William J. Maurer

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An HMO initiative designed to increase the compliance rate for the preventive service (mammography) is described. By looking at Security Health Plan charge data and sending a letter of notification when women are not up-to-date on their screening mammography, we were able to increase the mammography compliance rate from 47% to 72%. This system is designed(More)
Ectopic parathyroid adenomas represent a diagnostic challenge, since they are quite rare in clinical practice. We present a case of a 61 years old man with symptomatic hypercalcemia due to an ectopic parathyroid adenoma in the upper-anterior mediastinum that was not localized by the scintigraphy. Ultrasonography identified a nodule on the left(More)