Top 10 Most Read in June: addressing alcohol consumption as a risk factor for breast cancer, short-term smoking effects on asthma patients, and experiences of sex among Swedish MSM

The Top 10 list this month sees the return of many popular papers including those looking at how sex can affect medical specialty training applications; the effect of screentime on children; and HIV risk among bar workers. In the number one spot this month, and a new paper published in the current issue, is a […]

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Top 10 Most Read in March: acupuncture for menopause, medical graduate sex and specialty recruitment, and PrEP acceptability in female bar workers

Yet again, March has been a busy month for BMJ Open and many of our previously Most Read articles have maintained their positions in the top ten. Rising up the list to the top spot this month is a randomised controlled trial by Lund et al. investigating the efficacy of a brief acupuncture approach for […]

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Top 10 most read in February: ethical standards of organ transplantation in China, doctors dispensing practices and financial conflicts of interest, and google searches and emergency department attendance

Five new entries made it into BMJ Open’s top 10 most read articles in February. Straight in at number 1 is a scoping review by Rogers et al. examining whether papers reporting research on Chinese transplant recipients comply with international professional standards. They found that 92.5% of studies failed to report whether or not organs […]

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Top Ten Most Read in November: stab injuries in young people, negative appendicectomy and uterine distention and pregnancy duration

November was another busy month for the journal, and we welcome four new papers to the Top Ten Most Read list this month. In at number one is a cohort study carried out in Sweden by Bacelis et al, aiming to determine whether uterine distention is associated with pregnancy duration. Authors investigated by modelling uterine […]

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Top Ten Most Read in October: women’s psychological experiences of physiological child birth, corporal punishment bans and youth violence, and the relationship between political factors and population health

Five new entries made it into BMJ Open’s top 10 most read articles in October. New in at number one is a meta-synthesis by Olza and colleagues, which explored women’s psychological experiences of physiological child birth. Reviewing and consolidating qualitative research data from eight studies, the researchers identified three main themes: ‘maintaining self-confidence in early labour’, […]

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Top Ten Most Read in July: listening to music during pregnancy, stress reduction for intensive care patients and anxiety among Tunisian medical residents

The July Most Read list sees the return of two previously highly accessed papers to the top spots. At number one, Pereira Gray et al examine continuity of doctor care and whether this is related to mortality while at number two, Petrilli et al take a look at patient preference for physician attire. A case-control study from Heazell […]

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Top 10 most read in June: Continuity of care and mortality, visual imagery and clinical measures, experiences of belated treatment of Lyme disease and e-cigarette and nicotine replacement therapy use among smokers

  Four new entries made it into BMJ Open’s top 10 most read articles in June. Holding on to the top spot is Petrilli et al, with an observational study examining patient preferences for physician attire. New in at number two is a systematic review by Gray et al, investigating whether there is a relationship […]

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Top 10 Most Read in March: dietary fats and changes in cardiovascular risk factors, declaration of conflicts of interest by clinicians and the association between eating speed and obesity

March saw a varied selection of articles enter the Top 10 Most Read. In the top spot, and receiving quite a bit of attention on social media, is a randomised trial by Khaw et al looking at coconut oil, olive oil and butter as dietary fats and the changes in blood lipid profile, weight, fat distribution […]

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Top 10 most read in January: patient satisfaction with hospital care and nurses, manual therapy for excessively crying infants and the timing of probiotic milk consumption during pregnancy and adverse outcomes

January sees seven new papers enter BMJ Open’s top 10 most read articles. In at number one is Aiken et al, who investigate how patient perceptions of hospital care are associated with confidence in nurses and doctors, nurse staffing levels and hospital work environments. The authors found a strong association between patients’ perceptions of hospital […]

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Top 10 Most Read in November: health and social care constraints in England, general practice as a career choice, and cost-effectiveness of interventions in preventing type 2 diabetes

November was an interesting month, with many new papers published: five of which reached this month’s Top 10 Most Read list. In the top spot is Watkins et al, with a time trend analysis looking at the effects of health and social care spending constraints on mortality in England. They found that spending constraints, especially […]

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