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  1. Health control beliefs were postulated to be associated with health behaviour. However, the results of studies assessing these associations suggest that they might not be universal. Among young adults associat...

    Authors: Stefanie M Helmer, Alexander Krämer and Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:703
  2. The detection of enteropathogens in stool specimens increasingly relies on the detection of specific nucleic acid sequences. We observed that such detection was hampered in diarrheic stool specimens and we set...

    Authors: Emilie Donatin and Michel Drancourt
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:702
  3. Diabetic muscle infarction is a rare complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) and is often misdiagnosed as cellulitis. This complication is usually associated with poor disease prognosis and high mortality with ...

    Authors: Ivan V Litvinov, Arnold Radu and Natasha Garfield
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:701
  4. Data accuracy and completeness are crucial for ensuring both the correctness and epidemiological relevance of a given data set. In this study we evaluated a clinical register in the administrative district of ...

    Authors: Christian Olaf Jacke, Mathias Kalder, Uwe Wagner and Ute-Susann Albert
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:700
  5. Patients increasingly turn to the Internet for information on medical conditions, including clinical news and treatment options. In recent years, an online patient community has arisen alongside the rapidly ex...

    Authors: Yuya Sugawara, Hiroto Narimatsu, Atsushi Hozawa, Li Shao, Katsumi Otani and Akira Fukao
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:699
  6. Apical ballooning syndrome mimics acute coronary syndromes and it is characterized by reversible left ventricular apical ballooning in the absence of angiographically significant coronary artery stenosis.

    Authors: Konstantinos M Lampropoulos, Dimitrios Kotsas and Themistoklis A Iliopoulos
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:698
  7. Exposure to early adverse events can result in the development of later psychopathology, and is often associated with cognitive impairment. This may be due to accelerated cell aging, which can be catalogued by...

    Authors: Martmari Botha, Laurian Grace, Kishor Bugarith, Vivienne A Russell, Martin Kidd, Soraya Seedat and Sian MJ Hemmings
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:697
  8. The objective of the research was to evaluate the current effectiveness of Ciprofloxacin on the uropathogens prevalent in infected urines of a cross-section of patients in Karachi, Pakistan.

    Authors: Farhan Essa Abdullah, Akhtar Amin Memon, Muhammad Yasin Bandukda and Marium Jamil
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:696
  9. Animal bites are typically harmless, but in rare cases infections introduced by such bites can be fatal. Capnocytophaga canimorsus, found in the normal oral flora of dogs, has the potential to cause conditions ra...

    Authors: Michal Brichacek, Peter Blake and Raymond Kao
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:695
  10. Fibroadenomas are benign human breast tumors, characterized by proliferation of epithelial and stromal components of the terminal ductal unit. They may grow, regress or remain unchanged, as the hormonal enviro...

    Authors: Itandehui Belem Gallegos, Eduardo Pérez-Campos, Margarito Martinez, Miguel Ángel Mayoral, Laura Pérez, Sergio Aguilar, Edgar Zenteno, Maria del Socorro Pina and Pedro Hernández
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:694
  11. Increased expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) within macroglia is commonly seen as a hallmark of glial activation after damage within the central nervous system, including the retina. The incr...

    Authors: Kimberly A Toops, Tracy L Hagemann, Albee Messing and Robert W Nickells
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:693
  12. Cola is an extremely popular caffeinated soft drink. The media have recently cited a poll in which 16% of the respondents considered themselves to be addicted to cola soft drinks. We find the contrast between ...

    Authors: Charles Boy Kromann and Connie Thuroee Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:692
  13. Fascioliasis is an often-neglected zoonotic disease and currently is an emerging infection in Iraq. Fascioliasis has two distinct phases, an acute phase, exhibiting the hepatic migratory stage of the fluke’s l...

    Authors: Tahir Abdullah Hussein Hawramy, Kamal Ahmed Saeed, Seerwan Hama Sharif Qaradaghy, Taha Ahmed Karboli, Beston Faiek Nore and Noora Hisham Abood Bayati
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:691
  14. The significant biodiversity found in Brazil is a potential for the emergence of new zoonoses. Study in some places of the world suggest of the presence to hantavirus in tissues of bats. Researches of hantavir...

    Authors: Jansen de Araujo, Luciano Matsumiya Thomazelli, Dyana Alves Henriques, Daniele Lautenschalager, Tatiana Ometto, Lilia Mara Dutra, Caroline Cotrin Aires, Sandra Favorito and Edison Luiz Durigon
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:690
  15. The localized scleroderma (LS) known as morphea, presents a variety of clinical manifestations that can include systemic involvement. Current classification schemes divide morphea into categories based solely ...

    Authors: Fabio Bonilla-Abadía, Evelyn Muñoz-Buitrón, Carlos D Ochoa, Edwin Carrascal and Carlos A Cañas
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:689
  16. Extensive research effort has advanced our understanding of Caenorhabditis as a model system, but its natural association with bacteria remains to be explored in an ecological context. Explored associations vary ...

    Authors: Jeremiah D Lancaster, Budour Mohammad and Eyualem Abebe
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:688
  17. Accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) and increased matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity are hallmarks of liver fibrosis. The aim of the present study was to develop a model of liver fibrosis combining ex...

    Authors: Sanne Skovgård Veidal, Mette Juul Nielsen, Diana Julie Leeming and Morten Asser Karsdal
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:686
  18. Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) is a commonly used technique to quantify gene expression levels. Validated normalization is essential to obtain reliable qPCR data. In that context, normalizing to multiple re...

    Authors: Ann Swijsen, Katherine Nelissen, Daniel Janssen, Jean-Michel Rigo and Govert Hoogland
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:685
  19. Benzodiazepine (BZD), the long-term treatment of which is harmful for cognitive function, is widely prescribed by General Practitioners in Spain. Based on studies performed in other countries we designed a nur...

    Authors: Cristina Lopez-Peig, Xavier Mundet, Bartomeu Casabella, Jose Luis del Val, David Lacasta and Eduard Diogene
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:684
  20. Corneal lacerations mostly affect younger children, commonly males, who will constitute the majority of the workforce. Clinical outcomes are reviewed and compared so that measures to reduce their occurrence an...

    Authors: Adedayo Omobolanle Adio and Henrietta Nwachukwu
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:683
  21. Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV co-infection remains a major public health problem. In spite of different initiatives implemented to tackle the disease, many countries have not reached TB control targets. One of the...

    Authors: Debebe Shaweno and Alemayehu Worku
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:682
  22. Situs inversus totalis represents an unusual anomaly characterized by a mirror-image transposition of the abdominal and thoracic viscera. It often occurs concomitantly with other disorders that make difficult ...

    Authors: Hafida Benhammane, Saoussane Kharmoum, Sylvain Terraz, Thierry Berney, Thai Nguyen-Tang, Muriel Genevay, Omar El Mesbahi and Arnaud Roth
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:681
  23. We previously proposed an algorithm for the identification of GO terms that commonly annotate genes whose expression is upregulated or downregulated in some microarray data compared with in other microarray da...

    Authors: Yoichi Yamada, Hiroki Sawada, Ken-ichi Hirotani, Masanobu Oshima and Kenji Satou
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:680
  24. Laparoscopic gastrectomy is a new and technically challenging surgical procedure with potential benefit. The objective of this study was to investigate clinical and para-clinical consequences following Roux-en...

    Authors: Jalal Bakhtiari, Mahbobeh Abdi, Alireza R Khalaj, Farzad Asadi and Amir Niasari-Naslaji
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:679
  25. While an increased prevalence of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients with jejunal atresia and ileal atresia (JIA) has been described previously, it still may not be a practice routine to indicate a sweat test or ...

    Authors: Carolien L Siersma, Bart L Rottier, Jan BF Hulscher, Katelijne Bouman and Margriet van Stuijvenberg
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:677
  26. Breast cancer (BC) is a genetic disorder characterized by growth and proliferation of breast cells in a disorderly. In Brazil, there are approximately 49.240 new cases of BC, every year. The BC etiology is sti...

    Authors: José da Silva Nogueira Junior, Fernando Augusto de Lima Marson and Carmen Sílvia Bertuzzo
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:676
  27. Torovirus infections have been associated with gastroenteritis and diarrhea in horses, cows, pigs and humans, especially in young animals and in children. Although asymptomatic in a large percentage of cases, ...

    Authors: Julio Alonso-Padilla, Jaime Pignatelli, Meritxell Simon-Grifé, Susana Plazuelo, Jordi Casal and Dolores Rodríguez
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:675
  28. To provide information on dose–response and aid in modelling the exposure dynamics of the BSE epidemic in the United Kingdom groups of cattle were exposed orally to a range of different doses of brainstem homo...

    Authors: Timm Konold, Mark E Arnold, Anthony R Austin, Saira Cawthraw, Steve AC Hawkins, Michael J Stack, Marion M Simmons, A Robin Sayers, Michael Dawson, John W Wilesmith and Gerald AH Wells
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:674
  29. Ten generations of domestication selection has caused farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. to deviate from wild salmon in a range of traits. Each year hundreds of thousands of farmed salmon escape into the wild....

    Authors: Monica F Solberg, Bjørn Olav Kvamme, Frank Nilsen and Kevin A Glover
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:672
  30. To describe a rare manifestation of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) in conjunctiva, with clinical, hisologic, immunohistologic and genetic findings together with review of the Literature.

    Authors: Mahsa Khanlari, Babak Bagheri, Reza Vojdani, Mohammad Mohammadianpanah, Shahram Paydar and Yahya Daneshbod
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:671
  31. Reconstructing the evolutionary history of organisms using traditional phylogenetic methods may suffer from inaccurate sequence alignment. An alternative approach, particularly effective when whole genome sequ...

    Authors: Arun Seetharam and Gary W Stuart
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:670
  32. Specially trained physiotherapists (advanced practice physiotherapists (APP)) are working in orthopaedic clinics to improve access to orthopaedic services and support chronic disease management. Little attenti...

    Authors: Crystal MacKay, Aileen M Davis, Nizar N Mahomed and Elizabeth M Badley
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:669
  33. Alternative splicing of pre-mRNA transcripts not only plays a role in normal molecular processes but is also associated with cancer development. While normal transcripts are ubiquitously expressed in normal ti...

    Authors: Keiichi Hatakeyama, Yorikane Fukuda, Keiichi Ohshima, Masanori Terashima, Ken Yamaguchi and Tohru Mochizuki
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:666
  34. Few investigations have been done to analyze the level of evidence in journals related to hand surgery, compared to other related research fields. The objective of this study was to assess the level of evidenc...

    Authors: Roberto S Rosales, Luis Reboso-Morales, Yolanda Martin-Hidalgo and Isabel Diez de la Lastra-Bosch
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:665
  35. The aim of this study was to optimize quantitative (real-time) polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assays for 8 major periodontal pathogens, i.e. Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Parvi...

    Authors: Ellen Decat, Jan Cosyn, Hugo De Bruyn, Reza Miremadi, Bart Saerens, Els Van Mechelen, Stefan Vermeulen, Mario Vaneechoutte and Pieter Deschaght
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:664
  36. There is no recent data addressing the long term survival of cirrhosis patients without transplantation, but with the availability of optimal pharmacological and endoscopic therapies. We compared the long term...

    Authors: Sudul Mananjala Senanayake, Madunil Anuk Niriella, Sanjaya Kumara Weerasinghe, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Jerome Praneeth de Alwis, Arjuna Priyadarsin de Silva, Anuradha Supun Dassanayake and Hithanadura Janaka de Silva
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:663
  37. Although an initial IFA-IgG titer greater or equal to 1/64 or 1/128 is considered positive in presumptive diagnosis, in clinical practice in an endemic setting for rickettsioses in Sri Lanka, some patients wit...

    Authors: Ranjan Premaratna, Sanjaya Weerasinghe, Amanda Ranaweera, TGA Nilmini Chandrasena, Narasinghe W Bandara, Gregory A Dasch and H Janaka de Silva
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:662
  38. Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) are one of the main animal models used for studying the effects of exercise on hypertension. Therefore, the determination of adequate intensity has been essential for secu...

    Authors: Jeeser Alves Almeida, Bernardo de Assis Petriz, Clarissa Pedrosa da Costa Gomes, Rinaldo Wellerson Pereira and Octávio Luiz Franco
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:661
  39. Variations in the major arteries of the upper limb are estimated to be present in up to one fifth of people, and may have significant clinical implications.

    Authors: Diogo Casal, Diogo Pais, Tiago Toscano, Tiago Bilhim, Luís Rodrigues, Inês Figueiredo, Sónia Aradio, Maria Angélica-Almeida and João Goyri-O’Neill
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:660
  40. Takayasu Arteritis is a vasculitis occurring mostly in young females which may present in diverse ways. Here we report a teenager with Takayasu Arteritis who presented with uncontrolled hypertension. This case...

    Authors: Abdul Wadud Chowdhury, ATM Hasibul Hasan, SME Jahan Kabir and KM Nurus Sabah
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:659
  41. Patients’ knowledge on prescribed medications play a key role in the long term management of cardiac diseases and in determining their outcome. The present study evaluates the knowledge about prescribed medica...

    Authors: Thisara Perera, Priyanga Ranasinghe, Udeshika Perera, Sherin Perera, Madura Adikari, Saroj Jayasinghe and Godwin R Constantine
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:658
  42. Nutrient fluxes associated with legume-rhizobia symbioses are poorly understood and little is known regarding the influence of abiotic stresses on development and maintenance of N-fixing nodules and root syste...

    Authors: Ricky W Lewis, Guiliang Tang and David H McNear Jr
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:657
  43. To estimate a classifier’s error in predicting future observations, bootstrap methods have been proposed as reduced-variation alternatives to traditional cross-validation (CV) methods based on sampling without...

    Authors: Songthip Ounpraseuth, Shelly Y Lensing, Horace J Spencer and Ralph L Kodell
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:656
  44. Large-scale population biobanks are critical for future research integrating epidemiology, genetic, biomarker and other factors. Little is known about the factors influencing participation in biobanks. This st...

    Authors: Emily Banks, Nicol Herbert, Tanya Mather, Kris Rogers and Louisa Jorm
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:655
  45. Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology. The term of immunoangiostasis has been addressed by various studies as potentially involved in the disease pathogenesis. The aim of the study was to...

    Authors: Argyris Tzouvelekis, Paschalis Ntolios, Andreas Karameris, Anastasios Koutsopoulos, Panagiotis Boglou, Andreas Koulelidis, Kostas Archontogeorgis, George Zacharis, Fotis Drakopanagiotakis, Paschalis Steiropoulos, Stavros Anevlavis, Vlassis Polychronopoulos, Dimitrios Mikroulis and Demosthenes Bouros
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2012 5:654

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