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Characterization and survival of patients with metastatic basal cell carcinoma in the Department of Veterans Affairs: a retrospective electronic health record review

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Dermatological Research, May 2018
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Title
Characterization and survival of patients with metastatic basal cell carcinoma in the Department of Veterans Affairs: a retrospective electronic health record review
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Archives of Dermatological Research, May 2018
DOI 10.1007/s00403-018-1834-8
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Vanessa W. Stevens, David D. Stenehjem, Olga V. Patterson, Aaron W. C. Kamauu, Yeun Mi Yim, Robert J. Morlock, Scott L. DuVall

Abstract

Available descriptive statistics for patients with metastatic basal cell carcinoma (mBCC) are limited. To describe disease characteristics, treatment patterns, survival outcomes, and prognostic factors of patients with mBCC, we conducted a retrospective review of electronic health records in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The primary outcome was survival. Data were also collected on demographics, comorbidities, medications, and procedures. Median (IQR) age of patients with mBCC (n = 475) was 72.0 (17.0) years; 97.9% of patients were male. Almost two-thirds of patients received no initial therapy for mBCC. Median overall survival was 40.5 months [95% CI (confidence interval) 4.8-140.0], and was shorter in patients with distant metastases (17.1 months; 95% CI 2.8-58.0) than in those with regional metastases (59.4 months; 95% CI 17.6-140.0). Because the VA mBCC population is largely male and elderly, the generalizability of these results in other populations is limited and must be interpreted cautiously. Data from this large cohort add valuable information on a rare and poorly researched disease and refine previously wide estimates of overall survival for mBCC.

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Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 3 30%
Other 1 10%
Student > Bachelor 1 10%
Professor 1 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 10%
Other 3 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 4 40%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 40%
Psychology 1 10%
Computer Science 1 10%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 May 2018.
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#2,853,458
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Outputs from Archives of Dermatological Research
#153
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#75,476
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Outputs of similar age from Archives of Dermatological Research
#2
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