New requirements for patient and public involvement statements in BMJ Open

Patient partnership at The BMJ: Walking the talk In 2014, The BMJ launched it’s patient partnership strategy, seeking “to promote patient partnership by walking the talk“. The strategy, informed by an international patient advisory panel, launched a number of innovative editorial practices, including patient peer review and patient co-production of educational articles. Listening to patients’ voices […]

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Top 10 most read in February: Eating speed and obesity, micronutrients in low-carbohydrate diets, high-carbohydrate intake and obesity, urinary bisphenol A in teenagers

  Eight new entries made it into BMJ Open’s top 10 most read articles in February. New in at number one is a secondary analysis of longitudinal data by Hurst & Fukuda, which examined the association between lifestyle factors, including eating speed, and obesity in Japanese patients with diabetes. The authors demonstrated that slower eating […]

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Top 10 Most Read in December: Death, injury and disability from kinetic impact projectiles, Clinical trial transparency of Big Pharma and the relationship between PHC physician specialisation and hospitalisation in Brazil.

December saw four new papers enter into BMJ Open’s top 10 most read articles. In first place is a systematic review of deaths, injuries and permanent disability from rubber and plastic bullets and other projectiles used in crowd-control settings between 1990 and 2017. The authors conclude that rubber/plastic bullets used for crowd control can cause […]

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Breast cancer survivorship care: evidence based guideline recommendations for primary care physicians

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and effects over 1.5 million women each year. [1] As the number of survivors also increases [2] it’s essential that primary care physician (PCPs) have access to the best available evidence, and are able to provide optimal care for their patients, who may experience side effects […]

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Top 10 Most Read in September: Survey of British sexual attitudes and lifestyles, the harms of light drinking in pregnancy, and antiretroviral therapies for pregnant women living with HIV or hepatitis B.

8 new entries make it into September’s top 10 most read articles. In first place is a study by Cynthia Graham and colleagues that reports findings from a cross-sectional survey of sexual attitudes and lifestyles in the UK. From data on 4839 men and 6669 women aged 16–74 years who reported ≥1 sexual partner in the past […]

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Editors’ picks

BMJ Open: September Editors’ Picks   Each month the editorial team at BMJ Open select highlights from our recently published articles. We hope you enjoy our September highlights. You can access all the material published in September here.  Improving peer review of biomedical research: are interventions effective? Peer review is considered the best method for evaluating the […]

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Top 10 most read in August: Caesarean sections and private medical insurance, seeking ambulance treatment for primary care problems, and social network interventions in type 2 diabetes

August sees eight new entries in the top 10 most read articles. Maintaining the top position for the second consecutive month is longitudinal cohort study by Xie et al, which examines the association between Proton Pump Inhibitors and the risk of all-cause mortality. At number two is a new entry from Vreman et al, who use a microsimulation model […]

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Editors picks

BMJ Open: August Editor’s Picks Each month the editorial team at BMJ Open will be selecting highlights from our recently published articles. We hope you enjoy our August highlights. You can access all the material published in August here.  When are interventions justified? Attitudes towards female genital cutting Sometimes baseline data can reveal that implementing an […]

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Top 10 Most Read in May: Coffee and liver cancer risk, vaginal breech delivery and perinatal death, and the association between area deprivation and generalised anxiety disorder in women versus men.

7 new entries make it into May’s top 10 most read articles. Knocking Ravnskov et al.’s study off the top spot is a systematic review and meta-analysis of coffee and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by Oliver Kennedy and colleagues. Their study suggests that increasing coffee consumption by two cups per day is associated with a 35% reduction […]

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Top 10 most read in April: low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and mortality in the elderly, social prescribing and non-pharmacological interventions for behavioural disturbances in older patients with dementia

April sees five new entries in the top 10 most read articles. Reaching number one this month is a systematic review of cohort studies by Ravnskov et al, which investigates the association between low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and mortality in the elderly. Results indicate that high LDL-C is inversely associated with mortality in most people aged over 60, […]

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