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Medical cost trajectories and onsets of cancer and noncancer diseases in US elderly population.
(Comput Math Methods Med, 2011)
Time trajectories of medical costs-associated with onset of twelve aging-related cancer and chronic noncancer diseases were analyzed using the National Long-Term Care Survey data linked to Medicare Service Use files. A special ...
Circulatory Diseases in the U.S. Elderly in the Linked National Long-Term Care Survey-Medicare Database: Population-Based Analysis of Incidence, Comorbidity, and Disability.
(Res Aging, 2013-07)
Incidence rates of acute coronary heart disease (ACHD; including myocardial infarction and angina pectoris), stroke, and heart failure (HF) were studied for their age, disability, and comorbidity patterns in the U.S. elderly ...
Cardiovascular comorbidities and survival of lung cancer patients: Medicare data based analysis.
(Lung Cancer, 2017-06-05)
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of cardiovascular disease (CVD) comorbidity in survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The impact of seven CVDs (at the time of NSCLC diagnosis ...
Causal effects of time-dependent treatments in older patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
(PLoS One, 2015)
BACKGROUND: Treatment selection for elderly patients with lung cancer must balance the benefits of curative/life-prolonging therapy and the risks of increased mortality due to comorbidities. Lung cancer trials generally ...
Trends and outcomes in the use of surgery and radiation for the treatment of locally advanced esophageal cancer: A propensity score adjusted analysis of the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results registry from 1998 to 2008
(Diseases of the Esophagus, 2014-01-01)
We examined outcomes and trends in surgery and radiation use for patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer, for whom optimal treatment isn't clear. Trends in surgery and radiation for patients with T1-T3N1M0 squamous ...
Evaluating the number of stages in development of squamous cell and adenocarcinomas across cancer sites using human population-based cancer modeling.
(PLoS One, 2012)
BACKGROUND: Adenocarcinomas (ACs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) differ by clinical and molecular characteristics. We evaluated the characteristics of carcinogenesis by modeling the age patterns of incidence rates of ...
IMPACTS OF CEREBROVASCULAR AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES ON SURVIVAL OF LUNG CANCER PATIENTS
The effect of non-fluoride factors on risk of dental fluorosis: Evidence from rural populations of the Main Ethiopian Rift
(Science of the Total Environment, 2014-08-01)
Elevated level of fluoride (F-) in drinking water is a well-recognized risk factor of dental fluorosis (DF). While considering optimization of region-specific standards for F-, it is reasonable, however, to consider how ...
Predictive model of the treatment effect for patients with major depressive disorder
(2013 ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics, ACM-BCB 2013, 2013-11-28)
The model to evaluate and predict the effectiveness of treatment of the Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) was developed and estimated using MindLinc data. The clinical global impression (CGI) scale with seven categories was ...
New stochastic carcinogenesis model with covariates: an approach involving intracellular barrier mechanisms.
(Math Biosci, 2012-03)
In this paper we present a new multiple-pathway stochastic model of carcinogenesis with potential of predicting individual incidence risks on the basis of biomedical measurements. The model incorporates the concept ...