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22 October 2020 г.

Comorbidity as the basis of clinical decisions is at the center of attention of general practitioners

Comorbidity as the basis of clinical decisions

In order to improve the quality of medical care provided to the country's population, the Belarusian Society of General Practitioners and the Department of General Medical Practice of the Belarusian State Medical University organized the republican scientific and practical teleconference «Comorbidity as the basis of clinical decisions».

The conference was opened by the chief non-staff specialist on general medical practice of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, chairman of the Belarusian Society of General Practitioners, Head of the Department of General Medical Practice of the Belarusian State Medical University, candidate of medical sciences, associate professor Vadim E. Sushinsky. He noted that the training of doctors is continuous process, therefore such conferences create the necessary conditions for increasing the level of knowledge and developing the competencies of general practitioners.

The key topics of discussion were the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, as well as provision of medical care to comorbid patients by general practitioners. Presentations were made by Vadim E. Sushinsky («Treatment of arterial hypertension in patients with coronary heart disease”), and by the Head of the Department of General Medical Practice of the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, candidate of medical sciences, associate professor Irina V. Pateyuk (“Pain management in treatment of patients with high cardiovascular risk»). Experts made recommendations for the treatment of arterial hypertension in patients with coronary heart disease, making emphasis on the need for prevention of cardiovascular diseases as a primary measure to prevent adverse side symptoms. Certain recommendations were made concerning prescription of pain medications for patients with high cardiovascular risk.

Associate professor of the Department of General Medical Practice of the Belarusian State Medical University, candidate of medical sciences Anna Ch. Buzel presented the report «Sore throat syndrome: tactics of patient management». She turned our attention to differential diagnosis of pain in various acute and chronic diseases of the pharynx, which allows to improve the diagnosis to prevent complications.

Associate professor of the Department of General Medical Practice of the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, candidate of medical sciences Olga V. Popova made a report «Infectious pathology and comorbidity in children», in which she touched upon the peculiarities of the course of infectious diseases and comorbidity in children.

Summing up the results of the teleconference, the chief non-staff specialist on general medical practice of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, chairman of the Belarusian Society of General Practitioners, Head of the Department of General Medical Practice of the Belarusian State Medical University, candidate of medical sciences, associate professor Vadim E. Sushinsky emphasized the relevance, importance and practical significance of the presented information. According to associate professor Vadim E. Sushinsky the announced information presented in the reports can be used not only by general practitioners, but also by other medical specialists.

Author: Anna Buzel, associate professor of the Department of General Medical Practice of BSMU
Translation: Varvara Boika


 
 
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