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Compulsive Sexual Behaviors Treated With Naltrexone Monotherapy.
Authors: Camacho M, Moura AR, Oliveira-Maia AJ PMID: 29469239 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders)
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - February 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research

Actual Versus Expected Doses of Half Tablets Containing Prescribed Psychoactive Substances: A Systematic Review.
Conclusions: It cannot be generalized that splitting psychoactive drugs compromises dose accuracy, thus tablet splitting might still be employed in cases in which the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. It is recommended that alternatives be adopted to prevent the disadvantages related to tablet splitting. PMID: 29469240 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders)
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - February 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research

Dealing With a Patient Who Has Given Up.
Authors: Schuyler D PMID: 29469241 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders)
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - February 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research

A 5-Year Follow-Up of Psychological Distress Caused by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: A Case Report.
Authors: Saigo K, Kunii Y, Kawakatsu S PMID: 29469242 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders)
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - February 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research

Vilazodone-Induced Decrease in Libido: A Case Report.
Authors: Sharan P, Kathiresan P, Chawla N PMID: 29469243 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders)
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - February 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research

Health and Health Care From the Perspective of Intimate Partner Violence Adult Female Victims in Shelters: Impact of IPV, Unmet Needs, Barriers, Experiences, and Preferences
This study reports the perspectives of adult female IPV victims about the impact of IPV on their health and barriers of health care access for themselves and their children. The majority rated their health as good to excellent (69%). However, 83.5% indicated that IPV negatively affected their health; 53.5% had unmet health care needs. Mental health care was the most common unmet need for women; children's unmet needs were immunizations and preventive care. Transportation difficulties posed the biggest barrier to health care access. (Source: Family and Community Health)
Source: Family and Community Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Parenting Stress in Fathers of Children With Type 1 Diabetes
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate generic and pediatric parenting stress in an international sample of fathers of children with type 1 diabetes. Two-hundred forty-nine fathers of children ages 2 to 10 years with type 1 diabetes completed the Parenting Stress Index, Pediatric Inventory for Parents, Dads' Active Disease Support Scale (DADS), Self-Care Inventory, and a demographic/disease-related questionnaire online. More frequency of pediatric parenting stress was associated with greater general parenting stress (r = −0.25, P (Source: Family and Community Health)
Source: Family and Community Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Expressed Emotion and the Probability of Suicide Among Turkish Psychiatric Outpatients: A Descriptive Cross-sectional Survey
The purpose of this study is to examine expressed emotion and the relationship between expressed emotion and suicide probability in psychiatric outpatients (N = 350). Patients who did not receive support from anyone scored higher on the Level of Expressed Emotion (LEE) Scale than those who were supported by family, friends, or their physician provider. Scores by patients, who selected their spouse as a key person, scored higher on the LEE than those who chose one of their children. Spouses on the LEE were often depicted as being more intrusive, reactive, and intolerant when compared with their children. The probability of ...
Source: Family and Community Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Obstetric Access and the Community Health Imperative for Rural Women
This study examined whether the closure of several inpatient obstetric units in rural New Hampshire affected birth outcomes. It is a secondary analysis of birth certificate data from 2005 through 2012 and includes 5881 births. There were no changes in perinatal outcomes. When examining outcomes based on distance travelled to place of birth, controlling for closures, women who traveled greater than 30 miles had fewer prenatal visits and lower birth weight and gestational age infants. Community services that provide prenatal care and/or home visiting are even more important when obstetric units are not available in the commu...
Source: Family and Community Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Effects of a Health Promotion Program on Rural, West Virginia Adults
This health promotion project is a 12-week program for adults in a rural West Virginia community with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater. The goals of this project were to facilitate learning through modules focusing on activity and nutrition, increase knowledge of healthy activity and nutrition, and improve weight and BMI. Each 12-week session provided evidenced-based information regarding obesity, physical activity, and nutrition. Participants completed pre- and postprogram and 1-month follow-up survey/questionnaire. Results were compared for changes in activity, nutrition, and BMI. The program resulted in positive...
Source: Family and Community Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

There and Back Again: How the Repeal of ACA Can Impact Community Health Centers and the Populations They Serve
We examined the impact of Medicaid expansion on rates of the remaining uninsured at the federally qualified health center level by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, and poverty status of their patients. Results indicated a systematic disadvantage in nonexpansion states for federally qualified health centers with high concentrations of these populations and an advantage in expansion states for federally qualified health centers with fewer limited English proficiency patients. Our findings highlight the importance of maintaining the Affordable Care Act in reducing disparities in coverage and the importance of fede...
Source: Family and Community Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Health, Well-being, and Health Care Access in Rural Communities: Comparing Latino and Non-Latino White Low-income Families
This study explores how low-income rural Latino children and their mothers differ from their non-Latino white counterparts in terms of health, well-being, and health care access. A subsample of non-Latino white (n = 201) and Latino (n = 157) children and their mothers was drawn from the Rural Families Speak about Health Project, a multistate, cross-sectional data set developed through mixed purposive sampling methods. Findings suggest that Latino children's families were disadvantaged in terms of child health and access to health care, whereas non-Latino white children's families were disadvantaged in terms of child behavi...
Source: Family and Community Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

mySinusitisCoach: patient empowerment in chronic rhinosinusitis using mobile technology.
Authors: Seys SF, Bousquet J, Bachert C, Fokkens WJ, Agache I, Bernal-Sprekelsen M, Callebaut I, Cardel LO, Carrie S, Castelnuovo P, Cathcart R, Constantinidis J, Cools L, Cornet M, Clement G, de Sousa JC, Cox T, Doulaptsi M, Gevaert P, Hopkins C, Hox V, Hummel T, Hosemann W, Jacobs R, Jorissen M, Landis BN, Leunig A, Lund VJ, Mullol J, Onerci M, Palkonen S, Proano I, Prokopakis E, Ryan D, Riechelmann H, Saevels J, Segboer C, Speleman K, Steinsvik EA, Surda P, Tomasiz PV, Vanderveken O, Van Gerven L, Van Zele T, Verhaeghe B, Vierstraete K, Vlaminck S, Wilkinson J, Williams S, Pugin B, Hellings PW Abstract Mobile he...
Source: Rhinology - February 22, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Rhinology Source Type: research

Evaluating Nonoperative Treatments for Adhesive Capsulitis.
This article reviews the presentation of adhesive capsulitis, presents an overview of the pathophysiology of this poorly understood disease, and evaluates nonoperative treatment options for adhesive capsulitis. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 26(4):193-199, 2017). PMID: 29461189 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances)
Source: Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances - February 22, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Surg Orthop Adv Source Type: research

Aging with Cancer: A Comprehensive and Multidisciplinary Approach
Older population is increasing; 46.2 million of people were 65 and older in 2014, and for 2060 this number will double. Cancer is a frequent condition in this group. It is estimated that 70% of cancers in the US will affect patients above 65. Dealing with cancer in older adults places primary care physicians, geriatricians and oncologists in front of new medical and ethical challenges, especially considering the limited research and education focused in this topic, and that the information described in guidelines does not necessarily apply to this group that has multiple active medical conditions. (Source: Journal of the A...
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - February 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Miriam Zylberglait Lisigurski, M. Zylberglait Lisigurski, F. Farooqi, A. Sintow, H. Feiz Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A Comparison of Rural and Urban Veterans Health Administration's Home Based Primary Care
In the over 40 years since VA Home Base Primary Care Programs (HBPC) were created, the program has expanded to nearly 400 sites serving both urban and rural populations. Our objectives are to compare the current state characteristics, structure, practice and team functioning of VA HBPC in rural and urban settings, including primary care provider models, team attributes, services delivered, work environment and perceived team effectiveness. (Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - February 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Suzanne Gillespie, S. Gillespie, J. Karuza, T. Olsan, X. Cai, O. Intrator, J. Li, S. Gao, J. Szydlowski, H. Temkin-Greener, B. Kinosian, T. Edes Tags: Research Source Type: research

A Study of Remote Medication Management Using Veterans Affairs Clinical Video Telehealth Services
Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) are centers that allow primary care to be delivered to veterans that are a long distance from a main Veterans Affairs (VA) campus. However, these CBOCs often do not have physicians who are trained in geriatric principles. In Pittsburgh, a clinical video telehealth (CVT) dementia consult service based in the Pittsburgh VA allows for remote care of dementia patients, particularly in the optimization of medications. (Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - February 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Woody Chang, W. Chang, M. Homer, M. Rossi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Health Outcomes from Assisted Living Facilities: a Cohort Study of a Primary Care Practice
The population of older US adults residing in assisted living facilities (ALFs) is growing, yet health data on this population is relatively sparse. We aimed to describe health outcomes of ALF residents in the greater Rochester, Minnesota area compared to age and sex matched community dwelling elders. (Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - February 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Mairead Bartley, M. Bartley, S. Quigg, A. Chandra, P.Y. Takahashi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Measuring Team Effectiveness in the Veterans Health Administration's Home-Based Primary Care Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC), a program designed to provide comprehensive and longitudinal care to community-based frail Veterans with complex, chronic care needs. The HBPC has been in existence for over 40 years and encompasses almost 400 sites enrolling 50,000+ Veterans. To date, much of the HBPC-related research has focused on the program ’s impact on cost of care and clinical quality. Little is known about variations in HBPC interdisciplinary teams’ functioning. (Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - February 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Suzanne Gillespie, H. Temkin-Greener, J. Szydlowski, O. Intrator, T. Olsan, J. Karuza, X. Cai, S. Gao, S. Gillespie Tags: Research Source Type: research

Provider-performed microscopy empowers PAs at the point of care
This article reviews two microscopy techniques, the saline wet mount and the potassium hydroxide (KOH) preparation, and discusses their indications for use. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: CME: Primary Care Source Type: research

Examining, diagnosing, and treating benign anorectal conditions
Anorectal pain and discomfort are common complaints in the general population, and can stem from a number of possible causes. Often, the complaints present in the primary care setting and can be adequately evaluated, diagnosed, and treated without the need for referral to a colorectal specialist. Proper evaluation and diagnosis can result in prompt, effective patient care. Recognition of red flags should prompt immediate referral to a colorectal specialist for further evaluation. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Pediatric Ambulatory and Hospital Networks for Surveillance and Clinical Epidemiology of Community-Acquired Infections
Care of infectious diseases (prevention, diagnosis, and treatment) represents a large part of the activity of pediatric practices as well as primary care, emergency departments, and hospitals. The bacterial and viral species involved in pediatric community-acquired infections (CAIs) can induce severe, moderate, or mild diseases, which require care by hospitalization, emergency departments, or first-line clinicians. For example, pneumococcus manifests as a spectrum of diseases ranging from severe invasive diseases, such as meningitis, bacteremic pneumonia, and bacteremia, to less severe but more frequent diseases, such as a...
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - February 22, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Corinne Levy, Fran çois Vie le Sage, Emmanuelle Varon, Martin Chalumeau, Emmanuel Grimprel, Robert Cohen Tags: European Pediatric Association Source Type: research

Strategies to improve recruitment to randomised trials.
CONCLUSIONS: The literature on interventions to improve recruitment to trials has plenty of variety but little depth. Only 3 of 72 comparisons are supported by high-certainty evidence according to GRADE: having an open trial and using telephone reminders to non-responders to postal interventions both increase recruitment; a specialised way of developing participant information leaflets had little or no effect. The methodology research community should improve the evidence base by replicating evaluations of existing strategies, rather than developing and testing new ones. PMID: 29468635 [PubMed - as supplied by publish...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - February 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Treweek S, Pitkethly M, Cook J, Fraser C, Mitchell E, Sullivan F, Jackson C, Taskila TK, Gardner H Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Mini-Cog for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease dementia and other dementias within a primary care setting.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a limited number of studies evaluating the accuracy of the Mini-Cog for the diagnosis of dementia in primary care settings. Given the small number of studies, the wide range in estimates of the accuracy of the Mini-Cog, and methodological limitations identified in most of the studies, at the present time there is insufficient evidence to recommend that the Mini-Cog be used as a screening test for dementia in primary care. Further studies are required to determine the accuracy of Mini-Cog in primary care and whether this tool has sufficient diagnostic test accuracy to be useful as a screening test in t...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - February 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Seitz DP, Chan CC, Newton HT, Gill SS, Herrmann N, Smailagic N, Nikolaou V, Fage BA Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Ischemic heart disease and ankylosing spondylitis —assessing the role of inflammation
AbstractTo assess the association of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and ischemic heart disease (IHD) compared to traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Primary care and hospital records of patients with AS were analyzed, using the largest health maintenance organization in Israel, the “Clalit” Health Services data. These patients were compared with age- and gender-matched controls regarding the proportion of IHD in a cross-sectional study. Parameters including socioeconomic status, body mass index (BMI), smoking habits, and coexistent medical conditions hypertension, hyperlip idemia, and diabetes mellitus (...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - February 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research

Cladribine for highly active relapsing multiple sclerosis
This article summarises its dosing and monitoring requirements, efficacy in the CLARITY trial and place in therapy. (Source: Prescriber)
Source: Prescriber - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Steve Chaplin Tags: New Product Source Type: research

New ways of dealing with new psychoactive substances
In 2016, the Psychoactive Substances Act came into force to address increasing concerns about the use of new psychoactive substances (NPS), also known as designer drugs or ‘legal highs’. But how big is the problem, and what impact is the new Act likely to have? (Source: Prescriber)
Source: Prescriber - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Mark Greener Tags: Analysis Source Type: research

Prescribing and monitoring non ‐biological DMARDs
This article provides an overview of the main recommendations of the new guideline. (Source: Prescriber)
Source: Prescriber - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Steve Chaplin Tags: Guidelines Source Type: research

Diagnosis and management of Parkinson's disease in adults
This article provides a summary of the new guidance. (Source: Prescriber)
Source: Prescriber - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Steve Chaplin Tags: New from NICE Source Type: research

Can pharmacists promote self ‐care using digital technology?
Health professionals are increasingly making use of digital technology such as healthcare apps to improve patient outcomes. Here, the authors discuss the findings of their discovery project to investigate whether community pharmacists can successfully promote patient self‐care using the Simple Florence text messaging system (Flo) and the Manage Your Health (MYH) app. (Source: Prescriber)
Source: Prescriber - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Tania Cork, David Sanzeri, Ruth Chambers, Chris Chambers Tags: Research Source Type: research

Accounting for cardiovascular risk when prescribing NSAIDs
This article discusses the potential mechanisms involved and how the risk can be minimised. (Source: Prescriber)
Source: Prescriber - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: David Laight Tags: Medicines Optimisation Source Type: research

Management of genital herpes: a guide for GPs
This article discusses the diagnosis of genital herpes, the treatment options available and the GP's role in management. (Source: Prescriber)
Source: Prescriber - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Eleanor Draeger Tags: Prescribing in Practice Source Type: research

Administrative reform and pay ‐for‐performance methods of primary health service delivery: A comparison of 3 health districts in Cambodia, 2006‐2012
This study analyses these reforms and compares outcomes in 3 health districts. The study analysed routine quantitative data for primary care service delivery by using the interrupted time series method. Qualitative data were collected from key informant interviews. Both the level and the trend line of key service delivery indicators during earlier contracting/P4P models were at least maintained and in most cases increased with the move to internal contracting. The results of the interrupted time series analysis were mixed, mainly due to contextual issues. Qualitative results indicated an increased sense of local ownership ...
Source: The International Journal of Health Planning and Management - February 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Keovathanak Khim, Rohan Jayasuriya, Peter Leslie Annear Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Racial/Ethnic Differential Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Health Care Access
ConclusionMedicaid expansion improved access to primary care, but it had differential effects among racial/ethnic groups resulting in mixed effects on disparities. Further research is necessary to develop tailored policy tools for racial/ethnic groups. (Source: Health Services Research)
Source: Health Services Research - February 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Dahai Yue, Petra W. Rasmussen, Ninez A. Ponce Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Nonmedical Prescription Drug Use Among Adolescents: Global Epidemiological Evidence for Prevention, Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis paper reviews the most recent epidemiological evidence on adolescent NMPD use. Particular attention is given to prevention, assessment and diagnosis of disorder, and treatment.Recent FindingsWhile international in scope, global evidence is only available for NMPD use, morbidity, and mortality estimates. Prevention strategies, assessment, and treatment are US-centric. The literature on prevention strategies lacks high-quality evidence. Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of NMPD use disorder have more robust evidence bases. Despite this, screening for NMPD (and other drug) use disorders is inf...
Source: Current Addiction Reports - February 22, 2018 Category: Addiction Source Type: research

Interprofessional transformation of clinical education: The first six years of the Veterans Affairs Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education.
Authors: Harada ND, Traylor L, Rugen KW, Bowen JL, Smith CS, Felker B, Ludke D, Tonnu-Mihara I, Ruberg JL, Adler J, Uhl K, Gardner AL, Gilman SC Abstract This paper describes the Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education (CoEPCE), a seven-site collaborative project funded by the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) within the Veterans Health Administration of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The CoEPCE was established to fulfill OAA's vision of large-scale transformation of the clinical learning environment within VA primary care settings. This was accomplished by funding new Centers wi...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - February 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Enablers and barriers to the development of interprofessional collaboration between physicians and osteopaths: A mixed methods study.
Authors: Morin C, Desrosiers J, Gaboury I Abstract Osteopathy is a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that is growing in popularity. Increasing numbers of parents are seeking pediatric osteopathic care in addition to conventional medical care. Information about the development of interprofessional collaboration (IPC) between these practitioners is scarce. This explanatory sequential mixed methods study aimed to explore enablers of and barriers to the development of IPC between physicians and osteopaths involved with pediatric patients in primary care in Quebec, Canada. Postal questionnaires about collabor...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - February 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Primary care trusts provide poor information for practice based commissioning
(Source: BMJ News)
Source: BMJ News - February 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Depression Screening, Treatment Can Improve Outcomes of Individuals With HIV
The more days that an adult living with HIV spends depressed, the greater the risk he or she will miss appointments for HIV primary care, experience HIV treatment failure, and/or die prematurely, according to astudy published today inJAMA Psychiatry.“Even modest increases in time spent depressed led to clinically meaningful upticks in negative outcomes,” lead author Brian Pence, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, toldPsychiatric News by email. “The implication [of these findings] is that regular depression screening and rapid, evidence-based depression treatment—by shortening...
Source: Psychiatr News - February 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Brian Pence Center for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems. CNICS depression HIV JAMA Psychiatry missed appointments PHQ-9 viral load Source Type: research

Impending rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm and aortoenteric fistula formation
An 81-year-old man presented to a local general practitioner with complaints of passage of black stools for 3  days, followed by nausea and abdominal discomfort. His medical history included hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and remote smoking. Five years ago he was noted to have a small abdominal aortic aneurysm measuring 35 mm in diameter. While being examined by the local general practitioner, he became hy potensive and had a syncopal episode. Blood analysis showed anemia, with a hemoglobin level of 9.4 g/dL. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - February 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Takuya Narita, Kimiyuki Shirayama Tags: Vascular images Source Type: research

Cancer Nurses Can Bridge the Gap Between the Specialist Cancer Care and Primary Care Settings to Facilitate Shared-Care Models
No abstract available (Source: Cancer Nursing)
Source: Cancer Nursing - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

Effective translation of a type-2 diabetes primary prevention programme into routine primary care: the PreDE cluster randomised clinical trial
There is a growing interest in the translation into real-world clinical practice of the favourable results obtained by clinical trials in the prevention of type-2 diabetes (T2D) through educational interventions to change lifestyles [1 –4]. Nevertheless, T2D has become one of the main causes of morbidity and early mortality in most countries and, due to the dramatic increase in recently diagnosed cases, T2D and its complications have become an important public health problem worldwide [5]. Given evidence from several experimenta l studies that interventions focused on the promotion of physical activity and healthy di...
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - February 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Alvaro S ánchez, Carmen Silvestre, Natalia Campo, Gonzalo Grandes, on behalf of the Prede Group Source Type: research

Assessing the equivalence of Web-based and paper-and-pencil questionnaires using differential item and test functioning (DIF and DTF) analysis: a case of the Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire (4DSQ)
ConclusionsIRT-based DIF and DTF analysis is demonstrated as a way to assess the equivalence of Web-based and P&P questionnaire modalities. Data obtained with the Web-based 4DSQ are equivalent to data obtained with the P&P version. (Source: Quality of Life Research)
Source: Quality of Life Research - February 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The association of aspirin use with severity of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a retrospective cohort study
The association of aspirin use with severity of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a retrospective cohort study, Published online: 21 February 2018; doi:10.1038/s41533-018-0074-xThe association of aspirin use with severity of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a retrospective cohort study (Source: npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine)
Source: npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Tadahiro Goto Mohammad Kamal Faridi Carlos A. Camargo Kohei Hasegawa Source Type: research

Real-world comparison of HbA1c reduction at 6-, 12- and 24-months by primary care provider type
In medical ambulatory care, chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes mellitus, are often managed by physicians in a group practice, using a chronic care model (CCM). The CCM is based on four key pillars: self-management support, delivery system design, decision support, and clinical information systems [1]. Care delivery is patient-centered, using a coordinated care approach with inter-professional collaboration to meet patient needs. The goal is to deliver personalized care that is coordinated and efficient, and results in quality outcomes [2]. (Source: Primary Care Diabetes)
Source: Primary Care Diabetes - February 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Patricia A. Marin, James F. Bena, Nancy M. Albert Tags: Original research Source Type: research

A stakeholder visioning exercise to enhance chronic care and the integration of community pharmacy services
Collaboration between relevant stakeholders in health service planning enables service contextualization and facilitates its success and integration into practice. Although community pharmacy services (CPSs) aim to improve patients' health and quality of life, their integration in primary care is far from ideal. Key stakeholders for the development of a CPS intended at preventing cardiovascular disease were identified in a previous stakeholder analysis. Engaging these stakeholders to create a shared vision is the subsequent step to focus planning directions and lay sound foundations for future work. (Source: Research in So...
Source: Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy - February 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: L. Franco-Trigo, J. Tudball, D. Fam, S.I. Benrimoj, D. Sabater-Hern ández Source Type: research

Recent Development in Immunotherapy and Impact on Primary Care Practitioners
This article, part 1 of 2, on immunotherapy aims to provide primary care nurse practitioners with an overview on the categories of immunotherapies, their mechanism of actions, and a brief toxicity profile. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Yeshu Conn Tags: Feature Article Source Type: research

Development of a new screening tool for neuromotor development in children aged two – the neuromotor 5 min exam 2-year-old version (N5E2)
In this study, as an initial attempt to examine the utility of the N5E2, the inter-rater reliability on scoring for the individual items in this scale was assessed. (Source: Brain and Development)
Source: Brain and Development - February 21, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Sayaka Aoki, Keiji Hashimoto, Hidetoshi Mezawa, Yuhei Hatakenaka, Kahoko Yasumitsu-Lovell, Narufumi Suganuma, Yukihiro Ohya, Philip Wilson, Elisabeth Fernell, Yoko Kamio, Christopher Gillberg Tags: Original article Source Type: research

The benefits of co-location in primary care practices: the perspectives of general practitioners and patients in 34 countries
There is no clear evidence as to whether the co-location of primary care professionals in the same facility positively influences their way of working and the quality of healthcare as perceived by patients. Th... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - February 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: M. Bonciani, W. Sch äfer, S. Barsanti, S. Heinemann and P. P. Groenewegen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

15 Years of Experience with Biphasic Insulin Aspart 30 in Type 2 Diabetes
AbstractSince clinical experience with biphasic insulin aspart 30 (BIAsp 30) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) was reviewed in 2012 after 10  years of use worldwide, additional studies have been published that highlight new aspects, including use in real-world populations. Evidence from 35 new studies confirms and builds upon previous work indicating that BIAsp 30 continues to have pharmacodynamic and clinical advantages over biphasic h uman insulin (BHI 30), including in real-world practice with unselected populations of patients. BIAsp 30 has also been shown to be safe and efficacious as an add-on to dipeptidyl pep...
Source: Drugs in R&D - February 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research