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  1. SLITs are secreted glycoproteins that bind to Roundabouts (ROBOs) which are a family member of transmembrane receptors. SLIT signaling has well-conserved roles in mediating axon repulsion in a developing nervo...

    Authors: Tetsuya Sasaki, Yusuke Komatsu and Tetsuo Yamamori

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:262

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  2. Unsafe abortion is one of the most important causes of death and disability among mothers in countries where abortion is illegal. These conditions have changed since then. The present study has investigated th...

    Authors: Seyed Amirhosein Mahdavi, Asieh Jafari, Khadijeh Azimi, Nikoo Dehghanizadeh and Abdolrazagh Barzegar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:261

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  3. This study evaluated hepatoprotective effect of aescin (AES) and diosmin (DIO), individually or in low-dose combination in chemically induced liver injury in rats. Rats were divided into 6 groups; Group 1, con...

    Authors: Sara Mahmmoud EL-Dakhly, Abeer Abdallah Ali Salama, Soha Osama Mahmoud Hassanin, Noha Nazeeh Yassen, Alaaeldin Ahmed Hamza and Amr Amin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:259

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  4. Nosocomial and community acquired multidrug resistant Klebsiella infections are wide spread resulting in high morbidity and mortality due to limited number of antibiotics treatment options. This study investigate...

    Authors: Sharon Akinpelu, Abraham Ajayi, Stella I. Smith and Adeyemi I. Adeleye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:258

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  5. To examine the clinical features and outcomes of adolescent and young adult sarcoma patients who underwent surgical management and clarify important factors associated with prognosis. We reviewed 18 young adul...

    Authors: Kazuhiko Hashimoto, Shunji Nishimura, Naohiro Oka and Masao Akagi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:257

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  6. Onchocerciasis is one of the most devastating neglected tropical diseases and it is mostly prevalent in Africa. The disease has important heavy social and economic burdens on the infected populations including...

    Authors: Ayman Ahmed, Anas Elbashir, Asgad A. Mohamed, Asha A. Alim, Asia Mubarak, Duaa Abdelrahman, Eilaf Mohammed, Nouh S. Mohamed, Arwa H. Elaagip, Isam M. A. Zarroug, Noma Mounkaila and Hanan Tahir

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:256

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  7. To assess knowledge and practice trends in managing acute pain in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV+) or having acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) among emergency physicians of fo...

    Authors: Aliya Ahmed, Gauhar Afshan, Robyna Irshad Khan, Badar Afzal, Seemin Jamali, Nighat Farooq, Sarosh Saleem, Rubaba Naeem and Uzma Khan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:255

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  8. UHRF1 is a multi-domain protein that recognizes both histone and DNA modification marks on chromatin. UHRF1 is involved in various cellular processes that lead to tumorigenesis and thus attracted considerable ...

    Authors: Debasis Patnaik

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:254

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  9. The World Health Organization recommends disclosing HIV-status between 6 and 12 years; American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children are informed at “school age.” Neither suggests an optimal age when...

    Authors: Henna Budhwani, Lori Mills, Lauren E. B. Marefka, Sequoya Eady, Van T. Nghiem and Tina Simpson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:253

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  10. Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) pollution is one of the major environmental concerns all over the world. This research aimed at studying the biodegradation kinetics of DEHP by a newly isolated bacterial strai...

    Authors: Jean Bosco Nshimiyimana, Sujan Khadka, Piao Zou, Sanjib Adhikari, Ram Proshad, Alina Thapa and Li Xiong

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:252

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  11. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of thrice daily Biphasic Human Insulin 30 (BHI 30) versus the traditional twice-daily regimen in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. It’s a cross over single clinical ...

    Authors: Nesreen A. Saadeh, Ola Y. Al-Azzeh and Yousef S. Khader

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:250

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  12. Pediatric antiretroviral therapy (ART) for children with HIV (CHIV) must be dosed appropriately for children’s changing weights as they grow. To inform accurate estimates of ART formulations and doses needed, ...

    Authors: Julie Jesson, Sophie Desmonde, Constantin T. Yiannoutsos, Gabriela Patten, Karen Malateste, Stephany N. Duda, Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, Marcel Yotebieng, Mary-Ann Davies, Beverly Musick, Valeriane Leroy and Andrea Ciaranello

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:249

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  13. In this exploratory work we investigate whether blood gene expression measurements predict breast cancer metastasis. Early detection of increased metastatic risk could potentially be life-saving. Our data come...

    Authors: Einar Holsbø, Vittorio Perduca, Lars Ailo Bongo, Eiliv Lund and Etienne Birmelé

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:248

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  14. The The impact of a hospital antimicrobial stewardship was determined on antimicrobial-resistant, Clostridioides difficile rates and the amount of antimicrobial consumed in cancer patients.The intervention effect...

    Authors: Masoud Mardani, Sara Abolghasemi and Shiva Shabani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:246

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  15. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Muhamudu Kalange, Miriam Nansunga, Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Josephine Kasolo, Jackline Namulema, Jovial Kasande Atusiimirwe, Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Fred Ssempijja, Edson Ireeta Munanura, Kevin Matama, Ibrahim Semuyaba, Gerald Zirintunda and Alfred O. Okpanachi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:245

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2020 13:230

  16. Nigeria has the second largest number of adolescents and young people living with HIV/AIDS in the world. Misconceptions about HIV/AIDS contribute to spread of HIV, and constrain uptake of preventive services. ...

    Authors: Ifunanya Clara Agu, Chinyere Ojiugo Mbachu, Chinyere Okeke, Irene Eze, Chibuike Agu, Uchenna Ezenwaka, Nkoli Ezumah and Obinna Onwujekwe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:244

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  17. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Azam Doustmohammadian, Maryam Amini, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Nasrin Omidvar, Mitra Abtahi, Monireh Dadkhah-Piraghaj, Bahareh Nikooyeh and Tirang R. Neyestani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:243

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2020 13:95

  18. Analyze the changes in antimicrobial drug resistance patterns due to hospital relocation. To this end, we conducted a retrospective analysis of microbiological results, especially minimum inhibitory concentrat...

    Authors: Annika Schönfeld, Rudolf Ascherl, Stefanie Petzold-Quinque, Norman Lippmann, Arne C. Rodloff and Wieland Kiess

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:242

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  19. Although follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) generally has a good prognosis, it occasionally metastasises, leading to poor prognosis. Unfortunately, minimally invasive FTC (mi-FTC) and encapsulated angioinvasiv...

    Authors: Tomoo Jikuzono, Tomoko Ishikawa, Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa, Iwao Sugitani and Osamu Ishibashi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:241

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  20. Bio-banding (BB) has been introduced to account for varying maturity and to improve the talent development of junior soccer players. To date, research that investigated the physiological and technical effects ...

    Authors: Michael Romann, Dennis Lüdin and Dennis-Peter Born

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:240

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  21. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are known to play important roles in the development of diabetes mellitus and atherosclerosis. Nε-(carboxymethyl)lysine (CML) is the major AGE, and is found in the arterial ...

    Authors: Makoto Nogami, Tomoaki Hoshi, Yoko Toukairin, Tomomi Arai and Tadashi Nishio

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:239

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  22. Following publication of the original article [1], similarity with another article by the same authors was reported. The authors would like to clarify that the current study [1] is an update of previous work t...

    Authors: Addisu Melese and Balew Zeleke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:238

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2018 11:25

  23. It is unknown whether low serum levels of salivary and pancreatic amylases are associated with the high combustion of carbohydrates or lipids for energy. Elevated blood ketones and a low respiratory quotient (...

    Authors: Kei Nakajima, Ryoko Higuchi, Taizo Iwane and Ayaka Iida

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:237

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  24. The study aimed to determine the effect of oxymetazoline nasal spray on the patency of the fistula created after dacryocystorhinostomy, specifically: to compare the success of fistula formation with oxymetazol...

    Authors: George Michael N. Sosuan, Felice Katrina T. Ranche and John Kenneth D. Lagunzad

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:236

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  25. In this study, we compared IFA and real-time PCR in bronchoalveolar lavage specimens of HIV infected patients. A total of 66 BALs from 62 HIV patients were included in the study. 30 IFA positive and 36 IFA neg...

    Authors: Simon Bossart, Konrad Mühlethaler, Christian Garzoni and Hansjakob Furrer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:235

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  26. Animal African trypanosomiasis (AAT) is a life-threatening vector-borne disease, caused by trypanosome parasites, which are principally transmitted by tsetse flies. In Kenya, the prevalence of drug-resistant t...

    Authors: Benard W. Kulohoma, Sarah A. O. Wamwenje, Ibrahim I. Wangwe, Nicodemus Masila, Caroline K. Mirieri and Lillian Wambua

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:234

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  27. To explore the possibility of a new diagnostic approach of endometriosis based on immunocytochemistry scoring of Aromatase P450 expressions in endometrial cells collected from menstrual sloughing. This is a ca...

    Authors: Tita Husnitawati Madjid, Jumadi, Raden Tina Dewi Judistiani, Bethy Suryawathy Hernowo and Ahmad Faried

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:233

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  28. The authorship list on the original article [1] was incorrect and should instead show as Aklilu Abera Ayele, Kemal Ahmed Seid and Oumer Sada Muhammed. The authors apologise for this error.

    Authors: Aklilu Abera Ayele, Kemal Ahmed Seid and Oumer Sada Muhammed

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:231

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:400

  29. Antimalarials are globally used against plasmodium infections, however, information on the safety of new antimalarial combination therapies on the gastric mucosa is scarce. The aim of this study was to investi...

    Authors: Muhamudu Kalange, Miriam Nansunga, Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Josephine Kasolo, Jackline Namulema, Jovile Kasande Atusiimirwe, Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Fred Ssempijja, Edson Ireeta Munanura, Kevin Matama, Ibrahim Semuyaba, Gerald Zirintunda and Alfred Omachonu Okpanachi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:230

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2020 13:245

  30. The objective was to assess the effect of propranolol on oxidative stress and anti-oxidant potential in patients with resistant hypertension as a secondary analysis of the APPROPRIATE trial. This randomized do...

    Authors: H. N. Ranasinghe, N. Fernando, S. Handunnetti, P. N. Weeratunga, P. Katulanda, S. Rajapakse, P. Galappatthy and G. R. Constantine

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:228

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  31. Following the publication of the original article [1], the authors unfortunately became aware of the following errors in Table 3:

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

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:227

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2020 13:120

  32. It has been indicated that there is a tight association between cancer and different factors, such as environment and genetics, including aberrantly expressed microRNAs. The crucial role of microRNAs in the re...

    Authors: Shaian Tavakolian, Hossein Goudarzi and Ebrahim Faghihloo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:226

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  33. The occurrence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is globally increasing. To challenge the current incidence of NAFLD, non-invasive markers that could identify patients at risk or monitor disease pro...

    Authors: Sanne Van Campenhout, Agustina A. M. B. Hastuti, Sander Lefere, Hans Van Vlierberghe, Frank Vanhaecke, Marta Costas-Rodríguez and Lindsey Devisscher

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:225

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  34. Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of adrenal insufficiency in resource-limited settings. The adrenal gland is the most commonly affected endocrine organ in TB infection. We assessed factors associated wit...

    Authors: Agnes Bwanika Naggirinya, Andrew Mujugira, David B. Meya, Irene Andia Biraro, Ezekiel Mupere, William Worodria and Yukari C. Manabe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:224

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  35. This study was conducted aiming to assess the quality of life and satisfaction of women who had mastectomy treated with and without breast reconstruction.

    Authors: Hianga Fayssa Fernandes Siqueira, Jorge Luiz de Almeida Teixeira, Reginaldo da Silva Lessa Filho, Evânia Curvelo Hora, Filipe Ferreira Brasileiro, Kênya de Souza Borges, Érika de Abreu Costa Brito, Marcela Sampaio Lima, Adriane Dórea Marques, Alex Rodrigues Moura, Tarcizo Costa Figueiredo Júnior, Thiago Costa de Oliveira, Ana Alice Santana Vasconcelos and Carlos Anselmo Lima

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:223

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  36. Uveal melanoma is a rare intraocular malignancy. Half of the patients diagnosed will develop metastases within 10 to 30 years, most commonly in the liver. Although there has been a significant development in t...

    Authors: Andra Tilgase, Lita Grīne, Ilze Blāķe, Mārtiņs Borodušķis, Agnija Rasa and Pēteris Alberts

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:222

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  37. The purpose of the present study was to determine the association between energy-dense nutrient-poor snacks intake and the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in Iranian adults. For this purpose,...

    Authors: Zahra Yari, Makan Cheraghpour, Vahideh Aghamohammadi, Meysam Alipour, Nila Ghanei and Azita Hekmatdoost

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:221

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2020 13:456

  38. Kampala Industrial and Business Park (KIBP) is one of the premier and the most successful Ugandan industrial complexes that impact the inner Murchison bay of Lake Victoria. The current study aimed at evaluatin...

    Authors: Christopher Angiro, Patrick P’Odyek Abila and Timothy Omara

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:220

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  39. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is one of the most commonly performed bariatric procedures. Some surgeons still perform routine post-sleeve gastrografin (RSG) study believing that it would detect post-LS...

    Authors: Bandar Saad Assakran, Abdullah Homood Alromaih, Abdulrahman Haitham Alashkar, Fatimah Salem AlGhasham and Mansur Suliman Alqunai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:219

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  40. This study aimed to examine the relationship between severity of liver steatosis and metabolic parameters in a sample of Iranian adults. In this cross-sectional study, a total of 95 subjects aged > 20 years ne...

    Authors: Helda Tutunchi, Maryam Saghafi-Asl, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi and Alireza Ostadrahimi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:218

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  41. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a food additive that has been shown to be toxic to rodents at high concentrations. The available studies in Drosophila melanogaster suggest that MSG toxicity depends on concentration...

    Authors: Blessing A. Afolabi and Olawande C. Olagoke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:217

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  42. Flexible sigmoidoscopy is useful to look for an underlying aetiology in fistula-in-ano. This study was aimed to assess the yield of routine flexible sigmoidoscopy in patients presenting with fistula-in-ano. A ...

    Authors: Ruvindu Hasamal Waidyasekera, Umesh Jayarajah and Dharmabandhu Nandadeva Samarasekera

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:214

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  43. File fragment classification of video file formats is a topic of interest in network forensics. There are some publicly available datasets for file fragments of various file types such as textual, audio, and i...

    Authors: Narges Sadeghi, Mohadeseh Fahiminia and Mehdi Teimouri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:213

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  44. Obesity plays an important role in the development of chronic diseases like cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. The possible underlying mechanism for this connection is that adipose tissue secretes an array ...

    Authors: Habib Yarizadeh, Leila Setayesh, Moein Askarpoor, Sara Pooyan, Seyedeh Forough Sajjadi, Negin Badrooj, Caroline Roberts and Khadijeh Mirzaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:212

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  45. Compromised brain cholesterol turnover and altered regulation of brain cholesterol metabolism have been allied with some neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington’s disease (HD). Following our previous ...

    Authors: Clévio Nóbrega, André Conceição, Rafael G. Costa, Rebekah Koppenol, Raquel L. Sequeira, Ricardo Nunes, Sara Carmo-Silva, Adriana Marcelo, Carlos A. Matos, Sandrine Betuing, Jocelyne Caboche, Nathalie Cartier and Sandro Alves

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:210

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