08 October 2011 (Vol 343, Issue 7826)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

Support Bahrain’s imprisoned doctors

BMJ 2011;343:d6417 (Published 5 October 2011)


This week's News section

Nobel winner dies three days before prize announcement

BMJ 2011;343:d6389 (Published 4 October 2011)

Doctors who treated protesters in Bahrain are given 15 year sentences

BMJ 2011;343:d6336 (Published 30 September 2011)

In brief

BMJ 2011;343:d6332 (Published 5 October 2011)

Mid-Staffordshire chief executive considered suicide after publication of damning report

BMJ 2011;343:d6409 (Published 4 October 2011)

Public health doctors call for House of Lords to reject health bill

BMJ 2011;343:d6391 (Published 4 October 2011)

Judge rules that woman in minimally aware state should not be allowed to die

BMJ 2011;343:d6300 (Published 29 September 2011)

Southall is cleared of serious professional conduct

BMJ 2011;343:d6314 (Published 30 September 2011)

Premature death rate in US is almost double that in France, study shows

BMJ 2011;343:d6352 (Published 3 October 2011)

Dutch GPs are set to strike over 10% cuts to primary care budget

BMJ 2011;343:d6299 (Published 29 September 2011)

First Spanish HIV vaccine proves safe in phase I trials

BMJ 2011;343:d6327 (Published 3 October 2011)

Florida execution using pentobarbital goes ahead despite protests

BMJ 2011;343:d6317 (Published 30 September 2011)

Donors should be tougher on poor countries that don’t engage in health programmes

BMJ 2011;343:d6347 (Published 3 October 2011)

Global clinical trials are burdened by excessive bureaucracy, conference hears

BMJ 2011;343:d6322 (Published 30 September 2011)

Ig Nobel awards celebrate studies of motion sickness, bladder control, and a mayor with an armoured tank

BMJ 2011;343:d6353 (Published 4 October 2011)

Chinese migrant workers are vulnerable to abortion risks, expert says

BMJ 2011;343:d6354 (Published 4 October 2011)


This week's Editorials section

Drug administration errors in anaesthesia and beyond

BMJ 2011;343:d5823 (Published 22 September 2011)

Eye markers of cardiovascular disease

BMJ 2011;343:d5304 (Published 15 September 2011)

Leukotriene receptor antagonists as first line or add-on treatment for asthma

BMJ 2011;343:d5314 (Published 13 September 2011)

Plain packaging for tobacco products

BMJ 2011;343:d5693 (Published 19 September 2011)

Teaching doctors in training about management and leadership

BMJ 2011;343:d5672 (Published 13 September 2011)

Short Cuts

This week's Short Cuts section

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2011;343:d6311 (Published 5 October 2011)



This week's Feature section

Which is the best health system in the world?

BMJ 2011;343:d6267 (Published 4 October 2011)

Shirley Williams: still a rebel

BMJ 2011;343:d6359 (Published 4 October 2011)


This week's Analysis section

Biobank research: who benefits from individual consent?

BMJ 2011;343:d5647 (Published 4 October 2011)


This week's Letters section

How to tackle the prescription opioid crisis

BMJ 2011;343:d6341 (Published 4 October 2011)

Routine test batteries for cognitive impairment in older people may not be cost effective

BMJ 2011;343:d6330 (Published 4 October 2011)

Screening for falls may not be cost effective

BMJ 2011;343:d6320 (Published 4 October 2011)

Some light on Islam and medical practices

BMJ 2011;343:d6136 (Published 4 October 2011)

Necrosis from needlestick injury with live Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae porcine vaccine

BMJ 2011;343:d6261 (Published 4 October 2011)

Is it time for medicine to update its Facebook status?

BMJ 2011;343:d6334 (Published 4 October 2011)


This week's Observations section

Choice—a love Labour’s lost

Nigel Hawkes

BMJ 2011;343:d6319 (Published 3 October 2011)

Secret filming shows fundamental problems in general practice

Aneez Esmail

BMJ 2011;343:d6392 (Published 4 October 2011)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

An elected Libyan government should restore order to the health system

Issam M Hajjaji

BMJ 2011;343:d6385 (Published 5 October 2011)

Successful failures

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2011;343:d6072 (Published 5 October 2011)

The National Health Service Act 1946

John Lister

BMJ 2011;343:d6346 (Published 5 October 2011)

Bad medicine: rheumatoid arthritis

Des Spence

BMJ 2011;343:d6357 (Published 5 October 2011)


Trisha Greenhalgh

BMJ 2011;343:d6198 (Published 5 October 2011)


This week's Obituaries section

Max Harry Weil

BMJ 2011;343:d6362 (Published 4 October 2011)

Katharine Margaret Dawson Coltman

BMJ 2011;343:d6199 (Published 27 September 2011)

Alison Munro Elliman

BMJ 2011;343:d6196 (Published 27 September 2011)

John Richard Findley

BMJ 2011;343:d5984 (Published 27 September 2011)

Joseph McEvoy

BMJ 2011;343:d6192 (Published 27 September 2011)

Obituaries - continued

Kenneth Arthur Newton

BMJ 2011;343:d6190 (Published 27 September 2011)

John Popert

BMJ 2011;343:d5983 (Published 22 September 2011)

David Ian Hewitt Simpson

BMJ 2011;343:d6188 (Published 27 September 2011)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

Managing perioperative risk in patients undergoing elective non-cardiac surgery

BMJ 2011;343:d5759 (Published 5 October 2011)



This week's Endgames section

Case-control studies: sources of bias

BMJ 2011;343:d6284 (Published 5 October 2011)

A man with intra-abdominal calcification

BMJ 2011;343:d5322 (Published 14 September 2011)

Persistent fever and rash in a young child

BMJ 2011;343:d5196 (Published 19 September 2011)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2011;343:d6303 (Published 5 October 2011)


BMJ 2011;343:d6306 (Published 5 October 2011)

Head to Head

This week's Head to Head section

Does the evidence support the use of mild hypothermia after cardiac arrest? Yes

BMJ 2011;343:d5830 (Published 23 September 2011)

Does the evidence support the use of mild hypothermia after cardiac arrest? No

BMJ 2011;343:d5889 (Published 23 September 2011)