Raymond Woo-Jun Jang

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To quantify the risk of diabetes mellitus associated with atypical antipsychotics compared with conventional antipsychotics in managed care Medicaid patients with bipolar disorder. DESIGN Retrospective nested case-control study. DATA SOURCE Integrated seven-state Medicaid managed care claims database from January 1, 1998-December 31,(More)
Although comorbidities, frailty, and functional impairment are common in older adults (OA) with cancer, little is known about how these factors are considered during the treatment decision-making process by OAs, their families, and health care providers. Our aim was to better understand the treatment decision process from all these perspectives. A mixed(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the risk of acute pancreatitis in patients receiving various combinations of protease inhibitors, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), and nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) for treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. DATA SOURCE Ohio(More)
INTRODUCTION Cancer clinical trials frequently incorporate quality of life (QoL) measures but rarely patient utility. Utility information is required for cost utility evaluations of novel cancer therapies. We assessed the feasibility of converting QoL data into utility scores using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of(More)
The development and evaluation of a new work system and facility design for a chain of community pharmacies are described. A new work system was developed to optimize utilization of pharmacist and technician time and allow the pharmacy to increase patient counseling without adding personnel. In the new system, pharmacists would review prescriptions, check(More)
Higher crash rates per mile driven in older drivers have focused attention on the assessment of older drivers. To examine the attitudes and practices of family physicians regarding fitness-to-drive issues in older persons. Survey questionnaire. The questionnaire was sent to 1,000 randomly selected Canadian family physicians. Four hundred sixty eligible(More)
Gastric cancer is a highly fatal malignancy, and surgery alone often does not provide a cure, even for relatively early stages of disease. Various approaches have been adopted around the world to improve surgical outcomes; however, there currently is no global consensus with regard to the extent of surgery or the timing and choice of chemotherapy and(More)
AIM The aim is to evaluate the impact of cisplatin dose modification on outcomes of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related (HPV+) and HPV-unrelated (HPV-) locally advanced head and neck cancer (LAHNC) treated with chemoradiotherapy (CRT). PATIENTS AND METHODS A pooled analysis was conducted of stage III/IV oropharyngeal cancer (OPC), carcinoma of unknown(More)
Home care (HC) is important for patients with cancer as performance status declines. Our study of 1224 patients at a Canadian cancer center examined the impact of an oncology palliative care clinic (OPCC) on HC referral. The HC referral frequency was calculated before and after the first OPCC consultation, in total and according to performance status(More)
BACKGROUND "Waterfall plots" are used to describe changes in tumor size observed in clinical studies. Here we assess criteria for generation of waterfall plots and the impact of measurement error in generating them. METHODS We reviewed published waterfall plots to investigate variability in criteria used to define them. We then compared waterfall plots(More)