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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

    Content type: Correspondence

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

  8. 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

    Content type: Research note

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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

    Content type: Research note

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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

    Content type: Research note

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. A classical method to quantitatively determine the starvation sensitivity phenotype of autophagy mutant budding yeast strains is to starve them for a period of time and then to assess the proportion of cells t...

    Authors: Candyce M. Sturgeon, Meaghan R. Robinson, Molly C. Penton, Deanna C. Clemmer, Maria A. Trujillo, Ambar U. Khawaja and Verónica A. Segarra

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:505

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  38. The objective of the study was to assess the prevalence of stunting and associated factors among under-five children of Wukro town, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2017–2018.

    Authors: Tesfay Tsegay Gebru, Yohannes Ashebir Tesfamichael, Muzayene Tilahun Bitow, Natnael Etsay Assefa, Gdiom Gebreheat Abady, Meresa Berwo Mengesha and Haftom Tesfay Gebremedhin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:504

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  39. 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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  40. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  41. In the original publication of this article [1], an author name was misspelled.

    Authors: Jean Hannan, Gabriel Sanchez, Erica D. Musser, Melissa Ward-Peterson, Elizabeth Azutillo, Deana Goldin, Edgar Garcia Lara, Aniuska M. Luna, Igor Galynker and Adriana Foster

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:501

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2019 12:327

  42. Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, especially in low-resource settings. Identifying mothers and babies at greatest risk of complications ...

    Authors: Solwayo Ngwenya, Brian Jones, Alexander Edward Patrick Heazell and Desmond Mwembe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:500

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  43. To assess the magnitude and associated factors of repeat induced abortion among women aged from 15 to 49 who seek abortion care services in the health institutions of Debre Berhan town, Central Ethiopia, 2019.

    Authors: Geremew Kindie Behulu, Endegena Abebe Fenta and Getie Lake Aynalem

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:499

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  44. To determine the geographical distribution and risk stratification of dengue infection in an endemic region of Peru, and its relationship with the presence of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

    Authors: Wilmer Silva-Caso, Walter Espinoza-Espíritu, Jaquelin Espejo-Evaristo, Hugo Carrillo-Ng, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Luciana Stimmler and Juana del Valle-Mendoza

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:498

    Content type: Research note

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