The British Journal of General Practice has announced their most read research of articles of 2018 in a Twitter thread.
The paper 'Weight loss as a predictor of cancer in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis' (Brian D Nicholson, William Hamilton, Jack O’Sullivan, Paul Aveyard and Richard Hobbs) was listed at number four:
No. 4 – Weight loss as a predictor of cancer – Coding for unintended weight loss in the general practice record is associated with a >3% likelihood of a cancer diagnosis in patients ≥60 years @BrianDNicholson @BoomboomchiefsT @DrJackOsullivan https://t.co/heNmFkBp2f pic.twitter.com/Rvue7KXfjv— BJGP (@BJGPjournal) February 7, 2019
'Early detection of multiple myeloma in primary care using blood tests: a case–control study in primary care' (Constantinos Koshiaris, Ann Van den Bruel, Jason L Oke, Brian D Nicholson, Elizabeth Shephard, Mick Braddick and William Hamilton) was the sixth most read article last year:
No. 6 – Simple blood tests to detect rare cancer – Plasma viscosity and ESR are better for ruling in and out the diagnosis of multiple myeloma than C-reactive protein @constantinos989 @annvdbruel @oke_jason @BrianDNicholson @BoomboomchiefsT @braddick_mick https://t.co/k6cXyyGVUc pic.twitter.com/LkjTsHl8pG— BJGP (@BJGPjournal) February 7, 2019