08 December 2012 (Vol 345, Issue 7886)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

Oxygen and publicity

BMJ 2012;345:e8285 (Published 5 December 2012)


This week's News section

Patients should be reviewed by a consultant once every 24 hours, report says

BMJ 2012;345:e8262 (Published 4 December 2012)

NICE is urged to make drug companies supply all trial data

BMJ 2012;345:e8294 (Published 5 December 2012)

In brief

BMJ 2012;345:e8265 (Published 5 December 2012)

New league table will drive improvements in hospitals and care homes, says health secretary

BMJ 2012;345:e8174 (Published 29 November 2012)

New bill aims to embolden doctors to practise innovative medicine

BMJ 2012;345:e8271 (Published 4 December 2012)

Incidence of severe disability among very premature babies has not changed for a decade

BMJ 2012;345:e8264 (Published 4 December 2012)

Personal health budgets will be rolled out to over 50 000 people

BMJ 2012;345:e8233 (Published 3 December 2012)

NHS is “full” owing to rise in emergency admissions and poor discharge procedures, report says

BMJ 2012;345:e8245 (Published 4 December 2012)

Surgeon is taking claims of victimisation over whistleblowing to High Court

BMJ 2012;345:e8247 (Published 3 December 2012)

Columbia judge orders tobacco firms to admit “fraudulently denying” harms of smoking

BMJ 2012;345:e8205 (Published 30 November 2012)

Transforming lives through access to antiretrovirals

BMJ 2012;345:e8283 (Published 5 December 2012)

Offer regular HIV tests to high risk groups to reduce late diagnoses, says public health agency

BMJ 2012;345:e8169 (Published 30 November 2012)

Daily Mail story on care of sick babies was “highly misleading,” says BMJ editor

BMJ 2012;345:e8240 (Published 4 December 2012)


This week's Editorials section

fMRI for vegetative and minimally conscious states

BMJ 2012;345:e8045 (Published 28 November 2012)

Contraception policies in the US are reactionary

BMJ 2012;345:e8069 (Published 30 November 2012)

Improving the process of translational research

BMJ 2012;345:e7837 (Published 23 November 2012)

Long term follow-up of extremely preterm neonates

BMJ 2012;345:e8252 (Published 4 December 2012)


Research - continued


This week's Feature section

Lifebox: Make it zero

BMJ 2012;345:e8241 (Published 4 December 2012)

Is abortion worldwide becoming more restrictive?

BMJ 2012;345:e8161 (Published 4 December 2012)

UK’s shameful record on female genital mutilation

BMJ 2012;345:e8121 (Published 3 December 2012)


This week's Analysis section

Making medicines evergreen

BMJ 2012;345:e7941 (Published 29 November 2012)


This week's Letters section

Trial does not change the conclusions of Cochrane review of long term hormone therapy for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women

BMJ 2012;345:e8141 (Published 3 December 2012)

Study had insufficient power to investigate safety

BMJ 2012;345:e8146 (Published 3 December 2012)

Was the composite outcome specified in the original protocol?

BMJ 2012;345:e8144 (Published 3 December 2012)

The age hypothesis does not stand up to scrutiny

BMJ 2012;345:e8149 (Published 3 December 2012)

Authors’ reply to Marjoribanks and colleagues, Rossouw and colleagues, Schroll and Lundh, and McPherson

BMJ 2012;345:e8164 (Published 3 December 2012)

Press release was misleading

BMJ 2012;345:e8162 (Published 3 December 2012)

At least one systematic reviewer must be a disease expert

BMJ 2012;345:e8011 (Published 3 December 2012)

British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group’s position statement on vitamin D deficiency

BMJ 2012;345:e8182 (Published 3 December 2012)

Many patients have an identifiable genetic cause of Hirschsprung’s disease

BMJ 2012;345:e8199 (Published 3 December 2012)

Anorectal function is not always normal after surgery in Hirschsprung’s disease

BMJ 2012;345:e8192 (Published 3 December 2012)

Suicide prevention and mental illness

BMJ 2012;345:e8201 (Published 3 December 2012)

Problems with the GP contract date back to 2004

BMJ 2012;345:e7816 (Published 3 December 2012)

Revalidation will not reliably detect poorly performing doctors

BMJ 2012;345:e8009 (Published 3 December 2012)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

All in it together?

Des Spence

BMJ 2012;345:e8168 (Published 30 November 2012)

Views & Reviews - continued

Lest we forget

Mary E Black

BMJ 2012;345:e8158 (Published 30 November 2012)

Patients with melanoma are avoiding follow-up to get insurance

Ciarstan McArdle

BMJ 2012;345:e7803 (Published 3 December 2012)

Pedantry and Patricia Highsmith

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2012;345:e8150 (Published 30 November 2012)

The Billroth Lecture

Desmond O’Neill

BMJ 2012;345:e8157 (Published 3 December 2012)


This week's Obituaries section

Hugh Henry Bentall

BMJ 2012;345:e8010 (Published 3 December 2012)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

Advances in radiotherapy

BMJ 2012;345:e7765 (Published 4 December 2012)


This week's Practice section

Therapeutics: Emergency oxygen use

BMJ 2012;345:e6856 (Published 18 October 2012)

Uncertainties: Does routine oxygen supplementation in patients with acute stroke improve outcome?

BMJ 2012;345:e6976 (Published 30 November 2012)


This week's Endgames section

A case of loin pain: a cause close to the heart

BMJ 2012;345:e6644 (Published 16 October 2012)

Magnetic resonance imaging of lumbar spine

BMJ 2012;344:e4010 (Published 13 June 2012)

Parametric statistical tests for independent groups: numerical data

BMJ 2012;345:e8145 (Published 30 November 2012)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2012;345:e7975 (Published 5 December 2012)


BMJ 2012;345:e7974 (Published 5 December 2012)

Research News

This week's Research News section

Prescribe exercise for men with dyslipidaemia

BMJ 2012;345:e8209 (Published 3 December 2012)

ART regimen protects children from malaria

BMJ 2012;345:e8214 (Published 3 December 2012)

Automated calls and letters encourage adults to fill first prescriptions

BMJ 2012;345:e8215 (Published 3 December 2012)

Maltreated neglected children are more likely be troubled adults

BMJ 2012;345:e8216 (Published 4 December 2012)

Interactive alerts improve immune status of patients with HIV

BMJ 2012;345:e8217 (Published 4 December 2012)

Protected sleep time for US interns

BMJ 2012;345:e8224 (Published 5 December 2012)