Thomas Reynolds

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Changes in treatment alternatives and the emphasis on cost containment and managed care have increased the interest in information on the cost of epilepsy. The last comprehensive cost study in the USA was in 1975. That study estimated the national cost of epilepsy at $3.6 billion for 2.1 million cases. On a per patient basis the 1975 figure represents $7440(More)
The purpose of this paper is to describe the temporal pattern of healthcare cost in two population-based samples of new cases of epilepsy from two different regions of the US, and show how it varies with seizure type and frequency. Epilepsy-related healthcare cost from onset through 4 years of follow-up was determined for two population-based incident(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the cost of treating herpes simplex virus (HSV) eye disease, and to evaluate the incremental cost-effectiveness of chronic suppressive antiviral prophylaxis for reducing ocular HSV recurrences. METHODS An economic decision-tree model was used on follow-up data from 703 patients with prior ocular HSV disease who were enrolled in a(More)
Identifying which men with prostate cancer might benefit from mental health treatment has proven to be a challenging task. The authors developed the Memorial Anxiety Scale for Prostate Cancer (MAX-PC) in order to facilitate the identification of prostate cancer-related anxiety. A revised version of this scale was tested in a more clinically varied(More)
We assessed the concordance between healthcare utilization and cost measured with patient survey and billing data among 226 epilepsy patients in a large multi-specialty group practice. Does survey information on utilization combined with prices, provide a cost of care that is approximately equal to the cost of care derived from billing data, utilizing the(More)
N ational University is a fast-growing private university headquartered in San Diego, California. It currently enrolls approximately twenty-six thousand students, of whom about half are enrolled in teacher education. In terms of teacher education, about 30 percent of the students take the majority of their classes online. Candidates in National University's(More)
A great deal of interest has been shown in the literature in the development of new Non-Destructive Techniques (NDT). In particular, there is increasing interest in detecting, evaluating and locating cracks as well as the source of the impact causing these cracks. Fuzzy logic was shown to be useful in crack detection, and severity of crack in materials. In(More)
While there are state and national estimates of serious psychological distress (SPD), these are not useful for targeting local mental health interventions or for addressing the needs of sub-populations at increased risk for SPD. This cross-sectional study uses data from the population-based 2010 Health of Houston Survey (n = 5,116) to examine (1) the(More)
The fundamental part of a dowel-type connection is the embedment of a steel dowel into the timber that surrounds it, and the stiffness of the timber in embedment is represented by the foundation modulus. A standard experimental method for identifying the foundation modulus under static load is modified to assess the secant stiffness exhibited under(More)