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Tuccio Alessandra A Pediatric Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, University of Siena; Section of Infectious Disease, Department of Medical Biotechnologies, University of Siena, Siena, - - 2014
Human Parvovirus B19 (B19V) infection usually causes erythema infectiosum (EI). In recent decades, several uncommon exanthems have been described in association with B19V. Recently, haemorrhagic manifestations such as purpuric-petechial rash have been reported. We describe an unusual paediatric case of B19V associated with generalized petechial eruption, and a review of ...
Sprecher Benjamin - - 2014
Neodymium, one of the more critically scarce rare earth metals, is often used in sustainable technologies. In this study we investigate the potential contribution of neodymium recycling to reducing scarcity in supply, with a case study on computer hard disk drives (HDDs). We first review the literature on neodymium production ...
Bories Cecile C Université de Toulouse, INPT, LCA (Laboratoire de Chimie Agro-Industrielle), ENSIACET, 4 allée Emile Monso - BP 44362, 31030 Toulouse Cedex 4, France; INRA, UMR 1010 CAI, Toulouse, France; Arterris Innovation, 24 avenue Marcel Dassault, 31500 Toulouse, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Today, clay bricks are facing technological challenges and are uncompetitive compared to materials such as concrete. Their performance must be improved if they are to stand up to the competition. Increasing environmental concerns over the accumulation of unmanaged wastes from agricultural or industrial productions have made these good candidates for ...
Székely Tamás T Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, UK; Department of Animal Behaviour, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Reviewers play a key role in science, although studies suggest the current peer-reviewing system has faults. We propose to introduce a quality control system to evaluate each journal's review process, and produce a Review Quality Index. We propose four schemes that have the potential to reduce errors in a key ...
Bennett Brad L BL Military and Emergency Medicine Department, F. Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD - - 2014
This review analyzes the new (2008-2013) hemostatic agents and dressings for enhanced efficacy in preclinical studies, and investigates supportive findings among case reports of effectiveness and safety in hospital and prehospital literature. A literature search was conducted using PubMed, National Library of Medicine using key words and phrases. The search ...
Metzger Jesse A JA Teachers College, Columbia - - 2014
This article reviews the high-adaptive (mature) defense mechanisms, along with case material illustrating each. These defenses are described in terms of not only the specific means by which they serve to ward off anxiety and manage conflict, but also how they often transcend their role as defenses by contributing to ...
Admani Shehla S Division of Dermatology, University of California San Diego, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, - - 2014
Methylisothiazolinone (MI) is a preservative found in cosmetic, personal hygiene, and industrial products. It has been characterized as a moderate to strong sensitizer and is an emerging allergen in the pediatric population. We discuss a case of perianal dermatitis in a child caused by contact allergy to MI-containing wet wipes.
Thonangi Rajesh Patnaik RP Department of Endocrinology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, - - 2014
Pheochromocytoma, a tumor characterized by catecholamine excess, is usually associated with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypoglycemia may occur after the abrupt withdrawal of catecholamines in the postoperative period. Rarely, insulin secretion by stimulation of β-2 adrenoreceptors may overwhelm the glucagon production, thereby causing hypoglycemia. Here, we describe a female with pheochromocytoma, ...
Massougbodji José J Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada (JM and PDW), and the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute Research Center, Quebec City, Canada (YLB, RF, and - - 2014
The role of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in increasing obesity is of great scientific, clinical, and public health interest. Many reviews have been published on this topic in recent years with very different conclusions. We sought to assess the scientific quality and other characteristics that may be associated with the conclusions ...
Richardson Susan - - 2014
This biennial review covers developments in water analysis for emerging environmental contaminants over the period of 2011-2013. Analytical Chemistry's policy is to limit reviews to a maximum of 250 significant references and to mainly focus on new trends. As a result, only a small fraction of the quality research publications ...
Domínguez-Vega Elena E Department of Biomolecular Analysis, Faculty of Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The - - 2014
Antibiotics are a class of therapeutic molecules widely employed in both human and veterinary medicine. This article reviews the most recent advances in the analysis of antibiotics by CE in pharmaceutical, environmental, food, and biomedical fields. Emphasis is placed on the strategies to increase sensitivity as diverse off-line, in-line, and ...
Li Defa D China Agriculture University, Beijing, China. - - 2014
The editors of Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 4 (2013).
Hatchard Jenny L JL Tobacco Control Research Group, University of Bath, and UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, Bath, - - 2014
To examine the volume, relevance and quality of transnational tobacco corporations' (TTCs) evidence that standardised packaging of tobacco products 'won't work', following the UK government's decision to 'wait and see' until further evidence is available. Content analysis. We analysed the evidence cited in submissions by the UK's four largest TTCs ...
Talanow Roland R EduRad, Lincoln, CA, - - 2014
This special issue of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports honors the reviewers who donated their time and expertise throughout the year 2013 to the high quality and success of this journal.
Htay Su Su SS University of Computer Studies, Mandalay, - - 2013
Due to the development of e-commerce and web technology, most of online Merchant sites are able to write comments about purchasing products for customer. Customer reviews expressed opinion about products or services which are collectively referred to as customer feedback data. Opinion extraction about products from customer reviews is becoming ...
Bakker Gerben G Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom ; Department of Accounting, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, United - - 2013
We investigate the long-run historical pattern of R&D-outlays by reviewing aggregate growth rates and historical cases of particular R&D projects, following the historical-institutional approach of Chandler (1962), North (1981) and Williamson (1985). We find that even the earliest R&D-projects used non-insignificant cash outlays and that until the 1970s aggregate R&D ...
Liu Hu - - 2013
With China presently producing more than 90% of the global (Rare Earth Element) REE output, and its increasingly tight export quota, the rest of the world is confronted with a REE supply risk due to the over-exploitation caused serious ecological problems. So many countries had to rely on recycling of ...
Mayur Nitin - - 2013
Objective: To review a case of ON with CS due to ectopic production of ACTH, and assess the histopathological diagnosis, treatment modality and prognostic factors compared with the literature.Methods: We report the clinical presentation, biochemistry, imaging, histopathology, treatment and outcome of a patient with ON. We conducted English language literature ...
Adams Clive E - - 2013
Systematic reviews are researches requiring great attention to detail. They may well necessitate considerable investment of effort to ensure relevant data are identified, extracted, synthesized, written up and disseminated. These tasks have already been greatly refined and, in some cases, simplified, by machines. The last two decades have seen remarkable ...
Karakolis Thomas - - 2013
This review examines the effectiveness of sit-stand workstations at reducing worker discomfort without causing a decrease in productivity. Four databases were searched for studies on sit-stand workstations, and five selection criteria were used to identify appropriate articles. Fourteen articles were identified that met at least three of the five selection ...
Bresser Dominic - - 2013
This review is an attempt to report the latest development in lithium-sulfur batteries, namely the storage system that, due to its potential energy content, is presently attracting considerable attention both for automotive and stationary storage applications. We show here that consistent progress has been achieved, to the point that this ...
Teive Hélio Afonso Ghizoni - - 2013
The authors present a historical review of the contribution of Professor Abraham Akerman to Brazilian neurology, including the famous sign known as "the Alajouanine-Akerman unstable ataxic hand".
Leal Miguel C - - 2013
Coverage period: 1965 to 2012This review covers the literature published for marine natural products isolated from macroalgae and addresses the taxonomic details of source organisms, the chemical types of isolated compounds and the location of sampling sites. The emphasis of this review is on the identification of the most bioprospected ...
Hanson James R - - 2013
Covering January to December 2012. Previous review, Nat.Prod.Rep., 2012, 29, 890-898.This review covers the isolation and chemistry of diterpenoids from terrestrial as opposed to marine sources and includes labdanes, clerodanes, abietanes, pimaranes, kauranes, cembranes and their cyclization products. There are 169 references.
Mustonen Tero - - 2013
This article explores the peat production impacts on Jukajoki river in Finland by implementing discourse analysis. Four discourses are explored: state truth statements; company statements that are in close proximity of state power; discourses provided by the local community Selkie, who provided counter-narratives to the official views; and finally media ...
ElMarrouni Abdelatif - - 2013
Lyngbouilloside and the related macrolides lyngbyaloside, lyngbyaloside B and lyngbyaloside C have attracted a lot of attention over the past decade due to their intriguing architecture, their natural scarcity and their potential biological activities. This review aims to showcase the various strategies that have been used to access these natural ...
Aveling Emma-Louise - - 2013
Partnership is a prominent approach to delivering healthcare globally, with advocates arguing that partnership has distinctive advantages over alternatives such as hierarchies or markets. There is much debate as to whether partnerships represent a distinctive mode of coordination in practice, however. Furthermore, despite evidence from diverse settings of the challenges ...
Koonin Eugene V - - 2013
Biology Direct, an online open access journal published by BioMed Central, is celebrating its 7th anniversary. Biology Direct started as an experiment, perhaps a daring one, on a new system of open peer review, under which the signed reviews and the author responses are published as an integral part of ...
Momeni Arash A Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. - - 2013
Systematic reviews constitute the top of the "level-of-evidence pyramid." Despite their strengths, they have been found to be of varying quality, thus raising concerns about their validity and role in influencing clinical practice. In the present study, a quality analysis of systematic reviews with a focus on hand surgery was ...
Malchesky Paul S - - 2013
In this editor's review, articles published in 2012 are organized by category and briefly summarized. We aim to provide a brief reflection of the currently available worldwide knowledge that is intended to advance and better human life while providing insight for continued application of technologies and methods of organ replacement, ...
Landis Margaret S - - 2013
Many prodrug reviews describe specific examples of the successful application of prodrug technology to produce blockbuster drugs, such as simvastatin, omeprazole, acyclovir and enalapril. These reviews are helpful to understand the previous success stories and case histories of prodrug technology. The aim of the current review seeks to more clearly ...
Kopelman Andrew M AM Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, - - 2013
To characterize disclosures of conflicts of interest in review articles in psychiatry, we identified 285 reviews from 10 high-impact journals in psychiatry and 2 in general medicine. Disclosures were reliably coded as biotechnology/pharmaceutical/other material interests, nonprofit/government, communication companies, or other. The authors in both types of journals frequently reported industry ...
Rajesh Arumugam - - 2013
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of structured electronic templates on the quality of manuscript reviews. Twenty-five gastrointestinal and genitourinary reviewers for the American Journal of Roentgenology were included in this investigation. Reviewers were selected and anonymized on the basis of having reviewed one or more ...
Boysen Guy A - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to assess the scientific and etiological status of dissociative identity disorder (DID) by examining cases published from 2000 to 2010. In terms of scientific status, DID is a small but ongoing field of study. The review yielded 21 case studies and 80 empirical studies, ...
Beales Phil - - 2013
We would like to thank all our reviewers for their contribution to the success of Cilia. Their voluntary participation has led to the launch of a new journal consistently publishing high quality articles and an intelligent peer review process for all our authors.
Li Defa - - 2013
The editors of Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 1 (2012).
Menéndez-González Manuel - - 2013
The Editor-in-Chief of International Archives of Medicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 5 (2012).
Vishwakarma Richa R Junior Resident, Department of Samhita and Sanskrit, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banas Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2013
In the present scenario, the available editions of Charaka Samhita contain eight Sthanas only. Charaka Samhita does not contain Uttara-Tantra like Sushruta Samhita and Samhitas of Vagbhata. On contrary, in the 12(th) chapter of Siddhi Sthana, Charaka has mentioned about Uttara-Tantra of Charaka Samhita. So, it is essential to emphasize ...
Macintyre Anthony - - 2012
Collapsed structures, typically as a result of earthquakes, may result in individuals entrapped by their limbs under heavy structural elements. In addition, access to living persons may be blocked by the deceased. Individuals are often critically ill by the time they are found, and rapid extrication is warranted. This and ...
Wang Li-Hsueh - - 2012
The structures, names, bioactivities and references of 105 natural products obtained from gorgonian corals belonging to the family Plexauridae with an Indo-Pacific distribution are described in this review. All compounds mentioned in this review were obtained from gorgonian corals belonging to the genera Astrogorgia, Bebryce, Echinomuricea, Euplexaura and Menella.
Forrester Mb - - 2012
1,3-Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) is an ingredient in a number of weight loss and exercise performance enhancing products. However, information on the safety of DMAA-containing products is limited. Exposures to DMAA-containing products reported to Texas poison centers during 2010-2011 were identified and selected factors were examined. A total of 56 exposures were ...
Windsor B B Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New - - 2012
Are there differences in the methodological quality of Cochrane systematic reviews (CRs) and non-Cochrane systematic reviews (NCRs) of assisted reproductive technologies? CRs on assisted reproduction are of higher methodological quality than similar reviews published in other journals. The quality of systematic reviews varies. This was a cross-sectional study of 30 ...
Dahlgren James - - 2012
Drywall joint compound contained asbestos fibers, primarily chrysotile, in the 1950s through the 1970s. Workers in a variety of construction trades and homeowners were exposed to respirable asbestos from the use of these products, including during handling, mixing, sanding, and sweeping. Disturbance of in-place asbesto-containing joint compound continues to be ...
Malaiyandi Viba - - 2012
Tylosin is a broad-spectrum macrolide antibiotic that is restricted to veterinary use. Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) caused by tylosin has been reported in the literature from the farming industry and veterinary medicine. It is also reported as the most common antibiotic to cause ACD in the previously mentioned occupational settings. ...
Stephen-Haynes Jackie - - 2012
We often read comments in the literature about being fit for purpose. Consider this key question: are we fit for purpose? Many of you will be aware that the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) has provided its final report on the strategic review of the NMC (CHRE, 2012).
Rockman Howard A - - 2012
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth, I am struck by his creative genius and by the parallel between the intellectual development of his protagonists and the evolution of peer review. Like many of his novels and serial writings, the story of the history of peer ...
Dukes Graham - - 2012
In writing an expert report for any court or tribunal, account must be taken of that body's needs and where necessary of its strengths and weaknesses. The essential elements are truth, clarity and conciseness. The expert should indicate the nature and source of any standards that he applies. Above all ...
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This report presents the conclusions reached and recommendations made by the members of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation at its sixth meeting, during which it reviewed two background papers specially commissioned for the meeting and which dealt, respectively, with the following two themes. (1) toxic elements in ...
Aseeja Veena V Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, MMIMSR, Mullana, - - 2012
To discuss the management options of retained products of conception (RPOC) with increased vascularity where simple dilatation and curettage may lead to life threatening haemorrhage and endanger the life of the patient. We present a series of three cases that had RPOC with hyper vascularity and were managed with different ...
Gnerlich Jennifer L - - 2011
Abstract Background: Clostridial myonecrosis is an uncommon, highly lethal necrotizing soft tissue infection. The source may be occult at the time of clinical presentation. In cases caused by Clostridium septicum, there is an association with colorectal malignant disease, suggesting that underlying colonic pathology frequently is the source of the infection. ...
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