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Senior Resident in the Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata. Fields of interest includes Tropical Medicine, HIV/AIDS, other infectious diseases. Primarily interested in systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
Background: Using face masks is one of the possible prevention methods against respiratory pathogens. A number of studies and reviews have been performed regarding the use of medical grade masks like surgical masks, N95 respirators etc. However, the use of cloth masks has received little attention. Objectives: The purpose of this review is to analy...
Entomophthoramycosis is a rare fungal infection of nose, paranasal sinuses and subcutaneous tissues found in tropical and subtropical region. From India very few cases have been reported. Here we report a case of Entomophthoramycosis due to Conidiobolus coronatus from the eastern India who presented with slowly growing rhinofacial swelling and righ...
Introduction: The global revolution of online social media and connectivity had a tremendous effect on sexual behavior in both developed and developing countries. This global change is influencing the societal structure and existing social principles. Moreover, it has a significant impact on the epidemiology of different infectious diseases, espec...
Background: Fungal infections are a major cause of mortality and morbidity in HIV patients. These infections range from mucosal in- volvements to deep mycoses. Methods: We searched PubMed and EMBASE databases for ran- domized controlled trials (RCT) on triazoles for primary prophylaxis in HIV patients using the search term “HIV AND (fluconazole OR...
Objective: A tetravalent dengue vaccine (CYD-TDV) has been licensed in 2015 and is currently approved in 20 countries. We did a meta-analysis to determine whether CYD-TDV is effective in preventing dengue. Methods: We did a pubmed search to find published papers on dengue vaccine (keyword: dengue AND vaccine AND randomized controlled trial [pt]) a...
Background: Dengue shock syndrome is a serious complication of dengue fever characterized by vascular leakage and disorder of hemostasis. The mainstay of therapy is by intravenous fluid replacement in such cases. However, there has long been a debate about whether crystalloid or colloid solutions should be used during initial management of dengue s...
Introduction: Tuberculosis is a major health problem in immunocompromised patients, but involvement of appendicular skeleton is rare. Tuberculosis may rarely result in synovitis. In such cases other evidences of tuberculosis, such as sputum positivity, chest x-ray find- ings etc. may be absent. The diagnosis may be missed unless there is a high ind...
Objective: Infection with HIV results in progressive depletion of the CD4 T-lymphocytes and the development of multiple opportunistic infections (OI) which is serious cause of concern with regards to the outcome. Methods and Results (Case Report): A 29 year old female was admitted with drowsiness and right sided hemiparesis, inconti- nence of blad...
Is there any good software for detecting plagiarism?
I never needed it myself, but other people might plagiarize while collaborating with me.
How am I supposed to check whether my co-author plagiarized or not?
Is there any good software for it?
Bonus point if there is a free and open source solution.
P.S. what do the universities and other academic institutions use for this purpose?
It seems like it the raw data should be provided to the readers. I can think of some advantages of having access to the raw data
- Verify the authors' findings
- The reader can analyze parts of data to draw his/her own conclusion
- Check for inconsistencies in the data
I can't think of any disadvantages to this requirement. AFAIK some journals require the raw data to be published, but clearly many don't. Why is it so?