The editors at Open Medicine are forward-looking people. In 2009, they wrote an article entitled "Medical research and social media: Can wikis be used as a publishing platform in medicine". Since then, they have worked on other systematic reviews that might lend themselves to 'real-time' editing -- and, especially to wikification. Take a look at our new wiki called Open Medicine Where Articles Live. Anyone can read it and contribute it, so take a look and provide the authors with your feedback.
For more information about wikis, see Medical wikis // Top Fifty (50) Medical Wikis You Might (Want to) Know & Wikis as Reference
And, this week's articles in Open Medicine:
- [Review] Second-line therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled with metformin monotherapy: A systematic review and mixed treatment comparisons meta-analysis / Brendan McIntosh, Chris Cameron, Sumeet Singh, Changhua Yu, Tarun Ahuja, Nicky J Welton, Marshall Dahl http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/view/423/382
- Second-line therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled with metformin monotherapy: A systematic review and mixed treatment comparisons meta-analysis (wiki)
- [Clinical Practice] Changes in labelling for metformin use in patients with type 2 diabetes and heart failure: documented safety outweighs theoretical
risks / Dean T Eurich, Sumit R Majumdar, Finlay A McAlister, Ross T Tsuyuki, Jeffrey A Johnson http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/view/450/383
Why have we done this?
Knowledge is dynamic and a wiki is a publishing tool that truly reflects that. Our hope is that this manuscript will evolve as our knowledge evolves and, ultimately, be improved by contributions directly from our readers to our authors.—The editors, Open Medicine
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