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  1. Depression is a major public health concern, which is most pronounced in population segments with a lower social-economic status (SES). E-health interventions for depressive complaints are proven to be effecti...

    Authors: Stephanie S. Leone, Odile Smeets, Suzanne Lokman, Brigitte Boon, Agnes van der Poel, Tessa Van Doesum, Laura Shields-Zeeman, Jeannet Kramer and Filip Smit
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:205
  2. Urinary tract infections are among the most common reason for encounter and subsequent antibiotic prescriptions. Due to the risk of collateral damage and increasing resistance rates, explicit recommendations a...

    Authors: Guido Schmiemann, Falk Hoffmann, Axel Hamprecht and Kathrin Jobski
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:204
  3. Primary care is a relevant pillar in managing not only individual, but also societal medical crises. The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded a rapid response from primary care with interventions in the health care ...

    Authors: Sandra Stengel, Catharina Roth, Amanda Breckner, Lara Cordes, Sophia Weber, Charlotte Ullrich, Frank Peters-Klimm and Michel Wensing
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:203
  4. People with poorly managed diabetes are at greater risk of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease that is not effectively managed can affect glycaemic levels. Diabetes care providers, including general pract...

    Authors: Ajesh George, Prakash Poudel, Ariana Kong, Amy Villarosa, Hanny Calache, Amit Arora, Rhonda Griffiths, Vincent W. Wong, Mark Gussy, Rachel E. Martin and Phyllis Lau
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:202
  5. Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common reasons for primary care visits and is the leading contributor to years lived with disability worldwide. The purpose of this study was to understand the perspectiv...

    Authors: Kyle Vader, Catherine Donnelly, Simon D. French, Colleen Grady, Jonathan C. Hill, Dean A. Tripp, Ashley Williams and Jordan Miller
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:201
  6. The organization of healthcare systems changed significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact on the use of primary care during various key periods in 2020 has been little studied.

    Authors: Philippe Tuppin, Thomas Lesuffleur, Panayotis Constantinou, Alice Atramont, Carole Coatsaliou, Emilie Ferrat, Florence Canouï-Poitrine, Gonzague Debeugny and Antoine Rachas
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:200
  7. Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome (pSS) is a rare autoimmune disease that is difficult to diagnose due to a variety of clinical presentations, resulting in misdiagnosis and late referral to specialists. To improve ea...

    Authors: Jesper T. Dros, Isabelle Bos, Frank C. Bennis, Sytske Wiegersma, John Paget, Chiara Seghieri, Jaime Barrio Cortés and Robert A. Verheij
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:199
  8. In previous studies, we investigated the effects of a care manager intervention for patients with depression treated in primary health care. At 6 months, care management improved depressive symptoms, remission...

    Authors: Sandra af Winklerfelt Hammarberg, Cecilia Björkelund, Shabnam Nejati, Maria Magnil, Dominique Hange, Irene Svenningsson, Eva-Lisa Petersson, Malin André, Camilla Udo, Nashmil Ariai, Lars Wallin, Carl Wikberg and Jeanette Westman
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2022 23:198
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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

  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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

  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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

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