Background & objectives: Injury prevention is a daunting health challenge as public health systems particularly in the developing world are least prepared to respond to this issue. In 2005, an estimated 5.4 million people worldwide died from injuries over 90 per cent in low- and middle-income countries. The main objective of this bibliometric analysis was […]
Introduction Thrombosis is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in industrialized nations. Both venous and arterial thrombosis can be life-threatening events, and both are of great public health importance . Risk factors for thrombosis can be either genetic or acquired.
Introduction Megaloblastic anemia is characterized by megaloblastic erythropoiesis and is secondary to decreased activity of methionine synthase, one of two mammalian enzymes that requires vitamin B12 (cobalamin) as a cofactor. Methionine synthase catalyzes the transfer of the methyl group of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate to homocysteine via a methylcobalamin intermediate with cycling of cobalamin between the +1 valency […]
INTRODUCTION A traditional method of assessing research impact, citation analysis is performed by examining an individual publication and assessing how often it has been cited, if ever, by subsequent publications . It is a tool for gauging the extent of a publication’s influence in the literature and for tracking the advancement of knowledge with the […]
INTRODUCTION Early in 2005, Joanne Gard Marshall, FMLA, then president of the Medical Library Association (MLA), created a task force to review and revise Using Scientific Evidence to Improve Information Practice , the association’s research policy statement published in 1995. The task force also was charged to restructure, enhance, and develop MLA programs to advance […]
For decades, constructive collaborations between investigators and industry have benefited patients and the public. Recently, high-profile lawsuits (1), public interest groups, and politicians (2) have raised concerns that financial and other interests may unduly influence professional judgment and threaten the integrity of scientific research. As a result of the attention regarding payments to physicians, a […]
Background & objectives: Priority setting in health research is a dynamic process. Different organizations and institutes have been working in the field of research priority setting for many years. In 1999 the Global Forum for Health Research presented a research priority setting tool called the Combined Approach Matrix or CAM. Since its development, the CAM […]