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  1. Acute histoplasmosis is a rare fungal disease in China. This study is aimed to summarize the clinical characteristics of the first large-scale outbreak of imported acute histoplasmosis in Chinese, so as to pro...

    Authors: Yin-yin Peng, Shu-liang Guo, Xiao-feng Yan, Lv-lang Zhang, Jing Wang, Guo-dan Yuan, Gang Qing, Lu-lu Xu and Qian Zhan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:197
  2. Diabetes is a progressive condition requiring long-term medical care and self-management. The ineffective transition from hospital to community or home health care may result in poor glycemic control and incre...

    Authors: Wenhui Zhang, Pei Yang, Hongyan Wang, Xinxin Pan and Yanmei Wang
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:196
  3. Chronotype and chrononutrition, both are emerging research interests in nutritional epidemiology. However, its association with glycemic control in the Asia population is less clear. A better understanding of ...

    Authors: Guey Yong Chong, Satvinder Kaur, Ruzita Abd Talib, See Ling Loy, Hui Yin Tan, Sarjit Singh Harjit Singh, Rosmiza Binti Abdullah, Hanisah Binti Mahmud, Woan Yie Siah and Hui Chin Koo
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:193
  4. Primary healthcare in Norway has first-line responsibility for medical emergencies, including traumas and fractures. Normally, patients with suspected fractures are referred to specialist care. However, some m...

    Authors: Stein Vabo, Knut Steen, Christina Brudvik, Steinar Hunskaar and Tone Morken
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:191
  5. We conducted an integrative review in an attempt to methodically and systematically understand the individual (personal factors) that influence National Health Insurance Scheme [NHIS] enrolment among older adu...

    Authors: Anthony Kwame Morgan, Dina Adei, Williams Agyemang-Duah and Anthony Acquah Mensah
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:190
  6. Authors: Phichayut Phinyo, Titinat Maihom, Areerak Phanphaisarn, Pakorn Kerdsinchai, Ekarat Rattarittamrong, Jayanton Patumanond and Dumnoensun Pruksakorn
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:189

    The original article was published in BMC Family Practice 2020 21:215

  7. Unnecessary antibiotic use is associated with adverse side effects and rising rates of resistance at the individual and population level. This study used a theory-informed approach to identify potentially modi...

    Authors: Michelle Simeoni, Marianne Saragosa, Celia Laur, Laura Desveaux, Kevin Schwartz and Noah Ivers
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:188
  8. Vulnerable pregnant women, defined as women threatened by social, psychological, or physical risk factors, need special support during pregnancy to prevent complications in pregnancy, birth, and childhood. Pro...

    Authors: L. Brygger Venø, L. B. Pedersen, J. Søndergaard, R. K. Ertmann and D. E. Jarbøl
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:187
  9. Currently, population aging has been an obstacle and the spotlight for all countries. Compared with developed countries, problems caused by China’s aging population are more prominent. Beijing, as a typical ex...

    Authors: Ruyi Zhang, Zhiying Zhang, Yingchun Peng, Shaoqi Zhai, Jiaojiao Zhou and Jingjing Chen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:186
  10. Taking care of patients with Covid-19 is regarded as a challenging task for family caregivers. Hence, a Family-Centered Empowerment Model (FCEM) should help them achieve greater psychological strength througho...

    Authors: Mohammad Namazi Nia, Samira Mohajer, Nasser Bagheri and Tahere Sarboozi-hoseinabadi
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:185
  11. Opportunistic recruitment in primary care is challenging due to the inherent unpredictability of incident conditions, and workload and time pressures. Many clinical trials do not recruit to target, leading to ...

    Authors: Oghenekome A. Gbinigie, Anne-Marie Boylan, Christopher C. Butler, Carl J. Heneghan and Sarah Tonkin-Crine
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:184
  12. Palliative patients have to cope with their disease and impending death. Knowing what this means for a patient is crucial for person-centred care. Although guidelines state it is a GP core task to explore exis...

    Authors: Sara T. Busser, Jeanne Rens, Bregje Thoonsen, Yvonne Engels and Anne B. Wichmann
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:182
  13. It seems that caregivers (CGs) may be a reliable source of information for determining health condition of seniors. This might be important for general practitioners (GPs) and facilitate them conducting compre...

    Authors: Anna Pachołek, Karolina Piotrowicz, Jerzy Gąsowski and Tomasz Tomasik
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:181
  14. Shared medical appointments (SMAs) or group consultations have been promoted in primary care to improve workload pressures, resource-use efficiency and patient self-management of long-term conditions (LTCs). H...

    Authors: Fiona Graham, Helen Martin, Jan Lecouturier, Amy O’Donnell, Mei Yee Tang, Katherine Jackson, Falko F. Sniehotta and Eileen Kaner
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:180
  15. Safety netting in primary care is considered an important intervention for managing diagnostic uncertainty. This is the first study to examine how patients understand and interpret safety netting advice around...

    Authors: Georgia B. Black, Sandra van Os, Cristina Renzi, Fiona M. Walter, Willie Hamilton and Katriina L. Whitaker
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:179

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Primary Care 2022 23:195

  16. Family physicians’ diagnostic gut feelings have proved to be valuable. But what about patients’ gut feelings? Research has shown that patients’ gut feelings may contribute to their physicians’ clinical reasoni...

    Authors: C. F. Stolper, M. W. J. van de Wiel, M. A. van Bokhoven, G. J. Dinant and P. Van Royen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:178
  17. To improve the management of childhood urinary tract infections, it is essential to understand the incidence rates, testing and treatment strategy.

    Authors: Hanne A. Boon, Thomas Struyf, Jonas Crèvecoeur, Nicolas Delvaux, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Bert Vaes, Ann Van den Bruel and Jan Y. Verbakel
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:177
  18. Cardiovascular diseases are often accompanied by comorbidities, which require good coordination of care. Especially in fragmented healthcare systems, it is important to apply strategies such as case management...

    Authors: Christine Arnold, Patrick Hennrich and Michel Wensing
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:176
  19. Benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRAs) are often prescribed for long-term use. However, guidelines recommend limiting prescriptions to short-term use (< 4 weeks) to reduce the risk of adverse effects and dep...

    Authors: Aisling Barry, Simon Lewin and Cathal A. Cadogan
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:175
  20. The Danish healthcare system has undergone fundamental organisational changes. In recent years, treatment of most patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) in Denmark...

    Authors: Kim Lee, Signe Beck Titlestad, Birgitte Nørgaard, Niels Bentzen, Jens Søndergaard and Michael Marcussen
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:174
  21. Sentinel networks composed of general practitioners (GPs) represent a powerful tool for epidemiologic surveillance and ad-hoc studies. Globalization necesitates greater international cooperation among sentinel...

    Authors: Andrew Meci, Florence Du Breuil, Ana Vilcu, Thibaud Pitel, Caroline Guerrisi, Quentin Robard, Clément Turbelin, Thomas Hanslik, Louise Rossignol, Cécile Souty and Thierry Blanchon
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:173
  22. Mental disorders such as depression and anxiety are common during pregnancy and postpartum, but are frequently underdiagnosed and untreated. In the last decades, internet-based interventions have emerged as a ...

    Authors: Josephine Beerli, Ulrike Ehlert and Rita T. Amiel Castro
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:172
  23. Prescribed opioid doses > 100 mg oral morphine equivalent (OME) and/or co-prescribing of sedating psychoactive medications increase the risk of unintentional fatal overdose. We describe general practice encoun...

    Authors: Sharon Reid, Carolyn Day, Natalie White, Christopher Harrison, Paul Haber and Clare Bayram
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:171
  24. Between 2 and 43% of patients who receive a new prescription in PC do not initiate their treatments. Non-initiation is associated with poorer clinical outcomes, more sick leave and higher costs to the healthca...

    Authors: Alba Sánchez-Viñas, Carmen Corral-Partearroyo, Montserrat Gil-Girbau, M. Teresa Peñarrubia-María, Carmen Gallardo-González, María-del-Carmen Olmos-Palenzuela, Ignacio Aznar-Lou, Antoni Serrano-Blanco and Maria Rubio-Valera
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:170
  25. Social problems of patients such as family or work-related conflicts as well as financial difficulties affect the individual health situation and the treatment of diseases in general practice. General practiti...

    Authors: Thomas Kloppe, Britta Tetzlaff, Claudia Mews, Thomas Zimmermann and Martin Scherer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:169
  26. To support its ageing population and the increasing need for chronic care in the community, Singapore needs to boost the number of doctors in its primary care workforce. To better understand how to improve doc...

    Authors: Yang Fang, Michael Soljak, Shawn Lien Ler Tan, Stephen Peckham, Tze Lee Tan and Helen E. Smith
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:168
  27. The potential for data collected in general practice to be linked and used to address health system challenges of maintaining quality care, accessibility and safety, including pandemic support, has led to an i...

    Authors: Richard J. Varhol, Sean Randall, James H. Boyd and Suzanne Robinson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:167
  28. In organ transplantation, all patients must follow a complex treatment regimen for the rest of their lives. Hence, patients play an active role in the continuity of the care process in the form of self-managem...

    Authors: Hamidreza Abtahi, Reza Safdari and Marsa Gholamzadeh
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:166
  29. The caregivers of patients with covid-19 face constant responsibilities such as providing personal, health, and social care to family, which can be physically, and emotionally exhausting resulting in a conside...

    Authors: Hojjat Sheikhbardsiri, Asghar Tavan, Parya Jangipour Afshar, Sahar Salahi and Majid Heidari-Jamebozorgi
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:165
  30. A complex drug treatment might pose a barrier to safe and reliable drug administration for patients. Therefore, a novel tool automatically analyzes structured medication data for factors possibly contributing ...

    Authors: Viktoria S. Wurmbach, Steffen J. Schmidt, Anette Lampert, Simone Bernard, Andreas D. Meid, Eduard Frick, Michael Metzner, Stefan Wilm, Achim Mortsiefer, Bettina Bücker, Attila Altiner, Lisa Sparenberg, Joachim Szecsenyi, Frank Peters-Klimm, Petra Kaufmann-Kolle, Petra A. Thürmann…
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:164
  31. Depression is a common mental disorder in family practice with an impact on global health. The aim of this study is to provide insight in the trends of epidemiological measures as well as pharmacological treat...

    Authors: Roosje Walrave, Simon Gabriël Beerten, Pavlos Mamouris, Kristien Coteur, Marc Van Nuland, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Lidia Casas and Bert Vaes
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:163
  32. Adolescence is a critical period in human life, associated with reduced physical activity and increased sedentary behaviors. In this systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis, we evaluated the associat...

    Authors: Purya Haghjoo, Goli Siri, Ensiye Soleimani, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi and Samira Alesaeidi
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:161
  33. Frailty is a highly prevalent clinical syndrome increasing older people’s vulnerability to risk of adverse outcomes. Better frailty identification through expanded screening implementation has been advocated w...

    Authors: Rachel C. Ambagtsheer, Mavourneen G. Casey, Michael Lawless, Mandy M. Archibald, Solomon Yu, Alison Kitson and Justin J. Beilby
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:160
  34. Health data is important, however, not always well managed. The aim of this study was to investigate the experiences of patients and primary care physicians, their expectations and the obstacles encountered wh...

    Authors: Kadri Suija, Laura Alexandra Mardo, Reet Laidoja, Siim Nahkur, Anu Parvelo and Ruth Kalda
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:159
  35. Government-subsidised general practice management plans (GPMPs) facilitate chronic disease management; however, impact on cardiovascular disease (CVD) is unknown. We aimed to determine utilisation and impact o...

    Authors: Genevieve Coorey, Anna Campain, John Mulley, Tim Usherwood, Julie Redfern, Mark Harris, Nicholas Zwar, Sharon Parker, Enrico Coiera and David Peiris
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:157
  36. At the onset of COVID-19, there was a rapid expansion of telehealth (video/telephone) visits to maintain delivery of primary care (PC) services at the Veterans Health Administration (VA). This study examines p...

    Authors: Claudia Der-Martirosian, Karen Chu, W. Neil Steers, Tamar Wyte-Lake, Michelle D. Balut, Aram Dobalian, Leonie Heyworth, Neil M. Paige and Lucinda Leung
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:155
  37. Benzydamine for oromucosal use is indicated in the relief of pain and irritation of the mouth and throat. It is an indazole derivative, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, with combined local anesthetic and ...

    Authors: Desiderio Passali, Maria Felice Arezzo, Alessandra De Rose, Gianmarco De Simone, Gianluigi Forte, Michalina Jablko-Musial and Ralph Mösges
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:154
  38. Studies consider the clinical encounter as linear, comprising six phases (opening, problem presentation, history-taking, physical examination, diagnosis, treatment and closing). This study utilizes formal conv...

    Authors: Maram Khazen, Erin E. Sullivan, Jason Ramos, Maria Mirica, Mark Linzer, Gordon D. Schiff and Andrew P. J. Olson
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:153
  39. Breast cancer survivors can be at high risk of having work-related problems. Previous studies suggest that GPs could discuss work participation with cancer patients and provide guidance.

    Authors: Marie-Christine Sarfo, Kristel M. van Asselt, Monique H. Frings-Dresen, Femke de Jong, Nynke van Dijk and Angela G. E. M. de Boer
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:152
  40. Our goals are to quantify the impact on acute care utilization of a specialized COVID-19 clinic with an integrated remote patient monitoring program in an academic medical center and further examine these data...

    Authors: Stacie Vilendrer, Anna Lestoquoy, Maja Artandi, Linda Barman, Kendell Cannon, Donn W. Garvert, Douglas Halket, Laura M. Holdsworth, Sara Singer, Laura Vaughan and Marcy Winget
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:151
  41. Guideline adherence is generally high in Dutch general practices. However, the prescription of insulins to type 2 diabetes mellitus patients is often not in line with the guideline, which recommends NPH insuli...

    Authors: M. Dankers, M. J. E. van den Berk-Bulsink, M. van Dalfsen-Slingerland, H.J.M.G. Nelissen-Vrancken, A. K. Mantel-Teeuwisse and L. van Dijk
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:150
  42. PCR testing is considered the gold standard for SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis but its results are earliest available hours to days after testing. Rapid antigen tests represent a diagnostic tool enabling testing at the ...

    Authors: Jörn Rohde, Wolfgang Himmel, Clemens Hofinger, Thiên-Trí Lâm, Hanna Schrader, Julia Wallstabe, Oliver Kurzai and Ildikó Gágyor
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:149
  43. Screening for diabetes distress is recommended when caring for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in primary healthcare (PHC). The 5-item Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID-5) scale is widely used to m...

    Authors: Hazem A. Sayed Ahmed, Samar F. Mohamed, Mona Mostafa, Sally Fawzy Elotla, Asghar Shah, Jaffer Shah and Ahmed Mahmoud Fouad
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:148

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