William F Miser

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BACKGROUND Insulin glargine and lispro mix 75/25 (75% insulin lispro protamine suspension and 25% insulin lispro injection [LM75/25]) represent 2 common starter insulin regimen classes: basal and premixed. After initiation of starter insulin therapy, if patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) are unable to achieve a glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level(More)
With Internet access available to all, patients are increasingly gaining access to medical information, and then looking to their primary care physician for interpretation. Physicians encounter an "information jungle"--there were 682,121 articles recorded in PubMed in 2005. If clinicians read two articles per day, in 1 year they would be over nine centuries(More)
Acute focal bacterial pyelonephritis is a renal inflammatory disease that has similarities to both pyelonephritis and renal abscess. The diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms of pyelonephritis and renal abnormalities detected on radiologic imaging studies (ultrasonography and computed tomographic scanning). Ultrasonographic examination demonstrates mass(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A wide body of research suggests that the nature of communication between patients and physicians is strongly related to health outcomes. Interventions that involve teaching patients to communicate with physicians are important to assess in this context. METHODS We conducted a review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the(More)
As many as 30 million Americans have migraine headaches. The impact on patients and their families can be tremendous, and treatment of migraines can present diagnostic and therapeutic challenges for family physicians. Abortive treatment options include nonspecific and migraine-specific therapy. Nonspecific therapies include analgesics (aspirin, nonsteroidal(More)
PURPOSE Limited health literacy is increasingly recognized as a barrier to receiving adequate health care. Identifying patients at risk of poor health outcomes secondary to limited health literacy is currently the responsibility of clinicians. Our objective was to identify which screening questions and demographics independently predict limited health(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined the characteristics of family practice patients using alternative medicine, the problems that led them to use it, and their satisfaction with its use. METHODS A confidential questionnaire was mailed to 250 randomly selected adults enrolled in a large military family practice clinic, with a final response rate of 71 percent.(More)
Detailed knowledge of anticipated casualties is essential for the medical officer preparing to support a mission. To accurately describe the injuries inflicted upon the 2/75th Ranger Battalion involved in Operation Just Cause, 471 (75.5%) Rangers were personally interviewed. The average Ranger was 23 years old, an E-4 with 3 years of active duty service,(More)
Imagine that you are Dr Stellar Educator and for the last 5 years you have been teaching a course on professionalism to medical students. As part of the course, you have collected data on attitudinal changes of the course participants. The collected data have been impressive, and you would now like to share your data with the academic world by publishing(More)