RETRACTED: ASSOCIATION OF THYROID DYSFUNCTION AMONG INFERTILE WOMEN VISITING NEPALGUNJ MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL, KOHALPUR-NEPAL
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.15562/bmj.v2i3.52  |
- Published: 2017-10-11
Several critical errors have been found in this article (DOI:10.15562/bmj.v2i3.52)
We found that the authors copied most of the data from:Â https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23016472Â (2011)
The authors changed the sample size from 735 to 635 in their study, butÂ the percentage of each type of thyroid dysfunction is still same likeÂ the original paper. Therefore, it seems like the paper has not been reviewedÂ and not crossed checked for plagiarism.
There are a few blundersÂ in the copied papers:
1. Within abstract, they say in one place sample size is 635, and otherÂ is 735 as in the original article.
2. Percentage distribution is not comparable to their data.
3. In the introduction section, the original article wrote - "country like Nepal" changed into "country like USA" (which some references stated thatÂ USA is not endemic for goiter).
4. They cited the original paper at reference number 18, rest allÂ referencesÂ are also same. In the discussion paper, original paper cited 26-28 (asÂ number) to cite these paper but in the copied paper it is mentionedÂ as" A number of 27-29" which doesn't make any sense.
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