Journal of

Family Medicine and Disease PreventionISSN: 2469-5793


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510090

Why do Patients Miss their Appointments at Primary Care Clinics?

Saif Ullah, Sangeetha Rajan, Todd Liu, Ellen Demagistris, Regina Jahrstorfer, Swapna Anandan, Christina Gentile and Angad Gill

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 28, 2018

Missed appointments or no-shows are defined as "patients who neither kept nor canceled their scheduled appointments". Studies conducted previously in primary care settings found that the rates of missed appointments in the United States vary from 5% to 55%. We conducted a pilot study amongst the healthcare providers at Griffin Faculty Physicians (GFP) and Griffin Hospital Wellness Clinic (GHWC)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510089

Social Networking Sites (SNSs) Addiction

Basem Abbas Al Ubaidi

Article Type: REVIEW ARTICLE | First Published: September 10, 2018

Social Networking Sites (SNSs) in our lives are an essential computer-generated combination regarded as a 'global customer phenomenon'. In recent times, as statistics have shown, this phenomenon daily records a dramatic increase in its users. It is a state of mental addiction, an illness if you may so call it for some users. It has been noted that some extroverts use social networks for social augmentation, whereas introverts use it for social compensation. Addicted customers mostly deal with lo...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510088

Control Excessive Anger before it Controls Your Life

Basem Abbas Al Ubaidi

Article Type: REVIEW ARTICLE | First Published: September 10, 2018

There is usually a public misconception between anger, aggression, and hostility. Anger is a sense of emotion that ranges from the standard reaction of mild irritation to the intense response of fury and rage. Anger becomes a dilemma if it felt too intensely, frequently, expressed inappropriately and associated with extreme physical/mental strain on the individual. On the other hand, aggression is an often-violent behavior that causes harm or injury to another person or property. While, hostilit...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510087

The Reasons and Strategies of High Cesarean Section Rate from Chinese Obstetricians and Midwives Perspective in the Public Hospitals: An Interpretative Phenomenologic Analysis

Minjie Li, Wei Gu, Xiaomei Li and Xiaoqin Wang

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 13, 2018

Despite the ever-increasing rate of Cesarean Section (CS) in China, little is known about both the reasons and strategies of high Cesarean Section Rate (CSR) from the perceptions of obstetricians and midwives, who have great influence on deciding the delivery mode. The study aims to describe obstetricians and midwives' perceptions of the essence of the increasing CSR in the tertiary (city) and secondary (county) hospitals in China....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510086

Individualized, Assessment-Based Manual Therapy to Reduce Chronic Pain and Increase Function: Case Study of a Patient with Fibromyalgia and Diabetes

Thuy Bowyer, Leena S Hiremath, Jennifer R Larson, Deborah M Grzybowski, Ann Scheck McAlearney and Brian L Bowyer

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: August 10, 2018

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition characterized by chronic pain that is attributed to an imbalance in neurotransmitter function. It is now estimated to affect more than 10 million adults in the U.S. and 0.2-6.6% of the general population worldwide. Current treatment options include both pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions, with massage therapy and physical therapy predominant among nonpharmacological approaches....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510085

A Hidden Epidemic and What You Can Do About It

Robert M Post

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 28, 2018

In the United States ¾ of the children of a parent with a mood disorder will develop a major psychiatric diagnosis upon a 7 year follow up. Moreover, the earlier the onset of symptoms, the longer the delay to first treatment, and this is posing major short and long-term health threats for a sizable portion of the population....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510084

Cytomegalovirus-Associated Pseudotumor of the Rectum in an Immunocompromised Patient

Lisa Marie Cannon and Steven Lee-Kong

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 28, 2018

A 46-year-old man with a history of anal condyloma and HIV infection presented with four years of bloody anal leakage with incontinence. Digital rectal examination revealed a palpable mass in the distal rectum. Index colonoscopy revealed a fungating, ulcerated mass in the distal rectum. Biopsies demonstrated inflammation with superficial erosion. He was lost to surgical follow-up over the ensuing months. In the interim, the patient was initiated on antiretroviral therapy and PCP prophylaxis for ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510083

Connecting Physician Preceptors with Medical Students in the Ambulatory Setting

Kristen Rundell, Diana Bahner, Deborah Lan, Victoria Cannon and Ann Scheck McAlearney

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 23, 2018

In 2012, the Ohio State University College of MEDICINE began implementing a new, competency based medical school curriculum. Early clinical service-learning experiences were one of the hallmarks of this new curriculum, giving first year students opportunities to work with real patients in clinical settings while meeting patient care learning objectives. Integration of the bioscience, clinical skills and social curriculum within a safe teaching environment helps to promote the professional identi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510082

How do the Psychosocial Factors Affect Blood Pressure in Patients with Hypertension? A Cross-Sectional Study

Emrah ERSOY and Esra SAATCI

Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: July 16, 2018

Our sample was 305 hypertensives visiting a family physician in Rize, a city in the Black Sea (Northern part) Region of Turkey. The study was completed between December 2017 to April 2018. Participants completed a sociodemographic questionnaire including questions for sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyle behaviors, psychiatric complaints traumatic life events, and blood pressure control. Depression status was assessed using The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD). Data as analyzed...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510081

Social and Demographics Factors Associated with the Breast Self-Examination (BSE) in Women in Primary Care

Ada Leticia Valderrama-Urreta, Maria Valeria Jimenez-Baez, Juan Carlos EspinozaRodriguez, Luis Sandoval-Jurado, Patricia Teresa Reyes-Gabino, Sergio Guerra-Renteria and Maria Margarita Chavez-Hernandez

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 14, 2018

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), its incidence is expected to increase by 50% by 2020. In Latin America and the Caribbean, breast cancer is the most prevalent among women according to the Pan American Health Organization (OPS). In 2012, this neoplasm was detected in more than 408,000 women, and by the year 2030, it is estimated that there is a 46% increase. In particular, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and Venezuela, which previously had relatively low rates, An increase...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510080

Liver Metastases from Gists

Gargantilla Pedro, Martin Berta and Pintor Emilio

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 12, 2018

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs) are rare tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, with an estimated incidence of 1.5/100000/year. GISTs are nonepithelial tumors originating in the interstitial Cajal's cells (cells of the autonomic nervous system). These cells express antigens for CD 177 and/or CD 34....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510079

Rapidly Enlarging Thyroid Mass

Gargantilla Pedro, Martin Berta and Pintor Emilio

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: July 11, 2018

An 83-year-old man come to our observation because of a rapidly enlarging anterior neck mass at the last two weeks, dysphagia, dysphonia and neck pain. Patient didn't mention about previous irradiations on the neck either familiarity with thyroid and neoplastic diseases. He had a past medical history of diabetes mellitus type 2. Physical examination revealed one palpable formation (7 × 5 cm) over the right lower neck....

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