General Medicine (ISSN:1311-1817) is a monthly peer-reviewed scopus indexed journal from 2001 to Present. It Publisher Meditsinski Universitet - Sofia. General Medicine is committed gathering and disseminating excellent research achievements, Inspiring medical innovation and Promoting the Development of Disciplines. GM welcomes all types of medical journal includes medicine, pharmacy, bio-chemistry, psychology,Public health etc.
Depression is a common and severe comorbidity among individuals with heart failure (HF). Up to a third of all HF patients are depressed, and an even higher proportion have symptoms of depression. In this review, we evaluate the relationship between HF and depression, explain the pathophysiology and epidemiology of both diseases and their relationship, and highlight novel diagnostic and therapeutic options for HF patients with depression. This narrative review involved keyword searches of PubMed and Web of Science. Review search terms included [“Depression” OR “Depres*&rdqu
Arterial hypertension is one of the most common and significant cardiovascular risk factors. There are many well-known and identified risk factors for its development. In recent times, there has been growing concern about the potential impact of COVID-19 on the cardiovascular system and its relation to arterial hypertension. Various theories have been developed that suggest a connection between COVID-19 and elevated blood pressure. However, the precise link between SARS-CoV-2 infection and the long-term risk of developing hypertension remains insufficiently explored. Therefore, the primary
Unmet healthcare needs (UHN) are an important indicator in healthcare management and require sustainable healthcare systems. This cross-sectional descriptive study aimed to identify differences in UHN among the elderly Korean population before and during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Data (N = 3371) from the 8th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2019–2020), specifically focusing on adults aged 65 years and older, were analyzed. The overall prevalence of UHN decreased from 8.2% in 2019 to 7.6% in 2020, but there was no statistical significance (p > 0
Several changes must be made to the services to ensure patient safety and enable delivering services in environments where the danger of infection of healthcare personnel and patients in primary care (PC) institutions is elevated, i.e., during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to examine patient safety and healthcare service management in PHC practices in Kosovo during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, data were collected using a self-reported questionnaire among 77 PHC practices. Our main finding reveals a safer organization of PC practices and services s
Ionizing radiation (IR)-induced hematopoietic injury has become a global concern in the past decade. The underlying cause of this condition is a compromised hematopoietic reserve, and this kind of hematopoietic injury could result in infection or bleeding, in addition to lethal mishaps. Therefore, developing an effective treatment for this condition is imperative. Fluacrypyrim (FAPM) is a recognized effective inhibitor of STAT3, which exhibits anti-inflammation and anti-tumor effects in hematopoietic disorders. In this context, the present study aimed to determine whether FAPM could serve a