W J McIsaac

Summary

Affiliation: Mount Sinai Hospital
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Overestimation error and unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for acute cystitis in adult women
    Warren J McIsaac
    Ray D Wolfe Department of Family Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Med Decis Making 31:405-11. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Effect on antibiotic prescribing of repeated clinical prompts to use a sore throat score: lessons from a failed community intervention study
    Warren J McIsaac
    Mt Sinai Family Medicine Centre, 600 University Ave, Suite 413, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 1X5
    J Fam Pract 51:339-44. 2002
  3. pmc The validity of a sore throat score in family practice
    W J McIsaac
    Family Medicine Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 163:811-5. 2000
  4. pmc Referral of children with otitis media. Do family physicians and pediatricians agree?
    W J McIsaac
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can Fam Physician 46:1780-2, 1785-8. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Empirical validation of guidelines for the management of pharyngitis in children and adults
    Warren J McIsaac
    Ray D Wolfe Department of Family Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 291:1587-95. 2004
  6. pmc Otolaryngologists' perceptions of the indications for tympanostomy tube insertion in children
    W J McIsaac
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 162:1285-8. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Does clinical error contribute to unnecessary antibiotic use?
    W J McIsaac
    Mt Sinai Family Medicine Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 20:33-8. 2000
  8. pmc Antibiotics for lower respiratory tract infections. Still too frequently prescribed?
    Warren J McIsaac
    Ray D Wolfe Department of Family Medicine, Mt Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ont
    Can Fam Physician 50:569-75. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Validation of a decision aid to assist physicians in reducing unnecessary antibiotic drug use for acute cystitis
    Warren J McIsaac
    Granovsky Gluskin Family Medicine Centre, 60 Murray Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 167:2201-6. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of an explicit decision-support tool on decisions to prescribe antibiotics for sore throat
    W J McIsaac
    Mt Sinai Family Medicine Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 18:220-8. 1998

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. doi request reprint Overestimation error and unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for acute cystitis in adult women
    Warren J McIsaac
    Ray D Wolfe Department of Family Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Med Decis Making 31:405-11. 2011
    ..This study assessed whether physician overestimation of the likelihood of bacterial infection contributed to unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions...
  2. ncbi request reprint Effect on antibiotic prescribing of repeated clinical prompts to use a sore throat score: lessons from a failed community intervention study
    Warren J McIsaac
    Mt Sinai Family Medicine Centre, 600 University Ave, Suite 413, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 1X5
    J Fam Pract 51:339-44. 2002
    ..This study sought to determine whether repeated clinical prompts to use a scoring approach could help family physicians lower antibiotic use in patients with a sore throat...
  3. pmc The validity of a sore throat score in family practice
    W J McIsaac
    Family Medicine Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 163:811-5. 2000
    ..The study also examined the potential impact of this clinical score on the prescribing of antibiotics in community-based family practice...
  4. pmc Referral of children with otitis media. Do family physicians and pediatricians agree?
    W J McIsaac
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can Fam Physician 46:1780-2, 1785-8. 2000
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Empirical validation of guidelines for the management of pharyngitis in children and adults
    Warren J McIsaac
    Ray D Wolfe Department of Family Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 291:1587-95. 2004
    ..Recent guidelines for management of pharyngitis vary in their recommendations concerning empirical antibiotic treatment and the need for laboratory confirmation of group A streptococcus (GAS)...
  6. pmc Otolaryngologists' perceptions of the indications for tympanostomy tube insertion in children
    W J McIsaac
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 162:1285-8. 2000
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the factors that influence otolaryngologists to recommend tympanostomy tube insertion in children with otitis media and their level of agreement about indications for surgery...
  7. ncbi request reprint Does clinical error contribute to unnecessary antibiotic use?
    W J McIsaac
    Mt Sinai Family Medicine Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 20:33-8. 2000
    ..3% when the chance of the infection was overestimated by 50% or more. Clinical error in estimating the likelihood of group A streptococcal infection probably contributes to unnecessary antibiotic use in patients with sore throat...
  8. pmc Antibiotics for lower respiratory tract infections. Still too frequently prescribed?
    Warren J McIsaac
    Ray D Wolfe Department of Family Medicine, Mt Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ont
    Can Fam Physician 50:569-75. 2004
    ..To examine how Canadian family physicians currently prescribe for lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Validation of a decision aid to assist physicians in reducing unnecessary antibiotic drug use for acute cystitis
    Warren J McIsaac
    Granovsky Gluskin Family Medicine Centre, 60 Murray Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 167:2201-6. 2007
    ..In a previous study, use of a decision aid based on 4 clinical items would have reduced unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for acute cystitis by 30% compared with usual physician care...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of an explicit decision-support tool on decisions to prescribe antibiotics for sore throat
    W J McIsaac
    Mt Sinai Family Medicine Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Med Decis Making 18:220-8. 1998
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  11. pmc A clinical score to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use in patients with sore throat
    W J McIsaac
    Mount Sinai Family Medical Centre, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 158:75-83. 1998
    ..To validate a score based on clinical symptoms and signs for the identification of group A Streptococcus (GAS) infection in general practice patients with score throat...
  12. pmc Development and validation of the Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Instrument to facilitate selection of women for bone densitometry
    S M Cadarette
    Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study, University of Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 162:1289-94. 2000
    ..The objective of this study was to develop and validate a clinical tool to help clinicians identify which women are at increased risk for osteoporosis and should therefore undergo further testing with bone densitometry...
  13. pmc Does having regular care by a family physician improve preventive care?
    W J McIsaac
    Mount Sinai Family Medicine Centre, Toronto, Ont
    Can Fam Physician 47:70-6. 2001
    ..To assess whether regular care from a family physician is associated with receiving preventive services...
  14. ncbi request reprint Visits by adults to family physicians for the common cold
    W J McIsaac
    Mt Sinai Family Medicine Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Fam Pract 47:366-9. 1998
    ..We examined how often a large population of adults visited doctors when they had a cold, the degree to which they engaged in self care, and the characteristics of those seeking care...
  15. ncbi request reprint The impact of empirical management of acute cystitis on unnecessary antibiotic use
    Warren J McIsaac
    Mt Sinai Family Medicine Centre, 600 University Ave, Room 413, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X5
    Arch Intern Med 162:600-5. 2002
    ..Guidelines for the management of acute cystitis support empirical antibiotic treatment; however, up to half of symptomatic women have negative urine cultures...
  16. pmc Peptic ulcer disease and exposure to domestic pets
    W J McIsaac
    Mount Sinai Family Medical Centre, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 89:81-4. 1999
    ..This study assessed whether an association exists between household pets and peptic ulcer disease...
  17. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prescribing for upper respiratory tract infection: the importance of diagnostic uncertainty
    Sandra R Arnold
    Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr 146:222-6. 2005
    ..We determined the influence on antibiotic prescribing of clinical features that may increase concern about possible bacterial infection (age, appearance, fever) in children with URI...
  18. ncbi request reprint Information needs in the management of osteoporosis in family practice: an illustration of the failure of the current guideline implementation process
    Susan B Jaglal
    Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 14:672-6. 2003
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  19. pmc Canadians without regular medical doctors. Who are they?
    Y Talbot
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto U of T, Ontario
    Can Fam Physician 47:58-64. 2001
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of decision rules for referring women for bone densitometry by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry
    S M Cadarette
    Osteoporosis Research Program, Women s College Ambulatory Care Centre, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 76 Grenville St, 10th Floor E, Room 1005, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1B2
    JAMA 286:57-63. 2001
    ..Identification of women with low bone mineral density (BMD) is an important strategy in reducing the incidence of osteoporotic fractures. However, screening all women is not recommended...
  21. ncbi request reprint The validity of decision rules for selecting women with primary osteoporosis for bone mineral density testing
    Suzanne M Cadarette
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 15:361-6. 2004
    ..These data confirm the validity of the ORAI, the OST chart and the OST equation as screening tools for BMD testing. Further evidence is required to confirm the validity of the body weight criterion...
  22. doi request reprint Attitudes of primary care physicians and their patients about home blood pressure monitoring in Ontario
    Alexander G Logan
    Prosserman Centre for Health Research, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Hypertens 26:446-52. 2008
    ..Guidelines recommend home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) to improve blood pressure control, but the attitudes of primary care physicians and their hypertensive patients towards its use are not known...
  23. pmc How are family physicians managing osteoporosis? Qualitative study of their experiences and educational needs
    Susan B Jaglal
    Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
    Can Fam Physician 49:462-8. 2003
    ..To explore family physicians' experiences and perceptions of osteoporosis and to identify their educational needs in this area...