Antidepressants and risk of mania, medically unexplained symptoms and the association between alcohol and mortality in Alzheimer’s: Most read articles in December

Antidepressants, medically unexplained symptoms, and alcohol consumption in Alzheimer’s patients December saw a lot of new papers entering the Top 10 Most Read, with half of them being from the current issue. Patel et al‘s research paper, complete with video abstract and press release, questions whether antidepressants increase the risk of mania and bipolar disorder […]

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Certain antidepressants linked to heightened risk of mania and bipolar disorder

Strongest association found for SSRIs and venlafaxine Taking certain antidepressants for depression is linked to a heightened risk of subsequent mania and bipolar disorder, reveals research published in the online journal BMJ Open. The strongest association seemed to be for serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs for short, and the dual action antidepressant venlafaxine, the analysis […]

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Bicycling injury hospitalisation rates, clinical trial registration and women in leadership roles: Most read articles in November

Bicycling injuries, clinical trial registration, and the under-representation of women in leadership roles This month sees a lot of change in the Top 10 Most Read, with many new papers entering the list. At number one this month is Teschke et al‘s assessment of bicycling injury hospitalisation rates with relation to helmet legislation and mode shares, […]

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US pedestrian wheelchair users third more likely to die in car crashes than general public

And men’s risk is five times higher than women’s, particularly among 50 to 64 year olds Pedestrian wheelchair users in the US are a third more likely to be killed in road traffic collisions than the general public, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. And men’s risk is five times higher than women’s, […]

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The effect of statins, obesity-related behaviours in Europe and the accuracy of Wikipedia content: Most read articles in October

Statins, obesity-related behaviours, and the accuracy of Wikipedia   Several papers have entered the Top 10 Most Read this month, including Kristensen et al‘s systematic review on statins and survival in randomised trials, which tops the list. In our tenth most read article, Azer et al assess the accuracy of content of Wikipedia articles on cardiovascular diseases, and at number […]

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Forum 2015: Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health

With the aim of identifying solutions to the world’s unmet health needs through research and innovation, Forum 2015 provided delegates with a unique global platform on which to present ideas for innovation in health and create partnerships for action. The Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) partnered with the Philippines for this event, which […]

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BMJ Open now publishes cohort profiles

  BMJ Open currently publishes articles reporting research results or study protocols. We have now expanded our scope to include cohort profiles, articles that describe major, ongoing research cohorts. What’s the difference between a protocol, a cohort profile and a research paper? Detailed information about cohort profiles is in our instructions for authors. In brief, cohort […]

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Bringing old trials to light in BMJ Open

  Today we have published the first trial prompted by the Restoring Invisible and Abandoned Trials (RIAT) initiative. Dr Tom Treasure from UCL, with colleagues from University of Sussex and Imperial College, have brought back from obscurity the results of the ‘CEA Second-Look’ trial. The study asked the question: in patients who have undergone a […]

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