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    The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of soil transmitted helminthes among primary school children. School based cross-sectional study design was employed. A total of six hundred study subjects...

    Authors: Habtamu Weldesenbet, Abdulsemed Worku and Teha Shumbej

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:231

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    The addition of residual oils such as palm fibre oil (PFO) and sludge palm oil (SPO) to crude palm oil (CPO) can be problematic within supply chains. PFO is thought to aggravate the accumulation of monochlorop...

    Authors: Abrizah Othman, Kirstie A. Goggin, Noor Idayu Tahir, Emma Brodrick, Rajinder Singh, Ravigadevi Sambanthamurthi, Ghulam K. A. Parveez, Antony N. Davies, Abdul J. Murad, Nor H. Muhammad, Umi S. Ramli and Denis J. Murphy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:229

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    The present study aimed to compare the effect of Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) method and routine lecture on knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of participants in the prevention of diabetes.

    Authors: Mohammad Taheri, Mitra Amini, Somayeh Delavari, Leila Bazrafkan and Jahanafrooz MazidiMoradi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:227

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    Integrating mobile phone-based health (m-health) interventions into healthcare systems is one solution to improve access to services for the growing number of patients with chronic illness. Practical challenge...

    Authors: Lahiru Russell, Michaela C. Pascoe, John F. Seymour, Sanchia Aranda, Phyllis Butow, Karla Gough and Penelope Schofield

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:226

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    Delivery of constructs for silencing or over-expressing genes or their modified versions is a crucial step for studying neuronal cell biology. Therefore, efficient transfection is important for the success of ...

    Authors: Abeer A. Alabdullah, Basma Al-Abdulaziz, Hanan Alsalem, Amna Magrashi, Subramanian M. Pulicat, Amer A. Almzroua, Falah Almohanna, Abdullah Mohamed Assiri, Nada A. Al Tassan and Bashayer R. Al-Mubarak

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:225

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    In Tanzania, seminars and training on the preparation and administration of injectable artesunate were given to health care providers (HCP) during its introduction in 2013. Published evidence on knowledge of i...

    Authors: Wigilya P. Mikomangwa, Calvin Kaaya, Manase Kilonzi, Hamu Mlyuka, Alphonce Ignace Marealle and Ritah Mutagonda

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:224

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    Zero-valent iron sand filtration can remove multiple contaminants, including some types of pathogenic bacteria, from contaminated water. However, its efficacy at removing complex viral populations, such as tho...

    Authors: Jessica Chopyk, Prachi Kulkarni, Daniel J. Nasko, Rhodel Bradshaw, Kalmia E. Kniel, Pei Chiu, Manan Sharma and Amy R. Sapkota

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:223

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    Alu elements are retroposons that invaded the primate genome and shaped its biology. Some Alus inserted recently and are polymorphic in the human population. It is these Alus that are being sought after in dis...

    Authors: Hamdi K. Hamdi, Siddana Reddy, Nada Laz, Renad Eltaher, Zahraa Kandell, Teif Mahmud, Lamia Alenazi, Basheer Haroun, Mohanad Hassan and Raju Ragavendra

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:222

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    In Indonesia, palliative care has not been uniformly implemented at all levels of healthcare facilities. Healthcare personnel play an important role in providing that care. This study aimed to explore the curr...

    Authors: Nita Arisanti, Elsa Pudji Setiawati Sasongko, Veranita Pandia and Dany Hilmanto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:217

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    Vitamin D receptor (VDR) activities have been noted for a number of B cell malignancies which showed varying sensitivities to vitamin D3 (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, VD3, calcitriol) and its synthetic analogs. T...

    Authors: Rajendra Gharbaran, Bo Zhang, Luis Valerio, Onyekwere Onwumere, Madeline Wong, Jason Mighty and Stephen Redenti

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:216

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    This study was aimed to assess appropriate complementary feeding practice and associated factors among mothers having children aged 6–24 months in Debre Tabor Hospital, North West Ethiopia, 2016.

    Authors: Asrat Hailu Dagne, Kiber Temesgen Anteneh, Marta Berta Badi, Hadgay Hagos Adhanu, Mekonnen Assefa Ahunie, H/Mariam Demewozu Tebeje and Getie Lake Aynalem

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:215

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    Dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) is a major public health concern responsible for significant morbidity in both adult and paediatric populations in Sri Lanka. This study examined if persistent non structural pr...

    Authors: Mihira Manamperi, Bernard Deepal Wanniarachchi Jayamanne, Thilini Somaratne, Natasha Perera and LakKumar Fernando

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:214

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    The main objective of the study was to assess level of motivation, how nurses perceived work motivation and its effects on organizational performance among nurses working in Hawassa public and private hospitals.

    Authors: Ababe Tamirat Deressa and Getachew Zeru

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:213

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    Preschool age children (PSAC) are excluded from community based praziquantel treatment programs mainly due to paucity of evidence on the magnitude of schistosomiasis, efficacy and safety of this treatment in P...

    Authors: Makida Kemal, Gemechu Tadesse, Adem Esmael, Solomon Mequanente Abay and Tadesse Kebede

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:211

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    Prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in diabetic men is considerably high but it is often underdiagnosed and undermanaged. There were no data available about the prevalence and the risk factors of ED in our...

    Authors: Balasingam Nisahan, Thirunavukarasu Kumanan, Nadarajah Rajeshkannan, Thampipillai Peranantharajah and Mahalingam Aravinthan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:210

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    The purpose of the present study was to investigate healthcare workers’ physical exercise levels linked to their quality of life. Healthcare workers’ from all departments of a General hospital participated in ...

    Authors: Maria Saridi, Theodora Filippopoulou, Georgios Tzitzikos, Pavlos Sarafis, Kyriakos Souliotis and Despoina Karakatsani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:208

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    Contemporary clinical guidelines endorsed that glycemic control is the ultimate goal in the management patients with diabetes. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of glycemic control and to iden...

    Authors: Gebre Teklemariam Demoz, Alem Gebremariam, Helen Yifter, Minyahil Alebachew, Yirga Legesse Niriayo, Gebremicheal Gebreslassie, Gebremariam Woldu, Degena Bahrey and Workineh Shibeshi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:207

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    The purpose of this study was to profile and identify the endothelial cell biology related genes that are affected by dengue virus infection in the liver tissue of AG129 mice, with and without Carica papaya leaf ...

    Authors: Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Abd Razak, Nor Azrina Norahmad, Nur Hana Md Jelas, Bazilah Jusoh, Amirrudin Muhammad, Norazlan Mohmad Misnan, Murizal Zainol, Ravindran Thayan and Ami Fazlin Syed Mohamed

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:206

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    The aim of this study was to assess the attitude of Nursing and Midwifery students towards clinical practice and its associated factors at University of Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia. 2018.

    Authors: Yosef Aragaw, Workinesh Sinishaw, Workinesh Daba and Maru Mekie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:205

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    To examine whether vitamin D supplementation in patients with depression would result in a reduction in Hamilton D-17 depression score (primary outcome) at 3 and 6 months compared to controls and to explore th...

    Authors: Jens Peter Hansen, Manan Pareek, Allan Hvolby, Anne Schmedes, Tomas Toft, Erik Dahl and Connie Thurøe Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:203

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    To assess the clinical presentation and hematological profile among young (≤ 55 years) and old (> 55 years) chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients in Sudan.

    Authors: Ameen Abdulaziz Basabaeen, Enaam Abdelrhman Abdelgader, Ebtihal Ahmed Babekir, Nada Hassan Eltayeb, Osama Ali Altayeb, Eman Abbass Fadul, Othman Saeed Bahashwan and Ibrahim Khider Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:202

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    Therapeutic effects of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) inhibition using a small molecule inhibitor was evaluated in apolipoprotein E (apoE) knockout (KO) and low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLr) KO mouse athero...

    Authors: Takeshi Yamaura, Tatsuhiko Kasaoka, Naoko Iijima, Masaaki Kimura and Shinji Hatakeyama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:200

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    We examined the association of bullying experiences with depressive symptoms and psychosocial functioning among children and adolescents in rural Pakistan. A total of 452 school-going children in Nawabshah, Pa...

    Authors: Sadiq Naveed, Ahmed Waqas, Kapil Kiran Aedma, Tayyaba Afzaal and Muhammad Hassan Majeed

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:198

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    A synthetic pathway to γ-hydroxy-α-(arylmethyl)carboxylic acids starting from α-angelica lactone and γ-butyrolactone was investigated. These γ-hydroxycarboxylic acids resemble structural motifs of lactic acid ...

    Authors: Nicole Panzier, Fabian Uhrner, Felix Lederle, Jan C. Namyslo and Eike G. Hübner

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:197

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    Geospatial data are used by health systems and researchers to understand disease burdens, trace outbreaks, and allocate resources, however, there are few well-documented protocols for collecting and analyzing ...

    Authors: K. H. James, J. E. Perosky, K. McLean, A. Nyanplu, C. A. Moyer and J. R. Lori

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:196

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    Deficiency in G6PD is the most common enzymopathy worldwide. It is frequently found in individuals of African descent in whom it can lead to hemolytic crises triggered by the use of certain antimalarial medica...

    Authors: Stephanie M. Lauden, Stella Chongwain, Anzeh Achidi, Ethan Helm, Sarah E. Cusick, Amelia Krug, Tina M. Slusher and Troy C. Lund

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:195

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    Plants produce a plethora of specialized metabolites to defend themselves against pathogens and insects, to attract pollinators and to communicate with other organisms. Many of these are also applied in the cl...

    Authors: Lotte Witjes, Rik Kooke, Justin J. J. van der Hooft, Ric C. H. de Vos, Joost J. B. Keurentjes, Marnix H. Medema and Harm Nijveen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:194

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    This study was aimed at determining the diagnostic accuracy of the ultrasound characteristics in the identification of malignant thyroid nodules in patients attending the surgical clinic at a tertiary care hos...

    Authors: Mihiri Chami Wettasinghe, Shanthini Rosairo, Neelakanthi Ratnatunga and Nuwan Darshana Wickramasinghe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:193

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    Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) are a major cause of morbidity among children in developing countries. Investigation about the etiological agents and socio-ecological pattern of the infection would help...

    Authors: Jitendra Shrestha, Balkrishna Bhattachan, Ganesh Rai, Eun Young Park and Shiba Kumar Rai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:192

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    The purpose of this study was to study the epidemiological and clinical profile of adolescents with suicidal thoughts, with or without suicide attempts, and to identify associated factors.

    Authors: Tchin Darré, Koffi Assaba Cinthia Consuela, Bayaki Saka, Toukilnan Djiwa, Koumavi Didier Ekouévi and Gado Napo-Koura

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:187

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    Road traffic injury (RTI) is the leading cause of death among aged 15–29 years, although low and middle income countries only have half of the vehicles, they have 80% of road traffic related death. This study ...

    Authors: Bereket Duko, Fikru Tadesse and Zewdie Oltaye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:186

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    The objective of this study was to investigate level and factors affecting healthcare utilization for low back pain (LBP) among nurses in Gondar town, Ethiopia. A healthcare-based cross-sectional study was con...

    Authors: Tesfaye Hambisa Mekonnen and Dawit Getachew Yenealem

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:185

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    The main objective of this study was to assess knowledge and practice of adequate sunlight exposure of infants among mothers attending EPI unit at Aleta Wondo Health Center, Sidama zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia. Insti...

    Authors: Asres Bedaso, Melese Gebrie, Bedilu Deribe, Mohammed Ayalew and Bereket Duko

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:183

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    A fundamental understanding of redox homeostasis in Anopheles gambiae midgut cells under different oxidative conditions is missing. Such knowledge can aid in the development of new malaria transmission-blocking s...

    Authors: Brian B. Tarimo, Bernadette A. Hritzo, Henry Chun Hin Law, Dingyin Tao, Rebecca Pastrana-Mena, Stefan M. Kanzok, Joram J. Buza and Rhoel R. Dinglasan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:182

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    The objective of this study was to investigate prevalence and factors affecting sickness absenteeism among flower farm industry workers in Bishoftu town, Ethiopia. A workplace-based cross-sectional study was c...

    Authors: Tesfaye Hambisa Mekonnen, Soresa Kaba Lamessa and Sintayehu Daba Wami

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:181

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