Bayesian statistical methods : A natural way to assess clinical evidence
Better reporting of randomised controlled trials : the CONSORT statement
Testing for the breast cancer predisposition gene, BRCA1 : Documenting the outcome in gene carriers is essential
Multiple organ failure after trauma : No unifying hypothesis yet found
The future of clinical audit : learning to work together
Emergency bed register announced
Number of frontline NHS staff has fallen
Headlines
Patients want ban on operations by doctors with hepatitis B
Medical Research Council unit takes tobacco cash
NHS overhauls funding of medical education
Computers prescribed to French doctors
Scotland has wide health care variations
Doctors warned over New Zealand jobs
Treatment of menorrhagia during menstruation : randomised controlled trial of ethamsylate, mefenamic acid, and tranexamic acid
Category of exposure to HIV and age in the progression to AIDS : longitudinal study of 1199 people with known dates of seroconversion
Relation of common allelic variation at vitamin D receptor locus to bone mineral density and postmenopausal bone loss : cross sectional and longitudinal population study
One Hundred Years Ago : Boxing the Ears
Effect of deletion polymorphism of angiotensin converting enzyme gene on progression of diabetic nephropathy during inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme : observational follow up study
Dyschromatopsia (number 97) and rectal bleeding
Influences of practice characteristics on prescribing in fundholding and non-fundholding general practices : an observational study
Cervical screening in the inner cities : is the opportunistic approach still worthwhile?
The clinical course of shoulder pain : prospective cohort study in primary care
New referrals, a decreasing phenomenon in 1971-94 : analysis of registry data in the Netherlands
For Debate : The statistical basis of public policy
Will we ever know when to treat HIV infection?
Caring for Older People : Ethnic elders
Lesson of the Week : Iatrogenic ileal obstruction
ABC OF Work Related Disorders : Occupational Cancers
Ruth Holland
John Lorber
William Drummond Buchanan
James Donald Cameron ("Hamish")
Iqbal Khan
Roderick George MacLeod
Philip Henry Moore
Richard Alan Pallister
John Richard Partridge
Irwyn ("Wyn") Morse Perkins
Richard Braddyll Tulk-Hart
Cost effectiveness of screening for and eradication of Helicobacter pylori in young patients with dyspepsia : Analysis is easier with spreadsheets than decision trees
Cost effectiveness of screening for and eradication of Helicobacter pylori in young patients with dyspepsia : Cost will probably vary according to local data
Cost effectiveness of screening for and eradication of Helicobacter pylori in young patients with dyspepsia : Cost of eradication treatment may have been overestimated
Cost effectiveness of screening for and eradication of Helicobacter pylori in young patients with dyspepsia : Studies' assumptions are removed from clinical practice
Cost effectiveness of screening for and eradication of Helicobacter pylori in young patients with dyspepsia : Comparison groups were not clear in study
Authors' reply : Cost effectiveness of screening for and eradication of Helicobacter pylori in young patients with dyspepsia
Cost effectiveness of health checks : Effect of intervention was sustained
Cost effectiveness of health checks : Factoring in effect on mortality from stroke increases cost effectiveness
Authors' reply : Cost effectiveness of health checks
Government advice on sensible drinking does not conflict with the data
Home visiting and child injury : Consider measurement issues
Authors' reply : Home visiting and child injury
Lactate dehydrogenase should be used as marker in testicular tumours
Rates of triplet pregnancies in Western Australia may be beginning to fall
MYMOP, a patient generated measure of outcomes : Research into outcomes has moved away from symptom based assessments
MYMOP, a patient generated measure of outcomes : Rate of completion of forms should have been been analysed by age
MYMOP, a patient generated measure of outcomes : Reliability of such instruments needs to be proved
Authors' reply : MYMOP, a patient generated measure of outcomes
Global eradication of polio by 2000 is not a realistic goal
Diagnoses of melanoma need further investigation
Logistic regression models used in medical research are poorly presented
Employing general practitioners in accident and emergency departments : Better to increase number of consultants in accident and emergency medicine
Employing general practitioners in accident and emergency departments : All doctors should spend time in general practice to learn skills of GPs
Meaning of term "observational study" needs to be defined
General practice records should be kept on CDs
Combining qualitative studies with randomised controlled trials is often useful
Evidence shows that cyclists should wear helmets
Melatonin is available over the counter
Expulsion of BMA members : Legality of expulsion would be questionable under British and European law
Expulsion of BMA members : Secretary of BMA's reply
Israeli Medical Association and torture : Association tries to ensure that no doctors participate in acts of torture
Authors' reply : Israeli Medical Association and torture
Minerva has perpetuated a medical myth
Remembering Ruth
Care in the community : a conflict of interests?
Why I became a doctor
Cure or curse?
Total Purchasing : A Model for Locality Commissioning
Prion Diseases
Best books on paediatrics : a personal choice