Category Archives: Medicine

On SAGE Insight: Unpublished Alan Turing studies could provide an alternative to the evaluation of diagnostic tests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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On SAGE Insight: Curing cancer: How has immunotherapy transformed treatment in your particular specialty?

  Professor Pio Conti, of University of Chieti-Pescara, is Editor of the European Journal of Inflammation and the International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology “In 1985, Steven A. Rosenberg and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health published an interesting … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The growing role of international law in the regulation of Human Cloning and Stem-Cell Patenting

Article title: Cloning International Law: The Science and Science Fiction of Human Cloning and Stem-Cell Patenting From Law, Culture and the Humanities Scholars of international law and medicine have noted a gradual change in the nature of international governance in … Continue reading

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Presenting the winners of the 2017 Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Awards

Since its creation in 2013 by the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS), the JFMS Resident Best Paper Award has highlighted and rewarded exceptional research in veterinary science carried out by residents. This year, JFMS’s sister title, the Journal … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Erectile dysfunction is red flag for silent early cardiovascular disease

Article title: The relationship of erectile dysfunction and subclinical cardiovascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis From Vascular Medicine In addition to being an important health and quality of life issue for men, erectile dysfunction has long been associated with … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Increased risk of premature death persists for ten years following pregnancy loss, new study finds

Article title: Pregnancy associated death in record linkage studies relative to delivery, termination of pregnancy, and natural losses: A systematic review with a narrative synthesis and meta-analysis From SAGE Open Medicine Maternal deaths associated with pregnancy are a major public … Continue reading

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