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Welcome to Thieme Open

Thieme Open is the gateway to the Open Access journal content from the Thieme Publishing Group.  It covers both fully Open Access journals, as well as articles published on an Open Access basis in our subscription journals. All Open Access content published by Thieme is freely and permanently available online for everyone, increasing the visibility, usage and impact of your work.

As you would expect from Thieme, all our Open Access journals are subject to thorough, independent peer review. Our Open Access articles meet the same high quality of editorial, author and production services you have gotten used to from Thieme.  Check out the latest content below and see for yourself!


Featured Open Access Articles

Variability Over Time of Normal-Sized Fetal Renal Pelvis During the Second Trimester Scan (Ultrasound International Open)

Røset, Maria Aurora Hernandez; Blaas, Harm-Gerd Karl; Fagerli, Tove Anita; Eggebø, Torbjørn Moe

98 fetal renal pelvises and 49 fetal urinary bladders were analyzed at a gestational age of 17–20 weeks at St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, Norway. The anterior-posterior diameter (APD) of the fetal renal pelvis and two diameters of the fetal bladder were measured with an interval of at least 30 min. Intra- and interobserver variations and variations over time and in association with bladder size were investigated. Read more.

Efficacy of Dexamethasone for Acute Primary Immune Thrombocytopenia Compared to Prednisolone: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (TH Open)

Arai, Yasuyuki; Matsui, Hiroyuki; Jo, Tomoyasu; Kondo, Tadakazu; Takaori-Kondo, Akifumi

Corticosteroids have been established as first-line therapy in acute primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), and the clinical guidelines recommend either dexamethasone (Dex) or prednisolone (PSL). The types and dosages of corticosteroids, however, have not yet been determined, because previous randomized control trials (RCTs) comparing Dex and PSL showed controversial results in terms of efficacy. To understand and interpret all available evidence, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs.  Read more.

Surgical Strategy for Dermoid and Epidermoid Tumors of the Posterior Fossa - Experience with 21 Patients (Arquivos Brasileiros de Neurocirurgia: Brazilian Neurosurgery)

Lynch, José Carlos; Welling, Leonardo C.; Aversa, Antonio; Esteves, Celestino; Nogueira, Jânio; Gonçalves, Mariângela; Lopes, Hélio

The aim of this paper is to describe our surgical strategy and technique and to identify the best management for posterior fossa dermoid and epidermoid tumors (PFDETs). Read more.

Reliability and Validity of a Mobile Device Application for Use in Sports-Related Concussion Balance Assessment (Current Research: Concussion)

Burghart, Mark; Craig, Jordan; Radel, Jeff; Huisinga, Jessie

 Balance assessment is necessary when evaluating athletes after a concussion. We investigated a mobile device application (app) for providing valid, reliable, and objective measures of static balance Read more.


Glasgow Blatchford Score of limited benefit for low-risk urban patients: a mixed methods study (Endoscopy International Open)

Leiman, David A.; Mills, Angela M.; Shofer, Frances S.; Weber, Andrew T.; Leiman, Erin R.; Riff, Brian P.; Lewis, James D.; Mehta, Shivan J., Robert Phillips Heine

This is a retrospective cohort study of ED patients presenting from 2009 – 2013 to three urban hospitals that do not use electronic UGIB decision support. We used ED disposition diagnosis codes (ICD-9) to identify patients followed by manual chart review for verification and additional data collection. Patients with a Glasgow Blatchford Score (GBS) of 0 were classified as low risk. We also surveyed ED physicians at these hospitals to assess their beliefs about UGIB decision support.  Read more.

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