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  1. Case Report

    Incidental detection of two adult gravid filarial worms in breast: a case report

    Microfilaria is a major public health problem in tropical and subtropical countries and is an endemic problem in India. Wuchereria bancrofti is the commonest filarial infection. In some lesions, microfilariae and...

    Santosh Tummidi, Kanchan Kothari, Roshni Patil, Shruti S. Singhal and Pooja Keshan

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:412

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  2. Case Report

    Necrotizing streptococcal myositis of the upper extremity: a case report

    Necrotizing myositis is a rare but life-threatening soft-tissue infection characterized by rapidly spreading inflammation and subsequent necrosis of the affected tissue. The myositis is often caused by toxin-p...

    Johannes C. Reichert, Götz Habild, Paul Simon, Ulrich Nöth and Jan B. Krümpelmann

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:407

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  3. Short Report

    Surgical versus percutaneous isolated pelvic perfusion (IPP) for advanced melanoma: comparison in terms of melphalan pharmacokinetic pelvic bio-availability

    Isolated pelvic perfusion (IPP) can be used to treat unresectable melanoma metastases of the pelvis. IPP can be performed either by surgical or percutaneous approaches, using different balloon catheters. The a...

    Stefano Guadagni, Giancarlo Palumbo, Giammaria Fiorentini, Marco Clementi, Luca Marsili, Aldo Victor Giordano, Francesco Masedu and Marco Valenti

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:411

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  4. Research note

    The neglected burden of snakebites in Cameroon: a review of the epidemiology, management and public health challenges

    Snakebite is an underestimated medical and surgical emergency in developing countries responsible for a high disease burden. Optimal management of snake envenomation in these resource-limited settings is precl...

    Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Mazou N. Temgoua, Tsi Njim, Danwang Celestin, Ronni Tankeu and Njinkeng J. Nkemngu

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:405

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  5. Research article

    TNF-α-induced miR-155 regulates IL-6 signaling in rheumatoid synovial fibroblasts

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of a variety of inflammatory mediators. The present study was undertaken to elucidate the role of miRNAs in the rheumatoid cytokine network.

    Kiyoshi Migita, Nozomi Iwanaga, Yasumori Izumi, Chieko Kawahara, Kenji Kumagai, Tadashi Nakamura, Tomohiro Koga and Atsushi Kawakami

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:403

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  6. Research note

    Feasibility study of strengthening the public–private partnership for tuberculosis case detection in Bandung City, Indonesia

    Private practitioner’s (PPs) collaboration for detection, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) is recommended by the World Health Organization and encouraged by the Indonesian National TB control progr...

    Bony Wiem Lestari, Nita Arisanti, Adiatma Y. M. Siregar, Estro Dariatno Sihaloho, Gelar Budiman, Philip C. Hill, Bachti Alisjahbana and Susan McAllister

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:404

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  7. Research article

    Role of metabolites of cyclophosphamide in cardiotoxicity

    The dose-limiting toxic effect of cyclophosphamide (CY) is cardiotoxicity. The pathogenesis of myocardial damage is poorly understood, and there is no established means of prevention. In previous studies, we s...

    Koichiro Kurauchi, Takuro Nishikawa, Emiko Miyahara, Yasuhiro Okamoto and Yoshifumi Kawano

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:406

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  8. Research article

    Revisiting clinico-epidemiological pattern of human rickettsial infections in the central region of Sri Lanka: a hospital based descriptive study

    This study revisits the clinico-epidemiology and serological patterns of rickettsioses in the central region of Sri Lanka and highlights the need of advanced diagnostics for precise identification of species r...

    Kosala Gayan Weerakoon, Senanayake A. M. Kularatne, Jayanthe Rajapakse, Sanjaya Adikari and Kanchana Udayawarna

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:400

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  9. Research note

    Endurance training lowers ribosome density despite increasing ribosome biogenesis markers in rodent skeletal muscle

    The purpose of this study was to examine if: (a) high sugar/high fat Western diet (WD)-feeding affects skeletal muscle ribosome biogenesis markers in hyperphagic, diabetic-prone Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fat...

    Matthew A. Romero, C. Brooks Mobley, Melissa A. Linden, Grace Margaret-Eleanor Meers, Jeffrey S. Martin, Kaelin C. Young, R. Scott Rector and Michael D. Roberts

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:399

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  10. Research note

    Maternal sleep and small for gestational age infants in the Japan Environment and Children’s Study: a cohort study

    Small for gestational age infants have an increased risk of immediate complications, short-term morbidity and mortality, and long-term neurologic and metabolic disorders in adulthood. Previous research has sho...

    Seiichi Morokuma, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Kiyoko Kato, Masafumi Sanefuji, Eiji Shibata, Mayumi Tsuji, Ayako Senju, Toshihiro Kawamoto and Koichi Kusuhara

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:394

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  11. Research note

    Rattus norvegicus BN/SHR liver and heart left ventricle ribosomal RNA depleted directional RNA sequencing

    The spontaneously hypertensive rat strain is a frequently used disease model. In a previous study, we measured translational efficiency from this strain and BN-Lx animals. Here, we describe long RNA sequencing re...

    Emanuel Wyler, Sebastiaan van Heesch, Eleonora Adami, Norbert Hubner and Markus Landthaler

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:395

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  12. Research note

    Prevalence of antimicrobial drug resistant bacteria carried by in- and outpatients attending a secondary care hospital in Zambia

    Antimicrobial resistance is an increasing global health problem. Very little data on resistance patterns of pathogenic bacteria in low-income countries exist. The aim of this study was to measure the prevalenc...

    Marjolijn M. B. Nagelkerke, Kapembwa Sikwewa, Dennis Makowa, Irene de Vries, Simon Chisi and J. Wendelien Dorigo-Zetsma

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:378

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  13. Research article

    Large cholera outbreak in Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana

    A nationwide outbreak of Vibrio cholerae occurred in Ghana in 2014 with Accra, the nation’s capital as the epi-center. The outbreak spread to the Brong Ahafo Region (BAR) which is geographically located in the mi...

    Charles Lwanga Noora, Kofi Issah, Ernest Kenu, Emmanuel George Bachan, Robert Domo Nuoh, Kofi Mensah Nyarko, Paulina Appiah and Timothy Letsa

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:389

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  14. Research article

    Seroprevalence of influenza A and B viruses among unvaccinated children in the United Arab Emirates: a cross-sectional study

    Young children are at increased risk of severe influenza disease and, thus, are good candidates for receiving annual vaccination. Nevertheless, the influenza vaccine is infrequently given to children in our re...

    Ahmed R. Alsuwaidi, Lolowa A. Al-Mekaini, Salwa M. Kamal, Hassib Narchi and Abdul-Kader Souid

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:379

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  15. Research note

    Prevalence and drug susceptibility pattern of group B Streptococci (GBS) among pregnant women attending antenatal care (ANC) in Nekemte Referral Hospital (NRH), Nekemte, Ethiopia

    The main objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and drug susceptibility pattern of group B Streptococci (GBS) among pregnant women. The specific objectives include; (1) To determine the prevalenc...

    Hylemariam Mihiretie Mengist, Olifan Zewdie, Adugna Belew and Regea Dabsu

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:388

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  16. Research article

    Preventive medicine as a first- or second-choice course: a cross-sectional survey into students’ motivational differences and implications for information provision

    Challenges in recruiting and retaining medical staff in preventive medical specialties have recently been the subject of numerous studies. To improve selection procedures, it is important to understand the car...

    Van Anh Thi Nguyen, Karen D. Könings, Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier, Pamela Wright, Hoat Ngoc Luu and Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:383

    Published on: 10 August 2017

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