Open medicine digest explores recent research published elsewhere across open access medicine. Here we take a look at the highlights from the past couple of weeks.
In a forum article published today in BMC Medicine, experts from across the world discuss their views on prostate cancer screening. Here, we take a look at some of the controversies.
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) often called Wegener’s, is a complex and potentially serious rare blood vessel disease. GPA can cause organ damage as a result of inflammation of the small- and medium-sized blood vessels.
Following the publication of their article in Arthritis Research & Therapy, co-author John O’Donnell explains more about this disease.
Breast Cancer Research today published an article summarizing the ongoing effect of Angelina Jolie’s admission that she underwent risk-reducing surgery for breast cancer. Sarah Theissen from BioMed Central explains more about the research, and also interviews co-author Gareth Evans to find out more.
After joining United European Gastroenterology Week between 26th and 28th October in Barcelona, BMC Medicine shares some of the latest advances presented at this exciting event, where over 13,000 clinicians and researchers gathered from all over the world.
COPD is traditionally diagnosed in adults but research now shows that signs for its development can be identified earlier in life. To mark World COPD Day Lystra Hayden explores the relationship between childhood pneumonia and COPD development in smokers.
We are entering a new phase of the antibiotic era in which the prevalence of antibiotic resistance dictates how we treat invasive microbial pathogens. We can no longer predictably rely on the availability of safe, cheap, highly effective antibiotics to manage infectious diseases. Here to tell us more for European Antibiotic Awareness Day is Steven Opal.
In light of World COPD Day, we ask Professor Mario Cazzola, Editor-in-Chief of our new journal COPD Research and Practice, more about the field and how it has changed.
As we celebrate the first anniversary of Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders, we asked Editor-in-Chief Steven Frucht to reflect on the past year of the journal, and how he hopes it will develop in the future.
November 14 is World Diabetes Day, and the aim of this campaign is to ‘halt the diabetes epidemic’. Science plays a really important role in discovering the ways in which this can be achieved. Why not test your knowledge about the disease?