Category archives for Volume 1

Analysis of diffuse interstitial lung disease

active tuberculosis

Retrospective analysis of diffuse interstitial lung disease in 10 hospitals in Tianjin Authors: Peng, Shouchun; Wei, Luqing; Cao, Jie; Liu, Guiying; Lai, Yanping; Jia, Wei; Zheng, Hong; Li, Liyu; Xiao, Yuyan; Li, Nan; Zhang, Naxin Objective: To investigate the constituent ratio and clinical features of diffuse interstitial lung disease (DILD) in Tianjin, and to identify the existing problems of its diagnosis and treatment. Methods: Data of all patients […]

Comprehensive reform of community health service from patients’ perspective

reform of community health service

Comprehensive reform of community health service in east, middle and west regions of China: from patients’ perspective Authors: Qin, Jiangmei; Zhang, Yanchun; Zhang, Lifang; Liu, Liqun; Zhou, Wei; Liu, Cailing; Wang, Likun; Li, Jing Objectives: To analyze the satisfaction of patients with community health service (CHS) and the changes of the CHS delivered before and after the new health reform in different regions of […]

Serum α-fetoprotein level as a biomarker in primary HCC

Relationship between obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and liver fibrosis

Serum α-fetoprotein level as a biomarker for early recurrence after R0 resection in primary hepatocellular carcinoma Authors: Li, Songpeng; Wu, Liqun Objectives: To investigate the impact of serum α-fetoprotein (AFP) levels on survival and early recurrence after R0 resection in primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: We retrospectively analyzed clinical data of 582 patients with primary HCC (male: 488, female: […]

Ischemic stroke: complication of hypertension in Spanish hospital

schemic stroke: complication of hypertension in hospital west of Almeria in Spain

Ischemic stroke: complication of hypertension in hospital west of Almeria in Spain   Authors: Gómez-González, JV; Gil-Extremera, Blas Objective: The aim of this paper was to analyse the etiologic, clinical, and therapeutic characteristics of the ischemic stroke in the comarca of Poniente, Almería, Spain. Methods: An observational descriptive study was carried out from June 2005 to June 2006 in […]

Symptoms of spinal dysfunction mimicking systemic diseases (Ogundana Syndrome)

Spinal Dysfunction

Symptoms of spinal dysfunction mimicking systemic diseases (Ogundana Syndrome): a review of 35 cases treated with manual therapy over 30 years Authors: Egwu, Michael O.; Nwuga, Vincent C.B Objective and Method: Symptoms manifesting in other parts of the body signaling the existence of spinal dysfunction (Ogundana Syndrome) in patients (N = 35, age range 20-56yrs; mean age 36yrs) diagnosed […]

Primary care for cancers at diagnosis and follow-up

Primary care for cancers at diagnosis and follow-up

Primary care for cancers at diagnosis and follow-up: a narrative review Authors: How, Chew Boon; Taher, Sri Wahyu. This paper is concerned about the family physician’s role in early cancer diagnosis and follow-up with his/hers patients who have just been diagnosed with cancer; treatment modalities for cancer; and family physician continuous roles for patients who are under […]

Pulmonary tuberculosis manifesting as ‘tree-in-bud’ opacities on chest radiography

An 18-year-old female student with fevers, weakness, and dysphagia

Pulmonary tuberculosis manifesting as ‘tree-in-bud’ opacities on chest radiography Authors: Khajotia, Rumi R.; Poovaneswaran, Sangeetha. Background: The ‘tree-in-bud’ pattern is an appearance typically seen on HRCT or thin-section computed tomography (CT) chest scan. It is characterized by small centrilobular nodules of soft-tissue attenuation connected to multiple branching linear structures of similar caliber which originate from a single stalk.  Initially described in cases of endobronchial spread […]

Antihypertensive drugs in pregnancy

Antihypertensive drugs in pregnancy

Antihypertensive drugs in pregnancy Authors: Gasnier, Rose; Valério, Edimárlei Gonsales; Lopes Ramos, José Geraldo Chronic hypertension complicates 3%-5% of pregnancies and gestational hypertension occurs in 6% of pregnancies. Preeclampsia complicates 25% of the pregnancies with chronic hypertension, and approximately 15%-45% of the patients with gestational hypertension will develop preeclampsia, a dangerous condition that harms the maternal and fetal […]

Elderly healthcare service at the community health centers

Elderly Health Care

Elderly healthcare service at the community health centers in the Pearl River Delta region, China Authors: Yang, Nan; Wei, Xiaolin; Li, Haitao; Zhang, Zhenzhen; Rodas, Jamie; Wong, Samuel YS; Wong, Martin CS; Gao, Yang; Wang, Jiaji; Li, Donald KT; Tang, Jinling; Griffiths, Sian. Objective: The recent population census showed China had officially become a graying society. In the meantime, China also faces a growing burden of non-communicable diseases. […]

Frequency of C825T G protein β3 subunit gene polymorphism

sedentary lifestyle

Frequency of C825T G protein β3 subunit gene polymorphism and its association with obesity in the Kyrgyz population Authors: Erkin, Mirrakhimov; Olga, Lunegova; Aibek, Mirrakhimov; Alina, Kerimkulova; Nurdin, Starov; Yuliya, Zalesskaya; Saamai, Abilova; Malik, Nabiev; Nazira, Alibaeva; Almaz, Aldashev. Objective:To examine the frequency of C825T G protein β3 subunit gene polymorphism and its association with obesity of ethnic Kyrgyz. Methods: The study enrolled 210 people, 89 patients […]

Case history: a student in China with depression

Chinese student with depression

Case history: a student in China with depression Author: Murphy, Enda Zhang Nan was a 22-year-old man who was referred to me at my clinic in Shen Yang City, Liaoning Province. He was a college student who lived with his parents and grandparents in their 3 bedroom apartment. Zhang reported that he was finding college increasingly difficult to cope with. Last year […]

Tunneled peritoneal catheters for the palliative therapy of malignant ascites

Four-year dynamic observation and study on standardized management of elderly patients with 2 diabetes in Beijing Yongding Road Community

Tunneled peritoneal catheters for the palliative therapy of malignant ascites Authors: Ryan, Yvonne; Lyons, Karen; Hansen, John; O’Gorman, Aisling. Objective: Malignant ascites presents difficult management issues in the palliative care population and results in distressing symptoms and recurrent hospital admissions. The palliative care services in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital have been using radiologically guided tunneled peritoneal catheters for the […]

Abdominal pain beyond belief ‐ the case of Billy ‘Munchausen’

abdominal-pain

Abdominal pain beyond belief ‐ the case of Billy ‘Munchausen Author: Murtagh, John Billy was one of those patients who haunts every practice. Completely self-indulgent and doctor-dependent, he was reliant on every drug that would help blot out reality: alcohol, pethidine, morphine, amphetamines and (in those days) Relaxa Tabs. His medical records carried the somewhat elitist […]

Cochrane Updates & NICE Guidelines Volume 1 Issue 2

neuropathic-pain

Cochrane Updates & NICE Guidelines Volume 1 Issue 2 Practical Evidence About Real Life Situations (PEARLS) are succinct summaries of Cochrane Systematic Reviews for primary care practitioners. PEARLS provide guidance on whether a treatment is effective or ineffective, prepared as an educational resource and not replacing clinician judgment in the management of individual cases. Limited […]

Efficiency of community health service in urban and suburban areas of Shanghai

Great efforts are needed to develop primary medical service in China: correcting the mistranslation of “Primary Health Care” as the first step

Efficiency of community health service in urban and suburban areas of Shanghai: based on production function Authors: Zhang, An; Xia, Wen; Bao, Yong Objective: To analyze the efficiency of community health service in urban and suburban areas of Shanghai. Methods: Fifty community health centers in Shanghai that registered to create “National Demonstration Community Health Center” in 2013 were included in […]

Separation of Revenue and Expenditure increases first contact care in community health centers

Revenue and Expenditure

Separation of Revenue and Expenditure increases first contact care in community health centers among community residents   Authors: Guo, Hong; Liang, Xiaoyun; Jin, Chenggang Objective: To evaluate the impact of Separation of Revenue and Expenditure (SRE) on the first contact care in community health centers (CHCs) among community residents. Methods: Data was obtained through questionnaire survey before and after […]