Monthly Archives: April 2008

Reassessing clinical trial design in sepsis – a free commentary from Critical Care

In a recently published commentary the Editor-in-Chief of Critical Care, Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, notes the need to rethink the design of clinical trials relating to sepsis in the light of several disappointing studies, including the Corticus study. In an age of evidence-based medicine, there is an urgent need for well-designed trials for sepsis interventions, as… Read more »


Survey assesses CONSORT Statement enforcement by high impact factor medical journals

A survey of journal editors and journal ‘Instructions to Authors’ has identified that the quality of randomized controlled trial reporting could be improved by greater enforcement of the reporting recommendations identified in the CONSORT statement. The survey’s results are published in Trials, a BioMed Central journal dedicated to all aspect of the design, performance, and… Read more »


International Archives of Medicine – a new journal with a twist (and twin)

We are pleased to announce International Archives of Medicine, a new open access journal published by BioMed Central and encompassing all aspects of medical science and clinical practice. International Archives of Medicine has a unique relationship with Archivos de Medicina, a Spanish-language open access journal. Both journals publish original articles, but authors of articles accepted… Read more »