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  1. In sub Saharan Africa one of the key challenges in assessment using neuropsychological tools has been the lack of adequately validated and easily implementable measures. This study will translate into English,...

    Authors: Rachel Wanjiru Maina, Amina Abubakar, Perez-Garcia Miguel, Fons J. R. Van De Vijver and Manasi Kumar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:799

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  2. The study aimed to assess the relationship between coffee intake, obstructive sleep apnea risk (OSA), and glycemic control among patients with diabetes mellitus.

    Authors: Mohammed Adam Ahmed Elnour, Abdulmoneim Ahmed Saleh, Mowffaq Mohammed Kalantan and Hyder Osman Mirghani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:798

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  3. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of lateral flow immunoassay (LFA) against latex agglutination (LA), India ink and culture in point-of-care diagnosis of cryptococcus meningitis (CM)....

    Authors: Lawrence Kirimi Gitonga, Waqo Gufu Boru, Arthur Kwena, Marybeth Maritim, Joyce Wamicwe and James Ransom

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:797

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  4. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common infectious diseases, and Escherichia coli is the most common pathogen isolated from patients with UTIs. The products of sfa, afa and foc genes are important for...

    Authors: Elnaz Davari Abad, Amin Khameneh and Leila Vahedi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:796

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  5. Streptococcus suis (S. suis) is a causative agent for various syndromes in pigs. It can be transmitted to humans with typical symptoms of meningitis and death. Although human infections have been confirmed at Bal...

    Authors: I Nengah Kerta Besung, I Gusti Ketut Suarjana, Kadek Karang Agustina, Ida Bagus Oka Winaya, Hamong Soeharsono, Ni Ketut Suwiti and Gusti Ngurah Mahardika

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:795

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  6. l-Asparaginase (ASNase) is an enzyme used in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). As the therapeutic ASNases has bacterial origin, severe side effects are associated with its use, among them hyp.....

    Authors: Raquel Caminha Dantas, Ludmilla Freire Caetano, Ariany Lima Sousa Torres, Matheus Soares Alves, Emanuelly Thays Muniz Figueiredo Silva, Louhanna Pinheiro Rodrigues Teixeira, Daniel Câmara Teixeira, Renato de Azevedo Moreira, Marcela Helena Gambim Fonseca, Saul Gaudêncio Neto, Leonardo Tondello Martins, Gilvan Pessoa Furtado and Kaio Cesar Simiano Tavares

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:794

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  7. Edible vegetable oils are prone to quality deterioration through oxidation and microbial degradation resulting in nutritional loss and off-flavors. Quality deterioration may contribute in the formation of oxid...

    Authors: Yonnas Adugna Negash, Dagnachew Eyachew Amare, Bikes Destaw Bitew and Henok Dagne

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:793

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  8. Our aim was to study within-person variability in mood, cognition, energy, and impulsivity measured in an Ecological Momentary Assessment paradigm in bipolar disorder by using modern statistical techniques. Ex...

    Authors: Han Li, Dahlia Mukherjee, Venkatesh Basappa Krishnamurthy, Caitlin Millett, Kelly A. Ryan, Lijun Zhang, Erika F. H. Saunders and Ming Wang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:791

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  9. Recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is a condition which is defined as three consecutive pregnancy losses prior to 20 weeks from the last menstrual period. Progesterone is a steroid hormone that has an essent...

    Authors: Reyhane Rahnama, Mitra Rafiee, Saloomeh Fouladi, Maryam Akbari-Fakhrabadi, Ferdos Mehrabian and Abbas Rezaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:790

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  10. Higher blood malondialdehyde (biomarker of lipid peroxidation) levels in the first hours of traumatic brain injury (TBI) have been found in patients with a worst prognosis. The objective of this study was to d...

    Authors: Leonardo Lorente, María M. Martín, Pedro Abreu-González, Luis Ramos, Juan J. Cáceres, Mónica Argueso, Jordi Solé-Violán, Alejandro Jiménez and Victor García-Marín

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:789

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  11. Recently, many tumor sequencing studies have inferred and reported on mutational signatures, short nucleotide patterns at which particular somatic base substitutions appear more often. A number of signatures r...

    Authors: Priyatama Pandey, Zhi Yang, Darryl Shibata, Paul Marjoram and Kimberly D. Siegmund

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:788

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  12. Evidence on treatment outcomes and their trend analysis through a register based retrospective study have significant contributions in the improvement of a national tuberculosis program. This study was aimed a...

    Authors: Mahmud Abdulkader, Ischa van Aken, Selam Niguse, Haftamu Hailekiros and Mark Spigt

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:786

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  13. NRK is a unique X chromosome-linked protein kinase expressed predominantly in placenta. The gene knockout causes placental overgrowth and delayed labor of Nrk-null fetuses from dams in mouse. To clarify unknown m...

    Authors: Kimitoshi Denda, Kanako Ida, Masataka Tanno, Kanako Nakao-Wakabayashi, Masayuki Komada and Nobuhiro Hayashi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:785

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  14. To evaluate the effect of active video games in promoting physical activity and motor performance, and reducing fatigue in children with cancer. A randomized controlled trial was conducted. The intervention in...

    Authors: Lotta Hamari, Liisa S. Järvelä, Päivi M. Lähteenmäki, Mikko Arola, Anna Axelin, Tero Vahlberg and Sanna Salanterä

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:784

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  15. People living with HIV (PLHIV) are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and development of subclinical echocardiographic abnormalities. However, there is scant evidence of the echocardiographic c...

    Authors: Gadiel R. Alvarado, Courtney R. Usry, Rosco S. Gore, James A. Watts and Jason F. Okulicz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:783

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  16. A quantitative PCR (qPCR) assay for the detection of redside shiner (Richardsonius balteatus) environmental DNA (eDNA) was designed as a side product of a larger project aimed at using eDNA to determine the prese...

    Authors: Marshal S. Hoy and Carl O. Ostberg

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:782

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  17. Yeasts are unicellular microorganisms may cause systemic infection in immunocompromised patients. The aim of this study was to identify yeast strains isolated from clinical specimens using molecular techniques.

    Authors: Monireh Taei, Mostafa Chadeganipour and Rasoul Mohammadi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:779

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  18. International collaboration in science has received increasing attention given emphases on relevance, generalizability, and impact of research. Implementation science (IS) is a growing discipline that aims to ...

    Authors: Gregory A. Aarons, Chariz Seijo, Amy E. Green, Joanna C. Moullin, Henna Hasson, Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz, Sigrid James, Mark G. Ehrhart, Simon Ducarroz, Nick Sevdalis and Cathleen Willging

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:778

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  19. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and associated factors among school-age children in Sebeya primary school, northern Ethiopia, 2017.

    Authors: Awrajaw Dessie, Tesfay Gebregzabher Gebrehiwot, Berihu Kiros, Sintayehu Daba Wami and Daniel Haile Chercos

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:777

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  20. Modern technologies are increasingly used in the development of cognitive interventions for older adults. Research into possible applications of virtual reality in such interventions has begun only recently. T...

    Authors: Ludmiła Zając-Lamparska, Monika Wiłkość-Dębczyńska, Adam Wojciechowski, Marta Podhorecka, Anna Polak-Szabela, Łukasz Warchoł, Kornelia Kędziora-Kornatowska, Aleksander Araszkiewicz and Paweł Izdebski

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:776

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  21. File fragment classification of image file formats is a topic of interest in network forensics. There are a few publicly available datasets of files with image formats. Therewith, there is no public dataset fo...

    Authors: Reyhane Fakouri and Mehdi Teimouri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:774

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  22. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) can be difficult or expensive to obtain or synthesize for laboratories in resource-limited facilities. The purpose of this work was to optimize a synthesis method for a fast, facil...

    Authors: Roberto Vazquez-Muñoz, M. Josefina Arellano-Jimenez, Fernando D. Lopez and Jose L. Lopez-Ribot

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:773

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  23. Caregiving is associated with several psychosocial challenges including stress, depression and anxiety. These challenges have been found to have significant negative impacts on the health and wellbeing of care...

    Authors: Kevin Bonsu, Nuworza Kugbey, Martin Amogre Ayanore and Ethel Akpene Atefoe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:772

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  24. It is challenging to distinguish between primary ovarian mucinous tumors and metastatic mucinous neoplasms from the lower gastrointestinal tract, including appendiceal tumors. A combination of PAX8 and SATB2 i...

    Authors: Najla Aldaoud, Madiha Erashdi, Sohaib AlKhatib, Nour Abdo, Alia Al-Mohtaseb and Ashley Graboski-Bauer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:770

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  25. This study was conducted to assess the association of T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4 +49A/G) variant with Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) in Eastern Sudan. The study included 24 LADA, 240 p...

    Authors: Shimos A. Alshareef, Saeed M. Omar, Hamdan Z. Hamdan and Ishag Adam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:769

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  26. Dietary intervention is a practical prevention strategy for age-related hearing loss (AHL). Omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may be effective in prevention of AHL due to their anti-inflammator...

    Authors: Yohei Honkura, Jun Suzuki, Nobuyuki Sakayori, Hitoshi Inada, Tetsuaki Kawase, Yukio Katori and Noriko Osumi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:768

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  27. To advance public health support for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s smoke-free rule, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborated with the Georgia Institute of Technology...

    Authors: Sonia Tetlow, Brian Gurbaxani, Corinne Graffunder, Connor Owen, Diem Tran, Jiali Zhao, Jose A. Rodriguez, Aaron Ahn, Kristie Choe, Vishal Mummigatti, Divya Vedula, Kathleen Hayes, Miriam Kelly, Simon McNabb and Julie Swann

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:767

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  28. Food-borne pathogens are a major cause of illnesses, death and expenses. Their occurrence in meat and other food is considered a global health problem. The burden of food-borne disease is increasing due to ant...

    Authors: Kamana Bantawa, Shiv Nandan Sah, Dhiren Subba Limbu, Prince Subba and Arjun Ghimire

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:766

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  29. To confirm the existence of Outbreak, describe cases in person, place and time, and identify determinants of the outbreak. Unmatched case control study in the ratio of 1:4 (38 cases and 152 controls) was condu...

    Authors: Mengistie Kassahun Tariku and Sewnet Wongiel Misikir

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:765

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  30. Hypertension is a growing public health problem in many developing countries. However, there is an insufficiency of scientific evidence on the prevalence of hypertension (HTN) at a community level in the study...

    Authors: Gemechis Teshome Geleta, Melese Chego Cheme and Elias Merdassa Roro

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:764

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  31. To assess magnitude of overweight and associated factors among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients at Mekelle public hospitals, Tigray, Ethiopia.

    Authors: Kbrom Gemechu Kiros, Gebre Yitayih Abyu, Desta Siyoum Belay, Mekonnen Haftom Goyteom and Tensay Kahsay Welegebriel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:762

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  32. We sought to determine the spectrum of heart diseases among adult patients at the Bamenda Regional Hospital in the North West Region of Cameroon. This is a chart review of echocardiographic records.

    Authors: Manuel Ndo Akono, Larissa Pone Simo, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Sylvain Laah Njoyo and Dora Mbanya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:761

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  33. The data presented here is part of a study that was aimed at characterizing the molecular mechanisms of polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism by CYP2J2, the main cytochrome P450 enzyme active in the human card...

    Authors: K. K. Abelak, D. Bishop-Bailey and I. Nobeli

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:760

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  34. Coronary artery disease contributes to noncommunicable disease deaths worldwide. In order to make preventive methods more accurate, we need to know more about the development and progress of this pathology, in...

    Authors: Mall Eltermaa, Maili Jakobson, Meeme Utt, Sulev Kõks, Reedik Mägi and Joel Starkopf

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:759

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  35. Informal sector workers are exposed to occupational hazards which could escalate their healthcare expenditures. Thus, enrollment in a health protection scheme among informal sector workers is useful for reduci...

    Authors: Dina Adei, Williams Agyemang-Duah and Anthony Acquah Mensah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:758

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  36. In this cross-sectional study among 220 medical students we aimed to determine the nutritional knowledge and attitude of medical students through clinical training courses (externship and internship) of Tabriz...

    Authors: Neda Dolatkhah, Dawood Aghamohammadi, Azizeh Farshbaf-Khalili, Majid Hajifaraji, Maryam Hashemian and Sepideh Esmaeili

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:757

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  37. Hyperuricemia has been reported to be associated with the development of postoperative acute kidney injury (pAKI). However, it remains underdetermined whether hyperuricemia treatment could decrease the potenti...

    Authors: Shinichiro Watanabe, Takashi Kawano, Taro Horino, Tatsuki Matsumoto, Keitaro Nagata, Yutaka Hatakeyama, Fabricio M. Locatelli, Masataka Yokoyama, Yoshio Terada and Yoshiyasu Okuhara

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:756

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  38. Occupational hazards is an area where many countries have begun to pay more emphasis as it affects the health of many particularly in developing countries. However, documented literature is scarce in this rega...

    Authors: S. M. Arnold, M. S. K. Wickrematilake, R. M. S. D. Fernando, H. M. R. C. Sampath, R. P. P. Karunapema, P. K. B. Mahesh, P. M. Munasinghe and C. J. Denawaka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:755

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  39. Normal posture is considered to be an indicative of good musculoskeletal health in school aged adolescents. Little is known about the body composition indices in relation with postural deformities in adolescen...

    Authors: Dina Golalizadeh, Vahideh Toopchizadeh, Negar Fasaie and Neda Dolatkhah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:754

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  40. The purpose of the study was to identify determinants of late antennal care at first visit in health facilities of eastern zone of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia 2018.

    Authors: Gebrehiwot Gebremariam Weldearegawi, Berhane Fseha Teklehaimanot, Hirut Teame Gebru, Znabu Asfaw Gebrezgi, Kidanemaryam Berhe Tekola and Mulu Ftiwi Baraki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:752

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  41. Trauma exposure and alcohol use are closely related, and large proportion of trauma-exposed individuals use alcohol. The data presented in this paper were obtained as part of a study on substance use disorder ...

    Authors: Yimenu Yitayih, Matiwos Soboka, Elias Tesfaye, Mubarek Abera, Almaz Mamaru and Kristina Adorjan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:748

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