Ralph A Quimbo

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BACKGROUND Few large-scale, real-world studies have assessed the relative associations of lipid fractions with diabetic microvascular events. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the association of the lipid profile components, high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), triglycerides (TG), and(More)
Ischaemic colitis (IC) has been associated with a number of diverse disorders and risk factors, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation. We sought to assess, through a large-scale population study, the potential risk factors associated with IC. Patients with IC and matched controls without IC were identified using the medical and pharmacy(More)
INTRODUCTION Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) progression often results in treatment intensification with injectable therapy to maintain glycemic control. Using pilot data from the Initiation of New Injectable Treatment Introduced after Anti-diabetic Therapy with Oral-only Regimens study, real-world treatment patterns among T2DM patients initiating(More)
OBJECTIVE To inform the design and assess the feasibility of a prospective effectiveness study evaluating an insulin delivery device for patients with diabetes mellitus to be conducted within the membership of a large US commercial insurer. METHODS Providers who issued ≥1 insulin prescription between January 1, 2011 and September 30, 2011 were selected(More)
PURPOSE To determine the incidence of chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting (CINV) and chemotherapy treatment delay and adherence among patients receiving palonosetron versus other 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor antagonist (5-HT3 RA) antiemetics. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective claims analysis included adults with primary malignancies who initiated(More)
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