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Defining Tertiary Prevention

Prevention is “all measures to avoid or reduce the number and severity of illness, accident and disability” (World Health Organization – WHO, 1948). It brings together all the actions, attitudes and behaviors that tend to avoid the occurrence of a disease or a health problem and to maintain or improve health. Tertiary prevention “comes at […]

Evidence Based Prevention

Lecture at Reavie Conference 2016, Cannes, France. The lecture details the reasons for the rise of non-pharm interventions during the current health care revolution. Research will play a major role in the next years to distinguish effective preventive interventions and those without health benefits and potential risk.   Sustainable actions of secondary and tertiary prevention inexorably through […]

Defining Secondary Prevention

Prevention is “all measures to avoid or reduce the number and severity of illness, accident and disability” (World Health Organization, 1948). It brings together all the actions, attitudes and behaviors that tend to avoid the occurrence of a disease or a health problem and to maintain or improve health. Secondary prevention aims to reduce the […]

Defining Primary Prevention

Prevention is “all measures to avoid or reduce the number and severity of illness, accident and disability” (World Health Organization, 1948). It brings together all the actions, attitudes and behaviors that tend to avoid the occurrence of a disease or a health problem and to maintain or improve health. “Primary prevention is defined as the […]

A disease management program reduces the risk of new diseases

A clinical trial proves the efficacy of a disease management program in the reduction of comorbidities in patients taking psychotropic drugs. A US randomized controlled trial of Green and colleagues, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 2015, evaluates the efficacy of a therapeutic education program for six months on weight loss and reduced risk of […]

Three months water aerobics do not cure rheumatoid arthritis

 A clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of a three-month aerobics program in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. A randomized controlled trial of German Bilberg and colleagues, published in the journal Rheumatology in 2005, evaluates the effectiveness of a program of aerobics three months compared to a control group on the quality of life, aerobic capacity and […]

Osteopathy prevents chronic back pain

  A clinical trial evaluates the effectiveness of osteopathy on the prevention of chronic back pain in people at risk. A randomized controlled trial of English Williams and colleagues, published in the journal Family Practice in 2003, evaluates the effectiveness of osteopathy to reduce acute and subacute back pain over a period of two months. […]

Efficacy of dietary supplement based on Garcinia on weight loss

  A meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy of Garcinia extract to reduce body weight of overweight or obese. An English meta-analysis of Onakpoya and colleagues published in the Journal of Obesity in 2011 assessed on the basis of 12 clinical trials, the efficacy of Garcinia on reducing body weight of adults overweight or obese. The meta-analysis […]

Prevent relapse of depression through mindfulness

  A clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of psychotherapy based on mindfulness to prevent relapses and recurrences of depression. An English randomized controlled trial of Kuyken and colleagues, published in the Lancet in 2015 compares the efficacy after two years of a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy over antidepressants on relapse prevention and recurrence in people with […]

A case manager requires a good training

A clinical trial verifies the benefits of a case manager on the number of hospitalizations in patients with COPD. A Canadian randomized controlled trial published by Fan and colleagues in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine in 2012 assessed the efficacy of a therapeutic education program based on a case manager on the number of hospitalizations […]