Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Research publications

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  • Hwang, Thomas J.; Bourgeois, Florence T.; Seeger, John D. (2014). "Drug Safety in the Digital Age". New England Journal of Medicine 370 (26): 2460–2462. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1401767. ISSN 0028-4793. 
  • Schmidt, Henk G.; Sílvia Mamede, Kees van den Berge, Tamara van Gog, Jan L.C.M. van Saase, Remy M.J.P. Rikers (2014). "Exposure to Media Information About a Disease Can Cause Doctors to Misdiagnose Similar-Looking Clinical Cases". Academic Medicine 89 (2): 285–291. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000000107. ISSN 1040-2446. PMID 24362387. 
  • Hasty, Robert; Garvalosa, Ryan; Barbato, Vincenzo; Valdes, Pedro; Powers, David; Hernandez, Emmanuel; John, Jones; Suciu, Gabriel; Qureshi, Farheen; Popa-Radu, Matei; San Jose, Sergio; Drexler, Nathaniel; Patankar, Rohan; Paz, Jose; King, Christopher; Gerber, Hilary; Valladares, Michael; Somji, Alyaz (2014). "Wikipedia vs Peer-Reviewed Medical Literature for Information About the 10 Most Costly Medical Conditions". The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 114 (05): 368–373. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2014.035. ISSN 0098-6151. 
  • McIver, David J.; Brownstein, John S.; Salathé, Marcel (17 April 2014). "Wikipedia Usage Estimates Prevalence of Influenza-Like Illness in the United States in Near Real-Time". PLoS Computational Biology 10 (4): e1003581. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003581. 
  • Rasberry, L. (2014). "Wikipedia: what it is and why it matters for healthcare". BMJ 348 (apr08 3): g2478–g2478. doi:10.1136/bmj.g2478. ISSN 1756-1833. 
  • Rasberry, L. (2014). "Citing Wikipedia". BMJ 348 (mar05 4): g1819–g1819. doi:10.1136/bmj.g1819. ISSN 1756-1833. 
  • "Wikipedia is the single leading source of medical information for patients and healthcare professionals" IMS Health (21 January 2014). "IMS Health: Pharma Should Make Better Use of Social Media To Engage Patients and Improve the Use of Medicines". Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  • Bould, MD; Hladkowicz, ES; Pigford, AE; Ufholz, L; Postonogova, T; Shin, E; Boet, S (2014). "References that anyone can edit: review of Wikipedia citations in peer reviewed health science literature". BMJ 348: g1585. doi:10.1136/bmj.g1585. 
  • Chitu Okoli, Mohamad Mehdi, Mostafa Mesgari, Finn Årup Nielsen, Arto Lanamäki, "Wikipedia in the eyes of its beholders: A systematic review of scholarly research on Wikipedia readers and readership", Publication date 2014/4/30, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, PDF, Sections on Medicine are pp 7-8, 12-13. The paper only covers research published up to June 2011.
  • Mostafa Mesgari, Chitu Okoli, Mohamad Mehdi, Finn Årup Nielsen, Arto Lanamäki, "The sum of all human knowledge”: A systematic review of scholarly research on the content of Wikipedia", Publication date 2014/4/30, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, PDF, This covers research on content quality etc – medical section at pp. 6-7, readability at 9-11. Also only covers research published up to mid-2011.



  • Wodak, S. J.; Mietchen, D.; Collings, A. M.; Russell, R. B.; Bourne, P. E. (2012). "Topic Pages: PLoS Computational Biology Meets Wikipedia". PLoS Computational Biology 8 (3): e1002446. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002446. PMC 3315447. PMID 22479174.  edit
  • Schultz, DS; Loving, JL (2012 Jan). "Challenges since wikipedia: the availability of rorschach information online and internet users' reactions to online media coverage of the rorschach-wikipedia debate.". Journal of personality assessment 94 (1): 73–81. PMID 22176268. 
  • Von Muhlen, M.; Ohno-Machado, L. (2012). "Reviewing social media use by clinicians". Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 19 (5): 777–781. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2012-000990. PMC 3422846. PMID 22759618.  edit
  • Volsky, PG; Baldassari, CM; Mushti, S; Derkay, CS (2012 Sep). "Quality of Internet information in pediatric otolaryngology: a comparison of three most referenced websites.". International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 76 (9): 1312–6. doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2012.05.026. PMID 22770592. 
  • Chiang, CD; Lewis, CL; Wright, MD; Agapova, S; Akers, B; Azad, TD; Banerjee, K; Carrera, P; Chen, A; Chen, J; Chi, X; Chiou, J; Cooper, J; Czurylo, M; Downs, C; Ebstein, SY; Fahey, PG; Goldman, JW; Grieff, A; Hsiung, S; Hu, R; Huang, Y; Kapuria, A; Li, K; Marcu, I; Moore, SH; Moseley, AC; Nauman, N; Ness, KM; Ngai, DM; Panzer, A; Peters, P; Qin, EY; Sadhu, S; Sariol, A; Schellhase, A; Schoer, MB; Steinberg, M; Surick, G; Tsai, CA; Underwood, K; Wang, A; Wang, MH; Wang, VM; Westrich, D; Yockey, LJ; Zhang, L; Herzog, ED (2012 Aug). "Learning chronobiology by improving Wikipedia.". Journal of biological rhythms 27 (4): 333–6. doi:10.1177/0748730412449578. PMID 22855578. 
  • van Velsen, L; van Gemert-Pijnen, JE; Beaujean, DJ; Wentzel, J; van Steenbergen, JE (2012 Dec 20). "Should health organizations use web 2.0 media in times of an infectious disease crisis? An in-depth qualitative study of citizens' information behavior during an EHEC outbreak.". Journal of medical Internet research 14 (6): e181. doi:10.2196/jmir.2123. PMID 23257066. 
  • López Marcos, P; Sanz-Valero, J (2013 Feb). "[Presence and adequacy of pharmaceutical preparations in the Spanish edition of Wikipedia].". Atencion primaria / Sociedad Espanola de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria 45 (2): 101–6. doi:10.1016/j.aprim.2012.09.012. PMID 23159792. 
  • Allahwala, UK; Nadkarni, A; Sebaratnam, DF (2012 Nov 8). "Wikipedia use amongst medical students - New insights into the digital revolution.". Medical teacher. PMID 23137251. 
  • Naftel, RP; Safiano, NA; Falola, MI; Shannon, CN; Wellons JC, 3rd; Johnston JM, Jr (2013 Jan). "Technology preferences among caregivers of children with hydrocephalus.". Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics 11 (1): 26–36. doi:10.3171/2012.9.PEDS12208. PMID 23092227. 
  • Auvin, S; Dupont, S (2012 Oct 12). "[Quality of health information about epilepsy on the Internet: Evaluation of French websites.]". Revue neurologique. doi:10.1016/j.neurol.2012.08.008. PMID 23067876. 
  • Nattestad, A (2012 Oct). "Knowledge management systems for oral health in developing and developed countries.". Periodontology 2000 60 (1): 156–61. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0757.2011.00403.x. PMID 22909113. 
  • Gallagher, J; Kenwright, D; Abels, P; Gallagher, P (2012 Aug). "Is obstetrics and gynaecology going the distance?". The clinical teacher 9 (4): 243–7. doi:10.1111/j.1743-498X.2012.00540.x. PMID 22783857. 
  • Kint, M; Hart, DP (2012 Jul 3). "Should clinicians edit Wikipedia to engage a wider world web?". BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 345: e4275. doi:10.1136/bmj.e4275. PMID 22761090. 
  • Wicks, P; Bell, V (2012 Apr). "Letter to the editor: quality of mental health information on Wikipedia.". Psychological medicine 42 (4): 891. doi:10.1017/S0033291712000086. PMID 22313634. 
  • Reavley, NJ; Mackinnon, AJ; Morgan, AJ; Alvarez-Jimenez, M; Hetrick, SE; Killackey, E; Nelson, B; Purcell, R; Yap, MB; Jorm, AF (2012 Aug). "Quality of information sources about mental disorders: a comparison of Wikipedia with centrally controlled web and printed sources.". Psychological medicine 42 (8): 1753–62. doi:10.1017/S003329171100287X. PMID 22166182. 
  • von Muhlen, M; Ohno-Machado, L (2012 Sep-Oct). "Reviewing social media use by clinicians.". Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 19 (5): 777–81. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2012-000990. PMID 22759618. 
  • Natarajan, A; Racherla, S (2012 May). "Wikipedia: encyclopaedia cardiologica.". Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 105 (5): 191. doi:10.1258/jrsm.2012.120012. PMID 22637767. 
  • Metcalfe, D; Powell, J (2011 Dec). "Should doctors spurn Wikipedia?". Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 104 (12): 488–9. doi:10.1258/jrsm.2011.110227. PMID 22179287. 
  • Pusz, MD; Brietzke, SE (2012 Sep). "How good is Google? The quality of otolaryngology information on the internet.". Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 147 (3): 462–5. doi:10.1177/0194599812447733. PMID 22597577. 


  • Badgett, Robert G.; Moore, Mary (2011). "Are Medical Students Able and Willing to Edit Wikipedia to Learn Components of Evidence-Based Practice?". Kansas Journal of Medicine 4 (3): 62–69.  - see User:Badgettrg
  • Lavsa, S. M.; Corman, S. L.; Culley, C. M.; Pummer, T. L. (2011). "Reliability of Wikipedia as a medication information source for pharmacy students". Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 3 (2): 154–158. doi:10.1016/j.cptl.2011.01.007.  edit
  • Law, M. R.; Mintzes, B.; Morgan, S. G. (2011). "The Sources and Popularity of Online Drug Information: An Analysis of Top Search Engine Results and Web Page Views". Annals of Pharmacotherapy 45 (3): 350–356. doi:10.1345/aph.1P572. PMID 21343404.  edit
  • Tulbert, BH; Snyder, CW, Brodell, RT (2011 Mar). "Readability of Patient-oriented Online Dermatology Resources.". The Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology 4 (3): 27–33. PMID 21464884. 
  • Tausczik, Y; Faasse, K, Pennebaker, JW, Petrie, KJ (2012 Feb). "Public Anxiety and Information Seeking Following the H1N1 Outbreak: Blogs, Newspaper Articles, and Wikipedia Visits.". Health communication 27 (2): 179–85. PMID 21827326. 
  • Ozdoba, C (2011 Sep). "Wikipedia: A good address for neuroradiologists?". Clinical neuroradiology 21 (3): 181–2. PMID 21853303. 
  • Kupferberg, N; Protus, BM (2011 Oct). "Accuracy and completeness of drug information in Wikipedia: an assessment.". Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA 99 (4): 310–3. PMID 22022226. 
  • Reavley, NJ; Mackinnon, AJ, Morgan, AJ, Alvarez-Jimenez, M, Hetrick, SE, Killackey, E, Nelson, B, Purcell, R, Yap, MB, Jorm, AF (2011 Dec 14). "Quality of information sources about mental disorders: a comparison of Wikipedia with centrally controlled web and printed sources.". Psychological medicine: 1–10. PMID 22166182. 
  • Rajagopalan, MS; Khanna, VK, Leiter, Y, Stott, M, Showalter, TN, Dicker, AP, Lawrence, YR (2011 Sep). "Patient-oriented cancer information on the internet: a comparison of wikipedia and a professionally maintained database.". Journal of oncology practice / American Society of Clinical Oncology 7 (5): 319–23. PMID 22211130. 
  • Haigh CA (February 2011). "Wikipedia as an evidence source for nursing and healthcare students". Nurse Educ Today 31 (2): 135–9. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2010.05.004. PMID 20646799. 
  • Heilman JM, Kemmann E, Bonert M, et al. (2011). "Wikipedia: a key tool for global public health promotion". J. Med. Internet Res. 13 (1): e14. doi:10.2196/jmir.1589. PMID 21282098. 
  • Trevena L (8 June 2011). "WikiProject Medicine: Could become a trusted resource if it is assisted not shunned". BMJ 342: d3387. doi:10.1136/bmj.d3387. PMID 21653617. 
  • McInnes, N; Haglund, BJ (2011 Dec). "Readability of online health information: implications for health literacy.". Informatics for health & social care 36 (4): 173–89. doi:10.3109/17538157.2010.542529. PMID 21332302. 




  • Mühlhauser I, Oser F (2008). "[Does WIKIPEDIA provide evidence-based health care information? A content analysis]". Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes (in German) 102 (7): 441–8. PMID 19209572. 
  • "Putting Wikipedia to the Test: A Case Study - UQ eSpace". 
  • Hogenesch JB, Su AI (October 2008). "Clock gene wikis available: join the "long tail"". J. Biol. Rhythms 23 (5): 456–7. doi:10.1177/0748730408322866. PMID 18838611. 
  • "An Analysis of Topical Coverage of Wikipedia". 2008. 
  • "Wikis in medicine". J Vis Commun Med 31 (4): 161–2. December 2008. doi:10.1080/17453050802542556. PMID 19065409. 
  • Clauson KA, Polen HH, Boulos MN, Dzenowagis JH (December 2008). "Scope, completeness, and accuracy of drug information in Wikipedia". Ann Pharmacother 42 (12): 1814–21. doi:10.1345/aph.1L474. PMID 19017825. 
  • Clauson KA, Polen HH, Boulos MN, Dzenowagis JH (2008). "Accuracy and completeness of drug information in Wikipedia". AMIA Annu Symp Proc: 912. PMID 18998977. 
  • Lacovara JE (June 2008). "When searching for the evidence, stop using Wikipedia!". Medsurg Nurs 17 (3): 153. PMID 18686418. 
  • Williams, N; Mughal, S; Blair, M (2008 Dec). "'Is my child developing normally?': a critical review of web-based resources for parents.". Developmental medicine and child neurology 50 (12): 893–7. PMID 19160461. 
  • Czarnecka-Kujawa, Kasia; Abdalian, Rupert; Grover, Samir C. (2008). "M1042 The Quality of Open Access and Open Source Internet Material in Gastroenterology: Is Wikipedia Appropriate for Knowledge Transfer to Patients?". Gastroenterology 134 (4): A–325–A–326. doi:10.1016/S0016-5085(08)61518-8. 




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