The latest bundle of research summaries, with accompanying quiz, is now online, covering the following subjects:
NHS in England embraces collaboration in tackling biggest crisis in its history
BMJ 2016;352:i1022 “Vaginal seeding” of infants born by caesarean section
BMJ 2016;352:i227 A seven day NHS
BMJ 2016;352:i1248 Time for global action on Zika virus epidemic
BMJ 2016;352:i781 Zika virus
BMJ 2016;352:i1049 Mucosal erosions as the presenting symptom in erythema multiforme: a case report
10.3399/bjgp16X684205 Primary care clinician antibiotic prescribing decisions in consultations for children with RTIs: a qualitative interview study
10.3399/bjgp16X683821 Sepsis: the primary care focus
10.3399/bjgp16X683905 Overdiagnosis and overtreatment: generalists — it’s time for a grassroots revolution
10.3399/bjgp16X683881 Different systolic blood pressure targets for people with history of stroke or transient ischaemic attack: PAST-BP (Prevention After Stroke—Blood Pressure) randomised controlled trial
For more information about Dr Hairy’s Research summaries, please visit http://drhairy.org .
Why is the GMC investigating a complaint about me?
BMJ Careers 6/2/16, p183 Questions your patients may have about Zika virus
BMJ 2016;352:i649 Sixty seconds on . . . mindfulness
BMJ 2016;352:h6960 Does mindfulness work?
BMJ 2015;351:h6919 NICE guidelines on the menopause
BMJ 2016;352:i191 WHO analgesic ladder: a good concept gone astray
BMJ 2016;352:i20 Metformin as firstline treatment for type 2 diabetes: are we sure?
BMJ 2016;352:h6748 Management of chronic refractory cough
BMJ 2015;351:h5590 Are topical antibiotics an alternative to oral antibiotics for children with acute otitis media and ear discharge?
BMJ 2016;352:i308 Atrial fibrillation as risk factor for cardiovascular disease and death in women compared with men
BMJ 2016;352:h7013 Vitamin D causes falls?
BMJ 23/1/16 p101, borrowed from JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(2):. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.7148 Does GA harm little baby brains?
BMJ, Richard Lehman’s journal review—18 January 2016
For more information about Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, please visit http://drhairy.org .
The Cranbrook Video Festival, which I’m organising, takes place at the Sixth Form Centre of the High Weald Academy (my daughter’s school) on Friday 19th February at 12.30 – 3.30 p.m.
It’s going to be brilliant! I’ve ended up with a really interesting and varied programme – lots of different subjects and styles, from lots of different people in lots of different places. I’ll be showing my own video, The Calamitous Tale of Mr Punch, in it’s entirety at the end of the programme. Admission is £2.
The Kent Messenger rang me up about the Video Festival the other day, and sent a photographer to take some pictures yesterday. I thought the pictures were going to be of me standing in front of the school where the festival is going to be held, or something like that, but instead he took pictures of me holding Mr Punch and the Devil, from The Clamitous Tale of Mr Punch, up in my study, with all the Dr Hairy puppets sitting on my bookshelves in the background. The resulting news-item is supposed to appear in next Friday’s edition of the paper, assuming they’ve got room.
A bit late as usual, the Research Summaries and Quiz for January 2016 are now online. Subjects covered this time:
Should GPs be paid to reduce unnecessary referrals?
Reducing the risk of diabetes
Improving survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Contraceptive and hormonal treatment options for women with history of venous thromboembolism
What is chemsex and why does it matter?
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Lyme disease: time for a new approach?
They were ready by the end of December, honest – I just haven’t got round to posting anything about them until the beginning of January. It’s a busy time of the year, all right?
Subjects covered this time:
Diagnosing symptomatic cancer in the NHS
BMJ 2015;351:h5311 Fibroids: diagnosis and management
BMJ 2015;351:h4887 The three crises facing the NHS in England
BMJ 2015;351:h5495 Faecal transplants
BMJ 2015;351:h5149 Acute coronary syndromes
BMJ 2015;351:h5153 Acute rheumatic fever
BMJ 2015;351:h3443 The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is it scientific?
BMJ 2015;351:h4962 Diagnosis and management of menopause: summary of NICE guidance
Ingrid, who lives and works in Norway, is the director/creator of Magic Blood Machine and When I Go Out I Bleed Magic, which I came across on Vimeo. The interview was conducted via email over the course of several weeks, and it contains some interesting insights into her working practices and sources of inspiration.
Magic Blood Machine will be showing as part of the Cranbrook Video Festival, which I am organising on Friday 19th February 2016 at my daughter’s school in Cranbrook, Kent. More news about that later.