Monthly Archives: November 2019

Anthelmintic Resistance in Ruminants: Who Cares?


Anthelmintic resistance (AR) has become a global threat to effective parasite control and livestock farming. BMC Veterinary Research and BMC Microbiology will be launching a special cross-journal article collection on the topic of Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use. In the lead up to this launch, BMC Veterinary Research Section Editor, Johannes Charlier, and Theo De Waal, highlight the key themes from the Combatting Anthelmintic Resistance in Ruminants 2019 meeting, which focused on sustainable helminth control.


Could Arteriovenous Fistula Creation be Reno-Protective?


This week in BMC Nephrology, an article by Benard et al. associated the creation of arteriovenous fistulas with a reduction in the decline of glomerular filtration rate in pre-dialysis patients. In our first BMC Nephrology blog, Dr. Sumeska Thavarajah explores the potential reno-protective effects of arteriovenous fistulas beyond their primary role as a vascular access.

Medicine Open Access

Can Twitter be used for Hay Fever surveillance purposes? Deep Learning application for relevant knowledge extraction


Social Media platforms, primarily used for networking, also serve as an invaluable source of knowledge on variety of topics, including health of the population. Such knowledge can be effectively utilised by healthcare professionals and decision makers if the appropriate techniques are employed to deal with high-volume, high-velocity, high-variety, and often arguable veracity user-generated content online…. Read more »


Yes, it was worth it! Older adults’ experiences of participating in a research study

Large population studies are common, including on older adults, but little time is spent on understanding the priorities and problems of older adults who participate in research studies. In this blog post by Professors Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff and Hanna Falk Erhag, they discuss their new paper in BMC Geriatrics about the benefits of including older adults throughout the research process in order to reflect the users’ needs and viewpoints to a greater extent, and to enhance the certainty that the new knowledge that is produced will be of benefit to those it concerns.