Journal of Family Medicine and Health Care

Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2017

  • Early Detection of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Family Practice

    Hani A. Jokhdar, Mohammed A. Garout, Mohammad M. Alkot, Rana H. El-Helbawy, Jehad O. Albitar

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2017
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 20 September 2016
    Accepted: 22 November 2016
    Published: 27 December 2016
    Abstract: Background: In real practice, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) is often diagnosed at a late stage as its clinical manifestations pass unnoticed and spirometry is almost not utilized. Objectives: To clarify the possibility of early detection of COPD by family physicians at the primary health care level. Methods: The study was conducted ... Show More
  • Screening for Gestational Diabetes Among Pregnant Women Attending a Rural Family Health Center- Menoufia Governorate- Egypt

    Nora A. Khalil, Waleed M. Fathy, Nariman S. Mahmoud

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2017
    Pages: 6-11
    Received: 12 December 2016
    Accepted: 28 December 2016
    Published: 16 January 2017
    Abstract: Objectives: Study prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among pregnant females attending family health center between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation and assessment of risk factors among the studied group. Background: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is the most prevalent metabolic disorder during pregnancy. It is defined as any degree ... Show More
  • Holter Monitoring (Ambulatory Electrocardiography) Defined Cardiac Arrhythmia Among Patients Presented with Palpitation in the Primary Care Setting

    Lap-kin Chiang, Lorna Ng

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2017
    Pages: 12-16
    Received: 13 December 2016
    Accepted: 24 December 2016
    Published: 18 January 2017
    Abstract: Palpitation is non-specific and represents one of the most common symptoms in general medical settings. Discerning cardiac from noncardiac causes is important. A 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography (Holter) monitor is usually used. This is a retrospective cross-sectional review including all patients presented with palpitation and had Holter mon... Show More
  • Assessment of Knowledge and Practices of Diabetic Patients Regarding Diabetic Foot Care, in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

    Reda Goweda, Mokhtar Shatla, Arwa Alzaidi, Arij Alzaidi, Bashaer Aldhawani, Hibah Alharbi, Noran Sultan, Daniah Alnemari, Badr Rawa

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2017
    Pages: 17-22
    Received: 26 June 2016
    Accepted: 8 July 2016
    Published: 18 February 2017
    Abstract: Background: 20.5% of Saudis between 20 and 79 years are diabetics. Diabetic foot is a chronic complication of diabetes. The incidence of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations is at least 15 times greater in those with diabetes than non-diabetics. Patient education is important to reduce lower extremity complications. Objective: To assess the kn... Show More
  • Awareness and Health Care Practice of Mothers’ About Obstetric Danger Signs at Haramaya District, Eastern Ethiopia

    Tesfaye Assebe Yadeta, Fekede Asefa Kumsa

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2017
    Pages: 23-29
    Received: 5 March 2017
    Accepted: 17 March 2017
    Published: 18 April 2017
    Abstract: Mother’s awareness of potential obstetric danger signs during pregnancy, child birth and immediate post-delivery are crucial to influence their decisions to seek immediate health care. However, their awareness and health care practice were not well known in Haramaya district. Thus, this study was to assess mother’s awareness of obstetric danger sig... Show More