Patrick Mongan

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BACKGROUND Research with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) clearly demonstrates the importance of identifying "white coat" hypertension before making the diagnosis of hypertension. While the existence of white coat hypertension has been documented in adults, it is unknown whether this phenomenon is present during childhood. Therefore, the purposes(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the experience of abuse in rural, urban, black, and white women on the following dimensions: prevalence, symptom experience, health status, medical services utilization, and coping mechanisms. DESIGN Retrospective study using patient interviews. SETTING Half the subjects were recruited from a large medical university family medicine(More)
OBJECTIVES To validate the construct of abuse in 2 ways: first, to examine female patients' perceptions of abusive behaviors that are typically used in standardized abuse scales; and second, to determine health status symptom and medical utilization differences between women who report emotional abuse and women who are not abused. DESIGN Cross-sectional(More)
Family Medicine clerkships emphasizing ambulatory care often require multiple teaching sites. Continuous assessment of actual student clinical experiences may not occur because the task of collecting and analyzing the necessary data may be expensive and time-consuming. However, the decreasing price of microcomputers and available software has provided(More)
Informing persons that they have been exposed to a carcinogenic chemical (beta-naphthylamine) may adversely affect these persons and their families. The purpose of this study was to identify and assess the psychological impact of a bladder cancer notification and screening program on persons at risk and their families. Approximately 140 subjects were(More)
Course decentralization in a required family medicine clerkship occurred because additional teaching and clinical resources were needed to meet the educational goals and objectives of an entire class of medical students. The decentralized teaching effort, which consisted of a variety of practice models, had the potential for an inconsistent exposure to the(More)
This is a case presentation and review of an uncommon disorder, tick toxicosis. The history, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment are discussed. This disorder was mentioned in diaries from the early 1800s and has been reported in 18 states and the District of Columbia. A review of 70 cases reveals that the typical patient is a female child who(More)
To compare dietary intake of urban and rural patients, we interviewed 50 patients over age 64 at each of two family practice centers, one urban and one rural, using the 24-hour dietary recall method for nutrient comparison. A deficiency of calcium was evident in the intake of both elderly populations, but other specific deficiencies were evident in the(More)
Compared with blood pressure measurements in the office setting, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring offers a more accurate and reliable method of diagnosing and managing hypertension. Indications for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring include borderline hypertension, a discrepancy between home and office blood pressure measurements, persistent blood(More)