Top ten most read in January: screentime and child and adolescent health, experiences and perceptions of female surgeons, and the impact of Brexit on fruit and vegetable intake and cardiovascular disease in England

The list of the ten most-read articles in January at BMJ Open sees four new entries. Taking over the top spot is a study by Neza Stiglic and Russell Viner who have published a systematic review of reviews investigating the association between screentime and the health and well-being of children and adolescents. Some evidence was […]

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Top 10 Most Read in December: Roll-your-own smokers are less likely to quit, the health effects of coconut oil and the relationship between mobile phone use and brain cancer

December saw three papers from BMJ Open’s latest issue enter into the top 10 most read articles. In eighth position is a cross-sectional survey from the UK that found adult smokers who rolled their own cigarettes were less likely to quit compared to smokers of manufactured cigarettes. The authors attributed this difference to the lower […]

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Top ten most read in September: sugar content of supermarket yoghurts, the potential link between dementia and air pollution in London, and the experience of patient and public peer reviewers in medical publishing

The list of the ten most-read articles in September at BMJ Open sees five new entries. Taking over the top spot is a study by Moore et al. looking at the nutritional content of supermarket yoghurts. This analysis of the sugar content of over 900 yoghurt products showed that less than 9%, and only 2% […]

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Top 10 most read in May: Patient preference for physician attire, the association between clinically significant midlife anxiety and risk of late onset dementia and gender discrepancies in UK cancer research funding

Four new entries made it into BMJ Open’s top 10 most read articles in May. This month, Petrilli et al are at first place with an observational study examining patient preferences for physician attire. While formal attire with a white coat was found to be the most highly rated, the authors conclude that patient expectations […]

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Top 10 Most Read in April: Effect of pasta on body weight in GI diets, maternal caffeine intake and childhood weight, and the effectiveness and safety of surgery for endometriosis

  April saw five new papers enter into BMJ Open’s top 10 most read articles. In first place is a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials that aimed to examine the effects of pasta on body weight and measures of adiposity in adults following a low glycaemic index (GI) diet. Compared to those […]

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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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