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  1. This study aimed to investigate factors influencing the uptake of first and second COVID-19 booster vaccines among adults in Belgium, particularly age, sex, region of residence and laboratory confirmed COVID-1...

    Authors: Elias Vermeiren, Joris A. F. van Loenhout, Léonore Nasiadka, Veerle Stouten, Matthieu Billuart, Izaak Van Evercooren, Lucy Catteau and Pierre Hubin
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:328
  2. Haemophilia A (HA) is associated with high clinical and healthcare burden. We developed an Excel-based model comparing current practice to improved management in severe HA patients currently managed on demand ...

    Authors: Ravichandran Chandrasekaran, Mauro Dávoli, Zulaiha Muda, Uendy Pérez-Lozano, Naouel Salhi, Nakul Saxena, Ming-Ching Shen, HyeRyoung Haylee Song, Darintr Sosothikul, Veronica Soledad Soto-Arellano and Igor Solev
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:327
  3. Few studies assess the link between plant-based diets and colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence. To our knowledge, no study has examined the association between pro-vegetarian dietary pattern (PDP) and CRC globall...

    Authors: Elham Tavassoli Nejad, Elham Moslemi, Fateme Souni, Marzieh Mahmoodi, Mohebat Vali, Mohammad Vatanpour, Mehran Nouri, Atena Ramezani, Zainab Shateri and Bahram Rashidkhani
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:326
  4. As part of our research on Swedish school principals, we examined the concurrent validity between the Karolinska Exhaustion Disorder Scale (KEDS) and the Lund University Checklist for Incipient Exhaustion (LUC...

    Authors: Roger Persson, Kai Österberg and Jonas Björk
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:325
  5. Eel (Anguilla bicolor bicolor) is an Indonesian export commodity. However, it is facing a problem related to Aeromonas hydrophila, which can cause motile aeromonas septicemia (MAS) and produce biofilm formation. ...

    Authors: Dinamella Wahjuningrum, Aisyah Hilal, Diana Elizabeth Waturangi and Sri Nuryati
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:324
  6. Determining the serotype of circulating virus strains is important in implementing effective vaccination. In this study, Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Southern African territory 2 (SAT2) specific primers and Ta...

    Authors: Tshephang I. Kabelo, Elliot M. Fana, Monamodi Kesamang, Joseph Hyera and Kebaneilwe Lebani
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:323
  7. Soil fauna plays a crucial role in contributing to litter breakdown, accelerating the decomposition rate and enhancing the biogeochemical cycle in terrestrial ecosystems. Comprehending the specific fauna role ...

    Authors: Dangjun Wang, Wuyang Xie, Fang Yuan, Chaochao Deng, Ruimin Qin and Huakun Zhou
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:321
  8. Positioning in an MRI can influence quantitative measures of the muscle. The goal of this pilot study was to assess the influence of different levels of knee elevation during MRI on the predicted cross-section...

    Authors: Katja Oberhofer, Matthias Blum, Basil Achermann and Silvio R. Lorenzetti
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:320
  9. Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour is a rare but potentially curable tumour of the gastrointestinal tract accounting for up to 1% of all gastrointestinal tumours. The discovery of Imatinib mesylate, a novel tyros...

    Authors: Joseph Yorke, Samuel Gyasi Brenu, Ronald Awoonor-Williams, Stephen Tabiri, Anwar Sadat Seidu, Francis Akwaw Yamoah, Joseph Akpaloo, Edmund Muonir Der, Ernest Adjei, Isaac Okyere, Kenneth Kelechi Ihekanandu, Ernest Bawuah Osei Bonsu, Ishmael Kyei, Samuel Mensah, Michael Ofoe Adinku, Dennis Afful Yorke…
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:318
  10. This study aims to describe the diagnostic performance of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), alpha-fetoprotein L3 isoform (AFP-L3), protein induced by vitamin K absence II (PIVKA-II), and combined biomarkers for non-B n...

    Authors: Vinh Thanh Tran, Thang Thanh Phan, Tran Bao Nguyen, Thao Thi Le, Thanh-Tram Thi Tran, Anh-Thu Thi Nguyen, Hang Thuy Nguyen, Ngoc-Diep Bui Nguyen, Toan Trong Ho, Suong Phuoc Pho, Thuy-An Thi Nguyen, Hue Thi Nguyen, Huyen Thi Mai, Bich-Tuyen Thi Pham, Khoa Dinh Nguyen, Binh Thanh Le…
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:317
  11. Pythium insidiosum causes a difficult-to-treat infectious condition called pythiosis, with high morbidity and mortality. So far, genome data of at least 10 strains of P. insidiosum, primarily classified in the ph...

    Authors: Theerapong Krajaejun, Preecha Patumcharoenpol, Thidarat Rujirawat, Weerayuth Kittichotirat and Sithichoke Tangphatsornruang
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:316
  12. Transthoracic esophagectomy is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Therefore, it is imperative to optimize perioperative management and minimize complications. In this retrospective analysis, ...

    Authors: Vered Buchholz, Riley Hazard, Zoe Yin, Nghiep Tran, Sui Wah Sean Yip, Peter Le, Benjamin Kioussis, Jake Hinton, David S Liu, Dong-Kyu Lee and Laurence Weinberg
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:315
  13. Campylobacter species are major causes of foodborne illnesses, with unpasteurized milk being a significant carrier of these bacteria, posing a public health risk. One of the challenges in managing Campylobacter i...

    Authors: Zohreh Ahmadi, Babak Pakbin, Maryam kazemi, Zahra Rahimi and Razzagh Mahmoudi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:314
  14. This study investigates the effectiveness of incorporating simulated interactive guidelines in nursing students’ performance during disaster situations, compared to routine training.

    Authors: Mohsen Masoumian Hosseini, Seyedeh Toktam Masoumian Hosseini, Karim Qayumi, Shahriar Hosseinzadeh and Soleiman Ahmady
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:313
  15. Haematological and liver fibrotic markers could be appreciably utilized for effective monitoring of Chronic Hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection, thereby increasing patient’s treatment outcome. The objective of t...

    Authors: Eric N. Y. Nyarko, Christian Obirikorang, W. K. B. A. Owiredu, Evans Asamoah Adu and Emmanuel Acheampong
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:312
  16. This study aimed to evaluate the antibiotic resistance patterns and prevalence of carbapenemase genes in Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in different clinical samples from Tabriz city, northwestern Iran.

    Authors: Abolfazl Jafari-Sales, Noor S.K. Al-Khafaji, Hussein O.M. Al-Dahmoshi, Zahra Sadeghi Deylamdeh, Sousan Akrami, Afsoon Shariat, Hawraa K. Judi, Rozita Nasiri, Hossein Bannazadeh Baghi and Morteza Saki
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:311
  17. Ultrasound is an important method to determine the volume of the gallbladder and check its structure. Considering the variation in the size and volume of the gallbladder in disease and physiological conditions...

    Authors: Farahnaz Joukar, Mohammad Taghi Ashoobi, Ahmad Alizadeh, Tahereh Zeinali, Niloofar Faraji, Mohammadjavad Tabatabaii, Roya Mansour-Ghanaei, Mohammadreza Naghipour and Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:310
  18. AKT/PKB is a kinase crucial for pluripotency maintenance in pluripotent stem cells. Multiple post-translational modifications modulate its activity. We have previously demonstrated that AKT1 induces the expres...

    Authors: Marcos Gabriel Francia, Paula Verneri, Camila Oses, Camila Vazquez Echegaray, Mora Reneé Garcia, Ayelen Toro, Valeria Levi and Alejandra Sonia Guberman
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:309
  19. In Ethiopia, one in five instrumental deliveries among women giving birth resulted in an unfavourable outcome. This study aimed to assess the determinants of feto-maternal complications of instrumental deliver...

    Authors: Eskinder Israel, Samuel Abayneh, Dawit Utalo, Temesgen Geta, Tamirat Kassaw, Tamirayehu Shonde and Merihun Gebre
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:308
  20. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the disruption of all sectors of the economy including education. According to UNESCO over 1.37 million young people including medical students, were affected by the lockdowns ...

    Authors: Jaime Toro, Juan Sebastián Rivera, Jairo Gaitán, Daniela Rodríguez, Laura Andrea Serna-Corredor, Fabián Cortés-Muñoz, Thomas Medina and Manuel Yepes
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:307
  21. Dysregulation in the secretion of adipokines or adipocytokines plays a significant role in triggering a pro-inflammatory state, leading to endothelial dysfunction and insulin resistance, and ultimately elevati...

    Authors: Alaa Fadhil Jaafar, Reza Afrisham, Reza Fadaei, Vida Farrokhi, Nariman Moradi, Ali Abbasi and Nahid Einollahi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:306
  22. The objectives of this research were to screen the anti-quorum sensing and antibiofilm activity of marine actinobacteria, isolated from several aquatic environments in Indonesia against several pathogenic bact...

    Authors: Marco Wijaya, Dea Delicia and Diana Elizabeth Waturangi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:305
  23. Improved sanitation is indispensable to human health. However, lack of access to improved sanitation remains one of the most daunting public health challenges of the twenty-first century in Bangladesh. The aim...

    Authors: Anisuddin Ahmed, Abu Sayeed, Tania Sultana Tanwi, Nondo Saha, Molly Hanson, Dipanjan Adhikary Protyai, Aniqa Tasnim Hossain, Ali Ahmed, Fariya Rahman, Ema Akter, Nowrin Nusrat, Md Shawon Badsha, Afruna Rahman, Md Khairul Islam, Md. Shah Alam, Quamrun Nahar…
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:303
  24. Thyroid autoimmunity is considered as the most prevalent autoimmune condition in women in fertility age. There are different clinical evidences indicating the association between thyroid autoimmunity and incre...

    Authors: Mitra Niafar, Vajihe Samaie, Mohammad Sadegh Soltani-Zangbar, Roza Motavalli, Sanam Dolati, Shahla Danaii, Amir Mehdizadeh and Mehdi Yousefi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:302
  25. Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are common worldwide, but due to limited resources, its actual burden in low-income countries is unknown. Currently, there are gaps in knowledge about CAUTI...

    Authors: Sulaiman Lakoh, Le Yi, James B.W. Russell, Juling Zhang, Stephen Sevalie, Yongkun Zhao, Joseph Sam Kanu, Peng Liu, Sarah K. Conteh, Christine Ellen Elleanor Williams, Umu Barrie, Olukemi Adekanmbi, Darlinda F. Jiba, Matilda N. Kamara, Daniel Sesay, Gibrilla F. Deen…
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:301
  26. To examine the significant events experienced by initial trainees during community medicine training, evaluate their impact on community medicine practice, and support improvements in rural community medicine ...

    Authors: Ayako Kumabe, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Naoya Mizutani, Ken Goda and Shinsuke Yahata
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:299
  27. Topoisomerase I (topo I) is a highly conserved enzyme which is known to reduce torsional stress at double-stranded (ds) DNA. Torsional stress induced by supercoiling of dsDNA requires either very long dsDNA ex...

    Authors: Manuela Frese-Schaper, Reinhard E. Voll and Steffen Frese
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:298
  28. Studies have shown that Flavivirus infection remodels the host cell to favour viral replication. In particular, the host cell lipid profile is altered, and it has been proposed that this process alters membrane f...

    Authors: Suwipa Ramphan, Nathamon Yimpring, Chontida Tangsongcharoen, Suthatta Sornprasert, Atitaya Hitakarun, Wannapa Sornjai, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Atikorn Panya and Duncan R. Smith
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:296
  29. Simultaneous pancreas kidney (SPK) transplantation is an invaluable procedure to enhance the quality of life of insulin-dependent patients with advanced renal disease. The creation of vascular anastomoses of t...

    Authors: Hassan Karar, Mojtaba Shafiekhani, Mohamad Mahdi Mahmoudi, Nazanin Azadeh, Alireza Shamsaeefar, Sahar Sohrabi Nazari, Mehran Jafari, Kiarash Ashrafzadeh, Maryam Esmaeili, Saman Nikeghbalian and Hamed Nikoupour
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:295
  30. We measured contact patterns using social contact diaries for 157 U.S. long-term care facility employees from December 2020 - June 2021. These data are crucial for analyzing mathematical transmission models an...

    Authors: Seth Zissette, Moses C. Kiti, Brady W. Bennett, Carol Y. Liu, Kristin N. Nelson, Alana Zelaya, Joseph T. Kellogg, Theodore M. Johnson II, Pam Clayton, Scott K. Fridkin, Saad B. Omer, Benjamin A. Lopman and Carly Adams
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:294
  31. Clinical practice is constantly changing with new guidelines being published, changes in patients’ preferences but also by new qualitative requirements for therapists and institutional surveys on delivered car...

    Authors: Anne Katrine Skjølstrup Toftdahl, Stine Ibsen, Louise Bilenberg Pape-Haugaard and Allan Riis
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:293
  32. The interferon-triggered innate immune response has been observed to be under strong diversifying selection to counteract the many pathogens hosts have to defend against. In particular, rewiring of gene transc...

    Authors: Daniel Ramirez, Edward B. Chuong and Robin D. Dowell
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:292
  33. In Japan, educational materials on the home care of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were developed owing to limited access to medical care during the pandemic. This study quantitatively evaluated the under...

    Authors: Emi Furukawa, Tsuyoshi Okuhara, Hiroko Okada, Naomi Sawada and Takahiro Kiuchi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:291
  34. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a social and biological problem. Although resistance to antimicrobials is a natural phenomenon, many human behaviors are increasing the pressure on microbes to develop resista...

    Authors: Jessica Mitchell, Abriti Arjyal, Sushil Baral, Dani Barrington, Paul Cooke, Fariza Fieroze, Rumana Huque, Prudence Hamade, Helen Hawkings, Nichola Jones, Sophia Latham, Ayuska Parajuli, Md Badruddin Saify and Rebecca King
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:290
  35. Sociodemographic factors play a crucial role in shaping the health-seeking behaviors of individuals residing in slum areas, particularly in their choice of healthcare facilities. Recognizing the importance of ...

    Authors: Maitreyee Patwardhan, Shang-Ju Li, Thomas Miles, Harshwardhan Dere, Dipika Khushalani and Shripad Desai
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:289
  36. Hypnosis can be an effective treatment for many conditions, and there have been attempts to develop instrumental approaches to continuously monitor hypnotic state level (“depth”). However, there is no method t...

    Authors: Nikita V. Obukhov, Peter L.N. Naish, Irina E. Solnyshkina, Tatiana G. Siourdaki and Ilya A. Martynov
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:288
  37. Point of care ultrasound training has been successfully implemented in some settings. This has been done due to a shortage of radiology human resource gap especially in the rural areas of low-resource settings...

    Authors: Aloysius G. Mubuuke, Geoffrey Erem, Rita Nassanga and Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:287
  38. There was also a lack of data regarding the effect of follicle size, endometrial thickness, and ovarian stimulation as predictors of intrauterine insemination (IUI) success rate in Indonesia, especially in the...

    Authors: Anita Rachmawati, Sofie Rifayani Krisnadi, Shasya Aniza Santoso and Annisa Dewi Nugrahani
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:286
  39. The liver acts as an innate immunity-dominant organ and natural killer (NK) cells, are the main lymphocyte population in the human liver. NK cells are in close interaction with other immune cells, acting as th...

    Authors: René Fahrner, Marko Gröger, Utz Settmacher and Alexander S. Mosig
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:285
  40. To investigate first, the level, distribution, patterns and prevalence of seven-day, objectively-measured physical activity (ambulation) in a rural health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) site in Sou...

    Authors: Ian Cook
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:284
  41. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. The exact mechanism initiating the development of HT is not yet clear. This study aimed to investigate the correlation between HT and th...

    Authors: Marowa N. Hamad, Fuodat I. Mohamed, Mayada M. Osman, Ahlam A. Jadid, Ibtihal K. Abdalrhman, Alaa M. Yousif, Tyseer Alabid, Ali Mahmoud Mohammed Edris, Nouh S. Mohamed, Emmanuel Edwar Siddig and Ayman Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:283
  42. This work proposes a uniformly convergent numerical scheme to solve singularly perturbed parabolic problems of large time delay with two small parameters. The approach uses implicit Euler and the exponentially...

    Authors: Naol Tufa Negero
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:282
  43. Based on findings from four transdisciplinary original research studies on housing issues for the aging population, whereof three had a particular focus on marginalized groups, we report a co-produced synthesi...

    Authors: Susanne Iwarsson, Marianne Granbom and Oskar Jonsson
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:281
  44. Differentiation of immortalized Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (iMSCs) into PDGFRα-positive cells under controlled growth conditions has several vital implications in functional studies concerned with the pathogene...

    Authors: Ankita Srivastava, Reeja Rajan, Sallam Hasan Abdallah, Amir Ali Khan and Bashair M. Mussa
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:280
  45. Lung cancer is the second most frequent cancer type and the most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Alteration of gene copy numbers are associated with lung cancer and the determination of copy n...

    Authors: Alexander Brik, Katharina Wichert, Daniel G. Weber, Katja Szafranski, Peter Rozynek, Swetlana Meier, Yon-Dschun Ko, Reinhard Büttner, Klaus Gerwert, Thomas Behrens, Thomas Brüning and Georg Johnen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:279

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