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OK, I'm not sure this page is really worthwhile in my case (noone visits anyway), so here are some links and such that I use and now don't have to keep on my favorites.

Reverts hall of fame[edit]



Policy and stuff[edit]

Speedy deletion criteria[edit]

Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion

G1: Nonsense — G2: Test pages — G3: Vandalism — G4: Previously deleted — G5: Banned user — G6: Housekeeping — G7: Author's request — G8: Talk pages

A1: No context — A2: Foreign language (transwikied) — A3: No content/contact attempt — A5: Transwikied — A6: Attack pages — A7: Unremarkable people/groups — A8: Copyright infringement

R1: Missing target — R2: To userspace — R3: Unlikely typo

I1: Redundant — I2: Corrupt — I3: Bad license — I4: No license — I5: Copyrighted, unused — I6: Missing fair use rationale — I7: Invalid fair use claim

C1: Empty — C2: Renamed — C3: Templated

U1: Owner's request

Clinical Medicine Project's suggested article format[edit]

For consistency, the top level headers should be limited to those specified below. The order below is recommended but in some cases it may be appropriate to present the sections in a different order (for example, if a disease is largely eradicated, then the history of the disease may be more important than the symptoms).

There are some basic headings that are essential to any medical condition article – these are indicated with a "*". The other headers may not apply to all articles. More flexibility can be used when using lower-level headings. Where a heading below has a choice (/), pick the most appropriate.

Section title Comments Examples
Classification Describe the varieties of the condition, and explain how they are differentiated.
Symptoms and signs* When possible, wikify the symptom/medical sign.
Causes Etiology is not plain English! Items such as pathogens, genes, or environmental factors may be appropriate in this section.
Pathophysiology/Mechanism The hard bit: discuss the main abnormalities. This section can (justifiably) escalate into technical terms. ...decreased FEV1 in COPD due to bronchial obstruction and/or decreased elasticity.
Diagnosis * Tests commonly performed to establish a diagnosis. Also mention characteristic biopsy findings here. C-reactive protein, X-rays...
Treatment/Management * Discuss and link to the key drugs and drug categories, surgical treatments and other therapies. Acute and chronic aspects of the condition often require different treatments. If aggressive treatment is not always appropriate, consider including watchful waiting as an alternative. Long-term monitoring or frequent check-ups may be required.
Prognosis What is the median survival, what complications can be expected? Be extremely careful when writing about prognosis. Reference every claim, and make sure you understand the data yourself before committing anything to paper. Include simple explanations of any limitations to the data Median survival is 1 year, but some patients may survive up to 10 years.
Prevention/Screening Most of us forget to talk about this enough.
Epidemiology If not touched upon earlier in the article, mention incidence or prevalence, economic and societal impact, sex differences, age groups and other predisposing factors.
History Often this is fascinating. Good resources are for eponymous diseases (Wikipedia:WikiProject Clinical medicine/Writing medical articles#WhoNamedIt see below for template), and good review articles (e.g. NEJM or the clinical reviews in J Clin Invest). Did you know that Hippocrates was aware of the significance of clubbing?
Social Impact Many conditions have a section discussing the impact on the person in society, legal issues, stigma, public heath concerns, etc.
Notable cases This section should be absent in most articles, but when it does exist, discretion should be applied, especially for the living and the recently deceased. Sometimes, this list can expand beyond control and become bigger then the article itself, or it may be hard to acertain if some celebrities really have the condition. An option that might satisfy everyone is to create a separate list article and link it.
References* see below.
See also Links in this section should be used sparingly. If two topics are truly linked, it should be possible to define that relationship with a sentence in the main article, and provide the wikilink there.
External links Links in this section should be used sparingly. If an external link is provided, it is better to tie that link to an assertion in the article, and then use the Reference section instead of the External links section.

Significant international and (English-speaking) national organisations may be included here if they contain useful material to supplement the article. However, their number should be kept in check –Wikipedia is not a collection of links. This is an encyclopedia, not a promotional tool for charities however worthy, nor is it trying to be resource for those seeking help.

Further guidance is available at Wikipedia:External links.