Semin Thromb Hemost 2016; 42(04): 325-330
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1581108
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2016 Eberhard F. Mammen Award Announcements: Part I — Most Popular Articles

Emmanuel J. Favaloro
1  Department of Haematology, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research (ICPMR), Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
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Address for correspondence

Emmanuel J. Favaloro, PhD, FFSc (RCPA)
Department of Haematology, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research (ICPMR)
Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, 2145
Australia   

Publication History

Publication Date:
05 May 2016 (eFirst)

 

Welcome to the latest of our Eberhard F. Mammen award announcements. As noted previously,[1] [2] [3] Thieme, the publisher of Seminars in Thrombosis & Hemostasis, has created the Eberhard F. Mammen Excellence in Thrombosis and Hemostasis Awards in honor of Eberhard Mammen ([Fig. 1]) and in recognition of his contribution to this field and to the journal that he both founded and steered for over three decades. These awards began in 2009, under two categories, “Most Popular Article Awards” and “Young Investigator Awards.” Current details and conditions of the award can be summarized as:

  • Most Popular Article Awards: The awards are given to the authors of the most popular articles published in Seminars in Thrombosis & Hemostasis. The awards are determined by the Editor in Chief on the basis of user statistics from Thieme e-Journals from the preceding 2 years. Prefaces, Errata, Letters to the Editor, Editorials, and previous award-winning articles are excluded from further consideration of these awards, which currently comprise two categories—one for “Open Access” articles, and another for a “General Category.” There are two major cash prizes of US$1,000 for each category. In addition, winners of the “General Category” awards are granted “open-access” status for these articles thereafter.

  • Young Investigator Awards: These award are given for best presentation or meeting abstract by a young investigator—as presented or delivered to an international or large regional meeting on a topic related to the fields of thrombosis and hemostasis, and whose subject matter is determined to be in the spirit of Dr. Mammen. There are up to six cash prizes of US$1,000 in any year. There are some additional considerations and conditions for the award, and awardees are expected to prepare a review or other paper related to the topic of their presentation for publication in Seminars in Thrombosis & Hemostasis.

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Fig. 1 Eberhard F. Mammen (1930–2008).

Further details of the awards and the award winners are posted online http://www.thieme.com/sth), and previous award winner announcements are also available in print.[4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

It is therefore with great pleasure that we would like to announce the latest winners of the 2016 Eberhard F. Mammen awards for the most popular articles from Seminars in Thrombosis & Hemostasis for the period of 2014–2015 inclusive. We will be announcing the Young Investigator Awards related to meetings held in the recent past at a forthcoming opportunity.

2016 “Most Popular Article” Awards

As mentioned, the Most Popular awards are given to the authors of the most popular articles published in Seminars in Thrombosis & Hemostasis as determined on the basis of user statistics from the publisher of this journal and covering the preceding 2-year period. Thus, the 2016 “Most Popular” awards are granted to the most popular papers from 2014–2015 inclusive. Previous Eberhard F. Mammen award-winning articles are listed in [Table 1]. These articles are currently available under an “Open Access” status, and no longer qualify for future awards, although many will continue to appear in the most popular download statistics provided by the publisher.

Table 1

Previous most popular award winning papers

Year

Awarded for

2009

Jurk K, Kehrel BE. Platelets: physiology and biochemistry. Semin Thromb Hemost 2005;31(4):381–392

2009

Girolami B, Girolami A. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: a review. Semin Thromb Hemost 2006;32(8):803–809

2010

Harenberg J, Wehling M. Current and future prospects for anticoagulant therapy: inhibitors of factor Xa and factor IIa. Semin Thromb Hemost 2008;34(1):39–57

2010

Prechel M, Walenga JM. The laboratory diagnosis and clinical management of patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: an update. Semin Thromb Hemost 2008;34(1):86–96

2010

Fareed J, Hoppensteadt DA, Fareed D, et al. Survival of heparins, oral anticoagulants, and aspirin after the year 2010. Semin Thromb Hemost 2008;34(1):58–73

2011

Sobieraj-Teague M, O'Donnell M, Eikelboom J. New anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation. Semin Thromb Hemost 2009;35(5):515–524

2011

Mariani G, Bernardi F. Factor VII deficiency. Semin Thromb Hemost 2009;35(4):400–406

2012

Lippi G, Franchini M, Favaloro EJ, Targher G. Moderate red wine consumption and cardiovascular disease risk: beyond the “French paradox.” Semin Thromb Hemost 2010;36(1):59–70

2012

Rak J. Microparticles in cancer. Semin Thromb Hemost 2010;36(8):888–906

2013

Fava C, Montagnana M, Favaloro EJ, Guidi GC, Lippi G. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. Semin Thromb Hemost 2011;37(3):280–297

2013

Tufano A, Guida A, Dario Di Minno MN, Prisco D, Cerbone AM, Minno GD. Prevention of venous thromboembolism in medical patients with thrombocytopenia or with platelet dysfunction: a review of the literature. Semin Thromb Hemost 2011 Apr;37(3):267–274

2014

Salmela B, Joutsi-Korhonen L, Armstrong E, Lassila R. Active online assessment of patients using new oral anticoagulants: bleeding risk, compliance, and coagulation analysis. Semin Thromb Hemost 2012;38(1):23–30

2014

Chapman K, Seldon M, Richards R. Thrombotic microangiopathies, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, and ADAMTS-13. Semin Thromb Hemost 2012;38(1):47–54

2014

Kenet G, Aronis S, Berkun Y, et al. Impact of persistent antiphospholipid antibodies on risk of incident symptomatic thromboembolism in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Semin Thromb Hemost 2011;37(7):802–809

2015

Tapson VF. Thrombolytic therapy for acute pulmonary embolism. Semin Thromb Hemost 2013;39(4):452–458

2015

George JN, Charania RS. Evaluation of patients with microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia. Semin Thromb Hemost 2013;39(2):153–160

2015[a]

Hylek EM. Anticoagulation therapy for atrial fibrillation. Semin Thromb Hemost 2013;39(2):147–152

2015[a]

Rojas-Hernandez CM, Garcia DA. The novel oral anticoagulants. Semin Thromb Hemost 2013;39(2):117–126

a New open-access category.


There is also an increasingly recognized trend to publish articles in an open-access mode, and these have an “inequitable advantage” over other “non–open-access” articles in terms of downloads due to their open accessibility. Accordingly, the publisher of Seminars in Thrombosis & Hemostasis has established a separate category of the Most Popular Award for “open-access” papers, to supplement the alternate “General Category,” and thus the most popular papers are now listed in separate tables. [Table 2] lists the top 15 downloaded open-access articles from Seminars in Thrombosis & Hemostasis (2014 and 2015 inclusive) eligible for the “Open Access” award.[14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [Table 3] lists the top 15 downloaded non–open-access articles from Seminars in Thrombosis & Hemostasis (2014 and 2015 inclusive) eligible for the “General Category” award.[29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] [41] [42] [43]

Table 2

Most popular papers—“Open Access” category

Rank

Publication

1

Bates SM. D-dimer assays in diagnosis and management of thrombotic and bleeding disorders. Semin Thromb Hemost 2012;38(7):673–682

2

Lippi G, Favaloro EJ, Meschi T, Mattiuzzi C, Borghi L, Cervellin G. E-cigarettes and cardiovascular risk: beyond science and mysticism. Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(1):60–65

3

Moore GW. Recent guidelines and recommendations for laboratory detection of lupus anticoagulants. Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(2):163–171

4

Cuker A. Clinical and laboratory diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: an integrated approach. Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(1):106–114

5

Demers M, Wagner DD. NETosis: a new factor in tumor progression and cancer-associated thrombosis. Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(3):277–283

6

Raskob GE, Angchaisuksiri P, Blanco AN, et al.; ISTH Steering Committee for World Thrombosis Day. Thrombosis: a major contributor to global disease burden. Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(7):724–735

7

Favaloro EJ. Clinical utility of the PFA-100. Semin Thromb Hemost 2008;34(8):709–733

8

Warkentin TE. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in critically ill patients. Semin Thromb Hemost 2015;41(1):49–60

9

Zolfaghari S, Harenberg J, Froelich L, Wehling M, Weiss C. Development of a tool to identify patients' preference for vitamin k antagonist or direct oral anticoagulant therapy. Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(1):121–128

10

Althaus K, Greinacher A. MYH9-related platelet disorders. Semin Thromb Hemost 2009;35(2):189–203

11

Nurden AT. Platelet membrane glycoproteins: a historical review. Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(5):577–584

12

Harenberg J, Kraemer S, Du S, et al. Determination of direct oral anticoagulants from human serum samples. Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(1):129–134

13

Favaloro EJ, Lippi G. Laboratory testing in the era of direct or non-vitamin k antagonist oral anticoagulants: a practical guide to measuring their activity and avoiding diagnostic errors. Semin Thromb Hemost 2015;41(2):208–227

14

Wada H, Usui M, Sakuragawa N. Hemostatic abnormalities and liver diseases. Semin Thromb Hemost 2008;34(8):772–778

15

Harenberg J, Du S, Krämer S, Weiss C, Krämer R, Wehling M. Patients' serum and urine as easily accessible samples for the measurement of non-vitamin k antagonist oral anticoagulants. Semin Thromb Hemost 2015;41(2):228–236

Table 3

Most popular papers—“General Category”

Rank

Publication

1

de Moerloose P, Casini A, Neerman-Arbez M. Congenital fibrinogen disorders: an update. Semin Thromb Hemost 2013;39(6):585–595

2

Sethi S, Fervenza FC. Pathology of renal diseases associated with dysfunction of the alternative pathway of complement: C3 glomerulopathy and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(4):416–421

3

Riedl M, Fakhouri F, Le Quintrec M, et al. Spectrum of complement-mediated thrombotic microangiopathies: pathogenetic insights identifying novel treatment approaches. Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(4):444–464

4

Duga S, Salomon O. Congenital factor XI deficiency: an update. Semin Thromb Hemost 2013;39(6):621–631

5

Vivarelli M, Emma F. Treatment of C3 glomerulopathy with complement blockers. Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(4):472–477

6

Baskurt OK, Meiselman HJ. Blood rheology and hemodynamics. Semin Thromb Hemost 2003;29(5):435–450

7

Senoo K, Lip GY. Comparative efficacy and safety of the non-vitamin k antagonist oral anticoagulants for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Semin Thromb Hemost 2015;41(2):146–153

8

Rodríguez de Córdoba S, Hidalgo MS, Pinto S, Tortajada A. Genetics of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(4):422–430

9

Boonyawat K, Crowther MA. Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in critically ill patients. Semin Thromb Hemost 2015;41(1):68–74

10

Xiao X, Pickering MC, Smith RJ. C3 glomerulopathy: the genetic and clinical findings in dense deposit disease and C3 glomerulonephritis. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2014;40(4):465–471

11

Levi M, Poll TV. Coagulation in patients with severe sepsis. Semin Thromb Hemost 2015;41(1):9–15

12

Franchini M, Coppola A, Tagliaferri A, Lippi G. FEIBA versus NovoSeven in hemophilia patients with inhibitors. Semin Thromb Hemost 2013;39(7):772–778

13

Lippi G, Favaloro EJ, Mattiuzzi C. Combined administration of antibiotics and direct oral anticoagulants: a renewed indication for laboratory monitoring? Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(7):756–765

14

Knöbl P. Inherited and acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) in adults. Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(4):493–502

15

Levi M, Schultz M, van der Poll T. Sepsis and thrombosis. Semin Thromb Hemost 2013;39(5):559–566

Accordingly, the 2016 Eberhard F. Mammen award winners for Most Popular Articles (2014–2015 inclusive) are as follows:

Open Access Category

  1. Bates SM. D-dimer assays in diagnosis and management of thrombotic and bleeding disorders. Semin Thromb Hemost 2012;38(7):673–682

  2. Lippi G, Favaloro EJ, Meschi T, Mattiuzzi C, Borghi L, Cervellin G. E-cigarettes and cardiovascular risk: beyond science and mysticism. Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(1):60–65


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General Category

  1. de Moerloose P, Casini A, Neerman-Arbez M. Congenital fibrinogen disorders: an update. Semin Thromb Hemost 2013;39(6):585–595

  2. Sethi S, Fervenza FC. Pathology of renal diseases associated with dysfunction of the alternative pathway of complement: C3 glomerulopathy and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Semin Thromb Hemost 2014;40(4):416–421

Although I was a co-author of one of the “Most Popular” award-winning papers, my contribution to this piece was limited. Moreover, I will excuse myself from any personal receipt of any aspect of the award. Accordingly, I do not consider there to be any conflict of interest in the publisher of Seminars in Thrombosis & Hemostasis awarding the award to the lead author, Prof. Giuseppe Lippi.

All authors of the award-winning articles were thrilled to hear that their papers had won an Eberhard F. Mammen Most Popular award, and provided the following additional responses:

From Dr. Shannon Bates ([Fig. 2]), “I was surprised and very pleased to hear that my article had been awarded one of 2016 Most Popular Article Awards. Although I enjoy the opportunity that writing a review article provides to thoughtfully examine and synthesize the available literature, I must admit that I often wonder whether the resulting manuscript is of benefit to readers or even noticed. I am delighted, therefore, to find out that readers have found my article useful. It is an honor to receive this award.”

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Fig. 2 Dr. Shannon Bates.

From Dr. Giuseppe Lippi ([Fig. 3]), “I was really delighted to know that our article on ‘e-cigarettes and cardiovascular risk’ had won one of the Eberhard Mammen Seminars in Thrombosis & Hemostasis 2015 most popular article awards. The issues of the possible health hazard posed by E-cigarettes is as relevant now as ever, if one considers that approximately two thirds of national governments around the globe have established strict regulations for e-cigarettes as of 2015. Briefly, in 2014 the European Union established new regulations forbidding advertising, setting limits on maximum concentrations of nicotine, limiting volumes of liquid that can be sold, requiring child-proof and tamper-proof packaging and empowering regulators to take act should the regulations be violated. In April 2014 in Australia, a court decision has made it illegal to sell or supply electronic cigarettes in Western Australia, regardless of their appearance or nicotine content. In the US, with a lack of federal regulations, many states use local e-cigarette regulations, most commonly to prohibit sales to minors. It is also noteworthy that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agency has recently established an on-line database (i.e., Adverse Event Reports for e-Cigarettes), aiming to collect voluntary reports of adverse events involving e-cigarettes from consumers, health professionals and members of the public. Health concerns were mostly related to the evidence of enhanced risk of cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension and cardiovascular events, which may be further magnified by other potential effects such as increased respiratory and flow respiratory resistance. We are therefore really pleased that this article has generated such huge interest around this very actual public health issue.”

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Fig. 3 Dr. Giuseppe Lippi.

From Dr. Philippe de Moerloose ([Fig. 4]), “I am very honored to receive one of the 2016 Most Popular Article Awards for a review on Congenital Fibrinogen Disorders, written with my co-authors and close colleagues Alessandro Casini and Marguerite Neerman-Arbez. In Geneva, we have been working for more than 15 years on the genetic basis and clinical consequences of fibrinogen deficiencies. The fundamental knowledge gained in this field during the past decade has been quite substantial and has translated into a better comprehension of our patient phenotypes with a more tailored approach to their treatment. We are very pleased to learn that a large number of STH readers appreciated our updated review.”

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Fig. 4 Dr. Philippe de Moerloose.

From Dr. Sanjeev Sethi ([Fig. 5]), “It is indeed an honor to be selected for one of the 2016 Most Popular Article Awards. Understanding the pathology behind C3 glomerulopathy and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome is the key to the correct diagnosis, evaluation, and management of these patients. Over the last few years great advances have been made in understanding the role of alternative pathway of complement in C3 glomerulopathy and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. With better elucidation of the pathophysiology, the next step is the development of new agents that can target the specific underlying abnormality or defect that cause C3 glomerulopathy and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. I am very glad that our review of the pathology of these disease entities was well received, and I would also like to sincerely thank my colleague, friend and coauthor, Dr. Fernando Fervenza, with whom I have had numerous great discussions and collaborations.”

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Fig. 5 Dr. Sanjeev Sethi.

I would like, as always, to thank not only all of the authors listed in the tables, but also the contributing authors who did not manage to make these listings, as well as all the guest editors of issues recently published in Seminars in Thrombosis & Hemostasis. Finally, as always, I look forward to seeing future listings!


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Address for correspondence

Emmanuel J. Favaloro, PhD, FFSc (RCPA)
Department of Haematology, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research (ICPMR)
Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, 2145
Australia   


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Fig. 1 Eberhard F. Mammen (1930–2008).
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Fig. 2 Dr. Shannon Bates.
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Fig. 3 Dr. Giuseppe Lippi.
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Fig. 4 Dr. Philippe de Moerloose.
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Fig. 5 Dr. Sanjeev Sethi.