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#PerDebate     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas Urológicas Españolas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Journalism and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
African Journalism Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
American Journalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
Annales françaises d'Oto-rhino-laryngologie et de Pathologie Cervico-faciale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Anuario de investigaciones     Open Access  
Apparence(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apunts. Medicina de l'Esport     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Asian Journal of Animal Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Information Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Marketing     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Astérion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMS: Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
British Journal of General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 73)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Bulletin of the Comediantes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de la Méditerranée     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Comics Grid : Journal of Comics Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Communication & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Communication and Media in Asia Pacific (CMAP)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication Cultures in Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Communication Papers : Media Literacy & Gender Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Comunicação Pública     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comunicación y Ciudadanía     Open Access  
Comunicacion y Hombre     Open Access   (Followers: 3)     Open Access  
Cybergeo : European Journal of Geography     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
De Arte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Développement durable et territoires     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Die Kerkblad     Full-text available via subscription  
Digital Journalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access  
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
El Argonauta español     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Espaço e Tempo Midiáticos     Open Access  
Estudios sobre el Mensaje Periodístico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études caribéennes     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Science Editing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Filo de Palabra     Open Access  
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
General Relativity and Gravitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Géocarrefour     Open Access  
Grey Room     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18) : Anuario Académico sobre Documentación Digital y Comunicación Interactiva     Open Access  
IFE Psychologia : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Image & Text : a Journal for Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Improntas     Open Access  
In die Skriflig / In Luce Verbi     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Index on Censorship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Information Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
InMedia     Open Access  
International Journal of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Investment Analysts Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
IRIS - Revista de Informação, Memória e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Journal of European Periodical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Healthcare Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Illustration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Information Privacy and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Interactive Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Islamic Law and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of LGBT Youth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Literacy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Media Ethics : Exploring Questions of Media Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of the Short Story in English     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Thyroid Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Transatlantic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journalism & Communication Monographs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journalistica - Tidsskrift for forskning i journalistik     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Komunika     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
L'Espace Politique     Open Access  
L'Homme     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
La corónica : A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
La Presse Médicale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Latin American Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Latin American Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Law, State and Telecommunications Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Les Cahiers d'Outre-Mer     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Media & Jornalismo     Open Access  
Memory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Natural Language Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Newspaper Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Nordic Journal of Media Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Norsk medietidsskrift     Open Access  
OJS på dansk     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Papers of The Bibliographical Society of Canada     Open Access  
Periodica Mathematica Hungarica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Physics of the Solid State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Pollack Periodica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Pozo de Letras     Open Access  
Prometheus : Critical Studies in Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Publishers Weekly     Free   (Followers: 3)
Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Religion, State and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Revista Observatório     Open Access  
Revue archéologique de l'Est     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revue archéologique du Centre de la France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue d’économie industrielle     Open Access  
Revue européenne des migrations internationales     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
RUDN Journal of Studies in Literature and Journalism     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Scientometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Sensorium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Signo y Pensamiento     Open Access  
South African Radiographer     Full-text available via subscription  
Southern African Forestry Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Stellenbosch Theological Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Stilet : Tydskrif van die Afrikaanse Letterkundevereniging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Studia Socialia Cracoviensia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studies in Multidisciplinarity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Syntax     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sztuka Edycji     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
TD : The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa     Open Access  
Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Tracés     Open Access  
Transport Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Trípodos     Open Access  
Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe     Open Access  
Tydskrif vir Letterkunde     Open Access  
Ufahamu : A Journal of African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Variants : Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Veld & Flora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Verbum et Ecclesia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Word and Action = Woord en Daad     Full-text available via subscription  
World Futures: Journal of General Evolution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)


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British Journal of General Practice
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Number of Followers: 41  
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ISSN (Print) 0960-1643 - ISSN (Online) 1478-5242
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  • Changing media depictions of remote consulting in COVID-19: analysis of UK
    • Authors: Gilly Mroz; Chrysanthi Papoutsi, Alex Rushforth, Trisha Greenhalgh
      Abstract: BackgroundRemote consulting was introduced quickly into UK general practice in March 2020 as an emergency response to COVID-19. In July 2020, ‘remote-first’ became long-term government policy.AimTo explore how this change was portrayed in national newspapers and how depictions changed over time.Design and settingThematic analysis of newspaper articles referring to remote GP consultations from two time periods: 2 March–31 May 2020 (period 1) and 30 July–12 August 2020 (period 2).MethodArticles were identified through, and extracted from, LexisNexis Academic UK. A coding system of themes and narrative devices was developed and applied to the data. The analysis was developed iteratively, amending the coding structure as new data were added.ResultsRemote consulting was widely covered in newspapers. Articles in period 1 depicted it positively, equating digital change with progress and linking novel technological solutions with improved efficiency and safety (for example, infection control) in a service that was overdue for modernisation. Articles in period 2 questioned the persistence of a remote-first service now that the pandemic was waning, emphasising, for example, missed diagnoses, challenges to the therapeutic relationship, and digital inequalities.ConclusionAs the first wave of the pandemic came and went, media depictions of remote consulting evolved from an ‘efficiency and safety’ narrative to a ‘risks, inequalities, and lack of choice’ narrative. To restore public trust in general practice, public communication should emphasise the wide menu of consulting options now available to patients and measures being taken to assure safety and avoid inequity.
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/BJGP.2020.0967
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Multicomponent interventions for enhancing primary care: a systematic
    • Authors: Geronimo Jimenez; David Matchar, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh, Josip Car
      Abstract: BackgroundMany countries have implemented interventions to enhance primary care to strengthen their health systems. These programmes vary widely in features included and their impact on outcomes.AimTo identify multiple-feature interventions aimed at enhancing primary care and their effects on measures of system success — that is, population health, healthcare costs and utilisation, patient satisfaction, and provider satisfaction (quadruple-aim outcomes).Design and settingSystematic review and narrative synthesis.MethodElectronic, manual, and grey-literature searches were performed for articles describing multicomponent primary care interventions, providing details of their innovation features, relationship to the ‘4Cs’ (first contact, comprehensiveness, coordination, and continuity), and impact on quadruple-aim outcomes. After abstract and full-text screening, articles were selected and their quality appraised. Results were synthesised in a narrative form.ResultsFrom 37 included articles, most interventions aimed to improve access, enhance incentives for providers, provide team-based care, and introduce technologies. The most consistent improvements related to increased primary care visits and screening/preventive services, and improved patient and provider satisfaction; mixed results were found for hospital admissions, emergency department visits, and expenditures. The available data were not sufficient to link interventions, achievement of the 4Cs, and outcomes.ConclusionMost analysed interventions improved some aspects of primary care while, simultaneously, producing non-statistically significant impacts, depending on the features of the interventions, the measured outcome(s), and the populations being studied. A critical research gap was revealed, namely, in terms of which intervention features to enhance primary care (alone or in combination) produce the most consistent benefits.
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp20X714199
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Management of non-urgent paediatric emergency department attendances by
           GPs: a retrospective observational study
    • Authors: Simon Leigh; Bimal Mehta, Lillian Dummer, Harriet Aird, Sinead McSorley, Venessa Oseyenum, Anna Cumbers, Mary Ryan, Karl Edwardson, Phil Johnston, Jude Robinson, Frans Coenen, David Taylor-Robinson, Louis W Niessen, Enitan D Carrol
      Abstract: BackgroundNon-urgent emergency department (ED) attendances are common among children. Primary care management may not only be more clinically appropriate, but may also improve patient experience and be more cost-effective.AimTo determine the impact on admissions, waiting times, antibiotic prescribing, and treatment costs of integrating a GP into a paediatric ED.Design and settingRetrospective cohort study explored non-urgent ED presentations in a paediatric ED in north-west England.MethodFrom 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2017, a GP was situated in the ED from 2.00 pm until 10.00 pm, 7 days a week. All children triaged as ‘green’ using the Manchester Triage System (non-urgent) were considered to be ‘GP appropriate’. In cases of GP non-availability, children considered non-urgent were managed by ED staff. Clinical and operational outcomes, as well as the healthcare costs of children managed by GPs and ED staff across the same timeframe over a 2-year period were compared.ResultsOf 115 000 children attending the ED over the study period, a complete set of data were available for 13 099 categorised as ‘GP appropriate’; of these, 8404 (64.2%) were managed by GPs and 4695 (35.8%) by ED staff. Median duration of ED stay was 39 min (interquartile range [IQR] 16–108 min) in the GP group and 165 min (IQR 104–222 min) in the ED group (P4 hours before being admitted or discharged (OR 0.11; 95% CI = 0.08 to 0.13), but were more likely to receive antibiotics (OR 1.42; 95% CI = 1.27 to 1.58). Treatment costs were 18.4% lower in the group managed by the GP (P
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp20X713885
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Reducing missed appointments in general practice: evaluation of a quality
           improvement programme in East London
    • Authors: Tom Margham; Crystal Williams, Jack Steadman, Sally Hull
      Abstract: BackgroundMissed appointments are common in primary care, contributing to reduced clinical capacity. NHS England has estimated that there are 7.2 million missed general practice appointments annually, at a cost of £216 million. Reducing these numbers is important for an efficient primary care sector.AimTo evaluate the impact of a system-wide quality improvement (QI) programme on the rates of missed GP appointments, and to identify effective practice interventions.Design and settingPractices within a clinical commissioning group (CCG) in East London, with an ethnically diverse and socially deprived population.MethodStudy practices engaged in a generic QI programme, which included sharing data on appointment systems and Did Not Attend (DNA) rates. Fourteen out of 25 practices implemented DNA reduction projects, supported by practice-based coaching. Appointment data were collected from practice electronic health records. Evaluation included comparisons of DNA rates pre- and post-intervention using interrupted times series analysis.ResultsIn total, 25 out of 32 practices engaged with the programme. The mean DNA rate at baseline was 7% (range 2–12%); 2 years later the generic intervention DNA rates were 5.2%. This equates to a reduction of 4030 missed appointments. The most effective practice intervention was to reduce the forward booking time to 1 day. The practice that made this change reduced its mean DNA rate from 7.8% to 3.9%.ConclusionForward booking time in days is the best predictor of practice DNA rates. Sharing appointment data produced a significant reduction in missed appointments, and behaviour change interventions with patients had a modest additional impact; in contrast, introducing structural change to the appointment system effectively reduced DNA rates. To reduce non-attendance, it appears that the appointment system needs to change, not the patient.
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp20X713909
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Impact of multimorbidity on healthcare costs and utilisation: a systematic
           review of the UK literature
    • Authors: Marina Soley-Bori; Mark Ashworth, Alessandra Bisquera, Hiten Dodhia, Rebecca Lynch, Yanzhong Wang, Julia Fox-Rushby
      Abstract: BackgroundManaging multimorbidity is complex for both patients and healthcare systems. Patients with multimorbidity often use a variety of primary and secondary care services. Country-specific research exploring the healthcare utilisation and cost consequences of multimorbidity may inform future interventions and payment schemes in the UK.AimTo assess the relationship between multimorbidity, healthcare costs, and healthcare utilisation; and to determine how this relationship varies by disease combinations and healthcare components.Design and settingA systematic review.MethodThis systematic review followed the bidirectional citation searching to completion method. MEDLINE and grey literature were searched for UK studies since 2004. An iterative review of references and citations was completed.
      Authors from all articles selected were contacted and asked to check for completeness of UK evidence. The National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute quality assessment tool was used to assess risk of bias. Data were extracted, findings synthesised, and study heterogeneity assessed; meta-analysis was conducted when possible.ResultsSeventeen studies were identified: seven predicting healthcare costs and 10 healthcare utilisation. Multimorbidity was found to be associated with increased total costs, hospital costs, care transition costs, primary care use, dental care use, emergency department use, and hospitalisations. Several studies demonstrated the high cost of depression and of hospitalisation associated with multimorbidity.ConclusionIn the UK, multimorbidity increases healthcare utilisation and costs of primary, secondary, and dental care. Future research is needed to examine whether integrated care schemes offer efficiencies in healthcare provision for multimorbidity.
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp20X713897
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Impact of primary care funding on patient satisfaction: a retrospective
           longitudinal study of English general practice, 2013-2016
    • Authors: Veline L’Esperance; Hugh Gravelle, Peter Schofield, Mark Ashworth
      Abstract: BackgroundProviding high-quality clinical care and good patient experience are priorities for most healthcare systems.AimTo understand the relationship between general practice funding and patient-reported experience.Design and settingRetrospective longitudinal study of English general practice-level data for the financial years 2013–2014 to 2016–2017.MethodData for all general practices in England from the General and Personal Medical Services database were linked to patient experience data from the GP Patient Survey (GPPS). Panel data multivariate regression was used to estimate the impact of general practice funding (current or lagged 1 year) per patient on GPPS-reported patient experience of access, continuity of care, professionalism, and overall satisfaction. Confounding was controlled for by practice, demographic, and GPPS responder characteristics, and for year effects.ResultsInflation-adjusted mean total annual funding per patient was £133.66 (standard deviation [SD] = £39.46). In all models, higher funding was associated with better patient experience. In the model with lagged funding and practice fixed effects (model 6), a 1 SD increase in funding was associated with increases in scores in the domains of access (1.18%; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.89 to 1.47), continuity (0.86%; 95% CI = 0.19 to 1.52), professionalism of GP (0.47%; 95% CI = 0.22 to 0.71), professionalism of nurse (0.51%; 95% CI = 0.24 to 0.77), professionalism of receptionist (0.51%; 95% CI = 0.24 to 0.78), and in overall satisfaction (0.88%; 95% CI = 0.52 to 1.24).ConclusionBetter-funded general practices were more likely to have higher reported patient experience ratings across a wide range of domains.
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714233
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Medication adherence and clinical outcomes in dispensing and
           non-dispensing practices: a cross-sectional analysis
    • Authors: Mayam Gomez-Cano; Bianca Wiering, Gary Abel, John L Campbell, Christopher E Clark
      Abstract: BackgroundMost patients obtain medications from pharmacies by prescription, but rural general practices can dispense medications. The clinical implications of this difference in drug delivery are unknown. This study hypothesised that dispensing status may be associated with better medication adherence. This could impact intermediate clinical outcomes dependent on medication adherence in, for example, hypertension or diabetes.AimTo investigate whether dispensing status is associated with differences in achievement of Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) indicators that rely on medication adherence.Design and settingCross-sectional analysis of QOF data for 7392 general practices in England.MethodQOF data from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 linked to dispensing status for general practices with list sizes ≥1000 in England were analysed. QOF indicators were categorised according to whether their achievement depended on a record of prescribing only, medication adherence, or neither. Differences were estimated between dispensing and non-dispensing practices using mixed-effects logistic regression, adjusting for practice population age, sex, deprivation, list size, single-handed status, and rurality.ResultsData existed for 7392 practices; 1014 (13.7%) could dispense. Achievement was better in dispensing practices than in non-dispensing practices for seven of nine QOF indicators dependent on adherence, including blood pressure targets. Only one of ten indicators dependent on prescribing but not adherence displayed better achievement; indicators unrelated to prescribing showed a trend towards higher achievement by dispensing practices.ConclusionDispensing practices may achieve better clinical outcomes than prescribing practices. Further work is required to explore underlying mechanisms for these observations and to directly study medication adherence rates.
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp20X713861
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Influence of polypharmacy on patients with heart failure with preserved
           ejection fraction: a retrospective analysis on adverse outcomes in the
           TOPCAT trial
    • Authors: Yuzhong Wu; Wengen Zhu, Xin He, Ruicong Xue, Weihao Liang, Fangfei Wei, Zexuan Wu, Yuanyuan Zhou, Dexi Wu, Jiangui He, Yugang Dong, Chen Liu
      Abstract: BackgroundPolypharmacy is common in heart failure (HF), whereas its effect on adverse outcomes in patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is unclear.AimTo evaluate the prevalence, prognostic impacts, and predictors of polypharmacy in HFpEF patients.Design and settingA retrospective analysis performed on patients in the Americas region (including the US, Canada, Argentina, and Brazil) with symptomatic HF and a left ventricular ejection fraction ≥45% in the TOPCAT (Treatment of Preserved Cardiac Function Heart Failure with an Aldosterone Antagonist) trial, an international, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted during 2006–2013 in six countries.MethodPatients were categorised into four groups: controls (
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714245
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Association of multimorbidity with higher levels of urinary incontinence:
           a cross-sectional study of 23 089 individuals aged>=15 years residing in
    • Authors: Louis Jacob; Guillermo Felipe Lopez–Sanchez, Hans Oh, Jae Il Shin, Igor Grabovac, Pinar Soysal, Petre Cristian Ilie, Nicola Veronese, Ai Koyanagi, Lee Smith
      Abstract: BackgroundOne can assume a relatively high prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) in people with multimorbidity. However, literature in this area is scarce. There is a need for further robust research to aid GPs to identify patients at a particular risk for UI, and to initiate the early treatment and multidisciplinary management of this condition.AimTo examine the association between multimorbidity and UI in 23 089 individuals aged ≥15 years and residing in Spain.Design and settingThis study used data from the Spanish National Health Survey 2017, a cross-sectional sample of 23 089 participants aged ≥15 years residing in Spain (54.1% female; mean [standard deviation] age = 53.4 [18.9] years).MethodUI and 30 other physical and mental chronic conditions were self-reported. Multimorbidity was defined as the presence of ≥2 physical and/or mental chronic conditions (excluding UI). Control variables included sex, age, marital status, education, smoking, and alcohol consumption. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were conducted to assess the association between multimorbidity and UI.ResultsThe prevalence of UI was 5.9% in this sample. UI was more frequent in the presence than in the absence of each one of the 30 chronic conditions (P
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp20X713921
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • GPs’ perspectives on acne management in primary care: a qualitative
           interview study
    • Authors: Duncan Platt; Ingrid Muller, Anicka Sufraz, Paul Little, Miriam Santer
      Abstract: BackgroundAcne is a common skin condition, affecting most adolescents at some point. While guidelines recommend topical treatments first-line, long courses of oral antibiotics are commonly prescribed.AimTo explore GPs’ perspectives on managing acne.Design and settingQualitative interview study with GPs in South West England.MethodGPs were invited to participate via existing email lists used by GP educators to disseminate information. Purposive sampling was used to recruit a range of participants by sex, number of years in practice, and whether their practice was rural or urban. Semi-structured telephone interviews followed an interview guide and were audiorecorded and transcribed. Data were explored using inductive thematic analysis facilitated by NVivo software (version 11).ResultsA total of 102 GPs were invited, of whom 20 participated. Analysis revealed uncertainties regarding topical treatments, particularly around available products, challenges regarding side effects, and acceptability of topical treatments. GPs generally either perceived topical treatments to be less effective than oral antibiotics or perceived pressure from patients to prescribe oral antibiotics due to patients’ views of topical treatments being ineffective. GPs described a familiarity with prescribing oral antibiotics and expressed little concern about antimicrobial stewardship in the context of acne. Some seemed unaware of guidance suggesting that antibiotic use in acne should not exceed 3 months, while others spoke about avoiding difficult conversations with patients regarding discontinuation of antibiotics.ConclusionGPs expressed uncertainty about the use of topical treatments for acne and either felt that treatments were of low effectiveness or perceived pressure from patients to prescribe oral antibiotics.
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp20X713873
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Highlights
    • Pages: 3 - 3
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714317
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Legislating for the Future: Reshaping Laws
    • Authors: Euan Lawson
      Pages: 3 - 3
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714329
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • General practice in the years ahead: relationships will matter more than
    • Authors: Roger Jones
      Pages: 4 - 5
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714341
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Time to reshape our delivery of primary care to vulnerable older adults in
           social housing'
    • Authors: Gina Agarwal; Melissa Pirrie, Francine Marzanek, Ricardo Angeles
      Pages: 6 - 7
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714353
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Realising the potential of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for
           older adults
    • Authors: Jean-Pierre Laake; Nadia Majeed, Kate Walters
      Pages: 8 - 9
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714365
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Vitamin D and COVID-19 in older age: evidence versus expectations
    • Authors: Christopher E Clark; Jane Masoli, Fiona C Warren, James Soothill, John L Campbell
      Pages: 10 - 11
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714377
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Inequalities in CKD management can be overcome
    • Authors: Sally Hull; Neil Ashman, Gavin Dreyer
      Pages: 12 - 12
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714389
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • It’s time to look again at GP funding
    • Authors: Sian Howell; Payam Torabi
      Pages: 12 - 13
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714401
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Changes in patient experience associated with growth and collaboration in
           general practice
    • Authors: Robert Varnam
      Pages: 13 - 13
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714413
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Gut feeling is changing in the post-coronavirus world
    • Authors: Dipesh P Gopal; Sara Calderon–Larranaga
      Pages: 24 - 24
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714461
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • General practice during COVID-19: an FY2’s perspective
    • Authors: Emilie Dobler
      Pages: 25 - 25
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714473
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • How and why have we so hazardously misconceived our NHS staff'
    • Authors: David Zigmond
      Pages: 26 - 27
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714485
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Ambivalent sexism within medicine: reflections from four medical students
    • Authors: Elhaam Avini; Qabass Omran, Fatemazahra Mohamed, Zara Ahmed
      Pages: 28 - 29
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714497
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Lady Pereira Gray: an appreciation
    • Authors: Philip H Evans; Joy Choules
      Pages: 30 - 30
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714509
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Yonder: Locum doctors, testicular pain, chaplaincy services, and mumsnet
    • Authors: Ahmed Rashid
      Pages: 31 - 31
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714521
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Books: Blinded by Corona. How the Pandemic Ruined Britain’s Health and
           Wealth and What to do About it
    • Authors: Martin Edwards; Anjna Harrar
      Pages: 32 - 32
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714533
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Books: A Bite of the Apple. A Life with Books, Writers and Virago
    • Authors: Lesley Morrison
      Pages: 33 - 33
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714545
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Books: long read: The Doctor Who Fooled The World. Andrew
           Wakefield’s War On Vaccines
    • Authors: Peter Lindsay
      Pages: 34 - 35
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714557
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • And then there was one
    • Authors: Saul Miller
      Pages: 36 - 36
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714569
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Focused action is required to protect ethnic minority populations from
           COVID-19 post-lockdown
    • Authors: Kamlesh Khunti; Ash Routen, Kiran Patel, Sarah N Ali, Paramjit Gill, Amitava Banerjee, Amal Lad, Vinod Patel, Wasim Hanif
      Pages: 37 - 40
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714581
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Microscopic colitis: a guide for general practice
    • Authors: Kevin Barrett
      Pages: 41 - 42
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714593
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
  • Pseudomonas folliculitis: a complication of the lockdown hot tub boom'
           Lessons from a patient
    • Authors: Eleanor Osborne; Christina Bilalian, Amelia Cussans, Lucy Ostlere
      Pages: 43 - 44
      PubDate: 2020-12-28T16:05:22-08:00
      DOI: 10.3399/bjgp21X714605
      Issue No: Vol. 71, No. 702 (2020)
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