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    July 2021
    Candida auris: CDC warns of risk of new, drug resistant strain in US.
    BMJ. 2021;374:n1880.
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  2. ZHANG M, Zhang M, Ju M, Xu H, et al
    A woman with recurrent erythema and vesicles on her legs.
    BMJ. 2021;374:n1494.
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  3. NATHAVITHARANA RR, Jijon DF, Pal P, Rane S, et al
    Diagnosing active tuberculosis in primary care.
    BMJ. 2021;374:n1590.
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    June 2021
  4. PEREZ-LOPEZ A, Irwin A, Rodrigo C, Prat-Aymerich C, et al
    Role of C reactive protein and procalcitonin in the diagnosis of lower respiratory tract infection in children in the outpatient setting.
    BMJ. 2021;373:n1409.
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  5. BLANK M, Collas O, Hirji H
    A young man with shortness of breath.
    BMJ. 2021;373:n1313.
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    April 2021
  6. WALKER KF, Plumb J, Gray J, Thornton JG, et al
    Should all pregnant women be offered testing for group B streptococcus?
    BMJ. 2021;373:n882.
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  7. ARKELL P, Florindo TE, Baird R, Babua C, et al
    Chronic suppurative skin lesions in a young woman.
    BMJ. 2021;373:n797.
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  8. ABUDHAISE H, Dani M, Devalia H
    Unilateral nipple rash in a man.
    BMJ. 2021;373:n750.
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    March 2021
  9. BARRY V, Bhamra N, Balai E, Maung S, et al
    Otitis externa.
    BMJ. 2021;372:n714.
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    February 2021
  10. BASNYAT B, Qamar FN, Rupali P, Ahmed T, et al
    Enteric fever.
    BMJ. 2021;372:n437.
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  11. WANG Q, Zheng JN, Xu JM, Zhong YS, et al
    An irregular ulcer in the rectum.
    BMJ. 2021;372:n316.
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    January 2021
  12. YUEN J, Muquit S
    A woman with headache, hemiplegia, and recent toothache.
    BMJ. 2021;372:n10.
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    December 2020
  13. GUO W, Qian G
    Maculopapular eruptions and vesicles on the limbs and buttocks.
    BMJ. 2020;371:m4349.
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    November 2020
  14. LEIS JA, Born KB, Theriault G, Ostrow O, et al
    Using antibiotics wisely for respiratory tract infection in the era of covid-19.
    BMJ. 2020;371:m4125.
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  15. MURRAY KA, Escobar LE, Lowe R, Rocklov J, et al
    Tracking infectious diseases in a warming world.
    BMJ. 2020;371:m3086.
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    August 2020
  16. RAZAI MS, Doerholt K, Galiza E, Oakeshott P, et al
    Tick bite.
    BMJ. 2020;370:m3029.
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  17. WILCOCK J, Etherington C, Hawthorne K, Brown G, et al
    Insect bites.
    BMJ. 2020;370:m2856.
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    June 2020
  18. LINES A, Vardi-Flynn I, Searle C
    Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis.
    BMJ. 2020;369:m1995.
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    May 2020
  19. KULLBERG BJ, Vrijmoeth HD, van de Schoor F, Hovius JW, et al
    Lyme borreliosis: diagnosis and management.
    BMJ. 2020;369:m1041.
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  20. ZHU Y, Bateman BT, Gray KJ, Hernandez-Diaz S, et al
    Oral fluconazole use in the first trimester and risk of congenital malformations: population based cohort study.
    BMJ. 2020;369:m1494.
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    April 2020
  21. DIAB J, Bannan A, Pollitt T
    Necrotising fasciitis.
    BMJ. 2020;369:m1428.
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  22. DONG Y, Wang L, Burgner DP, Miller JE, et al
    Infectious diseases in children and adolescents in China: analysis of national surveillance data from 2008 to 2017.
    BMJ. 2020;369:m1043.
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    March 2020
  23. CAMPBELL JR, Winters N, Menzies D
    Absolute risk of tuberculosis among untreated populations with a positive tuberculin skin test or interferon-gamma release assay result: systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMJ. 2020;368:m549.
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  24. LEE A, Xie YL, Barry CE, Chen RY, et al
    Current and future treatments for tuberculosis.
    BMJ. 2020;368:m216.
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    January 2020
  25. WISE J
    Meningitis vaccine: cases fall in UK, but herd immunity remains elusive in Australia.
    BMJ. 2020;368:m301.
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  26. BLOOM BR
    The search for better vaccines against TB.
    BMJ. 2020;368:m92.
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  27. RANAIVOZANANY D, Renaud B, Lucey D
    Containing pneumonic plague.
    BMJ. 2020;368:l7072.
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    December 2019
  28. EUSEBI LH, Black CJ, Howden CW, Ford AC, et al
    Effectiveness of management strategies for uninvestigated dyspepsia: systematic review and network meta-analysis.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l6483.
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    Tuberculosis: experts question evidence and safety data used to approve latest drug.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l6832.
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  30. HAQUE AKM, Bagtharia R, Rawal J
    Acute paraplegia in a healthy child.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l6257.
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    November 2019
  31. KILBY MD, Ville Y, Acharya G
    Screening for cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l6507.
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  32. VAN HELDEN PD, Hoal EG
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis: concentrate resources on recent infections.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l6485.
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  33. COOK R, Fortescue-Webb D, Martin R
    Antimicrobial central venous catheters do not reduce infections in pre-term babies.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l4993.
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    October 2019
  34. BEHR MA, Edelstein PH, Ramakrishnan L
    Is Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection life long?
    BMJ. 2019;367:l5770.
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  35. BECERRA MC, Huang CC, Lecca L, Bayona J, et al
    Transmissibility and potential for disease progression of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis: prospective cohort study.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l5894.
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  36. SONG H, Fall K, Fang F, Erlendsdottir H, et al
    Stress related disorders and subsequent risk of life threatening infections: population based sibling controlled cohort study.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l5784.
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  37. PINTO-SANDER N, Soni S
    Mycoplasma genitalium infection.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l5820.
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  38. QIAN YT, Ma DL
    Pruritic annular concentric plaques.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l5512.
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  39. SKOOG STAHLGREN G, Tyrstrup M, Edlund C, Giske CG, et al
    Penicillin V four times daily for five days versus three times daily for 10 days in patients with pharyngotonsillitis caused by group A streptococci: randomised controlled, open label, non-inferiority study.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l5337.
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  40. WALKER AJ, Pretis F, Powell-Smith A, Goldacre B, et al
    Variation in responsiveness to warranted behaviour change among NHS clinicians: novel implementation of change detection methods in longitudinal prescribing data.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l5205.
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  41. NIELSEN-SCOTT A, Goodyear H
    Congenital blistering.
    BMJ. 2019;367:l5287.
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    September 2019
  42. SALAS RN, Jha AK
    Climate change threatens the achievement of effective universal healthcare.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l5302.
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  43. LI WQ, Zhang JY, Ma JL, Li ZX, et al
    Effects of Helicobacter pylori treatment and vitamin and garlic supplementation on gastric cancer incidence and mortality: follow-up of a randomized intervention trial.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l5016.
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  44. NAM HH, Ison MG
    Respiratory syncytial virus infection in adults.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l5021.
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  45. FOSTER MT, Moxon CA, Weir E, Sinha A, et al
    Dermal sinus tracts.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l5202.
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    August 2019
  46. COOK R, Lamont T, Martin R
    Smartphones can improve adherence rates for TB treatment.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l4920.
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  47. LI S, Wu L
    Hair loss and lymphadenopathy.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l4555.
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  48. MAYOR S
    Doctors warned to be vigilant after cases of antibiotic resistant meningitis in people returning from Mecca.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l5299.
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  49. ZUMLA A, Memish ZA
    Risk of antibiotic resistant meningococcal infections in Hajj pilgrims.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l5260.
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  50. GUERY B, Galperine T, Barbut F
    Clostridioides difficile: diagnosis and treatments.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l4609.
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  51. RAMOKOLO V, Goga AE, Slogrove AL, Powis KM, et al
    Unmasking the vulnerabilities of uninfected children exposed to HIV.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l4479.
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    July 2019
  52. WALSH LK, Donelle J, Dodds L, Hawken S, et al
    Health outcomes of young children born to mothers who received 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccination during pregnancy: retrospective cohort study.
    BMJ. 2019;366:l4151.
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    June 2019
  53. O'BYRNE P, MacPherson P
    BMJ. 2019;365:l4159.
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  54. SHEIKH Z, Akali A
    An unstable lump in the groin.
    BMJ. 2019;365:l2214.
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    April 2019
  55. GIMPEL D, Fisher R, Khan Z, McCormack DJ, et al
    Primary care management of chest pain after coronary artery bypass surgery.
    BMJ. 2019;365:l1303.
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    Pertussis (whooping cough) is common in teens and adults.
    BMJ. 2019;365:l1623.
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    March 2019
  57. CHEN H, Chen G, Zheng X, Guo Y, et al
    Contribution of specific diseases and injuries to changes in health adjusted life expectancy in 187 countries from 1990 to 2013: retrospective observational study.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l969.
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  58. HAMILTON D, Lipscomb K
    A man with fever and breathlessness.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l1085.
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    February 2019
  59. HAY AD
    Antibiotic prescribing in primary care.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l780.
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  60. GHARBI M, Drysdale JH, Lishman H, Goudie R, et al
    Antibiotic management of urinary tract infection in elderly patients in primary care and its association with bloodstream infections and all cause mortality: population based cohort study.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l525.
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  61. POUWELS KB, Hopkins S, Llewelyn MJ, Walker AS, et al
    Duration of antibiotic treatment for common infections in English primary care: cross sectional analysis and comparison with guidelines.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l440.
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  62. GOPAL DP, Barber J, Toeg D
    Pertussis (whooping cough).
    BMJ. 2019;364:l401.
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  63. SEEDAT F, Geppert J, Stinton C, Patterson J, et al
    Universal antenatal screening for group B streptococcus may cause more harm than good.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l463.
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  64. GULLIFORD MC, Prevost AT, Charlton J, Juszczyk D, et al
    Effectiveness and safety of electronically delivered prescribing feedback and decision support on antibiotic use for respiratory illness in primary care: REDUCE cluster randomised trial.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l236.
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    January 2019
  65. DOBSON GM, Robson CH, Williams J, Mukerji N, et al
    A young woman with headache and vomiting.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l216.
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  66. ARIE S
    Countries must do more to help migrants access healthcare, says WHO.
    BMJ. 2019;364:l354.
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  67. PARRY CM, Ribeiro I, Walia K, Rupali P, et al
    Multidrug resistant enteric fever in South Asia: unmet medical needs and opportunities.
    BMJ. 2019;364:k5322.
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  68. CHAURASIA S, Sivanandan S, Agarwal R, Ellis S, et al
    Neonatal sepsis in South Asia: huge burden and spiralling antimicrobial resistance.
    BMJ. 2019;364:k5314.
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  69. RILEY LE, Nadkarni AP
    A young woman with upper lobe predominant bronchiectasis.
    BMJ. 2019;364:k5244.
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  70. POSTON JT, Koyner JL
    Sepsis associated acute kidney injury.
    BMJ. 2019;364:k4891.
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    December 2018
  71. GURNANI V, Haldar P, Aggarwal MK, Das MK, et al
    Improving vaccination coverage in India: lessons from Intensified Mission Indradhanush, a cross-sectoral systems strengthening strategy.
    BMJ. 2018;363:k4782.
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    November 2018
  72. UEDA P, Svanstrom H, Melbye M, Eliasson B, et al
    Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors and risk of serious adverse events: nationwide register based cohort study.
    BMJ. 2018;363:k4365.
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    October 2018
  73. MURPHY C, Cowan A, Moore K, Fader M, et al
    Managing long term indwelling urinary catheters.
    BMJ. 2018;363:k3711.
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  74. MAYOR S
    Candida auris outbreak was linked to reusable axillary temperature probes, study finds.
    BMJ. 2018;363:k4133.
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  75. DYER C
    NHS agrees to pay millions to woman left paralysed by TB meningitis.
    BMJ. 2018;363:k4134.
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    August 2018
  76. BEHR MA, Edelstein PH, Ramakrishnan L
    Revisiting the timetable of tuberculosis.
    BMJ. 2018;362:k2738.
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    June 2018
  77. MAYOR S
    Meningitis: UK adults face diagnosis delays and inappropriate treatment, study finds.
    BMJ. 2018;361:k2876.
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  78. BLUMENTHAL KG, Lu N, Zhang Y, Li Y, et al
    Risk of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile in patients with a documented penicillin allergy: population based matched cohort study.
    BMJ. 2018;361:k2400.
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  79. ROSS JT, Matthay MA, Harris HW
    Secondary peritonitis: principles of diagnosis and intervention.
    BMJ. 2018;361:k1407.
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    April 2018
  80. CRUICKSHANK M, O'Flynn N, Faust SN
    Lyme disease: summary of NICE guidance.
    BMJ. 2018;361:k1261.
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    March 2018

  81. Clinical score and rapid antigen detection test to guide antibiotic use for sore throats: randomised controlled trial of PRISM (primary care streptococcal management).
    BMJ. 2018;360:k1068.
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    February 2018
  82. POWERS JH, Evans SR, Kesselheim AS
    Studying new antibiotics for multidrug resistant infections: are today's patients paying for unproved future benefits?
    BMJ. 2018;360:k587.
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  83. MAJEED A, Morgan P
    We need a review of all sepsis deaths, not the conviction of health professionals.
    BMJ. 2018;360:k629.
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  84. CRELLIN E, Mansfield KE, Leyrat C, Nitsch D, et al
    Trimethoprim use for urinary tract infection and risk of adverse outcomes in older patients: cohort study.
    BMJ. 2018;360:k341.
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  85. VERMANDERE M, Aertgeerts B, Agoritsas T, Liu C, et al
    Antibiotics after incision and drainage for uncomplicated skin abscesses: a clinical practice guideline.
    BMJ. 2018;360:k243.
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  86. LADHER N, Godlee F
    Criminalising doctors.
    BMJ. 2018;360:k479.
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    January 2018
    Mexicans head off spread of zoonotic tuberculosis.
    BMJ. 2018;360:k220.
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  88. QIAO J, Zhou S, Fang H
    An ulcer on the nipple.
    BMJ. 2018;360:j5850.
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    Learning lessons from MVA85A, a failed booster vaccine for BCG.
    BMJ. 2018;360:k66.
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    December 2017
    Urinary infections are complex and hard to treat.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j5766.
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    Reducing variations in care.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j5574.
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    November 2017
  92. RIMMER A
    MPs demand to know why government restricted meningitis B vaccine to infants under 1.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j5563.
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  93. BARCLAY J, Veeratterapillay R, Harding C
    Non-antibiotic options for recurrent urinary tract infections in women.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j5193.
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  94. ZANCHI C, Giorgio C, Businelli C, Barbi E, et al
    A teenage girl with lower abdominal pain.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j5122.
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  95. ORIOLI IM, Dolk H, Lopez-Camelo JS, Mattos D, et al
    Prevalence and clinical profile of microcephaly in South America pre-Zika, 2005-14: prevalence and case-control study.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j5018.
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  96. LAFFEY JG, Misak C, Kavanagh BP
    Acute respiratory distress syndrome.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j5055.
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  97. LITTLE P
    Antibiotics or NSAIDs for uncomplicated urinary tract infection?
    BMJ. 2017;359:j5037.
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  98. KRONENBERG A, Butikofer L, Odutayo A, Muhlemann K, et al
    Symptomatic treatment of uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections in the ambulatory setting: randomised, double blind trial.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j4784.
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    October 2017
  99. BAKER M, Alderson P
    Risk of infective endocarditis after dental procedures is extremely low.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j4733.
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  100. PETRIBU NCL, Aragao MFV, van der Linden V, Parizel P, et al
    Follow-up brain imaging of 37 children with congenital Zika syndrome: case series study.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j4188.
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  101. COUSINS S
    Progress towards TB reduction targets is faltering, report finds.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j4758.
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  102. WISE J
    Global project to map drug resistance and tackle "superbugs" is launched.
    BMJ. 2017;359:j4769.
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    September 2017
  103. MAYOR S
    Antibiotics are recommended in preterm labour to stop group B streptococcal transmission.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j4271.
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  104. TUBIANA S, Blotiere PO, Hoen B, Lesclous P, et al
    Dental procedures, antibiotic prophylaxis, and endocarditis among people with prosthetic heart valves: nationwide population based cohort and a case crossover study.
    BMJ. 2017;358:j3776.
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