Miwa S Vernon

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We retrospectively analyzed outcomes among 1206 patients with hematologic malignancies who had hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) from HLA-identical siblings (n = 630) or HLA-matched unrelated donors (n = 576) at a single institution between 2001 and 2007 for a correlation between recipient statin use and risk of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).(More)
After presenting four patient roles during an audio-taped final examination of 68 second-year medical students' interview skills, seven geriatric simulated patients evaluated the interview skills of the students. Reviews of randomly-selected audiotapes revealed that the patients were highly consistent and accurate in their evaluations, indicating that(More)
The aging eye undergoes a variety of structural and physiologic changes that can impair vision and cause functional disability. Among the changes are backward displacement of the eye into the orbit, thickening and yellowing of the lens, decrease in pupil size, increase in laxity of the lids, and accumulation of waste products in the retina. The specific(More)
BACKGROUND Medical school geriatric training has been directed primarily at improving students' attitudes and knowledge about elderly patients. This study evaluated a clinical problem-based geriatric course for medical students. METHODS The two-semester geriatric course was presented to 136 second-year medical students. Faculty taught students about(More)
BACKGROUND Family medicine has responded to the need for training in geriatrics by creating geriatric fellowships and by including geriatric education in residency and medical school curricula. Fellowships, in particular, require extensive time commitment by participating physicians. METHODS We developed a 1-month geriatric training experience for(More)
Although often unreported, urinary incontinence is a common problem confronting primary care physicians caring for the elderly. Most patients with urinary incontinence can be cured or improved through proper diagnosis and management. Many incontinent patients can be treated based on history, physical examination, and simple laboratory and bedside testing.(More)
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