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Pharmacology[edit]

Have you considered joining WP:PHARM, our pharmacology WikiProject? JFW | T@lk 20:50, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Arformoterol[edit]

Hi, added Template:Drugbox infobox using Dibberi's tool ( http://diberri.dyndns.org/wikipedia/templates ) to populate the fields from teh DrubBank reference number. Also added some links as to what it is. Drugbox allows link to the ever updating FDA leaflets. Not drug used in UK, so really could not add anything on its place in the range of treatment drugs available. Hope that helped though :-) David Ruben Talk 20:13, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Phase II drugs[edit]

I noticed that you created several articles on phase II drugs. Generally, WP:PHARM has avoided the development of these articles because a significant proportion of these drugs never reach the marketing stage and cease being notable.

Could you try to include information of the method of action for vernakalant and tedisamil? JFW | T@lk 21:45, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Chemical structures[edit]

Sure, no problem. Best, Fvasconcellos (t·c) 19:20, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Done :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 14:03, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
I'll have a look later. By the way, if you can find a couple of references to use before writing an article, that's better than starting it off with {{unreferenced}} ;) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 13:00, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
As of the present, I have not found any references yet. Could you please refer it to another user? :-) Carlo Banez (talk) 13:08, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Welcome to MCB[edit]

Hi there, welcome to the Wikiproject! If I can help in any way, or you have any comments or suggestions, please drop me a note on my talkpage. All the best, Tim Vickers (talk) 14:40, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

I have joined your project because of some articles on proteins which are used as drugs. :-) Carlo Banez (talk) 15:05, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Sumatriptan[edit]

Done. It was blanked because someone had replaced the article content with some sort of advertisement for a website. When you come across vandalism, feel free to revert it (and warn those responsible) yourself—see Wikipedia:Vandalism#How to respond to vandalism. Fvasconcellos (t·c) 15:27, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Done. I have sent a warning to User:Wrymtime. :-) Carlo Banez (talk) 15:46, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Indacaterol[edit]

You need to start doing some of your own research rather than constantly asking others. If not already in your browser favourites, then add PubMed's search site: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez

Indacaterol gives 18 hits, of which the most obviously useful papers as to whether it is a short or long acting B-2 agonist are:

  • Cazzola M, Matera MG, Lötvall J (July 2005). "Ultra long-acting beta 2-agonists in development for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease". Expert Opin Investig Drugs 14 (7): 775–83. doi:10.1517/13543784.14.7.775. PMID 16022567. 
  • Beeh KM, Derom E, Kanniess F, Cameron R, Higgins M, van As A (May 2007). "Indacaterol, a novel inhaled beta2-agonist, provides sustained 24-h bronchodilation in asthma". Eur. Respir. J. 29 (5): 871–8. doi:10.1183/09031936.00060006. PMID 17251236.  </ref>

I've added these to the article and moved Indacaterol's position in the navigation box David Ruben Talk 22:56, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

I understand. :-) Carlo Banez (talk) 11:07, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Also, when you add a new item to a navbox, you may want to consider creating at least a stub for the article, even if it is just one sentence and an infobox. With a PubChem ID, this tool will automatically create the infobox for you. --Arcadian (talk) 16:03, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Linagliptin[edit]

Hey there. Are you sure about the name of this drug? I couldn't find anything on PubMed or in the WHO's International Nonproprietary Name lists. Best, Fvasconcellos (t·c) 16:32, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

That information will be available soon. :-) Carlo Banez (talk) 16:58, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
Actually, but now I'm rethinking the drugbox considering that there are no search results in PubMed and in the WHO's International Nonproprietary Name lists. :-) Carlo Banez (talk) 16:27, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
I have already decided that it should be deleted. :-) Carlo Banez (talk) 02:57, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
OK. If you were the only editor of an article and decide it should be deleted, you can use {{db-author}} instead of {{prod}}. Why did you create it in the first place? :) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 03:00, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
Actually, it was a mistake. :-) Carlo Banez (talk) 14:39, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

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I just wanted to let you know that I've added the Rollback feature to your account, which helps in reverting vandalism. I've been giving it to trusted users that I've encountered. -- Ed (Edgar181) 11:39, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Ok. :-) Carlo Banez (talk) 11:47, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

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Dromostanolone[edit]

A tag has been placed on Dromostanolone, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a redirect to a nonexistent page.

If you can fix this redirect to point to an existing Wikipedia page, please do so and remove the speedy deletion tag. However, please do not remove the speedy deletion tag unless you also fix the redirect. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Booglamay (talk) 17:58, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Ok. I'll fix it. :-) Carlo Banez (talk) 17:59, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Don't worry about it - I've removed the tag as the page now exists :-) Booglamay (talk) 18:03, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

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Ambien Merger[edit]

Hi, I see that you flagged the Ambien CR article for being merged a while back.[1]. You forgot to create a talk page section on the merger proposal. I have created a talk page section about the merging. I agree with you that it should probably be merged but want to see what other editors think. Here are the pages where I have opened up talk sections for votes and comments.Talk:Zolpidem#Merger_proposal and Talk:Ambien_CR#Merger_proposal. Best regards.--Literaturegeek | T@1k? 04:55, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

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Spotlight - Simplified article translation


Wikiproject Medicine started translating simplified articles in February 2014. We now have 45 simplified articles ready for translation, of which the first on African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness has been translated into 46 out of ~100 languages. This list does not include the 33 additional articles that are available in both full and simple versions.

Our goal is to eventually translate 1,000 simplified articles. This includes:

We are looking for subject area leads to both create articles and recruit further editors. We need people with basic medical knowledge who are willing to help out. This includes to write, translate and especially integrate medical articles.

What's happening?


IEG grant
CFCF - "IEG beneficiary" and editor of this newsletter.

I've (CFCF) taken on the role of community organizer for this project, and will be working with this until December. The goals and timeline can be found here, and are focused on getting the project on a firm footing and to enable me to work near full-time over the summer, and part-time during the rest of the year. This means I will be available for questions and ideas, and you can best reach me by mail or on my talk page.

Wikimania 2014

For those going to London in a month's time (or those already nearby) there will be at least one event for all medical editors, on Thursday August 7th. See the event page, which also summarizes medicine-related presentations in the main conference. Please pass the word on to your local medical editors.

Integration progress

There has previously been some resistance against translation into certain languages with strong Wikipedia presence, such as Dutch, Polish, and Swedish.
What was found is that thre is hardly any negative opinion about the the project itself; and any such critique has focused on the ways that articles have being integrated. For an article to be usefully translated into a target-Wiki it needs to be properly Wiki-linked, carry proper citations and use the formatting of the chosen target language as well as being properly proof-read. Certain large Wikis such as the Polish and Dutch Wikis have strong traditions of medical content, with their own editorial system, own templates and different ideas about what constitutes a good medical article. For example, there are not MEDRS (Polish,German,Romanian,Persian) guidelines present on other Wikis, and some Wikis have a stronger background of country-specific content.

  • Swedish
    Translation into Swedish has been difficult in part because of the amount of free, high quality sources out there already: patient info, for professionals. The same can be said for English, but has really given us all the more reason to try and create an unbiased and free encyclopedia of medical content. We want Wikipedia to act as an alternative to commercial sources, and preferably a really good one at that.
    Through extensive collaborative work and by respecting links and Sweden specific content the last unintegrated Swedish translation went live in May.
  • Dutch
    Dutch translation carries with it special difficulties, in part due to the premises in which the Dutch Wikipedia is built upon. There is great respect for what previous editors have created, and deleting or replacing old content can be frowned upon. In spite of this there are success stories: Anafylaxie.
  • Polish
    Translation and integration into Polish also comes with its own unique set of challenges. The Polish Wikipedia has long been independent and works very hard to create high quality contentfor Polish audience. Previous translation trouble has lead to use of unique templates with unique formatting, not least among citations. Add to this that the Polish Wikipedia does not allow template redirects and a large body of work is required for each article.
    (This is somewhat alleviated by a commissioned Template bot - to be released). - List of articles for integration
  • Arabic
    The Arabic Wikipedia community has been informed of the efforts to integrate content through both the general talk-page as well as through one of the major Arabic Wikipedia facebook-groups: مجتمع ويكيبيديا العربي, something that has been heralded with great enthusiasm.
Integration guides

Integration is the next step after any translation. Despite this it is by no means trivial, and it comes with its own hardships and challenges. Previously each new integrator has needed to dive into the fray with little help from previous integrations. Therefore we are creating guides for specific Wikis that make integration simple and straightforward, with guides for specific languages, and for integrating on small Wikis.

Instructions on how to integrate an article may be found here [4]

News in short


To come
  • Medical editor census - Medical editors on different Wikis have been without proper means of communication. A preliminary list of projects is available here.
  • Proofreading drives

Further reading



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