Michael Shafir

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Determining the cause of genital ulcers requires extensive laboratory investigation, particularly if there is no history of sexually transmitted disease. In a patient with a solitary penile erosion who was tired, weak, sweaty and febrile, hematologic and serologic tests suggested infectious mononucleosis, and bacteriologic and serologic studies, along with(More)
Forty-seven patients older than 65 years were randomly selected for structured chart review of all long-term medications documented during the prior year and the number of instances of potentially undesirable prescribing for each patient. A trained nurse subsequently made home visits to assess all long-term medications used regularly during the same period.(More)
The Depressive Experiences Questionnaire was used to assess the personality dimensions of dependency and self-criticism in 52 depressed patients before and after treatment and in 22 healthy family practice patients. Neither personality dimension was significantly influenced by change in depressed mood, and the recovered depressed patients had higher levels(More)
BACKGROUND The measurement of attitude and attitudinal changes regarding community-oriented primary care (COPC) and the community-oriented principles of family medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada was a key component of this study involving family medicine residents. The Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Toronto Hospital(More)
The aims of this study were to gain an understanding of the concerns of those in control in Canadian Family Medicine, and to gain an understanding of the experiences of trainees in the traditional postgraduate year 2 (PGY-2) and in a flexible PGY-2 at the University of Toronto (U of T) Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) in 1994. Qualitative(More)
The application of natural language processing (NLP) in the biology and medical domain crosses many fields from Healthcare Information to Bioinformatics to NLP itself. In order to make sense of how these fields relate and intersect, we have created “MedLingMap” (www.medlingmap.org) which is a compilation of references with a multi-faceted index. The initial(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine patient rates of consent to observation and response to being asked for written consent. DESIGN Patients were asked to provide written consent for a supervising physician to observe a resident performing a physical examination, or for both direct observation and videotaping of the visit. After the visit, all patients were interviewed,(More)