The BMJ State of the Art

The Top 5 Most Read Clinical Reviews

Clinical reviews provide an in-depth analysis of the latest medical knowledge

These 5,000-word articles offer specialists, academicians, and researchers the latest thinking on a broad range of topics.

Review the current five most popular reviews published in 2022 listed below or access all of the clinical reviews on The BMJ website. 


Diagnosis and management of functional neurological disorder

This review presents the latest advances in the use of validated rule-in examination signs to guide the diagnosis of the two most frequent FND subtypes: motor (weakness and/or movement disorders) and seizure-type symptoms. The range of therapeutic approaches available to these patients such as rehabilitative and/or psychological treatments is summarized. Read review >   

Diagnosis and management of covid-19 in pregnancy

This review summarizes the evidence on the management of covid-19 in pregnancy, including therapies currently in development or testing and not yet in routine use. Read review > 

Management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and progressive pulmonary fibrosis

This review summarises the evidence supporting the use of specific therapies in patients with pulmonary fibrosis and progressive pulmonary fibrosis. It also discusses new agents being studied in clinical trials and potential biomarkers that might be used to provide a personalized approach to care. Read review > 

Impact of vaping on respiratory health

This review summarizes the evidence on the impacts of vaping on respiratory health including the clinical manifestations of vaping-related lung injury, and the effects of chronic vaping on respiratory health and covid-19 outcomes.  Read review >   

Revascularization in stable coronary artery disease

This review considers the evidence base that underpins revascularization for stable coronary artery disease in contemporary practice. It outlines the areas of uncertainty, unanswered research questions, and key areas of potential miscommunication in doctor-patient consultations. Read review >