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09-02-2014 | General practice | Article

Air pollution puts pressure on primary care

Research in Hong Kong shows that air pollution concentrations are significantly associated with the number of consultations for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), contributing to the burden on primary care services.

19-01-2014 | Sleep medicine | Article

Technology increases cognitive behavioral therapy options for insomnia

Web- and telehealth-based delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for treating chronic insomnia, giving rural-dwelling adults more choice and better access to services, researchers report.

14-01-2014 | Gynaecology | Article

Call for long follow-up after CIN3 treatment

Researchers from Sweden say that women who have been treated for cervical precancer should receive lifelong follow-up, after finding that their risk for dying from vaginal or cervical cancer markedly increases after the age of 60 years.

15-12-2013 | General practice | Article

Interactive booklet boosts parents’ RTI confidence

An interactive booklet given to parents in primary care can help them to be more knowledgeable and feel more confident about when and when not to consult a doctor for their child’s respiratory tract infections.

15-12-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Low vitamin D a consequence not a cause of ill health

Low vitamin D status is a marker of ill health rather than an underlying cause of disease, say the authors of a systematic review published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.

25-11-2013 | General practice | Article

Asthma patients ‘too accepting of symptoms’

Researchers from the UK report that patients with asthma continue to overestimate their asthma control, and many accept symptoms as the norm.

17-11-2013 | Respiratory | Article

6MWT does not reflect activity in primary care COPD patients

Researchers have found that functional exercise capacity does not reflect physical activity among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients treated in primary care.

11-11-2013 | Gastroenterology | Article

Reflux surgery challenged for smallest children

US physicians have raised concerns over the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease in small children, especially among infants for whom regurgitation is normal and likely to resolve with conservative treatment

28-10-2013 | Respiratory | Article

Active management boosts patient satisfaction with COPD care

A disease management program for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease based on the Chronic Care Model leads to greater patient satisfaction with care than standard disease management, a randomized trial suggests.

27-10-2013 | General practice | Article

Sore throat clinical score boosts effective antibiotic use

Research published in the BMJ shows that clinical score is as good a guide for antibiotic prescribing as rapid streptococcal antigen detection tests in patients presenting to primary care with sore throat.

24-10-2013 | Respiratory | Article

COPD telemonitoring ‘costly and ineffective’

Results of a UK-based study indicate that telemonitoring adds little benefit to the self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

23-10-2013 | General practice | Article

Pediatric asthma hospitalizations alert to poor disease management

Researchers from Italy say that the majority of hospitalizations for pediatric asthma reflect inadequate disease management rather than disease severity.

21-10-2013 | General practice | Article

Age at onset presents opportunity to improve asthma management

Researchers have shown that age at diagnosis of asthma may influence future outcomes and level of symptom control.

20-10-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Interventions needed to boost hypertension diagnosis in young adults

Diagnosis of hypertension is often delayed in young adults, even if they make regular use of primary healthcare, report researchers.

20-10-2013 | Infectious disease | Article

‘Limit diagnostic investigations’ in children with recurrent CAP

Research shows that pediatric recurrent community-acquired pneumonia in different lung areas is most commonly associated with mild conditions like rhinosinusitis and asthma, and not severe underlying disease.

15-10-2013 | Respiratory | Article

Clinical attention improves QoL in COPD

A study in the primary care setting shows that clinical factors have the greatest influence on improving health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

22-09-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Framingham model predicts hypertension in young adults

The Framingham Heart Study model for predicting short-term risk for hypertension has good discriminatory ability in a biracial population of young adults, say researchers.

15-09-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Financial incentives only partial solution for hypertension control

Providing financial incentives to general practitioners goes some way toward improving hypertension control in their patients, shows research published in JAMA.

12-09-2013 | Respiratory | Article

Phone support boost to COPD patients

Researchers from Australia have found that even brief phone contact from medical professionals can provide benefits to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

08-09-2013 | Sleep medicine | Article

Holes found in primary care insomnia management

Better education and training for management of sleep problems is needed, including a clear primary care pathway to treatment, suggests the experience of patients and clinicians in the UK.