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  1. Content type: Research note

    Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Clinical Learning Environment Review report suggests that residents in clinical learning environments underreport their near-misses, an indicator of patie...

    Authors: Sukhesh Sudan, Philip Lewalski, Judy Arnetz, John Vanschagen and Bengt Arnetz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:355

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    The aim of this study was to examine the effects of walking at different speeds while using a mobile phone on spatiotemporal stride parameters among young adults. Ten participants (7 male, 3 female; age = 24.7...

    Authors: Patrick Crowley, Pascal Madeleine and Nicolas Vuillerme

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:352

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    To provide a national incidence rate and case fatality rate of dengue hemorrhagic fever in Indonesia through an analysis of the National Disease Surveillance database from the Directorate General of Disease Pr...

    Authors: Harapan Harapan, Alice Michie, Mudatsir Mudatsir, R. Tedjo Sasmono and Allison Imrie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:350

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    Diagnostic testing for tuberculosis depends on microbiological detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) in sputum. For patients unable to expectorate sputum, such as children and individuals living with HIV,...

    Authors: Annelies W. Mesman, Roger Calderon, Martin Soto, Julia Coit, Juan Aliaga, Milagros Mendoza and Molly F. Franke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:349

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    A dual inhibitor of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R), TAE226, was evaluated in a panel of cancer cell lines, MIA PaCa-2 human pancreatic tumor and 4T1 murine breas...

    Authors: Shigemi Fukami, Daisaku Tomioka, Yutaka Murakami, Toshiyuki Honda and Shinji Hatakeyama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:347

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    According to oral traditions of horse caretakers and trainers, the differences in the position and number of facial hair whorls may be associated with temperamental traits. Elucidating genetic background of fa...

    Authors: Tamu Yokomori, Teruaki Tozaki, Hiroshi Mita, Takeshi Miyake, Hironaga Kakoi, Yuki Kobayashi, Kanichi Kusano and Takuya Itou

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:346

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    In Tanzania, malaria ranks number three among the top ten causes of deaths in all age groups, however little is known about the utilisation of emergency department by patients with complications of malaria. We...

    Authors: Raya Yusuph, Hendry R. Sawe, Paulina N. Nkondora and Juma A. Mfinanga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:345

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    The aim of this study was to determine the colonization rate of Streptococcus pneumoniae, antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and associated risk factors among children attending kindergarten school in Hawassa, ...

    Authors: Aberash Assefa Haile, Deresse Daka Gidebo and Musa Mohammed Ali

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:344

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  9. Content type: Research note

    Trans-fat, an invariable component of industrial fat is considered as one of the major dietary factors associated with CVD. Although the use of trans-fat is completely banned in some of the high-income countri...

    Authors: Ruby Gupta, Ransi Ann Abraham, Dimple Kondal, Savita Dhatwalia, Panniyammakal Jeemon, K. S. Reddy, D. Prabhakaran and Lakshmy Ramakrishnan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:342

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  10. Content type: Data note

    Mycolicibacterium peregrinum, a rapidly growing mycobacterial species, can opportunistically infect humans and other animals. Although M. peregrinum infections in animals have been reported, the infection sources...

    Authors: Tetsuya Komatsu, Kenji Ohya, Kotaro Sawai, Justice Opare Odoi, Keiko Otsu, Atsushi Ota, Toshihiro Ito, Mikihiko Kawai and Fumito Maruyama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:341

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    As part of a larger study to understand how Envelope N-glycosylation influences HIV-1 pathogenesis, we selected a participant infected with a single Subtype C variant and determined whether deletion of specific p...

    Authors: Evelyn Ngwa Lumngwena, Liliwe Shuping, Netanya Bernitz and Zenda Woodman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:340

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  12. Content type: Research note

    Streptococcus pyogenes is the most frequent cause of pharyngitis and skin infections in children. It is also the causative agent of dangerous immune-complications such as rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disea...

    Authors: Arwa Mohammed Othman, Rowa Mohammed Assayaghi, Huda Zaid Al-Shami and Riyadh Saif-Ali

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:339

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    To assess the enteric bacteria, methicillin resistant S. aureus and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns from buses surfaces in Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia.

    Authors: Atsebaha Gebrekidan Kahsay, Solomon Weldegebreal Asgedom and Haftom Legesse Weldetinsaa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:337

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    The study was dedicated to investigation of some hemostasis and endothelial dysfunction factors association with probability of presence of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques in coronary arteries in men with a...

    Authors: Yu. I. Ragino, E. V. Striukova, I. S. Murashov, Ya. V. Polonskaya, A. M. Volkov, A. V. Kurguzov, A. M. Chernjavskii and E. V. Kashtanova

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:336

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    The increase in Escherichia coli bloodstream infections mandates better characterisation of the relationship between commensal and invasive isolates. This study adopted a simple approach to characterize E. coli i...

    Authors: Mia Mosavie, Oliver Blandy, Elita Jauneikaite, Isabel Caldas, Matthew J. Ellington, Neil Woodford and Shiranee Sriskandan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:335

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  16. Content type: Research note

    Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) play a crucial role in the management and control of malaria infection. The histidine-rich protein 2 (PfHRP-2) based RDTs are the most commonly used RDTs for malaria diagnosis in Sud...

    Authors: Ali Mussa, Mustafa Talib, Zeehaida Mohamed and Khalid Hajissa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:334

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  17. Content type: Research note

    Parasitic infections are the commonest infections affecting 3.5 billion people leading 450 million illnesses. Parasites are major public health problems in developing countries. This study was aimed to assess ...

    Authors: Abiye Tigabu, Solomon Taye, Melak Aynalem and Kasaw Adane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:333

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  18. Content type: Research note

    Arboviruses, Dengue and Chikungunya have become major international public health concerns due to their epidemics and introduction in new areas. In Ghana, little is known is about Dengue and Chikungunya viruse...

    Authors: Simon Kofi Manu, Joseph Humphrey Kofi Bonney, Deborah Pratt, Farida Njelba Abdulai, Eudosia Esinam Agbosu, Prince Osei Frimpong and Theophilus Korku Adiku

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:332

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  19. Content type: Research note

    The bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling pathway comprises the largest subdivision of the transforming growth factor (TGFβ) superfamily. BMP signaling plays essential roles in both embryonic development ...

    Authors: Ruthann E. Gorrell, Madeline H. Totten, Laura J. Schoerning, Jordan B. Newby, Logan J. Geyman, Warren G. Lawless, Julia M. Hum and Jonathan W. Lowery

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:331

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    The aim of the present study is to compare and assess the risk of periodontitis due to the presence of four putative periodontopathic bacteria viz., Eikenella corrodens, Campylobacter rectus, Prevotella intermedi...

    Authors: Krishnan Mahalakshmi, Ponnudurai Arangannal and Santoshkumari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:328

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  21. Content type: Research note

    Healthcare professionals’ empathy have been empirically demonstrated to decrease the risk of medical errors. Medical errors affect patient’s outcomes and healthcare providers’ well-being. Therefore, the purpos...

    Authors: Jean Hannan, Gabriel Sanchez, Erica D. Musser, Melissa Ward-Peterson, Elizabeth Azutillo, Deana Goldin, Edgar Garcia Lara, Aniuska M. Luna, Igor Galynker and Adriana Foster

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:327

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:501

  22. Content type: Research note

    Increase in the evidence of global occurrence of Zika viral infection suggests that in Africa the circulation of the virus which causes 80% of asymptomatic infection could be undetected and/or overlooked. We s...

    Authors: Godson Aryee Ankrah, Joseph Humphrey Kofi Bonney, Esinam Eudosia Agbosu, Deborah Pratt and Theophilus Korku Adiku

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:326

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  23. Content type: Data note

    Soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura; SBA) is the most economically damaging insect of soybean (Glycine max) in the United States. One previous study demonstrated that avirulent (biotype 1) and virulent (bioty...

    Authors: Surendra Neupane, Adam J. Varenhorst and Madhav P. Nepal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:325

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    Congenital colour vision deficiency (CCVD) is an x-linked chromosome disorder that results from abnormalities in one or all three-cone type’s photoreceptors. Early assessment and diagnosis of CCVD is necessary...

    Authors: Khathutshelo Percy Mashige and Diane Beverly van Staden

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:324

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  25. Content type: Research note

    Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is involved in physiological angiogenesis, but also is considered one of the key factors that promotes tumor angiogenesis. CIGB-247 is a VEGF-based vaccine that has be...

    Authors: Javier Sánchez Ramírez, Mónica Bequet-Romero, Yanelys Morera Díaz, Francisco Hernández-Bernal and Marta Ayala Avila

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:323

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  26. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1], the authors became aware of a miscalculation in the original Fig. 2d.

    Authors: Kazutaka Terahara, Ryutaro Iwabuchi, Masahito Hosokawa, Yohei Nishikawa, Haruko Takeyama, Yoshimasa Takahashi and Yasuko Tsunetsugu-Yokota

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:322

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:242

  27. Content type: Research note

    While studies show that females utilise more healthcare services in later life, data on their healthcare use predictions are limited in Ghana. This study therefore fills this gap by examining the predictors of...

    Authors: Williams Agyemang-Duah, Justice Kufour Owusu-Ansah and Charles Peprah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:320

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  28. Content type: Research note

    Ascertain the optimal interaction scoring criteria for the Computational Analysis of Novel Drug Opportunities (CANDO) platform for shotgun drug repurposing to improve benchmarking performance, thereby enabling...

    Authors: Zackary Falls, William Mangione, James Schuler and Ram Samudrala

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:318

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  29. Content type: Research note

    Salmonella spp. are one of the leading foodborne pathogens worldwide naturally found in the intestines of many animals. People that are in direct contact with the infected animals or their cages may become ill. T...

    Authors: Esther Deguenon, Victorien Dougnon, Evelyne Lozes, Nana Maman, Jerrold Agbankpe, Roula M. Abdel-Massih, Fidélia Djegui, Lamine Baba-Moussa and Jacques Dougnon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:317

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    We set an experiment to determine the diagnostic performance of the Widal test and stool culture in typhoid-suspected cases attending tertiary hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania using blood culture as a gold...

    Authors: Akili Mawazo, George M. Bwire and Mecky I. N. Matee

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:316

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  31. Content type: Research note

    A well-known limit of genome browsers is that the large amount of genome and gene data is not organized in the form of a searchable database, hampering full management of numerical data and free calculations. ...

    Authors: Allison Piovesan, Francesca Antonaros, Lorenza Vitale, Pierluigi Strippoli, Maria Chiara Pelleri and Maria Caracausi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:315

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  32. Content type: Research note

    Premarital sex is voluntary sexual intercourse between unmarried persons. Prevalence and factors associated with premarital sexual practice in the study area are lacking. Thus, the aims of this study were to d...

    Authors: Wondmnew Lakew Arega, Taye Abuhay Zewale and Kassawmar Angaw Bogale

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:314

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  33. Content type: Research note

    Rapid detection and accurate diagnosis are very important in managing active tuberculosis because they provide an advantage in preventing further disease transmission. In accordance with the recommendation of ...

    Authors: Nastiti Intan Permata Sari, Ni Made Mertaniasih, Soedarsono and Fumito Maruyama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:313

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  34. Content type: Research note

    Due to the increasing survivorship of breast cancer, survivor’s view of their families through the process of diagnosis and treatment is essential. The Theory of Health-related Family Quality of Life (HRFQoL) ...

    Authors: M. Elise Radina, Briana L. Deer, Rachael A. Herriman, Anjana Jagpal, Mallory M. Dodd, Kaylie L. Kawamura and Lindsay C. Clark

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:312

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    The objective of this study was to establish transcriptome assemblies of Festulolium hybrids under salt stress, and identify genes regulated across the hybrids in response to salt stress. The development of trans...

    Authors: A. Teshome, S. L. Byrne, T. Didion, J. De Vega, C. S. Jensen, M. Klaas and S. Barth

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:311

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    Anemia remains a major public health problem in Ethiopia, which causes maternal and fetal severe consequences. In Tigrai, there are limited literatures on prevalence of anemia and associated factors among preg...

    Authors: Brhane Berhe, Fitsum Mardu, Haftom Legese, Aderajew Gebrewahd, Guesh Gebremariam, Kebede Tesfay, Getachew Kahsu, Hadush Negash and Gebre Adhanom

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:310

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    The aim of our study was to assess the knowledge and attitude and to find out the statistics regarding public awareness of organ donation in Karachi. This convenient based, cross-sectional study was conducted ...

    Authors: Farah Khalid, Abdullah Bin Khalid, Danish Muneeb, Asma Shabir, Daniya Fayyaz and Madiha Khan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:309

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  38. Content type: Research note

    The Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ) is the only available and empirically validated tool used to gain insight into patient illness beliefs. However, the IPQ has reliability and validity problems when us...

    Authors: Olayinka O. Shiyanbola, Daniel Bolt, Adati Tarfa, Carolyn Brown and Earlise Ward

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:308

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  39. Content type: Research note

    The microenvironment of outer retina is largely regulated by retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and choroid. Damage to either of these layers lead to the development of age related macular degeneration (AMD). A ...

    Authors: Karthikka Palanisamy, Coral Karunakaran, Rajiv Raman and Subbulakshmi Chidambaram

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:307

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    The aim of this study was to investigate nasopharyngeal carriage rate and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of Streptococcus pneumoniae among school children.

    Authors: Fiseha Wadilo Wada, Efrata Girma Tufa, Tezera Moshago Berheto and Fithamlak Bisetegen Solomon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:306

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  41. Content type: Research note

    Scabies is an infection of the skin, which caused by human itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei. It is a common health problem in Ethiopia, especially during disasters, poor sanitation and overcrowded living condition. Ho...

    Authors: Wondimu Wochebo, Yusuf Haji and Solomon Asnake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:305

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