Treating carpal tunnel syndrome endoscopically may not be cost effective
Perioperative β blockade may not benefit patients with diabetes
Adding metformin doesn’t increase number of ovulations in women with PCOS
Sure Start local programmes may have limited effects
Screening for trypanosomiasis in Angola
A self help guidebook on irritable bowel syndrome reduces primary care consultations
A good read
Drugs for anovulatory infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome
Doctors, interrogation, and torture
The diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
Rational prescribing for children
Ketamine: a misunderstood analgesic?
England sets up task force to hasten use of electronic records
Four in five asthma deaths may be due to long acting β agonists
In brief
Overtaxed US emergency care system needs reorganisation
US campaign to save 100 000 lives exceeds its target
Councillor loses legal battle over Derbyshire general practice
Canada may be forced to allow direct to consumer advertising
GPs are being paid more for doing less, MPs are told
UK urges free basic health care in poor countries
Improving safety could save 15 000 children’s lives a year in Europe, says WHO
Scotland’s free personal care for elderly people runs into trouble
California will be only state to meet government target on smoking
New technique makes it easier to test for genetic conditions
UK needs 10 000 extra psychologists
Poverty is crucial to mental health problems among children, says BMA
BMA’s claim of unemployment among junior doctors is rejected
An eye opening technique
Outcomes of endoscopic surgery compared with open surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome among employed patients: randomised controlled trial
Effects of Sure Start local programmes on children and families: early findings from a quasi-experimental, cross sectional study
Diagnosing human African trypanosomiasis in Angola using a card agglutination test: observational study of active and passive case finding strategies
Effect of perioperative β blockade in patients with diabetes undergoing major non-cardiac surgery: randomised placebo controlled, blinded multicentre trial
Effect of clomifene citrate plus metformin and clomifene citrate plus placebo on induction of ovulation in women with newly diagnosed polycystic ovary syndrome: randomised double blind clinical trial
How times have changed
Antiretroviral treatment of HIV infected adults
The patient’s journey: palliative care—a parent’s view
A 22 year old man with persistent regurgitation and vomiting: case progression
Pharmacological management—oral treatment
Class war
What’s new in the other general journals
Challenges of training doctors in the new English NHS
Dutch perspective
Australian perspective
Is restricted randomisation necessary?
Climate change : Contraction and convergence: myth and reality
Climate change : Summary of responses
Indigenous hepatitis E virus infection in England and Wales
Health research funding : Mental health research continues to be underfunded . . .
Health research funding : . . . while injuries were ignored
It’s difficult being green (as in vomit)
New antipsychotic agents are much awaited
Gabapentin may cause reversible visual field constriction : Learning or inattention artefact a more likely explanation
Gabapentin may cause reversible visual field constriction : GABA transaminase inhibitors may cause irreversible visual field loss
Improving surveillance for Barrett’s oesophagus : Better to be looked over than be overlooked
Improving surveillance for Barrett’s oesophagus : AspECT and BOSS trials provide an evidence base
Switching statins : Cost of simvastatin is overestimated
Switching statins : NICE tool overestimates benefits of statins
Switching statins : How to do it without tears and to benefit the NHS
Smoking, Helicobacter pylori, and periodontitis
Injury from lightning strike while using mobile phone
Robert Usher
Robin Coombs
John Bernard Fox
Ann Mary Rathie Guldberg (née Black)
Barbara Hamilton (née Hunter)
Herbert (“Bert”) Spencer Kellett
Hamid Shafi Qazi
Samuel (“Sam”) Chandrarajan Sanders
Testing Treatments: Better Research for Better Healthcare
Liking it raw
When flesh thinks
It is time to separate the NHS from direct government involvement
Why is it so hard to work abroad?
Slugs and snails and puppy dog tails