Category Archives: Primary Care

Primary Care: international clinical news and research of interest to the general practioner or family doctor in India who is the primary care physician for patients in his or her community. This includes but is not limited to topics such as the treatment and diagnosis of the chronic illnesses that are often seen by primary care providers such as hypertension and diabetes as well as basic health provider infomation on family planning and vaccinations.

Study examines trends in global malaria mortality in India between 1980 and 2010; physicians can play an important public health role

In recent years, Dinghra et al estimated annual malaria deaths in India at 205,000, while  the World Health Organization’s (WHO) estimates were 15,000, triggering extreme debate. Reducing  malaria deaths to zero by 2015 is a goal of the UN Secretary-General. Numerous developments can now assist in reassessing more timely malaria… 

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Simply measuring inter-arm systolic blood pressures (SBPs) can help you assess a patient’s risk of vascular disease or death

Most doctors know that identifying and treating patients with vascular disease can be difficult. A recent meta-analysis found that measuring inter-arm blood pressures can help you determine which patients are at greater risk for vascular disease or death. Patients with a large inter-arm SBP difference need a vascular assessment, because… 

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Non-sedating antihistamines recommended to treat urticaria

Most doctors know how complex the management of urticaria— particularly chronic urticaria—can be. New clinical guidelines will help you identify and treat your patients with this condition. Specifically, the Consensus Statement, published recently in the Indian Journal for Dermatology, provides helpful information on pharmacotherapeutic management of urticaria. “This Consensus Statement… 

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