Colleen McKendry

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BACKGROUND Worsening heart failure (WHF) symptoms despite initial therapy during admission for acute heart failure (AHF) is associated with worse outcomes. The association between the time of the WHF event and the intensity of WHF therapy with outcomes is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS In the PROTECT trial of 2033 AHF patients, we investigated the(More)
BACKGROUND Much remains unknown about experiences, including working activities and pay, of women in cardiology, which is a predominantly male specialty. OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to describe the working activities and pay of female cardiologists compared with their male colleagues and to determine whether sex differences in compensation exist(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine mortality rates and quality of race reporting for multiple-race individuals in California using the new multiple-race data available on the death certificate. METHODS Death date were drawn from California vital statistics for 2000 and 2001. Denominator data were drawn from the 2000 census Modified Race Data Summary File. The authors(More)
OBJECTIVES Several data systems are beginning to allow respondents to report more than one race. Implications of multiple race reporting for the tabulation of race-specific birth characteristics are largely unknown. This analysis reports selected demographic characteristics and birth outcomes for multiple-race mothers, using California birth certificate(More)
Objectives: To examine the effects of proposed methods of redistributing multiple-race mothers to single-race categories when computing trend data from birth certificates. Methods: Low birthweight and multiple (twin and higher-order) birthrates for California were calculated for non-Hispanic mothers from birth certificate data for 2000. Births to the 1.9%(More)
AIM The authors assessed the comparative effectiveness of torsemide versus furosemide in the PROTECT trial. METHODS The authors assessed the relationship between loop diuretic at discharge and death or cardiovascular/renal hospitalization within 30 days, and death through 150 days postdischarge using inverse probability weighting. RESULTS Out of 1004(More)
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