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Agreement between hospital and primary care on diagnostic labeling for COPD and heart failure in Toronto, Canada: a cross-sectional observational study

Publicado a 10/03/2018, 02:57 por Jaime Correia de Sousa

The authors studied labeling agreement for COPD and HF for patients seen in both settings in Toronto, Canada.

Agreement levels for COPD and HF were low and labeling was incomplete. Further research is needed to improve labeling for these conditions.

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Fostering the exchange of real world data across different countries to answer primary care research questions: an UNLOCK study from the IPCRG

Publicado a 10/03/2018, 02:53 por Jaime Correia de Sousa

The study identified lessons for future studies and collaborations that require data sharing across borders. It also explored specific challenges to fostering the exchange of primary care data in comparison to other datasets such as public health, prescribing or hospital data and mechanisms that may be used to overcome these.

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Effect of the School-Based Telemedicine Enhanced Asthma Management (SB-TEAM) Program on Asthma Morbidity A Randomized Clinical Trial

Publicado a 18/02/2018, 00:17 por Jaime Correia de Sousa

The objective of the trial was to evaluate the effect of the SB-TEAM program on asthma morbidity among urban children with persistent asthma.

The intervention consisted of supervised administration of preventive asthma medication at school as well as 3 school-based telemedicine visits to ensure appropriate assessment, preventive medication prescription, and follow-up care.

The SB-TEAM intervention significantly improved symptoms and reduced health care utilization among urban children with persistent asthma. This program could serve as a model for sustainable asthma care among school-aged children.

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Sputum colour can identify patients with neutrophilic inflammation in asthma

Publicado a 13/02/2018, 08:42 por Jaime Correia de Sousa

Visual gradation of sputum colour in asthma relates to high total cell count and neutrophilic inflammation. Assessment of sputum colour can identify adults with asthma who are likely to have NB without the need for sputum processing and differential cell count, which may facilitate asthma management.

Programa Nacional para Prevenção e Controlo do Tabagismo 2017

Publicado a 14/01/2018, 10:50 por Jaime Correia de Sousa

Este documento faz um ponto de situação sobre a prevenção e o controlo do tabagismo em Portugal.

Apresenta um resumo das atividades feitas em 2016/2017, uma previsão do que está a ser feito em 2017/2018, e o que se prevê atingir até 2020.

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PCRS-UK briefing document on Asthma guidelines

Publicado a 22/12/2017, 00:23 por Jaime Correia de Sousa   [ atualizado a 22/12/2017, 00:24 ]

This briefing was prepared initially for the benefit of our members, who are healthcare professionals working primarily in primary and community care with an interest in respiratory disease. It was intended to outline the similarities and differences between asthma guidelines from different sources and to advise, from a primary care perspective, on how to proceed where there were discrepancies between guidelines. It was finalised after extensive review and comment by clinical members of our Executive committee, and other core committees.

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Allergen immunotherapy for allergic asthma: a systematic overview of systematic reviews

Publicado a 01/12/2017, 03:28 por Jaime Correia de Sousa

There is clinical uncertainty about the effectiveness and safety of allergen immunotherapy (AIT) for the treatment of allergic asthma. The authors searched nine electronic databases from inception to October 31, 2015. Systematic reviews were independently screened by two reviewers against pre-defined eligibility criteria and critically appraised using the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme quality assessment tool for systematic reviews. Data were descriptively and thematically synthesized. Conclusions: AIT has the potential to achieve reductions in symptom and medication scores, but there is no clear or consistent evidence that measures of lung function can be improved.

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Relatório do Programa Nacional para as Doenças Respiratórias 2017

Publicado a 16/10/2017, 06:46 por Jaime Correia de Sousa

Este documento faz um ponto de situação sobre as doenças respiratórias em 2016. Do documento consta um sumário das atividades feitas em 2016, uma previsão do que vai ser feito em 2017 e o que se prevê fazer até 2020.

Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program : Executive summary (English)

Publicado a 04/10/2017, 06:17 por Jaime Correia de Sousa

There is a policy measure that can simultaneously save millions of lives, reduce poverty, and increase countries’ domestic resources for financing development. The policy measure consists of increasing excise tax rates on tobacco in order to reduce its affordability and, as evidence shows, lower its consumption. Today, this powerful human development and poverty reduction measure remains largely underutilized, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This report provides decision support for policy makers on tobacco tax reform, as well as analytical and empirical tools for using tobacco excise taxes to save lives and increase government revenues. The report sets forth the public health, economic, and anti-poverty case for higher tobacco taxes; shows how some countries have already delivered ambitious reforms; and documents measurable results. It shows that, by implementing tobacco tax reforms now, policy makers can choose a fast road to healthier, more prosperous societies. 

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Coste-utilidad del consejo médico para dejar de fumar en la Región de Murcia

Publicado a 29/07/2017, 03:25 por Jaime Correia de Sousa

Objetivo: Realizar un análisis coste-utilidad del consejo médico para dejar de fumar en la Región de Murcia.

Conclusiones: A largo plazo, el consejo breve médico es una intervención más eficiente que a corto plazo y, dependiendo del umbral coste-utilidad para España, se recomendaría su financiación pública desde el punto de vista de la eficiencia.

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