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PURPOSE To describe patterns of medication use during pregnancy in ambulatory care settings according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pregnancy risk classification. METHODS A cross-sectional study of two national ambulatory care surveys, sampling all office visits made by pregnant women in 1999 and 2000, was conducted. Using the FDA(More)
PURPOSE To understand the extent of off-label prescribing among pediatrics, the study assesses the prescribing patterns of antidepressants in ambulatory settings. METHODS A cross-sectional analysis was conducted using the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from 2000 to 2006. The prevalence of off-label prescribing of antidepressants was estimated,(More)
Cancer fatalism is believed to be a major barrier for cancer screening in Black males. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare perceptions of prostate cancer (CaP) fatalism and predictors of CaP screening with Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing between U.S.-born and Caribbean-born Black males. The Powe Fatalism Inventory and the Personal(More)
OBJECTIVE Publication of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study has changed our understanding on the effects of hormone replacement therapy. This study was designed to evaluate patterns of antiosteoporosis medication (AOM) use in a Medicaid population before and after the release of the WHI study results. METHODS A descriptive time series analysis was(More)
BACKGROUND The 1990 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act mandated drug utilization review in response to inappropriate drug use. In the Pennsylvania Medicaid program, pediatric asthma is associated with high healthcare utilization and cost. OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of a physician-focused educational intervention on asthma drug use and healthcare(More)
BACKGROUND Using criteria developed by Beers et al between 1991 and 1997, previous studies have reported high levels of inappropriate drug prescribing for community-dwelling elderly patients (age>or=65 years). However, it is not known whether the Beers criteria have had a beneficial effect on prescribing practices. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were(More)
Despite the various responses of human skin to female sex hormones, cellular and subcellular targets and the mechanisms of action of estrogen and progesterone in human skin are not well understood. The detection of estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) in the skin is of great importance to understand the effect of estrogen and progesterone.(More)
We were able to identify 7 patients who died of Behçet's disease, among 2,200 patients registered at the Behçet's Disease Specialty Clinic of Severance Hospital from November 1983 to October 1992. Six were male and one female. Age of death was 31 to 55 years with the mean age of 39.1. The age of onset was 24 to 54 years with the mean age of 32.6. The mean(More)
BACKGROUND Women experience rapid bone loss following menopause. Currently available guidelines recommend lifestyle counseling and pharmacotherapy for osteoporosis prevention and treatment in postmenopausal women. METHODS We analyzed 2 years of National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data (1997-1998), a national representative survey evaluating recent(More)