UNLABELLED Fracture risk assessments on bone mineral density reports guide family physicians' treatment decisions but are subject to inaccuracy. Qualitative analysis of interviews with 22 family physicians illustrates their pervasive questioning of reported assessment accuracy and independent assumption of responsibility for assessment. Assumption of… (More)
The sudden onset of painless monocular blindness was the initial manifestation of a nasopharyngeal cancer in a 78-year-old woman. Computerized cranial tomography demonstrated encasement of the optic nerve by tumor. Examination of the nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses is important in patients with primary neuro-ophthalmologic complaints.
Introduction. Evidence of inappropriate bone mineral density (BMD) testing has been identified in terms of overtesting in low risk women and undertesting among patients at high risk. In light of these phenomena, the objective of this study was to understand the referral patterns for BMD testing among Ontario's family physicians (FPs). Methods. A qualitative… (More)
OBJECTIVES To ascertain what meaning individuals attach to perceiving images of their own interior body and how the images and their meanings affect the clinical consultation. DESIGN Face-to-face semistructured interviews. PARTICIPANTS 25 adult patients in southern England who, within the preceding 12 months, had been referred for diagnostic imaging. … (More)
This article explores the perspectives of two user groups, general practitioners (GPs) and consultant radiologists (CRs), on the rollout of picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) within acute trusts and eventually to primary care as part of the electronic patient record. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 16 CRs and 31 GPs. Analysis was… (More)
A 60-year-old male with adenocarcinoma of the rectum had the acute onset of complete oculomotor palsy with pupillary sparing. Computed tomography scan and sellar tomograms demonstrated an ipsilateral parasellar mass with bony destruction. This case illustrates the need for a thorough search for metastatic disease in patients with third nerve palsy and known… (More)
The case of a 40-year-old patient with Dejerine-Sottas disease, who developed spinal cord compression from hypertrophic nerve roots, is presented. Six previously reported cases are reviewed. We discuss the characteristic myelographic changes seen in Dejerine-Sottas disease.