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dc.contributor.authorLyratzopoulos, Georgiosen
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-24T00:31:16Z
dc.date.available2018-11-24T00:31:16Z
dc.date.issued2018-09en
dc.identifier.issn0960-1643
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/285941
dc.description.abstractIn this issue of the BJGP, Koshiaris and colleagues present a primary care electronic health records study that examines the combined predictive value for multiple myeloma of presenting symptoms and blood tests commonly used in primary care.1 Building on previous related research,2 this study reports important new evidence that could help doctors to both shorten diagnostic intervals in patients with this (very hard-to-suspect) cancer and minimise the need for specialist assessment in those unlikely to have the disease. A key finding is that in patients with persistent back or bone pain the combination of normal full-blood count and normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate/plasma viscosity can help to reasonably rule out the risk of multiple myeloma.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research arises from the CanTest Collaborative, which is funded by Cancer Research UK [C8640/A23385]. Additionally, Georgios Lyratzopoulos is supported by a Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist Award [C18081/A18180].
dc.format.mediumPrinten
dc.languageengen
dc.publisherRoyal College of General Practitioners
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectMultiple Myelomaen
dc.subjectCase-Control Studiesen
dc.subjectPrimary Health Careen
dc.subjectEarly Detection of Canceren
dc.subjectElectronic Health Recordsen
dc.titleElectronic patient records research to aid diagnostic reasoning for possible cancer in primary care.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage409
prism.issueIdentifier674en
prism.publicationDate2018en
prism.publicationNameThe British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitionersen
prism.startingPage408
prism.volume68en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.33268
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-08-27en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3399/bjgp18x698585en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-09en
dc.contributor.orcidLyratzopoulos, Georgios [0000-0002-2873-7421]
dc.identifier.eissn1478-5242
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-09-30


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