Robert S Wigton
Affiliation: University of Nebraska Medical Center
- The effect of obesity on medical students' approach to patients with abdominal painR S Wigton
University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Medicine, 984285 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 4285, USA
J Gen Intern Med 16:262-5. 2001..g., weight reduction diet). Thus, the appearance of obesity alone biased the students' impressions of the patients, but did not affect diagnostic test ordering...
- How do community practitioners decide whether to prescribe antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections?Robert S Wigton
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, Omaha, NE 68198 4285, USA
J Gen Intern Med 23:1615-20. 2008..Overuse of antibiotics in the treatment of acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) contributes to the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant infections...
- The declining number and variety of procedures done by general internists: a resurvey of members of the American College of PhysiciansRobert S Wigton
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska 68198 4285, USA
Ann Intern Med 146:355-60. 2007..Since then, changes in the practice of medicine, regulatory requirements, and availability of subspecialists may have affected the number and type of procedures done by internists...
- What do the theories of Egon Brunswik have to say to medical education?Robert S Wigton
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, Omaha, NE 68198 4285, USA
Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 13:109-21. 2008..His theories are becoming increasingly relevant to modern judgment problems. In this paper, I outline Brunswik's theories, trace their development over the last 50 years and speculate on what role they should play in medical education...
- The effects of proficiency and bias on residents' interpretation of the microscopic urinalysisStephen D Flach
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, Omaha, USA
Med Decis Making 22:318-25. 2002....
- Can internal medicine residents master microscopic urinalysis? Results of an evaluation and teaching interventionGay J Canaris
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 3331, USA
Acad Med 78:525-9. 2003..Although microscopic urinalysis (micro UA) is commonly used in clinical practice, and residents are trained in micro UA, proficiency in this procedure has not been studied...
- Gender differences in patient-provider symptom agreement in reporting respiratory complaints on a questionnaireGay J Canaris
Section of General Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 5185, USA
Gend Med 5:186-93. 2008..Men and women communicate differently, but it is unclear whether this influences health care outcomes...
- Thyroid disease awareness is associated with high rates of identifying subjects with previously undiagnosed thyroid dysfunctionGay J Canaris
University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Medicine, Omaha, NE, USA
BMC Public Health 13:351. 2013..We studied attendees at a thyroid health fair, hypothesizing that certain patient characteristics would enhance the yield of testing...
- The relationship between treatment objectives and practice patterns in the management of urinary tract infectionsStephen D Flach
Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, Omaha, USA
Med Decis Making 23:131-9. 2003..To describe physicians' goals when treating uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) and the relationship between goals and practice patterns...
- Use of genetic algorithms for neural networks to predict community-acquired pneumoniaPaul S Heckerling
Department of Medicine M C 787, University of Illinois, 840 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Artif Intell Med 30:71-84. 2004..We used genetic algorithms to search for optimal hidden-layer architectures, connectivity, and training parameters for ANN for predicting community-acquired pneumonia among patients with respiratory complaints...
- "Get smart Colorado": impact of a mass media campaign to improve community antibiotic useRalph Gonzales
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Med Care 46:597-605. 2008..Large-scale strategies are needed to reduce overuse of antibiotics in US communities...
- Prediction of community-acquired pneumonia using artificial neural networksPaul S Heckerling
Department of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Med Decis Making 23:112-21. 2003..The authors used ANN to predict the presence or absence of pneumonia among patients presenting to the emergency department with acute respiratory complaints and compared the results with those obtained using logistic regression modeling...
- Predictors of urinary tract infection based on artificial neural networks and genetic algorithmsPaul S Heckerling
Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Int J Med Inform 76:289-96. 2007..Among women who present with urinary complaints, only 50% are found to have urinary tract infection. Individual urinary symptoms and urinalysis are not sufficiently accurate to discriminate those with and without the diagnosis...