Nadine R Farag

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BACKGROUND Little information exists about what primary care physicians (PCPs) and patients experience if patients are invited to read their doctors' office notes. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect on doctors and patients of facilitating patient access to visit notes over secure Internet portals. DESIGN Quasi-experimental trial of PCPs and patient(More)
All industrialized countries are grappling with a common problem—how to provide assistance of various kinds to their rapidly aging populations. The problem for countries searching for models of efficient and high-quality long-term care (LTC) policies is that fewer than a dozen countries have government-organized, formal LTC policies. Relatively new surveys(More)
Update: A 27-Year-Old Woman With a Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome IN A CLINICAL CROSSROADS ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN FEBruary 2007, Richard S. Legro, MD, discussed the epidemiology, causes, diagnostic considerations of, and treatment options for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Ms R, an otherwise healthy 27-year-old woman, was diagnosed as having PCOS(More)
Update: A 54-Year-Old Woman With Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome IN A CLINICAL CROSSROADS ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN FEBruary 2006, Anthony Lembo, MD, discussed the symptoms, diagnostic considerations, and treatment options relating to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Mrs G had a long history of abdominal pain, bloating, and discomfort associated(More)
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Update: A 35-Year-Old Physician With Opioid Dependence IN A CLINICAL CROSSROADS ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN SEPtember 2004, John R. Knight, MD, discussed the epidemiology of physicians struggling with substance abuse, as well as risk factors, treatment options, and prospects for returning to practice. The patient, Dr L, was a 35-year-old specialist who began using(More)
Update: A 60-Year-Old Woman With Sexual Difficulties IN A CLINICAL CROSSROADS ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN FEBRUary 2007, Jennifer E. Potter, MD, discussed the impact of menopause on female sexuality, the pathophysiology of female sexual dysfunction, and the available treatment options. Ms B, a happily married 60-year-old postmenopausal woman, described the sexual(More)
Update: A 62-Year-Old Woman With a New Diagnosis of Breast Cancer IN A CLINICAL CROSSROADS ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN MARCH 2006, Steven E. Come, MD, discussed a 62-year-old woman with a new diagnosis of breast cancer. Ms T underwent a routine mammogram, which had abnormal results. After an ultrasound and biopsy, Ms T was found to have clinical stage I carcinoma(More)