MPH Dr. Steven J. Atlas MD

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Acute low back pain is a common reason for patient calls or visits to a primary care clinician. Despite a large differential diagnosis, the precise etiology is rarely identified, although musculoligamentous processes are usually suspected. For most patients, back symptoms are nonspecific, meaning that there is no evidence for radicular symptoms or(More)
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus favoring a particular strategy for evaluating patients with pharyngitis. OBJECTIVE: To compare a clinical decision aid and a rapid office-based point of care (POC) test with routine culture for group A β-hemolytic streptococcus (GAS). DESIGN: Prospective observational study. PARTICIPANTS: Among 179 patients enrolled, 150(More)
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