Submited on: 13 Feb 2012 02:43:07 PM GMT
Published on: 14 Feb 2012 10:30:59 AM GMT
A Dilemma in Diabetes
Posted by Dr. William J Maloney on 14 Feb 2014 05:58:10 PM GMT Reviewed by Interested Peers

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    The purpose of this paper is to present a case of a 20 year-old girl who has polyuria, polydipsia, polyphafia, and primary amenorrhoea.

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.


  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?


  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?


  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?


  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?


  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?


  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?

    Yes- this would be a great lecture at a medical school.

  • Other Comments:

    The authors state that india is the diabetes capital of the world.  They call for the screening of all family members of patients with early onset of diabetes.  An interesting part of their case report was their attempt to make a unifying diagnosis using Occam's Razor.

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  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    Clinical associate professor

  • How to cite:  Maloney W J.A Dilemma in Diabetes[Review of the article 'A Dilemma in Diabetes' by Datta S].WebmedCentral 2014;5(2):WMCRW002991
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