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Children attending daycare in the first year of life have greater risk of upper respiratory tract infections than non-attendees, suggesting that improved prevention strategies are required to reduce infection rates in daycare facilities.
Prescribing of generic risperidone has decreased compared with other atypical antipsychotic drugs in Western Europe, but utilization and price of the drug vary across countries, suggesting a need for increased prescribing and reduced price.
Primary studies on the prevalence of CKD in Pakistan reveal that clinically significant chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common among adults, highlighting the need to integrate CKD prevention and management in the primary care infrastructure in Pakistan, and possibly neighbouring countries.
A new rating tool can assess communication between the GPs and patients to quantify the number and type of problems encountered, especially in multi-morbidity consultations, and allow reliable comparisons across studies.
Children with severe impairments in institutionalized care are discharged to adult facilities based on age; Barbara Gibson and colleagues argue the needs of individuals and their families should be considered to improve their quality of life.
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