Sunday, January 30, 2011

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Management of obstructive sleep apnea in an edentulous patient with a combination of mandibular advancement splint and tongue-retaining device: a clinical report

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 97-102
Huseyin Kurtulmus, H. Serdar Cotert 
Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Ege University, 35100, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey 
This article has been retracted because of duplicate publication in different journals.
An erratum to this article can be found at

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Urgent Announcement From the Editor-in-Chief

Hiroaki Shimokawa MD, PhD
Circulation Journal
The editorial team of Circulation Journal recently confirmed that the manuscript written by Halil Tanriverdi et al, published in the June 2006 issue of Circulation Journal (Circ J 2006; 70: 737 – 743), was a duplicate publication of their previously published paper (Respiration 2006; 73: 741 – 750).
Halil Tanriverdi, Harun Evrengul, Asuman Kaftan, Cuneyt Orhan Kara, Omur Kuru, Seyhan Tanriverdi, Sibel Ozkurt, Ender Semiz.
Effect of obstructive sleep apnea on aortic elastic parameters: Relationship to left ventricular mass and function. Circ J 2006; 70: 737 – 743.

Halil Tanriverdi, Harun Evrengul, Cuneyt Orhan Kara, Omur Kuru, Seyhan Tanriverdi, Sibel Ozkurt, Asuman Kaftan, Mustafa Kilic. Aortic stiffness, flow-mediated dilatation and carotid intima-media thickness in obstructive sleep apnea: Non-invasive indicators of atherosclerosis. Respiration 2006; 73: 741 – 750.
This is an obvious violation of the following “Instructions to Authors”:
Submission of a manuscript to the Circulation Journal implies that the article is original and that no portion (including figures or tables) is under consideration elsewhere or has been previously published in any form other than as an abstract. Previous publication includes publishing as a component of symposia, proceedings, transactions, books (or chapters), articles published by invitations or reports of any kind, as well as in electronic data bases of a public nature.

Therefore, we have decided to retract the paper from Circulation Journal.
As Editor-in-Chief, I regret the time that peer reviewers and others spent evaluating this paper.
I sincerely hope and trust that there will be no repetition of this kind in the future.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Notice of Retraction

Steven L. Shafer, MD
Editor-in-Chief, Anesthesia & Analgesia
December 2010 • Volume 111 • Number 6
The manuscript “The effect of celiac plexus block in critically ill patients intolerant of enteral nutrition: a randomized, placebo-controlled study”[1] contains verbatim text plagiarized from five other manuscripts.[2,3,4,5,6] The manuscript is therefore retracted.
On behalf of the Editorial Board of Anesthesia & Analgesia, I apologize to the authors of the manuscripts whose text was plagiarized by Memis et al. that this was not picked up in the peer review process. I also apologize to the affected journals for the violation of copyright due to plagiarism.
Anesthesia & Analgesia is increasingly employing sophisticated software to detect plagiarism. Without such tools we could not have detected the plagiarized text from 5 different manuscripts in the paper by Memis et al. Other journals use similar tools. Authors should be aware that most journals routinely employ plagiarism detection software, and that any plagiarism is likely to be detected.
1. Memis D, Inal MT, Temizoz O, Genchallac H, Ozdemir H, Sut N. The effect of celiac plexus block in critically ill patients intolerant of enteral nutrition: a randomized, placebo-controlled study. Anesth Analg 2010;110:1071–5
2. Dive A, Miesse C, Galanti L, Jamart J, Evrard P, Gonzalez M, Installe´ E. Effect of erythromycin on gastric motility in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Crit Care Med 1995;23:1356–62
3. MacLaren R, Kuhl DA, Gervasio JM, Brown RO, Dickerson RN, Livingston TN, Swift K, Headley S, Kudsk KA, Lima JJ. Sequential single doses of cisapride, erythromycin, and metoclopramide in critically ill patients intolerant to enteral nutrition: a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study. Crit Care Med 2000;28:438–44
4. Nguyen NQ, Chapman MJ, Fraser RJ, Bryant LK, Holloway RH. Erythromycin is more effective than metoclopramide in the treatment of feed intolerance in critical illness. Crit Care Med 2007;35:483–9
5. Nguyen NQ, Chapman MJ, Fraser RJ, Bryant LK, Burgstad C, Ching K, Bellon M, Holloway RH. The effects of sedation on gastric emptying and intra-gastric meal distribution in critical illness. Intensive Care Med 2008;34:454–60
6. Bhatnagar S, Gupta D, Mishra S, Thulkar S, Chauhan H. Bedside ultrasound-guided celiac plexus neurolysis with bilateral paramedian needle entry technique can be an effective pain control technique in advanced upper abdominal cancer pain. J Palliat Med 2008;11:1195–9

DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182009a22