Helena Hoen Caffrey

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CONTEXT It is not known whether patient outcomes are enhanced by effective pharmacist-patient interactions. OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of a pharmaceutical care program for patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Randomized controlled trial conducted at 36 community drugstores in(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous studies have shown that primary care physician (PCP) adherence to diabetes guidelines is suboptimal. We sought to determine the state of diabetes care given by independently practicing PCPs in a rural county in Indiana and whether a multifaceted intervention targeting PCPs, patients, and the health care system would improve adherence to(More)
OBJECTIVES:We conducted a retrospective cohort study in cirrhotic patients to understand (i) the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after an initial negative screening computed tomography (CT) scan and its relationship with underlying etiology and (ii) the risk of extrahepatic cancers (EHCs).METHODS:Our cohort consisted of 952 cirrhotics who(More)
OBJECTIVE Enteric-coated (EC) high-buffered (2.5 mEq [2.5 mmol] bicarbonate per capsule) pancrelipase microsphere enzymes were compared to EC-nonbuffered pancreatic enzymes for efficacy in reducing steatorrhea in patients with cystic fibrosis. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, controlled trial using a crossover design with each subject as his/her own(More)
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