The research summaries and quiz for April 2017 are now online. Subjects covered this time:
Do training and CPD foster truly reflective GPs?
Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (655): 83. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp17X689305
Eosinophilic oesophagitis: an insidious but treatable cause of sore throat
Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (655): 91-92. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp17X689341
Funding for general practice in the next decade: life after QOF
Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (654): 4-5. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp17X688477
New concepts in iron deficiency anaemia
Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (654): 10-11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp17X688465
GPs’ opinions of health assessment instruments for people with intellectual disabilities: a qualitative study
Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (654): e41-e48. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp16X688585
Healing doctors through groups: creating time to reflect together
Br J Gen Pract 2016; 66 (651): e776-e778. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp16X687469
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin: primary care diagnostic technology update
Br J Gen Pract 2016; 66 (651): 542-543. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp16X687505
FTO genotype and weight loss: systematic review and meta-analysis of 9563 individual participant data from eight randomised controlled trials
Obesity treatment—are personalised approaches missing the point? (The causes of the obesity epidemic may have little to do with gene profiles)
Risk of erectile dysfunction associated with use of 5-α reductase inhibitors for benign prostatic hyperplasia or alopecia: population based studies using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink
For more information about Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, please visit http://www.drhairy.org/concrete5/index.php/research-summaries/
The third in a new series of puppet-animations about the life and misadventures of an ordinary (but rather hirsute) GP.
Mrs Hattersley wants to reorganise Dr Hairy’s surgery to make it more Feng Shui. When he refuses to allow her, she decides to report him to the QCQ. In the meantime, Grabber is anxious to try out his new app, LifeTunes – with hilarious consequences!
YouTube – https://youtu.be/igTNByhWDTU
Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/211002674
The Reprover originally appeared in 2008, and I wrote a review of it for The Hyperliterature Exchange (http://hyperex.co.uk/reviewreprobateur.php). It has now been rebuilt and made available free online for the first time – you can access it at https://leréprobateur.fr/en/ .
It’s well worth exploring. A non-linear story spanning several decades and told from several points of view, it’s a very unique, funny and ingeniously-constructed piece of new media magic realism, told in a mixture of text, video and illustration which quickly becomes completely absorbing and natural-seeming after you’ve clicked through a few sections.
Also available online is a more recent work by Francois Coulon, Prise Multiple (https://prisemultiple.fr/), another witty, clever and beautifully-executed work, this time a series of videos, in which the same couples can be seen talking about their relationships in four different styles, depending on which button you click – net-video, reality-TV, fluffy romantic or pseudo-intellectual (the last is my favourite).
The Research Summaries + quiz for March are now online. Subjects covered this month:
Rethinking brief interventions for alcohol in general practice
Association between continuity of care in general practice and hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: cross sectional study of routinely collected, person level data
Continuity of primary care matters and should be protected
How to prevent the microvascular complications of type 2 diabetes beyond glucose control
Political crisis in the NHS
Renin angiotensin system inhibitors for patients with stable coronary artery disease without heart failure: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials
External validation and comparison of three prediction tools for risk of osteoporotic fractures using data from population based electronic health records: retrospective cohort study
Low back pain and sciatica: summary of NICE guidance
PCSK9 inhibitors for hypercholesterolaemia
Novel psychoactive substances: identifying and managing acute and chronic harmful use
To find out more about Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, please visit http://www.drhairy.org/concrete5/index.php/research-summaries/
The second in a new series of puppet-animations about the life and misadventures of an ordinary (but rather hirsute) GP.
Dr Hairy has to visit first his own mother, then Grabber’s mother – plus Grabber’s two sisters Pongo and Krups – with hilarious consequences!
YouTube – https://youtu.be/JOdVB3IzxGE
Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/205105659
The London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival – https://www.facebook.com/worldwidecomedyshortfilmfestival/ – took place on 12th Feb at the Hackney-Attic Picturehouse in London, and my animation The Squeaker was in it, along with a host of other stuff.
After a bit of a break, Series 4 of Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries has just launched. Subjects covered this time:
Redesigning healthcare to fit with people
Anxiety in teenage girls rises sharply in past decade, finds study
What is the most effective treatment for frozen shoulder?
Best practice for HRT: unpicking the evidence
Identification of patients with non-metastatic colorectal cancer in primary care: a case-control study
Red eyes in children: red flags and a case to learn from
Migraine and risk of cardiovascular disease in women: prospective cohort study
Migraine and vascular disease: the medical implications of migraine are not limited to the brain
Plantar heel pain
How similar are biosimilars?
For more about Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, visit http://www.drhairy.org/concrete5/index.php/research-summaries/
It’s also worth mentioning that Series 3 of Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries is now available in book form:
Just £15! If you happen to want to buy a copy (and who wouldn’t), please visit the Dr Hairy catalogue page.
Three short videos based on Eric Satie’s Gnossiennes, and designed to be used as interludes between the text-videos in the Wellbeing project.
The paintings in Gnossienne 2 are by Edward Hopper.
Gnossienne 1 – https://youtu.be/4ktm1Cw7xKE
Gnossienne 2 – https://youtu.be/mVfII9Cnq2U
Gnossienne 3 – https://youtu.be/CZwS9Vv1zP0
Numbers nine to eleven in a series of eleven short information videos about wellbeing, designed to be shown in the waiting room of the doctor’s surgery where I work.
9. Social Media – https://youtu.be/VCaz82zE76U
6. Humour – https://youtu.be/rHoSGD2PKEQ
7. Resilience – https://youtu.be/leBqSKJuU-8