User talk:Ekem

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DYK issues[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Griftopia at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! – VisionHolder « talk » 10:13, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

There are still a few small issues that need to be addressed. I left details at DYK. You're almost there! – VisionHolder « talk » 16:05, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
I think it is all addressed now.Ekem (talk) 00:58, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Griftopia[edit]

Thanks for the wiki-article Victuallers (talk) 05:23, 7 January 2011 (UTC)


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Online Ambassadors[edit]

I saw the quality of your contributions at DYK and clicked on over to your user page and was pretty impressed. Would you be interested in helping with the WP:Online_Ambassadors program? It's really a great opportunity to help university students become Wikipedia contributers. I hope you apply to become an ambassador, Sadads (talk) 00:15, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Tiffany Chapel[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 06:03, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

DYK for MV York[edit]

rʨanaɢ (talk) 21:01, 9 February 2011 (UTC) 18:06, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for MV Izumi[edit]

rʨanaɢ (talk) 21:01, 9 February 2011 (UTC) 18:06, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Supreme Council of the Armed Forces[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:23, 19 February 2011 (UTC)


Dear Ekem, we will soon be moving Hochmoselbrücke to a name conforming to the WikiProject Germany conventions. I welcome you to discuss the naming. (By the way, I know the area where the bridge is planned very well.) Regards, Eddyspeeder (talk) 13:18, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for KV Pharmaceutical[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:03, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi Ekem. Thanks for creating this article, it was certainly an eye-opener. Do you happen to know how on earth this drug got classified as an 'orphan drug', which I understand is supposed to cover drugs that treat extremely rare diseases, when premature birth isn't rare by any stretch of the imagination? I read a couple of the refs but none seem to pick up on this, so I wondered if you knew more.

As you can see I'm an anon, so please reply on this page. -- (talk) 08:47, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

The FDA defines "rare diseases" in this context as diseases affecting less than 200,000 people annually and the company estimates that 150,000 women would be candidates, - remember that to be a candidate for the drug you need to have had at least one premature birth before, and women with twins or more are also excluded, as studies have shown the drug to be ineffective. Ekem (talk) 13:48, 19 March 2011 (UTC)


Hi, the mention of Rastrelli was an egregious mistake. Other than that, I have no objections. --Ghirla-трёп- 18:12, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

ITN credit[edit]

--Jayron32 17:07, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

A request[edit]

Hi Ekem, I got your name from the list of participants at WikiProject Medicine, as someone with an MD who specializes in gynaecology. I'm wondering whether you'd be willing to look at an article.

I've submitted Female genital mutilation for featured-article status. The nomination page is at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Female genital mutilation/archive1.

I've approached it as a human-rights issue, rather than as a detailed medical article, and I'd like to keep it that way—a relatively short (4,000 words) general overview—so that it's as accessible as possible. However, a concern was raised on the FAC talk page (here) that the health consequences section may not be up-to-date or detailed enough. I think it is, but it would be very helpful if a qualified person could cast an eye over it to make sure there is nothing false or too simplistic, and no key issues missing.

Whether this is just an informal glance, or whether you leave a review on the FAC page itself—either of those would be extremely helpful. February 6 is the UN's International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, so I was thinking it would be good to nominate it for the main page on that day, but it has to be a featured article to make it eligible.

If you're too busy, however, I'll completely understand, so please feel free to say no. SlimVirgin TALK|CONTRIBS 20:30, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Ekem, thank you, that would be wonderful. I'll try to use the Abdulcadir review (PMID 21213149) to say more about the repair aspects. SlimVirgin TALK|CONTRIBS 16:48, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Hi again, Ekem, thank you for all the work you did on this. As there were two objections to the nomination, one informal on the talk page, and one formal on the nomination page, I've withdrawn the nomination for now. I don't know whether I will want to renominate it. What I would like to avoid is medicializing it to the point where most readers would have difficulty understanding it, because I see it primarily as a major human rights issue where a broad appeal is important. I don't know whether I'd be able to manage that (in terms of the writing style, and the sources used), and still overcome the objections that were raised. However, if you want to continue to work on it—in whatever direction you choose to take it—that would be absolutely fine, and indeed very helpful.

Thank you again for the edits you made, and for your quick and kind response to the request for help. SlimVirgin TALK|CONTRIBS 23:57, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Female genital mutilation[edit]

Since you're actively editing I'll come back and double check things later, just wanted to let you know there's a few typos in the changes you made. Also the article tends not to use the term "mutilation" or "mutilated" by itself because that might be seen as too POV. Vietminh (talk) 17:50, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

As well, thank you for expanding on the health consequences, its much more informative now. Vietminh (talk) 18:42, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

A new medical resource[edit]

Please note that there is a new freely accessible medical resource, MedMerits (to which I'm a medical advisor) on neurologic disorders. A discussion on ELs to MedMerits and medical ELs in general is currently in progress ("Wikipedia and its relationship to the outside world"). Presto54 (talk) 16:23, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Interview with Wikimedia Foundation[edit]

Hello Ekem, I hope you're well. My name is Aaron and I'm one of the Storytellers working on the 2011 fundraiser here at the Wikimedia Foundation. For this year's campaign we're seeking out and interviewing active Wikipedians like yourself, in order to produce a broader and more representative range of "personal appeals" to run come November. If you'd like to participate in this project, please email me at Interviews are typically conducted by phone or Skype and take between 30-90 minutes. Thanks! Aaron (WMF) (talk) 04:10, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

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Asif Ali Zardari (2011 Dubai hospitalization)[edit]

You added in the subject article "According to the prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, Zardari sought medical treatment outside of Pakistan because of "threats to his life" possibly due to his attempt to rein in the Pakistani military." and cited The Telegraph. But the telegraph report didn't mention prime minister saying this(possibly due to his attempt to rein in the Pakistani military.), so I have removed that part of it for now, if you feel I am wrong(undo it :)), we can discuss it at article's talk page. --SMS Talk 21:46, 15 December 2011 (UTC)


A discussion on possible deletion of the Francesco Schettino biographical article (currently a redirect to the article on the disaster) is underway at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Francesco Schettino. I see you've participated in discussions on this topic in the past and thought you might like to share your thoughts as well.--RadioFan (talk) 19:19, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Inequality edit[edit]

That the use of tax havens contribute to inequality is not stated directly in the article, except as a quote of someone. You're right the usage of tax havens contributes to smaller revenue collected by the government, but I don't see the direct support of the connection to inequality in the article. Do you have a supporting article quote? Burritoburritoburrito (talk) 00:45, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Wiki Medicine[edit]


I'm contacting you because, as a participant at Wikiproject Medicine, you may be interested in a new multinational non-profit organization we're forming at m:Wikimedia Medicine. Even if you don't want to be actively involved, any ideas you may have about our structure and aims would be very welcome on the project's talk page.

Our purpose is to help improve the range and quality of free online medical content, and we'll be working with like-minded organizations, such as the World Health Organization, professional and scholarly societies, medical schools, governments and NGOs - including Translators Without Borders.

Hope to see you there! --Anthonyhcole (talk) 07:48, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Hoffman modulation contrast[edit]

Hello Ekem, some years ago you uploaded File:Oocyte.jpg. The license tag says you are the creator. Now, the article Hoffman modulation contrast uses this images as an example for this technique. This may be correct but I am wondering about it since the file legend does not list the technique with which it was recorded. Could you confirm that this image was made with HMC? Preferably in the legend itself. Thanks, --Dietzel65 (talk) 14:29, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

I would think so, but cannot say with 100% certainty, now, about a decade later. Ekem (talk) 04:57, 25 February 2013 (UTC)


Please use high quality references per WP:MEDRS such as review articles or major textbooks. Note that review articles are NOT the same as peer reviewed articles. A good place to find medical sources is TRIP database Thanks.
Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 01:48, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Winery Pictures[edit]

I really like the pictures of Old York Cellars and Unionville Vineyards. DavidinNJ (talk) 22:30, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

  • You are quite welcome. Great job on the NJ winery articles. Ekem (talk) 23:09, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)[edit]

The Wikipedia Library gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. Because you are signed on as a medical editor, I thought you'd want to know about our most recent donation from Cochrane Collaboration.

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Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 20:17, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

New Jersey winery pictures[edit]

Ekem, I have added a number of new winery pictures to Category: Wineries of New Jersey on Wikimedia Commons. I have proposed changing the names of two of your pictures to be less generic. Contact me on Wikipedia (I rarely use Commons) if you have any comments. DavidinNJ (talk) 17:38, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

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ITN credit[edit]

ThaddeusB (talk) 14:10, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Elective caesarean section for deletion[edit]

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I noticed that you were a major contributor to the Cryolipolysis article in 2010.

I routinely bring articles up to GA on behalf of the article-subject in a COI capacity and am working on a draft Coolsculpting page. However, I am uncertain as to whether I am actually creating a "new" page, or if this is the same subject. Many sources seem to use Coolsculpting and Cryolipolysis synonymously and when you first contributed to Cryolipolysis the commercial product-aspect of it was not yet significant. The supplier Zeltiq had not gone public yet and the product had not become very popular until the following year (2011).

I was wondering if you had any thoughts on if we should have one page for Zeltiq, Coolsculpting, and Cryolipolysis or if there should be a couple pages, etc. CorporateM (Talk) 14:51, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

My suggestion is to keep coolsculpting and cryolipolysis on the same page. As I see it we are talking about the same thing, cryolipolysis the generic and technical term, and coolsculpting a (forgive me) "cooler" term more for advertising and promotion of cryolipolysis for cosmetic affects. "Coolsculpting" or "CoolScupting" also appears to be a trademark term, see here [1]. Zeltiq Aesthetics appropriately has its own page in WP, so equipment can be discussed there. Ekem (talk) 14:13, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

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