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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736732/a-systematic-review-of-studies-of-web-portals-for-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Steven S Coughlin, Lovoria B Williams, Christos Hatzigeorgiou
Patient web portals are password-protected online websites that offer patients 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Due to advances in health information technologies, there has been increasing interest among providers and researchers in patient web portals for use by patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions. This article, which is based upon bibliographic searches in PubMed, reviews web portals for patients with diabetes mellitus including patient web portals tethered to electronic medical records and web portals developed specifically for patients with diabetes...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735437/prospective-and-retrospective-study-of-videoconference-telemedicine-follow-up-after-elective-neurosurgery-results-of-a-pilot-program
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Melissa Reider-Demer, Pushpa Raja, Neil Martin, Mariel Schwinger, Diana Babayan
Existing literature suggests that use of telemedicine during postoperative appointments can increase access to care and is valued by patients and providers alike. While research examining the clinical equivalency of telemedicine visits for postoperative care has been growing, few studies have reported on telemedicine follow-up after neurosurgery. This study examined if a videoconferencing visit could substitute for an in-person clinic visit for elective neurosurgical cases in the USA. This was a single-center prospective study of patients who underwent elective neurosurgical procedures (aneurysm clipping, resection of cavernous angiomas, resection of arterial venous malformation, microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, and certain benign brain tumors) and were offered telemedicine follow-up care by an allied health professional during the first 90 days after neurosurgery...
July 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734859/provider-health-and-wellness
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REVIEW
Anil Nanda, Anita Wasan, James Sussman
Provider health and wellness is a significant issue and can impact patient care, including patient satisfaction, quality of care, medical errors, malpractice risk, as well as provider and office staff turnover and early retirement. Health and wellness encompasses various areas including burnout, depression, divorce, and suicide and affects providers of all specialties and at all levels of training. Providers deal with many everyday stresses, including electronic health records, office politics, insurance and billing issues, dissatisfied patients, and their own personal and family issues...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734783/dementia-prevalence-and-incidence-in-a-federation-of-european-electronic-health-record-databases-the-european-medical-informatics-framework-resource
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Gayan Perera, Lars Pedersen, David Ansel, Myriam Alexander, H Michael Arrighi, Paul Avillach, Nadia Foskett, Rosa Gini, Mark F Gordon, Usha Gungabissoon, Miguel-Angel Mayer, Gerald Novak, Peter Rijnbeek, Gianluca Trifirò, Johan van der Lei, Pieter J Visser, Robert Stewart
INTRODUCTION: The European Medical Information Framework consortium has assembled electronic health record (EHR) databases for dementia research. We calculated dementia prevalence and incidence in 25 million persons from 2004 to 2012. METHODS: Six EHR databases (three primary care and three secondary care) from five countries were interrogated. Dementia was ascertained by consensus harmonization of clinical/diagnostic codes. Annual period prevalences and incidences by age and gender were calculated and meta-analyzed...
July 20, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732518/impact-of-the-change-of-copay-policy-in-medicare-part-d-on-zoster-vaccine-uptake-among-medicare-beneficiaries-in-a-managed-care-organization
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Rulin C Hechter, Lei Qian, Songkai Yan, Yi Luo, Girishanthy Krishnarajah, Hung-Fu Tseng
BACKGROUND: Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) adopted the Medicare Part D Tier-6 with zero patient copay for zoster vaccination in 2012. We assessed the impact of the implementation on zoster vaccination rate (GSK study identifier: HO-13-14,182). METHODS: Zoster vaccination rate was examined among an open cohort of ≥65-year-old Medicare Part D beneficiaries during 01/01/2008-06/30/2014, compared to ≥65-year-old commercial health plan members and 60-64-year-old members...
July 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726971/an-environment-for-guideline-based-decision-support-systems-for%C3%A2-outpatients-monitoring
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Elisa M Zini, Giordano Lanzola, Paolo Bossi, Silvana Quaglini
OBJECTIVES: We propose an architecture for monitoring outpatients that relies on mobile technologies for acquiring data. The goal is to better control the onset of possible side effects between the scheduled visits at the clinic. METHODS: We analyze the architectural components required to ensure a high level of abstraction from data. Clinical practice guidelines were formalized with Alium, an authoring tool based on the PROforma language, using SNOMED-CT as a terminology standard...
July 19, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721501/examining-transgender-health-through-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-s-icf-contextual-factors
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REVIEW
Melissa Jacob, Steven R Cox
PURPOSE: For many transgender individuals, medical intervention is necessary to live as their desired gender. However, little is known about Contextual Factors (i.e., Environmental and Personal) that may act as facilitators and barriers in the health of transgender individuals. Therefore, this paper sought to examine Contextual Factors of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health that may facilitate or negatively impact the physical, psychological, and social functioning of transgender individuals...
July 18, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719989/table-saw-injuries-are-our-safety-features-really-keeping-us-safe
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Sarah E Smith, Ian Kendrick, Thomas Huntsman
BACKGROUND: Currently, table saws sold in the United States have 3 safety features (riving knife, blade guard, and antikickback device) designed to prevent personal injury; however, these features can hinder the user's movements and are often disabled or removed. Despite the frequency of table saw injuries, there is relatively limited literature regarding them. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, observational study of characteristics associated with injuries incurred while using a table saw...
March 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709455/barriers-and-facilitators-to-reducing-frequent-laboratory-testing-for-patients-who-are-stable-on-warfarin-a-mixed-methods-study-of-de-implementation-in-five-anticoagulation-clinics
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Geoffrey D Barnes, Sevan Misirliyan, Scott Kaatz, Elizabeth A Jackson, Brian Haymart, Eva Kline-Rogers, Jay Kozlowski, Gregory Krol, James B Froehlich, Anne Sales
BACKGROUND: Patients on chronic warfarin therapy require regular laboratory monitoring to safely manage warfarin. Recent studies have challenged the need for routine monthly blood draws in the most stable warfarin-treated patients, suggesting the safety of less frequent laboratory testing (up to every 12 weeks). De-implementation efforts aim to reduce the use of low-value clinical practices. To explore barriers and facilitators of a de-implementation effort to reduce the use of frequent laboratory tests for patients with stable warfarin management in nurse/pharmacist-run anticoagulation clinics, we performed a mixed-methods study conducted within a state-wide collaborative quality improvement collaborative...
July 14, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699553/introduction-the-international-conference-on-intelligent-biology-and-medicine-icibm-2016-special-focus-on-medical-informatics-and-big-data
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Cui Tao, Yang Gong, Hua Xu, Zhongming Zhao
In this editorial, we first summarize the 2016 International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2016) held on December 8-10, 2016 in Houston, Texas, USA, and then briefly introduce the ten research articles included in this supplement issue. At ICIBM 2016, a special theme, "Medical Informatics and Big Data," was dedicated to the recent advances of data science in the medical domain. After peer review, ten articles were selected for this special issue, covering topics such as Knowledge and Data Personalization, Social Media Applications to Healthcare, Clinical Natural Language Processing, Patient Safety Analyses, and Data Mining Using Electronic Health Records...
July 5, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690005/pediatric-emergency-department-resource-utilization-among-children-with-primary-care-clinic-contact-in-the-preceding-2-days-a-cross-sectional-study
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Christina K Grech, Molly A Laux, Heather L Burrows, Michelle L Macy, Elaine S Pomeranz
OBJECTIVES: To characterize pediatric patient contacts with their primary care clinic in the 2 days preceding a visit to the emergency department (ED) and explore how the type of clinic contact relates to ED resource use. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 368 pediatric ED visits in the first 7 days of each month, from September 2012 to August 2013. Visits were included if the family contacted their child's general pediatric clinic in the study health system in the 2 days preceding the ED visit...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662763/baseline-incidence-of-intussusception-in-early-childhood-before-rotavirus-vaccine-introduction-the-netherlands-january-2008-to-december-2012
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Kartini Gadroen, Jeanet M Kemmeren, Patricia Cj Bruijning-Verhagen, Sabine Mjm Straus, Daniel Weibel, Hester E de Melker, Miriam Cjm Sturkenboom
Intussusception is a rare, potentially life-threatening condition in early childhood. It gained attention due to an unexpected association with the first rotavirus vaccine, RotaShield, which was subsequently withdrawn from the market. Across Europe, broad variations in intussusception incidence rates have been reported. This study provides a first estimate of intussusception incidence in young children in the Netherlands from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2012, which could be used for future rotavirus safety monitoring...
June 22, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655526/agreement-between-electronic-medical-records-and-self-reported-urologic-domains-in-the-national-spina-bifida-patient-registry-nsbpr-implications-for-future-research
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Christopher G Halline, Theresa Meyer, Ilina Rosoklija, Elizabeth B Yerkes
BACKGROUND: Self-report (SR) is an efficient data collection method. However, SR data have been shown to be discrepant with medical record (MR) documentation, which raises questions about using SR to supplement retrospective chart review in research. In this study, pediatric spina bifida (SB) patients who completed SR interviews about continence status and personal bladder/bowel management were identified. We examined agreement between SR data and Urology provider notes in MRs. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to (1) identify demographic, medical, or methodological factors that might contribute to SR/MR disagreement; (2) postulate how these findings might be significant clinically; and (3) recommend improvements to SR data collection and MR documentation...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651747/the-rise-of-artificial-intelligence-and-the-uncertain-future-for-physicians
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EDITORIAL
C Krittanawong
Physicians in everyday clinical practice are under pressure to innovate faster than ever because of the rapid, exponential growth in healthcare data. "Big data" refers to extremely large data sets that cannot be analyzed or interpreted using traditional data processing methods. In fact, big data itself is meaningless, but processing it offers the promise of unlocking novel insights and accelerating breakthroughs in medicine-which in turn has the potential to transform current clinical practice [1]. Physicians can analyze big data, but at present it requires a large amount of time and sophisticated analytic tools such as supercomputers...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644205/the-unrecognized-epidemic-of-electronic-cigarette-burns
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Jesus I Ramirez, Catherine A Ridgway, Jeanne G Lee, Bruce M Potenza, Soman Sen, Tina L Palmieri, David G Greenhalgh, Pirko Maguina
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are novel battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine as an inhaled aerosol. They originated from China in 2007 and their use has rapidly increased worldwide in the past decade, yet they remain largely unregulated. Reports of injuries associated with their use have appeared as unusual events in the news media and as case reports in the medical literature. This study was undertaken to explore e-cigarettes as a mechanism of burn injury. Referral records to three burn centers from January 2007 to July 2016 were searched to identify patients with injuries caused by e-cigarettes...
July 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639832/comparing-diagnostic-performance-of-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-and-full-field-digital-mammography-in-a-hybrid-screening-environment
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Catherine S Giess, Sarvenaz Pourjabbar, Ivan K Ip, Ronilda Lacson, Emily Alper, Ramin Khorasani
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare the diagnostic performance of screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to that of full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in a mixed DBT and FFDM imaging environment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective observational study consisted of all female patients undergoing screening DBT or FFDM at an academic medical center and outpatient imaging facility between October 2012 and May 2015. Patient demographics and personal history of breast cancer were collected from the electronic medical record...
June 22, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619704/applying-stopp-guidelines-in-primary-care-through-electronic-medical-record-decision-support-randomized-control-trial-highlighting-the-importance-of-data-quality
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Morgan Price, Iryna Davies, Raymond Rusk, Mary Lesperance, Jens Weber
BACKGROUND: Potentially Inappropriate Prescriptions (PIPs) are a common cause of morbidity, particularly in the elderly. OBJECTIVE: We sought to understand how the Screening Tool of Older People's Prescriptions (STOPP) prescribing criteria, implemented in a routinely used primary care Electronic Medical Record (EMR), could impact PIP rates in community (non-academic) primary care practices. METHODS: We conducted a mixed-method, pragmatic, cluster, randomized control trial in research naïve primary care practices...
June 15, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617975/incidence-of-parathyroid-disorders-in-an-indian-adult-male-population-a-25-year-follow-up-study
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K V S Hari Kumar, S K Patnaik
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Detailed information on the epidemiology of parathyroid disorders in India is lacking. Most of the available data pertain to primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) rather than the overall burden of parathyroid disorders. We studied the incidence of parathyroid disorders in a cohort of service personnel followed for a long duration. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS: The data for this retrospective, descriptive epidemiological study were derived from the electronic medical records (EMR) of health care personnel enrolled between 1990 and 2015...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609000/the-role-of-informatics-in-patient-centered-care-and-personalized-medicine
#19
Matthew G Hanna, Liron Pantanowitz
The practice of cytopathology has dramatically changed due to advances in genomics and information technology. Cytology laboratories have accordingly become increasingly dependent on pathology informatics support to meet the emerging demands of precision medicine. Pathology informatics deals with information technology in the laboratory, and the impact of this technology on workflow processes and staff who interact with these tools. This article covers the critical role that laboratory information systems, electronic medical records, and digital imaging plays in patient-centered personalized medicine...
June 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603057/prevalence-of-eosinophilic-gastroenteritis-and-colitis-in-a-population-based-study-from-2012-to-2017
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Emad Mansoor, Mohannad Abou Saleh, Gregory S Cooper
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Although eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has been extensively studied, there have been few epidemiology studies of other eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs). Using a large, population-based database, we investigated epidemiologic features of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EoGE), and colitis (EoC) in the United States (US). METHODS: We collected data from a commercial database (Explorys Inc, Cleveland, OH) that provided electronic health records from 26 major integrated US healthcare systems from 1999 to March 2017...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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