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  1. Content type: Research note

    Laboratory professionals play a vital role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. Knowledge of workplace variables that either motivates staff to keep working or quit their jobs is important f...

    Authors: Endalkachew Dellie, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Geta Asrade and Tsegaye Gebremedhin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:656

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    Accidental occupational injuries to health care workers (HCWs) continue to have a significant problem in the healthcare system. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess prevalence of needle sticks and sharp i...

    Authors: Elias Weldesamuel, Hailay Gebreyesus, Berhe Beyene, Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin, Zemichael Welegebriel and Desalegn Tetemke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:654

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    The insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) and their binding proteins (IGFBPs) are thought to play a significant role in metabolic pathways and glucose metabolism. Unregulated levels of IGFs/IGFBPs have been assoc...

    Authors: Somayeh Pouriamehr, Haleh Barmaki, Mozhdeh Rastegary, Farzaneh Lotfi and Mohsen Nabi Afjadi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:653

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    Dental development is a useful method for age estimation. Although third molar eruption is commonly used to estimate age in Uganda, it is reported to be unreliable because of external influences. The more reli...

    Authors: Catherine Lutalo Mwesigwa, Annet M. Kutesa, Ian G. Munabi, Catherine A. Kabenge and William Buwembo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:652

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    The purpose of this study was to assess knowledge about neonatal danger signs and associated factors among mothers who gave birth in the last 4 months attending immunization services.

    Authors: Fissaha Tekulu Welay, Nega Assefa Kassa, Gebrekiros Aregawi Gebremeskel, Natnael Etsay Assefa, Meresa Berwo Mengesha, Mulu Gebretsadik Weldemariam and Senait Gebreslasie Gebremeskel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:651

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    This study aimed to determine the unfavorable outcomes and to assess factors contribute to the unfavorable management outcomes after cesarean deliveries in Ayder Specialized Comprehensive Hospital, Mekelle, Ti...

    Authors: Meresa Berwo Mengesha, Hadgay Hagos Adhanu, Desta Abraha Weldegeorges, Natnael Etsay Assefa, Weldu Mammo Werid, Mulu Gebretsadik Weldemariam, Fissaha Tekulu Welay, Hagos Degefa Hidru and Tesfay Tsegay Gebru

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:650

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    This study examines the rationale, if any, behind combining the extracts from the fruits of Alchornea cordifolia and Pterocarpus santalinoides and aerial parts of Cassytha filiformis in the traditional treatment ...

    Authors: Angus Nnamdi Oli, Monday Obaji and Ifeoma Bessie Enweani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:649

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    This study aimed to determine the effect of awareness of subtle control after training on the hand hygiene compliance among nurses in intensive care units (ICUs). The study was conducted in two ICUs of a traum...

    Authors: Zeinab Farmani, Marzieh Kargar, Zahra Khademian, Shahram Paydar and Najaf Zare

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:647

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    There is a scarcity of evidence on socioeconomic inequalities of childhood anemia in Ethiopia. We determined the magnitude of socioeconomic inequality in anemia and the contribution of dietary and non-dietary ...

    Authors: Shimels Hussien Mohammed, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold, Fatima Muhammad and Ahmad Esmaillzadeh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:646

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    Soil-transmitted helminthes are among the most common infections worldwide and affect the poorest and most deprived communities. A health facility based cross-sectional study was conducted among pregnant women...

    Authors: Menasbo Gebru Gebrehiwet, Araya Abrha Medhaniye and Haileselasie Berhane Alema

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:644

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    Neonatal sepsis is a global public health concern in general and causes a massive burden in developing countries particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Though it is mostly preventable, neonatal sepsis remained th...

    Authors: Temesgen Worku Gudayu, Ejigu Gebeye Zeleke and Ayenew Molla Lakew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:643

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    This study was aimed to determine prevalence and resistance pattern like multidrug resistant (MDR) or ESBL nature of E. coli and Klebsiella spp. from various sewage drain samples with an idea to deliver baseline ...

    Authors: Sanjay Mahato, Ajay Mahato, Elina Pokharel and Ankita Tamrakar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:641

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    The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and associated factors of preterm births among mothers who gave birth in Axum and Adwa public hospitals, Tigray, North Ethiopia, 2018.

    Authors: Gebrekiros Aregawi, Nega Assefa, Firehiwot Mesfin, Fissaha Tekulu, Tesfay Adhena, Mussie Mulugeta and Guesh Gebreayezgi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:640

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    Survivors of Ebola virus disease (EVD) are at risk of developing blinding intraocular inflammation—or uveitis—which is associated with retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) scarring and persistence of live Zaire ebola...

    Authors: Genevieve F. Oliver, Ayla V. Orang, Binoy Appukuttan, Shashikanth Marri, Michael Z. Michael, Glenn A. Marsh and Justine R. Smith

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:639

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    Aphids harbor a nutritional obligate endosymbiont in specialized cells called bacteriocytes, which aggregate to form an organ known as the bacteriome. Aphid bacteriomes display distinct gene expression profile...

    Authors: Honglin Feng, Joun S. Park, R. Grace Zhai and Alexandra C. C. Wilson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:638

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    Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among reproductive-age women worldwide and the second leading cause of death among women in Ethiopia. Regular breast self-examination is the most cost-effective meth...

    Authors: Seifadin Ahmed Shallo and Jibril Dori Boru

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:637

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    Asbestos was widely used in construction in both a friable and a compact form until the 1990s, before its use was banned. Today, many of these materials are still in situ and represent a source of risk for con...

    Authors: L. Vimercati, D. Cavone, A. Caputi, M. C. Delfino, L. De Maria, G. M. Ferri and G. Serio

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:636

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  18. Content type: Research note

    Occupational stress can have an adverse effect on mental and physical health and performance of nurses. The aim of this study was to investigate the occupational stress of Iranian critical care unit (CCU) nurs...

    Authors: Azam Faraji, Mahtab Karimi, Seyyed Mohsen Azizi, Maryam Janatolmakan and Alireza Khatony

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:634

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    Capillary blood has been increasingly used in point-of-care setting for clinical monitoring in immunology and infectious diseases. We explored whether percentages of lymphocyte subsets (T-cells; CD3+, helper T...

    Authors: Supanart Srisala, Nutkridta Pongsakul, Thiantip Sahakijpicharn, Suradej Hongeng, Somchai Chutipongtanate and Nopporn Apiwattanakul

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:633

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    Thrombocytopenia is an abnormal decrease in blood platelets, which can affect the prognosis of people living with HIV (PLHIV). In order to assess the burden of this haematological disorder, we evaluated the fr...

    Authors: Alex Durand Nka, Samuel Martin Sosso, Joseph Fokam, Yagai Bouba, Georges Teto, Rachel Simo Rachel, Aline Tiga, Junie Yimga, Elias Nchiwan Nukenine, Aubin Joseph Nanfack, Désiré Takou, Zélateur Aroga, Vittorio Colizzi and Alexis Ndjolo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:632

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  21. Content type: Data note

    Basal stem rot disease causes severe economic losses to oil palm production in South-east Asia and little is known on the pathogenicity of the pathogen, the basidiomyceteous Ganoderma boninense. Our data presente...

    Authors: Mui Yun Wong, Nisha T. Govender and Chia Sui Ong

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:631

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    This study sought to determine if there is an association between variants in the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) promoter regions and development of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) in military subjects who have been...

    Authors: Richard R. Chapleau, CharLee A. Martin, Summer R. Hughes, James C. Baldwin, John Sladky, Paul M. Sherman and Michael Grinkemeyer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:630

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    Despite a 1.5% National HIV prevalence, less than 40% of people living with HIV in Sierra Leone know their status. Limited activities on testing partners of HIV patients could be contributory to this substanti...

    Authors: Sulaiman Lakoh, Emmanuel Firima, Darlinda F. Jiba, Momodu Sesay, Mariama Marco Conteh and Gibrilla Fadlu Deen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:629

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    We conducted four cross-sectional studies over 1 year among humans and pigs in three slaughterhouses in Central and Western Kenya (> 350 km apart) to determine infection and exposure to influenza A viruses. Na...

    Authors: Eric Mogaka Osoro, Shirley Lidechi, Jeremiah Nyaundi, Doris Marwanga, Athman Mwatondo, Mathew Muturi, Zipporah Ng’ang’a and Kariuki Njenga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:628

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    As reports indicated about 1 in 3 of women worldwide have experienced physical violence but there is no enough reports on the current status of the act in Aksum town so this study intended to identify the prev...

    Authors: Alem Girmay, Teklewoini Mariye, Degena Bahrey, Berihu Hailu, Assefa Iyasu, G/amlak G/medhin, Binyam Demisse and Girmay Teklay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:627

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    Recent studies using genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have shown the strong association between polymorphisms near the interleukin-28B (IL-28B) gene and spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C virus (HCV). ...

    Authors: Mansour Moghimi, Forough Tavakoli, Masoud Doosti, Abbas Ahmadi-Vasmehjani and Mohsen Akhondi-Meybodi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:626

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    DNA double strand breaks (DNA-DSBs) are among the most lethal DNA lesions leading to genomic instability and repaired by either homologous recombination (HR) or the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) mechanisms...

    Authors: Hussain Mubarak Al-Aamri, Helen R. Irving, Terri Meehan-Andrews and Christopher Bradley

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:625

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    A total of 205 animals from four Egyptian livestock species; cattle (n = 18), buffaloes (n = 12), sheep (n = 150) and goats (n = 25) were used in this study to detect polymorphism and perform comparative analy...

    Authors: Ahmed. A. Saleh, Amr M. A. Rashad, Nada. N. A. M. Hassanine, Mahmoud A. Sharaby and Yongju Zhao

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:623

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  29. Content type: Research note

    The Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (BSES-SF) is a widely used instrument that measures breastfeeding self-efficacy. This study aimed to examine the reliability and validity of the Persian version...

    Authors: Payam Amini, Reza Omani-Samani, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Mostafa Hosseini and Saman Maroufizadeh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:622

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    To determine bacterial contaminants and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns from medical equipment and inanimate surfaces.

    Authors: Addis Darge, Atsebaha Gebrekidan Kahsay, Haftamu Hailekiros, Selam Niguse and Mahmud Abdulkader

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:621

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    Since data related to postpartum hemorrhage in Ethiopia is scarce, this study was aimed to assess the magnitude and associated factors of postpartum hemorrhage among mothers who delivered in Debre Tabor genera...

    Authors: Daniel Habitamu, Yitayal Ayalew Goshu and Likenaw Bewuket Zeleke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:618

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    The study evaluated the efficacy of phototherapy and 20% albumin infusion to reduce total serum bilirubin (TSB) in neonates with severe hyperbilirubinemia. The primary outcome was a reduction of TSB at the end...

    Authors: Dorcas N. Magai, Michael Mwaniki, Amina Abubakar, Shebe Mohammed, Anne L. Gordon, Raphael Kalu, Paul Mwangi, Hans M. Koot and Charles R. Newton

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:617

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    To partner with and understand the health of Somali Bantu refugee women, small group sessions were designed and conducted using a community-based collaborative action research (CBCAR) approach. Health topics i...

    Authors: Ellyn R. Mulcahy, Carla Buchheit, Elyse Max, Suzanne R. Hawley and Aimee S. James

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:616

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    Molecular typing such as spa typing is used to control and prevent Staphylococcus aureus widespread in hospitals and communities. Hence, the aim of this study was to find the most common types of S. aureus strain...

    Authors: Zahra Hashemizadeh, Nahal Hadi, Samane Mohebi, Davood Kalantar-Neyestanaki and Abdollah Bazargani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:614

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    Although studies have shown inconsistent results in terms of prevalence of eating disorders, the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) was used to screen students for abnormal eating behaviors. The results of the sel...

    Authors: Norika Hayakawa, Satoshi Tanaka, Naoko Hirata, Sachiko Ogino and Norio Ozaki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:613

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    Extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL) producing Enterobacteriaceae predominantly E. coli and K. pneumoniae bacteremia have limited treatment options and high mortality. The objective was to determine the risk fac...

    Authors: Nosheen Nasir, Sara Ahmed, Samrah Razi, Safia Awan and Syed Faisal Mahmood

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:611

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  37. Content type: Research note

    Bronchial asthma is one of the major public health challenges throughout the world that negatively impact patients, families and community. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and associat...

    Authors: Sisay Shine, Sindew Muhamud and Alebachew Demelash

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:608

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    Knowledge of danger signs of obstetric complications is the first essential step in accepting appropriate and timely referral to maternal and newborn care units. The objective of this study was to assess the k...

    Authors: Gashaw Garedew Woldeamanuel, Gorems Lemma and Betregiorgis Zegeye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:606

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    Objective of the study is to evaluate the on-admission day symptoms and signs, clinical, hematological parameters and liver transaminases of the dengue NS1 positive patients who got admitted on different clini...

    Authors: T. T. P. Jayadas, T. Kumanan, V. Arasaratnam, K. Gajapathy and S. N. Surendran

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:604

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