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Volume: 109, August 2016

Fostering Clinical Excellence Across an Academic Health System

Sean Tackett, MD, MPH, David Eisele, MD, Maura McGuire, MD, Leo Rotello, MD, Scott Wright, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Changes in the US healthcare economic system are requiring academic health centers (AHCs) to restructure in pursuit of their traditional tripartite missions; engaging the individuals focused on clinical care is becoming more important. We conducted this study to...
Volume: 109, August 2016

Commentary on “One-Visit Behavioral Intervention for Older Primary Care Patients with Mild to Moderate Depressive Symptoms”

Steven Lippmann, MD

Abstract: Everyone wants to feel well. Doctors try to mitigate illness and promote health. Patients and physicians optimally strive to achieve a team approach to a partnership that promotes...
Volume: 109, August 2016

Patient Perceptions of Oseltamivir for the Treatment of Influenza

Steven G. Schauer, DO, Shawn M. Varney, MD, James K. Aden, PhD, Vikhyat S. Bebarta, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is advertised for the treatment of influenza types A and B. Patient perceptions of its efficacy have not been adequately studied. Recent systematic reviews have called the benefits of this...
Volume: 109, August 2016

Conversion Disorder in an Appalachian Community

Sarah Slocum, MD, Suzanne Holroyd, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Conversion disorder (CD) is believed to be the manifestation of physical and/or neurological symptoms for primary gain without an identifiable organic cause. Although it is believed to be more common in rural areas, the literature examining this claim is sparse....
Volume: 109, August 2016

Determinants of Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase in Patients Infected with HIV

Brook T. Alemu, MA, MPH, Stephanie B. Troy, MD, Hind A. Beydoun, PhD, MPH, Muge Akpinar-Elci, MD, MPH, Tina D. Cunningham, PhD

Abstract: Objectives: A retrospective cross-sectional study was performed to assess the prevalence of elevated alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and to determine the relation between ALP and specific antiretroviral therapy...