The COVID-19 pandemic has presented both challenges and opportunities for those working in health and social care in the United Kingdom (UK). With much focus on secondary and acute care […]» Read more
to reflect on the challenges and power of the nursing care process in Primary Health Care in the face of the New Coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brazilian scenario.reflective study, based […]» Read more
SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Results from an Observational Study in Primary Care in Belgium.
COVID-19 also affects pregnant and breastfeeding women. Hence, clinicians and policymakers require reliable evidence on COVID-19 epidemiology and consequences in this population. We aimed to assess the susceptibility of pregnant […]» Read more
A Bottom-Up Approach Addressing Patient Care and Differential Diagnosis Amidst the Covid-19 Response.
Patient care often refers to the broad spectrum of care, prevention, and treatment that a provider delivers, while the point of a differential diagnosis is to make a distinction between […]» Read more
Evaluation of endoscopy requests in the resumption of activity during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: denial of nonindicated requests and prioritization of accepted requests.
the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic forced the closure of endoscopy units. Before resuming endoscopic activity, we designed a protocol to evaluate gastroscopies and colonoscopies cancelled during the pandemic, denying inappropriate requests […]» Read more
It is increasingly recognised that older patients may not present with typical symptoms of COVID-19.This study aims to evaluate the incidence, characteristics and clinical outcome of older adults with atypical […]» Read more
To explore the impact of the coronavirus disease lockdown on diabetes patients living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in terms of their compliance with medication intake and lifestyle habits, and quality […]» Read more
Considerations on the Implementation of the Telemedicine System Encountered with Stakeholders’ Resistance in COVID-19 Pandemic.
Background: Non-face-to-face consultation, which ensures physical distance between patients and doctors, is increasing as a substitute mode for dealing with highly infectious diseases. Korea, with its remarkable Information and Communications […]» Read more
Intended as a contribution to the Waiting in Pandemic Times project Collection in response to COVID-19, this short theoretical paper views the coronavirus crisis in terms of its unpredictable effects on […]» Read more
Spatial and temporal trends in social vulnerability and COVID-19 incidence and death rates in the United States.
Emerging evidence suggests that socially vulnerable communities are at higher risk for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreaks in the United States. However, no prior studies have examined temporal trends and […]» Read more
An implementation project to expand access to self-administered Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA).
To describe the implementation and results of a proactive patient outreach project to offer self-administered, depot medroxyprogesterone (DMPA) subcutaneous (SC) to interested patients at a California safety-net clinic following expanded […]» Read more
Probative Value of the D-Dimer Assay for Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Syndrome.
To describe the predictive utility of the D-dimer assay among patients with the coronavirus disease 2019 syndrome for unprovoked lower extremity deep venous thrombosis.Prospective observational study with retrospective data analysis.Academic […]» Read more
Analysis of Glucose Levels in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 During the First Phase of This Pandemic in West Texas.
Patients with hyperglycemia during hospitalization, especially during ICU hospitalizations, often have worse outcomes, even if they do not have a premorbid diagnosis of diabetes. High glucose levels can provide insight […]» Read more
A survey of UK general practitioners about depression, antidepressants and withdrawal: implementing the 2019 Public Health England report.
In 2019, a literature review indicated that more than half of people who try to come off antidepressants experience withdrawal effects. Both the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence […]» Read more
Working along the Continuum: North Carolina’s Collaborative Response to COVID-19 for Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers.
North Carolina employs 78,000+ migrant/seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) annually. Arrival/departure dates are crop and weather dependent. MSFWs may be employed by a grower or a farm labor contractor (FLC). Like farmworker housing, […]» Read more
Telemedicine consultation for the clinical cardiologists in the era of COVID-19: present and future. Consensus document of the Spanish Society of Cardiology.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has changed how we view our consultations. To reduce the risk of spread in the most vulnerable patients (those with heart disease) and health […]» Read more
Leveraging an electronic health record note template to standardize screening and testing for COVID-19.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic challenged health care organizations to develop ways to provide patient care with rapidly changing guidelines and scarce resources. Clinical leaders and informatics specialists partnered […]» Read more
Diabetes has been found to be one of the leading comorbidities associated with fatality in COVID-19 patients. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) entry is facilitated by interaction with […]» Read more
Objectives To assess how UK General Practitioners (GPs) and Practice Managers (PMs) have coped with the challenges posed by the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic and whether they felt adequately supported […]» Read more
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak began in China at the end of 2019. The disease is highly infectious. In order to prevent and control the epidemic situation, the state […]» Read more
Community seroprevalence of COVID-19 in probable and possible cases at primary health care centres in Spain.
There is a scarcity of information about patients with mild or moderate symptoms during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This is especially true for those who attended and were followed […]» Read more
The healthcare sector has been overwhelmed by the global rise in the number of COVID-19 cases. The primary care physicians at the forefront of this pandemic are being provided with […]» Read more
Integrating a Multidisciplinary Pain Team and Chiropractic Care in a Community Health Center: An Observational Study of Managing Chronic Spinal Pain.
Chronic spinal pain is one of the most common diseases in the United States. Underserved patients are most affected, and disproportionately may use opioid medications as they lack access to […]» Read more
An Online Influenza Surveillance System for Primary Care Workers in Switzerland: Observational Prospective Pilot Study.
A better understanding of the influenza epidemiology among primary care workers could guide future recommendations to prevent transmission in primary care practices. Therefore, we designed a pilot study to assess […]» Read more
Survey of prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms among 1124 healthcare workers during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic across India.
A prospective study was conducted during the second phase of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in India to assess the prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms among healthcare workers […]» Read more
Although significant attention has been allocated to hospital management of COVID-19 patients during this pandemic, less discussed is the management of ambulatory patients. This has resulted in a challenge for […]» Read more
Medical education is increasingly being delivered beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Online learning and peer teaching are particularly popular among educators to complement traditional, didactic teaching methods. In light […]» Read more
Relationship between the perceived strength of countries’ primary care system and COVID-19 mortality: an international survey study.
Strong primary health care (PHC) is the cornerstone for universal health coverage and a country’s health emergency response. PHC includes public health and first-contact primary care (PC). Internationally, the spread […]» Read more
The Greek experience reveals that harmonised collaboration among primary care, secondary facilities, designated hospitals and official authorities results in prompt and accurate management of the pandemic-related crisis of COVID-19 https://bit.ly/3eSHVhG. […]» Read more
Prevalence of suspected COVID-19 infection in patients from ethnic minority populations: a cross-sectional study in primary care.
The first wave of the London COVID-19 epidemic peaked in April 2020. Attention initially focused on severe presentations, intensive care capacity, and the timely supply of equipment. While general practice […]» Read more