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Monday 20th August 2018

Klaus Riegel: paediatrician, teacher, and scientist

bmj;362/aug20_4/k3509/FAF1faAn observation by German paediatrician Klaus Riegel, who died in June, captures a key element of his clinical philosophy while sounding rather arch, coming as it did from...

Measles: Europe sees record number of cases and 37 deaths so far this year

More than 41 000 children and adults across Europe have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died, show figures from the World Health...

Locum ophthalmologist is struck off for “sustained pattern of appalling behaviour”

A locum consultant ophthalmologist has been struck off the UK medical register for a “sustained and repeated pattern of appalling behaviour” that included calling locum agency staff “apes and...

New York University medical school gives students free tuition

New York University (NYU) announced on 16 August that it will offer free tuition to all current and future medical students.The medical school, ranked among the top 10 in the United States, has an...

Friday 17th August 2018

Brazil’s child and maternal mortality have increased against background of public spending cuts

Infant mortality in Brazil rose for the first time in more than a quarter of a century in 2016, the same year that an increase in maternal mortality was observed, new data show.1Figures from the...

Correction notice to paper “Agreement of treatment effects for mortality from routinely collected data and subsequent randomized trials: meta-epidemiological survey”

In response to this research paper by Hemkens and colleagues (BMJ 2016;352:i493, doi:10.1136/bmj.i493), Franklin and colleagues published a paper in Epidemiologic Methods (2017;6:20160018,...

Focusing on overdiagnosis as a driver of too much medicine

Overdiagnosis, sometimes known as “pseudodisease,” turns people into patients unnecessarily.1234 It identifies deviations, abnormalities, risk factors, and pathologies that were never destined to...

Noel Stephen Cracroft Rice

bmj;362/aug17_6/k3579/FAF1faNoel Stephen Cracroft Rice was a consultant ophthalmologist who pioneered surgical techniques in corneal and glaucoma surgery, which continue to influence clinical...

Most GP trainees intend to work less than full time, survey shows

The vast majority of GP trainees do not intend to work full time in clinical practice once they have qualified, a survey has found.The survey of 729 trainees, conducted by the King’s Fund,1 found...

Doctors are given go ahead to extract sperm from unconscious man in legal first

A High Court judge has made an emergency ruling allowing doctors to extract sperm from an unconscious man with a catastrophic brain injury, to store it and use it to try to impregnate his widow after...

Oral steroids fail to prevent hearing loss in children with otitis media with effusion, shows trial

A short course of oral prednisolone is not an effective treatment for most children with persistent otitis media with effusion and confirmed hearing loss, results from a randomised trial have...

E-cigarettes: relax rules to help more smokers quit, say MPs

MPs have called for a relaxation of regulations relating to electronic cigarettes—including those covering advertising, licensing, and product formulation—to encourage more people to stop smoking.1A...

Thursday 16th August 2018

“No deal” Brexit could be catastrophic for NHS, warns BMA

The NHS could be crippled by a lack of staff and would offer worse patient care if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal, the BMA has warned.In the foreword to a briefing paper published on...

European drug agency loses 30% of staff in planned move to Amsterdam

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is counting the cost of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, which is forcing the agency to relocate to Amsterdam.More staff than expected have left the...

Seven days in medicine: 8-14 August 2018

General practicePrimary care plans need urgent overhaul, says royal collegeThe Royal College of General Practitioners called for an extra £2.5bn (€2.8bn; $3.17bn) a year for general practice services...

The dangers of playing squash

A 55 year old man presented with sudden onset right sided weakness and aphasia. Computed tomography angiogram showed a left internal carotid artery occlusion and thrombus in the proximal left middle...

William Dewi Rees

bmj;362/aug15_9/k3511/FAF1faAfter national service, William Dewi Rees (who was always known as “Dewi”), met his future wife, Valerie, while a medical student in London. She was a biochemist at the...

Gwyn Howells

bmj;362/aug15_10/k3521/FAF1faAfter house officer posts in Wales, Gwyn Howells chose to serve in the Royal Navy. He was posted to HMS Dolphin, where his main role was the medical supervision of the...

Darrel Orlando Ho-Yen

bmj;362/aug15_13/k3520/FAF1fa“Did you see Darrel today? No, but he was definitely in—I heard him!” Darrel Orlando Ho-Yen’s laugh was his trademark and could indeed be heard from quite some distance,...

Children’s intensive care units are failing to monitor breathing adequately

Paediatric and neonatal intensive care units are putting the lives of newborn babies and children at risk by failing to monitor their breathing properly, a survey published in Anaesthesia has...

Overdiagnosis and the cancer label

Despite Shakespeare’s protestations that roses are still roses whatever you call them, nomenclature does matter. The authors of this week’s Analysis make a case for stopping using the term “cancer”...

Wednesday 15th August 2018

Saudi Arabia orders thousands of doctors and medical students to leave Canada within days

More than 800 doctors from Saudi Arabia who work in Canadian hospitals, plus thousands of Saudi students in Canadian universities and medical schools, have until the end of August to settle their...

Ethical criteria for developing medical interventions in a for-profit world

Parker and colleagues call for the World Health Organization to revise its ethical criteria for drug promotion.1 Rather than revise criteria that have proven to have little effect for 30 years, WHO...

Alan Rhodes

bmj;362/aug15_16/k3525/FAF1faAlan Rhodes was a skilful surgeon, enabling mentor, and consummate after dinner speaker. After a stellar performance at Wolverhampton grammar school Alan entered...

Alan Stanley Ogden

bmj;362/aug15_17/k3524/FAF1faAlan Stanley Ogden was a general practitioner in Bournemouth from 1946 until his retirement in 1985. After house jobs, he served five years in the Royal Army Medical...


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