Category Archives: Medicine

On SAGE Insight: Quantifying performance of a diagnostic test as the expected information for discrimination

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 A key problem in medical research is to diagnose disease or predict outcome.  With the development of … Continue reading

Posted in Medicine, Research Methods, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Medicine, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Medicine, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Medicine, OA, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Medicine, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Medicine, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Medicine, OA, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Medicine, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Medicine, SAGE Insight, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Medicine, SAGE Connection, Science | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Medicine, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Medicine, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On SAGE Insight: Why is Smoking an Independent Risk Factor of Reoperation?

Article title: Smoking Is an Independent Risk Factor of Reoperation Due to RecurrentLumbar Disc Herniation From Global Spine Journal This study aims to determine if age, gender, smoking status, and body mass index (BMI) are significant risk factors leading to reoperation. … Continue reading

Posted in Medicine, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

On SAGE Insight: Assessment tools aiming to capture the impact of hearing loss on everyday life

Article title: A Data-Driven Synthesis of Research Evidence for Domains of Hearing Loss, as Reported by Adults With Hearing Loss and Their Communication Partners From Trends in Hearing  Hearing loss affects about 300 million adults worldwide and there is general … Continue reading

Posted in Medicine, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On SAGE Insight:  Influence of Gender on Health-Related Quality of Life and Disability After Surgery

Article title: Influence of Gender on Health-Related Quality of Life and Disability at 1 Year After Surgery for Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures From Global Spine Journal The aim of this study of self-reported outcomes of surgery, was to investigate how gender … Continue reading

Posted in Medicine, SAGE Insight | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment