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Trends In Aids-Defining And Non-Aids-Defining Malignancies Among Hiv-Infected Patients: 1989-2002, Roger Bedimo, Ray Y. Chen, Neil A. Accortt, James L. Raper, Carol Linn, Jeroan J. Allison, John Dubay, Michael S. Saag, Craig J. Hoesley Oct 2004

Trends In Aids-Defining And Non-Aids-Defining Malignancies Among Hiv-Infected Patients: 1989-2002, Roger Bedimo, Ray Y. Chen, Neil A. Accortt, James L. Raper, Carol Linn, Jeroan J. Allison, John Dubay, Michael S. Saag, Craig J. Hoesley

Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Publications

In a comparison of rates of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-defining malignancies (ADMs) for 1989-1996 versus 1997-2002, we found a decrease in ADMs (rate ratio, 0.31; P<.0001) and a significant increase in non-AIDS-defining malignancies (non-ADMs; rate ratio, 10.87; P<.0002). The mean CD4 cell count was lower among patients with ADMs than among those with non-ADMs. A longer duration of survival during highly active antiretroviral therapy might explain the increasing incidence of non-ADMs.


Using Email Reminders To Engage Physicians In An Internet-Based Cme Intervention, Maziar Abdolrasulnia, Blanche C. Collins, Linda L. Casebeer, Terry C. Wall, Claire M. Spettell, Midge N. Ray, Norman W. Weissman, Jeroan J. Allison Sep 2004

Using Email Reminders To Engage Physicians In An Internet-Based Cme Intervention, Maziar Abdolrasulnia, Blanche C. Collins, Linda L. Casebeer, Terry C. Wall, Claire M. Spettell, Midge N. Ray, Norman W. Weissman, Jeroan J. Allison

Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Publications

BACKGROUND: Engaging practicing physicians in educational strategies that reinforce guideline adoption and improve the quality of healthcare may be difficult. Push technologies such as email offer new opportunities to engage physicians in online educational reinforcing strategies. The objectives are to investigate 1) the effectiveness of email announcements in engaging recruited community-based primary care physicians in an online guideline reinforcement strategy designed to promote Chlamydia screening, 2) the characteristics of physicians who respond to email announcements, as well as 3) how quickly and when they respond to email announcements.

METHODS: Over a 45-week period, 445 recruited physicians received up to 33 ...