Global Quality Statements on Reliever Use in Asthma in Adults and Children Older than 5 Years of Age.

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Widespread misuse of short-acting beta-agonists (SABAs) may contribute to asthma-related morbidity and mortality. Recognizing this, the Global Initiative for Asthma neither recommends SABA monotherapy nor regards this formulation as a […]

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Lessons for the global primary care response to COVID-19: a rapid review of evidence from past epidemics.

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COVID-19 is the fifth and most significant infectious disease epidemic this century. Primary health care providers, which include those working in primary care and public health roles, have critical responsibilities […]

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Medical students as service learners: opportunities, risks and recommendations.

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Service learning is a form of experiential education that is being implemented internationally within undergraduate primary care, with the potential to significantly enhance clinical practice whilst simultaneously facilitating medical students’ […]

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Outpatient metformin use is associated with reduced severity of COVID-19 disease in adults with overweight or obesity.

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Observational studies suggest outpatient metformin use is associated with reduced mortality from COVID-19 disease. Metformin is known to decrease interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor-necrosis alpha (TNFα), which appear to contribute to […]

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Depression and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Elderly Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Israel: A Cross-sectional Study.

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This study aims to assess how optimism, social support, and perceived susceptibility are associated with depressive symptoms and health-related quality of life among elderly patients during the COVID-19 pandemic in […]

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Mindfulness in Pediatrics: Practices to Improve Clinician and Patient Mental Health and Enhance Well-Being.

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Children and adolescents with symptoms of mental health disorders often present to primary care settings. In the context of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, mental health symptoms in children, adolescents, […]

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Risk Factors Associated with COVID-19 Infected Healthcare Workers in Muscat Governorate, Oman.

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly worldwide, causing a global public health crisis. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are vulnerable due to their role in the management of COVID-19 infected patients. […]

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SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence Post-First Wave among Primary Care Physicians in Catania (Italy).

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Family physicians or pediatricians and general practitioners (GPs) work in non-hospital settings. GPs usually visit many patients, frequently at their homes, with low potential, if any, to control the work […]

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A recommended management plan for coronavirus disease 2019-positive geriatric patients based in South African old age homes.

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a profound impact on elderly patients, and thus, adequate treatment plans are essential. This qualitative report provides recommendations for the supportive care […]

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Primary Care Shortage in Medically Underserved and Health Provider Shortage Areas: Lessons from Delaware, USA.

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To examine the reasons contributing to the physician shortage in the country’s medically underserved areas using the state of Delaware as a focus state.A literature review regarding the shortage of […]

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Using Health Insurance Network Provider Data and Public Data Sets to Identify SARS-CoV-2 Vaccinators in the USA.

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Objective: Mass vaccination planning is occurring at all levels of government in advance of regulatory approval and manufacture of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for distribution sometime in 2021. We outline a […]

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Performance of saliva specimens for the molecular detection of SARS-CoV-2 in the community setting: does sample collection method matter?

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Background: Data on the performance of saliva specimens for diagnosing COVID-19 in ambulatory patients are scarce and inconsistent. We assessed saliva-based specimens for detecting SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR in the community […]

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Observational study on effect of lock down due to COVID 19 on HBA1c levels in patients with diabetes: Experience from Central India.

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Diabetes is a chronic metabolic condition characterized by hyperglycemia and is associated with several complications. Prevalence of Diabetes in adult population in India ranges from 10.9 to 14.2% in urban […]

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Dental emergencies presenting to maxillofacial units during the COVID-19 pandemic: a five-centre UK hospital study.

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Introduction Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) represents an unprecedented challenge to healthcare. Provision of dental services was significantly affected, with limited provision for emergencies resulting in patients increasingly attending hospitals.Objectives and methods […]

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[Reorganization and public health management by the Department of Prevention during the COVID-19 emergency. An experience of integration between prevention and primary care in the proactive management of possible cases].

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to describe the organisation and the role of the Department of Prevention of the Local Health Unit (APSS) of Trento (Trentino-Alto Adige Region, Northern Italy) against the spread of COVID-19 […]

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A comparative study of behavioral patterns of sportspersons and non-sports persons quarantined during COVID-19: A case study of Ghaziabad city.

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COVID-19 has caused an excruciating impact on the mentality of people. It has severally affected the different attributes of the personality of an individual. If we further investigate the problem, […]

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Mild COVID-19 infection-predicting symptomatic phase and outcome: A study from AIIMS, New Delhi.

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Comprehensive management of mild COVID infection calls for better understanding of symptomatology in these group of patients as well as early identification and close monitoring of patients at risk, data […]

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Risk factors and outcome among COVID-19 exposed and quarantined healthcare workers: A study on the status of existing practices of standard precautions.

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Health care workers (HCWs) are at high risk of COVID-19 infection but data on the risk factors for exposure and infection rate among Indian HCWs are limited.Our study aims to […]

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Evaluating the effect of nurse-led telephone follow-ups (tele-nursing) on the anxiety levels in people with coronavirus.

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Nowadays, the prevalence of coronary heart disease has challenged the lives of families around the world. Anxiety is one of the most important consequences of coronavirus. The nurse-led telephone follow-ups […]

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Is coronavirus lockdown taking a toll on mental health of medical students? A study using WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire.

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The Quality of life is a broad-ranging concept affected in a complex way by the person’s physical health, psychological state, level of independence, social relationships, personal beliefs, and their relationship […]

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Recent discovery and development on SARS-CoV-2: A review of current literature.

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The origin and spread of current novel coronavirus had raised serious concerns among stakeholders around the globe. Different speculations that may unfold the mystery in the future are taking roots, […]

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