03 October 2009 (Vol 339, Issue 7724)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

Patients first

BMJ 2009;339:b4010 (Published 1 October 2009)


This week's News section

More advice is needed in dementia care to deal with difficult treatment decisions, say experts

BMJ 2009;339:b4017 (Published 1 October 2009)

Doctors must report knife injuries to police under new GMC guidance

BMJ 2009;339:b4004 (Published 29 September 2009)

GPs are to refer suspected cancer patients for tests in a week under new scheme

BMJ 2009;339:b3994 (Published 29 September 2009)

Consultants may win right to work in independent sector treatment centres as well as NHS

BMJ 2009;339:b3987 (Published 28 September 2009)

Patients who use acute mental health services in England feel let down, survey shows

BMJ 2009;339:b3942 (Published 25 September 2009)

US survey favours acknowledging medical study ghostwriters

BMJ 2009;339:b3986 (Published 29 September 2009)

African leaders join forces to boost fight against malaria

BMJ 2009;339:b3970 (Published 28 September 2009)

UN seeks $1.5bn and donations of vaccines to help poor nations fight swine flu

BMJ 2009;339:b3988 (Published 29 September 2009)

HIV vaccine reduces infection rate by a third, study shows

BMJ 2009;339:b3963 (Published 25 September 2009)

European agency approves swine flu vaccines for licensing

BMJ 2009;339:b3992 (Published 29 September 2009)

In brief

BMJ 2009;339:b3975 (Published 29 September 2009)

Professor to face GMC over his claim to have seen full trial data

BMJ 2009;339:b3990 (Published 30 September 2009)

Doctors explore research potential of blood samples from newborns

BMJ 2009;339:b3984 (Published 28 September 2009)

Donors raise £3.2bn for free health care in world’s poorest countries

BMJ 2009;339:b3961 (Published 28 September 2009)


This week's Editorials section

Prostate specific antigen for detecting early prostate cancer

BMJ 2009;339:b3572 (Published 24 September 2009)

Introduction of rotavirus vaccine

BMJ 2009;339:b3482 (Published 25 September 2009)

The direct and indirect costs of explosive violence

BMJ 2009;339:b3944 (Published 29 September 2009)

The election debate on the NHS

BMJ 2009;339:b3917 (Published 23 September 2009)

Closing the evidence gap in integrative medicine

BMJ 2009;339:b3335 (Published 1 September 2009)

Short Cuts

This week's Short Cuts section

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2009;339:b3945 (Published 29 September 2009)


Research - continued

Prostate specific antigen for early detection of prostate cancer: longitudinal study

BMJ 2009;339:b3537 (Published 24 September 2009)

Economic evaluation of arthritis self management in primary care

BMJ 2009;339:b3532 (Published 22 September 2009)

Filtering Medline for a clinical discipline: diagnostic test assessment framework

BMJ 2009;339:b3435 (Published 18 September 2009)


This week's Feature section

Can the NHS get connected?

BMJ 2009;339:b3647 (Published 24 September 2009)

Risky business

BMJ 2009;339:b3964 (Published 30 September 2009)


This week's Analysis section

Screening for prostate cancer remains controversial

BMJ 2009;339:b3601 (Published 24 September 2009)


This week's Letters section

Usefulness of abdominal symptoms in early diagnosis

BMJ 2009;339:b3954 (Published 29 September 2009)

Symptoms are not early signs of ovarian cancer

BMJ 2009;339:b3955 (Published 29 September 2009)

Bran’s deleterious effects: much ado about nothing

BMJ 2009;339:b3956 (Published 29 September 2009)

Beware fractures

BMJ 2009;339:b3957 (Published 29 September 2009)

When knee pain is not osteoarthritis

BMJ 2009;339:b3978 (Published 29 September 2009)

Technique to enable diagnosis

BMJ 2009;339:b3962 (Published 29 September 2009)

Bridging the chasm

BMJ 2009;339:b3971 (Published 29 September 2009)

Not a simple answer

BMJ 2009;339:b3972 (Published 29 September 2009)

Diffuse pleural thickening has new definition for claims

BMJ 2009;339:b3953 (Published 29 September 2009)

Managing neutropenic sepsis

BMJ 2009;339:b3960 (Published 29 September 2009)

A/H1N1 and other viruses affecting cystic fibrosis

BMJ 2009;339:b3958 (Published 29 September 2009)

By any maths would be as weak

BMJ 2009;339:b3959 (Published 29 September 2009)

Contradicting Cochrane

BMJ 2009;339:b3997 (Published 29 September 2009)


This week's Observations section

Indirectly doing harm

Nicholas A Christakis

BMJ 2009;339:b3980 (Published 30 September 2009)

Online video sharing and patients’ privacy

Heiman F L Wertheim, Jeremy Farrar, Peter Horby

BMJ 2009;339:b3991 (Published 30 September 2009)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

Improving the use of IT in the NHS

Phil Leonard

BMJ 2009;339:b3922 (Published 29 September 2009)

Gone to pie

John Quin

BMJ 2009;339:b3889 (Published 29 September 2009)

Now I’m a believer

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2009;339:b3982 (Published 29 September 2009)

Views & Reviews - continued

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Joshua Hill

BMJ 2009;339:b4009 (Published 30 September 2009)

Black dog

Des Spence

BMJ 2009;339:b3995 (Published 29 September 2009)

Dr Johnson’s “peculiar pleasure”

Wendy Moore

BMJ 2009;339:b3979 (Published 29 September 2009)


This week's Obituaries section

Fred Stone

BMJ 2009;339:b3950 (Published 29 September 2009)

Roger Kirby

BMJ 2009;339:b3826 (Published 28 September 2009)

Alex George Larson

BMJ 2009;339:b3824 (Published 28 September 2009)

Hélène Julia Mair

BMJ 2009;339:b3931 (Published 28 September 2009)

Alan Benjamin Otlet

BMJ 2009;339:b3932 (Published 28 September 2009)

Frederick Norman Shuttleworth

BMJ 2009;339:b3930 (Published 28 September 2009)

John Tolland

BMJ 2009;339:b3968 (Published 28 September 2009)

Harold Zalin

BMJ 2009;339:b3716 (Published 18 September 2009)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

Capsule endoscopy

BMJ 2009;339:b3420 (Published 11 September 2009)



This week's Endgames section

A seaman with blindness and confusion

BMJ 2009;339:b3929 (Published 30 September 2009)

Screening tests

BMJ 2009;339:b3941 (Published 30 September 2009)

Intracranial pathology

BMJ 2009;339:b3940 (Published 30 September 2009)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2009;339:b3977 (Published 29 September 2009)


BMJ 2009;339:b3966 (Published 29 September 2009)


How could I have done that?

BMJ 2009;339:b1926 (Published 28 September 2009)

Management styles

BMJ 2009;339:a2528 (Published 29 September 2009)

Medical mockery

BMJ 2008;337:39315.743368.BD (Published 14 August 2008)

Timeless iatrogenicity

BMJ 2008;337:39258.523438.BD (Published 29 August 2008)