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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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
Bugeja Lyndal L Monash Injury Research Institute, Clayton, Victoria, - - 2013
Domestic/Family Violence Death Reviews (D/FVDRs) have been established in a number of high-income countries since 1990 as a mechanism to inform prevention-focused interventions to reduce domestic/family violence. D/FVDRs differ in their structure, governance, case identification processes and inclusion criteria, review measures, and outputs. Outside of the United States, the extent ...
Schaverien M V MV Department of Surgery, Western Infirmary, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, Scotland G11 6NT, UK. Electronic address: - - 2013
The aim of this systematic review was to establish the completeness of reporting of key patient, tumour, treatment, and outcomes information in the randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) of standard breast-conserving surgery (sBCS) considered to be the 'gold-standard', and to compare this with the reporting of the same key criteria for all ...
Yu Hai-Ying HY State Key Laboratory of Infectious Disease and Department of Infectious Disease, First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, 310003, Hangzhou, China, - - 2013
Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is common infectious disease. Early diagnosis and timely treatment are critical for the cure of the disease. Thwaites standard is widely accepted but not the golden standard. Here, we analyzed 42 cases of TBM patients in local hospital and combined with literature review to provide more information ...
Bergvall Tomas T Uppsala Monitoring Centre, WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, Uppsala, Sweden, - - 2013
Individual case safety reports of suspected harm from medicines are fundamental to post-marketing surveillance. Their value is directly proportional to the amount of clinically relevant information they include. To improve the quality of the data, communication between stakeholders is essential and can be facilitated by a simple score and visualisation ...
McDougall Rosalind R School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, - - 2013
There has recently been interest in applying the techniques of systematic review to bioethics literature. In this paper, I identify the three models of systematic review proposed to date in bioethics: systematic reviews of empirical bioethics research, systematic reviews of normative bioethics literature, and systematic reviews of reasons. I argue ...
Hyppönen Hannele H Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Department of Information, PB 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland. Electronic address: - - 2013
This paper (1) presents the protocol of an on-going systematic literature review on the methods of structuring electronic health record (EHR) data and studying the impacts of implemented structures, thus laying basis for the analysis of the empirical articles (2) describes previous reviews published on the subject and retrieved during ...
Szabó András - - 2013
The authors have trawled the literature on self-inflicted Caesarean section, assessing circumstances and probable motivation; 19/22 cases had sufficient information. In seven cases, the apparent intention was to kill the child. In four, the action resulted from some form of mental illness. In eight, the woman, in the agony of ...
Gagnier Joel J - - 2013
ABSTRACT Background: 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, ...
Laframboise Michelle A MA Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 6100 Leslie Street, Toronto, Canada ; Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports - - 2013
To illustrate the varying presentations of the female athlete triad and to inform the practitioner of the potential sequelae of this common condition. Four patients presented with a variety of signs and symptoms of the female athlete triad including low caloric intake, osteoporosis, amenorrhea and/or endothelial dysfunction. A conservative treatment ...
Saada F - - 2013
Supratentorial stroke presenting as contralateral hemiparesis is predominantly related to contralateral projection of the corticospinal tract. While most corticospinal fibers decussate at the level of the medulla, some tracts continue descending as ipsilateral ventral corticospinal fibers. In this systematic review of the literature and 2 case reports specifically seen in ...
Al-Qudah A - - 2013
Subcutaneous emphysema is rarely encountered in endodontic practice and consequently there is a dearth of information in the dental literature about this complication. The following report presents an interesting case of periorbital emphysema encountered during endodontic therapy. Attention is drawn to the presentation and management of this mostly preventable complication.
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 ...
Alcantara Joel J International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, 327 N Middletown Rd, Media, PA 19063, USA; Life Chiropractic College West, 25001 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Constipation compromises the health-related quality of life of children. Chiropractic is a popular alternative therapy for children with constipation. We performed this integrative review of the literature to inform clinical practice. Our integrative review of the literature began with an examination of the databases Pubmed [1966-2013], MANTIS [1964-2013] and Index ...
Boeker Martin - - 2013
Recent research indicates a high recall in Google Scholar searches for systematic reviews. These reports raised high expectations of Google Scholar as a unified and easy to use search interface. However, studies on the coverage of Google Scholar rarely used the search interface in a realistic approach but instead merely ...
Erbas-Cakmak Sundus - - 2013
Logical progress: Independent molecular logic gates have been designed and characterized. Then, the individual molecular logic gates were coerced to work together within a micelle. Information relay between the two logic gates was achieved through the intermediacy of singlet oxygen. Working together, these concatenated logic gates result in a self-reporting ...
Royle Pamela - - 2013
Systematic reviews are important for informing clinical practice and health policy. The aim of this study was to examine the bibliometrics of systematic reviews and to determine the amount of variance in citations predicted by the journal impact factor (JIF) alone and combined with several other characteristics. We conducted a ...
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 ...
Ferlisi Monica - - 2013
There is a remarkable dearth of information about the various therapies used, often widely so, to control refractory or super-refractory status epilepticus despite its high mortality and morbidity. As pointed out by recent literature reviews, there are no controlled studies, and information is based almost entirely on open, often small ...
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. Our primary objective was to develop, ...
Keremidis Haralampos - - 2013
This article presents a historical perspective on agroterrorism cases from 1945 until 2012. The threat groups and perpetrators associated with bio- and agroterrorism are clustered into several groups: apocalyptic sects, lone wolves, political groups, and religious groups. We used open-source information, and 4 biological agroterrorism cases are described: (1) in ...
Gagnier Joel J JJ Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Michigan, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United - - 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 ...
Mukhopadhyay Sanjay - - 2013
The cause of pulmonary necrotizing granulomas is often unclear, even after histologic examination. Our aim was to determine the clinical significance of histologically unexplained necrotizing granulomas. Pulmonary necrotizing granulomas surgically resected at the Mayo Clinic (1994-2004) were retrieved and reviewed retrospectively. Cases in which a cause was evident at the ...
Guo Feifei F Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, P.R. - - 2013
Minimal deviation adenocarcinoma (MDA) of the uterine cervix, otherwise known as adenoma malignum, is a rare variant of cervical adenocarcinoma, which represents a diagnostic challenge in the field of gynecologic oncology, due to its benign-resembling histological characteristics. To achieve a better understanding of this disease, we present two cases of ...
Davari Ar A Dept. of Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, - - 2013
The objective of this review is to inform practitioners about dentin hypersensitivity (DH); to provide a brief overview of the diagnosis, etiology and clinical management of dentin hypersensitivity and to discuss technical approaches to relieve sensitivity. This clinical information is described in the context of the underlying biology. The author ...
Sharp Nicole E - - 2013
Although minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has been utilized in selective trauma patients, there a relative paucity of literature on its role in both blunt and penetrating trauma in the pediatric population. Our purpose is to review the current literature on the role of MIS in abdominal and thoracic pediatric trauma. ...
Kerns Sarah L - - 2013
Despite publication of numerous radiogenomics studies to date, positive single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) associations have rarely been reproduced in independent validation studies. A major reason for these inconsistencies is a high number of false positive findings because no adjustments were made for multiple comparisons. It is also possible that some ...
Wang Chao-Jun - - 2013
Mixed epithelial and stromal tumor of the kidney (MESTK) is the term given to a class of uncommon biphasic tumors of the kidney, with few reported cases. We describe eight cases of MESTK with detailed clinicopathological data and follow-up information. With this report, we hope to increase clinical awareness that ...
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