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Review Article   |   10.36959/577/508 Volume 8 Issue 1

Atopic Dermatitis in the Adult Population

Authors: John R Baumann, Andrew D Groneck and Kari L Martin MD
Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by cutaneous findings of dry skin, erythematous scaly papules, or plaques, and lichenification. The hallmark of AD is... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/577/507 Volume 7 Issue 2

Expanding Cognitive Screening for Older Adults in Primary Care

Authors: Joyce Gomes-Osman, PT, PhD, Ali Jannati, PhD, Marissa Ciesla, Ankur Bharija, MD, Russell Banks, PhD, Sameer Dhamne, Alvaro Pascual-Leone MD, PhD
In this piece, we raise the topic of universal cognitive screening for older adults. Dementia is the leading cause of disability, individual struggles, family challenges, and greater societal costs. W... Read more

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Essay   |   10.36959/577/506 Volume 7 Issue 1

How COVID-19 Reaffirmed Our Commitment to Primary Care

Authors: Ann Wade, BS, BJ, Elisabeth Callen, PhD, GSTAT, Christina M Hester, PhD, MPH, Jennifer K Carroll, MD, MPH and Melissa K Filippi, PhD, MPH
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected family medicine and primary care clinicians in complex ways. While many publications focus on the problems, struggles, and obstacles faced by family medicine and pri... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/577/505 Volume 7 Issue 1

Risk Factors and Incidence Rates of Covid-19 Breakthrough Infections in Vaccinated People in General Medicine Practice in Toledo (Spain)

Authors: Jose Luis Turabian
A longitudinal and prospective case-control study of COVID-19 breakthrough infections in vaccinated people was carried out from February 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021, in a general practitioner (GP) o... Read more

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Clinical Report   |   10.36959/577/504 Volume 7 Issue 1

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Malpositioned in the Ipsilateral Thoracodorsal Vein: Clinical Case

Authors: Sepúlveda Haro E, Galache Rebolloso A, Romero Molina S, Quesada Muñoz G, Guerrero Orriach JL and Cruz Mañas J
A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is a catheter that is inserted into a peripheral vein of the elbow or upper arm and which access the superior vena cava or inferior vena cava. These cat... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/577/503 Volume 7 Issue 1

Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccination: Cross-Sectional Survey of Adults with Nonadherence to Physician- Recommended Statin Medications

Authors: Derjung M. Tarn, MD, PhD, Kevin Shih, PhD and Janice B. Schwartz, MD
COVID-19 vaccine uptake is a critical public health challenge. Suboptimal COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States have highlighted the need to understand drivers of resistance to vaccination, ... Read more

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Letter   |   10.36959/577/502 Volume 6 Issue 1

The Three- Skill Approach to Leadership

Authors: Ecler Jaqua, MD and Terry Jaqua, Ph.D., MBA
Technical skills help one acquire proficiency in a precise type of work or activity hence most significant at lower and middle levels of management compared to upper management. Leaders also require h... Read more

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Letter   |   10.36959/577/501 Volume 6 Issue 1

Pediatric SARS-CoV-2 Infection in India: Expert Opinion without Evidence Leading to Public Health Policy Paralysis

Authors: Varnit Shanker and Pooja Shanker
Probably an intelligence of hindsight has potentiated many commentators to exert that current state of Indian pandemic scenario was well predicted. However, literature and references are lacking in su... Read more

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Short Review   |   10.36959/577/500 Volume 6 Issue 1

Integrated Behavioral Health Model for COVID-19 Patients

Authors: Ronald R O'Donnell, PhD, Shiyou Wu, MSW, PhD, Jennifer Rolfes, MS (Statistics), DBH, MBA, Patraporn Tungpunkom, PhD, MSN, APPMH, RN, FAAN (Co-I) and Hoang D Nguyen, PhD
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted health outcomes for noncommunicable diseases (NCD's), lifestyle behaviors, psychiatric and substance use disorders in two ways. First, individuals infected with COVI... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/577/499 Volume 5 Issue 1

The Scientific and Pseudoscientific Features of Smoking Cessation Products Which are Marketed on Internet

Authors: Bektas Murat YALCIN
Cigarette addiction is a common public health problem in Turkey. There may be people/institutions who want to abuse the desire of people who want to quit smoking. They may be marketing ineffective or ... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/577/498 Volume 5 Issue 1

Photoleukocoria Detection in Children

Authors: Sofia Costa, Ana Sofia Vaz, Inês Melo, Guilherme Castela, Sónia Silva and Manuel Brito
Leukocoria, known as "white pupil", can be present in several eye diseases, including retinoblastoma, a rare malignant eye tumour. It can be detected in photographs and is called photoleukocoria. The ... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/577/497 Volume 5 Issue 1

Duke Vaccinates: A Project to Increase Adult Immunization Rates for Four Major Vaccine Types Involving the Entire Primary Care Team

Authors: Alex H Cho, MD, MBA, Tracy Y Wang, MD, MHS, MSc, John Anderson, MD, Pat Johnson, MSN, RN, Wensheng He, PhD, Kevin J. Anstrom, PhD and Rowena J Dolor MD, MHS
Current adult vaccination rates fall well below the Healthy People 2020 goals established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for pneumococcal, influenza, pertussis, and herpes zoster va... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/577/495 Volume 5 Issue 1

Plane Blocks- Effective and Low Risk Procedures for Regional Analgesia and Anesthesia in Acute and Chronic Pain

Authors: Aron-Maor A and Vulfsons S
Plane blocks have been developed and introduced over the last decade for perioperative anesthesia as well as for postoperative analgesia and for treatment of acute posttraumatic pain such as rib fract... Read more

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Letter to Editor   |   10.36959/577/494 Volume 5 Issue 1

Letter to the Editor: Host Response to SARS COV-2 and its Effect

Authors: Sabrina Rahman, Md Moshiur Rahman, ASM Sarwar, Khandaker Sabit Bin Razzak, Anika Bushra, Mohammad Nabil Hossain and Md Evangel Islam Anik
SARS COV-2 is an airborne disease. Clinical and lab appearances incorporate fever, chills, myalgia, running nose, dyspnoea, pneumonia, lymphopenia, neutrophilia, thrombocytopenia, and raised serum lac... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/577/493 Volume 5 Issue 1

Natural Experiments that Allow to Study Potential Drugs in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the General Practice Level

Authors: Jose Luis Turabian
Therapeutic options and vaccines for coronavirus disease 2019 are desperately needed to respond to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, there can be a long way... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/577/492 Volume 5 Issue 1

How Community Health Workers are facing COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil: Personal Feelings, Access to Resources and Working Process

Authors: Michelle Fernandez and Gabriela Lotta
COVID-19 is a disease that has spread rapidly in various regions of the world, with different impacts. In order to face the pandemic, the work of community health workers (CHWs) is important in vulner... Read more

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Perspective   |   10.36959/577/491 Volume 5 Issue 1

Medical Professionalism in the 21st Century: Perspectives from Employers, Primary Care Physicians and Patients

Authors: Therese Zink, MD, MPH and Roberta E Goldman, PhD
The increasing numbers of employed physicians and the for-profit nature of health care in the United States raise serious concerns about medical professionalism and commitment to patients. We explored... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/577/490 Volume 5 Issue 1

Covid-19 and the Healthcare System in China

Authors: Ulrike Reisach and Yangping Zhou
China is known as a high-context culture, which is why our paper analyses the Covid-19 crisis in the broader context of Policy, Economy, Society, Technology, Environment and Law (PESTEL). Following th... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/577/489 Volume 4 Issue 1

Notes for Experience-Based Medicine: The Disease Origins Permanent Biopsychosocial Changes in the Person

Authors: Jose Luis Turabian
The concept of illness behavior was introduced to indicate the ways in which given symptoms may be perceived, evaluated and acted upon at an individual level. Illness behavior may vary greatly accor... Read more

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Case Report   |   10.36959/577/488 Volume 4 Issue 1

Clinical Case: Casual Finding of Part of an Intubation Guide after its Use for Exchange and Placement of Double Light Tube

Authors: Sepulveda Haro E, Romero Molina S, Molina Ruiz JC, Bueno Garcia MS, Gil Morata E, Fontaneda Heredia A, Baena Lopez M, Raigón Ponferrada A, Ramirez Aliaga M, Escalona Belmonte JJ, Guerrero Orriach JL and Cruz Manas J
A difficult airway is defined as a clinical situation in which a trained anesthesiologist has difficulties to ventilate a patient with a face mask, difficulties for endotracheal intubation, or both... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/577/487 Volume 4 Issue 1

Doctor-Patient Relationship and Multimorbidity: The More Extraordinary a Case Seems, the Easier it is to Solve it

Authors: Jose Luis Turabian
An effective patient-doctor communication and trust become especially important in managing patients with two or more chronic conditions. Multimorbidity, which, moreover, is more frequent in the elder... Read more

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Perspective Article   |   10.36959/577/486 Volume 4 Issue 1

Historic and Current Health Care Struggles for the Homeless and Skills for Providers to Improve Care

Authors: Stephanie K Hardee, Gary Sanford and Donald Burnes
This paper discusses improvements that health care providers can integrate into their practices to better serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness. To begin, the past and present metho... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/577/485 Volume 4 Issue 1

Prevalence of Smoking among Physicians of Different Specialties in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study

Authors: Abeer S Al Shahrani
Smoking is a significant public health problem worldwide. In Saudi Arabia, smoking prevalence has increased in the last couple of years. Few published studies have assessed the magnitude of this probl... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/577/484 Volume 3 Issue 1

Drug Prescription Modifies the Doctor-Patient Relationship in General Medicine

Authors: Jose Luis Turabian
It is within of the doctor-patient relationship is where, very often, the decision to prescribe a drug occurs. It is classically accepted that the general practitioner is itself a drug. So, the doctor... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/577/483 Volume 3 Issue 1

Impact of an Educational Strategy on Patients with Overweight and Obesity

Authors: Jimenez Herrera Karina, Chacon Valladares Paula, Estrada Andrade Maria Elena, Gomez Alonso Carlos and Munoz Cortes Gerardo
Overweight and obesity are a public health problem, which continues to increase in recent decades and is associated with chronic diseases. NutrIMSS is a strategy of the Mexican Institute of Social Sec... Read more

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SHORT COMMENTARY   |   10.36959/577/482 Volume 3 Issue 1

When Physicians Understand

Authors: Mayleen Jeniffer L Laico
In our daily encounter with patients, physicians are often confronted with symptoms that our patients experience from their disease. In fact, as medical students and trainees the first thing we are ta... Read more

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Commentary   |   10.36959/577/481 Volume 3 Issue 1

Concept of Integrality in General Medicine

Authors: Jose Luis Turabian
The word Integral means to integrate, to bring together; to have a comprehensive vision of the patient is to take into account the interrelationships of the different dimensions of a person and see th... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/577/480 Volume 2 Issue 1

Advance Care Planning: Counseling in the Wake of CMS Reform

Authors: David John Doukas
Advance directives, in the form of living wills and durable powers of attorney, have been in the medical ethics nomenclature and standard of practice for four decades, with newer physician orders in t... Read more

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Original Research   |   10.36959/577/479 Volume 2 Issue 1

Neighbourhood Socioeconomic Status and Treatment Provided for Primary Care Patients with Musculoskeletal Pain

Authors: Sarah Gebauer, Joanne Salas and Jeffrey Scherrer
Guidelines recommend against opioids prior to exhausting non-medical and non-opioid medications. Guidelines are not always followed and Socioeconomic Status (SES) has been associated with non-guidelin... Read more

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Short Communication   |   10.36959/577/478 Volume 2 Issue 1

A Short Collection of Fables for Learning the Fundamental Principles of Family Medicine: Chapter 1. Comprehensiveness, Continuity, Contextualization, and Family

Authors: Jose Luis Turabian
It is necessary to achieve more meaningful representations of the fundamental concepts of Family Medicine, and facilitate the transfer of these to clinical practice.... Read more

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Original Research   |   10.36959/577/477 Volume 2 Issue 1

Qualitative and Quantitative Study of Verbal Behavior Style in Interviews with Patient's Companion in Family Medicine: Understanding and Measuring

Authors: Jose Luis Turabian, Luis Enoc Minier-Rodriguez, Sandra Moreno-Ruiz, Francis Eliant Rodriguez-Almonte, Raul Cucho-Jove and Alejandro Villarin-Castro
To describe the communication or verbal behavior of physician-patient-companion in the triadic consultations, and doctor-patient in the dyadic consultations, and to assess the implications that these ... Read more

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Perspective   |   10.36959/577/476 Volume 2 Issue 1

Facing a Loss in a Family. New Perspectives of Intervention

Authors: Maria Grazia Spurio
The work of mourning, or coping with a loss in general, may be, definitely, one of the aspects that most strongly contribute to the objective of family's well-being. Basically the human being has the ... Read more

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REVIEW ARTICLE   |   10.36959/577/475 Volume 1 Issue 1

Non-Adherence to Treatment: Different Rules for Different Patients

Authors: Sergio V Delgado
Although adherence to healthy lifestyle behaviors and treatment recommendations is complex and multidimensional, a common frustration expressed by physicians is the ability to provide optimal care whe... Read more

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HYPOTHESIS   |   10.36959/577/474 Volume 1 Issue 1

Implications of Incidence Rates of Diseases at Local Level in Family Medicine

Authors: Jose Luis Turabian, Brenda Báez-Montiel and Elizabeth Gutiérrez-Islas
We collected data for one year, in a family medicine office that has a list of 1,800 people over 14 years of age and who were treated continuously during the year for; new cases of five diseases whose... Read more

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RESEARCH ARTICLE   |   10.36959/577/473 Volume 1 Issue 1

The Patient Companion in the Consultation of Family Medical Practice is an Indicator of Hidden Family Problems

Authors: Jose Luis Turabian, Luis Enoc Minier-Rodriguez, Raul Cucho-Jove, Francis Eliant Rodriguez-Almonte and Alejandro Villarin-Castro
This is a retrospective study of cases and controls. 'Case' was defined as a patient with a companion, and 'control' as a patient without an accompanying adult. Problems in the family context (based o... Read more

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