Sharon B Dybicz

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OBJECTIVE This study was designed to investigate the incidence, prevalence, treatment patterns, disease severity, and direct costs associated with ulcerative colitis (UC) for claimants in health plans offered by a large self-insured employer in the United States. METHODS Retrospective analysis of medical claims with and without UC identified from a(More)
BACKGROUND Although the reported prevalence of diabetes in nursing home residents varies greatly among studies, there remains a common trend: increasing prevalence. Diabetes in the elderly is often associated with the presence of multiple comorbid conditions. However, limited data exist regarding the characteristics, symptom severity, disease management,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study compared dosing and utilization patterns of the cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) donepezil, rivastigmine, and galantamine in the nursing home setting. METHODS An exploratory, retrospective analysis of prescription claims data from January 1, 2001, to March 31, 2003, was conducted using data from a nationwide network of long-term care(More)
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