Daily Archives: January 28, 2013


Author: Ann Weinacker Women are generally under-represented in many academic medical settings. Through a brief commentary on this issue, the present article discusses possible explanations for this under-representation as well as potential solutions. Issues examined include women in leadership positions, attrition out of academic medicine, salary imbalance between men and […]

Still a man's world, but why?


Author: Stephanie L Go You are the attending intensivist in a neurointensive care unit caring for a woman five days post-rupture of a cerebral aneurysm (World Federation of Neurological Surgeons Grade 4 and Fisher Grade 3). She is intubated for airway protection and mild hypoxemia related to an aspiration event […]

Pro/con debate: Should PaCO2 be tightly controlled in all patients ...




Author: Ashis Das Background: The focus of India’s National Malaria Programme witnessed a paradigm shift recently from health facility to community-based approaches. The current thrust is on diagnosing and treating malaria by community health workers and prevention through free provision of long-lasting insecticidal nets. However, appropriate community awareness and practice […]

Community perceptions on malaria and care-seeking practices in endemic Indian ...




Author: Andreia Nogueira Pizarro Background: Active commuting to/from school is an important source of physical activity that has been declining over the past years. Although it is an affordable and simple way of increasing physical activity levels it is still unclear whether it has enough potential to improve health. Therefore, […]

Is walking to school associated with improved metabolic health?: a ...




Author: Atif Rahman Assembly algorithms have been extensively benchmarked using simulated data so that results can be comparedto ground truth. However, in de novo assembly, only crude metrics such as contig number and size are typicallyused to evaluate assembly quality. We present CGAL, a novel likelihood-based approach to assembly assessmentin […]

CGAL: computing genome assembly likelihoods