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  1. Online Meetings During the Era of the Covid-19 Pandemic.Ilke Coskun Benlidayi - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (3):170-172.
    ONLINE MEETINGS DURING THE ERA OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
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  2. Updates on Information Regarding the Directory of Open Access Journals Platform May Increase its Reliability.Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (3):162-165.
    The Directory of Open Access Journals is a leading whitelist of open access journals, that is, OAJs that are presumably safe to publish in, or scholarly, because they follow best practices established by COPE/DOAJ/OASPA/WAME. Academics rely on the DOAJ to select OAJs of choice, and filter for particular needs, for example, English-only or no article processing charges. A search of DOAJ-indexed OAJs publishing work on ornamental research identified five OAJs, but 60% of them had incorrect and thus misleading information. The (...)
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  3. Role of Vitamin D Supplementation in the Prevention of Infection and Severe Course in Covid-19: Testing the Hypothesis.Mohit Goyal & Neha Goyal - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (3):146-152.
    The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has disrupted the normal activities of various settings, including clinics, laboratories, and libraries. As the world deals with the fast-mutating causative virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, apart from the search for the best vaccine candidate, efforts towards repurposing existing molecules to save lives must continue. Considerable interest has centered around the implications of vitamin D deficiency and its supplementation on the outcomes in patients with COVID-19. We hypothesize that vitamin D supplementation has the (...)
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  4. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Approaches in Thrombosis Associated with Covid-19.Burhan Fatih Koçyiğit & Ahmet Akyol - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (3):137-145.
    An increasing number of publications have supported the determination of thrombosis associated with coronavirus disease 2019. Despite prophylactic drug applications, post-COVID-19 thrombosis cannot be completely prevented. Thrombosis becomes a complex problem that is difficult to avoid, particularly in intensive care patients. It is also possible to see cases of thromboembolism secondary to quarantine and home isolation. In addition to the classical pathophysiological mechanisms in Virchow’s triad, more complex processes specific to COVID-19 may also trigger thrombosis. The aims of this review (...)
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  5. Dynamics of Childhood Respiratory Infections During the Covid-19 Pandemic: The Effect of Quarantine Аnd Beyond.Snezhina Lazova & Tsvetelina Velikova - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (3):153-161.
    Monitoring epidemic processes and the dynamics of the spread of infectious diseases is essential for predicting their distribution and effective planning in healthcare. The importance of studying seasonal trends in the spread of respiratory viral infections and the specific effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions in nationwide scales and the use of available vaccines stand out even more in the context of the coronavirus disease-19 pandemic. Even if the dynamics of pediatric respiratory viral infections show some variation at the national and local (...)
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  6. My Life as a Researcher and Educator.Tsvetelina Velikova - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (3):166-169.
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  7. Embracing Social Media for Generating and Testing Hypotheses.Marlen Yessirkepov & Armen Yuri Gasparyan - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (3):133-136.
    EMBRACING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR GENERATING AND TESTING HYPOTHESES.
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  8. Black and White; Green, Gold and Platinum: The Colours of Publishing!Sakir Ahmed - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (2):112-115.
    BLACK AND WHITE; GREEN, GOLD AND PLATINUM: THE COLOURS OF PUBLISHING!
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  9. My Life as a Researcher and Editor.Sakir Ahmed - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (2):116-120.
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  10. Is Vitamin D Capable of Helping Us Recover From the Covid-19 Pandemic?Ilke Coskun Benlidayi - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (2):121-123.
    IS VITAMIN D CAPABLE OF HELPING US RECOVER FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?
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  11. Avascular Necrosis Due to Corticosteroid Therapy in Covid-19 as a Syndemic.Serkan Ergözen & Egemen Kaya - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (2):91-95.
    To date, over 163 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 3.3 million deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by the World Health Organization. However, there is still no specific treatment for the disease. Some empirical and supportive medications have been used thus far, including antivirals, antipyretics, antibiotics, and corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive medications that are used to treat several diseases. These agents can produce undesirable and occasionally severe systemic adverse effects. Although the occurrence and severity of most (...)
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  12. Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise and Physical Therapy May Improve Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Fecal Incontinence.Neslihan Gokcen - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (2):104-108.
    Gastrointestinal involvement in systemic sclerosis is observed in up to 90% of patients. Resolution of some of these gastrointestinal complications is challenging without the support of physical therapy and rehabilitation. One of these complications, SSc-associated fecal incontinence, which can be devastating for those affected, is seen in up to 39%. Studies focusing on fecal incontinence and its treatment are scarce. The hypothesis presented herein suggests that pelvic floor muscle exercise, biofeedback therapy, and neuromodulation methods might be effective and safe treatment (...)
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  13. Gout and the Central Asian Diet.Margarita A. Gromova, Vladimir V. Tsurko & Anna S. Melekhina - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (2):85-90.
    Patients with gout are advised to follow a certain diet. The search for healthy eating habits continues. This overview aims to explore the impact of the Central Asian diet on the development and course of hyperuricemia and gout and to propose related preventive measures. We processed English articles reflecting on the impact of the Central Asian diet on the development of gout and the frequency of gout attacks. Central Asian dishes such as lagman, pilaf, and manty are distinguished for high (...)
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  14. Home-Based Palliative Care Via Smartphone Applications During the Pandemic.Irfan Karahan & Gozde Sengul Aycicek - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (2):109-111.
    HOME-BASED PALLIATIVE CARE VIA SMARTPHONE APPLICATIONS DURING THE PANDEMIC.
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  15. Altmetrics and Citation Metrics as Complementary Indicators for Research Management.Burhan Fatih Koçyiğit & Ahmet Akyol - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (2):79-84.
    The quality and impact of scholarly articles are traditionally evaluated using metrics that put citation counts at the center. In the era of digitization, advanced online platforms and social media have transformed the dissemination of scientific information results and introduced new metrics for evaluating the influence of scholarly outputs and planning research studies. Alternative metrics have emerged as tools for immediate measuring of scholarly outputs upon their online publication and dissemination through numerous online platforms, including social media channels. The Altmetrtic (...)
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  16. Autoimmune Myelofibrosis Associated with Lupus: Unusual or Undetected?Misra Durga Prasanna - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (2):101-103.
    AUTOIMMUNE MYELOFIBROSIS ASSOCIATED WITH LUPUS: UNUSUAL OR UNDETECTED?
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  17. Autoimmune Myelofibrosis Associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Exceptionally Rare or Underrecognized?Cansu Döndü Üsküdar & Cengiz Korkmaz - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (2):96-100.
    Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease which may involve several organs or organ systems. SLE may also have hematological as well as joint, kidney, and central nervous system involvements. Hematological abnormalities such as anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and autoimmune hemolytic anemia are the best-known and most common hematological findings detected in SLE patients which are included in the classification criteria for SLE. Autoimmune myelofibrosis refers to bone marrow fibrosis that develops in an autoimmune setting. Myelofibrosis is not among the (...)
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  18. Similarities and Differences Between Familial Mediterranean Fever and Behçet’s Disease.Ummusen Kaya Akca & Ezgi Deniz Batu - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (1):43-50.
    Familial Mediterranean Fever is the most common monogenic autoinflammatory disease, mainly affecting populations originating from the Eastern Mediterranean region. Behçet’s Disease is grouped in polygenic autoinflammatory diseases. It is a systemic vasculitis that affects all types and sizes of blood vessels. The aim of this article is to shed light on similarities and differences between FMF and BD. BD is frequently reported along the ancient Silk Road, extending from the Far East to the Mediterranean basin. Several studies have searched for (...)
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  19. Open Access, Research Communities, and a Defense Against Predatory Journals.Jeffrey Beall - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (1):14-17.
    In this opinion article, the author describes his experiences of naming, listing, and analyzing predatory journals. The gold open-access model has led to the creation of many predatory journals that exist only to exploit researchers. Medical research is the most valuable research for humans, so we must guard against the publishing of medical research in predatory journals. Community-based journals that combine a geographical and a disciplinary focus may be seen as a defense against the pathological nature of predatory publishers.
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  20. A Better Future Would Be Possible Through Vaccination Worldwide.Ilke Coskun Benlidayi - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (1):66-68.
    A BETTER FUTURE WOULD BE POSSIBLE THROUGH VACCINATION WORLDWIDE.
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  21. Biomedical Researchers Confronting the Covid-19 Pandemic.Srećko Gajović - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (1):23-28.
    The COVID-19 pandemic represents a global challenge to be confronted by the biomedical community. This article aimed to explore how knowledgeable and competent researchers may contribute to fighting the pandemic, and to discuss the ethics and impact of this endeavor. Many medical researchers and in particular clinical practitioners are engaged in collecting new evidence and creating new knowledge by undertaking pandemic-related research. This research is frequently unplanned, and subsequently numerous obstacles to starting new but necessary studies must be overcome. To (...)
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  22. Analysis of Youtube Videos on Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Covid-19.Burhan Fatih Koçyiğit, Ahmet Akyol & Ahmet Riza Şahin - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (1):36-42.
    Introduction: YouTube is a popular social media platform frequently searched by online users for retrieving health-related information. Pulmonary rehabilitation programs have an important place in the COVID-19 treatment protocols. The aim of this study was to evaluate COVID-19 pulmonary rehabilitation videos on YouTube. Methods: A total of 180 videos tagged with the search terms “COVID-19 pulmonary rehabilitation”, “COVID-19 pulmonary exercise” and “COVID-19 pulmonary physiotherapy” were retrieved. Of these, 63 videos met the study inclusion criteria. The Global Quality Scale and the (...)
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  23. Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Publications in View of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Recommendations.Takako Kojima - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (1):18-22.
    As potential conflicts of interest are common in biomedical research, handling related issues and managing disclosures is increasingly important. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors revised its guidance on COI in 2019 and introduced the latest version of the COI Disclosure Form in 2021. These documents provide guidance regarding COI policy for ICMJE member and non-member journals. The 2019 revision overviews the main changes in the ICMJE policy. The ICMJE prioritizes appropriate COI disclosures by authors and all others involved (...)
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  24. My Life as a Researcher and Editor.Durga Prasanna Misra - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (1):62-65.
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  25. Research During the Covid-19 Pandemic: The Use of Cloud-Based Image Analysis.Reza Piri, Amalie Horstmann Nøddeskou-Fink & Poul Flemming Høilund-Carlsen - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (1):59-61.
    RESEARCH DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: THE USE OF CLOUD-BASED IMAGE ANALYSIS.
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  26. Spermidine Maintains Telomere Length and Delays Aging.Priyanka Sharma & Rishi Kumar Jaiswal - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (1):51-58.
    Spermidine, a natural polyamine, has been noticed for its anti-aging properties. Supplementation of this drug prolongs lifespan and diminishes the incidence of age-related pathology. In the human population, spermidine levels decrease as aging progresses, and a potential link between diminished endogenous spermidine levels and age-related declination has been studied. At the cellular level, autophagy is the prime mode of action of spermidine known to decline with the progress of aging, similarly contributing to the accretion of impaired macromolecules and organelles through (...)
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  27. Infection-Acquired Versus Vaccine-Induced Immunity Against Covid-19.Tsvetelina Velikova - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (1):29-35.
    The course of COVID-19 depends on a dynamic interplay between SARS-CoV-2 and the host's immune system. Although it is an emerging global health issue, little is known about the specificity, safety, and duration of the immunity elicited by the virus. This hypothesis article explores the benefits of infection-acquired and vaccine-induced immunity against COVID-19, suggesting that the latter outweighs the former. Comparative studies are proposed to explain and reveal all aspects of the immune responses. Although vaccine development relies on studies of (...)
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  28. Hypotheses and Ethics in the Time of the Covid-19 Pandemic.Marlen Yessirkepov, Bekaidar Nurmashev & Armen Yuri Gasparyan - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 2 (1):10-13.
    HYPOTHESES AND ETHICS IN THE TIME OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
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  29. The Peer Review Process in Asia.Sakir Ahmed & Benzeeta Pinto - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 1 (2):136-141.
    Peer reviewers are the custodians of sciences and scientific publishing. Previously regarded as a purely altruistic work, with the advent of Publons and Peer Review Week initiatives, reviewers can now get scholarly credits for their accomplishments. The number of skilled peer reviewers is limited. The sheer volume of published literature in today’s world calls for active involvement of a large corpus of reviewers. Asia has a growing workforce of biomedical researchers and scientific authors who are inadequately exposed to the global (...)
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  30. Online Tools and Platforms for Scholarly Activities Should Be Continuously Developed.Edward Barroga - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 1 (2):118-121.
    ONLINE TOOLS AND PLATFORMS FOR SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE CONTINUOUSLY DEVELOPED.
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  31. Correcting Language Mistakes in Qualitative Research Articles.Edward Barroga & Glafera Janet Matanguihan - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 1 (2):146-151.
    Scientific authors must write simply and authentically. They should use clear and focused language when drafting qualitative research reports to allow for a deeper understanding of the experiences and concepts extracted. The authors must strive to correctly use subject-verb, matching, and comparing constructions. They must concisely structure the objectives, methods, and discussion. Their manuscript should have a logical flow to avoid rejection due to any ambiguous meaning.
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  32. Follow the Directions to Generate a Great Hypothesis!Ilke Coskun Benlidayi - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 1 (2):161-163.
    FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO GENERATE A GREAT HYPOTHESIS!
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  33. Social Media for Scholarly Communication in Central Asia.Prithvi Sanjeevkumar Gaur & Latika Gupta - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 1 (2):152-157.
    Social Media Platforms have emerged as the new frontiers for academic engagement, more so during the pandemic. Cultural barriers, close censorship, and language restrictions may limit the participation of Central Asian scholars in the global scientific communication. This article explores the patterns of Social Media use in Central Asia and outlines probable deterrents of academic engagement in the region. Some suggestions are formulated to offer digital and socio-cultural solutions aimed to improve Central Asian scholars’ activities on SoMe platforms and bridge (...)
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  34. My Life as a Researcher.Latika Gupta - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 1 (2):158-160.
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  35. The Quest for Indexing a Journal.Farrokh Habibzadeh - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 1 (2):142-145.
    Hearing about the selection of one’s journal by a reputable indexing system pleases every editor. Journals with an international editorial members selected from prolific researchers have a higher chance of being selected by a prestigious indexing system. Geographic distribution of authors’ affiliations is another important factor. Considering a minimum of internationally acceptable editorial standards would also influence the decision of the indexing systems to select a journal—publishing few quality articles is much better than publishing a bunch of poorly designed badly (...)
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  36. Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Balneotherapy with Potential Implications for Central Asian Spas and Sanatoriums.Sinan Kardeş & Mine Karagülle - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 1 (2):131-135.
    Spa therapy includes all modalities/ treatments based on evidence that are administered in spas or sanatoriums. Balneotherapy, the immersion in mineral water, is the main balneological modality in spa therapy programs. Clinical trials performed in Europe, Turkey, and Israel have shown clinical benefits of spa therapy/ balneotherapy in several diseases mainly pertaining to rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases and dermatological diseases as well. However, mechanisms by which balneotherapy may improve the clinical symptoms of patients have been less evaluated/ documented in the (...)
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  37. Registering and Reporting Systematic Reviews.Pallavi Patro & Durga Prasanna Misra - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 1 (2):122-126.
    Systematic reviews are considered as the highest rung in the ladder of evidence-based medicine. They are bound by a pre-defined structure and requirement for extensive literature searches, when compared with the more liberal format of narrative reviews. Systematic review protocols should ideally be pre-registered to avoid duplication or redundancy. After defining clear review question, thorough literature searches form the basis of systematic reviews. Presentation of results should be qualitative or quantitative if the data is homogenous enough to permit pooling across (...)
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  38. Vaccination with Mmr May Reduce Disease Severity in Covid-19 Patients.Johannes J. Rasker & Suzanne P. Linn-Rasker - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 1 (2):127-130.
    We hypothesise that MMR vaccination is possibly a safe, cheap, effective and readily available method to reduce the severity of COVID-19 disease course in health care workers, elderly patients and other people at risk. The evidence is based on relevant literature. Suggestions for further studies are given.
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  39. Emerging Online Tools and Platforms for Scholarly Activities.Marlen Yessirkepov, Olena Zimba & Armen Yuri Gasparyan - 2021 - Central Asian Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ethics 1 (2):112-117.
    Scholarly activities are increasingly dependent on a wide variety of online tools and platforms. Processing health information on such platforms may enrich research studies and solve some healthcare issues. Health information analyses and online surveys are frequently conducted to test old hypothesis and generate new ones. These studies require thorough understanding of the subject and skilful use of online platforms, including social media. Social media platforms are increasingly employed for retrieving and disseminating research data. Scholarly activities on Twitter and other (...)
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