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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826295/-you-ve-got-to-love-yourself-photovoice-stories-from-african-americans-and-hispanic-latinos-living-with-diabetes
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Ninfa C Peña-Purcell, Lauren Cutchen, Traechel McCoy
INTRODUCTION: Health disparities persist among African Americans (AAs) and Latino adults with type 2 diabetes. The purpose of this research was to use PhotoVoice to examine AAs and Latinos' daily experiences of managing diabetes. METHOD: An exploratory, descriptive study using PhotoVoice and focus groups was conducted over a 3-week period: Week 1 orientation session, Week 2 photo taking and returning cameras, and Week 3 focus group to share and discuss photos. RESULTS: Ten AAs and nine Latino adults were enrolled, forming four focus groups...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815375/disparities-in-emergency-department-wait-time-among-patients-with-mental-health-and-substance-related-disorders
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Samuel T Opoku, Bettye A Apenteng, Emmanuel A Akowuah, Soumitra Bhuyan
This study examined disparities in emergency department (ED) wait time for patients with mental health and substance-related disorders (PwMHSDs), using data from the 2009-2011 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). Wait time was defined as the time between arrival at ED and being seen by an ED provider. Results from multivariable regression models show racial disparities, with non-Hispanic Black PwMHSDs experiencing longer ED wait time, compared to non-Hispanic White PwMHSDs. A temporal decline in ED wait time was also observed over the study period...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807841/racial-disparity-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-risk
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Hassan Ashktorab, Sonia S Kupfer, Hassan Brim, John M Carethers
Cancer from the gastrointestinal tract and its associated excretory organs will occur in over 300,000 Americans in 2017, with colorectal cancer responsible for over forty percent of that burden; there will be over 150,000 deaths from this group of cancers in the same time period. Disparities among subgroups related to these cancers' incidence and mortality exist. The epidemiology and risk factors associated with each cancer bear out differences for racial groups in the United States. Esophageal adenocarcinoma is more frequent in Non-Hispanic Whites, whereas esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with risk factors of tobacco and alcohol is more frequent among Blacks...
August 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791583/using-geospatial-analysis-and-emergency-claims-data-to-improve-minority-health-surveillance
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David C Lee, Stella S Yi, Jessica K Athens, Andrew J Vinson, Stephen P Wall, Joseph E Ravenell
Traditional methods of health surveillance often under-represent racial and ethnic minorities. Our objective was to use geospatial analysis and emergency claims data to estimate local chronic disease prevalence separately for specific racial and ethnic groups. We also performed a regression analysis to identify associations between median household income and local disease prevalence among Black, Hispanic, Asian, and White adults in New York City. The study population included individuals who visited an emergency department at least once from 2009 to 2013...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770189/racial-disparities-in-emergency-department-utilization-for-dental-oral-health-related-conditions-in-maryland
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Natalia I Chalmers
OBJECTIVES: Hospital emergency departments (EDs) are a place where many Americans seek treatment of dental conditions. Racial and ethnic minorities consistently have higher rates of ED utilization than whites for dental conditions. The reasons for these disparities and significant public health concerns are investigated less often. In this paper, we measure trends in racial disparities in ED discharges for dental conditions in Maryland from 2010 to 2013. To understand these disparities, we also describe differences between racial groups in age, gender, income, location, payer, comorbidities, and the availability of dental care...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767292/us-healthcare-experiences-of-hispanic-patients-with-diabetes-and-family-members-a-qualitative-analysis
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Karen A Amirehsani, Jie Hu, Debra C Wallace, Zulema A Silva, Sarah Dick, Lauren N West-Livingston, Christina R Hussami
Hispanics in the United States experience significant health disparities. Using focus groups conducted in Spanish, we explored the perspectives of 172 Hispanic adults regarding their healthcare experiences. Many participants were women (64.5%) and primarily from Mexico (80%). Four major qualitative themes emerged: (a) provide us with information, (b) want attentive and respectful relationships, (c) want better care, and (d) perceived discrimination. Suboptimal patient-provider interactions were described. Research is needed to explore interventions that address these issues...
July 2017: Journal of Community Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742704/racial-ethnic-disparities-in-longer-term-outcomes-among-emergency-general-surgery-patients-the-unique-experience-of-universally-insured-older-adults
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Cheryl K Zogg, Wei Jiang, Taylor D Ottesen, Shahid Shafi, Kevin Schuster, Robert Becher, Kimberly A Davis, Adil H Haider
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether racial/ethnic disparities in 30/90/180-day mortality, major morbidity, and unplanned readmissions exist among universally insured older adult (≥65 years) emergency general surgery patients; vary by diagnostic category; and can be explained by variations in geography, teaching status, age-cohort, and a hospital's percentage of minority patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: As the US population ages and discussions surrounding the optimal method of insurance provision increasingly enter into national debate, longer-term outcomes are of paramount concern...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680518/the-affordable-care-act-disparities-in-emergency-department-use-for-mental-health-diagnoses-in-young-adults
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Justin Yanuck, Bryson Hicks, Craig Anderson, John Billimek, Shahram Lotfipour, Bharath Chakravarthy
BACKGROUND: There is little consensus as to the effects of insurance expansion on emergency department (ED) utilization for mental health purposes. We aimed to study the race specific association between the dependent coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and changes in young adults' usage of emergency department services for psychiatric diagnoses. METHODS: We utilized a Quasi-Experimental analysis of ED use in California from 2009-2011 for behavioral health diagnoses of individuals aged 19 to 31 years...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678200/-look-at-the-whole-me-a-mixed-methods-examination-of-black-infant-mortality-in-the-us-through-women-s-lived-experiences-and-community-context
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Maeve E Wallace, Carmen Green, Lisa Richardson, Katherine Theall, Joia Crear-Perry
In the US, the non-Hispanic Black infant mortality rate exceeds the rate among non-Hispanic Whites by more than two-fold. To explore factors underlying this persistent disparity, we employed a mixed methods approach with concurrent quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. Eighteen women participated in interviews about their experience of infant loss. Several common themes emerged across interviews, grouped by domain: individual experiences (trauma, grieving and counseling; criminalization); negative interactions with healthcare providers and the healthcare system; and broader contextual factors...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676192/eosinophilic-esophagitis-the-north-against-the-south-a-bio-economic-social-mechanistic-approach-and-clinical-implications
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D García-Compeán, J A González-González, E I González-Moreno, H J Maldonado-Garza
Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic antigen-mediated disease characterized by esophageal symptoms, esophageal eosinophilia, and the absence of response to proton pump inhibitors. It is the most frequent cause of dysphagia and food impaction in adults. Its incidence and prevalence is very high in the developed countries (USA, Europe, Australia), where its connotation is that of an emerging epidemic. While studies have been published with large case series in the developed countries, those published in Latin America are small or consist of isolated case reports...
July 1, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629146/emerging-disparities-in-dietary-sodium-intake-from-snacking-in-the-us-population
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Elizabeth K Dunford, Jennifer M Poti, Barry M Popkin
BACKGROUND: The US population consumes dietary sodium well in excess of recommended levels. It is unknown how the contribution of snack foods to sodium intake has changed over time, and whether disparities exist within specific subgroups of the US population. OBJECTIVE: To examine short and long term trends in the contribution of snack food sources to dietary sodium intake for US adults and children over a 37-year period from 1977 to 2014. METHODS: We used data collected from eight nationally representative surveys of food intake in 50,052 US children aged 2-18 years, and 73,179 adults aged 19+ years between 1977 and 2014...
June 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515272/racial-disparities-in-neurologic-health-care-access-and-utilization-in-the-united-states
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Altaf Saadi, David U Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler, Nicte I Mejia
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate racial and ethnic differences in the utilization of neurologic care across a wide range of neurologic conditions in the United States. METHODS: We analyzed nationally representative data from the 2006-2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), including information on demographics, patient-reported health conditions, neurology visit rates, and costs. Using diagnostic codes, we identified persons with any self-identified neurologic disorder except back pain, as well as 5 subgroups (Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, headache, cerebrovascular disease, and epilepsy)...
June 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479192/predictors-of-emergency-department-use-in-children-with-persistent-asthma-in-metropolitan-atlanta-georgia
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Jeffery M Franklin, Jocelyn R Grunwell, Alice C Bruce, Robin C Smith, Anne M Fitzpatrick
BACKGROUND: Racial disparities are evident among children with asthma in the United States, with non-Hispanic black children at particularly high risk for poor asthma outcomes, including frequent emergency department (ED) use for asthma exacerbations. OBJECTIVE: To compare asthma features in non-Hispanic black vs white children in Atlanta, Georgia, and determine what clinical features predict future ED use for asthma. METHODS: Self-reported black and white children 6 to 17 years of age with persistent asthma treated with controller medications completed medical history questionnaires, lung function testing, aeroallergen sensitization testing, and venipuncture...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464767/heterogeneity-of-type-1-diabetes-the-effect-of-ethnicity
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Mustafa Tosur, Maria Jose Redondo
BACKGROUND: Most of the current understanding of type 1 diabetes (T1D) etiology and pathogenesis stemmed from studies conducted in majoritarily Non-Hispanic White (NHW) populations. However, evidence is emerging that unique mechanisms of disease may contribute to the development of T1D in individuals of Hispanic ethnicity. OBJECTIVE: We reviewed the currently available literature on genetic, immunologic, metabolic and clinical characteristics of T1D in Hispanic as compared with NHW individuals...
May 1, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438375/racial-and-ethnic-differences-in-pediatric-readmissions-for-common-chronic-conditions
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Kavita Parikh, Jay Berry, Matt Hall, Grant M Mussman, Amanda Montalbano, Joanna Thomson, Rustin Morse, Karen M Wilson, Samir S Shah
OBJECTIVE: To compare the timing and magnitude of variation of pediatric readmission rates across race/ethnicity for selected chronic conditions: asthma, diabetes, seizures, migraines, and depression. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of hospitalizations at 48 children's hospitals in the 2013 Pediatric Health Information System database for children (ages 0-18 years) admitted for asthma (n = 36 910), seizure (n = 35 361), diabetes (n = 12 468), migraine (n = 5882), and depression (n = 5132)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393538/racial-ethnic-differences-in-healthcare-use-among-patients-with-uncontrolled-and-controlled-diabetes
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Yhenneko J Taylor, Melanie D Spencer, Rohan Mahabaleshwarkar, Thomas Ludden
OBJECTIVES: To examine racial/ethnic differences in healthcare use among patients classified as having controlled and uncontrolled diabetes. DESIGN: Data from the Carolinas HealthCare System electronic data warehouse were used. Glycemic control was defined as glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) < 8% (64 mmol/mol) in 2012 (n = 9996). Patients with HbA1c ≥ 8% (64 mmol/mol) in 2012 were classified as uncontrolled (n = 2576). Race and ethnicity were jointly classified as non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic White or Other...
April 10, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388292/end-of-life-racial-and-ethnic-disparities-among-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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Jolyn S Taylor, Suja S Rajan, Ning Zhang, Larissa A Meyer, Lois M Ramondetta, Diane C Bodurka, David R Lairson, Sharon H Giordano
Purpose To assess disparities in end-of-life care among patients with ovarian cancer. Patients and Methods Using Texas Cancer Registry-Medicare data, we assessed patients with ovarian cancer deceased in 2000 to 2012 with at least 13 months of continuous Medicare coverage before death. Descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regressions were conducted to evaluate end-of-life care, including chemotherapy in the final 14 days of life, intensive care unit (ICU) admission in the final 30 days of life, more than one emergency room (ER) or hospital admission in the final 30 days of life, invasive or life-extending procedures in the final 30 days of life, enrollment in hospice, enrollment in hospice during the final 3 days of life, and enrollment in hospice while not hospitalized...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378200/determinants-of-cancer-screening-disparities-among-asian-americans-a-systematic-review-of-public-health-surveys
#18
Jungmi Jun, Xiaoli Nan
We conducted a systematic analysis of 24 peer-reviewed literary works that examined Asian Americans' breast, cervical, and colon cancer screening, focusing on empirical findings from large-scale public health surveys (i.e., NHIS, CHIS, HINTS, BRFSS). We provide an overview of relevant research in terms of study characteristics, samples, predictor/covariate of cancer screenings, and key findings. Our analysis indicates that Asian Americans' cancer screening rates are lower than for non-Hispanic Whites for all cancer types in four large-scale public health surveys throughout 17 study years...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371853/patient-portals-and-broadband-internet-inequality
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Adam T Perzynski, Mary Joan Roach, Sarah Shick, Bill Callahan, Douglas Gunzler, Randall Cebul, David C Kaelber, Anne Huml, John Daryl Thornton, Douglas Einstadter
Background: Patient portals have shown potential for increasing health care quality and efficiency. Internet access and other factors influencing patient portal use could worsen health disparities. Methods: Observational study of adults with 1 or more visits to the outpatient clinics of an urban public health care system from 2012 to 2015. We used mixed effects logistic regression to evaluate the association between broadband internet access and (1) patient portal initiation (whether a patient logged in at least 1 time) and (2) messaging, controlling for demographic and neighborhood characteristics...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371830/vape-shop-density-and-socio-demographic-disparities-a-u-s-census-tract-analysis
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Hongying Dai, Jianqiang Hao, Delwyn Catley
Introduction-: Vape shops are an emerging business specializing in the sales and promotion of e-cigarette, e-juice and other vaping products. This study sought to evaluate the associations between vape shop density and socio-demographic characteristics at the U.S. census tract level. Methods-: Vape shop data (n=9,943) were collected from three online directories: Yelp.com, Yellowpages.com, and Guidetovaping.com. Addresses of vape shops were geocoded and the density per 10,000 people was estimated at each U...
March 20, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
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