Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, May 2017

The research summaries and quiz for May 2017 are now online. Subjects covered this time:

How medicine has exploited rationality at the expense of humanity: an essay by Iona Heath
BMJ 2016;355:i5705

Medical and psychosocial factors associated with antibiotic prescribing in primary care: survey questionnaire and factor analysis
Br J Gen Pract 16 January 2017; bjgpmar-2017-67-656-tau-hong_lee-fl-p. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp17X688885

Antibiotic prescribing during office hours and out-of-hours: a comparison of quality and quantity in primary care in the Netherlands
Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (656): e178-e186. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp17X689641

Can compassion help cure health-related disorders?
Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (657): 177-178. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp17X690329

The chronotherapy of hypertension: or the benefit of taking blood pressure tablets at bedtime
Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (657): 171. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp17X690269

Overdiagnosis of COPD: precise definitions and proposals for improvement
Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (657): 183-184. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp17X690389

Primary care management of overactive bladder symptoms: evaluation and treatment
Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (657): 187-188. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp17X690413

Opioid analgesic dependence: where do we go from here?
Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (657): 154-155. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp17X690065

Off-label indications for antidepressants in primary care: descriptive study of prescriptions from an indication based electronic prescribing system
BMJ 2017;356:j603

Off-label prescribing of antidepressants
BMJ 2017;356:j849

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