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Published on Jan 9, 2019in BMJ 23.56
Susan Mayor14
Estimated H-index: 14
Women requiring a surgical intervention for complications following a midurethral mesh sling procedure have significantly increased risk of new onset depression and self harm compared with those not needing corrective procedures, a Canadian population based study1 has found. Midurethral mesh sling procedures are the standard treatment for stress incontinence in women, but investigations and regulatory warnings about transvaginal mesh complications have led to ongoing concerns about their safety....
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in BMJ 23.56
Ingrid Torjesen10
Estimated H-index: 10
Diabetologists are teaming up with mental health professionals to work out a new approach to changing dangerous behaviours for weight loss, reports Ingrid Torjesen
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Published on Mar 14, 2019in BMJ 23.56
Yu Tian (German Cancer Research Center), Elham Kharazmi (German Cancer Research Center)+ 3 AuthorsMahdi Fallah (German Cancer Research Center)
Abstract Objective To explore the risk of colorectal cancer in family members of patients with colorectal cancer, with an emphasis on subtypes of second degree relatives, especially half siblings, which were lacking in the literature. Design Ambidirectional cohort study. Setting Nationwide Swedish Family Cancer Data (record linkage). Participants All people residing in Sweden and born after 1931, with their biological parents, totalling >16 million individuals (follow-up: 1958-2015); of those wi...
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Published on Mar 12, 2019in BMJ 23.56
Martin Caraher23
Estimated H-index: 23
(City University London),
Nick Hughes
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Published on Feb 25, 2019in BMJ 23.56
Sara L. Johansen (Stanford University), Thalia K. Robakis8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Stanford University)
+ 1 AuthorsNatalie L. Rasgon34
Estimated H-index: 34
(Stanford University)
ABSTRACT Perinatal depression is a common disorder that has been associated with serious risks to mother and child. Recently, screening for depression in pregnant and postpartum women has increased, as has the development of new psychotherapy and non-drug treatment modalities. Matching patients to treatments can be challenging, and although research into personalized treatment of major depression in the general population has increased, no published guidelines focus on personalized treatment app...
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Published on Mar 11, 2019in BMJ 23.56
Harriet Pike1
Estimated H-index: 1
Life expectancy of adults in England and Wales has fallen by around six months, show new figures from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.1 The institute, which calculates life expectancy on behalf of the UK pensions and insurance industries, expects men who are now aged 65 to die at 86.9 years on average. This is down from last year’s estimate of 87.4 years. The average age of death of women who are now 65 is 89.2 years, down from 89.7 years. Compared with 2015, projections of life expectanc...
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in BMJ 23.56
Julia Hynes (University of Nicosia), Marina Maffoni1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Pavia)
+ 2 AuthorsAnna Giardini3
Estimated H-index: 3
On the first day of term, we academics and clinicians watch our first-year physician students file into the lecture theatre full of joy and altruistic dynamism. They have a burning passion to gain the knowledge, expertise and practical wisdom to cure and care for their fellow humans in times of sickness and decline. Our hope is that each of their dreams and aspirations are realised, to the full, in a healthy educational and work setting. This should be one which openly appreciates, values and re...
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Published on Feb 6, 2019in BMJ 23.56
Doctors are aware of the perennial problem of antibiotic resistance.1 Most patients are also aware of it because of frequent press campaigns on the latest superbug. Recommendations to help to tackle the problem are frequently published but seem rarely to be incorporated into clinical …
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Published on Feb 5, 2019in BMJ 23.56
Frances Conti-Ramsden2
Estimated H-index: 2
(King's College London),
Marian Knight37
Estimated H-index: 37
(University of Oxford)
+ 2 AuthorsLucy Chappell26
Estimated H-index: 26
(King's College London)
Lucy Chappell and colleagues examine the dramatic reduction in maternal deaths from hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in the UK and discuss how systematic confidential inquiries may have contributed
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Published on Jan 14, 2019in BMJ 23.56
Chris Mahony4
Estimated H-index: 4
With a medical career that began in a prisoner of war camp in the second world war and stretched to aid work in Africa by way of general practice in Shrewsbury, William Watson’s life would have been exotic and interesting enough. As reflected in other obituaries since his death on 29 December, however, the most dramatic moment of his life came in 1942 at the age of 20, when he participated in what the media dubbed “the greatest raid of them all.” Watson earned the Military Cross for his role in ...
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