28 April 2012 (Vol 344, Issue 7854)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

Making the most of the Olympics

BMJ 2012;344:e2977 (Published 26 April 2012)


This week's News section

Novartis takes legal action over trusts’ advice to use bevacizumab for wet AMD

BMJ 2012;344:e2959 (Published 24 April 2012)

Prosecution of parents over baby’s death raises controversy over diagnosing child abuse

BMJ 2012;344:e2932 (Published 23 April 2012)

In brief

BMJ 2012;344:e2911 (Published 25 April 2012)

Consultation process on closing children’s cardiac surgery services at Brompton Hospital was fair, judges rule

BMJ 2012;344:e2896 (Published 20 April 2012)

Disputes over payments for short stay patients are wasting NHS time, says watchdog

BMJ 2012;344:e2868 (Published 19 April 2012)

British doctor fabricated results of a non-existent experiment, US body finds

BMJ 2012;344:e2839 (Published 18 April 2012)

Austerity measures will lead to rise in unemployment and suicides, says Marmot

BMJ 2012;344:e2887 (Published 20 April 2012)

Judges grill Big Tobacco’s challenge to Australia’s law on plain tobacco packaging

BMJ 2012;344:e2871 (Published 19 April 2012)

US bill proposes speeding up free online access to federally funded research

BMJ 2012;344:e2895 (Published 20 April 2012)

Responsible officers could test language skills of EU doctors

BMJ 2012;344:e2923 (Published 23 April 2012)

Alcohol strategy is short on targets and ambitions, MPs told

BMJ 2012;344:e2840 (Published 18 April 2012)

Attacks on doctors rise as rules of conduct in conflict zones are abandoned

BMJ 2012;344:e2973 (Published 24 April 2012)

Blackout at PFI hospital forces surgeon to operate by torchlight

BMJ 2012;344:e2949 (Published 24 April 2012)


This week's Editorials section

Smoking cessation strategies

BMJ 2012;344:e1732 (Published 23 March 2012)

Lung protective ventilation

BMJ 2012;344:e2491 (Published 5 April 2012)

Opium, opioids, and an increased risk of death

BMJ 2012;344:e2617 (Published 17 April 2012)

Health information technology and patient safety

BMJ 2012;344:e1096 (Published 20 February 2012)


Research - continued


This week's Feature section

What can we learn from asthma in elite athletes?

BMJ 2012;344:e2556 (Published 24 April 2012)

Health campaigns that have changed public understanding

BMJ 2012;344:e2866 (Published 25 April 2012)


This week's Analysis section

Scientific evidence alone is not sufficient basis for health policy

BMJ 2012;344:e1316 (Published 27 February 2012)


This week's Letters section

Guidance offers little in the way of ethics or transparency

BMJ 2012;344:e2910 (Published 24 April 2012)

An alternative set of principles for consideration

BMJ 2012;344:e2927 (Published 24 April 2012)

No better than less expensive drugs

BMJ 2012;344:e2914 (Published 24 April 2012)

Report was overpositive about their benefits

BMJ 2012;344:e2917 (Published 24 April 2012)

Authors’ reply to Scheffel and Schaan

BMJ 2012;344:e2922 (Published 24 April 2012)

Prescribed with gusto despite “uncertain” benefits

BMJ 2012;344:e2919 (Published 24 April 2012)

Must be trained in geriatric medicine

BMJ 2012;344:e2909 (Published 24 April 2012)

Increased awareness cuts time to attend

BMJ 2012;344:e2907 (Published 24 April 2012)

The riddle of the male obstetric patients: solved

BMJ 2012;344:e2899 (Published 24 April 2012)

Clinicians and trusts have a role in data quality

BMJ 2012;344:e2926 (Published 24 April 2012)

Don’t forget the vasculitides

BMJ 2012;344:e2897 (Published 24 April 2012)

A narrow distal phalanx may be the cause

BMJ 2012;344:e2906 (Published 24 April 2012)

Why the victims were silent

BMJ 2012;344:e2903 (Published 24 April 2012)


This week's Observations section

Springtime for open access in academia

Tony Delamothe

BMJ 2012;344:e2937 (Published 25 April 2012)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

All applicants to medical school should be interviewed

Des Spence

BMJ 2012;344:e2889 (Published 23 April 2012)


Robin Ferner

BMJ 2012;344:e2859 (Published 20 April 2012)

Tendering out general practice is bad for doctors—and patients

Katy Gardner

BMJ 2012;344:e2461 (Published 18 April 2012)

Can incarceration be thought of as disease?

Stephen Ginn

BMJ 2012;344:e2851 (Published 19 April 2012)

For a few dollars more

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2012;344:e2857 (Published 20 April 2012)

The Mask of Sanity

Mohammad Shaiyan Rahman

BMJ 2012;344:e2701 (Published 18 April 2012)


This week's Obituaries section

Alistair Riddell

BMJ 2012;344:e2754 (Published 18 April 2012)

David Anthony Earnshaw

BMJ 2012;344:e2078 (Published 27 March 2012)

John Robert Stephen Innes

BMJ 2012;344:e2082 (Published 27 March 2012)

William Stuart Jamieson

BMJ 2012;344:e2081 (Published 27 March 2012)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

Diagnosis and management of bone stress injuries of the lower limb in athletes

BMJ 2012;344:e2511 (Published 24 April 2012)


This week's Practice section

Rational Testing: Investigating asthma symptoms in primary care

BMJ 2012;344:e2734 (Published 25 April 2012)

Rational Imaging: Investigating the solitary pulmonary nodule

BMJ 2012;344:e2759 (Published 19 April 2012)


This week's Endgames section

Acute headache and visual field defect

BMJ 2012;344:e2229 (Published 4 April 2012)

What are odds?

BMJ 2012;344:e2853 (Published 25 April 2012)

Facial view I

BMJ 2012;344:e500 (Published 27 February 2012)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2012;344:e2876 (Published 25 April 2012)


BMJ 2012;344:e2875 (Published 25 April 2012)

Research News

This week's Research News section

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2012;344:e2888 (Published 25 April 2012)