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Doc James, per [2] ...I find that "Dientamoeba Fragilis Infection Clinical Presentation: History, Physical, Causes". Retrieved 3 July 2023. and Calderaro, Adriana; Buttrini, Mirko; Montecchini, Sara; Rossi, Sabina; Farina, Benedetta; Arcangeletti, Maria Cristina; De Conto, Flora; Chezzi, Carlo (12 February 2022). "Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitoses in a Non-Endemic Setting during a 10-Year Period (2011–2020): A Focus on Dientamoeba fragilis". Microorganisms. 10 (2): 426. doi:10.3390/microorganisms10020426. Retrieved 3 July 2023. indicates... weakness, pruritus, urticaria and per [3] indicates the initially mentioned edit/image is correct (as it is included, first image top left)?--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:59, 3 July 2023 (UTC)

Ref says "On the other hand, few cases of pruritus and urticaria in patients harbouring D. fragilis have been reported over the years" And I am not seeing it mentioned here Also not mentioned here Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:55, 3 July 2023 (UTC)
User:Ozzie10aaaa It does mention it here but not as a main symptoms. We mention it in the text, I am just concerns an image of hives gives this rare symptoms undue weight... Your thought? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:56, 3 July 2023 (UTC)
(original ref/top[4]).. Interestingly, other clinical signs such as eosinophilia, pruritus, anal pruritus, and urticaria have also been reported in association with dientamoebiasis...however per 'undue weight' your correct, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:23, 3 July 2023 (UTC)

Diarrheal diseases/Clostridioides difficile infection

Doc James, while [5] does not indicate but how many are from C dif?, I believe per [6] Diarrheal diseases are a group of illnesses that are usually caused by viral, bacterial, or protist infections. They tend to be spreadthrough contaminated food or drinking water, or between people through the fecal-oral route or direct contact indicating 'generally' not 'individually', Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:06, 11 July 2023 (UTC)

Agree this is deaths from all causes of diarrhea so belongs at the diarrhea page. It is not specific for C. dif and thus does not really fit there. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 23:17, 11 July 2023 (UTC)
actually that wasn't the point I was trying to make, but (from a certain point of view)...ok--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:55, 11 July 2023 (UTC)
I would imagine only a tiny fracture of people who die from diarrhea due so from C diff. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 05:27, 12 July 2023 (UTC)
smaller than other better known pathogens (E. coli and so on) but not 'tiny' per:

--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:23, 12 July 2023 (UTC)

This is a good source but doesn't mention deaths. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:36, 12 July 2023 (UTC)
  • from the article[7] itself about 453,000 cases occurred in the United States in 2011, resulting in 29,000 deaths An additional review indicates 30,000 for 2023.[1][2]
  • now this is U.S. only (I have not looked up South America, Asia, Africa, Australia (and perhaps a better source(s) than the ones I indicated for Europe though from the second journal from the top A total of 624 patients were included, of which 415 were deceased (cases) and 209 were still alive 90 days after a CDI diagnosis (controls) (A Retrospective Multicenter Case-Control Study[3]), Ill probably have more time on the week end to look for sources to these continents/regions--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:32, 12 July 2023 (UTC)
Great lets add that to the article as it is specific to the topic in question :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:28, 12 July 2023 (UTC)
Thanks Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 23:27, 12 July 2023 (UTC)



  1. Lessa, Fernanda C.; Mu, Yi; Bamberg, Wendy M.; Beldavs, Zintars G.; Dumyati, Ghinwa K.; Dunn, John R.; Farley, Monica M.; Holzbauer, Stacy M.; Meek, James I.; Phipps, Erin C.; Wilson, Lucy E.; Winston, Lisa G.; Cohen, Jessica A.; Limbago, Brandi M.; Fridkin, Scott K.; Gerding, Dale N.; McDonald, L. Clifford (26 February 2015). "Burden of Infection in the United States". New England Journal of Medicine. 372 (9): 825–834. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1408913. PMID 25714160.
  2. Feuerstadt, Paul; Theriault, Nicolette; Tillotson, Glenn (7 March 2023). "The burden of CDI in the United States: a multifactorial challenge". BMC Infectious Diseases. 23 (1): 132. doi:10.1186/s12879-023-08096-0. ISSN 1471-2334.
  3. Czepiel, Jacek; Krutova, Marcela; Mizrahi, Assaf; Khanafer, Nagham; Enoch, David A.; Patyi, Márta; Deptuła, Aleksander; Agodi, Antonella; Nuvials, Xavier; Pituch, Hanna; Wójcik-Bugajska, Małgorzata; Filipczak-Bryniarska, Iwona; Brzozowski, Bartosz; Krzanowski, Marcin; Konturek, Katarzyna; Fedewicz, Marcin; Michalak, Mateusz; Monpierre, Lorra; Vanhems, Philippe; Gouliouris, Theodore; Jurczyszyn, Artur; Goldman-Mazur, Sarah; Wultańska, Dorota; Kuijper, Ed J.; Skupień, Jan; Biesiada, Grażyna; Garlicki, Aleksander (13 March 2021). "Mortality Following Clostridioides difficile Infection in Europe: A Retrospective Multicenter Case-Control Study". Antibiotics. 10 (3): 299. doi:10.3390/antibiotics10030299. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  4. Seugendo, M.; Mshana, S. E.; Hokororo, A.; Okamo, B.; Mirambo, M. M.; von Müller, L.; Gunka, K.; Zimmermann, O.; Groß, U. (1 November 2015). "Clostridium difficile infections among adults and children in Mwanza/Tanzania: is it an underappreciated pathogen among immunocompromised patients in sub-Saharan Africa?". New Microbes and New Infections. 8: 99–102. doi:10.1016/j.nmni.2015.09.016. ISSN 2052-2975.
  5. Fenando, A; Rednam, M; Gujarathi, R; Widrich, J (January 2023). "Gout". PMID 31536213. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)


Doc James, I cropped this [8] however I still get this (which has the caption in the image)[9], thank you for your help, Ozzie

User:Ozzie10aaaa often just takes a bit of time to update. How does it look now? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 00:23, 25 July 2023 (UTC)
Doc James, it looks perfect, thank you. Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:42, 25 July 2023 (UTC)
User:Ozzie10aaaa Not sure what is not working? I removed an unneeded tag. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 15:59, 2 August 2023 (UTC)
actually, my mistake (they use the term map but its really image2 per here) thank you, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:30, 2 August 2023 (UTC)


Doc James, (I know your away ) when you have chance Influenza treatment seems to be having an issue w/ OWID?, thanks, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:16, 30 August 2023 (UTC)(BTW , hectic day today, will be back tomorrow, Ozzie)

Not seeing it on this list here User:Ozzie10aaaa so it might not be in the mirror yet. You can ask Tim about adding it.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 15:22, 5 September 2023 (UTC)
ok([10]),Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:38, 6 September 2023 (UTC)
And if you do not hear from him we can email Tim. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:06, 6 September 2023 (UTC)
Doc James, sounds good, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:16, 6 September 2023 (UTC)
He will be back end of Sept Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:19, 7 September 2023 (UTC)


Doc James, (from [11]) I went thru BA.2.86, and added some recent material... per Mahase, Elisabeth (13 September 2023). "Covid-19: New "Pirola" variant BA.2.86 continues to spread in UK and US". BMJ. 382: 2097. doi:10.1136/bmj.p2097. ISSN 1756-1833. Retrieved 14 September 2023. and Geddes, Linda. "Everything you need to know about the new BA.2.86 "Pirola" variant | Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance". Retrieved 14 September 2023. I don't think its anything that will take us back a couple of years,IMO (though I will keep an eye on it)

in terms of Variants of SARS-CoV-2 (on second thought) yes it may be best to simply turn back on mirroring from EN WP,--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:20, 14 September 2023 (UTC)

Mirroring restored :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 23:47, 14 September 2023 (UTC)
thank you, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:42, 15 September 2023 (UTC)

  • Doc James, short day today, will be back tomorrow,Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:40, 23 September 2023 (UTC)(BTW you indicated to place all except NC and ND to commons, however for Familial episodic pain syndrome a video 'MP4' is not allowed to upload at commons, it is 'Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)', Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:10, 24 September 2023 (UTC))
User:Ozzie10aaaa So you can convert it with an online video converter to WebM or you can upload to NC Commons Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:06, 25 September 2023 (UTC)
ok, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:32, 25 September 2023 (UTC)

  • Doc James, thank you for this edit [12] it was there when I forked it [13], however Infection is rather large (now~ 160,000) I should have been more thorough in looking at prior refs, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:28, 27 September 2023 (UTC)


(BTW, in terms of this [14] I think I found another OWID w/ an issue Glucose tolerance test, Ozzie)

The list of OWID items is here[15] Corrected that one. Did the one here ever work?Influenza treatment Is there a functional version elsewhere on the net? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:25, 1 October 2023 (UTC)
Doc James, thanks for fixing  :-) the 'Influenza treatment' has not worked (I'm not certain if there may be a version elsewhere that does work), I'll just switch it with something else,Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:17, 1 October 2023 (UTC)
Do we have enough changes to this article Influenza treatment to keep it forked? Generally we should be making fairly significant updates / changes to forked articles. Expecially with this being an fully open image.[16] Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:41, 2 October 2023 (UTC)
good point , I'll deal with this article next[17],Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:32, 2 October 2023 (UTC)
User:Ozzie10aaaa I think that means it is fully copyrighted. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 23:19, 22 October 2023 (UTC)
deleted thanks, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:47, 23 October 2023 (UTC)

Research Enquiry: Claims about 'warm water' treatment for prostate issues.


Recently amongst the various ads on YouTube, I saw one advertising a presentation on a site called "Landmark-Health" (The URL being linked to -, I'm of course exceptionaly skeptical about medical claims made in advertising on Social media sites, especially given that the linked page, doesn't of itself link directly to specific journal sources such as Pubmed or The Lancet.

If there were simple pharmacological cures for prostate issues, then I would have expected to have heard more about this through mainstream media.

I appreciate that the focus of your efforts on MDWiki are not debunking, but do you have volunteers here willing to do literature review to assess the veracity of social media claims? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 16:09, 27 October 2023 (UTC)

User:ShakespeareFan00 reading that link makes me cringe. It is up to those who believe something works to prove it does. And if the benefits are as large as the promoters claim, only a relatively small trial would be required. It is picking up small benefits that require large trials. We are more trying to provide an overview of healthcare, not so much debunk potential myths that are out there. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 05:08, 28 October 2023 (UTC)


  • Doc James I dont know how you did this [20]... in the infobox (for that matter), but your a Genius, (I certainly have had my share of issues with OWID)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:25, 30 October 2023 (UTC)
    • User:Ozzie10aaaa No worries. Spent a lot of hours building this. The problem I still havn't figured out how to solve is to have some at 100% width like in the infobox and some at 50% width in the body of the article... Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 22:53, 30 October 2023 (UTC)
you want to change the percent width?...OMG,(BTW Happy Halloween 🎃) Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:42, 30 October 2023 (UTC)
  • Doc James, hectic day will be back tomorrow (BTW I left [21]... seems interesting on PD), Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:46, 9 November 2023 (UTC)

Inclusion issue

Hi Doc James, first thanks for your welcoming & efforts in developing medical field within CKB-Wikipedia. Doc I noticed that I haven’t been listed with my colleague translators at here (ckb translators), so what can I do? Dσc Tωαηα (talk) 22:56, 7 January 2024 (UTC)

You are listed here Dσc Tωαηα. The list you are looking at is before the relaunch in 2020. We are just getting started again Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:38, 8 January 2024 (UTC)

Confusion between wikis

Hi Doc James, sorry for bothering you I’m just new here. I can see that automatically language links are added to the articles translated within the project but what about those I translated from English wiki? can I directly add them or they should be changed based on MDwiki. thanks Dσc Tωαηα (talk) 10:04, 11 January 2024 (UTC)

User:د. توانا ع. بەرزنجی about 1,400 articles here are very similar to EN WP. We have another 1,800 or so articles that have been significantly improved beyond EN WP. We are going to be eventually linking all articles to those of other languages via Wikidata. The current linking is just to help us keep track of our translation efforts that occurs via the dashboard. So no need to add links manually as this will eventually be done automatically. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:15, 11 January 2024 (UTC)


Doc James, busy day(short day) today, will be back tomorrow, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:50, 20 January 2024 (UTC)(BTW I did a webcapture of [23] at Interleukin 18 because it was indicating lua error for the 'gene infobox'[24], Ozzie)

Semi-recent request to edit on NCCommons

I am not sure that the process to add editors there is working so well. In case that is a feature and not a bug, may I propose that you explicitly state that there is some beta status or invite-only or something? Or maybe make a more accessible process to allow new users? Happy to discuss in a venue that makes sense for that kind of discussion if you are motivated.  :/ Koavf (talk) 11:18, 12 March 2024 (UTC)

User:Koavf Yah process at this point is basically you leave a request at the community pump. Have clarified that on the main page. Do you have other suggestions? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:47, 13 March 2024 (UTC)


Doc James, [25] to [26] is a better fit, however generally speaking per [27] it does pertain to ADRS[28], Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:13, 14 March 2024 (UTC)

This is about resp disease deaths not ARDS per say... Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:45, 15 March 2024 (UTC)

Unless you mean a different one… Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 05:27, 15 March 2024 (UTC)

(no the same one)...Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an acute respiratory illness per [29]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:28, 15 March 2024 (UTC)

I put in on the resp disease page by the way Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 05:27, 15 March 2024 (UTC)

yes it is a better fit, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:28, 15 March 2024 (UTC)


Doc James, short (hectic) day today, will be back tomorrow, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:52, 27 March 2024 (UTC)(BTW, I used [30] for a synonym, but not sure to move Post-viral cerebellar ataxia --> Post-varicella acute cerebellar ataxia,Ozzie)

It can occur after a number of viral infections, not just varicella. So best to leave it were it is. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 00:00, 30 March 2024 (UTC)
ok, thank you Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:45, 30 March 2024 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar

You wrote: The 2023 Cure Award In 2023 you were one of the top medical editors in your language. Thank you from Wiki Project Med for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a thematic organization whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining for 2024, there are no associated costs.

Thank you so much. I used to be a regular contributor in Ml wikipedia and recently got a med award for writing maximum number of articiles related to medicine in malayalam language in 2023. But unfortunately due to some mis understandings about copyright violations I am banned from editing english wikipedia. I am not able to reply to the user who gave me a barnstart also. I would like to reply to him and also like to contribute here also. How do I do it? you can see my en wiki talk page about the discussions that happened. --Challiyan (talk) 15:09, 17 April 2024 (UTC) my malayalam language user talk page

User:Challiyan have granted you editing privileges here. We do not have any authority over EN WP. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:31, 17 April 2024 (UTC)


Doc James, a very good improvement[31], thank you Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:14, 16 April 2024 (UTC)


Textbook[1] using my image from vitiligo (copy at WayBack Machine)

(BTW it looks like [32] copied from Foodborne illness,page 24, Ozzie)

The publisher is ED Tech Press out of the UK[33] I had never heard about them before this.
These folks seem to be different "At EdTech Books, we believe that knowledge should be free, and that educational technology should lead the way! We provide high-quality textbooks to students at zero cost."[34]
The UK folks appear to have copied and pasted from use I agree. This is verbatim "Several foods can naturally contain toxins, many of which are not produced by bacteria. Plants in particular may be toxic; animals which are naturally poisonous to eat are rare. In evolutionary terms, animals can escape being eaten by fleeing; plants can use only passive defenses such as poisons and distasteful substances, for example capsaicin in chili peppers and pungent sulfur compounds in garlic and onions. Most animal poisons are not synthesised by the animal, but acquired by eating poisonous plants to which the animal is immune, or by bacterial action." from our article in Jun of 2018.[35] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 18:51, 21 April 2024 (UTC)
User:Ozzie10aaaa have emailed them. Do you want to check their other books? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:00, 21 April 2024 (UTC)
That book by the way copies from a bunch of articles.[36] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:18, 21 April 2024 (UTC)
Doc James,I'm glad you emailed them... yes I will be checking other books made by them (during the course of this week),Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:17, 21 April 2024 (UTC)

Rabbit hole

It is a rabbit hole.

  • Ed Tech Press[37] becomes Scientific e-Resources[38]
  • Scientific e-Resources becomes Medcare Health Press[39] Here is the Medcare's website[40]
yep(we edit, they sell)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:18, 21 April 2024 (UTC)
The cover of this book[43] if from here[44] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:30, 21 April 2024 (UTC)
(upper corner image) they are suppose to give you proper credit (at least) if they are using your vitiligo [45]image (I've seen this stuff before [46]),Ozzie --Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:11, 21 April 2024 (UTC)
The put a (Hb 2021) in brackets. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:07, 22 April 2024 (UTC)

Similar names to real books

The name their books similar to real textbooks.[47]

I wonder how they got on Amazon with this ?(one would think Amazon would check if they real),Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:27, 21 April 2024 (UTC)

More books by Scientific e-Resources/Ed - Tech Press copied

Green Chemistry

Cell and Molecular Biology

Essentials of Mircobiology


the more you look the more you'll probably find(I'll start later tonight, I can't believe they went into MB too)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:33, 21 April 2024 (UTC)

Hey User:Ozzie10aaaa Everything by EDTech is copy and pasted from Wikipedia it appears. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:38, 21 April 2024 (UTC)
well if we had a legal dept. we could do something about it, in the absence of that, all we can do is email them directly and hope for the best,Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:56, 21 April 2024 (UTC)
Have passed on these details to the WMF. We as individuals can report this issue to both Amazon and Google. It is complicated but one does not need to be a lawyer. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:46, 26 April 2024 (UTC)
Well Google should have a legal link [54] , as for Amazon I'll have to look, (maybe this[55]) Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:05, 26 April 2024 (UTC)

VIDEO page

Doc James, I hit the 'video' page (not PPO) to create [56], however PPO was created anyway?, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:48, 26 April 2024 (UTC)

it wasn't easy[57], but I figured it out, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:33, 26 April 2024 (UTC)
Great Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:45, 26 April 2024 (UTC)


  • Doc James, the video did not download automatically and I wasn't able to upload the video to nccommons so I had to upload to commons(I added your name as author here), Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:30, 26 April 2024 (UTC)
En.Video-COVID-19 pandemic
It occurs here but takes some time to become functional. Best to keep that naming style. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 22:18, 26 April 2024 (UTC)
should I upload this video (and maybe others) to youtube channel now that we have new videos?--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:13, 26 April 2024 (UTC)
User:Ozzie10aaaa we will get automatic upload working again eventually. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:47, 27 April 2024 (UTC)
Video is now working Video:COVID-19 pandemic Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:53, 27 April 2024 (UTC)
good news, thank you,Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:40, 27 April 2024 (UTC)

  • Doc James, hectic day today will be back tomorrow, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:12, 29 April 2024 (UTC)(BTW I'm done with Video:Cryptosporidiosis if you have a chance take a look here] and make any changes, delete, add, etc...I'll upload later today, Ozzie)

Sure Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 18:09, 9 May 2024 (UTC)

  • Doc James should you have the time, [58] I would appreciate your advice,(I'll upload it later today) thank you Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:39, 22 May 2024 (UTC)
sent email, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:57, 23 May 2024 (UTC)(BTW hectic day today, will be back tomorrow, Ozzie)

new tool

Doc James it works great, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:46, 8 June 2024 (UTC)(BTW short day will be back tomorrow,Ozzie)



Telugu Wikipedia List and Lo

MedWiki Web Site, Login, list - is either very slow or not opening since 3 days. So I am picking up from enwiki when possible.

User:Vjsuseela We are working to get it up again. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 11:28, 6 July 2024 (UTC)