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  1. Wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis (Fom) is one of the most widespread and destructive melon diseases worldwide. Whole-genome sequencing data of a diverse set of Fom strains, as well as several non-...

    Authors: Fatemeh Sabahi, Zia Banihashemi, Mara de Sain and Martijn Rep
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:229
  2. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a significant health issue in humans as well as horses. Experimental models of equine carpal OA have been used to investigate OA pathogenesis and potential therapeutic candidates. A 5-sc...

    Authors: Camilla Andersen, Stine Jacobsen, Marie Walters and Casper Lindegaard
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:226
  3. Since there is no material in the market met all the ideal requirements of an impression material, thus in an attempt to find one, hybridization between the two most commonly used impression materials were don...

    Authors: Lamia Singer, Christoph Bourauel, Shaymaa I. Habib, Heba El-Amin Shalaby and Sayed H. Saniour
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:224
  4. Anisakis pegreffii is a zoonotic parasite requiring marine organisms to complete its life-history. Human infection (anisakiasis) occurs when the third stage larvae (L3) are accidentally ingested with raw or under...

    Authors: Marialetizia Palomba, Pietro Libro, Jessica Di Martino, Aurelia Rughetti, Mario Santoro, Simonetta Mattiucci and Tiziana Castrignanò
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:223
  5. Cognitive decline is an important and well-documented health problem. The Mini-Cog, a simple cognitive function test, is recommended as a potential early cognitive screening tool. Kanagawa Prefecture, one of t...

    Authors: Yoshinobu Saito, Sho Nakamura, Ayumi Tanaka, Ryo Watanabe, Hiroto Narimatsu and Ung-il Chung
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:222
  6. Sepsis is a lethal condition characterized by systemic inflammation and multiple organ failure; this condition was initially defined as systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) due to infection. We previ...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Ogawa, Nobutake Shimojo, Akiko Ishii, Akira Tamaoka, Satoru Kawano and Yoshiaki Inoue
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:221
  7. Inflammation is present in many diseases and identification of immune cell infiltration is a common assessment. CD138 (syndecan-1) is a recommended immunohistochemical marker for human plasmacytes although it ...

    Authors: David K. Meyerholz, Mariah R. Leidinger, J. Adam Goeken, Thomas R. Businga, Allison Akers, Sebastian Vizuett, Courtney A. Kaemmer, Jordan L. Kohlmeyer, Rebecca D. Dodd and Dawn E. Quelle
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:219
  8. This study aimed to analyze the effect of object-location binding on the visual working memory workload. For this study, thirty healthy subjects were recruited, and they performed the “What was where” task, wh...

    Authors: Solwoong Song, Jinsick Park, Young Min Park, In Young Kim and Dong Pyo Jang
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:217
  9. In the research note, our main objective is to explore the value of combining an evidence synthesis with a network analysis. The discussion is based on a critical interpretive synthesis, which combines systema...

    Authors: Cristina A. Mattison, Kirsty Bourret and Michelle L. Dion
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:216
  10. Multiplex immunohistochemistry (mIHC) and multiplexed ion beam imaging (MIBI) images are usually phenotyped using a manual thresholding process. The thresholding is prone to biases, especially when examining m...

    Authors: Souvik Seal, Julia Wrobel, Amber M. Johnson, Raphael A. Nemenoff, Erin L. Schenk, Benjamin G. Bitler, Kimberly R. Jordan and Debashis Ghosh
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:215
  11. Isolating high-quality RNA is a basic requirement while performing high throughput sequencing, microarray, and various other molecular investigations. However, it has been quite challenging to isolate RNA with...

    Authors: Umer Majeed Wani, Zubair Ahmad Wani, Aabid M. Koul, Asif Amin, Basit Amin Shah, Faizah Farooq and Raies A. Qadri
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:214
  12. Grapevine (Vitis spp.) viral infections, including those by Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 (GLRaV-3) and Grapevine red blotch virus (GRBV), greatly reduce fruit yields and quality. Evidence exists that hos...

    Authors: Christopher M. Wallis
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:213
  13. This study aimed to determine whether presepsin and inflammation-based prognostic scores can predict the progression of septic subclinical acute kidney injury (AKI) to septic AKI among intensive care unit (ICU...

    Authors: Yuichiro Shimoyama, Osamu Umegaki, Noriko Kadono and Toshiaki Minami
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:212
  14. Mentors have the responsibility to guide their mentees through academic and scientific challenges that they might encounter during their educational and professional development. In embodying the role of mento...

    Authors: Daniel Pizzolato and Kris Dierickx
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:209
  15. Because the prevalence overweight and obesity remains high during adolescence in Europe, tracking weight status in children and adolescents is needed. We aimed to estimate French trends in the prevalence of we...

    Authors: Jérémy Vanhelst, Jean-Benoît Baudelet, David Thivel, Hervé Ovigneur and Thibault Deschamps
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:208
  16. In this study, the aim was to compare the performance of four spatiotemporal decomposition algorithms (stICA, stJADE, stSOBI, and sPCA) and parameters for identifying single motor units in human skeletal muscl...

    Authors: Robin Rohlén, Jun Yu and Christer Grönlund
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:207
  17. This study investigates the development of the thoracic cross-section at the nipple line level during the early stages of life. Unlike the descriptive awareness regarding chest development course, there exist ...

    Authors: Nima Seifnaraghi, Serena de Gelidi, Inéz Frerichs, Merja Kallio, Erich Sorantin, Andrew Tizzard, Andreas Demosthenous and Richard H. Bayford
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:206
  18. A reliable and valid tool is required to assess home healthcare nurses’ job satisfaction for evaluating and improving the work environment and clinical practice of home healthcare. This study aimed to develop ...

    Authors: Yoko Mori, Miki Sasaki, Yasuko Ogata and Taisuke Togari
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:205
  19. The rising rate of preprints and publications, combined with persistent inadequate reporting practices and problems with study design and execution, have strained the traditional peer review system. Automated ...

    Authors: Robert Schulz, Adrian Barnett, René Bernard, Nicholas J. L. Brown, Jennifer A. Byrne, Peter Eckmann, Małgorzata A. Gazda, Halil Kilicoglu, Eric M. Prager, Maia Salholz-Hillel, Gerben ter Riet, Timothy Vines, Colby J. Vorland, Han Zhuang, Anita Bandrowski and Tracey L. Weissgerber
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:203
  20. To narratively describe the challenges and solutions required in delivering a non-commercial study of children undergoing cardiac surgery using a novel subcutaneous hormone collection device.

    Authors: Terrie Walker-Smith, Daniel Fudulu, Aravind Ramesh, Karen Sheehan, Julie Madden, Lucy Culliford, Jonathan Evans, Gianni D. Angelini, Thomas Upton and Ben Gibbison
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:202
  21. In contrast to glycophytes, halophyte plants have evolved unique morphological and physiological mechanisms to deal with abiotic stress. This study presents the physiological responses of Aeluropus littoralis, a ...

    Authors: Seyyed Hamidreza Hashemipetroudi, Gholamreza Ahmadian, Farzaneh Fatemi, Ghorbanali Nematzadeh, Ahad Yamchi and Markus Kuhlmann
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:201
  22. Adolescents and youth constitute a significant proportion of the population in developing nations. Conventional survey methods risk missing adolescents/youth because their family planning/contraception (FP/C) ...

    Authors: Mary Thiongo, Peter Gichangi, Patrick K. Macho, Meagan E. Byrne, Peter Kimani, Michael Waithaka, Scott Radloff, Philip Anglewicz and Michele R. Decker
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:200
  23. To assess potential non-target effects of genetically engineered/modified (GM) maize that produces insecticidal proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), numerous field experiments have been conducted worldwide....

    Authors: Michael Meissle, Steven E. Naranjo and Jörg Romeis
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:199

    The Systematic Review to this article has been published in Environmental Evidence 2022 11:21

  24. Achieving sufficient statistical power in a survival analysis usually requires large amounts of data from different sites. Sensitivity of individual-level data, ethical and practical considerations regarding d...

    Authors: Soumya Banerjee, Ghislain N. Sofack, Thodoris Papakonstantinou, Demetris Avraam, Paul Burton, Daniela Zöller and Tom R. P. Bishop
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:197
  25. The widespread dissemination of phenotypic colistin-resistant (COR) bacteria in the community threatens public health. The horizontal gene transfer of the mobile colistin resistance gene via plasmids is though...

    Authors: Yoshimasa Yamamoto, Ayano Higashi, Kanoko Ikawa, Hoa Thi Thanh Hoang, Takahiro Yamaguchi, Ryuji Kawahara, Hideki Noguchi, Thang Nam Nguyen, Diep Thi Khong and Hoa Thi Tran
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:196
  26. We developed an assay to measure the concentration of 25 hydroxyvitamin D2 and D3 in protein extracts derived from stored neonatal dried blood spots. During this study, we postulated that these samples had been c...

    Authors: Sanne Grundvad Boelt, Oleguer Plana-Ripoll, Clara Albiñana, Bjarni Vilhjálmsson, John J. McGrath and Arieh S. Cohen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:194
  27. Microbial dysbiosis, a shift from commensal to pathogenic microbiota, is often associated with mental health and the gut–brain axis, where dysbiosis in the gut may be linked to dysfunction in the brain. Many s...

    Authors: Austin T. Almand, Allison P. Anderson, Brianna D. Hitt, John C. Sitko, Rebekah M. Joy, Benjamin D. Easter and Erin A. Almand
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:193
  28. Among the measures taken to combat sexism and sexual harassment, prevention courses for medical students are one possibility. We aimed to describe the process of implementing a training course on the preventio...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Lüthi, Lauriane Pichonnaz, Joëlle Schwarz, Pascal Morier-Genoud, Caroline Dayer, Ilire Rrustemi, Léa Schilter, Alexandre Berney, Caroline John, Julie Dubois, Pierre-Yves Rodondi and Carole Clair
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:192
  29. We aimed to compare the effect of bupivacaine intraperitoneal with intra-abdominal bicarbonate in reducing postoperative pain in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

    Authors: Nasim Nikoubakht, Seyed Hamid Reza Faiz, Seyed Hamzeh Mousavie, Amineh Shafeinia and Leila Borhani Zonoz
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:191
  30. Although linkage studies have been utilized for the identification of variants associated with cancer in the world, little is known about their role in non BRCA1/2 individuals in the Sri Lankans. Hence we perform...

    Authors: Prabhavi Wijesiriwardhana, Anthony M. Musolf, Joan E. Bailey-Wilson, T. Kalum Wetthasinghe and Vajira H. W. Dissanayake
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:190
  31. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of nano-curcumin supplementation on adipokines levels and clinical signs in obese and overweight patients with migraine.

    Authors: Mohsen Sedighiyan, Mina Abdolahi, Elham Jafari, Zahra Vahabi, Sara Sohrabi Athar, Shima Hadavi, Mahnaz Narimani Zamanabadi, Mir-Saeed Yekaninejad and Mahmoud Djalali
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:189
  32. Toxoplasma gondii is a ubiquitous parasite of medical and veterinary importance; however, there exists no cure for chronic toxoplasmosis. Metabolic enzymes required for the production and maintenance of tissue cy...

    Authors: Emily V. Quach, Binh Cao, Edres Babacarkhial, Daniel Ho, Janak Sharma and Pascale S. Guiton
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:188
  33. Person-to-person transmission can occur during outbreaks of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC), however the impact of this transmission route is not well understood. This study aimed to examine the role of per...

    Authors: Roksolana Hovdey, Jan M. Sargeant, David N. Fisman and Amy L. Greer
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:187
  34. We assessed Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of COVID-19 as an indicator to situate the performance of Nigeria relative to other selected countries. We obtained case fatality rates of different countries from data set...

    Authors: Sanyaolu Alani Ameye, Temitope Olumuyiwa Ojo, Tajudin Adesegun Adetunji and Michael Olusesan Awoleye
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:186
  35. To introduce salvage prostatectomy in Denmark. Prior to this, no national curative treatment for recurrent prostate cancer following radiation therapy existed in Denmark. This pilot study represent our initial...

    Authors: Mike Allan Mortensen, Charlotte Aaberg Poulsen, Göran Ahlgren, Kirsten Madsen and Mads Hvid Poulsen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:185
  36. One major source of exhaustion for researchers is the redundant paperwork of three different documents—research papers, ethics review applications, and research grant applications—for the same research plan. T...

    Authors: Yuki Mori, Kaito Takashima, Kohei Ueda, Kyoshiro Sasaki and Yuki Yamada
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:184
  37. The fungus Metarhizium brunneum produces ergot alkaloids of the lysergic acid amide class, most abundantly lysergic acid α-hydroxyethylamide (LAH). Genes for making ergot alkaloids are clustered in the genomes of...

    Authors: Kelcie N. Britton, Chey R. Steen, Kyle A. Davis, Jessi K. Sampson and Daniel G. Panaccione
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:183
  38. To reanalyze a clinical trial on the effectiveness of a Brief Intervention (BI) delivered by non-professionals to reduce risky alcohol drinking. Our previous null-hypothesis test of the effects of the BI yield...

    Authors: Nicolas A. Barticevic, Fernando Poblete, Laura Bradshaw and Marcus Bendtsen
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:182
  39. In children, achieving an acceptable degree of accuracy from dietary or physical activity (PA) assessments remains a challenge. Children tend to overestimate their time spent in daily PA and underestimate thei...

    Authors: Jérémy Vanhelst, Valérie Deken, Gaëlle Boulic, Alain Duhamel and Monique Romon
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:179
  40. The relationship of sagittal spinal shape in the pathogenesis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is recognised. What is not clear is the relationship between the sagittal shape of those without scoliosis...

    Authors: Adrian Gardner, Fiona Berryman and Paul Pynsent
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:178
  41. Exercise has been demonstrated to be beneficial for improving physical capacity and quality of life in people with scleroderma, although knowledge of its impact on the respiratory system is limited. This study...

    Authors: Samantha Gomes de Alegria, Patrícia Frascari Litrento, Iasmim de Oliveira Farias, Thiago Thomaz Mafort and Agnaldo José Lopes
    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2022 15:176

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