Stacy Loeb is a urologist at New York University in New York City. In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in the UK and the launch of BMC Medicine‘s new Spotlight on prostate cancer article collection, we asked her to tell us about a typical day in her life, how she was inspired to work on prostate cancer, and what she thinks are the greatest challenges in the field of urology.3
Monthly Archives: March 2015
As we near the end of March, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is in full swing in the UK to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Here at BMC Medicine, we take a look at some of the latest advances in prostate cancer research and treatment as we launch our new Spotlight on prostate cancer article collection, guest edited by Sigrid Carlsson and Andrew Vickers.
A study published in Critical Care showed how the use of melatonin could improve sleep quality sleep for critically ill patients. In this blog, guest authors, Robert L. Owens, Anuja Vyas, and Atul Malhotra from University of California, San Diego discuss the difficulty of sleep in the intensive care unit.
New research published today in Trials details the clinical trial data sharing approach of the Clinical Trials Unit at University College London. In a time when how best to share clinical trial data is hotly debated, the authors of this article discuss its importance and why their process works.
Evi Nagler, nephrologist and guideline specialist, identified inconsistencies in guidelines for managing hyponatremia in recent research published in BMC Medicine. For World Kidney Day, we asked her to tell us about a typical day in the life of a nephrologist, how she was inspired to work in nephrology, and some of the challenges she faces.1
This guest blog discusses a supplement published in Journal of Translational Medicine based on the work of Synergy-COPD. The final aim of Synergy-COPD was the development and the application in both research and clinical context of a patient-specific computer based model and simulation by integrating data from different disciplines into biological models via mathematics and its application into a clinical setting.
Last month saw many interesting articles published across BioMed Central’s medical journals. In case you missed them, here we take a look at the editor’s picks for February.
How often do you drink? Over the years, are you drinking more or less than before? In this guest post, Annie Britton and Steven Bell, authors of an article published today in BMC Medicine discuss how our drinking patterns change over the life span and what implications this has for public health.3