*Corresponding author:Yong Mi Kim, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma, Schusterman Center, Tulsa, OK, 74135, USA
Received: August 31, 2018; Published: September 14, 2018
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The use of cocaine exacerbates kidney disease, and African Americans are more likely to use cocaine. This study explored the variety of medical problems African American diabetic kidney patients experience
a) If they use cocaine,
b) If they use both cocaine and tobacco, and
c) Further explores how these medical problems are associated with high systolic and diastolic blood pressures (SBP and DBP).
Data was procured from Cerner HealthFacts, and an apriori machine learning technique was used. This study found that cocaine users’ most frequently co-occurring issue is high SBP followed by cough and high prothrombin. While coughing, SBP and respiratory problems become prominent issues with the use of both cocaine and tobacco. Lastly, the impact of SBP and SDP are varied; elevated SBP is highly associated with low white blood cell and high BNP, while DBP is highly correlated with being overweight, respiratory problems and shortness of breath.
Abbreviations: SBP: Systolic Blood Pressure; DBP: Diastolic Blood Pressure; ESKD: End-Stage Kidney Disease; CKD: Chronic Kidney Diseases; BP: Blood Pressure; CHFDW: Cerner Health Facts® Data Warehouse; ICD: International Classification Of Diseases; HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act; IRB: Institutional Review Board; lhs: Left-Hand Side; rhs: Right Hand-Side; RBC: Red Blood Cell; WBC: White Blood Cell; COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease