Carman A Ciervo

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The effectiveness of the Beck Anxiety (BAI-PC) and Depression (BDI-PC) Inventories for Primary Care for discriminating 56 primary care patients with and without revised, third edition Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III-R) diagnosed anxiety and mood disorders was studied. The Anxiety and Mood modules from the Primary Care(More)
Decision-making ability regarding end-of-life issues is often compromised by dementia in patients with Alzheimer's disease. This study assessed physicians' discussions of advance care planning with patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. Data were collected by a survey of full-time faculty in the departments of Medicine and Family Medicine and(More)
Sumatriptan, a 5-hydroxytryptamine1, (5-HT1) receptor agonist is an effective abortive agent for migraine headaches. A common side effect in 3% to 7.9% of patients is chest pain. Although most cases of chest pain are not thought to be of cardiac origin, its mechanism is not entirely understood. Rare examples of electrocardiogram changes consistent with(More)
BACKGROUND As the field of genetic medicine advances and more tests for genetic diseases become available, a dilemma of legal and ethical importance will be increasingly encountered by family physicians. Protecting the confidentiality of a patient with a genetic disease when the patient's family is at risk for inheriting the disease is a conflict that more(More)
Smoking has numerous increased health risks for women, including the risks for cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, gastric and duodenal ulcers, reduced fertility, ovulatory dysfunction, ectopic pregnancy, spontaneous abortion, sudden infant death, and earlier menopause. Such health risks, smoking cessation therapy, and(More)
Injuries to the brachial plexus in neonates present a malpractice dilemma not only for physicians who provide obstetric care, but also for those who administer immediate postnatal treatment for newborns who have these injuries and comorbid medical conditions. Although trauma remains the probable etiology for many brachial plexus injuries, other,(More)
INTRODUCTION Telithromycin is the first ketolide anti bacterial approved for treating community-acquired pneumonia, acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, and acute bacterial sinusitis in adults. The purpose of this article is to review the main pharmacokinetic properties of telithromycin and their application to the treatment of these infections. (More)
The incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF), as well as the related morbidity and mortality, is increasing in step with the aging of the US population. Frequently, AF leads to untoward outcomes, including a 5-fold increased risk of stroke, hospitalization, impaired quality of life, and decreased work productivity. Therapeutic decision making for patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The misuse of antibiotics is not a harmless practice; rather, it can render future antibiotic treatments ineffective. This study looked to determine patient knowledge and perception of upper respiratory infections and indicated treatment. METHODS The authors developed and administered a questionnaire to 98 patients visiting(More)