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BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a costly and crippling neurologic disease. Approximately 250,000 to 400,000 persons in the United States are currently diagnosed with MS. Most individuals experience their first symptoms between the ages of 20 and 40 years; therefore, this disease may have substantial impact over many years of life on health, quality of(More)
The pulse oximeter was evaluated for use in neonates in the delivery room. One hundred neonates, delivered vaginally or by Caesarean section with general or epidural anaesthesia, were studied. After delivery, pulse oximetry probes were placed simultaneously on the ulnar side of the right hand and on the right Achilles tendon to determine whether there was a(More)
The progression of atrial fibrillation (AF) to a more sustained form is associated with increased symptoms and morbidity. The aims of the REgistry on Cardiac Rhythm DisORDers Assessing the Control of Atrial Fibrillation (RecordAF)-United States (US) cohort study were to identify the risk factors of AF progression and the effects of management approaches.(More)
SUMMARY We identified factors associated with oral bisphosphonate treatment in 50+-year-old female patients with a first fracture, osteoporosis diagnosis, or BMD < or =-2.5 in the Geisinger Health System electronic health record database. Treatment was positively associated with age, oral corticosteroids, and smoking, and negatively associated with body(More)
INTRODUCTION Atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial flutter (AFL) patients often have cardiovascular (CV) comorbidities, and have an increased risk of hospitalization and death. Little is known about the real-world cost burden of AF/AFL patients with additional risk factors (ARF). We evaluated the medical resource use and cost burden of AF/AFL patients with ≥1(More)
OBJECTIVES The ATHENA study showed that use of dronedarone reduced rates of first cardiovascular (CV) hospitalization in atrial fibrillation/flutter (AF/AFL) patients. AF is associated with high costs to payers, which are driven by high rates of hospitalization. This retrospective cohort study examined readmission patterns and costs to US payers in(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop and validate algorithms to define statin intolerance (SI) in an administrative database using electronic medical records (EMRs) as the reference comparison. METHODS One thousand adults with one or more qualifying changes in statin therapy and one or more previous diagnoses of hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, or mixed(More)
BACKGROUND The underlying factors of reversion from cognitive impairment to normal cognitive functioning in stroke are not well understood. We compare demographic, cognitive and imaging factors in Vascular Cognitive Impairment, No Dementia (Vascular CIND) patients who revert to normal cognitive functioning to Vascular CIND patients who do not revert. (More)