As the field of intensive care medicine advances, maximizing the abilities of medical professionals to treat critical illness becomes more important. They must be able to work individually, cooperatively, and participate in the international exchange of opinion.
Journal of Intensive Care is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses all aspects of intensive care medicine. The journal aims to publish articles contributing to the development of intensive care medical science, and to promote the exchange of ideas internationally in this and related fields. In addition, the journal encourages submissions considering the different cultural aspects of intensive care practice.
Journal of Intensive Care is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine …
On 7th March, BMC Medicine published results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study, on the association of red meat, processed meat, and poultry consumption with mortality.
Jasvinder Singh, Guest Editor for an upcoming cross-journal article collection entitled Medical Imaging in Rheumatology: New Advances to Revolutionalize Diagnosis and Treatment, provides his perspectives on why this topic is of importance to the field of rheumatology, and outlines how manuscripts can be submitted for consideration in either BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, BMC Medical Imaging or BMC Medicine.
Jasvinder Singh is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and staff physician at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is also a member of the American College of Rheumatology and serves as a committee member on the Guidelines subcommittee of the American College of Rheumatology’s Quality …
In recognition of Open Access week, Dr Pascal Meier an interventional cardiologist from University College London and Yale Medical School, and Whitney Townsend, the coordinator of the Health Sciences Executive Research Services at University of Michigan, provide their views on the benefits of open access publishing.
Dr Pascal Meier
“The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about” Oscar Wilde
During the first few years of my academic career, I only used to submit my articles to “traditional” print journals. I would apply a “top-down” submission system for my papers: a list of traditional scholarly journals in my research field, ordered according to impact factors. I would submit the article to the …
Following the publication of ‘Medicine, morality and health care social media’ in BMC Medicine, author Farris Timimi (Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, @FarrisTimimi) and his colleague Lee Aase (Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, @LeeAase) joined BMC Medicine Editor Sabina Alam (@BMCMedicine) in a twitter chat to discuss the ideas raised in Timimi’s commentary.
It was apparent there was consensus amongst the contributors of the twitter chat – social media should be used as a tool by healthcare providers to interact with patients. Some systems are already in place, but more work is required to develop the right kind of social media platforms, and perhaps more importantly, more physicians should be encouraged …
It is obvious today that the ways in which we communicate are evolving. There is a far greater social element in the way we search for and share information, and this extends to medical information as well – but the temptation of ‘googling’ the vast array of official and unofficial healthcare websites leads to mixed outcomes, and can cause undue concern and distress.
So the question is, why do patients prefer to trawl through various internet sources, rather than speak directly to their physician? And what can be done to bridge this gap?
Some argue that physicians should actively seek out ways to interact more with patients, and that harnessing the popularity of social media can help to foster a more open …
the launch of DARU Journal of
Pharmaceutical Sciences last month, BioMed Central is pleased to add two
more journals from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) to its
portfolio. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders and Iranian Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering have now published their first articles with us.
of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders provides a forum for scientific
inquiry of the highest standard in the fields of diabetes and metabolic
disorders. As well as an editorial by
Editor-in-Chief Bagher Larijani, the inaugural articles include original research on the Anti-inflammatory effect of insulin in
rabbits with hypercholesterolemia as well as an …
July has been a fantastic month for the
BMC-series! The sun has finally shone on our London offices after weeks of
rain, we have our first video highlight, Darwin the puppy made two appearances
on the BMC Genetics homepage
(see more below) and we published the following great articles. Oh and there’s
some sporting event in town.
The progress made and problems faced in taking stem cells from the lab to the clinic is the focus of a new thematic series on clinical applications of stem cells, published by Stem Cell Research & Therapy. The series launches with three review articles; Nicholas Boulis reviews stem cell therapy for the spinal cord, Anish Majumdar and colleagues discuss the use of mesenchymal stem cells for cartilage repair in osteoarthritis and Aastrom’s experience in developing an autologous multicelluar therapy for critical limb ischemia is documented by Bartel et al.
In his introductory editorial the Series Editor, Mahendra Rao (NIH, USA), encourages readers to contribute to the discussion by commenting on the published articles …
DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences has published its
inaugural articles with BioMed Central. Amongst these are an editorial by Editor-in-Chief Mohammad Abdollahi
which highlights the need for a quality, open-access journal in the field of
pharmaceutical sciences. The launch
articles also include original research on enhancing indomethacin release in vitro, and propylene glycol tolerance
in neonates, as well as a review article on the status of lead pollution and
toxicity in Iran.
The word ‘DARU’ is derived from
the Persian name for drug and the journal aims to act as a platform for all
areas of drug conception, design, manufacture, classification and
assessment. The journal is …