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The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently published updated guidelines for assessing and treating patients with community-acquired pneumonia. In contrast to the common practice of treating patients on the basis of clinical…

Objective: The outcomes of 61 patients who underwent a pharyngoplasty for velopharyngeal insufficiency were reviewed to determine potential risk factors for reoperation.Design: This was a retrospective chart review of 61 consecutive patients over…

Gynecologists are often responsible for the primary care of postmenopausal women. In this role, they become responsible for the assessment and subsequent management issues surrounding the prevention of atherosclerotic disease. The effects of estrogen…

Angular cheilitis (AC) is a common condition characterized by erythema, moist maceration, ulceration, and crusting at the corners of the mouth. This article focuses on the common local factors that act alone and in combination to produce AC. These…

This study, involving 25 family practice residents and 2746 patients in a family practice residency programme, addressed four hypotheses regarding the identification and management of obesity in the primary care setting: (i) the physician-identified…

Because experience in our newborn intensive care unit follow-up clinic since 1982 suggested that immunizations of newborn intensive care unit graduates in the first 2 years of life were inappropriately delayed, questionnaires were sent to families…

BACKGROUND: Research on the diagnosis and management of obesity in primary care is limited. Our study goals were to describe the rate of obesity in a primary care setting, to identify factors associated with clinically recognized obesity, and to…

The correct timing of surgery in cases of gallstone pancreatitis is debatable. To delineate more clearly the influence of the timing of surgery in the treatment of the disease, a prospective randomized clinical study of early surgery (less than 48…

We evaluated the effect of impaired hearing and vision on balance in a sample of 977 elderly people residing in the community. Of the sample, 21% reported balance problems, 27% vision problems, and 30% hearing problems. The increased relative risk…

RCIRF is a complex syndrome resulting in acute renal dysfunction following exposure to radiologic contrast media. It accounts for 10 per cent of all cases of acute renal failure. The pathogenesis appears multifactorial but most probably involves…

Successful strategies for preventing childhood injuries require better understanding of injury epidemiology. A case-control study was designed to identify risk factors for injury among preschool patients of a university-affiliated, community-based…

To determine the prevalence of osteoporosis risk factors and the probability of physician risk recognition and intervention, the medical records of a cohort of 243 women aged 40 to 65 years were reviewed retrospectively. A historical cohort design…

The medical records of 243 asymptomatic women aged 50 years or older were reviewed at a community-based family practice center to determine the proportion who had been referred for a screening mammogram and to identify correlates of mammography…

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to present a case series of the sparsely reported complication of chylous ascites (CA) after left sided robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (RALPN), identify possible risk factors for the development of…

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