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  1. Content type: Research note

    Occupational sitting time in white-collar workers represents a prominent contributor to overall daily sitting time, which is associated with various health risks. Workplace interventions intending to reduce si...

    Authors: Birgit Wallmann-Sperlich, Josephine Y. Chau and Ingo Froboese

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:504

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    MicroRNAs are frequently downregulated in cancer, and restoring expression has tumour suppressive activity in tumour cells. Our recent phase I clinical trial investigated microRNA-based therapy in patients wit...

    Authors: Patrick Winata, Marissa Williams, Eileen McGowan, Najah Nassif, Nico van Zandwijk and Glen Reid

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:600

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    The objectives of this study were to; (a) evaluate the current practices of peer assisted learning among second year and final year medical students of Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; (b...

    Authors: Nipun Lakshitha de Silva, Balasundaram Parththipan, Chaturaka Rodrigo, Godwin Constantine, Sumadhya Deepika Fernando and Senaka Rajapakse

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:595

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    Secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS), use of solid fuels, and kerosene may play an important role in perpetuating the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. The purpose of this study was to explore the prevalence of household ...

    Authors: Jessica L. Elf, Onyinyechi Eke, Modiehi Rakgokong, Ebrahim Variava, Yudesh Baliram, Katlego Motlhaoleng, Limakatso Lebina, Adrienne E. Shapiro, Patrick N. Breysse, Jonathan E. Golub and Neil Martinson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:591

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    There is currently no widely accepted estimate of the proportion of people in England that self-identifies as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB), which is needed if we are to compare health inequality between diff...

    Authors: Sanne Christine van Kampen, William Lee, Mauro Fornasiero and Kerryn Husk

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:594

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  6. Content type: Research article

    hemorrhagic transformation is a threatening ischemic stroke complication. Frequency of hemorrhagic transformation differs greatly among studies, and its risk factors have been usually studied in patients with ...

    Authors: Francesca Valentino, Luana Gentile, Valeria Terruso, Sergio Mastrilli, Paolo Aridon, Paolo Ragonese, Caterina Sarno, Giovanni Savettieri and Marco D’Amelio

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:592

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The national antiretroviral therapy in the Republic of Chad provides free of charge antiretroviral regimens and therapeutic monitoring for patients receiving antiretroviral therapy nationwide. For a successful...

    Authors: Chatté Adawaye, Joseph Fokam, Erick Kamangu, Hamit Mahamat Alio, Aoudalkarim Moussa Chahad, Fabrice Susin, Ali Mahamat Moussa, Tchombou Hig-Zounet Bertin, Abdelsalam Tidjani, Dolores Vaira and Michel Moutschen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:589

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    Predictions of the future bone mineral density and bone loss rate are important to tailor medicine for women with osteoporosis, because of the possible presence of personal risk factors affecting the severity ...

    Authors: Mitsunori Shioji, Takehisa Yamamoto, Takeshi Ibata, Takayuki Tsuda, Kazushige Adachi and Noriko Yoshimura

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:590

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    Medication non-adherence is a significant problem in treatment of severe mental disorders and is associated with poor clinical outcomes and increased demand on services. Task-shifting interventions incorporati...

    Authors: Goodman Sibeko, Henk Temmingh, Sumaya Mall, Peter Williams-Ashman, Graham Thornicroft, Ezra S. Susser, Crick Lund, Dan J. Stein and Peter D. Milligan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:584

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  10. Content type: Research article

    A documented gap in support exists for service users following discharge from acute mental health services, and structured interventions to reduce relapse are rarely provided. Peer-facilitated self-management ...

    Authors: Alyssa Milton, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Kate Fullarton, Nicola Morant, Bethan Paterson, David Hindle, Kathleen Kelly, Oliver Mason, Marissa Lambert and Sonia Johnson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:588

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    Schistosomiasis represents a major public health problem in Tanzania despite ongoing national control efforts. This study examined whether intestinal schistosomiasis is associated with malaria and assessed the...

    Authors: Safari M. Kinung’hi, Humphrey D. Mazigo, David W. Dunne, Stella Kepha, Godfrey Kaatano, Coleman Kishamawe, Samuel Ndokeji, Teckla Angelo and Fred Nuwaha

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:583

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    The CIC-rearranged sarcoma is a very rare highly aggressive malignant soft tissue group of tumors. It has recently been described as highly aggressive soft tissue tumors of children and young adults sharing simil...

    Authors: H. Maghrebi, R. Batti, A. Zehani, N. Chrait, H. Rais, A. Makni, A. Haddad, M. Ayadi, A. Daghfous, M. Jrad, N. Kchir, Z. Bensafta and A. Mezlini

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:582

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    Trypanosoma cruzi and Trypanosoma brucei are protozoan parasites causing Chagas disease and African sleeping sickness, displaying unique features of cellular and molecular biology. Re...

    Authors: Pablo Smircich, Najib M. El-Sayed and Beatriz Garat

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:585

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    We aimed to evaluate a foot-care awareness program designed to improve foot morphology, physical functioning, and fall prevention among the community-dwelling elderly. Eleven independent community-dwelling eld...

    Authors: Shizuko Omote, Arisu Watanabe, Tomoko Hiramatsu, Emiko Saito, Masami Yokogawa, Rie Okamoto, Chiaki Sakakibara, Akie Ichimori, Kaoru Kyota and Keiko Tsukasaki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:586

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a rare disease with significant mortality and morbidity. With the emerging resistance and adverse effect profile of...

    Authors: C. G. K. Amiyangoda, H. Wimalaratna and S. Bowatte

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:580

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  16. Content type: Research note

    Imaging biomarkers like HistoScanning™ augment the informative value of ultrasound. Analogue image-guidance might improve the diagnostic accuracy of prostate biopsies and reduce misclassifications in preoperat...

    Authors: M. F. Hamann, D. Meyer, S. Knüpfer, J. Fuchs, K. P. Jünemann and C. M. Naumann

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:579

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    ATCC25923 is a Staphylococcus aureus strain that is positive for the Panton Valentin leukocidin. It has been used for decades as reference strain. We observed that two separately maintained clones of ATCC25923 (“...

    Authors: Bettina Stieber, Artur Sabat, Stefan Monecke, Peter Slickers, Viktoria Akkerboom, Elke Müller, Alexander W. Friedrich and Ralf Ehricht

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:576

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