Michelle M. Megellas

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The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 was enacted in November 2003 and became effective on January 1, 2006. Two major changes occurred. A prescription drug benefit is now available for seniors and younger persons with disabilities who are covered by Medicare. The managed care program, formerly known as Medicare + Choice,(More)
The appropriateness of albumin use and baseline albumin usage patterns were studied. Institutional practice patterns regarding the use of albumin were compared to criteria established by an independent expert panel. Fifty-three institutions, all of which were members of VHA or the University Health-System Consortium, participated in the evaluation.(More)
The relief of anginal pain with nitroglycerin may not correspond to the disappearance of ischemia. To evaluate the possible lack of the elimination of ischemia with sublingual nitroglycerin, we studied 25 male patients with stable angina pectoris who underwent exercise stress testing with recording of blood pressure, pulse, and ST-segment displacement. The(More)
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