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    Multimorbidity common in southern China

    Multimorbidity occurs in over 10% of survey respondents in southern China, and secondary care is used preferentially over primary care by those with multimorbidities, suggesting that a stronger primary care system needs to be developed for these patients.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:188
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    COPD symptoms around the clock

    COPD symptoms are more common in the early morning and day versus the night and over half of the 727 patients studied experienced symptoms during a 24 hour period. These outcomes should be considered when managing the disease.

    Respiratory Research 2014, 15:122
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    Visual impairment linked to comorbidities

    Patients over 65 years with visual impairment are more likely to have physical and mental comorbidities in comparison to their peers without visual impairment, indicating the need for specialized care to address individual needs in this patient group.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:181
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    Lifestyle factors linked to CRC risk

    A large study finds that 16% of new colorectal cancer (CRC) cases are attributable to non-adherence to the combination of five modifiable healthy lifestyle factors, suggesting that prevention strategies should target multiple lifestyle factors.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:168
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    Multimorbidity high in stroke patients

    Multimorbidity and polypharmacy are more common in those with history of stroke compared with those without, indicating that guidelines should place greater emphasis on the management of multimorbidity in these patients.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:151

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Omar Khan

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