Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the basis of work for physicians- practitioners in all
specialties, including family medicine. Various issues in diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
appear in daily work with patients and a physician should provide answers based on the best
evidence stemming from research. In spite of having access to EBM databases in every GP's
office in Croatia, searching and finding answers in consultation with a patient"on the spot"
in ... Read More
Think Health! A Personal Weight Management Program, or "¡Vive Saludable! Un programa
personalizado de control de peso" aims to improve the treatment of obesity in adults in the
general population, by conducting research with men and women recruited from primary care
medical practices. The study has a particular focus on African Americans and Latino. The
design is randomized trial of the effectiveness of two versions of a lifestyle weight loss
program called ... Read More
The aim of this study was to find out the utilization rate and pattern of primary health
care services, and the process and outcomes of primary care consultations of the general
population in Hong Kong, and whether having a family doctor would make any difference.
The study objectives were to determine
1. the rates and pattern of utilization of different primary health care services and
2. Patient self-reported outcomes (global ... Read More
A multicenter study to evaluate the effectiveness of a teaching strategy based on the
incorporation of educational games with simulated settings versus usual practice based on
diffusion for the implementation of clinical practice guidelines in Family Medicine
Residency Program. The impact of the new strategy will be measured in improving knowledge
and skill acquisition in clinical decision making of Family Medicine Residency Program after
6 months. ... Read More
The aim of this family practice based study is to determine the long-term treatment effects
of two drugs that are presumed to modify the course and progression of chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD), oral N-acetylcysteine and inhaled corticosteroids.
Source: Research Unit Of General Practice, Copenhagen
The purpose of this study is to determine whether implanting gold beads extraarticularly in
five acupuncture-points around a knee improves pain, stiffness and function in patients with
To answer the question of overall benefit: risk of celecoxib when compared to two most
commonly prescribe traditional (non-selective) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
in the treatment of arthritis pain. For this purpose, patients with osteoarthritis or
rheumatoid arthritis with or at risk of developing cardiovascular disease will be recruited.
The cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and renal safety and symptomatic benefit in each
treatment group ... Read More
Source: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
This study, conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the National
Human Genome Research Institute, will characterize family physicians' attitudes and
practices related to the genetics of complex disorders. As the front line of care for most
Americans, family medicine will have a central role in seeing that new findings in genetics
lead to disease prevention and health improvements. The information gained from this study
could be ... Read More
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a systematic family assessment in adult
preventive health visits increases the detection of risk factors in the spouse or adolescent
child of the screened person.
The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility of the use of an evidence-based
decision support system (EBMeDS) in daily Belgian family medicine and to study the
effectiveness of EBMeDS use on improving diabetes care.
Specific research questions are:
- Does family physicians use the EBMeDS system in daily practice?
- Does the use of the EBMeDS system by family physicians leads to an improvement in
diabetes control compared to the ... Read More
This study is a multicenter, randomized study in subjects with high cholesterol receiving
highly effective statins to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of Bococizumab
(PF-04950615;RN316) to lower LDL-C.
The main objective of this study is to evaluate the inter-observer concordance when
measuring the maximum value of the external antero-posterior diameter of the sub-renal aorta
(both cross-sectional and longitudinal ultrasound views are measured). The first measure is
made by a general practitioner in private practice; second reading are made by an expert in
This study aims to test the efficacy of a comprehensive assessment and management tool (AGE:
Active Geriatric Evaluation) for geriatric syndromes to prevent functional decline in
elderly patients followed in family medicine. Family practitioners will be randomised either
to the intervention, consisting of a yearly screening for eight geriatric syndromes
accompanied by a management plan in case of positive screening, or to usual care. Level of
functioning and ... Read More
This is a prospective, randomized, open-label study in subjects with migraine who have
completed CoLucid Phase 3 study, COL MIG 301 or COL MIG-302. The study is designed to
evaluate the safety and tolerability of long-term intermittent use of lasmiditan 100 mg and
of lasmiditan 200 mg, as the first dose and as a second dose, for the acute treatment of
migraine. Long term efficacy will also be evaluated.