93 articles published between 09 Jan 2012 and 15 Jan 2012

Editor's Choice

Outcomes that matter to patients

BMJ 2012;344:e318 (Published 11 January 2012)


Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy and risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn: population based cohort study from the five Nordic countries

BMJ 2012;344:d8012 (Published 12 January 2012)

Antihypertensive drugs and risk of incident gout among patients with hypertension: population based case-control study

BMJ 2012;344:d8190 (Published 12 January 2012)

Effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists on weight loss: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials

BMJ 2012;344:d7771 (Published 11 January 2012)

Influence of experience on performance of individual surgeons in thyroid surgery: prospective cross sectional multicentre study

BMJ 2012;344:d8041 (Published 11 January 2012)

Vitamin A supplementation in preschool children and risk of hearing loss as adolescents and young adults in rural Nepal: randomised trial cohort follow-up study

BMJ 2012;344:d7962 (Published 10 January 2012)

Short term outcomes of prostate biopsy in men tested for cancer by prostate specific antigen: prospective evaluation within ProtecT study

BMJ 2012;344:d7894 (Published 9 January 2012)

The effect of combination treatment with aliskiren and blockers of the renin-angiotensin system on hyperkalaemia and acute kidney injury: systematic review and meta-analysis

BMJ 2012;344:e42 (Published 9 January 2012)


Tipping point of too few carers for older people has been reached five years early, MPs hear

BMJ 2012;344:e383 (Published 13 January 2012)

GPs back withdrawal of health reform bill

BMJ 2012;344:e391 (Published 13 January 2012)

US hospital incident reporting systems do not capture most adverse events

BMJ 2012;344:e386 (Published 13 January 2012)

Government distorted research on reforms to disability benefit, says campaign group

BMJ 2012;344:e367 (Published 13 January 2012)

Portuguese health system is still too reliant on emergency care, finds review

BMJ 2012;344:e379 (Published 13 January 2012)

Building hygiene infrastructure is key to ending Haitian cholera epidemic, agree agencies

BMJ 2012;344:e395 (Published 13 January 2012)

Axing legal aid for clinical negligence claims will cost the NHS an extra £28.5m a year, says report

BMJ 2012;344:e380 (Published 13 January 2012)

England’s health secretary orders three new inquiries into safety of cosmetic surgery and devices

BMJ 2012;344:e388 (Published 13 January 2012)

Trusts will not be able to exclude drugs approved by NICE from formularies, says Lansley

BMJ 2012;344:e366 (Published 13 January 2012)

Merging hospitals may not have the intended benefits, suggests study

BMJ 2012;344:e385 (Published 13 January 2012)

PFI scheme changes are inadequate, MPs say

BMJ 2012;344:e364 (Published 13 January 2012)

Ugandan authorities deal with a mysterious ailment that leaves people nodding continuously

BMJ 2012;344:e349 (Published 13 January 2012)

Scientific misconduct is worryingly prevalent in the UK, shows BMJ survey

BMJ 2012;344:e377 (Published 12 January 2012)

NHS Commissioning Board needs targets for integrated care to become a reality, conference hears

BMJ 2012;344:e352 (Published 12 January 2012)

Hospitals have no excuse for cutting services, says Nuffield Trust

BMJ 2012;344:e275 (Published 11 January 2012)

Doctors told to collaborate with community pharmacists to improve pain management

BMJ 2012;344:e350 (Published 11 January 2012)

Modest increase seen in US health spending in 2010

BMJ 2012;344:e353 (Published 11 January 2012)

Appeal court will rule on children’s heart surgery at London’s Royal Brompton Hospital

BMJ 2012;344:e312 (Published 10 January 2012)

Doctors are told to “make every contact count” to reduce costs of poor lifestyles

BMJ 2012;344:e319 (Published 10 January 2012)

Doctor begins “Bevan’s Run” to stop the health bill

BMJ 2012;344:d8320 (Published 10 January 2012)

News - continued

In brief

BMJ 2012;344:e291 (Published 10 January 2012)

US publishes first global health strategy to improve health of Americans and rest of the world

BMJ 2012;344:e308 (Published 10 January 2012)

Wakefield sues BMJ over MMR articles

BMJ 2012;344:e310 (Published 10 January 2012)

US advisory panellists on drug’s safety had ties to manufacturers

BMJ 2012;344:e244 (Published 10 January 2012)

Tribal violence worsens humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

BMJ 2012;344:e255 (Published 10 January 2012)

Clinical negligence claims against plastic surgeons rise “significantly”

BMJ 2012;344:e298 (Published 10 January 2012)

Haiti’s cholera outbreak provides important lessons for global health

BMJ 2012;344:e39 (Published 10 January 2012)

Risks of aspirin outweigh benefits in people without cardiovascular disease, shows analysis

BMJ 2012;344:e241 (Published 9 January 2012)

Nine in 10 Chinese are covered by medical insurance, but access to treatment remains a problem

BMJ 2012;344:e248 (Published 9 January 2012)

Government puts pressure on private sector to pay for removal of PIP breast implants

BMJ 2012;344:e249 (Published 9 January 2012)

Exercise boosts immunity—up to a point

BMJ 2012;344:e218 (Published 9 January 2012)

MPs call for review of alcohol guidelines

BMJ 2012;344:e231 (Published 9 January 2012)

Short Cuts

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2012;344:e76 (Published 11 January 2012)


Consultant cover and mortality among hospital patients

Margaret McCartney

BMJ 2012;344:d8276 (Published 11 January 2012)

Why do single event probabilities confuse patients?

Gerd Gigerenzer, Mirta Galesic

BMJ 2012;344:e245 (Published 11 January 2012)

Faith, hype, and charity

Nigel Hawkes

BMJ 2012;344:e317 (Published 11 January 2012)


Clinical Review

The diagnosis and management of aortic dissection

BMJ 2012;344:d8290 (Published 11 January 2012)


Views & Reviews

Commercialisation is bad for public health

David McCoy

BMJ 2012;344:e149 (Published 11 January 2012)

The Illness Narratives

Oliver D Starr

BMJ 2012;344:e251 (Published 11 January 2012)

Out of hours care: a call for continuity

Des Spence

BMJ 2012;344:e279 (Published 11 January 2012)

Big tits

Liam Farrell

BMJ 2012;344:e68 (Published 11 January 2012)


Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2012;344:e78 (Published 11 January 2012)

Faith in medicine

Wendy Moore

BMJ 2012;344:e83 (Published 11 January 2012)

Are you normal?

Anna Sayburn

BMJ 2012;344:d7687 (Published 10 January 2012)


A reticulated eruption on the lower abdomen in a 17 year old girl

BMJ 2012;344:e359 (Published 13 January 2012)

Exertional dyspnoea and syncope

BMJ 2012;344:d8317 (Published 11 January 2012)

Endgames - continued

Allocation concealment

BMJ 2012;344:e156 (Published 11 January 2012)

A restless night’s sleep

BMJ 2012;344:d8347 (Published 9 January 2012)



BMJ 2012;344:e41 (Published 12 January 2012)


BMJ 2012;344:e52 (Published 12 January 2012)


SSRIs and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn

BMJ 2012;344:d7642 (Published 12 January 2012)

Antihypertensives in people with gout or asymptomatic hyperuricaemia

BMJ 2012;344:d7961 (Published 12 January 2012)

The saga of Poly Implant Prosthèse breast implants

BMJ 2012;344:e306 (Published 11 January 2012)

Glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists

BMJ 2012;344:d7282 (Published 11 January 2012)

Higher senior staffing levels at weekends and reduced mortality

BMJ 2012;344:e67 (Published 10 January 2012)

Vitamin A supplementation in children and hearing loss

BMJ 2012;344:d7603 (Published 10 January 2012)

Optimising prostate biopsy

BMJ 2012;344:d8201 (Published 9 January 2012)

Transformative mutation specific pharmacotherapy for cystic fibrosis

BMJ 2012;344:e79 (Published 9 January 2012)


Mitchell James Notaras

BMJ 2012;344:d7984 (Published 12 January 2012)

Tomma Muhsin

BMJ 2012;344:d7975 (Published 12 January 2012)

Donald MacLean

BMJ 2012;344:d7978 (Published 12 January 2012)

Richard Henry Lavelle

BMJ 2012;344:d7980 (Published 12 January 2012)

Michael Hugh Clement

BMJ 2012;344:d7981 (Published 12 January 2012)

William “Ainslie” Anderson

BMJ 2012;344:d7991 (Published 12 January 2012)

Tsewang Yishey Pemba

BMJ 2012;344:e311 (Published 11 January 2012)



Patient reported outcome measures: how are we feeling today?

BMJ 2012;344:d8191 (Published 11 January 2012)

Show us the data: why clinical outcomes matter

BMJ 2012;344:e66 (Published 10 January 2012)


Drug industry is now biggest defrauder of US government

BMJ 2012;344:d8219 (Published 10 January 2012)

Time to act on nonsensical outpatient follow-up ratio targets

BMJ 2012;344:d8243 (Published 10 January 2012)

Is a clinician’s “gut feeling” enough to identify self harm?

BMJ 2012;344:e142 (Published 10 January 2012)

Difficulties in managing young people who self harm

BMJ 2012;344:e143 (Published 10 January 2012)

Authors’ reply to Ellis and Yates

BMJ 2012;344:e144 (Published 10 January 2012)

Life goes on for patients with cancer, as they desire

BMJ 2012;344:e155 (Published 10 January 2012)

Let’s simply scrap authorship and move to contributorship

BMJ 2012;344:e157 (Published 10 January 2012)

Why not switch to movie-style credits for research papers?

BMJ 2012;344:e179 (Published 10 January 2012)

Keep it small and personal in any reconfiguration of healthcare providers

BMJ 2012;344:e183 (Published 10 January 2012)

Root causes of doctors’ dissatisfaction must be tackled to stop brain drain

BMJ 2012;344:e190 (Published 10 January 2012)

Patient related factors are also important in treating gout

BMJ 2012;344:e191 (Published 10 January 2012)

Realities of medicine in South Africa lie behind its brain drain

BMJ 2012;344:e201 (Published 10 January 2012)

The emperor’s NICE new clothes

BMJ 2012;344:e232 (Published 10 January 2012)