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Article collection: Beyond Big Data to new Biomedical and Health Data Science: moving to next century precision health

We are pleased to launch our new collection which provides examples on how big-data driven approaches might ultimately improve health outcomes and addresses data complexity, challenges facing this type of research, and other enablers and barriers. 

Research: Automated versus physician assignment of cause of death for verbal autopsies

Verbal autopsies with physician assignment of cause of death (COD) are common in resource-limited settings, a randomized controlled trial in India concludes that automated algorithms need additional development and evaluation, before replacing physician assignment.

Research: Suicide attempts in US adults with lifetime DSM-5 eating disorders

Utilizing a nationally representative sample of US adults, this study found that adults with a lifetime diagnosis of eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder) using DSM-5 are at greater risk for suicide attempts.

Opinion: Optimising trial designs for antibiotic treatment durations

An opinion article argues that numerous factors need to be considered when deciding which design is best in identifying optimal antibiotic treatment duration, concluding multi-arm trial designs could provide more information compared to traditional head-to-head comparisons.

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Most accessed (recent)

Research article | 29th November 2018
Sauna bathing is associated with reduced cardiovascular mortality and improves risk prediction in men and women: a prospective cohort study
Tanjaniina Laukkanen, Setor K. Kunutsor, Hassan Khan, Peter Willeit, Francesco Zaccardi and Jari A. Laukkanen
 

Research article | 11th January 2019
Morbidity, mortality and missed appointments in healthcare: a national retrospective data linkage study
Ross McQueenie, David A. Ellis, Alex McConnachie, Philip Wilson and Andrea E. Williamson

Research article | 10th January 2019
The impact of repeated vaccination on influenza vaccine effectiveness: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Lauren C. Ramsay, Sarah A. Buchan, Robert G. Stirling, Benjamin J. Cowling, Shuo Feng, Jeffrey C. Kwong and Bryna F. Warshawsky

Research article | 15th January 2019
Serious adverse events reported in placebo randomised controlled trials of oral naltrexone: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Monica Bolton, Alex Hodkinson, Shivani Boda, Alan Mould, Maria Panagioti, Sarah Rhodes, Lisa Riste and Harm van Marwijk

Review | 13th December 2018
Insulin translates unfavourable lifestyle into obesity
Hubert Kolb, Michael Stumvoll, Werner Kramer, Kerstin Kempf. and Stephan Martin

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Review | 5th May 2016
Cancer immunotherapy: the beginning of the end of cancer?
Sofia Farkona, Eleftherios P. Diamandis and Ivan M. Blasutig

Correspondence | 4th January 2016
Cancer and fertility preservation: international recommendations from an expert meeting
Matteo Lambertini, Lucia Del Mastro, Maria C. Pescio, Claus Y. Andersen, Hatem A. Azim Jr., Fedro A. Peccatori, Mauro Costa, Alberto Revelli, Francesca Salvagno, Alessandra Gennari, Filippo M. Ubaldi, Giovanni B. La Sala, Cristofaro De Stefano, W. Hamish Wallace, Ann H. Partridge and Paola Anserini

Review | 23rd March 2016
The impact of migration on tuberculosis epidemiology and control in high-income countries: a review
Manish Pareek, Christina Greenaway, Teymur Noori, Jose Munoz and Dominik Zenner

Research Article | 4 February 2016
Post-marketing withdrawal of 462 medicinal products because of adverse drug reactions: a systematic review of the world literature
Igho J. Onakpoya, Carl J. Heneghan and Jeffrey K. Aronson

Guideline | 9 November 2016
Effective and safe proton pump inhibitor therapy in acid-related diseases – A position paper addressing benefits and potential harms of acid suppression
Carmelo Scarpignato, Luigi Gatta, Angelo Zullo, Corrado Blandizzi, for the SIF-AIGO-FIMMG Group and on behalf of the Italian Society of Pharmacology, the Italian Association of Hospital Gastroenterologists, and the Italian Federation of General Practitioners

Source: Web of Science

Correspondence | 24 March 2010
CONSORT 2010 Statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials
Kenneth F Schulz, Douglas G Altman and David Moher

Debate | 14 May 2013
Toward the future of psychiatric diagnosis: the seven pillars of RDoC
Bruce N Cuthbert and Thomas R Insel

Research Article | 26 December 2006
Collagen reorganization at the tumor-stromal interface facilitates local invasion
Paolo P Provenzano, Kevin W Eliceiri, Jay M Campbell, David R Inman, John G White and Patricia J Keely

Research Article | 24 June 2008
miR-124 and miR-137 inhibit proliferation of glioblastoma multiforme cells and induce differentiation of brain tumor stem cells
Joachim Silber, Daniel A Lim, Claudia Petritsch, Anders I Persson, Alika K Maunakea, Mamie Yu, Scott R Vandenberg, David G Ginzinger, C David James, Joseph F Costello, Gabriele Bergers, William A Weiss, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla and J Graeme Hodgson

Research Article | 26 July 2011
Cross-national epidemiology of DSM-IV major depressive episode
Evelyn Bromet, Laura Helena Andrade, Irving Hwang, Nancy A Sampson, Jordi Alonso, Giovanni de Girolamo, Ron de Graaf, Koen Demyttenaere, Chiyi Hu, Noboru Iwata, Aimee N Karam, Jagdish Kaur, Stanislav Kostyuchenko, Jean-Pierre Lépine, Daphna Levinson, Herbert Matschinger, Maria Elena Medina Mora, Mark Oakley Browne, Jose Posada-Villa, Maria Carmen Viana, David R Williams and Ronald C Kessler

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Beyond Big Data to new Biomedical and Health Data Science: moving to next century precision health

Guest editors: Prof. Aziz Sheikh, Dr. Paul Wicks, Dr. Josip Car and Dr. Marc S. Williams

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Collection on: Stigma Research and Global Health
Guest editors: Dr. Gretchen Birbeck, Dr. Virginia Bond, Dr. Valerie Earnshaw, Mr. Musah Lumumba El-Nasoor

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Celebrating the past 15 years of medicine: BMC Medicine anniversary articles

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Call for papers

New Frontiers in Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Neuromuscular Disorders
Guest edited by Dr Bradley Turner

Cardiovascular issues in underrepresented populations
Guest edited by Prof Deborah Lawlor, Prof Naveed Sattar, Prof Aletta E Schutte

Complexity in Mental Health Research: Theory, Method, and Empirical Contributions
Guest edited by Dr Eiko I. Fried and Dr Donald Robinaugh

See all our call for papers here.

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Focus: Immunology in Health and Disease

Read the latest papers on immunology across BMC flagship journals.

A step beyond the hygiene hypothesis—immune-mediated classes determined in a population-based study
Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, Margot Mutsch, Stephanie Rodgers, Anja Tesic, Mario Müller, Erich Seifritz, En-Young N. Wagner, Roland von Känel, Markus A. Landolt, Nina Steinemann, Viktor von Wyl, Enrique Castelao, Marie-Pierre F. Strippoli, Jennifer Glaus, Caroline Vandeleur, Pedro M. Marques-Vidal, Peter Vollenweider and Martin Preisig
Published in BMC Medicine on: 9 April 2019

Time-resolved transcriptome and proteome landscape of human regulatory T cell (Treg) differentiation reveals novel regulators of FOXP3
Angelika Schmidt, Francesco Marabita, Narsis A. Kiani, Catharina C. Gross, Henrik J. Johansson, Szabolcs Éliás, Sini Rautio, Matilda Eriksson, Sunjay Jude Fernandes, Gilad Silberberg, Ubaid Ullah, Urvashi Bhatia, Harri Lähdesmäki, Janne Lehtiö, David Gomez-Cabrero, Heinz Wiendl, Riitta Lahesmaa and Jesper Tegnér
Published in BMC Biology on: 7 May 2018

Single-cell transcriptomics reveal that PD-1 mediates immune tolerance by regulating proliferation of regulatory T cells
Cherry S. Leung, Kevin Y. Yang, Xisheng Li, Vicken W. Chan, Manching Ku, Herman Waldmann, Shohei Hori, Jason C. H. Tsang, Yuk Ming Dennis Lo and Kathy O. Lui
Published in Genome Medicine on: 20 September 2018

Exploring the genetic basis of human population differences in DNA methylation and their causal impact on immune gene regulation
Lucas T. Husquin, Maxime Rotival, Maud Fagny, Hélène Quach, Nora Zidane, Lisa M. McEwen, Julia L. MacIsaac, Michael S. Kobor, Hugues Aschard, Etienne Patin and Lluis Quintana-Murci
Published in Genome Biology on: 18 December 2018

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