April 19, 2017

New in BMC Medicine - March 2017

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Dear Dr Wirawan,

BMC Medicine is pleased to share with you our March content update, featuring journal news, top articles and our most recent table of contents.

From the BMC Medicine blog

Using EEG to identify attention disorders

Attention disorders are prevalent in 5% of the total population and are commonly diagnosed on the basis of a patient's clinical history and an examination aided by symptom check sheets. A new study published in BMC Medicine finds that EEGs (electroencephalograms) can reliably detect specific brain differences associated with attentional disorders that are not observed in control subjects. Here to tell us more is lead author of the study, Frank Duffy.

Supporting people who live with asthma

Over the past few decades the concept and application of self management of asthma have evolved, reducing both emergency service use and the day to day symptoms of asthma. In this blog, authors of a new review in BMC Medicine, talk us through the history of self management and the positive evidence supporting it.

You are what you eat… and drink

With the abundance of new findings on the effects of various foods on our health, how shall we select the best quality evidence and recommendations to follow? Here, we summarize recent studies published in BMC Medicine, which provide evidence on the effects of various nutritional modifications on health outcomes.

Table of Contents


News from the melanoma sessions of the European Cancer Congress 2017

The 2016 classification criteria for primary Sjogren's syndrome: what's new?


Innovative regenerative medicines in the EU: a better future in evidence?


Successes and failures: what did we learn from recent first-line treatment immunotherapy trials in non-small cell lung cancer?

Hepatitis C-related hepatocellular carcinoma in the era of new generation antivirals

Elimination of Hepatitis B: Is It a Mission Possible?


Perspectives on model forecasts of the 2014–2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa: lessons and the way forward


The evaluating self-management and educational support in severely obese patients awaiting multidisciplinary bariatric care (EVOLUTION) trial: principal results

Counting the lives saved by DOTS in India: a model-based approach

Developmental pathways to adiposity begin before birth and are influenced by genotype, prenatal environment and epigenome

A unique pattern of cortical connectivity characterizes patients with attention deficit disorders: a large electroencephalographic coherence study

Cardiovascular risk factors are major determinants of thrombotic risk in patients with the lupus anticoagulant

Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison

Metabolomics approaches in pancreatic adenocarcinoma: tumor metabolism profiling predicts clinical outcome of patients

Systematic meta-review of supported self-management for asthma: a healthcare perspective

Predicting fitness to practise events in international medical graduates who registered as UK doctors via the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) system: a national cohort study

Are potentially clinically meaningful benefits misinterpreted in cardiovascular randomized trials? A systematic examination of statistical significance, clinical significance, and authors' conclusions

Diagnostic accuracy, incremental yield and prognostic value of Determine TB-LAM for routine diagnostic testing for tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients requiring acute hospital admission in South Africa: a prospective cohort

Allopurinol and the risk of ventricular arrhythmias in the elderly: a study using US Medicare data

Preclinical evaluation of a TEX101 protein ELISA test for the differential diagnosis of male infertility

Can incontinence be cured? A systematic review of cure rates

The association between the day of the week of milestones in the care pathway of patients with hip fracture and 30-day mortality: findings from a prospective national registry – The National Hip Fracture Database of England and Wales

The effect of intervening hospitalizations on the benefit of structured physical activity in promoting independent mobility among community-living older persons: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial

Use of whole-genome sequencing to distinguish relapse from reinfection in a completed tuberculosis clinical trial

Prediction of complications in early-onset pre-eclampsia (PREP): development and external multinational validation of prognostic models


Genetics of vascular dementia – review from the ICVD working group

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