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BMJ Case Reports

"It can be quite intimidating to write for publication but the guidance that BMJ provides makes it easier than ever to construct a case report." University Hospitals of Derby and Burton staff tell us why they recommend BMJ's online resource so highly... 

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How we build exam success with BMJ OnExamination

Medical students and residents are constantly having tests and exams. Examination preparation is important because it teaches the exam structure and the questions, which is where BMJ OnExamination can help.

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Communicating better with patients

When there were no national guidelines for treating leishmaniasis, Dr Thi Hao Nguyen, an infectious disease junior doctor in Hanoi, Vietnam successfully used BMJ Best Practice to find out how to manage a patient, even with the added complication of co-morbidities.

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Delivering cost effective care

In a small, rural hospital in Vietnam, clinicians are able to overcome the challenges that come with working in an under-resourced clinical setting. Learn how BMJ tools help them to provide safe and cost-effective patient care.

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Deciphering differential diagnoses

As a geriatrician and education coordinator in Vietnam, Dr Duong uses BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Learning to help him to prepare his teaching material and improve his clinical practice.

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Successfully managing a gastroenteritis outbreak

Two doctors at the Abu-Al-Khaseeb Hospital in Basra, Iraq used BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Learning to help manage a serious outbreak of gastroenteritis. Find out what happened.

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Removing the fear of lung biopsies

Consultant Chest Radiologist, Sam Hare, spoke to us about collaborating with Cancer Research UK as a result of winning Cancer Team of the Year at The BMJ Awards. Sam is now working with the leading charity to develop a best practice tariff on his innovative lung biopsy technique to encourage buy-in from other institutions.

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How BMJ Careers helped Lincolnshire recruit new doctors

BMJ Careers helped the Lincolnshire Local Medical Committee to create Lincolnshire’s own brand and a highly successful recruitment campaign. The aim was to attract applicants to the county who could innovate and diversify with new ways of working with the wider health and social care teams.

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Introducing Research to Publication

Planning, undertaking, and finally publishing medical research in a peer-reviewed journal is a challenge for many health researchers, and especially for those in emerging economies. Trish Groves, Associate Editor at BMJ, talks about BMJ's online learning programme which teaches the skills necessary for success throughout every stage.

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Improved health outcomes in Brazil

BMJ partnered with the Brazil Ministry of Health to support its government's key initiatives to promote health and quality of life across the country. We provided its tools in Portuguese to clinicians across five states.

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Promoting cornea donation

Corneal disease and injury are a major cause of blindness in the UK. Although transplants can restore vision, they are limited due to a cornea shortage. Sarah Mollart was highly commended at The BMJ Awards for realising that 40-60 corneas could be made available for transplant and sought to rectify the dearth of cornea donations.

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Skin disease is more than skin deep

Having pioneered a new subspecialty within British Dermatology, the team at Royal London Hospital won Gold at The BMJ Awards. They reveal the overwhelmingly positive impact winning has had on their project.

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Cancer imaging research increases curable surgery

Using MRI technology and an intensive tumor classification and assessment system led to more targeted surgical treatments and better outcomes for cancer patients. Professor Gina Brown, MD FRCR at the The Royal Marsden and Imperial College London, speaks about her work on this groundbreaking and award-winning trial study.

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Catching up with Dr Dan Magnus: Junior Doctor of the Year 2011

What's happened since Dan Magnus won the BMJ Junior Doctor of the Year award? We caught up with the pediatrician and co-founding trustee of the Kenyan Orphan Project (KOP) to find out.

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Changing end of life care

Caring for patients at the end of their lives takes skill and sensitivity. It also requires teamwork, training, and an innovative approach. Dr. Andrew Daley talks about providing quality palliative care with the award-winning Last Year of Life Project.

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Advancing patient safety from day one

Each year 70,000 people are admitted to UK hospitals for hip fractures. One in five of them will not make it home. Dominic Inman, chairman of the Hip Quality Improvement Programme and winner of The BMJ Patient Safety Team Award talks about how simple changes across the hospital from day one can make a huge difference to patient outcomes.

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