BMC Research Notes

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List of Papers (Total 5,858)

Identification of infection by Chikungunya, Zika, and Dengue in an area of the Peruvian coast. Molecular diagnosis and clinical characteristics

ObjectiveTo assess the presence of Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika in serum samples of patients with acute febrile illness in Piura, Peru and describe the most common clinical features.ResultsDengue was the most common arbovirus detected in 170/496 (34.3%), followed by Zika in 39/496 (7.9%) and Chikungunya in 23/496 (4.6%). Among the 170 samples positive for Dengue, serotype 2 was...

Validation of the Orebro musculoskeletal pain screening questionnaire in patients with chronic neck pain

ObjectivesTo validate the German version of OMPSQ (OMPSQ-G) for patients with chronic neck pain.ResultsAfter translating OMPSQ to German, we assessed the discriminant validity between patients and healthy adults. Convergent validity was assessed using Pearson’s correlation coefficients between domains of OMPSQ-G and the German version of neck disability index (NDI-G) and visual...

Assessment of communication technology and post-operative telephone surveillance during global urology mission

ObjectiveCompliance with post-operative follow-up in the context of international surgical trips is often poor. The etiology of this problem is multifactorial and includes lack of local physician involvement, transportation costs, and work responsibilities. We aimed to better understand availability of communication technologies within Belize and use this information to improve...

Long-term effects on the progress of neuropathy after diabetic Charcot foot: an 8.5-year prospective case–control study

ObjectiveCharcot foot is a severe complication to diabetes mellitus, associated with diabetic neuropathy. Any long-term effects of a Charcot foot on the progress of neuropathy are still largely unexplored. The objective was to investigate whether a previous Charcot foot had any long-term effects on the progress of neuropathy.ResultsAn 8.5-year follow-up case–control study of 49...