Lack of Primary Health Care Services in Developing Countries during Pandemic: An Urgent Reminder!
Sadat Muzammil, MBBS, MRCGP, MRCPEd, FRCP, (Glasg) CCFP and Georgina Lopes, MSc
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 28, 2021
As the world population is growing and health care resources are in high demand the pressure on medical services is becoming higher. Developing countries are already at a crisis point in health care provision, and time demands a new approach in structuring medical resources. Primary care is the vital pillar for fundamental health care at community level and has been deemed as a cost-effective modality. In the West the primary care physician manages chronic medical conditions in communities and t...
The Women’s Health Network: An Evaluation of a Community- Based Initiative
Inneké L. Vargas1, Nikki Keene Woods, Ph.D., MPH, Courtney Bennett, BA, Jessica Paluri, Melody McCray Miller and Amy K. Chesser, Ph.D.
Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: January 08, 2021
This study is an evaluation of the Women’s Health Network (WHN) program initiative. The WHN is a grant funded project aimed at creating and maintaining health equity for women in the state of Kansas in the United States. This qualitative study explores the efficacy of a community-based initiative to build trust among community members. The WHN gathered a group of professionals and community members to serve as the board of directors. In order to assess project value, WHN conducted a series of ...
Barriers to Self-Care among Diabetic Patients and Ways to Recognize and Address
Faris Matloub, MD
Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: January 04, 2021
Diabetes is an irreversible syndrome that has many complications. Although patients can lead a reasonably normal lifestyle, its late complications can reduce life expectancy and cause major financial burden. These include macrovascular conditions, leading to an increased prevalence of coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke, in addition to microvascular damage which negatively affect the quality of life causing retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy. Newly diagnosed dia...
Cutaneous Rash: A Clinical Manifestation Prior to Respiratory Symptoms of Covid-19 Infection
Cameron Y.S. Lee, DMD, MD, PHD, MPH, MSEd
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 06, 2021
The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic continues to surge across the globe with no signs of slowing down. SARS-CoV-2 infections (Covid-19) affect multiple organ systems with varied clinical presentation. Common clinical respiratory signs and symptoms associated with Covid-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. However, clinicians should be aware that cutaneous rashes could be the only clinical sign and symptom. Recognition of cutaneous rashes without other symptoms should be consi...