Jorge J Scheirer

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BACKGROUND Helical computed tomography (CT) techniques for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism have been refined over the past decade. Helical CT is widely used in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism despite the lack of well-designed trials supporting this approach. Although helical CT correlates well with pulmonary angiography in detecting central emboli,(More)
INTRODUCTION Pennsylvania's Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP) program is administered by the Pennsylvania (PA) chapters of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, and American Academy of Pediatrics. The project has provided coaching, monthly measurement, and patient registry support for 155 primary-care practices(More)
INTRODUCTION Sinus infections, sore throats, and upper respiratory tract infections (URI) are common reasons patients seek medical care. Well-established treatment guidelines exist for prescribing antibiotics in these clinical scenarios, but are not often followed. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to determine practice patterns related to(More)
INTRODUCTION Vitamin D has become an area of intensive scrutiny, both in medical and lay literature. However, there are limited data to suggest proper repletion regimens for those patients who have hypovitaminosis D. Consequently, various methods are used in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of various treatment strategies(More)
A 72-year-old male with a history of bilateral rota-tor cuff tears presented to his primary care physician (PCP) with complaints of chronic shoulder pain and fatigue. Upon physical examination, a palpable mass was noted between his left shoulder and elbow, although he could not recall when the mass first appeared. Left arm cogwheel rigidity was also noted(More)
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