July 2019 – The Month of Trust


Treat yourself to a relaxing mid-year break! When the kids have finished school and the summer holidays are upon us, it’s time to get away. At Cremer Consulting SARL, we are on the go all summer long to take a load off your shoulders and let you fully relish this beautiful season. Feel free to get in touch with us!

Summer has finally decided to show up. Let us do the work for you while you take a well- deserved break. Want to know more? Consult our website at www.cremerconsulting.com and forward your publication-in-progress to info@cremerconsulting.com. Now you can enjoy a fun Summer 2019!

Another article accepted for publication!

Another article accepted for publication!

A new piece of happy news: The article by Dr. Valérie Gounant et al., Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital, Paris, France, was accepted within 48 hours for publication in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, and its abstract should be available shortly on PubMed.

This report deals with the observation of a 66-year-old woman who suffered from Meige’s syndrome of unknown etiology 2 years prior to the diagnosis of metastatic RET-rearranged lung adenocarcinoma.

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, the report, which is accompanied by a didactic video, is the first case of paraneoplastic Meige’s syndrome reported to date. Defined by the association of two facial dystonias, blepharospasm and oromandibular dystonia, Meige’s syndrome is mostly idiopathic. However, some cases secondary to brain disorders or the prolonged use of neuroleptic drugs have been described. Most patients are treated successfully with a botulinum toxin injection or etiologic treatment.

We couldn’t be more thrilled about this latest success and would like to encourage you, too, to entrust your work to us, no matter where you currently are in the writing process! We take on projects from conception right up to submission as well as polish near-complete work, as this publishing success story proves!

Part 2. Tips for writing a good material and methods section

Part 2. Tips for writing a good material and methods section

In a scientific paper, the same errors in a manuscript’s sections tend to recur frequently. Consequently, readers are unable to retrieve the paper’s key messages. To help you structure your manuscript better, you will find some tips below. After Part 1, which deals with the introduction, let’s continue with the material and methods section.

  • Conventionally, this section is the most easily written. Nevertheless, 30% of the reasons for paper rejections are related to this section. Thus, due care and attention must be given to the writing of this section.
  • For this section, providing clear-cut, adequate, detailed information describing the study design, subjects to be investigated, procedural methods, and data collection and analysis is paramount. In this section, full explanations of all information related to the data provided in the results section must be provided. When writing this section, the simple past tense should be employed.
  • Recently, expressions demonstrating ownership of the investigation, such as “we investigated”, “we analyzed”, or “we performed”, have become acceptable. However, the messages contained in this section must be very clear, concise, and comprehensible.
  • As in the case of all scientific investigations, compliance with certain standards of writing is mandatory, and the use of flourishing and irrelevant sentences should be avoided. Grammar rules and standard units of measurements must be respected. Abbreviations should follow their explanation at their first mention.
  • This section’s last paragraph often involves statistical evaluations. If possible, this section should preferably be written by a knowledgeable and experienced statistician.

Our August Newsletter will focus on “Tips for writing a good result section (Part 3)”.

To taste and enjoy in moderation…

To taste and enjoy in moderation…

The wines of the historic wine cellar of Strasbourg Hospices symbolize ancestral tradition and know-how, as well as the generosity, diversity, and beauty of the magnificent Alsace region of eastern France. In brief, these wines still have a soul.

A place replenished with history
This historic cellar was used not only for the storage of wine but also for grain and perishable goods. From the 17 th century onwards, the hospital’s sanitary features became preponderant on account of the progress made in medicine and surgery. As a result, the quantities of wine and food distributed to patients and staff gradually diminished. Over the years, inflexible market laws have seriously affected the historic wine cellar’s accounts. In 1994, due to the lack of vines, suitable tools, and appropriate know-how, use of the cellars ceased, and the wooden barrels rapidly degraded. Thus, the cellar was almost doomed to disappear.

An enthusiastic revival
In 1996, for the 600 th anniversary of the Strasbourg Historic Wine Cellar, three old barrels were restored and used to elaborate a Pinot Blanc and Gewurztraminer Mambourg, both of which were vinified, aged, and bottled on site. Another barrel filling made it possible to prove that the Alsatian wines’ aromatic palettes had been significantly improved thanks to their aging in barrels. Perpetuating six centuries of tradition, new Alsatian winemakers have now restored the wineries of the Strasbourg Historic Wine Cellar in order to raise a very fine selection of Alsatian wines.

A legendary vintage from 1472
Shielded behind its gate is a historical barrel of wine from 1472: the oldest wine in the world to have been aged in a barrel. In 1994, oenologists from the interregional General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) conducted an organoleptic vintage assessment. This instrumental analysis proved it was still wine. According to their verdict, this 500-year-old wine has “a very beautiful bright, very amber color, a powerful nose, very fine, of a very great complexity, aromas reminiscent of vanilla, honey, wax, camphor, fine spices, hazelnut and fruit liquor…”

For more information, see: https://www.vins-des-hospices-de-strasbourg.fr/en/