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<ref>{{cite journal |last= Zacharias |first= Mathew |title= Interventions for protecting renal function in the perioperative period |url= |doi= 10.1002/14651858.CD003590.pub4 |publisher= [[John Wiley & Sons]] |subscription= yes |via= [[The Cochrane Library]] |journal= Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews |department= Anaesthesia Group |year= 2013 |issue= 9 |page= Art. No. CD003590 |nopp= yes |accessdate= 14 April 2012 |date= September 11, 2013}}</ref>
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>Zacharias, Mathew (September 11, 2013). "Interventions for protecting renal function in the perioperative period". Anaesthesia Group. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (John Wiley & Sons) (9): Art. No.: CD003590. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD003590.pub4. Retrieved 14 April 2012 – via The Cochrane Library. (subscription required (help)). 


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  1. Shkh.amir (talk · contribs) Medico, active Wikipedia editor, looking for greater participation in Medicine related areas.
    Hello Shkh.amir, you don't appear to be a very experienced editor yet - do you have another username, or are you active in non-English Wikipedias? Nikkimaria (talk) 02:20, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
  2. @Nikkimaria, here I am: Leprof_7272 (talk · contribs) Semi-retired professor and pharma professional, editing in drug discovery areas, mostly with a decided chemical focus. Am often the individual coming into articles with png history of inattention, and dealing with errors and citation issues. Need Cochrane access, in part because am weaning off of full literature access at the university. Cheers, thanks for your effort here, Le Prof Leprof 7272 (talk) 13:59, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
  3. Vinicius Siqueira (talk) 04:01, 16 July 2014 (UTC) Med student, editor and former sysop in Wikipedia in Portuguese. Member of Wikiproject Med Foundation. Edit mainly medical content about different areas (internal medicine, pulmonology, endocrinology, oncology, public health etc.).
  4. --Ofix (talk) 19:11, 28 July 2014 (UTC) Med student in psychiatry. Translation of wikipedia english to french. I used cochrane for panic disorder article in french. I received the cure award.
  5. DoctorJoeE (talk · contribs) I've been an active editor for almost eight years, and have created or substantially rewritten a large number of articles on a variety of subjects. Currently working principally on science and medicine, and expanding into biography; I don't have Cochrane access, and it would be extremely useful.