The prevalence of resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics in children with urinary tract infections is high, especially in countries outside the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to a recent article in the British Medical Journal. In an editorial, an Australian professor of General Practise Research warns about the drastic consequences of this finding for clinical management. Continue reading
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Recently, a discussion has flared up in the medical community on microbirthing, the practice in which maternal vaginal fluid is transferred on to an infant born by caesarean section. A recent report in Nature Medicine hesitantly concluded that this might be effective in restoring the microbiota of infants, but a group of British doctors warn for the potential dangers in BMJ. Continue reading
The claim that cancer screening saves lives is based on the reduction in disease specific mortality. Two doctors and a journalist argue in the British Medical Journal that this is the wrong way of measuring the effect of screenings. According to them, we should use the overall mortality. Continue reading