June 12, 2017

New in BMC Medicine - May 2017

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Dear Dr Wirawan,

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

From the Blog

Can clinician training and self-assessment improve health system performance?

Caesarean section rates in excess of recommended thresholds may pose risks to mothers and infants due to non-medically necessary procedures, and rising healthcare costs. Our study published in BMC Medicine shows that a training program for clinicians resulted in very favorable results: better quality of care for mothers and infants, and major cost savings.

Liver research at the International Liver Congress 2017

The International Liver Congress is the flagship event of the European Association for the Study of the Liver, which took place last April in Amsterdam. BMC Medicine joined this conference along with around 10,000 international attendees. Here, we share some of the highlights.

Antimicrobial Resistance: the importance of large problems far away versus small problems closer to home

Tjibbe Donker writes here about his BMC Medicine study, aiming to help control the spread of antimicrobial resistance between hospitals by comparing the severity and closeness of cases.

Table of Contents


Micronutrient powders to combat anemia in young children: does it work?

Observational studies: goldmines of information on rare diseases


Late presentation of chronic viral hepatitis for medical care: a consensus definition


When less may be more: calorie restriction and response to cancer therapy

The genetics of gout: towards personalised medicine?


Towards the concept of disease-modifier in post-stroke or vascular cognitive impairment: a consensus report


Disease management in the treatment of patients with chronic heart failure who have universal access to health care: a randomized controlled trial

Application of real-time global media monitoring and 'derived questions' for enhancing communication by regulatory bodies: the case of human papillomavirus vaccines

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) increases the frequency of partner notification among MSM in Lima, Peru: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Comparative safety of anti-epileptic drugs during pregnancy: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of congenital malformations and prenatal outcomes

Habitual coffee consumption and genetic predisposition to obesity: gene-diet interaction analyses in three US prospective studies

Mediation of the effect of malaria in pregnancy on stillbirth and neonatal death in an area of low transmission: observational data analysis

ING3 promotes prostate cancer growth by activating the androgen receptor

Revisiting annual screening for latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers: a cost-effectiveness analysis

How many people will need palliative care in 2040? Past trends, future projections and implications for services

A cluster-randomized trial to reduce caesarean delivery rates in Quebec: cost-effectiveness analysis

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