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1 Basic Conventions 1 In a binary 0 or 1, 0 implies absence of the named event and 1 implies its occurrence, e.g., a diagnosis, a positive lab test, taking a medication, etc. Age is in years unless otherwise indicated Pt: patient; ptid: patient identification number DX: diagnosis TX: treatment RT or XRT: radiation therapy Ca: cancer, as CaP: cancer of the prostate HIV: human immunovirus AIDS: acquired immune deficiency syndrome STD: sexually transmitted disease HSV2: herpes simplex virus 2; genital herpes.

2 Basic Conventions 2 CD4: Cell count of a type of T-cell that helps oppose HIV. The higher the count, the healthier is the patient. VL: Viral load; plasma level of viral RNA; a measure of severity of viral disease. Log(VL) is usually used because of strong right skew. Alt, ast: alanine, aspartate aminotransferase; measures liver health. Cholesterol, triglycerides: measures heart health.

3 DB16. HSV2 in HIV Patients-1 Background: HIV patients often have comorbidities, one of which is the STD HSV2. Q: Do people with/without HSV2 have different CD4 counts and/or viral load (VL)? (Stratify by HIV meds, which artificially lowers VL and raise CD4.)

4 DB16. Data Definitions HSV2: 1=infected, 0=not. Sex: 1=m, 0=f. Yrshiv: no. of years pt has had HIV. Age: years. Race: 1=EuroAmer, 2=AfroAmer, 3=HispAmer, 4=other. Cd4: CD4 count. Vl1,vl2, vl3: 3 viral load assays. Control: 1=detectable VL, 0=not. Acyclovir: 1=on med for HSV2, 0=not. Hivmeds: 1=on med for HIV, 0=not. Sample of data format:

5 DB17. Prostate Cancer in HIV Patients-1 Background: HIV patients who acquire prostate cancer (CaP) may follow a different disease pattern than non-HIV patients. Q: What characteristics are different in HIV patients with and without CaP? Q: What variables predict CaP in HIV patients?

6 DB17. Data Definitions Ethn: 1=EuroAmer, 2=AfroAmer, 3=Hisp Amer, 4=other. Hivyrs: years since HIV dx. %cd4: %CD4 cells of all T cells. Lowcd4: CD4 nadir. Haart: On HAART treatment or not. Dxcap: Prostate cancer diagnosed or not. Dre: Digital rectal exam positive or not. On-testost: Being treated with testos- terone or not. (Testosterone increases risk of CaP.) Sample of data format: Age ethn hivyrs cd4 %cd4 vllowcd4 haart dxcap psadre on-testost

7 DB18. Group A Strep Pneumonia Outbreak Background: A sudden outbreak of Group A Streptoccum pneumoniae occurred at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, serious enough to have had special coverage by CNN. Q: Did the Grp A strep pneumonia evince any unique characteristics, i.e., different from other pneumonias?

8 DB18. Data Definitions Grpa: Group A Strep=1, other pneumonias=0. Multilobe: x-ray shows more than one lung lobe infected=1, single lobe=0. Dayshosp: no. of days spent in hospital. Remaining variables (lab test results, vital signs, and symptoms) are obvious.

9 DB19. AIDS Mortality Background: Of a sample of 1224 AIDS patients who died, time to death varied with several influencing effects and potential co-causes of death. Q: What variables affect the survival time of AIDS patients? How do they affect it? Q: Can survival time be predicted by certain variables? If so, which?

10 DB19. Data Definitions Serodate: Date of test showing pre-infection exists. Cod: Cause of death. 1, 2: primary, secondary. Pcp: pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Oi: Opportunistic infection. Cmv: Cytomegalovirus. Mac: Mycobacterium avium complex. Cd4_200: CD4<200. Waltreed_staging: staging (severity) of infection used at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Gangacyclovir, fluconazole, septra, pentamidine, azithro, dapsone: types of antibiotic medicine. Hepbc, hepbs: hepatitis B core, surface antigen type. Hepc: hepatitis C.

11 DB20. Erectile Dysfunction in HIV Patients Background: Erectile dysfunction (ED) in otherwise healthy adults has received considerable attention, but little is known about its pattern in HIV patients. Q: What is its rate of occurrence? Q: What HIV characteristics are different between patients with and without ED?

12 DB20. Data Definitions Ed_or_not: 1: has ED; 0: does not have ED. Lowest cd4, current cd4: CD4 counts. Current vl, highest vl: Viral Load counts. Yrs_of_hiv: Years patient has had HIV. Age: Patients years of age. Haart_1: Pt has had HAART treatment: 1; has not had HAART treatment: 0

13 DB21. HIV Patients with Syphilis Background: Co-morbidities are a serious problem with HIV patients. Syphilis is a severe one, but little is known about its effect on the health of these patients. Q: What health characteristics of HIV patients change upon contracting syphilis?

14 DB21. Data Definitions Race: 0=EuroAmer, 1=AfrAmer, 2=HispAmer, 3=AsianAmer. Before: before contracting syphilis. After: after contracting. Hepbc, hepbs: hepatitis B, core and surface antigen type, respectively. Hepc: hepatitis C. Hsv: herpes simplex virus 2 (genital). Everonhaart: has been treated with HAART med cocktail.

15 DB22. Pediatric Snake Bites Background: Rattlesnake bite data from San Diego Poison Center on 204 children Q: Is location of bite affected by age, sex, and/or season?

16 DB22. Data Definitions Age: years. Sex: male = 1, female = 2. Agegroup: 2 = 1 3 (toddler), 7 = 4 9 (child), 11 = (tween), 15 = (teen). Location: 2/3 = hand/arm, 4 = face, 5/6 = leg/foot, 7 = unknown. Locbinary: 2 = hand/arm, 5 = leg/foot. Month of Bite: 1 = Jan, 2 = Feb, etc. Season: 1 = winter (months 1, 2, 3), 2 = spring (months 4, 5, 6), etc.

17 DB23. Adult Snake Bites Background: Rattlesnake bite data from San Diego Poison Center on 625 adults Q: Is location of bite affected by age, sex, and/or season? Q: Are adult findings different from those for children (DB22)?

18 DB23. Data Definitions Age: years. Sex: male = 1, female = 2. Agetrinary: 25 = 55. Location: 2/3 = hand/arm, 4 = face, 5/6 = leg/foot, 7 = unknown. Locbinary: 2 = hand/arm, 5 = leg/foot. Month: 1 = Jan, 2 = Feb, etc. Season: 1 = winter (Jan/Feb/Mar), 2 = spring (Apr/May/Jun), etc.

19 DB24. Weight Estimation in the ER Background: Many drug dose levels depend on the patients weight. In the ER, patients are not always lucid. This DB has true measures, various estimates, and various covariates that could be used in an estimation equation. Q: What is the best way to estimate a patients weight? Is this estimate reliable?

20 DB24. Data Definitions Age: years. Sex: 1 = female, 2 = male. Ht: height (cm). Wt: weight (kg). Est: estimate. Nok: next of kin. Phys: physician. Inv: investigator. Circ: circumference. Abd: abdomen. 1 & 2: repeated readings by 2 physicians. Tibia length: standardized length of tibia.

21 DB25. Snoring as a Sleep Problem Background: Snoring is thought of as an adjunct to sleep problems, not a cause. Accepted causes are apnea, hypopnea, obesity, age, et al. Q: Do our data show that snoring is a cause of sleep problems? Q: What other causes do the data show?

22 DB25. Data Definitions Epworth: sleepiness scale. ESS & FOSQ: range 0 24 Fosqtotal: Functional Outcome of Snoring Quotient Age: years. Sex: 1 = female, 2 = male Bmi: body mass index = 703*weight (lb)/height 2 (in) Ahi: apnea-hypopnea indexepisodes per hour av Dur: duration (hrs) of snoring > 50 dB Max: maximum dB level of snoring Avdb: mean dB level of snoring when > 50 dB Percent: % of sleep time when mean dB > 50 Snoring, obesity,…, stroke: in pts record (1) …byspouse: bed partner complains

23 DB26. Vulvar Cancer Survival Background: DB has 45 vulvar cancer patients with numerous putative correlates, e.g., age, overweight, tobacco use, immunocompromise, diabetes,…. Q: What variables relate to cancer stage? Q: What variables relate to number of positive lymph nodes? Q: What variables predict survival?

24 DB26. Data Definitions 1 Stage: Of Ca. 1 5 respectively: stage 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4. Nodes: Affected (1) or not (0). Dead: yes (1) or no (0). Years: Diagnosis to death if dead or last f-u if not. Gravididity: # pregnancies. Parity: # births. BMI: body mass index = 703xlbs/in 2. Tobacco: 1 = current, 2 = quit, 3 = never. Warts: No. of warts. Degreevin: Severity of VIN infection on 1 5 scale. Sxlength: Duration (years) of symptoms. Los: Length of surgery (hours). Ebl: Estimated blood loss (ml) during surgery.

25 DB26. Data Definitions 2 Histology: Squamous cells (1) or non-squamous (2). Nodestotal: Number of affected lymph nodes. Present (1) or absent (0) conditions: Hpv (human papillomavirus), condyloma (wart-like growth on vulva), vin (a related virus), dm (diabetes), steroids (using or not), imcomp (immunosupressed), margins (Ca spread outside locality), xrt (radiotherapy or not), chemo (chemotherapy or not).

26 DB27. Artificial Hip Placement Background: Artificial hips must be carefully positioned to be effective. Operated and non-operated leg lengths and hip angles are compared for 69 patients, 38 with x-ray guidance and 31 without, all read twice for reliability. Q: Does x-ray during placement increase accuracy? Q: Are the readings reliable between and within readers?

27 DB27. Data Definitions Obsrvr. Reader 1 or 2 X-ray. 1: x-ray used, 0: not used Pre, preop, postop. Pre- or post-operative Op, non. Operated or non-operated hip 1, 2, av. 1 st, 2 nd, mean rdg. by same reader Lld. Leg length difference between readings Abdang. Abduction angle (from vertical) Distances in centimeters, angles in degrees

28 DB28. Does Handling Worsen Injuries Background: Badly injured (wounded) patients trucked or airlifted to hospital are roughly handled and become cold. Ten pigs are injured, cooled, and roughly handled, and their conditions measured. Q: What is the effect of cooling and/or handling? When it is severe enough to risk death?

29 DB28. Data Definitions The pigs are cooled progressively until their core temperatures reach prescribed levels, then are jostled and dropped from a few-inch height. Heart rate (HR), mean arterial pressure (MAP), pH, and CO 2 are measured initially and at each level, along with incremental number of minutes to reach that level. Levels were 38º, 35º, 32º, 29º, 26º, 23º, and 20º. Death or not is recorded, with final temperature.

30 DB29. Compare OR Thermometer Types Background: In the OR, different types of temperature measurement used were (1) esophageal, (2) tympanic, and temporal arterial scanner (TAS) on (3) forehead and (4) forehead plus behind ear. Q: Do they measure the same? If not, can one be made equivalent to another by a linear transform? Q: Is each internally consistent?

31 DB29. Data Definitions Five temperature measurements (temp) are made 10 minutes apart on each of 48 patients by four types of thermometer: eso: esophageal tym: tympanic for: TAS on forehead ear: TAS on forehead + ear Example. fortemp2: the 2 nd reading of the TAS on the forehead

32 DB30. Laryngectomy Survival Background: Three modes of therapy for larynx cancer are radiation therapy (RT), larynx conservation surgery (CS), or a combination. When therapy fails, a salvage total laryngectomy (STL) may be tried. Q: What is survival rate through time? Q: Does survival after laryngectomy vary with type of initial therapy?

33 DB30. Data Definitions Retrospective study, giving survival outcomes of STL (died: 1 = died, 0 = not) and years to death or last follow up for Grp 1: 53 initial RT failures Grp 2: 6 initial CS failures Grp 3: 5 initial RT+CS failures

34 DB31. Positioning Patients in H&N RT Background: Patients are held in a helmet- mask for repeated H&N (head & neck) RT to localize RT focus on the tumor and avoid adjacent tissue. Independent exact measurement of positions deviation from 0. Q: Is the RT focus accurate on average? Q: Does the RT focus change in a patient over repeated treatments? If so, in what dimensions? Q: Does therapist or machine affect accuracy?

35 DB31. Data Definitions 13 pts with treatments each: 320 obs. Sessnr: session number. Nrtx: no. treatmts. x, y, z: position in 3 respective dimensions. Octant: position of error in 1 of 8 directions. Therapist: ID of person administering RT. Machine: ID of radiation machine used. Firstlast: marks 1 st, last session per patient. Wtdif: Weight loss (lbs) during therapy. Sex: 1 = m. Age: years. Dose: amount of radiation.

36 DB32. Anesthetic Type v. Recovery Time Background: There is a variety of anesthetics, which vary with dosage, with type of procedure, and with patient characteristics. Q: Does anesthetic type influence time to start procedure, length of procedure, and/or time to recovery? Do dose, age, and/or weight affect these variables?

37 DB32. Data Definitions Anestype: primary anesthetic type (some have others added, not dominating effect). 1: ketamine IV, 2: ketamine IM, 3: a narcotic (versed, fentanyl, morphine), 4: propofol. Dose: standardized dose, i.e., scaled to same level of intended anesthesia. Age: years. Wt: weight kg. (Most adults defaulted to 70.) Procedure time, recovery time, discharge (dc) times in minutes.

38 DB33. Reliability in Reading X-Rays Background: Interpretation of an x-ray may profoundly affect a patient. Q: Does a radiologist read the same result consistently? Q: Do different radiologists read the same result? Q: How important are training and experience in reading x-rays?

39 DB33. Data Definitions Three radiologists (G, C, and S) judge disease severity shown in radiographs from 100 cancer patients. Each reads each x-ray 3 times: once, wait a month, shuffle order, reread, wait a month, shuffle order, read a third time. Each reading is a judgment of cancer stage, i.e., how far cancer has progressed, on a 0 to 5 scale.

40 DB34. Disruptive Back Pain in Pilots Background: Helicopter pilots suffer a disproportionate amount of back pain which affects their safety and efficiency. Q: What factors are associated with pilot back pain? (Type of aircraft? Length of flight? Frequency of duty? Height? Obesity? Use of medications? Presence of neurologic symptoms? Etc.)

41 DB34. Data Definitions Presence (1) or absence(0): Presence of back pain, affects flight, seen by physician, taking medications, neurologic symptoms. Age (years), height (in.), weight (lbs.). Type of aircraft: 1 = AH-1W, 2 = UH-1N. Days per week: days of flight per week regularly scheduled.

42 DB35. Effect of Fasting on Cholesterol Measurement Background: Conventional wisdom says that cholesterol measurement is not reliable unless taken after fasting. Q: Are fasting and non-fasting cholesterol readings different? Q: Are they internally consistent? Q: Can fasting cholesterol be estimated from non-fasting cholesterol?

43 DB35. Data Definitions Sex1f: Female (1), male (2). Age: years. Suffix fast implies measurement taken after fasting, eat implies without fasting. Tot: Total cholesterol. Ldl: Low density lipoprotein level. Hdl: High density lipoprotein level. Tg: Triglyceride level. Glu: Glucose level.

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