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El-Shabrawi Mortada H MH Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, - - 2014
Basidiobolus ranarum (Entomophthoromycotina) very rarely affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. To date, reported paediatric GI basidiobolomycosis cases are 27 worldwide; 19 from Saudi Arabia and 8 from other parts of the world. Often these cases present a diagnostic dilemma, are prone to misdiagnosis and lack of disease confirmation by proper ...
Rangel-Castilla Leonardo L Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, - - 2014
Object Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are classically described as congenital static lesions. However, in addition to rupturing, AVMs can undergo growth, remodeling, and regression. These phenomena are directly related to cellular, molecular, and physiological processes. Understanding these relationships is essential to direct future diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. The authors performed a ...
Kaggwa Sam - - 2014
Genital losses from ritual attacks are often reported in the media and often discussed in the social media but are hardly reported in medical literature. Male genital mutilation (MGM) refers to permanent modification of the external genitalia that involves ablation of genital tissues.When found, it is usually as a consequence ...
Miller Craig C Division of Otolaryngology, The University of Arizona Ear Institute, University of Arizona, Arizona, United - - 2014
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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 ...
Tsutsumi Satoshi S Department of Neurological Surgery, Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital, 2-1-1 Tomioka, 279-0021, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, - - 2014
Chondroid chordoma (CC) is a rare but commonest subtype of chordoma with little reported clinical information. The present study summarizes and updates present knowledge of CC. Literature search for demographic data and clinical appearance of cranial CCs except for those entirely confined to the sinonasal region. A total of 48 ...
Naaktgeboren Christiana A CA Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Universiteitsweg 100, 3584 CG Utrecht, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
To examine how authors explore and report on sources of heterogeneity in systematic reviews of diagnostic accuracy studies. A cohort of systematic reviews of diagnostic tests was systematically identified. Data were extracted on whether an exploration of the sources of heterogeneity was undertaken, how this was done, the number and ...
Long Linda - - 2014
A continuous growth in the publication of research papers means that there is an expanding volume of data available to the systematic reviewer. Sometimes, researchers can become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of data being processed, leading to inefficient data extraction. This paper seeks to address this problem by proposing ...
Ask Larsen Flemming F Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 2A, 1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark. Electronic address: - - 2014
In order to compile knowledge on deafblindness (DB) and congenital deafblindness (CDB), one important factor is comparison of results between different scientific studies. In an attempt to do a systematic review of the literature on cognitive assessment and CDB, considerable difficulties in determining eligibility of the studies were encountered due ...
Naunton M M Faculty of Health, Discipline of Pharmacy, University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT, - - 2014
There is controversy surrounding the risk of metformin and the development of lactic acidosis. There have been no reports of a pharmacist preventing a patient developing metformin-associated lactic acidosis. Our objective was to report on a pharmacist potentially preventing an evolving case of metformin-associated lactic acidosis (MALA). A patient who ...
Goda Yvonne Y Medical School, University of - - 2014
Systematic and up-to-date Cochrane reviews in pediatrics in general and in pediatric gastroenterology in particular are important tools in disseminating the best available evidence to the medical community, thus providing the physician at the bedside with invaluable information and recommendations with regard to specific clinical questions. We conducted a systematic ...
Ince Yavuz Y Infectious Diseases Department, School of Medicine, Koc University, Istanbul, - - 2014
There are limited sources describing the global burden of emerging diseases. We reviewed the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) infections reported by ProMED and assessed the reliability of the data retrieved compared to published reports. We evaluated the effectiveness of ProMED as a source of epidemiological data by focusing on ...
Weissferdt Annikka A Department of Pathology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030. Electronic address: - - 2014
Over the last decade, use of the term bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) has come under constant scrutiny as some consider it an anachronism or a term that provides incorrect information about this neoplasm. To that extent, it has recently been suggested to replace the term BAC with that of in situ ...
Dalenberg Constance J CJ Alliant International University, San Diego, CA, USA - - 2014
This article is a discussion of the articles by Nicole Taus Kluemper, Erna Olafson, Frank Putnam, Laura Brown, Ross Cheit, and Gerald Koocher. The papers center on the issues raised by a decision by two psychologists to break the confidentiality of a case study published by David Corwin and Erna ...
Wright Kath - - 2014
The value of citation searches as part of the systematic review process is currently unknown. While the major guides to conducting systematic reviews state that citation searching should be carried out in addition to searching bibliographic databases there are still few studies in the literature that support this view. Rather ...
Stovold Elizabeth - - 2014
Cochrane systematic reviews are conducted and reported according to rigorous standards. A study flow diagram must be included in a new review, and there is clear guidance from the PRISMA statement on how to do this. However, for a review update, there is currently no guidance on how study flow ...
Ranse Jamie J 1Faculty of Health,University of Canberra,Canberra,Australian Capital - - 2014
Introduction In 2012, a minimum data set (MDS) was proposed to enable the standardized collection of biomedical data across various mass gatherings. However, the existing 2012 MDS could be enhanced to allow for its uptake and usability in the international context. The 2012 MDS is arguably Australian-centric and not substantially ...
Fernández-Domínguez Juan Carlos JC Enfermería y Fisioterapia, Universidad de las Islas Baleares, Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, - - 2014
Our goal is to compile and analyse the characteristics - especially validity and reliability - of all the existing international tools that have been used to measure evidence-based clinical practice in physiotherapy. A systematic review conducted with data from exclusively quantitative-type studies synthesized in narrative format. An in-depth search of ...
Kolon Thomas F TF American Urological Assocation Education and Research, Inc., Linthicum, - - 2014
Cryptorchidism is one of the most common pediatric disorders of the male endocrine glands and the most common genital disorder identified at birth. This guideline is intended to provide physicians and non-physician providers (primary care and specialists) with a consensus of principles and treatment plans for the management of cryptorchidism ...
Aguiar Patricia Melo PM University of São Paulo, São Paulo, - - 2014
To assess the reporting and methodological quality of systematic reviews and meta-analysis studies on pharmacist interventions in patients with diabetes. A comprehensive literature search was performed in MEDLINE, Scopus, and LILACS databases for systematic reviews and meta-analysis studies published from January 1990 to June 2013. The standardized search strategy included ...
Pace Audrey - - 2014
This is a literature search about the clinical use of temporary anchorage devices (TADs) as a means of providing effective orthodontic anchorage. It takes the reader through a journey from the initial description of the technique to the enormous popularity TADs are currently experiencing in clinical practice. This paper aims ...
Mayrhofer Hannes H University of Natural Ressources and Life Sciences. Division of Agricultural Engineering, Vienna, - - 2014
The aim of this study was the identification of accident scenarios and causes by analysing existing accident reports of recognized agricultural occupational accidents with tractors, self-propelled harvesting machinery and materials handling machinery from 2008 to 2010. As a result of a literature-based evaluation of past accident analyses, the narrative text ...
Hunter Alasdair G W AG Medical Geneticist, Ottawa, - - 2014
IDEAS (intellectual disabilities evaluation and advice system) provides the opportunity for physicians who are sending samples for the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) 92-gene X-linked intellectual disability (XLID) (formerly X-linked mental retardation) panel to have their male patient's clinical features reviewed by an experienced panel of six Clinical Geneticists. They were ...
Collins Jannette J Department of Radiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 234 Goodman St, 670761 Cincinnati, OH. Electronic address: - - 2014
External reviews are used to evaluate a department on a routine basis or prior to reappointment or recruitment of a department chair. The Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) developed a template that outlines important components of an external review report and a table that outlines the objective ...
Carlson Gwen J GJ Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, - - 2014
Around the world, many women continue to experience low levels of autonomy. Recent literature has reported that the health consequences of low maternal autonomy extend beyond mothers and translate into health consequences for their children, and may be an important causal factor in child malnutrition. This review summarises the current ...
Soudry Ethan E Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, - - 2014
To systematically review the literature concerning techniques of closure of endoscopically created skull base defects based on site of skull base defect and flow rate of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). PubMed, SCOPUS, and Cochrane databases. A comprehensive systematic literature review. The literature search produced a total of 1708 studies. Of these, ...
Araujo Saulo de Freitas Sde F Department of Psychology, Federal University of Juiz de - - 2014
Wilhelm Wundt's biography is one of the main domains in Wundt scholarship that deserves more detailed attention. The few existing biographical works present many problems, ranging from vagueness to chronological inaccuracies, among others. One of the important gaps concerns the so-called Heidelberg period (1852-1874), during which he went from being ...
Moura Raissa Gomes Fonseca RG Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, - - 2014
Purpose: To systematically gather from the literature available the quantitative instruments used to assess the sense of smell in studies carried out with children. Research strategy: The present study included a survey in the Pubmed and Bireme platforms and in the databases of MedLine, Lilacs, regional SciELO and Web of ...
Hayes Susan S Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
A forensic facial approximation is typically undertaken to generate further leads to identity of the deceased, and over the past ten years there has been a considerable increase in the number of verified relationships concerning the skull and likely facial appearance. This paper describes the evidence and methods used to ...
Crowther Susan S AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. Electronic address: - - 2014
this literature review examines the experience of joy at birth and what that joy means. The premise is that the whole of the birthing experience has not been fully explicated in the literature and that something of significance remains unexplored and unspoken. It is argued that a hermeneutic phenomenological approach ...
Akers Harry Francis HF Brisbane Dental Hospital, Queensland Health, Brisbane, Queensland, - - 2014
This case report, involving an indigenous Australian, presents the diagnosis and non-surgical endodontic management of a 22 with developmental abnormalities. They include a dens evaginatus and a dens invaginatus that extends to an apical burst in a second truncated root. Cone-beam computed tomography and endodontic microscopy were not available to ...
Aldred Nick N a School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University , Newcastle upon Tyne , - - 2014
Globally, ascidians are a significant contributor to benthic marine fouling communities, but have remained poorly studied in this context. In some cases, such as in shellfish and finfish aquaculture, ascidians are the most problematic of all fouling organisms. The disproportionate impact of ascidian fouling in some specific geographic locations has ...
Lang Lisa A LA Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Comprehensive Care; Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. Electronic address: - - 2014
Systematic reviews analyze the data of published research in an effort to assemble the scientific evidence to help clinicians apply evidence-based information in decision making. The quality of systematic reviews varies greatly. This study critically appraised the current systematic review process by evaluating systematic reviews that pertain to zirconia-based single crowns. The ...
Odame Jodie E JE aDepartment of Endocrinology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario bDepartment of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario cDivision of Hematology/Oncology, McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario dDepartment of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia eDivision of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, British Columbia Children's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, - - 2014
Factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency is a rare congenital bleeding disorder estimated to affect 1 in 2 million live births. Treatment often involves prophylaxis with FXIII concentrate and is especially important in preventing intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) and maintaining pregnancy in women of childbearing age. The rarity of this condition and lack ...
Mastropaolo Mariano M Comparative Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Leopoldstr. 5, 80802 Munich, Germany; Cátedra de Parasitología y Enfermedades Parasitarias, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Kreder 2805, CP 3080 Esperanza, Santa Fe, - - 2014
The tick species reported in Bolivia are reviewed here as (1) endemic or established: Ornithodoros echimys, O. guaporensis, O. hasei, O. kohlsi, O. mimon, O. peropteryx, O. rostratus, Otobius megnini, Amblyomma auricularium, A. cajennense, A. calcaratum, A. coelebs, A. dubitatum, A. humerale, A. incisum, A. longirostre, A. naponense, A. nodosum, ...
Hall Adrian A Department of Chemistry, Discovery Research, Neuroscience and General Medicine Product Creation Unit, Eisai Ltd., EMEA Knowledge Centre, Mosquito Way, Hatfield, United - - 2014
This chapter reviews the current status of γ-secretase modulators, highlighting key compounds by each company involved in the area. The review focuses on the three main chemotypes: acids, imidazoles and related derivatives and natural products. A section on chemical biology and ligand-binding site elucidation studies is also included. The primary ...
Shanahan Daniel D BioMed Central, 236 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1x 8HB, UK. - - 2014
A peer-reviewed journal would not survive without the generous time and insightful comments of the reviewers, whose efforts often go unrecognized. Biological Procedures Online has been blessed by the support of highly-qualified peer reviewers, and the Editor-in-Chief, Shulin Li, and staff of the journal would like to show their appreciation ...
Martini Alberto - - 2014
The Editors of Pediatric Rheumatology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 11 (2013).
Beales Phil P UCL Institute of Child Health, London, WC1N 1EH, UK. - - 2014
We would like to thank the following experts for their assistance with the peer-review in 2013 for manuscripts submitted to Cilia. We greatly appreciate the voluntary contribution made to the journal by all our reviewers.
Rivkees Scott S University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. - - 2014
The Editors of International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 2013 (2013).
Amir Lisa L La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. - - 2014
The editor of International Breastfeeding Journal would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 8 (2013).
Hutton Brian B Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, - - 2014
Some have suggested the quality of reporting of network meta-analyses (a technique used to synthesize information to compare multiple interventions) is sub-optimal. We sought to review information addressing this claim. To conduct an overview of existing evaluations of quality of reporting in network meta-analyses and indirect treatment comparisons, and to ...
Salihi Rawand R Division of Gynaecological Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Leuven Cancer Institute, University Hospital Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, - - 2014
We will describe a case of a patient diagnosed with a rare identity of a benign lesion, "reactive nodular fibrous pseudotumor" (RNFP). It is a tumor which preoperatively can present as a malignant tumor and is only reported in 19 cases. According to the very limited amount of information on ...
Shan Ming-Qiu MQ Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Traditional Chinese Medicine Formulae Research, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210046, - - 2014
Platycladus orientalis leaves (Cebaiye) have been used for thousands of years as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). According to the theory of TCM, they are categorized as a blood-cooling and hematostatic herb. In clinical practice, they were usually prescribed with heat-clearing herbs to reinforce the efficacy of hemostasis. The review provides ...
Maxwell Michael R MR Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, National University, La Jolla, California 92037, USA.; Email: - - 2014
Stagmomantis is a remarkable genus within the Mantodea, being relatively species-rich and geographically widespread.  Yet, the number of species within the genus remains curiously unresolved.  The present synoptic review surveys the literature on Stagmomantis to identify named species for which scientific consensus exists, as well as to summarize basic biological ...
Drago Fabiana B FB Laboratorio de Helmintología, División Zoología Invertebrados, Museo de La Plata, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Paseo del Bosque S/Nº, 1900 La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.; Email: - - 2014
The digenean fauna of six species of falconiform birds from northeastern Argentina is reported and a new species and several new hosts and geographical records are presented. Strigea proteolytica n. sp. (Strigeidae) is described from Buteogallus urubitinga and distinguished from their congeners by the combination of the following characters: plump ...
Jones Timothy Mark TM Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States of - - 2014
Graminoids, including grasses, are frequently described in the botanical literature as being wind-pollinated. This paper offers visual evidence for insect pollination of a grass. Three of the bees involved were found to have 100% grass pollen in their pollen sacs. In reviewing the literature for this paper, it was evident ...
Loo Steven King-Fan SK Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, Hong Kong - - 2014
Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), of which there are over 100 types. HPV probably infects the skin via areas of minimal trauma. Risk factors include use of communal showers, occupational handling of meat, and immunosuppression. In immunocompetent people, warts are harmless and resolve as a result of ...
Robinson Karen A KA Johns Hopkins University, 1830 E, Monument St,, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA. - - 2014
An exponential increase in the number of systematic reviews published, and constrained resources for new reviews, means that there is an urgent need for guidance on explicitly and transparently integrating existing reviews into new systematic reviews. The objectives of this paper are: 1) to identify areas where existing guidance may ...
Lau Rosa R E-Health Unit, Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, London, - - 2014
Getting the results of research implemented into routine healthcare is often a challenge. The disconnect between the development and implementation of evidence into practice is called the 'second translational gap' and is particularly apparent in primary care. To address this gap, we plan to identify, summarise and synthesise currently available ...
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