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  1. Content type: Guideline

    Hazardous and harmful alcohol use and high blood pressure are central risk factors related to premature non-communicable disease (NCD) mortality worldwide. A reduction in the prevalence of both risk factors ha...

    Authors: Jürgen Rehm, Peter Anderson, Jose Angel Arbesu Prieto, Iain Armstrong, Henri-Jean Aubin, Michael Bachmann, Nuria Bastida Bastus, Carlos Brotons, Robyn Burton, Manuel Cardoso, Joan Colom, Daniel Duprez, Gerrit Gmel, Antoni Gual, Ludwig Kraus, Reinhold Kreutz…

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:173

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  2. Content type: Research article

    There are growing demands for predicting the prospects of achieving the global elimination of neglected tropical diseases as a result of the institution of large-scale nation-wide intervention programs by the ...

    Authors: Edwin Michael, Brajendra K. Singh, Benjamin K. Mayala, Morgan E. Smith, Scott Hampton and Jaroslaw Nabrzyski

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:176

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  3. Content type: Review

    Uncertainty about factors influencing the susceptibility and triggers for Graves’ disease persists, along with a wide variation in the response to anti-thyroid drugs, currently at approximately 50% of non-resp...

    Authors: Tristan Struja, Alexander Kutz, Stefan Fischli, Christian Meier, Beat Mueller, Mike Recher and Philipp Schuetz

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:174

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Pancreatic carcinoma is one of the most lethal human cancers. In patients with resectable tumors, surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy is the only curative treatment. However, the 5-year survival is 20%. ...

    Authors: David J. Birnbaum, Pascal Finetti, Alexia Lopresti, Marine Gilabert, Flora Poizat, Jean-Luc Raoul, Jean-Robert Delpero, Vincent Moutardier, Daniel Birnbaum, Emilie Mamessier and François Bertucci

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:170

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  5. Content type: Research article

    A subanalysis of a randomized clinical trial indicated sepsis survival benefit from interleukin (IL)-1 blockade in patients with features of the macrophage activation-like syndrome (MALS). This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Evdoxia Kyriazopoulou, Konstantinos Leventogiannis, Anna Norrby-Teglund, Georgios Dimopoulos, Aikaterini Pantazi, Stylianos E. Orfanos, Nikoletta Rovina, Iraklis Tsangaris, Theologia Gkavogianni, Elektra Botsa, Eleftheria Chassiou, Anastasia Kotanidou, Christina Kontouli, Panagiotis Chaloulis, Dimitrios Velissaris, Athina Savva…

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:172

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Environmental factors, including infectious agents, are speculated to play a role in the rising prevalence and the geographic distribution of celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder. In the USA and Sweden where...

    Authors: Armin Alaedini, Benjamin Lebwohl, Gary P. Wormser, Peter H. Green and Jonas F. Ludvigsson

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:169

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  7. Content type: Research article

    A highly efficacious vaccine is needed for malaria control and eradication. Immunization with Plasmodium falciparum NF54 parasites under chemoprophylaxis (chemoprophylaxis and sporozoite (CPS)-immunization) induc...

    Authors: Jona Walk, Isaie J. Reuling, Marije C. Behet, Lisette Meerstein-Kessel, Wouter Graumans, Geert-Jan van Gemert, Rianne Siebelink-Stoter, Marga van de Vegte-Bolmer, Thorsten Janssen, Karina Teelen, Johannes H. W. de Wilt, Quirijn de Mast, André J. van der Ven, Ernest Diez Benavente, Susana Campino, Taane G. Clark…

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:168

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  8. Content type: Correspondence

    Scientific editors are responsible for deciding which articles to publish in their journals. However, we have not found documentation of their required knowledge, skills, and characteristics, or the existence ...

    Authors: David Moher, James Galipeau, Sabina Alam, Virginia Barbour, Kidist Bartolomeos, Patricia Baskin, Sally Bell-Syer, Kelly D. Cobey, Leighton Chan, Jocalyn Clark, Jonathan Deeks, Annette Flanagin, Paul Garner, Anne-Marie Glenny, Trish Groves, Kurinchi Gurusamy…

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:167

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  9. Content type: Research article

    As part of the national seasonal influenza vaccination programme in England and Wales, children receive a quadrivalent vaccine offering protection against two influenza A strains and two influenza B strains. H...

    Authors: Dominic Thorrington, Edwin van Leeuwen, Mary Ramsay, Richard Pebody and Marc Baguelin

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:166

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Radiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) is associated with a substantial morbidity and inconsistent efficacy. Human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive status is recognized as a marker of inc...

    Authors: Jean-Philippe Foy, Louis Bazire, Sandra Ortiz-Cuaran, Sophie Deneuve, Janice Kielbassa, Emilie Thomas, Alain Viari, Alain Puisieux, Patrick Goudot, Chloé Bertolus, Nicolas Foray, Youlia Kirova, Pierre Verrelle and Pierre Saintigny

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:165

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  11. Content type: Research article

    While being small-for-gestational-age due to placental insufficiency is a major risk factor for stillbirth, 50% of stillbirths occur in appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA, > 10th centile) fetuses. AGA fetuse...

    Authors: Teresa M. MacDonald, Lisa Hui, Stephen Tong, Alice J. Robinson, Kirsten M. Dane, Anna L. Middleton and Susan P. Walker

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:164

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  12. Content type: Research article

    There is an increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in young urban South-Asians. We tested the effect of a pragmatic trimonthly lifestyle modification (LSM) programme (P-LSM) versus a less-inte...

    Authors: Mahen Wijesuriya, Nikolaos Fountoulakis, Nicola Guess, Sarath Banneheka, Laksha Vasantharajah, Martin Gulliford, Giancarlo Viberti, Luigi Gnudi and Janaka Karalliedde

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:146

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In lung cancer screening, a nodule management protocol describes nodule assessment and thresholds for nodule size and growth rate to identify patients who require immediate diagnostic evaluation or additional ...

    Authors: Marina Treskova, Ines Aumann, Heiko Golpon, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Tobias Welte and Alexander Kuhlmann

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:162

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Multimorbidity is a major challenge to health systems globally and disproportionately affects socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. We examined socioeconomic inequalities in developing multimorbidity ac...

    Authors: Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Kathryn Skivington, Alastair H. Leyland, Kate Hunt and Stewart W Mercer

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:152

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension carries a large societal burden. Obesity is known as a risk factor for hypertension. However, little is known as to whether weight loss interventions reduce the risk of hypertension-related advers...

    Authors: Yuichi J. Shimada, Yusuke Tsugawa, Hiroyasu Iso, David F. M. Brown and Kohei Hasegawa

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:161

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  16. Content type: Commentary

    Herein, we summarise the results of the most relevant studies presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting in the field of soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) and gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs). Innovations on ...

    Authors: Anna Maria Frezza, Silvia Stacchiotti and Alessandro Gronchi

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:160

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Conflicting results regarding the impact of repeated vaccination on influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) may cause confusion regarding the benefits of receiving the current season’s vaccine.

    Authors: Lauren C. Ramsay, Sarah A. Buchan, Robert G. Stirling, Benjamin J. Cowling, Shuo Feng, Jeffrey C. Kwong and Bryna F. Warshawsky

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:159

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  18. Content type: Minireview

    Acute gout arthritis flares contribute dominantly to gout-specific impaired health-related quality of life, representing a progressively increasing public health problem. Flares can be complex and expensive to...

    Authors: Robert Terkeltaub

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:158

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    Advances in deep sequencing technology have led to developments in personalized medicine. Here, we describe the implications of a recent investigation that sequenced ctDNA from the plasma of non-small cell lun...

    Authors: Clare Fiala and Eleftherios P. Diamandis

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:157

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Unintended repeat conceptions can result in emotional, psychological and educational harm to young women, often with enduring implications for their life chances. This study aimed to identify which young women...

    Authors: Rabeea’h W. Aslam, Maggie Hendry, Andrew Booth, Ben Carter, Joanna M. Charles, Noel Craine, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Jane Noyes, Lupetu Ives Ntambwe, Diana Pasterfield, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Nefyn Williams and Rhiannon Whitaker

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:155

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Changes in the microvasculature associated with pre-eclampsia and gestational hypertension have been proposed as a potential pathway in the development of cardiovascular disease. We examined whether gestationa...

    Authors: Laura Benschop, Sarah Schalekamp–Timmermans, Jeanine E. Roeters van Lennep, Vincent W. V. Jaddoe, Tien Yin Wong, Carol Y. Cheung, Eric A. P. Steegers and M. Kamran Ikram

    Citation: BMC Medicine 2017 15:153

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medicine 2017 15:182

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