Table of Contents

February 2014

Since their inception, PLOS journals have requested that authors make their data available for others to access. To help make this policy more integral to the publishing process and data access more transparent for authors and readers, PLOS has revised its Data Policy and implemented an integrated approach for authors, from explaining data availability at submission to publishing a data availability statement at publication.

The new PLOS Data Policy is in effect as of March 1, 2014. Read more about what this means and see the policy itself in this cross-PLOS Editorial from Theo Bloom and colleagues.

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Data Access for the Open Access Literature: PLOS's Data Policy

Theodora Bloom, Emma Ganley, Margaret Winker


Molecular Diagnostics for Gonorrhoea: Implications for Antimicrobial Resistance and the Threat of Untreatable Gonorrhoea

Nicola Low, Magnus Unemo, Jørgen Skov Jensen, Judith Breuer, Judith M. Stephenson

Physicians as Fundraisers: Medical Philanthropy and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Julian J. Z. Prokopetz, Lisa Soleymani Lehmann

Policy Forum

Living Systematic Reviews: An Emerging Opportunity to Narrow the Evidence-Practice Gap

Julian H. Elliott, Tari Turner, Ornella Clavisi, James Thomas, Julian P. T. Higgins, Chris Mavergames, Russell L. Gruen

Research Articles

Effect of an Educational Toolkit on Quality of Care: A Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Trial

Baiju R. Shah, Onil Bhattacharyya, Catherine H. Y. Yu, Muhammad M. Mamdani, Janet A. Parsons, Sharon E. Straus, Merrick Zwarenstein

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Risk of Cardiovascular Events and All-Cause Mortality: A Decade-Long Historical Cohort Study

Tetyana Kendzerska, Andrea S. Gershon, Gillian Hawker, Richard S. Leung, George Tomlinson

Long-Term Survival and Dialysis Dependency Following Acute Kidney Injury in Intensive Care: Extended Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Martin Gallagher, Alan Cass, Rinaldo Bellomo, Simon Finfer, David Gattas, Joanne Lee, Serigne Lo, Shay McGuinness, John Myburgh, Rachael Parke, Dorrilyn Rajbhandari, for the POST-RENAL Study Investigators and the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group

Patterns of Obesity Development before the Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes: The Whitehall II Cohort Study

Dorte Vistisen, Daniel R. Witte, Adam G. Tabák, Christian Herder, Eric J. Brunner, Mika Kivimäki, Kristine Færch

Quantitative Measurement of Melanoma Spread in Sentinel Lymph Nodes and Survival

Anja Ulmer, Klaus Dietz, Isabelle Hodak, Bernhard Polzer, Sebastian Scheitler, Murat Yildiz, Zbigniew Czyz, Petra Lehnert, Tanja Fehm, Christian Hafner, Stefan Schanz, Martin Röcken, Claus Garbe, Helmut Breuninger, Gerhard Fierlbeck, Christoph A. Klein

Biomarker Profiling by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for the Prediction of All-Cause Mortality: An Observational Study of 17,345 Persons

Krista Fischer, Johannes Kettunen, Peter Würtz, Toomas Haller, Aki S. Havulinna, Antti J. Kangas, Pasi Soininen, Tõnu Esko, Mari-Liis Tammesoo, Reedik Mägi, Steven Smit, Aarno Palotie, Samuli Ripatti, Veikko Salomaa, Mika Ala-Korpela, Markus Perola, Andres Metspalu

Effect of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene on the Prevention of Trachoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Meredith E. Stocks, Stephanie Ogden, Danny Haddad, David G. Addiss, Courtney McGuire, Matthew C. Freeman

Incident HIV during Pregnancy and Postpartum and Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Alison L. Drake, Anjuli Wagner, Barbra Richardson, Grace John-Stewart