Category archives for Volume 1 Issue 2

Challenges in the provision of community aged care in China

archives of reviews

Challenges in the provision of community aged care in China Authors: Yang, Hui; Browning, Colette; Thomas, Shane Objective: Population ageing in China is a significant challenge for the Chinese government, the society and Chinese people. The dramatic process of population ageing together with social and economic diversity in China has created issues in the availability, equality and sustainability of […]

Two cases of a super mimic

super mimic

Two cases of a super mimic Author: Murtagh, John Case 1 History: Ching, a 38 year old school teacher, presented with a 14 day history of tiredness, weakness, anorexia and mouth ulcers. She said that for the past 12 months her health had been poor and that she had struggled to inject much energy into her work. […]

Alternative sampling methods for collection of urine specimens

alternative sampling methods

Diagnostic technology: alternative sampling methods for collection of urine specimens in older adults Authors: Latour, Katrien; Plüddemann, Annette; Thompson, Matthew; Catry, Boudewijn; Price, Christopher P; Heneghan, Carl; Buntinx, Frank. Clinical Question: Which sampling methods other than in-andout catheterization or suprapubic aspiration can be used to collect valid uncontaminated urine specimens for microbiological culture in older adults? Background, Current Practice and Advantages over Existing Technology: Urinary tract infections […]

Analysis on necessity of community health service development

Preparation of a questionnaire for disease knowledge-attitude-practice awareness of patients with remitted schizophrenia based on a structural equation model

Analysis on necessity of community health service development based on limits-to-growth archetype Authors: Li, Liqing; Zhou, Xiaojun Objective: To analyze the necessity of community health service (CHS) development in Jiangxi province based on the current status of healthcare in Jiangxi Province. Method: The study did a systematic survey on the CHS development among health service organizations in Jiangxi province. […]

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: […]

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 […]