Jennifer Duryea

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To examine utilization and outcomes in pediatric immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) hospitalizations, we used ICD-9 code 287.31 to identify hospitalizations in patients with ITP in the 2009 HCUP KID, an all-payer sample of pediatric hospitalizations from US community hospitals. Diagnosis and procedure codes were used to estimate rates of ITP-related procedures,(More)
Our study describes the incidence and risk factors for undiagnosed diabetes in elderly cancer patients. Using Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare data, we followed patients with breast, colorectal, lung, or prostate cancer from 24 months before to 3 months after cancer diagnosis. Medicare claims were used to exclude patients with diabetes(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (r-tPA) is an approved treatment for select patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Data indicate r-tPA improves functional outcome three months after AIS compared with placebo. This study models the increase in quality adjusted life years (QALYs) associated with r-tPA compared with(More)
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