Thomas E. Delea

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OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of heart failure in individuals with type 2 diabetes receiving thiazolidinediones (TZDs) versus other oral antihyperglycemic agents. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study using a health insurance claims database. The study sample included patients with type 2 diabetes who received an oral(More)
PURPOSE Cancer patients with bone metastases (BMets) are predisposed to skeletal complications. Bone-targeted therapies such as denosumab or intravenous bisphosphonates (IVBs) reduce the risk of these complications. This study characterized patterns of IVB use in these patients in the USA. METHODS This was a retrospective, observational study using the(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between progression-free survival and time to progression (PFS/TTP) and overall survival (OS) has been demonstrated in a variety of solid tumours but not in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). METHODS A systematic literature search was conducted to identify controlled trials of cytokine or targeted therapies for mRCC(More)
BACKGROUND Current first-line treatments for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) include the multityrosine kinase inhibitors pazopanib and sunitinib. Both agents had similar progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in the COMPARZ trial (Comparing the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Pazopanib versus Sunitinib); however, the adverse(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the cost-effectiveness of extended adjuvant letrozole in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer and estrogen or progesterone receptor-positive tumors who had completed 5 years of adjuvant tamoxifen. STUDY DESIGN Cost-effectiveness analysis using a Markov model. METHODS Using a Markov model, we estimated the incremental cost(More)
In the phase III PALETTE trial, pazopanib improved progression-free survival (PFS) compared with placebo in patients with advanced/metastatic soft tissue sarcomas (mSTS) who had received prior chemotherapy. We used a multistate model to estimate expected PFS, overall survival (OS), lifetime STS treatment costs, and quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) for(More)
INTRODUCTION The present study aimed to inform an economic evaluation of dabrafenib and trametinib combination as first-line treatment of metastatic melanoma in a Canadian setting. A network meta-analysis was conducted to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) for progression-free survival (PFS)and overall survival (OS) of dabrafenib plus trametinib versus other(More)
BACKGROUND In the United States, pimecrolimus cream and tacrolimus ointment are approved as second-line therapy for short-term and intermittent noncontinuous long-term treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) in nonimmunocompromised patients aged 2 years or older who have failed to respond adequately to other topical prescription treatments (e.g., topical(More)
BACKGROUND In the U.K. Medical Research Council Myeloma IX trial (mmix), zoledronic acid 4 mg once every 3-4 weeks, compared with clodronate 1600 mg daily, reduced the incidence of skeletal related events (sres), increased progression-free survival (pfs), and prolonged overall survival (os) in 1970 patients with newly-diagnosed multiple myeloma. The(More)
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