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  1. Content type: Research note

    Most maternal and newborn deaths occur during labour and delivery. Birth preparedness and complication readiness practice getting early services when problems may arise is the most achievable components of saf...

    Authors: Hailay Gebreyesus, Tesfay Berhe and Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:304

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    Neonatal sepsis still remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The prediction of the neonatal sepsis outcome depends on the anticipation from the clinical history, suspic...

    Authors: Gabriel Kambale Bunduki and Yaw Adu-Sarkodie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:303

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    This study aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites and associated factors among food handlers in Changni district, Awi zone Ethiopia.

    Authors: Aschale Shimeles Alemu, Adhanom Gebreegziabher Baraki, Mekuriaw Alemayehu and Melaku Kindie Yenit

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:302

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    The present study aimed to determine in vitro activity of colistin and other agents against drug-resistant isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii.

    Authors: Yalda Malekzadegan, Ali Abdi, Hamid Heidari, Melika Moradi, Elham Rastegar and Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:301

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    Diarrheal disease in under-five children among model families is expected to be lower than non-model families. Therefore, this study compared the prevalence and associated factors of diarrheal diseases among u...

    Authors: Berhe Beyene Gebrezgiabher, Teklehaymanot Huluf Abraha, Desalegn Tetemke, Gebreamlak Gidey, Negasi Asres, Alias Tesfamariam, Zemichael Weldegebrial, Teklit Angesom and Mebrahtu Abay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:300

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    The use of skin toning products has a deep historical background in low and middle-income countries. Yet, there is no empirical evidence on the prevalence, and patterns of skin toning practices among universit...

    Authors: Williams Agyemang-Duah, Charlotte Monica Mensah, Reindolf Anokye, Esi Dadzie, Akwasi Adjei Gyimah, Francis Arthur - Holmes, Prince Peprah, Frimpong Yawson and Esther Afriyie Baah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:299

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    Severe preeclampsia and eclampsia have dire consequences for both maternal and neonatal health. The objective of this study was to identify determinants of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes in severe pre...

    Authors: Solwayo Ngwenya, Brian Jones and Desmond Mwembe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:298

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    This study is a characterization of the treatment patterns and outcomes of a Brazilian melanoma cohort collected of 1848 patients enrolled between 1996 and 2015.

    Authors: Letícia Maria Modes da Costa, Camila de Souza Crovador, Carlos Eduardo Barbosa de Carvalho and Vinicius de Lima Vazquez

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:296

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    Ishihara test is a color vision test, whose results consider that all plates of the test have the same weighting. Rodriguez-Carmona et al. (Aviat Space Environ Med 83:19–29, 2012) proposed an equation to quantify...

    Authors: Leticia Miquilini, Mauro Augusto Souza Ratis, Monica Gomes Lima, Natali Valim Oliver Bento-Torres, Eliza Maria da Costa Brito Lacerda, Maria Izabel Tentes Cortes, Anderson Raiol Rodrigues, Luiz Carlos de Lima Silveira and Givago da Silva Souza

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:295

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    Deficiency as well as excess dietary iodine is associated with several thyroid disorders including Grave’s disease and goitre. Previously, cross sectional studies conducted among school children in Nepal showe...

    Authors: Man Kumar Tamang, Basanta Gelal, Binaya Tamang, Madhab Lamsal, David Brodie and Nirmal Baral

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:294

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    Enterococcus faecalis as part of the normal floras of human gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts are an important cause of nosocomial infections. The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of gene...

    Authors: Mehrdad Zalipour, Bahram Nasr Esfahani and Seyed Asghar Havaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:292

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    We recently investigated the pathways of immunoreactive bradykinin (iBK) formation in fresh blood of normal volunteers and of patients with hereditary angioedema due to C1-esterase inhibitor deficiency (HAE-1/...

    Authors: François Marceau, Hélène Bachelard, Georges-Étienne Rivard and Jacques Hébert

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:291

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    Response rates in surveys continue to fall, and electronic online versions are increasingly replacing paper questionnaires in order to save costs and time. This can influence the composition of the respondent ...

    Authors: Ingeborg Strømseng Sjetne, Hilde Hestad Iversen, Olaf Holmboe and Jon Helgeland

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:289

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    This study aimed to determine the magnitude and associated factors of surgical site infection following cesarean section at Felegehiwot referral hospital, Amhara, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 2018. An institution-base...

    Authors: Getnet Gedefaw Azeze and Asmamaw Demis Bizuneh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:288

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    The impact of impairment and disability on quality of life can be considerable, however advances in assistive technology can help to optimise physical and psychosocial functioning. Little is known about how im...

    Authors: Nathan Bray, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Luke Squires and Valerie Morrison

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:287

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    The incidence of the combined myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) was determined for a major Canadian city. Retrospective cases of MPN diagnoses (essential thrombocythemia, polycythemia vera, and primary myelo...

    Authors: Jonathan Heppner, Leonard Tu Nguyen, Maggie Guo, Christopher Naugler and Fariborz Rashid-Kolvear

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:286

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    During the healthcare delivery process, hazardous wastes can be generated from the health facilities. Improper healthcare waste management is responsible for the transmission of more than 30 dangerous bloodbor...

    Authors: Teshiwal Deress Yazie, Mekonnen Girma Tebeje and Kasaw Adane Chufa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:285

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  18. Content type: Data note

    The present database contains information on patient falls in the hospital setting. Data were collected in January 2018 with of describing in-hospital falls reported from 1st January 2012 to 31 December 2017 i...

    Authors: Aline Brenner de Souza, Vania Röhsig, Rubia Natasha Maestri, Mohamed Fayeq Parrini Mutlaq, Elisiane Lorenzini, Belisa Marin Alves, Daniela Oliveira and Danusa Cristina Gatto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:284

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  19. Content type: Research note

    Evidence shows that anemic individuals are at a higher risk of hearing loss. However, there is no systematic review and meta-analysis study. Thus, we aimed to meta-analyze the existing evidence on the associat...

    Authors: Shimel Hussien Mohammed, Sakineh Shab-Bidar, Samer Abuzerr, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold, Shahab Alizadeh and Kurosh Djafarian

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:283

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  20. Content type: Research note

    To investigate the ZAP-70 and CD38 expressions and their combined expressions in Sudanese B-CLL patients and their relationships with clinical and hematological characteristics as well as the disease staging a...

    Authors: Ameen Abdulaziz Basabaeen, Enaam Abdelrhman Abdelgader, Othman Saeed BaHashwan, Ebtihal Ahmed Babekir, Nour Mahmoud Abdelateif, Salem Ahmed Bamusa, Saadia Osman Abdelrahim, Osama Ali Altayeb, Eman Abbass Fadul and Ibrahim Khider Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:282

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    A number of risk and protective factors have been described on the development of burnout syndrome amongst medical residents. The current study aims to investigate the impact of hospital educational environmen...

    Authors: Efstathios Papaefstathiou, Andreas Tsounis, Eirini Papaefstathiou, Maria Malliarou, Theodoros Sergentanis and Pavlos Sarafis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:281

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    The aim of this study was to assess the occurrence of malaria outbreak and investigate contracting factors of malaria in Simada District, Northwest Ethiopia. A single observation original research.

    Authors: Baymot Workineh, Fantahun Ayenew Mekonnen, Mekonnen Sisay and Kedir Abdela Gonete

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:280

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  23. Content type: Research note

    Toxoplasma gondii is an opportunistic parasite that causes a clinical manifestation known as toxoplasmosis. We investigated the prevalence and potential risk factors of T. gondii infection among women in Khartoum...

    Authors: Madinna Mustafa, Fatima Fathy, Abubaker Mirghani, Mona A. Mohamed, Mohamed S. Muneer, Abdallah E. Ahmed, Mohamed Siralkhatim Ali, Rihab A. Omer, Emmanuel E. Siddig, Nouh S. Mohamed and Amjed M. Abd Elkareem

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:279

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    Peptic ulcer disease is a condition in which an important role has infection with H. pylori. The most common complication of peptic ulcer is bleeding. The presence of H. pylori triggers local and systemic cytokin...

    Authors: Ljiljana Milic, Aleksandar Karamarkovic, Dusan Popadic, Ana Sijacki, Ilijana Grigorov, Emina Milosevic, Vladica Cuk and Predrag Pesko

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:278

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    Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is an attractive cancer biomarker, as it is thought to reflect a component of the underlying genetic makeup of the tumor and is readily accessible in serial fashion. Because chemotherapy ...

    Authors: Katherin Patsch, Naim Matasci, Anjana Soundararajan, Patricia Diaz, David B. Agus, Daniel Ruderman and Mitchell E. Gross

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:275

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    Removal of selection marker genes from transgenic plants is highly desirable for their regulatory approval and public acceptance. This study evaluated the use of two nucleases, the yeast homing endonuclease, I-Sc...

    Authors: Bhuvan P. Pathak, Eliott Pruett, Huazhong Guan and Vibha Srivastava

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:272

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  27. Content type: Research note

    The risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is estimated using the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Pooled Cohort Equations (PCEs). However, the accuracy of ...

    Authors: Takashi Kuragaichi, Yuki Kataoka, Chisato Miyakoshi, Tadashi Miyamoto and Yukihito Sato

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:271

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  28. Content type: Research note

    The elderly population over 65 is increasing globally, and interventions promoting health and preventive work, especially fall prevention, will constitute a large part of physiotherapists’ duties in the near f...

    Authors: Marina Arkkukangas and Staffan Hultgren

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:270

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  29. Content type: Research note

    The purpose of the study was to generate information on the safety of probiotics, thus the study objectives were to evaluate the effects of Yoba® on basic physiochemical properties. The study assessed male w1118

    Authors: Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Aisha Bukenya, Ejike Daniel Eze, Josephine Kasolo, Dickson Stuart Tayebwa, Fred Ssempijja, Joy Suubo, Andrew Tamale, Isaac Echoru, Ibrahim Ntulume, Sarah Kemuma Onkoba, Lisa Nkatha Micheni, Emmanuel Tiyo Ayikobua, Oscar Hilary Asiimwe and Muhamudu Kalange

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:269

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  30. Content type: Research note

    Mobile Health approaches show promise as a delivery mode for alcohol screening and brief intervention. The ‘YourCall’ trial evaluated the effect of a low-intensity mobile phone text message brief intervention ...

    Authors: Sarah Sharpe, Bridget Kool, Robyn Whittaker, Arier C. Lee, Papaarangi Reid, Ian Civil and Shanthi Ameratunga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:267

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    A reliable detection of bony landmarks of the spine is necessary in order to determine rigid bodies and to reduce the variability of marker placement in a movement laboratory setting. In a first study on the t...

    Authors: Markus J. Ernst, Bettina B. Sommer, André Meichtry and Christoph M. Bauer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:265

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    One of the pervasive problems in schools that has adverse implication on the wellbeing of students, is bullying victimisation. However, within sub-Saharan Africa, only few studies have examined how psychologic...

    Authors: Diane Korkor Arhin, Kwaku Oppong Asante, Nuworza Kugbey and Mabel Oti-Boadi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:264

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    Laser/photocoagulation criteria for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) are generally universal, with > 90% anatomic success reported in varied settings. Outcomes in the Philippines, a developing/lower-middle inc...

    Authors: David Francis Fullon Chan and Milagros M. Herrera-Arroyo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:263

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  34. Content type: Research note

    Intestinal parasitic infections are among the major cause of diseases of public health problems in sub-Saharan Africa. In Ethiopia, epidemiological information on street dwellers is very limited. So, this stud...

    Authors: Daniel Getacher Feleke, Edosa Kebede Wage, Tigist Getachew and Alemu Gedefie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:262

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    Circulating microRNAs are promising diagnostics and prognostics biomarkers in a wide variety of diseases. However, there is a critical reproducibility challenge, which in part may be due to preanalytical facto...

    Authors: Helle Glud Binderup, Jonna Skov Madsen, Claus Lohman Brasen, Kim Houlind and Rikke Fredslund Andersen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:261

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    Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus (S.) aureus colonization is one of the main causes of serious infections in hemodialysis patients. This cross-sectional study was performed to examine prevalence of MRSA colon...

    Authors: Fatemeh Ravanbakhsh Ghavghani, Leila Rahbarnia, Behrooz Naghili, Alireza Dehnad, Ahad Bazmani, Mojtaba Varshochi and Mohammad Hossein Ghaffari Agdam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:260

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    The objective of this paper is to develop a context-mapping tool (SAFE-LEAD Context) adapted to the nursing home and homecare setting. These two contexts represent a substantial variability, but studies focusi...

    Authors: Siri Wiig, Karina Aase, Terese Johannessen, Elisabeth Holen-Rabbersvik, Line Hurup Thomsen, Hester van de Bovenkamp, Roland Bal and Eline Ree

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:259

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  38. Content type: Research note

    Use next-generation sequencing to develop microsatellite loci that will provide the variability necessary for studies of genetic diversity and population connectivity of two New World vulture species.

    Authors: Darren J. Wostenberg, Jennifer A. Fike, Sara J. Oyler-McCance, Michael L. Avery and Antoinette J. Piaggio

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:257

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    Women undergoing assisted reproductive technology treatment, are often anxious and depressed because of their fertility problem and the uncertainties of the treatment with which they have to deal. On the other...

    Authors: Saman Maroufizadeh, Behnaz Navid, Reza Omani-Samani and Payam Amini

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:256

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  40. Content type: Research note

    Highly active antiretroviral therapy reduces HIV related morbidity and mortality dramatically. Despite this fact, late ART initiation poses poor treatment outcome in pediatrics. However, the information is sca...

    Authors: Getaneh Mulualem Belay, Eshetu Haileselassie Engeda and Amare Demsie Ayele

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:255

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  41. Content type: Correction

    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.

    Authors: Milkiyas Toru, Getnet Beyene, Tesfaye Kassa, Zeleke Gizachew, Rawleigh Howe and Biruk Yeshitela

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:254

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2018 11:281

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