International Journal of Clinical Practice

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Edited By: Leslie Citrome

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2017 (Volume 71)

November (Issue 10)

The case for publishing case reports
Leslie Citrome

Deutetrabenazine for Tardive Dyskinesia: A Systematic Review of the Efficacy and Safety Profile for this Newly Approved Novel Medication – What is the Number Needed to Treat, Number Needed to Harm and Likelihood to be Helped or Harmed?
Leslie Citrome

Pro-protein subtilisin kexin-9 (PCSK9) inhibition in practice: lipid clinic experience in 2 contrasting UK centre
Monika Kohli et al

October (Issue 9)

Reducing harms: Focus on drug-drug interactions and adverse drug events
Leslie Citrome

The prevalence and preventability of potentially relevant drug-drug interactions in patients admitted for cardiovascular diseases: A cross-sectional study
Milena Kovačević et al

Association of preventable adverse drug events with inpatients' length of stay—A propensity-matched cohort study
Stefanie Amelung et al

Diabetic foot infection: Antibiotic therapy and good practice recommendations
Nicholas D. Barwell et al

September (Issue 8)

Simplifying medication administration: From daily ingestion to monthly injection
Leslie Citrome

Drones in medicine—The rise of the machines
Manohari Balasingham

Long-acting injectable antipsychotics for prevention and management of violent behaviour in psychotic patients
Pavel Mohr et al

August (Issue 7)

Goodbye Physicians’ Desk Reference, hello Prescribers’ Digital Reference!
Leslie Citrome

Anti-PCSK9 antibodies for hypercholesterolaemia: Overview of clinical data and implications for primary care
Olivier S. Descamps et al

You have free access to this content Improving pharmacotherapy outcomes in patients with hepatitis C virus infection treated with direct-acting antivirals: The GRUviC project
Esther Chamorro-de-Vega et al

July (Issue 6)

Musings about guests and ghosts
Leslie Citrome

Mugs of the bugs: The most wanted ones
Richard A. Stein

What is safety?: Miracles, benefit-risk assessments, and the "right to try"
Lisa M. DeTora

Valbenazine for tardive dyskinesia: A systematic review of the efficacy and safety profile for this newly approved novel medication—What is the number needed to treat, number needed to harm and likelihood to be helped or harmed?
Leslie Citrome

June (Issue 5)

The scourge of uromycitisis and fake journals
Leslie Citrome

Make the DRE great again
Matt T. Rosenberg

The 4Kscore blood test accurately identifies men with aggressive prostate cancer prior to prostate biopsy with or without DRE information
Stephen Michael Zappala et al

How to implement live video recording in the clinical environment: A practical guide for clinical services
Adam Lloyd et al

May (Issue 4)

Required reading to remain relevant
Leslie Citrome

Appraising the quality of clinical practice guidelines in traditional Chinese medicine using AGREE II instrument: A systematic review
Liang Yao et al

Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors for type 2 diabetes mellitus: An overview for the primary care physician
Paresh Dandona

March/April (Issue 3)

Virtually yours: Curated collection of articles
Leslie Citrome

Sensible economies: Demand management in blood science laboratories
Anthony S. Wierzbicki

Sociodemographic factors are associated with utilisation of statins after ischaemic stroke/TIA
Lukas Geary et al

Clinical appropriateness of C-reactive protein requests: Reduction in unnecessary repeats
Mark Livingston et al

February (Issue 2)

What to watch in medicine in 2017: Hot topics
Leslie Citrome

Hopes and challenges for the common cold
Richard A. Stein

Factors associated with efficacy of an ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine combination drug in pharmacy customers with common cold symptoms
Martin C. Michel et al

An analysis of policies for cotrimoxazole, amoxicillin and azithromycin use in Namibia's public sector: Findings and therapeutic implications
Brian B. Godman et al

January (Issue 1)

Our digital world: Goodbye pagination, hello eLocators!
Leslie Citrome

Alpha blockers in the management of ureteric lithiasis: A meta-analysis
Nicholas Raison et al.

Association of coffee consumption and chronic kidney disease: A meta-analysis
Karn Wijarnpreecha et al.

2016 (Volume 70)


December (Issue 12)

Perceptions matter: Attitudes and health outcomes
Leslie Citrome (page 996)

Perceived weight discrimination and chronic medical conditions in adults with overweight and obesity
Tomoko Udo, Katherine Purcell & Carlos M. Grilo (pages 1003-1011)

Perception of prognosis of cancer patients by non-oncologists
Daniel Shepshelovich et al. (pages 1027-1032)

August (Issue 8)

In Memoriam: Dr Graham Jackson, 1947–2016
Alethea Cooper et al. (pages 638–639)

Efficacy and safety of once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists compared with exenatide and liraglutide in type 2 diabetes: a systemic review of randomised controlled trials
X. Xue et al. (pages 649–656)

Clinical use of the co-formulation of insulin degludec and insulin aspart
A. Kumar et al. (pages 657–667)


July (Issue 7)

Food for thought: do you ask about eating?
L. Citrome (Pages 516 – 517)

Mind the gap – surviving in the modern world
A. S. Wierzbicki (Pages 517 – 519)

The gamma gap and all-cause mortality risk: considerations of physical activity
P. D. Loprinzi and O. Addoh (Pages 625 – 529)

The spectre of ghostwriting: eroding public trust in physicians, clinical trial integrity and biomedical authorship
L. M. DeTora (Pages 630 – 633)


June (Issue 6)

Effectiveness of treatment with biologic- and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs in rheumatoid arthritis patients in Colombia
J. E. Machado-Alba, A. F. Ruiz & M. E. Machado-Duque (Pages 506 – 511)

Efficacy and safety of fulranumab as monotherapy in patients with moderate to severe, chronic knee pain of primary osteoarthritis: a randomised, placebo- and active-controlled trial
A. J. Mayorga et al. (Pages 493 – 505)

Effects of orlistat vs. metformin on weight loss-related clinical variables in women with PCOS: systematic review and meta-analysis
S. K. Graff et al. (Pages 450 – 461)

Innovative health informatics as an effective modern strategy in diabetes management: a critical review
S. K. David & M. R. M. Rafiullah (Pages 434 – 449)

May (Issue 5)

GPs views and understanding of PSA testing, screening and early detection; survey
J. Sutton et al. (Pages 389 – 395)

Comparison of nocturia response to desmopressin treatment in elderly men with and without nocturnal polyuria in real-life practice
S.-L. Chen et al. (Pages 372 – 379)

Justification for conducting neurological clinical trials as part of patient care within private practice
R. G. Beran, D. Stepanova & M. E. Beran (Pages 365 – 371)

April (Issue 4)

The epidemiology of hospitalised acute kidney injury not requiring dialysis in England from 1998 to 2013: retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics
N. V. Kolhe et al. (Pages 330 – 339)

Prostate-specific antigen testing rates and referral patterns from general practice data in England
S. Moss et al. (Pages 312 – 318)

Acute kidney injury – nephrology's latest problem child
D. Goldsmith (Pages 300 – 301)

March (Issue 3)

Beliefs about medicines are strongly associated with medicine-use patterns among the general population
K. Andersson Sundell & A. K. Jönsson (Pages 277 – 285)

Weight management in obesity – past and present
D. Haslam (Pages 206 – 217)

Zika: where it has been, where it is going, and how to stop it
R. Stein (Pages 182 – 185)

February (Issue 2)

How to use the medical subject headings (MeSH)
N. Baumann (Pages 171 – 174)

A randomised, double-blinded study comparing giving etoricoxib vs. placebo to female patients with fibromyalgia
H. Mahagna, D. Amital & H. Amital (Pages 163 – 170)

Fibromyalgia: management strategies for primary care providers
L. M. Arnold, K. B. Gebke & E. H. S. Choy (Pages 99 – 112)

January (Issue 1)

Lung cancer screening: a systematic review of clinical practice guidelines
Z. Y. Li et al. (Pages 20 – 30)

Determinants of sexual dysfunction and interventions for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea: a systematic review
E. Steinke et al. (Pages 5 – 19)

2015 (Volume 69)


December (Issue 12)

The utility of a ‘non-significant’ coronary angiogram
T. K. M. Wang et al. (Pages 1465 – 1472)

Prostate cancer and the PCP: the screening dilemma
M. T. Rosenberg, A. C. Spring & E. David Crawford (Pages 1438 – 1447)

Systematic review of the relationship between artificial sweetener consumption and cancer in humans: analysis of 599,741 participants
A. Mishra et al. (Pages 1418 – 1426)

November (Issue 11)

Flu vaccinations: a justified pain in the arm?
A. Barnes & F. M. Iqbal (Page 1387)

Communication in healthcare: a narrative review of the literature and practical recommendations
P. Vermeir et al. (Pages 1257 – 1267)

Comparative efficacy and safety of antidiabetic drug regimens added to stable and inadequate metformin and thiazolidinedione therapy in type 2 diabetes
W. J. Saulsberry et al. (Pages 1221 – 1235)

October (Issue 10)

Potential uses of wearable technology in medicine: lessons learnt from Google Glass
T. D. Aungst & T. L. Lewis (Pages 1179 – 1183)

Should patients prescribed long-term low-dose aspirin receive proton pump inhibitors? A systematic review and meta-analysis
A. Tran-Duy et al. (Pages 1088 – 1111)

Barriers and facilitators to starting insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review
C. J. Ng et al. (Pages 1050 – 1070)

September (Issue 9)

Burden of smoking among adults with COPD, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema in urban China
A. Goren et al. (Pages 1015 – 1028)

Brexpiprazole for schizophrenia and as adjunct for major depressive disorder: a systematic review of the efficacy and safety profile for this newly approved antipsychotic – what is the number needed to treat, number needed to harm and likelihood to be helped or harmed?
L. Citrome (Pages 978 – 997)

A multidisciplinary, biopsychosocial treatment for non-cardiac chest pain
J. B. Chambers et al. (Pages 922 – 927)

August (Issue 8)

Reducing the frequency of wearing high-heeled shoes and increasing ankle strength can prevent ankle injury in women
M.-H. Kim et al. (Pages 909 – 910)

Healthcare provider targeted interventions to improve medication adherence: systematic review and meta-analysis
V. S. Conn et al. (Pages 889 – 899)

Higher normal range of fasting plasma glucose still has a higher risk for metabolic syndrome: a combined cross-sectional and longitudinal study in elderly
S.-H. Wei et al. (Pages 863 – 870)

Gender differences in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation in general practice: using the GRASP-AF audit tool
E. Shantsila et al. (Pages 840 – 845)

July (Issue 7)

Management of reflux esophagitis: does the choice of proton pump inhibitor matter?
J. Labenz et al. (Pages 796 – 801)

Subclinical hypothyroidism: a historical view and shifting prevalence
J. V. Hennessey & R. Espaillat (Pages 771 – 782)

Stroke prevention with rivaroxaban in higher-risk populations with atrial fibrillation
H.-C Diener et al. (Pages 743 – 756)

June (Issue 6)

Nationwide time trends and risk factors for in-hospital falls-related major injuries
T. S. H. Jørgensen et al. (Pages 703 – 709)

A meta-analysis of published studies of endothelial dysfunction does not support its routine clinical use
A. Cardona et al. (Pages 649 – 658)

May (Issue 5)

Do patients initiate therapy? Primary non-adherence to statins and antidepressants in Iceland
G. Thengilsdóttir et al. (Pages 597 – 603)

Implications of incretin-based therapies on cardiovascular disease
M. E. Rotz et al. (Pages 531 – 549)

Skin reactions at the application site of rivastigmine patch (4.6 mg/24 h, 9.5 mg/24 h or 13.3 mg/24 h): a qualitative analysis of clinical studies in patients with Alzheimer's disease
G. Alva et al. (Pages 518 – 530)

April (Issue 4)

Incidence and predictors of new-onset constipation during acute hospitalisation after stroke
S.-F. Lim et al. (Pages 422 – 428)

Lisdexamfetamine for binge eating disorder in adults: a systematic review of the efficacy and safety profile for this newly approved indication – what is the number needed to treat, number needed to harm and likelihood to be helped or harmed?
L. Citrome (Pages 410 – 421)

Medical photography: current technology, evolving issues and legal perspectives
M. T. Harting et al. (Pages 401 – 409)

Constipation during acute hospitalisation: vigilance critical for all patients at high risk
G. W. Ruhnke & D. O. Meltzer (Pages 388 – 389)

March (Issue 3)

Response to clarifying the costs of conflicts of interest
T. P. Stossel et al. (Pages 385 – 386)

Clarifying the costs of conflicts of interest
C. Mayes et al. (Pages 384 – 385)

COPD: early diagnosis and treatment to slow disease progression
T. Welte et al. (Pages 336 – 349)

Addressing conflict of interest in non-pharmacological research
A. M. Clark et al.(Pages 270 – 272)

February (Issue 2)

Is there a link between overactive bladder and the metabolic syndrome in women? A systematic review of observational studies
F. Bunn et al. (Pages 199 – 217)

The prestroke use of vitamin K antagonists for atrial fibrillation – trends over 15 years
J. P. Bembenek et al. (Pages 180 – 185)

How to assess kidney function in outpatient clinics
P. E. Korhonen (Pages 156 – 161)

January (Issue 1)

Systematic review of prostate cancer risk and association with consumption of fish and fish-oils: analysis of 495,321 participants
C. Lovegrove et al.(Pages 87 – 105)

What is Ebola?
R. A. Stein (Pages 49 – 58)

Does mHealth increase adherence to medication? Results of a systematic review
H. Anglada-Martinez et al. (Pages 9 – 32)


2014 (Volume 68)


December (Issue 12)

Searching for phenotypes in smoking cessation treatment
C. A. Juménez-Ruiz et al. (Pages 1530 – 1539)

Venous thromboembolism in Germany: results of the GermAn VTE registry (GATE-registry)
K. Kröger et al. (Pages 1467 – 1472)

Type II diabetes and its therapy in clinical practice – results from the standardised non-interventional registry SIRTA
B. Gallwitz et al. (Pages 1442 – 1453)

Suvorexant for insomnia: a systematic review of the efficacy and safety profile for this newly approved hypnotic – what is the number needed to treat, number needed to harm and likelihood to be helped or harmed?
L. Citrome (Pages 1429 – 1441)

Best practice guidelines on publishing ethics: a publisher's perspective, 2nd edition
C. Graf et al. (Pages 1410 – 1428)

November (Issue 11)

Relighting behaviour among cigarette smokers seeking treatment: implications for tobacco treatment and policy
M. H. Zimmermann et al. (Pages 1358 – 1363)

Lifestyle medicine potential for reversing a world of chronic disease epidemics: from cell to community
M. Sagner et al. (Pages 1289 – 1292)

Principles for return to learn after concussion
J. G. Baker et al. (Pages 1286 – 1288)

October (Issue 10)

Prosthetic heart valves
J. Chambers (Pages 1227 – 1230)

Right-sided valve disease
S. Coffey et al. (Pages 1221 – 1226)

Mitral valve disease
R. Ray & J. Chambers (Pages 1216 – 1220)

Aortic valve disease
J. Rayner et al. (Pages 1209 – 1215)

Introduction to the British Heart Valve Society reviews
J. Chambers (Pages 1179 – 1180)

September (Issue 9)

Mobile phones in clinical practice: reducing the risk of bacterial contamination
D. Mark et al. (Pages 1060 – 1064)

Too much coronary angioplasty in the USA?: less may be better – the conflicting roles of inexactness of medicine as a science, asymmetric information, technologic imperative, unnecessary care and ethicomedicinomics in US healthcare
M. A. C. Onuigbo & N. Agbasi (Pages 1056 – 1059)

Children's behaviour problems: a NICE mess
S. Timimi (Pages 1053 – 1055)

When talking and texting get dirty: beware of mobile bacterial zoos
R. A. Stein (Pages 1050 – 1052)

August (Issue 8)

Prevalence of lipid abnormalities and attainment of normal lipid levels among patients with dyslipidaemia: a pooled analysis of observational studies from five Asian countries
S. Unniachanet et al. (Pages 1010 – 1019)

Adherence therapy improves medication adherence and quality of life in people with Parkinson's disease: a randomised controlled trial
D. J. Daley et al. (Pages 963 – 971)

The effect of horse simulator riding on visual analogue scale, body composition and trunk strength in the patients with chronic low back pain
J.-H. Yoo et al. (Pages 941 – 949)

July (Issue 7)

Systematic review and meta-analysis of pharmacological therapies for pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia and less common neuropathic conditions
S. J. Snedecor et al. (Pages 900 – 918)

Use of QT intervals for a more accurate diagnose of syncope and evaluation of syncope severity
C. Buttà et al. (Pages 864 – 870)

Epigenetic therapies – a new direction in clinical medicine
R. A. Stein (Pages 802 – 811)

Epigenetic therapies – a new direction in clinical medicine
R. A. Stein (Pages 802 – 811)

Where do peer reviewers come from?
L. Citrome (Page 793)

June (Issue 6)

Acupuncture for surgical conditions: an overview of systematic reviews
M. S. Lee & E. Ernst (Pages 783 – 789)

The importance of weight management in type 2 diabetes mellitus
J. P. H. Wilding (Pages 682 – 691)

After 20 years, industry critics bury skeptics, despite empirical vacuum
D. Barton et al. (Pages 666 – 673)

Drug promotion tactics-yet another pharma deception?
A. Tagore (Pages 662 – 665)

May (Issue 5)

Severe vitamin D deficiency is associated with frequently observed diseases in medical inpatients
A. Marra et al. (Pages 647 – 652)

Development of UK recommendations on treatment for post-surgical erectile dysfunction
M. G. Kirby et al. (Pages 590 – 608)

GLP-1 receptor agonists vs. DPP-4 inhibitors for type 2 diabetes: is one approach more successful or preferable than the other?
S. Brunton (Pages 557 – 567)

Paging Dr Cohen, Paging Dr Cohen…An effect size interpretation is required STAT!
L. Citrome (Pages 533 – 534)

April (Issue 4)

How much atrial fibrillation causes symptoms of heart failure?
M. Guglin & R. Chen (Pages 453 – 457)

AF burden is important – fact or fiction?
G. Boriani et al. (Pages 444 – 452)

Biomarkers in atrial fibrillation: an overview
J. A. Vílchez et al. (Pages 434 – 443)

Lone atrial fibrillation – an overview
T. S. Potpara & G. Y. H. Lip (Pages 418 – 433)

Atrial fibrillation …. more than simply being irregularly irregular
G. Y. H. Lip (Pages 408 – 409)

March (Issue 3)

Once bitten, twice shy: concern about gaining weight after smoking cessation and its association with seeking treatment
S. Veldheer et al. (Pages 388 – 395)

Faecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile infection
M. Dodin & D. E. Katz (Pages 363 – 368)

Comprehensive geriatric assessment – a guide for the non-specialist
T. J. Welsh et al. (Pages 290 – 293)

February (Issue 2)

Obesity dilemma in the global burden of cardiovascular diseases
M. Boban et al. (Pages 173 – 179)

How to identify, assess and utilise mobile medical applications in clinical practice
T. D. Aungst et al. (Pages 155 – 162)

H7N9 influenza and beyond: international political frameworks
R. A. Stein (Pages 142 – 143)

Battle for the planet of the apps
L. Citrome & J. Karagianis (Pages 141 – 142)

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IJCP appoints new gastroenterology Associate Editor - Dr Gati Dhrooves

Gastroenterology

The International Journal of Clinical Practice is pleased to announce the appointment of new Associate Editor.

Dr. Gati Dhroove is an Internal Medicine Physician currently working at Unity Point Clinics and Hospitals in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After completing medical school from India, she pursued training in Internal Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University & Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. She has a special interest in Gastroenterology and has been conducting clinical research in the field since 2008. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and reading. She also loves travelling and exploring new places.

To mark the appointment the journal has compiled a list of gastroenterology articles into a virtual issue with a new editorial written by Dr Dhrooves.

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