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  1. Content type: Research note

    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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    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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    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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    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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    To evaluate possible effects of intake of a free, healthy school meal on overall meal frequency among 10–12-year-olds in Norway. This was evaluated using a quasi-experimental school-based intervention study as...

    Authors: Frøydis N. Vik, Ida K. Næss, Kaia E. P. Heslien and Nina C. Øverby

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:382

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    Unintended pregnancy is one of the most public health issues in the world, and it is the major sexual and reproductive health problem which carries a higher risk of morbidity and mortality for women, often due...

    Authors: Eskeziaw Abebe Kassahun, Liknaw Bewket Zeleke, Amanuel Addisu Dessie, Bisrat Gebrehiwot Gersa, Hayat Ibrahim Oumer, Hunegnaw Alemaw Derseh, Mulugeta Wodaje Arage and Getnet Gedefaw Azeze

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:381

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    The objectives of the research were to determine the prevalence and factors associated of uncontrolled blood pressure among Thai hypertensive patients in a nationwide survey.

    Authors: Boonsub Sakboonyarat, Ram Rangsin, Anupong Kantiwong and Mathirut Mungthin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:380

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    Drugs for managing mental disorders can cause adverse drug reactions (ADRs) that have negative impacts on patients yet, in Malawi, epidemiological data on the drug-related problems are limited. This study asse...

    Authors: Ibrahim Chikowe, McDonald Domingo, Vasco Mwakaswaya, Shagufta Parveen, Chitsanzo Mafuta and Elizabeth Kampira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:376

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    Patients with diabetes are at high risk of developing renal insufficiency and chronic kidney disease (CKD). As a result, screening for CKD is essential in diabetic patients as part of their care. This study in...

    Authors: Chiyembekezo Kachimanga, Richard Kamwezi, Emily B. Wroe, Lawrence Nazimera, Enoch Ndarama, Limbani Thengo and George C. Talama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:375

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    Delayed childbearing is an emerging public health issue in developing countries compared with more developed countries, where it is already a major clinical and public health concern. Previous studies have mos...

    Authors: Bola Lukman Solanke, Omowunmi Romoke Salau, Oluwafeyikemi Eunice Popoola, Munirat Olayinka Adebiyi and Olayinka Oluseyi Ajao

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:374

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    The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of diabetes mellitus and its associated factors among human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients on anti-retroviral therapy in Northeast Ethiopia.

    Authors: Temesgen Fiseha and Alemu Gedefie Belete

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:372

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    The resurgence of lumpy skin disease virus isolates of different genotypic natures abolishes the accuracy of assays that target either vaccine or field strain genome. The aim of the present study was to develo...

    Authors: Sprygin Alexander, Byadovskaya Olga, Kononova Svetlana, Zakharov Valeriy, Pestova Yana, Prutnikov Pavel and Kononov Aleksandr

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:371

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    Redox homeostasis maintenance is essential to bring about cellular functions. Particularly, embryonic stem cells (ESCs) have high fidelity mechanisms for DNA repair, high activity of different antioxidant enzy...

    Authors: Claudia Solari, María Victoria Petrone, Ayelén Toro, Camila Vazquez Echegaray, María Soledad Cosentino, Ariel Waisman, Marcos Francia, Lino Barañao, Santiago Miriuka and Alejandra Guberman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:370

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    Consumption of fish/seafood is clearly linked to higher mercury levels in human tissue samples. However, correlations between methylmercury (MeHg) intakes calculated from dietary surveys and mercury body burde...

    Authors: Guillaume Pelletier, Yong-Lai Feng, Karen Leingartner and Paleah Black

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:369

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    In Ethiopia skilled deliveries are increasing but stillbirth is not reducing as required. However; there are limited numbers of up to date studies done related to stillbirth in the study area. Therefore this w...

    Authors: Tesfay Berhe, Hailay Gebreyesus and Haftom Teklay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:368

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    The present study reports the on-field screening of a population of young soccer players in the pursuit of alterations in gait using a portable and low-cost gait analysis system composed of a Wii Balance Board...

    Authors: Nicolò Colombo, Francesca Vignaga, Eleonora Solari, Mattia Merlo, Alessandro Manelli, Daniela Negrini and Andrea Moriondo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:366

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    Several skin aging assessment scales exist but no standard scale is widely used. Dermatologists may be the most appropriate persons for skin assessment but their perceptions regarding the signs of skin aging a...

    Authors: Punnapath Buranasirin, Krit Pongpirul and Jitlada Meephansan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:364

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    As an opportunistic pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus is associated with serious nosocomial infections and growing antimicrobial resistance against beta-lactams among S. aureus strains has become a global challenge...

    Authors: Saeid Javdan, Tahmine Narimani, Milad Shahini Shams Abadi and Abolfazl Gholipour

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:363

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  38. Content type: Data note

    Black Bengal goat (Capra hircus), a member of the Bovidae family with the unique traits of high prolificacy, skin quality and low demand for food is the most socioeconomically significant goat breed in Bangladesh...

    Authors: Amam Zonaed Siddiki, Abdul Baten, Masum Billah, Mohammad Atique Ul Alam, Kazi Shefaul Mulk Shawrob, Sourav Saha, Muntaha Chowdhury, Atif Hasan Rahman, Michael Stear, Gous Miah, Mahadia Kumkum, Mohammad Sirazul Islam, Mohammad Alamgir Hossain, A. K. M. Moniruzzaman Mollah and Md. Kabirul Islam Khan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:362

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    This study was conducted to establish a method for early, quick and cheap screening of iron excess tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivars.

    Authors: Adriana Pires Soares Bresolin, Railson Schreinert dos Santos, Roberto Carlos Doring Wolter, Rogério Oliveira de Sousa, Luciano Carlos da Maia and Antonio Costa de Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:361

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    Common mental disorder has a high prevalence in the general population worldwide. One in four patients visiting any health services has at least one mental disorders and negatively impacts quality of life, phy...

    Authors: Mehbub Denur, Getachew Tesfaw and Zegeye Yohannis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:360

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    Telemedicine arises as an attractive intervention for reducing the waiting time for appointments with medical specialists in Chile. Successful implementation of this technology requires safeguarding the patien...

    Authors: Freddy Constanzo, Paula Aracena-Sherck, Juan Pablo Hidalgo, Maritza Muñoz, Gerardo Vergara and Cristóbal Alvarado

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:359

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