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OBJECTIVES To evaluate prevalence of ceftazidime-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) in the pediatric oncology unit of University Hospital, Kuala, Lumpur, and to identify differences between febrile neutropenic pediatric patients with CRKP and ceftazidime-sensitive K. pneumoniae (CSKP) bacteremia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Febrile neutropenic patients(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the reinfection rate of Helicobacter pylori and duodenal ulcer relapse rate in a group of patients followed up long term. DESIGN Prospective study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients were followed up endoscopically at 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after successful H. pylori eradication and duodenal ulcer healing. H. pylori status was(More)
BACKGROUND Dose escalations of biologic agents may be attempted in the management of moderate-to-severe psoriasis. This has implications for the real-world cost of treatment. OBJECTIVE To examine the utilization patterns and costs associated with the use of etanercept, adalimumab, and ustekinumab among patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Because adherence to asthma controller medication among adolescents and young adults is poor but critical for asthma control, strategies are needed to improve adherence. One strategy is to reduce the number of daily doses necessary to maintain adequate control. Mometasone furoate delivered through a dry powder inhaler (MF-DPI) is an inhaled(More)
We examined trends in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) goal attainment in high-risk patients and use of high-potency statins (HPS) in a large, managed-care database from 2004 to 2012. The 2013 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology prevention guidelines recommend that subjects with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD)(More)
OBJECTIVES Asthma exacerbations have well-established clinical and economic impact, yet lack consensus on characterization of an episode's severity. Asthma treatment guidelines outline the concept of a moderate asthma exacerbation; however, a clear definition that can be operationalized has not been proposed, METHODS Adult asthma (ICD-9: 493.XX) patients,(More)
We prospectively studied the type, frequency and outcome of infections in 513 patients with 762 consecutive episodes of febrile neutropenia (FN) over a five-year period between 1995 and 1999 in a single paediatric oncology unit. The findings were then compared with a similar study carried out in our unit between 1990 and 1994. The types of bacterial(More)
OBJECTIVES Differences between mometasone furoate (MF), administered once daily, and fluticasone propionate (FP), administered twice daily, dosing regimens may affect adherence and short-acting β(2) agonist (SABA) use. The objective of this analysis was to compare asthma control outcomes in matched cohorts of MF- and FP-treated asthma patients stratified by(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the level of physician adherence to the Expert Panel Report 2 (EPR-2) pharmacotherapy guidelines of the asthma population, specifically in the elderly ambulatory patient population of the United States. DESIGN Retrospective cross-sectional study using a national survey. SETTING National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data of U.S.(More)