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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441459/cannabis-use-is-associated-with-reduced-prevalence-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Adeyinka Charles Adejumo, Samson Alliu, Tokunbo Opeyemi Ajayi, Kelechi Lauretta Adejumo, Oluwole Muyiwa Adegbala, Nnaemeka Egbuna Onyeakusi, Akintunde Micheal Akinjero, Modupeoluwa Durojaiye, Terence Ndonyi Bukong
Cannabis use is associated with reduced prevalence of obesity and diabetes mellitus (DM) in humans and mouse disease models. Obesity and DM are a well-established independent risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most prevalent liver disease globally. The effects of cannabis use on NAFLD prevalence in humans remains ill-defined. Our objective is to determine the relationship between cannabis use and the prevalence of NAFLD in humans. We conducted a population-based case-control study of 5,950,391 patients using the 2014 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Nationwide Inpatient Survey (NIS) discharge records of patients 18 years and older...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437620/american-association-of-clinical-endocrinologists-and-american-college-of-endocrinology-guidelines-for-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Paul S Jellinger, Yehuda Handelsman, Paul D Rosenblit, Zachary T Bloomgarden, Vivian A Fonseca, Alan J Garber, George Grunberger, Chris K Guerin, David S H Bell, Jeffrey I Mechanick, Rachel Pessah-Pollack, Kathleen Wyne, Donald Smith, Eliot A Brinton, Sergio Fazio, Michael Davidson
OBJECTIVE: The development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Board of Trustees and adheres with published AACE protocols for the standardized production of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). METHODS: Recommendations are based on diligent reviews of the clinical evidence with transparent incorporation of subjective factors, according to established AACE/ACE guidelines for guidelines protocols...
April 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435757/beyond-the-ability-to-pay-the-health-status-of-native-hawaiians-and-other-pacific-islanders-in-relationship-to-health-insurance
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Ashley K Morisako, Maile Tauali'i, Adrian Jacques H Ambrose, Kelley Withy
Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (NHOPI) suffer from a number of poor health outcomes, such as high rates of overweight status, obesity, hypertension, and high rates of asthma and cancer mortality. In addition to a disproportionate burden of illness, barriers to health care access and utilization also exist. This study examines the effect of health insurance coverage on the health status of NHOPI in comparison to Asians. To analyze this relationship, the study uses the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 2012 data and logistic regression...
March 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434707/in-hospital-complications-after-implantation-of-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-analysis-of-a-national-inpatient-database-in-japan
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Sandeep Shakya, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
BACKGROUND: Complications after implantation of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), including permanent pacemakers (PMs) and other CIEDs, are associated with increased patient mortality and healthcare costs. This study aimed to investigate overall complications after implantation of CIEDs, analyze the associated risk factors, and compare complications after PM implantation between hospitals that performed only PM implantations (PM-only hospitals) and hospitals that implanted other CIEDs, as well as PMs (all-CIED hospitals)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434458/relationship-between-state-malpractice-environment-and-quality-of-health-care-in-the-united-states
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Karl Y Bilimoria, Jeanette W Chung, Christina A Minami, Min-Woong Sohn, Emily S Pavey, Jane L Holl, Michelle M Mello
BACKGROUND: One major intent of the medical malpractice system in the United States is to deter negligent care and to create incentives for delivering high-quality health care. A study was conducted to assess whether state-level measures of malpractice risk were associated with hospital quality and patient safety. METHODS: In an observational study of short-term, acute-care general hospitals in the United States that publicly reported in the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services Hospital Compare in 2011, hierarchical regression models were used to estimate associations between state-specific malpractice environment measures (rates of paid claims, average Medicare Malpractice Geographic Practice Cost Index [MGPCI], absence of tort reform laws, and a composite measure) and measures of hospital quality (processes of care, imaging utilization, 30-day mortality and readmission, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators, and patient experience from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems [HCAHPS])...
May 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432564/unintended-pregnancy-and-contraceptive-use-among-women-veterans-the-ecuun-study
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Sonya Borrero, Lisa S Callegari, Xinhua Zhao, Maria K Mor, Florentina E Sileanu, Galen Switzer, Susan Zickmund, Donna L Washington, Laurie C Zephyrin, E Bimla Schwarz
BACKGROUND: Little is known about contraceptive care for the growing population of women veterans who receive care in the Veterans Administration (VA) healthcare system. OBJECTIVE: To determine rates of contraceptive use, unmet need for prescription contraception, and unintended pregnancy among reproductive-aged women veterans. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: We conducted a cross-sectional, telephone-based survey with a national sample of 2302 women veterans aged 18-44 years who had received primary care in the VA within the prior 12 months...
April 21, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432074/incidence-of-first-stroke-in-pregnant-and-nonpregnant-women-of-childbearing-age-a-population-based-cohort-study-from-england
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Lu Ban, Nikola Sprigg, Alyshah Abdul Sultan, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Philip M Bath, Jonas F Ludvigsson, Olof Stephansson, Laila J Tata
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women may have an increased risk of stroke compared with nonpregnant women of similar age, but the magnitude and the timing of such risk are unclear. We examined the risk of a first stroke event in women of childbearing age and compared the risk during pregnancy and in the early postpartum period with the background risk outside these periods. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted an open cohort study of 2 046 048 women aged 15 to 49 years between April 1, 1997, and March 31, 2014, using linked primary (Clinical Practice Research Datalink) and secondary (Hospital Episode Statistics) care records in England...
April 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429986/have-individual-medical-savings-accounts-accumulated-meaningful-balances-after-10-years-of-enrolment-empirical-evidence-from-china
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Hao Yu, Jiaying Chen
Objectives To examine whether medical savings accounts in China have achieved the intended goal of promoting individual savings for medical care. Method Longitudinal data were obtained from one of the first Chinese cities that implemented medical savings accounts. The sample includes 246,681 enrolees with participation of at least 10 years by the end of 2010. We conducted descriptive analyses of medical savings account balances and a series of multivariate logistic analyses of risk factors for having low medical savings account accumulation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426439/high-mortality-among-patients-with-opioid-use-disorder-in-a-large-healthcare-system
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Yih-Ing Hser, Larissa J Mooney, Andrew J Saxon, Karen Miotto, Douglas S Bell, Yuhui Zhu, Di Liang, David Huang
OBJECTIVES: Elevated mortality has been observed among individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) treated in addiction specialty clinics or programs. Information about OUD patients in general healthcare settings is needed in light of the current effort to integrate addiction services into primary healthcare systems. This study examined mortality rates, causes of death, and associated risk factors among patients with OUD in a large general healthcare system. METHODS: Mortality data were linked with electronic health records of 2576 OUD patients cared for in a large university health system from 2006 to 2014...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426138/incremental-burden-of-cardiovascular-comorbidity-and-psoriatic-arthritis-among-adults-with-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-in-five-european-countries
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M Augustin, J Vietri, H Tian, I Gilloteau
BACKGROUND: Moderate-to-severe psoriasis is associated with reduced health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Individuals with psoriasis are at increased risk for other medical conditions, but little information quantifies the incremental burden of psoriasis-associated comorbidity among European adults, and data have generally been limited to clinical samples. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the incremental burden of cardiovascular comorbidity and psoriatic arthritis among adults with moderate-to-severe psoriasis in the general population of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom (EU5)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422923/a-cross-sectional-study-of-emergency-care-utilization-and-associated-costs-of-violent-related-assault-injuries-in-the-united-states
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Michael C Monuteaux, Eric W Fleegler, Lois K Lee
BACKGROUND: Violent-related (assault) injuries are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Many violent injury victims seek treatment in the emergency department (ED). Our objectives were to: (1) estimate rates of violent-related injuries evaluated in United States EDs; (2) estimate linear trends in ED visits for violent-related injuries from 2000 to 2010; and (3) to determine the associated healthcare and work-loss costs. METHODS: We examined adults 18 years of age and older from a nationally representative survey (the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey) of ED visits, from 2000 to 2010...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422899/variation-in-adult-traumatic-brain-injury-outcomes-in-the-united-states
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Nathaniel H Greene, Mary A Kernic, Monica S Vavilala, Frederick P Rivara
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the degree of variation, by state of acute care hospitalization, in outcomes associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in an adult population. SETTING: All acute care hospitals in 21 states in the United States in the year 2010. PARTICIPANTS: Adult (> 18 years) patients (N = 95 546) admitted to a hospital with a moderate or severe TBI. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using data from State Inpatient Databases from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419371/sleep-a-window-into-autonomic-control-in-children-born-preterm-and-growth-restricted
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Stephanie R Yiallourou, Euan M Wallace, Christie Whatley, Alexsandria Odoi, Samantha Hollis, Aidan J Weichard, Jayan Shivanandhan Muthusamy, Suraj Varma, James Cameron, Om Narayan, Rosemary Sc Horne
Study Objectives: Preterm birth and fetal growth restriction (FGR) are both associated with risk of hypertension in adulthood. Mechanisms leading to this pathology are unclear. In children aged 5-12 years, who were born preterm and FGR, we used sleep as a tool to assess autonomic control with assessment of cardiovascular structure and function. Methods: 18 children born preterm and FGR, 15 born preterm with appropriate birth weights (AGA) and 20 AGA term-born children were studied...
April 17, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414806/cost-effectiveness-of-nurse-led-multifactorial-care-to-prevent-or-postpone-new-disabilities-in-community-living-older-people-results-of-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Jacqueline J Suijker, Janet L MacNeil-Vroomen, Marjon van Rijn, Bianca M Buurman, Sophia E de Rooij, Eric P Moll van Charante, Judith E Bosmans
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of nurse-led multifactorial care to prevent or postpone new disabilities in community-living older people in comparison with usual care. METHODS: We conducted cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analyses alongside a cluster randomized trial with one-year follow-up. Participants were aged ≥ 70 years and at increased risk of functional decline. Participants in the intervention group (n = 1209) received a comprehensive geriatric assessment and individually tailored multifactorial interventions coordinated by a community-care registered nurse with multiple follow-up visits...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412954/does-a-quality-improvement-campaign-accelerate-take-up-of-new-evidence-a-ten-state-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-institute-for-health-improvement-s-project-joints
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Eric C Schneider, Melony E Sorbero, Ann Haas, M Susan Ridgely, Dmitry Khodyakov, Claude M Setodji, Gareth Parry, Susan S Huang, Deborah S Yokoe, Don Goldmann
BACKGROUND: A decade ago, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement pioneered a quality improvement (QI) campaign, leveraging organizational and personal social networks to disseminate new practices. There have been few rigorous studies of the QI campaign approach. METHODS: Project JOINTS (Joining Organizations IN Tackling SSIs) engaged a network of state-based organizations and professionals in a 6-month QI campaign promoting adherence to three new evidence-based practices known to reduce the risk of infection after joint replacement...
April 17, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410917/the-relative-contribution-of-provider-and-ed-level-factors-to-variation-among-the-top-15-reasons-for-ed-admission
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Imad Khojah, Suhui Li, Qian Luo, Griffin Davis, Jessica E Galarraga, Michael Granovsky, Ori Litvak, Samuel Davis, Robert Shesser, Jesse M Pines
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We examine adult emergency department (ED) admission rates for the top 15 most frequently admitted conditions, and assess the relative contribution in admission rate variation attributable to the provider and hospital. METHODS: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study of ED encounters (≥18years) from 19 EDs and 603 providers (January 2012-December 2013), linked to the Area Health Resources File for county-level information on healthcare resources...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409367/the-effect-of-health-system-factors-on-outcomes-and-costs-after-bariatric-surgery-in-a-universal-healthcare-system-a-national-cohort-study-of-bariatric-surgery-in-canada
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Aristithes G Doumouras, Fady Saleh, Sama Anvari, Scott Gmora, Mehran Anvari, Dennis Hong
INTRODUCTION: Previous data demonstrate that patients who receive bariatric surgery at a Center of Excellence are different than those who receive care at non-accredited centers. Canada provides a unique opportunity to naturally exclude confounders such as insurance status, hospital ownership, and lack of access on comparisons between hospitals and surgeons in bariatric surgery outcomes. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of hospital accreditation and other health system factors on all-cause morbidity after bariatric surgery in Canada...
April 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407997/the-diagnosis-of-urinary-tract-infection-in-young-children-duty-study-clinical-rule-economic-evaluation
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MULTICENTER STUDY
William Hollingworth, John Busby, Christopher C Butler, Kathryn O'Brien, Jonathan A C Sterne, Kerenza Hood, Paul Little, Michael Lawton, Kate Birnie, Emma Thomas-Jones, Kim Harman, Alastair D Hay
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of a two-step clinical rule using symptoms, signs and dipstick testing to guide the diagnosis and antibiotic treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI) in acutely unwell young children presenting to primary care. METHODS: Decision analytic model synthesising data from a multicentre, prospective cohort study (DUTY) and the wider literature to estimate the short-term and lifetime costs and healthcare outcomes (symptomatic days, recurrent UTI, quality adjusted life years) of eight diagnostic strategies...
April 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407139/economic-impact-of-remote-monitoring-after-implantable-defibrillators-implantation-in-heart-failure-patients-an-analysis-from-the-effect-study
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Alessandro Capucci, Antonio De Simone, Mario Luzi, Valeria Calvi, Giuseppe Stabile, Antonio D'Onofrio, Simone Maffei, Loira Leoni, Giovanni Morani, Raffaele Sangiuolo, Claudia Amellone, Catia Checchinato, Ernesto Ammendola, Gianfranco Buja
Aims: Heart failure (HF) patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) require admissions for disease management and out-patient visits for disease management and assessment of device performance. These admissions place a significant burden on the National Health Service. Remote monitoring (RM) is an effective alternative to frequent hospital visits. The EFFECT study was a multicentre observational investigation aiming to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of RM compared with in-office visits standard management (SM)...
April 12, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406271/the-relationship-between-higher-social-trust-and-lower-late-hiv-diagnosis-and-mortality-differs-by-race-ethnicity-results-from-a-state-level-analysis
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Yusuf Ransome, Ashley Batson, Sandro Galea, Ichiro Kawachi, Denis Nash, Kenneth H Mayer
INTRODUCTION: Black men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to suffer a disproportionate burden of new HIV diagnoses and mortality. To better understand some of the reasons for these profound disparities, we examined whether the association between social trust and late HIV diagnosis and mortality differed by race/ethnicity, and investigated potential indirect effects of any observed differences. METHODS: We performed generalized structural equation modelling to assess main and interaction associations between trust among one's neighbours in 2009 (i...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
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