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  1. Content type: Research note

    The purpose of the present study was to explore why our medical students are avoiding the study of professional textbooks. We conducted this study from 10th March to 15th May 2017 at the King Abdulaziz Univers...

    Authors: Tahir Jameel, Zohair Jamil Gazzaz, Mukhtiar Baig, Jawad Mansoor Tashkandi, Nasser Saleh Alharenth, Nadeem Shafique Butt, Ansar Shafique and Rahila Iftikhar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:30

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    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that one of the authors’ names was spelled incorrectly. In this Correction the incorrect and correct author name are shown. The original ...

    Authors: Akua Obeng Forson, Wilson Bright Tsidi, David Nana-Adjei, Marjorie Ntiwaa Quarchie and Noah Obeng-Nkrumah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:29

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2018 11:901

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    The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of virulence factors and antimicrobial resistance profile of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from Iranian burn patients.

    Authors: Ramin Khodayary, Iraj Nikokar, Mohammad Reza Mobayen, Farhad Afrasiabi, Afshin Araghian, Ali Elmi and Meisam Moradzadeh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:28

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    The work was carried out for extraction of natural anthrasesamones from roots of Sesamum Indicum using different organic solvents and utilization of extracts as catalyst in pulping with sodium hydroxide for a by-...

    Authors: Suhair Kamalaldeen Shomeina, Osman Taha Elzaki, Sakina Yagi, Salaheldin Dafaalla Mohieldin and Tarig Osman Khider

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:26

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    The purpose and objective of our research is to identify the determinants of the out of pocket (OOP) health expenditures in the population of Ivory Coast and the ratios across three different area; Abidjan, th...

    Authors: Akissi Régine Attia-Konan, Agbaya Stéphane Serge Oga, Amadou Touré and Kouakou Luc Kouadio

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:25

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    To explore variability in acute changes in muscle mass and function in older patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery, as well as feasibility of measures, in order to refine study processes to inform th...

    Authors: Carly Welch, Carolyn A. Greig, Zaki K. Hassan-Smith, Thomas D. Pinkney, Janet M. Lord and Thomas A. Jackson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:24

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    Knowledge transfer is the process of information sharing between researchers, knowledge users and policy makers. Globally, public policies about obesity do not reflect the complexity of what is known about the...

    Authors: Elizabeth Sturgiss, Thea Luig, Denise L. Campbell-Scherer, Richard Lewanczuk and Lee A. Green

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:23

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    Increase in antimicrobial resistance is a threat to health sector globally. Surveillance on the spread and emergence of antimicrobial resistance is therefore invertible. This study investigated prevalence of Salm...

    Authors: Lydia Mali Langata, John M. Maingi, Harry Asena Musonye, John Kiiru and Anthony Kebira Nyamache

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:22

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    This study was aimed to assess knowledge and skills of triage and associated factors among nurses in emergency department of Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, South Ethiopia. Institutional...

    Authors: Bereket Duko, Ephrem Geja, Zewdie Oltaye, Fanuel Belayneh, Addisu Kedir and Melese Gebire

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:21

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    The objective of this study was to assess food handling practice and associated factors among food handlers in public food establishments, Northwest Ethiopia.

    Authors: Fasikaw Adbarie Chekol, Melkitu Fentie Melak, Aysheshim Kassahun Belew and Ejigu Gebeye Zeleke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:20

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    Pediatric emergencies challenge professional teams by demanding substantial cognitive effort, skills and effective teamwork. Educational designs for team trainings must be aligned to the needs of participants ...

    Authors: Ronny Lehmann, Anke Seitz, Jochen Meyburg, Bettina Hoppe, Georg Friedrich Hoffmann, Burkhard Tönshoff and Sören Huwendiek

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:19

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    To compare the country-specific value sets of the EQ-5D-5L utility index and to evaluate the impact on the interpretation of clinical study results. Six country value sets from Canada, England, Japan, Korea, N...

    Authors: Christoph Gerlinger, Luke Bamber, Friedhelm Leverkus, Carsten Schwenke, Claudia Haberland, Gilda Schmidt and Jan Endrikat

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:18

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    In Ethiopia, only 51% of the infants start complementary feeding on time. Therefore this study is aimed to determine the time to initiate complementary feeding and associated factors among mothers with childre...

    Authors: Ermyas Brhane Reda, Alemayehu Shimeka Teferra and Measho Gebreslassie Gebregziabher

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:17

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    This study aimed to clarify the effects of periodic mild heat stimuli on extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis of adult human chondrocytes in 3-dimensional pellet culture.

    Authors: Akira Ito, Tomoki Aoyama, Hirotaka Iijima, Kohei Nishitani, Junichi Tajino and Hiroshi Kuroki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:16

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    In Asthma management, poor handling of inhalation devices and wrong inhalation technique are associated with decreased medication delivery and poor disease control. The aim of this study was to assess the stat...

    Authors: Melles Mebrahtom, Nebiyu Mesfin, Hailay Gebreyesus and Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:15

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    Lack of sanitation affecting billions of people worldwide is a serious public health problem of Ethiopia. So, we aimed at examining the influence of community interventions on households’ latrine ownership sta...

    Authors: Dagim Afework Zeleke, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye and Fantahun Ayenew Mekonnen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:14

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    A proper uptake of maternity waiting homes (MWHs) is important to improve maternal and child health (MCH). The aim of this review is to generate the best existing evidences concerning the MWHs utilization and ...

    Authors: Bayu Begashaw Bekele, Tegene Legese Dadi and Thomas Tesfaye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:13

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    Reducing sedentary behaviour (SB) might improve the health of older adults. However, we know little about how objectively measured SB impacts on self-rated health in older adults. We aimed to explore the assoc...

    Authors: Jason J. Wilson, Nicole E. Blackburn, Rachel O’Reilly, Frank Kee, Paolo Caserotti and Mark A. Tully

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:12

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    Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) may contribute to sustainable crop production by improving plant growth and/or plant tolerance to abiotic stresses. Soil salinity, which limits the productivity of c...

    Authors: Thanh Nguyen Chu, Bao Thi Hoai Tran, Le Van Bui and Minh Thi Thanh Hoang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:11

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    Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency is a relatively prevalent, but under-diagnosed, genetic disease. The objective of this study was to assess whether the systematic screening for alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency in ...

    Authors: Cláudia Henrique da Costa, Arnaldo José Noronha Filho, Rosa Maria Fernambel Marques e Silva, Thaís Ferrari da Cruz, Valeria de Oliveira Monteiro, Margareth Pio and Rogério Lopes Rufino

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:10

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    Despite prelacteal feeding contravenes with exclusive breastfeeding, it is a prevailing problem in Ethiopia. However, its burden and factors were not investigated in Mettu district. Therefore, the objective of...

    Authors: Tarekegn Fekede Wolde, Amare Demsie Ayele and Wubet Worku Takele

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:9

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  22. Content type: Research note

    Contraceptive discontinuation rate is very common in most developing countries, especially removal in the first year of use is common (18–63%), and the majority of these discontinuations are among women who ar...

    Authors: Tsirity G/Medhin, Kahsu Gebrekirstos Gebrekidan, Mekuria Kassa Nerea, Hagos Gerezgiher and Mebrahtom Haftu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:8

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    Hemolymph plays many important roles in the physiology of an insect throughout its lifetime; however, for small-bodied insects, studies are lacking because of the difficulties encountered while collecting hemo...

    Authors: Hiroko Tabunoki, Neal T. Dittmer, Maureen J. Gorman and Michael R. Kanost

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:7

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    In Ethiopia, iron folate tablets are prescribed for all pregnant mothers during their antenatal visits and given for free; however, only limited data are available on their adherence. Therefore, the aim of thi...

    Authors: Tsegaye Molla, Tadesse Guadu, Esmael Ali Muhammad and Melkamu Tamir Hunegnaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:6

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    There is growing evidence that the well-being of childcare workers has important implications for the care provided to children attending childcare centers. To add to the growing body of research in this area ...

    Authors: Oluwagbohunmi Awosoga, Afeez Abiola Hazzan, Suzanne McIntosh, Julia Dabravolskaj, Tolulope T. Sajobi and Jon Doan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:4

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    The present study aimed at determining the antioxidant activity, total phenols and flavonoids and to evaluate the antiproliferative activity of ethanolic extract of Matricaria recutita L. (chamomile). The antioxi...

    Authors: Bayan Al-Dabbagh, Ismail A. Elhaty, Mohamed Elhaw, Chandraprabha Murali, Ameera Al Mansoori, Basma Awad and Amr Amin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:3

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    Each year, about 15 million babies in the world are born too prematurely. Complication of preterm birth is the single largest direct cause of neonatal deaths and the second most common cause of under-5 deaths ...

    Authors: Dawit Gebeyehu Mekonen, Ayenew Engida Yismaw, Tewodros Siyoum Nigussie and Worku Mequanint Ambaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:2

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    To gain insights into the virulence suppressive mechanism of a nonpathogenic strain of Rhizobium vitis ARK-1, we co-inoculated ARK-1 with a tumorigenic (Ti) strain of R. vitis to examine the expression of two ess...

    Authors: Akira Kawaguchi, Mizuho Nita, Tomoya Ishii, Megumi Watanabe and Yoshiteru Noutoshi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:1

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  29. Content type: Research note

    Post-abortion contraceptive service is pivotal for the prevention of unwanted pregnancy and alleviation of its complication. Worldwide half of the pregnancy is unplanned, whereas unwanted pregnancy ends up wit...

    Authors: Yohannes Moges, Tesfay Hailu, Balem Dimtsu, Zemenu Yohannes and Bayew Kelkay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:928

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    This health institution based cross section study was designed to determine factors associated with utilization of long term family planning methods among women reproductive age attending Bahir Dar health faci...

    Authors: Endalamaw Tesfa and Hailyesus Gedamu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:926

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    In national drug policies of many countries, ensuring availability and affordability of essential medicines is indicated among the major policy objectives. To achieve the objectives, countries with low and mid...

    Authors: Girma Gutema and Ephrem Engidawork

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:925

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  32. Content type: Research note

    Using high-throughput RNA sequencing technology, this study aimed to sequence the transcriptome of kidney and liver tissues harvested from Peninsular Malaysia cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis). M. fascicul...

    Authors: Joey Ee Uli, Christina Seok-Yien Yong, Swee Keong Yeap, Noorjahan Banu Alitheen, Jeffrine J. Rovie-Ryan, Nurulfiza Mat Isa and Soon Guan Tan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:923

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    Aim was to assess utilization of IUCD and factors among family planning users in Han health center, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 2018. Two hundred forty-one participants were selected by Systematic sampling technique ...

    Authors: Simachew Animen, Selamawit Lake and Esubalew Mekuriaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:922

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  34. Content type: Data note

    Hilsa shad (Tenualosa ilisha), is a popular fish of Bangladesh belonging to the Clupeidae family. An anadromous species, like the salmon and many other migratory fish, it is a unique species that lives in the sea...

    Authors: Avizit Das, Peter Ianakiev, Abdul Baten, Rifath Nehleen, Tasneem Ehsan, Oly Ahmed, Mohammad Riazul Islam, M. Niamul Naser, Mong Sano Marma and Haseena Khan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:921

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  35. Content type: Research note

    Domestic dogs are the main reservoir of rabies virus (RABV) infection in Nigeria, thus surveillance of rabies in dog populations is crucial in order to understand the patterns of spread of infection and ultima...

    Authors: Ukamaka U. Eze, Ernest. C. Ngoepe, Boniface M. Anene, Romanus C. Ezeokonkwo, Chika Nwosuh and Claude T. Sabeta

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:920

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  36. Content type: Data note

    Cardiovascular risk factor burden was recently reported to be high in the Caribbean country Suriname. However, historical data for comparison were lacking. We report here rediscovered and hitherto unpublished ...

    Authors: Lizzy M. Brewster and Jules Brewster

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:919

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    Based on studies in India (as there was no studies from outside India) amphotericin B deoxycholate has been considered as a backup drug for treatment of visceral leishmaniasis. However, treatment response and ...

    Authors: Md Golam Hasnain, Proggananda Nath, Shomik Maruf, Shah Golam Nabi, A. F. M. Akhtar Hossain, Be-Nazir Ahmed, Dinesh Mondal and Ariful Basher

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:918

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  38. Content type: Research note

    This systematic review focusses on the prognostic accuracy of neonatal body surface screening during outbreaks caused by Gram-negative bacteria for prediction of sepsis. In a previous systematic review we repo...

    Authors: Thomas Harder, Sebastian Haller, Tim Eckmanns and Juliane Seidel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:917

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  39. Content type: Research note

    Simulation-based learning strategies have demonstrated improved procedural competency, teamwork skills, and acute patient management skills in learners. “Boot camp” curricula have shown immediate and delayed p...

    Authors: Renee K. Dversdal, Jeffrey A. Gold, Matthew H. Richards, Joseph C. Chiovaro, Katherine A. Iossi, André M. Mansoor, Alan J. Hunter and Sima S. Desai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:916

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    The Wilson Central Terminal (WCT) is an artificially constructed reference for surface electrocardiography, which is assumed to be near zero and steady during the cardiac cycle; namely it is the simple average...

    Authors: Hossein Moeinzadeh, Paolo Bifulco, Mario Cesarelli, Alistair L. McEwan, Aiden O’Loughlin, Ibrahim M. Shugman, Jonathan C. Tapson, Aravinda Thiagalingam and Gaetano D. Gargiulo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:915

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  41. Content type: Data note

    The Chars Tobacco Assessment Project 2018 is a holistic survey conducted in the chars (riverine islands) of Gaibandha in Northern Bangladesh, covering 985 households over 24 clusters. The survey was conducted wit...

    Authors: Adnan M. S. Fakir, Mustahsin Aziz, Mutasim Billah Mubde, Afraim Karim, Ashraf S. Khan, Rifayat Raisa, Lubaba Ferdous Alim and Mayeesha Fahmin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:914

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  42. Content type: Data note

    Plasmodium berghei ANKA infection in mice is a model for human cerebral malaria, the most severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. Responses of brain microglia have been little investigated, and ma...

    Authors: Carlos Talavera-López, Barbara Capuccini, Richard Mitter, Jing-wen Lin and Jean Langhorne

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:913

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:48

  43. Content type: Data note

    Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a mitochondrial genetic disease characterized by a variable and reduced penetrance. Individuals carrying a primary LHON-causing mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutation ...

    Authors: Angelica Bianco, Alessio Valletti, Giovanna Longo, Luigi Bisceglia, Julio Montoya, Sonia Emperador, Silvana Guerriero and Vittoria Petruzzella

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2018 11:911

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