Human Herpesvirus 8 infection may contribute to oxidative stress in diabetes type 2 patients
To investigate the link between Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) infection and plasma oxidative stress in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2). (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 13, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Alessandra Incani, Luisa Marras, Gabriele Serreli, Angela Ingianni, Raffaello Pompei, Monica Deiana and Fabrizio Angius Tags: Research note Source Type: research

A greedy stacking algorithm for model ensembling and domain weighting
Because it is impossible to know which statistical learning algorithm performs best on a prediction task, it is common to use stacking methods to ensemble individual learners into a more powerful single learne... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 12, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Christoph F. Kurz, Werner Maier and Christian Rink Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Maize genomes to fields (G2F): 2014 –2017 field seasons: genotype, phenotype, climatic, soil, and inbred ear image datasets
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... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 12, 2020 Category: Research 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. H Tags: Data note Source Type: research

The prevalence of musculoskeletal pain among above 50-year-old population referred to the Kermanshah-Iran health bus in 2016
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... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 12, 2020 Category: Research Authors: MohammadBagher Shamsi, Ameneh Safari, Soheila Samadzadeh and Nasrin Yoosefpour Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Reliability and correlation of mixture cell correction in methylomic and transcriptomic blood data
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... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 12, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Boris Chaumette, Oussama Kebir, Patrick A. Dion, Guy A. Rouleau and Marie-Odile Krebs Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Potential of selected lactic acid bacteria from Theobroma cacao fermented fruit juice and cell-free supernatants from cultures as inhibitors of Helicobacter pylori and as good probiotic
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... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 10, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Laure Brigitte Kouitcheu Mabeku, Samuel Ngue, Idris Bonsou Nguemo and Hubert Leundji Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Prevalence of 3.7 and 4.2 deletions in Sudanese patients with red cells hypochromia and microcytosis
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... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 10, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Hussam Ali Osman, Muzamil Mahdi Abdel Hamid, Rahimah Binti Ahmad, Mohamed Saleem and Sana Altahir Abdallah Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Physicochemical quality of water and health risks associated with consumption of African lung fish (Protopterus annectens) from Nyabarongo and Nyabugogo rivers, Rwanda
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 ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 10, 2020 Category: Research 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 Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Oropouche infection a neglected arbovirus in patients with acute febrile illness from the Peruvian coast
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... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 10, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Johanna Martins-Luna, Juana del Valle-Mendoza, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Isabel Sandoval, Luis J. del Valle, Carlos Palomares-Reyes, Hugo Carrillo-Ng, Isaac Pe ña-Tuesta and Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Identification of hemolysin encoding genes and their association with antimicrobial resistance pattern among clinical isolates of coagulase-negative Staphylococci
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... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 10, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Mona Nasaj, Zahra Saeidi, Babak Asghari, Ghodratollah Roshanaei and Mohammad Reza Arabestani Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Staphylococcus aureus pigmentation is not controlled by Hfq
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... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 7, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Wenfeng Liu, Pierre Boudry, Chantal Bohn and Philippe Bouloc Tags: Research note Source Type: research

In search of universal health coverage: the hidden cost of family planning to women in Ghana
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... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 7, 2020 Category: Research Authors: John Amissah, Emmanuel Kwaku Nakua, Eric Badu, Alexander Baba Amissah and Leticia Lariba Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Magnitude and associated factors of undernutrition (underweight and stunting) among school adolescent girls in Hawzen Woreda (District), Tigray regional state, Northern Ethiopia: Cross-sectional study
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... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 7, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Kidanemaryam Berhe and Gebrehiwot Gebremariam Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Comparison and optimization of protein extraction and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis protocols for liverworts
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 ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 7, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Sandhya Yadav, Akanksha Srivastava, Subhankar Biswas, Neha Chaurasia, Sushil Kumar Singh, Sanjiv Kumar, Vaibhav Srivastava and Yogesh Mishra Tags: Research note Source Type: research

SERT and BDNF polymorphisms interplay on neuroticism in borderline personality disorder
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... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 7, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Valeria Salinas, Juana Villarroel, Hern án Silva, Luisa Herrera, Sonia Jerez, Alejandra Zazueta, Cristián Montes, Rodrigo Nieto and M. Leonor Bustamante Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Development and validation of Attitude Toward Nutrition Counselling Questionnaire for use among Kuwaiti healthcare professionals
This study aims to report the developmental processes and validation of Attitude Toward Nutrition Questionnaire in Arabic language. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 7, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Nouf S. Al-Mughamis, Abdullah A. Alayoub, Hafsa Meraj and Ahmed Waqas Tags: Research note Source Type: research

R-spondin 2 mediates neutrophil egress into the alveolar space through increased lung permeability
R-spondin 2 (RSPO2) is required for lung morphogenesis, activates Wnt signaling, and is upregulated in idiopathic lung fibrosis. Our objective was to investigate whether RSPO2 is similarly important in homeost... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 4, 2020 Category: Research Authors: S. R. Jackson, M. F. D. M. Costa, C. F. Pastore, G. Zhao, A. I. Weiner, S. Adams, G. Palashikar, K. Quansah, K. Hankenson, D. R. Herbert and A. E. Vaughan Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Stability of neuropsychological test performance in older adults serving as normative controls for a study on postoperative cognitive dysfunction
Studies of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) rely on repeat neuropsychological testing. The stability of the applied instruments, which are affected by natural variability in performance and measureme... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 4, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Insa Feinkohl, Friedrich Borchers, Sarah Burkhardt, Henning Krampe, Antje Kraft, Saya Speidel, Ilse M. J. Kant, Simone J. T. van Montfort, Ellen Aarts, Jochen Kruppa, Arjen Slooter, Georg Winterer, Tobias Pischon and Claudia Spies Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Classification of Andrographis paniculata extracts by solvent extraction using HPLC fingerprint and chemometric analysis
Andrographis paniculata, widely used as an antidiabetic in Indonesian traditional medicines (jamu), contains chemical compounds whose concentration is related to its therapeutic effects. The concentration of solv... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 4, 2020 Category: Research Authors: M. Rafi, A. F. Devi, U. D. Syafitri, R. Heryanto, I. H. Suparto, M. B. Amran, A. Rohman, B. Prajogo and L. W. Lim Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Fluorescence-based method is more accurate than counting-based methods for plotting growth curves of adherent cells
Cell growth curves constitute one of the primary assays employed to analyze cell proliferation dynamics of in vitro cultured cells under specific culture conditions. From the cell growth curve, it is possible ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 4, 2020 Category: Research Authors: T úlio Felipe Pereira, Gabriel Levin, Carlos DeOcesano-Pereira, Amanda Schiersner Caodaglio, André Fujita, Aldo Tonso and Mari Cleide Sogayar Tags: Research note Source Type: research

High-throughput sequencing of virus-infected Cucurbita pepo samples revealed the presence of Zucchini shoestring virus in Zimbabwe
Plant-infecting viruses remain a serious challenge towards achieving food security worldwide. Cucurbit virus surveys were conducted in Zimbabwe during the 2014 and 2015 growing seasons. Leaf samples displaying... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 3, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Charles Karavina, Jacques Davy Ibaba and Augustine Gubba Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Foot self-care behavior and its predictors in diabetic patients in Indonesia
Previous studies have shown that diabetic foot ulcers are principally associated with improper foot self-care. Since appropriate foot self-care is essential to prevent diabetic foot-ulcers, any factors which c... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 1, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Yunita Sari, Arif Setyo Upoyo, Atyanti Isworo, Agis Taufik, Annas Sumeru, Dian Anandari and Eman Sutrisna Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Correlation between detergent activity and anti-herpes simplex virus-2 activity of commercially available vaginal gels
Herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) infections are almost exclusively sexually transmitted. The presence of vaginal gels during sexual activity may have a significant positive or negative impact on viral transmissi... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 31, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Andrea Sz öllősi, Tímea Raffai, Anita Bogdanov, Valéria Endrész, László Párducz, Ferenc Somogyvári, László Janovák, Katalin Burián and Dezső P. Virok Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Outer membrane protein A (OmpA) of extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli
Extraintestinal Pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC), are responsible for host diseases such as Neonatal Meningitis Escherichia coli (NMEC), the second-leading cause of neonatal bacterial meningitis, Avian Pathogenic E. co... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 31, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Daniel W. Nielsen, Nicole Ricker, Nicolle L. Barbieri, Heather K. Allen, Lisa K. Nolan and Catherine M. Logue Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Body image of people over 50 in Spain measured using the BSQ test
To show the body image of people over 50 in Spain using the Body Shape Questionnaire test (BSQ), taking into account attribute variables of great interest such as age, gender, sentimental status, habitat (rural o... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 30, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Roberto S ánchez-Cabrero, Fernando Martínez-López and Reyna Guadalupe Euán-Ramírez Tags: Data note Source Type: research

Maternal survival in a low-resource setting, Mpilo Central Hospital, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Maternal mortality is an important global subject. This dataset was generated from a retrospective cross-sectional study carried out at Mpilo Central Hospital, covering the period January 1, 2015 to December 3... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 30, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Solwayo Ngwenya, Faith Nleya and Desmond Mwembe Tags: Data note Source Type: research

Does overweight before pregnancy reduce the occurrence of gastroschisis?: the Japan Environment and Children ’s Study
For several observational studies that have reported the factors related to gastroschisis, the target population in these studies was mainly residents of Europe or the US, and there is little data on the Asian... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 30, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Takehiro Michikawa, Shin Yamazaki, Eiko Suda, Tatsuo Kuroda, Shoji F. Nakayama, Tomohiko Isobe, Yayoi Kobayashi, Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Makiko Sekiyama, Toshihiro Kawamoto and Hiroshi Nitta Tags: Research note Source Type: research

An open-source video tracking system for mouse locomotor activity analysis
The ability to accurately and efficiently quantify mouse locomotor activity is essential for evaluating therapeutic efficacy and phenotyping genetically modified mice, in particular for the research of neuromu... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 30, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Chen Zhang, Haiwen Li and Renzhi Han Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Genetic segregation for male body coloration and female mate preference in the guppy
The purpose of this study was to segregate the genetic lines responsible for the orange area of coloration in males and the response to orange coloration exhibited by females in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata) th... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 30, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Aya Sato and Masakado Kawata Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Effect of maternal growth monitoring knowledge on stunting, wasting and underweight among children 0 –18 months in Tamale metropolis of Ghana
This study sought to assess maternal growth monitoring knowledge and its effect on stunting, wasting and underweight among children 0 –18 months in the Tamale Metropolis. An analytical cross-sectional study des... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 29, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Mohammed Bukari, Muzamil Mohammed Abubakari, Mohammed Majeed, Abdul-Razak Abizari, Anthony Wemakor and Ambrose Atosona Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Developing an interpersonal communication skill scale targeting female nursing students
The purposes of this study are to evaluate the interpersonal communication capabilities in basic nursing education and to develop an interpersonal communication skill scale with reference to microcounseling th... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 28, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Junko Kondo, Rie Tomizawa, Tetsuya Jibu and Kei Kamide Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Repeat induced abortion and associated factors among women seeking abortion care services at Debre Markos town health institutions, Amhara regional state, Ethiopia, 2017
The aim of this study was to assess the proportion and determinants of repeat induced abortion among women seeking abortion care services at Debre Markos town health institutions, Amhara regional state, Ethiop... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 28, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Mahlet Imana Waktola, Dawit Gebeyehu Mekonen, Tewodros Seyoum Nigussie, Endeshaw Adimasu Cherkose and Addisu Taye Abate Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Investigating relationship between religious commitment and moral sensitivity in nurses working in ICU
This study aimed at determining the relationship between religious commitment and moral sensitivity among nurses working in the ICU sections in the west of Iran. The present study was a cross-sectional descrip... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 28, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Ebrahim Khalighi, Laleh Solaimanizadeh, Milad Borji, Asma Tarjoman, Behrouz Soltany and Farzad Zareie Tags: Research note Source Type: research

The analgesic efficacy of bilateral superficial cervical plexus block for thyroid surgery under general anesthesia: a prospective cohort study
Uses of simple analgesics were found insufficient to manage pain after thyroid surgery. We hypothesized that using bilateral superficial cervical plexus block (BSCPB) might influence the pattern of immediate p... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 28, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Yophtahe B. Woldegerima, Amare G. Hailekiros and Girmay L. Fitiwi Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Autologous plasma versus fetal calf serum as a supplement for the culture of neutrophils
Currently, the replacement of fetal calf serum (FCS) by a more suitable alternative is a sought aim in the field of tissue and cell culture research. Autologous plasma (AP) and especially autologous serum (AS)... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 22, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Razieh Alipour, Alimohammad Fatemi, Fereshteh Alsahebfosul, Alireza Andalib and Abbasali Pourazar Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Correction to: Three novel variants in the arylsulfatase A (ARSA) gene in patients with metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD)
After publication of the original article [1], the authors became aware of a typographical error in the original Table 1. Nucleotide substitution c.1425C>A corresponding to amino acid change p.(Ala344Asp) shou... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 22, 2020 Category: Research Authors: D. Hettiarachchi and V. H. W. Dissanayake Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Renal detection of Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium knowlesi in malaria associated acute kidney injury: a retrospective case –control study
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent presentation in malaria infections. Several cases of AKI that are accompanied by clinical symptoms of malaria infection, such as fever, nausea, respiratory distress, and... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 20, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Charandeep Kaur, Atreyi Pramanik, Kalpana Kumari, Rajendra Mandage, Amit Kumar Dinda, Jhuma Sankar, Arvind Bagga, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Aditi Sinha, Geetika Singh and Pragyan Acharya Tags: Research note Source Type: research

DNA barcode trnH-psbA is a promising candidate for efficient identification of forage legumes and grasses
Grasslands are widespread ecosystems that fulfil many functions. Plant species richness (PSR) is known to have beneficial effects on such functions and monitoring PSR is crucial for tracking the effects of lan... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 17, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Miguel Loera-S ánchez, Bruno Studer and Roland Kölliker Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Perceived work-related stress and its associated factors among public secondary school teachers in Gondar city: a cross-sectional study from Ethiopia
We conducted a cross-sectional study to assess perceived work-related stress and associated factors among public secondary school teachers in Gondar city, northwest Ethiopia. A self-completed questionnaire was... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 17, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Gebisa Guyasa Kabito and Sintayehu Daba Wami Tags: Research note Source Type: research

A comparative study on predicting influenza outbreaks using different feature spaces: application of influenza-like illness data from Early Warning Alert and Response System in Syria
An accurate forecasting of outbreaks of influenza-like illness (ILI) could support public health officials to suggest public health actions earlier. We investigated the performance of three different feature s... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 16, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Ali Darwish, Yasser Rahhal and Assef Jafar Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Association of the leptin receptor Q223R (rs1137101) polymorphism with obesity measures in Sri Lankans
The role of genetic factors in the development of obesity is largely unreported in Sri Lankans. The Q223R (rs1137101) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the leptin receptor (LEPR) gene has been associated wi... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 16, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Y. A. Illangasekera, P. V. R. Kumarasiri, D. J. Fernando and C. F. Dalton Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of the Adelaide Diagnostic Learning Inventory-Brief (ADLIB)
There has been increased attention in recent years to mental health, quality of life, stress and academic performance among university students, and the possible influence of learning styles. Brief reliable qu... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 15, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Harry Minas Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Tobacco and electronic cigarette cues for smoking and vaping: an online experimental study
This study examined whether exposure to smoking and vaping cues the urge to smoke or vape. It extends previous studies on first-generation cigalikes (visually similar to cigarettes) and second-generation devic... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 15, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Anna K. M. Blackwell, Katie De-loyde, Laura A. Brocklebank, Olivia M. Maynard, Theresa M. Marteau, Gareth J. Hollands, Paul C. Fletcher, Angela S. Attwood, Richard W. Morris and Marcus R. Munaf ò Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Long-term effects of a cluster randomized controlled kindergarten-based intervention trial on vegetable intake among Norwegian 3 –5-year-olds: the BRA-study
To report on long-term effects of a cluster randomized controlled kindergarten-based intervention trial, which aimed to increase vegetable intake among Norwegian preschool children (3 –5 years at baseline). The... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 14, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Anne Lene Kristiansen, Anine Christine Medin, Mona Bjelland, Anne Himberg-Sundet, Nanna Lien, Ren é Holst and Lene Frost Andersen Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Optimal cultivation of Chlamydia requires testing of serum on individual species
This report is a side product of experiments aimed at identifying serum for culturing obligate intracellular bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis and C. muridarum in mouse fibroblast L929 cells. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 13, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Malhar Desai, Huirong Zhang and Huizhou Fan Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Comparison of acridine orange fluorescent microscopy and gram stain light microscopy for the rapid detection of bacteria in cerebrospinal fluid
Bacterial meningitis is a life threatening condition that requires prompt recognition and treatment. Currently, Gram stain is widely used for the microscopic detection of bacterial pathogens in cerebrospinal f... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 13, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Supriya Sharma, Jyoti Acharya, Megha Raj Banjara, Prakash Ghimire and Anjana Singh Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Program for data extraction in primary health records: a valid tool for knowledge production in general practice?
Research in general practice demands it-tools which give the practitioner trusty results. Medrave 4 is a program designed for extraction of data from all areas of the health record. We wanted to do research on... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 10, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Martin Holte and Jostein Holmen Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Feasibility study on recruitment in general practice for a low back pain online information study (part of the ADVIN Back Trial)
In a future full-scale randomised controlled trial, we plan to compare satisfaction with a standard website versus satisfaction with a participatory driven web-application. The participatory driven web-applica... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 10, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Allan Riis, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Jan Hartvigsen, Janus Laust Thomsen, Tamana Afzali and Martin Bach Jensen Tags: Research note Source Type: research

School-based caries prevention and longitudinal trends in untreated decay: an updated analysis with Markov chains
Dental caries (tooth decay) is the most prevalent childhood disease in the world. A school-based program for the prevention of dental caries providing bi-annual sealants, interim therapeutic restorations, and ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 10, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Ryan Richard Ruff, Deepak Saxena and Richard Niederman Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Association of rs780094 polymorphism of glucokinase regulatory protein with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
GCK rs780094 polymorphism is a single nucleotide polymorphism that has been associated with obesity, type II diabetes and dyslipidemia in some populations, conditions that highly related to NAFL etiology. The ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - January 10, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Saba Mohammadi, Safar Farajnia, Masoud Shadmand, Fatemeh Mohseni and Roghayyeh Baghban Tags: Research note Source Type: research