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BMJ visual abstracts

To help our readers to get a quick overview of research we publish, we started making visual abstracts (also known as "graphical abstracts") in March 2018. These small images give a summary of selected papers. Initially, we are focussing on reports of trials and systematic reviews, but more formats may be introduced in future.


25 May 2022


Pregnancy complications related to gestational diabetes mellitus


6 April 2022


Benefits of corticosteroid and local anaesthetic injection for hip osteoarthritis


9 March 2022


Non-antibiotic alternatives for treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs).


2 February 2022


Ketamine and suicidal ideation


12 January 2021


Childhood infections in a pandemic: Hospital admissions fall under covid-19 protective measures


16 December 2021


Heavy metal toxicity: Heavy metal band density v mortality


14 December 2021


Season's greetings! Does a Christmas card increase trial retention?


18 November 2021


Hands, face, space v covid-19: Effectiveness of public health measures


14 October 2021


Therapeutic v prophylactic dose heparin


27 August 2021


Covid-19 and adverse events after vaccination and SARS-CoV-2 infection


07 July 2021


Visual abstract entitled: Asymptomatic covid-19 detection. It shows that the Innova lateral flow test is useful for identifying infections, particularly those with higher viral load.


24 June 2021


Visual abstract entitled: Life expectancy in the wake of covid-19. It shows that decreases in life expectancy during 2020 were much larger in the United States than in peer countries, expanded a pre-existing and growing mortality gap, and were disproportionately experienced by Hispanic and Black Americans


13 May 2021


Visual abstract entitled: Early effectiveness of covid-19 vaccination


14 April 2021


Reduced oxytocin stimulation in labour: The impact of discontinuing infusion in active phase


17 February 2021


Hidden Covid-19 mortality in Africa? A lack of testing may be hiding the true scale of deaths


17 February 2021


Food anaphylaxis in the United Kingdom: Hospital admissions and fatalities, 1998-2018


13 January 2021


Send in the hospital clowns: Effectiveness for paediatric symptom management


16 December 2020


Low carb diets and type 2 diabetes


4 November 2020


Visual abstract of systematic review on mortality due to cancer treatment delay


7 October 2020


Generation 100: Exercise for older adults


30 September 2020


Cardiac arrest with covid-19: In-hospital incidence in critically ill patients


18 August 2020


Covid-19 antibody testing: Diagnostic accuracy of three serological tests


01 July 2020


Covid-19 antibody testing: Diagnostic accuracy of three serological tests


14 May 2020


Quantified consequences of covid-19: All cause mortality dta from Nembro, Lombardy, Italy


13 May 2020


Are compression stockings unnecessary? Use as an adjunct to pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis in surgery


1 April 2020


Do macronutrient diet patterns work? Comparing 14 diets for weight and blood pressure reduction


11 March 2020


Should we cycle to work? Injury related hospital admissions for UK commuters


25 February 2020


Visual abstract titled Salt and hypertension: The effect of salt reduction on blood pressure


22 January 2020


Visual abstract titled Is industry funding an issue? Impacts on patient and health consumer organisations


18 December 2019


Visual abstract titled Q fever: The superstition of avoiding the word 'quiet' as a coping mechanism


5 November 2019


Visual abstract titled internet based vestibular rehabilitation


16 October 2019


Visual abstract titled no silver bullet for chronic low back pain


18 September 2019


Visual abstract reporting on a trial of physical fitness training in patients with subacute stroke


24 July 2019


Visual abstract reporting on a trial of non-invasive diagnostic techniques for intracranial pressure


05 June 2019


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20 February 2019


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30 January 2019


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23 January 2019


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10 December 2018


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31 October 2018


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26 September 2018


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04 September 2018


Visual abstract reporting on a trial of fish oil supplementation in pregnancy


04 September 2018


Visual abstract reporting on a trial of oxytocin routes to prevent postpartum haemorrhage at vaginal delivery


29 August 2018


Visual abstract reporting on a systematic review of research on toxic metal contaminants and risk of cardiovascular disease


19 July 2018


Visual abstract reporting on a trial of subacromial decompression for shoulder impingement


19 June 2018


Visual abstract reporting on a trial of treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia


13 June 2018


Visual abstract reporting on a trial of nicotine patch treatment before quitting smoking


13 June 2018


Visual abstract reporting on a trial of telephone management for mild COPD


17 May 2018


Visual abstract reporting on a trial of text based diabetes self management


16 May 2018


Visual abstract reporting on a trial of physical activity for dementia


09 May 2018


Visual abstract showing results of VERTOS IV trial


03 May 2018


Visual abstract showing results of BATHE trial


02 May 2018


Visual abstract showing results of LEAP trial


21 March 2018


Visual abstract reporting on a trial of tai chi for fibromyalgia

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