Tarik D. Walker

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Prompt definitive diagnosis of acute bacterial endocarditis in febrile injection drug users (IDUs) remains problematic because of delays associated with blood culture. Rapid detection of bacteremia by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) by use of "universal" primers has been hampered by background bacterial contamination. Broad-range eubacterial primers(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Colonoscopy can be an extension of the care provided by a family physician to help substantially reduce CRC morbidity and mortality. Family physicians trained in colonoscopy can provide access to care in rural and medically underserved(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a progressive lung disease that impairs health-related quality of life (HRQL). OBJECTIVE To develop and conduct initial testing of ATAQ-LAM (A Tool to Assess Quality of Life in LAM). METHODS A pilot version of the questionnaire was administered to respondents with LAM. We used a deletion algorithm to retain(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a rare, progressive disease that affects patients and their loved ones on many levels. We sought to better understand the needs and interests of PF patients and their loved ones (collectively "reader-participants") by systematically analyzing their engagement with the World Wide Web (the current version referred to as(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify challenges primary care providers (PCPs) experience providing a Medical Home for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and to describe the role developmental behavioral pediatricians (DBPs) play in the Medical Home Neighborhood. METHODS The authors used purposeful sampling to recruit 25 PCPs from around Colorado to(More)
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