Peter I Joski

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Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in women of reproductive age, occurring in up to 8 % of pregnancies. The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of asthma medication use during pregnancy in a large diverse cohort. We identified women aged 15–45 years who delivered a live born infant between 2001 and 2007 across 11 U.S. health(More)
AIMS Progression through stages of nephropathy has not been well described in a large, well-characterized, population-based study. Our aims were to describe the progression of nephropathy and identify characteristics associated with progression in a U.S. population-based sample. METHODS We identified 10,290 members of a managed care organization who had(More)
UNLABELLED This investigation examined the prognostic power of first-pass radionuclide angiocardiography (RNA) ejection fraction compared with clinical information and myocardial perfusion imaging in patients undergoing pharmacologic stress testing. The value of RNA and myocardial perfusion imaging in predicting death or nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI)(More)
5 Background: The value of linking population-based cancer registry data with insurance claims files to assess quality of care has been demonstrated in numerous studies, including those using NCI's linked SEER-Medicare database, covering patients age 65+ in fee-for-service plans, and studies linking registry data with Medicaid, private insurance, or managed(More)
INTRODUCTION Medicaid agencies have been promoting the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model. Most caregivers choose physician practices for their children, and we hypothesized that those following healthier childrearing practices are more likely to seek care in a PCMH. METHOD We selected children with public insurance plans (n = 20,801) from the(More)
OBJECTIVE We developed a measure of allostatic load from electronic medical records (EMRs), which we named "Index of Cardiometabolic Health" (ICMH). METHODS Data were collected from participants' EMRs and a written survey in 2005. We computed allostatic load scores using the ICMH score and two previously described approaches. RESULTS We included 1865(More)
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