Susan B. Garavaglia

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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether compliance during the first 2 years of statin therapy is associated with reduced hospitalization rates and direct medical costs during year 3. STUDY DESIGN An integrated pharmacy and medical claims database was used to identify adult patients with a new statin prescription between July 1, 2001, and June 30, 2002. The study(More)
IMPORTANCE Results from the Ezetimibe and Simvastatin in Hypercholesterolemia Enhances Atherosclerosis Regression (ENHANCE) trial, announced in January 2008, demonstrated that ezetimibe use lowered cholesterol levels but did not slow the progression of atherosclerosis. OBJECTIVE To examine the association of this announcement with national patterns of(More)
Variations of the self-organizing map (SOM) paradigm have been introduced that require fewer computational resources such as memory and processing cycles. The familiar SOM invented by T. Kohonen requires iterative selection of a winner node and updating of a neighborhood of nodes in proximity to the winning node. With an application containing thousands of(More)
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