Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) May 17, 2012
Science Index is a health sciences social network established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. Due to public demand the site now accepts submissions with multilingual content. This allows science articles authored in languages other than English to be submitted, accepted and included. The publishers expect a large number of submissions in French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese and German to become featured on the site.
Science Index's Health Section covers the effects of disease and medical treatment on the overall condition of organisms. Its eighteen subsections include Audiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Healthcare, Immunology, Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Radiology, Rheumatology, and Surgery. Users can receive alerts if new content has been posted in this category by subscribing to Science Index's Health RSS feed. The site has now included the two new categories Rheumatology and Surgery to this section. While the Rheumatology category covers diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases including problems involving joints, soft tissues and connective tissues, the Surgery category covers diagnosis and treatment of injury, deformity, and disease by manual and instrumental means.
Science Index's Rheumatology category covers diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases including problems involving joints, soft tissues and connective tissues. It currently contains 5,383 articles partly derived from 28 scientific journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through an Rheumatology Sciences RSS feed. One of the latest additions in this category covers a review of tocilizumab treatment in 122 rheumatoid arthritis patients included in the Tsurumai Biologics Communication Registry (TBCR) study. The authors verify whether the administration of tocilizumab which is a biologic that may help to achieve treatment goals. They conclude that when used as a first-line biological drug for patients with early-stage rheumatoid arthritis, tocilizumab appears to provide high rates of remission under the Boolean-based remission criterion, which are strongly affected by the patient global assessment. Another recently published article in this category assesses the prevalence of atopic disorders in rheumatic diseases. Results indicate that patients with OA, RA, and AS seem to have similar risks for asthma, atopic dermatitis, and either atopy to healthy controls. However, the prevalence of hay fever may increase in AS. Patients with RA have a higher risk of atopy than patients with OA.
Science Index's Surgery category covers diagnosis and treatment of injury, deformity, and disease by manual and instrumental means. It currently contains 34,139 articles partly derived from 156 scientific journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through a Surgery Sciences RSS feed. One recently included article in this category presents a novel control architecture for physiological tremor compensation in teleoperated systems. the authors propose a new control architecture for estimation and compensation of physiological tremor in the presence of communication time delays. Their experiments show that the proposed control architecture effectively compensates the user's tremorous motion and the slave follows only the master's voluntary motion in a stable manner. Another recently published article covers bone graft from the distal medial tibia in foot and ankle surgery. The authors describe an efficient and versatile technique for harvesting both cancellous bone graft and corticocancellous graft and conclude that use of distal tibial bone graft eliminates the need for a second surgeon and more lengthy harvest procedure and offers sufficient autograft material for foot and ankle applications with a low rate of complications.
Science Index currently contains over 1.47 million stories distributed among 75 categories. 76,504 users monitor 8,597 journals covering the broad spectrum of sciences. Since new science content is discovered in real-time, the delay between original publication and appearance at Science Index is no more than two days. Science Index provides an advanced search feature which suggests up to ten closely related articles for a search and every selected story.