Armen Yuri Gasparyan



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    Gasparyan A, Ayvazyan L, Pretorius E, Kitas G. Platelets in rheumatic diseases: friend or foe?. Curr Pharm Des. 2014;20:552-66 pubmed
    ..Taken together, current evidence necessitates a balanced approach to platelet-activating and suppressing drug therapies in inflammatory rheumatic diseases. ..
  2. Gasparyan A, Ayvazyan L, Yessirkepov M, Kitas G. Colchicine as an anti-inflammatory and cardioprotective agent. Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol. 2015;11:1781-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Certain drugs (macrolides, statins), comorbidities and certain genetic factors increase risk of colchicine toxicity. ..
  3. Gasparyan A, Ayvazyan L, Mukanova U, Yessirkepov M, Kitas G. The Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratio as an Inflammatory Marker in Rheumatic Diseases. Ann Lab Med. 2019;39:345-357 pubmed publisher
    ..Interpretation of PLR combined with complementary hematologic indices is advisable to more accurately diagnose inflammatory rheumatic diseases and predict related comorbidities. ..
  4. Gasparyan A, Ayvazyan L, Akazhanov N, Kitas G. Conflicts of interest in biomedical publications: considerations for authors, peer reviewers, and editors. Croat Med J. 2013;54:600-8 pubmed
    ..It also considers joint efforts of authors, peer reviewers and editors as a foundation for appropriately defining and disclosing potential COIs. ..
  5. Gasparyan A, Sandoo A, Stavropoulos Kalinoglou A, Kitas G. Mean platelet volume in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: the effect of anti-TNF-? therapy. Rheumatol Int. 2010;30:1125-9 pubmed publisher
    ..More prospective studies with large numbers of patients are warranted to ascertain associations of high and low values of MPV with diverse markers of inflammation and vascular pathology. ..
  6. Gasparyan A, Yessirkepov M, Gorin S, Kitas G. Educating science editors: is there a comprehensive strategy?. Croat Med J. 2014;55:672-5 pubmed
    ..Networking with like-minded specialists within the global and regional editorial associations seems a useful strategy to upgrade editorial skills and resolve problems with the quality control and digitization of scholarly periodicals. ..
  7. Gasparyan A. Aspirin and clopidogrel resistance: methodological challenges and opportunities. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2010;6:109-12 pubmed
    ..This commentary highlights some limitations of studies on aspirin and clopidogrel resistance in patients undergoing coronary interventions. ..
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    Gasparyan A, Ayvazyan L, Cocco G, Kitas G. Adverse cardiovascular effects of antirheumatic drugs: implications for clinical practice and research. Curr Pharm Des. 2012;18:1543-55 pubmed
    ..Future prospective studies should specifically investigate the cardiovascular safety of most antirheumatic drugs as part of mono- or combination therapy in relation to different dosage regimens, duration of therapy, age, and gender. ..
  9. Gasparyan A, Yessirkepov M, Voronov A, Gorin S, Koroleva A, Kitas G. Statement on Publication Ethics for Editors and Publishers. J Korean Med Sci. 2016;31:1351-4 pubmed publisher

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  1. Gasparyan A, Nurmashev B, Yessirkepov M, Udovik E, Baryshnikov A, Kitas G. The Journal Impact Factor: Moving Toward an Alternative and Combined Scientometric Approach. J Korean Med Sci. 2017;32:173-179 pubmed publisher
    ..The latter is largely dependent on ethical soundness of the journal instructions, proper editing and structuring of articles, efforts to promote related information through social media, and endorsements of professional societies. ..
  2. Gasparyan A, Nurmashev B, Voronov A, Gerasimov A, Koroleva A, Kitas G. The Pressure to Publish More and the Scope of Predatory Publishing Activities. J Korean Med Sci. 2016;31:1874-1878 pubmed publisher
  3. Gasparyan A, Ayvazyan L, Akazhanov N, Kitas G. Self-correction in biomedical publications and the scientific impact. Croat Med J. 2014;55:61-72 pubmed
    ..Digitization and open access confound the staggering increase in correction notices and retractions. ..
  4. Gasparyan A, Ayvazyan L, Kitas G. Biomedical journal editing: elements of success. Croat Med J. 2011;52:423-8 pubmed
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    Gasparyan A, Ayvazyan L, Mikhailidis D, Kitas G. Mean platelet volume: a link between thrombosis and inflammation?. Curr Pharm Des. 2011;17:47-58 pubmed
    ..Lifestyle modification, antihypertensive, lipid lowering and diet therapies can also affect MPV values, but these effects need to be investigated in large prospective studies with thrombotic endpoints. ..
  6. Gasparyan A, Ayvazyan L, Kitas G. Authorship problems in scholarly journals: considerations for authors, peer reviewers and editors. Rheumatol Int. 2013;33:277-84 pubmed publisher
    ..This paper overviews common cases of inappropriate authorship and suggests options to solve related problems by authors, reviewers and editors of scholarly journals. ..
  7. Gasparyan A, Ayvazyan L, Kitas G. Open access: changing global science publishing. Croat Med J. 2013;54:403-6 pubmed
    ..It is assumed that open access is a global trend which influences the workflow in scholarly journals, changing their quality, credibility, and indexability. ..
  8. Gasparyan A, Ayvazyan L, Blackmore H, Kitas G. Writing a narrative biomedical review: considerations for authors, peer reviewers, and editors. Rheumatol Int. 2011;31:1409-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Opinions expressed in the review are also based on personal experience as authors, peer reviewers, and editors. ..
  9. Gasparyan A, Nurmashev B, Udovik E, Koroleva A, Kitas G. Predatory Publishing Is a Threat to Non-Mainstream Science. J Korean Med Sci. 2017;32:713-717 pubmed publisher
  10. Gasparyan A, Nurmashev B, Seksenbayev B, Trukhachev V, Kostyukova E, Kitas G. Plagiarism in the Context of Education and Evolving Detection Strategies. J Korean Med Sci. 2017;32:1220-1227 pubmed publisher
    ..It is the right time to enforce adherence to global editorial guidance and implement a comprehensive anti-plagiarism strategy by helping all stakeholders of scholarly communication. ..
  11. Gasparyan A, Nurmashev B, Yessirkepov M, Endovitskiy D, Voronov A, Kitas G. Researcher and Author Profiles: Opportunities, Advantages, and Limitations. J Korean Med Sci. 2017;32:1749-1756 pubmed publisher
    ..The underutilization of various profiling websites and their inappropriate uses for promotion of 'predatory' journals are among reported limitations. A combined approach to the profiling systems is advocated in this article. ..