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  1. Develop CACTUS (cancer image annotating, calibrating, testing, understanding and sharing) as a novel web application for image archiving, annotation, grading, distribution, networking and evaluation. This help...

    Authors: Alper Aksac, Tansel Ozyer, Douglas J. Demetrick and Reda Alhajj

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:13

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  2. Rapid diagnostic tools are imperative for timely clinical decision making, particularly in bacteraemic patients. This study evaluated the performance of a fast, inexpensive novel in house method for processing...

    Authors: Waniganeththi Arachchige Manori Piyumal Samaranayake, Suzanne Dempsey, Annaleise R. Howard-Jones, Alexander Conrad Outhred and Alison Margaret Kesson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:12

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  3. Internet gaming disorder (IGD) is an emerging mental problem for adolescent that has been increasingly piqued interest over the last decade. Although many studies have been conducted, very few studies have stu...

    Authors: Pawan Taechoyotin, Puttipun Tongrod, Tanawat Thaweerungruangkul, Nitchapat Towattananon, Pitch Teekapakvisit, Chanapon Aksornpusitpong, Wichapa Sathapornpunya, Nutchar Hempatawee, Ram Rangsin, Mathirut Mungthin and Phunlerd Piyaraj

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:11

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  4. The Pseudomonas koreensis group bacteria are usually found in soil and are associated with plants. Currently they are poorly described. Here we report on the whole genome sequence of a bacterial isolate from a pa...

    Authors: Ad. C. Fluit, Malbert R. C. Rogers, María Díez-Aguilar, Rafael Cantón, Barry J. Benaissa-Trouw, Jumamurat R. Bayjanov and Miquel B. Ekkelenkamp

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:10

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  5. This study was conducted to isolate and characterize lytic bacteriophages for pathogenic Escherichia coli from chicken and beef offal, and analyze their capability as biocontrol for several foodborne pathogens. M...

    Authors: Celosia Lukman, Christopher Yonathan, Stella Magdalena and Diana Elizabeth Waturangi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:8

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  6. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injury death in the United States, and Memorial Day weekend is one of six holiday periods with an increased number of motor vehicle fatalities in the United States....

    Authors: Yuni Tang, Kendra L. Ratnapradipa, Henry Xiang and Motao Zhu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:7

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  7. The pediatric urinary tract infection (UTI) often remains under-diagnosed or neglected owing to non-specific clinical presentations, patients failing to describe the actual situation and of clinical practice i...

    Authors: Januka Thapaliya, Priyatam Khadka, Shovana Thapa and Chenu Gongal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:5

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  8. Age-associated decline in central cholinergic activity makes older adults susceptible to harmful effects of anticholinergics (ACs). Evidence exists of an association between effects of AC medications on cognit...

    Authors: Rewadee Jenraumjit, Surarong Chinwong, Dujrudee Chinwong, Tipaporn Kanjanarach, Thanat Kshetradat, Tinakon Wongpakaran and Nahathai Wongpakaran

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:4

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  9. In marginalized setting, under-nutrition and illnesses due to infectious agents create a vicious circle. In our previous study, we reported that easy-to-do hand hygiene interventions were effective in preventi...

    Authors: Mahmud Abdulkader Mahmud, Mark Spigt, Afework Mulugeta Bezabih, Geert-Jan Dinant and Roman Blanco Velasco

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:1

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  10. Gene–environment interactions contribute to the development of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. We examined whether childhood trauma, apolipoprotein E isoforms and viral protein R (Vpr) variants were a...

    Authors: Jacqueline S. Womersley, Lara B. Clauss, Olivette Varathan, Susan Engelbrecht, Sian M. J. Hemmings, Soraya Seedat and Georgina Spies

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:828

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  11. Globally, the research knowledge gap exists in the sexual reproductive health (SRH) services of street adolescents. The intensity of the problem is high in settings like Ethiopia, where there are limited acces...

    Authors: Abdo Abazinab Ababor, Desalegn Wirtu Tesso and Melese Chego Cheme

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:827

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  12. Pabda (Ompok bimaculatus) is a freshwater catfish, largely available in Asian countries, especially in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal. This fish is highly valued for its fabulous taste and high nutritional...

    Authors: Ruby Dhar, Karthikeyan Pethusamy, Sunil Singh, Indrani Mukherjee, Ashikh Seethy, Bharoti Sengupta, Tryambak Srivastava, Sajib Sarkar, Vikramjit Mandal, Madhumita Karmakar, Sandipan Gupta, Arpita Ghosh and Subhradip Karmakar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:825

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  13. Absence of nocturnal blood pressure (BP) dipping is associated with poor health outcomes, including increased mortality. Non-dipper BP seems to be a predictor of cardiovascular damage in hypertensive patients....

    Authors: Mohammadreza Taban Sadeghi, Zahra Soroureddin, Masoud Nouri-Vaskeh, Pantea Nazarpoori and Saeideh Aghayari Sheikh Neshin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:824

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  14. Evidence supporting lifestyle modification in vascular risk reduction is limited, drawn largely from primary prevention studies. To advance the evidence base for non-pharmacological and non-surgical stroke sec...

    Authors: Maggie Lawrence, Eric Asaba, Elaine Duncan, Marie Elf, Gunilla Eriksson, James Faulkner, Susanne Guidetti, Birgitta Johansson, Christina Kruuse, Danielle Lambrick, Caitlin Longman, Lena von Koch, Xu Wang and Olive Lennon

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:823

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  15. Early-onset severe preeclampsia is associated with significant maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality especially in low-resource settings, where women have limited access to antenatal care. This datase...

    Authors: Solwayo Ngwenya, Brian Jones, Desmond Mwembe, Cladnos Mapfumo, Akinbowale Familusi, Hausitoe Nare and Alexander Edward Patrick Heazell

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:822

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  16. Genomic DNA (gDNA) is the optimal source of DNA for methylation analysis. This study compared methylation patterns in gDNA derived from blood with cell-line derived DNA (clDNA) from the same individuals. The c...

    Authors: L. J. Smyth, J. Kilner, A. P. Maxwell and A. J. McKnight

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:821

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  17. Text classification is a recurrent goal in machine learning projects and a typical task in crowdsourcing platforms. Hybrid approaches, leveraging crowdsourcing and machine learning, work better than either in ...

    Authors: Jorge Ramírez, Marcos Baez, Fabio Casati and Boualem Benatallah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:820

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  18. File fragment classification of audio file formats is a topic of interest in network forensics. There are a few publicly available datasets of files with audio formats. Therewith, there is no public dataset fo...

    Authors: Atieh Khodadadi and Mehdi Teimouri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:819

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  19. Parafilm M® is a moisture-resistant thermoplastic commonly used to seal Nematode Growth Media (NGM) agar plates on which the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is cultured. This practice reduces media dehydration an...

    Authors: Jessica H. Shinn-Thomas, Sara E. Scanga, Patrick S. Spica, Hardik K. Nariya, Emra Klempic and Mary R. Brockett

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:818

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  20. Pneumonia is a common but serious illness that continues to present significant morbidity and mortality. Although the effect of severity at admission on outcome has been well reported, the role of comorbidity ...

    Authors: Mai Thi Ngoc Nguyen, Nobuyuki Saito and Yukiko Wagatsuma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:817

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  21. Gulf War Illness is a chronic multisymptom disorder severely impacting the health and well-being of many Veterans of the 1990–1991 Gulf War. Symptoms that define the disease include pain, fatigue, mood and mem...

    Authors: Tammy A. Butterick, Janeen H. Trembley, Laura L. Hocum Stone, Clemma J. Muller, Rebecca R. Rudquist and Ronald R. Bach

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:816

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  22. Fertility is a count data usually rightly skewed and exhibiting large number of zeros than the distributional assumption of the generalized linear models (GLMs). This study examined the robustness of zero-augm...

    Authors: Yusuf Olushola Kareem, Imran O. Morhason-Bello, Ayo Stephen Adebowale, Joshua Odunayo Akinyemi and Oyindamola Bidemi Yusuf

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:815

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  23. A pelvic surgery can cause erectile dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate erectile function at various times after pelvic surgery in male patients; to search the non-modifiable risk factors as...

    Authors: S. Artemi, P. Vassiliu, N. Arkadopoulos, Maria-Eleni Smyrnioti, P. Sarafis and V. Smyrniotis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:814

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  24. We report a transcriptome acquisition for the bath sponge Spongia officinalis, a non-model marine organism that hosts rich symbiotic microbial communities. To this end, a pipeline was developed to efficiently sep...

    Authors: Tereza Manousaki, Vasiliki Koutsouveli, Jacques Lagnel, Spyridon Kollias, Costas S. Tsigenopoulos, Christos Arvanitidis, Antonios Magoulas, Costas Dounas and Thanos Dailianis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:813

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  25. The objective of the project was to strengthen the community health worker (CHW) programme in Ssisa sub-county, Wakiso district, Uganda by providing a coherent, structured and standardized training, supervisio...

    Authors: David Musoke, Charles Ssemugabo, Rawlance Ndejjo, Edwinah Atusingwize, Trasias Mukama and Linda Gibson

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:812

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  26. The supply of cefazolin has been reduced dramatically since March 2019 in Japan. However, no studies have evaluated the effects of cefazolin shortage on the appropriateness of antimicrobial use. Therefore, we ...

    Authors: Junpei Komagamine, Taku Yabuki and Taku Hiraiwa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:811

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  27. Carers play an important role within the UK mental health system. Those carers who support persons with psychosis can experience a reduction in their own physical and mental health. As part of the Caring for C...

    Authors: Cassie M. Hazell, Christina J. Jones, Aparajita Pandey and Helen E. Smith

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:810

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  28. Oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assay measures the quenching of fluorescent probe by peroxyl radicals. Antioxidants present in biological systems block the quenching of fluorescence probe. We experie...

    Authors: Harshi Gunawardena, Renuka Silva and Pathmasiri Ranasinghe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:809

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  29. Salmonella bacteria can induce the unfolded protein response, a cellular stress response to misfolding proteins within the endoplasmic reticulum. Salmonella can exploit the host unfolded protein response leading ...

    Authors: Antony N. Antoniou, Simon J. Powis and Janos Kriston-Vizi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:808

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  30. Edema syndrome is highly prevalent but under researched in captive frogs around the world. The objective of the present study was to characterize at a basic microbiological and cytological level of the bacteri...

    Authors: Anahí Oleas-Paz, Ana Cecilia Santamaría-Naranjo, Maira Rojas-Carrillo, Andrés Merino-Viteri and Alexander Genoy-Puerto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:807

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  31. Diabetes is associated with an upset of hematological and immunological parameters in humans, however information on the effects of Lycopene is scarce. The aim of the study was to gain information on basic cha...

    Authors: Ejike Daniel Eze, Adam Moyosore Afodun, Josephine Kasolo and Keneth Iceland Kasozi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:805

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  32. The resistance to antimony-containing glucantime is a major obstacle to successful treatment, especially in endemic areas. Looking the molecular mechanisms involved in this drug resistance will help in choosin...

    Authors: Maryam Fekrisoofiabadi, Meisam Fekri, Alireza Moradabadi, Reza Vahidi, Morteza Khaleghi, Maryam Ram and Shahriar Dabiri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:803

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  33. The association between unbalanced iron indices and the conditions of schizophrenia are not well understood. Liver dysfunction which has been linked to iron metabolism might be a contributing factor. This case...

    Authors: W. K. B. A. Owiredu, Peter Kojo Brenya, Yaw Osei, Edwin Ferguson Laing, Clement Opoku Okrah, Christian Obirikorang, Enoch Odame Anto, Emmanuel Acheampong and Sampson Donkor

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:802

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  34. Classification of textual file formats is a topic of interest in network forensics. There are a few publicly available datasets of files with textual formats. Therewith, there is no public dataset for file fra...

    Authors: Fatemeh Mansouri Hanis and Mehdi Teimouri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:801

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  35. In sub Saharan Africa one of the key challenges in assessment using neuropsychological tools has been the lack of adequately validated and easily implementable measures. This study will translate into English,...

    Authors: Rachel Wanjiru Maina, Amina Abubakar, Perez-Garcia Miguel, Fons J. R. Van De Vijver and Manasi Kumar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:799

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  36. The study aimed to assess the relationship between coffee intake, obstructive sleep apnea risk (OSA), and glycemic control among patients with diabetes mellitus.

    Authors: Mohammed Adam Ahmed Elnour, Abdulmoneim Ahmed Saleh, Mowffaq Mohammed Kalantan and Hyder Osman Mirghani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:798

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  37. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of lateral flow immunoassay (LFA) against latex agglutination (LA), India ink and culture in point-of-care diagnosis of cryptococcus meningitis (CM)....

    Authors: Lawrence Kirimi Gitonga, Waqo Gufu Boru, Arthur Kwena, Marybeth Maritim, Joyce Wamicwe and James Ransom

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:797

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  38. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common infectious diseases, and Escherichia coli is the most common pathogen isolated from patients with UTIs. The products of sfa, afa and foc genes are important for...

    Authors: Elnaz Davari Abad, Amin Khameneh and Leila Vahedi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:796

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  39. Streptococcus suis (S. suis) is a causative agent for various syndromes in pigs. It can be transmitted to humans with typical symptoms of meningitis and death. Although human infections have been confirmed at Bal...

    Authors: I Nengah Kerta Besung, I Gusti Ketut Suarjana, Kadek Karang Agustina, Ida Bagus Oka Winaya, Hamong Soeharsono, Ni Ketut Suwiti and Gusti Ngurah Mahardika

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:795

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  40. l-Asparaginase (ASNase) is an enzyme used in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). As the therapeutic ASNases has bacterial origin, severe side effects are associated with its use, among them hyp.....

    Authors: Raquel Caminha Dantas, Ludmilla Freire Caetano, Ariany Lima Sousa Torres, Matheus Soares Alves, Emanuelly Thays Muniz Figueiredo Silva, Louhanna Pinheiro Rodrigues Teixeira, Daniel Câmara Teixeira, Renato de Azevedo Moreira, Marcela Helena Gambim Fonseca, Saul Gaudêncio Neto, Leonardo Tondello Martins, Gilvan Pessoa Furtado and Kaio Cesar Simiano Tavares

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:794

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  41. Our aim was to study within-person variability in mood, cognition, energy, and impulsivity measured in an Ecological Momentary Assessment paradigm in bipolar disorder by using modern statistical techniques. Ex...

    Authors: Han Li, Dahlia Mukherjee, Venkatesh Basappa Krishnamurthy, Caitlin Millett, Kelly A. Ryan, Lijun Zhang, Erika F. H. Saunders and Ming Wang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:791

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  42. Recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is a condition which is defined as three consecutive pregnancy losses prior to 20 weeks from the last menstrual period. Progesterone is a steroid hormone that has an essent...

    Authors: Reyhane Rahnama, Mitra Rafiee, Saloomeh Fouladi, Maryam Akbari-Fakhrabadi, Ferdos Mehrabian and Abbas Rezaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2019 12:790

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