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  1. Older adults are more prone to increasing comorbidities and polypharmacy. Polypharmacy is associated with inappropriate prescribing and an increased risk of adverse effects. This study examined the effect of p...

    Authors: George Doumat, Darine Daher, Mira Itani, Lina Abdouni, Khalil El Asmar and Georges Assaf
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:120
  2. Topical corticosteroids (TCS) are commonly available in community pharmacies and are used in skin conditions like atopic dermatitis and psoriasis among others. Problems such as overuse, use of potent steroids ...

    Authors: Abigail Dayang Nathan, Pathiyil Ravi Shankar and Chandrashekhar T. Sreeramareddy
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:119
  3. Due to the nature of their work, general practitioners (GPs) need to be up to date with evidence in various medical domains. While much synthesised research evidence is easily accessible nowadays, in practice,...

    Authors: Christine Arnold, Patrick Hennrich, Michel Wensing and Charlotte Ullrich
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:118
  4. Community participation is one of the principles of primary health care (PHC). However, it has not been adequately institutionalized due to numerous barriers. Therefore, the present study is conducted to ident...

    Authors: Kamal Gholipour, Azad Shokri, Ali Akbar Yarahmadi, Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Shabnam Iezadi, Deniz Naghibi and Farzam Bidarpoor
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:117
  5. With the ageing population worldwide, falls are becoming a severe and growing health problem. Interprofessional multifactorial fall prevention interventions (FPIs) have effectively prevented falls in community...

    Authors: J. S. C. Muusse, R. Zuidema, M. C. van Scherpenseel and S. J. te Velde
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:116
  6. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major health problem in the western world. Despite a widespread implementation of integrated care programs there are still patients with poorly controlled T2DM. Shared goal...

    Authors: Sara Santos, Michael Pentzek, Attila Altiner, Anne Daubmann, Eva Drewelow, Christian Helbig, Christin Löffler, Susanne Löscher, Karl Wegscheider, Heinz-Harald Abholz, Stefan Wilm and Anja Wollny
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:115
  7. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is an emerging cause of visual impairment and blindness and is often detected in the irreversible stage. General practitioners (GPs) play an essential role in the prevention of DR thr...

    Authors: Yeni Dwi Lestari, Gitalisa Andayani Adriono, Rizka Ratmilia, Christy Magdalena and Ratna Sitompul
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:114
  8. The results of critical illness and life-saving invasive measures during intensive care unit treatment can sometimes lead to lasting physical and psychological impairments. A multicentre randomized controlled ...

    Authors: Linda Sanftenberg, Antina Beutel, Chris Maria Friemel, Robert Philipp Kosilek, Maggie Schauer, Thomas Elbert, Ulf-Dietrich Reips, Sabine Gehrke-Beck, Tomke Schubert, Konrad Schmidt and Jochen Gensichen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:113
  9. The huge increase of refugees to Germany caused a great challenge to the health system. We aimed to examine the level of patient-centredness in medical consultations with refugee patients, aided by video inter...

    Authors: Josephine Nana Hill, Katarina Krüger, Sigrid Boczor, Thomas Kloppe, Olaf von dem Knesebeck and Martin Scherer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:112
  10. Chest pain is a frequent consultation issue in primary care, with coronary artery disease (CAD) being a serious potential cause. Primary care physicians (PCPs) assess the probability for CAD and refer patients...

    Authors: Katja Winkler, Navina Gerlach, Norbert Donner-Banzhoff, Anika Berberich, Jutta Jung-Henrich and Kathrin Schlößler
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:110
  11. In Aotearoa/New Zealand (NZ) general practices diagnose and manage pre-diabetes. This work is important as it has the potential to delay or prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM), reduce NZ’s health inequ...

    Authors: Christine Barthow, Jeremy Krebs and Eileen McKinlay
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:109
  12. In out-of-hours urgent care practices in Germany, physicians of different specialties care for a large number of patients, most of all unknown to them, resulting in a high workload and challenging diagnostic d...

    Authors: Eva Maria Noack, Dagmar Zajontz, Tim Friede, Kai Antweiler, Eva Hummers, Tobias Schmidt, Lea Roddewig, Dominik Schröder and Frank Müller
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:108
  13. Urogenital cancers are common, accounting for approximately 20% of cancer incidence globally. Cancers belonging to the same organ system often present with similar symptoms, making initial management challengi...

    Authors: Knut Holtedahl, Lars Borgquist, Gé A. Donker, Frank Buntinx, David Weller, Christine Campbell, Jörgen Månsson, Victoria Hammersley, Tonje Braaten and Ranjan Parajuli
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:107
  14. Integrating evidence-based interventions for people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) into primary healthcare (PHC) can increase access to care and reduce morbidity, mortality, and population burden. However, fo...

    Authors: Dorothy Mushi, Charlotte Hanlon, Joel M. Francis, Moshiro Candida, Mekdes Demissie and Solomon Teferra
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:106
  15. High quality communication is central to effective primary care. The COVID-19 pandemic led to a dramatic increase in virtual care but little is known about how this may affect communication quality. Adults wit...

    Authors: Avra Selick, Janet Durbin, Yani Hamdani, Jennifer Rayner and Yona Lunsky
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:105
  16. Patients with multimorbidity, having two or more chronic diseases, suffer frequently from undiagnosed common mental health problems and are an increasing challenge in primary care. There is a call to improve c...

    Authors: C. Kappelin, C. Sandlund, J. Westman and C. Wachtler
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:104
  17. Chronic conditions are one of the main determinants of frailty, functional disability, loss of quality of life and the number one cause of death worldwide. This study aimed to describe the survival of patients...

    Authors: Mariana Bandeira-de Oliveira, Teresa Aparicio-González, Isabel del Cura-González, Carmen Suárez-Fernández, Ricardo Rodríguez-Barrientos and Jaime Barrio-Cortes
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:103
  18. Like many developed nations, the prevalence of both older people and type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Singapore is rising. This demographic shift predisposes the population to greater risks of both frailty a...

    Authors: Andrew Kien Han Wee and Rehena Sultana
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:102
  19. Several preventive medications and supplements become inappropriate in the last phase of life due to increased risk of adverse events caused by changed pharmacokinetics, drug-drug interactions, and changed car...

    Authors: Anne Antonisse, Frederieke H. van der Baan, Matthew Grant, Gon Uyttewaal, Cathelijne Verboeket, Hanneke Smits-Pelser, Saskia C. C. M. Teunissen and Eric C. T. Geijteman
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:101
  20. Disentangling nonadherence (NA), drug-drug interactions (DDIs), and disease progression from each other is an important clinical challenge for providers caring for patients with cardiometabolic diseases. NAs a...

    Authors: John W Peabody, Divya Ganesan, Czarlota Valdenor, David Paculdo, Joshua Schrecker, Christopher Westerfield and Rebecca Heltsley
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:100
  21. Obesity is a serious and largely preventable global health problem. Obesity-related electronic health records can be a useful resource to identify and address obesity. The analysis of real-world data from T82-...

    Authors: Rosália Páscoa, Andreia Teixeira, Teresa S. Henriques, Hugo Monteiro, Rosário Monteiro and Carlos Martins
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:99
  22. Chronic disease management is important in primary care. Disease management programmes focus primarily on the respective diseases. The occurrence of multimorbidity and social problems is addressed to a limited...

    Authors: Leslie Michielsen, Erik W.M.A. Bischoff, Tjard Schermer and Miranda Laurant
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:98
  23. Improving access to primary health care is among top priorities for many countries. Advanced Access (AA) is one of the most recommended models to improve timely access to care. Over the past 15 years, the AA m...

    Authors: Mylaine Breton, Isabelle Gaboury, Elisabeth Martin, Michael E. Green, Tara Kiran, Maude Laberge, Janusz Kaczorowski, Noah Ivers, Nadia Deville-Stoetzel, Francois Bordeleau, Christine Beaulieu and Sarah Descoteaux
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:97
  24. Due to their fast turnaround time and user-friendliness, point-of-care tests (POCTs) possess a great potential in primary care. The purpose of the study was to assess general practitioners’ (GPs) perspectives ...

    Authors: Anni Matthes, Florian Wolf, Guido Schmiemann, Ildikó Gágyor, Jutta Bleidorn and Robby Markwart
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:96
  25. Domestic violence is a significant public health issue with survivors experiencing short- and long-term physical, sexual and psychological health issues. Given this, survivors of domestic violence use healthca...

    Authors: Jacqueline Kuruppu, Kitty Novy, Lily Fetter, Sanda Oo and Kelsey Hegarty
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:95
  26. The incidence of spinal cord injury is increasing worldwide. Patients with spinal cord injury and their families face many difficulties during the disease course. Caregivers are more involved with these patien...

    Authors: Nasrin Galehdar and Heshmatolah Heydari
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:94
  27. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global health issue, bringing significant health burden and costs to societies. Increased antibiotic consumption (ABC) is linked to AMR emergence. Some of the known dr...

    Authors: Ioana Ghiga, Emma Pitchforth, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg and Anna Machowska
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:93
  28. Acute bronchitis is one of the most frequent diagnoses in primary care. Scientifically, it is conceptualized as a viral infection. Still, general practitioners (GPs) often prescribe antibiotics for acute bronc...

    Authors: Nadine Schubert, Thomas Kühlein and Larissa Burggraf
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:92
  29. Since March of 2020, the scientific community has been engaged a marathon to answer the different questions that COVID-19 pandemic has brought. During this time, Ethics Committees played an important role in r...

    Authors: Anna Moleras-Serra, Rosa Morros-Pedros, Mónica Monteagudo, Cristina Vedia-Urgell and Ainhoa Gómez-Lumbreras
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:91
  30. Little knowledge exists on the prevalence of recurrent sleep medication prescriptions among primary care patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Our aims were to examine the prevalence of recurrent sleep medicati...

    Authors: Eveliina Heikkala, Jari Jokelainen, Ilona Mikkola, Juha Auvinen and Maria Hagnäs
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:90
  31. Young children are often accompanied by their parent/caregiver when attending primary healthcare visits, where clinical procedures such as anthropometric measurements are conducted. Parents are not typically i...

    Authors: Sarah Rae, Frank Ong, Cindy-Lee Dennis, Jill Hamilton, Eleanor Pullenayegum, Jonathon Maguire and Catherine Birken
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:89
  32. While frank discussion of suicidal thoughts in patients with depression is important for the prevention of suicide, suicide exploration of General Practitioners (GPs) is suboptimal. This study aimed to assess ...

    Authors: Elke Elzinga, Derek P. de Beurs, Aartjan T.F. Beekman, Otto R. Maarsingh and Renske Gilissen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:88
  33. The relationship between supervisors and residents plays a prominent role in the professional development of general practice (GP) residents. When disruptions occur in the normal course of healthcare, due to e...

    Authors: Iris Meljes, Irene Slootweg, Vera Nierkens, Maartje van den Bogaard and Anneke Kramer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:87
  34. International and national guidelines highlight the need for general practitioner involvement during and after active cancer treatment and throughout long-term follow-up care. This paper aimed to evaluate pati...

    Authors: Tiffany Sandell, Heike Schütze, Andrew Miller and Rowena Ivers
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:86
  35. Despite the expected prevalence rise of 98.1% for diabetes between 2010 and 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the anticipated rise of both diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in Malawi from their cu...

    Authors: Prosper Lutala, Peter Nyasulu and Adamson S. Muula
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:85
  36. GPs are on the front line for the identification and management of chronic depression but not much is known of their representations and management of chronic depression.

    Authors: Audrey Linder, Daniel Widmer, Claire Fitoussi, Lucile Gagnebin, Yves de Roten, Jean-Nicolas Despland and Gilles Ambresin
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:83
  37. Hepatitis B is one of the most common viral (HBV)infections that affect the liver. Infection with the virus may result in varying severity of liver disease which may be acute or chronic. Though most people rec...

    Authors: Dora Abaah, Lillian Akorfa Ohene and Charles Ampong Adjei
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:82
  38. Our 10-year programme of community health regeneration and community-based participatory research (CBPR) was initially unknown. However, we succeeded in creating a collaboration between residents, medical staf...

    Authors: Seiji Yamashiro and Keiichiro Kita
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:81
  39. Primary care surveys are a key source of evaluative data; understanding how survey respondents compare to the intended population is important to understand results in context. The objective of this study was ...

    Authors: Shawna Cronin, Allanah Li, Yu Qing Bai, Mehdi Ammi, William Hogg, Sabrina T. Wong and Walter P. Wodchis
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:80
  40. Hypertension is responsible for a huge burden of disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of newly diagnosed hypertension on the occurrence of kidney or cardiovascular events (K/CVEs) and on m...

    Authors: Jesus Martín-Fernández, Tamara Alonso-Safont, Elena Polentinos-Castro, Maria Dolores Esteban-Vasallo, Gloria Ariza-Cardiel, Mª Isabel González-Anglada, Luis Sánchez-Perruca, Gemma Rodríguez-Martínez, Rafael Rotaeche-del-Campo and Amaia Bilbao-González
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:79
  41. Reporting of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) increased globally during the pandemic. General Practice has a central role in identifying and supporting those affected by DVA. Pandemic associated changes in UK...

    Authors: Sharon Dixon, Anna De Simoni, Eszter Szilassy, Elizabeth Emsley, Vari Wileman, Gene Feder, Lucy Downes, Estela Capelas Barbosa, Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths, Chris Griffiths and Anna Dowrick
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:78
  42. Many elderly people wish to die at home but end up dying at the hospital. If the patient wishes to die at home, palliative care provided by General Practitioners (GPs) may increase the chance of dying at home,...

    Authors: Shangavi Balasundram, Anne Holm, Kirstine Skov Benthien, Frans Boch Waldorff, Susanne Reventlow and Gritt Overbeck
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:77
  43. Pharyngitis due to Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci (GAS) is seen as the main indication for antibiotics for sore throat. In primary care settings prescription rates are much higher than the prevalence of G...

    Authors: Hannelore Wächtler, Hanna Kaduszkiewicz, Oskar Kuhnert, Karolina Agata Malottki, Sonja Maaß, Jürgen Hedderich, Birgitt Wiese, Norbert Donner-Banzhoff and Julia Hansmann-Wiest
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:75
  44. Millions of people follow an unhealthy lifestyle in terms of tobacco consumption, hazardous use of alcohol, poor eating habits, and insufficient physical activity. Healthy lifestyles can to a large extent prev...

    Authors: Frida Lundin Gurné, Per-Arne Svensson, Ida Björkman, Eva Lidén and Sofie Jakobsson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:74
  45. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and the main cause of long-term disability in the United States. The significant risk factors of stroke among Hispanics are well-documented. The majority of stroke ...

    Authors: I. Magaly Freytes, Magda K. Schmitzberger, Naiomi Rivera-Rivera, Janet Lopez, Keryl Motta-Valencia, Samuel S. Wu, Tatiana Orozco, Jennifer Hale-Gallardo, Nathaniel Eliazar-Macke, Jennifer H. LeLaurin and Constance R. Uphold
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:73
  46. Collaboration between medical doctors and nurses in the provision of healthcare services has been there for decades. The concept of clinical pharmacy services as a main goal for pharmacy practice is relatively...

    Authors: Manase Kilonzi, Ritah F. Mutagonda, Hamu J. Mlyuka, Dorkasi L. Mwakawanga, Wigilya P. Mikomangwa, Wema A. Kibanga, Alphonce Ignace Marealle, Bertha Mallya, Deogratias Katabalo, Sofia Sanga, Fredrick Kalokola, John Rwegasha, Rose Magambo, John Mmassy, Sungwa Kabissi, Josephine A. Balati…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:72
  47. Telemedicine is becoming integral in primary care hypertension management, and is associated with improved blood pressure control, self-management and cost-effectiveness. This study explored the experiences of...

    Authors: Sok Huang Teo, Evelyn Ai Ling Chew, David Wei Liang Ng, Wern Ee Tang, Gerald Choon Huat Koh and Valerie Hui Ying Teo
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:71

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