Lynnette Krueger

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Cough is the fifth most common reason for physician visits, but data on acute cough have rarely been collected in a standardized manner and have not been analyzed in a multivariate fashion. We report data on 1819 patients presenting with cough, all of whom received a standardized history and physical, and a chest X-ray. Only 48 (2.6%) were found to have an(More)
We analyzed demographic and behavioral risk factors for HIV seropositivity using data from 3601 clients of the main HIV counseling and testing clinic for high-risk people in Seattle, Washington, USA. Clients with lower income were found to be more likely to be HIV seropositive, before and after controlling for other demographic and risk factors with(More)
BACKGROUND A previous study of men with proctitis, proctocolitis, or enteritis showed an association of anal human papillomavirus (HPV) infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Because anorectal abnormalities may confound an observed association between anal HPV DNA and HIV seropositivity, the present study was undertaken among(More)
The purpose of this study was to characterize the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection for men who have sex with men and to identify the risk such men pose to their female sex partners. The subjects were 5480 men who were tested for HIV between January 1987 and December 1991 and who reported having had sex with a man since 1977. Men who(More)
Alcohol use, abuse, and dependence have the potential to result in alcoholic cardiomyopathy (ACM). This distinct form of congestive heart failure (CHF) is responsible for 21-36% of all cases of nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy in Western society. Without complete abstinence, the 4-year mortality for ACM approaches 50%. Therefore, accurate and detailed(More)
X-rays taken for ankle trauma contribute significantly to the cost of health care in this country. In an attempt to find clinical correlates of ankle fracture 36 detailed historical and physical examination variables were collected from 587 consecutive patients with ankle trauma, and ankle x-rays were taken of all patients. The association of each variable(More)
Little is known about the use of services in a preferred provider organization. We studied Pacific Medical Center (PMC) in Seattle which offered a preferred provider arrangement to its employees who selected a Blue Cross-Blue Shield type of plan. PMC offered to waive copayments and reduce deductibles for those employees when they (or their dependents) used(More)
The organization of the delivery of health care can have significant cost-saving implications, but few of the available studies have made adequate comparisons of costs across plans. Furthermore, new organizational types such as independent practice associations and preferred provider organizations have not yet been studied in detail. This paper examines(More)
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