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Association of Alzhemier's disease with hepatitis C among patients with bipolar disorder

Associations of hepatitis C virus infection with Alzheimer’s disease have not been studied among higher risk, bipolar disorder patients. This population-based case-control study investigated the risks of hepatitis C virus infection among Alzheimer’s disease patients with bipolar disorder in the years preceding their Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. We used 2000–2013 data from the...

Patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer have an increased risk of depressive disorder

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) results in testosterone suppression, a hypothesized mechanism linking ADT to depressive symptoms. This study investigated the relationship between ADT and the risk of subsequently being diagnosed with depressive disorder (DD) during a 3-year follow-up period. The patient sample for this population-based, retrospective cohort study was retrieved...

Fewer acute respiratory infection episodes among patients receiving treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease

Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) present with comorbid complications with implications for healthcare utilization. To date, little is known about the effects of GERD treatment with a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) on patients’ subsequent healthcare utilization for acute respiratory infections (ARIs). This population-based study compared ARI episodes captured...

Weekly and Holiday-Related Patterns of Panic Attacks in Panic Disorder: A Population-Based Study

Background While chronobiological studies have reported seasonal variation in panic attacks (PA) episodes, information on the timing of PA by week-days may enable better understanding of the triggers of PA episodes and thereby provide pointers for suitable interventional approaches to minimize PA attacks. This study investigated weekly variation in potential PA admissions...

Reducing Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Disparities: Performance and Outcomes of a Screening Colonoscopy Program in South Carolina

May 2014; Published 23 June 2014 Academic Editor: Haiying Chen Copyright © 2014 Sudha Xirasagar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License

Cesarean and VBAC rates among immigrant vs. native-born women: a retrospective observational study from Taiwan Cesarean delivery and VBAC among immigrant women in Taiwan

Background Cultural and ethnic roots impact women's fertility and delivery preferences This study investigated whether the likelihood of cesarean delivery, primary cesarean, and vaginal delivery after cesarean (VBAC) varies by maternal national origin. Methods We conducted a nation-wide, population-based, observational study using secondary data from Taiwan. De-identified data...

A Human Capital Approach to Reduce Health Disparities

, South Carolina. Sudha Xirasagar, MBBS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina 1. Carey TS , Howard DL

A Human Capital Approach to Reduce Health Disparities

Health Disparities Research School of Community Health Sciences University of Nevada , Las Vegas , USA 5 Sudha Xirasagar, University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health , USA 6 Saundra Glover ... and Training. We acknowledge the contribution and role of Project EXPORT?s institutional partner Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina. Sudha Xirasagar, MBBS, PhD, Assistant Professor

Do group practices have lower caesarean rates than solo practice obstetric clinics? Evidence from Taiwan

Insurance, Department of Health or the National Health Research Institutes. Dr Sudha Xirasagar is a Research Assistant Professor of health services policy and management at the University of South Carolina

Costs per discharge and hospital ownership under prospective payment and cost-based reimbursement systems in Taiwan

from the University of South Carolina at Columbia. Sudha Xirasagar is a Research Assistant Professor of health care administration at the University of South Carolina. Her research interests include