BMC Research Notes

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List of Papers (Total 5,887)

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...

Simple descriptive missing data indicators in longitudinal studies with attrition, intermittent missing data and a high number of follow-ups

ObjectiveMissing data in longitudinal studies may constitute a source of bias. We suggest three simple missing data indicators for the initial phase of getting an overview of the missingness pattern in a dataset with a high number of follow-ups. Possible use of the indicators is exemplified in two datasets allowing wave nonresponse; a Norwegian dataset of 420 subjects examined at...

Assessment of GeneXpert GxAlert platform for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis diagnosis and patients’ linkage to care in Tanzania

ObjectiveThe gap between patients diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and enrolment in treatment is one of the major challenges in tuberculosis control programmes. A 4-year (2013–2016) retrospective review of patients’ clinical data and subsequent in-depth interviews with health providers were conducted to assess the effectiveness of the GeneXpert GxAlert...