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Clough James G - - 2005
The implications of functional hallux limitus for lesser-metatarsal overload are discussed. A new method of treating functional hallux limitus is proposed, and three case histories are reviewed showing adequate resolution of symptoms using the proposed method of treatment. A proposed mechanism for the development of functional hallux limitus is discussed, ...
Zamparo David - - 2005
Three rarely reported species of digeneans were collected in amphibian hosts from Diversion Reservoir, Sooke, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The endangered anuran Rana aurora hosted Glypthelmins californiensis, Gorgoderina multilobata, and Megalodiscus microphagus. In addition, the anuran Pseudacris regilla and the caudatan Taricha granulosa hosted Megalodiscus microphagus. Gorgoderina multilobata has ...
Curry Steven C - - 2005
Bupropion overdose mainly is characterized by tachycardia, agitation, and seizures. The few reports of QRS complex widening after bupropion overdose that have been published in peer-reviewed literature are notable for failure to have confirmed elevated plasma bupropion concentrations or failure to have excluded other causes of QRS widening. We describe ...
Singh Inderjit - - 2005
In this investigation 400 bilateral rolled fingerprints of Punjabi Jat males have been examined for the determination of the hand from single digit fingerprint from whorl patterns. Direction of the flow of the apex ridges, rotation of centrally circular ridges, angles between the core and the delta, ridge tracing, ridge ...
Archinard Marc - - 2005
Previous research has shown that residents in the consultation-liaison unit of Geneva University Hospital did not meet proposed guidelines on three counts: quickness of response to emergency situations, reporting cases to supervisors, and consulting with supervisors on major issues. The introduction of daily meetings between residents and supervisors improved the ...
Johnson Nancy E - - 2005
Mediation of child custody disputes is mandated in several states. Investigators have averred that victims of domestic violence (DV) are greatly disadvantaged in mediation. The present study empirically evaluated outcomes and found that mediators failed to recognize and report DV in 56.9% of the DV cases. The court's screening form ...
Parsons S J - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of bilateral parapneumonic effusions in a child with Pneumococcal pneumonia and bacteraemia managed aggressively with early thoracotomies. The literature from peer reviewed journals is summarized and the different management strategies are discussed. METHODS: Articles and reviews from peer reviewed journals on the management of empyema ...
Cashman Allison L - - 2005
Parabens are the most commonly used preservatives in cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and industrial products. The epidemiology, structural properties, allergenicity, hormonal properties, and hypotheses regarding the "paraben paradox" are addressed in this review.
Hopkins C Quince - - 2005
Sex offenses, particularly nonpenetration sex offenses and acquaintance sexual assault, are all too common. Because these crimes reinforce women's fear of crime and restrict spatial and social freedom, it is paramount for the justice system to act affirmatively; however, it does not. This article identifies several failures in the current ...
Ramulu V G - - 2005
Case reports are valued components of the medical literature. The assessment of case reports by editors of medical journals and peer reviewers is largely subjective. The purpose of this study was to develop a reliable instrument to evaluate the quality of written case reports. Instrument development involved review of the ...
Bermejo Almudena - - 2005
The aim of the present review is to summarise the knowledge about newly isolated acetogenins (ACGs) in the last six years. It will also report the total syntheses that have allowed either the confirmation or the revision of some structures, together with the biological activities and mechanism of action of ...
Alexander Greg R - - 2005
MCH professionals play an invaluable role by serving as peer-reviewers for their professional journal. The peer-review process is a fundamental part of maintaining the scientific rigor and professional relevance of our field's literature. The purpose of this article is to provide guidance for the review of manuscripts submitted for publication ...
Packer Mark - - 2005
Despite its unparalleled success in the field of surgery, the precise mechanism of ultrasonic phacoemulsification cataract extraction remains controversial. We review the relevant peer-reviewed literature on the subject of power generation and tip-tissue interactions to clarify the current status of our knowledge. We conclude that phacoemulsification most likely operates by ...
Soriano Eduardo S - - 2005
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To present current peer-reviewed articles related to the incidence and prevention of postoperative endophthalmitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent literature indicates that the incidence of postoperative endophthalmitis may be on the rise. Although the preoperative use of antibiotics as prophylaxis is still controversial, it is becoming more common. SUMMARY: ...
Clay-Warner Jody - - 2005
Using data from the National Violence Against Women Survey, the authors examine whether rapes committed after reforms were more likely to be reported to police than those committed before reforms. The authors also consider whether the gap between the reporting of simple versus aggravated rape has narrowed. They find that ...
Bult J M - - 2005
The subject of compensating donors has been and sometimes still is a topic for lively discussion. It is my view that compensating plasma donors for their time and effort is appropriate when done in a well regulated environment. I will attempt in this presentation to outline the reasons why this ...
Goldberg Stephanie - - 2005
Let me make this clear. I do not look for "mission impossible" cases, but they always find me! A nurse case manager on a busy pediatric floor, I was trying to think through a challenging case one day when a new nurse working with me said in frustration, "Stephanie, how ...
Vender Ronald B - - 2005
Imiquimod (Aldara, 3M Pharmaceuticals) is a potent stimulator of the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system through induction, synthesis, and release of cytokines and chemokines. An extensive review of clinical trials, case reports, and letters published in peer-reviewed journals was performed regarding imiquimod use in skin disorders. A ...
Halvorsen Per H - - 2005
This report provides guidelines for a peer review process between two clinical radiation oncology physicists. While the Task Group's work was primarily focused on ensuring timely and productive independent reviews for physicists in solo practice, these guidelines may also be appropriate for physicists in a group setting, particularly when dispersed ...
Kliewer Mark A - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the relative influence of manuscript characteristics and peer-reviewer attributes in the assessment of manuscripts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over a 6-month period, all major papers submitted to the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) were entered into a database that recorded manuscript characteristics, ...
Gibbons G W - - 2004
We present the metric for a rotating black hole with a cosmological constant and with arbitrary angular momenta in all higher dimensions. The metric is given in both Kerr-Schild and the Boyer-Lindquist form. In the Euclidean-signature case, we also obtain smooth compact Einstein spaces on associated S(D-2) bundles over S2, ...
Hebert Steven C - - 2004
The roles of the CaSR in endocrine, epithelial, CNS, and other cells have been reviewed previously [17-19, 20, 27-30, 31-33]. This brief review focuses on the roles of the CaSR in the thick ascending limb of Henle (TAL), and is written in honor of my mentor and long-term friend and ...
Melvin C - - 2004
AIM: To develop a practical mechanism for reviewing reporting discrepancies as addressed in the Royal College of Radiologists publication "To err is human. The case for review of reporting discrepancies". MATERIALS AND METHODS: A regular meeting was developed, and has evolved, within the department to review discrepancies. Standard forms were ...
Wilson R Douglas - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To review published peer-reviewed literature regarding abdominal wall defects including gastroschisis and omphalocele. METHODS: Review of published peer-reviewed literature using Med Line 1985-2003 and textbooks. RESULTS: Gastroschisis and omphalocele literature is reviewed using pathology, incidence and epidemiology, prenatal evaluation, pregnancy and delivery management, postnatal outcome and fetal therapy. CONCLUSION: ...
Middleton Warwick - - 2004
To review the case of Anna O in light of perspectives offered by Dr Kaplan in his paper 'O Anna: being Bertha Pappenheim--historiography and biography' and to compare it with a contemporary case, that of Hanna Q. Josef Breuer's initial diagnoses do not need revision. However, the aetiology of such ...
Ghorpade A - - 2004
White piedral spores packed inside empty pedicular nits were accidentally found on microscopic examination in a 42-year-old Indian woman who presented with hair loss. The diagnosis of piedra was confirmed on culture. She responded to topical 2% miconazole nitrate solution and manual removal of the nits. This is the first ...
Turcotte Claudine - - 2004
PURPOSE: To identify the characteristics of the manuscripts submitted to the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (CJA) associated with their acceptance or rejection and to analyze the reviewers' comments and their impact on the editors' decision to publish. METHODS: Peer review material was analyzed from 213 submissions to the CJA. Characteristics ...
Busbee Brandon G - - 2004
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In an area of increased willingness to perform surgery as surgical techniques are refined, comes the unavoidable complication of endophthalmitis. Because complete elimination of postsurgical endophthalmitis appears unattainable, strategies directed at optimal prevention, diagnosis, and management are constantly pursued. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent reports of the various aspects ...
Van Loo Jason M - - 2004
An exhaustive search of the literature on the growth of mold on fiberglass insulation materials was conducted. Because of the paucity of published material, both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed articles were included. The literature indicates that fiberglass can serve as a support matrix for the collection of debris which, when moist, ...
Wade Derick - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the editorial process on papers submitted to a scientific journal. DESIGN: Descriptive and correlational analysis. SETTING: A single specialist rehabilitation journal from mid-1999 to mid-2003. SUBJECTS: The Editor, peer reviewers and authors. INTERVENTIONS: Submitted papers were initially screened, the majority were subject to review, and a decision ...
Masso Malcolm - - 2004
Recent investigations into the Macarthur Health Service have resulted in multiple reviews of a small number of cases. This article was prompted by a casual observation that these reviews have resulted in differing conclusions about what occurred in each case and what might have been done in response. The reliability ...
Johnson Suzanne Hall - - 2004
Deciding on which verb tense to use when writing the literature review section of a manuscript is challenging. Editors find that verb tense problems are common in literature report sections of manuscripts. Authors, reviewers, and editors need to be able to spot incorrect verb tenses in literature reviews. Try editing ...
Borgstede James P - - 2004
PURPOSE: To develop and test a radiology peer review system that adds minimally to workload, is confidential, uniform across practices, and provides useful information to meet the mandate for "evaluation of performance in practice" that is forthcoming from the American Board of Medical Specialties as one of the four elements ...
Staribratova-Reister Kamelia - - 2004
AIM: To investigate whether adding light-sensitive pigments (APC-Plus) has a significant effect on the times required for placing and debonding brackets compared with conventional APC brackets. METHODS: Eighty extracted human permanent central incisors were bonded with APC ceramic brackets and APC-Plus ceramic brackets by four clinicians, and the times required ...
Krupinski Elizabeth A - - 2004
Over six years, 4317 teleconsultations were scheduled in the Arizona Telemedicine Program. A total of 402 scheduled teleconsultations (9.3%) did not take place. A review showed that 254 were cancelled but eventually took place (5.9%), while 148 never took place (3.4%). The cost of a teleconsultation to the service provider ...
Benos Dale J - - 2003
Most scientists acquire their training in manuscript review not through instruction but by actually doing it. Formal training in manuscript analysis is rarely, if ever, provided. Editors usually choose reviewers because of expertise in a given subject area and availability. If an individual repeatedly submits bad reviews, it is likely ...
Loewy Erich H - - 2003
Using an actual case, this paper examines a number of ways in which physicians deal with such a case and with the various "principles" and ethical theories to which they are apt to appeal. It goes on to suggest that using Dewey's method of solving problems is most applicable at ...
Asbridge Mark - - 2003
The issue of "road rage" has received increasing media and scholarly attention in recent years. Using a representative sample of 2610 adults from Ontario, involvement with road rage was surveyed across demographic subgroups. Incidents of road rage were divided into two categories, verbal-gesturing road rage and physical-threats road rage. Drawing ...
Koutroumbas K - - 2003
In this letter, the capabilities of feedforward neural networks (FNNs) on the realization and approximation of functions of the form g: R(l) --> A, which partition the R(l) space into polyhedral sets, each one being assigned to one out of the c classes of A, are investigated. More specifically, a ...
Ludbrook John - - 2003
There have been published at least two major sets of contributions to the matter of peer review of manuscripts since my last article on this topic. In one, the merits of truly open peer review, in which the names of authors and their affiliations are revealed to reviewers, and the ...
Kljaković-Gaspić Marko - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Timeliness is an important attribute of peer review because it brings information promptly to its users. This has become even more important with the development of on-line submission and on-line peer review. Small journals usually must rely on regular mail and traditional peer review. We evaluated the review time ...
Panetta Achille - - 2003
We report two cases of pleural mesothelioma occurring simultaneously in a sugar refinery worker exposed to asbestos fibers and his wife, who used to wash his working clothes for at least 22 years. A review of the literature is also presented. While demonstrating the carcinogenic risk of asbestos used in ...
Jolly P D - - 2003
Dr Jackson's concerns about citing non-peer-reviewed studies in the New Zealand Veterinary Journal (NZVJ) are shared by the editors and Editorial Board and have provoked considerable discussion about our policy and practice in this regard. Independent peer review remains a central part of the quality control process applied to the ...
Foster Philip P - - 2003
A patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been reported to be an important risk factor for cardioembolic cerebrovascular accidents through paradoxical systemic embolization, and it provides one potential mechanism for the paradoxical systemic embolization of venous gas bubbles produced after altitude or hyperbaric decompressions. Here, we present in a single document ...
Khush Gurdv - - 2003
Rice comprises 23%--an immense proportion-of the calories consumed worldwide. Countries that rely on rice as the main staple often consume up to 60% of their daily calories from this cereal product. During the Green Revolution, the yield potential of rice was greatly improved, which is especially important owing to the ...
Kiss Levente - - 2003
There are approximately 40 fungal species that have so far been reported as natural antagonists of powdery mildews or have been tested as their potential biocontrol agents. This review summarizes the published data on their identification, taxonomy, ecology, modes of action and biocontrol efficacy. The results obtained with the two ...
Kopman Aaron F - - 2003
We present a case of prolonged recovery from mivacurium. Neuromuscular monitoring using acceleromyography was extremely helpful following attempted reversal of residual block in determining when tracheal extubation could be safely performed. If a method of objective estimation of the TOF ratio had not been available, tracheal extubation would have taken ...
Corallini Carla - - 2003
The association between the aquatic phases of the caddisfly Ceraclea fulva (Trichoptera, Leptoceridae) and the freshwater sponge Ephydatia fluviatilis (Porifera, Spongillidae) has been investigated by means of scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM). Ceraclea fulva habitually feeds on sponges and builds its case by using the siliceous spicules of ...
Cohen Elliot D - - 2003
Confidentiality in psychological counseling is necessary if clients are to feel comfortable in revealing their darkest secrets. But this bond of trust has its moral limits. These limits are crossed in some cases in which HIV positive clients are sexually active with unsuspecting third parties. Distinguishing between Type 1 and ...
Watanabe Tomohiro - - 2003
We report the case of a 25-year-old woman with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF). Liver scintigraphy using (99m)Tc-galactosyl human serum albumin (GSA) and (99m)Tc-phytate produced interesting findings; regenerative nodules appeared as nodules of increased accumulation of (99m)Tc-GSA, whereas these nodules were expressed as defects of accumulation of (99m)Tc-phytate. These scintigraphic findings ...
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