Category archives for Volume 5 Issue 4

An automated management system for the community health service in China 

survey patient safety culture in a county hospital

An automated management system for the community health service in China  pp. 311-321(11) Authors: Hu, Hongpu; Zhang, Yue; Liu, Hongyan; Wang, Bingqian; Wan, Yanli Objective: To explore a useful tool for health administrative departments to manage the community health service (CHS). Methods: On the basis of existing health laws and regulations in China, we describe the design of […]

Survey and analysis of patient safety culture in a county hospital 

Survey and analysis of patient safety culture in a county hospital  pp. 299-310(12) Authors: Zhao, Xingxing; Liu, Weiwei; Wang, Yuanyuan; Zhang, Li Objective: This study aimed to survey patient safety culture in a county hospital and to provide evidence for strategies to improve patient safety culture. Methods: Nine hundred and thirty-two medical staff in a county hospital were […]

Additive manufacturing techniques and their biomedical applications 

Additive manufacturing techniques and their biomedical applications  pp. 286-298(13) Authors: Liu, Yujing; Wang, Wei; Zhang, Lai-Chan Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as three-dimensional (3D) printing, is gaining increasing attention in medical fields, especially in dental and implant areas. Because AM technologies have many advantages in comparison with traditional technologies, such as the ability to manufacture patient-specific […]

A case of probable sporadic Creutzfeldt‐Jakob disease

Jacob disease

A case of probable sporadic Creutzfeldt‐Jakob disease  pp. 282-285(4) Author: Hussein, Norita DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0121 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a fatal neurodegenerative brain disease. The author describes a case presented to primary care clinic whereby neuropsychiatric symptoms were the patient’s initial presentation which later manifested with declining cognitive impairment, myoclonus and extrapyramidal symptoms. A typical abnormal magnetic resonance […]

Seguin Form Board as an intelligence tool for young children in an Indian urban slum 

Seguin Form Board as an intelligence tool for young children in an Indian urban slum  pp. 275-281(7) Authors: Koshy, Beena; Thomas T, Hannah Mary; Samuel, Prasanna; Sarkar, Rajiv; Kendall, Scott; Kang, Gagandeep DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0118 Objective: The present study evaluates the concurrent and predictive validity of the Seguin Form Board Test (SFBT) as an intelligence tool for children in […]

Assessment of family physicians’ knowledge of childhood autism

Assessment of family physicians’ knowledge of childhood autism  pp. 266-274(9) Author: Hend, Mikhail Salam DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0136 Objective: This study aimed to assess the knowledge of family physicians regarding childhood autism. Methods: The study is a one-way cross-sectional descriptive study, conducted between January and March 2017. The study involved 70 family physicians who were working and/or studying for a master […]

Counseling strategies for nutritional anemia by family physicians in Saudi Arabia, 2016: Implication for training

counseling strategies

Counseling strategies for nutritional anemia by family physicians in Saudi Arabia, 2016: Implication for training  pp. 259-265(7) Authors: Elfakki, Fakhralddin Abbas Mohammed; AlBarrak, Njood Suliman Muhammed Context: Prevalence of nutritional anemia among Saudi female and children is evident and has been reflected in different studies, most of researchers conclude that there is a gap in dietary counseling […]

Effects of biscuit-type feeding supplementation on the neurocognitive outcomes of HIV-affected school-age children

Effects of biscuit-type feeding supplementation on the neurocognitive outcomes of HIV-affected school-age children: a randomized, double-blind, controlled intervention trial in Kenya  Authors: Khee Loo, Kek; Rizzo, Shemra; Chen, Qiaolin; Weiss, Robert E.; Sugar, Catherine A.; Ettyang, Grace; Ernst, Judith; Samari, Goleen; Neumann, Charlotte G. Objective: To determine if meat or soy protein dietary supplementation will enhance the neurocognitive performance of HIV-affected children at-risk of malnutrition […]

Prevalence of and risk factors for eclampsia in pregnant women in India

prevalence of eclampsia in India

Authors: Agrawal, Sutapa; Walia, Gagandeep K.; Staines-Urias, Eleonora; Casas, Juan P.; Millett, Christopher Eclampsia is a potentially fatal disorder in pregnant women and remains an important cause of maternal and perinatal child morbidity and death worldwide. We aimed to assess the prevalence of and risk factors for convulsions (not occurring from fever) during pregnancy in Indian women. Convulsion is a […]

Family medicine and community health have borderless health topics

wei wang

Family medicine and community health have borderless health topics  Author: Wang, Wei 2016 and 2017 have been a time of overturned expectations, full of uncertainty, as evidenced by the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union, the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election and the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria. From the perspective […]