Category Archives: Medicine

On SAGE Insight: Why are African Americans more susceptible to acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a vexing critical care illness in patients with respiratory failure. A fundamental pathobiological feature of ARDS is an increase in blood vessel permeability, and the permeability of its lining, resulting in excessive fluid leakage … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Insights on the Latest Attack Vectors (and Security Controls) for Medical Device Applications

From Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology As medical devices gain the same kind of pervasive network and Internet connectivity that permeates the rest of our world today, patient care has never been better. The interconnectedness of implantable, wearable and, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Pharmacotherapy of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents: more than insulin?

For pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes, intensified insulin therapy, with either multiple daily injections or insulin pump therapy, is currently the only method of treatment. To optimize this therapy, insulin analogues are fixed parts of all therapy regimens. Analogue … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: 4 free must-read journal articles to mark World Stroke Day 2018

Some great free reads on Stroke issues covering prevention programs, food management, disability, infection risk and more…  Journal articles: Cut stroke in half: Polypill for primary prevention in stroke International Journal of Stroke, DOI: 10.1177/1747493018761190, First Published February 20, 2018 … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Blog Posts from SAGE Open Access in 2018

In 2018, open access journals at SAGE began experimenting with a new style of blog post, to aid authors in reaching new audiences with their research. These new blog posts allow the author to summarise one or more of the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Unpublished Alan Turing studies could provide an alternative to the evaluation of diagnostic tests

Article title: Quantifying performance of a diagnostic test as the expected information for discrimination: Relation to the C-statistic From Statistical Methods in Medical Research We are entering a new era of “precision medicine” where prevention and treatment is based on tests that … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Marking Blood Cancer Awareness Month: Toward a Biology-Driven Treatment Strategy for Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma

From Clinical Medicine Insights: Blood Disorders To mark Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2018, SAGE is delighted to offer free access to this great article on SAGE Insight. T-cell and natural killer–cell lymphomas are a relatively rare and heterogeneous group of … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Audio Description in the UK: What works, what doesn’t, and understanding the need for personalising access

From British Journal of Visual Impairment Audio Description for film and television is a pre-recorded track that uses verbal descriptions to provide information on visual aspects of a film or TV programme. In the UK, it is currently the only … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: What are the potential risk factors for continued opioid use in patients being treated for low back pain?

Article title: Risk Factors for Continued Opioid Use in Conservative Versus Surgical Management of Low Back Pain Originating From the Sacroiliac Joint From Global Spine Journal Lower back pain is the most common reason for opioid prescription in the United … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Paper shredder machines: A danger to little fingers: A case study

Article title Paper shredder machines: A danger to little fingers. A case of triple finger amputation in a 2-year-old boy From The Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume) Warning – full article includes graphic images of injuries This study serves … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Neuroscience and literacy acquisition

Special Section Guest Editor: Urs Maurer and Catherine McBride From International Journal of Behavioral Development This special section is devoted to the topic “Neuroscience and Literacy Acquisition.” It presents some of the most up-to-date thinking in the area of reading … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The Role of Chronic Stress in Anxious Depression

From Chronic Stress Depression is a major public health crisis and can be caused by many different factors, including stress. Though healthy in small amounts, chronic and unpredictable stress can lead to problems with thoughts and feelings. Prolonged difficulty with … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Circadian mood variations in Twitter content

From Brain and Neuroscience Advances We reveal patterns of circadian variations in our collective emotions from the analysis of 800M anonymous microposts collected on Twitter across the United Kingdom. We use methods of Fourier analysis and statistical analysis to investigate periodic … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Concussion beliefs in varsity athletes: Identifying the good, the bad and the ugly

From Journal of Concussion Concussion injury is a serious and prevalent problem in sports that has gained worldwide attention. Despite years of awareness campaigns around risk and long-term consequences, many athletes engage in high-risk behaviour and persist in competing without … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Does antibiotic treatment duration affect the outcomes of exacerbations of asthma and pulmonary disease?

Article title: Does antibiotic treatment duration affect the outcomes of exacerbations of asthma and COPD? A systematic review From Chronic Respiratory Disease Antibiotic resistance is a major public health crisis facing the world today and in part caused by inappropriately … Continue reading

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