Jeanette M Jerrell

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OBJECTIVE To report the odds of developing adverse events associated with antipsychotic treatment among children and adolescents. METHOD A retrospective cohort design evaluating medical and pharmacy claims from one state Medicaid program was used to compare incidence rates for six categories of adverse events of antipsychotic use in 4140 children and(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the association between medical or psychiatric comorbidities, clinical characteristics, or course of illness/recovery in pediatric bipolar disorder (BD). METHOD Data from the South Carolina Medicaid program covering all medical services and medication prescriptions between January 1996 and December 2005 were used to analyze the(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify factors associated with incident cardiovascular events and metabolic disturbance in children and adolescents treated with antipsychotics. DESIGN A retrospective cohort design evaluating Medicaid medical and pharmacy claims. SETTING South Carolina's Medicaid program covering outpatient and inpatient medical services and medication(More)
AIMS To examine incidence density rate and correlates of incident diabetes mellitus in a cohort of HIV-infected individuals compared with matched non-HIV-infected persons. METHODS Data were obtained from the South Carolina Medicaid system and the enhanced HIV/AIDS Reporting System surveillance database for persons ≥ 18 years of age who had been attended(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on the relative risk of cerebro- and cardiovascular disorders associated with antipsychotic treatment among adults with schizophrenia. METHOD Medical and pharmacy claims data from the South Carolina Medicaid program were extracted to compare the prevalence rates for four coded cerebrovascular (cerebrovascular disease; cerebrovascular(More)
BACKGROUND Barriers to access and use of mental health care by Asians, Blacks, and Hispanic Americans have been a source of concern for many years. Limitations in our knowledge base persist regarding patterns of use in public sector programs of certain services. Using a sample of almost 27,000 persons, this study examined access and level of use by ethnic(More)
Over the past two decades various models of community-based care for persons with severe mental illness have been developed. This study, which represents the first comparison of the most successful care approach (Program of Assertive Community Treatment or PACT adaptation model) with other, less intensive approaches (clinical team and intensive broker(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the rate and trajectory of change in psychiatric polypharmacy during the past decade in children and adolescents treated for major depressive disorder. METHOD Data from the South Carolina Medicaid program covering outpatient and inpatient medical services and medication prescriptions from January 1996 through December 2005 were(More)
A retrospective cohort design using medical and pharmacy claims from one state's Medicaid program compared incidence rates for neurological adverse events associated with antipsychotic use in 4140 youths prescribed antipsychotic medications and an untreated sample of 4500 youths, January 1998 to December 2005. The treated cohort evinced a higher prevalence(More)
OBJECTIVES Vaso-occlusive events in pediatric sickle cell disease (SCD) may cause various renal complications and lead to renal failure. We describe the renal conditions that develop among young patients with SCD and the factors associated with the prevalence of these nephropathies. MATERIALS AND METHODS Medicaid medical and pharmacy claims for an 11-year(More)