Raef Fadel, Jasmine-Yasmine Omar, Guneet Ahluwalia, Shivani Sharma, Ahmad Aljamal, and Courtnay Hughes
Background: Statin therapy targeted at reducing 10-year risk of ASCVD has become a cornerstone of preventative health in the outpatient setting. Appropriate statin prescription can lead to improved morbidity and mortality as outlined by current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines. Methods: In this empiric observational study performed in August 2018, we calculated the 10-year ASCVD risk for patients visiting the Henry Ford Hospital Academic Internal Medicine... Read More
Joanna Kam, Amy M Williams, Meredith Van Harn, Ryan Sanii, and Steven S. Chang
Objective: To determine whether comorbidities, socioeconomic factors, and race affect median survival times and overall survival outcomes for patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma treated at a single institution with a large African American population. Study Design: Retrospective cohort study Setting: Tertiary care medical center. Subjects and Methods: Six-hundred nineteen patients treated for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma at a single institution between 1999 and 2013. Kaplan-Meier survival curve analysis... Read More
John Sowinski and Dustin Nowaskie
Cultural competency in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare has been found to be lacking within various medical specialties, but no studies have compared competency among primary care providers. The authors compared 127 primary care providers’ cultural competency regarding LGBTQ health using a survey that assessed providers’ attitudes, practices, and knowledge. Overall, 78.0% of respondents agreed that they were comfortable treating LGBTQ patients. Yet many providers did... Read More
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