Intended for healthcare professionals

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.


19 June 2024


First line chemotherapy for recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma


10 April 2024


Low dose esketamine in mothers with prenatal depression


28 February 2024


Ultra-processed food exposure and adverse health outcomes


14 February 2024


Effects of exercise for depression


7 February 2024


Duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation


24 January 2024


Neurological development of moderately and late preterm children


15 December 2023


Convenient chair placement


31 October 2023


HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer Pyrotinib in combination with trastuzumab and docetaxel


27 September 2023


Changes in carbohydrate intake and long term weight changes


2 August 2023


Term or late preterm births after early exposure to antenatal corticosteroids


11 July 2023


Medical researchers do not commonly share their data or code. Although the number of researchers declaring that their data are publicly available is increasing, declared availability does not necessarily guarantee actual availability


13 June 2023


A visualisation of the risk of mortality in women with early invasive breast cancer


16 May 2023


Spironolactone for women with acne


19 April 2023


Beverage consumption and mortality among adults with type 2 diabetes


29 March 2023


Risk of mortality and cardiovascular events: Comparison of seven popular structured dietary programmes


22 February 2023


Improving antibiotic prescribing for UTIs in frail older adults


25 January 2023


Association between healthy lifestyle and memory decline in older adults


21 December 2022


Quantifying the benefits of inefficient walking


30 November 2022


Covid vaccines for children


23 November 2022


6 v 12 weeks of rivaroxaban for patients with distal deep vein thrombosis


1 November 2022


Novel drugs for people with diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


28 September 2022


Male and female surgeons perform operations with equal safety


21 September 2022


Margin status and survival outcomes after breast cancer conservation surgery


17 August 2022


Long distance airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2


30 June 2022


Long distance airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2


13 June 2022


Validation of a decision support tool for the diagnosis of acute heart failure


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 2022


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


Visual abstract thumbnail


17 April 2019


Visual abstract thumbnail


09 April 2019


Visual abstract thumbnail


27 March 2019


Visual abstract thumbnail


13 March 2019


Visual abstract thumbnail


20 February 2019


Visual abstract thumbnail


13 February 2019


Visual abstract thumbnail


30 January 2019


Visual abstract thumbnail


23 January 2019


Visual abstract thumbnail


10 December 2018


Visual abstract thumbnail


31 October 2018


Visual abstract thumbnail


10 October 2018


Visual abstract thumbnail


26 September 2018


Visual abstract thumbnail


12 September 2018


Visual abstract thumbnail


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

This week's poll