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  1. Research

    Primary healthcare system and practice characteristics in Singapore

    It is crucial to adapt and improve the (primary) health care systems of countries to prepare for future patient profiles and their related needs. The main aim of this study was to acquire a comprehensive overv...

    Hwee Sing Khoo, Yee Wei Lim and Hubertus JM Vrijhoef

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:8

    Published on: 19 July 2014

  2. Case report

    Varicella encephalitis and pneumonia in a patient with end stage renal failure

    We describe a patient with end stage renal failure (ESRF) on hemodialysis who was admitted to our department for primary varicella infection complicated by varicella pneumonia and encephalitis. Varicella infec...

    Lian Leng Low, Farhad Fakhrudin Vasanwala and Sufi Muhammad Suhail

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:4

    Published on: 21 February 2014

  3. Research

    Assessing physical activity in daily life, exercise, and sedentary behavior among Japanese moving to westernized environment: a cross-sectional study of Japanese migrants at an urban primary care center in Pittsburgh

    Noncommunicable chronic diseases (NCDs) are global public health issues. Physical activity, exercise and sedentary behavior are important lifestyle factors to determine risk of NCDs. Immigrant studies have sho...

    Nobutaka Hirooka, Teiichi Takedai and Frank D’Amico

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2014 13:3

    Published on: 14 January 2014

  4. Research

    Restructuring the Ikeda City school urinary screening system: report of a screening survey

    Annual urinary screening is conducted at municipal kindergartens, elementary schools, and junior high schools in Ikeda City, Osaka, Japan (Ikeda City School System), and the results are reviewed by a general p...

    Nobuyuki Kajiwara, Kazuyuki Hayashi, Takayuki Fukui, Satoko Yamamoto, Kensuke Senzaki, Shinichiro Murakami, Takuya Kitamura, Takato Ueoka, Mikito Inoue, Shigeki Hayashi, Keiko Sakamoto, Maiko Yoshimoto, Seiko Asano and Ichiro Maki

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2013 12:6

    Published on: 13 December 2013

  5. Research

    Alberta family physicians’ willingness to work during an influenza pandemic: a cross-sectional study

    Effective pandemic responses rely on frontline healthcare workers continuing to work despite increased risk to themselves. Our objective was to investigate Alberta family physicians willingness to work during ...

    James A Dickinson, Gisoo Bani-Adam, Tyler Williamson, Sandy Berzins, Craig Pearce, Leah Ricketson and Emily Medd

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2013 12:3

    Published on: 26 June 2013

  6. Research

    Use of insecticide treated net and malaria preventive education: effect on malaria parasitemia among people living with AIDS in Nigeria, a cross-sectional study

    Malaria and HIV are major causes of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa with both diseases highly endemic in Nigeria. This study was conducted to assess the effect of long lasting insecticide treated...

    Samuel Anu Olowookere, Najemdeen Ajao Adeleke, Emmanuel Akintunde Abioye-Kuteyi and Ijeoma Soromtochi Mbakwe

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2013 12:2

    Published on: 22 June 2013

  7. Short report

    Women’s impressions of their inpatient birth care as provided by family physicians in the Shizuoka Family Medicine Training Program in Japan

    Even though Japan faces serious challenges in women’s health care such as a rapidly aging population, attrition of obstetrical providers, and a harsh legal climate, few family medicine residency training progr...

    Mariko Yokota, Shinji Tsunawaki, Keiichiro Narumoto and Michael D Fetters

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2013 12:1

    Published on: 22 May 2013

  8. Research

    Self-medication behaviors among Japanese consumers: sex, age, and SES differences and caregivers’ attitudes toward their children’s health management

    Since 2009, when the revised Pharmaceutical Affairs Act was enacted in Japan, self-medication practices have increased. Because the concept of self-medication was recently introduced in Japan, few studies exist o...

    Ikuko Aoyama, Shinichi Koyama and Haruo Hibino

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2012 11:7

    Published on: 11 September 2012

  9. Commentary

    General Practitioners’ responses to global climate change - lessons from clinical experience and the clinical method

    Climate change is a global public health problem that will require complex thinking if meaningful and effective solutions are to be achieved. In this conceptual paper we argue that GPs have much to bring to th...

    Grant Blashki, Alan Abelsohn, Robert Woollard, Neil Arya, Margot W Parkes, Paul Kendal, Erica Bell and R Warren Bell

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2012 11:6

    Published on: 8 August 2012

  10. Research

    Reporting new cases of anaemia in primary care settings in Crete, Greece: a rural practice study

    Early diagnosis of anaemia represents an important task within primary care settings. This study reports on the frequency of new cases of anaemia among patients attending rural primary care settings in Crete (...

    Christos Lionis, Emmanouil K Symvoulakis, George Duijker, Foteini Anastasiou, Stilianos Dimitrakopoulos, Christina Kladou, Evanggelia Ladoukaki, Kornilia Makri, Chrisoula Petraki, Nektarios Sivaropoulos, Spiridon Sasarolis, Anastasia Stefanaki, Aggeliki Vasilaki and Theodoros Vasilopoulos

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2012 11:4

    Published on: 25 April 2012

  11. Short report

    Clinical audit of health promotion of vitamin D in one general practice

    The clinical audit of vitamin D health promotion in one Australian general practice was undertaken by measuring health service use and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in 995 patients aged 45 to 49 years.

    Marjan Kljakovic, Cathy Davey, Rashmi Sharma and Divya Sharma

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2012 11:3

    Published on: 2 April 2012

  12. Research

    The effectiveness of face to face education using catharsis education action (CEA) method in improving the adherence of private general practitioners to national guideline on management of tuberculosis in Bandung, Indonesia

    In many countries, private general practitioners are the first contact in health services for people with symptoms of tuberculosis. Targeting the private sector has been recommended in previous studies to impr...

    Nita Arisanti

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2012 11:2

    Published on: 27 March 2012

  13. Research

    Impact of carpal tunnel syndrome on the expectant woman's life

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is known to be a common complication during pregnancy especially during the third trimester.

    Zatel I Rozali, Faiz M Noorman, Prisca K De Cruz, Yam K Feng, Halimatun WA Razab, Jamari Sapuan, Rajesh Singh and Faizal M Sikkandar

    Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2012 11:1

    Published on: 30 January 2012

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