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Journal: Family practice


Oseltamivir is widely used for the treatment of influenza. Previous systematic reviews suggest that they reduce complications, but had significant methodologic limitations.

Concepts: Epidemiology, Clinical trial, Medical statistics, Effectiveness,


The World Health Organization is revising the primary care classification of mental and behavioural disorders for the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11-Primary Health Care (PHC)) aiming to reduce the disease burden associated with mental disorders among member countries.

Concepts: Psychology, Medicine, Public health, Focus group


Many parents of preschool-age children have concerns about how to discipline their child but few receive help. We examined the effects of a brief treatment along with usual care, compared with receiving usual care alone. Patients. Parents (N = 178) with concerns about their 2- to 5-year olds' discipline were recruited when they visited their family physician at 1 of 24 practices.

Concepts: Health care, Health care provider, Medicine, Illness, Child, General practitioner, Primary health care


Aims.To investigate the incidence of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations in primary care during one year and to identify risk factors for such events.

Concepts: Asthma, Pneumonia, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Spirometry


HbA1c ≥ 6.5% has been recommended as a diagnostic criterion for the detection of diabetes mellitus (DM) since 2010 because of its convenience, stability and significant correlation with diabetic complications. Nevertheless, the accuracy of HbA1c compared to glucose-based diagnostic criteria varies among subjects of different ethnicity and risk profile.

Concepts: Nutrition, Insulin, Diabetes mellitus, Diabetes, Blood sugar, Glucose tolerance test, Insulin resistance, Glycated hemoglobin


The use of homeopathic medicine is poorly described and the frequency of combined allopathic and homeopathic prescriptions is unknown.

Concepts: Alternative medicine, Homeopathy


Heart failure is a common long term condition affecting around 900 000 people in the UK and patients commonly present to primary care. The prognosis of patients with a code of heart failure in their primary care record is unknown.

Concepts: Time, Medical terms, United Kingdom, Medical diagnosis, English language, Term, Primary school, Anarchy in the U.K.


Depression is prevalent in diabetes and is associated with increased risks of hyperglycaemia, morbidity and mortality. The effect of antidepressant medication (ADM) on glycaemic control is uncertain owing to a paucity of relevant data. We sought to determine whether the use of ADM is associated with glycaemic control in depressed patients with type 2 diabetes.

Concepts: Diabetes mellitus type 2, Diabetes mellitus, Illness, Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, Bipolar disorder, Bupropion, Sertraline, Loneliness


Latin America has one of the highest rates of health disparities in the world and is experiencing a steep increase in its number of medical schools. It is not clear if medical school authorities consider social responsibility, defined as the institutional commitment to contribute to the improvement of community well-being, as a priority and if there are any organizational strategies that could reduce health disparities.

Concepts: Health care, Medicine, Health disparities, United States, Physician, Pediatrics, Medical school, School


Polypharmacy is frequent in the elderly population and is associated with potentially drug inappropriateness and drug-related problems.

Concepts: Pharmacology, Geriatrics