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  1. Content type: Research note

    Physical activity in the general population is considered too low, and this is true for pregnant women. Moderate physical activity during pregnancy have many benefits for the mother and the developing baby. Th...

    Authors: Dawit Gebregziabher, Haftu Berhe, Mekuria Kassa and Eskedar Berhanie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:454

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    The genetic spectrum of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in middle-eastern Saudi’s is still elusive. To this end, we investigated an association between rs693421, rs2499601 and their haplotypes at chromosome...

    Authors: Altaf A. Kondkar, Taif A. Azad, Tahira Sultan, Faisal A. Al-Mobarak, Hatem Kalantan and Saleh A. Al-Obeidan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:453

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    The primary objective of this non-randomised phase II study was to evaluate the combination of systemic chemotherapy plus cetuximab after complete cytoreductive surgery (CCS) for treatment of isolated colorect...

    Authors: Serge Evrard, Grégoire Desolneux, Carine Bellera, Thomas Esnaud, Yves Bécouarn, Denis Collet, Najim Chafai, Francois Marchal, Laurent Cany, Emilie Lermite, Michel Rivoire and Simone Mathoulin-Pélissier

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:450

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    Civil servants are disposing individuals to sedentary lifestyle and, may lead to overweight and obesity. Thus, the purpose of the study was to identify factors associated with overweight and obesity among empl...

    Authors: Kassawmar Angaw Bogale and Taye Abuhay Zewale

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:449

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    Biometric identification techniques for pediatric use are limited. This investigation studied iris scanning in minors aged 1–4 in two exploratory studies in Belgium (n = 197) and Sierra Leone (n = 230), and in...

    Authors: Serge Masyn, Anneleen Vuchelen, Eva Santermans, Freya Rasschaert, Allieu Bangura, Wim Parys and Romain Rutten

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:448

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    We explored detrimental effects of VCD on non-ovarian tissues such as kidneys and liver 14 days post-drug administration. Twelve rats were randomly assigned into two groups. In VCD group, rats received 160 mg/...

    Authors: Shahin Ahmadian, Sepideh Sheshpari, Mahdi Mahdipour, Mohammad Pazhang, Pei-Shiue Jason Tsai, Mohammad Nouri, Reza Rahbarghazi and Mahnaz Shahnazi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:446

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    Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is a nucleotide analogue recommended in international HIV treatment guidelines. Purpose of this study was to estimate the long term effects of TDF on renal profile in a coho...

    Authors: Edmund T. Nartey, Raymond A. Tetteh, Barbara A. Yankey, Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse, Hubert G. M. Leufkens, Alexander N. O. Dodoo and Margaret Lartey

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:445

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    Sulfodiicoccus acidiphilus HS-1T is the type species of the genus Sulfodiicoccus, a thermoacidophilic archaeon belonging to the order Sulfolobales (class Thermoprotei; phylum Crenarchaeota). While S. acidiphilus ...

    Authors: Hiroyuki D. Sakai and Norio Kurosawa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:444

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  9. Content type: Data note

    Aspergillus flavus isolate TERIBR1 was isolated from tannery sludge highly contaminated with chromium. During characterization process, it exhibited capability to adapt and grow in fungal growth media amended wit...

    Authors: Pushplata Prasad Singh, Akanksha Jaiswar, Divya Srivastava and Alok Adholeya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:443

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    Visualization of sequencing data is an integral part of genomic data analysis. Although there are several tools to visualize sequencing data on genomic regions, they do not offer user-friendly ways to view sim...

    Authors: Thomas Faux, Kalle T. Rytkönen, Asta Laiho and Laura L. Elo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:441

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    Calcitonin is considered to be a biomarker of medullary thyroid carcinoma and C-cell hyperplasia, but calcitonin can also be elevated in about 30% of the patients with end-stage kidney disease. We reported pre...

    Authors: Roza Sabia, Martin Wagner, Kristina Susa, Johannes Lemke, Lars Rothermund, Doris Henne-Bruns and Andreas Hillenbrand

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:439

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    Social phobia is highly prevalent among university students. The lowest and highest point prevalence of social phobia among undergraduate university students was estimated at 7.8% and 80%, respectively. Howeve...

    Authors: Getachew Tesfaw Desalegn, Wondale Getinet and Getnet Tadie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:438

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    Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is an important opportunistic bacteria that causes a wide range of infections including neonatal sepsis, meningitis, pneumonia, soft tissue and urinary tract infections (UTI). The aim ...

    Authors: Saba Jalalifar, Seyed Asghar Havaei, Tahereh Motallebirad, Sharareh Moghim, Hossein Fazeli and Bahram Nasr Esfahani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:437

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    Cloud computing is a unique paradigm that is aggregating resources available from cloud service providers for use by customers on demand and pay per use basis. There is a Cloud federation that integrates the f...

    Authors: Isaac Odun-Ayo, Rowland Goddy-Worlu, Victoria Samuel and Victor Geteloma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:436

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  15. Content type: Data note

    The data presented herein represents the raw genotype data of a recently conducted larger study which investigated the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in breast cancer related genes with ...

    Authors: Nirmala Dushyanthi Sirisena, Nilakshi Samaranayake and Vajira H. W. Dissanayake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:435

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    The Data note to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2018 11:643

    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Cancer 2018 18:180

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    In humanitarian settings, children of pastoralists usually are the increased risk of malnutrition and its related complications. Consequently, as part of the program’s targeted response to the burgeoning malnu...

    Authors: Emmanuel Nene Odjidja and Sonia Hakizimana

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:434

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    To identify the determinants of long-acting contraceptive utilization among married women of reproductive age in Aneded district, northwestern Ethiopia. Unmatched case control study was conducted from May 1, 2...

    Authors: Abebe Habtamu, Mulugeta Tesfa, Mengistie Kassahun and Simachew Animen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:433

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    A comprehensive analysis of RNA-Seq data uses a wide range of different tools and algorithms, which are normally limited to R users only. While several tools and advanced analysis pipelines are available, some...

    Authors: Zenitha Sundararajan, Rainer Knoll, Peter Hombach, Matthias Becker, Joachim L. Schultze and Thomas Ulas

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:432

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    To assess determinants of chronic energy deficiency in adults living with HIV in Shebel Berenta District Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) site health centers, East Gojjam, Amhara region, Ethiopia, 2017. An instit...

    Authors: Masreshaw Tadele, Mulugeta Tesfa, Grimay Tsegaye, Habtamu Temesgen and Nakachew Mekonnen Alamirew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:431

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    The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of postpartum modern family planning utilization and associated factors among postpartum mothers in Debre Tabor town, North West Ethiopia, 2018.

    Authors: Eden Bishaw Taye, Dawit Gebeyehu Mekonen and Tibeb Zena Debele

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:430

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    Chronic suppurative otitis media is among the most common otological condition reported in otorhinolaryngology practice commonly attributing to preventable hearing loss. The aim of this study was to determine ...

    Authors: Zephania Saitabau Abraham, Daudi Ntunaguzi, Aveline Aloyce Kahinga, Kassim Babu Mapondella, Enica Richard Massawe, Emmanuel James Nkuwi and Aslam Nkya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:429

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    Breech delivery is generally associated with higher perinatal morbidity and mortality than cephalic presentation. Hence describing the outcomes of singleton term breech deliveries in Jimma University Medical C...

    Authors: Fanta Assefa, Woubishet Girma, Mirkuzie Woldie and Biniam Getachew

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:428

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    The aim of this study was to assess the immediate newborn care of knowledge, practice and associated factors among healthcare providers in Northwestern Zonal health facilities Tigray, Ethiopia, 2018.

    Authors: Hagos Tasew, Tsega Teshale, Degena Bahrey, Teklewoini Mariye and Girmay Teklay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:427

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    Previous research suggests that wine glass size affects sales of wine in bars, with more wine purchased when served in larger glasses. The current four studies, conducted in one restaurant (Studies 1 and 2) an...

    Authors: Natasha Clarke, Rachel Pechey, Mark Pilling, Gareth J. Hollands, Eleni Mantzari and Theresa M. Marteau

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:426

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    Passion fruit improvement efforts by conventional breeding have had limited success calling for research into alternative approaches such as tissue culture and genetic engineering. An efficient and reproducibl...

    Authors: Samuel Tuhaise, Jesca L. Nakavuma, John Adriko, Kenneth Ssekatawa and Andrew Kiggundu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:425

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    The objective of this study is to quantify and compare the effect of excess dietary salt on immune cell activation and blood pressure in HIV versus HIV negative individuals.

    Authors: Sepiso K. Masenga, Benson M. Hamooya, Selestine Nzala, Geoffrey Kwenda, Douglas C. Heimburger, Wilbroad Mutale, John R. Koethe, Annet Kirabo and Sody M. Munsaka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:424

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    Epidemiologic and cross-sectional studies suggest that early life farming and animal exposures are associated with major health benefits, influencing immune development and modifying the subsequent risk of all...

    Authors: Christine M. Seroogy, Jeffrey J. VanWormer, Brent F. Olson, Michael D. Evans, Tara Johnson, Deanna Cole, Kathrine L. Barnes, Tamara Kronenwetter Koepel, Amy Dresen, Jennifer Meece, Ronald E. Gangnon, Matthew C. Keifer, Casper G. Bendixsen and James E. Gern

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:423

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    Plasmids harbour antibiotic resistance genes which contribute to the emergence of multidrug resistant pathogens. We detected the presence of plasmids in multidrug resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. T...

    Authors: Winnie C. Mutai, Peter G. Waiyaki, Samuel Kariuki and Anne W. T. Muigai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:422

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    Incidence and clinical outcomes of medication prescribing errors are common and potentially more harmful in the pediatric population than in the adult population. Hence, this study was aimed to assess the prev...

    Authors: Ginenus Fekadu, Eba Abdisa and Korinan Fanta

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:421

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    The contribution of actomyosin contractile rings in the wound healing program of somatic cells as never been directly assessed. This contrast with the events characterising the wound healing response of in wou...

    Authors: Corina DeKraker, Laurence Goldin-Blais, Eric Boucher and Craig A. Mandato

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:420

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    Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) are a group of neoplastic lymphoproliferative disorders, in which, its clinical spectrum, primary extra nodal variety, histopathology and Immunohistochemistry, remain lacking in Sau...

    Authors: Nawaf Alyahya, Balkur Adiga, Ali Alwadei, Ghanem Alshahrani and Fahad Alyahya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:418

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    The aim of this study was to update the data on the prevalence of anti-HDV antibodies in Cameroon.

    Authors: Laurence Noubissi-Jouegouo, Marie Amougou Atsama, Paul Alain Tagnouokam-Ngoupo, Chavely Gwladys Monamele, Laure Ngono and Richard Njouom

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:417

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    Premarital sexual practice during adolescence time may lead to different sexual and reproductive health problems including HIV/AIDS. This study was aimed to assess the prevalence of premarital sexual practice ...

    Authors: Hailay Gebreyesus, Tesfay Berhe, Zemichael Welegebriel, Tewolde Wubayehu, Gebretsadik Hailemariam, Gebretsadkan Gebrekirstos and Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:415

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    This study aims to determine bacterial profile and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of chronic suppurative otitis media in the University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia.

    Authors: Rahel Molla, Moges Tiruneh, Wondwossen Abebe and Feleke Moges

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:414

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    5-HOB is a novel tissue selective, 5-hydroxybenzothiazolone-derived β2 adrenoceptor agonist with minimized cardiovascular effects while retaining efficacy on skeletal muscle in preclinical experiments unlike c...

    Authors: Marie Jourdain and Shinji Hatakeyama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:413

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    The aim of this study was to assess the magnitude of HBV and HCV infection and its associated factors among surgical patients at Hawassa University comprehensive specialized Hospital Hawassa City, southern Eth...

    Authors: Meseret Taye, Deresse Daka, Anteneh Amsalu and Siraj Hussen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:412

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    From 2012 to 2015, two Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and two Departments of Pediatrics at the University of Copenhagen implemented an English medium international project. The project allowed intern...

    Authors: Joyce Kling, Martin G. Tolsgaard, Ellen Løkkegaard, Grete Teilmann, Gylli Mola, Jørgen Hedemark Poulsen, Lisbeth Nilas and Dina Cortes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:411

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    Aconitum plants (Ranunculaceae) exhibit toxicity, and accidental ingestion of the plants has been reported in Japan. Identifying the cause of poisoning is important for emergency medical treatment, and a rapid an...

    Authors: Masashi Kitamura, Akira Kazato, Tadashi Yamamuro, Hirokazu Ando, Yohei Sasaki, Ryuichiro Suzuki and Yoshiaki Shirataki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:408

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    This study was conducted to determine the rate of initial second-line ART regimen change and its predictors among adults living with HIV in Amhara region. A retrospective follow-up study was conducted between ...

    Authors: Muluneh Alene, Tadesse Awoke, Melaku Kindie Yenit, Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye, Leltework Yismaw and Reta Yeshambel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:407

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    To assess the prevalence and associated factors of hypertension among adults in Debre Markos town, Northwest Ethiopia. A community based cross sectional study design was employed. Systematic random sampling wa...

    Authors: Mihretie Kiber, Moges Wube, Habtamu Temesgen, Wubetu Woyraw and Yihalem Abebe Belay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:406

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    Pakistan is the fifth highest TB burden country. Tuberculous uveitis (TbU) is a form of extrapulmonary TB, that is not uncommon in high burden country but very limited data is available on its outcome. The aim...

    Authors: Muhammad Ishaq Ghauri, Nousheen Iqbal, Syeda Urooj Riaz, Muhammad Irfan, Ajeet Kumar and Muhamad Shariq Mukarram

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:404

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    The aim of the descriptive, cross sectional, questionnaire-based study reported here was to explore the causes of low productivity in non-communicable diseases research among postgraduate scholars and early ca...

    Authors: Mojisola Morenike Oluwasanu, Ntekim Atara, Williams Balogun, Olutosin Awolude, Olayinka Kotila, Toyin Aniagwu, Prisca Adejumo, Omobolanle Olaronke Oyedele, Millicent Ogun, Ganiyu Arinola, Chinedum Peace Babalola, Christopher Sola Olopade, Olufunmilayo I. Olopade and Oladosu Ojengbede

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:403

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