Hyung M. Paek

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The potential of medical therapy to influence the courses and outcomes of patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms is not known. The aim of this study was to determine whether statin intake is associated with improved long-term outcomes in these patients. A total of 649 patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms were studied, of whom 147 were taking statins at(More)
BACKGROUND Electronic Health Records (EHR) are widely believed to improve quality of care and effectiveness of service delivery. Use of EHR to improve childhood immunization rates has not been fully explored in an ambulatory setting. OBJECTIVE To describe a pediatric practice's use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in improving childhood immunization. (More)
In this work, we are measuring the performance of Propbank-based Machine Learning (ML) for automatically annotating abstracts of Randomized Controlled Trials (CTRs) with semantically meaningful tags. Propbank is a resource of annotated sentences from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) corpus, and we were interested in assessing performance issues when porting(More)
Clinical practice guidelines represent the best current thinking on the management of acute and chronic medical conditions. Unfortunately, the implementation of such guidelines in clinical practice has been difficult and problematic. Electronic medical records represent an opportunity to implement guidelines. We have designed a system for incorporating(More)
We will present an application for tracking research samples that has been designed based upon prior research in cognitive theories on error that has been applied successfully to fields such as aviation and anesthesiology. By anticipating where the errors are likely to occur in the human-computer interaction and workflow, we hope to reduce number of errors(More)
OBJECTIVE Metformin is an oral anti-hyperglycemic agent used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). In vitro and animal models have shown that metformin can prevent the progression of oral lesions to carcinoma; however, there is conflicting data in the clinical literature regarding risk reduction for malignancy in head and neck cancer (HNC). STUDY DESIGN(More)
We performed a validation study by chart review of data for exudative age-related macular degeneration (eAMD) and, because of the Veterans Administration (VA) therapy policy, ranibizumab usage in the largest electronic medical record system in the USA. We reviewed 5,854 distinct patients who visited an ophthalmology clinic within VA Connecticut from January(More)
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