Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, 2018-08

The new Research Summaries and Quiz for August 2018 are now online. For further information about Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries please visit http://www.drhairy.org/concrete5/index.php/research-summaries/

Subjects covered this time:

Better healthcare must mean better for patients and carers
BMJ 2018;361:k1877
Risk of stroke and transient ischaemic attack in patients with a diagnosis of resolved atrial fibrillation: retrospective cohort studies
BMJ 2018;361:k1717
Risk of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile in patients with a documented penicillin allergy: population based matched cohort study
BMJ 2018;361:k2400
Comparison of prostatic artery embolisation (PAE) versus transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for benign prostatic hyperplasia: randomised, open label, non-inferiority trial
BMJ 2018;361:k2338
Prospective external validation of the Predicting Out-of-OFfice Blood Pressure (PROOF-BP) strategy for triaging ambulatory monitoring in the diagnosis and management of hypertension: observational cohort study
BMJ 2018;361:k2478
Effect of tai chi versus aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia: comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial
BMJ 2018;360:k851
Dyslipidaemia and cardiovascular risk
BMJ 2018;360:k835
Chronic pancreatitis
BMJ 2018;361:k2126
Education and myopia: assessing the direction of causality by mendelian randomisation
BMJ 2018;361:k2022
Learning to live with hearing voices
BMJ 2018;361:k2018
Leptospirosis: the possible risk to those participating in water-based sports and activities
Br J Gen Pract 2018; 68 (673): 394-395. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X698285

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