Monitoring oral anticoagulation in primary care : Quality assurance and computerised decision support will help to minimise inconsistencies
Financial meltdown for the NHS? : Rising demand, increasing costs, and perverse incentives may all be to blame
Caesarean section or vaginal birth for breech presentation at term : We need better evidence as to which is better
Jack Kevorkian : a medical hero
Heroin overdose : the case for take-home naloxone
Veterinary and industrial high pressure injection injuries : Need swift diagnosis and decompression
Australian doctors renew battle over euthanasia
HIV in plasma is best predictor of progression to AIDS
Headlines
No cause for alarm over baby milk, says EU
MDU exposes drug errors
Paediatric intensive care expands with 37 new beds
NHS Handbook criticises evidence based medicine
Netherlands proposes tougher antismoking laws
Britain is failing to meet targets on reducing obesity
Herbal stimulant causes US deaths
New York seeks to make chiropractic more available
NHS trusts criticised for staff strategies
Australian doctors' push for gun controls
Organ thieving is urban myth
Doctors launch twins research company
Focus : Brussels
Cost effectiveness of lowering cholesterol concentration with statins in patients with and without pre-existing coronary heart disease : life table method applied to health authority population
Relation of indoor heating with asthma, allergic sensitisation, and bronchial responsiveness : survey of children in South Bavaria
Long term outcome by method of delivery of fetuses in breech presentation at term : population based follow up
Payment by results
Prevalence of antibiotic resistance and serotypes in pneumococci in England and Wales : results of observational surveys in 1990 and 1995
Seasonality of birth of patients with childhood diabetes in Britain
Rate of bone loss from lumbar spine in women with distal forearm fracture
Health of cohort of heroin addicts from London clinics : 22 year follow up
Treatment of urinary incontinence in women in general practice : observational study
Knowledge of emergency compulsory detention procedures among general practitioners in Edinburgh : sample survey
Survey of HIV patients' views on confidentiality and non-discrimination policies in general practice
THE COLLEAGUE WHO CHANGED MY LIFE : One of the just
Recent Advances : Clinical immunology
Lessons from international experience in controlling pharmaceutical expenditure. I : influencing patients
Lesson of the Week : Delayed diagnosis of Kawasaki disease presenting with massive lymphadenopathy and airway obstruction
Statistics Notes : Comparing several groups using analysis of variance
ABC of Urology : Urological trauma and bladder reconstruction
A MEMORABLE PATIENT : Insomnia as a complication of pleural aspiration
Katharine Mary Arthur
Robert Hugh Clarke
Edward Hayden Wilcox Deane
Herbert Bernard Kean
Cecily Margaret L'Etang (nee Tinker)
Alan Hugh George Murley
George Bernard Northcroft
Jyoti Prosad Payne
Charles Douglas Sanders
Government secrecy : Baby milk advertising is a case in point
Government secrecy : Safety of air travellers is not protected
Government secrecy : Ombudsman is available when codes of practice fail
Vaccines and Guillain-Barre syndrome
Providing intensive care : Cases of trauma can be managed in general intensive therapy units
Providing intensive care : Service can't cope with troughs in demand, let alone peaks
Providing intensive care : Centralised paediatric intensive care beds are blocked
Disodium pamidronate has beneficial effect in Paget's disease of bone
Retention of drugs in venous access port chamber : Cause of drugs' effect is not clear
Retention of drugs in venous access port chamber : Drug did not cause collapse of patient
Retention of drugs in venous access port chamber : Port systems can safely be used for anaesthesia
Authors' reply : Retention of drugs in venous access port chamber
British urologists provide a cost effective service
Using condoms to prevent transmission of HIV : Condoms have an appreciable failure rate
Using condoms to prevent transmission of HIV : Abstinence and fidelity are only fully effective means of prevention
Poor diet in pregnancy may be a proxy for some other hostile influence on fetal growth
Raised adult blood pressure linked to failure to achieve growth potential in utero
Not gaining patients' consent in trials is deceitful
Flavonoid intake and coronary mortality : Other antinutritional factors may also have a role
Flavonoid intake and coronary mortality : Objective data trials are needed
Author's reply : Flavonoid intake and coronary mortality
GPs' management of acute back pain : Is evidence based
GPs' Management of acute back pain : Referral letters are inadequate
GPs' management of acute back pain : Research on which to base guidelines is possible in primary care
Routine feedback to GPs who request microbiological tests is effective
Research priorities in complementary medicine
Jumping through hoops to buy equipment
British health insurers fail to learn lessons from the US
Orphanages in China require more funding
Albanian orphans
Funny business
Green couch
Moving forward : to surgery by taxi, or a home visit?
Desert brainstorm
Pitching it low
Obsessional art
Debating points
The Infectious Diseases Manual
Improving the Health of the Nation : The Failure of the Government's Health Reforms
Inquiries after Homicide
The Friendly Professional : Selected Writings of Thurstan Brewin
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