Topic: Prevention - Primary Care
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
The first Health Survey England (HSE) in 1994 revealed a ‘rule of halves’ since only half of people with hypertension were diagnosed, of which half were treated and of those, only half were controlled. Have matters improved over the more than 20 years since the first HSE survey?
Friday, 15 September 2017
NICE is calling for people who are eligible for free flu vaccination to be offered it at every opportunity. New draft guidance from NICE highlights the need to educate people that having a flu vaccination each year is the single best way of protecting against catching or spreading flu.
Category: Have You Heard
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Stroke related to atrial fibrillation can be prevented effectively through the use of anticoagulants. This article reviews recent guidelines, clinical trials and real-world evidence with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with AF and provides practical guidance on the use of these newer agents in primary care.
Wednesday, 04 July 2018
‘Virtual’ follow-up visits for patients with hypertension appeared to be just as effective as clinic visits in helping maintain blood pressure control. A US study found no significant difference in outcomes, including the need for specialist referrals or hospitalization, between patients checking in with their primary care physicians via a secure website to report aspects of their hypertension care and those who did so in the practice.
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
Frequent fluctuations in blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and BMI can have a serious effect on heart health and life expectancy. In a new study from South Korea, sudden changes in metabolic health parameters were associated with an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and premature death.
Thursday, 16 August 2018
A new study shows that medicines effective in treating type 2 diabetes in adults do not slow disease progression in young people. The researchers commented that this is a disturbing finding as type 2 diabetes among young is a growing problem.