John K Cuddeback

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of race on the treatment of peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD) and to examine the role of access to care and disease distribution on the observed racial disparity. METHODS The study was performed as a retrospective analysis of hospital discharge abstracts from 1992 to 1995 in 202(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The value of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been defined by several recent multicenter trials. The clinical effect of these trials remains undetermined since the Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis Study (ACAS) Clinical Advisory (dated September 28, 1994). METHODS Patients undergoing CEA (ICD-9-CM 38.12) in nonfederal Florida(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Controlling blood pressure (BP) for patients with stage 2 hypertension remains challenging. This research aimed to: (i) identify predictors of failure to achieve BP control, (ii) determine the association of adding one additional antihypertensive class with achieving BP control, and (iii) describe the prescribed antihypertensive(More)
BACKGROUND:In Florida during the period 1992 through 1994, there was a major drop in the length of stay for full-term, singleton, vaginally delivered newborn babies in the hospital. A major concern on the part of clinicians has been the potential of an increased risk of sepsis (manifesting itself after discharge) associated with earlier newborn discharge(More)
BACKGROUND Granular clinical and laboratory data available in electronic health record (EHR) databases provide researchers the opportunity to conduct investigations that would not be possible in insurance claims databases; however, for pharmacoepidemiology studies, accurate classification of medication exposure is critical. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study(More)