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2008[edit]

damage to oxypnictide[edit]

Managed to repair damage to oxypnictide caused by "patent" edit today. Rod57 (talk) 03:00, 14 June 2008 (UTC) Rod57 (talk) 16:57, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Hi no problem! The article was a realy useless stub and after searching literature I found out that the hype for a new superconductor in 2008 was somewhat stupid because the material is a known superconductor since 2006. But for the next few months there will be a lot of groups doing the stupid game of mixing all kinds of Oxides with all kinds of arsenides and dope it with flouride to break the record. This will bring no further scientific knowledge, but brings you onto nature or science. So the article will grow! But know I will go back to the friends at Phoenix and the TEGA instrument, to look what they have.--21:41, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
You've been very quick to call things stupid. I don't think either use was justified. Let's see what results arise in the next year. Rod57 (talk) 23:23, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
Not the subject is stupid, but the work to mix all kinds of things with all kinds of things to get into nature. The subject will create also good science, when people try to understand what the underlying physics are and if cuprates and oxypnictide have the same physical background. Upto now only a class of substances was found, this is OK. To synthesise all members of the group is no science, this work for a robot! I had to do stupid work like this for my PhD, thats why I do not like it!--Stone (talk) 06:39, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

failed edits[edit]

Apologies if some of my recent edits look like vandalism. Some of my edits have hung as if nothing has happened, but in fact the page has been damaged, sometimes in strange ways. Rod57 (talk) 23:39, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Happened again, this time to Iron-based superconductor. Need to undo my last revision (2660 bytes) which has lost all but the section I was editting. Weirdly I can edit this talk page but not the one that that got damaged. Rod57 (talk) 15:07, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

I think I repaired the damage by editting last good rev. Rod57 (talk) 01:36, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Powder in Tube[edit]

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Have explained why I disagree on the talk page, and tried to improve the article. Rod57 (talk) 03:47, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
The PIT content was later merged by ? into Superconducting wire which seemed to unbalance that article. Rod57 (talk) 15:24, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Gold coin edits[edit]

Hi there,

I do appreciate the comments you have made to Gold coin, but I think your edits will be stronger based if they were sourced. I encourage you to find sources and to improve the section you changed by adding them. Let me know if you need help.

Thanks, Miguel.mateo (talk) 13:59, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi Miguel, The 3 or 4 statements that have been queried were there before my edit (which was mainly to add a subsection heading and move one paragraph out of the subsection. I think the original contributors could easier justify their contributions. Rod57 (talk) 17:48, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
True, but it would be very difficult at this stage to find who did those contributions. Since they have been challenged (asking for sources) the whole section could be removed in the future if sources are not provided. I thought I would let you know, since you might help to put it back on track. Thanks, Miguel.mateo (talk) 22:59, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. I've provided a source for two of the challenges in Gold coin#Counterfeits. The other two seem too obvious to need a source. Do you think they could be untrue or just not worth mentioning ? Rod57 (talk) 14:55, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
Hi again, I have removed one of your sources, since this is a site that basically clones content from Wikipedia, hence it is not reliable (is the same as sourcing the same article). Once thing to remember is that Wikipedia is read by any sort of folks, so what for you might seem obvious, for others may not. I would suggest to find sources for it or to remove it since it can be seen as speculation without the proper sources. Let me know if you need help. Thanks, Miguel.mateo (talk) 15:08, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
thanks, & I do need help. When you insert the fact template at the end of a paragraph are you challenging the entire paragraph, or just the last sentence or clause ? (It might help to put the words being challenged into italic.) I have split two of the paragraphs at what I hope are logical places. I still feel most of the content you have challenged is easily verified if anyone doubts it (although it seems self evidently true). Could you move this discussion (or rather your explanation of what exactly you are challenging) to the article talk page so others can contribute ? I dont mind what you do to the article itself. Rod57 (talk) 16:56, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Brick-wall filter[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Brick-wall filter requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a very short article providing little or no context to the reader. Terrillja (talk) 22:52, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

I've tried to argue on Talk:brick-wall filter that it is useful and better than the proposed merge, but maybe there is an even better way without messing up electronic filter. Rod57 (talk) 18:50, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
It now redirects to a section in sinc filter - OK. Rod57 (talk) 17:00, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

PHARM[edit]

Hey, given your numerous edits to medication-related articles you may be interested in joining WikiProject Pharmacology. JFW | T@lk 07:04, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

thanks, I'm now a 'participant'. Rod57 (talk) 23:32, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

ASA404[edit]

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This is an automated message from CorenSearchBot. I have performed a web search with the contents of ASA404, and it appears to include a substantial copy of http://www.lungevity.org/l_community/viewtopic.php?t=36544. 03:18, 13 December 2008

New content provided. Rod57 (talk) 04:00 13 December 2008 (UTC)

2009[edit]

Citation suggestion[edit]

Hi. thank you for your contributions to the transcription factor article! In case you haven't already seen this, check out the template filler tool. Given a PMID, you can quickly create a fully formatted {{cite journal}} template that can be directly copied and pasted into a Wikipedia article. Using this tool can save you a lot of work and insure that citations are displayed in a consistent way. Cheers. Boghog2 (talk) 20:37, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

thanks for the hint. I'll try to use a citation tool. Rod57 (talk) 02:22, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of ALD518[edit]

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I have nominated ALD518, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/ALD518. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.

Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. JFW | T@lk 21:23, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

I have given some reasons to keep at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/ALD518 Rod57 (talk) 00:28, 17 November 2009 (UTC)
You asked me to reconsider my delete, but I am not the least convinced, and have explained why. You claim UK newspaper coverage: let's see it DGG ( talk ) 02:24, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your comments. I can't find the newspaper cutting so I'll withdraw that claim for now. Rod57 (talk) 15:12, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
Be interesting to see if it appears on deletionpedia, if deleted here. Ah, I see it has survived anyway. --Michael C. Price talk 16:21, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Methotrexate[edit]

Thank you for adding a brief "History" section. Historical information is always welcome, and most drug articles are sorely lacking in this respect. Best wishes, Fvasconcellos (t·c) 14:58, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Vitamin D[edit]

It was 10,000 not 100,000 IU/d that was in the statement I recalled. It is still in the article. Here is the paragraph. Some of the diagrams in the refs are interesting, and may answer your questions.

Exposure to sunlight for extended periods of time does not normally cause vitamin D toxicity.[1] This is because within about 20 minutes of ultraviolet exposure in light skinned individuals (3–6 times longer for pigmented skin) the concentration of vitamin D precursors produced in the skin reach an equilibrium, and any further vitamin D that is produced is degraded.[2] According to some sources, maximum endogenous production with full body exposure to sunlight is approximately 250 µg (10,000 IU) per day.[1] According to Holick, "the skin has a large capacity to produce cholecalciferol", and he produces some data demonstrating that

"[W]hole-body exposure to one minimal erythemal dose of simulated solar ultraviolet radiation is comparable with taking an oral dose of between 250 and 625 micrograms (10 000 and 25 000 IU) vitamin D."[2]

  1. ^ a b Vieth R (1 May 1999). "Vitamin D supplementation, 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations, and safety". Am J Clin Nutr 69 (5): 842–56. PMID 10232622. 
  2. ^ a b Holick M (1995). "Environmental factors that influence the cutaneous production of vitamin D". Am J Clin Nutr 61 (3 Suppl): 638S–645S. PMID 7879731. 

--Michael C. Price talk 19:42, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, the diagrams in the refs were v useful. Rod57 (talk) 04:22, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia wont let me start an article[edit]

{{helpme}} WP wont accept content for a new page Phosphoinositide 3-kinase inhibitor - is it because the title is similar to Phosphoinositide 3-kinase ?

I could just put it at PI3-kinase inhibitor instead ? Rod57 (talk) 03:27, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

It looks as though your article exists now - we're having some problems with the servers at the moment, so some edits may not appear to be getting saved when in fact they are. As I write this, some edits made up to 12 minutes ago may not be showing up. Hersfold (t/a/c) 03:40, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
(e/c) It's probably a cache issue. You, in fact, did create the article at 03:14, and since yout post above is later in time, you must be seeing no article at that title. I suspect then that you are seeing your computer's cached version of the page in its uncreated form, rather than the current content. I wouldn't be surprised if it was already fixed with the passage of some time, but if not, I have purged the cache of that page and you should clear your cache. Cheers.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 03:42, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. It looks fine now. Rod57 (talk) 02:09, 5 December 2009 (UTC)


Speedy deletion of "Antrin"[edit]

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A page you created, Antrin, has been tagged for deletion, as it meets one or more of the criteria for speedy deletion; specifically, it redirects from an implausible misspelling. ... Thank you. Coldplay Expért Let's talk 02:53, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Speedy delete tagging was in error and has been rescinded. Rod57 (talk) 13:31, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

2010[edit]

International Space Station DAMs[edit]

Hi there! Thanks very much for your addition to the ISS article regarding recent debris avoidance maneouvres. I've moved and merged your paragraph into the 'Orbital debris' section (which is where the rest of the DAM material is found), but I was wondering if you could please verify the reliability for the sources you used; the ISS article is featured, and so all references have to be very reliable to maintain the quality - if you could provide a rationale for them on the talk page, or provide alternatives, that'd be great. Colds7ream (talk) 16:53, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

I've add a couple of reliable refs to the International_Space_Station#Orbital_debris section, but the original NASA report of 1.7 km seems to have moved so replaced it with ref to Orbital Debris News which shows graph. Rod57 (talk) 23:07, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Johanna Budwig[edit]

Someone is proposing that the English Johanna Budwig article should be deleted. You might wish to offer your opinion. Nunquam Dormio (talk) 10:29, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Proposed Keep eg as notable enough for search on ACS to find 2 docs. Rod57 (talk) 01:04, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Our 'friend' is continuing his campaign. I'd be obliged if you could keep an eye on the page. Nunquam Dormio (talk) 06:27, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi Rod, I've added my comments to Talk:Johanna Budwig. I'd be interested in your views, particularly on restoring the other ACS reference and tackling the Nobel Prize canard. Nunquam Dormio (talk) 06:43, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Deletion nomination of Talk:Thames Archway[edit]

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Deletion was desired as main page moved to Thames Archway Company. Rod57 (talk) 13:32, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Comparison of UK recessions[edit]

You might like the link I just added to the external link section of List of recessions in the United Kingdom :

--Michael C. Price talk 22:25, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. Interesting curve for the 1930-1934 recession. Rod57 (talk) 13:28, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, will be commencing a two-month trial at approximately 23:00, 2010 June 15 (UTC).

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under flagged protection. Flagged protection is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial.

When reviewing, edits should be accepted if they are not obvious vandalism or BLP violations, and not clearly problematic in light of the reason given for protection (see Wikipedia:Reviewing process). More detailed documentation and guidelines can be found here. Courcelles (talk) 22:16, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. Pending changes seems to be empty at the moment but I'll keep checking it. Rod57 (talk) 08:35, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Dermatology[edit]

Any interest in dermatology? If so, we are always looking for more help at the Dermatology task force, particularly with the ongoing Bolognia push. I can e-mail you the login information if you like? There is still a lot of potential for many new articles and redirects. ---kilbad (talk) 21:51, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, but I'm more interested in cancer generally than dermatology specifically. Rod57 (talk) 12:15, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Parkinson's disease (possible neuroprotective effect of Q10)[edit]

I have reverted your last addition: while the reference you provide is reviewed is only a primary source. Secondary sources used in the article have already balanced your source with others and concluded that there is not enough evidence to support the neuroprotective effect of Q10. Per WP:MEDRS a secondary source prevails. Bests.--Garrondo (talk) 13:35, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Could you possibly point me at the later sources/studies please. Do they show the 2002 study was faulty ? Rod57 (talk) 13:39, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
Take a look at the Nice-guideline page 53, which talks about two articles on Q10 (one being your addition) and outlines some of its problems finally concluding "The small neuroprotection trials performed with co-enzyme Q10 in PD so far have been encouraging, but further evidence is required before it can be recommended routinely." and "Co-enzyme Q10 should not be used as a neuroprotective therapy for people with PD, except in the context of clinical trials."
Additionally in Obeso-2010: "Several molecules have been proposed as potential neuroprotective agents against Parkinson's disease. Molecules that reduce dopamine cell death include monoamine oxidase-B inhibitors (selegiline, rasagiline), anti-apoptotic agents (TCH346, CEP-1347), glutamate antagonists, promitochondrial drugs (coenzyme Q10, creatine), calcium channel blockers (isradipine) and growth factors (GDNF)113. However, none of these molecules has definitively shown neuroprotective effects in clinical trials114. This may indicate the ineffectiveness of these compounds, but may also be a consequence of the limitations of clinical-trial design115—use of the wrong dose, recruitment of too broad a patient population or selection of inappropriate endpoints". Bests.--Garrondo (talk) 13:46, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
I have been working in this article for some months and any help is welcomed. However I am trying to use only high quality secondary sources (reviews in peer-reviewed journals) which are the preferred sources per WP:MEDRS. I would greatly appreciate if you could back up any assertions introduced in the article with this kind of sources. Bests.--Garrondo (talk) 13:51, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, I don't have access to the full text of Obeso. I'm not sure that its dismissal of CoQ10 is justified since the 2002 study was randomised and did show a statistically significant effect at 1200mg/d. Secondary sources may be preferred but the primary source seems justified by the data it provides. It's only a clinical study - not a medical recommendation. Most disease articles mention treatments under investigation. Rod57 (talk) 14:03, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
Sadly the PD article doesn't seem to link to the NICE guidelines so I haven't read them, but the quote you give seems to support and even justify my addition rather than oppose it. Can you say what problems they found with the 2002 study ?
It is cited many times: see those citations begining with "The National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions, ed (2006)". We follow exactly the sources when we say: "Several molecules have been proposed as potential treatments.[40] However none of them has been conclusively demonstrated to reduce degeneration in clinical trials. (This includes Q10). Feel free to bring here a review that says that it has been proven its usefulness.--Garrondo (talk) 14:39, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
I feel Garrondo's evidence supports my addition rather than his deletion of it [1] . I will come back to this issue if/when I get time. Rod57 (talk) 14:08, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
Obeso full text Obeso 2010 does not reference Shults 2002. Parkinson's disease Rod57 (talk) 15:26, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
Garrondo above quotes only part of Obeso 2010, which continues "coenzyme Q10 (ref. 119) and selegiline—have had positive outcomes in terms of reducing the progression of motor deficits in early Parkinson's disease." Gypsydoctor (talk) 18:02, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

TNBC disambiguation[edit]

Hi, I saw you move/disambiguation work. I must say, I don't think it was done correctly.

Firstly, there's a factual issue. "TNBC" was the correct name of the programming block; it was never called "Teen NBC". Even though that's what the name came from, the initialism was never spelled out, even partly. Therefore moving it creates a factual error of the title, and needs to be reverted to ensure that readers aren't mislead.

Secondly, a disambiguation page is unneeded. As there is only one other article on the page, which is at a title other than the initialism, a disambiguation hatnote using the {{about}} template would not only suffice, it'd be more accurate.

So in short, TNBC should be the article on the programming block, as it is the only factually correct title, but that article should be edited to include the hatnote:oknazevad (talk) 20:01, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

This page is about the children's programming block. For the disease, see triple-negative breast cancer.

A separate disambiguation page is unneeded. oknazevad (talk) 13:40, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback. I thought other uses of TNBC would eventually require or justify a disambiguation page. Would a better name for the "Teen NBC" page be "TNBC (something)" eg "TNBC (TV channel)" ? or would it be better to have a "TNBC (disambiguation)" page ? Rod57 (talk) 13:59, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
A disambiguator should only be used when both articles have the exact same name. As neither of these do, there's no need for a parenthetical disambiguator. And we really don't need a disambiguation page for two entries, especially when one doesn't have the actual title "TNBC (something)". If there's something else that may, eventually, require a dismabiguation page, then it can be created. In short, a hatnote will do. [Oknazevad]
That doesn't seem to be how disambiguation pages are used in wikipedia.
If/when a disamb page is needed what should we do :
a) Have TNBC with hatnote to "TNBC (disambiguation)" ?
b) Have "TNBC (TV channel)" and TNBC being the disambiguation page ?
I guess (a) since TNBC was created first - or shouldn't creation order matter ?
BTW I'd rather fix it in one go since there seem to be at least 5 notable uses of TNBC Rod57 (talk) 10:05, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
Hm, depends on whether any of the other uses are exactly known by the initialism "TNBC". If not, then TNBC should be the programming block and the others should be at TNBC (disambiguation) which would be linked by a hatnote at the programming block page. If any of the others are known only by the initialism, then we have to consider WP:PRIMARYTOPIC.oknazevad (talk) 22:08, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I dont think any are known only by the initialism so I'll make TNBC (disambiguation) as you suggest. Rod57 (talk) 01:56, 26 July 2010 (UTC) ... I can't do the move as I'm not an admin so I've edited the move request into the Teen NBC talk page. Apologies for the trouble. Rod57 (talk) 02:06, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

NDM-1[edit]

Hi, can you add something about patient zero to the article. Thanks WritersCramp (talk) 19:40, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

The early NDM-1 cases don't seem to have infected each other so the concept of patient zero seems wooly so I'd rather not. Rod57 (talk) 21:29, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Click Chemistry[edit]

I noticed this edit to the page Click chemistry and am unsure of whether or not to move the comment from the main page to the talk page, or delete it being misinformation. Since you've edited this page before recently, I'm wondering if you know. -WarthogDemon 18:36, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

I'm not an expert on click chemistry and am not even sure the comment is correct (since it's not clear to me which is the final product) but I think a suitable comment should stay on the main page as most readers won't look at the talk page. Someone should probably ask the creator of the image to clarify/correct. I'd be inclined to put the comment as italics and in brackets () to hint that it is a later comment. Rod57 (talk) 23:08, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Multiple myeloma[edit]

Concerning these edits, could I persuade you to format the references you added into citation templates, to make the references more consistent with the style used in the remainder of the article? It is also unnecessary to mention in the text that your source was published in a particular year, and probably even that it was a review. JFW | T@lk 21:16, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

I've made the refs into cite templates (I often do but was a bit rushed when I did these). I've left the "2009 review" comments (eg in Multiple_myeloma#Maintenance_therapy) as I feel they are helpful and seem the easiest way to indicate the date and type of source, which given the patchwork nature of many WP medical articles, many readers and later editors may find useful as medical opinions evolve over the years. Rod57 (talk) 00:33, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Edits to MRSA - minor or not - September 2010[edit]

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Apologies for violating WP:MINOR. However I have queried your reversion of my edit at Talk:Methicillin-resistant_Staphylococcus_aureus#What is notable research. Rod57 (talk) 08:36, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
My [removed] edit was mention of a phase I trial. Better I guess to wait until phase II reports encouraging preliminary results. - Rod57 (talk) 08:51, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

H5N1[edit]

Viruses and diseases are two different things; therefore H5N1 flu refers to Transmission and infection of H5N1 and not to the virus itself, unless there is no separate article on the disease(s) caused by the virus. WAS 4.250 (talk) 22:55, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Glembatumumab vedotin[edit]

Hi! regarding this edit: As far as I know, MedicalNewsToday isn't Public Domain and so copying text from there counts as a copyright violation, so I removed the text. If I am wrong and the site is PD, please feel free to re-add it. Thanks, ἀνυπόδητος (talk) 20:25, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Apologies; I thought (from other articles) that attributed quotes were acceptable. I've tried to add a summary of the extra info. Rod57 (talk) 00:00, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your work with this article! Under certain circumstances (that I've never fully understood myself), short quotations are acceptable. Wikipedia:Do not include the full text of lengthy primary sources seems to limit this to "one or two sentences". Anyway, I'd only use quotes if absolutely indispensable to be on the safe side – for example, a paragraph from a literary author to illustrate their style. I don't think it's ever necessary to use a quotation from a scientific source; you can always paraphrase. Happy editing! --ἀνυπόδητος (talk) 07:35, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Multiple sclerosis[edit]

Regarding your last edition: since it is only based in a recent primary study in a mouse model it is probably too premature for inclusion in main article. I am going to move it to the pathophisiology subarticle. If there was a review supporting its claims it would may merit inclussion in main article. Bests.--Garrondo (talk) 07:37, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

As you wish. FWIW this was mentioned in the UK national press.
( My change [2] was moved to Pathophysiology_of_multiple_sclerosis#Acrolein.) Rod57 (talk) 00:22, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
I mean a secondary reliable source (review in a peer-reviewed journal indicating that it is a notable research direction). Media press is not reliable to see the importance of an article. They have an even higher recentism bias than wikipedia.--Garrondo (talk) 07:22, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
That's what I assumed you meant by 'review'. I agree press not reliable on importance of news. Rod57 (talk) 13:17, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
Moved it (hydralazine re acrolein) to Therapies under investigation for multiple sclerosis which seemed more appropriate. Rod57 (talk) 14:17, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Pancreatic cancer[edit]

Talk:Pancreatic_cancer#Chemotherapy re nelfinavir - My addition and earlier content removed. I replied, but was article fixed up ? - Rod57 (talk) 13:52, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

2011[edit]

APA -> Aldosterone-Producing Adenoma -> Conn's syndrome[edit]

Hi there. In this edit you added Aldosterone-Producing Adenoma to the APA dab page. I had a look at the article it redirects to, and it does not mention "Aldosterone-Producing Adenoma", and obviously it should, as that's where it redirects. But I'm a bit hesitant as to the right place. Is it a synonym of Conn's syndrome? Can you please add it in the correct place? Best regards. --Muhandes (talk) 16:48, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I think it is a synonym : Primary aldosteronism says "When it occurs due to a solitary aldosterone-secreting adrenal adenoma (a type of benign tumor), it is known as Conn's syndrome". : I had Aldosterone-Producing Adenoma redirect to Conn's syndrome (which redirected to Primary aldosteronism. Unless there is a technical reason (eg multiple redirects that dont work) why this should not be done I think this was better (clearer) than your redirecting directly to Primary aldosteronism because in the future Conn's syndrome may change from a redirect to an article in its own right.
Are you arguing that there are non-adrenal aldosterone-secreting adenomas (in which case Aldosterone-Producing Adenoma could say that as well as linking to Conn's syndrome) ? Otherwise, I think what I did was reasonable and your change could be confusing. What do you think ? Rod57 (talk) 20:14, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
Sadly, Wikipedia does not support multi-redirects, so Aldosterone-Producing Adenoma cannot redirect to Conn's syndrome. Even if I left this redirect, a bot will "correct" it. That's a technical problem that we have to live with.
I am not arguing anything. My understanding of the life sciences is in a high school level, so I don't even understand half of what you said. All I said is that I think the term "Aldosterone-Producing Adenoma" should appear somewhere in Primary aldosteronism, and knowing nothing of the subject I'm at a loss as to where to add it. If you say it's a synonym for Conn's Syndrome, I'll add it there. Have a look at Primary aldosteronism and see if I did it correctly please. Best regards. --Muhandes (talk) 21:45, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
Your change makes what was there before somewhat confusing so I have added the bold term in a separate sentence instead to avoid any confusion. Rod57 (talk) 13:41, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
Very well. Best regards and happy editing. --Muhandes (talk) 13:58, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
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Speedy deletion nomination of Reactor period[edit]

A tag has been placed on Reactor period, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a redirect to an article talk page, file description page, file talk page, MediaWiki page, MediaWiki talk page, category talk page, portal talk page, template talk page, help talk, user page, user talk or special page from the main/article space.

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It got deleted before I could add {{hangon}}. It was a temporary redirect to Talk:Boiling_water_reactor_safety_systems#What_is_reactor_period. Best to find a suitable main page to add the definition to, then make the redirect go there. Rod57 (talk) 11:30, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Sequence of thymosin beta-4[edit]

Hi,

Might be a tad pedantic, but the protein will be 43 aminoacids (no N-term methionine). N-term is acetylated, though I've no idea if that can be shown in single letter code. Even more pedantic - this is the human protein. All placental mammal orthologues are identical, marsupials have E8Q and amphibians differ even more. I'm not editing at present because not being an experienced Wikipedian, I'm unsure whether this level of detail is appropriate. Jgedwards (talk) 23:33, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi J, Thanks. IMO pedantic detail is fine in an encyclopedia. I wasn't aware of the n-terminal acetylation and lack of methionine and was just trying to follow the source [to give an idea of the protein size]. I'll add that this is the sequence in humans. Do you have a source for it being for placental mammals ?
There's no need to be experienced to edit. Level-of-detail/pedantry can [also] be discussed on article talk pages so others can contribute. Thanks again. - Rod57 (talk) 14:27, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

2012[edit]

PARP inhibitor article[edit]

"AZ" occurs in your recent change, but is not defined in the article. Thanks -- Jo3sampl (talk) 23:50, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Apologies. I've linked it to Astra Zeneca to clarify. - Rod57 (talk) 15:17, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Cost of Simvastatin[edit]

You added a statement to the Simvastatin article in 2008 stating, "In the UK in 2008 the typical per patient cost to the NHS of simvastatin is approx £1.50." Since then, someone tagged your statement with "Citation needed" to request a citation to provide authority for the claim. Do you have one? I would like to read a reliable source on monthly cost for this drug. Thank you. — O'Dea (talk) 23:56, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

BBC : NHS overspends on statins. Jan 2008 says £1.39 a month (2008). NHS CKS July 2012 says £1.37/month in 2012. I've updated the article with both references. - Rod57 (talk) 11:27, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. — O'Dea (talk) 22:25, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for August 19 - Linolenic acid in Olive oil[edit]

Hi. When you recently edited Olive oil, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Linolenic acid (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. [...] Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 12:21, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Since linolenic acid arguably should not be flagged as a disambiguation page and in this case the mixture is what is intended by the sources I have left the link in olive oil. - Rod57 (talk) 22:54, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Talkback re List of artificial objects in heliocentric orbit[edit]

{{talkback|Talk:List of artificial objects in heliocentric orbit|Inconsistent re Upper stages|ts=21:02, 11 November 2012 (UTC)}}
Hi Rod. A long time ago you placed a comment in this Talk page. I just responded. Cheers. N2e (talk) 21:02, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Not sure a Category is the best way to collect defunct upper stages. - Rod57 (talk) 14:00, 13 December 2012 (UTC)


Ordering of sections in medical articles[edit]

We have a guideline here [3]. Thanks Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 05:03, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

The guideline says " The given order of sections is also encouraged but may be varied, particularly if that helps your article progressively develop concepts and avoid repetition".
In most cases, including colorectal cancer it flows much better IMO to go from Diagnosis to Management, and to have Prevention (at least primary prevention) immediately before Epidemiology. I might suggest that on the guidelines talk page one day. - Rod57 (talk) 05:22, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
It was clear from the guideline talk page that others thought it would be better to change the order of the sections in the guideline, and to emphasise that the order was not mandatory. - Rod57 (talk) 18:46, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Jmh649 : Please explain your reversion[edit]

Hi Jmh649, You reverted my changes to colorectal cancer saying 'references required'. Are you asking for references in this article (maybe because you doubted my additions were true) or because they weren't easy to find in the linked articles ? Also, I'd be grateful, if you revert my changes, if you'd mention it on my talk page please so I can deal with it while it's fresh in my mind. -Rod57 (talk) 11:59, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

When one adds content the expectation is that one will add a reference to a high quality source as well per WP:V and WP:MEDRS. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 12:07, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Better IMO to ask for a source than revert the addition. - Rod57 (talk) 18:42, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
We also do not typically list all meds currently in trails such as "TAS-102, a drug in phase III clinical trial" Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 12:08, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
But a phase III trial is notable for conditions where the standard of care to get on a drug trial. - Rod57 (talk) 18:42, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

2013[edit]

Soviet work?[edit]

Please could you explain your words "Soviet work" after the "see also: virotherapy" link here? The linked article does not currently mention Soviet or Russian, nor did this version at the time. – Fayenatic London 16:10, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

The virotherapy article seems almost exclusively about RIGVIR. I said 'soviet' because the work (on RIGVIR) was carried out in Latvia whilst it was part of the soviet union. Would you prefer we changed it to 'Latvian work' or perhaps 'Mainly RIGVIR (Latvian)' ? - Rod57 (talk) 04:46, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Ah, I didn't look closely enough. Soviet is fine. I changed it to "(mainly RIGVIR, Soviet work)". Thanks – Fayenatic London 21:15, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

cn tag format[edit]

Hi, Rod57. I noticed this edit to the Photonics article. Just a tip: you want to use the {{cn}} tag like this {{cn|date=April 2013}}. That prevents the page from getting added to Category:Pages containing citation needed template with deprecated parameters and a bot from re-adding a new date parameter in a day or so. Cheers, Jason Quinn (talk) 18:23, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for spotting I forgot the format, and fixing it. - Rod57 (talk) 18:29, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for the invitation. I've applied. - Rod57 (talk) 13:52, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

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Oops, and Thanks. - Rod57 (talk) 07:10, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

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