March 2008 · Der Anaesthesist · Impact Factor: 0.76
l B Abstract Sleep disorders in physicians who perform shift work can result in increased risks of health problems that negatively impact performance and patient safety. Even those who cope well with shift work are likely to suffer from sleep disorders. The aim of this manuscript is to discuss possible causes, contributing factors and consequences of sleep disorders in physicians and to identify measures that can improve adaptation to shift work and treatment strategies for shift work-associated sleep disorders. The risk factors that influence the development of sleep disorders in physicians are numerous and inclu...
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In the , most former countries and in Europe the term refers only to physicians (university graduates in medicine) specialised in anaesthetics. In a very few UK hospitals some duties are performed by non-physicians, Physicians' Assistants (Anaesthesia), but only under physician anaesthetist supervision. PAAs have made very little impact in the UK and national training schemes have been discontinued. In several European countries (e.g. Germany, Austria and in effect the UK) anaesthesia is exclusively provided by physicians (1:1 ratio anaesthetist:patient), while anaesthetic nurses or anaesthetic technicians (ODPs - operating department practitioners in UK) assist the anaesthetist.
In the last week of July, a month later than usual, Thomson Reuters-ISI Web of Knowledge published the impact factors for all the medical journals included in its listing. This is the fourth consecutive year that has been attributed an impact factor to Portuguese Journal of Pulmonology (PJP); the most recent is an IF of 0.85, which means an increase for the second consecutive year (). This is the result of 71 citations in 2013, strictly speaking, 31 citations from articles published in 2011 and 40 from articles published in 2012, based on a total of 83 articles published in PJP in those 2 years. When this data is analyzed, we can note that we had a very small number of self-citations, in fact only 12% of the total cites, which is certainly one of the lowest self-citation rates of all international medical journals. This, of course, shows that the improved citation level comes mainly from other medical journals and reflects the increasing visibility of material published in our journal, adding substance to this evolution in IFs Following on from these results and including all the PJP editions, there were a total of 194 cites last year, all of which constitutes a clear demonstration of the growing stature of the PJP in the field of respiratory publishing. So, we as editors want to thank all those who have contributed so much to this evolution. First to the previous editor-in-chief, Prof. João Carlos Winck who structured the entire strategic plan for the journal 4 years ago in close cooperation with the Board of the Pulmonology Portuguese Society, which in name of its President Prof. Carlos Robalo Cordeiro I want to thank all the support given in these last years. I want also to express my gratitude to the associate editors and to all the editorial council members for their cooperation and expert advice. Our deep gratitude goes also to all the reviewers for their time and effort, which has led to higher scientific quality of the published data, and to the authors who trusted in PJP as a suitable vehicle for promulgating their scientific work. Many thanks, of course, to all involved in the PJP publishing process, to our English language advisor Dr. Jessica Jones and to all the Elsevier staff, whose hard work has not only ensured keeping to PJP schedules but also to maintaining the high quality of the editions.