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Brakoulias Vlasios V Discipline of Psychiatry, The University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School, Australia - - 2014
To encourage psychiatrists to publish high-quality articles in peer-reviewed journals by demystifying the publishing process. This paper will describe the publishing process and outline key factors that ensure that publishing is an achievable goal for psychiatrists. The publishing process can be long and often this is related to delays associated ...
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The editors of the journal thank the reviewers for their time and effort. The reviewers listed here have contributed at least one review in the past two years, and many have contributed considerably more. The quality of the journal depends in large part on their expertise, and their dedication and ...
Barroga Edward F EF 0000-0002-8920-2607 Department of International Medical Communications, Tokyo Medical University, 6-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, - - 2014
Scientific authors are responsible for the accuracy of their writings and references to others' works. However, relying on authors is not enough when it comes to processing their manuscripts. Joint efforts of authors, peer reviewers, editors, and publishers throughout the publishing process may prevent most reference errors. This article analyzes ...
Glujovsky Demian D Cochrane South-American Branch, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Center for Studies in Genetics and Reproduction (CEGYR), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate whether fertility and top gynecology journals indexed in PubMed require the use of reporting guidelines and to identify the percentage of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in 2013 that were written following CONSORT guidelines in the top four fertility journals (by their highest impact factor). Cross-sectional study evaluating ...
Choi Jiae - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the endorsement of reporting guidelines in Korean traditional medicine (TM) journals by reviewing their instructions to authors.We examined the instructions to authors in all of the TM journals published in Korea to assess the appropriate use of reporting guidelines for research studies. ...
Rajasekharan S S Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Special Care, PaeCaMeD Research, Ghent University, UZ Ghent, 1P8, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium, - - 2014
The objectives of this study are to compare the quality of reporting of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published in 2011 and 2012 within five paediatric dentistry journals. RCTs published in the years 2011 and 2012 were hand-searched by one reviewer. After randomisation and blinding, these journals were independently scored by ...
Tan Wei Keith WK School of Clinical Sciences, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, BS2 8HW, - - 2014
Introduction: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are important in shaping clinical practice, but the underlying quality of these studies is critical. The PRISMA guidelines for the reporting of systematic reviews, published in 2009, aimed to improve the quality of reporting of these studies. We looked at whether the reporting of systematic ...
Moylan Elizabeth C - - 2014
BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology was created from the merger of two journals within the BMC series published by BioMed Central: BMC Pharmacology and BMC Clinical Pharmacology. BMC Pharmacology operated anonymous peer review whereas BMC Clinical Pharmacology operated a fully open peer review policy where the identity of the reviewers was ...
Price Bob - - 2014
While preparation of a journal article for submission may often include informal review by colleagues, an article is not accepted for publication until it has been formally peer reviewed. Peer review is the process whereby journal editors ask expert reviewers to examine the work submitted and prepare a report on ...
Onishi Akira A Department of Health Promotion and Human Behavior, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine/School of Public Health, Yoshida Konoe-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To examine how often a significant publication bias (PB) existed when the assessment of PB was not reported in systematic reviews. All systematic reviews with meta-analyses of interventions and risk/prognostic factors published in the general medical journals with the top 10 impact factors in 2011 and 2012 were included. The ...
Tandon Rajiv R University of Florida, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Scientific observations must survive the scrutiny of experts before they are disseminated to the broader community because their publication in a scientific journal provides a stamp of validity. Although critical review of a manuscript by peers prior to publication in a scientific journal is a central element in this process, ...
Bruixola Gema G Medical Oncology Department, University Hospital La Fe, Valencia, - - 2014
Pleuropulmonary angiosarcomas are very rare, with less than fifty cases reported in the literature. In most cases, the etiology is unknown but the presence of a chronic tuberculous pyothorax has been reported in several Asian case reports as a possible risk factor. We report the case of a Caucasian 68-year ...
Alsanea Nasser - - 2014
Medical and scientific publishing in Saudi Arabia has flourished in the last ten years. Such a form of publishing faces its own obstacles and the experience of the Annals of Saudi Medicine if analyzed can delineate such obstacles. The aim of this study is to identify the workflow obstacles facing ...
Pieroni Andrea - - 2014
The editors of Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2013).
Kalakoti Piyush P Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, New Delhi, DL 110091, - - 2014
We read with interest the report of Koppad and colleagues in the Pan African Medical Journal describing a case of bilateral synchronous presentation of spermatocytic seminoma in an elderly Indian male. While we appreciate their efforts in documenting this rare presentation, we disagree with the reported figures as outlined in ...
Cipolla David - - 2013
No marketed inhaled products currently use sustained release formulations such as liposomes to enhance drug disposition in the lung, but that may soon change. This review focuses on the interaction between liposomal formulations and the inhalation technology used to deliver them as aerosols. There have been a number of dated ...
Naidoo K - - 2013
Small bowel encapsulation is a rare entity which is usually found incidentally at autopsy. We report the first case of peritoneal encapsulation encountered serendipitously at laparotomy undertaken for penetrating abdominal trauma and review the literature on peritoneal encapsulation. We also compare this phenomenon to abdominal cocoon and sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis.
Eken Alper - - 2012
Adenocarcinoma of the seminal vesicles is one of the rare causes of hematospermia. Primary seminal vesicle adenocarcinoma is extremely rare and difficult to diagnose due to frequent invasion of adenocarcinomas of the surrounding organs, especially the prostate. In the present study, a case of a primary seminal vesicle adenocarcinoma will ...
Shamsuddin Syed - - 2012
Peritoneal encapsulation is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by a thin membrane of peritoneum encasing the small bowel to form an accessory peritoneal sac. Cases usually present with small bowel obstruction or can be an incidental finding during laparotomy. We report a case of peritoneal encapsulation presenting as a small ...
Joffe Erel - - 2012
To present a framework for combining implicit knowledge acquisition from multiple experts with machine learning and to evaluate this framework in the context of anemia alerts. Five internal medicine residents reviewed 18 anemia alerts, while 'talking aloud'. They identified features that were reviewed by two or more physicians to determine ...
Haerian K - - 2012
Electronic health records (EHRs) are an important source of data for detection of adverse drug reactions (ADRs). However, adverse events are frequently due not to medications but to the patients' underlying conditions. Mining to detect ADRs from EHR data must account for confounders. We developed an automated method using natural-language ...
Casati Bettina - - 2012
Context.-To improve quality, pathology organizations have published guidelines with key parameters for histopathology reporting on cancer resections. Checklists or structured templates improve upon the presence of key parameters in histopathology reports, but data are lacking on long-term sustainability of such reporting. From 2003 to 2006, the Cancer Registry of Norway ...
Owens Scott R - - 2012
Critical values in anatomic pathology are rare occurrences and difficult to define with precision. Nevertheless, accrediting institutions require effective and timely communication of all critical values generated by clinical and anatomic laboratories. Provisional gating criteria for potentially critical anatomic diagnoses have been proposed, with some success in their implementation reported ...
Rahadhan Perdana - - 2012
While Electronic Medical Records (EMR) have been hailed as an important step for advancing healthcare, a number of studies have noted that its introduction also brings unintended consequences to healthcare organisations. This means that introducing EMR to key stakeholders such as clinicians, healthcare administrators, as well as to the overall ...
Rijks Marlise - - 2012
By the middle of the 1970s, a Max Weber revival commenced in American sociology. Almost 75 percent of the articles on Weber in the American Journal of Sociology published in the past six decades appeared in the 1970s and 1980s. The Weber revival in American sociology is a phenomenon observed ...
Bieniek Jared M - - 2011
In an attempt to reduce iatrogenic ureteral injury, urologists are frequently called upon for placement of prophylactic ureteral catheters in difficult pelvic surgeries. Reflux anuria, which may be more appropriately termed catheter-induced obstructive anuria, has been reported as a complication of ureteral catheter placement and is characterized by the absence ...
Abdel Aal Ahmed Kamel - - 2011
We describe a technique that allows repositioning of malfunctioning peritoneovenous shunt (PVS) catheters. We report a 67-year-old female with refractory ascites, who presented with malfunctioning PVS. The catheter tip was outside the superior vena cava (SVC), possibly in a small mediastinal vein, which makes its tip inaccessible to regular snares ...
Prasad N - - 2011
Nocardia is a rare pathogen of peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis despite its universal presence in soil, organic matter, and water. Human infections are seen mostly in immunocompromized hosts. The usual primary site of lesions is lung. Nocardia can enter the peritoneal cavity through the Tenckhoff catheter. We describe the first case ...
Sierra Díaz Erick - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To report a case seen at the Urology Department and comment on the literature. METHODS: We present the case of 46 year-old male who presented left flank pain. Intravenous pyelography was performed. The study showed evidence of contrast extravasation at the level of the left renal pelvis and a ...
Glaser Martin B - - 2011
A case of cervical spinal misplacement of a central venous line via the right jugular vein is reported. A review of the literature resulted in eight similar cases. Only two further adults are described. Children and patients suffering from malnutrition seem to have a higher risk for intraspinal malpositioning of ...
Weiser Giora - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To describe the advancement of Intraosseous (IO) infusion in the spectrum of resuscitative protocols and to provide a systematic review on currently used semi-automatic IO infusion devices. The specific question addressed was: "In patients undergoing resuscitation, does the use of semi-automatic IO infusion devices compared to manual needles influence ...
Burns Allison C - - 2012
Many hospitals are increasing surveillance for catheter-associated urinary tract infections, which requires documentation of urinary catheter device-days. However, device-days are usually obtained by chart review or nursing reports. The aim of this study was to demonstrate that chart review can provide accurate urinary catheter data compared with physical inspection of ...
Gursu Meltem - - 2011
One of the uncommon gram negative organisms causing peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients is Citrobacter. Because of this organism's resistant nature, treatment for Citrobacter peritonitis may be difficult, and removal of the catheter may be necessary in refractory cases. Here we present 2 cases of peritonitis caused by this organism ...
Corzine Marie - - 2011
Based on clinical examination (increased abdominal girth, increased residuals, and decreased tone and activity level in a 15-day-old preterm female who had had a peripherally inserted central catheter [PICC] in place since admission), the initial differential diagnoses for Baby K included catheter-related sepsis, septic ileus, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), and feeding ...
Hasegawa Kiyoshi - - 2011
Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) that originates from the uterine cervix is extremely rare, with only thirteen cases reported. The participation of the ASPL-TFE3 chimeric gene, translocation (X; 17) (p11; q25), has been demonstrated in ASPS. Here, we report a case of cervical ASPS, along with a review of the ...
Lococo F - - 2011
Liposarcomas are the second most common soft tissue sarcoma in adults. They occur predominantly in the lower limbs and retroperitoneum, whereas primary mediastinal liposarcomas are extremely rare. Liposarcomas are often asymptomatic and may reach a considerable size before causing any symptoms related to direct invasion or compression of other thoracic ...
Thomas Xavier - - 2011
This study reports a case of promyelocytic sarcoma that developed as a solitary sternal mass without any clinical evidence of acute promyelocytic leukemia. The case presented the diagnostic difficulties common to all aleukemic granulocytic sarcomas, and diagnosis was made possible by local identification of the PML/RARα fusion gene by fluorescent ...
Al-Nemer A - - 2011
Synovial sarcoma is a rare malignant mesenchymal neoplasm of youth with no benign counterpart. This cancer typically occurs about the knee and ankle joints. The involvement of the head and neck region is rare, and the laryngeal location is exceptional, which make the correct diagnosis challenging for the surgical pathologist ...
Puffer Ross C - - 2011
Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a rare sarcoma with distinct morphologic and genetic features, which, despite its name, does not arise from synovium. While most SSs (>80%) arise in the deep soft tissue of the extremities, up to 5% of these tumors are encountered in the body axis including the spine, ...
Mozurkewich Ellen L - - 2011
Rates of labour induction are increasing. We conducted this systematic review to assess the evidence supporting use of each method of labour induction. We listed methods of labour induction then reviewed the evidence supporting each. We searched MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library between 1980 and November 2010 using multiple terms ...
Dunn Ryan - - 2011
Kocuria species are unusual human pathogens isolated most commonly from immunocompromised hosts, such as transplant recipients and cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, or from patients with chronic medical conditions. A case of catheter-related bacteremia with pulmonary septic emboli in a pregnant adult female without chronic medical conditions is described. A review ...
Malhotra Neil R - - 2010
Review of the literature with analysis of pooled data. To assess common intraoperative neuromonitoring (IOM) changes that occur during the course of spinal surgery, potential causes of change, and determine appropriate responses. Further, there will be discussion of appropriate application of IOM, and medical legal aspects. The structured literature review ...
Lipski Samuel M - - 2010
Extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma represents about 5% of the Ewing family of tumours. Two cases in adult patients are presented, emphasizing the complexity of a multi-modality treatment approach of this tumour. Clinical presentation, chemotherapeutical, surgical and radiotherapeutical approaches are discussed. A thorough literature search was done to correlate our therapeutic attitude ...
Pettorini Benedetta - - 2011
Amniotic band syndrome consists of a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations attributed to entanglement and disruption of different developing parts of the embryo. Multiple asymmetric encephalocele and anencephaly have previously been reported with amniotic band syndrome. Tethering of the spinal cord secondary to amniotic band constriction is exceedingly rare, and ...
Conti Piero - - 2010
Case report and review of the literature. To report on 2 rare cases of association of diastematomyelia with dysembryogenetic tumors and revision of the literature. Diastematomyelia is an occult spinal diastrophism pathologically characterized by a clefting of the spinal cord with/without its overlying structures. It is often associated with vertebral ...
Batista Leonardo Moura - - 2011
Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma (ESS) is a rare uterine malignancy which often metastasizes several years after initial diagnosis. Thoracic spine is a rare ESS metastatic site and its proper management is still not a consensus. We discuss the histopathological features and the management strategies through an illustrative case of a 77 ...
Jiang Yuquan - - 2010
A case report and review of previous literature are presented. The objective of this manuscript was to report a case of pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) 1a simulating diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis and resulting in spinal cord compression, and discuss the pathogenesis of this disease. Spinal cord compression due to PHP is not ...
Ould-Slimane M - - 2010
The presence of air within the spinal canal secondary to trauma is a rare condition. These rare cases are generally asymptomatic. We report our first case of closed thoracic trauma with pneumorachis associated with neurological disorders. According to a review of the literature and after personal record analysis, neurologic symptoms ...
Kumar A - - 2011
This article provides information regarding the etiology, pathogenesis, and skeletal manifestation of spina bifida or spinal dysraphisms. On the basis of a review of the medical literature, it addresses discrepancies in documentation and interpretation of spina bifida in paleopathology. Furthermore, it offers suggestions for use of universal terminology and highlights ...
Pal Madhumay - - 2010
We report a case of biphasic synovial sarcoma of the mediastinum, a very rare tumor, in a 12-year-old boy with left-sided chest pain of 3 years duration at presentation. Chest X-ray showed left-sided opacity with loss of cardiac silhouette and the mediastinum deviated to the opposite side. Computed tomography (CT) ...
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