families is expected to be lower than non-model families. Therefore, this study compared the prevalence and associated factors of diarrheal diseases among u...

    Authors: Berhe Beyene Gebrezgiabher, Teklehaymanot Huluf Abraha, Desalegn Tetemke, Gebreamlak Gidey, Negasi Asres, Alias Tesfamariam, Zemichael Weldegebrial, Teklit Angesom and Mebrahtu Abay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:300

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    The use of skin toning products has a deep historical background in low and middle-income countries. Yet, there is no empirical evidence on the prevalence, and patterns of skin toning practices among universit...

    Authors: Williams Agyemang-Duah, Charlotte Monica Mensah, Reindolf Anokye, Esi Dadzie, Akwasi Adjei Gyimah, Francis Arthur - Holmes, Prince Peprah, Frimpong Yawson and Esther Afriyie Baah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:299

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    Severe preeclampsia and eclampsia have dire consequences for both maternal and neonatal health. The objective of this study was to identify determinants of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes in severe pre...

    Authors: Solwayo Ngwenya, Brian Jones and Desmond Mwembe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:298

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    This study is a characterization of the treatment patterns and outcomes of a Brazilian melanoma cohort collected of 1848 patients enrolled between 1996 and 2015.

    Authors: Letícia Maria Modes da Costa, Camila de Souza Crovador, Carlos Eduardo Barbosa de Carvalho and Vinicius de Lima Vazquez

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:296

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    Ishihara test is a color vision test, whose results consider that all plates of the test have the same weighting. Rodriguez-Carmona et al. (Aviat Space Environ Med 83:19–29, 2012) proposed an equation to quantify...

    Authors: Leticia Miquilini, Mauro Augusto Souza Ratis, Monica Gomes Lima, Natali Valim Oliver Bento-Torres, Eliza Maria da Costa Brito Lacerda, Maria Izabel Tentes Cortes, Anderson Raiol Rodrigues, Luiz Carlos de Lima Silveira and Givago da Silva Souza

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:295

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    Deficiency as well as excess dietary iodine is associated with several thyroid disorders including Grave’s disease and goitre. Previously, cross sectional studies conducted among school children in Nepal showe...

    Authors: Man Kumar Tamang, Basanta Gelal, Binaya Tamang, Madhab Lamsal, David Brodie and Nirmal Baral

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:294

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    We recently investigated the pathways of immunoreactive bradykinin (iBK) formation in fresh blood of normal volunteers and of patients with hereditary angioedema due to C1-esterase inhibitor deficiency (HAE-1/...

    Authors: François Marceau, Hélène Bachelard, Georges-Étienne Rivard and Jacques Hébert

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:291

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    This study aimed to determine the magnitude and associated factors of surgical site infection following cesarean section at Felegehiwot referral hospital, Amhara, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 2018. An institution-base...

    Authors: Getnet Gedefaw Azeze and Asmamaw Demis Bizuneh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:288

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