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October 2020, Podcast No 10

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This month, Dr David Hindmarsh and Julian Le Saux discuss articles from the BMJ, Digital Health and elsewhere:

  • Could better connecting of data lead to a cure for Covid-19? (https://www.digitalhealth.net/2020/09/could-better-connecting-of-data-lead-to-a-cure-for-covid-19)
  • Covid 19: a fork in the road for general practice (BMJ m3709)
  • Fifteen year quality of life outcomes in men with localised prostate cancer (BMJ m3503)
  • Taking a wellbeing years approach to policy choice (BMJ m3853)
  • When to release the lockdown? A wellbeing framework for analysing costs and benefits (Centre for Economic Performance, Occasional Paper no 49)
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August 2020 podcast

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Dr David Hindmarsh and Julian Le Saux discuss articles from the BMJ:

  • Where are we on immunity and vaccines? BMJ 2020;370:m3096

  • Management of post-acute covid-19 in primary care, BMJ 2020;370:m3026

  • Appraisal and revalidation for UK doctors—time to assess the evidence, BMJ 2020;370:m3415

  • Prioritising primary care patients with unexpected weight loss for cancer investigation, BMJ 2020;370:m2651

  • Breast cancer: study claiming that screening women in their 40s 'found the opposite', say critics, BMJ 2020;370:m3191

 

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July 2020 Podcast

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Dr David Hindmarsh and Julian Le Saux discuss articles from The Guardian, Digital Health and the BMJ. To sign the People's Vaccine petition, go to https://actions.oxfam.org/international/covid-19-vaccine/petition/.

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June 2020 podcast

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Dr David Hindmarsh and Julian Le Saux discuss articles from the Observer and the BMJ. Subjects under discussion this month, as for the last couple of months, are all connected to the Covid-19 outbreak - what's going to happen now that we're coming out of lockdown? Are we going to get a 'second wave'?

  • 'Germany may have more immunological dark matter', The Observer, 31/5/20
  • 'All cause mortality/Covid-19 in Nembro, Lombardy', BMJ m1835
  • 'Too slow and fundamentally flawed', BMJ m2246
  • 'Can the UK emulate S Korea's approach to Covid-19?', BMJ m2084
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May 2020 Podcast

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  • PHE upgrades protective kit advice, BMJ m1391
  • Experts Question New Guidance to reuse PPE, BMJ m1577
  • 'Publish UK's self-isolation evidence', BMJ m1571
  • Concern at lack of clarity over change of ibuprofen advice, BMJ m1555
  • Avoid NSAIDs for fever in patients with suspected covid-19, NICE advises, BMJ m1409
  • Tackling covid-19: are the costs worth the benefits?, BMJ m1496
  • Why does Germany's covid-19 case fatality rate seem so low?, BMJ m1395
  • Deaths of NHS staff from covid-19 analysed, HSJ, https://www.hsj.co.uk/exclusive-deaths-of-nhs-staff-from-covid-19-analysed/7027471.article
  • Shameful neglect of social care in the pandemic, BMJ m1465
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March 2020 podcast

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  • Crisis in the Supply of Medicines, BMJ l5841
  • Coronavirus: home testing pilot launched in London to cut hospital visits and ambulance use, BMJ m621
  • The potential of placing a digital assistant in patients' homes, BJGP 20X707273
  • Personalised and risk based cancer screening, BMJ l5558
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February 2020 Podcast

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  • Coronavirus
  • Using mHealth for the management of hypertension in UK primary care, BJGP Sept 2019 p 435
  • Patient preferences for management of high blood pressure in the UK, BJGP Sept 2019 p 437
  • Steps to benefit from social prescription, BJGP Jan 2020 p 18
  • Primary Care Networks: NHS England under pressure to rein in its ambitions, BMJ m230
  • Gender pay gap in general practice is 35%, report finds, BMJ m112
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January 2020 podcast

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  • 'Non-attendance at urgent referral appointments for suspected cancer', BJGP December 2019, p 602
  • 'Factors affecting use of unscheduled care for people with advanced cancer', BJGP December 2019, p 603
  • 'The Reflecting Team: a new approach to case discussion', BJGP December 2019, p 612
  • 'Quaternary JPrevention: an evidence-based concept aiming to protect patients from medical harm', BJGP December 2019, p 614
  • 'AI system outperforms radiologists in first reading of breast cancer screening, study claims', BMJ m16
  • 'C reactive protein testin in general practice safely reduces antibiotic use for flare-ups of COPD', BMJ l5991
  • 'Long term exposure to ambient fine particulate matter and incidence of stroke', BMJ l6720
  • 'France removes state funding for dementia drugs', BMJ l6930

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December 2019 podcast

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  • Planetary Health and Primary Care: what’s the emergency?, BJGP No 688, p 534
  • Spiritual Needs Assessment: the LOADS SHARED mnemonic, BJGP No 688, p 573
  • Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage: diagnosis and initial management: summary of updated NICE guidance, BMJ 2019; 367; l6283
  • Which emollients are effective and acceptable for eczema in children?, BMJ 2019; 367; l5882
  • David Oliver: Sepsis – what’s behind the “hype”?, BMJ 2019; 367; l6327
  • Government hands Amazon free access to NHS information, BMJ 2019; 367; l6901
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November 2019 podcast

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From BJGP Vol 69 No 684:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Diagnosis in General Practice, Nick Summerton and Martin Cansdale
  • Availability and use of cancer decision-support tools: a cross-sectional survey of UK primary care, Sarah Price, Anne Spencer, Antonieta Medina-Lara and Willie Hamilton
  • Clinical gestalt to diagnose pneumonia, sinusitis, and pharyngitis: a meta-analysis, Ariella P Dale, Christian Marchello and Mark H Ebell
  • Adapating diabetes medication for low carbohydrate management of type 2 diabetes: a practical guide, Campbell Murdoch, David Unwin, David Cavan, Mark Cucuzella and Mahendra Patel
  • Auditory Charles Bonnet syndrome: case report, Charlotte Kukstas

From BJGP Vol 69 No 685:

  • Workload impact of the Quality and Outcomes Framework for patients with diabetes: an interrupted time series in general practice, Claire Gilbert, Victoria Allgar and Tim Doran
  • Cording: a treatable complication of breast cancer surgery, Chani Smith
  • Does doctor burnout harm patients? (letter), Steve Iliffe
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