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Newborn care practices and its determinants among postnatal mothers in Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeast Ethiopia.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 21;12(1):96. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Department of Health Systems and Policy, University of Gondar, P.O. Box: 196, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Objective: Newborn care practices like the initiation of breastfeeding within an hour, delay baby bathing, cord cutting with a safe instrument, and thermal care is a crucial intervention for the avoidance of more than 75% of neonatal deaths. Therefore, this study aimed to describe the practices and determinants of newborn care among postnatal mothers attending postnatal clinics in Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeast Ethiopia.

Results: A total of 418 postnatal mothers included in the study. Read More

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February 2019

A small RNA decreases the sensitivity of Shigella sonnei to norfloxacin.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 21;12(1):97. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

School of Science, Monash University Malaysia, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Objectives: Shigella is a human pathogen that causes shigellosis, an acute invasive intestinal infection. Recent studies in the model bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli) provided evidence that small regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) can contribute to antimicrobial resistance or susceptibility. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4124-4DOI Listing
February 2019

Premarital sexual intercourse and associated factors among adolescent students in Debre-Markos town secondary and preparatory schools, north west Ethiopia, 2017.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 20;12(1):95. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Midwifery, College of Medicine and Health Science, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Objective: To assess the magnitude and factors associated with premarital sexual intercourse among adolescent students of the secondary and preparatory school in Debre-Markos town, northwest Ethiopia, 2017.

Results: Among secondary and preparatory school adolescent students, 31.3% reported pre-marital sexual intercourse. Read More

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February 2019

Does device matter for inhaled therapies in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? A comparative trial of two devices.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 20;12(1):94. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Campbelltown, NSW, Australia.

Objective: COPD patients have challenges for effective use of inhalers due to advanced age, fixed airflow obstruction and comorbid medical conditions. Published clinical trials investigate drug efficacy but rarely consider the inhaler device. This trial investigates device efficacy, comparing clinical outcomes for the same medication via two different devices. Read More

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February 2019

Correction to: Prevalence and molecular characterization of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium from ice and beverages in Jakarta, Indonesia.

BMC Res Notes 2019 02 19;12(1):93. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Faculty of Biotechnology, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman 51, Jakarta, 12930, Indonesia.

Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that the family name of one of the authors was omitted. In this Correction the incorrect and correct author name are shown. The original publication of this article has been corrected. Read More

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February 2019

The effect of pregnancy induced hypertension and multiple pregnancies on preterm birth in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 18;12(1):91. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Medical Nursing, School of Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, P.O.BOX: 196, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Objective: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to estimate the overall pooled prevalence of preterm birth and the effect of pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) and multiple pregnancies on preterm birth in Ethiopia.

Result: A total of 9 studies with 27,119 participants were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis. The pooled prevalence of preterm birth among mothers who gave births in Ethiopia was found to be 13. Read More

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February 2019

Thermostability and excision activity of polymorphic forms of hOGG1.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 18;12(1):92. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Departments of Chemistry and Biology, Harvey Mudd College, 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA, 91711-5990, USA.

Objectives: Reactive oxygen species (ROS) oxidize guanine residues in DNA to form 7,8-dihydro-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine (8oxoG) lesions in the genome. Human 8-oxoguanine glycosylase-1 (hOGG1) recognizes and excises this highly mutagenic species when it is base-paired opposite a cytosine. We sought to characterize biochemically several hOGG1 variants that have been found in cancer tissues and cell lines, reasoning that if these variants have reduced repair capabilities, they could lead to an increased chance of mutagenesis and carcinogenesis. Read More

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February 2019

Reproductive health services utilization and its associated factors among secondary school youths in Woreta town, South Gondar, North West Ethiopia: a cross sectional study.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 15;12(1):90. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess reproductive health service utilization and its associated factors among secondary school students in Woreta town, South Gondar, North east Ethiopia 2018.

Result: Out of the total 376 selected students, 345 were participated in the study with a response rate of 94%. Of these respondents, 85 (24. Read More

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February 2019

Inflammatory markers response to citrulline supplementation in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 15;12(1):89. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Nutrition Sciences and Food Technology, National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, #7, West Arghavan, Farahzadi Blv, Shahrake Gharb, Tehran, Iran.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of citrulline (Cit) supplementation on inflammatory markers and liver histopathology in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In this clinical trial, fifty NAFLD patients were assigned to receive 2 g/day Cit or placebo for 3 months.

Results: At the end of study, serum high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and activity of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) were reduced in Cit group significantly more than placebo group (P-value = 0. Read More

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February 2019
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Immunization coverage and factors associated with incomplete vaccination in children aged 12 to 59 months in health structures in Lomé.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 14;12(1):84. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Département de Pédiatrie, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé, Université de Lomé, Lomé, Togo.

Objective: To estimate the immunization coverage among children admitted for consultation or hospitalization in health structures of Lomé.

Results: A total of 797 respondent-child couples were included and 31.1% of them had their immunization cards. Read More

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February 2019

Evaluation of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for the Identification of Group B Streptococcus.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 14;12(1):85. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Section of Paediatrics, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK.

Objective: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of neonatal meningitis and sepsis worldwide. Intrapartum antibiotics given to women carrying GBS are an effective means of reducing disease in the first week of life. Rapid and reliable tests are needed to accurately identify GBS from these women for timely intrapartum antibiotic administration to prevent neonatal disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4119-1DOI Listing
February 2019
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Prevalence and predictors of self care practices among hypertensive patients at Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Southwest Ethiopia: cross-sectional study.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 14;12(1):86. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Pharmacy Department, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.

Objective: Hypertension is a major risk factor and precursor of myocardial infarction, chronic kidney disease, heart failure and premature death. These vascular events increased costs of hypertension management. Self-care Practices were recommended to control blood pressure among hypertensive patients. Read More

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February 2019
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Prevalence of hypertension among adult outpatient clients in hospitals and its associated factors In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a hospital based cross-sectional study.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 14;12(1):87. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Po. Box 196, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Objective: The objective of the research is to measure prevalence of hypertension and associated factors adult outpatient clients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Results: A total of 487 participants were included in the study. The prevalence of hypertension was (34. Read More

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February 2019

The prevalence of self-reported diagnosed endometriosis in the Australian population: results from a nationally-representative survey.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 14;12(1):88. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW, 2007, Australia.

Objective: Currently, it is estimated that one in 10 women of reproductive age are affected by the reproductive condition known as endometriosis. However, there has been limited research and policy attention on the prevalence of endometriosis in Australia. Utilising a nationally-representative Australian sample (N = 2025), this study aimed to report on the prevalence of endometriosis in the general population and to examine the sociodemographic factors associated with the condition. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4114-6DOI Listing
February 2019

Disrespectful and abusive behavior during childbirth and maternity care in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 13;12(1):83. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

School of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia.

Objective: Disrespectful and abusive behavior during childbirth and maternity care is violation of fundamental right of women and unborn child. There is scarce of data on disrespectful and abusive behavior during childbirth and maternity care in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to determine disrespectful and abusive behavior during childbirth and maternity care in Ethiopia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4118-2DOI Listing
February 2019

Correlation between the estimated GFR and SWRD score in patients with posterior urethral valves at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 12;12(1):81. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Pediatirc Nephrology Center of Excellence, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Objective: The aim was to establish the reliability of the SWRD score as a predictor of both renal and bladder outcomes in posterior urethral valves. This retrospective study included 67 patients with PUVs at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital. The score was calculated from voiding cystourethrogram before and after the relief of obstruction, and estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFRs) were calculated as well. Read More

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February 2019

Correction to: Investigation of antimicrobial susceptibility, class I and II integrons among Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from hospitalized patients in Isfahan, Iran.

BMC Res Notes 2019 02 12;12(1):79. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Students Research Committee, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Hezar Jarib St, Isfahan, Iran.

Following publication of the original article [1], an error was reported in the tables due to a typesetting mistake. Table 3 is presented as a duplicate of Table 2. In this Correction, the correct presentation of Table 3 is shown. Read More

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February 2019

BreCaHAD: a dataset for breast cancer histopathological annotation and diagnosis.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 12;12(1):82. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, Canada.

Objectives: Histopathological tissue analysis by a pathologist determines the diagnosis and prognosis of most tumors, such as breast cancer. To estimate the aggressiveness of cancer, a pathologist evaluates the microscopic appearance of a biopsied tissue sample based on morphological features which have been correlated with patient outcome.

Data Description: This paper introduces a dataset of 162 breast cancer histopathology images, namely the breast cancer histopathological annotation and diagnosis dataset (BreCaHAD) which allows researchers to optimize and evaluate the usefulness of their proposed methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4121-7DOI Listing
February 2019

Knowledge and attitude towards sexual and reproductive health rights and associated factors among Adet Tana Haik College students, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 12;12(1):80. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Health Systems and Policy, Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, P.O. Box: 196, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Objective: Sexual and reproductive health rights are the rights of all people regardless of their age, sex and other characteristics to make choices about their own sexuality and reproductive issues. However, little is known about the knowledge and attitude towards SRH rights in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study aimed to assess knowledge and attitude towards SRH rights and associated factors among Adet Tana Haik college students in northwest Ethiopia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4116-4DOI Listing
February 2019

Are circulating microRNAs suitable for the early detection of malignant mesothelioma? Results from a nested case-control study.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 11;12(1):77. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance, Institute of the Ruhr University Bochum (IPA), Buerkle-de-la-Camp-Platz 1, 44789, Bochum, Germany.

Objective: Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer of the serous membranes. For the detection of the tumor at early stages non- or minimally-invasive biomarkers are needed. The circulating biomarkers miR-132-3p, miR-126-3p, and miR-103a-3p were analyzed in a nested case-control study using plasma samples from 17 prediagnostic mesothelioma cases and 34 matched asbestos-exposed controls without a malignant disease. Read More

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February 2019
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Regular exposure to non-burning ultraviolet radiation reduces signs of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in mature adult mice fed a high fat diet: results of a pilot study.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 11;12(1):78. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, West Perth, PO Box 855, Perth, WA, 6872, Australia.

Objective: Obesity often emerges in middle age, increasing risk for metabolic disorders. Our previous preclinical experiments identified that chronic exposure to non-burning ultraviolet radiation, like that achieved through sun exposure, prevented weight gain and signs of metabolic dysfunction in young adult mice fed a high fat diet. Our objective was to perform a pilot study to estimate the effect size of ongoing exposure to sub-erythemal (non-burning, low dose) UVB (1 kJ/m) radiation on measures of adiposity, food intake and physical activity in 'mature' adult C57Bl/6J male mice fed a high fat diet for 12 weeks. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371430PMC
February 2019
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Prevalence and factors associated with depression among hospital admitted patients in South Ethiopia: cross sectional study.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 4;12(1):73. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia.

Objective: Identifying factors associated with depression will help health care providers to design programs which improve quality of services provided to the inpatients. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and factors associated with depression among admitted patients at Adare General Hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia, 2017/2018.

Result: The mean age of the respondents was 38 years (SD ±15. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4109-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360682PMC
February 2019

The effect of sex of last child on short birth interval practice: the case of northern Ethiopian pregnant women.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 4;12(1):75. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Midwifery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Objective: Improving short birth interval practice is a key strategy to reduce maternal mortality, neonatal mortality, adverse pregnancy outcomes, high fertility rate and undermining economic development efforts. However, there were limited evidences on short birth interval practice and its determinant factors in Ethiopia. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of short birth interval practice and associated factors among pregnant women. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360797PMC
February 2019
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Multilocus sequence typing (MLST), porA and flaA typing of Campylobacter jejuni isolated from cats attending a veterinary clinic.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 4;12(1):76. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

School of Veterinary Medicine, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Objective: Campylobacter is a major cause of gastroenteritis in humans and pet ownership is a risk factor for infection. To study the occurrence, species distribution and sequence-based types of Campylobacter spp. in pet cats, 82 faecal samples were collected from cats in New Zealand. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4107-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360738PMC
February 2019
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"There is no reward penny for going out and picking up youths": issues in the design of accessible youth healthcare services in rural northern Sweden.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 4;12(1):74. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Unit of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Clinical Medicine and Public Health, Umeå University, 901 87, Umeå, Sweden.

Objective: There is a continuing challenge to ensure equitable access to youth healthcare services in small rural communities. Sweden's 'youth clinic' system is an attempt to provide comprehensive youth health services from a single centre, but many small rural communities have not adopted the youth clinic model. This study uses one case study to examine what the issues might be in establishing a youth clinic in a small rural community. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4108-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360772PMC
February 2019

Effect of bladder distension on arginine vasopressin secretion in rats.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 2;12(1):72. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Department of Urology, Nara Medical University, 840 Shijo-cho, Kashihara, Nara, 634-8522, Japan.

Objective: Urine production is regulated throughout the night to ensure that it remains within functional bladder capacity. Increasing bladder capacity may thus play an important role in urine production. We investigated arginine vasopressin (AVP) secretion in female rats anesthetized with urethane in the daytime and nighttime under distended/empty bladder conditions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4105-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6359848PMC
February 2019

Measles case, immunization coverage and its determinant factors among 12-23 month children, in Bassona Worena Woreda, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2018.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Feb 1;12(1):71. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Nursing, Debre Birhan Health Sciences College, P.O. Box  37, Debre Berhan, Amhara Region, Ethiopia.

Objective: The aims of this study were: (1) to calculate measles vaccination coverage and characterize its determinants, and (2) to qualitatively explore factors associated with reasons associated with not immunization a child.

Result: In this study, the measles immunization coverage was 71.3%. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6359826PMC
February 2019

Measurement components of socioeconomic status in health-related studies in Iran.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 31;12(1):70. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Community Oral Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, 19839, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Objective: The socioeconomic status (SES) is as a symbol of social determinants of health which has a dominant influence on population health. The purpose of this study was collecting, weighing, and determining the most relevant SES measurement items in Iran.

Results: The SES health studies conducted in Iran was searched from 2007 to 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4101-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6357485PMC
January 2019

Seroprevalence of syphilis and its risk factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 31;12(1):69. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Biology Department, College of Science, Bahir Dar University, P.O. Box-79, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the seroprevalence and associated risk factors of syphilis among pregnant women attending antenatal care at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, northwest Ethiopia.

Result: Of the total 384 screened women for syphilis, 10 (2.6%) were found to be seropositive for Treponema pallidum. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4106-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6357495PMC
January 2019

Prevalence of oral rehydration therapy use and associated factors among under-five children with diarrhea in Dangure, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia/2018.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 30;12(1):67. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Pediatrics and Child Health Nursing, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia.

Objectives: This study aims to assess the prevalence of oral rehydration therapy use and associated factors among under-five children with diarrhoea in Dangure district, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia/2018.

Result: A total of 615 under-five children who suffered from diarrhoea 2 weeks before the study were included and the response rate was 610 (99%). Among the total children participated in this study 189 (31%) were between 12 and 23 months with mean 23. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6354353PMC
January 2019
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Multiple immunofluorescence assay identifies upregulation of Active β-catenin in prostate cancer.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 30;12(1):68. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

R&D Department, Atrys Health, Barcelona, Spain.

Objectives: To apply a systems pathology-based approach to the quantification of nuclear Active β-catenin and human leukocyte antigen class I, and assess the biomarker involvement in a cohort of prostate tumor patients.

Results: The systems pathology approach applied allows a precise quantification of the marker expression in the different cell compartments as well as the determination of the areas that coexpress two markers. Our data shows that the accumulation of β-catenin in the nuclear compartment is significantly decreased in the adjacent normal areas when compared to tumor of the same patients (p < 0. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6354402PMC
January 2019
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Value of three-dimensional endoanal ultrasound scan (3D-EAUS) in preoperative assessment of fistula-in-ano.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 29;12(1):66. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of three-dimensional endoanal ultrasound scan (3D-EAUS) in the pre-operative assessment of fistula-in-ano in identifying the fistula tract and comparing with findings at surgery in a South Asian cohort. A retrospective analysis of 87 patients with suspected fistula-in-ano who underwent pre-operative 3D-EAUS between January 2009 and January 2016 was carried out. All patients subsequently had surgical exploration under anaesthesia (EUA), irrespective of 3D-EAUS findings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4098-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6352344PMC
January 2019
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Early initiation of breastfeeding and colostrum feeding among mothers of children aged less than 24 months in Debre Tabor, northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 29;12(1):65. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Departments of Midwifery, College of Health Sciences, Debre Tabor University, Debre Tabor, Ethiopia.

Objective: To assess early initiation of breastfeeding and colostrum feeding practice among mothers of children aged less than 24 months in Debre Tabor.

Result: Two hundred ninety-seven (297) mothers of children aged less than 24 months participated which made the response rate of 98.1%. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4094-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6352422PMC
January 2019
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Applying quality improvement methods to neglected conditions: development of the South Asia Burn Registry (SABR).

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 29;12(1):64. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.

Objective: South Asia has the highest mortality rate from burns in the world. Application of quality improvement methods to burn care can help identify health system gaps. Our overall aim is to introduce a sustainable hospital-based burn registry for resource-constrained settings to assess health outcomes of burn injury patients presenting to dedicated burn injury centers in South Asia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6352446PMC
January 2019
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Construction of a kiwifruit yeast two-hybrid cDNA library to identify host targets of the Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae effector AvrPto5.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 28;12(1):63. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand.

Objective: Bacterial canker is a destructive disease of kiwifruit caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa). To understand the disease-causing mechanism of Psa, a kiwifruit yeast two-hybrid cDNA library was constructed to identify putative host targets of the Psa Type Three Secreted Effector AvrPto5. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350409PMC
January 2019
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The physical sequelae of perinatally acquired HIV in adolescents: a research proposal.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 28;12(1):62. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Physiotherapy, School of Therapeutic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa.

Objectives: As the global access of antiretrovirals for HIV-infected infants improves, so the body of perinatally HIV-infected adolescents (PHIVA) grows. The neurological and physical complications of HIV, both in children and in adults, are well established, however there is a paucity of data pertaining to PHIVA, a group of people who have had a lifetime exposure to the virus and to antiretrovirals. There has been a resounding call for further research in this area, as well as for the development of policies and programmes for this population. Read More

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January 2019
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Multivariate analysis of genomic variables, effective population size, and mutation rate.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 25;12(1):60. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Key Laboratory of Marine Genetics and Breeding, College of Marine Life Sciences, Ocean University of China, No. 5 Yushan Road, Qingdao, 266003, China.

Objective: The relationship between genomic variables (genome size, gene number, intron size, and intron number) and evolutionary forces has two implications. First, they help to unravel the mechanism underlying genome evolution. Second, they provide a solution to the debate over discrepancy between genome size variation and organismal complexity. Read More

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January 2019
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Influence of sexual maturation status on the relationship between body adiposity indicators and age: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 25;12(1):61. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Epidemiology and Data Analysis Laboratory, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Santo André, Brazil.

Objectives: To determine the influence of sexual maturation status on adiposity indicators of children and adolescents.

Results: 2412 individuals participated, 1285 (47.4%) males and 1408 (52. Read More

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January 2019
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High dose gabapentin does not alter tumor growth in mice but reduces arginase activity and increases superoxide dismutase, IL-6 and MCP-1 levels in Ehrlich ascites.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 25;12(1):59. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of gabapentin on Ehrlich tumor growth in Swiss mice, a highly aggressive and inflammatory tumor model. Mice were grouped into sets of 5 animals and treated from days 2 to 8 with gabapentin 30 mg/kg body weight (G30) or 100 mg/kg body weight (G100), or normal sterile saline (control).

Results: The mice were euthanized on day 10. Read More

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January 2019
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Health professionals' willingness to pay and associated factors for human papilloma virus vaccination to prevent cervical cancer at College of Medicine and Health Sciences University of Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 24;12(1):58. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

School of Midwifery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Objective: Preferences of health professionals' for human papilloma virus vaccines was measured by monetary value through willingness to pay (WTP) approach that could help policy makers set priorities among alternative cervical cancer prevention methods in poor countries. The objective of this study was to assess the female health professionals' willingness to accept and pay, and associated factors for human papilloma virus vaccination at College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia.

Results: The majority (85. Read More

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January 2019
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Satisfaction with job and family life, and association with smoking and alcohol drinking behaviors among young men in Malawi: analysis from a multiple indicator survey.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 24;12(1):57. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

School of International Development and Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, 120, University Private, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5, Canada.

Objective: The objective of the present study was to investigate if satisfaction with job and family life has any connection with smoking and alcohol drinking behavior among young men in Malawi.

Results: Results of multivariable logistic regression analysis indicate that compared to men who were unemployed, those who were dissatisfied were 0.90 times less likely to be non-smokers [OR = 0. Read More

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January 2019
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Textbooks authors, publishers, formats and costs in higher education.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 24;12(1):56. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.

Objectives: There is little empirical data reported on retail prices of college textbooks beyond self-reported surveys and no published datasets. Textbooks, as an ancillary cost, can contribute to the overall rising cost of education which can impact upon students' ability to succeed in Higher Education. This study sought to understand more about costs of college textbooks by conducting a systematic collection of several thousand textbooks from faculty readings lists in one Higher Education Institution in Ireland and a retrieval and analysis of the retail prices of a selection of those books. Read More

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January 2019

Willingness to pay for community-based health insurance and associated factors among rural households of Bugna District, Northeast Ethiopia.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 24;12(1):55. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Objective: Community based health insurance schemes are becoming recognized as powerful method to achieve universal health coverage and reducing the financial catastrophic shock of the community. Therefore, this study aimed to assess willingness to pay for community-based health insurance and associated factors among rural households of Bugna District, Ethiopia.

Results: A total of 532 study participants were included in the study. Read More

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January 2019
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Household food insecurity predisposes to undiversified diet in northwest Ethiopia: finding from the baseline survey of nutrition project, 2016.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 24;12(1):54. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Objective: Adolescence represents a critical stage of life, characterized by rapid physical growth and development; varying levels of physical, social and psychological maturity; and a transition from total socio-economic dependence to relative independence. Focusing on adolescents' nutrition, especially girls, provides a unique opportunity to break the intergenerational cycles of malnutrition. But, there is little information about the dietary diversity of adolescent girls in Dabat district. Read More

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January 2019
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Ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer 2 sequence analysis and phylogenetic comparison of seven cockroach species in northwestern Iran.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 23;12(1):53. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

Objectives: The current study was conducted to identify cockroach species (Blattodea) of northwestern Iran in public places using morphological characteristics and ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer 2 (rDNA-ITS2). Sequences were analyzed with Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) searches, Neighbor-Joining methods based on and Tamura-Nei phylogenetic analyses. In addition, eight cockroach rDNA-ITS2 sequences from China, India, Iran and the United States obtained from GenBank were compared to those obtained in this study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6343322PMC
January 2019
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Myeloid differentiation primary response protein 88 (MyD88)-deficient dendritic cells exhibit a skewed cytokine response to BCG.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 23;12(1):52. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

PDC-I, National Institute of Immunology, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi, 110067, India.

Objective: Macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs) play key role in the recognition of mycobacterial infection and mounting of antimycobacterial immunity. In case of macrophages, recognition of BCG and other mycobacteria has been attributed predominantly to MyD88-dependent singling. Interestingly, in previous study with bone marrow-derived DCs, we have shown that BCG promotes the survival of wild-type and MyD88 cells to the comparable levels. Read More

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January 2019

Factors associated with diabetic foot among type 2 diabetes in Northern area of Saudi Arabia: a descriptive study.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 22;12(1):51. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Genetics Unit, Department of Histology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.

Objective: Foot complications are considered to be a devastating consequence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), posing a major medical and economic burden. A prospective study was conducted at researchers' area "Northern area of Saudi Arabia" to determine the factors associated with diabetic foot (DF) among T2DM patients. Identifying the extent of this problem and the associated factors will enable the health providers to imply early preventive measurements. Read More

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January 2019
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Glycemic control and correlates in a group of sub Saharan type 1 diabetes adolescents.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 22;12(1):50. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Objectives: This study aims to describe the prevalence of glycemic control and related factors in a population of Sub-Saharan African T1D patients. We carried out a cross-sectional study including children and adolescents from seven different centers of the Changing Diabetes in Children (CDiC) program. All children enrolled in the program where recruited after parental consent. Read More

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January 2019

Prevalence and distribution of adhesins and the expression of fibronectin-binding protein (FnbA and FnbB) among Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Shahrekord Hospitals.

BMC Res Notes 2019 Jan 22;12(1):49. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Basic Health Sciences Institute, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.

Objective: One of the most important causes of nosocomial infections is Staphylococcus aureus. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of these genes and the rate of expression of these genes during nasal colonization among the personnel of Kashani and Hajar hospitals.

Results: In this Analytical-descriptive study, 240 nasal swab specimens were collected from personnel of different departments of Kashani and Hajar hospitals in Shahr-e-kord. Read More

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January 2019
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Correction to: Transcriptomes of microglia in experimental cerebral malaria in mice in the presence and absence of Type I Interferon signaling.

BMC Res Notes 2019 01 22;12(1):48. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Malaria Immunology Laboratory, The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London, NW1 1AT, UK.

Following publication of the original article [1], an error was reported in Table 1. The data repository links in the 4th column were incorrect. In this Correction, the corrected version of Table 1 is shown. Read More

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January 2019