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  1. In tropical Africa, trypanosomiasis is present in endemic areas with many other diseases including malaria. Because malaria vectors become more anthropo-zoophilic under the current insecticide pressure, they m...

    Authors: Maty Fofana, Christian Mitri, Diawo Diallo, Brice Rotureau, Cheikh Tidiane Diagne, Alioune Gaye, Yamar Ba, Constentin Dieme, Mawlouth Diallo and Ibrahima Dia

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:127

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  2. Retirement from work may trigger various changes in everyday life that affect mental health. The current cross-sectional study, conducted with 231 veterans, examines the relationship between socio-demographic ...

    Authors: Dimitris Georgantas, Andreas Tsounis, Ioannis Vidakis, Maria Malliarou and Pavlos Sarafis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:122

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  3. Following the massive earthquake that struck eastern Japan on March 11, 2011, a large amount of radioactive material was released into the environment from the damaged reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear ...

    Authors: Toshinori Omi, Sachie Nakiri, Setsuko Nakanishi, Naomi Ishii, Taiki Uno, Fumiharu Konno, Takeshi Inagaki, Atsushi Sakamoto, Masayuki Shito, Chihiro Udagawa, Naomi Tada, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Takuya Kato, Yoshi Kawamoto, Shuichi Tsuchida and Shin-ichi Hayama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:121

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  4. The Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) has been widely used to assess caregiver burden. Few research papers have investigated the Thai version of the ZBI. The study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of th...

    Authors: Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Manee Pinyopornpanish, Nahathai Wongpakaran, Tinakon Wongpakaran, Atiwat Soontornpun and Pimolpun Kuntawong

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:120

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2020 13:227

  5. In 2014, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) and partners set the ‘90-90-90 targets’. Many countries are facing the challenge of estimating the first 90. Our objective was to propose an a...

    Authors: Georges Nguefack-Tsague, Serge Clotaire Billong, Ousseni W. Tiemtore, Albert Frank Zeh Meka, Ismael Diallo, Brian Bongwong, Marie Nicole Ngoufack, Ernest Mvilongo, Yemurai Ndowa, Houssey Diallo, Bruno Clary, Koubagnine Takpa, Jean-Baptiste Guiard-Schmid, Leonard Bonono, Jean-Bosco Elat-Nfetam and Jinkou Zhao

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:118

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  6. Sorghum is one of the most recalcitrant species for transformation. Considering the time and effort required for stable transformation in sorghum, establishing a transient system to screen the efficiency and f...

    Authors: Rita Sharma, Yan Liang, Mi Yeon Lee, Venkataramana R. Pidatala, Jenny C. Mortimer and Henrik V. Scheller

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:116

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  7. In the bovine placenta, intimate fetomaternal contact is restricted to placentomes. Within the placentomes fetal chorionic villi interdigitate with corresponding maternal caruncular crypts. The trophoblast epi...

    Authors: Marina Polei, Juliane Günther, Dirk Koczan and Rainer Fürbass

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:115

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  8. Staphylococcus epidermidis is the primary causative agent of infections associated with indwelling biomaterials. Antibiotic susceptibility patterns, Biofilm formation capability, and screening of responsible gene...

    Authors: Bahman Mirzaei, Peyman Faridifar, Mostafa Shahmoradi, Reza Shapouri, Fatemeh Iranpour, Fakhri Haghi, Mahnaz Ezzedin, Reyhaneh Babaei and Seyed Fazlollah Mousavi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:114

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  9. The purpose of this study was comparing the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) results of trisodium citrate (TSC) and ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA) anticoagulants. A comparative cross-sectional s...

    Authors: Zegeye Getaneh, Fekadu Ayelgn, Geletaw Asemahegn, Habtamu Geleta, Aregawi Yalew and Tadele Melak

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:113

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  10. This study aimed to determine the relative amounts of Streptococcus mutans (SM) and lactobacilli (LBs) and their relationship with dental caries among a Yemeni adult population.

    Authors: Sabah A. Sounah and Ahmed A. Madfa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:112

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  11. To analyze a training program in accident prevention and care and Pediatric Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation taught by medical students.

    Authors: Helena Garreta, César Gutiérrez, Paula Greciano, Claudia Riber, Javier Urbano and Jesús López-Herce

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:111

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  12. While frozen section methods have been widely conducted to determine aganglionosis segment during transanal endorectal pull-through (TEPT) for Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) patients in most institutions, some ho...

    Authors: Zikrul Haikal, Andi Dwihantoro, Hesti Gunarti and Gunadi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:104

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  13. Although the eyes occupy 0.1% of the total body surface, eye injuries are serious because vision is arguably the most important sense. We aimed to assess knowledge of Saudi Arabian residents regarding steps to...

    Authors: Hadeel Seraj, Shahad Khawandanh, Arwa Fatani, Afnan Saeed, Ghadeer Alotaibi and Ahmed Basheikh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:103

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  14. The arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase (ALOX5) pathway has been investigated in diverse chronic inflammatory diseases including metabolic disorders. Recently, the ALOX5 polymorphism rs4987105 was identified to confer...

    Authors: Xi Li, Jindi Su, Shiguo Chen, Sheng Lin, Xiujie Zheng, Baojiang Wang, Keqin Yao, Liping Lai and Shan Duan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:102

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  15. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are associated with concern of adverse drug reactions (ADRS) including gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, renal, and musculoskeletal. Non-selective and selective NS...

    Authors: Jan Schjøtt, Hilde Erdal, Sofie Opskar and Tormod K. Bjånes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:100

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  16. For the majority of people with acute sore throat, over-the-counter treatments represent the primary option for symptomatic relief. This study evaluated the in vitro bactericidal activity of lozenges containin...

    Authors: Derek Matthews, Oluwajoba Adegoke and Adrian Shephard

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:99

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  17. Molecular typing methods are useful for rapid detection and control of a disease. Recently, the use of high-resolution melting (HRM) for spa typing of MRSA isolates were reported. This technique is rapid, inexpen...

    Authors: Zahra Hashemizadeh, Abdollah Bazargani, Davood Kalantar-Neyestanaki, Samane Mohebi and Nahal Hadi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:97

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  18. Although controversial, there is increasing concern that Crohn’s disease may be a zoonotic infectious disease consequent to a mycobacterial infection. The most plausible candidate is M. avium subspecies paratuber...

    Authors: Robert J. Greenstein, Liya Su, Peter S. Fam, Brooke Gurland, Paul Endres and Sheldon T. Brown

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:96

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  19. This study aimed to assess the validity and reliability of a dish-based, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (DFFQ) for epidemiological studies in Iran. The DFFQ included 142 items (84 foods and 58 ...

    Authors: Azam Doustmohammadian, Maryam Amini, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Nasrin Omidvar, Mitra Abtahi, Monireh Dadkhah-Piraghaj, Bahareh Nikooyeh and Tirang R. Neyestani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:95

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2020 13:243

  20. The silkworm Bombyx mori (B. mori) is an important domesticated lepidopteran model for basic and applied research. They produce silk fibres that have great economic value. The gut microbiome plays an important ro...

    Authors: Resma Rajan, Alekhya Rani Chunduri, Anugata Lima and Anitha Mamillapalli

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:94

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  21. The biological interpretation of gene expression measurements is a challenging task. While ordination methods are routinely used to identify clusters of samples or co-expressed genes, these methods do not take...

    Authors: Lara Urban, Christian W. Remmele, Marcus Dittrich, Roland F. Schwarz and Tobias Müller

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:92

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  22. Management of heart failure is complex and multifaceted but adherence to medications remains the cornerstone of preventing avoidable readmissions, premature deaths, and unnecessary healthcare expenses. Despite...

    Authors: Pedro Pallangyo, Jalack Millinga, Smita Bhalia, Zabella Mkojera, Nsajigwa Misidai, Happiness J. Swai, Naairah R. Hemed, Alice Kaijage and Mohamed Janabi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:89

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  23. Intermediate care units provide a high level of care to complex patients and are becoming increasingly popular in North America. Despite the growing popularity of Intermediate care units, very little is known ...

    Authors: Karl Vantomme, Muhammad Siddiqui, Marlee Cossette and Kish Lyster

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:87

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  24. We do not have any consistent markers for major depressive disorder (MDD) though various biological factors are involved in the pathophysiology. We aimed to evaluate the serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor...

    Authors: Md. Prova Zaman Emon, Rajesh Das, Nuruna Lovely Nishuty, M. M. A. Shalahuddin Qusar, Mohiuddin Ahmed Bhuiyan and Md. Rabiul Islam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:83

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  25. Culiseta longiareolata is a cosmopolitan species and has implicated in the transmission of avian malaria, tularemia, and arboviruses. Despite the wide distribution of Cs. longiareolata in Iran, little is known ab...

    Authors: Fereshteh Ghahvechi Khaligh, Abdollah Naghian, Shadiyeh Soltanbeiglou and Saber Gholizadeh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:81

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  26. An inverse effect of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) on the occurrence of asthma is debated and early acquisition of H. pylori may be important. We analyzed sera from 197 children from Environment and Childhood A...

    Authors: Kjetil K. Melby, Karin L. Carlsen, Geir Håland, Helvi H. Samdal and Kai-Håkon Carlsen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:79

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  27. Peripheral blood is the most promising source of RNA biomarkers for diagnostic and epidemiological studies, because the presence of disease and prognostic information is reflected in the gene expression patter...

    Authors: J. A. Carrillo-Ávila, R. de la Puente, P. Catalina, J. D. Rejón, L. Espín-Vallejo, V. Valdivieso and R. Aguilar-Quesada

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:77

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  28. Expression of the de-adhesive extracellular matrix protein tenascin-C (TNC) is associated with the early postnatal development of articular cartilage which is both load-dependent and associated with chondrocyt...

    Authors: Bastian L. Gruber, Michael J. Mienaltowski, James N. MacLeod, Johannes Schittny, Stephanie Kasper and Martin Flück

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:78

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  29. The number of DNA methylome and RNA transcriptome studies is growing, but investigators have to consider the cell type composition of tissues used. In blood samples, the data reflect the picture of a mixture o...

    Authors: Boris Chaumette, Oussama Kebir, Patrick A. Dion, Guy A. Rouleau and Marie-Odile Krebs

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:74

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  30. To explore the molecular composition and antioxidant status of four natural (unrefined) cod liver oil (CLO) products, three of which (Products 1–3) were non-fermented, whilst one (Product 4) was isolated from ...

    Authors: B. C. Percival, R. Zbasnik, V. Schlegel, M. Edgar, J. Zhang and M. Grootveld

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:73

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  31. Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most important causes of disability. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among the above 50-year-old population who referr...

    Authors: MohammadBagher Shamsi, Ameneh Safari, Soheila Samadzadeh and Nasrin Yoosefpour

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:72

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  32. Advanced tools and resources are needed to efficiently and sustainably produce food for an increasing world population in the context of variable environmental conditions. The maize genomes to fields (G2F) ini...

    Authors: Bridget A. McFarland, Naser AlKhalifah, Martin Bohn, Jessica Bubert, Edward S. Buckler, Ignacio Ciampitti, Jode Edwards, David Ertl, Joseph L. Gage, Celeste M. Falcon, Sherry Flint-Garcia, Michael A. Gore, Christopher Graham, Candice N. Hirsch, James B. Holland, Elizabeth Hood…

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:71

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  33. Healthcare-associated infections due to Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) are a major cause of mortality and morbidity throughout the world. The purpose of the research described here was to evaluate the possibilit...

    Authors: Hirofumi Morino, Masafumi Futatsukame, Takanori Miura and Takashi Shibata

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:69

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  34. Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are as considered opportunistic pathogens which capable of producing several toxins, enzymes and resistance genes. The current study aimed to determine the occurrence of di...

    Authors: Mona Nasaj, Zahra Saeidi, Babak Asghari, Ghodratollah Roshanaei and Mohammad Reza Arabestani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:68

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  35. To evaluate the frequency of infection caused by the Oropouche virus (OROV) in 496 patients with acute febrile disease (AFI), whose samples were obtained for the analysis of endemic arboviruses in a previous i...

    Authors: Johanna Martins-Luna, Juana del Valle-Mendoza, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Isabel Sandoval, Luis J. del Valle, Carlos Palomares-Reyes, Hugo Carrillo-Ng, Isaac Peña-Tuesta and Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:67

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  36. To determine the quality of water, heavy metal content of edible muscles of a piscivorous fish (Protopterus annectens) and assess the health risks associated with using water and consumption of P. annectens from ...

    Authors: Timothy Omara, Papias Nteziyaremye, Solomon Akaganyira, Dickens Waswa Opio, Lucy Nyambura Karanja, Decrah Moraa Nyangena, Betty Jematia Kiptui, Remish Ogwang, Stephen Mark Epiaka, Abigael Jepchirchir and Alfayo Maiyo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:66

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  37. Alpha-thalassemia is a genetic disorder characterized by deletions of one or more α globin genes that result in deficient of α globin chains reducing haemoglobin concentration. The study aimed to screen 97 pat...

    Authors: Hussam Ali Osman, Muzamil Mahdi Abdel Hamid, Rahimah Binti Ahmad, Mohamed Saleem and Sana Altahir Abdallah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:65

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  38. The present study was designed to evaluate the inhibitory effect of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolates from the fermented cocoa juice and their cell-free culture supernatants (CFS) against Helicobacter pylori st...

    Authors: Laure Brigitte Kouitcheu Mabeku, Samuel Ngue, Idris Bonsou Nguemo and Hubert Leundji

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:64

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  39. The golden color of Staphylococcus aureus is due to the synthesis of carotenoid pigments. In Gram-negative bacteria, Hfq is a global posttranscriptional regulator, but its function in S. aureus remains obscure. T...

    Authors: Wenfeng Liu, Pierre Boudry, Chantal Bohn and Philippe Bouloc

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:63

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  40. Genetic factors underlying different personality traits are not entirely understood, particularly how genes interact to modulate their effect. We studied 76 patients diagnosed with borderline personality disor...

    Authors: Valeria Salinas, Juana Villarroel, Hernán Silva, Luisa Herrera, Sonia Jerez, Alejandra Zazueta, Cristián Montes, Rodrigo Nieto and M. Leonor Bustamante

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:61

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  41. Liverworts possess historical adaptive strategies for abiotic stresses because they were the first plants that shifted from water to land. Proteomics is a state-of-the-art technique that can capture snapshots ...

    Authors: Sandhya Yadav, Akanksha Srivastava, Subhankar Biswas, Neha Chaurasia, Sushil Kumar Singh, Sanjiv Kumar, Vaibhav Srivastava and Yogesh Mishra

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:60

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  42. There is a lack of evidence concerning undernutrition (underweight and stunting) among adolescent girls in the study area, therefore, this study aimed to assess the magnitude of undernutrition and associated f...

    Authors: Kidanemaryam Berhe and Gebrehiwot Gebremariam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:59

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  43. This study aims to estimate the cost of accessing FP services in Ghana. A cross-sectional design, involving quantitative methods were used to recruit 1194 women who accessed FP services in 336 primary health f...

    Authors: John Amissah, Emmanuel Kwaku Nakua, Eric Badu, Alexander Baba Amissah and Leticia Lariba

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:58

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