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  1. The electroretinogram is a clinical test commonly used in the diagnosis of retinal disorders with the peak time and amplitude of the a- and b-waves used as the main indicators of retinal function. However, sub...

    Authors: Marek Brabec, Paul A. Constable, Dorothy A. Thompson and Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:238
  2. Understanding the experiences of women diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) can improve screening, management, and postpartum care. Therefore, this study sought to investigate experiences on the ...

    Authors: Abdulai Abubakari, Mohammed Bukari, Hawa Malechi, Humphrey Garti and Faith Agbozo
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:236
  3. We aim to assess the effect of low-pressure pneumoperitoneum on post operative pain and ten of the known inflammatory markers.

    Authors: Mohammad Rashdan, Salam Daradkeh, Mutasim Al-Ghazawi, Jareer Heider Abuhmeidan, Azmi Mahafthah, Ghada Odeh, Mohammad Al-Qaisi, Ikram Salameh, Shahed Halaseh, Lana Al-Sabe, Yousef B. Ahmad, Tuqa Al-Ghazawi, Mahmoud Al-Said, Shereen Sha’bin and Hanan Mansour
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:235
  4. Despite the growing evidence of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) in adult patients with long-standing diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa, data on its burden and correlates in adult African patients with new-onset dia...

    Authors: Davis Kibirige, Isaac Sekitoleko and William Lumu
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:234
  5. In this paper, a numerical scheme is designed for solving singularly perturbed Fredholm integro-differential equation. The scheme is constructed via the exact (non-standard) finite difference method to approxi...

    Authors: Solomon Regasa Badeye, Mesfin Mekuria Woldaregay and Tekle Gemechu Dinka
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:233
  6. To perform a cross-cultural adaptation of the Parental Perceptions of Children’s Exposure to Tobacco Smoke (PPE) instrument to the Brazilian context.

    Authors: Maria Alice Santos Tavares, Vicki Myers, Leandro Alberto Calazans Nogueira and Agnaldo José Lopes
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:232
  7. The global rise in life expectancy transforms age structure consequently having impact to the sustainability of social protection systems and working life. This descriptive study aimed to illustrate the annual...

    Authors: Auriba Raza, Mo Wang, Jurgita Narusyte, Pia Svedberg and Annina Ropponen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:228
  8. Cockroach microbiome studies generally focus on pest cockroach species belonging to the Blattidae and Ectobiidae families. There are no reports characterizing the gut microbiome of non-pest cockroach species Blab...

    Authors: Laura J Schnell, Faraz Khan, Mel Hart and Maria C Davis
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:227
  9. This study proposes to identify and validate weighted sensor stream signatures that predict near-term risk of a major depressive episode and future mood among healthcare workers in Kenya.

    Authors: Willie Njoroge, Rachel Maina, Frank Elena, Lukoye Atwoli, Zhenke Wu, Anthony K Ngugi, Srijan Sen, JianLi Wang, Stephen Wong, Jessica A Baker, Eileen M Weinheimer-Haus, Linda Khakali, Andrew Aballa, James Orwa, Moses K Nyongesa, Jasmit Shah…
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:226
  10. The genomic response and the role of genetic variants in hypoxia condition are always interesting issues about adaption pathways at genomic level. Herein, we carried out a comparative genomic study between hig...

    Authors: Atieh Moradi, Hamed Kharrati-Koopaee, Morteza Fardi, Mehdi Farahmandzadeh and Fatemeh Nowroozi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:225
  11. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by SARS-CoV-2. Pharmaceutical companies aim to control virus spread through effective drugs. This study investigates chromone compound derivatives’ ability to inhibit v...

    Authors: Zahra Shakibay Senobari, Mohsen Masoumian Hosseini, Mohammad Bagher Teimouri, Ali Hossein Rezayan, Saeed Samarghandian and Azadeh Hekmat
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:224
  12. This research note introduces a set of tools to conduct analysis of household structure and composition with either limited or comprehensive longitudinal data. The data used here are from Health and Demographi...

    Authors: Ashira Menashe-Oren, Yacouba Compaoré, Philippe Bocquier and Carren Ginsburg
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:223
  13. Medical emergency situations in dental clinics have been contemplated to be an issue in most of the countries by reason of dentist’s lack of knowledge and preparedness to attend emergency situations in dental ...

    Authors: Shubhangi Gupta, Stuti Mishra, Shubhangi Behl, N. Srikant and Roma Mascarenhas
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:221
  14. The 1,000 wheat exome project captured the single nucleotide variants in the coding regions of a diverse set of 890 wheat accessions to analyse the contribution of introgression to adaptation of wheat. However...

    Authors: Akshaya Vasudevan and Sylvie Cloutier
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:220
  15. This release note describes the Maize GxE project datasets within the Genomes to Fields (G2F) Initiative. The Maize GxE project aims to understand genotype by environment (GxE) interactions and use the informa...

    Authors: Dayane Cristina Lima, Alejandro Castro Aviles, Ryan Timothy Alpers, Alden Perkins, Dylan L Schoemaker, Martin Costa, Kathryn J. Michel, Shawn Kaeppler, David Ertl, Maria Cinta Romay, Joseph L. Gage, James Holland, Timothy Beissinger, Martin Bohn, Edward Buckler, Jode Edwards…
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:219
  16. There are 13 globally recognized rubella virus genotypes of which only 2 (1E and 2B) have been detected recently. The largest percentage of all reported rubella virus sequences come from China and Japan with A...

    Authors: Phionah Tushabe, Barnabas Bakamutumaho, James Peter Eliku, Molly Birungi, Francis Aine, Prossy Namuwulya, Henry Bukenya, Immaculate Ampeire, Annet Kisakye, Charles R. Byabamazima and Josephine Bwogi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:218
  17. Evidence suggests that majority of patients with diabetes mellitus in Uganda have poor glycaemic control as well as periodontal disease. This study set out to determine the association between periodontitis an...

    Authors: Haruna Muhmood Kiryowa, Ian Guyton Munabi, William Buwembo, Charles Mugisha Rwenyonyi, Erisa Sabakaki Mwaka and Mark Kaddumukasa
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:217
  18. Lifestyle choices including physical inactivity, smoking, abuse of alcohol and drugs, unhealthy diet are common among traders and market women and these behavioural activities predispose individuals to ill-hea...

    Authors: Nsoh Godwin Anabire, George Doopaar Billak and Gideon Kofi Helegbe
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:214
  19. South Africa is experiencing both HIV and hypertension epidemics. Data were compiled for a study to identify effects of HIV and high systolic blood pressure on mortality risk among people aged 40-plus in a rur...

    Authors: Brian Houle, Samuel J Clark, Chodziwadziwa W Kabudula, F Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Nicole Angotti, Enid Schatz, Andrea M Tilstra, Sanyu A Mojola and Jane Menken
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:213
  20. The present study was designed aiming at finding novel botanicals for controlling the vector population. Objective was to evaluate the larvicidal and pupicidal efficacies of crude and solvent extracts of Michelia...

    Authors: Manali Dutta and Goutam Chandra
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:212
  21. Pollen is a useful tool for identifying the provenance and complex ecosystems surrounding honey production in Malaysian forests. As native key pollinators in Malaysia, Apis dorsata and Heterotrigona itama forage ...

    Authors: Nurul Huda, Saeed ullah, Roswanira Abdul Wahab, Mohd Nizam Lani, Nur Hardy Abu Daud, Amir Husni Mohd Shariff, Norjihada Izzah Ismail, Azzmer Azzar Abdul Hamid, Mohd Azrul Naim Mohamad and Fahrul Huyop
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:211
  22. In routine clinical laboratories, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection is determined by reverse-transcription PCR (RT-PCR). In the COVID pandemic, a wide range of antigen detect...

    Authors: Esmeralda Valiente, Samreen Falak, Andreas Kummrow, Martin Kammel, Victor M. Corman, Rainer Macdonald and Heinz Zeichhardt
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:210
  23. Orthopedic foreign body-associated infection can be difficult to treat due to the formation of biofilms protecting microorganisms from both antimicrobials and the immune system. Exebacase is an antistaphylococ...

    Authors: Melissa J. Karau, Jay Mandrekar, Dario Lehoux, Raymond Schuch, Cara Cassino and Robin Patel
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:209
  24. To assess whether electronic health record (EHR) data text mining can be used to improve register-based heart failure (HF) subtyping. EHR data of 43,405 individuals from two Finnish hospital biobanks were mine...

    Authors: Matti A. Vuori, Tuomo Kiiskinen, Niina Pitkänen, Samu Kurki, Hannele Laivuori, Tarja Laitinen, Sampo Mäntylahti, Aarno Palotie, FinnGen and Teemu J. Niiranen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:208
  25. Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a ductal syndrome that can have a significant functional impact. Various studies have highlighted positional factors and repetitive movements as risk factors for the developme...

    Authors: Charlotte Logiou, Xavier Demondion, Vincent Tiffreau, Valérie Wieczorek and André Thevenon
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:207
  26. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the biofilm production, and the presence of virulence genes and biochemical characteristics among the S. saprophyticus clinical isolates. A total of 35 clinical...

    Authors: Maryam Rafiee and Ezzat Allah Ghaemi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:206
  27. This study aimed to investigate the interaction of the healthy eating index (HEI) and the dietary approach to stop hypertension (DASH) diet scores with FTO polymorphisms in relation to change in obesity traits...

    Authors: Firoozeh Hosseini-Esfahani, Mahshid Rezaei, Glareh Koochakpoor, Maryam S. Daneshpour, Parvin Mirmiran and Fereidoun Azizi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:204
  28. Insulin secretion is regulated by ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels in pancreatic beta-cells. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR) α ligands are clinically used to treat dyslipidemia. A PPARα ...

    Authors: Shigeki Kitamura, Naoya Murao, Shoko Yokota, Masaru Shimizu, Tomoyuki Ono, Yusuke Seino, Atsushi Suzuki, Yuko Maejima and Kenju Shimomura
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:202
  29. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen that can cause acute infections as well as chronic ones in humans. The expression of algD and PpyR genes involved in biofilm formation in clinical iso...

    Authors: Maryam Alaei, Fatemeh Aghakhani, Sarvenaz Falsafi, Hoora Mazaheri and Ava Behrouzi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:201
  30. Autologous platelet gel (APG) is used in most surgeries to treat a variety of tissue defects because of its healing factors composition. This randomized parallel clinical trial was conducted to investigate the...

    Authors: Enayatollah Shadmand, Kavous Solhjoo, Ali Taghipour, Akbar Hashemi Tayer, Fatemeh Sadeghi and Ahmad Meshkin
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:200
  31. Schistosomiasis remains a chronic disease of global importance, especially in many rural areas of the world where co-infection with Plasmodium falciparum is common. It is critical to decipher the role of single o...

    Authors: Mary A. Oboh-Imafidon, Sabrina M. Torbit, Swathi Jacob, Marissa N. Schroeter, Ashley R. Tucker, Olusola Ojurongbe and Bolaji N. Thomas
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:199
  32. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is presented with a cluster of cardio-metabolic risk factors with widespread prevalence. In the present case-control study, we aimed to examine the relationship between several minera...

    Authors: Abnoos Mokhtari Ardekani, Zahra Hamidi Nava, Burhan Abdullah Zaman, Sahar Vahdat, Amir-Hossein Lame-Jouybari and Azam Mivefroshan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:196
  33. Genetic polymorphisms in ACE and ACE2 genes are involved in the RAS regulation of blood pressure and their activity may confer susceptibility to hypertension. In addition, they may play a role in SARS-CoV-2 patho...

    Authors: Ingrid Faustine, Deli Marteka, Amarila Malik, Eko Supriyanto and Nadia F. Syafhan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:194
  34. A risk factor for developing obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) in non-clinical samples is obsessive–compulsive tendencies (OCT). An OCT scale has recently been developed for university students (UOC) and sho...

    Authors: Mohammadreza Davoudi, Mitra Sadoughi, Abbas Pourshahbaz, Behrooz Dolatshahi and Ali Nazeri Astaneh
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:193
  35. Escherichia coli (E. coli) is an opportunistic bacterium, which is globally recognized for its high prevalence and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The presence of colistin-resistant representative mcr- 1, 2 genes...

    Authors: Bahman Mirzaei, Aida Ebrahimi, Bahareh Hariri, Zahra Sokouti, Niloufar Kazemi and Narges Moradi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:192
  36. Evidence shows that majority of dermatological disorders affect the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients. However, the extent of its negative impact and predictors has not been studied in Ethiopi...

    Authors: Eyayaw Ashete Belachew and Ashenafi Kibret Sendekie
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:191
  37. Researchers sought patient feedback on a proposed randomized controlled trial (RCT) in which gynecological cancer patients would modify their diets with intermittent fasting to gain insight into patients’ pers...

    Authors: Ashley Redding, Sara Santarossa, Dana Murphy, Mary Priyanka Udumula, Adnan Munkarah, Miriana Hijaz and Ramandeep Rattan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:190
  38. We optimized the spectrophotometric micromethod for the determination of arginase activity based on the Corraliza et al. modification of Schimke’s method. Arginase activity in sera from patients suffering from...

    Authors: Romaric Nzoumbou-Boko, Cyrille Oliver Ozzin-Kholy Zolipou, Brice Martial Yambiyo, Silla Semballa, Mireille Cornelia Ingrid Denissio Morissi Nalingbo, Sylvie Daulouède and Philippe Vincendeau
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:188

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