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5 - Years Impact Factor

Year 2011 - 2015

Impact Factor: 1.46

Total Publications: 326

Total Citation: 477

Year 2010 - 2014

Impact Factor: 1.3

Total Publications: 313

Total Citation: 407

Year 2009 - 2013

Impact Factor: 0.973

Total Publications: 293

Total Citation: 285

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Prescription pattern in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients presenting to a tertiary care centre in North Karnataka

Author: DR. NARA, KULKARNI G P
Abstract: TITLE: Prescription pattern in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients presenting to a tertiary care centre in North Karnataka. OBJECTIVES: The aim of present study is to a) study the prescribing patterns of antidiabetic drugs for patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus, b) to compare with the standard guidelines for treatment of diabetes mellitus as per International Diabetes Federation and American Diabetes Association. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was undertaken, over duration of 6 months at the government teaching hospital, Bidar Institute of Medical sciences, Bidar. Patients of either sex presenting to the General medicine OPD with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus were included. Data collection was done by scrutinizing the patient record forms. Individual data was collected on predesigned Performa. RESULTS: A total of 1020 patients were identified. Mean age of the patients was 56 years and 58.2% of the study population were males. 45.6% of the study population were treated with monotherapy and the rest with more than one drug. 32.4% of the population received fixed drug combination. 25.9% of the population was receiving insulin. Metformin was the most common drug used. Glimepride was the most common sulfonylurea used. Insulin analogues, incretins and newer agents were sparingly used. CONCLUSION: Monotherapy with oral hypoglycaemic agents was the predominant prescription and newer agents were sparingly used.
Keyword: diabetes mellitus, prescription, metformin
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Impact Factor for five years is 0.973 (2009 - 2013)
Year 2011 - 2015 Impact Factor - 1.46 Total Publications - 326 Total Citations - 477
Impact Factor for five years is 1.3 (2010 - 2014)