Marcia L Taylor

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BACKGROUND Prostate cancer is the most common neoplasm of American men and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths. Research suggests that infection and subsequent inflammation may be an important risk factor in the pathogenesis of prostate cancer. In this meta-analysis, we examine the current epidemiological evidence for the association(More)
PURPOSE To examine the relationship between graduates' performances on a prototype of the National Board of Medical Examiners' Step 2 CS and other undergraduate measures with their residency directors' ratings of their performances as interns. METHOD Data were collected for the 2001 and 2002 graduates from the study institution. Checklist and(More)
Recent evidence supports an association between elevation of inflammatory markers, such as C-reactive protein, and subsequent cardiovascular disease risk. The American Heart Association released guidelines in 2003 to help clinicians know when to use such markers. Because inflammatory markers are associated with diabetes, obesity, and hypertension, knowledge(More)
PURPOSE There is currently too few endoscopists to enact a national colorectal cancer screening program with colonoscopy. Primary care physicians could play an important role in filling this shortage by offering screening colonoscopy in their practice. The purpose of this study was to examine the safety and effectiveness of colonoscopies performed by(More)
BACKGROUND While emphasis has been placed on practice management curricula in residency, studies indicate that residents are not adequately prepared. To assess the effectiveness of current practice management skills training in residency, we examined the confidence levels of family medicine residents and recent graduates in practice management skills. (More)
3-HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) block the growth of malignant cells in vitro. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials failed to show reduced risk of cancers in statin users. Case-control studies, however, have the advantage of examining remote exposures. This study determined the association between statins and breast cancer, colon cancer,(More)
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