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International Journal of General Medicine. Publish with impact.

Research impact is an important topic in the research world. Funders, institutions, and researchers themselves are all interested in assessing the quality and impact of research.

We’ve curated a collection of published articles from the International Journal of General Medicine based on their impact within the field—from general and internal medicine, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment protocols.

Explore the science behind these articles and increase your impact as a researcher by becoming our next published author.

Cystic fibrosis

Airway clearance therapy in cystic fibrosis patients: insights from a clinician providing cystic fibrosis care
Nauman Chaudary, Gabriella Balasa
Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, USA

Opioid use disorder

Therapeutic approaches to opioid use disorder: what is the current standard of care?
Joseph A Carley, Tyler Oesterle
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Endometriosis

Impact of endometriosis on life-course potential: a narrative review
Stacey A Missmer, Frank F Tu, Sanjay K Agarwal, Charles Chapron, Ahmed M Soliman, Stephanie Chiuve, Samantha Eichner, Idhaliz Flores-Caldera, Andrew W Horne, Alexandra B Kimball, Marc R Laufer, Nicholas Leyland, Sukhbir S Singh, Hugh S Taylor, Sawsan As-Sanie
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL, USA; Department of Reproductive Medicine, Center for Endometriosis Research and Treatment, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA; Department of Gynecology Obstetrics II and Reproductive Medicine, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Faculté de Médecine, Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Universitaire Paris Centre, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Cochin, Paris, France; AbbVie, Inc., North Chicago, IL, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ponce Health Sciences University – Ponce Research Institute, School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico; Department of Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Boston Center for Endometriosis and Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ottawa, and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Type 2 diabetes

Demographic and clinical factors associated with development of type 2 diabetes: a review of the literature
acob Pinchevsky, Neil Butkow, Frederick J Raal, Tobias Chirwa, Alan Rothberg
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, School of Therapeutic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; School of Therapeutic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Primary care patients with depression

Correspondence between the neuropsychiatric interview M.I.N.I. and the BDI-II and MADRS-S self-rating instruments as diagnostic tools in primary care patients with depression
Shabnam Nejati, Nashmil Ariai, Cecilia Björkelund, Ingmarie Skoglund, Eva-Lisa Petersson, Pia Augustsson, Dominique Hange, Irene Svenningsson
Excellence and Friends Management Care Centre (EFMC), Abuja, Nigeria; Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Federal Primary Health Care/School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Narhalsan Research and Development Primary Health Care, Region Vastra Gotaland, Gothenburg, Sweden

Sickle cell disease

Patient-reported outcomes and economic burden of adults with sickle cell disease in the United States: a systematic review
Soyon Lee, Diana K Vania, Menaka Bhor, Dennis Revicki, Seye Abogunrin, Grammati Sarri
Novartis, East Hanover, New Jersey, USA; Evidera, London W6 8BJ, UK; Evidera, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

Hospital-acquired pneumonia

Clinical benefits of piperacillin/tazobactam versus a combination of ceftriaxone and clindamycin in the treatment of early, non-ventilator, hospital-acquired pneumonia in a community-based hospital
Ga Eun Park, Jae-Hoon Ko, Hyun Kyun Ki
Division of Infectious Disease, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea

Post-stroke shoulder pain

Interventions for post-stroke shoulder pain: an overview of systematic reviews
Suzanne Dyer, Dylan A Mordaunt, Zoe Adey-Wakeling
Rehabilitation, Aged and Extended Care, Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia

Are you interested in publishing your next article with the International Journal of General Medicine?

Authors are encouraged to send an abstract to obtain a view from the Editor about the suitability of their paper. The Editor will perform a pre-submission check based on subject matter vs the aims and scope of the journal and advise if it is suitable for submission.

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Scott Fraser

Professor Scott Fraser is a consultant ophthalmologist at Sunderland Eye Infirmary in the North East of the UK. He is also an honorary lecturer at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and visiting professor at the University of Sunderland. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Professor Fraser trained as an ophthalmologist in Newcastle and then completed his training at Moorfields Eye Hospital. At Moorfields, he was a research fellow initially looking into risk factors for late presentation of glaucoma and later as the Friend of Moorfields funded researcher looking at the genetics of glaucoma. He was awarded his MD in 2000.

Professor Fraser’s main clinical interest is in glaucoma in which he completed sub-specialty training at Moorfieldsbut more widely he is interested in factors that alter compliance with eye medications. He also has an interest in evidence-based medicine and is an editor for the Cochrane Eyes and Vision group. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, presented at over 100 scientific meetings, written chapters for 7 textbooks, and has co-written a manual for eye care.  

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