British Medical Journal

Distribuir contenido BMJ
BMJ RSS feed -- articles published in the last few days
Actualizado: hace 1 día 13 horas

Opioid epidemic leads to surge in US organ donors, study shows

Mié, 18/04/2018 - 18:20
The US epidemic of drug overdose deaths in recent years has corresponded with a dramatic increase in use of donor organs from this group, a study has shown.Outcomes in recipients of such organs are...

High frequency hearing . . . and other stories

Mié, 18/04/2018 - 15:31
PresbyacusisHearing, especially of high frequencies, tends to deteriorate with increasing age—but not as much as it did in previous generations. That’s the finding of a comparison of four cohorts of...

Skin reaction in a patient with chronic abdominal pain

Mié, 18/04/2018 - 15:20
A 26 year old pregnant woman with chronic abdominal pain of unclear cause was seen at 25 weeks’ gestation with longstanding marked skin discoloration (fig 1) and fragility over her abdomen and...

US gun massacres are preventable

Mié, 18/04/2018 - 14:21
I am not quite as despondent as Kamerow about the aftermath of the US school shooting on Valentine’s day,1 but I am angry about what has been allowed to happen.Only a few US households (probably one...

Sixty seconds on . . . free breakfast

Mié, 18/04/2018 - 12:50
What’s this about? There’s no such thing as a free lunch, or breakfast for that matterThere is if you’re a junior doctor who has just come off a night shift at Northampton General Hospital. Since...

NHS failed to communicate feeding advice to refugee mother, court rules

Mié, 18/04/2018 - 12:40
The NHS will have to pay millions of pounds in compensation after a baby was left severely brain damaged because his mother, a refugee, could not understand English.Barking, Havering and Redbridge...

Medical leaders have their say on NHS’s greatest achievements

Mar, 17/04/2018 - 18:41
As the NHS approaches its 70th birthday, The BMJ has invited its readers to say what they think is the NHS’s most important achievement. From medical breakthroughs to the care and reassurance it...

Freed, after 15 years in jail for a stillbirth

Mar, 17/04/2018 - 18:35
bmj;361/apr17_16/k1700/FAF1faThe Center for Reproductive Rights in El Salvador/Oscar RiveraA Salvadoran woman who said she had had a stillbirth—but who was in prison for nearly 15 years for murdering...

David Oliver: Falls in older people—can we really make a difference?

Mar, 17/04/2018 - 17:46
This month an Observer headline reported a 177% increase in deaths from falls among men over 85 from 2008 to 2016, although the population of over 85s rose only 19%. It linked the story to serious...

Government’s vaginal mesh audit does not go far enough, say campaigners

Mar, 17/04/2018 - 17:01
The government’s pelvic mesh audit has been labelled a whitewash by campaigners who claim that it misses crucial data and downplays the risks.In January 2018 the government agreed to carry out a full...

Epidemic of flesh eating tropical ulcers hits Australia

Mar, 17/04/2018 - 17:00
Australia is facing a “rapidly worsening epidemic” of flesh eating ulcers, known as Buruli ulcers, which are most commonly seen in tropical regions of West or Central Africa.Around 2000 cases of...

GMC should lose right to appeal fitness to practise decisions, says BMA

Mar, 17/04/2018 - 16:36
The BMA has called for the UK General Medical Council to lose its ability to appeal against decisions of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.The recommendation is one of 17 made by the BMA in...

NHS is harming patient confidentiality by sharing data for immigration purposes, say MPs

Dom, 15/04/2018 - 07:30
The NHS body responsible for sharing confidential patient data with the Home Office to help track potential immigration offenders is failing in its ethical duty to protect patient confidentiality, a...

Divided views rule implementation of integrated care

Vie, 13/04/2018 - 15:41
“I struggle to find anyone that argues we want disintegrated care,” said Paul Maubach, chief executive officer for Dudley and Walsall clinical commissioning groups, at an event held by the King’s...

Healthy lifestyle leads to better survival in colorectal cancer, study finds

Vie, 13/04/2018 - 14:06
Patients who followed a healthy lifestyle were more likely to survive stage III colorectal cancer in a large prospective cohort study from nearly two dozen university medical centers in the US and...

Study backs alcohol UK limit of six glasses of wine a week

Vie, 13/04/2018 - 11:06
A massive study supports the UK’s latest guidance on alcohol, which recommends a limit of 100 g alcohol a week—around five to six standard glasses of wine or pints of beer.1 This limit is much lower...

Why religious belief should be declared as a competing interest

Jue, 12/04/2018 - 13:05
“If in doubt, declare a competing interest” is standard teaching in ethics. Hiding a competing interest hints at dishonesty, raising doubts about the integrity of what has been written or said. It...

Watchdog bans “misleading” ads for online GP consultation service Push Doctor

Jue, 12/04/2018 - 13:01
Advertisements for the commercial online GP consultation service Push Doctor have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for implying that the services were provided by the NHS and...

Physicians’ political preferences and the delivery of end of life care in the United States: retrospective observational study

Jue, 12/04/2018 - 00:31
AbstractObjectivesTo compare the delivery of end of life care given to US Medicare beneficiaries in hospital by internal medicine physicians with Republican versus Democrat political...

Better patient flow in cardiac and thoracic surgery could save {pound}45m a year in England

Mié, 11/04/2018 - 18:11
The greatest potential gains in cardiac and thoracic surgery in England would come from improvements in the patient pathway, a report has found.1Operating on the day of admission and reducing...

Listado de eventos