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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231666/-an-outbreak-of-paratyphoid-fever-in-a-county-of-yunnan-province-2010-2011
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S K Wang, Z G Wang, X H Zhang, B Yang, Q Wu, B Kan, Y H Zhou, R S Yang, M Y Yan
Objective: To identify the source and to comment on control program regarding an outbreak of paratyphoid A fever in a county, through field studies. Methods: Descriptive epidemiological methods were adopted to describe the epidemiological characteristics of the outbreak, which occurred in Yuanjiang county, Yunan province between 2010-2011, China. Case-control study with environmental investigation was performed to identify related risk factors and pathogens while isolation and susceptibility on the suspected pathogens were conducted...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231657/-impact-and-changes-of-maternal-hemoglobin-on-birth-weight-in-pregnant-women-of-zhuang-nationality-in-guangxi
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J H Chen, X F Guo, S Liu, J H Long, G Q Zhang, M C Huang, X Q Qiu
Objective: To investigate the hemoglobin (Hb) levels during pregnancy and Hb changes from early pregnancy and association with birth weight on infants. Methods: Mothers of Zhuang Nationality who participated in the pregnancy care program and delivered at the Pingguo County Hospital from May 2013 to May 2015 were included in this study. Retrospective analysis was applied to collect data of health care and pregnancy outcomes. Multiple regression analysis and unconditional logistic regression model were used for data analysis...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226252/linkage-of-traffic-crash-and-hospitalization-records-with-limited-identifiers-for-enhanced-public-health-surveillance
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Sarah Conderino, Lawrence Fung, Slavenka Sedlar, Jennifer M Norton
BACKGROUND: Motor vehicle traffic (MVT) crashes kill or seriously injure approximately 4250 people in New York City (NYC) each year. Traditionally, NYC surveillance practices use hospitalization and crash data separately to monitor trends in MVT-related injuries, but key information linking crash circumstances to health outcomes is lost when analyzing these data sources in isolation. Our objective was to match crash reports to hospitalization records to create a traffic injury surveillance dataset that can be used to describe crash circumstances and related injury outcomes...
February 19, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221275/changes-in-emergency-department-utilization-after-early-medicaid-expansion-in-california
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Lindsay M Sabik, Peter J Cunningham, Ali Bonakdar Tehrani
BACKGROUND: Medicaid expansions aim to improve access to primary care, which could reduce nonemergent (NE) use of the emergency department (ED). In contrast, Medicaid enrollees use the ED more than other groups, including the uninsured. Thus, the expected impact of Medicaid expansion on ED use is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To estimate changes in total and NE ED visits as a result of California's early Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. In addition to overall changes in the number of visits, changes by payer and safety net hospital status are examined...
February 17, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213572/impact-of-expanding-the-prehospital-stroke-bypass-time-window-in-a-large-geographic-region
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Ian G Stiell, Catherine M Clement, Kristy Campbell, Mukul Sharma, Doug Socha, Marco L A Sivilotti, Albert Jin, Jeffrey J Perry, Jim Lumsden, Cally Martin, Mark Froats, Richard Dionne, John Trickett
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Ontario Acute Stroke Medical Redirect Paramedic Protocol (ASMRPP) was revised to allow paramedics to bypass to designated stroke centers if total transport time would be <2 hours and total time from symptom onset <3.5 hours. We sought to evaluate the impact and safety of implementing the Revised ASMRPP. METHODS: We conducted a 12-month implementation study involving prehospital patients presenting with possible stroke symptoms. A total of 1317 basic and advanced life support paramedics, of 9 land services in 10 rural counties and 5 cities, used the Revised ASMRPP to take appropriate patients directly to 6 designated stroke centers...
February 17, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202265/association-between-chronic-exposure-to-air-pollution-and-mortality-in-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Barret Rush, Robert C McDermid, Leo Anthony Celi, Keith R Walley, James A Russell, John H Boyd
The impact of chronic exposure to air pollution and outcomes in the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is unknown. The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2011 was utilized for this analysis. The NIS is a national database that captures 20% of all US in-patient hospitalizations from 47 states. Patients with ARDS who underwent mechanical ventilation from the highest 15 ozone pollution cities were compared with the rest of the country. Secondary analyses assessed outcomes of ARDS patients for ozone pollution and particulate matter pollution on a continuous scale by county of residence...
February 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199267/organizational-and-community-factors-associated-with-magnet-status-of-u-s-hospitals
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Teresa Wai Chi Tai, Sherry I Bame
The Magnet Recognition Program for healthcare organizations promotes excellence in nursing services and professional practices. However, organizational and community characteristics that contribute to the adoption of Magnet status remain unexplained. Investigating organizational and community factors will help determine systematic structural and contextual dimensions of Magnet hospitals previously shown to be more cost-effective in comparison with non-Magnet hospitals. Using the baseline 2005 database of all Magnet hospitals in the United States, the authors selected a matched sample to determine key organizational and community characteristics associated with Magnet adoption while controlling for regional and local factors...
January 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194686/implementing-a-prison-medicaid-enrollment-program-for-inmates-with-a-community-inpatient-hospitalization
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David L Rosen, Catherine A Grodensky, Anna R Miller, Carol E Golin, Marisa E Domino, Wizdom Powell, David A Wohl
In 2011, North Carolina (NC) created a program to facilitate Medicaid enrollment for state prisoners experiencing community inpatient hospitalization during their incarceration. The program, which has been described as a model for prison systems nationwide, has saved the NC prison system approximately $10 million annually in hospitalization costs and has potential to increase prisoners' access to Medicaid benefits as they return to their communities. This study aims to describe the history of NC's Prison-Based Medicaid Enrollment Assistance Program (PBMEAP), its structure and processes, and program personnel's perspectives on the challenges and facilitators of program implementation...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187864/relation-of-household-income-to-incidence-of-sudden-unexpected-death-in-wake-county-north-carolina
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Louisa A Mounsey, Feng-Chang Lin, Irion Pursell, Golsa Joodi, Mary Elizabeth Lewis, Anthony Nwosu, Chani Hodonsky, Ross J Simpson, J Paul Mounsey
The incidence of out-of-hospital sudden unexpected death (OHSUD) in a racially and socioeconomically diverse population has been inadequately studied. We collated all OHSUDs over a 24-month period among 18- to 64-year olds in Wake County, North Carolina, to investigate geographic and socioeconomic disparity in incidence of OHSUD. An electronic query of Wake County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) identified all EMS attended out-of-hospital deaths. After excluding trauma, expected deaths, and deaths occurring in non-free-living subjects, medical records and medical examiner's reports were reviewed by a committee of cardiologists to make the determination of OHSUD...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186023/randomized-trial-of-population-based-clinical-decision-support-to-facilitate-care-transitions
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Eric L Eisenstein, Janese M Willis, Rex Edwards, Kevin J Anstrom, Kensaku Kawamoto, Guilherme Del Fiol, Fred S Johnson, David F Lobach
Medicaid beneficiaries in 6 North Carolina counties were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 clinical decision support (CDS) care transition strategies: (1) usual care (Control), (2) CDS messaging to patients and their medical homes (Reports), or (3) CDS messaging to patients, their medical homes, and their care managers (Reports+). We included 7146 Medicaid patients and evaluated transitions from specialist visit, ER and hospital encounters back to the patient's medical home. Patients enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid were not eligible...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182472/integrating-health-care-for-high-need-medicaid-beneficiaries-with-serious-mental-illness-and-chronic-physical-health-conditions-at-managed-care-provider-and-consumer-levels
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Jung Y Kim, Tricia Collins Higgins, Dominick Esposito, Allison Hamblin
OBJECTIVE: Policies supporting value-based care and alternative payment models, notably in the Affordable Care Act and the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, offer hope to advance care integration for individuals with behavioral and chronic physical health conditions. The potential for integration to improve quality while managing costs for individuals with high needs, coupled with the remaining financial, operational, and policy challenges, underscores a need for continued discussion of integration programs' preliminary outcomes and lessons...
February 9, 2017: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178979/managed-care-and-inpatient-mortality-in-adults-effect-of-primary-payer
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Anika L Hines, Susan O Raetzman, Marguerite L Barrett, Ernest Moy, Roxanne M Andrews
BACKGROUND: Because managed care is increasingly prevalent in health care finance and delivery, it is important to ascertain its effects on health care quality relative to that of fee-for-service plans. Some stakeholders are concerned that basing gatekeeping, provider selection, and utilization management on cost may lower quality of care. To date, research on this topic has been inconclusive, largely because of variation in research methods and covariates. Patient age has been the only consistently evaluated outcome predictor...
February 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178042/feasibility-of-vaginal-hysterectomy-for-female-to-male-transgender-men
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Juno Obedin-Maliver, Alexis Light, Gene de Haan, Rebecca A Jackson
OBJECTIVE: To describe the hysterectomy data among a cohort of transgender men and nontransgender (ie, cisgender) women with a particular goal to evaluate the feasibility of vaginal hysterectomy among transgender men. METHODS: This cohort study includes all hysterectomies performed for benign indications on transgender men and cisgender women at a single academic county hospital from 2000 to 2012. Hysterectomy cases and patient gender were identified by billing records and confirmed by review of medical records...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177656/sarcoidosis-increases-risk-of-hospitalized-infection-a-population-based-study-1976-2013
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Patompong Ungprasert, Cynthia S Crowson, Eric L Matteson
RATIONALE: Patients with sarcoidosis may have an increased risk of infection similar to other immune-mediated disorders. However, the data are still limited. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the risk of hospitalized infection among patients with sarcoidosis using a population-based cohort. METHODS: Using the Rochester Epidemiology Project record-linkage system, a cohort of incident cases of sarcoidosis in Olmsted County, Minnesota from 1976-2013 was identified...
February 8, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173802/malaria-from-hyperendemicity-to-elimination-in-hekou-county-on-china-vietnam-border-an-ecological-study
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Jian-Wei Xu, Jian-Jie Li, Hong-Ping Guo, Shu-Wei Pu, Shu-Mei Li, Rong-Hua Wang, Hui Liu, Wei-Jia Wang
BACKGROUND: Malaria control and elimination are challenged by diversity and complexity of the determinants on the international border in the Great Mekong Sub-region. Hekou, a Chinese county on the China-Vietnam border, was used to document Chinese experiences and lessons for malaria control and elimination. METHODS: The design was an ecological study. Malaria burden before 1951 and procedures of 64 years (1952-2015) from malaria hyperendemicity to elimination are described...
February 7, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166732/impact-of-appropriate-empirical-antibiotic-treatment-on-recurrence-and-mortality-in-patients-with-bacteraemia-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Kim O Gradel, Ulrich S Jensen, Henrik C Schønheyder, Christian Østergaard, Jenny D Knudsen, Sonja Wehberg, Mette Søgaard
BACKGROUND: Data on the impact of empirical antibiotic treatment (EAT) on patient outcome in a population-based setting are sparse. We assessed the association between EAT and the risk of recurrence within one year, short-term- (2-30 days) and long-term (31-365 days) mortality in a Danish cohort of bacteraemia patients. METHODS: A cohort study including all patients hospitalized with incident bacteraemia during 2007-2008 in the Copenhagen City and County areas and the North Denmark Region...
February 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163389/a-leak-in-the-lifeboat-the-effect-of-medicaid-managed-care-on-the-vitality-of-safety-net-hospitals
#17
Lindsey Woodworth
States are increasingly adopting Medicaid managed care in efforts to address budgetary concerns. The intent is that by releasing Medicaid oversight to private organizations, competition will drive down healthcare expenditures so that savings may be passed to the state. Yet there are concerns that this competitive solution to cost savings might compromise safety-net hospitals. Managed care organizations cut costs by restricting the providers that enrollees are allowed to see. If movement in Medicaid patients disrupts safety-net hospitals' casemix, this could affect their ability to cross-subsidize care...
December 2016: Journal of Regulatory Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162161/-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-alone-for-postoperative-analgesia-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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X H Chen, Z J Wang, Q M Xiang, J W Zheng
Objective: To investigate the effect of dexmedetomidine alone for postoperative analgesia after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Methods: Forty patients scheduled for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy in First Hospital of Ninghai County, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) gradeⅠor Ⅱ, were randomly divided into dexmedetomidine group (Group D, n=20) and fentanyl group (Group F, n=20). The patient controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps were used after the operation. In the group D, the intravenous PCA protocol was dexmedetomidine 0...
January 24, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160871/burden-and-timing-of-hospitalizations-in-heart-failure-a-community-study
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Alanna M Chamberlain, Shannon M Dunlay, Yariv Gerber, Sheila M Manemann, Ruoxiang Jiang, Susan A Weston, Véronique L Roger
OBJECTIVE: To study the temporal distribution and causes of hospitalizations after heart failure (HF) diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Hospitalizations were studied in 1972 Olmsted County, Minnesota, residents with incident HF from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2011. All hospitalizations were examined for the 2 years following incident HF, and each was categorized as due to HF, other cardiovascular causes, or noncardiovascular causes. Negative binomial regression examined associations between time periods (0-30, 31-182, 183-365, and 366-730 days after diagnosis) and hospitalizations...
February 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152810/interdisciplinary-care-rounds-in-the-community-changing-the-paradigm-of-supportive-service-involvement-in-cancer-care
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Hal E Crosswell, Terra Dillard, Jennifer Bayne, Tina Redenz, Kyle Duggan, Angela Belew
: 83 Background: Although cancer centers have focused on optimizing seamless Multidisciplinary Care (MDC) at tumor boards and/or clinics, there has been little published on effective ways to involve supportive services into the management of cancer patients. Historically, supportive services have been initiated when there is an active need rather than in anticipation of that need. As an alternative to pursuing such "crisis management" in our patients, Bon Secours St. Francis Cancer Center (BSSF) initiated Interdisciplinary Care (IDC) Rounds in an effort to anticipate patient needs, enhance quality of life (QoL), and potentially limit avoidable emergency room and hospital admissions...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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