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  1. Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is an essential component of lifestyle management needed for diabetes care. This pilot-study tested the effect of culturally-tailored education targeting diabetes self...

    Authors: Ola Sukkarieh-Haraty, Leonard E. Egede, Georges Khazen, Joelle Abi Kharma, Natali Farran and Maya Bassil
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:39
  2. The study aims to explore smokers' acceptance of using a conceptual cigarette tracker like a cigarette filter for smoking cessation using the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). Smokers presenting to the family...

    Authors: Jumana Antoun, Rana Shehab, Georges Sakr, Sani Hlais, Mariette Awad and Maya Romani
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:38
  3. Assessing patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) accounts for 30% of all pneumology outpatient evaluations. COPD is a heterogeneous disease and generates a massive public health problem. Ov...

    Authors: Juan Marco Figueira-Gonçalves, José María Hernández-Pérez, Carlos Cabrera-López, Aurelio Luis Wangüemert-Pérez, Ignacio García-Talavera, Yolanda Ramallo-Fariña, Carolina Ramos-Izquierdo, Luis Manuel González-García and Sara Guanche-Dorta
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:36
  4. Human intestinal organoids (hIOs) have potential as a model for investigating intestinal diseases. The hIO system faces logistic challenges including limited access to biopsies or low expression of epithelial ...

    Authors: Paulo C. M. Urbano, Hamish C. K. Angus, Safina Gadeock, Michael Schultz and Roslyn A. Kemp
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:35
  5. Conventional cytological diagnosis including duct-washing cytology (DWC) is sometimes performed using ductal epithelial cells collected during mammary ductoscopy; it is useful for detection of early-stage brea...

    Authors: Tomoo Jikuzono, Eriko Manabe, Shoko Kure, Haruki Akasu, Tomoko Ishikawa, Yoko Fujiwara, Masujiro Makita and Osamu Ishibashi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:34
  6. The endothelial cells overexpress the adhesion molecules in the leukocyte diapedesis pathway, developing vessel subendothelial molecular events. In this study, miR-194 and miR-27a were predicted and investigat...

    Authors: Farhad Shaikhnia, Ghasem Ghasempour, Asghar Mohammadi, Mohammad Shabani and Mohammad Najafi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:31
  7. Centrally administered estrogen can increase sympathetic nerve activity to brown adipose tissue, resulting in thermogenesis. The central thermogenic effects of estrogen have not been investigated in males. The...

    Authors: W. Sievers, C. Kettle, R. A. Green, L. Van Schaik, M. W. Hale, H. R. Irving, D. R. Whelan and J. A. Rathner
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:28
  8. Low levels of adiponectin have been reported in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). In sub-Saharan Africa, little data are available on the topic. We aimed to investigate the levels of adiponectin and its relation ...

    Authors: Audrey Synthia Momo, Vicky Jocélyne Ama Moor, Aurel T. Tankeu, Falmata Amazia, Guy Sadeu Wafeu, Magellan Guewo-Fokeng, Esther Astrid Mbono Samba, Jan réné Nkeck, Yannick Djieka, Christelle Chemaga Nkonpawa, Floriane Djapa Tofeun, Serge Guifo, Julius Dohbit Sama and Siméon Pierre Choukem
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:24
  9. The study of the circadian clock and its mechanisms is easily facilitated through clock resetting in cell culture. Among the various established synchronizers of the circadian clock in cell culture (temperatur...

    Authors: Rafailia A. A. Beta, Zoi V. Arsenopoulou, Amalia Kanoura, Dimitrios Dalkidis, Rafaela Avraamidou and Nikolaos A. A. Balatsos
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:23
  10. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is the first point of service for the people who are in critical condition and in need of urgent health care. In Iran, as in other countries, people in need of emergency servic...

    Authors: Soheil Hashtarkhani, Behzad Kiani, Alireza Mohammadi, Shahab MohammadEbrahimi, Saeid Eslami, Mahmood Tara and Stephen A. Matthews
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:22
  11. Authors: Riley H. Hazard, Hafzur Rahman Chowdhury, Abraham D. Flaxman, Jonathan C. Joseph, Nurul Alam, Ian Douglas Riley, Peter Kim Streatfeld, Hebe Gouda, Seri Maraga, Patricia Rarau, Diozele Sanvictores, Veronica Tallo, Marilla Lucero and Alan D. Lopez
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:21

    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2021 14:422

  12. Research data management (RDM) is the cornerstone of a successful research project, and yet it often remains an underappreciated art that gets overlooked in the hustle and bustle of everyday project management...

    Authors: Samantha Kanza and Nicola J. Knight
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:20
  13. Life expectancy can be estimated accurately from a cohort of individuals born in the same year and followed from birth to death. However, due to the resource-consuming nature of following a cohort prospectivel...

    Authors: Xue Yin, Jaeil Ahn and Simina M. Boca
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:19
  14. Limited studies were found to investigate the occupational performance of autistic children and their parents’ quality of life. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate occupational performance of children w...

    Authors: Seyedeh Zeinab Beheshti, Seyed-Sirvan Hosseini, Saman Maroufizadeh and Amir Almasi-Hashiani
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:18
  15. This research aimed to developing customized pedicle screw based on Indonesian vertebral anatomy and compare the insertion time, pull-out strength, and screw-media interface area of different screw design. We ...

    Authors: Rahadyan Magetsari, Tedjo Rukmoyo, Marda Ade Saputra and Yudha Mathan Sakti
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:17
  16. To ensure the health of newborns, it is necessary to perform high-quality diagnostic tests. The TORCH panel is a set of tests that identifies infectious pathogens such as Toxoplasma (Toxo) and Cytomegalovirus ...

    Authors: Jeel Moya-Salazar, Bianca M. SantaMaria, Marcia M. Moya-Salazar, Víctor Rojas-Zumaran, Karina Chicoma-Flores and Hans Contreras-Pulache
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:16
  17. Angelica heterocarpa (Apiaceae) is a wild endemic French species with special conservation interest in the European Union. It belongs to Angelica complex genus which is widespread throughout the north temperate z...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Revardel and Olivier Lepais
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:15
  18. Musculoskeletal pain conditions (MPs) are a widespread public problem that can affect 13.5% to 47% of the total population. Dietary changes can have strong effects on person’s health; for instance, Sulfur amin...

    Authors: Niki Bahrampour, Ariyo Movahedi, Abolghassem Djazayery and Cain C. T. Clark
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:13
  19. While the development of communication competencies in medical schools plays a pivotal role in the curriculum, studies show that students’ communication skills and patient-centred attitudes may vary based on g...

    Authors: Oana R. Groene, Maren Ehrhardt and Corinna Bergelt
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:11
  20. Health scientists strive for a smooth recruitment of physicians for research projects like surveys. Teaching physicians are an easy to approach population that is already affiliated with a university by teachi...

    Authors: Michael Pentzek, Verena Baumgart and Flora-Marie Hegerath
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:9
  21. In addition to its function as the microtubule organizing center of the cell, the centrosome has functions in many other cellular processes including primary cilia formation, DNA damage checkpoints, and cell c...

    Authors: Eric Seronick, Jae Son, Cameron Michael, Hannah Fogg, Zeynep Gromley and Adam Gromley
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:8
  22. Doppler ultrasonography of the common carotid artery is used to infer stroke volume change and a wearable Doppler ultrasound has been designed to improve this workflow. Previously, in a human model of hemorrha...

    Authors: Jon-Émile S. Kenny, Igor Barjaktarevic, David C. Mackenzie, Mai Elfarnawany, Zhen Yang, Andrew M. Eibl, Joseph K. Eibl, Chul-Ho Kim and Bruce D. Johnson
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:7
  23. To provide current estimates of the number of patients with prevalent systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by major health insurance types in the US and to describe patient characteristics. Four large US health ...

    Authors: Yiting Wang, Laura L. Hester, Jennifer Lofland, Shawn Rose, Chetan S. Karyekar, David M. Kern, Margaret Blacketer, Kourtney Davis and Kimberly Shields-Tuttle
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:5
  24. Portable gas exchange instruments allow the assessment of peak oxygen uptake (V̇O2peak) but are often bulky, expensive and require wearing a face mask thereby limiting their routine application. A newly developed...

    Authors: Peter Düking, Philipp Kunz, Florian A. Engel, Helena Mastek and Billy Sperlich
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:4
  25. To study the change in trend of antenatal mental health and associated factors among a cohort of pregnant women during the second wave of COVID-19 using Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Previous s...

    Authors: Malitha Patabendige, Dhanushka Wanniarachchi, Malika Weerasinghe, Pramith Ruwanpathirana, DMCS Jayasundara and Asanka Jayawardane
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:3
  26. Opium use, cigarette smoking, and alcohol consumption are serious health problems in many countries including Iran. The present study aimed to examine the association between the opium use, cigarette smoking a...

    Authors: Mostafa Bijani, Azizallah Dehghan, Saeed Razavi and Shahnaz Karimi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:2
  27. Evidence-based practice for stroke prevention in high-income countries involves screening for abnormal transcranial Doppler (TCD) velocity and initiating regular blood transfusions for at least 1 year, followe...

    Authors: Halima Bello-Manga, Lawal Haliru, Abdulkadir M. Tabari, Bilkisu Farouk, Aisha Suleiman, Gloria Y. Bahago, Abdulrasheed M. Sani, Ana A. Bauman, Michael R. DeBaun and Allison A. King
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:1
  28. Accurate determination of the mixing time in bioreactors is essential for the optimization of the productivity of bioprocesses. The aim of this work was to develop a simple optical method to determine the mixi...

    Authors: Henrike Wurm and Michael Sandmann
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:470
  29. The use of benchtop metabolic profiling technology based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) was evaluated in a small cohort of cats with a view to applying this as a viable and rapid metabolic tool to support...

    Authors: Natalie Finch, Benita Percival, Elena Hunter, Robin J. Blagg, Emily Blackwell, James Sagar, Zeeshan Ahmad, Ming-Wei Chang, John A. Hunt, Melissa L. Mather, Séverine Tasker, Luisa De Risio and Philippe B. Wilson
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:469
  30. The proliferation of false information on COVID-19 mostly through social media is adversely affecting control efforts. The objective of this study was to identify areas where targeted effective messaging can b...

    Authors: Lucy Chimoyi, Tonderai Mabuto, Tanyaradzwa Dube, Nasiphi Ntombela, Tshegang Nchachi, Dakalo Tshisebe, Candice M. Chetty-Makkan and Geoffrey K. Setswe
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:468
  31. SARS-CoV-2, severe respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2, is an RNA virus that emerged from China sweeping the globe in the form of a pandemic that became an international public health concern. This pilot study ...

    Authors: Amer Al-Jawabreh, Suheir Ereqat, Kamal Dumaidi, Hanan Al-Jawabreh and Abedelmajeed Nasereddin
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:466
  32. Most epidemiological studies on suicidal behavior have been focused on high-income country settings. This study examine factors associated with suicidal behaviors among school-attending adolescents in three is...

    Authors: Jinrong Fu, Olumide Abiodun, Michael Lowery Wilson and Masood Ali Shaikh
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:464
  33. During the COVID-19 pandemic, most countries implemented lockdowns that motivated changes in the dietary patterns, physical activity, and body mass index (BMI) of consumers worldwide, as well as the emergence ...

    Authors: Lucila Rozas, Luciana Castronuovo, Peter Busse, Sophia Mus, Joaquín Barnoya, Alejandra Garrón, María Victoria Tiscornia and Leila Guanieri
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:463
  34. Many research participants are willing to be contacted about future research opportunities, however this question is not always asked. Furthermore, if participants do consent for contact about future research,...

    Authors: Lisa Newington, Caroline M. Alexander and Mary Wells
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:462
  35. Coronaviruses (CoVs) are natural commensals of bats. Two subgenera, namely Sarbecoviruses and Merbecoviruses have a high zoonotic potential and have been associated with three separate spillover events in the ...

    Authors: Cheng-Siang Tan, Vaenessa Noni, Jaya Seelan Sathiya Seelan, Azroie Denel and Faisal Ali Anwarali Khan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:461
  36. NGFR/p75NTR and NRADD/NRH proteins are closely related structurally and are encoded by genes that arose from a duplication event early in vertebrate evolution. The transmembrane domain (TMD) of NGFR is cleaved...

    Authors: Tanya Jayne, Morgan Newman, Lachlan Baer and Michael Lardelli
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:460
  37. The aims of this research were to determine the genomic properties of BI-EHEC to control Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), which was isolated from previous study. Genomic analysis of this phage is essent...

    Authors: Marta Nisita Dewanggana, Diana Elizabeth Waturangi and Yogiara
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:459
  38. The Angiotensin 1 converting enzyme (ACE1) gene plays a critical role in regulating blood pressure and thus, it has become a major therapeutic target of antihypertensives. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) o...

    Authors: Brenda Udosen, Opeyemi Soremekun, Chinwe Ekenna, Olaposi Idowu Omotuyi, Tinashe Chikowore, Oyekanmi Nashiru and Segun Fatumo
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:457

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