From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Undefined abbreviation "OA" (osteoarthritis) and faulty direct quotation[edit]

The abbreviation OA for osteoarthritis is used in the article for only two times, in the section Methylsulfonylmethane#Osteoarthritis, but it's not defined. I would like to replace the abbreviation with the full word but I'm a bit clueless since one of the instances is in a quotation. What's the correct approach then? To leave the quotation as is but add the meaning of OA in square brackets? Something like this: "'[...] when compared to serious risks associated with current OA [ostheoarthritis] drugs [...]'" And while I further look into this I also notice that the alleged word-by-word quotation "'the relative safety of MSM, especially when compared to serious risks associated with current OA drugs, makes it a compelling supplement for further research to determine long-term effects, safety, and dosage.'" isn't even in the cited paper[1] . Maybe an expert of the field could rewrite this as a paraphrase. That would also be the easiest solution for the abbreviation problem. –Tom Pankow (talk) 14:24, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Established OA as an abbreviation and deleted the 'quote' that is not actually a quote from the Debbi reference. David notMD (talk) 12:04, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
  1. ^ Debbi, EM (2011). "Efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane supplementation on osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized controlled study". BMC Complement Altern Med. 11 (50): 50. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-50. PMC 3141601. PMID 21708034.

External links modified (January 2018)[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified 2 external links on Methylsulfonylmethane. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.

As of February 2018, "External links modified" talk page sections are no longer generated or monitored by InternetArchiveBot. No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification using the archive tool instructions below. Editors have permission to delete the "External links modified" sections if they want, but see the RfC before doing mass systematic removals. This message is updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 15 July 2018).

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 20:09, 26 January 2018 (UTC)