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  1. This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practice toward iron chelating agents (ICAs) in Iranian thalassemia major patients.

    Authors: Mina Saddat Mousavi, Ghader Mohammadnezhad, Farideh Yaghmaei, Azita Azarkeivan and Hadi Esmaily
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:163
  2. The “Health” element is one of the elements in Significant Quality of Life Measure (SigQOLM) that measures quality of life and well-being of people. This study aims to evaluate the Health element (Health-SigQO...

    Authors: Mohamad Adam Bujang, Wei Hong Lai, Selvasingam Ratnasingam, Xun Ting Tiong, Yoon Khee Hon, Eileen Pin Pin Yap, Yvonne Yih Huan Jee, Nurul Fatma Diyana Ahmad, Alex Ren Jye Kim and Masliyana Husin
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:162
  3. The objective of the study was to understand the role of self-reported drinking behavior on liver health after achieving sustained viral response (SVR) among HCV patients.

    Authors: Maia Butsashvili, Lasha Gulbiani, Giorgi Kanchelashvili, Tina Kamkamidze, Maia Kajaia, Salome Gudavadze and George Kamkamidze
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:160
  4. Despite global recognition that access to medicines is shaped by various interacting processes within a health system, a suitable analytical framework for identifying barriers and facilitators from a system’s ...

    Authors: I. R. Joosse, H. A. van den Ham, A. K. Mantel-Teeuwisse and F. Suleman
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:159
  5. The main objective of this work is to design an efficient numerical scheme is proposed for solving singularly perturbed time delayed parabolic problems with two parameters.

    Authors: Imiru Takele Daba, Wondewosen Gebeyaw Melesse, Fasika Wondimu Gelu and Guta Demisu Kebede
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:158
  6. In view of the increasing number of people with (multiple) chronic conditions, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) initiated the International Survey of People Living with Chronic...

    Authors: Peter Groenewegen, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Rob Timans, Oliver Groene, Rosa Suñol, Jose Maria Valderas and Mieke Rijken
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:157
  7. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shortage of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)-approved N95 respirators, the Food and Drug Administration granted an Emergency Use Authorizatio...

    Authors: Kwai Yu Tsui, Yu Wang and Simon Ching Lam
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:156
  8. Aspartame (l-aspartyl l-phenylalanine methyl ester) is an artificial sweetener widely used as a sugar substitute. There are concerns regarding the effects of high aspartame doses on the kidney owing to oxidative ...

    Authors: Kenta Torigoe, Miki Torigoe, Satoru Oka, Yoko Obata, Hiroshi Mukae and Tomoya Nishino
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:155
  9. Fourth-generation HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay is used for HIV screening of blood for transfusion in developing countries, however, the sensitivity of the assay is questionable during the acute phase of HIV infection...

    Authors: Allan Wandera, Kenneth Ssekatawa, Charles Drago Kato, Eliah Kwizera, Pastori Mujinya and Robert Siida
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:153
  10. The immunisation programme in Zambia remains one of the most effective public health programmes. Its financial sustainability is, however, uncertain. Using administrative data on immunisation coverage rate, va...

    Authors: Abson Chompolola, Chitalu Miriam Chama-Chiliba, Moses Chikoti Simuyemba, Aaron Chisha Sinyangwe, Abdallah Bchir, Gilbert Asiimwe and Felix Masiye
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:152
  11. Staphylococcus aureus is a pathogen with high epidemic potential frequently involved in nosocomials and communities infections. The pathogenicity of Staphylococcus aureus is due to both its ability to resist anti...

    Authors: Roukiatou Traoré, Ganamé Abasse Ouédraogo, Abdoul Salam Ouédraogo, Aly Savadogo, Cheikna Zongo and Sylvain Godreuil
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:151
  12. Worldwide ranking above HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis is continues to have a significant effect on public health and the leading cause of death due to high progression of HIV. The objective of current study was ident...

    Authors: Nurye Seid Muhie
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:150
  13. The current study aimed to determine the effects of low (i.e., balance task only) versus high (i.e., balance task combined with an additional motor task like dribbling a basketball) balance training complexity...

    Authors: Thomas Muehlbauer, Lucas Eckardt, Lukas Höptner and Mathew W. Hill
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:149
  14. The aim of this study was to determine the challenges and opportunities of virtual education during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study was conducted in 2022–2023 with a mixed method. During the quantitative pha...

    Authors: Aram Ghanavatizadeh, Ghahraman Mahmoudi, Mohammad-Ali Jahani, Seyedeh Niko Hashemi, Hossein-Ali Nikbakht, Mahdi Abbasi, Alameh Darzi and Seyed-Amir Soltani
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:148
  15. Differentiated thyroid cancer is the most common endocrinological malignancy. Radioiodine treatment has a clear benefit in locally aggressive and metastatic cancers. There are discussions about long-term and a...

    Authors: Barbora Havlínová, Ilona Součková, Kateřina Kopřivová and Jiří Doležal
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:147
  16. Diabetes mellitus predisposes patients to increased incidence and severe forms of periodontal disease. Currently, information on the bacterial diversity of patients with diabetes mellitus and periodontitis in ...

    Authors: Haruna Muhmood Kiryowa, William Buwembo, Ian Guyton Munabi, Erisa Sabakaki Mwaka, Charles Mugisha Rwenyonyi, Mark Kaddumukasa and Sarah Kiguli
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:146
  17. To investigate the prevalence and sociodemographic associations of online dating in a demographically diverse U.S. national cohort of early adolescents.

    Authors: Jason M. Nagata, Priyadharshini Balasubramanian, Joan E. Shim, Jonanne Talebloo, Felicia Yen, Abubakr A.A. Al-shoaibi, Iris Yuefan Shao, Kyle T. Ganson, Alexander Testa, Orsolya Kiss and Fiona C. Baker
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:145
  18. This explorative, cross-sectional study assessed the association between managers’ attitudes to employee depression and their rating of how common mental disorders (CMDs) affect employee work capacity.

    Authors: Jenny Hultqvist, Gunnel Hensing, Lisa Björk and Monica Bertilsson
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:144
  19. The G72 mouse model of schizophrenia represents a well-known model that was generated to meet the main translational criteria of isomorphism, homology and predictability of schizophrenia to a maximum extent. I...

    Authors: Anna Papazoglou, Christina Henseler, Sandra Weickhardt, Johanna Daubner, Teresa Schiffer, Karl Broich, Jürgen Hescheler, Agapios Sachinidis, Dan Ehninger, Britta Haenisch and Marco Weiergräber
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:143
  20. Given the neglected nature of filariasis, especially in Uganda where data are scarce, this cross-sectional study aimed to determine the sero-antigen prevalence of lymphatic filariasis and risk factors associat...

    Authors: Vicent Mwesigye, Benson Musinguzi, Benson Okongo, William Mucunguzi, Michael Nyende Kakaire and Richard Migisha
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:141
  21. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-associated tracheal stenosis (COATS) may occur as a result of prolonged intubation during COVID-19 infection. We aimed to investigate patterns of gene expression in the trac...

    Authors: Russell Seth Martins, Joanna Weber, Kostantinos Poulikidis, Al Haitham Al Shetawi, M. Jawad Latif, Syed Shahzad Razi, Robert S. Lebovics and Faiz Y. Bhora
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:140
  22. Pulmonary air leaks (PALs) due to visceral pleura injury during surgery is frequently observed after pulmonary resections and the complication is difficult to avoid in thoracic surgery. The development of post...

    Authors: Masato Kanzaki, Ryo Takagi, Shota Mitsuboshi, Hiroaki Shidei, Tamami Isaka and Masayuki Yamato
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:139
  23. The purpose of this study was to identify the M protein trans-acting positive regulator (Mga) orthologue and its adjacent M-like protein (SCM) alleles in Streptococcus canis.

    Authors: Takashi Takahashi, Takahiro Maeda, Haruno Yoshida, Mieko Goto, Yuzo Tsuyuki and Jae-Seok Kim
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:138
  24. The concept of lines of therapy (LOT) in cancer treatment is often considered for decision making in tumor boards and clinical management, but lacks a common definition across medical specialties. The complexi...

    Authors: Lisa Falchetto, Bernd Bender, Ian Erhard, Kim N. Zeiner, Jan A. Stratmann, Florestan J. Koll, Sebastian Wagner, Marcel Reiser, Khayal Gasimli, Angelika Stehle, Martin Voss, Olivier Ballo, Jörg Janne Vehreschild and Daniel Maier
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:137
  25. After school programs represents a setting for promoting healthy dietary habits. The aim of this study was to evaluate how effective the after school program staff perceived nutrition training aiming to improv...

    Authors: Cecilie Beinert, Margrethe Røed and Frøydis N. Vik
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:136
  26. Due to the limitations of Twitter, the expansion of Telegram channels, and the Telegram API’s easy use, Telegram comments have become prevalent. Telegram is one of the most popular social networks, unlike Twit...

    Authors: Kia Jahanbin, Mohammad Ali Zare Chahooki, Mahdi Yazdian-Dehkordi and Fereshte Rahmanian
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:135
  27. The choice of an appropriate similarity measure plays a pivotal role in the effectiveness of clustering algorithms. However, many conventional measures rely solely on feature values to evaluate the similarity ...

    Authors: Mohammad Mahdi Barati Jozan, Aynaz Lotfata, Howard J. Hamilton and Hamed Tabesh
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:133
  28. Bovine seminal plasma proteins perform several functions related to sperm function. Changes in the expression pattern or abundance of seminal proteins are related to changes in the fertilizing capacity of bull...

    Authors: Camilo Jose Ramirez-Lopez, Edvaldo Barros, Pedro Marcus Vidigal, Lidiany Lopes Gomes, Maria Cristina Baracat-Pereira, Simone Eliza Facioni Guimarães and José Domingos Guimarães
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:132
  29. The crystal structure of the six protomers of gap junction protein beta 2 (GJB2) enables prediction of the effect(s) of an amino acid substitution, thereby facilitating investigation of molecular pathogenesis ...

    Authors: Kazunori Namba, Hideki Mutai, Tatsuo Matsunaga and Hiroki Kaneko
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:131
  30. In this study, we sought to determine whether faecal shedding occurs among SARS-COV-2 positive Ghanaians, as reported elsewhere. Hence we assayed for SARS-COV-2 in the stools of 48 SARS-COV-2 confirmed patient...

    Authors: Enoch Aninagyei, Reuben Ayivor-Djanie, Jones Gyamfi, Theodore Owuani, Selassie Louis Ameke, Grace Semabia Kpeli, Hubert Kwame Agbogli, Priscilla Essandoh and Kwabena Obeng Duedu
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:130
  31. The study evaluated sub-microscopic malaria infections in pregnancy using two malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (mRDTs), microscopy and RT-PCR and characterized Plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase (Pfdhfr)...

    Authors: Agatha N. Ibekpobaoku, Mary A. Oboh, Fatou Faal, Elizabeth Adeniji, Olusola Ajibaye, Emmanuel T. Idowu and Alfred Amambua-Ngwa
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:129
  32. The elemental composition of chemical elements can vary between healthy and diseased tissues, providing essential insights into metabolic processes in physiological and diseased states. This study aimed to eva...

    Authors: Luísa Zagalo, Gonçalo Pereira, Diogo Casal, Luísa L. Gonçalves, Carlos Zagalo, Maria João Oliveira, Pedro Oliveira and José A. A. Brito
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:128
  33. Thoracoscopy under local anaesthesia is widely performed to diagnose malignancies and infectious diseases. However, few reports have described the use of this procedure for diagnosing and treating intrathoraci...

    Authors: Kohei Fujita, Zentaro Saito, Takanori Ito, Takuma Imakita, Issei Oi, Osamu Kanai, Yuki Yamamoto, Hiroaki Hata, Satoru Sawai and Kiminobu Tanizawa
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:127
  34. Health-related quality of life and its associated factors among hypertensive patients living in Ethiopia are not well studied. Therefore, this study aims to assess the level of health-related quality of life a...

    Authors: Yordanos Megerssa, Guta Kune and Mamo Nigatu
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:126
  35. The eukaryotic tree of life has been subject of numerous studies ever since the nineteenth century, with more supergroups and their sister relations being decoded in the last years. In this study, we reconstru...

    Authors: Eva Rapp and Matthias Wolf
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:124
  36. Fluorescence analysis of β-TCP ceramics is often used to describe cells found on said ceramics. However, we found, to our knowledge, so far undescribed artifacts which might sometimes be hard to differentiate ...

    Authors: Marco Waldmann, Marc Bohner, Anna Baghnavi, Bianca Riedel and Michael Seidenstuecker
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:122
  37. Cri Du Chat syndrome, or 5p− syndrome, is characterized by a terminal or interstitial deletion on the short arm of chromosome 5 that causes variable clinical manifestations, including high-pitched cry in newbo...

    Authors: Vanessa Tavares Almeida, Samar N. Chehimi, Gleyson F. S. Carvalho, Yanca Gasparini, Amom M. Nascimento, Lucas L. Vieira, Beatriz M. Wolff, Marília M. Montenegro and Leslie D. Kulikowski
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:121
  38. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer incidence and mortality among Indonesian women. A comprehensive investigation is required to enhance the early detection of this disease. Mitochondrial DNA copy num...

    Authors: Prisca C. Limardi, Sonar Soni Panigoro, Nurjati Chairani Siregar, Noorwati Sutandyo, Fiastuti Witjaksono, Lidwina Priliani, Sukma Oktavianthi and Safarina G. Malik
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:120
  39. Drought and Pierce’s disease are common throughout many grapevine-growing regions such as Mexico and the United States. Yet, how ongoing water deficits affect infections of Xylella fastidiosa, the causal agent of...

    Authors: Christopher M. Wallis and Zachary Gorman
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:119
  40. Night-Eating Syndrome (NES) is a complex eating disorder that has gained recognition in the context of bariatric surgery. However, its prevalence and associated factors in this specific patient population rema...

    Authors: Sarah Almuammar, Elham Aljaaly, Lama Alqarni, Hadeel Alazwari, Ruba Alsubhi and Nouf Alatawi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:118
  41. This study investigates Japanese gay and bisexual men’s experiences of seeking help for emotional support from others regarding their sexual orientation concerns. It examines the relationship between their hel...

    Authors: Noriyo Kaneko, Adam Orlando Hill and Satoshi Shiono
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:117
  42. Pulmonary function test (PFT) results are recorded variably across hospitals in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health record (EHR), using both unstructured and semi-structured notes. We dev...

    Authors: Alexander S. Rabin, Julien B. Weinstein, Sarah M. Seelye, Taylor N. Whittington, Cainnear K. Hogan and Hallie C. Prescott
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:115
  43. Communication skills (CS) represent a core competency in radiology residency training. However, no structured curriculum exists to train radiology residents in CS in China. The aim of this study was to evaluat...

    Authors: GengPeng Lian, Yubin Xiao, Yingling Huang, Huanpeng Wang, Lipeng Huang, Hongwu Yang, Chunmin Zhu, Wei Mei and Ruibin Huang
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2024 17:114

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