Stephen T. Mennemeyer

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OBJECTIVE To summarize existing data about the effectiveness of bed rest when used to improve various pregnancy outcomes and to determine how often bed rest is used and the cost associated with its use. DATA SOURCES We used the MEDLINE data base to search for all English language papers evaluating the effectiveness of bed rest in pregnancy. We also(More)
Clinical trials with cocaine-dependent outpatients have found a strong relation between in-treatment and follow-up abstinence, and the strength of this relation is constant across treatment conditions with variable efficacy in generating abstinence. The authors conducted secondary analyses of data from 3 clinical trials to determine whether this relation(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act has distributed billions of dollars to physicians as incentives for adopting certified electronic health records (EHRs) through the meaningful use (MU) program ultimately aimed at improving healthcare outcomes. The authors examine the extent to which the(More)
In economic evaluations of health treatments, the sensitivity of a cost-benefit (CB), cost-effectiveness (CE) or cost-utility (CU) analysis to changes in modeling assumptions, variation in data, and sampling error is important. The typical approach to this problem is ad hoc experimentation; namely, a few parameters of particular interest are changed, either(More)
Randomized controlled clinical studies show that Constraint-Induced Movement therapy (CI therapy) improves impaired arm function in patients with stroke. Little is known about how this therapy affects employment of patients or their caregivers. Individuals more than 1-year post-stroke (N=121) were retrospectively surveyed about their activities and(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined comorbid disorders' prevalence, their impact on abstinence, and the impact of depressive symptoms on abstinence and of abstinence on depressive symptoms. METHOD A randomized controlled trial's data on outcomes from treating cocaine dependence were used. It compared abstinence-contingent housing and work to contingency management plus(More)
BACKGROUND Primary open angle glaucoma is a chronic, progressive eye disease that is the leading cause of blindness among African Americans. Glaucoma progresses more rapidly and appears about 10 years earlier in African Americans as compared to whites. African Americans are also less likely to receive comprehensive eye care when glaucoma could be detected(More)
PURPOSE To assess the impact of the education program of the Eye Care Quality and Accessibility Improvement in the Community (EQUALITY) telemedicine program on at-risk patients' knowledge about glaucoma and attitudes about eye care as well as to assess patient satisfaction with EQUALITY. PATIENTS AND METHODS New or existing patients presenting for a(More)
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