Renée J . Goldberg Arnold

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Previous research established that children with ADHD and comorbid anxiety have a later age of ADHD onset, show less off-task and hyperactive behavior, and have more school problems than children with ADHD alone. Comorbid anxiety appears to ameliorate behavioral inhibition deficits, worsen working memory problems, and lengthen reaction times in ADHD. This(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of atopic dermatitis (AD) on total burden of illness and quality of life in a managed care population. METHODS This study included retrospective evaluation of electronic claims, patient surveys of financial burden and quality of life (QOL), and medical chart review. A total of 962 AD patients had 12 months of claims data(More)
Diarrhea is a common, often dose-limiting toxicity associated with cancer chemotherapy treatment. However, the problem is not well recognized and frequently is not managed appropriately. The primary objectives of the current study were to describe the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced diarrhea (CID)(More)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a discrete clinical syndrome characterized by the triad of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity in the context of marked impairments. Molecular genetic studies have been successful in identifying genetic variants associated with ADHD, particularly with DSM-IV inattentive and combined subtypes.(More)
Approximately 1 in 2500 Americans suffer from Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease. The underlying disease mechanisms are unique in most forms of CMT, with many point mutations on various genes causing a toxic accumulation of misfolded proteins. Symptoms of the disease often present within the first two decades of life, with CMT1A patients having reduced(More)
Asthma affects 20 million Americans and causes a substantial loss of productivity. Medications help to increase symptom-free days and improve quality of life. Examining the cost-effectiveness of different treatments, in addition to their clinical efficacy, allows us to choose the optimal strategy in managing patients. This study reviews published(More)
BACKGROUND Although guideline-recommended therapies reduce major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients after myocardial infarction (MI) or those with atherosclerotic disease (ATH), adherence is poor. OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to determine the association between medication adherence levels and long-term MACE in these patients. (More)
BACKGROUND The third version of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Expert Panel Report (EPR-3): Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma emphasizes the need to use asthma control rather than patient severity to base adjustments to treatment and ultimately improve patient outcomes. The objectives of the current study(More)
OBJECTIVES:The specific aims of this study were to develop a demographic description of a sample of patients presenting with bleeding esophageal varices and determine the direct health care costs of variceal bleeding.METHODS:This was a retrospective evaluation of patients who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy at the Portland VA Medical Center between(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the consequences of atopic dermatitis/ eczema on two areas: (1) the quality of life of parents/caregivers and (2) resource utilization from two large group practices. Data from 414 patients with atopic dermatitis, aged two to 12 years, were collected between January 2001 and December 2003. Parents/caregivers(More)