Archive for the 'Primary Care' Category

03 Jul

Cancer Screening Practices Among Primary Care Physicians Serving Chinese Americans in San Francisco. Discussion

A majority of primary care physicians (84%) serving Chinese Americans in San Francisco reported performing regular clinical breast examinations and teaching breast self-examinations. The rate of performing Pap smears, however, was only 61%, and the rate of ordering annual mammograms for patients aged 50 and older was only 63%. The rates of ordering annual fecal […]

02 Jul

Cancer Screening Practices Among Primary Care Physicians Serving Chinese Americans in San Francisco

Previous research has reported a lack of regular cancer screening among Chinese American. The overall objectives of this study were to use a mail survey of primary care physicians who served Chinese Americans in San Francisco to investigate: a) the attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding breast, cervical, and colon cancer screening and b) factors influencing […]

27 Apr


INTRODUCTION Managed care appears to be a reality of care delivery in the 1990s. This has had a substantial impact on health care providers and academic medical centers, and is likely to have an even greater impact during the next several years. The Johns Hopkins HIV Care Program was founded in 1983 and has subsequently […]

02 Feb

Primary care services for problem drug users

This conclusion seems to be supported by their data, derived from a questionnaire survey to which 52% of the 157 GPs in one London area responded. Geographically, service provision for problem drug users varies considerably throughout the UK. The same is true in London. In many areas, the level of GP involvement is considerably higher […]

19 May

Gastrointestinal Manifestations of HIV Disease

Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders are among the most frequent complaints in patients with HIV disease. Effective antiretroviral therapy and chemoprophylaxis (PCP, MAC, and CMV) has significantly reduced the occurrence of gastrointestinal opportunistic infections. Diarrhea Diarrhea is the most common GI symptom in patients with HIV, affecting 0.9 to 14% of outpatients. Protozoal, viral, and bacterial […]

10 May

Epidemiology of HIV

There have been three-quarters of a million persons reported with AIDS in the United States, and there have been more than one-third of a million deaths. About 8,000 children have been infected, more than half of whom have died. Several important changes have occurred in the demographic profile of people with AIDS. There has been […]

29 Apr

HIV-Associated Lymphoma

HIV-associated, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma occurs in 5-10% of individuals with HIV infection. The incidence of lymphoma in this population has been rising and may reflect prolonged survival related to the use of highly-active antiretroviral therapy and infection prophylaxis. Pathophysiology HIV-associated non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas are virtually all of B-cell origin. Most are intermediate- or high-grade lymphomas categorized as […]

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