26 February 2005 (Vol 330, Issue 7489)

Editor's Choice

Affairs of the thorax

BMJ 2005;330:0.8 (Published 24 February 2005)

News

FDA's safety reform is greeted with scepticism

BMJ 2005;330:435.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

Waiting times fall, but hospitals are still dirty, survey of patients shows

BMJ 2005;330:435.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

In brief

BMJ 2005;330:436.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

UK regulator to shame companies for misleading advertisements

BMJ 2005;330:436.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

Climate change already costs 150 000 lives a year, experts say

BMJ 2005;330:436.3 (Published 24 February 2005)

New suspension procedures aim to cut NHS disciplinary bill

BMJ 2005;330:437.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

Misdiagnosis raises questions about extent of avian flu epidemic

BMJ 2005;330:437.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

Surgeon paints the fire that scarred his patients

BMJ 2005;330:437.3 (Published 24 February 2005)

NICE issues guidance for diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer

BMJ 2005;330:439.3 (Published 24 February 2005)

FDA advisers warn: COX 2 inhibitors increase risk of heart attack and stroke

BMJ 2005;330:440 (Published 24 February 2005)

Editorials

Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

BMJ 2005;330:429 (Published 24 February 2005)

Primary care for children in the 21st century

BMJ 2005;330:430 (Published 24 February 2005)

Ethics review of research and audit

BMJ 2005;330:431 (Published 24 February 2005)

Mortality from sickle cell disease in Africa

BMJ 2005;330:432 (Published 24 February 2005)

Varicella vaccination for healthcare workers

BMJ 2005;330:433 (Published 24 February 2005)

Letters

This week's Letters section

Learning from low income countries: Experience in low income countries should count towards specialist registrar training

BMJ 2005;330:478.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

Learning from low income countries: Poor countries still provide reasons to train doctors in diseases of poverty

BMJ 2005;330:478.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

Learning from low income countries: Thalassaemia screening in Iran provides evidence for programme in Lancashire

BMJ 2005;330:478.3 (Published 24 February 2005)

Learning from low income countries :Investing in traditional birth attendants may help reduce mortality in poor countries

BMJ 2005;330:478.4 (Published 24 February 2005)

Learning from low income countries: Poor patients deserve more science and less advocacy

BMJ 2005;330:479.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

Learning from low income countries: Summary of webchat

BMJ 2005;330:479.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

More on compulsory registration of clinical trials: GSK has created useful register

BMJ 2005;330:479.3 (Published 24 February 2005)

More on compulsory registration of clinical trials: Complete clinical trial register is already reality for paediatrics

BMJ 2005;330:480.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

Pulmonary rehabilitation and readmissions in COPD: Hospital readmissions did not fall

BMJ 2005;330:480.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

Pulmonary rehabilitation and readmissions in COPD: Authors' reply

BMJ 2005;330:480.3 (Published 24 February 2005)

Letters - continued

Childhood deafness poses problems in developing countries

BMJ 2005;330:480.4 (Published 24 February 2005)

Branding treatment of children in rural India should be banned

BMJ 2005;330:481 (Published 24 February 2005)

Obituaries

This week's Obituaries section

Robert Blowers

BMJ 2005;330:482.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

Nikolai Vereshchagin

BMJ 2005;330:482.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

Keith Alexander Adair Campbell

BMJ 2005;330:483.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

Eve Hammer (Moskovic)

BMJ 2005;330:483.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

William Kenneth Jones

BMJ 2005;330:483.3 (Published 24 February 2005)

Paul Laking

BMJ 2005;330:483.4 (Published 24 February 2005)

Lionel Edward Tyler

BMJ 2005;330:483.5 (Published 24 February 2005)

Paul Wellings

BMJ 2005;330:483.6 (Published 24 February 2005)

Francis Tasker Wheeldon

BMJ 2005;330:483.7 (Published 24 February 2005)

This Week In the BMJ

Warm-up programme prevents knee and ankle injuries

BMJ 2005;330:0.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

Trying to make sense of the Middle East

BMJ 2005;330:0.6 (Published 24 February 2005)

Give β lactams for community acquired pneumonia

BMJ 2005;330:0.4 (Published 24 February 2005)

Implantation of cardioverter defibrillators reflects inequalities

BMJ 2005;330:0.3 (Published 24 February 2005)

Choice of antipsychotics for dementia doesn't affect risk of stroke

BMJ 2005;330:0.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

Should ethics be different in research and audit?

BMJ 2005;330:0.5 (Published 24 February 2005)

Minerva

Minerva

BMJ 2005;330:488 (Published 24 February 2005)

Fillers

Levonorgestrel IUD reduces dysfunctional bleeding

BMJ 2005;330:0.7 (Published 24 February 2005)

Two consultations

BMJ 2005;330:453 (Published 24 February 2005)

God, surgeon, medicine, patient

BMJ 2005;330:455.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

The ideal diagnosis

BMJ 2005;330:464 (Published 24 February 2005)

Clinical Reviews

Recent developments in pain in dementia

BMJ 2005;330:461 (Published 24 February 2005)

Adolescents in primary care

BMJ 2005;330:465 (Published 24 February 2005)

News roundup [abridged versions appear in the paper journal]

NHS safety agency issues guidance on nasogastric tubes

BMJ 2005;330:438.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

New cholera vaccine is effective among people with HIV

BMJ 2005;330:438.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

US jury finds that antidepressant did not cause boy to kill his grandparents

BMJ 2005;330:438.3 (Published 24 February 2005)

Sharp rise in deaths in South Africa is largely due to AIDS

BMJ 2005;330:438.4 (Published 24 February 2005)

Restraint should be last resort for violent behaviour

BMJ 2005;330:438.5 (Published 24 February 2005)

News roundup [abridged versions appear in the paper journal] - continued

Conservatives promise to end waiting lists

BMJ 2005;330:439.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

Doctor who spoke out on public health issue is sued

BMJ 2005;330:439.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

Papers

Primary care

Education and debate

Ethics, audit, and research: all shades of grey

BMJ 2005;330:468 (Published 24 February 2005)

patients may be less risk averse than committees

BMJ 2005;330:471 (Published 24 February 2005)

Research ethics committees deserve support

BMJ 2005;330:472 (Published 24 February 2005)

ethical review and ethical behaviour

BMJ 2005;330:473.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

My six day experience in the Middle East

BMJ 2005;330:474 (Published 24 February 2005)

Reviews

This week's Reviews section

Cherished

BMJ 2005;330:484 (Published 24 February 2005)

Journalists accused of wrecking doctors' lives

BMJ 2005;330:485.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

Hit parade

BMJ 2005;330:485.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

Whose Life is it Anyway?

BMJ 2005;330:486.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

Why I support the Mental Capacity Bill

BMJ 2005;330:486.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

Hell is the paediatric fracture clinic

BMJ 2005;330:487.1 (Published 24 February 2005)

Doctors in poll position

BMJ 2005;330:487.2 (Published 24 February 2005)

Corrections