Category archives for Volume 5 No. 1

Ten year risk assessment of ischemic cardiovascular disease and intervention analysis among middle-aged residents with moderate risk and above in a Shanghai-based community

Authors: Xu, Qi; Shen, Jieyan; Shi, Rong; Zhao, Hui Source: Family Medicine and Community Health, Volume 5, Number 1, 1 May 2017, pp. 92-100(9) Publisher: Compuscript DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0100 Objective: The exposure conditions with regard to 10-year ischemic cardiovascular disease (ICVD) risk among residents aged 45‐59 years treated in Hudong Community Health Service Center were surveyed to provide an objective basis for further studies on the […]

Characteristics of patients with erectile dysfunction in a family physician-led erectile dysfunction clinic: Retrospective case series

Authors: Chiang, Lap Kin; Kam, Cheuk-Wai; Yau, Kin-Chung Michael; Ng, Lorna Source: Family Medicine and Community Health, Volume 5, Number 1, 1 May 2017, pp. 85-91(7) Publisher: Compuscript DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0114 Objectives: To examine the characteristics of patients with erectile dysfunction in a family physician led erectile dysfunction clinic; To review association of chronic disease spectrum and erectile dysfunction; To review initial treatment pattern and […]

Primary and secondary prevention of colorectal cancer: An evidence-based review

Authors: Gonzalez, Sandra J.; Mejia de Grubb, Maria C.; Levine, Robert S. Source: Family Medicine and Community Health, Volume 5, Number 1, 1 May 2017, pp. 78-84(7) Publisher: Compuscript DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0104 Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common cancer that affects one in three men and one in four women worldwide. Late-stage detection is associated with significantly lower 5-year survival rates. Although it is […]

Modified Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics course: Feasibility, trainee satisfaction, and sustainability potential

Authors: Aggarwal, Anjali; Salemi, Jason L.; Yap, Bernice; Matas, Jennifer L.; Naik, Sameer; Zoorob, Roger J.; Salihu, Hamisu M. Source: Family Medicine and Community Health, Volume 5, Number 1, 1 May 2017, pp. 71-77(7) Publisher: Compuscript DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0107 Objective: The main objective of this initiative was to present evaluation results from an innovative adaptation of the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) training course. We modified the traditional […]

Student self-assessment versus preceptor assessment at the midpoint of a family medicine clerkship

Authors: Huang, William; Grigoryan, Larissa Source: Family Medicine and Community Health, Volume 5, Number 1, 1 May 2017, pp. 65-70(6) Publisher: Compuscript DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0105 Objective: To study how student self-assessment compared with the faculty’s assessment on our family medicine clerkship and to explore the effect of demographic factors on the ratings. Methods: Students and their faculty preceptors assessed the students’ achievement of clerkship objectives […]

Temporal trends in colorectal cancer incidence among Asian American populations in the United States, 1994‐2013

Authors: Wang, Haijun; Mejia de Grubb, Maria C.; Gonzalez, Sandra J.; Sidani, Mohamad; Ma, Jianping; Zoorob, Roger J. Source: Family Medicine and Community Health, Volume 5, Number 1, 1 May 2017, pp. 56-64(9) Publisher: Compuscript DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0103 Objective: To investigate the incidence and trends in colorectal cancer (CRC) among Asian American populations in the United States. Methods: CRC incidence data from 1994 through 2013 were obtained from 13 […]

Self-reported preferences for patient and provider roles in cancer treatment decision-making in the United States

Authors: Spooner, Kiara; Chima, Charles; Salemi, Jason L.; Zoorob, Roger J. Source: Family Medicine and Community Health, Volume 5, Number 1, 1 May 2017, pp. 43-55(13) Publisher: Compuscript DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0102 Objective: To describe differences in preferred roles in cancer treatment decision-making and identify associated sociodemographic and health-related factors among adults in the United States. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of nationally representative data from the […]

Smoking, depression, and hospital costs of respiratory cancers: Examining race and sex variation

Authors: Husaini, Baqar A.1; Levine, Robert S.2; Lammers, Phillip3; Hull, Pam4; Novotny, Meggan5; Moonis, Majaz6 Source: Family Medicine and Community Health, Volume 5, Number 1, 1 May 2017, pp. 29-42(14) Publisher: Compuscript DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0109 Objective: To investigate the effect of smoking and depression on hospital costs for lung cancer (LC). Methods: We extracted data on depression, smoking history, demographics, and hospital charges for patients with respiratory cancers (ICD-9 […]

Unplanned hospitalizations for metastatic cancers: The changing patterns of inpatient palliative care, discharge to hospice care, and in-hospital mortality in the United States

Authors: Salemi, Jason L.; Chima, Charles C.; Spooner, Kiara K.; Zoorob, Roger J. Source: Family Medicine and Community Health, Volume 5, Number 1, 1 May 2017, pp. 13-28(16) Publisher: Compuscript DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0106 Objective: To describe the rates and temporal trends of inpatient end-of-life care among patients hospitalized with metastatic cancer in the United States. Methods: We used data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to conduct a […]

Socioeconomic, environmental, and geographic factors and US lung cancer mortality, 1999‐2009

Authors: de Grubb, Maria C. Mejia1; Kilbourne, Barbara2; Kilbourne, Katy3; Langston, Michael4; Gittner, Lisa5; Zoorob, Roger J.1; Levine, Robert1 Source: Family Medicine and Community Health, Volume 5, Number 1, 1 May 2017, pp. 3-12(10) Publisher: Compuscript DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0108 Background: The American Cancer Society estimates that about 25% of all US cancer deaths will be due to lung cancer ‐ more than from cancers of the colon, breast, […]

The global burden of preventable cancer mortality

Author: Zoorob, Roger J. Source: Family Medicine and Community Health, Volume 5, Number 1, 1 May 2017, pp. 1-2(2) Publisher: Compuscript DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2017.0101 I am pleased to present this special issue of Family Medicine and Community Health, entitled “The Global Burden of Preventable Cancer Mortality.” This issue was completed in collaboration with the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Department of Family and […]