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  1. Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) is a common disease that often remains undetected and causes severe disturbance especially in postmenopausal women. Therefore, national recommendations promoting early pHPT d...

    Authors: Sofia Dalemo, Per Hjerpe, Henrik Ohlsson, Robert Eggertsen, Juan Merlo and Kristina Bengtsson Boström
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:43
  2. Patient outcomes are poorly affected by lifestyle advice in general practice. Promoting lifestyle behavior change require that nurses shift from simple advice giving to a more counseling-based approach. The cu...

    Authors: Renate Jansink, Jozé Braspenning, Trudy van der Weijden, Glyn Elwyn and Richard Grol
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:41
  3. Sexual problems are common among people with coronary heart disease and can adversely affect patients' quality of life. GPs are ideally placed to deal with these problems. Research suggests that GPs are reluct...

    Authors: Molly Byrne, Sally Doherty, Hannah M McGee and Andrew W Murphy
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:40
  4. Sexually transmitted infections (STI) care in the Netherlands is primarily provided by general practitioners (GPs) and specialized STI centers. STI surveillance is based on data from STI centers, which show in...

    Authors: Ingrid VF van den Broek, Robert A Verheij, Christel E van Dijk, Femke DH Koedijk, Marianne AB van der Sande and Jan EAM van Bergen
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:39
  5. Written prescriptions of physical activity have increased in popularity. Such schemes have mostly been evaluated in terms of efficacy in clinical trials. This study reports on a physical activity prescription ...

    Authors: Matti E Leijon, Preben Bendtsen, Agneta Ståhle, Kerstin Ekberg, Karin Festin and Per Nilsen
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:38
  6. The value and utility of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in non-insulin treated T2DM has yet to be clearly determined. Findings from studies in this population have been inconsistent, due mainly to des...

    Authors: William Polonsky, Lawrence Fisher, Charles Schikman, Deborah Hinnen, Christopher Parkin, Zhihong Jelsovsky, Linda Amstutz, Matthias Schweitzer and Robin Wagner
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:37
  7. Suspicious pigmented lesions are a common presenting problem in general practice consultations; while the majority are benign a small minority are melanomas. Differentiating melanomas from other pigmented lesi...

    Authors: Fiona M Walter, Helen C Morris, Elka Humphrys, Per N Hall, Ann Louise Kinmonth, A Toby Prevost, Edward CF Wilson, Nigel Burrows, Paul Norris, Margaret Johnson and Jon Emery
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:36
  8. Scientific evidence for the frequency of monitoring of type 2 diabetes patients is lacking. If three-monthly control in general practice could be reduced to six-monthly control in some patients, this would on ...

    Authors: Paulien R Wermeling, Maureen van den Donk, Kees J Gorter, G Ardine de Wit, Yolanda van der Graaf and Guy EHM Rutten
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:35
  9. The Stemming the Tide of Antibiotic Resistance (STAR) Educational Program aims to enhance the quality of antibiotic prescribing and raise awareness about antibiotic resistance among general medical practitione...

    Authors: Marie-Jet Bekkers, Sharon A Simpson, Frank Dunstan, Kerry Hood, Monika Hare, John Evans and Christopher C Butler
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:34
  10. There is little available data regarding the epidemiology of herpes zoster (HZ) in Spain. This study's main goal was to estimate the annual incidence of HZ in the Autonomous Community of Valencia.

    Authors: Ana M Cebrián-Cuenca, Javier Díez-Domingo, María San-Martín Rodríguez, Joan Puig-Barberá and Jorge Navarro-Pérez
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:33
  11. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between different primary paediatric practice models (individual, network -affiliated but in separate office-, and group practice) and non urgent utilizati...

    Authors: Sara Farchi, Arianna Polo, Francesco Franco, Domenico Di Lallo and Gabriella Guasticchi
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:32
  12. Excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotics is considered to be the most important reason for development of bacterial resistance to antibiotics. As antibiotic resistance may spread across borders, high pre...

    Authors: Lars Bjerrum, Anders Munck, Bente Gahrn-Hansen, Malene Plejdrup Hansen, Dorte Jarboel, Carl Llor, Josep Maria Cots, Silvia Hernández, Beatriz González López-Valcárcel, Antoñia Pérez, Lidia Caballero, Walter von der Heyde, Ruta Radzeviviene, Arnoldas Jurgutis, Anatoliy Reutskiy, Elena Egorova…
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:29
  13. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating illness with particular difficulties for healthcare providers because there are no diagnostic signs or laboratory tests and because management aims to merely im...

    Authors: Dana J Brimmer, Frederick Fridinger, Jin-Mann S Lin and William C Reeves
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:28
  14. Abdominal pain in children is a common complaint presented to the GP. However, the prognosis and prognostic factors of childhood abdominal pain are almost exclusively studied in referred children. This cohort ...

    Authors: Leo AA Spee, Arjan PJM van den Hurk, Yvonne van Leeuwen, Marc A Benninga, Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra, Jan Passchier and Marjolein Y Berger
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:27
  15. To determine the prevalence of abuse by their partners and its association with mental disorders among female patients at walk-in clinics in Trinidad.

    Authors: Rohan G Maharaj, Colanne Alexander, Candace H Bridglal, Aysha Edwards, Hassina Mohammed, Teri-Ann Rampaul, Sharlene Sanchez, Gina P Tanwing and Kristy Thomas
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:26
  16. Acute pharyngitis is one of the most frequent consultations to the general practitioner and in most of the cases an antibiotic is prescribed in primary care in Spain. Bacterial etiology, mainly by group A beta...

    Authors: Jordi Madurell, Montse Balagué, Mónica Gómez, Josep M Cots and Carl Llor
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:25
  17. Computerized morbidity registration networks might serve as early warning systems in a time where natural epidemics such as the H1N1 flu can easily spread from one region to another.

    Authors: Carla Truyers, Emmanuel Lesaffre, Stefaan Bartholomeeusen, Bert Aertgeerts, René Snacken, Bernard Brochier, Fernande Yane and Frank Buntinx
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:24
  18. The global mortality caused by cardiovascular disease increases with weight. The Framingham study showed that obesity is a cardiovascular risk factor independent of other risks such as type 2 diabetes mellitus...

    Authors: Juan José Rodríguez Cristóbal, Josefa Ma Panisello Royo, Carlos Alonso-Villaverde Grote, José Ma Pérez Santos, Anna Muñoz Lloret, Francisca Rodríguez Cortés, Pere Travé Mercadé, Francisca Benavides Márquez, Pilar Martí de la Morena, Ma José González Burgillos, Marta Delclós Baulies, Domingo Bleda Fernández and Elida Quillama Torres
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:23
  19. Rotavirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and the most frequent cause of severe diarrhoea in children aged less than 5 years. Although the epidemiology of rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE) i...

    Authors: Marie Van der Wielen, Carlo Giaquinto, Leif Gothefors, Christel Huelsse, Frédéric Huet, Martina Littmann, Melanie Maxwell, José MP Talayero, Peter Todd, Miguel T Vila, Luigi Cantarutti and Pierre Van Damme
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:22
  20. Screening and early diagnosis has been shown to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with certain conditions such as cervical cancer. The role of general practitioners in promoting primary prevention ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Ngwakongnwi, Brenda Hemmelgarn and Hude Quan
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:21
  21. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the UK. Five-year survival rates are less than 50%, largely because of late diagnosis. Screening using faecal occult blood tests (FOBt) can detect bow...

    Authors: Sarah Damery, Sue Clifford and Sue Wilson
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:20
  22. Few studies have explored the women's experiences as a result of a partners' diagnosis of prostate cancer. This study begins to explore women's interactions with physicians (primary care and urologist) and the...

    Authors: Jennifer M Evertsen and Alan S Wolkenstein
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:19
  23. Though screening and intervention for alcohol and tobacco misuse are effective, primary care screening and intervention rates remain low. Previous studies have increased intervention rates using vital signs sc...

    Authors: J Paul Seale, Sylvia Shellenberger, Mary M Velasquez, John M Boltri, Ike Okosun, Monique Guyinn, Dan Vinson, Monica Cornelius and J Aaron Johnson
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:18
  24. Patients with chronic pain frequently display comorbid depression, but the impact of this concurrence is often underestimated and mistreated. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of unrecogniz...

    Authors: Luis Agüera, Inmaculada Failde, Jorge A Cervilla, Paula Díaz-Fernández and Juan Antonio Mico
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:17
  25. NICE guidelines emphasise the role of the primary care team in the management of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalitis (CFS/ME). A key stage in effective management is making an accurate ...

    Authors: Carolyn Chew-Graham, Christopher Dowrick, Alison Wearden, Victoria Richardson and Sarah Peters
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:16
  26. The intuitive early diagnostic guess could play an important role in reaching a final diagnosis. However, no study to date has attempted to quantify the importance of general practitioners' (GPs) ability to co...

    Authors: François Verdon, Michel Junod, Lilli Herzig, Paul Vaucher, Bernard Burnand, Thomas Bischoff, Alain Pécoud and Bernard Favrat
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:14
  27. Abnormal results of diagnostic laboratory tests can be difficult to interpret when disease probability is very low. Although most physicians generally do not use Bayesian calculations to interpret abnormal res...

    Authors: Paul HH Houben, Trudy van der Weijden, Bjorn Winkens, Ron AG Winkens and Richard PTM Grol
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:13
  28. The Prescription Peer Academic Detailing (Rx-PAD) project is an educational intervention study aiming at improving GPs' competence in pharmacotherapy. GPs in CME peer groups were randomised to receive a tailor...

    Authors: Jan C Frich, Sigurd Høye, Morten Lindbæk and Jørund Straand
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:12
  29. There is a decline in the relative numbers of general practitioners in Germany. Earlier research showed that the professional relationship between general practitioners and specialists is overshadowed by confl...

    Authors: Iris Natanzon, Dominik Ose, Joachim Szecsenyi, Stephen Campbell, Marco Roos and Stefanie Joos
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:10
  30. We developed an instrument assessing the extent of smoking cessation activities by general practitioners (GPs) within the Cologne Smoking Study (CoSmoS). The objective of the present study was to examine furth...

    Authors: Julia Jung, Melanie Neumann, Markus Wirtz, Nicole Ernstmann, Andrea Staratschek-Jox, Jürgen Wolf and Holger Pfaff
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:9
  31. Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) has a prevalence similar to asthma and chronic back pain, but little is known about how general practitioners (GPs) and practice nurses manage women with this problem. A clearer under...

    Authors: Linda McGowan, Diane Escott, Karen Luker, Francis Creed and Carolyn Chew-Graham
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:7
  32. The aim of this study was to establish current practices amongst general practitioners in the West of Ireland with regard to the investigation, diagnosis and management of urinary tract infection (UTI) in chil...

    Authors: Kieran M Kennedy, Liam G Glynn and Brendan Dineen
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:6
  33. Joint pain, specifically chronic knee pain (CKP), is a frequent cause of chronic pain and limitation of function and mobility among older adults. Multiple evidence-based guidelines recommend exercise as a firs...

    Authors: Elizabeth Cottrell, Edward Roddy and Nadine E Foster
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:4
  34. About 30-60% of individuals are non-adherent to their prescribed medications and this risk increases as the number of prescribed medications increases. This paper outlines the development of a consumer-centred Me

    Authors: Allison F Williams, Elizabeth Manias and Rowan G Walker
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:3
  35. Although dizziness in elderly patients is very common in family practice, most prevalence studies on dizziness are community-based and include a study population that is not representative of family practice. ...

    Authors: Otto R Maarsingh, Jacquelien Dros, François G Schellevis, Henk C van Weert, Patrick J Bindels and Henriette E van der Horst
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2010 11:2
  36. People with intellectual disability (ID) expressed dissatisfaction with doctor-patient communication and mentioned certain preferences for this communication (our research). Since many people with ID in the Ne...

    Authors: Magda Wullink, Wemke Veldhuijzen, Henny MJ van Schrojenstein Lantman - de Valk, Job FM Metsemakers and Geert-Jan Dinant
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2009 10:82
  37. Fax referral services that connect smokers to state quitlines have been implemented in 49 U.S. states and territories and promoted as a simple solution to improving smoker assistance in medical practice. This ...

    Authors: Jennifer Cantrell and Donna Shelley
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2009 10:81
  38. Many physicians have medical experience in developing countries early in their career, but its association with their medical performance later is not known. To explore possible associations we compared primar...

    Authors: Pieter van den Hombergh, Niek J de Wit and Frank AM van Balen
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2009 10:80
  39. Chest pain is a common complaint and reason for consultation in primary care. Research related to gender differences in regard to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) has been mainly conducted in hospital but not in p...

    Authors: Stefan Bösner, Jörg Haasenritter, Maren A Hani, Heidi Keller, Andreas C Sönnichsen, Konstantinos Karatolios, Juergen R Schaefer, Erika Baum and Norbert Donner-Banzhoff
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2009 10:79
  40. The management of hypertension is a key challenge in modern health systems. This study aimed to investigate hypertension treatment strategies among physicians specialized in complementary and alternative medic...

    Authors: Elke Jeschke, Thomas Ostermann, Horst C Vollmar, Matthias Kröz, Angelina Bockelbrink, Claudia M Witt, Stefan N Willich and Harald Matthes
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2009 10:78

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