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Research led by one of our Primary Care DPhil students, Kome Gbinigie, makes number one most-read open research article of 2020 by the BJGP Open, whilst research led by Oxford researchers, including EBHC Dphil student, Georgette Eaton, makes the third most-read research article of 2020 in the BJGP.

Showcasing DPhil students Kome Gbinigie, Kerstin Frie and Georgette Eaton, as well as dept logos and BJGP logos

BJGP Open - Number one Most read research article of 2020

The number one most read open research article of 2020 is rapid review, 'Should Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine be used to treat COVID-19?', with the aim of establishing current evidence for the effectiveness of CQ and HCQ in treating COVID-19. The study, performed by department Primary Care DPhil student, Kome Gbinigie, and former DPhil student, Kerstin Frie, concluded that there is insufficient evidence to determine whether CQ/HCQ are safe and effective treatments for COVID-19, and that high quality randomised clinical trials are urgently required to guide policymakers and clinicians.


At number two, we have rapid review, 'Should Azithromycin be used to treat COVID-19?', reviewing the evidence to ascertain the effectiveness and safety of azithromycin in treating COVID-19. Also led by Kome Gbinigie and Kerstin Frie, concluded that there is no evidence to support the use of azithromycin for the treatment of COVID-19 outside of the context of clinical trials, unless it is used to treat bacterial super-infection, as well as extremely limited evidence of a possible synergy between azithromycin and hydroxychloroquine.

Click here to view all Oxford contributions to this top 10 list from the BJGP Open

BJGP - third most read research article of 2020

'Contribution of paramedics in primary and urgent care: a systematic review', a study looking to identify the types of clinical roles paramedics are undertaking in primary and urgent care settings within the UK.

This study was led by Oxford researchers, EBHC DPhil student, Georgette Eaton, Clinical Doctoral Fellow, Geoff Wong, Clinical Research Fellow, Veronika Williams, Honorary Researcher at the Bodleian Library, Nia Roberts, Bodleian outreach librarian and information specialist and Kamal R. Mahtani, GP and Associate Professor. 

Click here to view all Oxford contributions to the top 10 list from the BJGP.


Kome Gbinigie: GP and DPhil student from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, affiliated with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, focusing on the diagnosis and management of bacterial infections in older adults. 

Kerstin Frie: Kerstin recently completed her DPhil within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, looking into the effectiveness of self-regulation for weight loss.

Georgette Eaton: EBHC DPhil student, working on using realist approaches to explain and understand the optimal use of paramedics in primary care.


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