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Round Up Email August 2023

In this month's email highlights include the SYMPLIFY study is highlighted which provides evidence of improvements in diagnostic accuracy for cancer, a review of the evidence of use of colchicine in coronary heart disease; and evidence relating to statin treatment in the elderly.

  • Question 1

    Low dose colchicine in coronary heart disease – the evidence regarding the use of colchicine in coronary heart disease is reviewed on GPnotebook: COLchicine Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial (COLCOT) - Efficacy and Safety of low-dose colchicine after myocardial infarction

    1) With respect to use of colchicine in patients at high cardiovascular risk, which statement is false?

  • Question 2

    Sexual HIV transmission risk if low viral load – can sexual HIV transmission occur if a patient has a low viral load? This question is addressed in this page on GPnotebook.: Sexual HIV transmission risk if low viral load

    2) With respect to sexual transmission of HIV if the viral load is low, which statement is false?

  • Question 3

    Pubic symphysis dysfunction – what is the definition of this condition? How common is pubic symphysis dysfunction? Are multiparous more, or less, at risk of pubic symphysis dysfunction? Is pubic symphysis dysfunction more prevalent in Scandinavian countries?: Symphysis pubis dysfunction

    3) With respect to pubic symphysis dysfunction, which statement is false?

  • Question 4

    SYMPLIFY trial – this important trial is summarised on GPnotebook.: SYMPLIFY - evaluation of methylation-based multicancer early detection (MCED) diagnostic test

    4) With respect to the SYMPLIFY trial, which statement is false?

  • Question 5

    Aspartame and cancer risk – this is summarised on GPnotebook.: Aspartame and cancer risk

    5) With respect to aspartame and cancer risk, which statement is true?

  • Question 6

    Statin treatment in the elderly – more evidence regarding the age when statin treatment has evidence of benefit. The evidence relating to this area is summarised on GPnotebook.: Age and primary prevention of CHD

    6) With respect to the use of statin treatment in the elderly, which statement is false?