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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)
OBJECTIVE Examine real-world effectiveness and hypoglycemia cost burden in patients with type 2 diabetes newly initiated on exenatide or insulin glargine. DESIGN AND METHODS Retrospective cohort study describing patient characteristics, drug adherence patterns, and 1-year hypoglycemia rates with associated costs using an administrative claims database.(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer and second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the US. This study compared healthcare resource utilization and costs in women with breast cancer to a control group in a managed care population. MATERIAL AND METHODS Women >or= 18 years with breast cancer were identified using(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous research suggests that LDL particle number (LDL-P) may be a better tool than LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) to guide LDL-lowering therapy. Using real-world data, this study has two objectives: [1] to determine the incidence of CHD across LDL-P thresholds; and [2] to compare CHD/stroke events among patients achieving comparably low LDL-P or(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether an assessment of subacute lack of asthma control (SALAC) predicts subsequent acute asthma exacerbation (AAE). STUDY DESIGN This retrospective administrative claims study used medical and pharmacy claims from the HealthCore Integrated Research Database to identify patients aged 6 to 64 years with asthma and having 3 years'(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)
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)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine the frequency of hypoglycemia among patients with type 2 diabetes who had concomitantly used exenatide BID (exenatide) and long-acting insulin and continued this combination vs those who continued long-acting insulin alone. METHODS Retrospective analyses, using a large managed care database, were used(More)
A retrospective study of health plan costs related to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) revealed that etanercept was associated with the lowest drug and outpatient costs to the health plan than infliximab and adalimumab. Compared with etanercept, infliximab was related to 55% higher postindex RA-related monthly total health care costs paid by the health plan, based(More)
BACKGROUND Insulin pens may help patients reach glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) target levels, but a substantial proportion of patients continue to use insulin vials/syringes. The objective of the current study was to evaluate real-world clinical and economic outcomes of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) initiating insulin glargine via pen delivery(More)