User talk:Will Blake

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Breast Implants[edit]

Hi WIll! Thanks for your input on the BI article. It is interesting that there was no increase in brain or breast cancer, but still an increase in lung cancer - without a difference in smoking rates among the groups (that is important for obvious reasons). I wonder what the rate of recurrant breast cancer is among those women who who had had reconstruction (as opposed to cosmetic augmentation) v. women who did not have reconstruction. Would that show a difference, as a result of difficulty seeing the cancer on mammograms? I also would like to see the rate of rupture on older implants when mammograms are used. I know that mammograms can rupture implants, but generally those are older implants. If you have any info on this, please share it.molly bloom 16:23, 15 April 2006 (UTC) PS are you a fan of william blake?

Thanks for the note. I'm impressed how much effort you put into the complications while I was asleep. Are you using a book or are you in the industry? I think your comments are fair. To answer your specific points:
  • Breast reconstruction with flaps does not alter the rate of cancer recurrence or the outcome of the recurrences that do occur. Data from MD Anderson: Langstein HN, Cheng MH, Singletary SE, Robb GL, Hoy E, Smith TL, Kroll SS (2003). "Breast cancer recurrence after immediate reconstruction: patterns and significance". Plast Reconstr Surg. 111 (2): 712–20; discussion 721–2. PMID 12560692. 
  • I have never seen evidence of rupture caused by mamography. There are a few reports in the literature but no idea of what the rate may be - LOW though.
  • I do love William Blake and here in Melbourne we have a collection of his watercolours at the National Gallery of Victoria. They are from the songs of innocence and songs of experience.

Will Blake 00:12, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Ah another William Blake fan! Great poet and artist. I have been to Sydney when I worked internationally, but never Melbourne. I loved Sydney. Some of the most down-to-earth friendly people I have ever met were in Sydney.

And the city is gorgeous. I will never forget it.

Those are interesting articles. It does make sense that metastases were less likely to develop in patients with subcutaneous tissue recurrence than in those with chest wall recurrence. However, my question was whether women who were reconstructed with breast implants had any different recurrence rate than women who were not (or who had trans flap). Perhaps I worded my question poorly.

How do you explain improvement[edit]

I am curious, since you seem to think that silicone implants are perfectly safe...how do you explain the improvement in women who have had them removed? And do you follow women for 10 or 20 years to see how their health fares? MollyBloom 15:00, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

Don't know where the word 'perfectly' comes from but, to answer your question, I don't know how your experience fits in. I know about your results, illness and improvement but, to me, it's anomalous. I'm not sure global policy should be based on such anomalous experiences. (And yes I do see 10 and 20 year follow ups.) Will Blake
I see you mind is closed. Interestingly, peer reviewed studies show that women DO improve after explant. I would think that even if PS don't care a whit about their patients, they might at least have some intellectual curiosity. This has been quite an experience for me, and has changed my opinion of doctors, for the worse.MollyBloom 01:25, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Also, the rate of rupture with mammogram is not that low, especially with older implants.MollyBloom 18:00, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Merge query[edit]

been doing a little wikification but these articles are on the same topic: Oxygen-haemoglobin dissociation curve and Oxygen-dissociation curve. how do I merge them? Will TALK 10:07, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Merging and moving pages gives a pretty good description of the process. Use {{helpme}} again if you have further questions.--Commander Keane 10:17, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Censoring[edit]

Is there any other way of censoring our problem? I do not believe this is the spirit of Wikopedia. It is an open source encyclopedia, and editors are invited to participate, within the rules of Wikipedia. I would appreciate it if you would not call me names, also. Let's be civil towards each other, okay?MollyBloom 20:13, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

MCOTW[edit]

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Please watch[edit]

Please watch amygdala. Thank you. Koalabyte 02:10, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Aortic dissection[edit]

Please have a look at this. Aortic dissection is a featured article candidate. Thanks. NCurse work 14:55, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

MCOTW[edit]

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WP:MED[edit]

Hi,

the main page of WikiProject Medicine has just been redesigned, comments are welcome! Please consider listing yourself as a participant.

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 23:52, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

--thanks Will TALK 14:14, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Medicine/Dermatology task force[edit]

I wanted to know if you (or any friends of yours) are interested in dermatology, and would be willing to help me with the WikiProject Medicine/Dermatology task force? Kilbad (talk) 14:05, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Cardiology task force[edit]

Cardiology task force[edit]

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T.F.AlHammouri (talk) 12:47, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Your opinion is wanted[edit]

Please provide your input here on the legitimacy and desirability of accepting external links in relevant Wikipedia articles to MedMerits, a new and freely accessible online resource on neurologic disorders. Presto54 (talk) 03:04, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Melbourne meetup[edit]

Hey all, just a reminder that there's a meetup tomorrow at 11am in North Melbourne. There are more details at the meetup page. Hope to see you tomorrow! SteveBot (talk) 05:11, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Wiki Med[edit]

Hi

I'm contacting you because, as a participant at Wikiproject Medicine, you may be interested in a new non-profit organization we're forming at m:WikiMed. Our purpose is to help improve the range and quality of free online medical content, and we'll be working with like-minded organizations, such as the World Health Organization, professional and scholarly societies, medical schools, governments and NGOs - including Translators Without Borders.

Hope to see you there! Anthonyhcole (talk) 05:32, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Meetup invitation: Melbourne 26[edit]

Hi there! You are cordially invited to a meetup next Sunday (6 January). Details and an attendee list are at Wikipedia:Meetup/Melbourne 26. Hope to see you there! John Vandenberg 07:06, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

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Bendigo workshops 2013[edit]

Can you help? Wikimedia Australia will be holding an introductory training day for editing Wikipedia and related projects. With support from La Trobe University and Bendigo Community Health Services, it is for health information professionals across the region. It will also be open to other information community groups as well (regional historic societies, librarians and the like). The workshop is on Thursday, February 21, at Latrobe University Bendigo. If you can help, please contact Leighblackall or Peterdownunder, or register directly at the Wikimedia page.--Peterdownunder (talk) 23:45, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)[edit]

The Wikipedia Library gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. Because you are signed on as a medical editor, I thought you'd want to know about our most recent donation from Cochrane Collaboration.

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