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1.  Never too late . . . 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1556.
2.  Do animals bite more during a full moon? Retrospective observational analysis 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1559-1561.
To test the hypothesis that the incidence of animal bites increases at the time of a full moon.
Retrospective observational analysis.
Accident and emergency department at a general hospital in an English city.
1621 consecutive patients, irrespective of age and sex.
Main outcome measures
Number of patients who attended an accident and emergency department during 1997 to 1999 after being bitten by an animal. The number of bites in each day was compared with the lunar phase in each month.
The incidence of animal bites rose significantly at the time of a full moon. With the period of the full moon as the reference period, the incidence rate ratio of the bites for all other periods of the lunar cycle was significantly lower (P <0.001).
The full moon is associated with a significant increase in animal bites to humans.
PMCID: PMC27561  PMID: 11124173
3.  Cardiovascular mortality in Dutch men during 1996 European football championship: longitudinal population study 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1552-1554.
To investigate whether an important football match increases stress to such an extent that it triggers acute myocardial infarction and stroke.
Longitudinal study of mortality around 22 June 1996 (the day the Dutch football team was eliminated from the European football championship). Mortality on 22 June was compared with the five days before and after the match and in the same period in 1995 and 1997.
Dutch population aged 45 years or over in June 1996.
Main outcome measures
All cause mortality and mortality due to coronary heart disease and stroke.
Mortality from coronary heart disease and stroke was increased in men on the day of the match (relative risk 1.51, 95% confidence interval 1.08 to 2.09). No clear rise in mortality was observed for women (1.11, 0.80 to 1.56). Among men, about 14 excess cardiovascular deaths occurred on the day of the match.
Important sporting events may provoke a sufficient level of stress to trigger symptomatic cardiovascular disease. The difference between men and women requires further investigation.
PMCID: PMC27557  PMID: 11124170
6.  Arabian nights—1001 tales of how pharmaceutical companies cater to the material needs of doctors: case report 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1563-1564.
To describe how pharmaceutical companies cater to the material needs of doctors.
Case report of memoirs.
Facilities that have nothing to do with medicine, somewhere in the Arabian peninsula.
Patient population
Random sample of doctors.
Promotion by the pharmaceutical industry.
Main outcome measures
Short term outcomes were travel, pleasure, amusement, and gifts, and long term outcomes were the market share of specific companies.
Short term outcomes were heterogeneous, underlying the diversity of the means employed by the pharmaceutical industry to subvert, divert, and influence medical practice. Overall, 200 doctors were dressed in white gowns, a doctor in preventive medicine quoted Hippocrates in favour of smoking, a senior doctor became a poet, a doctor trying to understand the Methods section of a poster paper wondered whether he should have been sunbathing at the beach instead, and two women doctors were kidnapped by Bedouin warriors. Long term outcomes on the sales of the company drugs are pending but are likely to be most favourable.
Eat, drink, be merry, and boost prescriptions.
PMCID: PMC27563  PMID: 11124175
7.  Barking mad? Another lunatic hypothesis bites the dust 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1561-1563.
To assess whether dog bites requiring hospital admission occur more at the full moon.
Review of dates of admission for dog bites to accident and emergency departments, June 1997 to June 1998, compared with dates of the full moon.
All public hospitals in Australia.
Main outcome measures
Admissions for dog bites.
12 peak clusters of admissions were unrelated to the time of the full moon.
Dog bites are no more frequent on full moons than at any other time of the month. Sceptics rejoice.
PMCID: PMC27562  PMID: 11124174
8.  Streptokinase versus alteplase and other treatments for acute and delayed thrombolysis of blood stains in clothing 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1554-1556.
To assess the usefulness of heparin, alteplase, and streptokinase in removing blood stains.
Randomised controlled trial.
Hospital laundry.
Blood stains were allocated to treatment with alteplase, streptokinase, heparin, a commercial enzymatic stain remover, or no treatment at all after three or seven hours and then washed in hot or cold water two hours later.
Both hot water and early treatment were strongly associated with improved stain removal. All four treatments were associated with a worse outcome than no treatment at all, although for streptokinase this trend did not reach significance. The commercial stain remover gave the worst results of all treatments tested.
Contrary to popular wisdom, hot water is much more effective than cold in removing blood stains. Methodologically rigorous research and evidence based principles are needed within the laundry industry, and the role of thrombolytic drugs should be assessed further.
PMCID: PMC27558  PMID: 11124171
9.  Cover note 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1622.
PMCID: PMC1119287
10.  Polydactyly reported by Raphael 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1622.
PMCID: PMC1119286  PMID: 11124206
11.  Garages and hospitals, doctors and nurses 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1621.
PMCID: PMC1119285  PMID: 11124205
12.  Tokelau on Naboo 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1619-1620.
PMCID: PMC1119284  PMID: 11124204
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1618.
PMCID: PMC1119283
15.  Three incidents 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1615-1616.
PMCID: PMC1119281  PMID: 11124202
16.  Job and his “doctors”: bedside wisdom in the book of Job 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1613-1615.
PMCID: PMC1119280  PMID: 11124201
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1612.
PMCID: PMC1119279
18.  The fragile male 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1609-1612.
PMCID: PMC1119278  PMID: 11124200
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1608.
PMCID: PMC1119277
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1607.
PMCID: PMC1119275
23.  Near drowning: self therapy in situ 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1604-1606.
PMCID: PMC1119273  PMID: 11124197
24.  Hostage 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1603-1604.
PMCID: PMC1119272  PMID: 11124196
BMJ : British Medical Journal  2000;321(7276):1602.
PMCID: PMC1119271

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