John R Brill

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Symptoms of urethritis in men typically include urethral discharge, penile itching or tingling, and dysuria. A diagnosis can be made if at least one of the following is present: discharge, a positive result on a leukocyte esterase test in first-void urine, or at least 10 white blood cells per high-power field in urine sediment. The primary pathogens(More)
PURPOSE The number of U.S. medical school graduates who choose to practice in health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) has not kept pace with the needs of society. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has created a new program that prepares medical students to reduce health disparities for urban medically underserved(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide an opportunity for fourth-year students at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison to immerse in urban community medicine during a 34-week program. This experience enhances the integrity of the fourth year as well as merges medicine and public health perspectives in medical education as called for by the Medicine and(More)
OBJECTIVE The "community-responsive" primary care provider has a population health perspective and is prevention-oriented, culturally competent, collaborative, and an active community leader and patient advocate. To encourage residents to value this level of community involvement and possess the requisite knowledge and skills, St. Luke's family practice(More)
Neonatal circumcision is one of the most common procedures performed by family physicians and is a recommended procedure for resident training. Few models or simulators exist. A model of neonatal genitalia was constructed using a cocktail wiener covered by a surgical glove finger. A competency checklist was used to review the steps of the procedure.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Fiberoptic flexible sigmoidoscopy (FFS) is widely used by family physicians to evaluate abdominal problems and screen for colorectal cancer. We evaluated data on exams performed by family practice residents to determine the number of supervised procedures needed for technical proficiency at FFS. METHODS We reviewed data recorded(More)
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) cause tremendous morbidity, great costs, and numerous avoidable deaths in the United States each year. STIs in men can present as discharge, ulcers, papules, infestations, or systemic disease, but most commonly STIs present without any symptoms. Molecular techniques, single-dose antibiotics and antivirals, and(More)
This is one of six short papers that describe additional innovations to help integrate public health into medical education; these were featured in the "Patients and Populations: Public Health in Medical Education" conference. They represent relatively new endeavors or curricular components that had not been explored in prior publications. Although(More)
Anemia is a common problem that is often discovered on routine laboratory tests. Its prevalence increases with age, reaching 44 percent in men older than 85 years. Normocytic anemia is the most frequently encountered type of anemia. Anemia of chronic disease, the most common normocytic anemia, is found in 6 percent of adult patients hospitalized by family(More)