Sylvia L Kindermann

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OBJECTIVE To perform a value-based medicine analysis of clinical trials that evaluate the interventions of laser photocoagulation, intravitreal pegaptanib therapy, and photodynamic therapy (PDT) with verteporfin for the treatment of classic subfoveal choroidal neovascularization. DESIGN Reference case cost-utility analysis using value-based medicine(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of uncontrolled asthma on the absenteeism and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of adults and children with asthma and the caregivers of pediatric patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patient information was obtained from datasets maintained by National Jewish Health for this cross-sectional study. Participants in the study(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the comparability of articles in the peer-reviewed literature assessing the (1) patient value and (2) cost-utility (cost-effectiveness) associated with interventions for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). METHODS A search was performed in the National Library of Medicine database of 16 million peer-reviewed articles(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypoglycemia is a serious complication of diabetes treatment. This retrospective observational study characterized hypoglycemia-related hospital emergency room (ER) and inpatient (in-pt) admissions and identified risk factors for 30-day all-cause and hypoglycemia-related readmission. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS 4476 hypoglycemia-related ER and(More)
BACKGROUND Antidepressant monotherapy is effective in achieving treatment remission in only approximately one third of patients with depression, and even switching to a second antidepressant brings the cumulative remission rate to only 50%-55%. This has led to an interest in augmentation therapy for the management of treatment-resistant depression. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the epidemiology, treatment, length of stay (LOS) and costs for neonatal and pediatric inpatients with invasive candidiasis (IC). METHODS The Cerner Health Facts Database was used to assess inpatients (2005-2014) identified by positive blood or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Candida cultures. Log-transformed LOS and cost were examined(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the influence of employer-sponsored, on-site chiropractic care against community-obtained care on health care utilization. METHODS This was a retrospective claims analysis of members of a single employee health plan receiving chiropractic care on-site or off-site from 2010 to 2012. Utilization differences were evaluated by having 1(More)
Many states in the United States have mandated school health screenings for early identification and referral to professional services for a set of health conditions. Healthe Kids, a community-based program, began offering school-based health screenings to Missouri elementary schools in March 2007. The purpose of the article is to provide a description of(More)
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