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Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the February 2017 GOCE newsletter. The Guild has been busy since the last time your coordinators sent out a newsletter!

December blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 December; the themes were Requests and eliminating the November 2015 backlog. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine editors completed 29 articles. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all who took part.

January drive: The January drive was a great success. We set out to remove December 2015 and January and February 2016 from our backlog (195 articles), and by 22 January we had cleared those and had to add a third month (March 2016). At the end of the month we had almost cleared out that last month as well, for a total of 180 old articles removed from the backlog! We reduced our overall backlog by 337 articles, to a low of 1,465 articles, our second-lowest month-end total ever. We also handled all of the remaining requests from December 2016. Officially, 19 editors recorded 337 copy edits (over 679,000 words).

February blitz: The one-week February blitz, focusing on the remaining March 2016 backlog and January 2017 requests, ran from 12 to 18 February. Seven editors reduced the total in those two backlog segments from 32 to 10 articles, leaving us in good shape going in to the March drive.

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 stepped aside as lead coordinator, remaining as coordinator and allowing Miniapolis to be the lead, and Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators. Thanks to all who participated!

Speaking of coordinators, congratulations to Jonesey95 on their well-deserved induction into the Guild of Copy Editors Hall of Fame. The plaque reads: "For dedicated service as lead coordinator (2014, 1 July – 31 December 2015 and all of 2016) and coordinator (1 January – 30 June 2015 and 1 January – 30 June 2017); exceptional template-creation work (considerably streamlining project administration), and their emphasis on keeping the GOCE a drama-free zone."

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Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Acne vulgaris/archive2[edit]

That was a tough FAC; but, look how much better the article is from when you first started! Thank you for working on such an important topic. Next time you send it up for an FAC please email me and I will post a review again. Once it becomes a FA you are going to have such a huge sense of satisfaction. --My Core Competency is Competency (talk) 13:56, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, Core, but I don't think I'll be resubmitting the article. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 15:39, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
I was looking forward to a renomination. It is an important article. It is worth FA status. So what if it was closed. Happened to me (Lead, Metalloid); happens to other people. Get up and have another go. The objective is to get to the mountain and enjoy the view, never mind the jungle, swamp, and piranha-filled river you have to cross. I have my own projects, articles and RL obligations but am willing to help when I can. At least the pressure is off---I find it a more enjoyable to do editing after an FAC has been closed, rather than during it. Other editors are available to help. Sandbh (talk) 00:18, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
I'm not looking forward to it and I will not be renominating it. I refuse to work with the folks at FAC ever again. I would be willing to work with you again, Sand, but not with most of the others. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 13:34, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

I thought your most recent acne edits were very good! --My Core Competency is Competency (talk) 06:46, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 07:24, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Acne listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Acne. Since you had some involvement with the Acne redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. --My Core Competency is Competency (talk) 19:49, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Not interested, you can have the conversation without me. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 00:45, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Looks like you need one after that epic featured article nomination! You've made great improvements in lots of medical articles, and your work around here is greatly appreciated. Hope you can keep it up after a suitably reinvigorating rest :) Tom (LT) (talk) 01:50, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

On this day, 5 years ago...[edit]

Balloons-aj.svg Hey, TylerDurden8823. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
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WP:MEDMOS[edit]

Per MEDMOS we tend to reference the leads for medical articles. Did someone suggest they be removed? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:22, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes, Sandbh repeatedly requested this on the FAC and talk page stating that it's not typical for FAs to have refs in the lead (though I've seen multiple FAs do this). No one objected when this point was raised multiple times. It doesn't matter to me. If the community feels differently, feel free to rollback the changes I made. It probably warrants further discussion on the talk page but I was being bold. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 04:17, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
MEDMOS actually says "Adding sources to the lead is a reasonable practice but not required", which is not exactly as strong as "we tend to do this". However, because acne is so common, IMO this would be a particularly useful article for the translators to take on, and translators sometimes only translate the lead, so I'd support including them. WhatamIdoing (talk) 05:20, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
It's okay with me. I recommend talking about it on the article talk page so everyone is on the same page. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 05:22, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

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Copper[edit]

Hello Tyler: You said - Is there a reason none of the USDA nutrition tables I'm looking at on various food pages display their copper content? I realize it's a micronutrient that doesn't get the spotlight as often as some of the others but it is still considered an essential micronutrient and deserves mention. Do you have any thoughts about this? Frankly, I don't know why it's not included in the standard WP nutrition template and have always assumed there's a template error prohibiting it to be displayed. Now I feel guilty about not pursuing this. To show the error, I edited the two tables for kiwi that you worked on today, using the alternate "opt-in" code (which works for everything else), but copper still doesn't display, indicating there is coding that prevents it from being shown. Perhaps a request to WP admin about this should be raised. Here's the NAS review discussing copper as an essential nutrient. Let me know if you need further input or support. --Zefr (talk) 14:18, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Nutrition and MEDRS[edit]

Could you give your thoughts about this, please? The editor is debating whether nutrition is governed by MEDRS. I looked through dozens of WT:MED archives and didn't find a specific discussion supporting nutrition as a MEDRS topic, although we all know it does. Issues I raised (or would raise) included:

  1. the lede sentence mentions "maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism", which collectively imply MEDRS
  2. last lede paragraph mentions numerous diseases which result if nutrition is poor or absent, implying MEDRS
  3. DRIs are based on diseases which develop if a specific nutrient is absent, demonstrating MEDRS
  4. the other editor objected when I removed an opinion article which she wanted to use for a lede statement that the nutrition field is only "half-understood" by nutritionists and poorly understood by the public. I can agree to both assumptions, but the NYT article is a survey and opinion, not a MEDRS-quality review.

Or do you feel there would be value in raising this with the community at WT:MED? Thanks. --Zefr (talk) 14:42, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Vitiligo[edit]

I don't get it - talk to who, you or the other guy? where? There is need to show there is another theory even if not yet proved or disproved — Preceding unsigned comment added by Soaringbear (talkcontribs) 18:18, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi Soaringbear, you can talk to me, James, and all other Wikipedia contributors about the changes to the article you're proposing on the vitiligo article's talk page. At the top of the article you'll see a button that you can click where it says "talk". If you go to that page, click new section, and state what change you would like to make to the article, based on what source(s), and why, that will get things rolling. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 06:45, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Undoing is just a click, but, just before, take the time to read the initial (and returned) article's paragraph: Does it make sense as it is written? Is NALP1 the correct name? Has it been introduced elsewhere in the article? Is something widely known? And where are the sources connecting it to the caspases? Are these the correct caspases? Maybe the sentence you deleted included sources? (Anyway, it is just a sentence..) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 5.55.35.230 (talk) 19:47, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi, 5! Yes, I did read your edit before I undid your edit with a click and I have read the original paragraph. You added a sentence about NALP1 so I'm really not sure why you're doubting that (it is mentioned elsewhere in the article already under the subsection "autoimmune associations"). The sentence I deleted did include a source (as mentioned in my edit summary) but it was a primary source (not a secondary source as preferred (see WP:MEDRS) such as a literature review or systematic review/meta-analysis). If you can find a high-quality secondary source to support the content you wish to add, then please feel free to do so. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 20:03, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
5 here! Thank you. If you also read the reference, you would see that, what i wrote, is there noted as "reference" (other people's work that is). Therefore my reference is a secondary source, some people that agree with the result and take it further. The term NALP1 is first time used in the autoimmune section, as you agree, and someone has to say at least that this is a gene. That is why i inserted an intro of some words there. Also, people and wikipedia are not using the term NALP1, but the term NLRP1. Anyway, please feel free to delete all my above comments.
Hi 5, please reread the autoimmune section. I clearly see a place where it says "NALP1". Additionally, the issue wasn't so much what you wrote but the supporting reference you chose. Per WP:MEDRS, secondary sources (e.g., literature reviews or systematic reviews/meta-analyses) are strongly preferred (if you need any help with proper formatting of a secondary reference, please let me know). This [1] is the article you selected and it is a primary reference/original investigation; it is not a literature review. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 16:35, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

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Hello copy editors! Welcome to the December 2017 GOCE newsletter, which contains nine months(!) of updates. The Guild has been busy and successful; your diligent efforts in 2017 has brought the backlog of articles requiring copy edit to below 1,000 articles for the first time. Thanks to all editors who have contributed their time and energy to help make this happen.

Our copy-editing drives (month-long backlog-reduction drives held in odd-numbered months) and blitzes (week-long themed editing in even-numbered months) have been very successful this year.

March drive: We set out to remove April, May, and June 2016 from our backlog and all February 2017 Requests (a total of 304 articles). By the end of the month, all but 22 of these articles were cleared. Officially, of the 28 who signed up, 22 editors recorded 257 copy edits (439,952 words). (These numbers do not always make sense when you compare them to the overall reduction in the backlog, because not all editors record every copy edit on the drive page.)

April blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 16 through 22 April; the theme was Requests. Of the 15 who signed up, 9 editors completed 43 articles (81,822 words).

May drive: The goals were to remove July, August, and September 2016 from the backlog and to complete all March 2017 Requests (a total of 300 articles). By the end of the month, we had reduced our overall backlog to an all-time low of 1,388 articles. Of the 28 who signed up, 17 editors completed 187 articles (321,810 words).

June blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 18 through 24 June; the theme was Requests. Of the 16 who signed up, 9 editors completed 28 copy edits (117,089 words).

2017 Coordinator elections: In June, coordinators for the second half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 moved back into the lead coordinator position, with Miniapolis stepping down to remain as coordinator; Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators, and Keira1996 rejoined after an extended absence. Thanks to all who participated!

July drive: We set out to remove August, September, October, and November 2016 from the backlog and to complete all May and June 2017 Requests (a total of 242 articles). The drive was an enormous success, and the target was nearly achieved within three weeks, so that December 2016 was added to the "old articles" list used as a goal for the drive. By the end of the month, only three articles from 2016 remained, and for the second drive in a row, the backlog was reduced to a new all-time low, this time to 1,363 articles. Of the 33 who signed up, 21 editors completed 337 articles (556,482 words).

August blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 20 through 26 August; the theme was biographical articles tagged for copy editing for more than six months (47 articles). Of the 13 who signed up, 11 editors completed 38 copy edits (42,589 words).

September drive: The goals were to remove January, February, and March 2017 from the backlog and to complete all August 2017 Requests (a total of 338 articles). Of the 19 who signed up, 14 editors completed 121 copy edits (267,227 words).

October blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 22 through 28 October; the theme was Requests. Of the 14 who signed up, 8 editors completed 20 articles (55,642 words).

November drive: We set out again to remove January, February, and March 2017 from the backlog and to complete all October 2017 Requests (a total of 207 articles). By the end of the month, these goals were reached and the backlog shrank to its lowest total ever, 997 articles, the first time it had fallen under one thousand (click on the graph above to see this amazing feat in graphical form). It was also the first time that the oldest copy-edit tag was less than eight months old. Of the 25 who signed up, 16 editors completed 159 articles (285,929 words).

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Merry X-mas[edit]

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Thank you, James! Happy holidays to you as well! TylerDurden8823 (talk) 21:35, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

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GOCE February 2018 news[edit]

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Welcome to the February 2018 GOCE newsletter in which you will find Guild updates since the December edition. We got to a great start for the year, holding the backlog at nine months. 100 requests were submitted in the first 6 weeks of the year and were swiftly handled with an average completion time of 9 days.

Coordinator elections: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2018 were elected. Jonesey95 remained as lead coordinator and Corrine, Miniapolis and Tdslk as assistant coordinators. Keira1996 stepped down as assistant coordinator and was replaced by Reidgreg. Thanks to all who participated!

End of year reports were prepared for 2016 and 2017, providing a detailed look at the Guild's long-term progress.

January drive: We set out to remove April, May, and June 2017 from our backlog and all December 2017 Requests (a total of 275 articles). As with previous years, the January drive was an outstanding success and by the end of the month all but 57 of these articles were cleared. Officially, of the 38 who signed up, 21 editors recorded 259 copy edits (490,256 words).

February blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 February, focusing on Requests and the last articles tagged in May 2017. At the end of the week there were only 14 pending requests, with none older than 20 days. Of the 11 who signed up, 10 editors completed 35 copy edits (98,538 words).

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Thank you[edit]

...for all your improvements to the Vaginal tumors article. I am taking a pause in its improvement and you more than welcome to continue to edit it. I am not certain at this point if other editors have ceased editing it, but my proposed future improvements would be:

  • alphabetizing the entries
  • filling in more epidemiological information
  • there even more tumors than are listed here and I would like to include them some time in the future.

Of course I don't expect you to make these changes, I just wanted to let you know what I think some of the improvements could be. Best Regards, Barbara   01:28, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Reactive arthritis[edit]

Thank you for the copyedit. I was unaware Reiter was a Nazi. I would have assumed that The Guardian of all sources would have used the most correct term, but then again they were quoting Mr Walters who was diagnosed over 20 years ago. Harambe Walks (talk) 01:01, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi Harambe, you're welcome. Many people are unaware of Reiter's dark history and that's why I wanted to make sure it was clear. I am also somewhat surprised at The Guardian, but as you said, it was over 20 years ago and although there were calls to change the syndrome's name at that time, it wasn't yet a well-accepted change. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 16:12, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

How to deal with the GPA page?[edit]

You seem to be on my side in the discussion of GPA, "formerly known as Wegener's" vs "also known as"; as a more-experienced wikipedian, how do you think we should proceed with the GPA page? Myoglobin (talk) 15:47, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi, Myoglobin. If the 2001 editor (I have no idea whether that's Nature or an independent editor who agrees with them and I'll refrain from speculating) continues to try to edit war their proposed change in, then yes, it would be worth mentioning this to an administrator since it's not acceptable editorial behavior. It's unacceptable conduct to edit war this material in after repeated explanations in edit summaries since the current language was the accepted for years and their bold edit was reverted per WP:BRD. They should prove community consensus before trying to put the change in. Personally, I think the change is nonsense. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 15:49, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the quick reply. Are you saying that we should do nothing and wait for consensus? It seems that the only editors agreeing with Natureium are unregistered; how does consensus policy deal with that situation? Myoglobin (talk) 16:03, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
Since you just opened the RFC, I would give it a bit of time. I do find it suspect that the only editors on Nature's side of the issue are unregistered. If they continue to edit war the material in during the RFC, then we will have to escalate this but I suggest raising the issue on the Wikipedia Wikiproject Medicine page to solicit other opinions if you're truly interested in seeing what the community consensus is for this RFC. If you would like assistance doing this, please let me know and I can help you. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 16:10, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
I'll give it a week and then decide what to do based on the RFC results (if there are any). Do I need to re-explain the argument for "formerly" within the RFC, or am I not allowed to comment as the one who started the RFC? Myoglobin (talk) 16:29, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
It's usually good practice to summarize the issue when initiating an RFC. I have pinged several other Wikipedia editors who were involved in the last discussion of this topic five years ago to see if they will weigh in. You are certainly allowed to comment on the RFC even if you started the RFC. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 16:31, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
It's been a while since the last comment on the GPA talk page; should I remove the RFC? Myoglobin (talk) 20:14, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
Hi Myoglobin, I've been a bit busy in real life so I haven't had time to respond until now. I wouldn't remove the RFC just yet but I think it's nearing the end since the conversation isn't really going anywhere and I don't think 2001's proposed change has been supported by any clear demonstrable consensus and it should remain as is. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 06:24, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
Perhaps remove the RFC in about a week? Myoglobin (talk) 13:28, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
Myoglobin, I think it's time to close the RFC. There's no further progress in the discussion with the single IP user. The difference in opinion is irreconcilable but they have not proven consensus for their proposed change to overturn well-sourced language/information. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 04:25, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

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Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

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Ref says[edit]

"Treatment of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus includes removal of precipitating drugs (if possible) and sometimes initiation of thiazide diuretics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or both."

Does not mention that correcting hypercalcemia will correct the hypernatremia due to nephrogenic DI. Can you provide a ref for that? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 05:03, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Absolutely, standby for more info... TylerDurden8823 (talk) 23:56, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 23:12, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

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June 2018 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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Welcome to the June 2018 GOCE newsletter, in which you will find Guild updates since the February edition. Progress continues to be made on the copyediting backlog, which has been reduced to 7 months and reached a new all-time low. Requests continue to be handled efficiently this year, with 272 completed by the end of May (an average completion time of 10.5 days). Fewer than 10% of these waited longer than 20 days, and the longest wait time was 29 days.

Wikipedia in general, and the Guild in particular, experienced a deep loss with the death on 20 March of Corinne. Corinne (a GOCE coordinator since 1 July 2016) was a tireless aide on the requests page, and her peerless copyediting is a part of innumerable GAs and FAs. Her good cheer, courtesy and tact are very much missed.

March drive: The goal was to remove June, July and August 2017 from our backlog and all February 2018 Requests (a total of 219 articles). This drive was an outstanding success, and by the end of the month all but eight of these articles were cleared. Of the 33 editors who signed up, 19 recorded 277 copy edits (425,758 words).

April blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 15 through 21 April, focusing on Requests and the last eight articles tagged in August 2017. At the end of the week there were only 17 pending requests, with none older than 17 days. Of the nine editors who signed up, eight editors completed 22 copy edits (62,412 words).

May drive: We set out to remove September, October and November 2017 from our backlog and all April 2018 Requests (a total of 298 articles). There was great success this month with the backlog more than halved from 1,449 articles at the beginning of the month to a record low of 716 articles. Officially, of the 20 who signed up, 15 editors recorded 151 copy edits (248,813 words).

Coordinator elections: It's election time again. Nominations for Guild coordinators (who will serve a six-month term for the second half of 2018) have begun, and will close at 23:59 UTC on 15 June. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible, and self-nominations are encouraged. Voting will take place between 00:01 UTC on 16 June and 23:59 UTC on 30 June.

June blitz: Stay tuned for this one-week copy-editing blitz, which will take place in mid-June.

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Ref[edit]

Which ref supports this [2]? Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 10:42, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

My access to PubMed articles is very limited at the moment. MKSAP mentioned this and had a citation to a series in the International Journal of the AIDS Society. [3] (supports new diagnosis of psoriasis as a marker for new HIV infection). This older article supports this statement [4] and this newer review article [5]. If you want to modify it, that's fine since my access is currently limited. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 20:22, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for fixing my changes on the Barrett's Esophagus! I'm still getting used to the markup and references are particularly complex!

Most, most, most appreciated.

Best. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.111.128.45 (talk) 13:25, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

You're welcome! =) TylerDurden8823 (talk) 14:17, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for all the work you do simplifying Wikipedia's medical articles. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 23:49, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, James! TylerDurden8823 (talk) 00:11, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Polymorphism (biology)[edit]

This could use your copyediting expertise, if you are interested. So much work to do, all the time! Jytdog (talk) 01:35, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

Sure, I'll take a look. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 04:53, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

Sean Conley[edit]

Hi TylerDurden8823 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physician_to_the_President Here is a Reference I just found for Sean Conley https://thedo.osteopathic.org/2018/05/navy-veteran-do-is-serving-as-president-donald-trumps-physician/ If you can read it and help me add Acting on his page and the Physician to the President page that would be great. Thanks and I look forward for your responce.96.36.68.29 (talk) 16:58, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

Cranial electrotherapy stimulation[edit]

Hi,

Could you please advise why you changed this article? Please provide reasons. The article still appears very opinionated and vague at the same time.

Regards,

JM Jeanmb1 (talk) 10:29, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Jean, the only edit I made was the inclusion of a few wikilinks to make the reading experience easier for readers. I did not alter any of the content and I did include a brief edit summary (WL is an abbreviation for wikilink). Have a great day! TylerDurden8823 (talk) 15:23, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

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Inquiry from a Public Relations Representative for electroCore on Updating Wikipedia Articles[edit]

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My name is Matt Nemet and I am a Public Relations professional at GCI Health, a firm specializing in healthcare. One of our clients, electroCore (a commercial-stage bioelectronic medicine company), has expressed interest in increasing patient awareness on vagus nerve stimulation as a treatment for headaches, and views Wikipedia as a valuable outlet to focus on as they market gammaCore Sapphire (a non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator). The company’s current focus is in multiple conditions, including cluster headache and migraine.

In 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released gammaCore for the acute treatment of pain associated with episodic cluster headache in adult patients, and this year, the FDA cleared gammaCore for the acute treatment of pain associated with migraine headache in adult patients. However, we would also like to bring to your attention a recent review of cervical vagus nerve stimulation for the treatment of primary headache disorders, published in the Journal of Pain Research on August 27th.

We know that Wikipedia users depend on active and reputable editors for reliable content. We also felt that given your previous efforts editing Wikipedia pages on cluster headache and migraine, you might be interested in considering this review to include up-to-date information on vagus nerve stimulation and/or gammaCore on relevant Wikipedia pages, such as vagus nerve stimulation for example.

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ACP[edit]

See American College of Pediatricians - AAP is indeed reliable (but arguably not a valid primary source per WP:UNDUE), however, this content gave parity to the American College of Pediatricians, a fringe group. Guy (Help!) 19:18, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I agree about the ACP. Guy, you threw out the baby with the bathwater with that edit. Those sources were added years ago. I have no issue with removing the ACP part but there was a separate reference from the actual AAP rather than the ACP that was removed with it. Please be more specific with your edit summaries in the future; it was unclear from "primary source" since that's what was said so it made things unclear. I have fixed it. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 19:40, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

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For fixing the mistake I made when rolling back Antisemitism in Islam. I have looked over that action and realized that it was unneeded, and that "terrorism" is neutral in that context. Thank you. InvalidOS (talk) 11:34, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
I didn't actually undo it. I self-reverted. I just accidentally clicked rollback by mistake. Mouse problems. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 16:57, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

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Noted, thank you for clarifying, Guy! TylerDurden8823 (talk) 02:20, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

CMTBard[edit]

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Gout, and others[edit]

Thanks for tidying my edits - my wiki markup learning continues! The article about gout has got quite a few issues, not least ancient references of, in some cases, dubious quality. I'm going to update them with some more robust and current ones. Some of the content is poor quality and the structure repetitious ('diagnosis' seems to appear twice, for instance), so I'll have a look at this too when times allows. Thanks Fortnum (talk) 06:20, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Response[edit]

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Describing the qualifications of Stamets[edit]

Could you review and comment on this RfC, please? Many thanks. --Zefr (talk) 15:34, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

September 2019 GOCE Newsletter[edit]

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Revision Coenzyme Q10[edit]

@TylerDurden8823: Thank you for your Revision of Coenzyme Q10 as of 04:42, 14 October 2019, where you Undid revision 921138753 by me of the paragraph in the article, Coenzyme Q10, that read, "In the Free radical research article titled Coenzyme Q10: absorption, tissue uptake, metabolism and pharmacokinetics the authors opined that "CoQ10 has a fundamental role in cellular bioenergetics" that "CoQ10 is also an important antioxidant" and that "Animal data show that CoQ10 in large doses is taken up by all tissues including heart and brain mitochondria. This has implications for therapeutic applications in human diseases, and there is evidence for its beneficial effect in cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases."[1]

I was wondering (1) how was the article Inadequately sourced as it was publish in US National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health - National Center for Biotechnology Information (maybe because it was from the Free Radical Res Journal and it is not a good source?), (2) how would it help to take it to talk if it is flawed?

References

  1. ^ Bhagavan, Hemmi N; Chopra, Raj K (2006). "Coenzyme Q10: absorption, tissue uptake, metabolism and pharmacokinetics". "Free Radic Res"[jour] / US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health - National Center for Biotechnology Information. 40(5) (May): 445–53. doi:10.1080/10715760600617843. PMID 16551570. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
When you have a chance: What do you think of these studies (a) https://www.pharmanord.com/history-coenzyme-Q10-research (Pharma Nord), (b) https://ubiquinol.org/clinical-studies, (c) http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productid=107&pid=33&gid=000295 (Kaneka North America LLC), (d) https://openheart.bmj.com/content/2/1/e000326 (Cited by 42 · Related articles)(BMJ Publishing Group Ltd & British Cardiovascular Society), (e) http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/pharmacy/currentstudents/OnCampusPharmDStudents/ExperientialProgram/Documents/nutr_monographs/Monograph-coenzyme_q10.pdf (Natural Medicines comprehensive database. Goldenseal monograph/U.C. Denver), (f) https://www.nature.com/articles/1002138 (Journal of Human Hypertension), (g) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5807419/#!po=1.06383 (Frontiers in Physiology), (g) https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-coenzyme-q10/art-20362602 (Mayo Clinic)
I agree the use of CoQ10 is still to some/great extent in the research stage, but there does seem to show its usefulness i) such as in a randomized trial of 20 children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia or non-Hodgkin lymphoma where the results reported that CoQ10 decreased the harmful effects of doxorubicin on the heart (National Cancer Institute); ii) such as CoQ10 supporting heart health (Published Research-Kaneka North America LLC); iii) such as CoQ10 being a powerful antioxidant that fight free radicals, which radicals damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death, with researchers believing free radicals contribute to the aging process, as well as a number of health problems, including heart disease and cancer; iv) such as clinical studies showing that people who took daily CoQ10 supplements within 3 days of a heart attack were less likely to have subsequent heart attacks and chest pain (Penn State Hershey Medical Center); v) though perhaps needing more study, such a meta-analysis showed that, compared to HF patients in the placebo group, patients treated with CoQ10 achieved a better ejection fraction, stroke volume, cardiac output, cardiac index and end diastolic volume index (BMJ Publishing Group Ltd & British Cardiovascular Society); vi) such that CoQ10 Q10 (doses of 100-200mg/day) have favorable effects when taken with heart failure drugs, that it can provide rapid protective effects in patients with AMI if administered within 3 days of the onset of symptoms, vii) such that high doses appear to slow the progressive deterioration of function in early Parkinson’s Disease when compared to placebo, etc. (Jonathan Reilly, U.C. Denver, Natural Medicines comprehensive database. Goldenseal monograph); viii) such as causing lower diastolic and systolic blood pressures (Journal of Human Hypertension); ix) such, at least, that deficiency in CoQ10 and its associated antioxidative activity can significantly increase the level of oxidative damage, so seems clear that supplementation with CoQ10 improves mitochondrial function and confers antioxidant protection for organs and tissues affected by various pathophysiological conditions, and the ability of CoQ10 to protect against the release of proinflammatory markers provides an attractive anti-inflammatory therapeutic for the treatment of some human diseases and in aging (Frontiers in Physiology)
This topic is beyond my expertise and time allotment, so please don’t involve me with an extensive discussion — you seem better equipped to modify the Coenzyme Q10 article as you see fit. I hope the additional information helps. Best regards Quaerens-veritatem (talk) 08:15, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

A great rescue![edit]

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GAN for Fibrothorax[edit]

Hello! So, that absentee nominator who nominated Chylothorax also put up Fibrothorax for GA; I've reviewed it, but, again, no response from the nominator. If you'd be interested in saving the day again, I'd be glad to work with you a second time—but you're certainly under no obligation to do so! I just wanted to extend the invitation, since you were so helpful on the previous review. Either way, thanks! -Bryan Rutherford (talk) 14:05, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

Sure, I'm happy to take a look and see if I can rescue it! TylerDurden8823 (talk) 08:09, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

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HIV/AIDS denialism[edit]

I have reverted the edit back to "medications" - I agree with your interpretation. Considering reporting this user... this is not typical civil behavior on Wikipedia... Your thoughts? Spyder212 (talk) 03:25, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

I completely agree. Thank you for reaching out and for helping with the HIV/AIDS denialism article. I've never seen someone object so vociferously over a relatively minor detail. It reeked of WP:OWNERSHIP issues. Yeesh. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 03:27, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
There have been similar WP:OWNERSHIP issues before. See Talk:Hagarism#"Reception"_section and here. 2601:243:2200:60E:6160:C50C:98AD:AE31 (talk) 16:59, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

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Kidney vs renal[edit]

Why pick that particular word to change? I mean, you are content with "azotemia" and "pyometra," but "renal" is the final straw? You'd have to literally rewrite the entire article to eliminate medical jargon, and "renal" is not really jargon- it's a pretty common term, and was already defined in the article. If a person goes to a vet, that vet is going to say renal, not kidney. So having consistency is not a bad thing. This really isn't that deep, but just a weird hill to die on. MarialeegRVT (talk) 17:29, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

Renal is definitely medical jargon. I can tell you from real-life experience that numerous lay people have no idea what that means. I never said I'm okay with "azotemia" or pyometra". This is just what I'm focusing on currently on this particular pass. I'm not combing every single article for all medical jargon currently (though historically I have done a lot of that as well). This is just low-hanging fruit to fix along with hepatic for liver, etc. I will certainly continue to remove medical jargon in the future, but this particular jargon issue is very widespread on Wikipedia. There are others I have corrected too. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 20:13, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

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WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors 2019 Annual Report[edit]

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