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Dec
2017

The script concordance test (SCT) is a validated method of examining students' clinical reasoning. Medical students' professional skills are assessed during their postgraduate years as they study for a specialist qualification in general practice. However, no specific provision is made for assessing their clinical reasoning during their postgraduate study.

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Dec
1969

Recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs) are the most common reason for children's visits to primary care physicians in France; however, little is known about general practitioners' (GPs) opinions and expectations concerning the management and prevention of these common and recurrent pathologies.
To describe French GPs' daily practice in the management of respiratory infections and the prevention of their recurrence in children.
A sample group of French GPs answered a structured questionnaire on risk factors, RRTI management, antibiotic use and prevention measures.

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Feb
2017

The progression of frailty is marked by an increased risk of adverse health outcomes in the elderly including falls, physical and/or cognitive disability, hospitalizations, and mortality. In primary care, the general practitioner's (GP's) clinical impression about their elderly patients' frailty state seems to be a key point in identifying frail individuals in their clinical practice. The aim of this article is to examine if GPs' clinical impressions regarding frailty concurs with objective measures of the gold standard frailty phenotype as described by Fried in community-dwelling older persons.

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Dec
2016

This is an addictovigilance report of a pregabalin use disorder case in a young female patient who secondarily presented a tobacco use disorder after smoking initiation combined with pregabalin intake. Pregabalin was first prescribed for anxiety. Concomitant use of pregabalin with tobacco led to a synergic effect of both substances.

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Jan
2017

Aging can be affected by frailty and chronic diseases causing physical, cognitive, sensory, and functional decline evolving gradually to disability. The assessment of older patients is carried out in some geriatric day hospitals (GDHFs). However, it seems difficult to assess all patients in these GDHFs.

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Oct
2016

Cancer care in people over 75 years of age is particularly complex and requires collaboration between oncologists, geriatricians, GPs and other professional and family carers. To improve the care pathways for elderly people living with cancer, the French health authorities have created a network of oncologists and geriatricians; however, GPs experience difficulties in establishing their place in this network.
This study aimed to analyse the impressions of French GPs involved in the care of elderly patients with cancer, including their feelings regarding their relationships with their oncologist and geriatrician colleagues.

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Sep
2016

Many countries are seeking to improve health care delivery by reviewing the roles of health professionals, including nurses. Developing new and more advanced roles for nurses could improve access to care in the face of a limited or diminishing supply of doctors and growing health care demand. The development of new nursing roles varies greatly from country to country.

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