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The economic burden of major adult visual disorders in the United States.
Major visual disorders among Americans older than 40 years result in substantial economic costs for the US economy and well-designed public health programs may have the ability to reduce this burden in the future.
The impact of a celebrity promotional campaign on the use of colon cancer screening: the Katie Couric effect.
- P. Cram, A. Fendrick, J. Inadomi, M. Cowen, D. Carpenter, S. Vijan
- MedicineArchives of internal medicine
- 14 July 2003
Katie Couric's televised colon cancer awareness campaign was temporally associated with an increase in colonoscopy use in 2 different data sets, suggesting that a celebrity spokesperson can have a substantial impact on public participation in preventive care programs.
Diabetes Control With Reciprocal Peer Support Versus Nurse Care Management
Reciprocal peer support holds promise as a method for diabetes care management and groups did not differ in blood pressure, self-reported medication adherence, or diabetes-specific distress, but the RPS group reported improvement in diabetes social support.
When do patients and their physicians agree on diabetes treatment goals and strategies, and what difference does it make?
- M. Heisler, S. Vijan, Robert M. Anderson, P. Ubel, S. Bernstein, T. Hofer
- MedicineJournal of General Internal Medicine
- 1 November 2003
Although patients and their PCPs in general had poor agreement on goals and strategies for managing diabetes, agreement was associated with higher patient self-efficacy and assessments of their diabetes self-management, supporting the hypothesis that enhancing patient-provider agreement on both overall treatment goals and specific strategies to meet these goals may lead to improved patient outcomes.
The value of medical spending in the United States, 1960-2000.
- D. Cutler, A. Rosen, S. Vijan
- Medicine, Political ScienceThe New England journal of medicine
- 31 August 2006
On average, the increases in medical spending since 1960 have provided reasonable value, however, the spending increases inmedical care for the elderly since 1980 are associated with a high cost per year of life gained.
Barriers to following dietary recommendations in Type 2 diabetes
- S. Vijan, N. Stuart, T. Hofer
- Medicine, ChemistryDiabetic medicine : a journal of the British…
- 1 January 2005
To evaluate barriers to following dietary recommendations in patients with Type 2 diabetes, a large number of them with Type 1 diabetes, are questioned.
Adherence to colorectal cancer screening: a randomized clinical trial of competing strategies.
The common practice of universally recommending colonoscopy may reduce adherence to CRC screening, especially among racial/ethnic minorities, and results suggest that patient preferences should be considered when making CRC screening recommendations.
Depression among older adults in the United States and England.
- K. Zivin, D. Llewellyn, K. Langa
- Psychology, MedicineThe American journal of geriatric psychiatry…
- 1 November 2010
Older adults in the United States had lower rates of depressive symptoms than their English counterparts despite having more chronic health conditions, and future cross-national studies should identify how depression treatment influences outcomes in these populations.
A Novel Model Measuring the Harm of Transplanting Hepatocellular Carcinoma Exceeding Milan Criteria
- M. Volk, S. Vijan, J. Marrero
- Medicine, BiologyAmerican journal of transplantation : official…
- 1 April 2008
A Markov model is created comparing the survival benefit of transplantation for a patient with >Milan HCC, versus the harm caused to other patients on the waiting list.