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    A comprehensive analysis of RNA-Seq data uses a wide range of different tools and algorithms, which are normally limited to R users only. While several tools and advanced analysis pipelines are available, some...

    Authors: Zenitha Sundararajan, Rainer Knoll, Peter Hombach, Matthias Becker, Joachim L. Schultze and Thomas Ulas

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:432

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    To assess determinants of chronic energy deficiency in adults living with HIV in Shebel Berenta District Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) site health centers, East Gojjam, Amhara region, Ethiopia, 2017. An instit...

    Authors: Masreshaw Tadele, Mulugeta Tesfa, Grimay Tsegaye, Habtamu Temesgen and Nakachew Mekonnen Alamirew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:431

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    The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of postpartum modern family planning utilization and associated factors among postpartum mothers in Debre Tabor town, North West Ethiopia, 2018.

    Authors: Eden Bishaw Taye, Dawit Gebeyehu Mekonen and Tibeb Zena Debele

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:430

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    Chronic suppurative otitis media is among the most common otological condition reported in otorhinolaryngology practice commonly attributing to preventable hearing loss. The aim of this study was to determine ...

    Authors: Zephania Saitabau Abraham, Daudi Ntunaguzi, Aveline Aloyce Kahinga, Kassim Babu Mapondella, Enica Richard Massawe, Emmanuel James Nkuwi and Aslam Nkya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:429

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    Breech delivery is generally associated with higher perinatal morbidity and mortality than cephalic presentation. Hence describing the outcomes of singleton term breech deliveries in Jimma University Medical C...

    Authors: Fanta Assefa, Woubishet Girma, Mirkuzie Woldie and Biniam Getachew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:428

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    The aim of this study was to assess the immediate newborn care of knowledge, practice and associated factors among healthcare providers in Northwestern Zonal health facilities Tigray, Ethiopia, 2018.

    Authors: Hagos Tasew, Tsega Teshale, Degena Bahrey, Teklewoini Mariye and Girmay Teklay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:427

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    Previous research suggests that wine glass size affects sales of wine in bars, with more wine purchased when served in larger glasses. The current four studies, conducted in one restaurant (Studies 1 and 2) an...

    Authors: Natasha Clarke, Rachel Pechey, Mark Pilling, Gareth J. Hollands, Eleni Mantzari and Theresa M. Marteau

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:426

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    Passion fruit improvement efforts by conventional breeding have had limited success calling for research into alternative approaches such as tissue culture and genetic engineering. An efficient and reproducibl...

    Authors: Samuel Tuhaise, Jesca L. Nakavuma, John Adriko, Kenneth Ssekatawa and Andrew Kiggundu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:425

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    The objective of this study is to quantify and compare the effect of excess dietary salt on immune cell activation and blood pressure in HIV versus HIV negative individuals.

    Authors: Sepiso K. Masenga, Benson M. Hamooya, Selestine Nzala, Geoffrey Kwenda, Douglas C. Heimburger, Wilbroad Mutale, John R. Koethe, Annet Kirabo and Sody M. Munsaka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:424

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    Epidemiologic and cross-sectional studies suggest that early life farming and animal exposures are associated with major health benefits, influencing immune development and modifying the subsequent risk of all...

    Authors: Christine M. Seroogy, Jeffrey J. VanWormer, Brent F. Olson, Michael D. Evans, Tara Johnson, Deanna Cole, Kathrine L. Barnes, Tamara Kronenwetter Koepel, Amy Dresen, Jennifer Meece, Ronald E. Gangnon, Matthew C. Keifer, Casper G. Bendixsen and James E. Gern

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:423

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    Plasmids harbour antibiotic resistance genes which contribute to the emergence of multidrug resistant pathogens. We detected the presence of plasmids in multidrug resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. T...

    Authors: Winnie C. Mutai, Peter G. Waiyaki, Samuel Kariuki and Anne W. T. Muigai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:422

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    Incidence and clinical outcomes of medication prescribing errors are common and potentially more harmful in the pediatric population than in the adult population. Hence, this study was aimed to assess the prev...

    Authors: Ginenus Fekadu, Eba Abdisa and Korinan Fanta

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:421

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    The contribution of actomyosin contractile rings in the wound healing program of somatic cells as never been directly assessed. This contrast with the events characterising the wound healing response of in wou...

    Authors: Corina DeKraker, Laurence Goldin-Blais, Eric Boucher and Craig A. Mandato

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:420

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    Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) are a group of neoplastic lymphoproliferative disorders, in which, its clinical spectrum, primary extra nodal variety, histopathology and Immunohistochemistry, remain lacking in Sau...

    Authors: Nawaf Alyahya, Balkur Adiga, Ali Alwadei, Ghanem Alshahrani and Fahad Alyahya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:418

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    The aim of this study was to update the data on the prevalence of anti-HDV antibodies in Cameroon.

    Authors: Laurence Noubissi-Jouegouo, Marie Amougou Atsama, Paul Alain Tagnouokam-Ngoupo, Chavely Gwladys Monamele, Laure Ngono and Richard Njouom

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:417

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    Premarital sexual practice during adolescence time may lead to different sexual and reproductive health problems including HIV/AIDS. This study was aimed to assess the prevalence of premarital sexual practice ...

    Authors: Hailay Gebreyesus, Tesfay Berhe, Zemichael Welegebriel, Tewolde Wubayehu, Gebretsadik Hailemariam, Gebretsadkan Gebrekirstos and Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:415

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    This study aims to determine bacterial profile and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of chronic suppurative otitis media in the University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia.

    Authors: Rahel Molla, Moges Tiruneh, Wondwossen Abebe and Feleke Moges

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:414

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    5-HOB is a novel tissue selective, 5-hydroxybenzothiazolone-derived β2 adrenoceptor agonist with minimized cardiovascular effects while retaining efficacy on skeletal muscle in preclinical experiments unlike c...

    Authors: Marie Jourdain and Shinji Hatakeyama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:413

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    The aim of this study was to assess the magnitude of HBV and HCV infection and its associated factors among surgical patients at Hawassa University comprehensive specialized Hospital Hawassa City, southern Eth...

    Authors: Meseret Taye, Deresse Daka, Anteneh Amsalu and Siraj Hussen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:412

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    From 2012 to 2015, two Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and two Departments of Pediatrics at the University of Copenhagen implemented an English medium international project. The project allowed intern...

    Authors: Joyce Kling, Martin G. Tolsgaard, Ellen Løkkegaard, Grete Teilmann, Gylli Mola, Jørgen Hedemark Poulsen, Lisbeth Nilas and Dina Cortes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:411

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    This study was aimed to assess the prevalence and risk factors of gastrointestinal parasites on schoolchildren at Bochesa Elementary School around Lake Zwai, Ethiopia. Cross-sectional study was conducted on 38...

    Authors: Ayalew Sisay and Brook Lemma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:410

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    This study aimed to determine mortality rate, time to death and factors affecting the time to death among children with severe acute malnutrition admitted to therapeutic feeding unit of Felege Hiwot Referral H...

    Authors: Hanna Demelash Desyibelew, Adhanom Gebreegziabher Baraki and Abel Fekadu Dadi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:409

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    Aconitum plants (Ranunculaceae) exhibit toxicity, and accidental ingestion of the plants has been reported in Japan. Identifying the cause of poisoning is important for emergency medical treatment, and a rapid an...

    Authors: Masashi Kitamura, Akira Kazato, Tadashi Yamamuro, Hirokazu Ando, Yohei Sasaki, Ryuichiro Suzuki and Yoshiaki Shirataki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:408

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    This study was conducted to determine the rate of initial second-line ART regimen change and its predictors among adults living with HIV in Amhara region. A retrospective follow-up study was conducted between ...

    Authors: Muluneh Alene, Tadesse Awoke, Melaku Kindie Yenit, Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye, Leltework Yismaw and Reta Yeshambel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:407

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    To assess the prevalence and associated factors of hypertension among adults in Debre Markos town, Northwest Ethiopia. A community based cross sectional study design was employed. Systematic random sampling wa...

    Authors: Mihretie Kiber, Moges Wube, Habtamu Temesgen, Wubetu Woyraw and Yihalem Abebe Belay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:406

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    Pakistan is the fifth highest TB burden country. Tuberculous uveitis (TbU) is a form of extrapulmonary TB, that is not uncommon in high burden country but very limited data is available on its outcome. The aim...

    Authors: Muhammad Ishaq Ghauri, Nousheen Iqbal, Syeda Urooj Riaz, Muhammad Irfan, Ajeet Kumar and Muhamad Shariq Mukarram

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:404

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    The aim of the descriptive, cross sectional, questionnaire-based study reported here was to explore the causes of low productivity in non-communicable diseases research among postgraduate scholars and early ca...

    Authors: Mojisola Morenike Oluwasanu, Ntekim Atara, Williams Balogun, Olutosin Awolude, Olayinka Kotila, Toyin Aniagwu, Prisca Adejumo, Omobolanle Olaronke Oyedele, Millicent Ogun, Ganiyu Arinola, Chinedum Peace Babalola, Christopher Sola Olopade, Olufunmilayo I. Olopade and Oladosu Ojengbede

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:403

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    Globally, cities generate 1.3 billion tons of solid waste per year, amounting to a rate of 1.2 kg per person per day. Solid waste management is an important challenge to both the developed and developing count...

    Authors: Selamawit Mulat, Walelegn Worku and Amare Minyihun

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:401

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    Exclusive breast feeding (EBF) has been practiced all over the world as the best way of cost effective feeding practice, particularly in the developing countries. This practice is associated with a lower risk ...

    Authors: Oumer Sada Muhammed and Kemal Ahmed Seid

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:400

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    Food borne diseases are predominant in all parts of the world especially in urban areas and are the main source for food borne illness. The aim of this study is to assess sanitation status and its determinants...

    Authors: Brhane Gebremariam, Berhane Asmelash and Desalegn Tetemke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:399

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    Atrial fibrillation (AF) weekend hospitalizations were reported to have poor outcomes compared to weekday hospitalizations. The relatively poor outcomes on the weekends are usually referred to as ‘weekend effe...

    Authors: Dinesh C. Voruganti, Ghanshyam Shantha, Sushma Dugyala, Naga Venkata K. Pothineni, Deobrat Chandra Mallick, Abhishek Deshmukh, Ala Mohsen, Stephanie S. Colello, Mohammed Saeed, Rakesh Latchamsetty, Krit Jongnarangsin, Frank Pelosi, Ryan M. Carnahan and Michael Giudici

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:398

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    The objective of this study is to assess effectiveness of directly observed treatment short course (DOTS) in treatment of tuberculosis (TB) patients in all public health facilities of Debre Tabor town, Ethiopi...

    Authors: Chalachew Genet, Addisu Melese and Abebaw Worede

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:396

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    In most of sub-Saharan African countries the significance of delivering in health institution and threats of death is still little known. This study is to assess utilization of institutional delivery and assoc...

    Authors: Tewodros Eshete, Mandefro Legesse and Mulatu Ayana

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:395

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    About one in seven prisoners is diagnosed with common mental disorders whose global prevalence ranges from 13 to 92.5%. The problem negatively affects the physical, psychological, and social well-being of pris...

    Authors: Alemseged Solomon, Getnet Mihretie and Getachew Tesfaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:394

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    The study aimed to assess the sanitary condition of services and its implication for intestinal parasitic infections among prison inmates in eastern Tigrai, northern Ethiopia.

    Authors: Fitsum Mardu, Brhane Berhe, Kebede Tesfay and Hadush Negash

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:393

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    The aim of this study was to assess the risk factors for malnutrition among children aged 0–59 months in Ethiopia. The analyzed data were obtained from the 2016 EDHS and 9495 under-5 years’ children were consi...

    Authors: Abay Kassa Tekile, Ashenafi Abate Woya and Garoma Wakjira Basha

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:391

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    Individuals from low-income countries often migrate abroad for employment. The association between such migration and investment in education as well as other societal and familial outcomes has previously been...

    Authors: Yubraj Acharya, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Prem Bhandari, Ramesh Ghimire and Andrew D. Jones

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:390

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    The objective of this study was to assess knowledge, attitude and practices of undergraduate health sciences students toward chronic kidney disease at Jimma University.

    Authors: Amare Desalegn Wolide, Kabaye Kumela, Fantu Kerga, Serkadis Debalke, Meskerem Seboka, Birtukan Edilu, Fanta Gashe and Eshetu Mulisa Bobassa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:389

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    This study is designed to evaluate the effect of a workshop about new teaching and learning methods on the response, knowledge, and behavior of healthcare staff working a large city healthcare center.

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Heydari, Fatemeh Taghva, Mitra Amini and Somayeh Delavari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:388

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    Murine typhus has been increasingly reported on Reunion island, Indian ocean, following documentation of eight autochthonous infections in 2012–2013. We conducted a serosurvey to assess the magnitude of the se...

    Authors: Patrick Gérardin, Naël Zemali, Marie Bactora, Guillaume Camuset, Elsa Balleydier, Hervé Pascalis, Vanina Guernier, Corinne Mussard, Antoine Bertolotti, Yatrika Koumar, Florence Naze, Sandrine Picot, Laurent Filleul, Frédéric Pages, Pablo Tortosa and Julien Jaubert

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:387

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    Although most clinical practice guidelines endorsed statin use in type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients for reducing cardiovascular diseases (CVD), little is known about statin utilization in case of Ethiopia. Hence,...

    Authors: Gebre Teklemariam Demoz, Shishay Wahdey, Gebremicheal Gebreslassie Kasahun, Kalay Hagazy, Daniel Gebrehawaria Kinfe, Hagos Tasew, Degena Bahrey and Yirga Legesse Niriayo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:386

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    We take advantage of a rare occurrence when two different studies report on the estimation of quality of life utilities for the same health states to assess convergence of the reported measures. Health state u...

    Authors: Andrew H. Briggs, Vasily Belozeroff and David Feeny

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:385

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    Work-related disorders are the major causes of different diseases in working populations. Respiratory disorders are among the most common occupational diseases. The alterations of the pulmonary function of pro...

    Authors: Biruk Getahun and Diresibachew W. Haile

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:384

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    Chitosan nanoparticle (nanochitosan) has a broad antimicrobial spectrum against diverse pathogenic microorganisms. However, its effect on dental caries-associated microorganisms, such as Streptococcus mutans and

    Authors: Radyum Ikono, Agnia Vibriani, Indra Wibowo, Kurniawan Eko Saputro, Wibias Muliawan, Boy Muchlis Bachtiar, Etik Mardliyati, Endang Winiati Bachtiar, Nurul Taufiqu Rochman, Hideaki Kagami, Li Xianqi, Tokiko Nagamura-Inoue and Arinobu Tojo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:383

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