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I am a UK based General Practitioner

I edited my 1st article 7th Sept 2004 and my major themes have been risks of Asplenia (Splenectomy and meningococcus pneumococcus), Asthma, Contraception & Miscarriage and Eczema

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I try to contribute to w:WikiProject Clinical medicine and w:Medicine Collaboration of the Week. Joined Clinic Medicines discussion on articles in progress and talk:MCOTW suggestion on articles for which collaboration sought, and created subpage w:WikiProject Clinical medicine/Collaboration.

Author of:[edit]

Asplenia, hypos, IntraUterine System, Impaired fasting glycaemia, Menorrhagia (rewrite), Progesterone only pill, Overwhelming post-splenectomy infection, Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, Recurrent corneal erosion, Corneal abrasion, Congenital lacrimal duct obstruction, Salivary duct calculus, Temperature examination (rewrite of sections in medical record and core temperature), Health Visitor, District Nurse, Co-dydramol, revamp Flucloxacillin, Co-fluampicil, (rewrite) Cefalexin, Controlled drug, Tetracycline antibiotics, Cefradine, Lymecycline, Compliance (medicine), Fructosamine, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Seamen's Hospital Society, Albert Dock Seamen's Hospital, Dr Richard Morton, Procyclidine hydrochloride, Tioguanine, Mometasone furoate, Martindale: The complete drug reference, EMIS, Palmer notation (of tooth numbering). Image of BNF54frontcover.png. Round and round the garden, Co-amilofruse, Co-amilozide, Co-tenidone.

Pangur Bán, Depo (band)

Template:Birth control methods, Template:CAS, Template:DailyMed & Template:RareDiseases creator, major input to creation Template:Infobox Birth control and Template:Drugbox. Created Category:Drug navigational boxes and applied standardised header code and layout to these existing templates. Created Template:Angiotensin II receptor antagonists, Template:User WikiProject Dentistry

Rewrite London Lock Hospital and sections on managements of Lactose intolerance, Kidney stone, Renal colic, Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, reorder treatment of acne. Reorder & all verification/citing of assertions Tennis elbow. Rewrite of theories of application of Asymmetric dimethylarginine to possible therapeutic approaches. Restructuring of references in Folic acid, Cerebellum. Reordering & rewrite Perioral dermatitis. Copyedit, restructure refs and edit war mediation on Breast implant. Restructuring, rewrite and citation of Periodontal disease. Rewrite Mesalazine. Restructure Methyldopa. restructure and reformat citations of Tacrolimus, Dopamine, Baldness. Restructure and add opening management section Chronic pain. Restructure/rewrite Terbinafine & Template:Antifungals. Rewrite nuchal scan. Tranfer, rewrite & recite info from Sickle-cell disease as new article Nicosan. Added info Raymond Gosling on post-DNA work and uploaded Image:Raymond_Gosling.jpg. Restructure Marie Stopes. Restructure and cite inline refs of Cluster headache. Restructure Sensitivity (tests), Specificity (tests), Positive predictive value, Negative predictive value, Accuracy and precision, Restructure/re-markup List of medical abbreviations, Template:Infobox Hospital (upgraded and merge features of Template:Infobox NHS hospital for which all article upgraded and this template redirected). Rewrite and source Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy. Expand Livedo reticularis, Fournier gangrene. Restructure Meralgia paraesthetica. Rewrite Pityriasis alba. Restructure refs and copyedit Fibromyalgia, Inhalable insulin. Rewrite (following removal of most of copyvio article) Evans syndrome. Rewrite and add newer theories for cause Morning sickness. Rejig refs for Temazepam, Giardiasis re lactose intolerance. Expand MAG3 scan from stub to start. Restructure/recite Polymyalgia rheumatica

Merge and rephrase Creatinine Clearance Ratio and Glomerular Filtration Rate with Renal function. Expand Hepatitis B vaccine adding info on assessing response and duration of protection. Add PubMedCentral links to {{cite journal}}, also discussed & finally added doi_brokendate parameter.

Created {{Date style}}, being used at {{Cite web/sandbox}}. Created {{ECDC}} external link template.



I have contributed to a greater or lesser extent on:

Health Service Albert Dock Seamen's Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, District Nurse (and The District Nurse), EMIS GP computer system, Talk:Guideline (medical), Health Visitor, HMS Dreadnought & HMS Dreadnought (1801), HMS Grampus & HMS Grampus (1802), Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London Lock Hospital, Patrick Manson, Phlebotomist, Midwifery, Nice (disambiguation), Nursing and Midwifery Council, List of nursing specialties, Royal Albert Dock, St Thomas's Hospital, Seamen's Hospital Society, Vaccination schedule, Venipuncture, Sensitivity (tests), Specificity (tests), Positive predictive value, Negative predictive value, Accuracy and precision
Basic Med.Science Anatomical position, Anatomical terms of location, Human anatomy, Reference ranges for common blood tests, Salivary gland
Basics of Consultation Medical record reorganised (details of examination to Physical examination and merge in from Medical records), SOAP note, Core temperature, Temperature examination, Vital signs (medicine), Confidentiality
Cardiology Angina, Angioplasty, Myocardial infarction, Asymmetric dimethylarginine, Homocysteine, Folic acid
Dermatology Acne, Baldness, Cream, Eczema, Moisturizer, Perioral dermatitis, Pityriasis alba, Pityriasis rubra pilaris, Tinea cruris
Endocrinology Graves Disease (set up RfM and explain naming), Hyperprolactinaemia, hypos, Impaired fasting glycaemia, Impaired glucose tolerance, Inhalable insulin, Pituitary adenoma, Prolactinoma, Fructosamine, Glycosylated hemoglobin, Diabetes, Diabetes management, Glucose tolerance test
ENT Lemierre's_syndrome, Palmer notation, Parotid duct, Parotid gland, Periodontal disease, Pharyngitis, Salivary duct calculus, Sore throat, Submandibular gland, Temporomandibular joint disorder, Tonsil
Gastronenterology Anal fissure, Constipation, Gilbert's syndrome, Hepatitis B vaccine, Liver function tests, Hepatitis, Cholestasis
Gynaecology Anovulatory cycle, Birth control, Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, Endometrium, Menorrhagia, Dysmenorrhea, Oral contraceptive, Emergency contraception, Progesterone only pill, Mini pill, Depo Provera, IntraUterine System, Intrauterine device, Mirena, Oral contraceptive formulations, Menstrual cycle, Vaginal bleeding, Yuzpe regimen, Diaphragm (contraceptive)
Haematology Asplenia, Autosplenectomy, Bence Jones protein, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Evans syndrome, Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, Multiple myeloma, Overwhelming post-splenectomy infection, Paraprotein, Sickle cell anemia, Spleen, Splenectomy, Spherocytosis
Microbiology Cholera, Elephantiasis, Giardiasis, Haemophilus influenzae, Hepatitis B vaccine, Lyme disease, Meningitis, Meningococcus, Dr Richard Morton, Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Tuberculosis, Urinary tract infection, Wolbachia
Nephrology Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, Nephrotic syndrome, Nephrotoxicity, Renal function
Neurology Cerebellum, Cluster headache, Epilepsy, Hypotonia, Meralgia paraesthetica, Pain management, Postherpetic neuralgia, Stroke
Nuclear medicine MAG3 scan
Obstetrics Abortion, Habitual abortion, Incomplete miscarriage, Pre-eclampsia, Miscarriage, Morning sickness, Nuchal scan, Prenatal screening, Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy, Threatened miscarriage
Oncology Cancer, Talk:Carcinogenesis
Ophthalmology Blepharitis, Chalazion, Congenital lacrimal duct obstruction, Corneal abrasion, Meibomian gland, Recurrent corneal erosion
Psych-iatry/-ology Electroconvulsive therapy, Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, Hypodermic needle phobia, Psychiatric Medications
Radiology Pelvic ultrasound
Respiratory Medicine Aspiration pneumonia, Asthma, Buteyko method, Peak flow meter, Pneumonia
Rheumatology Fibromyalgia, Livedo reticularis, Plantar fasciitis, Polymyalgia rheumatica, Tennis elbow
Surgery Ankle brachial pressure index, Aortic aneurysm, Nil by Mouth (= NBM = Nil per os NPO), Peripheral artery occlusive disease, Traumatology, Mastalgia, Kidney stone, Renal colic, Breast implant
Therapeutics Chronic pain, Compliance (medicine), Controlled drug, Controlled substance, Medication, Over-the-counter substance, Prescription only medicine (POM), Template:Antifungals, Template:Birth control methods, Template:DailyMed, Template:Drugbox

Drugs: Azathioprine, Amiodarone, Amitriptyline, Amoxicillin, Ampicillin , Beclometasone dipropionate, Betamethasone, Cefradine, Cefalexin, Ciclosporin, Clavulanic acid (Potassium clavulanate), Co-amilofruse, Co-amilozide, Co-amoxiclav, Co-dydramol, Co-fluampicil, Co-tenidone, Co-trimoxazole, Demeclocycline, Dopamine, Doxycycline, Flucloxacillin, Imipramine, Lymecycline, Mesalazine, Methyldopa, Minocycline, Miconazole, Mometasone furoate, Nicosan, Nortriptyline, Nystatin, Oxytetracycline, Paracetamol, Procyclidine hydrochloride, St John's wort, Sodium nitroprusside, Temazepam, Terbinafine, Tetracycline, Tetracycline antibiotics, Tioguanine, Tricyclic antidepressant

Urology Fournier gangrene, Urinary tract infection
Misc Astemizole may inhibit disuse muscle Atrophy
Non-medical History of the World (disambiguation), 's-Hertogenbosch, Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Joseph Chamberlain

Ongoing work:[edit]

Asthma, Eczema, Contraception (inc Oral contraceptive, Emergency contraception, Progesterone only pill, ECP)

To do

 • Evans syndrome‎  • Ringworm vs dermatophytosis (mostly done)  • {{DartmouthAnatomy}} (add 2nd parameter and show reworking needed if only #1 ?)

Admin stuff[edit]

Wiki stuff[edit]

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    • Or {{reflist|2}}
  • Holidays
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Policies: WP:3RR, WP:Civil, no personal attacks WP:NPA, no original research WP:NOR, be bold WP:BB, WP:Cite (using reliable sources WP:RS), WP:Verify

Report incidents: WP:AN/I or of vandals: WP:AIAV

Medical links[edit]

  • Categories - [[Category:Medicine]], [[Category:Sign (medicine)]], [[Category:Medical tests]], [[Category:Medical equipment]]
  • Links
    • [ Category of Wikipedia Physicians]
    • [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Clinical medicine#Participants|Clinical medicine participants]]
    • [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Clinical medicine/Collaboration|collaborate]]
    • []

PubMed PMID reference tool[edit]

Enter just PMID number into User:Diberri's PubMed tool for wiki journal reference markup.
Method of adding javascript bookmarklet here.

Citation templates: Template:Cite news, Template:Cite web, Template:Cite journal, Template:Cite book

Classification templates: Template:DiseaseDisorder infobox, Template:Drugbox

Parser functions at WM:PF ParserFunctions#IF:


My version of a help page (cf Wikipedia:Footnotes) in my sandbox: WP:Cite:Ref - the wikipedia Reference-Footnote system.

Previous Wikipedia:Footnote3[edit]

  • {{ref|xxx}} for reference, where xxx is some short name for the citation.
    • Under '==References==' place {{note|xxx}}
  • If the same source has to be used several times, the additional references have to identify the footnote number and a label with which to identify the backlink (usually a letter "a" through "z").
    • {{ref|xxx}} & then {{ref_label|xxx|1|a}} for the first and subsequent additional reference links - In this case, "1" is the number in the References section and "a" is the backlink label.
    • {{note|xxx}} & then {{note_label|xxx|1|a}} for the first and subsequent additional reference links.

Admin area[edit]

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Moderate to high level of vandalism.

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Adminships [edit]

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Barnstars etc[edit]

The Encephalon Cross
For commendable contributions to the featured medical article Asthma.
A Barnstar!
The Original Barnstar

Davidruben is hereby awarded this barnstar for both his fine efforts at mediation at Talk:Breast implant, and for his numerous other fine contributions! Thank you for your hard work!

Mike1024 (t/c) 00:11, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
To all CLINMED participants – today is Physician's Day down here, and, both in honor of this day and in recognition of your tireless work towards making (and keeping, IMHO) Wikipedia a reliable source of medical information for laypersons and professionals alike, I award each and every one of you these shiny (rather rusty, actually) Original Barnstars!!!
Wear them with pride! (feel free to add one to your user page/talk page if you like. Go ahead, you know you earned it.) Fvasconcellos 23:58, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
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With thanks for your exceptional patience and kindness to newcomers. Cindery 03:18, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
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For a job well done in upgrading the Infobox Hospital Template. Thanks for your hard work, and for ensuring that everybody's needs were accomodated! -- Aylahs (talk) 07:43, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
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To DavidRuben, for outstanding commitment to medical articles. Axl ¤ [Talk] 15:28, 21 November 2008 (UTC)