RCGP Council 18/11/17

bear in mind that I can only tweet what I said – there is no point in repeating someone else’s point in council – it wastes time.   things I said today: we should surely move to a central recording system of all declarations of interest – it’s not always obvious when a conflict arises […]

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Inside Health 24/10/17

English surveillance programme for antimicrobial utilisation and resistance ESPAUR 4th report October 2017 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/653443/ESPAUR_report_2017_.pdf https://academic.oup.com/jac/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/jac/dkx323/4161408/Trends-and-patterns-in-antibiotic-prescribing resistance systematic review bmj 2010 http://www.bmj.com/content/340/bmj.c2096 Individuals prescribed an antibiotic in primary care for a respiratory or urinary infection develop bacterial resistance to that antibiotic. The effect is greatest in the month immediately after treatment but may persist for up […]

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Inside Health 17/10/17 Dr Google / recording sexuality

Dr Google GPs threaten to remove patients who visit ‘Dr Google’ first   formal evaluation: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2815378/ in people referred to hospital, other studies found using the web to prepare increased anxiety levels https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5487739/ but overall mixed result German study published in 2017 examined ways that people use internet for web info https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00103-017-2549-2 some early US […]

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Inside Health 22/9/17 – depression in children

press release http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/news.aspx?itemid=4646&itemTitle=One+in+four+girls+is+depressed+at+age+14%2c+new+study+reveals&sitesectionid=27&sitesectiontitle=News&returnlink=news.aspx%3fsitesectionid%3d27%26sitesectiontitle%3dNews headlined ‘One in four girls is depressed’ and the first line New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14 how do you diagnose depression ? http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/problemsdisorders/depressionkeyfacts.aspx http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/bluebook.pdf Moods and Feelings Questionnaire      3) third party info parents didn’t match up […]

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Inside Health 19/9/17- schizophrenia

Rethink Mental Illness charity  – https://www.rethink.org/news-views/2017/09/rethink-schizophrenia https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23459877 bad use e.g. http://fortune.com/2017/07/27/scaramucci-priebus-schizophrenic/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidschrieberg1/2017/08/20/pardon-me-britain-your-brexit-schizophrenia-is-showing/#1b4c1cd72569 wrong use e.g. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/haoues-seniguer/world-schizophrenic-charlie-hebdo_b_6473824.html academic studies https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25937459 various calls over time for a renaming http://www.schres-journal.com/article/S0920-9964(15)00061-4/abstract would it help? http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092099641630175X don’t know what people with the diagnosis of schizophrenia think https://www.england.nhs.uk/mentalhealth/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/04/eip-guidance.pdf people with schizophrenia are more likely to do themselves harm than others http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/problemsdisorders/schizophrenia.aspx […]

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Inside Health 8/8/17

https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article/92/13/1081/2909528/Breast-Density-as-a-Predictor-of-https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/49b2/5cd6ca3d008704f5a6cebf6da9ad761bf817.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24816206 Radiology, October 2002, Vol. 225:1, pp. 165-175) https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/sites/jrcsh/files/20151020-21-breast-cancer-standards-singer_en.pdf http://www.auntminnie.com/index.aspx?sec=ser&sub=def&pag=dis&ItemID=106694 http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/BD289E88F9F95876CA25803E001FC4E6/$File/Position%20Statement%20on%20breast%20density%20and%20screening%20within%20the%20BreastScreen%20Australia%20Program.pdf https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/440208/nhsbsp74.pdf http://www.eusoma.org/Engx/Guidelines/Other/OtherFS.aspx?cont=FS_5_3 http://assets.krebsliga.ch/downloads/identifying_women_with_dense_breasts_at_high_risk_for_interval_cancer.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18477782

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Inside Health 1/8/17

Antibiotics and optimal duration of taking them paper in BMJ Lancet in 1999 Prof Harold Lambert http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(99)01139-3/fulltext 2009 in Clinical Medicine – similar issues http://www.clinmed.rcpjournal.org/content/9/6/632.1.full do patients actually think not completing course is bad? cite two studies Most believed antibiotic resistance was due to excessive (median 70%, in 11 studies) or unnecessary (median 74%, in […]

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