Submited on: 06 Sep 2010 06:03:47 AM GMT
Published on: 06 Sep 2010 08:43:50 AM GMT

1 Is the subject of the article within the scope of the subject category? Yes
2 Are the interpretations / conclusions sound and justified by the data? Partly
3 Is this a new and original contribution? Yes
4 Does this paper exemplify an awareness of other research on the topic? No
5 Are structure and length satisfactory? No
6 Can you suggest brief additions or amendments or an introductory statement that will increase the value of this paper for an international audience? Yes
7 Can you suggest any reductions in the paper, or deletions of parts? No
8 Is the quality of the diction satisfactory? No
9 Are the illustrations and tables necessary and acceptable? No
10 Are the references adequate and are they all necessary? No
11 Are the keywords and abstract or summary informative? Yes
  • Other Comments:

    Topic: is a very hot one as it affects a large number of women with unknown cause, course, even the effect & medication.

    Methodology: it is so small sample group to come or jump to conclusion, that there is an association between blood group A and NVP.

    Inclusion criteria are not clearly written as all should be primigravida, same, duration of pregnancy, singleton pregnancy, all pregnancies are spontaneous, all of them with the same range of BMI and within the same social class.

    Exclusion criteria are again very deficient in the study design e.g.: past history of infertility, social troubles, history of food intake, unwanted pregnancy, medical history of gastric and colonic disorders, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, renal disorders, and drug history, all these should be excluded.

    Another weak point is that, the study depended on a long past history (18 years) through it life style modifications & habits may be changed, also the woman may for forget important data.

    References should be updated

    Conclusion: small sample size, non clear inclusion & exclusion criteria and depending on long past history all are weak points in the study.




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    Prof. Dr. Abdel Moneim A. Fawzy, Professor of obstetrics & gynecology, Alexandria University, Egypt.

    Address 156 Omar Lotfy street, Sporting, Alexandria, Egypt

    Fax: +203-5933732


  • How to cite:  Diab A F.Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Alexandria University, Egyp[Review of the article 'Blood Group A Is Associated With Higher Incidence Of Nausea And Vomiting In Pregnancy ' by Murray K].WebmedCentral 2011;2(4):WMCRW00645
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