Archives of Family Medicine and General Practice

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Research Article Pages 165-168.

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

Authors: Bektas Murat YALCIN

Abstract: 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 placebo products without any real scientific and beneficial effects to individuals by making use of legal gaps. The aim of this study is to investigate the scientific value of cigarette products are sold online.

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Research Article Pages 161-164

Photoleukocoria Detection in Children

Authors: Sofia Costa, Ana Sofia Vaz, Inês Melo, Guilherme Castela, Sónia Silva and Manuel Brito

Abstract: 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 red reflex test is the best tool to detect leukocoria, and the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) recommends that it should be performed in all children's routine medical appointments in the first five years of live.

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Research Article Pages 149-160

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

Abstract: 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 vaccines. The objective of this study was to improve immunization rates in primary care through an enhanced, multi-component "audit & feedback" (A&F) intervention.

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Review Article Pages 132-143

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

Authors: Aron-Maor A and Vulfsons S

Abstract: 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 fractures. Less has been published about the use of such procedures in the management of chronic pain.

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Letter to Editor Pages 130-131

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

Abstract: 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 lactate dehydrogenase, alanine aminotransferase, and creatine kinase. Medical service providers are at the highest risk and the aged people with multiple comorbid diseases are also vulnerable. The treatment has been exact, and there is no authorized SARS COV-2 vaccine for people up until now. Notwithstanding, the nearness of enduring killing antibodies and memory T-and B-lymphocytes in improving SARS patients raises trust in dynamic inoculation.

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Review Article Pages 123-129

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

Authors: Jose Luis Turabian

Abstract: 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 to go to find an effective vaccine. Meanwhile, tools are needed to keep people alive, improve symptoms, and reduce the duration and severity of illness. It is in this context where it would be very useful to find an antiviral drug that acts early, so that transmission can be reduced and contribute to the control of outbreaks

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Research Article Pages 115-122

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

Abstract: 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 vulnerable places like Brazil.

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Perspective Pages 109-114

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

Authors: Therese Zink, MD, MPH and Roberta E Goldman, PhD

Abstract: 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 the impact of current business pressures on professionalism by interviewing executives, primary care physicians, and patients from health care organizations across the US.

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Research Article Pages 98-108

Covid-19 and the Healthcare System in China

Authors: Ulrike Reisach and Yangping Zhou

Abstract: 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 this model, the challenges and influencing factors on the pandemics are being examined.

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