Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, March 2017

The Research Summaries + quiz for March are now online. Subjects covered this month:

Rethinking brief interventions for alcohol in general practice

BMJ 2017;356:j116

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

BMJ 2017;356:j84

Continuity of primary care matters and should be protected

BMJ 2017;356:j373

How to prevent the microvascular complications of type 2 diabetes beyond glucose control

BMJ 2017;356:i6505

Political crisis in the NHS

BMJ 2017;356:j218

Renin angiotensin system inhibitors for patients with stable coronary artery disease without heart failure: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials

BMJ 2017;356:j4

External validation and comparison of three prediction tools for risk of osteoporotic fractures using data from population based electronic health records: retrospective cohort study

BMJ 2017;356:i6755

Low back pain and sciatica: summary of NICE guidance

BMJ 2017;356:i6748

PCSK9 inhibitors for hypercholesterolaemia

BMJ 2017;356:j188

Novel psychoactive substances: identifying and managing acute and chronic harmful use

BMJ 2017;356:i6814

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The 2nd Cranbrook Video Festival (“Wellbeing”)

The 2nd Cranbrook Video Festival, on the theme of Wellbeing, took place yesterday at the Crane Surgery in Cranbrook, Kent, and it was a great success. Many thanks to all those who submitted and let me use their work, and a special thanks to Carolina Khouri for turning up to the event – she got a spontaneous round of applause for her video “Ball on a Beach”. Below is a link to the final programme for the event, which was chock-full of good things, and images from all of the videos.

programme

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Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, Feb 2017

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
BMJ 2016;354:i4536
Anxiety in teenage girls rises sharply in past decade, finds study
BMJ 2016;354:i4649
What is the most effective treatment for frozen shoulder?
BMJ 2016;354:i4162
Best practice for HRT: unpicking the evidence
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Identification of patients with non-metastatic colorectal cancer in primary care: a case-control study
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Red eyes in children: red flags and a case to learn from
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Migraine and risk of cardiovascular disease in women: prospective cohort study
BMJ 2016;353:i2610
Migraine and vascular disease: the medical implications of migraine are not limited to the brain
BMJ 2016;353:i2806
Plantar heel pain
BMJ 2016;353:i2175
Occupational asthma
BMJ 2016;353:i2658
How similar are biosimilars?
BMJ 2016;353:i2721

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It’s also worth mentioning that Series 3 of Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries is now available in book form:

Dr Hairy's Research Summaries, Volume 3

Just £15! If you happen to want to buy a copy (and who wouldn’t), please visit the Dr Hairy catalogue page.

Gnossiennes (interludes for the Wellbeing project)

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

The Wellbeing Project, Part Two

Numbers five to eight in a series of eleven short information-videos about wellbeing and life-satisfaction, designed to be shown in the Waiting Room of the doctor’s surgery where I work.

5. Creativity – https://youtu.be/iysdK3FdcK8
6. Pets – https://youtu.be/cE5AyfyVWWs
7. Money – https://youtu.be/FPzjg6A5qN8
8. Mindfulness – https://youtu.be/tEN0a711PoM

The Wellbeing Project, Part One

The first four in a series of ten short information-videos about wellbeing and life-satisfaction, designed to be shown in the Waiting Room of the doctor’s surgery where I work.

1. Introduction – https://youtu.be/Lon8w_dACC4
2. Connecting with other people – https://youtu.be/B19GFLNAMuk
3. Learning – https://youtu.be/Ot4A6xOrOdQ
4. Staying active – https://youtu.be/EUwIK6poKJI