M N Oliver
Affiliation: University of Virginia
- Watchful waiting is reasonable for gallstone symptomsM Norman Oliver
Department of Family Medicine, University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville VA USA
J Fam Pract 52:18-20. 2003..Nearly half of patients with symptomatic but uncomplicated gallstone disease can be managed successfully with observation and minor dietary changes. This option is a safe one we can offer our patients...
- Geographic bias related to geocoding in epidemiologic studiesM Norman Oliver
Department of Family Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Int J Health Geogr 4:29. 2005..Statistical tests for clustering were performed and such clusters mapped. The patterns of missing census tract identifiers for the cases were examined by generalized linear regression models...
- Time use in clinical encounters: are African-American patients treated differently?M N Oliver
Department of Family Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22908, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 93:380-5. 2001..001). In conclusion, physicians spend time differently with African-American as compared with white patients. These differences may represent appropriate tailoring of services to meet unique needs, but could also represent racial bias...
- Researching health inequities among African Americans: the imperative to understand social classM Norman Oliver
Department of Family Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
Int J Health Serv 35:485-98. 2005..The authors argue for a theoretical framework in this research that recognizes that class exploitation sets the stage for and interacts with racial discrimination to determine racial inequities in health...
- Spatial analysis of prostate cancer incidence and race in Virginia, 1990-1999M Norman Oliver
Department of Family Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
Am J Prev Med 30:S67-76. 2006..Racial disparities exist in prostate cancer incidence. An important contributor to these disparities may be socioeconomic status...
- Comorbid disease and the effect of race and ethnicity on in-hospital mortality from aspiration pneumoniaM Norman Oliver
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 96:1462-9. 2004..African Americans are hospitalized at a significantly higher rate than whites for aspiration pneumonia; however, no studies have investigated racial and ethnic disparities in mortality in this population...
- Clinical inquiries. Which postmenopausal women should be offered combined HRT?M Norman Oliver
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
J Fam Pract 52:149-50. 2003
- Culturally tailored intervention for rural African Americans with type 2 diabetesSharon W Utz
University of Virginia School of Nursing, PO Box 800782, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0782, USA
Diabetes Educ 34:854-65. 2008..The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate a culturally tailored intervention for rural African Americans. Social Cognitive Theory provided the framework for the study...
- Present-at-admission diagnoses improved mortality risk adjustment among acute myocardial infarction patientsGeorge J Stukenborg
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
J Clin Epidemiol 60:142-54. 2007..In this study, we present an AMI mortality risk-adjustment model that adjusts for comorbid disease and for AMI severity using information from secondary diagnoses reported as present at admission for California hospital patients...
- Which hospitals have significantly better or worse than expected mortality rates for acute myocardial infarction patients? Improved risk adjustment with present-at-admission diagnosesGeorge J Stukenborg
Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Multistory Building, Room 3181, PO Box 800438, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0821, USA
Circulation 116:2960-8. 2007..This study examines the effect on hospital mortality rate comparisons of improved risk adjustment methods using diagnoses reported as present-at-admission...
- "Working hard with it": self-management of type 2 diabetes by rural African AmericansSharon W Utz
University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
Fam Community Health 29:195-205. 2006..Data were analyzed using Folio Views software and were reviewed by the multidisciplinary team. Results indicate both unique and common themes from this population...
- Present-at-admission diagnoses improve mortality risk adjustment and allow more accurate assessment of the relationship between volume of lung cancer operations and mortality riskGeorge J Stukenborg
Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Charlottesville 22908 0821, USA
Surgery 138:498-507. 2005..Previous studies of this relationship have used different methods of adjusting for factors that influence mortality risk, but none have adjusted for differences in comorbid disease using only diagnoses identified as present-at-admission...
- Treatment of panic disorderPeter Ham
Department of Family Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Am Fam Physician 71:733-9. 2005..Benzodiazepines are effective in treating panic disorder symptoms, but they are less effective than antidepressants and cognitive behavior therapy...
- Hospital discharge abstract data on comorbidity improved the prediction of death among patients hospitalized with aspiration pneumoniaGeorge J Stukenborg
Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Blake Center, Room 400B, 1224 West Main Street, P O Box 800821, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0821, USA
J Clin Epidemiol 57:522-32. 2004....
- Racial/ethnic discrepancies in the metabolic syndrome begin in childhood and persist after adjustment for environmental factorsS E Walker
Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, P O Box 800386, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:141-8. 2012....