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    Engagement improves asthma self-management

    In a systematic review of self-management interventions for asthma, effective strategies utilize a combination of patient engagement and training of healthcare professionals, indicating that self-management support should be implemented in clinical practice.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:127
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    Tackling gestational diabetes needs cultural insight

    In an interview-based study, South Asian mothers with gestational diabetes report conflicting advice from peers vs clinicians, and admit socio-cultural factors play a key role, so any behavioral interventions should take into account cultural factors.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:120
  • Towards core outcome set development: a follow-up descriptive survey of outcomes in Cochrane reviews

    Core outcome sets can help reduce research waste by addressing outcome reporting bias and heterogeneity. Between 2007 and 2013, Cochrane reviews have increased the proportion of reported outcomes and explanations behind non-reported outcomes.

    Systematic Reviews 2015, 4:73
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    Cultural influences on treatment of diabetes 

    A mixed methods study of British South Asian patients suggests that better understanding of the contextual determinants of behavior could facilitate development of appropriate interventions to modify diabetes-related illness beliefs and support self-management. 

    BMC Family Practice 2015, 16:58
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    Lifestyle associated with CRC survival 

    Healthier lifestyle behavior is associated with better survival in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, emphasizing the benefit of following the existing diet and exercise recommendations for cancer prevention.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:107


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Omar Khan

Christiana Care, Department of Family & Community Medicine, and AI DuPont Hospital for Children, Department of Pediatrics