Mary Kay Barton

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BACKGROUND We designed a study to determine the incidence, cause, and implications of hypoglycemia (< or = 2.7 mmol/L, 49 mg/dL) and severe hyperglycemia (> or = 22.2 mmol/L, 400 mg/dL) in in-patients at an urban tertiary medical center. METHODS A daily computer search of the Laboratory Information System identified all hospitalized patients with(More)
A recent study found that denosumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL), was more effective at delaying skeletal-related events (SREs) than zoledronic acid in women with breast cancer metastatic to bone (J Clin Oncol. 2010;28:5132-5139). An SRE was defined as a pathological fracture, radiation therapy(More)
The authors used the National Inpatient Sample database to identify patients admitted to the hospital who underwent a metastasectomy for colorectal cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, or melanoma from 2000 through 2011. The National Inpatient Sample includes a sample of approximately 20% of nationwide hospital admissions. Along with reporting data on cancer(More)
‘‘On average, cognitive impairments after chemotherapy appear to be slight and to be limited to the domains of verbal ability, such as difficulty finding words, and visuospatial ability, such as getting lost more easily in an unfamiliar location,’’ says Heather Jim, PhD, lead author and researcher in the Health Outcomes and Behavior Program at the H. Lee(More)