29 November 2003 (Vol 327, Issue 7426)

Editor's Choice

The NHS experiment

BMJ 2003;327:0.8 (Published 27 November 2003)

News

Report predicts 20 million AIDS orphans in Africa by 2010

BMJ 2003;327:1245.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

Nearly 50 000 adults in the United Kingdom now have HIV

BMJ 2003;327:1245.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

In brief

BMJ 2003;327:1246.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

Global efforts to control AIDS are “entirely inadequate”

BMJ 2003;327:1246.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

South Africa introduces world's largest AIDS treatment plan

BMJ 2003;327:1246.3 (Published 27 November 2003)

NICE recommends faster, easier access to care for MS patients

BMJ 2003;327:1247.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

Scientists find gene linking inherited breast and ovarian cancer to non-inherited cases

BMJ 2003;327:1247.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

Mentally ill patients in central Europe being kept in padlocked, caged beds

BMJ 2003;327:1249.4 (Published 27 November 2003)

Nuffield Trust praises ambitious NHS plans but calls for better monitoring

BMJ 2003;327:1250.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

Editorials

What do we gain from the sixth coronary heart disease drug?

BMJ 2003;327:1237 (Published 27 November 2003)

Risk factor scoring for coronary heart disease

BMJ 2003;327:1238 (Published 27 November 2003)

Is the NHS getting better or worse?

BMJ 2003;327:1239 (Published 27 November 2003)

Lessons for the NHS from Kaiser Permanente

BMJ 2003;327:1241 (Published 27 November 2003)

Should we be screening for and treating amblyopia?

BMJ 2003;327:1242 (Published 27 November 2003)

Treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding

BMJ 2003;327:1243 (Published 27 November 2003)

Letters

This week's Letters section

Child psychiatric disorder and relative age in school year

BMJ 2003;327:1286.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

Child psychiatric disorder and relative age in school year

BMJ 2003;327:1286.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

Child psychiatric disorder and relative age in school year

BMJ 2003;327:1286.3 (Published 27 November 2003)

Child psychiatric disorder and relative age in school year

BMJ 2003;327:1287.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

Social anxiety disorder has social and economic burden

BMJ 2003;327:1287.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

Role of living liver donation

BMJ 2003;327:1287.3 (Published 27 November 2003)

Role of living liver donation

BMJ 2003;327:1287.4 (Published 27 November 2003)

Falls, chronic diseases, and drug use in elderly women

BMJ 2003;327:1288.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

Falls, chronic diseases, and drug use in elderly women

BMJ 2003;327:1288.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

Morphine for management of refractory dyspnoea

BMJ 2003;327:1288.3 (Published 27 November 2003)

Morphine for management of refractory dyspnoea

BMJ 2003;327:1288.4 (Published 27 November 2003)

Vaseline and burns

BMJ 2003;327:1289.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

Vaseline and burns

BMJ 2003;327:1289.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

Spoofs by any other name

BMJ 2003;327:1289.3 (Published 27 November 2003)

Obituaries

This week's Obituaries section

Paul Janssen

BMJ 2003;327:1290 (Published 27 November 2003)

Obituaries - continued

George Harold Godwin Chase

BMJ 2003;327:1291.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

Sylvia Ray Ingold

BMJ 2003;327:1291.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

Philip James Keep

BMJ 2003;327:1291.4 (Published 27 November 2003)

Mark Lionel Levy

BMJ 2003;327:1291.5 (Published 27 November 2003)

Alasdair Cameron Macdonald

BMJ 2003;327:1291.6 (Published 27 November 2003)

Theodore Robert Foster Raw

BMJ 2003;327:1291.7 (Published 27 November 2003)

Leonard (“Johnnie”) Walker

BMJ 2003;327:1291.8 (Published 27 November 2003)

This Week In the BMJ

Access to kidney transplants in Scotland is uneven

BMJ 2003;327:0.4 (Published 27 November 2003)

Cardiac nurses can help with smoking cessation

BMJ 2003;327:0.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

NHS makes bad use of acute beds

BMJ 2003;327:0.5 (Published 27 November 2003)

Balancing aspirin and statins for heart disease prevention

BMJ 2003;327:0.3 (Published 27 November 2003)

Lassa fever poses international challenge

BMJ 2003;327:0.6 (Published 27 November 2003)

Current assessment methods overestimate coronary risk

BMJ 2003;327:0.7 (Published 27 November 2003)

Children with mild ambylopia may not need treatment

BMJ 2003;327:0.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

Minerva

Minerva

BMJ 2003;327:1296 (Published 27 November 2003)

Fillers

Only a third of people with chronic fatigue have chronic fatigue syndrome

BMJ 2003;327:0.9 (Published 27 November 2003)

The requirements for a surgeon

BMJ 2003;327:1263 (Published 27 November 2003)

Gallstones in custard

BMJ 2003;327:1270 (Published 27 November 2003)

Anecdotage

BMJ 2003;327:1276 (Published 27 November 2003)

Submitting articles to theBMJ

BMJ 2003;327:1282 (Published 27 November 2003)

My holistic bakery

BMJ 2003;327:1285 (Published 27 November 2003)

Advice

BMJ 2003;327:1291.3 (Published 27 November 2003)

Clinical Reviews

Lassa fever: epidemiology, clinical features, and social consequences

BMJ 2003;327:1271 (Published 27 November 2003)

Colchicine in acute gout

BMJ 2003;327:1275 (Published 27 November 2003)

Resuscitation in pregnancy

BMJ 2003;327:1277 (Published 27 November 2003)

News roundup [abridged versions appear in the paper journal]

GMC admits failings that left Shipman's patients unprotected

BMJ 2003;327:1248.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

Drug companies succeed in keeping payments to doctors secret

BMJ 2003;327:1248.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

Charity says its staff are put at risk by US military's description of itself as “humanitarian”

BMJ 2003;327:1248.3 (Published 27 November 2003)

Foundation hospitals will be introduced into NHS despite opposition

BMJ 2003;327:1248.4 (Published 27 November 2003)

MEPs approve stem cell research using human embryos

BMJ 2003;327:1248.5 (Published 27 November 2003)

Neonatal deaths hamper India's infant mortality targets

BMJ 2003;327:1249.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

Drug company pushes for all children under 2 to be vaccinated against pneumonia

BMJ 2003;327:1249.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

Nitric oxide helps neonates with respiratory disorder

BMJ 2003;327:1249.3 (Published 27 November 2003)

News extra [these stories appear only on the web]

Bush wins changes in Medicare benefits

BMJ 2003;327:1250.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

Conditions at Broadmoor come under attack from inspectors

BMJ 2003;327:1250.3 (Published 27 November 2003)

Review of abortion law demanded after abortion for cleft palate

BMJ 2003;327:1250.4 (Published 27 November 2003)

NHS services not improving as fast as investment, conference told

BMJ 2003;327:1250.5 (Published 27 November 2003)

Ninety nine per cent of emergency consultants report abuse by drunk patients

BMJ 2003;327:1250.6 (Published 27 November 2003)

Half of general practices offer patients complementary medicine

BMJ 2003;327:1250.7 (Published 27 November 2003)

Migrants should not be forced to have TB and HIV screening

BMJ 2003;327:1250.8 (Published 27 November 2003)

New screening method for newborns can prevent complications

BMJ 2003;327:1250.9 (Published 27 November 2003)

Haemophiliac patient goes to High Court to get synthetic factor VIII

BMJ 2003;327:1250.10 (Published 27 November 2003)

Privy Council overturns ruling by the GMC

BMJ 2003;327:1250.11 (Published 27 November 2003)

Frontline staff in NHS to learn to defuse violent situations

BMJ 2003;327:1250.12 (Published 27 November 2003)

Papers

Primary care

Education and debate

Ethical problems of evaluating a new treatment for melioidosis

BMJ 2003;327:1280 (Published 27 November 2003)

Using socioeconomic evidence in clinical practice guidelines

BMJ 2003;327:1283 (Published 27 November 2003)

Reviews

This week's Reviews section

Compassion's Way: A Doctor's Quest into the Soul of Medicine

BMJ 2003;327:1292.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

Younger People with Dementia: A Multidisciplinary Approach

BMJ 2003;327:1292.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

Therapy Culture: Cultivating Vulnerability in an Uncertain Age

BMJ 2003;327:1293.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

NETLINES

BMJ 2003;327:1293.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

ER blamed for nursing shortage

BMJ 2003;327:1294.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

Living organ donation

BMJ 2003;327:1294.2 (Published 27 November 2003)

Who'd be a reformer?

BMJ 2003;327:1295.1 (Published 27 November 2003)

What does the patient want?

BMJ 2003;327:1295.2 (Published 27 November 2003)