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OBJECTIVES The number of citations an article receives after its publication not only reflects its impact on the scientific community, but also the impact of the institutions or countries in the field studied. In 1987, Garfield introduced the concept of "citation classics" for the best-cited articles. An analysis of top-cited articles coming from journals(More)
We compared postural performances in early stage Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and healthy subjects, and to determine if PD patients have infraclinical postural instability. Nine PD patients and 18 age- and sex-matched control subjects were recorded with open eyes (OE) and closed eyes (CE) using a force platform in static and dynamic conditions with a(More)
OBJECTIVES Prescribing foot orthotics in rheumatoid arthritis patients with symptomatic forefoot involvement is a standard practice. However, limited research has been reported regarding gait and pain improvement with the use of foot orthotics. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixteen patients (13 F, 3 M; mean age: 52 +/- 12 years) with metatarsalgia due to(More)
BACKGROUND The script concordance (SC) test is an assessment tool that measures capacity to solve ill-defined problems, that is, reasoning in context of uncertainty. This tool has been used up to now mainly in medicine. The purpose of this pilot study is to assess the feasibility of the test delivered on the Web to French urologists. METHODS The principle(More)
BACKGROUND The Script Concordance test (SC) test is an assessment tool that measures the capacity to solve ill-defined problems, that is, reasoning in a context of uncertainty. This study assesses the feasibility, reliability and validity of the SC test made available on the Web to French urologists. METHODS A 97 items SC test was developed based on major(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this work was to assess problem-based learning (PBL) as a method for teaching information and communication technology in medical informatics (MI) courses. A study was conducted in the Schools of Medicine of Rennes and Rouen (France) with third-year medical students. METHODS The "PBL-in-MI" sessions included a first tutorial group(More)
BACKGROUND To compare infants, who were born prematurely, with all school beginners in a German city in terms of the need for special education over a 2 year period, and to evaluate the educational outcome of infants at age 6-7 years. METHODS Children, who were born premature with a gestational age of less than 30 weeks, were identified with the help of(More)
UNLABELLED The attention given by the physician and the quality of the patient-physician relationship mainly determine the outcome of a consultation. Care seeking is a main characteristic of patients with functional bowel disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), while patients with suspected organic disease (Org) would rather expect a precise(More)
BACKGROUND Outpatient consultation constitutes a major part of medical practice. However, little is known about the skills which should be taught to residents in order for them to improve their consultant-referring physician relationships. PURPOSES To specify the consultant skills which are required to ensure an effective communication between specialists(More)