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  1. Documenting cannabis use is important for patient care, but no formal requirements for consistent reporting exist in primary care. The objective of this study was to understand how cannabis use is documented i...

    Authors: Boglarka Soos, Stephanie Garies, Ashley Cornect-Benoit, Lori Montgomery, Heather Sharpe, Katherine Rittenbach, Donna Manca, Kimberley Duerksen, Brian Forst and Neil Drummond
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:9
  2. Low back pain (LBP) is a highly prevalent condition that poses significant patient burden. This cross-sectional study identified factors associated with LBP occurrence and developed a strategy to identify, pre...

    Authors: Mayumi Watanabe, Chikako Tomiyama, Takuya Nikaido, Tokimasa Takeda and Nozomu Mandai
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:8
  3. After liver transplant (LT), many investigations are needed to evaluate abnormal liver function test (LFT), which has poor specificity for graft function and complication. A single center retrospective audit of a...

    Authors: Dee Zhen Lim, Nicholas Low, Louise Jackett, Ronald Ma, Robert Jones, Adam Testro, Laurence Weinberg and Muralidharan Vijayaragavan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:7
  4. A small electrocardiograph and Holter electrocardiograph can record an electrocardiogram for 24 h or more. We examined whether gender could be verified from such an electrocardiogram and, if possible, how accu...

    Authors: Itaru Kaneko, Junichiro Hayano and Emi Yuda
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:5
  5. Mannheimia haemolytica is the primary bacterial pathogen associated with bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC). While M. haemolytica has been subdivided into 12 capsular serotypes (ST), ST1, ST2 and ST6 are c...

    Authors: Rohana P. Dassanayake, Michael L. Clawson, Fred M. Tatum, Robert E. Briggs, Bryan S. Kaplan and Eduardo Casas
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:4
  6. We report our experience with a validated waist-worn activity monitor in Jamaican adolescents attending urban high schools. Seventy-nine adolescents from the Global Diet and Activity Research (GDAR) study, rec...

    Authors: Joanne A. Smith, Sara-Lou Christie, Bonny Rockette-Wagner, Lorraine Wilson, Ishtar O. Govia, Keri-Ann Facey and Marshall K. Tulloch-Reid
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:3
  7. Batik is one of the Indonesian traditional arts made by decorating fabric using the resist dyeing technique. Currently, batik manufacturing serves as an important source of livelihood in Indonesia. However, th...

    Authors: Sri Awalia Febriana, Erdina, Kusuma Dewi, Yohanes Ridora, Agustina Anggraeni, Niken Indrastuti, Fajar Waskito, Katharina Oginawati, Ikeu Tanziha and Cita Rosita Sigit Prakoeswa
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:2
  8. Smoking is an important risk factor of coronary artery stenosis after angioplasty. Therefore, this investigation aimed to determine the effectiveness of a motivational text-messaging program for smoking cessat...

    Authors: Mohammad Sadegh Mobaraki, Zahra Khademian and Fatemeh Shirazi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2023 16:1
  9. Intranasal administration of dexmedetomidine for monitored anesthesia care (MAC) appears to be an effective, safe, and appropriate alternative to general anesthesia (GA) for ambulatory dental surgery. Based on...

    Authors: Levin Garip, Jasmin Verbist, Hendrik Stragier, Joeri Meyns, Dieter Mesotten and Joris Vundelinckx
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:376
  10. Height data is not useful immediately without further processing. The Growth Length Mat (Stunting Mat) was designed to stunting directly. However, the Mat has not been validated for use in Ghana. This study co...

    Authors: Nafisatu Bukari, Alhassan Danaa, Abdulai Mubarak, Wilfred W. Forfoe, Ayishetu Gariba and Zakari Ali
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:374
  11. to assess the effects of cilostazol on pain-free walking distance in PAD patients with IC at 3 and 6 months in a real world, prospective, observational study. We included 1015 PAD patients presenting with IC (...

    Authors: Niki Katsiki, Nikolaos Tentolouris, Georgios Marakomichelakis, Dimitrios Richter, Athanasios Giannoukas, Panagiota Koufaki and Nikolaos Papanas
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:373
  12. To compare the accuracy of point-of-care capillary and venous/arterial samples to laboratory testing of venous/arterial samples in critically sick shocked and non-shocked patients. This is a prospective case–c...

    Authors: Abdulaziz Alshaer, Basma A. Badgheish, Zahra Hashim Alsadah, Khalid Sewify, Sarah Alghazal, Sarah Alzahrani, Abeer Qadi, Reham Alqahtani, Ghadeer Abdullah Farsani and Amal Shilash
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:372
  13. Staphylococcus epidermidis is a skin colonizer and a major cause of nosocomial infections that can lead to sepsis. It causes opportunistic infections by forming biofilms on medical devices, which are hard to cont...

    Authors: Euna Choi, Bethany Wells, Gabrielle Mirabella, Emilee Atkins and Sunga Choi
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:370
  14. Thyroid cancer incidence has steadily increased in Indonesia. However, data on Kirsten rat sarcoma virus (KRAS) and EGFR mutations in thyroid cancer in Indonesia remain unavailable, except for BRAF-V600E, the mos...

    Authors: Didik Setyo Heriyanto, Vincent Laiman, Nikko Vanda Limantara, Widyan Putra Anantawikrama, Fara Silvia Yuliani, Rita Cempaka and Sumadi Lukman Anwar
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:369
  15. Competition among trials for patient enrollment can impede recruitment. We hypothesized that this occurred early in the COVID-19 pandemic, when an unprecedented number of clinical trials were launched. We perf...

    Authors: Nora Hutchinson, Katarzyna Klas, Benjamin G. Carlisle, Maciej Polak, Jonathan Kimmelman and Marcin Waligora
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:368
  16. Perilipin A is a common protein that coats lipid surfaces preventing them from being exposed to oxidative damage. Researchers have found little consistency in the relationship between perilipin A levels in the...

    Authors: Emmanuel K. Ofori, Bright Selorm Letsu, Seth K. Amponsah, John Ahenkorah, Sandra Crabbe, Genevieve Kwao-Zigah, Sylvester Y. Oppong, Patrick Diaba-Nuhoho and Seth D. Amanquah
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:367
  17. From the ancient, medicinal benefits of Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis L.) have been implicated for respiratory and digestive diseases despite the effects of Hyssop on viral infections have not been mechanistically...

    Authors: Masoumeh Ghasempour, Maryam Hosseini, Mohammad Sadegh Soltani-Zangbar, Roza Motavalli, Leili Aghebati-Maleki, Sanam Dolati, Amir Mehdizadeh, Mehdi Yousefi and Javad Ahmadian Heris
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:366
  18. Previous studies reported significant improvements in static and dynamic balance performance following balance training during adolescence. However, it is unclear how equal training volume but different traini...

    Authors: Thomas Muehlbauer, Arne Grundmann, Lukas Vortkamp and Simon Schedler
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:365
  19. The comparison of Google internet searches for worker wellbeing and resilience during COVID has not previously been undertaken. It is important to understand interest in wellbeing and resilience as both constr...

    Authors: Hang Truong and Craig Steven McLachlan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:364
  20. In children, studies have shown that balance performance is worse in boys compared to girls and further studies revealed inferior performance when arm movement was restricted during balance assessment. However...

    Authors: Thomas Muehlbauer, Mathew W. Hill and Simon Schedler
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:362
  21. There is an association between pre-migration exposure to threats and violence, and the risk for mental illness among newly arrived refugees (NAR). The aim of this study is therefore to investigate the effect ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Mangrio, Slobodan Zdravkovic and Anna-Karin Ivert
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:361
  22. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and hemodialysis (HD) are main modalities for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, and those have been covered by National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme sin...

    Authors: Septiara Putri, Ryan R. Nugraha, Eka Pujiyanti, Hasbullah Thabrany, Hanifah Hasnur, Novita D. Istanti, Diah Evasari and Afiatin
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:359
  23. Cell-surface antigen screening was performed on human fetal liver cells using flow cytometry. The goal was to provide proteomic expression data on a number of human fetal liver cell populations that can inform...

    Authors: Marcus O. Muench and Christopher Nosworthy
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:358
  24. We evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of the Panbio™ COVID-19 Ag rapid test device using nasal swabs and those of the SSf-COVID19 kit, one of RT-PCR tests, using saliva specimens. These tests were compa...

    Authors: Sang-Min Oh, Jee-Soo Lee, Hyeon Jae Jo, Donghwan Kim, Dohyeon Park, Young Hoon Hwang, Yunsang Choi, Chan Mi Lee, Seungjae Lee, Euijin Chang, Eunyoung Lee, Taek Soo Kim, Moon-Woo Seong, Pyoeng Gyun Choe and Nam Joong Kim
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:357
  25. Visual inspection of cervix after acetic acid application (VIA) has been considered an alternative to Pap smear in resource-limited settings, like Indonesia. However, VIA results mainly depend on examiner’s ex...

    Authors: Ali Budi Harsono, Hadi Susiarno, Dodi Suardi, Louis Owen, Hilman Fauzi, Jessica Kireina, Rizki Amalia Wahid, Johanna Sharon Carolina, Kemala Isnainiasih Mantilidewi and Yudi Mulyana Hidayat
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:356
  26. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) is the result of a dysregulation of insulin production and signalling, leading to an increase in both glucose concentration and pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin (IL...

    Authors: Keith Taverner, Yousif Murad, Adam B. Yasunaga, Christine Furrer, Jonathan Little and Isaac T. S. Li
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:355
  27. Complications after CT-guided lung biopsy is a burden both for the individual patient and for the overall healthcare. Pneumothorax is the most common complication. This study determined the association between...

    Authors: Espen Asak Ruud, Sigurd Heck, Knut Stavem, Vidar Søyseth, Jon Terje Geitung and Haseem Ashraf
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:353
  28. Multiple myeloma is a haematological malignancy characterized by proliferation of monoclonal plasma cells in the bone marrow. Development of resistance and minimal residual disease remain challenging in the tr...

    Authors: Erling Håland, Ingrid Nyhus Moen, Esten N. Vandsemb and Kristian K. Starheim
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:352
  29. Fluctuations of physical performance and biological responses during a repetitive daily 24-h cycle are known as circadian rhythms. These circadian rhythms can influence the optimal time of day for endurance pe...

    Authors: Janis Fiedler, Stefan Altmann, Hamdi Chtourou, Florian A. Engel, Rainer Neumann and Alexander Woll
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:351
  30. The serrated pathway is a distinct genetic/epigenetic mechanism of the adenoma-carcinoma sequence in colorectal carcinogenesis. Although many groups have reported the genetic-phenotypic correlation of serrated...

    Authors: Misaki Hidaka, Moriya Iwaizumi, Terumi Taniguchi, Satoshi Baba, Satoshi Osawa, Ken Sugimoto and Masato Maekawa
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:350
  31. There is a research gap regarding the way managers and employee representatives respond to Labour Authority interventions targeting work-related psychosocial and ergonomic risk factors. The present study aimed...

    Authors: Håkon A. Johannessen, Stein Knardahl, Jan S. Emberland, Øivind Skare and Bjørnar Finnanger Garshol
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:349
  32. Glaucoma is a chronic neurological disease that is associated with high intraocular pressure (IOP), causes gradual damage to retinal ganglion cells, and often culminates in vision loss. Recent research suggest...

    Authors: Jyoti Kant Choudhari, Martin Eberhardt, Tanushree Chatterjee, Bettina Hohberger and Julio Vera
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:348
  33. Gaps in sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing can lead to poor health outcomes due to untreated illness among youth living with HIV (YLHIV). Thus, the objective of this study is to examine STI testing b...

    Authors: Henna Budhwani, Jiaying Hao, Allysha C. Maragh-Bass, Samantha V. Hill, Dustin M. Long and Tina Simpson
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:347
  34. Recently, the decellularization technique is introduced as one of the tissue engineering procedures for the treatment of various deficiencies. Here, we aimed to assess the dynamic activity of CCs and HUVECs wi...

    Authors: Farhad Amjadi, Rahim Beheshti, Fatemeh Sokouti Nasimi, Ayla Hassani, Reza Shirazi, Amin Tamadon, Reza Rahbarghazi and Mahdi Mahdipour
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:346
  35. This study is performed in the frame of a bigger study dedicated to genomics and transcriptomics of parthenogenesis in vertebrates. Among vertebrates, obligate parthenogenesis was first described in the lizard...

    Authors: Sergei S. Ryakhovsky, Daria V. Zhernakova, Vitaly I. Korchagin, Andrey A. Vergun, Anastasiya E. Girnyk, Victoria A. Dikaya, Marine S. Arakelyan, Aleksey S. Komissarov and Alexey P. Ryskov
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:345
  36. A beta version (2018) of International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision for MMS (ICD-11), needed testing. Field-testing involves real-world application of the new codes to examine usability. We descri...

    Authors: Cathy A. Eastwood, Danielle A. Southern, Shahreen Khair, Chelsea Doktorchik, Denise Cullen, William A. Ghali and Hude Quan
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:343
  37. As low-dose atropine eye-drops for myopia progression control prepared in-house by diluting the commercial 0.1% atropine eye-drop with sterile water or normal saline has been a common practice whereas atropine...

    Authors: Nuthida Wongwirawat, Nirachorn Kuchonthara, Sorrawit Boontanomwong and Krit Pongpirul
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:342
  38. Pregnancy is characterized by well-defined immunological adaptions within the maternal immune cell compartment allowing the survival of a genetically disparate individual in the maternal womb. Phenotype and fu...

    Authors: Annika Stutz, Gopala Nishanth, Ana C. Zenclussen and Anne Schumacher
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:341
  39. Preprints have had a prominent role in the swift scientific response to COVID-19. Two years into the pandemic, we investigated how much preprints had contributed to timely data sharing by analyzing the lag tim...

    Authors: Emily Drzymalla, Wei Yu, Muin J. Khoury and Marta Gwinn
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:340
  40. Esophageal cancer is a common malignancy globally. Most patients in sub-Saharan Africa present at advanced stage not amenable to curative therapy. Stenting provides palliation for these patients. In Uganda, ma...

    Authors: Michael Okello, Dave Darshit, Esther Patience Nabwire, Anna Ainembabazi Tinka, Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka and Ponsiano Ocama
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:338
  41. The aim of this study was to determine whether a secure, privacy-preserving record linkage (PPRL) methodology can be implemented in a scalable manner for use in a large national clinical research network.

    Authors: Daniel Kiernan, Thomas Carton, Sengwee Toh, Jasmin Phua, Maryan Zirkle, Darcy Louzao, Kevin Haynes, Mark Weiner, Francisco Angulo, Charles Bailey, Jiang Bian, Daniel Fort, Shaun Grannis, Ashok Kumar Krishnamurthy, Vinit Nair, Pedro Rivera…
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:337
  42. Canadian regulations have made it challenging for the international medical graduates (IMGs) to get jobs in their original profession as physicians. Consequently, alternative careers are gaining interest among...

    Authors: Saif Sikdar, Nashit Chowdhury, Deidre Lake and Tanvir C. Turin
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:336

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