Tag: Yonder column

Yonder: Rosacea, youth mental health, diagnosing arthritis and telephone triage

Ahmed Rashid is an academic clinical fellow in general practice at the University of Cambridge. He writes the regular monthly column “Yonder” in the BJGP: a diverse selection of primary care relevant research stories from beyond the mainstream biomedical literature. Twitter: @Dr_A_Rashid You can download the PDF here at BJGP.org. Rosacea Rosacea is a common, chronic skin condition in adults. As it predominantly affects the face, it has the potential to cause significant psychological and social distress. The internet has provided opportunities for patients to access information as well as interact with peers and experts. A US research team...

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Yonder: Health checks, insomnia, nursing homes and spirituality

Ahmed Rashid is an academic clinical fellow in general practice at the University of Cambridge. He writes the regular monthly column “Yonder” in the BJGP: a diverse selection of primary care relevant research stories from beyond the mainstream biomedical literature. Twitter: @Dr_A_Rashid You can download the PDF here at BJGP.org. Health checks The NHS Health Check programme has divided opinion ever since it was first launched in 2008. The idea of proactively checking and managing an individual’s vascular risk may seem sensible but the evidence about the effectiveness of this approach has been lacking and has led to much...

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Yonder: diabetes, orofacial pain, screening tests, and pharma

Ahmed Rashid is an academic clinical fellow in general practice at the University of Cambridge. He writes the regular monthly column “Yonder” in the BJGP: a diverse selection of primary care relevant research stories from beyond the mainstream biomedical literature. Twitter: @Dr_A_Rashid You can download the PDF here at BJGP.org. Diabetes In recent years, improving care coordination and the interface between primary and secondary care have been particularly important targets for those designing diabetes services. A recent Australian study sought to investigate patients’ experiences of two GP-led integrated diabetes care services in Brisbane.1 They found that although patients listened to...

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Yonder: Practice nurses, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, fitness to drive, and Balint groups

Ahmed Rashid is an academic clinical fellow in general practice at the University of Cambridge. He writes the regular monthly column “Yonder” in the BJGP: a diverse selection of primary care relevant research stories from beyond the mainstream biomedical literature. Twitter: @Dr_A_Rashid You can download the PDF here at BJGP.org. Practice nurses In the UK, much like the rest of the world, a huge proportion of patients with mental health conditions are managed exclusively in primary care, with no specialist psychiatric input. Practice nurses make up a substantial part of the primary care workforce and are increasingly involved in...

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Yonder: prostate biopsy, childhood vaccination, oral health and medical tourism

Ahmed Rashid is an academic clinical fellow in general practice at the University of Cambridge. He writes the regular monthly column “Yonder” in the BJGP: a diverse selection of primary care relevant research stories from beyond the mainstream biomedical literature. Twitter: @Dr_A_Rashid You can download the PDF here at BJGP.org. Prostate biopsy Prostate cancer remains one of the commonest causes of cancer death in the world and as active surveillance becomes an increasingly accepted alternative to radical treatment, the use of biopsies has extended to include monitoring as well as diagnosis. Transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy (TRUS-Bx) is therefore one...

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