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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488558/-identifying-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-clinical-signs-and-consequences
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J van der Naalt, W L Draijer, C A M van Bennekom
Identification of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is important since 85,000 patients visit the emergency department with a head trauma annually. Although most patients recover well, 15-20% of the patients with head trauma develop persistent symptoms that interfere with resumption of daily activities. It is particularly important to identify the clinical signs that define mild TBI. Presence of anterograde amnesia after the injury, for example, is an important clinical diagnostic sign to establish the diagnosis of TBI...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482887/economic-burden-of-comorbidities-in-psoriasis-patients-in-the-united-states-results-from-a-retrospective-u-s-database
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Steven R Feldman, Haijun Tian, Isabelle Gilloteau, Patrick Mollon, Meng Shu
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a multifactorial, inflammatory, skin disease associated with various comorbidities. The cost of those comorbidities is not well characterized. The present study assesses the incremental burden of comorbidities on healthcare resource utilization, direct costs and indirect costs associated with short-term disabilities among patients with psoriasis in the United States. METHODS: A retrospective, U.S. cohort analysis was conducted using a large claims database...
May 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471765/impact-of-aging-on-neurocognitive-performance-in-previously-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-individuals-on-their-first-suppressive-regimen
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Hamza Coban, Kevin Robertson, Marlene Smurzynski, Supriya Krishnan, Kunling Wu, Ronald J Bosch, Ann C Collier, Ronald J Ellis
BACKGROUND: Despite treatment with virologically suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART), neurocognitive impairment may persist or develop de novo in aging HIV-infected individuals. We evaluated advancing age as a predictor of neurocognitive impairment in a large cohort of previously ART-naïve individuals on long-term ART DESIGN:: The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Longitudinal Linked Randomized Trials (ALLRT) was a prospective cohort study of HIV-infected individuals originally enrolled in randomized ART trials...
May 3, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465141/a-novel-educational-outreach-approach-to-teach-hands-only-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-to-the-public
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Mary P Chang, Lana M Gent, Merrilee Sweet, Jerry Potts, Jeral Ahtone, Ahamed H Idris
REVIEW: The American Heart Association set goals in 2010 to train 20 million people annually in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and to double bystander response by 2020. These ambitious goals are difficult to achieve without new approaches. METHODS: The main objective is to evaluate a new approach to cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction using a self-instructional kiosk to teach Hands-Only CPR to people at a busy international airport. This is a prospective, observational study evaluating a new approach to teach Hands-Only CPR to the public from July 2013 to February 2016...
April 29, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461641/healthcare-use-and-direct-cost-of-giant-cell-arteritis-a-population-based-study
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Matthew J Koster, Sara J Achenbach, Cynthia S Crowson, Hilal Maradit-Kremers, Eric L Matteson, Kenneth J Warrington
OBJECTIVE: To determine the healthcare use and direct medical cost of giant cell arteritis (GCA) in a population-based cohort. METHODS: A well-defined, retrospective population-based cohort of Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA, residents diagnosed with GCA from 1982-2009 was compared to a matched referent cohort from the same population. Standardized cost data (inflation-adjusted to 2014 US dollars) for 1987-2014 and outpatient use data for 1995-2014 were obtained...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456499/-use-of-resources-and-costs-associated-with-non-adherence-to-inhaled-corticosteroid-treatment-in-asthma
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A Sicras-Mainar, A Huerta, D Sánchez, R Navarro-Artieda
OBJECTIVE: To estimate adherence to asthma treatment with inhaled corticosteroid in clinical daily practice, and its relationship with exacerbations, as well as its use of resources and costs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational, retrospective study using the electronic medical records of the Badalona Health Service provider. The study included patients≥15 years old with a confirmed diagnosed of asthma, and who initiated treatment with an inhaled corticosteroid between January 2010 and December 2011...
April 26, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448780/integration-strategies-of-pharmacists-in-primary-care-based-accountable-care-organizations-a-report-from-the-accountable-care-organization-research-network-services-and-education
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Tina Joseph, Genevieve M Hale, Sara M Eltaki, Yesenia Prados, Renee Jones, Matthew J Seamon, Cynthia Moreau, Stephanie A Gernant
BACKGROUND: The accountable care organization (ACO) is an innovative health care delivery model centered on value-based care. ACOs consisting of primary care providers are increasingly becoming commonplace in practice; however, medication management remains suboptimal. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: As experts in medication management, pharmacists perform direct patient care and assist in the transition from one provider to another, which places them in an ideal position to manage multiple aspects of patient care...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441317/traumatic-spinal-injuries-in-northern-finland
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Ville Niemi-Nikkola, Nelli Saijets, Henriikka Ylipoussu, Pietari Kinnunen, Juha Pesälä, Pirkka Mäkelä, Markku Alen, Mauri Kallinen, Aki Vainionpää
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective epidemiological study. OBJECTIVE: To reveal incidence and epidemiological features of traumatic spinal injuries (TSI) in Northern Finland. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In Finland the annual incidence of traumatic spine fractures requiring inpatient care has been found to be 27/100 000, while international incidences have varied across the range of 16-64/100 000. More specific epidemiological data from Finland is not available...
April 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429825/validation-of-the-mds-research-criteria-for-prodromal-parkinson-s-disease-longitudinal-assessment-in-a-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-rbd-cohort
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Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Jacques Y Montplaisir, Amelie Pelletier, Jean-François Gagnon, Daniela Berg, Ronald B Postuma
BACKGROUND: Recently, the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society introduced the prodromal criteria for PD. Objectives Our study aimed to examine diagnostic accuracy of the criteria as well as the independence of prodromal markers to predict conversion to PD or dementia with Lewy bodies. METHODS: This prospective cohort study was performed on 121 individuals with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder who were followed annually for 1 to 12 years...
April 21, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423397/trends-in-use-of-the-us-medicare-annual-wellness-visit-2011-2014
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Ishani Ganguli, Jeffrey Souza, J Michael McWilliams, Ateev Mehrotra
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April 19, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414254/lifestyle-intervention-for-adults-with-spinal-cord-injury-results-of-the-usc-rlanrc-pressure-ulcer-prevention-study
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Mike Carlson, Cheryl Lp Vigen, Salah Rubayi, Erna Imperatore Blanche, Jeanine Blanchard, Michal Atkins, Barbara Bates-Jensen, Susan L Garber, Elizabeth A Pyatak, Jesus Diaz, Lucia I Florindez, Joel W Hay, Trudy Mallinson, Jennifer B Unger, Stanley Paul Azen, Michael Scott, Alison Cogan, Florence Clark
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Medically serious pressure injuries (MSPrIs), a common complication of spinal cord injury (SCI), have devastating consequences on health and well-being and are extremely expensive to treat. We aimed to test the efficacy of a lifestyle-based intervention designed to reduce incidence of MSPrIs in adults with SCI. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial (RCT), and a separate study wing involving a nonrandomized standard care control group. SETTING: Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, a large facility serving ethnically diverse, low income residents of Los Angeles County...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406981/human-exploitation-assisting-a-threatened-species-the-case-of-muttonbirders-and-buller-s-albatross
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Susan M Waugh, Timothée A Poupart, Colin M Miskelly, Jean-Claude Stahl, John P Y Arnould
Albatrosses are flexible and adaptable predators, relying on live prey as well as carrion. Use of predictable food sources and reliance on human-produced resources are well-known trait in long-range feeders like albatrosses and petrels. Breeding Buller's albatrosses studied at Solander I. (Hautere), New Zealand fed their chicks the remains of sooty shearwater juveniles (tītī in Māori), which are harvested from nearby muttonbirding sites. Evidence of this food type was found at over 10% of nests examined, and 17-40% birds that were fitted with GPS loggers visited muttonbirding sites in this and previous studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400254/community-pharmacist-delivered-medicare-annual-wellness-visits-within-a-family-medicine-practice
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Taylor A Evans, Patricia H Fabel, Bryan Ziegler
OBJECTIVE: To identify the steps to implement a community pharmacist into a family medicine practice to deliver Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs). SETTING: Medicine Mart Pharmacy is a locally owned and operated pharmacy that has served the West Columbia, South Carolina, area for over 30 years. The services offered by the pharmacy have expanded over the past 3 years through the addition of a community pharmacy resident. PRACTICE INNOVATION: A stepwise approach was developed for a community pharmacist to identify, market, and establish an AWV service through a collaborative practice agreement with a local family medicine practice...
April 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392710/humanistic-and-economic-burden-of-nausea-and-vomiting-among-migraine-sufferers
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Kavita Gajria, Lulu K Lee, Natalia M Flores, Ernesto Aycardi, Sanjay K Gandhi
BACKGROUND: While studies have demonstrated the economic burden of migraines in terms of quality of life, health care resource use (HRU), and costs, there exists a notable paucity of data comparing such outcomes among migraineurs with nausea and vomiting (N/V) and those without. The current study aimed to address this gap. METHODS: This was a retrospective study using data from the 2013 US National Health and Wellness Survey, a cross-sectional, internet-based survey...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379822/improving-patient-clinician-conversations-during-annual-wellness-visits
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Zsolt J Nagykaldi, Ami Dave, Connor J Kristof, Tanya N Watts, Sravanthi Utpala, Elizabeth Wickersham
BACKGROUND: Health risk assessments (HRAs) have been implemented and studied for decades in various settings, but little is known about the effect of introducing HRAs on the dynamics and content of patient-clinician conversations during Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) and whether the effective use of HRAs requires additional training and resources. METHODS: We used Conversation Analysis techniques to analyze 40 AWVs conducted in an academic family medicine residency practice...
March 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378235/the-impact-of-pregnancy-on-headache-evaluation-in-the-emergency-department-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ian Waldman, Stephen Wagner, Kristine Posadas, Timothy A Deimling
BACKGROUND: Headache is one of the most common emergency department complaints with three million visits annually in the USA. This is further complicated with 30% of those emergency visits being for a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. There is no currently well-established guideline for diagnostic imaging with a common concern being ionizing radiation exposure in pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to assess the difference in imaging studies ordered for pregnant and non-pregnant patients who reported to a tertiary care emergency department with headache...
April 5, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373270/patient-provider-communication-and-health-outcomes-among-individuals-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-in-the-united-states-medical-expenditure-panel-survey-2010-to-2013
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Victor Okunrintemi, Erica S Spatz, Paul Di Capua, Joseph A Salami, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Haider Warraich, Salim S Virani, Michael J Blaha, Ron Blankstein, Adeel A Butt, William B Borden, Kumar Dharmarajan, Henry Ting, Harlan M Krumholz, Khurram Nasir
BACKGROUND: Consumer-reported patient-provider communication (PPC) assessed by Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey in ambulatory settings is incorporated as a complementary value metric for patient-centered care of chronic conditions in pay-for-performance programs. In this study, we examine the relationship of PPC with select indicators of patient-centered care in a nationally representative US adult population with established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study population consisted of a nationally representative sample of 6810 individuals (aged ≥18 years), representing 18...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364131/comparative-analysis-of-overall-cost-and-rate-of-healthcare-utilization-among-apical-prolapse-procedures
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Lannah L Lua, Erika D Vicente, Prathamesh Pathak, Daniel Lybbert, Vani Dandolu
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The annual cost of prolapse surgeries is expected to grow at twice the rate of population growth. Understanding the economic impact of apical prolapse procedures, including sacrospinous fixation (SSF), abdominal sacrocolpopexy (ASC), and laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSC), is crucial. We aimed to compare overall cost of SSF versus ASC and LSC, as well as health resource utilization, up to 90-day follow-up. METHODS: Truven Marketscan Commercial Claims and Encounter databases 2008-2012 were used to calculate index and 90-day follow-up costs for SSF, ASC, and LSC with/without hysterectomy...
March 31, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362184/surveillance-survey-of-family-history-in-children-with-neural-tube-defects
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Esther B Dupépé, Daxa M Patel, Brandon G Rocque, Betsy Hopson, Anastasia A Arynchyna, E Ralee' Bishop, Jeffrey P Blount
OBJECTIVE Although there are known risk factors for the development of neural tube defects (NTDs), little is known regarding the role of family history. The authors' goal in this study is to describe the family history in their population of patients with NTDs. METHODS Surveys were completed for 254 patients who were accompanied by their biological mother during their annual visit to the multidisciplinary Spina Bifida Clinic at Children's of Alabama. An NTD has been diagnosed in all patients who are seen in this clinic (myelomeningocele, lipomeningocele, split cord malformation, and congenital dermal sinus tract)...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357998/incidence-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-its-risk-prediction-model-based-on-a-prospective-urban-han-chinese-cohort
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L Ding, J Li, C Wang, X Li, Q Su, G Zhang, F Xue
Prediction models of atrial fibrillation (AF) have been developed; however, there was no AF prediction model validated in Chinese population. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the incidence of AF in urban Han Chinese health check-up population, as well as to develop AF prediction models using behavioral, anthropometric, biochemical, electrocardiogram (ECG) markers, as well as visit-to-visit variability (VVV) in blood pressures available in the routine health check-up. A total of 33 186 participants aged 45-85 years and free of AF at baseline were included in this cohort, to follow up for incident AF with an annually routine health check-up...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
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