Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, June 2019

The Research Summaries and Quiz for June 2019 are now online. To access them, go to http://www.drhairy.org/index.php/researchsummaries5

Subjects covered this time:

Evolution of the general practice pharmacist’s role in England: a longitudinal study
British Journal of General Practice 2018; 68 (675): e727-e734. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X698849
Releasing GP capacity with pharmacy prescribing support and New Ways of Working: a prospective observational cohort study
British Journal of General Practice 2018; 68 (675): e735-e742. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X699137
Physiotherapist as an alternative to a GP for musculoskeletal conditions: a 2-year service evaluation of UK primary care data
British Journal of General Practice 2019; 69 (682): e314-e320. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X702245
Patient use of an online triage platform: a mixed-methods retrospective exploration in UK primary care
British Journal of General Practice 2019; 69 (682): e336-e344. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X702197
A method for measuring continuity of care in day-to-day general practice: a quantitative analysis of appointment data
British Journal of General Practice 2019; 69 (682): e356-e362. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X701813
Migraine management: beyond pills
British Journal of General Practice 2018; 68 (675): 464-465. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X698969
Deprescribing preventive medication in older patients
British Journal of General Practice 2018; 68 (675): 456-457. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X698933
Effects of discontinuation of chronic medication in primary care: a systematic review of deprescribing trials
British Journal of General Practice 2018; 68 (675): e663-e672. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X699041
Management of treatment-resistant depression in primary care: a mixed-methods study
NicolaBritish Journal of General Practice 2018; 68 (675): e673-e681. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X699053
Prevalence of drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions in older adults: a cross-sectional survey
British Journal of General Practice 2018; 68 (675): e711-e717. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X699101

The Doubter’s Mysteries: The Temptations of Jesus

‘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 tenth is now online: ‘The Temptations of Jesus’.

http://edwardpicot.com/mysteries/10thetemptationsofjesus.html (or for the full series so far, visit http://edwardpicot.com/mysteries)

Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, May 2019

Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries + Quiz for May 2019 are now online. To access them, or find out more about Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, go to http://www.drhairy.org/concrete5/index.php/research-summaries/

Subjects covered this time:

How to prescribe loop diuretics in oedema

BMJ 2019;364:l359

Effects of a low carbohydrate diet on energy expenditure during weight loss maintenance: randomized trial

BMJ 2018;363:k4583

Lifestyle changes may be more important than drugs for mild hypertension

BMJ 2019;364:l571

Understanding compassion in family medicine: a qualitative study

Br J Gen Pract 2019; 69 (680): e208-e216. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X701285

GPs should lead process of defining diseases to cut overdiagnosis, panel recommends

BMJ 2019;365:l1660

Can treating vitamin D deficiency reduce exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

BMJ 2019;364:l1025

A borderline HbA1c result

BMJ 2019;365:l1361

When you live with a degenerative illness, no symptoms are mild

BMJ 2018;361:k1670

Restoring biomedical literature with RIAT

BMJ 2018;361:k1742

Leadership on climate change is leadership on health

https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2018/04/30/laurie-laybourn-langton-leadership-on-climate-change-is-leadership-on-health/

The Doubter’s Mysteries, Part 9 – The Nativity of Jesus

‘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 ninth is now online: ‘The Nativity of Jesus’.

http://edwardpicot.com/mysteries/09nativity.html (or for the full series so far, visit http://edwardpicot.com/mysteries)

Vegetarian “Pork” Pie

Featuring my work colleague Mollie Macgregor-Kinnis. Not really a pork pie, but a raised vegetarian pie that looks a bit like one and has a similar meaty texture when you cut into it. Ingredients for the hot-water pastry: flour, butter, salt, caster sugar, nutmeg, hot water. Ingredients for the filling: onions, black beans (or kidney beans), red lentils, breadcrumbs, cheddar cheese, parsley, salt, cumin, paprika, black pepper, egg. Plus one beaten egg to brush the pastry with.