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  1. Content type: Research article

    In Malta, sickness certificates are needed from the first day of illness, and are issued by family physicians (FPs) either employed by the government primary health care system, self-employed in private practi...

    Authors: Jean Karl Soler

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2003 4:2

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Men with spinal cord injury (SCI) appear to have a greater incidence of bacterial colonisation of genital skin as compared to neurologically normal controls. We report a male patient with paraplegia who develo...

    Authors: Subramanian Vaidyanathan, Bakul M Soni, Peter L Hughes, Paul Mansour, Gurpreet Singh, James Darroch and Tun Oo

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2002 3:20

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Most data on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing come from urologic cohorts comprised of volunteers for screening programs. We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of PSA testing for detecting prostate cancer...

    Authors: Richard M Hoffman, Frank D Gilliland, Meg Adams-Cameron, William C Hunt and Charles R Key

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2002 3:19

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Antibiotics are being overprescribed in ambulant care, especially for respiratory tract infections (RTIs). Gaining insight into the actual reasons for prescribing remains important for the design of effective ...

    Authors: Samuel Coenen, Barbara Michiels, Paul Van Royen, Jean-Claude Van der Auwera and Joke Denekens

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2002 3:16

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Continuing medical education (CME) for general practitioners relies on specialist-based teaching methods in many settings. Formal lectures by specialists may not meet the learning needs of practitioners and ma...

    Authors: Leonid Gercenshtein, Yacov Fogelman and John Yaphe

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2002 3:15

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The house dust mite is the most important environmental allergen implicated in the aetiology of childhood asthma in the UK. Dust mite barrier bedding is relatively inexpensive, convenient to use, and of proven...

    Authors: Aziz Sheikh, Brian Hurwitz, Bonnie Sibbald, Greta Barnes, Maggie Howe and Stephen Durham

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2002 3:12

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Etoricoxib is a highly selective COX-2 inhibitor which was evaluated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

    Authors: Eduardo Collantes, Sean P Curtis, Ka Wing Lee, Noemi Casas, Timothy McCarthy, Agustin Melian, Peng L Zhao, Diana B Rodgers, Calogera L McCormick, Michael Lee, Christopher R Lines and Barry J Gertz

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2002 3:10

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Differences in the management of coronary artery disease between men and women have been reported in the literature. There are few studies of potential inequalities of treatment that arise from a primary care ...

    Authors: Romolo Di Cecco, Umesh Patel and Ross EG Upshur

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2002 3:8

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This survey's objective was to provide planning information by examining utilization patterns, health outcomes and costs associated with existing practices in the management of postpartum women and their infan...

    Authors: Susan Watt, Wendy Sword, Paul Krueger and Debbie Sheehan

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2002 3:5

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Klippel-Feil syndrome is defined as congenital fusion of two or more cervical vertebrae and is believed to result from faulty segmentation along the embryo's developing axis during weeks 3–8 of gestation. Pers...

    Authors: Subramanian Vaidyanathan, Peter L Hughes, Bakul M Soni, Gurpreet Singh and Pradipkumar Sett

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2002 3:6

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes has been identified as one of the national health priority areas in Australia. After 20 years of diabetes most patients can be expected to develop diabetic retinopathy which, if undetected, is likely ...

    Authors: Claire L Jackson, Laurence Hirst, Inge C de Jong and Nadine Smith

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2002 3:4

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Information on the effectiveness of elementary school level, tobacco-use prevention programs is generally limited. This study assessed the impact of a structured, one-time intervention that was designed to mod...

    Authors: Martin C Mahoney, Joseph E Bauer, Laurene Tumiel, Sarah McMullen, Jeff Schieder and Denise Pikuzinski

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2002 3:3

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the world that is a human teratogen whose use among women of childbearing age has been steadily increasing. It is also probable that Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is under diag...

    Authors: Alexandra C Nevin, Christopher Parshuram, Irena Nulman, Gideon Koren and Adrienne Einarson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2002 3:2

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Appropriate information flow is crucial to the care of patients, particularly at the interface between primary and secondary care. Communication problems can result from inadequate organisation and training, T...

    Authors: Paul Wallace, Andrew Haines, Robert Harrison, Julie A Barber, Simon Thompson, Jennifer Roberts, Paul B Jacklin, Leo Lewis and Paul Wainwright

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2002 3:1

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  15. Content type: Research article

    A project aimed at studying the frequency of dementia and depression in the catchment area of the Health Centre of Chrissoupolis (HCCh), Northern Greece, was carried out. This paper reports the association bet...

    Authors: Stella Argyriadou, Ioannis Vlachonikolis, Haritini Melisopoulou, Kostas Katachanakis and Christos Lionis

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2001 2:5

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Diagnosing childhood asthma is dependent upon parental symptom reporting but there are problems in the use of words and terms. The purpose of this study was to describe and compare understandings of childhood ...

    Authors: Rachel Cane, Caroline Pao and Sheila McKenzie

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2001 2:4

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