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Over 3 million teachers in the United States use their voice as a primary tool of trade and are thought to be at higher risk for occupation-related voice disorders than the general population. However, estimates regarding the prevalence of voice disorders in teachers and the general population vary considerably. To determine the extent that teachers are at(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify women 60 years of age or older at risk for osteoporosis, provide education, and refer at-risk women to physicians through a community pharmacy screening program and to develop a model in community pharmacies for this service. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Northwest Iowa between August 2005 and October 2005. PARTICIPANTS(More)
Regression analysis is one of the most commonly used statistical methods. But in its basic form, ordinary least squares (OLS) is not suitable for actuarial applications because the relationships are often nonlinear and the probability distribution of the dependent variable may be non-normal. One approach that has been successful in overcoming these(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine characteristics and outcomes of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients prescribed canagliflozin (CANA) and managed in the real-world setting of a diabetes clinic. Primary outcome was change in A1c, and secondary outcomes were change in weight and blood pressure. METHODS Study was an electronic health record (EHR) review of CANA prescribed at(More)
Privacy has become an important issue in the progress of data mining techniques. Many laws are being enacted in various countries to protect the privacy of data.This privacy concern has been addressed by developing data mining techniques under a framework called privacy preserving data mining. Presently there are two main approaches popularly used -data(More)
PURPOSE Canagliflozin, a sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor developed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), has demonstrated effectiveness in patients with T2DM receiving care at a specialty diabetes clinic. We report the outcomes in these patients in subgroups classified by baseline hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and age. METHODS This(More)
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