Most popular articles in July


The list of the top 10 most-read articles in BMJ Open in July includes some recent content and some older papers. It’s good to see a range of topics covered, and two study protocols included also. Engkilde et al.’s recent paper on the association between cancer and contact allergy received considerable coverage in the press around the world.

  Authors Title

Engkilde et al. Association between cancer and contact allergy: a linkage study
2.  Hobson Will our junior doctors be ready for the next major incident? A questionnaire audit on major incident awareness across three NHS Trusts in Wales

Brett et al. A systematic mapping review of effective interventions for communicating with, supporting and providing information to parents of preterm infants
4.  da Costa et al. Uses and misuses of the STROBE statement: bibliographic study
5.  Jayanthi et al. Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy: diagnostic accuracy of a non-invasive screening technique for early detection of malignant changes in the oral cavity
6.  Dark et al. The clinical diagnostic accuracy of rapid detection of healthcare-associated bloodstream infection in intensive care using multipathogen real-time PCR technology

Bruno et al. A survey on self-assessed well-being in a cohort of chronic locked-in syndrome patients: happy majority, miserable minority

Heneghan et al. Medical-device recalls in the UK and the device-regulation process: retrospective review of safety notices and alerts
9.  Tugnoli et al. The NOTA study: non-operative treatment for acute appendicitis: prospective study on the efficacy and safety of antibiotic treatment (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid) in patients with right sided lower abdominal pain

Wyatt et al. The development, feasibility and acceptability of a school-based obesity prevention programme: results from three phases of piloting

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