Herbert S. Diamond

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A retrospective study of factors influencing survival in 1,103 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was carried out at 9 university centers diverse in geographic, socioeconomic, and racial characteristics. The mortality and disease characteristics of the patients at study entry varied widely among centers. The survival rates from the time(More)
OBJECTIVE To study how social interactions influence physician adoption of an electronic health records (EHR) system. DESIGN A social network survey was used to delineate the structure of social interactions among 40 residents and 15 attending physicians in an ambulatory primary care practice. Social network analysis was then applied to relate the(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) To define the optimal conditions for transwell assay of synoviocyte chemotaxis. (2) To develop a live cell imaging chemotaxis assay for synoviocytes. (3) To characterize the chemotaxis of rheumatoid synoviocytes (RAS). RESULTS Optimal conditions for transwell assay of synoviocyte chemotaxis were 8 microns pore size filters coated with(More)
BACKGROUND Hospitalists are increasingly being used for inpatient care. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the use of hospitalists is beneficial. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Inpatient medical service of a 500-bed community teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS 1620 patients in the study group, seen during the hospitalist year; 1679 patients(More)
Causes of death were examined for 1,103 systemic lupus erythematosus patients who were followed from 1965 to 1978 at 9 centers that participated in the Lupus Survival Study Group. A total of 222 patients (20%) died. Lupus-related organ system involvement (mainly active nephritis) and infection were the most frequent primary causes of death. Causes of death(More)
Data from a prospective study of the clinical course in 223 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus followed for 655 patient-years were analyzed by computer to determine the influence on frequency of infection of 1) corticosteroid dose; 2) azathioprine; 3) active disease, measured by new disease exacerbations, elevated ESR, hypocomplementemia, active(More)
Pulmonary function tests were performed in 45 patients with scleroderma. Thirteen patients (29%) were found to have restrictive disease, 12 patients (27%) were found to have obstructive disease, and 19 patients (42%) had small airway disease (SAD). Smoking did not seem to be a factor underlying either obstructive or small airway disease in these patients. A(More)
A computer analysis of 234 patients with SLE followed for an average of 31 months revealed 22 patients with aseptic necrosis of bone (AN) (9%), with projected frequency approaching 30% at 10-15 years of follow-up. Most patients developed between four and seven years after diagnosis of SLE. When compared to all other patients with SLE and no AN or to three(More)
BACKGROUND Evaluation studies of clinical decision support systems (CDSS) have tended to focus on assessments of system quality and clinical performance in a laboratory setting. Relatively few studies have used field trials to determine if CDSS are likely to be used in routine clinical settings and whether reminders generated are likely to be acted upon by(More)