International Journal of Clinical Practice: What was hot in 2018?
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Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - November 28, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leslie Citrome Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Demand Management and Weekend haematology and clinical biochemistry requests
ConclusionsA large number of unnecessary common tests seem to be carried out at weekends as part of routine care. Implementation of demand management through education and if necessary electronic limitation of requests may be useful to control laboratory workloads.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - November 25, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tim M Reynolds, Anthony S Wierzbicki Tags: Short Report Source Type: research

Effect of prolonged treatment with phosphodiesterase ‐5‐inhibitors on endothelial dysfunction in vascular diseases and vascular risk conditions: a systematic review analysis and meta‐analysis of randomized double‐blind placebo‐controlled trials
This study included systematic reviews and meta ‐analysis of randomized double‐blind placebo‐controlled trials dealing with a prolonged use of phosphodiesterase–5 selective inhibitors. The risk of bias and quality of trials were assessed by the Cochrane algorithm. Fixed or random effect models, standardized mean differences, and heterogen eity were estimated in the study.Data sourcesSystematic search for randomized double ‐blind placebo‐controlled trials was done in PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL, Science direct and the Cochrane Library.Eligibility criteria for selecting studiesRandomized double ‐blind placebo‐...
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - November 24, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Settimio D'Andrea, Arcangelo Barbonetti, Alessio Martorella, Stefano Necozione, Felice Francavilla, Sandro Francavilla Tags: Meta ‐Analysis Source Type: research

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International Journal of Clinical Practice, Volume 72, Issue 12, December 2018. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - November 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Periodontal disease in adults with diabetes, prevalence and risk factors. Results of an observational study
AbstractAimWe sought i) to assess the association between periodontal disease and diabetes, controlling for socio ‐demographic characteristics, comorbidities, oral health status and lifestyle variables. ii) to identify which of these variables are independently associated to periodontal disease among diabetes sufferers.MethodsWe conducted a case ‐control study using data from the National/European Health Interview Surveys, conducted from 2003 to 2014 in Spain. We included 65,295subjects ≥ 40 years. Diabetes status was self‐reported. One non‐diabetic control was matched by the year‐of‐survey, age and sex for ...
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - November 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ana de Miguel ‐Infante, Maria A. Martinez‐Huedo, Eduardo Mora‐Zamorano, Valentín Hernández‐Barrera, Isabel Jiménez‐Trujillo, Carmen de Burgos‐Lunar, Juan Cardenas Valladolid, Rodrigo Jiménez‐García, Ana Lopez‐de‐Andrés Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Modafinil for post ‐stroke patients: a systematic review
ConclusionBased on two small randomized controlled trial, which provided very low quality evidence, the effects (benefits and harms) of modafinil for stroke patients are unclear and do not support its routinely use in clinical practice for this clinical situation.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - November 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Rafael Leite Pacheco, Carolina de Oliveira Cruz Latorraca, Luciana Di Giovanni Marques da Silva, Daniel Barbuda Guimaraes de Meneses Ferreira, Cristiano de Abreu Amorim Fernandes, Nicole Dittrich Hosni, Ana Luiza Cabrera Martimbianco, Daniela Viann Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research

Antimicrobial stewardship intervention for the clinical pathways improves antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgical or non ‐surgical invasive therapies
SummaryBackgroundThe standard duration of administration of antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery and non ‐surgical invasive therapy was shortened according to the promotion of appropriate use. Here, we conducted an intervention to optimize antimicrobial prophylaxis by revising all relevant clinical pathways based on the most recent guidelines.MethodsWe conducted a single ‐center, prospective cohort study in patients who received antimicrobial prophylaxis to evaluate outcomes following revision of the clinical pathways for antimicrobial prophylaxis. Antibiotic consumption and the duration of antibiotic administration we...
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - November 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ayasa Fujibayashi, Takashi Niwa, Mayumi Tsuchiya, Syuri Takeichi, Keiko Suzuki, Hirotoshi Ohta, Jun Yonetamari, Ayumi Niwa, Masayo Yamamoto, Daijiro Hatakeyama, Hisashi Baba, Akio Suzuki, Nobuo Murakami Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research

Measuring testosterone and testosterone replacement therapy in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: A survey of UK uro ‐oncologists’ opinions and practice
ConclusionUro ‐oncologists in the UK do not generally measure testosterone as part of their patient management and they remain cautious about the possible benefits of TRT in men with prostate cancer.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - November 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Heather Payne, Rhona McMenemin, Amit Bahl, Damian Greene, John Staffurth Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research

Cognitive screening instruments: how much overdiagnosis do they create?
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Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 31, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: AJ Larner Source Type: research

Clinical predictors of candidemia in medical non ‐neutropenic, non‐ICU patients. The CaMed score
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 30, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mar ía Ruiz‐Ruigómez, Carlos Dueñas, Cristina Hernandez, David Vinuesa, Nieves M. Coronado‐Álvarez, Vera Portillo‐Tuñón, Cristina Cardozo, Leopoldo Muñoz‐Medina, Rebeca Cabo‐Magadán, Juan D. Luna, Josep Mensa, Jorge Parra‐Ru Source Type: research

An appraisal of emergency medicine clinical practice guidelines: do we agree?
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 29, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alyssa Zupon, Craig Rothenberg, Katherine Couturier, Ting ‐Xu Tan, Gina Siddiqui, Matthew James, Dan Savage, Edward R. Melnick, Arjun K. Venkatesh Source Type: research

Multidisciplinary Collaborative Care in the Management of Patients with Uncontrolled Diabetes: a Systematic Review and Meta ‐analysis
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Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 28, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Melanie Yee Lee Siaw, Joyce Yu ‐Chia Lee Source Type: research

Assessment of global long interspersed nucleotide element ‐1 (LINE‐1) DNA methylation in a longitudinal cohort of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) individuals
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 22, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Nagaraj Malipatil, Mark Lunt, Ram Prakash Narayanan, Kirk Siddals, Gabriela Y Cort és Moreno, Martin J. Gibson, Harvest F. Gu, Adrian H. Heald, Rachelle P. Donn Source Type: research

Suicidal Ideation, Perceived Disability, Hopelessness and Affective Temperaments in patients affected by Parkinson's disease
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Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Isabella Berardelli, Daniele Belvisi, Valentina Corigliano, Matteo Costanzo, Marco Innamorati, Giovanni Fabbrini, Alfredo Berardelli, Maurizio Pompili Source Type: research

A multi ‐level strategy for a long lasting reduction in unnecessary laboratory testing: a multicenter before and after study in a teaching hospital network
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Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Yannick Erard, Rosaria Del Giorno, Anna Zasa, Simone De Gottardi, Roberto Della Bruna, Franco Keller, Luca Clivio, Angela Greco, Olivier Giannini, Luca Gabutti Source Type: research

The safety of NOACs in atrial fibrillation patient subgroups: A narrative review
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory Y.H. Lip Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of a triple active sore throat lozenge in the treatment of patients with acute pharyngitis: Results of a multi ‐centre, randomised, placebo‐controlled, double‐blind, parallel‐group trial (DoriPha)
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: J ürgen Palm, Katharina Fuchs, Holger Stammer, Anne Schumacher‐Stimpfl, Jens Milde, for the DoriPha investigators Source Type: research

Are articles labelled as “Editor's Choice” downloaded more?
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leslie Citrome Source Type: research

In ‐hospital outcomes for solid organ transplants according to type 2 diabetes status: an observational, 15‐year study in Spain
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jos é M. de Miguel‐Yanes, Rodrigo Jiménez‐García, Javier de Miguel‐Díez, Valentín Hernández‐Barrera, Manuel Méndez‐Bailón, Nuria Muñoz‐Rivas, Ana López‐de‐Andrés Source Type: research

Evaluation of the impact of dutasteride/tamsulosin combination therapy on libido in sexually active men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH): a post hoc analysis of a prospective randomized placebo ‐controlled study
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Raymond C. Rosen, Claus G. Roehrborn, Michael J. Manyak, Juan Manuel Palacios ‐Moreno, Timothy H. Wilson, Zrinka Lulic, Francois Giuliano Source Type: research

The role of glucagon in the possible mechanism of cardiovascular mortality reduction in type 2 diabetes patients
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Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Marko Skelin, Eugen Javor, Marko Lucijani ć, Tomo Lucijanić, Lejsa Jakupović, Dario Rahelić Source Type: research

Survey to estimate the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in hospital patients in Germany by systematic HbA1c measurement upon admission
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Dirk M üller‐Wieland, Martin Merkel, Andreas Hamann, Erhard Siegel, Bertram Ottillinger, Rainer Woker, Kristian Fresenius Source Type: research

Inpatient disposition in overcrowded hospitals: is it safe and effective to use Reverse Triage and readmission screening tools for appropriate discharge? An observational prospective study of an Italian II level hospital
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Valeria Caramello, Giulia Marulli, Giuseppe Reimondo, Fausto Fanto ’, Adriana Boccuzzi Source Type: research

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International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 72, Issue 11, November 2018. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Atrial flutter, time to acknowledge its own identity
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 72, Issue 11, November 2018. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Vicente Bertomeu ‐González, Jesus Castillo‐Castillo Source Type: research

An interview with David L. Streiner: Truth teller of statistical concepts in medicine
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 72, Issue 11, November 2018. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leslie Citrome Source Type: research

Time trends in use of the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2VASc scores, and the geographical and specialty uptake of these scores from a popular online clinical decision tool and medical reference
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Joseph Habboushe, Caroline Altman, Gregory Y H Lip Source Type: research

Group B streptococcus colonisation and associated risk factors among pregnant women: A hospital ‐based study and implications for primary care
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - October 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Zhiyao Chen, Guoming Wen, Xuelian Cao, Shunming Li, Xiaolin Wang, Zhenjiang Yao, Chuan'an Wu, Xiaohua Ye Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes in Metabolically Healthy Obesity in Communities of Beijing Cohort Study
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 30, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Lin Li, Kang Chen, An ‐Ping Wang, Jie‐Qing Gao, Kun Zhao, Hai‐Bin Wang, Jing‐Tao Dou, Zhao‐Hui Lv, Bao‐An Wang, Wen‐Hua Yan, Lin‐Lin Yang, Yi‐Ming Mu Source Type: research

Factors related to excessive polypharmacy ( ≥15 medications) in an outpatient population from Colombia
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 30, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alejandro Castro ‐Rodríguez, Manuel E. Machado‐Duque, Andrés Gaviria‐Mendoza, Diego A. Medina‐Morales, Tatiana Álvarez‐Vera, Jorge E. Machado‐Alba Source Type: research

Hepatitis A and B among newly arrived refugees: Vaccinate all, or test first for immunity?
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ellen M. Einterz Source Type: research

Clinical impact of a prospective audit with intervention and feedback without carbapenem restriction in patients receiving carbapenem injection
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ayasa Fujibayashi, Takashi Niwa, Syuri Takeichi, Keiko Suzuki, Hirotoshi Ohta, Ayumi Niwa, Mayumi Tsuchiya, Masayo Yamamoto, Daijiro Hatakeyama, Akio Suzuki, Hisashi Baba, Nobuo Murakami, Yoshinori Itoh Source Type: research

More frequent lithium testing in UK Primary Care associates with a lower hospital admission rate for bipolar disorder – what this can tell us about GP practice engagement with this group
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 26, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: David Holland, Christopher J Duff, Sanam Farman, Anthony A Fryer, Alison Yung, Susan Bailey, Adrian H Heald Source Type: research

Prognosis of heart failure treated with digoxin or with ivabradine: A cohort study in the community
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 24, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Marcos Guzman, Rocio Gomez, Sotero P. Romero, Rocio Aranda, Jose L. Andrey, Maria J. Pedrosa, Julio Egido, Francisco Gomez Source Type: research

Evaluating cognitive screening instruments with the “likelihood to be diagnosed or misdiagnosed” measure
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 21, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew J. Larner Source Type: research

Risk factors for infection in patients with chronic leg ulcers: A survival analysis
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 21, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ut T. Bui , Kathleen Finlayson , Helen Edwards Source Type: research

Establishing US norms for the Adult ADHD Self ‐Report Scale (ASRS‐v1.1) and characterising symptom burden among adults with self‐reported ADHD
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 21, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Lenard A. Adler , Stephen V. Faraone , Phillip Sarocco , Norman Atkins , Alexandra Khachatryan Source Type: research

Assessment of discharge treatment prescribed to women admitted to hospital for hyperemesis gravidarum
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 21, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linda Fiaschi , Gemma Housley , Catherine Nelson ‐Piercy , Jack Gibson , Ayokunnu Raji , Shilpa Deb , Laila J. Tata Source Type: research

Effects of early introduction of non ‐invasive positive pressure ventilation based on forced vital capacity rate of change: Variation across amyotrophic lateral sclerosis clinical phenotypes
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Elamin M. Elamin , Catherine S. Wilson , Chakrapol Sriaroon , Bianca Crudup , Sophia Pothen , Younghee C. Kang , Kevin T. White , William M. Anderson Source Type: research

24/7 usage of continence pads and quality of life impairment in women with urinary incontinence
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Magdalena Emilia Grzybowska , DariuszWydra Source Type: research

Treatment for erectile dysfunction among older men in Northern Ireland
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: David W. Donnelly , Therese Kearney , Eilis McCaughan , Amy Downing , David Weller , Adam W. Glaser , Anna Gavin Source Type: research

Physical examination to screen for peripheral artery disease in a defined Primary Care population: A diagnostic accuracy study
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ángel Herráiz‐Adillo , OlgaPiñar‐Serrano, Julián Ángel Mariana‐Herráiz , Vicente Martínez‐Vizcaíno , Diana Patricia Pozuelo‐Carrascosa , Blanca Notario‐Pacheco Source Type: research

Disease progression after ablation for atrial flutter compared with atrial fibrillation: A nationwide cohort study
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Flemming Skj øth , Henrik Vadmann , Søren Pihlkjær Hjortshøj , Sam Riahi , Gregory Y. H. Lip , Torben Bjerregaard Larsen Source Type: research

Incidence and outcomes of long QTc in acute medical admissions
International Journal of Clinical Practice, EarlyView. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Rahel Mahmud , Adam Gray , Adam Nabeebaccus , Martin Brunel Whyte Source Type: research

Seasonal influenza immunisation: Strategies for older adults
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 72, Issue 10, October 2018. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: William Schaffner , Paul van Buynder , Shelly McNeil , Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus Source Type: research

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International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 72, Issue 10, October 2018. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leslie Citrome Source Type: research

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International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 72, Issue 10, October 2018. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Happy Birthday Ign ác Semmelweiss! Now, Let's All Wash Our Hands!
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 72, Issue 10, October 2018. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leslie Citrome Source Type: research

Quantifying the link between long ‐term condition (LTC) patient experience in primary care and their clinical outcomes as measured by the National Diabetes Audit
International Journal of Clinical Practice,Volume 72, Issue 10, October 2018. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - September 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Adrian Heald , Mike Stedman , Sanam Farman , Sue Bailey , Roger Gadsby Source Type: research