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Gagnier Joel J - - 2013
A case report is a narrative that describes, for medical, scientific or educational purposes, a medical problem experienced by one or more patients. Case reports written without guidance from reporting standards are insufficiently rigorous to guide clinical practice or to inform clinical study design. Develop, disseminate and implement systematic reporting ...
Cheng Jie - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Spontaneous malignant transformation in craniomaxillofacial fibrous dysplasia (FD) is extremely rare and its clinicopathological characteristics remain largely unknown. Here, we aimed to characterize the epidemiology and clinicopathological features of malignancies arising from preexisting FD by presenting data from a Chinese tertiary referral hospital and review of English and Chinese ...
Aldcroft Adrian - - 2013
CONTRIBUTING REVIEWERS: The editors of BMC Medical Imaging would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 12 (2012).
Vieweg Hendryk H Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology/Neuroradiology, Westküstenklinikum Heide, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Universities of Kiel, Lübeck and Hamburg, 25746 Heide, - - 2013
Chondrosarcoma of the mandible is rare, especially in children. The available literature consists mostly of a few case reports which are partly integrated in small studies. Growing this small pool of literature is helpful in solidifying knowledge about this disease and facilitating appropriate treatment for children. Therefore, we present such ...
Catena Fausto - - 2013
The Editors of World Journal of Emergency Surgery would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 7 (2012).
Malik Rena D RD The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences, Chicago, - - 2013
We highlight a case on a normal left testicle with a fibrovascular cord with three nodules consistent with splenic tissue. The torsed splenule demonstrated hemorrhage with neutrophilic infiltrate and thrombus consistent with chronic infarction and torsion. Splenogonadal fusion (SGF) is a rather rare entity, with approximately 184 cases reported in ...
Kayabu Bonnix B Evidence Aid Coordinator, Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin, - - 2013
This paper presents the initial data analysis for a survey to identify the attitudes towards systematic reviews and research of those involved in the humanitarian response to natural disasters and other crises; their priorities for evidence, and their preferences for accessing this information. Snowballing sampling techniques were used to recruit ...
Onitilo Adedayo A - - 2013
Accountability to authors and readers cannot exist without proper peer review practices. Thus, the information a journal seeks from its peer reviewers and how it makes use of this information is paramount. Disagreement amongst peer reviewers can be considerable, resulting in very diverse comments to authors. Incorporating a clear scoring ...
Naeem Naghma - - 2013
Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS) is a new workplace assessment tool. The aim of this narrative review of literature is to summarize the available evidence about the validity, reliability, feasibility, acceptability and educational impact of DOPS. A PubMed database and Google search of the literature on DOPS published from ...
Sudhinaraset May - - 2013
[This corrects the article on p. e54978 in vol. 8.].
Ramenaden Emeline Radhika ER Department of Ophthalmology, George Washington University, Washington, DC, - - 2013
Infection is a very important but rare cause of scleritis, occurring in about 5%-10% of all patients presenting with scleral inflammation. However, due to the similarity of its presentation, infectious scleritis is often initially managed as autoimmune, potentially further worsening its outcome. The overall visual outcome in infectious scleritis is ...
Lortie Christopher J CJ Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2013
Peer review is an important element of scientific communication but deserves quantitative examination. We used data from the handling service manuscript Central for ten mid-tier ecology and evolution journals to test whether number of external reviews completed improved citation rates for all accepted manuscripts. Contrary to a previous study examining ...
Teixeira Mariana C - - 2013
[This corrects the article on p. e81871 in vol. 8.].
Giustini Dean - - 2013
Google Scholar (GS) has been noted for its ability to search broadly for important references in the literature. Gehanno et al. recently examined GS in their study: 'Is Google scholar enough to be used alone for systematic reviews?' In this paper, we revisit this important question, and some of Gehanno ...
Pieroni Andrea - - 2013
CONTRIBUTING REVIEWERS: The editors of Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 8 (2012).
Crow Emily - - 2013
CONTRIBUTING REVIEWERS: The editors of BMC Pediatrics would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 12 (2012).
Zammarchi Lorenzo L Infectious Disease Unit, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence School of Medicine, Florence, - - 2013
Cysticercosis is caused by the invasion of human or pig tissues by the metacestode larval stage of Taenia solium. In Europe, the disease was endemic in the past but the autochthonous natural life cycle of the parasite is currently completed very rarely. Recently, imported cases have increased in parallel to ...
Wertli Maria M - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the reporting of relevant prognostic information in a sample of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that investigated treatments for patients with chronic low back pain (LBP). We also analysed how researchers conducting the meta-analyses and systematic reviews addressed the reporting of relevant prognostic ...
Sawers Andrew B AB The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, 313 Ferst Dr, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA. - - 2013
Microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees (MPKs) have been developed as an alternative to non-microprocessor-controlled knees (NMPKs) to address challenges facing individuals with lower-limb loss. A body of scientific literature comparing MPKs and NMPKs exists but has yet to be critically appraised. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review to examine outcomes associated with ...
Chang Wen-Chang - - 2013
CONTRIBUTING REVIEWERS: The editors of Journal of Biomedical Science would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 19 (2012).
Zhelev Zhivko Z Peninsula Technology Assessment Group PenTAG, University of Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, Veysey Building, Salmon Pool Lane, Exeter EX2 4SG, UK. - - 2013
Cochrane reviews are one of the best known and most trusted sources of evidence-based information in health care. While steps have been taken to make Cochrane intervention reviews accessible to a diverse readership, little is known about the accessibility of the newcomer to the Cochrane library: diagnostic test accuracy reviews ...
Fulop Sean A - - 2013
The purpose of these acoustical patent reviews is to provide enough information for a Journal reader to decide whether to seek more information from the patent itself. Any opinions expressed here are those of the reviewers as individuals and are not legal opinions. Printed copies of United States Patents may ...
Gehanno Jean-François - - 2013
In searches for clinical trials and systematic reviews, it is said that Google Scholar (GS) should never be used in isolation, but in addition to PubMed, Cochrane, and other trusted sources of information. We therefore performed a study to assess the coverage of GS specifically for the studies included in ...
Crow Emily - - 2013
CONTRIBUTING REVIEWERS: The editors of BMC Women's Health would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 12 (2012).
Sales Anne A Co-Editors-in-Chief, Implementation Science. - - 2013
The editors of Implementation Science would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 7 (2012).
Martini Alberto - - 2013
The Editors of Pediatric Rheumatology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 10 (2012).
Gagnier Joel J JJ Global Advances in Health and Medicine, Portland, OR, USA. - - 2013
A case report is a narrative that describes, for medical, scientific, or educational purposes, a medical problem experienced by one or more patients. Case reports written without guidance from reporting standards are insufficiently rigorous to guide clinical practice or to inform clinical study design.Primary Objective. Develop, disseminate, and implement systematic ...
Jabir Shehab S St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and - - 2013
The standard anatomical description of the extensor pollicis brevis tendon provided in textbooks of anatomy is at odds with that of published anatomical studies. It is crucial to the hand surgeon that he or she has a clear understanding of its anatomy, including its variations. The aim of this study ...
Goergen Stacy K - - 2013
The written radiology report is the dominant method by which radiologists communicate the results of diagnostic and interventional imaging procedures. It has an important impact on decisions about further investigation and management. Its form and content can be influential in reducing harm to patients and mitigating risk for practitioners but ...
Fajardo Geroncio C - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:: The main objective of this study is to review information within the situation reports (SITREPs) and incident notices (INs) prepared by the Division of Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response/Epidemiology Surveillance and Response Branch, (DBPR/ESRB), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The secondary objective is to evaluate accuracy and completeness ...
Mercer L - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To undertake a critical review of the literature on emotional processing (EP) in bipolar patients in remission. This literature review focuses on a number of dimensions of EP including facial emotion recognition, emotional memory, affective theory of mind (ToM), affective attention and affective auditory information processing. METHODS: A systematic ...
Saokaew Surasak - - 2012
ABSTRACT The study objective was to assess methodological quality of opioid conversion systematic reviews. The electronic databases PubMed, EMBASE, and Scopus were used to identify the systematic reviews from the earliest available date until April 2012. Studies were not restricted based on type of opioid, country, or languages. Methodological quality ...
Verhelst L - - 2012
The aim of this review is to evaluate the current available literature evidencing on peri-articular hip endoscopy (the third compartment). A comprehensive approach has been set on reports dealing with endoscopic surgery for recalcitrant trochanteric bursitis, snapping hip (or coxa-saltans; external and internal), gluteus medius and minimus tears and endoscopy ...
Wilson Kevin C - - 2012
Introduction: Professional societies, like many other organizations around the world, have recognized the need to use rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best available research evidence. This is the twelfth of a series of 14 articles that were prepared to advise guideline developers in ...
Fulop Sean A - - 2012
The purpose of these acoustical patent reviews is to provide enough information for a Journal reader to decide whether to seek more information from the patent itself. Any opinions expressed here are those of the reviewers as individuals and are not legal opinions. Printed copies of United States Patents may ...
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The following reviewers generously gave their time and expertise to provide reviews during the past 12 months. The * denotes reviewers who provided multiple reviews or other exceptional assistance.
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Welcome to the first issue of ChemComm in 2013. We would like to share with you some of our highlights from what has been a very busy year, as well as inform you of some new developments for the journal. We want to wish all our authors, readers and reviewers ...
Wey Shiuan-Li - - 2012
The primary neuroectodermal tumor of the ovary is extremely rare, and it manifests in 3 forms: differentiated, primitive, and anaplastic. The medulloblastoma belongs to the subgroup of primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the ovary. Only 3 cases of ovarian medulloblastoma have been reported in the literature, and all of them are ...
Arendt Elizabeth A - - 2012
The diagnosis of and treatment for musculoskeletal disease and injuries have seen an explosion of new knowledge. More precise imaging, correlative injury anatomy, more focused physical examination features, among others, have led this upsurge of current insight. Crucial to this knowledge revolution is the expansion of international knowledge, which is ...
Fulop Sean A - - 2012
The purpose of these acoustical patent reviews is to provide enough information for a Journal reader to decide whether to seek more information from the patent itself. Any opinions expressed here are those of the reviewers as individuals and are not legal opinions. Printed copies of United States Patents may ...
Nso-Roca A P - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Amazia is a rare breast anomaly. It consists of the absence of the mammary gland, with normal nipple-areola complex. It usually presents associated with a syndrome and it can be diagnosed during infancy or at the beginning of puberty. CASE: Here we report a case of a 13-year-old female ...
McHugh Brian J - - 2012
The etiology of os odontoideum has been debated in the literature since the condition was initially described. The authors present the case of a 4-year-old girl who was found to have an os odontoideum with atlantoaxial instability after a motor vehicle collision. Imaging performed 3 years earlier demonstrated an incompletely ...
Steinhauser Georg - - 2012
Peer review is a widely accepted instrument for raising the quality of science. Peer review limits the enormous unstructured influx of information and the sheer amount of dubious data, which in its absence would plunge science into chaos. In particular, peer review offers the benefit of eliminating papers that suffer ...
Kohn Sivan - - 2012
Experts generally agree that individuals will require partial or complete self-sufficiency for at least the first 72 hours following a disaster. In the face of pervasive environmental and weather hazards, emerging biological threats, and growing population densities in urban areas, personal preparedness is critical. However, disaster planners and policymakers require ...
Fulop Sean A - - 2012
The purpose of these acoustical patent reviews is to provide enough information for a Journal reader to decide whether to seek more information from the patent itself. Any opinions expressed here are those of the reviewers as individuals and are not legal opinions. Printed copies of United States Patents may ...
Beentjes Titus A A - - 2012
PURPOSE:  Bipolar mania is characterized by marked impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. One should expect to see an equally severe burden in informal caregivers. The literature was reviewed in order to provide a foundation upon which to build nursing interventions. CONCLUSIONS:  Several characteristics of bipolar ...
Brundage Michael - - 2012
PURPOSE: To develop expert consensus on a suite of reporting standards for HRQL outcomes of RCTs. METHODS: A Task Force of The International Society of Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) undertook a systematic review of the literature to identify candidate reporting standards for HRQL in RCTs. Subsequently, a web-based survey ...
Im Eun-Ok - - 2012
As faculty members, we frequently find that first-year doctoral students in nursing are confused about how to conduct a systematic integrated literature review. This could be due to its vague definition and a lack of recent literature that provides directions for conducting a systematic integrated literature review. This article aims ...
Wilson Michael G - - 2012
Our objective was to identify all existing systematic reviews related to counselling, case management and health promotion for people living with HIV/AIDS. For the reviews identified, we assessed the quality and local applicability to support evidence-informed policy and practice. We searched 12 electronic databases and two reviewers independently assessed the ...
Fulop Sean A - - 2012
The purpose of these acoustical patent reviews is to provide enough information for a Journal reader to decide whether to seek more information from the patent itself. Any opinions expressed here are those of the reviewers as individuals and are not legal opinions. Printed copies of United States Patents may ...
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