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  1. Nigeria bears 25% of global malaria burden despite concerted efforts towards its control and elimination. The emergence of drug resistance to first line drugs, artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs), indicat...

    Authors: Monday Tola, Olumide Ajibola, Emmanuel Taiwo Idowu, Olusesan Omidiji, Samson Taiwo Awolola and Alfred Amambua-Ngwa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:497

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  2. CD99, a leukocyte surface molecule, reportedly plays an important role in several cellular processes. However, the role of CD99 in T cell regulation remains unclear, as the CD99 ligand associated with T-cell r...

    Authors: Nuchjira Takheaw, Supansa Pata, Witida Laopajon, Sittiruk Roytrakul and Watchara Kasinrerk

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:496

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  3. As a step towards the comprehensive evaluation of movement in patients with low back pain, the aim of this study is to design a marker set (three rigid segment spine, pelvic and lower limb model) and evaluate ...

    Authors: J. A. Deane, E. Papi, A. T. M. Phillips and A. H. McGregor

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:495

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  4. We aim to evaluate the immediate impacts of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders on the mental well-being of Bangladeshi adults. We recruited 1404 healthy adults following the Bangladesh government's lockdown announce...

    Authors: Mohammad Ali, Gias U. Ahsan, Risliana Khan, Hasinur Rahman Khan and Ahmed Hossain

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:494

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  5. To assess prevalence and related factors of sleep disturbances among Saudi physicians during COVID-19 pandemic. Data were collected through a questionnaire including items about demographic characters, knowled...

    Authors: Yasser H. Alnofaiey, Haneen A. Alshehri, Maram M. Alosaimi, Shrooq H. Alswat, Raghad H. Alswat, Rahaf M. Alhulayfi, Meteb A. Alghamdi and Reem M. Alsubaie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:493

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  6. Cigarette smoke aqueous aerosol extracts (AqE) have been used for assessing tobacco products, particularly with in vitro models such as oxidative stress and inflammation. These test articles can be generated e...

    Authors: Mark Taylor, Simone Santopietro, Andrew Baxter, Nicole East, Damien Breheny, David Thorne and Marianna Gaça

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:492

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  7. The aim of this study was to present the first cases of spinal anesthesia, in newborns and infants, preterm/ex-prematures, in order to determine its feasibility and its potential harmlessness, in Antananarivo—...

    Authors: Harifetra M. R. Randriamizao, Aurélia Rakotondrainibe, Lova D. E. Razafindrabekoto, Prisca F. Ravoaviarivelo, Andriambelo T. Rajaonera and Mamy L. Andriamanarivo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:491

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  8. Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a healthcare problem worldwide. There are no reports on the virulence characteristics of MRSA in Northern Cyprus (N...

    Authors: Danyar Hameed M. Amin, Emrah Guler and Buket Baddal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:490

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  9. Weissella confusa F213 (WCF213) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus FBB81 (LrFBB81) are two probiotic candidates isolated from humans in our previous study. Their functional activity on the mucosal barrier has not yet be...

    Authors: Ni Nengah Dwi Fatmawati, Kazuyoshi Gotoh, I. Putu Bayu Mayura, Komang Ayu Nocianitri, Gede Ngurah Rsi Suwardana, Ni Luh Gede Yoni Komalasari, Yan Ramona, Masakiyo Sakaguchi, Osamu Matsushita and I. Nengah Sujaya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:489

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  10. To determine the prevalence of Candida species by PCR–RFLP method in the saliva of patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMD) and healthy cohorts. Unstimulat...

    Authors: Sankar Leena Sankari, Krishnan Mahalakshmi and Venkatesan Naveen Kumar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:488

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  11. The availability of matched sequencing data for the same sample across different sequencing platforms is a necessity for validation and effective comparison of sequencing platforms. A commonly sequenced sample...

    Authors: Shannon N. Fenlon, Yuemin Celina Chee, Jacqueline Lai Yuen Chee, Yeen Hui Choy, Alexis Jiaying Khng, Lu Ting Liow, Kurosh S. Mehershahi, Xiaoan Ruan, Stephen W. Turner, Fei Yao and Swaine L. Chen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:487

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  12. Radial artery occlusion is a silent complication of a transradial approach to cardiac catheterization that may complicate subsequent transradial procedures in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. A tra...

    Authors: Kashif Ali Hashmi, Zahid Iqbal, Atif Ali Hashmi, Maira Shoaib, Muhammad Irfan, Rabeet Khan, Nauman Ali, Amir khan and Muhammad M. Edhi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:486

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  13. Rotavirus remains the main causative agent of gastroenteritis in young children in countries that have not yet introduced the vaccine. In Benin, rotavirus vaccine was introduced late December 2019 into the EPI...

    Authors: Jijoho Michel Agbla, Mathew D. Esona, Alidehou Jerrold Agbankpe, Annick Capo-Chichi, Rashi Gautam, Tamegnon Victorien Dougnon, Osseni Razack, Michael D. Bowen and Honore Sourou Bankole

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:485

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  14. Prediction models assist health-care providers in making patient care decisions. This study aimed to externally validate the REduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) prediction model for recu...

    Authors: Saif Al-Shamsi and Romona D. Govender

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:484

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  15. Periodontal disease is associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD), with both conditions being highly prevalent among Australia’s Aboriginal population. This paper reflects on the lessons learned following im...

    Authors: Lisa M. Jamieson, Cherian Sajiv, Alan Cass, Louise J. Maple-Brown, Michael R. Skilton, Kostas Kapellas, Basant Pawar, Peter Arrow, Lisa M. Askie, Wendy Hoy, David Harris, Alex Brown and Jaquelyne T. Hughes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:483

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  16. The data herein represents multiple gauge sets and multiple radar sites of like-type Doppler data sets combined to produce populations of ordered pairs. Publications spanning decades yet specific to Doppler ra...

    Authors: Jesse W. Lansford, Tyson H. Walsh, T. V. Hromadka II and P. Rao

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:482

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  17. The mosquito transmitted RNA virus dengue virus (DENV) shows significant variation as a consequence of the lack of proofreading activity of the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase that synthesizes new virus genomes. ...

    Authors: Atitaya Hitakarun, Suwipa Ramphan, Nitwara Wikan and Duncan R. Smith

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:481

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  18. Current guidelines on rectal cancer (RC) management recommend pre-operative MRI for loco-regional staging and CT for staging of metastases. This allows appropriate selection of patients for chemo-radiotherapy ...

    Authors: Naradha Lokuhetty, Suranjith L. Seneviratne, Fathima Asma Rahman, Thanushka Marapana, Roshan Niloofa and Ishan De Zoysa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:479

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  19. Hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) are ectoparasites of medical and veterinary importance. They are obligate blood-feeding vectors with the ability to transmit a wide variety of pathogens. Standard morphological key...

    Authors: Parisa Soltan-Alinejad, Zahra Ramezani, Hamideh Edalat, Zakkyeh Telmadarraiy, Farrokh Dabiri, Hassan Vatandoost, Mohammad Ali Oshaghi, Mehdi Mohebali, Seyyed Javad Seyyed-Zadeh, Zabihollah Zarei, Haleh Hanifian, Faham Faghihi, Mandan Abolhasani, Mulood Mohammadi Bavani, Jalil Musavi, Olle Terenius…

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:478

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  20. The bacterial cell cycle comprises initiation of replication and ensuing elongation, concomitant chromosome segregation (in some organisms with a delay termed cohesion), and finally cell division. By quantifyi...

    Authors: Nina El Najjar and Peter L. Graumann

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:477

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  21. There is limited evidence regarding the association between dietary acid load and muscle strength. Thus, in this study, we investigated the association between dietary acid–base load indices and muscle strengt...

    Authors: Saba Mohammadpour, Farhang Djafari, Samira Davarzani, Kurosh Djafarian, Cain C. T. Clark and Sakineh Shab-Bidar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:476

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  22. A prior study described the association between ecosystem vitality, environmental health, and early childhood caries (ECC). The objective of this study was to determine the association between 24 global enviro...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Maha El Tantawi, Balgis Gaffar, Robert J. Schroth, Jorge L. Catillo, Ola B. Al-Batayneh, Arthur Kemoli, Aída Carolina Medina Díaz, Verica Pavlic, Maher Raswhan and for Early Childhood Caries Advocacy Group

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:474

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  23. One third of the Australian work force are immigrants. Relatively little is known about working conditions for specific migrant groups. The objectives of this paper are to describe and compare the sampling str...

    Authors: Alison Daly and Alison Reid

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:473

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  24. Approximately 70% of all hepatitis C (HCV) infections develop chronic disease. Active or exacerbated chronic hepatitis C infection subsequently progress to liver disease. The role of T-cells secretions in achi...

    Authors: Dorcas Ohui Owusu, Richard Phillips, Michael Owusu, Fred Stephen Sarfo and Margaret Frempong

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:472

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  25. Compared to other stem cells, the multipotency of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) is limited. Effective approaches that trigger or enhance lineage-specific transdifferentiation are highly e...

    Authors: Edward Hosea Ntege, Hiroshi Sunami, Junko Denda, Naoko Futenma and Yusuke Shimizu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:471

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  26. This study was designed to facilitate genetic studies that would allow information on population structure and genetic diversity of natural or captive stocks of paca (Cuniculus paca), a species of ecological and ...

    Authors: Franco F. Roldán Gallardo, Karen E. DeMatteo, Miguel A. Rinas and Carina F. Argüelles

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:470

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  27. Respiratory tract diseases (RTDs) are among the top five leading causes of death worldwide. Mortality rates due to respiratory tract diseases (MRRTDs) follow a spatial pattern and this may suggest a potential ...

    Authors: Elahe Pishgar, Alireza Mohammadi, Nasser Bagheri and Behzad Kiani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:469

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  28. To describe the prevalence of dengue virus serotypes, as well as other viral and bacterial pathogens that cause acute febrile illness during an outbreak in Cajamarca in 2016.

    Authors: Juana del Valle-Mendoza, Fernando Vasquez-Achaya, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Johanna Martins-Luna, Jorge Bazán-Mayra, Victor Zavaleta-Gavidia, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Hugo Carrillo-Ng, Yordi Tarazona-Castro, Ronald Aquino-Ortega and Luis J. del Valle

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:467

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  29. Production of genetically modified mice including Knock-out (KO) or Knock-in (KI) mice is necessary for organism-level phenotype analysis. Embryonic stem cell (ESC)-based technologies can produce many genetica...

    Authors: Shun-ichi Funano, Daisuke Tone, Hideki Ukai, Hiroki R. Ueda and Yo Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:453

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  30. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer across the world that multiple risk factors together contribute to CRC development. There is a limited research report on impact of nutritional risk fact...

    Authors: Neda Firouraghi, Nasser Bagheri, Fatemeh Kiani, Ladan Goshayeshi, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Khalil Kimiafar, Saeid Eslami and Behzad Kiani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:466

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  31. To describe the calcium concentration of tap and bottled waters from Argentina and to estimate the contribution of drinking water to calcium recommendations.

    Authors: Gabriela Cormick, Mercedes Lombarte, Nicole Minckas, Andrés Porta, Alfredo Rigalli, Jose M. Belizán, Natalia Matamoros and Maela Lupo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:465

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  32. Vitamin A is involved in maintenance of gut mucosal integrity and normal immune function. However, it is unclear whether these functions of vitamin A have any beneficial effects in patients undergoing hematopo...

    Authors: Ploy Pattanakitsakul, Nalinee Chongviriyaphan, Samart Pakakasama and Nopporn Apiwattanakul

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:464

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  33. Injection of a topical anaesthetic has been proved to be helpful with reducing pain after laparoscopic herniorrhaphy. We aimed to assess the effect of bupivacaine lavage on postoperative pain and compare it wi...

    Authors: Alireza Negahi, Seyed Hamzeh Mousavi, Vahid Abbasnezhad and Fatemeh Jahanshahi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:463

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  34. Restriction-Modification (R-M) systems are ubiquitous in bacteria and were considered for years as rudimentary immune systems that protect bacterial cells from foreign DNA. Currently, these R-M systems are rec...

    Authors: Samantha E. Randall, Maria Carla Martini, Ying Zhou, Samantha R. Joubran and Scarlet S. Shell

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:462

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  35. Rodents play an important role to spread zoonotic diseases through society. The current study was carried out to collect informative data on the intestinal helminthic infections of wild rodents in Taleqan Coun...

    Authors: Sina Mohtasebi, Aref Teimouri, Iraj Mobedi, Alireza Mohtasebi, Hamed Abbasian and Mohammad Javad Abbaszadeh Afshar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:461

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  36. The exact aetiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) remains elusive, although several environmental and genetic risk factors have been implicated to varying degrees. Among the environmental risk factors, viral infe...

    Authors: Elie Deeba, Anastasia Lambrianides, Marios Pantzaris, George Krashias and Christina Christodoulou

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:460

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  37. Prophylactic supplementation of psyllium husk is recommended to enhance passage of ingested sand from the gastrointestinal tracts of horses. We hypothesized that psyllium supplementation would increase fecal s...

    Authors: Michael J. Mienaltowski, Ashley Belt, John D. Henderson, Tannah N. Boyd, Nicole Marter, Elizabeth A. Maga and Edward J. DePeters

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:459

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  38. Little is known about hepatitis A virus (HAV) prevalence in indigenous communities. This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of HAV in indigenous community compared to urban population located at Western Ama...

    Authors: Vanessa Salete de Paula, Flavio Augusto Pádua Milagres, Guilherme de Macêdo Oliveira, Juliana Custódio Miguel, Helena Medina Cruz, Leticia de Paula Scalioni, Vanessa Alves Marques, Monica de Avelar Figueiredo Mafra Magalhães, Anselmo Rocha Romão, Renata Gracie and Livia Melo Villar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:458

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  39. Due to the allergic nature of the pollen of Cryptomeria japonica, the most important Japanese forestry conifer, a pollen-free cultivar is preferred. Mutant trees detected in nature have been used to produce a pol...

    Authors: Yoichi Hasegawa, Saneyoshi Ueno, Fu-Jin Wei, Asako Matsumoto, Tokuko Ujino-Ihara, Kentaro Uchiyama, Yoshinari Moriguchi, Masahiro Kasahara, Takeshi Fujino, Shuji Shigenobu, Katsushi Yamaguchi, Takahiro Bino and Tetsuji Hakamata

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:457

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  40. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Zahra Yari, Makan Cheraghpour, Vahideh Aghamohammadi, Meysam Alipour, Nila Ghanei and Azita Hekmatdoost

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:456

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    The original article was published in BMC Research Notes 2020 13:221

  41. Lyme disease is a tick-borne, multisystemic disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. Standard treatments for early Lyme disease include short courses of oral antibiotics but relapses often occur after discontinuat...

    Authors: Richard I. Horowitz, Krithika Murali, Gauri Gaur, Phyllis R. Freeman and Eva Sapi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:455

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  42. Endometriosis is a common and painful condition characterised by the formation of endometrial lesions within the peritoneal cavity. Previous studies have suggested a role for hedgehog signalling in the pathoge...

    Authors: F. L. Cousins, J. K. Farley, R. Kerrigan, S. Mukherjee, S. Darzi, C. E. Gargett and J. A. Deane

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:454

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  43. The data presented herein represents the simulated datasets of a recently conducted larger study which investigated the behaviour of Bayesian indices of significance and effect size as alternatives to traditio...

    Authors: Riko Kelter

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:452

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  44. The purpose of this study was to explore whether plant programmed cell death (PCD) cascade can sense the presence of the animal-only BH3 protein Bid, a BCL-2 family protein known to play a regulatory role in t...

    Authors: Anna Manara, Zahra Imanifard, Linda Fracasso, Diana Bellin and Massimo Crimi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:450

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  45. Parents have a key role regarding young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services, thus their perceptions go a long way towards promoting or discouraging young people from using such services....

    Authors: Cartrine Nancy Anyango, Faustine Kyungu Nkulu Kalengayi, Isabel Goicolea and Ida Linander

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2020 13:449

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