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Multi-database study of multiple sclerosis: identification, validation and description of MS patients in two countries

ObjectiveTo describe the resources and methods used to identify and validate multiple sclerosis (MS) and match non-MS patients in each of the two databases, and to characterize their demographics, comorbidities and concomitant medications.MethodsThis study was conducted in two separate electronic medical databases, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) military health...

Treatment patterns and clinical outcomes for patients with de novo versus recurrent HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer

Improvements in screening and adjuvant therapy for breast cancer are associated with decreased recurrence, which may have the effect of increasing the proportion of patients presenting with first-line de novo versus recurrent metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Here, we describe and compare patients with de novo versus recurrent human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-positive MBC...

Racial disparities in treatment patterns and clinical outcomes in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer

Data characterizing demographics, treatment patterns, and clinical outcomes in black patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC) are limited. registHER is a large, observational cohort study of patients (n = 1,001) with HER2-positive MBC diagnosed ≤6 months of enrollment and followed until death, disenrollment, or June...

Administrative Data Algorithms to Identify Second Breast Cancer Events Following Early-Stage Invasive Breast Cancer

Background Studies of breast cancer outcomes rely on the identification of second breast cancer events (recurrences and second breast primary tumors). Cancer registries often do not capture recurrences, and chart abstraction can be infeasible or expensive. An alternative is using administrative health-care data to identify second breast cancer events; however, these algorithms...

Treatment patterns and clinical outcomes in elderly patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer from the registHER observational study

Limited data exist regarding treatment patterns and outcomes in elderly patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC). registHER is an observational study of patients (N = 1,001) with HER2-positive MBC diagnosed within 6 months of enrollment and followed until death, disenrollment, or June 2009 (median follow-up 27 months). Outcomes were analyzed by age at MBC...

Association between second-generation antipsychotics and newly diagnosed treated diabetes mellitus: does the effect differ by dose?

Background The benefits of some second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) must be weighed against the increased risk for diabetes mellitus. This study examines whether the association between SGAs and diabetes differs by dose. Methods Patients were ≥18 years of age from three US healthcare systems and exposed to an SGA for ≥45 days between November 1, 2002 and March 31, 2005...

RESPONSE: Re: Reason for Late-Stage Breast Cancer: Absence of Screening or Detection, or Breakdown in Follow-Up?

improvements in the screening process will need evaluation, but we do not think that women and health plans need to wait for that evaluation before pursuing those improvements. STEPHEN TAPLIN MARIANNE ULCICKAS ... -YOOD ANN GEIGER LAURA ICHIKAWA KIMBERLEY BISCHOFF WILLIAM BARLOW NOTES

Re: Breast Cancer Screening Comes Full Circle

is needed. STEPHEN H. TAPLIN WILLIAM E. BARLOW MARIANNE ULCICKAS-YOOD EMILY OAKES WESTBROOK ANN M. GEIGER KIMBERLEY BISCHOFF LAURA ICHIKAWA (1) Taplin SH , Ichikawa L , Ulcickas-Yood M , Manos MM

Cervical Cancer in Women With Comprehensive Health Care Access: Attributable Factors in the Screening Process

Background: Invasive cervical cancer is highly preventable, yet it continues to occur, even among women who have access to cancer screening and treatment services. To reduce cervical cancer among such women, reasons for its occurrence must be better understood. We examined factors associated with the diagnosis of cervical cancer among women enrolled in health plans. Methods: We...

Race and Differences in Breast Cancer Survival in a Managed Care Population

BACKGROUND: African-American women with breast cancer have poorer survival than European-American women. After adjustment for socioeconomic variables, survival differences diminish but do not disappear, possibly because of residual differences in health care access, biology, or behavior. This study compared breast cancer survival in African-American and European-American women...

Reason for Late-Stage Breast Cancer: Absence of Screening or Detection, or Breakdown in Follow-up?

Background: Mammography screening increases the detection of early-stage breast cancers. Therefore, implementing screening should reduce the percentage of women who are diagnosed with late-stage disease. However, despite high national mammography screening rates, late-stage breast cancers still occur, possibly because of failures in screening implementation. Methods: Using data...