March 20, 2017

New in BMC Medicine - February 2017

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Dear Dr Wirawan,

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

From the BMC Medicine blog

World Cancer Day 2017: Update on recent cancer research findings
World Cancer Day 2017: Update on recent cancer research findings

Following a successful kick-off on the 4th February 2016, World Cancer Day 2016-2018 continues this year under the hash tag #WeCanICan with the aim to encourage all of us to "do our part to reduce the global burden of cancer". BMC Medicine Assistant Editor Paulina Szyszka continues highlighting the key findings in cancer research reported over the past 12 months in an annual blog (see last year's here).

Table of Contents


When is proton pump inhibitor use appropriate?

Food for thought: why does the medical community struggle with research about nutritional therapy in the acute care setting?


Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease


Practical guide to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency – Breaking the myths


Which patients with advanced respiratory disease die in hospital? A 14-year population-based study of trends and associated factors

What is the association of hypothyroidism with risks of cardiovascular events and mortality? A meta-analysis of 55 cohort studies involving 1,898,314 participants

Comparison of the effects of fibrates versus statins on plasma lipoprotein(a) concentrations: a systematic review and meta-analysis of head-to-head randomized controlled trials

A realist review of mobile phone-based health interventions for non-communicable disease management in sub-Saharan Africa

The efficacy of Protected Mealtimes in hospitalised patients: a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial

Osteoprotegerin and breast cancer risk by hormone receptor subtype: a nested case-control study in the EPIC cohort

The effect of an antenatal lifestyle intervention in overweight and obese women on circulating cardiometabolic and inflammatory biomarkers: secondary analyses from the LIMIT randomised trial

Financial barriers and adverse clinical outcomes among patients with cardiovascular-related chronic diseases: a cohort study

Impact of gut hormone FGF-19 on type-2 diabetes and mitochondrial recovery in a prospective study of obese diabetic women undergoing bariatric surgery

Intranasal oxytocin reduces provoked symptoms in female patients with posttraumatic stress disorder despite exerting sympathomimetic and positive chronotropic effects in a randomized controlled trial

Pain relief that matters to patients: systematic review of empirical studies assessing the minimum clinically important difference in acute pain

Abnormal epigenetic changes during differentiation of human skeletal muscle stem cells from obese subjects

Relationship between salivary/pancreatic amylase and body mass index: a systems biology approach


Ultrasound and dynamic functional imaging in vascular cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease

Infant fungal communities: current knowledge and research opportunities

Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) as a model of small vessel disease: update on clinical, diagnostic, and management aspects

Genome editing for inborn errors of metabolism: advancing towards the clinic

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