Evelyn F. Chiao

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BACKGROUND Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) has been described as a rapidly progressive and almost invariably fatal CD20- VS38c+ diffuse large-cell lymphoma with plasmablastic features, almost exclusively involving the jaw and oral mucosa in HIV-positive patients. METHODS From 2001 to 2003 we evaluated 12 men with PBL, and report the pathology, clinical(More)
pain, nausea, vomiting, and the inability to advance the diet during the postoperative period. Complications of POI include atelectasis and pneumonia. If POI is prolonged, poor wound healing can result, in part, from nutritional deficits. Although the duration of POI is partially dependent on the extent of surgical manipulation, the surgical site, and(More)
BACKGROUND Disease-modifying therapy (DMT) is the largest single-cost item that contributes to the total per-patient cost of multiple sclerosis (MS), a disabling disorder of the central nervous system. Natalizumab is the most recent DMT to be approved for the treatment of relapsing MS and may be an attractive alternative to interferon beta and glatiramer(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with depression are often nonadherent to therapy for depression and chronic comorbid conditions. METHODS To determine whether improved antidepressant medication adherence is associated with an increased likelihood of chronic comorbid disease medication adherence and reduced medical costs, we conducted a retrospective study of patients(More)
Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent in adults and often coexist with depression. Patients with anxiety commonly present to their primary care doctors, or in other medical settings, reflecting a high utilization of medical services. Furthermore, some patients initially complain of only somatic symptoms before they are ultimately diagnosed with a primary(More)
As the antidepressant market continues to expand, it is important for healthcare decision makers to develop clinically and economically sound drug benefit designs. As such, the purpose of this study was to determine the economic implications of a generic step therapy (GST) formulary compared with an open formulary for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate differential compliance rates between immediate-release (IR) selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and a controlled-release (CR) SSRI in patients initiating SSRI therapy. METHODS A retrospective analysis of patients initiating treatment with SSRIs identified in the IHCIS National Managed Care Database between July 2001 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the level of care in a large provider organization with respect to the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program (DPRP) standards of care and describe treatment patterns, diabetes-related complications, and achievement of clinical goals among patients stratified by glycemic control levels. STUDY DESIGN Observational, retrospective, chart(More)