The role of the doctor
Preventing malaria in endemic areas
Improving adherence to drugs for hypertension
Maternal and neonatal effects of caesarean section
Management of community acquired pneumonia
Timing of surgery for inflammatory bowel disease
MANAGING SEPSIS : Surviving sepsis campaign’s recommendations
FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLAEMIA : Screening needs a fresh approach
LYME WARS : Let’s tackle the testing
RESUSCITATION DECISIONS : Yes, but who is in charge?
RESISTANCE TO HIV DRUGS : Detainees are affected
ALCOHOL CONFUSION : What is a unit?
Court upholds GMC decision over Sally Clark case pathologist
International graduates win High Court challenge
IN BRIEF
Most trusts will not meet chlamydia screening target
Danish men consult GPs less than women
US drug company to pay $5bn in rofecoxib claims
Cost of US soldiers’ health care could reach $650bn
Conflicting guidelines on same topics cause doctors confusion, MPs tell NICE officials
Charity warns of proposed restrictions to asylum seekers’ access to care
WHO reports on the growing commercial trade in transplant organs
British paediatricians help Palestinians with training
University drops plagiarism case against academic
Medical care is inadequate for landmine victims, says report
Website tracks progress towards UN millennium goals
Bayer withdraws heart surgery drug as trial results show increased risk of death
ALL YOU NEED TO READ IN THE OTHER GENERAL JOURNALS
ABORTION ROUND THE WORLD
US health care stands Adam Smith on his head
Respecting the subjective: quality measurement from the patient’s perspective
Plant based insect repellent and insecticide treated bed nets to protect against malaria in areas of early evening biting vectors: double blind randomised placebo controlled clinical trial in the Bolivian Amazon
Maternal and neonatal individual risks and benefits associated with caesarean delivery: multicentre prospective study
Effect of general practitioner education on adherence to antihypertensive drugs: cluster randomised controlled trial
Mortality in patients with and without colectomy admitted to hospital for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease: record linkage studies
Acute bronchiolitis
MTAS—Indian style
Valvular heart disease
Dressings for venous leg ulcers: systematic review and meta-analysis
Long term results of compression therapy alone versus compression plus surgery in chronic venous ulceration (ESCHAR): randomised controlled trial
In brief:BMJ authors win award
Agency warns about dosing error for amphotericin after patients with cancer die
Change Page: Using a combination inhaler (budesonide plus formoterol) as rescue therapy improves asthma control
Medical researchers need to stop hamming it up
A deficit of attention to impartiality?
Itchy fingers
George’s last stand
In memoriam
Aequanimitas
Anthony Ward Clare
Frederick Ewart Cull
Peter Harry Holmes
Herbert Lumley Matthews
Colin George Miller
William Chisholm Scott
Vaughan Pearson Smith
Katherine Beryl Worley
MINERVA