The Primary Care RAP Hot Sheet: March 2017
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This month, Andrew and Joe suffer from some entertaining loosening of associations as they connect obscure March holidays to recent studies on flexible sigmoidoscopy, lung cancer screening, and metformin in chronic kidney disease. (Spoiler: Awkward Moment Day is an actual thing.)
Holme, Øyvind, et al. "Effectiveness of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening in men and women and different age groups: pooled analysis of randomised trials." BMJ 356 (2017): i6673.
Yousaf-Khan, Uraujh, et al. "Final screening round of the NELSON lung cancer screening trial: the effect of a 2.5-year screening interval." Thorax72.1 (2017): 48-56.
Crowley, Matthew J., et al. "Clinical Outcomes of Metformin Use in Populations With Chronic Kidney Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, or Chronic Liver DiseaseA Systematic ReviewMetformin Use in Populations With CKD, CHF, or CLD." Annals of Internal Medicine (2016).