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  1. Content type: Research note

    The prevalence of pre-diabetes is increasing globally with more than 470 million people projected to develop pre-diabetes by 2030. In Africa, the average prevalence of pre-diabetes was estimated at 7.3% in 201...

    Authors: Christine Aramo, Anthony Peter Oyom, Emmanuel Okello, Victoria Acam, John Charles Okiria, Bashir Mwambi and Caesar Oyet

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:553

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  2. Content type: Data note

    Crop production is an important variable in social, economic and environmental analyses. There is an abundance of crop data available for the United States, but we lack a typology of county-level crop producti...

    Authors: Courtney R. Hammond Wagner, Meredith T. Niles and Eric D. Roy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:552

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    DNA methylation analysis via real-time PCR or other analytical techniques requires purified bisulfite converted DNA. We report on an automated high throughput solution for DNA extraction, bisulfite-conversion,...

    Authors: Sebastian Rausch, Oliver Hasinger, Thomas König, Anne Schlegel and Gunter Weiss

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:551

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    The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a specific and sensitive liquid chromatography tandem mass-spectrometry method for quantification of usnic acid concentration in the lichen, Cladonia uncialis

    Authors: Natalia Sveshnikova, Tao Yuan, Jamie M. Warren and Michele D. Piercey-Normore

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:550

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  5. Content type: Research note

    Neonatal mortality has remained high in Ethiopia inspite of different efforts being undertaken to reduce this negative trend. Early detection of neonatal illnesses has an important step towards improving newbo...

    Authors: Gizachew Abdissa Bulto, Daniel Belema Fekene, Berhanu Ejara Moti, Getu Alemu Demissie and Keneni Berhanu Daka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:549

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  6. Content type: Research note

    Lobesia botrana, the European grapevine moth, affects Vitis vinifera L. and other species of economic importance in a number of countries through damage caused by its larvae in berries and associated secondary di...

    Authors: Fabiola Altimira, Nathalia De La Barra, Patricia Rebufel, Sylvana Soto, Rodrigo Soto, Patricia Estay, Nancy Vitta and Eduardo Tapia

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:548

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  7. Content type: Research note

    Earlier studies documenting the effect of candidate genes on recovery have seldom taken into consideration the impact of emotional distress. Thus, we aimed to assess the modifying effect of emotional distress ...

    Authors: Siri Bjorland, Johannes Gjerstad, Elina Schistad, David M. Swanson and Cecilie Røe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:547

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  8. Content type: Research note

    This study determined the association of anthropometric indices with hormonal imbalance among infertile women in a Ghanaian population.

    Authors: William K. B. A. Owiredu, Peter Ntim Ofori, Cornelius Archer Turpin, Christian Obirikorang, Emmanuel Acheampong, Enoch Odame Anto, Eddie-Williams Owiredu and Evans Asamoah Adu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:545

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  9. Content type: Research note

    Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are autoimmune diseases. It is known that certain genetic loci and factors that increase the overall autoimmunity risk can be shared among different autoimmu...

    Authors: Muhammad Muaaz Aslam, Peter John, Kang-Hsien Fan, Attya Bhatti, Sidrah Jahangir, Eleanor Feingold, F. Yesim Demirci and M. Ilyas Kamboh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:544

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  10. Content type: Research note

    Indonesia ranks second globally in the number of cases not reported to the National Tuberculosis Control Program, accounting for 11% of the total cases lost worldwide. In 2016, the Ministry of Health has issue...

    Authors: Ari Kurniawati, Retna S. Padmawati and Yodi Mahendradhata

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:543

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  11. Content type: Research note

    Neonatal sepsis is one of the most common causes of neonatal hospitalization in developing countries. It is also a major cause of mortality in the world affecting both developed and developing countries. Diagn...

    Authors: Ayenew Engida Yismaw, Tirngo Yihunie Abebil, Mulunesh Abuhay Biweta and Bilen Mekonnen Araya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:542

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  12. Content type: Research note

    Birth weight is a major predictor of infant growth and survival, and is dependent on maternal health and nutrition during pregnancy. This study aimed to determine the magnitude and identify nutritional and non...

    Authors: Zelalem Abera, Daba Ejara and Samson Gebremedhin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:540

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  13. Content type: Correspondence

    Bartonella bacilliformis has recently been described in Amblyomma scalpturatum, Amblyomma ovale and Rhipicephalus microplus collected from wild animals in the Peruvian region of Madre de Dios. In this communicati...

    Authors: Joaquim Ruiz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:539

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    The Research note to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2018 11:405

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    The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility test of Listeria monocytogenes among pregnant women in Tigray region, Ethiopia.

    Authors: Letemichael Negash Welekidan, Yemane Weldu Bahta, Mebrihit Gebremeskel Teklehaimanot, Getahun Kahsay Abay, Araya Gebreyesus Wasihun, Tsehaye Asmelash Dejene, Saravanan Muthupandian, Tadele Araya Mezgebo and Amlsha Kahsay Hagos

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:538

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  15. Content type: Research note

    Electronic data collection (EDC) has become a suitable alternative to paper based data collection (PBDC) in biomedical research even in resource poor settings. During a survey in Nepal, data were collected usi...

    Authors: Benedikt Ley, Komal Raj Rijal, Jutta Marfurt, Naba Raj Adhikari, Megha Raj Banjara, Upendra Thapa Shrestha, Kamala Thriemer, Ric N. Price and Prakash Ghimire

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:537

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  16. Content type: Research note

    Although schoolboy rugby is growing in popularity and played at different competitive levels in Zimbabwe, the influence of playing standard on qualities or skills of older male adolescent rugby players is unkn...

    Authors: M. Chiwaridzo, G. D. Ferguson and B. C. M. Smits-Engelsman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:536

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  17. Content type: Research note

    Dichelobacter nodosus is the primary aetiological agent of footrot in sheep. Ovine footrot causes considerable economic losses and substantial animal welfare issues in the Australian sheep industry. Current metho...

    Authors: Nickala Best, Brendan Rodoni, Grant Rawlin and Travis Beddoe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:534

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  18. Content type: Research note

    To assess the quality of life, physical and mental factors, determine association between age, education status, disease duration and MSQOL-54 physical and Mental Health Composite scores among Sudanese patient...

    Authors: Etedal Ahmed Abu Elbasher Ibrahim, Alsadig Gassoum and Israa El Imam IshagAgib

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:533

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  19. Content type: Research note

    The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and factors associated with stunting among under five children in Adama town, Central Ethiopia, 2013. A community based cross sectional study was conducte...

    Authors: Jalane Mekonen, Samrawit Addisu and Hussen Mekonnen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:532

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  20. Content type: Research note

    Antibiotics reserve (ARs) are given as a last line of treatment when other antibiotics are no longer effective. Rising threat of antimicrobial resistance makes growing use of ARs a real problem to patient safe...

    Authors: Darija Kuruc Poje, Vesna Mađarić, Vlatka Janeš Poje, Domagoj Kifer, Philip Howard and Srećko Marušić

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:531

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  21. Content type: Research note

    This study aims to explore the knowledge and sources of accessing sexual and reproductive health services and care information among visually impaired women in Ghana. Qualitative data involving in-depth interv...

    Authors: Eric Badu, Isaac Mensah, Naomi Gyamfi, Elvis Agyei-Okyere, Abodey Eric and Josephine Adusei-Nkrumah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:529

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  22. Content type: Research note

    This study aimed at assessing the management practice of febrile neutropenia (FN) in pediatric cancer patients at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH), Ethiopia by reviewing patients’ charts from 135 part...

    Authors: Husnia Bedewi Mohammed, Malede Berihun Yismaw, Atalay Mulu Fentie and Tamrat Assefa Tadesse

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:528

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  23. Content type: Research note

    The purpose of this side product of another unpublished research project, was to address the effects of a training program on skeletal muscle adaptations of people with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), under a...

    Authors: Marie-Pier Roussel, Marika Morin, Mélina Girardin, Anne-Marie Fortin, Mario Leone, Jean Mathieu, Cynthia Gagnon and Elise Duchesne

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:526

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  24. Content type: Research note

    The aim of this study was to assess determinants of poorly controlled asthma among asthmatic patients on follow up at Jimma University Medical Center, Southwest Ethiopia. A facility based case control study in...

    Authors: Ameha Zewudie, Tadesse Nigussie, Yitagesu Mamo and Kabaye Kumela

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:525

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  25. Content type: Research note

    Teachers’ misconception on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in general and the implementation of effective educational strategies for children with this problem in particular is one obstacle tha...

    Authors: Ashenafi Habte Woyessa, Thanasekaran Palanichamy Tharmalingadevar, Shivaleela P. Upashe and Dereje Chala Diriba

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:524

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  26. Content type: Research note

    Dried blood spots (DBSs) can be used as an alternative to serum samples because they are easily collected and can be transported without refrigeration to reference laboratories for diagnosis. The present study...

    Authors: Livia Melo Villar, Helena Medina Cruz, Raissa Martins Deodato, Juliana Custódio Miguel, Elisangela Ferreira da Silva, Geane Lopes Flores and Lia Laura Lewis-Ximenez

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:523

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  27. Content type: Research note

    Soybean seed development is negatively impacted by elevated temperatures during seed fill, which can decrease seed quality and economic value. Prior germplasm screens identified an exotic landrace able to main...

    Authors: Jason D. Gillman, Jessica J. Biever, Songqing Ye, William G. Spollen, Scott A. Givan, Zhen Lyu, Trupti Joshi, James R. Smith and Felix B. Fritschi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:522

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  28. Content type: Research note

    The aim of this study was to assess nurses’ Knowledge, Attitude and Associated Factors towards end of life care in Amhara Referral Hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017.

    Authors: Addisu Taye Abate, Fisseha Zewdu Amdie, Netsanet Habte Bayu, Dawit Gebeyehu and Tesfamichael G/Mariam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:521

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  29. Content type: Research note

    Cervical cancer is among the leading cancer related causes of morbidity and mortality of women in the world. Ethiopia is among the highest risk countries with age adjusted incidence of cervical cancer 35.9 per...

    Authors: Dawit Gebregziabher, Eskedar Berhanie, Tsiyon Birhanu and Kidanemariam Tesfamariam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:520

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  30. Content type: Research note

    This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of cervical cancer screening and associated factors among female students of Wollega University, western Ethiopia in 2017.

    Authors: Temesgen Tilahun, Tamirat Tulu and Worku Dechasa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:518

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  31. Content type: Research note

    There is limited evidence on patient satisfaction with clinical laboratory services in Northwest Ethiopia. This study aimed to assess patient satisfaction with clinical laboratory services and associated facto...

    Authors: Asmamaw Alelign and Yihalem Abebe Belay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:517

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  32. Content type: Research note

    Antimicrobial resistance among the bacteria present in ready-to-eat foods like vegetable salads is an emerging concern today. The current study was undertaken to investigate the presence of multi-drug resistan...

    Authors: Sanjeep Sapkota, Sanjib Adhikari, Asmita Pandey, Sujan Khadka, Madhuri Adhikari, Hemraj Kandel, Sandhya Pathak and Asmita Pandey

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:516

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  33. Content type: Research note

    Immuno-compromised individuals with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) are at an increased risk for tuberculosis reactivation compared with the general population. The aim of this study was to determine the ...

    Authors: Mekdes Tilahun, Agumas Shibabaw, Amare Kiflie, Gezahegn Bewket, Ebba Abate and Baye Gelaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:515

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  34. Content type: Research note

    Stroke is a major global public health burden. Unfortunately, stroke invariably leads to functional limitations, consequently, most stroke survivors are hugely dependent on family members/informal caregivers i...

    Authors: Phillipa Marima, Ropafadzo Gunduza, Debra Machando and Jermaine M. Dambi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:514

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  35. Content type: Research note

    To assess the variability and predictability of adiponectin, leptin, resistin and their ratios in non-obese and obese women with anovulatory polycystic ovary syndrome (aPCOS).

    Authors: Christian Obirikorang, William K. B. A. Owiredu, Sandra Adu-Afram, Emmanuel Acheampong, Evans Adu Asamoah, Enoch Kwabena Antwi-Boasiakoh and Eddie-Williams Owiredu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:513

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  36. Content type: Research note

    Depo-Provera is an injectable contraceptive method containing medroxyprogesterone acetate. It has some adverse effects like changes in menstrual pattern, loss in bone mineral density and risk of weight gain. T...

    Authors: Muluken Fekadie Zerihun, Tabarak Malik, Yohannes Mulu Ferede, Tesfahun Bekele and Yigizie Yeshaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:512

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  37. Content type: Research note

    Type I interferons (IFN) have important roles in many immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) and are a relatively new therapeutic target. Direct detection of type I IFNs has proved challenging, thus the...

    Authors: Lovro Lamot, Iwona Niemietz and Kelly L. Brown

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:511

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  38. Content type: Research note

    Systolic blood pressure rise among T2DM patients was main risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Objective of this study was to identify predictors of isolated systolic hypertension among T2DM patients at Jim...

    Authors: Baye Dagnew and Yigizie Yeshaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:510

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  39. Content type: Research note

    This study aimed to determine the magnitude of serum HBsAg and the risk factors for hepatitis B virus infection among pregnant women in Bahir Dar. An institution based cross sectional study was implemented fro...

    Authors: Getnet Gedefaw, Fikadu Waltengus, Almaz Akililu and Kihinetu Gelaye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:509

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  40. Content type: Research note

    Care homes are a common place of death for older adults, especially those with complex health needs or dementia. Representative, internationally comparable data on care home facilities and their residents is n...

    Authors: Danni Collingridge Moore, Sheila Payne, Lieve Van den Block, Maud ten Koppel, Katarzyna Szczerbińska and Katherine Froggatt

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:508

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  41. Content type: Research note

    Infertility can have a considerable effect on a person’s marital satisfaction. The Quality of Marriage Index (QMI) is a self-report inventory to measure global perceptions of marital satisfaction. The current ...

    Authors: Saman Maroufizadeh, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Payam Amini, Mahdi Sepidarkish and Reza Omani-Samani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:507

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  42. Content type: Research note

    This research note reports on the activities of the Multi-centre Analysis of the Dynamics of Internal Migration And Health (MADIMAH) project aimed at collating and testing of a set of tools to conduct longitud...

    Authors: Philippe Bocquier, Carren Ginsburg and Mark A. Collinson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:506

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  43. Content type: Research note

    The study explored the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, its seasonal variation and associated comorbidities among the Abu Dhabi Emirati population living in urban and suburban settings.

    Authors: Amal Abdul Rahim Al Zarooni, Fatima Ibrahim Al Marzouqi, Salma Hamad Al Darmaki, Engela Adriana Margrietha Prinsloo and Nico Nagelkerke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:503

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  44. Content type: Correction

    The original publication of this article [1] did not include the funding acknowledgement of FAPESP. The authors would like to acknowledge the funding by FAPESP

    Authors: Manoelito Ferreira Silva-Junior, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa and Marília Jesus Batista

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:502

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:221

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