Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, March 2019

The Research Summaries + Quiz for March 2019 are now online. To find out more about Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, visit http://www.drhairy.org/concrete5/index.php/research-summaries/

Subjects covered this time:

Cannabis based drugs: GPs will have to manage patients’ expectations, says expert
BMJ 2018;363:k4354
Long term adjuvant endocrine therapy and risk of cardiovascular disease in female breast cancer survivors: systematic review
BMJ 2018;363:k3845
Serial circulating omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and healthy ageing among older adults in the Cardiovascular Health Study: prospective cohort study
BMJ 2018;363:k4067
Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and healthy ageing
BMJ 2018;363:k4263
Pre-eclampsia and risk of dementia later in life: nationwide cohort study
BMJ 2018;363:k4109
Psychiatrists cancel cannabis debate after no one would argue for criminalising users
BMJ 2019;364:l417
Artificial Intelligence
Extracted from ‘Seven Days in Medicine’, BMJ 2019;364:l426
Farewell London, hallo Amsterdam: EMA lowers flag on 24 years in UK
BMJ 2019;364:l442
The pill and women’s sexuality
BMJ 2019;364:l335
Effect of breakfast on weight and energy intake: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
BMJ 2019;364:l42
Breakfast—the most important meal of the day?
https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2019/01/30/tim-spector-breakfast-the-most-important-meal-of-the-day/

Vegetarian Turmeric Pasties

Just for a change, I thought I’d make a cookery video.

Ingredients:

Filling:
1 large onion
2 carrots
half a celeriac
2 small parsnips
4 small potatoes
butter, salt, pepper

Gravy:
Red wine
Yeast extract
Damson jam
1 tablespoon of flour
hot water

Pastry:
12oz flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 teaspoon of caster sugar
half a pack of butter
hot water

With special thanks to Mollie Macgregor-Kinnis and Isaac the Dog!

The Doubter’s Mysteries, Part 6 – Moses

‘The Doubter’s Mysteries’ are an attempt to write a short cycle of Mystery Plays – ie. plays based on Bible stories, like the Medieval Mystery Plays of York, Chester and Wakefield – from the point of view of a sceptical modern audience; an audience which either doesn’t believe in God, or can’t work out what he’s playing at.

There are fourteen of these plays, and the sixth is now online: ‘Moses’.

http://edwardpicot.com/mysteries/06moses.html (or for the full series so far, visit http://edwardpicot.com/mysteries)

Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, January 2019

The Research Summaries + Quiz for Jan 2019 are now online. To find out more go to http://www.drhairy.org/concrete5/index.php/research-summaries/ . Subjects covered this time:

Effectiveness of an intervention to optimise the use of mirabegron for overactive bladder: a quasi-experimental study in primary care
Br J Gen Pract 2018; 68 (677): e852-e859. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X699953


What is the root cause of the GP workforce crisis?
Br J Gen Pract 2018; 68 (677): 589-590. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X700145


Quaternary prevention: a balanced approach to demedicalisation
Br J Gen Pract 2019; 69 (678): 28-29. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X700517


Relationship between prescribing of antibiotics and other medicines in primary care: a cross-sectional study
Br J Gen Pract 2019; 69 (678): e42-e51. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X700457


Nasal balloon autoinflation for glue ear in primary care: a qualitative interview study
Br J Gen Pract 2019; 69 (678): e24-e32. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X700217


Spiritual care is stagnating in general practice: the need to move towards an embedded model
Br J Gen Pract 2019; 69 (678): 40-41. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X700613


Association between intake of non-sugar sweeteners and health outcomes: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised and non-randomised controlled trials and observational studies
BMJ 2019;364:k4718


Non-sugar sweeteners and health
BMJ 2019;364:k5005


The health benefits of three wheels
BMJ 2019;364:k5192


The vanishing art of doing
BMJ 2019;364:k5326

The Doubter’s Mysteries: Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah image

‘The Doubter’s Mysteries’ are an attempt to write a short cycle of Mystery Plays – ie. plays based on Bible stories, like the Medieval Mystery Plays of York, Chester and Wakefield – from the point of view of a sceptical modern audience; an audience which either doesn’t believe in God, or can’t work out what he’s playing at.

There are fourteen of these plays, and the fifth is now online: ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’.

http://edwardpicot.com/mysteries/05sodomandgomorrah.html (or for the full series so far, visit http://edwardpicot.com/mysteries )