Sharon E. Banks

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The authors developed a statistically based method for determining whether inpatient or outpatient placement is most appropriate for a given patient. This study assesses the method's accuracy by comparing statistical classifications of a random sample of inpatients at five New York State facilities with the classifications of multidisciplinary clinical(More)
We sought to compare the musculoskeletal symptoms and immune markers found in chronic hepatitis C (HCV) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Patients with HCV or NAFLD answered a questionnaire and donated serum for autoantibody testing. Univariate analysis between the HCV and NAFLD groups revealed joint pain in 67% of the HCV group and 65% of the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to evaluate musculoskeletal knowledge among graduating medical students and physician assistant students with use of a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) examination. We hypothesized that there would be no difference in scores between the two groups. In addition, we looked for relationships between(More)
Erosive osteoarthritis, a less common subtype of osteoarthritis, is often described as a more severe form. This combination of cartilage degeneration with pathologic features suggestive of inflammatory synovial changes generally manifests in women around the time of menopause and hormonal levels as well as genetics are thought to play a role in its onset.(More)
The literature on psychosocial dimensions of epilepsy has been reviewed utilizing the framework developed by Dodrill et al. (Epilepsia 1980; 21:123-35). Factors considered were family background, emotional adjustment, interpersonal adjustment, vocational adjustment, financial status, adjustment to seizures, and medicine and medical management. The published(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to identify which adolescent patient characteristics might lead to subjective reported independence in accessing medical care when patients transition from pediatric to adult medicine. METHODS Pediatric and adult rheumatologists were asked which pediatric patient characteristics they believed would improve transition to adult medical(More)
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