Sero-prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection and associated factors among health care workers and medical waste handlers in primary hospitals of North-west Ethiopia
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determined the sero-prevalence of HBV infection and associated factors among health care workers and medical waste handlers in primary hospitals of North-west Ethio... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - July 3, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Endalew Yizengaw, Tamyalew Getahun, Mekuanint Geta, Wondemagegn Mulu, Mulat Ashagrie, Derese Hailu and Shibabaw Tedila Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Coping strategies among nurses in South-west Ethiopia: descriptive, institution-based cross-sectional study
This study aimed to describe coping strategies for job stress among nurses working in Jimma Zone public hospitals, South-west Ethiopia. The study conducted from March to April 2014 through census using English... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - July 3, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Tadesse Dagget Tesfaye Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Student performance on the Test of Scientific Literacy Skills (TOSLS) does not change with assignment of a low-stakes grade
Response-validated multiple-choice assessments are used in college courses to assess student learning gains. The ability of a test to accurately reflect student learning gains is highly dependent on the studen... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - July 3, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Ver ónica A. Segarra, Nicole M. Hughes, Kristin M. Ackerman, Michael H. Grider, Todd Lyda and Patrick A. Vigueira Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Dynamic bimodal changes in CpG and non-CpG methylation genome-wide upon CGGBP1 loss-of-function
Although CpG methylation is well studied, mechanisms of non-CpG methylation in mammals remains elusive. Studying proteins with non-CpG cytosine methylation-sensitive DNA-binding, such as human CGGBP1, can unve... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - July 2, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Divyesh Patel, Manthan Patel, Bengt Westermark and Umashankar Singh Tags: Research note Source Type: research

GrapHi-C: graph-based visualization of Hi-C datasets
Hi-C is a proximity-based ligation reaction used to detect regions of the genome that are close in 3D space (or “interacting”). Typically, results from Hi-C experiments (contact maps) are visualized as heatmap... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 29, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Kimberly MacKay, Anthony Kusalik and Christopher H. Eskiw Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Chondroid lipoma of the neck: a case report
Chondroid lipoma, first described in 1993 by Meis and Enzinger, is a very rare lipomatous tumor. Because it is a benign tumor, it does not require radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or extensive resection. However, h... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 28, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Yusei Katsuyama, Toshiharu Shirai, Ryu Terauchi, Shinji Tsuchida, Naoki Mizoshiri, Yuki Mori and Toshikazu Kubo Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Prevalence of needle stick injury and its associated factors among nurses working in public hospitals of Dessie town, Northeast Ethiopia, 2016
This study was designed to assess prevalence of needle stick injury and its associated factors among... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 28, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Awoke Kebede and Hadgu Gerensea Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Tuberculosis co-infection and its associated factors among People living with HIV/AIDS attending antiretroviral therapy clinic in southern Ethiopia: a facility based retrospective study
The study aimed to determine the prevalence and identify determinants of TB among People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) through reviewing and analyzing patient case files from the anti-retro viral treatment (AR... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 28, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Abel Negussie, Damene Debalke, Teshome Belachew and Fetlework Tadesse Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Identification of cyclic hexapeptides natural products with inhibitory potency against Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Our aim was to identify natural products with anti-tubercular activity. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 28, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Sheo B. Singh, Joshua Odingo, Mai A. Bailey, Bjorn Sunde, Aaron Korkegian, Theresa O ’Malley, Yulia Ovechkina, Thomas R. Ioerger, James C. Sacchettini, Katherine Young, David B. Olsen and Tanya Parish Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Second month sputum smear as a predictor of tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Brazil
The value of sputum smear microscopy (SSM) after 2 months of treatment in the management of pulmonary tuberculosis is controversial. We analysed second month-SSM conversion as a predictor of treatment success ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 28, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Maria do Socorro Nantua Evangelista, Rosalia Maia, Jo ão Paulo Toledo, Ricardo Gadelha de Abreu, José Uereles Braga, Draurio Barreira and Anete Trajman Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Reversible splenial lesion syndrome associated with dengue fever: a case report
Dengue virus infection in humans can lead to a wide range of clinical manifestations, from mild fever to potentially fatal dengue shock syndrome. The incidence of dengue fever is on the rise in tropical countr... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 27, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Pavithra Sathananthasarma, Praveen Nilendra Weeratunga and Thashi Chang Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Effect of the dietary polyacetylenes falcarinol and falcarindiol on the gut microbiota composition in a rat model of colorectal cancer
(3R)-Falcarinol (FaOH) and (3R,8S)-falcarindiol (FaDOH) have previously been shown to reduce the number of neoplastic lesions and the growth rate of polyps in the colon of azoxymethane (AOM) treated rats. Based o... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 27, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Morten Kobaek-Larsen, Dennis Sandris Nielsen, Witold Kot, Łukasz Krych, Lars Porskjær Christensen and Gunnar Baatrup Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Correction to: Seroprevalence and determinants of transfusion transmissible infections among voluntary blood donors in Homabay, Kisumu and Siaya counties in western Kenya
Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that for two of the authors, Felix Humwa and Vallarie Opollo, an incorrect affiliation has been given. In this Correction the incorrect a... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 26, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Calleb George Onyango, Lilian Ogonda, Bernard Guyah, Peter Okoth, Clement Shiluli, Felix Humwa and Vallarie Opollo Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Factors affecting development of Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized pediatric patients in the country Georgia
Main aims of our study were to investigate occurrence of Clostridium difficile among hospitalized pediatric patients in Georgia and examine risk factors for the development of C. difficile infection. During our s... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 26, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Iuri Migriauli, Vakhtang Meunargia, Ivane Chkhaidze, Giorgi Sabakhtarishvili, Kakha Gujabidze, Maia Butsashvili and George Kamkamidze Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Human immunodeficiency virus associated pulmonary conditions leading to hospital admission and the pulmonary rehabilitation services received by patients at two central hospitals in Harare
Use of highly active antiretroviral therapy has led to marked reductions in the incidence of HIV-associated opportunistic infections but has had comparatively less impact on the incidence of some pulmonary dis... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 25, 2018 Category: Research Authors: C. Tadyanemhandu, C. Mupanda, J. Dambi, M. Chiwaridzo, V. Chikwasha and S. Chengetanai Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Molecular identification of Bartonella bacilliformis in ticks collected from two species of wild mammals in Madre de Dios: Peru
To study the presence of Bartonella bacilliformis in ticks collected from two wild mammals in Madre de Dios, Peru. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 25, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Juana del Valle-Mendoza, Jes ús Rojas-Jaimes, Fernando Vásquez-Achaya, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Germán Correa-Nuñez, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Andrés G. Lescano, Xiuping Song, Qiyong Liu and Dongmei Li Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Differential expression of cytokines and receptor expression during anoxic growth
Cell density in tumor cell three dimensional (3D) cultures affects secretome expression of components. A microenvironment characteristic shared by high-density 3D cell culture and in vivo tumor masses is poor ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 25, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Balbina J. Plotkin, Ira M. Sigar, Julie A. Swartzendruber, Amber Kaminski and James Davis Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Maternal depression does not affect complementary feeding indicators or stunting status of young children (6 –23 months) in Northern Ghana
The objective of this study was to explore the association between maternal depression and W... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 25, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Anthony Wemakor and Habib Iddrisu Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Investigating the functionality of a ribosome-binding mutant of NAA15 using Saccharomyces cerevisiae
N-terminal acetylation is a common protein modification that occurs preferentially co-translationally as the substrate N-terminus is emerging from the ribosome. The major N-terminal acetyltransferase complex A... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 22, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Sylvia Varland and Thomas Arnesen Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Brief report: Parental attitudes and knowledge on routine childhood immunization: an experience from Central Sri Lanka
This study was don... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 22, 2018 Category: Research Authors: N. C. Herath, T. Kudagammana, T. T. Sanathchandra, H. K. Gamage, I. M. Razik and V. Liynapathirana Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Integration of conventional cell viability assays for reliable and reproducible read-outs: experimental evidence
Short-term viability assays of cultured cells in 96-well plates are routinely used to determine the cytotoxicity or safety of drugs. These are often based on the formation of chromogen, generated selectively i... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 22, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Sukant Garg, He Huifu, Sunil C. Kaul and Renu Wadhwa Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Value of peripheral blood count for dengue severity prediction
This retrospective study was conducted in 2017 with the objective of evaluating the value of acute phase peripheral blood parameters in predicting dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF). Patients, who were admitted t... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 20, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Udaya Ralapanawa, A. T. M. Alawattegama, Malinga Gunrathne, Sampath Tennakoon, S. A. M. Kularatne and Thilak Jayalath Tags: Research note Source Type: research

The efficacy of high-dose penicillin G for pneumococcal pneumonia diagnosed based on initial comprehensive assessment at admission: an observational study
High-dose penicillin therapy is effective in approximately 90% of pneumococcal pneumonia cases diagnosed based on urinary pneumococcal antigen tests or Gram staining at admission. The efficacy of high-dose pen... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 20, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Junpei Komagamine Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Tumor analysis: freeze –thawing cycle of triple-negative breast cancer cells alters tumor CD24/CD44 profiles and the percentage of tumor-infiltrating immune cells
The use of novel methods to characterize living tumor cells relies on well-conceived biobanks. Herein, we raised the question of whether the composition of fresh and freeze/thawed dissociated tumor samples is ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 20, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Matthieu Le Gallo, Thibault de la Motte Rouge, Amanda Poissonnier, Vincent Lavou é, Patrick Tas, Jean Leveque, Florence Godey and Patrick Legembre Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Mitochondrial genome variation of Atlantic cod
The objective of this study was to analyse intraspecific sequence variation of Atlantic cod mitochondrial DNA, based on a comprehensive collection of completely sequenced mitochondrial genomes. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 19, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Tor Erik J ørgensen, Bård Ove Karlsen, Åse Emblem, Ragna Breines, Morten Andreassen, Trine B. Rounge, Alexander J. Nederbragt, Kjetill S. Jakobsen, Marianne Nymark, Anita Ursvik, Dag H. Coucheron, Lars Martin Jakt, Jarle T. Nordeide, Truls Moum and Ste Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Case report: Diffuse hyperplastic perilobar nephroblastomatosis complicated by a unilateral Wilms tumour: diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
Nephroblastomatosis is an uncommon pathologic process characterized by the presence of persistent embryonic nephrogenic rests. Progression to Wilms tumour occurs in an estimated 35% of patients. Cure rates are... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 19, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Bruce Gao, Emeka Nzekwu, Anthony Jonathan Cook and Shelley Jane Spaner Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

The remarkable plethora of infestation-responsive Q-type C2H2 transcription factors in potato
Q-type C2H2 transcription factors (TF) play crucial roles in the plant response to stress, often leading to regulation of downstream genes required for tolerance to these challenges. An infestation-responsive ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 19, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Susan D. Lawrence and Nicole G. Novak Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Acceptability and feasibility of magnetic femoral nerve stimulation in older, functionally impaired patients
Magnetic femoral nerve stimulation to test muscle function has been largely unexplored in older people. We assessed acceptability, feasibility, along with reproducibility and correlation with other physical fu... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 15, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Louise A. Beveridge, Rosemary J. G. Price, Louise A. Burton, Miles D. Witham, Allan D. Struthers and Deepa Sumukadas Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Confirmation of covalently-linked structure and cell-death inducing activity in site-specific chemical conjugates of human Fas ligand extracellular domain
In this study, we aimed to identify the structural components and to clarify the biological activity in the site-specific conjugates of human Fas ligand extracellular domain (hFasLECD) with either fluorescein ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 15, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Michiro Muraki and Kiyonori Hirota Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Self-assessment differences between genders in a low-stakes objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)
Physicians and medical students are generally poor-self assessors. Research suggests that this inaccuracy in self-assessment differs by gender among medical students whereby females underestimate their perform... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 15, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Lorenzo Madrazo, Claire B. Lee, Meghan McConnell and Karima Khamisa Tags: Research note Source Type: research

The impact of bariatric surgery on the resolution of obstructive sleep apnoea
Obesity is associated with a high incidence of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Bariatric surgery is postulated to lead to OSA resolution, but there is inconclusive evidence on its efficacy. We used objective m... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 14, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Toritseju Oluwafunmilayo Sillo, Simon Lloyd-Owen, Emma White, Karen Abolghasemi-Malekabadi, Penny Lock-Pullan, Muhammed Ali, Anthony Perry, Steven John Robinson and Martin Stuart Wadley Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitudes and skills in melanoma diagnosis among doctors: a cross sectional study from Sri Lanka
This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitudes and skills of non-specialist doctors on timely referral of suspicious lesions for melanoma diagnosis. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 14, 2018 Category: Research Authors: H. M. M. T. B. Herath, B. S. D. P. Keragala, W. A. E. Udeshika, S. S. M. Samarawickrama, S. P. Pahalagamage, Aruna Kulatunga and Chaturaka Rodrigo Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Topolnogical classifier for detecting the emergence of epileptic seizures
An innovative method based on topological data analysis is introduced for classifying EEG recordings of patients affected by epilepsy. We construct a topological space from a collection of EEGs signals using P... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 14, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Marco Piangerelli, Matteo Rucco, Luca Tesei and Emanuela Merelli Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Hereditary hearing loss SNP-microarray pilot study
Despite recent advancements in diagnostic tools, the genomic landscape of hereditary hearing loss remains largely uncharacterized. One strategy to understand genome-wide aberrations includes the analysis of co... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 14, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Barbara Vona, Michaela A. H. Hofrichter, J örg Schröder, Wafaa Shehata-Dieler, Indrajit Nanda and Thomas Haaf Tags: Data note Source Type: research

The association between the lipid profile and fasting blood glucose with weight related outcomes in healthy obese adults
The present study was conducted on healthy obese persons to determine: (i) the association between total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, total cholesterol/HDL ratio and fasting blood glucose (FBG)... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 14, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Shirley Telles, Sushma Pal, Sachin Kumar Sharma, Alok Singh, Niranjan Kala and Acharya Balkrishna Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Liver transplant score for prediction of biliary atresia patients ’ survival following Kasai procedure
Recently, a scoring system has been developed to predict which patients with biliary atresia (BA) who underwent a Kasai procedure should be considered for liver transplant. Here, we applied the scoring system ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 13, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Gunadi, Timotheus Allen Gunawan, Galih Widiyanto, Amalia Yuanita, Nenny Sri Mulyani and Akhmad Makhmudi Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Prevention of haematoma progression by tranexamic acid in intracerebral haemorrhage patients with and without spot sign on admission scan: a statistical analysis plan of a pre-specified sub-study of the TICH-2 trial
We present the statistical analysis plan of a prespecified Tranexamic Acid for Hyperacute Primary Intracerebral Haemorrhage (TICH)-2 sub-study aiming to investigate, if tranexamic acid has a different effect i... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 13, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Christian Ovesen, Janus Christian Jakobsen, Christian Gluud, Thorsten Steiner, Zhe Law, Katie Flaherty, Rob A. Dineen, Philip M. Bath, Nikola Sprigg and Hanne Christensen Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Magnitude of diabetes self-care practice and associated factors among type two adult diabetic patients following at public Hospitals in central zone, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, 2017
Self-care practice in type two diabetes is a critical factor to keep the disease under control. Despite the important role of self-care practices in management of diabetes were recognized to be useful and effe... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 13, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Teklewoini Mariye, Hagos Tasew, Girmay Teklay, Hadgu Gerensea and Workinesh Daba Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Genetic screen identifies a requirement for SMN in mRNA localisation within the Drosophila oocyte
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) results from insufficient levels of the survival motor neuron (SMN) protein. Drosophila is conducive to large-scale genetic-modifier screens which can reveal novel pathways underpinn... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 13, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Beppe Aquilina and Ruben J. Cauchi Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Role of temperature in reported chickenpox cases in northern European countries: Denmark and Finland
In this study, we sought to explore the temperature-dependent transition of patterns of reported chickenpox cases in the northern European countries of Denmark and Finland to help determine the potential relat... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 13, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Ayako Sumi Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Correction to: Spontaneous rhythms in a harbor seal pup calls
Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported an error in the first sentence of the ‘Sound recordings’ section. The recordings mentioned in this sentence were performed 6 days later th... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 11, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Andrea Ravignani Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Comparison of TPLO tibial tuberosity fractures with and without an in situ rotational pin
Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture is a common cause of pelvic limb lameness in dogs. The tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) is a well-described surgical procedure that treats CCL ruptures. The obje... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 8, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Matthew J. Morgan and Jean K. Frazho Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Cytokeratin 5/6 and cytokeratin 8/18 expression in triple negative breast cancers: clinicopathologic significance in South-Asian population
Cytokeratin 5/6 and Cytokeratin 8/18 are basal and luminal markers of breast cancer and they have pathological and prognostic significance in breast cancer. We performed Cytokeratin 5/6 and CK8/18 immunohistoc... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 8, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Atif Ali Hashmi, Samreen Naz, Shumaila Kanwal Hashmi, Zubaida Fida Hussain, Muhammad Irfan, Syed Muhammad Abu Bakar, Naveen Faridi, Amir Khan and Muhammad Muzzammil Edhi Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Self-rated health, quality of life and appetite as predictors of initiation of dialysis and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease stages 4 –5: a prospective cohort study
Patient-reported health status, including symptom burden, functional status and quality of life, are important measures of health in patients with chronic kidney disease. We aimed to investigate patient-report... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 8, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Birgith Engelst Grove, Liv Marit Schougaard, Niels Henrik Hjollund and Per Ivarsen Tags: Research note Source Type: research

The association of latent toxoplasmosis and level of serum testosterone in humans
Latent toxoplasmosis modifies various hormones and behaviors in infected hosts and possibly involves in etiology of different neurologic and psychiatric disorders. The aim of the current study was to assess po... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 8, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Nima Zouei, Saeedeh Shojaee, Mehdi Mohebali and Hossein Keshavarz Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Male size, not female preferences influence female reproductive success in a poeciliid fish (Poecilia latipinna): a combined behavioural/genetic approach
We investigated the potential role of indirect benefits for female mate preferences in a highly promiscuous species of live-bearing fishes, the sailfin molly Poecilia latipinna using an integrative approach that ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 8, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Ulrike Scherer, Ralph Tiedemann and Ingo Schlupp Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Elimination of Mycoplasma contamination in Chlamydia stocks as a result of in vivo passage or plaque isolation
This study aims to eliminate Mycoplasma spp. contamination from laboratory stocks of Chlamydia spp. by in vivo passage or by plaque assay. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 7, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Ira M. Sigar, Justin H. Schripsema, Kathleen A. Kelly, Ashlesh K. Murthy, Srikanth Manam and Kyle H. Ramsey Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Challenges to achieving low palatal fistula rates following primary cleft palate repair: experience of an institution in Uganda
To determine frequency of palatal fistula following primary cleft palate repair and the associated factors as a measure of cleft palate repair outcome and its challenges at a cleft centre in Uganda. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 7, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Josephine Linda Katusabe, Andrew Hodges, George William Galiwango and Edgar M. Mulogo Tags: Research note Source Type: research

Multiplex PCR for the simultaneous detection of the Enterobacterial gene wecA, the Shiga Toxin genes (stx1 and stx2) and the Intimin gene (eae)
The aetiology of several human diarrhoeas has been increasingly associated with the presence of virulence factors rather than with the bacterial species hosting the virulence genes, exemplified by the sporadic... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 7, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Marc B. Angl ès d’Auriac and Reidun Sirevåg Tags: Research Note Source Type: research

Urinary exosomal expression of activator of G protein signaling 3 in polycystic kidney disease
PKD is a genetic disease that is characterized by abnormally proliferative epithelial cells in the kidney and liver. Urinary exosomes have been previously examined as a source of unique proteins that may be us... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 7, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Krishna C. Keri, Kevin R. Regner, Aaron T. Dall and Frank Park Tags: Research note Source Type: research