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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770249/snorkel-rapid-training-data-creation-with-weak-supervision
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Alexander Ratner, Stephen H Bach, Henry Ehrenberg, Jason Fries, Sen Wu, Christopher Ré
Labeling training data is increasingly the largest bottleneck in deploying machine learning systems. We present Snorkel, a first-of-its-kind system that enables users to train state-of- the-art models without hand labeling any training data. Instead, users write labeling functions that express arbitrary heuristics, which can have unknown accuracies and correlations. Snorkel denoises their outputs without access to ground truth by incorporating the first end-to-end implementation of our recently proposed machine learning paradigm, data programming...
November 2017: Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768309/the-impact-of-a-change-in-the-price-of-va-health-care-on-utilization-of-va-and-medicare-services
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Richard E Nelson, Bret Hicken, Megan Vanneman, Chuan-Fen Liu, Randall Rupper
INTRODUCTION: The passage of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 has expanded the non-Veteran Affairs (VA) care options for eligible US Veterans. In order for these new arrangements to provide the best care possible for Veterans, it is important to understand the relationship between VA and non-VA care options. The purpose of this study was to use another recent VA policy change, one that increased the reimbursement rate that eligible Veterans receive for travel for health care to VA, to understand the use of VA and Medicare services among Medicare-enrolled Veterans...
May 15, 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762272/differences-in-experiences-with-care-between-homeless-and-nonhomeless-patients-in-veterans-affairs-facilities-with-tailored-and-nontailored-primary-care-teams
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Audrey L Jones, Leslie R M Hausmann, Stefan Kertesz, Ying Suo, John P Cashy, Maria K Mor, James H Schaefer, Adi V Gundlapalli, Adam J Gordon
BACKGROUND: Homeless patients describe poor experiences with primary care. In 2012, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implemented homeless-tailored primary care teams (Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team, HPACTs) that could improve the primary care experience for homeless patients. OBJECTIVE: To assess differences in primary care experiences between homeless and nonhomeless Veterans receiving care in VHA facilities that had HPACTs available (HPACT facilities) and in VHA facilities lacking HPACTs (non-HPACT facilities)...
May 12, 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759929/entacapone-and-prostate-cancer-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients-a-large-veterans-affairs-healthcare-system-study
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Jacqueline M Major, Diane Dong, Francesca Cunningham, Kunthel By, Kwan Hur, David C Shih, Rong Jiang, Gerald D Podskalny, XiangMing Wei, Simone Pinheiro, Steven T Bird, Stephine Keeton, David J Graham
BACKGROUND: An increased incidence of prostate cancer was observed in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients treated with entacapone during a pre-approval randomized clinical trial; the relation has not been robustly investigated in the U.S. ambulatory setting. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether entacapone is associated with prostate cancer and to assess whether the associations are correlated with advanced disease at the time of cancer diagnosis. METHODS: Using data from the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system, new-user cohorts were created of PD patients treated with add-on entacapone or add-on dopamine agonist/monoamine oxidase B inhibitors between January 2000 and December 2014...
May 5, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759512/drug-eluting-stents-versus-bare-metal-stents-in-saphenous-vein-grafts-a-double-blind-randomised-trial
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Emmanouil S Brilakis, Robert Edson, Deepak L Bhatt, Steven Goldman, David R Holmes, Sunil V Rao, Kendrick Shunk, Bavana V Rangan, Kreton Mavromatis, Kodangudi Ramanathan, Anthony A Bavry, Santiago Garcia, Faisal Latif, Ehrin Armstrong, Hani Jneid, Todd A Conner, Todd Wagner, Judit Karacsonyi, Lauren Uyeda, Beverly Ventura, Aaron Alsleben, Ying Lu, Mei-Chiung Shih, Subhash Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the efficacy of drug-eluting stents (DES) for reducing aortocoronary saphenous vein bypass graft (SVG) failure compared with bare-metal stents (BMS) in patients undergoing stenting of de-novo SVG lesions. We assessed the risks and benefits of the use of DES versus BMS in de-novo SVG lesions. METHODS: Patients were recruited to our double-blind, randomised controlled trial from 25 US Department of Veterans Affairs centres. Eligible participants were aged at least 18 years and had at least one significant de-novo SVG lesion (50-99% stenosis of a 2·25-4·5 mm diameter SVG) requiring percutaneous coronary intervention with intent to use embolic protection devices...
May 11, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759263/a-bedside-computerized-decision-support-tool-for-intravenous-insulin-infusion-management-in-critically-ill-patients
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Evan D Telford, Andrew J Franck, Andrew L Hendrickson, Nicole Maltese Dietrich
Intravenous (IV) insulin infusions using a validated protocol are the recommended method for blood glucose control in critically ill patients. Computerized decision-support tools improve quality over manual paper-based protocols. However, nonproprietary computerized tools targeting the recommended blood glucose range of 140-180 mg/dL are not readily available. A bedside computerized decision-support tool was developed at a US Department of Veterans Affairs health system to assist the nursing staff with the management of patients requiring IV insulin infusion...
May 2018: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759055/results-of-a-coordinated-specialty-care-program-for-early-psychosis-and-predictors-of-outcomes
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Ilana Nossel, Melanie M Wall, Jennifer Scodes, Leslie A Marino, Sacha Zilkha, Iruma Bello, Igor Malinovsky, Rufina Lee, Marleen Radigan, Thomas E Smith, Lloyd Sederer, Gyojeong Gu, Lisa Dixon
OBJECTIVE: This study prospectively evaluated outcomes of OnTrackNY, a statewide coordinated specialty care (CSC) program for treatment of early psychosis in community settings, as well as predictors of outcomes. METHODS: The sample included 325 individuals ages 16-30 with recent-onset nonaffective psychosis who were enrolled in OnTrackNY and who had at least one three-month follow-up. Clinicians provided data at baseline and quarterly up to one year. Domains assessed included demographic and clinical characteristics, social and occupational functioning, medications, suicidality and violence, hospitalization, and time to intervention...
May 15, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756791/individual-and-group-cognitive-processing-therapy-effectiveness-across-two-veterans-affairs-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-treatment-clinics
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Kristen E Lamp, Kimberly M Avallone, Kelly P Maieritsch, Katherine R Buchholz, Sheila A M Rauch
OBJECTIVE: In accordance with Veterans Affairs (VA) policy, VA posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) clinics offer evidence-based treatments including cognitive processing therapy (CPT). To facilitate access to care, CPT is offered in both group and individual formats in many VA PTSD clinics. Group and individual delivery of CPT have been directly compared in active duty samples, but these findings have not been extended to VA populations. The present article directly compares the effectiveness of group and individual CPT with a written trauma account (CPT+A) across two VA PTSD clinics...
May 14, 2018: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756480/tracheoesophageal-prosthesis-use-is-associated-with-improved-overall-quality-of-life-in-veterans-with-laryngeal-cancer
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Ramya S Patel, Tiffany Mohr, Christine Hartman, Carol Stach, Andrew G Sikora, Jose P Zevallos, Vlad C Sandulache
OBJECTIVES: Veterans have an increased risk of laryngeal cancer, yet their oncologic and functional outcomes remain understudied. We sought to determine the longitudinal impact of tracheoesophageal puncture and voice prosthesis on quality-of-life measures in veterans following total laryngectomy (TL). METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of TL patients (n = 68) treated at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center using the Voice Handicap Index (VHI), MD Anderson Dysphagia Index (MDADI), and University of Washington Quality of Life Index (UW-QOL)...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752701/pain-agreements-and-healthcare-utilization-in-a-veterans-affairs-primary-care-population-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Cynthia Kay, Erica Wozniak, Alice Ching, Joanne Bernstein
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of chronic pain is enormous. In America, the management of chronic pain and opioids remains a critical focus. Guidelines recommend pain agreements as part of the management of chronic pain and opioids; however, evidence of improvement in patient outcomes is lacking. An aspect of patient outcome includes utilization of healthcare resources, such as emergency department visits and hospitalizations. It remains uncertain whether the use of pain agreements lessens healthcare utilization...
May 11, 2018: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752675/estimating-drug-costs-how-do-manufacturer-net-prices-compare-with-other-common-us-price-references
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T Joseph Mattingly, Joseph F Levy, Julia F Slejko, Nneka C Onwudiwe, Eleanor M Perfetto
BACKGROUND: Drug costs are frequently estimated in economic analyses using wholesale acquisition cost (WAC), but what is the best approach to develop these estimates? Pharmaceutical manufacturers recently released transparency reports disclosing net price increases after accounting for rebates and other discounts. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine whether manufacturer net prices (MNPs) could approximate the discounted prices observed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...
May 12, 2018: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752012/impact-of-multidisciplinary-chart-reviews-on-opioid-dose-reduction-and-monitoring-practices
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Julianna Rivich, Jocelyn McCauliff, Allison Schroeder
INTRODUCTION: The Veterans Affairs (VA) Eastern Colorado Health Care System implemented an Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI); this included multidisciplinary chart reviews of patients with chronic, non-malignant pain on high-dose opioid therapy to provide safety recommendations to prescribers through the electronic medical record. Our study objective was to evaluate the impact of these documented recommendations. Outcomes included change in total daily opioid dose, concurrent prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines, adherence to local VA/Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) policy, and monitoring practices...
April 27, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751746/validating-the-use-of-veterans-affairs-tobacco-health-factors-for-assessing-change-in-smoking-status-accuracy-availability-and-approach
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Anne C Melzer, Erika A Pinsker, Barbara Clothier, Siamak Noorbaloochi, Diana J Burgess, Elisheva R Danan, Steven S Fu
BACKGROUND: Accurate smoking status is key for research purposes, but can be costly and difficult to measure. Within the Veteran's Health Administration (VA), smoking status is recorded as part of routine care as "health factors" (HF)-fields that researchers can query through the electronic health record (EHR). Many researchers are interested in using these fields to track changes in smoking status over time, however the validity of this measure for assessing change is unknown...
May 11, 2018: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748747/use-of-guideline-recommended-treatments-for-ptsd-among-community-based-providers-in-texas-and-vermont-implications-for-the-veterans-choice-program
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Erin P Finley, Michael Mader, Elizabeth K Haro, Polly H Noël, Nancy Bernardy, Craig S Rosen, Mary Bollinger, Hector A Garcia, Kathleen Sherrieb, Mary Jo V Pugh
Implementation of the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) allows Veterans to receive care paid for by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in community settings. However, the quality of that care is unknown, particularly for complex conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A cross-sectional survey was conducted of 668 community primary care and mental health providers in Texas and Vermont to describe use of guideline-recommended treatments (GRTs) for PTSD. Relatively, few providers reported using guideline-recommended psychotherapy or prescribing practices...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747919/temporal-trends-in-coronary-angiography-and-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-insights-from-the-va-clinical-assessment-reporting-and-tracking-program
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Stephen W Waldo, Madhura Gokhale, Colin I O'Donnell, Mary E Plomondon, Javier A Valle, Ehrin J Armstrong, Richard Schofield, Stephan D Fihn, Thomas M Maddox
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate temporal trends in characteristics and outcomes among patients referred for invasive coronary procedures within a national health care system for veterans. BACKGROUND: Coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention remain instrumental diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for coronary artery disease. METHODS: All coronary angiographic studies and interventions performed in U...
May 14, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746651/the-impact-of-the-veteran-s-affairs-medical-system-on-an-otolaryngology-residency-training-program
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Alexander Lanigan, Mark Spaw, Christopher Donaghe, Joseph Brennan
Introduction: The field of otolaryngology has become the leading specialty in the management of head and neck pathology and trauma. Graduate medical education programs tasked to train military head and neck surgeons within the Department of Defense (DoD) maintain certification by ensuring adequate surgical case volume and training. In recent years, surgical case numbers have declined due to an overall healthy active duty patient population and deployments of residency faculty. As such, a novel initiative between the San Antonio Military Medical Center and the South Texas Veteran's Healthcare system was developed to provide seamless care among active duty service members, dependents, retirees, and veterans...
May 9, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746393/female-veterans-with-diagnoses-of-both-chronic-pelvic-pain-and-overactive-bladder-how-do-they-compare-to-women-diagnosed-with-interstitial-cystitis
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Katherine A Volpe, Sara B Cichowski, Yuko K Komesu, Rebecca G Rogers, Allison Murata, Glen Murata
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare women with a known diagnosis of interstitial cystitis (IC) to a population that might be at risk for the diagnosis of IC, women with diagnoses of both chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and overactive bladder (OAB). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of data from the Veterans Affairs Corporate Data Warehouse. The cohort included all female veterans who had established care with a primary care provider from 1997 to present...
May 10, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745717/factors-contributing-to-the-effective-functioning-of-veterans-mental-health-councils
#18
Sarah Beehler, Sarah A Marsella, Peggy M Henderson, Sandra G Resnick, Mark Meterko
Veterans Mental Health Councils (VMHCs) have been established at many Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers to promote recovery and improve mental health services. Though research shows that consumer-led advisory councils may produce a number of positive outcomes, the aspects of implementation critical for VMHC effectiveness have not been identified. The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing effective functioning of VMHC, including contextual factors affecting council success. A key goal was to understand how participants defined effective council functioning...
May 10, 2018: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742706/impact-of-presumed-service-connected-diagnosis-on-the-department-of-veterans-affairs-healthcare-utilization-patterns-of-vietnam-theater-veterans-a-cross-sectional-study
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Dennis A Fried, Mangala Rajan, Chin-Lin Tseng, Drew Helmer
During the Vietnam War, the US military sprayed almost 20 million gallons of Agent Orange (AO), an herbicide contaminated with dioxin, over Vietnam. Approximately, 2.7 million US military personnel may have been exposed to AO during their deployment. Ordinarily, veterans who can demonstrate a nexus between a diagnosed condition and military service are eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) service-connected disability compensation. Vietnam Veterans have had difficulty, however, establishing a nexus between AO exposure and certain medical conditions that developed many years after the war...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742355/the-interaction-between-rural-urban-status-and-dual-use-status-among-veterans-with-heart-failure
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Kelly J Hunt, Mulugeta Gebregziahber, Charles J Everett, Paul A Heidenreich, Robert Neal Axon
INTRODUCTION: Dual healthcare system use is associated with higher rates of healthcare utilization, but the influence of rurality on this phenomenon is unclear. This study aimed to determine the extent to which rurality in the USA modifies the likelihood for acute healthcare use among veterans with heart failure (HF). METHODS: Using merged Veterans Affairs (VA), Medicare, and state-level administrative data, a retrospective cohort study of 4985 veterans with HF was performed...
May 2018: Rural and Remote Health
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