1. Rhinosinusitis.

    Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice 41(1):47 (2014) PMID 24439880

    Although sinusitis is common, controversy exists regarding terminology, diagnostic criteria, indications for imaging, and treatment guidelines. Patients who are diagnosed with bacterial sinusitis should be started on amoxicillin-clavulanate unless an allergy to penicillin is reported, in which c...
  2. Medical school research intensity and academic rank of family medicine faculty.

    Family medicine 46(1):36 (2014) PMID 24415506

    Family medicine research productivity has been reported to be less than that of other academic disciplines. This difference could be reflected in academic success for family medicine faculty at schools where National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in emphasized. This study sought to determin...
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  3. Section three: oral cancers.

    FP essentials 415:22 (2013) PMID 24328950

    Oral cancers are uncommon in the United States. Risk factors for oral cancer include tobacco use, alcohol consumption, and high-risk oral human papillomavirus infection. Precancerous lesions, such as leukoplakia, may lead to oral cancers, but the majority of precancerous lesions never undergo ma...
  4. Section four: laryngitis and dysphonia.

    FP essentials 415:27 (2013) PMID 24328951

    Acute laryngitis is most often caused by viral illnesses through direct inflammation of the vocal cords or from irritation due to postnasal drainage. Bacterial infections, such as acute epiglottitis, also can cause dysphonia but typically have other systemic symptoms as well as respiratory distr...
  5. Section one. Acute and chronic rhinosinusitis.

    FP essentials 415:11 (2013) PMID 24328948

    Rhinosinusitis is one of the most common conditions seen by family physicians. Most cases are viral in nature and resolve spontaneously. When symptoms persist for 10 days or more or are accompanied by severe pain and fever, bacterial sinusitis may be present. Current guidelines recommend that ac...
  6. Section one. Acute and chronic rhinosinusitis.

    FP essentials 415:11 (2013) PMID 24328948

    Rhinosinusitis is one of the most common conditions seen by family physicians. Most cases are viral in nature and resolve spontaneously. When symptoms persist for 10 days or more or are accompanied by severe pain and fever, bacterial sinusitis may be present. Current guidelines recommend that ac...
  7. Section two: otitis media.

    FP essentials 415:17 (2013) PMID 24328949

    With the widespread use of vaccinations against Streptococcus pneumoniae, the frequency of acute otitis media (OM) has decreased significantly in recent years. Current management varies considerably in different countries, but there is consensus that most mild cases in children older than 6 mont...
  8. Section four: laryngitis and dysphonia.

    FP essentials 415:27 (2013) PMID 24328951

    Acute laryngitis is most often caused by viral illnesses through direct inflammation of the vocal cords or from irritation due to postnasal drainage. Bacterial infections, such as acute epiglottitis, also can cause dysphonia but typically have other systemic symptoms as well as respiratory distr...
  9. Trends in hospitalizations with antibiotic-resistant infections: U.S., 1997-2006.

    Public Health Reports 126(3):354 (2011) PMID 21553664 PMCID PMC3072857

    Antibiotic resistance is a significant global problem, but the trends in prevalence and impact of antibiotic resistance in hospitalizations in the United States are unclear. We evaluated the trends in hospitalizations associated with antibiotic-resistant infections in U.S. hospitals from 1997 to...
  10. Trends in hospitalizations with antibiotic-resistant infections: U.S., 1997-2006.

    Public Health Reports 126(3):354 (2011) PMID 21553664 PMCID PMC3072857

    Antibiotic resistance is a significant global problem, but the trends in prevalence and impact of antibiotic resistance in hospitalizations in the United States are unclear. We evaluated the trends in hospitalizations associated with antibiotic-resistant infections in U.S. hospitals from 1997 to...
  11. Post-traumatic stress disorder screening test performance in civilian primary care.

    Family Practice 27(6):615 (2010) PMID 20622049

    we determined the test performance characteristics of four brief post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) screening tests in a civilian primary care setting. this was a cross-sectional cohort study of adults attending a family medicine residency training clinic in the southeastern USA. Four hundred...
  12. Traumatic events and mental health in civilian primary care: implications for training and practice.

    Family medicine 42(3):185 (2010) PMID 20204894

    Primary care research into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is less developed than primary care depression research. This study documents lifetime traumatic events and past month depression and PTSD in adult patients of a large family medicine residency practice. We used a telephone survey ...
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  13. Traumatic events and mental health in civilian primary care: implications for training and practice.

    Family medicine 42(3):185 (2010) PMID 20204894

    Primary care research into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is less developed than primary care depression research. This study documents lifetime traumatic events and past month depression and PTSD in adult patients of a large family medicine residency practice. We used a telephone survey ...
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  14. Does having a personal physician improve quality of care in diabetes?

    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 23(1):82 (2010) PMID 20051546

    Although having a continuous relationship with a physician is a defining feature of primary care, few studies have evaluated the effect of this on chronic disease management. This aim of this study was to examine whether having a regular physician is associated with improvements in reaching trea...
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  15. Prenatal care initiation among pregnant teens in the United States: an analysis over 25 years.

    Journal of Adolescent Health 42(3):243 (2008) PMID 18295132

    To examine changes in the initiation of prenatal care by teenage girls in the United States between 1978 and 2003. Using birth certificate data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics from 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2003 we described initiation of prenatal care in preteens ...
  16. How much money can early prenatal care for teen pregnancies save?: a cost-benefit analysis.

    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 21(3):184 (2008) PMID 18467529

    Pregnant teens in the United States are at high risk for not obtaining prenatal care and for having low-birth weight deliveries. This observation suggests that significant cost savings might be realized if teens were able to obtain prenatal care in a timely fashion. To determine the optimal time...
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  17. Research activity in family medicine: the "best of times" or "can I have more, please"?

    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 21(1):4 (2008) PMID 18178696

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  18. Recruiting faculty to perform deliveries in family medicine residencies: results of a residency program survey.

    Family medicine 39(3):178 (2007) PMID 17323208

    One factor cited for the decline of family physicians delivering babies is a lack of faculty role models during residency training. This study's purpose was to determine how many residency programs experience difficulty recruiting faculty who perform deliveries and whether financial or not finan...
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  19. Recruiting faculty to perform deliveries in family medicine residencies: results of a residency program survey.

    Family medicine 39(3):178 (2007) PMID 17323208

    One factor cited for the decline of family physicians delivering babies is a lack of faculty role models during residency training. This study's purpose was to determine how many residency programs experience difficulty recruiting faculty who perform deliveries and whether financial or not finan...
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  20. Virtual medical care: how are our patients using online health information?

    Journal of Community Health 31(5):368 (2006) PMID 17094645

    An increasing percentage of Internet users are seeking health information online. The purpose of our study was to determine the extent of Internet access and online health-seeking and the feasibility of implementing Internet services for our urban, residency-based practice. Using a self-administ...