In this week's Talk Evidence, Joe Ross, BMJ editor and professor at Yale again joins Helen Macdonald to talk about emerging evidence on Covid-19.
They also welcome to the podcast Juan Franco, family physician in Buenos Aires, and professor at the Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano, and new editor-in-chief of BMJ Evidence Based Medicine.
This week, the team bring you updates on;
Post-covid syndrome in individuals admitted to hospital with covid-19 - how are people with long covid faring.
Finally published research from Scandinavia on the risk of thrombotic events after administration of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine - how big is the risk, and what does that mean for the overall benefit of that vaccine.
How difficult the UK population found it to understand and stick to the rules with our test, trace and isolate system - and some of the questions that this raises for this public health approach.
and finally, research that showed non-drug interventions are as good as pharmaceuticals at treating people with depression and dementia - and the holistic effect that alleviating depression can have.
Full reading list
Ayoubkhani, Daniel, Kamlesh Khunti, Vahé Nafilyan, Thomas Maddox, Ben Humberstone, Ian Diamond, and Amitava Banerjee. 2021. “Post-Covid Syndrome in Individuals Admitted to Hospital with Covid-19: Retrospective Cohort Study.” BMJ 372 (March): n693.
Pottegård, Anton, Lars Christian Lund, Øystein Karlstad, Jesper Dahl, Morten Andersen, Jesper Hallas, Øjvind Lidegaard, et al. 2021. “Arterial Events, Venous Thromboembolism, Thrombocytopenia, and Bleeding after Vaccination with Oxford-AstraZeneca ChAdOx1-S in Denmark and Norway: Population Based Cohort Study.” BMJ 373 (May): n1114.
Smith, Louise E., Henry W. W. Potts, Richard Amlôt, Nicola T. Fear, Susan Michie, and G. James Rubin. 2021. “Adherence to the Test, Trace, and Isolate System in the UK: Results from 37 Nationally Representative Surveys.” BMJ 372 (March): n608.
Watt, Jennifer A., Zahra Goodarzi, Areti Angeliki Veroniki, Vera Nincic, Paul A. Khan, Marco Ghassemi, Yonda Lai, et al. 2021. “Comparative Efficacy of Interventions for Reducing Symptoms of Depression in People with Dementia: Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis.” BMJ 372 (March): n532.