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Stachler RJ, Francis DO, Schwartz SR, et al. Clinical practice guideline: hoarseness (dysphonia) (update). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;158:S1-S42. (Original DOI: 10.1177/0194599817751030) Stachler RJ, Francis DO, Schwartz SR, et al. Clinical practice guideline: hoarseness (dysphonia) (update) executive summary. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;158:409-426. (Original DOI: 10.1177/0194599817751031) Krouse HJ, Reavis CW, Stachler RJ, Francis DO, O'Connor S. Plain language summary: hoarseness (dysphonia). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg...
March 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Mahir Elder, Nimrod Blank, Amir Kaki, M Chadi Alraies, Cindy L Grines, Marvin Kajy, Reema Hasan, Tamam Mohamad, Theodore Schreiber
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) failure due to pulmonary embolism (PE) increases morbidity and mortality and contributes to prolonged hospital length of stay and higher costs of care. RV mechanical circulatory support (MCS) including Impella RP devices have been increasingly used in hemodynamically compromised PE patients who are refractory to intravascular volume expansion and inotropic therapy. However, effectiveness and safety of Impella RP, in hemodynamically unstable PE patients is unknown...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
Trang D Trinh, Evan J Zasowski, Kimberly C Claeys, Anthony M Casapao, Matthew Compton, Abdalhamid Lagnf, Shravya D Kidambi, Donald P Levine, Michael J Rybak
INTRODUCTION: Vancomycin remains the standard of care for invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Treatment failures from heteroresistant vancomycin-intermediate subpopulations (hVISA) are challenging to detect. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) identified by modified population analysis profile (PAP) is an alternative testing method. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of PAP MIC on vancomycin failures in two high inoculum infections: MRSA infective endocarditis and pneumonia...
March 2018: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
John A Yozwiak, Amy M Williams, Elizabeth D Cash
The 8th biennial national conference of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (APAHC) was held in Detroit, MI, March 9-11, 2017. All speakers were invited to contribute manuscripts based on their conference presentations to this special issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, and five presenters did so. All manuscripts were peer reviewed by experts in the field. The Conference Co-Chairs, Drs. Amy M. Williams and John A. Yozwiak, serve as Guest Editors for the special issue with Associate Editorial support from Dr...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Kimberly C Claeys, Evan J Zasowski, Trang D Trinh, Abdalhamid M Lagnf, Susan L Davis, Michael J Rybak
INTRODUCTION: Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are a major cause of morbidity and death. Because of changes in how LRTIs are defined coupled with the increasing prevalence of drug resistance, there is a gap in knowledge regarding the current burden of antimicrobial use for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-defined LRTIs. We describe the infection characteristics, antibiotic consumption, and clinical and economic outcomes of patients with Gram-negative (GN) LRTIs treated in intensive care units (ICUs)...
March 2018: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
Sara Brown, Victoria Tutag Lehr, Nathan French, Christopher Alan Giuliano
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim was to determine whether watching a short video in the inpatient setting could produce an immediate improvement in pediatric patients' asthma knowledge and inhaler technique. METHODS: This prospective, quasi-experimental, pre-post study was conducted in a single center, in Detroit, Michigan, which primarily serves an urban, African-American population. Patients were eligible if they were between 8- and 16-years-old, had asthma, and would be discharged with an albuterol metered-dose inhaler...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
Natalie A Finch, Evan J Zasowski, Kyle P Murray, Ryan P Mynatt, Jing J Zhao, Raymond Yost, Jason M Pogue, Michael J Rybak
Evidence suggests that maintenance of vancomycin trough concentrations at between 15 and 20 mg/liter, as currently recommended, is frequently unnecessary to achieve the daily area under the concentration-time curve (AUC24 ) target of ≥400 mg · h/liter. Many patients with trough concentrations in this range have AUC24 values in excess of the therapeutic threshold and within the exposure range associated with nephrotoxicity. On the basis of this, the Detroit Medical Center switched from trough concentration-guided dosing to AUC-guided dosing to minimize potentially unnecessary vancomycin exposure...
December 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Krista A Wahby, Lauren K Riley, Steven D Tennenberg
OBJECTIVE: Pharmacologic options for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis are often limited in critically ill patients due to thrombocytopenia and multisystem organ dysfunction. Fondaparinux offers potential advantages in the critically ill; however, it is currently contraindicated in severe renal dysfunction (SRD). We evaluated anti-factor Xa levels in critically ill patients with SRD who were receiving an extended interval dosing regimen of fondaparinux for VTE prophylaxis. METHODS: A prospective, single-arm, interventional study was conducted at two academic hospitals of the Detroit Medical Center...
October 2017: Pharmacotherapy
Richard Bryce, Claudia Guajardo, Deliana Ilarraza, Nicki Milgrom, Denise Pike, Kathryn Savoie, Felix Valbuena, Lisa R Miller-Matero
Fruit and vegetable prescription programs have been shown to increase consumption of fresh produce, but whether they have an impact on medical outcomes is unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of participation in a farmers' market and fruit and vegetable prescription program on changes in hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C), blood pressure (BP) and weight in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes at a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Detroit, MI. The 13-week Fresh Prescription program (June 2015-October 2015) was designed to improve access and consumption of produce among low-income patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes...
September 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
Nicole C Deziel, John R Nuckols, Rena R Jones, Barry I Graubard, Anneclaire J De Roos, Anjoeka Pronk, Chris Gourley, Joanne S Colt, Mary H Ward
Proximity to facilities emitting polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) has been associated with increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). There is limited information about whether proximity to industrial sources leads to indoor PCDD/F contamination of homes. We measured carpet dust concentrations (pg/g) of 17 toxic PCDD/F congeners and calculated their toxic equivalence (TEQ) in 100 homes in a population-based case-control study of NHL in Detroit, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Iowa (1998-2000)...
February 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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June 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
Pascal Kingah, Muhammad Alam, Karan Chugh, John Kamholz, Lobelia Samavati
BACKGROUND: Neurosarcoidosis is a serious extra pulmonary manifestation of sarcoidosis. Its presentation ranges from peripheral or cranial neuropathy to central nervous system dysfunction. It can mimic stroke or multiple sclerosis. Due to the variation in clinical presentation, diagnosis is difficult and often delayed. OBJECTIVE: Determine the proportion of patients with neurosarcoidosis who have positive findings on chest CT, lung biopsy or lymph node biopsy. METHODS: Retrospective study at the Sarcoidosis and Interstitial Lung Disease Center at Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, MI...
October 7, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
Robert P Lisak, Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut
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October 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
Michael W Wandling, Avery B Nathens, Michael B Shapiro, Elliott R Haut
BACKGROUND: Rapid transport to definitive care ("scoop and run") versus field stabilization in trauma remains a topic of debate and has resulted in variability in prehospital policy. We aimed to identify trauma systems frequently using a true "scoop and run" police transport approach and to compare mortality rates between police and ground emergency medical services (EMS) transport. METHODS: Using the National Trauma Databank (NTDB), we identified adult gunshot and stab wound patients presenting to Level 1 or 2 trauma centers from 2010 to 2012...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Syed Ahmed Hussain, Camelia Arsene, Corinne Hamstra, Tess H Woehrlen, Wilhelmine Wiese-Rometsch, Suzanne R White
Background In 2014, the Detroit Medical Center launched a new program to engage residents and fellows in a strategy to deliver optimal care within 1 year, focusing on quality at an earlier stage of their careers and preparing them for working posttraining. Methods Residents from clinically relevant residency and fellowships programs were selected to be Resident Quality Directors. The project involved development of an interactive electronic health record (EHR) checklist to visually depict real time gaps in 40 process measures, while focusing on 14 areas related to stroke and venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis...
May 2016: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Serge P Marinkovic, Brandi Miller, Scott Hughes, Christina Marinkovic, Lisa Gillen
BACKGROUND: A Drum Dock Manager in an auto manufacturing company suffers a pelvic fracture, severing the bulbar urethra and completely fracturing the right side of his pelvis. He is unable to void without catheterization but has a complete sensation to void. Can neuromodulation help him achieve spontaneous voiding? CASE PRESENTATION: We reviewed the electronic medical record of Mr. M.E. from Detroit Medical Center following his 2012 forklift accident and subsequent orthopedic surgeries...
2015: BMC Urology
Yasamean Zamani-Hank
The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to be a critical public health issue in the United States, where an estimated 1.2 million individuals live with HIV infection. Viral suppression is one of the primary public health goals for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). A crucial component of this goal involves adequate access to health care, specifically anti-retroviral HIV medications. The enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 raised hopes for millions of PLWHA without access to health care coverage. High cost-sharing requirements enacted by health plans place a financial burden on PLWHA who need ongoing access to these life-saving medications...
August 2016: Population Health Management
Tsilia Lazarovitch, Keren Amity, Joseph R Coyle, Benjamin Ackerman, Ruthy Tal-Jasper, Hadas Ofer-Friedman, Kayoko Hayakawa, Christopher Bogan, Paul R Lephart, Tamir Kaplansky, Moran Maskit, Tal Azouri, Ronit Zaidenstein, Federico Perez, Robert A Bonomo, Keith S Kaye, Dror Marchaim
BACKGROUND: The pandemic of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) was primarily due to clonal spread of bla KPC producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. Thus, thoroughly studied CRE cohorts have consisted mostly of K. pneumoniae. OBJECTIVE: To conduct an extensive epidemiologic analysis of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter spp. (CREn) from 2 endemic and geographically distinct centers. METHODS: CREn were investigated at an Israeli center (Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, January 2007 to July 2012) and at a US center (Detroit Medical Center, September 2008 to September 2009)...
November 2015: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Mili Thakur, Bernard Gonik, Navleen Gill, Awoniyi O Awonuga, Frederico G Rocha, Juan M Gonzalez
OBJECTIVES: Development of a validated triaging system that can be used by obstetric providers to identify obstetric patients at risk of developing severe morbidity during an admission is urgently required. Maternal Critical Care Working Group (MCCWG) recommended a "level of care" strategy that based patient acuity needs on number of individual organ systems requiring support. The objective of this study was to apply the MCCWG level of support for critical care (MCCWG LOC) scoring to pregnant women admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) to predict maternal outcomes and to compare it to the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II scoring system...
January 2016: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Gustavo Vilchez, Laura Londra, Luis R Hoyos, Robert Sokol, Ray Bahado-Singh
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether intrapartum mean platelet volume (MPV) can predict new-onset delayed postpartum pre-eclampsia. METHODS: In a retrospective study, data were obtained for women with delayed postpartum pre-eclampsia (≥48 hours after delivery) who attended the Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA, between January 2002 and July 2010. Patients were divided into two subgroups: new-onset delayed postpartum pre-eclampsia (no history of hypertensive disorder before 48 hours after delivery) and other late-onset/delayed postpartum pre-eclampsia (history of hypertensive disorders)...
October 2015: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
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