Lisa J. McQuay

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A parametric method of statistical analysis for dilution assays is developed in detail from first principles of probability and statistics. The method is based on a simple product binomial model for the experiment and produces an estimate for the concentration of target entities, a confidence interval for this concentration, and an indicator of the quality(More)
Assigning biological functions to uncharacterized proteins is a fundamental problem in the postgenomic era. The increasing availability of large amounts of data on protein-protein interactions (PPIs) has led to the emergence of a considerable number of computational methods for determining protein function in the context of a network. These algorithms,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of hospital volume on in-hospital surgical outcomes for knee replacement using six years of Medicare claims data. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING The data include inpatient claims for a 100 percent sample of Medicare patients who underwent primary knee replacement during 1985-1990. We supplemented these data with information(More)
AIMS The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to estimate the time to insulin initiation in patients with Type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled on oral glucose-lowering agents (OGLAs). METHODS Insulin-naïve patients failing on OGLAs were identified from The Health Improvement Network database, which collects records from general practices(More)
OBJECTIVE Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) reversibly reduces bone mineral density. To estimate the extent to which DMPA might increase fracture risk, we undertook a retrospective cohort study of fractures in DMPA users and users of non-DMPA contraceptives, using the General Practice Research Database. METHODS Eligible women were aged younger than(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence and relative risk of a hospitalization or emergency visit for noninfectious liver injury in users of eight oral antimicrobials-amoxicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, clarithromycin, cefuroxime, doxycycline, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, telithromycin-compared with nonusers of these antimicrobials. DESIGN(More)
An independent quality assurance program has been established by the Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, for monitoring virologic assays performed by nearly 40 laboratories participating in multicenter clinical trials in the United States. Since virologic endpoints are important in evaluating the timing and efficacy of(More)
INTRODUCTION Epidemiological studies have linked domperidone use with serious cardiac arrhythmias, including sudden cardiac death, but data on age, dose, and duration of use are limited. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the risk of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac death associated with domperidone use versus proton pump inhibitors (PPIs),(More)
PURPOSE Limited information from spontaneous reports and results of two case-control studies raised concern about the cardiotoxicity of oral domperidone therapy. This case-control study nested in a retrospective cohort evaluated the combined risk of serious ventricular arrhythmia (SVA) and sudden cardiac death (SCD) in users of domperidone compared with(More)
The 2007 US approval for use of live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) in children aged 24-59 months included precautions against use in (1) children <24 months and children aged 24-59 months with (2) asthma, (3) recurrent wheezing, and (4) altered immunocompetence. A postmarketing commitment was initiated to monitor LAIV use and the frequency of select(More)