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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632802/diversity-in-dermatology-a-society-devoted-to-skin-of-color
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Jacob Subash, Rechelle Tull, Amy McMichael
The US Census Bureau predicts that more than half of the country's population will identify as a race other than non-Hispanic white by the year 2044. Racial disparities also exist in the physician population where black individuals and Latinos are underrepresented. The Skin of Color Society (SOCS) was established to address the need for parity among dermatology patients with skin of color. The society provides educational support on dermatologic health related to skin of color and functions through committees that represent the multifaceted aspects of the organization...
May 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632096/racial-ethnic-differences-in-life-course-heavy-drinking-from-adolescence-to-midlife
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Nina Mulia, Tammy W Tam, Jason Bond, Sarah E Zemore, Libo Li
Information on heavy drinking over the life course might help to explain racial/ethnic disparities in alcohol-related problems, morbidity, and mortality. Using data from the 2009-2010 U.S. National Alcohol Survey (n = 3,026), we analyzed retrospective decades-based measures of heavy drinking during respondents' teens, 20s, 30s, and 40s. Results indicate that Latino men and African American women have greater risk for persistent-high (vs. declining) heavy-drinking trajectories than Caucasian men and women, and that socioeconomic disadvantage partly accounts for this disparity in women...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631085/racial-disparities-in-clinical-presentation-and-survival-times-among-young-onset-colorectal-adenocarcinoma
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Hafiz Muhammad Sharjeel Arshad, Christopher Kabir, Eula Tetangco, Natahsa Shah, Hareth Raddawi
BACKGROUND: Recently published data indicate increasing incidence of colorectal adenocarcinoma (CRC) in young-onset (<50 years) patients. AIMS: This study examines racial disparities in presentation and survival times among non-Hispanic Blacks (NHB) and Hispanics compared with non-Hispanic Whites (NHW). METHODS: A retrospective single-center cohort study was conducted from 2004 through 2014 using 96 patient medical charts with a diagnosis of young-onset CRC...
June 19, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630374/classifying-the-body-in-marlene-dumas-the-image-as-burden
#4
Anthea Gordon
Medical photography, and in particular dermatological imagery, is often assumed to provide an objective, and functional, representation of disease and that it can act as a diagnostic aid. By contrast, artistic conceptions of the images of the body tend to focus on interpretative heterogeneity and ambiguity, aiming to create or explore meaning rather than enact a particular function. In her 2015 retrospective exhibition at the Tate Modern, South African artist Marlene Dumas questions these disciplinary divides by using medical imagery (among other photographic sources) as the basis for her portraits...
June 19, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626361/molecular-biomarkers-of-colorectal-cancer-and-cancer-disparities-current-status-and-perspective
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Upender Manne, Trafina Jadhav, Balananda-Dhurjati Kumar Putcha, Temesgen Samuel, Shivani Soni, Chandrakumar Shanmugam, Esther A Suswam
This review provides updates on the efforts for the development of prognostic and predictive markers in colorectal cancer based on the race/ethnicity of patients. Since the clinical consequences of genetic and molecular alterations differ with patient race and ethnicity, the usefulness of these molecular alterations as biomarkers needs to be evaluated in different racial/ethnic groups. To accomplish personalized patient care, a combined analysis of multiple molecular alterations in DNA, RNA, microRNAs (miRNAs), metabolites, and proteins in a single test is required to assess disease status in a precise way...
December 2016: Current Colorectal Cancer Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625585/access-disparities-to-magnet-hospitals-for-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Kimon Bekelis, Symeon Missios, Todd A MacKenzie
Access disparities to centers of excellence can have detrimental consequences for population health. We investigated the presence of racial disparities in the access of stroke patients to hospitals recognized by the Magnet Recognition Program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). We performed a cohort study of all ischemic stroke patients who were registered in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) database from 2009 to 2013. We examined the association of African-American race with Magnet status hospitalization after ischemic stroke...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625554/exploring-the-social-determinants-of-racial-ethnic-disparities-in-prenatal-care-utilization-and-maternal-outcome
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Alexis Gadson, Eloho Akpovi, Pooja K Mehta
Rates of maternal morbidity and mortality are rising in the United States. Non-Hispanic Black women are at highest risk for these outcomes compared to those of other race/ethnicities. Black women are also more likely to be late to prenatal care or be inadequate users of prenatal care. Prenatal care can engage those at risk and potentially influence perinatal outcomes but further research on the link between prenatal care and maternal outcomes is needed. The objective of this article is to review literature illuminating the relationship between prenatal care utilization, social determinants of health, and racial disparities in maternal outcome...
June 15, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625480/adherence-to-positive-airway-pressure-treatment-among-minority-populations-in-the-us-a-scoping-review
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Douglas M Wallace, Natasha J Williams, Amy M Sawyer, Girardin Jean-Louis, Mark S Aloia, Dorice L Vieira, William K Wohlgemuth
Minority individuals in the United States (US) have an increased prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) compared to their white/Caucasian counterparts. In general, adherence to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is poor and some studies suggest that PAP use among minority individuals is inferior to that of whites. However, there has not been a review of the evidence that addresses racial-ethnic disparities for PAP adherence in the treatment of OSA, and no review has systematically examined the contributing factors to poor adherence among minority individuals compared to whites...
April 13, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624126/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-the-u-s-breastfeeding-and-implications-for-maternal-and-child-health-outcomes
#9
Adetola Louis-Jacques, Tara F Deubel, Melina Taylor, Alison M Stuebe
Marked racial and ethnic disparities exist in infant feeding in the United States. Based on a review of recent literature, this article examines current discrepancies between the 2020 Healthy People breastfeeding goals and current breastfeeding rates among women from different ethnic groups in the United States. We discuss maternal and child health outcomes associated with breastfeeding, and we review potential causes of racial and ethnic disparities in breastfeeding outcomes in the United States, especially among non-Hispanic Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latina populations...
June 14, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624035/racial-disparities-in-length-of-stay-persist-even-with-no-postoperative-complications
#10
Matthew D Giglia, Aerin DeRussy, Melanie S Morris, Joshua S Richman, Mary T Hawn, Selwyn M Vickers, Sara J Knight, Daniel I Chu
BACKGROUND: To determine the contribution of race to postoperative length-of-stay in elective colorectal surgery without complications. METHODS: The 2012-2013 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Colectomy-Targeted Database was queried for patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery without complications. After stratifying by race, univariate/bivariate comparisons were made. On adjusted comparison, predictors of postoperative length-of-stay were identified along with incident rate ratios and Least Squares Means for predicted length-of-stays...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624027/racial-disparities-in-treatment-and-survival-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-native-americans-and-hispanics
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Eyas Alkhalili, Alissa Greenbaum, Li Luo, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Oscar Estrada Munoz, Jacqueline O'Neill, Itzhak Nir, Katherine T Morris
BACKGROUND: We investigated if there were any differences in disease presentation and survival between the 3 major ethnicities in New Mexico; non-Hispanic whites (NHW), native Americans (NA), and Hispanics (H). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma treated at our institution between 2000 and 2014 was performed. Overall survival was analyzed using the Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression models. RESULTS: We identified 326 patients; 106 (32...
July 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623836/sequential-matched-analysis-of-racial-disparities-in-breast-cancer-hospitalization-outcomes-among-african-american-and-white-patients
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Kemi Ogunsina, Gurudatta Naik, Neomi Vin-Raviv, Tomi F Akinyemiju
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to determine if racial disparities in inpatient outcomes persist among hospitalized patients comparing African American and White breast cancer patients matched on demographics, presentation and treatment. METHODS: A total of 136,211 African American and White breast cancer patients from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project - Nationwide Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS) database, matched on demographics alone, demographics and presentation or demographics, presentation and treatment were studied...
June 14, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622475/racial-differences-in-the-association-between-maternal-antenatal-depression-and-preterm-birth-risk-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Collette N Ncube, Daniel A Enquobahrie, Amelia R Gavin
BACKGROUND: In the United States, racial/ethnic disparities in preterm birth (PTB) are well documented, but explanations for why the disparity persists remain to be fully explored. We examined racial/ethnic differences in the association of maternal antenatal depression with PTB (<37 completed weeks of gestation) risk. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, participants (n = 2073) included non-Hispanic (NH) black, NH white, Asian, and Hispanic women who received prenatal care at a university obstetric clinic January 2004-March 2010, and delivered at the university's hospital...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621152/racial-disparities-in-health-service-utilization-among-medicare-fee-for-service-beneficiaries-adjusting-for-multiple-chronic-conditions
#14
Krupa Gandhi, Eunjung Lim, James Davis, John J Chen
OBJECTIVE: To examine racial disparities in health services utilization in Hawaii among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 65 years and above. METHOD: All-cause utilization of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, home health agency, and skilled nursing facility admissions were investigated using 2012 Medicare data. For each type of service, multivariable logistic regression model was used to investigate racial disparities adjusting for sociodemographic factors and multiple chronic conditions...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Aging and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620297/racial-differences-in-insular-connectivity-and-thickness-and-related-cognitive-impairment-in-hypertension
#15
Ganesh B Chand, Junjie Wu, Deqiang Qiu, Ihab Hajjar
Hypertensive African-Americans have a greater risk of cognitive impairment than hypertensive Caucasian-Americans. The neural basis of this increased risk is yet unknown. Neuroimaging investigations suggest that the normal neural activity comprises complex interactions between brain networks. Recent studies consistently demonstrate that the insula, part of the salience network, provides modulation effects (information flow) over the default-mode and central-executive networks in cognitively normal subjects, and argue that the modulation effect is declined in cognitive impairment...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617762/racial-disparities-and-sociodemographic-differences-in-incidence-and-survival-among-pediatric-patients-in-the-united-states-with-primary-liver-cancer-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-seer-population-study
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Felix Nautsch, Johannes M Ludwig, Minzhi Xing, Kevin M Johnson, Hyun S Kim
BACKGROUND: Primary liver cancer, including Hepatoblastoma (HB) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in pediatric populations is often fatal. The outcomes are poor despite universal health care access in pediatric patients. AIM: We investigated the sociodemographic factors affecting outcomes in pediatric patients with primary liver cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a large population database study of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results cancer registry data from 1973 to 2011...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616807/skin-deep-enhanced-variable-may-help-explain-racial-disparities-in-type-2-diabetes-and-prediabetes
#17
Celia C Lo, Joanna Lara, Tyrone C Cheng
INTRODUCTION: The study refined definitions of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes (Pre-/T2D) via its four-category outcome variable. Respondents were identified as Pre-/T2D on the basis of (a) doctor's diagnosis only (i.e., managed Pre-/T2D); (b) biomarker only (i.e., undiagnosed Pre-/T2D); or (c) both diagnosis and biomarker (i.e., unmanaged Pre-/T2D). The reference was Pre-/T2D not indicated. We linked the outcome to social structural and social support factors, health care-related factors, mental disorder, and lifestyle variables, for each racial/ethnic group...
June 14, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614148/race-and-ethnicity-has-a-mixed-effect-on-the-treatment-of-tibial-plateau-fractures
#18
Adam Driesman, Siddharth A Mahure, Albit Paoli, Christian A Pean, Sanjit R Konda, Kenneth A Egol
OBJECTIVES: To determine if racial or economic disparities are associated with short term complications and outcomes in tibial plateau fracture care. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study SETTING:: All New York State hospital admissions from 2000 to 2014, as recorded by the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS:: Thirteen thousand five hundred eighteen inpatients with isolated tibial plateau fractures (AO/OTA 44), stratified in four groups: Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic, and Other...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612671/racial-ethnic-disparities-in-magnesium-sulphate-neuroprotection-a-subgroup-analysis-of-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Gustavo Vilchez, Jing Dai, Komal Kumar, David Mundy, Eftichia Kontopoulos, Robert J Sokol
OBJECTIVE: Despite known racial disparities in obstetrics, as well as differences in magnesium pharmacodynamics according to race, the effect of race/ethnicity in magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) use during pregnancy has not been studied. Whether some mothers are at increased risk of side effects, or infants at decreased neuroprotective effects is unknown. We analyze the effect of race/ethnicity in maternal/infant outcomes after MgSO4 neuroprotection. STUDY DESIGN: Subgroup analysis of a multicenter clinical trial (BEAM trial) where pregnant women at risk of preterm birth were randomized to either MgSO4 or placebo...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612435/racial-disparities-in-survival-outcomes-by-breast-tumor-subtype-among-african-american-women-in-memphis-tennessee
#20
Gregory Vidal, Zoran Bursac, Gustavo Miranda-Carboni, Shelley White-Means, Athena Starlard-Davenport
Racial disparities in survival among African American (AA) women in the United States have been well documented. Breast cancer mortality rates among AA women is higher in Memphis, Tennessee as compared to 49 of the largest US cities. In this study, we investigated the extent to which racial/ethnic disparities in survival outcomes among Memphis women are attributed to differences in breast tumor subtype and treatment outcomes. A total of 3527 patients diagnosed with stage I-IV breast cancer between January 2002 and April 2015 at Methodist Health hospitals and West Cancer Center in Memphis, TN were included in the analysis...
June 14, 2017: Cancer Medicine
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