Jason W. Bae

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Persistence, continuous treatment with a prescribed medication or intervention, is an important, but underrecognized aspect of medication treatment, especially for HIV. In contrast to adherence, which measures the percentage of patient behavior to a prescribed therapy, persistence measures the duration during which a patient remains on a prescribed therapy.(More)
SETTING Primary health clinics in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors associated with patient and health care delays among patients seeking care at primary health clinics. METHODS A prospective study among tuberculosis (TB) patients diagnosed in Vitoria between 1 January 2003 and 30 December 2007. A questionnaire(More)
Patient and regimen persistence in HIV-infected drug users are largely unknown. We evaluated patterns of medication non-persistence among HIV-infected drug users enrolled in a prospective, 6-month randomized controlled trial of directly administered antiretroviral therapy (DAART). Medication-taking behavior was assessed via direct observation and MEMS data.(More)
We present a patient originally treated with definitive chemoradiation therapy for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) of the right lower lobe. At 8 years post-therapy tumor recurred at the site of the original lesion without evidence of distant disease and was treated with lobectomy. Pathology demonstrated the tumor was a basaloid carcinoma (BC) rather than(More)
Periodontal disease is the most common osteolytic disease in humans and is significantly increased by diabetes mellitus. We tested the hypothesis that bacterial infection induces bone loss in diabetic animals through a mechanism that involves enhanced apoptosis. Type II diabetic rats were inoculated with Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and treated(More)
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