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  1. This study aims to examine changes in patients’ perspectives and outlooks regarding the disease and their health after hospitalization for COVID-19 and investigate their discrimination and harassment experienc...

    Authors: Ken Goda, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Shinsuke Yahata, Ayako Kumabe, Masahiro Katsurada and Hogara Nishisaki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:362

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  2. Realimentation can compensate for weight loss from poor-quality feedstuffs or drought. Mature cows fluctuate in body weight throughout the year due to nutrient availability. The objective of this study was to ...

    Authors: Hannah C. Cunningham-Hollinger, Larry A. Kuehn, Kristi M. Cammack, Kristin E. Hales, William T. Oliver, Matthew S. Crouse, Celine Chen, Harvey C. Freetly and Amanda K. Lindholm-Perry

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:361

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  3. Children with functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPD) and clinical elevations in three risk areas (anxiety, functional disability, and pain) have been found to be at increased risk for persistent disability...

    Authors: Erin L. Moorman, Michael Farrell, Neha Santucci, Lee Denson, Christine Le and Natoshia R. Cunningham

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:360

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  4. Extracellular matrix proteins play important roles in embryonic development and antibodies that specifically detect these proteins are essential to understanding their function. The zebrafish embryo is a popul...

    Authors: Jonathon C. Reeck, Makenna J. Hardy, Xinzhu Pu, Cynthia Keller-Peck and Julia Thom Oxford

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:359

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  5. While there is evidence on the short-term effects of unilateral balance training (BT) on bipedal balance performance, less is known on the acute effects of unilateral BT on unilateral (i.e., ipsi- and contrala...

    Authors: Thomas Muehlbauer, Leander Abel, Simon Schedler and Stefan Panzer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:356

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  6. Induction of labour (IOL), or starting labour artificially, can be a lifesaving intervention for pregnant women and their babies, and rates are rising significantly globally. As rates increase, it becomes incr...

    Authors: Shuchita Mundle, Hillary Bracken, Vaishali Khedikar, Jayashree Mulik, Brian Faragher, Thomas Easterling, Simon Leigh, Paul Granby, Alan Haycox, Mark A. Turner, Kate Lightly, Miroslava Ebringer, Zarko Alfirevic, Beverly Winikoff and Andrew D. Weeks

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:355

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  7. Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL). The aim of this study was to assess the clinico pathological characteristics of DLBCL specifically, among the affect...

    Authors: H. Mahmood, M. Habib, W. Aslam, S. Khursheed, S. Fatima, S. Aziz, M. Habib and M. Faheem

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:354

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  8. Illumina BeadChip arrays are commonly used to generate DNA methylation data for large epidemiological studies. Updates in technology over time create challenges for data harmonization within and between studie...

    Authors: Lauren A. Vanderlinden, Randi K. Johnson, Patrick M. Carry, Fran Dong, Dawn L. DeMeo, Ivana V. Yang, Jill M. Norris and Katerina Kechris

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:352

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  9. As in most organisms, the surface of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is associated with bacteria. To examine whether this association depends on cuticle quality, we isolated and quantified surface bacteria ...

    Authors: Vladislav Mokeev, Justin Flaven-Pouchon, Yiwen Wang, Nicole Gehring and Bernard Moussian

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:351

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  10. The public health message ‘move for health’ is relevant given the high prevalence of insufficient physical activity, particularly in African countries. The call for behaviour modification including limiting un...

    Authors: Philippe Jean-Luc Gradidge, Catherine E. Draper, Daleen Casteleijn and António Palmeira

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:350

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  11. This study aimed to explore current attitudes towards sun protection, and sun-seeking behaviour among young Australian adolescents. It was done as part of a larger project aiming to develop a digital resource ...

    Authors: Nisali Gamage, Rebecca Nguyen, Isabelle M. Clare, Robyn M. Lucas, Mark Strickland, Joanna Granich and Shelley Gorman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:349

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  12. Papaver decaisnei Hochst. & Steud. Ex Elkan and Papaver glaucum Boiss. & Hausskn. growing wild in Northern Iraq have been historically used for medicinal purposes. In this study, both species were evaluated for t...

    Authors: Hawraz Jawdat Jafaar, Ovgu Isbilen, Ender Volkan and Gunay Sariyar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:348

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  13. Cenotes are flooded caves in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Many cenotes are interconnected in an underground network of pools and streams forming a vast belowground aquifer across most of the peninsula. Many pla...

    Authors: Alejandra Escobar-Zepeda, Patricia Rosas-Escobar, Laura Marquez Valdelamar, Patricia de la Torre, Laila P. Partida-Martinez, Ruben Remegaldo, Alejandro Sanchez-Flores and Fredd Vergara

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:333

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  14. Existing information on Arctic marine food web structure is fragmented. Integrating data across research programs is an important strategy for building a baseline understanding of food web structure and functi...

    Authors: Ashley Ehrman, Carie Hoover, Carolina Giraldo, Shannon A. MacPhee, Jasmine Brewster, Christine Michel, James D. Reist, Michael Power, Heidi Swanson, Andrea Niemi, Wojciech Walkusz and Lisa Loseto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:347

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  15. Studies on the genetic background of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) have been increasing; two important factors considered in such works are uncoupling protein-2 (UCP-2) and nuclear receptor subfamily 3 g...

    Authors: Ilknur Demir, Sacide Pehlivan, Vahap Okan, Handan Haydaroglu Sahin, Salih Sertaç Durusoy, Istemi Serin, Yasemin Oyaci and Mustafa Pehlivan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:346

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  16. Species identification of Shigella isolates are so prominent for epidemiological studies and infection prevention strategies. We developed and evaluated RAPD and ERIC-PCR coupled with HRM for differentiation of n...

    Authors: Babak Pakbin, Afshin Akhondzadeh Basti, Ali Khanjari, Leila Azimi, Wolfram Manuel Brück and Abdollah Karimi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:345

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  17. To assess intimate partner violence screening for males and females in a health system that underwent a systemic intervention to improve survivor identification and response. Electronic health record data from...

    Authors: Cari Jo Clark, Lynette M. Renner, Qi Wang, Nyla I. Flowers, Grace Morrow and Mary Logeais

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:344

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  18. Soybean is an important plant used for food, feed and many industrial purposes. Interest in soybean breeding is growing in Central Europe, including Poland. A very large number of soybean accessions are stored...

    Authors: Elzbieta Czembor, Jerzy H. Czembor, Radoslaw Suchecki and Nathan S. Watson-Haigh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:343

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  19. Bullying victimisation (BV) among children in South Africa has been identified as a major public health concern. While several studies report on the prevalence rates of BV, there is currently a dearth of resea...

    Authors: Donnay Manuel, Sabirah Adams, Mulalo Mpilo and Shazly Savahl

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:342

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  20. The incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is increasing due to more widespread mammographic screening. DCIS, the earliest form of breast cancer, is non-invasive at the time of detection. If DCIS tissues...

    Authors: Tomoo Jikuzono, Eriko Manabe, Shoko Kure, Haruki Akasu, Tomoko Ishikawa, Yoko Fujiwara, Masujiro Makita and Osamu Ishibashi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:340

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  21. Many economically developed countries have seen a decline in publicly funded community programming. Within this context, community-based seniors’ service (CBSS) organizations have been increasingly tasked to d...

    Authors: Catherine E. Tong, Joanie Sims-Gould, Sarah Lusina-Furst and Heather McKay

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:339

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  22. There are limited studies on the psychological issues and sleep problems among the Iranian people living with HIV (HIV). In this study, we aimed to assess sleep disorders, psychiatric characteristics, and empl...

    Authors: Arezu Najafi, Marzieh Mahboobi, Khosro Sadeghniiat Haghighi, Faezeh Aghajani, Amin Nakhostin-Ansari, Saber Soltani, Ali Jafarpour, Parvin Afsar Kazerooni, Matin Bazargani, Somayeh Ghodrati and Samaneh Akbarpour

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:338

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  23. Our aim was to analyse the chromogranin A-derived peptides vasostatin and catestatin in serum from wild boar (Sus scrofa) captured in a corral trap. Acute capture-related stress quickly leads to a release of adre...

    Authors: Åsa Fahlman, Johan Lindsjö, Ulrika A. Bergvall, Erik O. Ågren, Therese Arvén Norling, Mats Stridsberg, Petter Kjellander and Odd Höglund

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:337

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  24. This study was conducted to characterize lytic bacteriophages infecting enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) on several types of food and analyze their ability as phage biocontrol to be used as a food preserv...

    Authors: Diana Elizabeth Waturangi, Cecillia Pingkan Kasriady, Geofany Guntama, Amelinda Minerva Sahulata, Diana Lestari and Stella Magdalena

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:336

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  25. The assembly of fungal genomes using short-reads is challenged by long repetitive and low GC regions. However, long-read sequencing technologies, such as PacBio and Oxford Nanopore, are able to overcome many p...

    Authors: Paula Moolhuijzen, Pao Theen See and Caroline S. Moffat

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:334

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  26. In Africa, most countries continue to battle COVID-19 with cases of newly infected still being recorded. In this note, we investigate how socioeconomic and demographic factors affected individuals awareness on...

    Authors: Idika E. Okorie, Emmanuel Afuecheta, Chinonso G. Alaebo and Saralees Nadarajah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:331

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  27. Klebsiella pneumoniae is one of most opportunistic pathogens that can be related to nosocomial infections. Increased acquisitions of multidrug resistance in this bacterium as well as the transfer of genes to othe...

    Authors: Babak Asghari, Rezvan Goodarzi, Milad Mohammadi, Fatemeh Nouri and Mohammad Taheri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:330

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  28. Parkinson’s disease is a common, age-related, neurodegenerative disease, affecting gait and other motor functions. Technological developments in consumer imaging are starting to provide high-quality, affordabl...

    Authors: Jannis van Kersbergen, Karen Otte, Nienke M. de Vries, Bastiaan R. Bloem, Hanna M. Röhling, Sebastian Mansow-Model, Nicolien M. van der Kolk, Sebastiaan Overeem, Svitlana Zinger and Merel M. van Gilst

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:329

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  29. The purpose of this study is to analyze axial length, body height, hand length, and foot length to find new factors that predict myopia and to identify gender differences as one of the factors of high myopia. ...

    Authors: Ari Shinojima, Toshihide Kurihara, Kiwako Mori, Yujiro Iwai, Akiko Hanyuda, Kazuno Negishi, Hidemasa Torii and Kazuo Tsubota

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:328

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  30. This data article aims to introduce the “XPolaris” R-package, designed to facilitate access to detailed soil data at any geographical location within the contiguous United States (CONUS). Without the need of a...

    Authors: Luiz H. Moro Rosso, Andre F. de Borja Reis, Adrian A. Correndo and Ignacio A. Ciampitti

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:327

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  31. Haemaphysalis longicornis is the most important tick species in Japan and has a wide range of vector capacity. Due to its veterinary and medical importance, this tick species has been used as a model for tick/vec...

    Authors: Rika Umemiya-Shirafuji, Jinlin Zhou, Min Liao, Badgar Battsetseg, Damdinsuren Boldbaatar, Takeshi Hatta, Thasaneeya Kuboki, Takeshi Sakaguchi, Huey Shy Chee, Takeharu Miyoshi, Xiaohong Huang, Naotoshi Tsuji, Xuenan Xuan and Kozo Fujisaki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:326

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  32. We performed a single-center double-blinded, randomized trial to investigate the hemodynamic effects of IV paracetamol in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) undergoing liver transplantation surgery. Pat...

    Authors: Laurence Weinberg, Elizabeth Chiam, Jadon Karp, Leonid Churilov and Rinaldo Bellomo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:325

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  33. In pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), right ventricular (RV) dysfunction develops via mechanisms involving oxidative stress. Moderate and chronic red wine (RW) consumption reduces oxidative stress and conf...

    Authors: Patrick Diaba-Nuhoho, Martin Cour, Nkanyiso Hadebe, David Marais, Sandrine Lecour and Dee Blackhurst

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:324

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  34. Trueperella pyogenes has been considered a major causative agent of metritis, abortion, and death in a broad range of domestic and wild animals, including cattle, swine, sheep, goats, camels, buffalo, deer, antel...

    Authors: Iradj Ashrafi Tamai, Abdolmajid Mohammadzadeh, Arash Ghalyanchi Langeroudi, Pezhman Mahmoodi, Zahra Ziafati Kafi, Babak Pakbin and Taghi Zahraei Salehi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:323

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  35. To compare an objective with a subjective numeracy assessment for association with self-reported health status, where numeracy refers to “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to access, process, i...

    Authors: Natalie C. Benda, Zihan Yang, Haojia Li, Tianran Zhang and Jessica S. Ancker

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:321

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  36. Peer support is rapidly being introduced into mental health services internationally, yet peer support interventions are often poorly described, limiting the usefulness of research in informing policy and prac...

    Authors: Jacqueline Marks, Rhiannon Foster, Sarah Louise Gibson, Alan Simpson, Miles Rinaldi, Julie Repper, Jessica Worner, Shalini Patel, Mike Lucock, Michael Ussher, Sarah White, Lucy Goldsmith, Sally Barlow and Steve Gillard

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:320

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  37. Reported rainfall data from multiple rain gauges and its corresponding estimate from Dual-Polarization (Dual-Pol) radar is presented here. The ordered set of data pairs were collected from multiple peer review...

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

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:319

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  38. Patients with thalassemia major (TM) have the highest mortality rate due to heart failure induced by myocardial iron overload. However, T2* weighted MR imaging is currently a gold standard approach for measuri...

    Authors: Emad Shiae Ali, Mohamad Amin Bakhshali, Seyed Jafar Shoja Razavi, Hoorak Poorzand and Parvaneh Layegh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:318

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  39. This study examined the effects of two evidence-based practice (EBP) educational programs for postgraduate medical residents on their attitude, behavior, knowledge, outcome, and competencies in EBP.

    Authors: Hassan Goodarzi, Ehsan Teymourzadeh, Siyavash Rahimi and Taha Nasiri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:317

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  40. We investigated the discrepancy between clinical and PCR-based diagnosis of COVID-19. We compared results of ten patients with mild to severe COVID-19. Respiratory samples from all cases were tested on the Roc...

    Authors: Muhammad Zain Mushtaq, Sadia Shakoor, Akbar Kanji, Najma Shaheen, Asghar Nasir, Zeeshan Ansar, Imran Ahmed, Syed Faisal Mahmood, Rumina Hasan and Zahra Hasan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:316

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  41. Breast cancer cell growth and proliferation requires lipids for energy production, cell membrane synthesis, or as signaling molecules. Lipids can be delivered to cells by lipoprotein lipase (LPL), an extracell...

    Authors: Alexandria J. Tobin, Nicholas P. Noel, Sherri L. Christian and Robert J. Brown

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:315

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  42. Aeromonads cause severe diseases in farmed aquatic organisms. Herein, we examined 28 isolates causing disease in farmed aquatic organisms from India (n = 24) and Taiwan (n = 4) to gain insight of their genotyp...

    Authors: Saurabh Dubey, Biswajit Maiti, Shivani Kallappa Girisha, Rakesh Das, Mustapha Lamkhannat, Stephen Mutoloki, Shih-Chu Chen, Indrani Karunasagar, Øystein Evensen and Hetron M. Munang´andu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:313

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  43. Recent studies have shown that increased dietary inflammatory index (DII) score or consumption of pro-inflammatory foods can lead to increased waist circumference (WC) as well as triglyceride (TG) concentratio...

    Authors: Atefeh Tavakoli, Atieh Mirzababaei, Hanieh Moosavi, Sanaz Mehranfar, Seyed-Ali Keshavarz and Khadijeh Mirzaei

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2021 14:312

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