Top 10 Articles versus Science Avalanche & Science from a Tweet
Since the first issue of Neuropenews, we have published the TOP 10 Scores for the neurological publications published in the previous two years. The last EFNS-ENS-NEUROPENEWS is therefore presenting the TOP 10 rated papers published in the years 2011 and 2012. We have decided to publish the TOP 10 for the year 2013, beside the fact that the number of quotations received [that are the basis of the TOP 10 rating] are below 30 for the first positions and just over 10 for the last five positions. This decision was prompted by a reflection on our “fishing” system. In fact, 10 over 10 of the TOP 10 papers for the year 2012 belong to the same Journal, i.e. Neurology, as well as 10 over the 12 TOP 10 for the year 2011. For the year 2013, so far, 8 over 10 papers belong to Neurology, too. This appears to us in a contrast with our choices for “Science Avalanche” and for “Science from a tweet”, that were selected from other scientific journals.
An easy explanation is that the key word for the TOP 10 selection was “CLINICAL NEUROLOGY”. But it could be not irrelevant to ask ourselfs, and our readers as well, if it could be more in keeping with the developments of modern neurology to add other key words to our research net. Such as “NEUROSCIENCES”, “STROKE”, “CORTEX” or others.
Do our readers have suggestions for the Neuropenews crew?
The two papers that we would like to select out of the monthly “Science Avalanche” for our readers are the following publications:
1) Ebinger M, Winter B, Wendt M, et al; Effect of the use of ambulance-based thrombolysis on time to thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA; 2014 ; April; 311; pag 1622-31. The use of an ambulance equipped with a CT scanner, point of care laboratory, and telemedicine connection resulted in decreased time to treatment without an increase in adverse events.
2) Bryan RN et al; Diabetes duration, severity associated with brain atrophy. Radiology, April 2014. This report shows that, contrary to common clinical belief, type 2 diabetes may not be directly associated with small vessel ischemic disease, but with brain atrophy, theredore “.. for every 10 years of diabetes duration, the brain of a patient with diabetes looks approximately 2 years older than that of a non-diabetic person, in terms of gray matter volume.”.