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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
Understanding Complexity in Health Systems: International Perspectives
Guest editors: Prof Trish Greenhalgh and Dr Chrysanthi Papoutsi
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Call for papers
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Focus: Genome Editing
Read the latest Reviews on genome editing across BMC flagship journals.
Genome editing for inborn errors of metabolism: advancing towards the clinic
Jessica L. Schneller, Ciaran M. Lee, Gang Bao and Charles P. Venditti
Published in BMC Medicine on: 27 February 2017
Structural insights into the inactivation of CRISPR-Cas systems by diverse anti-CRISPR proteins
Yuwei Zhu, Fan Zhang and Zhiwei Huang
Published in BMC Biology on: 19 March 2018
Resources for the design of CRISPR gene editing experiments
Daniel B. Graham and David E. Root
Published in Genome Biology on: 27 November 2015
Key challenges in bringing CRISPR-mediated somatic cell therapy into the clinic
Dianne Nicol, Lisa Eckstein, Michael Morrison, Jacob S. Sherkow, Margaret Otlowski, Tess Whitton, Tania Bubela, Kathryn P. Burdon, Don Chalmers, Sarah Chan, Jac Charlesworth, Christine Critchley, Merlin Crossley, Sheryl de Lacey, Joanne L. Dickinson, Alex W. Hewitt, Joanne Kamens, Kazuto Kato, Erika Kleiderman, Satoshi Kodama, John Liddicoat, David A. Mackey, Ainsley J. Newson, Jane Nielsen, Jennifer K. Wagner and Rebekah E. McWhirter
Published in Genome Medicine on: 25 September 2017
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