International Journal of Clinical Practice

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Edited By: Leslie Citrome

Impact Factor: 2.226

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 38/155 (Medicine General & Internal)

Online ISSN: 1742-1241


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2017 (Volume 71)

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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