Chronic low back pain: surgery isn't conclusively better...
... and intensive rehabilitation is cheaper
Do tracheostomies sooner rather than later
Some British South Asians don't trust pills for diabetes
Feedback tool assessed junior doctors reliably
No need to pay if a drug doesn't work?
Steroid injection is as successful as surgery for carpal tunnel at one year
Winning hearts and minds
Clinical leadership in the provision of hospital care
Surgery versus intensive rehabilitation programmes for chronic low back pain
Reducing knife crime
Next steps in trial registration
Excess coronary heart disease in South Asians in the United Kingdom
UK and Korean teams refine techniques for human cloning
In brief
Committee calls for more guidance on animal experiments
UK patients can refuse to let their data be shared across networks
Community care has led to loss of staff from psychiatric wards
Four in five nurses on mental wards face violence
All IVF embryos should be checked for genetic defects, conference is told
Israel allows sex selection of embryos for non-medical reasons
New guide ranks success of IVF treatment centres
UK government to set up small claims scheme for medical mishaps
Statins may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer
UK agency reports slight increase in radiation exposure
Drug chiefs ponder how to improve industry's reputation
Revalidation must serve doctors and the public
Cancer is diagnosed more quickly in patients who bypass GPs
World Health Assembly votes not to destroy smallpox virus
Pathologists' display of plant power wins at Chelsea
Pfizer Australia is fined for misleading promotion of celecoxib
Short cuts : What's new in the other general journals
Randomised controlled trial to compare surgical stabilisation of the lumbar spine with an intensive rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain: the MRC spine stabilisation trial
Surgical stabilisation of the spine compared with a programme of intensive rehabilitation for the management of patients with chronic low back pain: cost utility analysis based on a randomised controlled trial
Systematic review and meta-analysis of studies of the timing of tracheostomy in adult patients undergoing artificial ventilation
A memorable delivery
Perceptions and experiences of taking oral hypoglycaemic agents among people of Pakistani and Indian origin: qualitative study
Barriers to concordance with antidiabetic drugs—cultural differences or human nature?
The treatment of inebriety
Use of SPRAT for peer review of paediatricians in training
Can poorly performing doctors blame their assessment tools?
Management of pregnancies with RhD alloimmunisation
Principles for international registration of protocol information and results from human trials of health related interventions: Ottawa statement (part 1)
Two drug firms advertised to patients
FDA warns about using antipsychotic drugs for dementia
National survey of UK emergency endoscopy units
Natural disasters
No cure, no pay
Sensible advice for disorders of the imagination
Patients, professionalism, and revalidation
Ulysses syndrome
Angiotensin receptor blockers and myocardial infarction : Analysis of evidence is incomplete and inaccurate
Angiotensin receptor blockers and myocardial infarction : Results reflect different cardiovascular states in patients with types 1 and 2 diabetes
Angiotensin receptor blockers and myocardial infarction : Direct comparative studies are needed
Angiotensin receptor blockers and myocardial infarction : Cautions voiced are biologically credible
Angiotensin receptor blockers and myocardial infarction : Authors' reply
Reducing mortality in myocardial infarction : Primary angioplasty has strong evidence base
Reducing mortality in myocardial infarction : Goal should be interhospital transfer for primary angioplasty
Reducing mortality in myocardial infarction : Experience in Cuba shows optimising thrombolysis may reduce death rates in poor countries
Illness trajectories are also valuable in critical care
Emergency endoscopy service could be provided
Nature and doctors can be dangerous
Dennis Gath
Margaret Winifred Anderson
Janet Queen (“Jenny”) Ballantine (née Morton)
Edward Charles Arden Bott
David Christopher Simmonds Gough
Ian Alexander Porter
Jean Mary Scott (née Lewis)
The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and his Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness
Madhouse: A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine
The 21st Century Brain: Explaining, Mending and Manipulating the Mind
Time to act against medical collusion in punitive amputations
The quest for transparency