BMC Research Notes

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List of Papers (Total 5,913)

Tongue fasciculations with denervation pattern in osmotic demyelination syndrome: a case report of diagnostic dilemma

BackgroundThe pathogenesis of osmotic demyelination syndrome is not completely understood and usually occurs with severe and prolonged hyponatremia, particularly with rapid correction. It can occur even in normonatremic patients, especially who have risk factors like alcoholism, malnutrition and liver disease. Bilateral tongue fasciculations with denervation pattern in...

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...

Comparison of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the 3′ untranslated region of HLA-G in placentas between spontaneous preterm birth and preeclampsia

ObjectiveTo compare single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the 3′-untranslated region (3′UTR) of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G in placentas between spontaneous preterm birth and preeclampsia pregnancies.ResultsPlacental samples matched for gestational age were obtained from 20 cases of spontaneous preterm births and 19 cases of preeclampsia. Genomic deoxyribonucleic acid 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...