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Abdelazeem Eldawlatly, Dalal Alsultan, Fatma Al Dammas, Abdulaziz Ahmed, Rawan Al Andas, Bilal Zahoor
Background: Toward improving the reporting quality of clinical case reports in the Saudi Journal of Anesthesia, we conducted this audit. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the different objectives for clinical case reports and to identify those subordinate items which seem most relevant from the CAse REport (CARE) checklist. Methods: We performed this pilot study on clinical case reports published in the Saudi Journal of Anesthesia (SJA) in the past 5 years from 2013 to 2017...
July 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Ignacio Jusue-Torres, Alicia Hulbert, Arpita A Germanwala, Chirag R Patel, Anand V Germanwala
OBJECTIVE: The authors' objective was to identify the 100 most-cited research articles on craniopharyngiomas. METHODS: The Thomson Reuters Web of Science service was queried for the years 1900-2017 without language restrictions. Articles were sorted in descending order of the number of times they were cited by other studies, and all titles and abstracts were screened to identify the research areas of the top 100 articles. The number of citations per year was calculated...
August 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Harsha Shanthanna, Alka Kaushal, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Rachel Couban, Jason Busse, Lehana Thabane
PURPOSE: Pilot trials inform the design and conduct of larger scale trials. Using the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) pilot extension guidelines, we assessed reporting quality in five high-impact anesthesia journals and explored factors associated with reporting quality. METHODS: The five highest-impact anesthesia journals were screened for randomized-controlled trials published as pilot or feasibility trials between 2006 and 2016. A pair of reviewers independently screened citations, extracted data, and assessed reporting quality using the CONSORT pilot trial extension checklists for abstracts and full texts...
August 9, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Nicholas J Talley
American Journal of Gastroenterology is pleased to publish notices of educational events relating to topics covered in the Journal. Announcements in this column are limited to the dates, title, location, and main sponsor of the course; and the name, address, and telephone and fax numbers for further information.
August 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Tessa Baker, Susan Kutz, Lorraine Toews, Nicola Edwards, Melanie Rock
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) both recognize the importance of veterinary services in controlling zoonotic diseases, in preventing human injury, and in protecting the welfare of non-human animals. Furthermore, both organizations recommend regular evaluations of veterinary programs. Accordingly, we conducted a scoping review to collate the available peer-reviewed evaluations of subsidized small animal veterinary services in terms of the effects on animal and public health...
September 1, 2018: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Amanuel Tesfay Gebremedhin, Annette K Regan, Eva Malacova, M Luke Marinovich, Stephen Ball, Damien Foo, Gavin Pereira
INTRODUCTION: Interpregnancy interval (IPI) is the length of time between a birth and conception of the next pregnancy. Evidence suggests that both short and long IPIs are at increased risk of adverse pregnancy and perinatal outcomes. Relatively less attention has been directed towards investigating the effect of IPI on pregnancy complications, and the studies that have been conducted have shown mixed results.This systematic review will aim to provide an update to the most recent available evidence on the effect of IPI on pregnancy complications...
August 6, 2018: BMJ Open
Cristobal Loezar, Eva Madrid, Catalina Jahr, Antonio Daviu, Herman Ahumada, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, Eva Keller, Xavier Bonfill
PURPOSE: Properly conducted controlled clinical trials (CCTs) provide the highest level of evidence for optimising decision-making in healthcare. Electronic search strategies do not exhaustively retrieve them, because of issues related to indexing, exclusion of journals in languages other than English, among others. A handsearch approach is therefore warranted. We aimed to identify all CCTs published in Ophthalmology journals in Spain, to describe their main features, and to submit them to the Cochrane Register of CCTs (CENTRAL)...
August 6, 2018: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Jim Gray
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August 3, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
Thomas F Babor, Judit H Ward
The name predatory publisher has been applied by academic librarian Jeffrey Beall to describe an open-access, scholarly publishing business model in which publication fees are charged to authors without providing the editorial judgment, peer-review process, and publishing services associated with more established journals. In the addiction field, as many as 20 journal titles now operate according to this model, and most of their editors are either nonexistent or impossible to contact. Although predatory publishing should not be equated with open access, this article argues that predatory publishers are diluting scientific quality in the addiction field by taking advantage of the open-access movement...
July 2018: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
Dawood M Hafeez, Sabeena Jalal, Faisal Khosa
In this study we investigated the characteristics of psychiatry manuscript that influence its citation rate. We conducted a cross-sectional study of published articles (n = 545), from January to June 2007, from 6 major psychiatry journals with the highest 5-year impact-factor. Citation count for these articles was retrieved from Web Of Science (by Clarivate Analytics) and 22 article characteristics were tabulated manually. We then predicted the citation rate by performing univariate analysis, spearman rank-order correlation, and multiple regression model on the collected variables...
July 20, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
Mohamed Omar
Dear Editor, I have read the article entitled "Papillary vs Nonpapillary Puncture in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: A Prospective Randomized Trial, that just was published in Journal of EndourologyVol. 31, No. S1. I want to congratulate the authors for this article, and respectfully submit these comments. In the article, it has been indicated that infundibular approach for PCNL to the posterior middle renal calyces is not associated with higher blood loss or transfusion rate in comparison to the respective approach to the fornix of the papilla ...
July 26, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Ahmed Mushfiqur Rahman, Nafij Bin Jamayet, Md Minhaz Ul Islam Nizami, Yanti Johari, Adam Husein, Mohammad Khursheed Alam
PURPOSE: This systematic review aims to identify and interpret results of studies that evaluated the changes in the physical properties of maxillofacial prosthetic materials (1) without aging, (2) after natural or artificial accelerated aging, and (3) after outdoor weathering. METHODS: Relevant articles written in English only, before January 15, 2017, were identified using an electronic search in the PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar databases. Furthermore, a manual search of the related major journals was also conducted to identify more pertinent articles...
July 25, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
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American Journal of Gastroenterology is pleased to publish notices of educational events relating to topics covered in the Journal. Announcements in this column are limited to the dates, title, location, and main sponsor of the course; and the name, address, and telephone and fax numbers for further information.
July 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Moli Paul, Lesley O'Hara, Priya Tah, Cathy Street, Athanasios Maras, Diane Purper Ouakil, Paramala Santosh, Giulia Signorini, Swaran Preet Singh, Helena Tuomainen, Fiona McNicholas
BACKGROUND: Healthcare policy and academic literature have promoted improving the transitional care of young people leaving child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Despite the availability of guidance on good practice, there seems to be no readily accessible, coherent ethical analysis of transition. The ethical principles of non-maleficence, beneficence, justice and respect for autonomy can be used to justify the need for further enquiry into the ethical pros and cons of this drive to improve transitional care...
July 18, 2018: BMC Medical Ethics
Pauline Heus, Johanna A A G Damen, Romin Pajouheshnia, Rob J P M Scholten, Johannes B Reitsma, Gary S Collins, Douglas G Altman, Karel G M Moons, Lotty Hooft
BACKGROUND: As complete reporting is essential to judge the validity and applicability of multivariable prediction models, a guideline for the Transparent Reporting of a multivariable prediction model for Individual Prognosis Or Diagnosis (TRIPOD) was introduced. We assessed the completeness of reporting of prediction model studies published just before the introduction of the TRIPOD statement, to refine and tailor its implementation strategy. METHODS: Within each of 37 clinical domains, 10 journals with the highest journal impact factor were selected...
July 19, 2018: BMC Medicine
Lana Yeganova, Won Kim, Donald C Comeau, W John Wilbur, Zhiyong Lu
PubMed® is a search engine providing access to a collection of over 27 million biomedical bibliographic records as of 2017. PubMed processes millions of queries a day, and understanding these queries is one of the main building blocks for successful information retrieval. In this work, we present Field Sensor, a domain-specific tool for understanding the composition and predicting the user intent of PubMed queries. Given a query, the Field Sensor infers a field for each token or sequence of tokens in a query in multi-step process that includes syntactic chunking, rule-based tagging and probabilistic field prediction...
January 1, 2018: Database: the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation
Felix Ankomah, Tochukwu Ikpeze, Addisu Mesfin
OBJECTIVE: To identify the top 50 most-cited articles in the literature focusing on thoracolumbar spine fractures. METHODS: Using the ISI Web of Science version 5.11 database and the search phrase "thoracolumbar fracture," we queried for the 50 most-cited articles on thoracolumbar fractures. The study was performed in September 2017. We searched for articles published between 1900 and 2017. Articles were sorted and ranked based on the total number of citations...
August 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Marie-Aude Piot, Agnès Dechartres, Gilles Guerrier, Cédric Lemogne, Carine Layat-Burn, Bruno Falissard, Antoine Tesniere
INTRODUCTION: Although most healthcare professionals must deal with patients with mental illness, many are not prepared for the various situations that can ensue. Simulation may be a powerful pedagogical tool for simultaneously teaching knowledge, skills and attitudes. We aim to assess the effectiveness of simulation for initial and continuous training in psychiatry for healthcare professionals. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A comprehensive search for randomised and non-randomised controlled studies and single-group pretest/post-test reports will be conducted in electronic databases including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, CINAHL, PsychINFO, ERIC, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and the Web of Science (Science and Social Sciences Citation Index), with a detailed query...
July 11, 2018: BMJ Open
Y Mei, F Hua, H He
Objective: To evaluate and analyze the social impact of orthodontic articles published by Chinese authors in international journals during the past five years, using an altmetric tool; and to explore the practical value of altmetrics measures in the evaluation of dental research. Methods: PubMed was searched via the Altmetric Explorer platform to identify orthodontic research articles that were published during 2012-2016, with at least one affiliation from China. Commentaries, news reports and editorials were excluded...
July 9, 2018: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
Marianna Koufatzidou, Despina Koletsi, Padhraig S Fleming, Argy Polychronopoulou, Nikolaos Pandis
Background/Objectives: The aim of this study was to identify outcome-related discrepancies between registry trial entries and final published reports in orthodontic randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The percentage of registered orthodontic RCTs was also recorded. Materials/Method: Five trial registries, (, International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial Number registry (, European Union Clinical Trials Register (https://www...
July 9, 2018: European Journal of Orthodontics
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