Robert Maccabee Centor
Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
- It's 5 pm Friday; the caller thinks he has strep--do you write that script?Robert M Centor
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA
J Fam Pract 56:922-4. 2007
- Severe acute pharyngitis caused by group C streptococcusMobin Shah
Department of Family Practice, University of Alabama, Huntsville Regional Medical Campus, Huntsville, AL, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:272-4. 2007..Adult group C beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis has a prevalence of approximately 5%. It can present with a broad spectrum of severity...
- Optimal management of adults with pharyngitis--a multi-criteria decision analysisSonal Singh
Department of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, USA
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 6:14. 2006..To help resolve this issue, we conducted a multi-criteria decision analysis using the Analytic Hierarchy Process...
- Does interhospital transfer improve outcome of acute myocardial infarction? A propensity score analysis from the Cardiovascular Cooperative ProjectJohn M Westfall
University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, Colorado, USA
BMC Cardiovasc Disord 8:22. 2008..The purpose of this study was to compare processes and outcomes of AMI care among patients undergoing interhospital transfer with special attention to the impact on mortality in rural hospitals...
- Fusobacterium necrophorum bacteremic tonsillitis: 2 Cases and a review of the literatureRobert M Centor
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Huntsville, 35801, USA
Anaerobe 16:626-8. 2010..necrophorum. Recognition of such patients might prevent Lemierre syndrome...
- Expand the pharyngitis paradigm for adolescents and young adultsRobert M Centor
Huntsville Regional Medical Campus, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 301 Governors Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Ann Intern Med 151:812-5. 2009..Adolescent and young adult pharyngitis is more complicated than previously considered...
- A hospitalist inpatient system does not improve patient care outcomesRobert M Centor
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Alabama, FOT 720, 1530 Third Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Arch Intern Med 168:1257-8; discussion 1259-60. 2008
- Seek first to understandRobert M Centor
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Philos Ethics Humanit Med 2:29. 2007..Good care requires hearing what the patient has to say, as the doctor cannot set proper goals for a visit without knowing the patient's agenda. Listening to the patient is the key both to good patient care and to caring for the patient...
- Pharyngitis management: defining the controversyRobert Maccabee Centor
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3407, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:127-30. 2007....
- Academic general internal medicine: past, present, futureRobert M Centor
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Am J Med 119:172-5. 2006
- Characterization of long-term outcomes after Toupet fundoplication: symptoms, medication use, and health statusJoshua C Klapow
Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 330 Ryals Public Health Building, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
J Clin Gastroenterol 34:509-15. 2002..Further clinical, physiologic, and patient-based outcome measures have not been well characterized for this method. The current study conducts a long-term, comprehensive outcome evaluation in patients receiving Toupet fundoplication...
- Atypical presentations among Medicare beneficiaries with unstable angina pectorisJohn G Canto
The Chest Pain Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Am J Cardiol 90:248-53. 2002..National educational initiatives may need to redefine the classic presentation of UAP to include atypical presentations to ensure appropriate quality of care...
- Delay in time to receipt of thrombolytic medication among Medicare patients with kidney diseaseBritt B Newsome
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
Am J Kidney Dis 46:595-602. 2005..Our goal is to identify potential differences in thrombolytic medication delays and thrombolytic-associated bleeding events by severity of kidney disease...
- Burden of comorbid medical conditions and quality of diabetes careJewell H Halanych
Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Diabetes Care 30:2999-3004. 2007..We sought to examine the relationship between comorbidity and commonly assessed services for diabetic patients in a managed care organization...
- A propensity score analysis of the impact of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on long-term survival of older adults with heart failure and perceived contraindicationsAli Ahmed
Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala 35294 2041, USA
Am Heart J 149:737-43. 2005....
- Nurse staffing and mortality for Medicare patients with acute myocardial infarctionSharina D Person
Division of Preventive Medicine, Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Med Care 42:4-12. 2004..Recent hospital reductions in registered nurses (RNs) for hospital care raise concerns about patient outcomes...
- A pilot study using nominal group technique to assess residents' perceptions of successful attending roundsAnalia Castiglioni
Division of General Internal Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
J Gen Intern Med 23:1060-5. 2008..Ward attending rounds are fundamental for internal medicine residency training. An improved understanding of interns' and residents' perceptions of attending rounds should inform training programs and attending physicians...
- Diffusion of troponin testing in unstable angina patients: adoption prior to guideline releaseRobert M Centor
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue South, FOT 720, Birmingham, AL 35294 3407, USA
J Clin Epidemiol 56:1236-43. 2003....
- Re-examination of the cost-effectiveness of surgical versus medical therapy in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: the value of long-term data collectionMiguel R Arguedas
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Am J Gastroenterol 99:1023-8. 2004..We have incorporated these new data into a revised Markov model to examine the cost-effectiveness of surgical versus medical therapy in patients with severe reflux esophagitis...
- Does residency training improve performance of physical examination skills?Lisa L Willett
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Huntsville Regional Medical Campus, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0012, USA
Am J Med Sci 333:74-7. 2007..Few studies use objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) to measure physical examination skills of internal medicine residents. Little is known about performance by year of residency training...
- Scholarship opportunities for trainees and clinician educators: learning outcomes from a case report writing workshopArun R Mahankali Sridhar
School of Public Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
J Gen Intern Med 24:398-401. 2009..Publishing a case report demonstrates scholarly productivity for trainees and clinician-educators...
- Principles to consider in defining new directions in internal medicine training and certificationBarbara J Turner
Society of General Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 21:276-8. 2006....