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  1. Tuberculosis remains deadliest communicable diseases accountable for health problem among various individuals annually and is related to malnutrition. Addressing nutritional deficiency in Tuberculosis patients...

    Authors: Bedru Hussien, Mohammedaman Mama Hussen, Abdulwahab Seid and Abduljewad Hussen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:751

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  2. The human specific commercially available STRs system are often not tested in non human primates for their cross applicability. The aim of this study is to test Cross-species validation of two commercially ava...

    Authors: Abhishek Singh, Mukesh Thakur, Vivek Sahajpal, Sujeet K. Singh, Kailash Chandra, Arun Sharma, Nisha Devi and Ausma Bernot

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:750

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  3. This study aimed to identify factors affecting the satisfaction of tourists traveling to the city of Hamadan as Asian urban tourism capital in 2018. The data a random sample of 300 tourists were collected usin...

    Authors: Leili Tapak, Hamed Abbasi and Hamid Mirhashemi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:749

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  4. The association between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and medical comorbidities is controversial since most studies focused on specific comorbidity and victim types. In Italy, data on this issue are sc...

    Authors: Fabio Ferretti, Andrea Pozza, Letizia Bossini, Serena Desantis, Miriam Olivola, Laura Del Matto, Giacomo Gualtieri, Roberto Gusinu, Daiana Bezzini, Andrea Fagiolini and Anna Coluccia

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:747

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  5. Rhizoctonia solani is a soil-borne fungal pathogen of many important crop plants. In rice, R. solani causes sheath blight disease, which results in devastating grain yield and quality losses. Few methods are avai...

    Authors: John J. Long, Emily K. Luna, Mary Jackson, William Wheat, Courtney E. Jahn and Jan E. Leach

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:746

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  6. The aim of this proof of concept study was to determine the effect of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate on host and viral factors in HIV infected and uninfected women.

    Authors: Nonzwakazi Mnqonywa, Nathlee Abbai, Viswanath Ragupathy, Gita Ramjee, Indira Hewlett and Dhayendre Moodley

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:745

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  7. Management and diagnosis of multiple human cancers remains a challenge and search for a common biomarker is still debatable. In this manuscript we have evaluated the use of monoclonal antibody UNIVmAb, to dete...

    Authors: D. Manjunath, Sunil B. Kumaraswamy, Shashidhar Aladhi Venkatakrishniah, Hitesh Nidumanda Appaiah, Anil Thomas and Shib D. Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:744

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  8. Silibinin is an antioxidant agent and is shown to have anticancer effects in different cancers including lung, breast, colorectal, liver, prostate, and kidney. There are challenges in the clinical use of silib...

    Authors: Faezeh Bakhshi, Ommoleila Molavi, Mohammad Reza Rashidi, Ali Shayanfar and Hassan Amini

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:743

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  9. Physicochemical approach such as strong ion difference provides a novel concept in understanding and managing acid–base disturbance in patients. However, its application in pediatrics is limited. This study ai...

    Authors: Chanapai Chaiyakulsil, Papope Mueanpaopong, Rojjanee Lertbunrian and Somchai Chutipongtanate

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:742

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  10. We previously reported the identification of monocarboxylate transporter 4 (MCT4) and glypican-3 (GPC3) as prognostic factors for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which are now considered significant poor progn...

    Authors: Kenji Yorita, Akinobu Ohno, Takahiro Nishida, Kazuhiro Kondo, Toshihiko Ohtomo and Hiroaki Kataoka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:741

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  11. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are among the most severe threats to public and clinical health because of their high levels of resistance to various antibiotics. We assessed the efficacy of combina...

    Authors: Ryuichiro Abe, Hideharu Hagiya, Yukihiro Akeda, Norihisa Yamamoto, Yoshikazu Ishii and Kazunori Tomono

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:740

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  12. In Ethiopia, the majority of married women practice predominantly short-acting contraceptive methods. Therefore this study aims to assess intention to use LAPMs and its determinants among short-acting users in...

    Authors: Hailay Syum, Gizienesh Kahsay, Teklehaymanot Huluf, Berhe Beyene, Hadgu Gerensea, Gebreamlak Gidey, Haftom Desta, Mebrahtu Abay, Haben Nuguse and Kebede Haile

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:739

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  13. Low back pain (LBP) is a common medical problem worldwide. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between serum concentration of 25-hydroxivitamin D3 and functional disability in patients sufferi...

    Authors: Alireza Pishgahi, Neda Dolatkhah, Seyed Kazem Shakouri, Maryam Hashemian, Atefeh Amiri, Morteza Delkhosh Reihany and Fatemeh Jahanjou

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:738

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  14. Tuberculosis (TB) is a problem in South Africa. Initial loss to follow up (LTFU) among TB patients is high varying between 14.9 and 18%. Some of the reasons for this are: lack of proper communication between p...

    Authors: Judith R. M. Mwansa-Kambafwile, Charles Chasela, Nazir Ismail and Colin Menezes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:737

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  15. The main aim of this study was to assess the Magnitude of intestinal parasitic infections and associated factors among food handlers working at Woldia University Student’s cafeteria, Northeastern Ethiopia. Ins...

    Authors: Birhan Alemnew, Yalemzewud Belay and Asmamaw Demis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:736

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  16. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care at public health facilities in Lalo Kile district, Oromia, Weste...

    Authors: Dejene Abraham Yesuf, Lensa Tesfaye Abdissa, Emiru Adeba Gerbi and Edosa Kifle Tola

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:735

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  17. The study was carried out to optimize the phenotypic method to characterize the sickle cell trait (SCT), sickle cell anemia (SCA), and β-thalassemia (β-TT) suspected sample from tharu community of South Wester...

    Authors: Narayan Gautam, Bhagwati Gaire, Trishna Manandhar, Bishnu P. Marasini, Niranjan Parajuli, Sunil P. Lekhak and Monica Nepal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:734

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  18. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the lower-body positive pressure on surface blood flow during standing still and treadmill walking to explore cardiovascular safety for application to ...

    Authors: Junichi Tajino, Akira Ito, Yusuke Torii, Koji Tsuchimoto, Hirotaka Iijima, Xiangkai Zhang, Momoko Tanima, Shoki Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Ieki, Ryosuke Kakinoki and Hiroshi Kuroki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:733

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  19. The objectives of this research were to screen anti-quorum sensing activity of phyllosphere bacteria and quantify their antibiofilm activity against biofilm forming bacteria (Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureu...

    Authors: Nadine Amabel Theodora, Vania Dominika and Diana Elizabeth Waturangi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:732

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  20. Medication management capacity of a patient on ambulatory care is direct related to adherence. To our knowledge data on medication management capacity for ambulatory care patients exiting outpatient pharmacy o...

    Authors: Hamu Mlyuka, Hija Salehe, Wigilya Mikomangwa, Manase Kilonzi, Alphonce Marealle, Ritah Mutagonda and George M. Bwire

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:731

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  21. There has been growing interest in studying small airway disease through measures of ventilation distribution, thanks to the resurgence of the nitrogen single-breath washout (N2SBW) test. Therefore, this study ev...

    Authors: Elizabeth Jauhar Cardoso Bessa, Felipe de Miranda Carbonieri Ribeiro, Geraldo da Rocha Castelar Pinheiro and Agnaldo José Lopes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:730

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  22. Blood transfusion saves millions of lives. But, the need and the actual number of donations are not balanced in Ethiopia. The actual reason is not clearly assessed; however, level of knowledge and attitude may...

    Authors: Bamlaku Enawgaw, Aregawi Yalew and Elias Shiferaw

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:729

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  23. This study aims to examine the predisposing factors influencing occupational injuries among frontline construction workers in Ghana. A cross-sectional survey was carried out with 634 frontline construction wor...

    Authors: John Amissah, Eric Badu, Peter Agyei-Baffour, Emmanuel Kweku Nakua and Isaac Mensah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:728

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  24. Though gradual improvements are exist; Ethiopia’s learning outcomes are still low in primary schools. Academic achievement of school age children can be affected by several factors such as nutritional status, ...

    Authors: Dejene Seyoum, Reta Tsegaye and Amanuel Tesfaye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:727

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  25. This pilot study aimed to compare the commercial Unyvero ITI multiplex PCR application (U-ITI, Curetis GmbH) with conventional culturing concerning (a) detection of pathogens, (b) time to detection of pathogen...

    Authors: Hege Vangstein Aamot, Bjørn Odd Johnsen and Inge Skråmm

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:725

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  26. Mental defeat affects the occurrence and chronicity of depression and cognitive flexibility. This study aimed to examine changes in mental defeat and cognitive flexibility scores after cognitive behavioral the...

    Authors: Tomokazu Murata, Yoichi Hiramatsu, Fuminori Yamada, Yoichi Seki, Shinobu Nagata, Takayuki Shibuya, Mizue Yokoo, Remi Noguchi, Mari Tanaka, Keiko Oshiro, Daisuke Matsuzawa, Yoshiyuki Hirano and Eiji Shimizu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:723

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  27. Non-dialytic conservative care is argued to be a reasonable treatment alternative for dialysis in selected older patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. We evaluated patient-relevant outcomes including ...

    Authors: Wouter R. Verberne, Janneke Dijkers, Johannes C. Kelder, Wilbert T. Jellema, Johannes J. M. van Delden and Willem Jan W. Bos

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:722

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    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Nephrology 2018 19:205

  28. There is still insufficient clinical evidence of platelet-rich fibrin beneficial effects on bone regeneration. Gold nanoparticles have been shown to enhance osteogenic differentiation and bone mineralization. ...

    Authors: Dara Ghaznavi, Amirreza Babaloo, Adileh Shirmohammadi, Arezoo Rezaie Nezhad Zamani, Mehdi Azizi, Reza Rahbarghazi and Aisan Ghaznavi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:721

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  29. We aim to directly detect Mycoplasma DNA in a U937 suspension cell culture without using DNA purification. In order to make Mycoplasma contamination monitoring easier, we optimized a commercially available quanti...

    Authors: Zain Baaity, Sven Breunig, Kamil Önder and Ferenc Somogyvári

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:720

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  30. Several studies reported that infection of extended-spectrum β lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) or Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) contributed to higher mortality rates but others found...

    Authors: Osman Sianipar, Widya Asmara, Iwan Dwiprahasto and Budi Mulyono

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:719

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  31. Primary cilia are sensory organelles which co-ordinate several developmental/repair pathways including hedgehog signalling. Studies of human renal allografts suffering acute tubular necrosis have shown that le...

    Authors: Elizabeth Verghese, Luciano G. Martelotto, Jason E. Cain, Timothy M. Williams, Andrea F. Wise, Prudence A. Hill, Robyn G. Langham, D. Neil Watkins, Sharon D. Ricardo and James A. Deane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:718

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  32. CCAAT/Enhancer Binding proteins (C/EBPs) are transcription factors involved in the regulation of a variety of cellular processes. We used the Abcam Recombinant Anti-C/EBP beta antibody (E299) to detect C/EBPβ ...

    Authors: Hamood AlSudais and Nadine Wiper-Bergeron

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:717

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  33. The objective of this study was to assess the determinants of overweight and obesity among children under 5 years in Ethiopia.

    Authors: Haftom Gebrehiwot Weldearegay, Tesfay Gebregzabher Gebrehiwot, Mulugeta Woldu Abrha and Afework Mulugeta

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:716

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  34. HAART had significantly improved the quality of life of HIV patients. However, it results different adverse effects such as: hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, lipodystrophy, anemia, diarrhea, psychiatric disorde...

    Authors: Endalamaw Tesfa, Daniel Siefu, Yididya Belayneh and Zewdie Mekonnen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:714

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  35. To assess the prevalence of antenatal depression and factors associated with antenatal depression among pregnant women in Aneded woreda, Northwest Ethiopia, 2019. A community based- cross sectional study was c...

    Authors: Abebe Habtamu Belete, Mulunesh Alemayehu Assega, Amanuel Alemu Abajobir, Yihalem Abebe Belay and Mengistie Kassahun Tariku

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:713

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  36. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Salmonella and Shigella, antibiotic susceptibility profile and associated factors among food handlers working in food establishment from June to December 2...

    Authors: Neja Awol, Demiss Nigusse and Musa Ali

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:712

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  37. Approximately 10% of patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency carry a mutation that disrupts CYP21A2 and the flanking TNXB gene resulting in CAH-X, a contiguous gene del...

    Authors: Vipula Kolli, Hannah Kim, Hamsini Rao, Qizong Lao, Alison Gaynor, Joshua D. Milner and Deborah P. Merke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:711

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  38. The aim of this four waves 9-year longitudinal study was to examine aggressive/depressive symptoms trajectories in a sample of N = 90 children with overweight and a matched group of children with normal weight...

    Authors: Luca Cerniglia, Silvia Cimino, Michela Erriu, Stanislav Jezek, Carlos A. Almenara and Renata Tambelli

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:710

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  39. The main objective of this study was to assess pesticide handling and storage practice, and its associated factors among farmers engaged in irrigation in Gondar town, Ethiopia, 2019. Community-based cross-sect...

    Authors: Chalie Mequanint, Betelihem Getachew, Yonas Mindaye, Dagnachew Eyachew Amare, Tadesse Guadu and Henok Dagne

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:709

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  40. Investigate PTEN gene expression and tumor aggressiveness in endometrial carcinoma specimens from patients living in either areas of depleted uranium [DU] pollution or unpolluted regions to determine any evidence...

    Authors: Alaa Salah Jumaah, Hawraa Sahib Al-Haddad, Liwaa Hussein Mahdi, Emad Hatem, Asaad Abdul Hamza Al-Janabi, Katherine McAllister and Akeel Abed Yasseen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:708

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  41. This study aimed to assess the level of aspartate aminotransaminase (AST), alanine aminotransaminase (ALT) and gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT), and their association with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Northwest ...

    Authors: Tewodros Shibabaw, Gashaw Dessie, Meseret Derbew Molla, Muluken Fekadie Zerihun and Birhanu Ayelign

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:707

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  42. To evaluate the availability of information regarding patient access to investigational treatments through clinical trials and non-trial pre-approval access pathways from a sample of patient advocacy organizat...

    Authors: Kelly McBride Folkers, Sarah Leone and Arthur Caplan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:706

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  43. In an aging population, an increase in the number of elderly cancer patients with cognitive impairment is expected. The possible association between cancer and cognitive impairment is important to elucidate, b...

    Authors: Kenji Gonda, Kenji Yaginuma, Yuichi Rokkaku, Shoichiro Horita, Yuko Maejima and Kenju Shimomura

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:705

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  44. Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy (DMD/BMD) is the most common genetic neuromuscular disease in children, resulting from a defect in the DMD gene located on Xp21.2. The new emerging treatment using exon skipping...

    Authors: Kristy Iskandar, Ery Kus Dwianingsih, Linda Pratiwi, Alvin Santoso Kalim, Hasna Mardhiah, Alifiani H. Putranti, Dian K. Nurputra, Agung Triono, Elisabeth S. Herini, Rusdy G. Malueka, Gunadi, Poh San Lai and Sunartini

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:704

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  45. This study aims to evaluate the total bacterial and fungal count of tools, devices and surfaces of kitchens of the centers affiliated to Birjand University of Medical Sciences. In this study, 200 samples from ...

    Authors: Seyyedeh Masoomeh Rahimi, Maryam Ebrahimi, Behnam Barikbin and Tayebeh Zeinali

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:703

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  46. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections among patients who had attended Hawassa University students’ clinic, Southern Ethiopia.

    Authors: Tadesse Menjetta, Teketel Simion, Wondimu Anjulo, Kidist Ayele, Mekides Haile, Tewodros Tafesse and Solomon Asnake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:702

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