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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of routine transfer of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients to achieve percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in less than 90 min from presentation. BACKGROUND Many PCI hospitals have achieved routine door-to-balloon times under 90 min for patients with STEMI(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Several studies have associated hydroxychloroquine use with decreased risk of diabetes mellitus (diabetes) or improved glycemic control in rheumatoid arthritis patients, but the studies were small or used data from self-report. The present study sought to replicate this protective relationship in a health system using electronic health(More)
OBJECTIVES : To determine the relationship between overactive bladder (OAB), with or without urinary incontinence (UI), and hyperlipidemia. METHODS : A random sample of 8077 primary care patients were recruited for the General Longitudinal Overactive Bladder Evaluation. This was a prospective population-based survey to determine severity and occurrence of(More)
Preliminary data from a prospective randomized study of the use of a short course of adrenocorticosteroids in 73 children with ITP demonstrates a significant advantage of moderate dose (60 mg/m2/day p.o. X 21 days) prednisolone therapy in decreasing the duration of severe thrombocytopenia in most patients. The period of risk for serious bleeding, as(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Disease-modifying therapies that improve risk factors for CVD, such as dyslipidemia, are desired. This study used an electronic health record to determine if hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) use was associated with an improvement in lipid levels in an(More)
OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic adrenalectomy has become the standard of care for resection of adrenal masses, with extremely low morbidity and mortality. This study investigates the difference in outcomes in patients who underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy, comparing obese with healthy weight patients. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed on(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association of tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) inhibitor use and the risk of developing diabetes mellitus in a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) inception cohort. METHODS Adults diagnosed with RA between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2009, were identified (n = 1,881). Prevalent cases of diabetes mellitus (n = 294) were excluded.(More)
Evidence varies on the relation between parity and urgency or urge incontinence (UUI). We used data from the General Longitudinal Overactive Bladder Evaluation to determine whether differences in case definitions could account for variation in findings. We simulated case criteria to correspond to studies of urgency, UUI, and parity using data from 1,880(More)