User talk:Jfdwolff

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The Signpost: 18 June 2014[edit]

Henoch–Schönlein purpura[edit]

Thanks for setting this straight. While reviewing recent edits, I saw the previous addition. My first reaction was that it was irrelevant to the article and I almost reverted it. Then I thought I would look for a reference to see whether it was accurate. I thought that might make it of some interest. Obviously, I was not approaching this as an expert but simply as a matter of concern with the previous edit. I see my initial inclination was right. My decision turned out to be wrong. Again, thanks for fixing this. Donner60 (talk) 06:44, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi Donner60, thanks for the update. The source currently supporting the claims on the incidence of HSP & Kawasaki disease is a primary research study, so ideally it should be replaced with a secondary source. I will look into it. JFW | T@lk 06:47, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I forgot to note that specifically and did not want to leave the impression I missed that point altogether. I also did not intend to throw some work to someone else. However, I must admit that someone with more knowledge of the subject would make a better contribution. Donner60 (talk) 06:55, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Desiccated Thyroid Extract edits[edit]

Hi there. My apologies, I forgot to sign my username when making the edit in a new section named "Criticism and Controversy". I am still new to Wikipedia and have just started making more complicated edits (aside from grammar and citations). Could you please cite where Wikipedia discourages this section? I have seen it used on other Wikipedia pages; is this specifically discouraged for medical Wikipedia pages? Also, I would appreciate your feedback on some of the citations that have been used for this page (for example, citation 23) which have improperly been cited and are also links to blogs (which are not substantial sources according to Wikipedia). Could you please take a look and give me feedback? I would like to replace these links with verifiable sources. Thank you so much for your help! Presto808 (talk) 23:42, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Presto808 The relevant guidance is at WP:CRITS. I agree that all sources should meet the guidance on WP:MEDRS, which means that blogs are almost universally discouraged (unless there is a secondary source supporting the importance of said blog). JFW | T@lk 07:06, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Jfdwolff Thank you for your prompt reply. I will start working on this next week. I would appreciate your looking out for my future edits and providing any feedback. Cheers! Presto808 (talk) 00:16, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 June 2014[edit]

Fractured vertebra[edit]

Would it be correct to link fractured vertebra to compression fracture? Is this the kind of injury Neymar suffered (CT scan)? I am asking because you created the redirect vertebral fracture. Thanks in advance. --87.157.212.249 (talk) 19:15, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

The redirect is not entirely correct, because there are other kids of vertebral fracture that are not primarily compression related. The majority of vertebral fractures are osteoporotic compression fractures. JFW | T@lk 22:16, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 02 July 2014[edit]