Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, November 2018

Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries & Quiz for November 2018 are now online. For more information, visit http://www.drhairy.org/concrete5/index.php/research-summaries/

Subjects covered this month:

GP-delivered brief weight loss interventions: a cohort study of patient responses and subsequent actions, using conversation analysis in UK primary care
Br J Gen Pract 2018; 68 (674): e646-e653. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X698405

Patients’ perspectives on GP interactions after cognitive behavioural therapy for refractory IBS: a qualitative study in UK primary and secondary care
Br J Gen Pract 2018; 68 (674): e654-e662. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X698321

Addressing the needs of patients with medically unexplained symptoms: 10 key messages
Br J Gen Pract 2018; 68 (674): 442-443. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X698813

Localised hypopigmentation: clarification of a diagnostic conundrum
Br J Gen Pract 2018; 68 (674): 444-445. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X698825

Statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular events and mortality in old and very old adults with and without type 2 diabetes: retrospective cohort study
BMJ 2018;362:k3359

Diclofenac use and cardiovascular risks: series of nationwide cohort studies
BMJ 2018;362:k3426

Focusing on overdiagnosis as a driver of too much medicine
BMJ 2018;362:k3494

Doctors who turn down flu vaccine could be redeployed
BMJ 2018;362:k3872

Compliance with requirement to report results on the EU Clinical Trials Register: cohort study and web resource
BMJ 2018;362:k3218

Fetal microcephaly
BMJ 2018;361:k2232

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