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Role of Statin Therapy

Jayesh Vasudev Trivedi

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ABSTRACT

This reflective account analyses the experiences of two nurse practitioners from the UK, who joined a team of physicians from the USA to volunteer in rural primary care settings in the Dominican Republic (DR) and borders of Haiti for one week. The article discusses the medical treatment provided by the volunteers within the context of current evidence and an overview of the healthcare system in this developing country. Experiences of treating patients with medical conditions seen during the practitioners recent trip to the Dominic Republic in 2014, is compared to common medical conditions that present in primary care of the more developed countries. There is an overview of current health statistics in terms of Hypertension, Diabetes, immunizations and mother and child health in the Dominic Republic with some statistics comparing these conditions in the more developed countries such as USA and UK.

KEYWORDS: Primary care, volunteering, long term conditions, diabetes, hypertension, immunizations.


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MD , DTN & H, MNAMS, FRCP (Edin),FRCP(Ire), FRCP(Glas), FRCP(London), FCCP(USA), FACC(USA), FACP (USA), FACE(USA), FESC, FICP, FGSI, FRSM(London), FNCCP , FICN, FACN(USA), FSCH(Ind), FFICC, FAMS, FISE, FIAE, FISHM, FAGE, FIMSA, FIACM, FIMAMS, FCGP, FRSPH(UK), FRSA(UK), FCCP(Tro-Pul), FCCP(Tro-card), FCIP, FAGE, FIAMR

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Visiting Professor, University of Mannitoba, Institute of cardiovascular sciences, St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, WINNIPEG, CANADA

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Beni Suef University, Egypt