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  1. In Ethiopia simulation-based anesthesia education is a new way of teaching method which started in Mekelle University as of January, 2019. Hence, the purpose of this study is to evaluate whether simulation-bas...

    Authors: Naod Bulti Etanaa, Kore Menjie Benwu, Hagos Gebregzabiher Gebremedhin and Haftom Berhane Desta

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:197

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  2. Right ventricular dysfunction impacts the prognosis of various heart diseases. We set-out to examine which right ventricular functional parameters after STEMI and NSTEMI have prognostic value. Of 297 eligible ...

    Authors: Engy Magdy Lewis Awad, Adel Hamdy Mahmoud, Khaled Sayed Maghrby, Nasser Mohamad Taha and Alaa Mohamed Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:196

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  3. Although sequencing and other high-throughput data production technologies are increasingly affordable, data analysis and interpretation remains a significant factor in the cost of -omics studies. Despite the ...

    Authors: Robert W. Reid, Jacob W. Ferrier and Jeremy J. Jay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:195

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  4. The early diagnosis of neonatal sepsis remains a challenge for physicians. The initiation or/and discontinuation of the empirical antibiotic therapy at neonates with sepsis is a dilemma due to the lack of defi...

    Authors: Gabriel Kambale Bunduki and Yaw Adu-Sarkodie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:194

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  5. Emergency laparotomy and other high-risk acute abdominal surgery procedures have a high mortality rate. The perioperative management of these patients is complex and poses several challenges. The objective of ...

    Authors: Terje Jansson Timan, Ninni Sernert, Ove Karlsson and Mattias Prytz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:193

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  6. This study aimed to determine the color, fat, viscosity, IgG concentration, %Brix and refractive index of fresh postpartum colostrum of German Holstein dairy cattle and assess the impact of different thermal t...

    Authors: Abdulwahed Ahmed Hassan, Sebastian Ganz, Florian Schneider, Axel Wehrend, Izhar U. H. Khan, Klaus Failing, Michael Bülte and Amir Abdulmawjood

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:191

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  7. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of male involvement in prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of human immune virus (HIV) and associated factors among partners’ of reproductiv...

    Authors: Enyew Dagnew, Miteku Andualem, Temesegen Worku, Dawit Gebeyehu, Wubet Taklual and Abenezer Melkie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:190

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  8. Mental health, sleep quality, and dietary intake are interlinked. Impairment of mental health and low sleep quality may contribute to obesity through the consumption of diets high in energy density. Neverthele...

    Authors: Niloofar Sadat Maddahi, Habib Yarizadeh, Leila Setayesh, Yasaman Nasir, Shahab Alizadeh and Khadijeh Mirzaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:189

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  9. Cryptosporidium and Rotavirus agents have been associated with severe diarrheal illnesses and remain as one of the worst human health burdens in most developing regions. In the present study, we evaluated the ...

    Authors: Luyanda Msolo, Benson C. Iweriebor and Anthony I. Okoh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:187

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  10. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that can lead to unfavorable pregnancy complications in women. This study aimed to evaluate the factors associated with pregnancy outcomes in patient...

    Authors: Batool Zamani, Mohammad Shayestehpour, Farifteh Esfahanian and Hossein Akbari

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:185

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  11. Non-native English speaking workers with a mild work-related traumatic brain and/or head injury are a vulnerable and underrepresented population in research studies. The researchers present their experiences w...

    Authors: B. Nowrouzi-Kia, B. Sharma, J. Lewko and A. Colantonio

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:184

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  12. Migration is a contemporary global issue and the exodus of refugees may potentially posit new social health challenges in the host communities. Ethiopia is a host to the second largest refugee population in Af...

    Authors: Kahsay Gebrehiwet, Hailay Gebreyesus and Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:182

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  13. PPARγ is a ligand-binding transcription factor that has been reported to be implicated in lipid metabolism, immune function, and cellular growth and differentiation. It has been suspected to play a role in the...

    Authors: W. Permadi, K. I. Mantilidewi, A. F. Khairani, U. A. Lantika, A. R. Ronosulistyo and H. Bayuaji

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:181

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  14. This study was conducted to provide a strategic direction to public hospitals in Iran via environmental scanning in order to equip hospitals to plan and perform proactively and adapt with the everchanging envi...

    Authors: Kimia Pourmohammadi, Peivand Bastani, Payam Shojaei, Nahid Hatam and Asiyeh Salehi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:179

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  15. Despite previous research that focused on liver transaminases as predictors of cardiovascular disease, there has been limited research evaluating the predictive value of AST/ALT ratio in patients with heart fa...

    Authors: Mohammed Ewid, Hossam Sherif, Abdulaziz S. Allihimy, Shaima A. Alharbi, Dawood A. Aldrewesh, Sarah A. Alkuraydis and Rami Abazid

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:178

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  16. Laparoscopic surgery for diverticular colovesical fistula (CVF) is technically challenging, and the incidence of conversion to open surgery (COS) is high. This study aimed to review our experience with laparos...

    Authors: Daichi Kitaguchi, Tsuyoshi Enomoto, Yusuke Ohara, Yohei Owada, Katsuji Hisakura, Yoshimasa Akashi, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Koichi Ogawa, Osamu Shimomura and Tatsuya Oda

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:177

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  17. Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) from liquid biopsies provide an exceptional opportunity to obtain real-time tumour information and are under current investigation in several cancers, including cutaneous melano...

    Authors: Stefano Guadagni, Giammaria Fiorentini, Ioannis Papasotiriou, Panagiotis Apostolou, Francesco Masedu, Donatella Sarti, Antonietta Rossella Farina, Andrew Reay Mackay and Marco Clementi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:176

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  18. The value of pre-operative coagulation testing for adenotonsillar surgery is controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of routine coagulation tests and a standardized questionnaire in c...

    Authors: Muhamed Masalha, Ari DeRowe, Salim Mazzawi, Tzvi Chen, Rami Ghanayim, Roee Landsberg and Ariel Koren

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:175

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  19. To outline the challenges and provide practical recommendations for recruiting inactive, statin-free older adults to facilitate feasible study designs. Data was obtained from a double-blind randomised-controll...

    Authors: Colleen S. Deane, Bethan E. Phillips, Kenneth Smith, Anna M. Steele, Tina Libretto, Sarah A. Statton, Philip J. Atherton and Timothy Etheridge

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:174

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  20. The objective of this study is to develop and identify polymorphic microsatellite markers for fungus-gardening (attine) ants in the genus Trachymyrmex sensu lato. These ants are important ecosystem engineers and ...

    Authors: Alix E. Matthews, Chase Rowan, Colby Stone, Katrin Kellner and Jon N. Seal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:173

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  21. Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:172

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:620

  22. Tiger beetles inhabiting sandy beaches and cliffs along the east coast of the United States are facing increasing habitat loss due to erosion, urbanization, and sea level rise. The northeastern beach tiger bee...

    Authors: Aaron W. Aunins, Michael S. Eackles, David C. Kazyak, Michael R. Drummond and Timothy L. King

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:171

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  23. Virulence factors (VFs) among the clinical strains of enterococci play a vital role in pathogenesis. This study was aimed to screen for cylA, asa1, gelE, esp and hyl among Enterococcus faecalis (n = 89) and E. fa...

    Authors: Alexander Kiruthiga, Kesavaram Padmavathy, Praveen Shabana, Venkatesan Naveenkumar, Sumathi Gnanadesikan and Jeevan Malaiyan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:170

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  24. Wrist deformity in older people is common following treatment for a wrist fracture, particularly after non-surgical treatment. A cohort of older wrist fracture patients were surveyed by telephone regarding per...

    Authors: Andrew Lawson, Partiban Santhakumar, Justine M. Naylor, Tim Churches, Steve Frost and Ian A. Harris

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:169

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  25. The present study was carried out to investigate the transcriptional response of marA (Multiple antibiotic resistance A gene), soxS (Superoxide S gene) and rob (Right-origin-binding gene) under carbapenem stress.

    Authors: Shiela Chetri, Bhaskar Jyoti Das, Deepshikha Bhowmik, Debadatta Dhar Chanda, Atanu Chakravarty and Amitabha Bhattacharjee

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:168

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  26. Non invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) has been widely accepted in recent years to detect common fetal autosomal chromosome aneuploidies and sex chromosome aneuploidies (SCAs)....

    Authors: Katia Margiotti, Anthony Cesta, Claudio Dello Russo, Antonella Cima, Maria Antonietta Barone, Antonella Viola, Davide Sparacino, Alvaro Mesoraca and Claudio Giorlandino

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:167

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  27. This study was aimed to asses knowledge of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV among reproductive age women and associated factors at Mecha district, North West Ethiopia. A community based cross ...

    Authors: Tewachew Muche Liyeh, Endeshaw Admasu Cherkose, Miteku Andualem Limenih, Tigist Seid Yimer and Hailemariam Demewozu Tebeje

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:166

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  28. A recent trial of vitamin B12 supplementation among Indian children 6–30 months found no effect on the incidence of diarrhea and respiratory infections. These results differ with studies in adults that showed ...

    Authors: Omar N. Lweno, Christopher R. Sudfeld, Ellen Hertzmark, Karim P. Manji, Anne Marie Darling and Wafaie W. Fawzi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:165

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  29. We aimed to investigate the prevalence and type of BRAF V600 mutations and the associations with clinicopathological variables in primary skin nodular melanoma cases in Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia usin...

    Authors: Hanggoro Tri Rinonce, Rovi Panji Mustiko Aji, Ni’mah Hayati, Maria Fransiska Pudjohartono, Bidari Kameswari, Sumadi Lukman Anwar and Irianiwati

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:164

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  30. This study aimed to investigate the association of anesthetists’ academic and educational status with self-confidence, self-rated knowledge and objective knowledge about rational antibiotic application. Theref...

    Authors: Frederick Schneider, Christian M. Schulz, Matthias May, Gerhard Schneider, Christian Ernst, Matthias Jacob, Kai Zacharowski, Thomas Hachenberg, Maren Schmidt, Moritz Kretzschmar, Bernhard Graf, Martin G. Kees, Michael Pawlik, Michael Sander, Christian Koch, Michael Zoller…

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:161

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  31. Antenatal stress is highly prevalent globally and is associated with adverse physical and psychiatric morbidities and adverse neonatal outcomes. However, the burden of antenatal stress and its psychosocial pre...

    Authors: Ahmed Waqas, Muhammad Zubair, Sadiq Zia, Hafsa Meraj, Kapil Kiran Aedma, Muhammad Hassan Majeed and Sadiq Naveed

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:160

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  32. Probiotics are fed to improve enteric health, and they may also affect respiratory immunity through their exposure to the upper respiratory tract upon ingestion. However, their effect on the respiratory system...

    Authors: Susan D. Eicher, Carol G. Chitko-McKown and Keith A. Bryan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:159

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  33. After the large-scale earthquake in 2011, the disaster medical assistance team (DMAT) was made responsible for medical activities during the hyperacute phase of a disaster or accident in Japan. The medicines t...

    Authors: Wataru Ando, Yumika Imamura, Hideyuki Nagashima, Kouji Kondo, Kazunori Nakamura and Katsuya Otori

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:158

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  34. The aim of our research was to evaluate the relationship involving left ventricular ejection fraction, low density lipoprotein, B-type natriuretic peptide, Troponin I and coronary flow reserve, and to determin...

    Authors: Henry Anselmo Mayala, Magesa Mafuru, Abdalah Mkangala, Mark Mayala, Pedro Pallangyo, Dickson Minja, Mohamed Janabi and Wang Zhao-hui

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:157

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  35. Skin tags are associated with an insulin resistant phenotype but studies in White Europeans with morbid obesity are lacking. We sought to determine whether the presence of cervical or axillary skin tags was as...

    Authors: Clarissa Ern Hui Fang, Catherine Crowe, Annette Murphy, Martin O’Donnell and Francis M. Finucane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:156

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  36. To evaluate the expression of a set of miRNAs to identify differentially expressed miRNAs that might be considered reliable biomarkers on Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) blood samples.

    Authors: Marcelle SanJuan Ganem Prado, Mirthz Lemos de Jesus, Thaline Cunha de Goes, Lucilla Silva Oliveira Mendonça and Carla Martins Kaneto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:155

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  37. To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the Allplex™ Entero-DR, a quantitative PCR-based method, for the detection of β-lactamase-encoding genes and vancomycin-resistance determinants in 156 previously ...

    Authors: María Fernanda Mojica, Elsa De La Cadena, Adriana Correa, Tobias Manuel Appel, Christian José Pallares and María Virginia Villegas

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:154

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  38. According to the gene-environment interaction model the pathogenesis of psychosis relies on an adverse neuro-socio-developmental pathway. Perinatal stress represents an important risk factor for the developmen...

    Authors: Tiziano De Matteis, Giuseppe D’Andrea, Jatin Lal, Domenico Berardi and Ilaria Tarricone

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:153

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  39. The genus Bacillus comprises spore-forming rod-shaped Gram-positive bacteria, which usually grow aerobically or anaerobically. Members of this genus are common environmental microorganisms. Also, they can be moni...

    Authors: Waleed S. Mohammed, Elvira E. Ziganshina, Ramilya F. Akhmetova and Ayrat M. Ziganshin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:152

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  40. This study uses health and non-health sector data sources to select and assess available indicators for service provision along the continuum of care for maternal health at subnational levels in South Africa. ...

    Authors: Mamothena Carol Mothupi, Lucia Knight and Hanani Tabana

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:151

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  41. Transcriptome analysis of human whole blood is used to discover biomarkers of diseases and to assess phenotypic traits. Here we have collected small volumes of blood in Tempus solution and tested whether diffe...

    Authors: Rebecca Mathew, Mohammed Toufiq, Valentina Mattei, Muna Al Hashmi, Harshitha Shobha Manjunath, Basirudeen Syed Ahamed Kabeer, Rita Calzone, Chiara Cugno, Damien Chaussabel, Sara Deola and Sara Tomei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:150

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  42. Dopamine-replacement utilizing L-DOPA is still the mainstay treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD), but often leads to development of L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID), which can be as debilitating as the motor ...

    Authors: Mitchell J. Bartlett, Lisa Y. So, Lajos Szabò, David P. Skinner, Kate L. Parent, Michael L. Heien, Todd W. Vanderah, Robin Polt, Scott J. Sherman and Torsten Falk

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:149

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