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Veríssimo Diogo D Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, School of Anthropology and Conservation, Marlowe Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NR, UK. Electronic address: - - 2013
The peer-review process is a central pillar of academic publishing. However, the work that goes into ensuring the quality of published content is rarely recognised. Here we present a correction factor for the h-index, one of the most popular metrics for quantifying academic output, that will allow for the inclusion ...
Schenning Ryan R Departments of Diagnostic - - 2013
Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare malignancy that usually arises in an extremity. Mediastinal involvement is uncommon, with only two reports of primary mediastinal disease and two reports of metastatic mediastinal disease in the literature, all referencing adult patients. To our knowledge, ours is the first report of ...
Sfeir Rony - - 2013
A prospective national register was established in 2008 to record all new cases of live-birth newborns with esophageal atresia (EA). This epidemiological survey was recommended as part of a national rare diseases plan. All 38 national centers treating EA participated by completing for each patient at first discharge a questionnaire ...
Dufrene Claudine - - 2013
The past several years have seen a dramatic increase in the use of simulation in nursing education. The process of debriefing, or guided reflection, follows these simulation activities. Although facilitated debriefing is recommended in the simulation literature, very few research articles reported results of the effectiveness of debriefing. A literature ...
Bouman Arjan - - 2013
Trisomies of 12q23q24 have been described rarely in literature. Only a few case-reports have been published so far almost exclusively reporting on neonates or young infants. We present a 16-year-old patient with a trisomy of 12q23.3q24.3. Full phenotypic evaluation at this age comprised: severe growth retardation, developmental delay, intellectual disability ...
Kumar Rajeev R Department of Otolaryngology & Head-Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 110029 - - 2013
The objective of this study is to describe the complication of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis consequent to otitis media. The method applied is prospective case series and data collection done in tertiary referral centre from April 2012 to April 2013. Case description of three adolescent male patients with unilateral TMJ ...
Pauwels Steven - - 2013
In light of the widespread use of ecstasy, it is surprising that only few cases of intoxicated young children have been reported. Patients almost invariably present with convulsions accompanied by sympathetic signs and symptoms such as hyperthermia. Two new cases of toddlers intoxicated with ecstasy are described. The first patient, ...
Furlan Julio C - - 2013
This systematic review examines the incidence and prevalence of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) in different countries worldwide and their trends over time. The literature search of the studies published between 1950 and 2012 captured 1,871 articles of which 64 articles on incidence and 13 articles on prevalence fulfilled the ...
Thomas Roger E - - 2013
Surveys conducted 1998 to 2008 (530,849 13- to 15-year-olds, 100 countries) by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found increased tobacco use. To conduct a systematic review of mentoring to prevent/reduce youth smoking. Eight electronic peer-reviewed databases and gray literature searched through January 2013. Studies were ...
Mishra Amit Kumar AK Amit Kumar Mishra, Rahul Maru, Shrikant Vishnuprasad Dhodapkar, Gagan Jaiswal, Rajesh Kumar, Heena Punjabi, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Dentistry and Post Graduate Institute, Indore 452018, - - 2013
Peripheral cemento-ossifying fibroma (PCOF) is a rare osteogenic neoplasm that ordinarily presents as an epulis-like growth. This is of a reactive rather than neoplastic nature and its pathogenesis is uncertain. PCOF predominantly affects adolescent and young adults with greatest prevalence around 28 years. We report here a rare clinical case ...
Barrett Brendan T - - 2013
This review aims to disentangle cause and effect in the relationship between anisometropia and amblyopia. Specifically, we examine the literature for evidence to support different possible developmental sequences that could ultimately lead to the presentation of both conditions. The prevalence of anisometropia is around 20% for an inter-ocular difference of ...
Ho Roger Chun-Man - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Peer review is the major method used by biomedical journals for making the decision of publishing an article. This cross-sectional survey assesses views concerning the review system of biomedical journals among academics globally. METHODS: A total of 28,009 biomedical academics from high-ranking universities listed by the 2009 Times Higher ...
Kuoppamäki Sanna-Mari - - 2013
The aim of this study is to examine the connection between gambling and criminal activity in the National Finnish Police Register. First, a method was created that enabled the search for gambling-related police reports in the National Finnish Police Register. The method is based on finding gambling-related police reports by ...
Tubbs R Shane - - 2013
This article briefly reviews two specific types of conjoined twins, ischiopagus and diprosopus, and discusses recent cases of such twins born in India. Some members of the Hindu community worshiped these conjoined twins as incarnations of Hindu deities. In discussing this phenomenon, the authors aim to elucidate certain features of ...
Choi Augustine M K - - 2013
This invited Editorial addresses the rescue of the article by Skrzypek et al. ''Interplay between heme oxygenase-1 and miR-378 affects non-small cell lung carcinoma growth, vascularization and metastasis." The work was rejected by the standard peer review system and subsequently rescued by the Rebound Peer Review mechanism offered by Antioxidants ...
Bovino Brian F - - 2013
Presented is a pleomorphic adenoma of the palate in a 12-year-old boy. Pleomorphic adenoma is usually found in adults and is rarely found in patients under 20 years of age. We present initial exam, diagnosis, treatment and a review of literature.
Bakhsh Wajeeh R - - 2013
Study Design. Case reportObjective. To report the clinical and imaging findings of a patient with arachnoiditis ossificans 22 years following revision surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.Summary of Background Data. To our knowledge, there are no reports in the literature that describe arachnoiditis ossificans developing following primary or revision surgery for ...
Mait Joseph N - - 2013
Applied Optics Editor-in-Chief, Joseph N. Mait, comments on the value of peer review in improving the work published by authors.
McLoughlin Louise C - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Sub-axial cervical spine(C spine) distraction flexion injuries, known as cervical sprains, have been divided into either "benign" or "severe" sprains depending on the integrity of the posterior longitudinal ligament (PLL) of the spinal column. It is a very uncommon injury and rarely reported in the literature. Most of the ...
Williams C E - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Unexplained clitoromegaly is a rare but well recognised feature in girls born premature. Although detected at birth, girls may re-present during childhood to paediatric urologists and gynaecologists who should be aware of this condition. The aim of the study was to describe the clinical findings and management of a ...
Goodwin K - - 2013
BACKGROUND: A tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA) is a serious complication of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), predominantly polymicrobial and present in sexually active women. TOA in virginal adolescent females are extremely rare but have serious and lifelong consequences. CASE: A 13 y.o. virginal female presented to the Emergency Room of a tertiary ...
Liebling Peter D - - 2013
Eosinophilic pneumonia is characterized by pulmonary infiltrates visible on radiography, eosinophilic infiltration into the lung parenchyma, and frequent peripheral eosinophilia. The etiology may be idiopathic or secondary to identifiable causes, including drugs, parasites, toxins, infections, or systemic diseases such as hypereosinophilic syndrome. A 60-year-old man was seen in pulmonary clinic ...
Patel Shriji N - - 2013
Introduction: The authors discuss a case of unilateral diminished vision in a 14-year-old Hispanic girl.
Methods: Retrospective chart review. 
Results: The patient was referred to University Hospital (UH) at New Jersey Medical School with a complaint of blurry vision in the right eye for approximately 1 month. Clinical examination showed a ...
Manganoni Ausilia M - - 2013
Classically, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a disease of adults. The world literature revision shows that several pediatric cases have been reported so far; this might suggest that the number of infants with the condition might be larger than that estimated previously. Here, we report the 183rd case of histologically confirmed ...
Rosenthal Jorge - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Data on the prevalence of birth defects and neural tube defects (NTD) in Latin America are limited. The present review summarizes NTD prevalence and time trends in Latin American countries and compares pre- and post-fortification periods to assess the impact of folic acid fortification in these countries. DESIGN: We ...
O'Connor Graeme - - 2013
The rate of adolescents presenting with anorexia nervosa (AN) is increasing. Medically unstable adolescents are admitted to the hospital for nutrition restoration. A lack of global consensus on appropriate refeeding practices of malnourished patients has resulted in inconsistent refeeding practices. Refeeding hypophosphatemia (RH) is the most common complication associated with ...
Navarre Pierre - - 2013
: Also named Caffey disease, infantile cortical hyperostosis is a rare disease that usually affects children of a few weeks of age. The clinical picture is that of irritability, soft tissue swelling at various sites (mandible, clavicle, limbs) with local warmth, and pain on palpation. Radiographs demonstrate an important cortical ...
Jagtap Sunil V - - 2013
Dedifferentiated liposarcoma is one of the variants of liposarcoma which has a more aggressive course. It constitutes less than 10% of all the liposarcomas and is often found in the retroperitoneum and the mediastinum. We are reporting a rare case of a 60 years old female who presented with a ...
Wang Hui Sun - - 2013
In most cases, subdural hematoma (SDH) is regarded as a complication of head injury and nontraumatic causes are rare. Moreover, spontaneous chronic SDH in child or adolescent is very unusual. Here, we present the case of a healthy 14-year-old girl who was diagnosed as a spontaneous chronic SDH. The patient ...
Cals Jochen W L JW Department of General Practice, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the - - 2013
Publishing research can be time consuming, as papers are often submitted and reviewed by multiple journals before final acceptance. We hypothesized that attaching previous peer-review reports to the next submission of the paper to a different journal (possibly with point-to-point responses and amendments) could decrease the workload for both reviewers ...
Richards C C West London Mental Health NHS Trust Gender Identity Clinic, London, UK. - - 2013
In the UK, funding for a bilateral mastectomy (BLM) and associated chest recontouring for female-to-male transsexuals (trans men) has been rejected by some funding authorities on a number of unsustainable grounds. As funding is increasingly an important area for both surgeons and referrers, we undertook a review of the small ...
Jeang Kuan-Teh - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Retrovirology would like to thank the following for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for the journal in 2012.
Chai Jong-Yil - - 2013
History and current status of human taeniasis in the Republic of Korea, due to , , and , are briefly reviewed. Until the 1980s, human taeniasis had been quite common in various localities of Korea. A study from 1924 reported 12.0% egg prevalence in fecal examinations. Thereafter, the prevalence of ...
Shah Sanket - - 2013
Neonatal meningococcal meningitis (NMM) is rare, although early onset and late onset forms of meningococcal sepsis in neonates have been reported. The outcome of meningococcal disease can be fatal and depends on the innate immune system, age, serogroups, pre-existing antibodies, and other unknown host factors. The presentation of NMM differs ...
Springer Shelley C - - 2013
Over the last 3 decades, the prevalence of childhood obesity has increased dramatically in North America, ushering in a variety of health problems, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), which previously was not typically seen until much later in life. This technical report describes, in detail, the procedures undertaken to ...
Evans Charity - - 2013
Background: The incidence and prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) varies considerably around the world. No previous study has performed a comprehensive review examining the incidence and prevalence of MS across the Americas. The purpose of this study was to systematically review and assess the quality of studies estimating the incidence ...
Belcher Ryan - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the preoperative diagnostic modalities, surgical treatments, and glandular pathologies associated with primary hyperparathyroidism in children and adolescents under 20 years of age. METHODS: We searched PUBMED, Cochrane databases, OVID, Web of Science (SCIE and SSCI), CINAHL, and Health Source: Nursing academic for articles involving surgical management ...
Oleinik Anton - - 2013
Scientific communication takes place at two registers: first, interactions with colleagues in close proximity-members of a network, school of thought or circle; second, depersonalised transactions among a potentially unlimited number of scholars can be involved (e.g., author and readers). The interference between the two registers in the process of peer ...
Aghili Hossein - - 2013
Hereditary gingival fibromatosis (HGF) is a rare condition which manifests itself by an enlarged gingival tissue covering teeth to various extents. The condition may occur isolated or as part of a syndrome. This paper presents a case of 9-year-old female patient suffering from HGF with chief complaint of mouth protrusion. ...
Wongkietkachorn Kuanjira - - 2013
Linear atrophoderma of Moulin (LAM) is a rare dermatosis in childhood and early adolescence. The exact etiology of LAM is still obscure. Several treatment modalities were reported but none was consistently successful. We report a case of LAM in which a favorable outcome was obtained with topical calcipotriol. The relevant ...
Koutsopoulos Anastasios V - - 2013
With the exception of leiomyomas, soft tissue tumors of the uterine corpus are not common. This is particularly true for vascular neoplasms, with the epithelioid hemangioendothelioma being a curiosity; not more than twenty-two cases of malignant hemangioendotheliomas have been reported in the literature so far, all of which were high-grade ...
Chillemi Claudio - - 2013
Anterior Knee Pain (AKP) is an important cause of complaint in adolescents which can suggest many possible diseases. Scientific literature concerning this complex symptom is wide and diversified. We report a rare case of patellar osteoid osteoma which affected a thirteen-year-old female who had suffered from anterior left knee pain ...
Samal Dillip - - 2013
Leiomyosarcoma arising in the head and neck region is a rare entity. Auricular involvement by the disease is further rarer with few cases reported in the literature. Usually auricular leiomyosarcoma is a disease of middle-old age. We report a case of leiomyosarcoma of the postauricular region in a young adolescent ...
Eiden Céline - - 2013
Typical scenarios of drug-facilitated sexual assaults usually involve victims having ingested a drink after which they had little, partial or no recollection of events for a period of time. We were surprised by the case of a woman who was sexually assaulted and described a state of amazement, leading to ...
Huang Chih-Wei - - 2013
This dataset records the occurrence and inventory of molluscan fauna on Gueishan Island, the only active volcanic island in Taiwan, based on the literature survey and field investigation conducted between 2011 and 2012. The literature review involved seven studies published from 1934 to 2003, which collectively reported 112 species from ...
Mishra Sudhansu Sekhar - - 2013
The symptoms of tethered cord syndrome (TCS) cases mostly appear during infancy and childhood. Though the adolescent presentation of TCS is well-recognized, it continues to pose significant diagnostic and management controversies. In this report, we describe two cases of adolescent onset TCS associated with two different etiologies. Our first case, ...
Caruso Calogero - - 2013
Immunity & Ageing would like to thank the following for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for the journal in 2012.
Majid N - - 2013
Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) are rare malignant tumors, affecting mostly children and adolescents and have been described in breast in eight case reports only. In this paper, we present a case of bilateral mammary ES/PNET where distinction between primary and metastatic diseases was discussed through a literature review. The ...
Moffitt Pertice - - 2013
Family violence is a complex, multidimensional and pervasive presence in many Aboriginal communities. Although practitioners acknowledge that intimate partner violence (IPV) is a grave concern in the North, as in other jurisdictions in Canada, there is a paucity of literature about IPV and the local response to that violence. The ...
Yamada Atsuhisa - - 2013
Spondylolysis is reported as a stress fracture of the pars interarticularis with a strong hereditary basis. Three cases of lumbar spondylolysis in juveniles from the same family are reported, and the genetics of the condition are reviewed. The first boy, a 13-year-old soccer player, was diagnosed with terminal stage L5 ...
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