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Wouter, wat dacht je van wat tekst op je userpage? Groetjes. JFW | T@lk 15:25, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

About List of teams and cyclists in the 2005 Tour de France

The page Talk:List of teams and cyclists in the 2005 Tour de France is getting quite heavy, primarily caused by your riders' table, I guess. Since we have already agreed on a (different) design, it seems ok to delete it - but it wouldn't be polite to do it without asking you first :-) -Fred Bradstadt 18:53, July 26, 2005 (UTC)

Yes, that's OK with me :-) --WS 19:24, 26 July 2005 (UTC)


Hi! You showed support for Asthma, this week's Medicine Collaboration of the Week. You are invited to help improve it! — Knowledge Seeker 18:41, August 3, 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for your work on the first Wikipedia:Medicine Collaboration of the Week! I'm quite proud of how much the article improved, and I hope we remain an active force, improving medical articles on Wikipedia. — Knowledge Seeker 02:42, August 5, 2005 (UTC)

Fungal pneumonia

Thanks for creating the page on fungal pneumonias, Wouterstomp.—Encephalon | ζ | Σ 08:25:37, 2005-08-13 (UTC)

Carcinogenesis on WP:MCOTW

Hi! You showed support for Carcinogenesis, this week's Medicine Collaboration of the Week. You are invited to help improve it! — Knowledge Seeker 00:30, August 17, 2005 (UTC)


I have had a go at the pneumonia investigation section (see entry in talk page) as this was very much written from a medical textbook/hospital approach, whereas most cases are treated in the community. Hence most cases (in UK) get no investigations, sputum culture often done, Xray less frequently and the rest rarely. The original was shorter, but not what a patient (ie wikipedia viewer) might typical expect. Please do have a look at my edit and change if structure/english needs improving, I really wont mind :-) David Ruben 19:58, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

I have put the bits about diagnosis together, so it is now about hospital as well ass community. --WS 20:19, 17 August 2005 (UTC)


What sources are you using for pharmacokinetics edits, such as this? JFW | T@lk 23:24, 29 August 2005 (UTC)

The Farmacotherapeutisch Kompas (Dutch, great resource) Thought you would have known about it... :-) --WS 23:28, 29 August 2005 (UTC)

I just threw out my copy for lack of space. Is all the data available on the website? In that case all hope is not lost. The British National Formulary is often a bit concise. JFW | T@lk 21:38, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

Farmacotherapeutisch Kompas --WS 21:49, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

Medical record

There is a suggestion to merge Medical record, that you have previously contributed to, with Medical records. There is a big difference between what makes up an individual clinical record (history, examination, investigations, correspondence) and all the administrative/legal aspects (keeping, disclosing vs confidentiality, auditing of records). Merging may may create an article that is too long, but separately the names are too cofusingly similar. There is also some comments about moving the details of examination to Physical examination. Please click on here if you would like to contribute to this discussion. David Rubentalk 23:46, 27 September 2005 (UTC)

Multiple sclerosis on WP:MCOTW

Hi! You showed support for Multiple sclerosis, this week's Medicine Collaboration of the Week. You are invited to help improve it! — Knowledge Seeker 03:54, 6 October 2005 (UTC)

Pneumonia on WP:MCOTWPneumonia on WP:MCOTW

Hi! You showed support for Pneumonia, this week's Medicine Collaboration of the Week. You are invited to help improve it! — Knowledge Seeker 05:00, 13 October 2005 (UTC)


This article has now been extensively copyedited by a number of users. I hope you now consider the quality high enough to support the article. --Oldak Quill 14:08, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

Bounty Board

Greetings. You've recently been involved with working on get articles up to featured status, so I wanted to let you know about a new page, Wikipedia:Bounty board. People have put up monetary bounties for certain articles reaching featured status - if the article makes it, the bounty lister donates the stated amount of money to the Wikimedia Foundation. So you can work on making articles featured, and donate other people's money at the same time. If this sounds interesting, I hope you stop by. – Quadell (talk) (bounties) 13:36, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

Nice idea. Just drop a note here when there are medical articles listed. --WS 14:41, 28 October 2005 (UTC)



I have seen you adding good stuff to both the HIV and AIDS articles (amongst others). I thought you'd like to know that AIDS has been nominated for a Medicine Collaboration of the Week and we could do with your support and help in making the AIDS article of decent quality for December 1, 2005. Can we count on your support? --Bob 18:21, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Compromise proposal on Template:Suicide

I have a possible solution to the dispute on Template talk:Suicide#Compromise proposal. When you have time, take a look at it and note your possible assent or not in the appropriate section. Thanks! — Phil Welch 22:38, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Nursing care plans on VFD

They are all on VFD: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Nursing care plans. I appreciate your help in this matter. JFW | T@lk 18:15, 7 November 2005 (UTC)


I understand that both yourself and User:InvictalHOT contributed to Pneumonia. I just want to say that you both did an amazing job! Please, keep up the good work :-) Ta bu shi da yu 05:41, 19 November 2005 (UTC)

Prostate cancer on WP:MCOTW

Hi! You showed support for Prostate cancer, this week's Medicine Collaboration of the Week. You are invited to help improve it! — Knowledge Seeker 01:40, 22 November 2005 (UTC)

Emergency department

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Hi, have run out of time to work quite so intensely on human iron metabolism for a while--but in a quick search didn't find siderosis in Up-to-Date list of iron overload syndromes... I think that the syndrome formerly known as "Bantu siderosis" is now "African iron overload" in these parts (US) anyway for reasons having to do with the South African politics of the term "Bantu" --dx is apparently a combination of genetic and environmental factors, I'll try to broaden that last paragraph enough to include it. Ultimately we also need to update the iron overload page to expand more of the non-hemochromatosis causes. Brief web search shows siderosis as defined as the result of inhalation of iron particles. Would appreciate any other info you might have. Thanks for the kind words and for the review. Joewright 22:28, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

I just quickly looked for another disease related to iron metabolism, so siderosis might not have been the best example :-) This article has a list of probably better examples. --WS 23:14, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
The question is, should this article have all the related diseases, or should it try to link out from a list? My idea about the closing was just to have a brief bit about the clinical significance of the basic science discoveries... but perhaps the iron diseases should be a bigger part? Let me know what you think. Also, I put a request for review here--is this being used at this point, or is there a better place to get medical-ish folks to take a look? Also, inspired by your note I revised the hemochromatosis bit on African iron overload and created an African iron overload stub, so it was a good example for generating some other stuff, at the very least! Anyway, along the lines of the implicit nature of your question re: broadening the clinical portion--It looks like the definition of siderosis from the example of transfusional siderosis cited in the article above is really, acquired iron overload--which leads me to think maybe it would be better to do a genetic overload/acquired overload part of the metabolism article.

thanks--Joewright 01:27, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

The most effective place to get peoples attention would be the doctors' mess I think. Also to get more general feedback from non-medical people, you could put it on peer review (and who knows, even turn it into a featured article). About the article: I don't think the article needs to cover all related diseases, but mentioning more than just one and some general info about diseases related to iron metabolism would be nice. Btw. do you know about the medicine collaboration of the week? Your help would be greatly appreciated on it. --WS 00:49, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

Human chromosome pages

Hey, I've noticed you've started adding some human chromosome stubs and it just struck me that you could add a nice template at the bottom of each stub/article (if you fancied it) so that people could navigate amongst the chromosomes easily. A bit like a football 'succession' box, (see Bobby Robson for a good example!). I know zero, zip, nada, nothing about human chromosomes but it seemed like a good idea and I'd certainly be interested in seeing it! Besides that, looking forward to learning more! Budgiekiller 20:09, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

How about this?: --WS 20:17, 12 December 2005 (UTC)
You rock my world! Suits me! Budgiekiller 20:19, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Naming system

I see you have done a lot of work on molecular and cell biology related articles. We have to find a standart way to reffer to the gene and the protein names. Could you take a look at the Abreviations section in the talk page of Molecular and cellular biology project? Your opinion would be appreciated. -- Boris 04:49, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

PPOX Article

Yeah I'm the one who reported it as copyvio. I know it is a government source and technically we should be able to copy-paste those here. But the terms of use at are incompatible with wikipedia. QBorg 21:52, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

According to [1] it is all public domain. If that is not true, there is a problem for many medical pages on wikipedia. --WS 21:56, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
I think the problem is that compile informations from different sources and the copyright to those is not owned by them as they seem to say on [2] Both pages seems to be contradictory thought... QBorg 22:25, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Hand Surgery

Hello! The content of your article is confusing - does it relate to surgeries that are performed on the hand or surgeries that are carried out by hand as opposed to endoscopic, for example? As a potential researcher, I am confused about this issue as you have laid it out. Regards, -- (aeropagitica)  18:14, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

It is about surgery performed on the hand. The content indeed needs to be improved, as I just took a paragraph from the plastic surgery article as a start. --WS 18:21, 4 January 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your nomination. I lgadly accept it. Currently my internet connection is broken at my home and I have little time, but I will answer the question on the nomination page next week. --WS 14:27, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

So would you prefer for the actual vote to be delayed until next week? That probably makes more sense, as you should be able to rapidly respond to questions being posed to you by voters. Let me know. JFW | T@lk 21:12, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

Yes (I hope it is fixed then :-) . --WS 11:11, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
It is fixed now. So let the votes begin... :-) --WS 20:05, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Your RM

Please clarify your requested move. —Nightstallion (?) 08:28, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

You helped choose {{subst:IDRIVEtopic article}} as this week's WP:ACID winner

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Hi, I noticed that you added a page called "TP53" at the end of December last year, covering the gene/protein p53. There is already an excellent entry for "p53" which is why is changed your page into a REDIRECT to the page "p53" which seems to cover all and more that you write about. Hope you don't mind. SvenskaJohannes 20:56, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

I know about the p53 article. I created TP53 as an article for the gene rather than the protein, but indeed most contents were the same although with a little different emphasis. I don't really know if they should have seperate articles. --WS 21:02, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, I reverted the change. If you want to do this, first merge all contents from TP53 into p53. --WS 21:06, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

PMID citation bookmarklet

I gave the bookmarklet a shot in Firefox 1.5 -- it works very nicely. Regarding the problem you're experiencing with it (the fact that it treats the last number in the URL as the PMID when it should really be using whatever is after "list_uids="), I'm no JS whiz, but here's what I'd use to fetch the pmid:

 var url = '';
 var uid = url.match( /list_uris\=(\d+)/ ) ) {
 if( uid ) alert(uid[1]);

Cheers, David Iberri (talk) 00:21, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Compared to me you are a whiz ;-) --WS 11:47, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
Heh, thanks. Glad to help. --David Iberri (talk) 12:11, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

I was recently asked if there was information or a guidebook anywhere that would help a user understand how to locate a reference article and insert the reference to it. I was going to direct the user to the discussion on your bookmarklet for the PubMed tool but Clinical Medicine's talk page was recently archived. Given that this is an ongoing tool to help with medical articles, I have copied and reorganised the details into the Project's front page under the section about references, here. I think any improvements to the explanation or the javascript should be as edits, rather than as a sequential series of entries seen in a talk page's discussion. David Ruben Talk 04:38, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Cleaning up my mess at list of diseases

Thanks for cleaning up the mess I made at diseases. I was so focused on creating the list and numbering that I completely forgot to update this info. --Reflex Reaction (talk)• 03:15, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you too. The list was so large it made my browser crash several times. --WS 17:42, 18 January 2006 (UTC)


If you have time, please take a look at my concerns about the Article Improvement Drive nomination of Cold War posted here. Thanks. 172 23:23, 18 January 2006 (UTC)


Congratulations! It's my pleasure to let you know that, consensus being reached, you are now an administrator. You should read the relevant policies and other pages linked to from the administrators' reading list before carrying out tasks like deletion, protection, banning users, and editing protected pages such as the Main Page. Most of what you do is easily reversible by other sysops, apart from page history merges and image deletion, so please be especially careful with those. You might find the new administrators' how-to guide helpful. Cheers! -- Cecropia 20:58, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! --WS 21:01, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Gefeliciflapstaart. Bezem ze! JFW | T@lk 21:14, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations. --Arcadian 00:43, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
Well done David Ruben Talk 01:59, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
Congratulations! Wikipedia will be well-served with you as an administrator! — Knowledge Seeker 05:07, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks to all! --WS 20:58, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Tooth development FAC vote

I am very, very late for this. Almost embarassingly late. Nonetheless, I did want to thank you for your vote of support for Tooth development as a Featured Article. Seeing the article on the front page was extra bonus, but again I most thankful! - Dozenist talk 20:54, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Picture moving

I have just moved Cephalexin to its International Nonproprietary Name of Cefalexin (as per naming of other cephalosporins on wikipedia) and also cut out the verbosity of USA direct marketing literature warnings. However the picture used of the molecule is Image:Cephalexin.png. Is there anyway to move or rename pictures in wikipedia (there is no 'move' box in my browser's left-frame as there is for articles) ? David Ruben Talk 12:10, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

There is no easy to move images. They have to be deleted and uploaded again under a different name. See Wikipedia:Image use policy#Image titles and file names --WS 16:30, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Cystic fibrosis on WP:MCOTW

Cystic fibrosis, which you voted for, has been selected as the Medicine Collaboration of the Week. You are invited to help improve it! — Knowledge Seeker 04:49, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Nutrition is Science Collaboration of the Week

Hi, you voted for this article, and it won. Maybe you can help to improve it... See you there! - Samsara contrib talk 13:51, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

how do you do that?

"WS 16:18, 19 February 2006 (UTC)"

how do you do the "WS" thing? Dposse 16:46, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Preferences -> user profile -> nickname. --WS 16:52, 19 February 2006 (UTC)


Beste Wouterstomp,

Al enige tijd is er een Nederlandstalig chapter in oprichting, te vinden op . Dit wordt de Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland (VWN). Je kunt je interesse om lid te worden van deze vereniging hier aangeven.

Deze vereniging gaat eind augustus/begin september een Wikimedia Conferentie in Nederland (WCN) houden, volgend op Wikimania in Boston, gedeeltelijk erop inspelend middels een aantal discussiegroepen. Om iets dergelijks te organiseren is imput erg gewenst. Dus als je wilt meehelpen, of als je interesse hebt om bij een dergelijk evenement aanwezig te zijn, geef dat dan aan op nl.wikimedia. Ik hoop daar snel je imput tegemoet te zien! Met vriendelijke groet, effeietsanders 21:36, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Venipuncture article

I noticed you thought there should be information on other blood collection systems than Vacutainer in the venipuncture article. I've been working on both the phlebotomy (modern) and venipuncture articles, and I'd appreciate it if you could supply your own knowledge of other systems. I live in the U.S., and I have only used the Vacutainer or Vacutainer compatible vacuum tubes and syringes to draw blood. BrianGCrawfordMA 17:28, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Here in the hospital we use vthe vacutainer system as well, so I don't know much about other methods, but I will look it up. --WS 12:46, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

“Medicine” on MCOTW

After a bit of inactivity, Medicine has been selected as the new medicine collaboration of the week. I am taking the unusual step of informing all participants, not just those who voted for it, since I feel that it is important that this highest-level topic for our collaboration be extremely well-written. In addition, it is a core topic for Wikipedia 1.0 and serves as the introduction to our other articles. Yet general articles are the ones that are most difficult for individuals to write, which is why I have invited all participants. I hope it isn't an intrusion; I don't make plan to make a habit of sending out these messages. — Knowledge Seeker 02:16, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Hallo daar

Ole amigo met de sombrero. Hopelijk heb je het goed gehad in Mexico. Zou je de gelegenheid hebben om een kijkje te nemen op de arbitratiecommissie-pagina? Er wordt gebakkeleid :-). JFW | T@lk 23:19, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Hey, ja prima naar mijn zin gehad, Mexico is echt een ontzettend mooi land. Nu net terug, verhuist en aan mn coschappen begonnen in Deventer (heb nog geen internet thuis, dus zal voorlopig niet zo heel vaak hier te vinden zijn). --WS 12:26, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

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Thank you for participating in the Michael Woodruff peer review. As regards your suggestion, I'm trying to track down a photo of Woodruff. If you have access to one, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again! Cool3 19:56, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

By the way, I'm not sure your leave message link works, it takes you to user talk:Davidruben. If that's intentional, sorry for my confusion. Either way thanks Cool3 19:56, 12 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for spotting that! Copied that part from his talk page, I wonder how many messages he got from it :-) Sorry but I can't provide you with a photo. --WS 20:02, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Michael Woodruff has now become a featured article. Thanks for helping improve it to that status. Cool3 20:08, 18 May 2006 (UTC)


Ik heb me scheelgezocht naar een goede bron over de i-kanalen waarop ivabradine zou moeten aangrijpen. Welke bron heb jij gebruikt voor deze correctie? Ik ben erg benieuwd. OMIM gaf niet thuis.

Hoe staat het verder, overigens? Wanneer beginnen je co-schappen? En hoe was Midden-Amerika? JFW | T@lk 22:47, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Ah, ik had je reactie niet gelezen (op deze pagina). Laat me horen hoe het gaat met de co-schappen, en of je het Verenigd Koninkrijk nog komt bezoeken te zijner tijd. Mogelijk zijn we deze zomer een weekje in de Achterhoek. JFW | T@lk 22:57, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
In het geneesmiddelenbulletin dat altijd bij medisch contact zit, stond een stukje over de registratie van ivabradine, daar heb ik het uitgehaald, veel meer dan dit stond er niet vermeld over de ionen kanalen. Coschappen bevallen prima, ben alweer bijna klaar met psychiatrie, binnenkort dermatologie en daarna interne. Wil de optie om een nog eens naar Engeland te komen ter zijner tijd zeker open houden, bedankt. Groetjes. --WS 23:08, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
Ih kanalen worden vermeld in dit onderzoek trouwens, de 2e referentie in het artikel. --WS 23:13, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Het geneesmiddelenbulletin! Deksels, het bestaat dus toch nog! In het VK heeft de overheid net de subsidie for het "Drugs & Therapeutics Bulletin" stopgezet, de lokale tegenvoeter van het Gebu. Ikzelf ontvang het niet.

Psychiatrie was vast interessant. Ik bracht 6 weken door in een gesloten afdeling, waar mijn favoriete patiënt (een schizofreen met veel negatieve symptomen en nul ziekteinzicht) bilaterale otitis externa ontwikkelde omdat hij zijn hoofdtelefoon niet wilde afzetten. Hij kreeg zulke interessante berichten via zijn muziek, direct aan hem gericht!

Waar doe je interne? Het is verbazend hoe moeilijk het is om dermatologie goed te leren. Wij hebben met de regelmaat van de klok patiënten met merkwaardige erupties, maar niemand weet precies wat je ermee aanmoet. Een huisarts vertrouwde me ooit toe: "Dermatologie bestaat uit twee ziektebeelden: de uitslag waar je steroïden opsmeert, en de uitslag waar je geen steroïden opsmeert." JFW | T@lk 13:42, 28 May 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for expanding Selective immunoglobulin A deficiency. I haven't had time to put much effort into it, and I'm glad to see that anyone's even read it, let alone joined in editing.  — JVinocur (talk • contribs) 13:20, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

AIDS as featured article main page appearance

hi there. in case you missed it, i thought you might like to know AIDS is appearing on the main page as a featured article on June 15th (this month). if you could, it'd prolly help to have someone keeping an eye out for vandals specifically on that date, since as of right now there is at least one vandalizing a day since it's FA status. now would also be a good time to copyedit it before the big slam on its main page day. :) JoeSmack Talk 16:32, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Medicine portal

Hi! Sorry, but I reverted your change in medicine portal, because the portal is featured candidate and the voters asked me to put topics box to a higher position. Thanks. NCurse work 05:26, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Cystic fibrosis

Sorry, I was out of town and away from any real ability to edit over the weekend. I agree about your CF intro points and will change them tomorrow. Sometimes I feel there is a conflict between requests for more beautiful language and medical precision. I guess that's the way it goes! InvictaHOG 03:28, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

I just went ahead and fixed it up tonight. Let me know what you think! InvictaHOG 03:39, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Wouterstomp!

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Dear Wouterstomp/Archive 1, thanks for so much for your early support during my recent request for adminship. While we haven't collaborated too much on medical articles, I look forward to working with you on more articles in the future. I also look forward to playing with shiny new buttons when I get back. Thanks again my friend -- Samir धर्म 07:40, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the Welcome

Thanks for letting me know you're there. I'm still struggling with navigation, and with the editing process, but learning fast. I've kind of set "Laparoscopy" as my next target; it's pretty weak. Topnife 22:38, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

I looked at a "Bariatric Surgery" search, which reflexes to "Bariatrics". However, the page is almost entirely about bariatric surgery! Bariatrics is a vast area of non-surgical knowledge, and should have its own page, separate from Bariatric surgery. I'm not sure how to do this, and I am not cognizant of bariatric medicine, sufficient to write a page about it, but I could create a basic stub page, which would allow it to be expanded by an appropriate contributor. Topnife 01:50, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
I just stumbled onto this discussion, and was going to mention Template:Splitsection as a place to consider starting, but I see on Talk:Bariatrics that the two articles were only recently merged together! So you should probably discuss it there if you're serious about this.  — JVinocur (talk • contribs) 02:09, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
I think there's no doubt the sections should be split into separate topics, and I noticed too that they were recently merged, which was a mistake. However, in order to split them, it will require a rewrite of a whole new section on bariatric medicine, which gets short shrift on the current page. As a bariatric surgeon, I'm less than a strong believer in the alternative field, and probably not knowledgeable enough to write more than a basic starter page. I'm also very new at editing, and not sure how to go about splitting the pages. Topnife 15:53, 22 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I wouldn't have merged them, personally. But I think at this point, if you want this to happen, you're etiquette-bound to reconsider the issue as a group so as to reach consensus. After that, we can try to dig up someone to help with the technical details.  — JVinocur (talk • contribs) 21:27, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Gastric Bypass Globalization

I appreciate that Wikipedia is a global resource (one does tend to forget). However, it will be difficult to globalize the section on Centers of Excellence, because there is no international counterpart, yet. Bariatric surgery originated in the USA, and the ASBS was the founding professional organization. Overseas surgeons initially became members of ASBS, and then the International Federation for Surgery of Obesity was formed, with national member societies in many countries. IFSO was initially an offshoot of ASBS, and as an ASBS member, I am a member of IFSO. Many foreign surgeons continue to maintain a membership in ASBS, in addition to their own national societies and IFSO.

I can put in a paragraph about IFSO, and a link to their website [3], which is operated as a subpage of a privately operated info website out of Austria, by Dr. Karl Miller [4]. It does not even have a listing of member surgeons, except national society officers. It has no referral service - surgeons must list with the parent site, for a fee. I'll inquire further next week, at the ASBS annual meeting.

Center of Excellence is a new concept even in the USA, and there is no counterpart, to my knowledge, in other countries. However, the Medicare adminstration has already endorsed the concept, by limiting re-imbursement only to designnated centers. Other insurance is sure to follow, and the concept is certainly valid, but the justification is complex and probably beyond the scope of WP. Topnife 15:50, 22 June 2006 (UTC)


Do you have references to add for the two extracts from NINDS you added to Parkinson's disease? It might be public domain, but it's still good practice to cite them. If I'm jumping the gun and you were already planning to add them, feel free to slap me about. --GraemeL (talk) 22:44, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Done. --WS 13:40, 25 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. --GraemeL (talk) 15:35, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for TS help

Thanks for the help on Tourette syndrome. I made one small adjustment: putting back the internet archive link to the AAFP article (rather than the direct AAFP link), just in case they ever take down the article -- it will always be on the internet archive. Is that OK? Thanks again, Sandy 16:51, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

WS, I noticed you switched treatment and prognosis, which is a subject that has come up in other conversations about the TS article. I think (? can't recall for sure) that the medical article guidelines indicate that the order can be changed when indicated. My concern about the order of the sections is that, unless one understands the optimistic prognosis for most persons with TS, the context is not clear for most of the treatment decisions. In this case, I think the optimistic prognosis has to be established first, in order to understand the typical "wait and see" approach to treatment. Let me know if you disagree: I'm hard at work trying to tie up the loose end in the article (still doing a major rewrite of Prevention/Screeing so that I can work in ADHD, OCD comorbid issues, and wish that Encephalon would show up with his PANDAS rework), so let me know if you see other weaknesses I need to address. Thanks so much for the help!! Sandy 16:41, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
Never mind, I figurd out how to make it work, and stuck with the recommended order. Thanks again. Sandy 01:45, 30 June 2006 (UTC)


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AS article

Thanks, once again !! Sandy 21:16, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Aortic dissection

Please have a look at this. Aortic dissection is a featured article candidate. Thanks. NCurse work 14:54, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

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Thanks for the QT interval image! Sfisher 19:32, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Proposed merge at P53

Hi there. I've proposed a merge of TP53 into P53. I see from the history of TP53 that you reverted a redirect with this edit, saying that the articles should be merged. Would you like to comment here? Thanks. Carcharoth 15:12, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Done. --WS 20:59, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Chest X-ray image

In the article Radiology the chest x-ray picture was not substantiated. Can you add in a new one? "00:29, 31 July 2005 Wouterstomp (Talk | contribs) (added chest x-ray picture)" Bejnar 23:49, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

The image I added was deleted from wikicommons because "This file is under a license that does not allow unrestricted commercial use". I couldn't find another one, maybe someone else can add one. --WS 19:37, 21 July 2006 (UTC)
I replaced it with a different one. --WS 19:46, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

The new and third article on Legionnaires' disease

I am writing to you because, in the past, you have contributed to the article Legionellosis and therefore might be interested in the following:

Wikipedia has had two existing articles for quite a while named Legionella and Legionellosis. About two months ago, User:Noigel2000 started making changes to both these articles with no prior discussion on the talk pages. When his changes got edited, he became quite perturbed. After quite a bit of discourse, (during which his need to use proper Wiki syntax and guidelines was pointed out to him), he became even more perturbed. He made a number of derogatory remarks about other editors and about Wikipedia, and kept insisting that his Internet website (devoted to Legionnaires' disease) was the best source of information and better than anything in Wikipedia.

Finally, Noigel got tired of having his edits to the two existing articles corrected and of being admonished for some of his remarks. So he wrote a third, completely new article entitled Legionnaires' disease. It is composed entirely of material taken directly from the many pages on his Internet web site. He made absolutely no attempt to "Wikify" the article. There are no references, no external links (with one exception, a link to his web site), no embedded Wiki links, poor organization, no use of Wiki section headings, etc. In my opinion, he is using Wikipedia as a billboard for his web site (and I admit that I am biased, because I do not like his attitude).

Please read these two pages from his website: [5] and [6]

Here is a direct copy of his self-introduction from his User talk:Noigel2000 page: "Who am I or what am I. Some call me a Legioneela Advocate, Others a Legionella Nut or Legionella Fan some stronger than that."

Do you think that this third article by Noigel is really needed? Please let me know what you think. - mbeychok 18:06, 21 July 2006 (UTC)


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... for the welcome. As you suspected, I'm a physician. Look forward to working on the Wikiproject on clinical medicine. Nice to meet you. MastCell 21:08, 11 August 2006 (UTC)


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Great article! When I was a medical resident, I was having difficulty landmarking a thoracentesis, so I grabbed the FAST machine (no trauma going on) and tried to locate it. Found the pleural efffusion, but the director of the ER found me (as a trauma came in the interim), and we had to have a chat about "appropriate use of hospital resources"... doh. Cheers. -- Samir धर्म 00:10, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! You don't happen to have some hemoperitoneum ultrasound images laying around for the article, do you? --WS 21:38, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
CT I think I can find. May take a while to get the patient consent for release, but I'll work on it. -- Samir धर्म 11:07, 22 August 2006 (UTC)


I added the line you requested to the caffeine article regarding the treatment of caffeine intoxication, but I'm not a physician... If you have a minute, would you take a quick look at it and sanity check it for me? Cheers! – ClockworkSoul 03:59, 20 August 2006 (UTC)


Hi: I apologise; you are correct. I have arranged to have my incorrect comments expunged.--Anthony.bradbury 20:35, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

No problem. --WS 20:38, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks again

For your input on the "acute myeloid leukemia" page. Much appreciated. MastCell 22:25, 21 August 2006 (UTC)


Dag Wouter,

ben je eigl een Belg of een Nederlander? Maakt niet uit, je krijgt sowieso dit:

Congratulations! Knowingly or not, you have created a requested article (survival rate) listed on Portal:Medicine. Therefore, you get a cookie Smiley.png !

:-p --Steven Fruitsmaak (Talk) 12:37, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Haha, bedankt! Ben Nederlander trouwens, jij? Belg? --WS 22:14, 2 September 2006 (UTC)


Thanks a lot for performing the move. As for the image, that's usually my solution (albeit a time-consuming and incomplete one) to the redlinks: the second I see a drug article missing a pic, I create a structural diagram and upload it (though the clomethiazole one's not mine). Thanks again, Fvasconcellos 22:11, 2 September 2006 (UTC)


I, ClockworkSoul, hereby award you with the EMC² Barnstar for all of the time and effort that you put into helping to raise caffeine to featured article status! – ClockworkSoul 15:24, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

As you probably know, caffeine has at last been promoted to featured article status. Thank you for all of the time and effort that you put into raising my beloved article to its current level of quality. Cheers! – ClockworkSoul 15:24, 5 September 2006 (UTC)


Dag Wouter,

The main page of WikiProject Medicine has been redesigned. Comments are welcome, and please consider listing yourself as a participant.

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As you can see from the Talk:Schizophrenia page, User:Returnoftheman, whose POV label for the page in question you restored, is the (second) sockpuppet of a permanently banned user by the name of User:Etaonsh, banned for racism, homophobia, extremely offensive behavior etc. In spite of your status, I will therefore allow myself to revert your restoration. Please check with the other admins and ArbCom members involved in this case if you have a problem with that. Ebbinghaus 22:52, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

No problem, I didn't restore it, that was already done. I only removed the "hello" added to the infobox by an anonymous user. You probably want to talk to User:Returnoftheman instead of me. --WS 22:56, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I did, and I was called "Hitler's biggest fan". :-) The edit history seemed as if you were restoring the label; I'm very sorry if I misread this. Ebbinghaus 23:05, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

TS Review

To Dwaipayanc, Xyzzy n, Wouterstomp, Wikipedical, TimVickers, Arcadian, NCurse, TedE, Jkelly: to all who have helped me develop the article Tourette syndrome, I was hoping you'd have a new look. Jkelly has checked the images, I've asked Tony to do a thorough copyedit to polish the prose when he has time, and I've completed the referencing and expanded the Screening section. I think I've done all I'm capable of, and would appreciate any new input you may have. Sandy 23:55, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

WS, Thanks for the vandal watch on TS :-) Sandy 19:59, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

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The edit to Artery you reverted seems perfectly good. I have reninstated it. f you know that it is wrong or something please feel free to remove it again.Dolive21 12:24, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

As far as I can see, a random Y and E were inserted into the text. How does that make a good edit? --WS 12:29, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Ophthalmology work

Thanks for helping out with the requests. As I am adding information, some inevitable work of referencing and copyediting is being moved to the appropriate spots on the Todo list. Would appreciate some inputs & help there :-) Cheers!! EyeMD 10:46, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Coincidentally, I am currently doing my ophthalmology rotation :-) --WS 16:46, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Immune system

Hi, I just wanted to comment on your edit to Immune system. There have been several discussions on the talk page about this very topic. Because the general compontents are nearly identical, it would be safe to say that this article focuses primarily on the immune system of mammals, but not just humans. Also, there is some mention of plants and eukaryotes in the innate section; putting human in the description only confuses the reader. I have planned on creating a seperate article for plant immunology/defense, but I think that the consensus was that host defense in lower organisms was outside the scope of the article. I would certainly welcome any help you have to offer though, in creating a plant defense (bacterial defense, ect..) article, I have to admit my knowlegde of this are is woefully inadequate. Cheers--DO11.10 17:58, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Ah, ok. I have no knowledge at all about the plant immune system. I have added mammal to the start of the article. --WS 21:05, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Rasagiline mesylate

Hi, I thought I should let you know I'm turning Rasagiline mesylate into a redirect to Rasagiline. I guess you didn't see the page was already there :) I hope you don't object, if you do just tell me. Thanks, Fvasconcellos 16:35, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Nope, I missed it :-) Great work. --WS 21:43, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

TS infobox

WS, thanks so much for the addtions to Tourette syndrome; I had actually left those two off because they are *exceedingly* inaccurate and misleading (for reasons I've never understood, and which people in TS circles have been trying to get changed for years). Would you mind if I deleted that addition? Thanks, Sandy (Talk) 14:47, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

ugh, I just had another look at the OMIM entry and was reminded of just how bad it is - I don't understand who is responsible for maintaining those entries at NIH, but it is way off. Sandy (Talk) 14:49, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Ugh again - the diseases DB has still not updated to DSM-IV-TR, which was published SIX years ago, so it's outdated and useless. Sandy (Talk) 14:51, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
The OMIM entry is very well referenced, so even when you think it is not completely accurate, it still is a great resource for finding more information. I will take your word for it that it is not as good as it should be, but what is actually specifically so bad about it? --WS 14:57, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
LOTS wrong with it: there have been very long Usenet discussions about it, involving respected TS physicians and professionals. Rather than lay it all out on your talk page, should I detail it all on the article talk page? The diseases DB is more straightforward, since it's six years outdated. It's always been a mystery why the NIH fact sheets are so well maintained and accurate, yet the OMIM entry is not - maybe maintained by an entirely different group of people? Sandy (Talk) 15:00, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
I started to outline problems on the talk page, but the fundamental problem is that the OMIM database gives undue weight to old Comings' research, and his research didn't even enjoy the wide acceptance of his peers when his research was new -- he wrote an entire book which details his problems in getting his work accepted and published, and he self-published via his own press, Hope Press. Let me know your thoughts on whether we should delete those two entries from the infobox - thanks! Sandy (Talk) 18:49, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

MCoTW changes

Hi, you moved the old nominations to a subpage, but I wanted to let them stay before we have at least five nominations. MCOTW works like SCOTW. NCurse work 20:29, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Before, the nomination date was used and it would require two more new votes every time to stay one or two weeks longer. But with the lack of activity on mcotw lately, you system might as well work better now. --WS 20:33, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
The procedure I explained is also written down in the voting section on the mcotw page. Perhaps we should discuss this on the mcotw talk page instead of here? --WS 20:35, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

It doesn't mean a problem, just we should use the same system. Yes, a discussion would be useful. NCurse work 20:40, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

No problem :-) It would be nice if the mcotw could be reanimated a little. --WS 20:43, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Could we talk about it now on IRC somewhere? It'd be easier. NCurse work 20:47, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Never used IRC before, but I am now on #wikipedia under the user name ubuwu. --WS 20:54, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Ok, I'm there. NCurse work 21:01, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Amount of lymph passing through thoracic duct

Hi, I saw that you added the following to thoracic duct a while ago: "In an adult, the thoracic duct transports up to 4 L of lymph per day." Would you have a reference for that? I'm asking because I find widely differing numbers on the net and I don't have access to anything authoritative right now. In [7] it says 3 L, in [8] it says 2.1-2.8 L, and in an online anatomy lecture [9] the professor said 1 L. Thanks and cheers, AxelBoldt 23:56, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Actually, I made that edit somewhere in 2005, more than a year ago, so I am not quite sure how I came to that number and I can't provide a reference for that :-( --WS 01:19, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
Ok thanks, I'll keep hunting. AxelBoldt 16:29, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Subpage created from MEDMOS move

Dag Wouter,

Ik heb een nieuwe subpage gemaakt van uw userpage, nl User:Wouterstomp/Bookmarklet. We hebben wat feedback gekregen op WP:MEDMOS, en om dit wat te off-loaded heb ik dit maar naar uw userpage verplaatst, hopelijk is dat ok voor u. Mss kan je het nog wat verbeteren.

grtz, --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 21:29, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

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I would like to congratulate you for creating Wikipedia's 1,500,003 article - Raine syndrome. So close yet so far.. ;) Michaelas10 (Talk) 20:03, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! --WS 20:40, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Choroid plexus papilloma

Hey what do you think about Choroid plexus papilloma now? Not a bad start. Ernst Stavro Blofeld 10:54, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the effort, but inserting copyrighted material is not allowed on wikipedia. You can only copy text from other websites if it is released in the public domain. --WS 14:42, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

FA nomination for Bacteria

Hi there. I've nominated this page for FA. Your comments or corrections on its nomination page would be very welcome. TimVickers 23:43, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

An editor has made some major changes to this article, could you please return to the FAC and provide some feedback on whether or not these are an improvement? TimVickers 21:18, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

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I already did this, see the question above from your colleague. --WS 22:20, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Hallo Wouterstomp!

Hello Wouterstomp,

As I can see that you are a Dutchman, could you please assist in the Translation from Dutch to English of the article Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum, as its a poor article and could be better,


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I made a start and added an image :-) --WS 17:19, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

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Bronchogenic carcinoma?

Hi. In my opinion, bronchogenic carcinoma should redirect to lung cancer. Please comment here. Thanks. Axl 10:47, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

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Bedankt voor de info! Kzal direct eens gaan kijken...--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 22:53, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Early prostate cancer antigen-2

Greetings -- I'm trying to source the Early prostate cancer antigen-2/EPCA-2 article you created last September, but I can't find anything in PubMed or any other database. Do you know if it goes by another name? I can find sources for "Early prostate cancer antigen/EPCA" without a "2", but nothing with the number. --Arcadian 03:57, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

The best I could find right now is this. It seemed to be promising when I read it, but if there can be found nothing more about it perhaps the article should be deleted. --WS 16:40, 11 March 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for looking in on the cholangiocarcinoma article and working on it. MastCell Talk 16:28, 20 March 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for your comments on the FA nomination on cholangiocarcinoma. I tried to address them; please take a look and see what you think. MastCell Talk 00:14, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

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I was thinking, It would be convenient if you could add a "access date" feature to your User:Wouterstomp/Bookmarklet. So that it automatically adds access dates when you format the studies from pubmed. Is that possible?Wikidudeman (talk) 12:30, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

I don't think the access date is relevant for articles, they don't change, they are the same no matter what date you accessed them. Anyway if you want that feature you should ask User:Diberri, it is his website which does the actual formatting. --WS 22:31, 13 April 2007 (UTC)


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Zeg Wouter, wat is de bron voor de bewering that CA19-9 afhankelijk is van de Lewis fucosyltransferase? Ik ben op PubMed wezen snuffelen, maar met weinig succes.

Hoe gaat het verder? Je moet inmiddels toch wel een AGIO-plaats hebben veroverd ergens? JFW | T@lk 21:29, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Specifiek natuurlijk de kwestie dat Lewis negatieve mensen met pancreascarcinoom geen verhoogde CA19-9 spiegel hebben. JFW | T@lk 21:34, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
Het ligt waarschijnlijk iets ingewikkelder en is niet alleen afhankelijk van fucosyltransferase, maar: "~7% of the population are Lewis-negative and have undetectable concentrations of CA 19-9 regardless of the tumor burden" PMID 9895338 (zie ook PMID 3166398 PMID 9458099 en nog een heel aantal andere)
Ben ondertussen bezig met mn laatste coschappen, daarna moet ik mn keuzecoschap en onderzoeksstage nog doen en dan ben ik rond juni volgend jaar klaar... dus die opleidingsplaats moet nog eventjes wachten. Verder alles prima. --WS 23:15, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Dank. Zal proberen het artikel te verrijken met PMID 9895338. Ik was vergeten hoe lang de co-schappen duren. Ben je van plan om je Wikipedia-activiteit op je curriculum vitae te vermelden? Ik heb dat wel gedaan, en ook op mijn MTAS-aanmelding. Tijdens het sollicitatiegesprek voor mijn nieuwe baan kwam dit in gunstige zin te berde.

Wat ga je doen voor je onderzoeksstage? JFW | T@lk 07:55, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Autism epidemiology

Your recent edits to Autism made several nice changes, but I have some qualms about some of them:

  • The following text was removed with the comment being only "removed untrue statement":
Autism's incidence, despite its advantages for assessing risk, is less useful in autism epidemiology, as the disorder starts long before it is diagnosed, and the gap between initiation and diagnosis is influenced by many factors unrelated to risk.
But this cites Newschaffer et al. 2007, a high-quality source. Here is a direct quote from that source:
The most commonly reported measures of autism frequency are point prevalence or period prevalence. Incidence rates, despite their theoretical advantages for studying risk, are of more limited utility in autism epidemiology because not only is autism diagnosis distal to disease initiation but also time between initiation and diagnosis is likely influenced by a wide range of other factors potentially unrelated to risk. Cumulative incidence, however, may be informative for descriptive epidemiologic studies of birth cohorts.
The point is an important one, so if the Autism statement doesn't reflect the source accurately, then let's fix it, not remove it. You can find a more discussion on this issue at Talk:Autism/History as of 2007 July 31 #usefulness of epidemiological statistics.
It is impossible to say in general whether one specific statistical measure is useful or not, it all depends on what purpose you use it for. In the context of that specific article, that deals mostly with causes and risk factors, incidence is less useful than prevalence indeed. But that does not justify including that sentence here. --WS 23:40, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Prevalence estimates for related disorders were removed, using the argument that these statistics belong in Autism spectrum disorders. But these estimates are also useful here, to give readers a feel for how common autism is compared to closely related disorders. There is some dispute about whether Autism should be separate from Asperger's (this is discussed in Autism #Classification) and PDD-NOS is often just autism with a symptom or two missing. So the prevalence estimates for these related disorders are relevant and interesting information here.
These prevalence rates are of course all interesting, but as I said, I think the specific rates of all of them don't belong here. Autism spectrum disorders (which needs some drastic improvements) is the best place to compare rates of the different disorders. --WS 23:43, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
  • The terminology "real prevalence" was introduced. I don't see why this change is needed. Epidemiology does not have a standard notion for "real prevalence"; there is just "prevalence".
That is mentioned twice more: some of the observed increase in autism in California was real and real changes in autism's prevalence.. I just wanted to make clear the difference between the estimated prevalence and the actual "real" prevalence, as earlier it is discussed that prevalence rates have increased..
  • The word "warning" was replaced by "the first", resulting in the sentence "Parents usually notice the first signs in the first year or two of their child's life." with the comment "parents don't experience 'warning signs'". But the original sentence didn't say parents experience warning signs; it said they notice them, with the implication (which I thought was a clear one) that they notice them in their children. Perhaps the sentence could be reworded for clarity, but its current version is worse than the earlier one, since it repeats "the first" in a confusing way.
I just don't think the concept "warning sign" is appropriate here. Few parents will have a notion of what a warning sign is, they rather notice some things about their child that make him different. A warning sign sounds more like something a doctor would use. But indeed this could be reworded better. --WS 23:54, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

I sense that you're still editing so I'll stay out of the water for a bit until things settle down. Thanks for taking a interest in the article; it's always a pleasure to see high-quality editing. Eubulides 23:27, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I hope it gets featured soon. --WS 23:56, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
Good point about location. I copied this section's contents to Talk:Autism #Autism epidemiology (with minor wording changes to change "you" to "WS" and so forth) and will follow up there when I have the time. Eubulides 01:56, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

HELP RE: Medial collateral ligament

For us non-doctor types, about 90% of the world, which side is which? You need to help us out:

Lateral collateral ligament to the inside; Medial collateral ligament to the outside????

I am guessing because I have NO idea.

Someone needs to add this to the articles.

Thanks, IP4240207xx 20:34, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

PS: My knee hurts!

Medicine Collaboration of the Fortnight

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Thank you for having written the triclocarban article--less than 15 hours after I mentioned my request on the Wikiproject Medicine page! ( 04:43, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

PMID bookmark citation tool problem

I seem to be having a problem with the citation tool of the bookmark tool that you made. I copied it the exact way as described on the page for it but it seems to have stopped working within the past few weeks or so. Please check to see if you can help me fix it. Thanks. Wikidudeman (talk) 22:13, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for notifying me. I have fixed it (the pubmed abstract url's had changed). --WS 14:57, 14 September 2007 (UTC)
It seems to have stopped working again. Wikidudeman (talk) 18:30, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
It works for me right now. --WS 20:03, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
I am clicking it and nothing is happening. Try pasting the code from the page into your bookmark to see if that they are different. Wikidudeman (talk) 20:08, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
It is the same and it still works. What browser are you using and what is the url of the pubmed abstract from which you try to use it? --WS 15:59, 18 September 2007 (UTC)
It started working again...Wikidudeman (talk) 16:21, 18 September 2007 (UTC)


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AAS expert opinions.

I disagree Wikidudeman (talk) 20:14, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Diabetes Mellitus 1

It doesnt matter if aspirin isnt a part of the standard treatment. It still has to be mentioned, because it is still a solution like all the other treatments. Skele 17:02, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion of 2q37 deletion syndrome

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I apologize for this notice appearing on your talk page. I mistakenly used the prod button on twinkle after merging a page you created (paradote) into paracetamol, instead of creating a redirect (which I did shortly thereafter). It's late at night for me over here, so I think I'll probably head to bed soon before I do something else silly like that. You can delete the notice from your talk page if you want to. However, as the creator of the page, if you still think the article should stand on its own, please let me know- I decided to merge it based on the fact that it had not been expanded for quite some time, and that it seemed more relevant to Paracetamol.CrazyChemGuy 00:57, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Chromhidrosis article

This article (Chromhidrosis) that you started appears to be almost entirely stolen from . Isn't plagiarism disallowed on wikipedia? It is nowhere near cited properly and is far from fair use. See WP:FU for details. I propose this article's deletion for this reason unless someone chooses to update/modify it heavily. From the copyright notice at eMedicine:

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I have nominated this at Wikipedia:Copyright_problems/2007_October_14/Articles for review. If you have express permission for this article's use on Wikipedia, please provide appropriate proof. --Jpp42 09:35, 15 October 2007 (UTC) oops, found the template I should have used:

User:Wouterstomp pointed out that he wasn't the creator of the copyright-violation version of the article. Sorry about my mis-attribution of this. WS, perhaps you can help in fixing it if you have time - I am not a subject matter expert here and you clearly are. Jpp42 22:04, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for fixing this up! Jpp42 01:14, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Primary immunodeficiency

Hallo daar. Mag ik je verzoeken om een vlugge blik op primary immunodeficiency? Ik zie dat je hebt gewerkt aan een aantal van de relevante artikelen, en was benieuwd of je nog suggesties had. JFW | T@lk 17:20, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Ik zou ook graag je mening hebben met betrekking tot de discussie on WT:CLINMED. We bespreken een aantal belangrijke veranderingen. JFW | T@lk 10:15, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Cancer of unknown primary origin


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Herpes zoster

I want to apologize about my edit summary on this edit, "try to be more specific while staying within the context of the cite." When I reread what I wrote, I realized it could be interpreted to comment about the improvement that you had just made to the wording. That was not my intent. My summary should have said, "I am trying to be more specific while staying within the context of the cite." In other words, I was trying to make a further improvement in the wording, and in the edit summary I omitted the phrase that made it clear I was summarizing my edit. I am embarrassed I wrote it poorly, as I think your edits have been very helpful and reasonable. Ward20 (talk) 21:39, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

No problem. I didn't interpret it that way and I think your edit was very constructive. --WS (talk) 22:44, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Cordectomy

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Happy (Old) New Year!

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Two weeks too late, you say? Not in the Julian calendar!
Here's hoping the new year brings you nothing but the best ;) Fvasconcellos (t·c) 01:45, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

The design of this almost completely impersonal (yet hopefully uplifting) message was ripped from Riana (talk · contribs)

Survey request

I need your help. I am working on a research project at Boston College, studying creation of medical information on Wikipedia. You are being contacted, because you have been identified as an important contributor to one or more articles.

Would you will be willing to answer a few questions about your experience? We've done considerable background research, but we would also like to gather the insight of the actual editors. Details about the project can be found at the user page of the project leader, geraldckane. Survey questions can be found at geraldckane/medsurvey. Your privacy and confidentiality will be strictly protected!

The questions should only take a few minutes. I hope you will be willing to complete the survey, as we do value your insight. Please do not hesitate to contact me or Professor Kane if you have any questions.

Thank You, Sam4bc (talk) 01:14, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Medicine Featured Topic Task Force proposal

Hey Wouterstomp, I've just set up a proposal for a new task force in the WikiProject Medicine called FTTF, or the Featured Topic Task Force. We aim to create a featured topic for medicine, most likely to do with an infectious disease of some form (the proposals so far include polio and bacterial infections in general) and become the first medical featured topic. The proposal can be found here and further discussion can be found at the bottom of the WikiProject Medicine talk page. I've very much appreciate your comments and possibly support of such a proposal, if you'd be willing to take part! —CyclonenimT@lk? 13:39, 19 August 2008 (UTC)