Statistical vigilantes: the war on scientific fraud – Science Weekly podcast

Hannah Devlin delves into the case of a shamed Japanese scientist to explore how statistical malpractice is damaging science - whether employed knowingly or notSubscribe&Review oniTunes,Soundcloud,Audioboom,Mixcloud&Acast, and join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterOn paper, the Japanese anaesthesiologist Yoshitaka Fujii was a dazzling model of scientific productivity. Over two decades, he held posts at five institutions, associate positions at two more, and published more than 200 papers. In some years, he published a dozen randomised control trials – and it was this superhuman publication record that started to arouse suspicion among some of his colleagues. But it was only when a British doctor began scouring through the statistics in his papers that the phenomenal scale of Fujii’s scientific fraud became clear.Continue reading...
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AbstractPurposeTo summarize the AATS guidelines for the prevention and treatment of sternal wound infections.MethodsThe current AATS guidelines for the prevention of sternal wound infections during the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative periods, and the most effective methods and techniques to treat sternal wound infections were reviewed.ResultsThe guidelines identified multiple interventions that can be instituted during the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative periods to reduce sternal wound infections during cardiac surgery. These include the use of perioperative antibiotics, glycemic control to ...
Source: Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsIntra and interobserver agreement with NBI for the evaluation of head and neck lesions are substantial, and improve the results of WLE alone in both, professionals and trainees.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conditions:   Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic;   Anesthesia, General;   Reflex, Pupillary Interventions:   Procedure: Pupillometry guided anesthesia;   Procedure: SPI guided anesthesia Sponsor:   Daegu Catholic University Medical Center Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Anesthesia Interventions:   Drug: Sevoflurane;   Drug: Desflurane Sponsor:   Kangbuk Samsung Hospital Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic;   Anesthesia, General;   Reflex, Pupillary Interventions:   Procedure: Pupillometry guided anesthesia;   Procedure: SPI guided anesthesia Sponsor:   Daegu Catholic University Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Updated Date: Jul 16, 2018 EST
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Does obesity increase the risk of difficult tracheal intubation and laryngoscopy?BMC Anesthesiology
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(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) The findings of a pre-clinical pilot study testing a of combining CBD (a cannabinoid derivative of hemp) with an NMDA antagonist (an anesthetic used in animals and humans) for the treatment of traumatic brain injury and concussion. were recently released, and show that the combination therapy improved the cognitive functions of animals, compared with those treated with a single vehicle. In addition, there were no adverse effects from either the combination therapy or the individual components.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Tejinder S. S Singh, Avtar SinghJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2018 34(2):145-147
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Rajkumar Subramanian, Pallavi Mishra, Rajeshwari Subramaniam, Sumit BansalJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2018 34(2):148-154 The ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure is a rare form of perinatal resuscitation. It is basically a bridge therapy between partial delivery of the child and stabilization of its cardiorespiratory functions. This procedure has multiple anesthetic challenges including maternal anesthesia, maintenance of uteroplacental flow, tocolysis till the neonate is stabilized, management of postpartum hemorrhage, fetal, and neonatal anesthesia. This review also describes a case of ce...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
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