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    • A risk score for in-hospital death in patients admitted with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. 

      Smith, Eric E; Shobha, Nandavar; Dai, David; Olson, DaiWai M; Reeves, Mathew J; Saver, Jeffrey L; Hernandez, Adrian F; ... (10 authors) (J Am Heart Assoc, 2013-01-28)
      BACKGROUND: We aimed to derive and validate a single risk score for predicting death from ischemic stroke (IS), intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from 333 865 stroke ...
    • Cost-effectiveness analysis of the diagnosis of meniscus tears. 

      Mather, Richard C; Garrett, William E; Cole, Brian J; Hussey, Kristen; Bolognesi, Michael P; Lassiter, Tally; Orlando, Lori A (Am J Sports Med, 2015-01)
      BACKGROUND: Diagnostic imaging represents the fastest growing segment of costs in the US health system. This study investigated the cost-effectiveness of alternative diagnostic approaches to meniscus tears of the knee, a ...
    • Development of a decision aid to inform patients' and families' renal replacement therapy selection decisions. 

      Ameling, Jessica M; Auguste, Priscilla; Ephraim, Patti L; Lewis-Boyer, LaPricia; DePasquale, Nicole; Greer, Raquel C; Crews, Deidra C; ... (10 authors) (BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 2012-12-01)
      BACKGROUND: Few educational resources have been developed to inform patients' renal replacement therapy (RRT) selection decisions. Patients progressing toward end stage renal disease (ESRD) must decide among multiple treatment ...
    • Economic evaluation of access to musculoskeletal care: the case of waiting for total knee arthroplasty. 

      Mather, Richard C; Hug, Kevin T; Orlando, Lori A; Watters, Tyler Steven; Koenig, Lane; Nunley, Ryan M; Bolognesi, Michael P (BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 2014-01-18)
      BACKGROUND: The projected demand for total knee arthroplasty is staggering. At its root, the solution involves increasing supply or decreasing demand. Other developed nations have used rationing and wait times to distribute ...
    • Empiric antibiotic treatment of erythema migrans-like skin lesions as a function of geography: a clinical and cost effectiveness modeling study. 

      Lantos, Paul M; Brinkerhoff, R Jory; Wormser, Gary P; Clemen, Robert (Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis, 2013-12)
      The skin lesion of early Lyme disease, erythema migrans (EM), is so characteristic that routine practice is to treat all such patients with antibiotics. Because other skin lesions may resemble EM, it is not known whether ...
    • Estimation and validation of a multiattribute model of Alzheimer disease progression. 

      Stallard, Eric; Kinosian, Bruce; Zbrozek, Arthur S; Yashin, Anatoliy I; Glick, Henry A; Stern, Yaakov (Med Decis Making, 2010-11)
      OBJECTIVES: To estimate and validate a multiattribute model of the clinical course of Alzheimer disease (AD) from mild AD to death in a high-quality prospective cohort study, and to estimate the impact of hypothetical ...
    • Factors influencing malaria control policy-making in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. 

      Mutero, Clifford M; Kramer, Randall A; Paul, Christopher; Lesser, Adriane; Miranda, Marie Lynn; Mboera, Leonard EG; Kiptui, Rebecca; ... (9 authors) (Malar J, 2014-08-08)
      BACKGROUND: Policy decisions for malaria control are often difficult to make as decision-makers have to carefully consider an array of options and respond to the needs of a large number of stakeholders. This study assessed ...
    • Potential Cost-effectiveness of Early Identification of Hospital-acquired Infection in Critically Ill Patients. 

      Tsalik, Ephraim L; Li, Yanhong; Hudson, Lori L; Chu, Vivian H; Himmel, Tiffany; Limkakeng, Alex T; Katz, Jason N; ... (14 authors) (Ann Am Thorac Soc, 2016-03)
      RATIONALE: Limitations in methods for the rapid diagnosis of hospital-acquired infections often delay initiation of effective antimicrobial therapy. New diagnostic approaches offer potential clinical and cost-related improvements ...
    • Predicting risk of pelvic floor disorders 12 and 20 years after delivery. 

      Jelovsek, J Eric; Chagin, Kevin; Gyhagen, Maria; Hagen, Suzanne; Wilson, Don; Kattan, Michael W; Elders, Andrew; ... (11 authors) (American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2018-02)
      Little progress has been made in the prevention of pelvic floor disorders, despite their significant health and economic impact. The identification of women who are at risk remains a key element in targeting prevention and ...
    • Simplified Predictive Instrument to Rule Out Acute Coronary Syndromes in a High-Risk Population. 

      Fanaroff, Alexander C; Schulteis, Ryan D; Pieper, Karen S; Rao, Sunil V; Newby, L Kristin (J Am Heart Assoc, 2015-12-14)
      BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether diagnostic protocols based on cardiac markers to identify low-risk chest pain patients suitable for early release from the emergency department can be applied to patients older than 65 years ...
    • Strategies for treating latent multiple-drug resistant tuberculosis: a decision analysis. 

      Holland, David P; Sanders, Gillian D; Hamilton, Carol D; Stout, Jason E (PLoS One, 2012)
      BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment for latent multiple-drug resistant tuberculosis infection remains unclear. In anticipation of future clinical trials, we modeled the expected performance of six potential regimens for treatment ...
    • Using decision analysis to improve malaria control policy making. 

      Wiener, J; Kramer, R; Dickinson, K; Anderson, R; Fowler, V; Miranda, M; Mutero, C; ... (8 authors) (Health Policy, 2009-10)
      Malaria and other vector-borne diseases represent a significant and growing burden in many tropical countries. Successfully addressing these threats will require policies that expand access to and use of existing control ...