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Diabetes Follow Up – Three months or six months?

Diabetes Follow Up – Three months or six months?

Diabetes Obes Metab. 2014 Mar 17. doi: 10.1111/dom.12288. [Epub ahead of print]: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of 3-monthly versus 6-monthly monitoring of well-controlled type 2 diabetes patients: a pragmatic randomised controlled patient-preference equivalence trial in primary care (EFFIMODI study). Wermeling PR1, Gorter KJ, Stellato RK, de Wit GA, Beulens JW, Rutten GE. In this study of […]

Is it my heart, doc?

A prediction tool comprising just five variables can help rule out coronary artery disease (CAD) in primary care patients with chest pain, according to a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Using a cohort of some 1200 adults presenting to primary care with chest pain, German researchers developed a CAD prediction tool based on […]

Self Management of Hypertension

Patients with uncontrolled hypertension attain better control with self-titration of medications and automated telemonitoring by clinicians, according to order Lasix a Lancet study Plavix buy . Investigators randomized some 500 patients from 24 general practices to self-titration and telemonitoring or to usual care for 1 year. Patients had blood pressures above 140/90 mm Hg despite […]

Lifestyle changes for Diabetes Prevention – Long term results

Retin-A online Online Xenical buy 10-year follow-up of diabetes incidence and weight loss in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study : The Lancet: Lifestyle interventions for diabetes prevention continue to have benefits for patients 10 years down the track, according to recently published data from the Diabetes Prevention Program.

‘Translate’ diabetes evidence into practice

The Collaborative program is a ‘complex intervention’ that has been shown to be effective. Which parts are the most important? The recent TRANSLATE trial tested the effectiveness of a ‘multi-component organisational intervention’ for diabetes patients in primary care practices. All practices in the study were provided with a report of their baseline measures and were […]

Putting Guidelines into Practice

How can we bridge the ‘chasm’ between what the evidence tells us we should achieve in chronic disease, and what we manage to achieve in practice? (Cf NICS Gap Report) This is perhaps the key question that we are collaborating to answer. Ralph Audehm has directed us to a few recent articles that aim to […]

Cool Tools – Doctors Control Panel

This may be just the thing you’re looking for! Do you wish it was easier to provide proactive care? Do you get frustrated by the lack of features in your clinical software? “Yes”, said Anton Knieriemen (Vic Collabs, current wave) to these questions. And then he decided to fix the flaming thing. He wrote a […]

Tape measure V sphygmomanometer

Andrew Binns explains why the tape measure should become the tool of choice for patient assessment.

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