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Research: Musculoskeletal conditions may increase the risk of chronic disease

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 cohort studies showed that people with osteoarthritis or back pain have an increased risk of developing a chronic condition, such as cardiovascular disease.

Research: Projecting the end of the Zika virus epidemic

Zika virus (ZIKV) emerged in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region in 2013, with serious implications for population health in the region. A modeling analysis suggests that the ZIKV epidemic is by and large over within Latin American Countries, with incidence projected to be low in most cities in 2018.

Correspondence: Pharma falls short on clinical trials data sharing

In a new Correspondence article, Michael J. Sorich and colleagues looked at data sharing policies for industry-sponsored clinical trials. Despite recent policy changes to improve data sharing and availability, they found that only fifteen percent of the sampled clinical trials were available for data sharing 2 years after publication of primary results of the trial.

Article collection: Spatial epidemiology and infectious diseases

Improvements in our understanding of the spatial-temporal variation in the spread of infectious diseases could lead to development of innovative strategies, which would ameliorate their impact on morbidity and mortality worldwide.

We are particularly interested in papers focusing on geostatistical analyses of data, and transmission or economic models.

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BMC Medicine is the flagship medical journal of the BMC series. An open access, open peer-reviewed general medical journal, BMC Medicine publishes outstanding and influential research in all areas of clinical practice, translational medicine, medical and health advances, public health, global health, policy, and general topics of interest to the biomedical and sociomedical professional communities. We also publish stimulating debates and reviews as well as unique forum articles and concise tutorials.  

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Research Article | 20 March 2018
Sleep deficiency and motor vehicle crash risk in the general population: a prospective cohort study
Daniel J. Gottlieb, Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, Matt T. Bianchi and Charles A. Czeisler  

Debate | 3 April 2018
Real-world evidence: How pragmatic are randomized controlled trials labeled as pragmatic?
Rafael Dal-Ré, Perrine Janiaud and John P. A. Ioannidis

Correspondence | 10 April 2018
The perceived organizational impact of the gender gap across a Canadian department of medicine and proposed strategies to combat it: a qualitative study
Reena Pattani, Christine Marquez, Camellia Dinyarian, Malika Sharma, Julie Bain, Julia E. Moore and Sharon E. Straus

Research Article | 19 March 2018
Clinical assessment is a neglected component of outbreak preparedness: evidence from refugee camps in Greece
Amanda M. Rojek, Kassiani Gkolfinopoulou, Apostolos Veizis, Angeliki Lambrou, Lyndsey Castle, Theano Georgakopoulou, Karl Blanchet, Takis Panagiotopoulos, Peter W. Horby and The Epidemic Diseases Research Group field team

Research Article | 8 March 2018
Antidepressant use and risk of adverse outcomes in people aged 20–64 years: cohort study using a primary care database
Carol Coupland, Trevor Hill, Richard Morriss, Michael Moore, Antony Arthur and Julia Hippisley-Cox

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Review | 5th May 2016
Cancer immunotherapy: the beginning of the end of cancer?
Sofia Farkona, Eleftherios P. Diamandis and Ivan M. Blasutig

Correspondence | 4th January 2016
Cancer and fertility preservation: international recommendations from an expert meeting
Matteo Lambertini, Lucia Del Mastro, Maria C. Pescio, Claus Y. Andersen, Hatem A. Azim Jr., Fedro A. Peccatori, Mauro Costa, Alberto Revelli, Francesca Salvagno, Alessandra Gennari, Filippo M. Ubaldi, Giovanni B. La Sala, Cristofaro De Stefano, W. Hamish Wallace, Ann H. Partridge and Paola Anserini

Review | 23rd March 2016
The impact of migration on tuberculosis epidemiology and control in high-income countries: a review
Manish Pareek, Christina Greenaway, Teymur Noori, Jose Munoz and Dominik Zenner

Research Article | 4 February 2016
Post-marketing withdrawal of 462 medicinal products because of adverse drug reactions: a systematic review of the world literature
Igho J. Onakpoya, Carl J. Heneghan and Jeffrey K. Aronson

Guideline | 9 November 2016
Effective and safe proton pump inhibitor therapy in acid-related diseases – A position paper addressing benefits and potential harms of acid suppression
Carmelo Scarpignato, Luigi Gatta, Angelo Zullo, Corrado Blandizzi, for the SIF-AIGO-FIMMG Group and on behalf of the Italian Society of Pharmacology, the Italian Association of Hospital Gastroenterologists, and the Italian Federation of General Practitioners

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Correspondence | 24 March 2010
CONSORT 2010 Statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials
Kenneth F Schulz, Douglas G Altman and David Moher

Debate | 14 May 2013
Toward the future of psychiatric diagnosis: the seven pillars of RDoC
Bruce N Cuthbert and Thomas R Insel

Research Article | 26 December 2006
Collagen reorganization at the tumor-stromal interface facilitates local invasion
Paolo P Provenzano, Kevin W Eliceiri, Jay M Campbell, David R Inman, John G White and Patricia J Keely

Research Article | 24 June 2008
miR-124 and miR-137 inhibit proliferation of glioblastoma multiforme cells and induce differentiation of brain tumor stem cells
Joachim Silber, Daniel A Lim, Claudia Petritsch, Anders I Persson, Alika K Maunakea, Mamie Yu, Scott R Vandenberg, David G Ginzinger, C David James, Joseph F Costello, Gabriele Bergers, William A Weiss, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla and J Graeme Hodgson

Research Article | 26 July 2011
Cross-national epidemiology of DSM-IV major depressive episode
Evelyn Bromet, Laura Helena Andrade, Irving Hwang, Nancy A Sampson, Jordi Alonso, Giovanni de Girolamo, Ron de Graaf, Koen Demyttenaere, Chiyi Hu, Noboru Iwata, Aimee N Karam, Jagdish Kaur, Stanislav Kostyuchenko, Jean-Pierre Lépine, Daphna Levinson, Herbert Matschinger, Maria Elena Medina Mora, Mark Oakley Browne, Jose Posada-Villa, Maria Carmen Viana, David R Williams and Ronald C Kessler

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Spatial epidemiology and infectious diseases
Guest Editor: Prof Gerardo Chowell

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Understanding Complexity in Health Systems: International Perspectives
Guest editors: Prof Trish Greenhalgh and Dr Chrysanthi Papoutsi

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Migrant and refugee health
Guest editors: Prof Alimuddin Zumla and Prof Ibrahim Abubakar

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New Content ItemAnna Lopez Munoz, Associate Editor, will be attending ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich from 19th-23rd of October. Get in touch (@BMCMedicine #ESMO18) if you would like to meet or come over and say hello.

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Focus: the Microbiome

Read the latest Reviews on microbiomes across BMC flagship journals.

The gut microbiome in human immunodeficiency virus infection
Gili Zilberman-Schapira, Niv Zmora, Shlomik Itav, Stavros Bashiardes, Hila Elinav and Eran Elinav
Published in BMC Medicine on: 3 June 2016

The human microbiome in evolution
Emily R. Davenport, Jon G. Sanders, Se Jin Song, Katherine R. Amato, Andrew G. Clark and Rob Knight
Published in BMC Biology on: 27 December2017

The healthy human microbiome
Jason Lloyd-Price, Galeb Abu-Ali and Curtis Huttenhower
Published in Genome Medicine on: 27 April 2016

Experimental design and quantitative analysis of microbial community multiomics
Jason Lloyd-Price, Galeb Abu-Ali and Curtis Huttenhower Himel Mallick, Siyuan Ma, Eric A. Franzosa, Tommi Vatanen, Xochitl C. Morgan and Curtis Huttenhower
Published in Genome Biology on: 30 November 2017

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