October 26, 2016

BMC Medicine monthly contents - September 2016

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Dear Dr Wirawan,

We are pleased to share with you our September content update, featuring journal news, top articles and our most recent table of contents.

From the BMC Medicine blog

Back to the future – our journey back in time to investigate the present and future behaviour of pertussis
Back to the future – our journey back in time to investigate the present and future behaviour of pertussis

Here, Albert Jan van Hoek and Elizabeth Miller, co-authors of an article published in BMC Medicine, tell us more about their team's "back to the future" journey to understand causes of the recent resurgence in whooping cough (pertussis) and how their findings may help us deal with it in the future.

Table of Contents


Infectious diseases epidemic threats and mass gatherings: refocusing global attention on the continuing spread of the Middle East Respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Diagnostic work-up of patients presenting in primary care with lower abdominal symptoms: which faecal test and triage strategy should be used?

Medicine shortages: a commentary on causes and mitigation strategies


The disease of corruption: views on how to fight corruption to advance 21st century global health goals


Reporting studies on time to diagnosis: proposal of a guideline by an international panel (REST)


Undernutrition and malaria in pregnancy – a dangerous dyad?


Investigating the pertussis resurgence in England and Wales, and options for future control

Spatiotemporal dynamics of the Ebola epidemic in Guinea and implications for vaccination and disease elimination: a computational modeling analysis

Urine metabolome profiling of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases

Oral, frozen fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) capsules for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection

Risk factors for hospital re-presentation among older adults following fragility fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Risk of serious infections with immunosuppressive drugs and glucocorticoids for lupus nephritis: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

The potential impact of BCG vaccine supply shortages on global paediatric tuberculosis mortality

Predictive validity of the UKCAT for medical school undergraduate performance: a national prospective cohort study

The effect of declining exposure on T cell-mediated immunity to Plasmodium falciparum – an epidemiological "natural experiment"

A novel approach to identifying patterns of human invasion-inhibitory antibodies guides the design of malaria vaccines incorporating polymorphic antigens

Is there an added value of faecal calprotectin and haemoglobin in the diagnostic work-up for primary care patients suspected of significant colorectal disease? A cross-sectional diagnostic study

Birth weight in relation to health and disease in later life: an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Prospective association of the Mediterranean diet with cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality and its population impact in a non-Mediterranean population: the EPIC-Norfolk study

Thyroid function and risk of type 2 diabetes: a population-based prospective cohort study

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