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Ruth E K Stein, Ellen J Silver, Marilyn C Augustyn, Nathan J Blum, Pamela High, Nancy J Roizen
BACKGROUND: It is unknown how insurance status affects elements of evaluation at developmental behavioral (DB) pediatric sites. OBJECTIVE: To compare DB referrals, evaluation, and treatment for children with Medicaid and private insurance. DESIGN/METHODS: Fifty-six developmental behavioral pediatricians at 12 sites recorded anonymous data on structured forms for ≤15 consecutive referrals. Children with Medicaid (n = 309) and private insurance (n = 393) were compared on sociodemographic factors, referral concerns, evaluation elements, and resulting diagnoses...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
Kimberley Jacobs, Molly Posa, Whitney Spellicy, Jaclyn Otero, Maria Kelly
BACKGROUND: Pediatric exposure to influenza-infected adult caregivers (AC) is a significant risk factor for developing influenza. Poor access to vaccines contributes to low adult vaccination rates. We offered adult vaccination at regularly scheduled pediatric office visits and examined barriers to improve future vaccination rates. METHODS: Via a retrospective chart review, we identified ACs who received an influenza vaccination at one of three pediatric clinics within an academic center from August 2015 to May 2016...
March 2, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Natalia I Chalmers, Joseph S Wislar, Matt Hall, Cary Thurm, Man Wai Ng
This article explores trends in 3 areas of dental services use for children less than 21 years of age. First, it examines the change in access to prevention, diagnostic, and treatment services over time among Medicaid-enrolled children and how access to care is affected by state-level factors. Second, it evaluates trends and health care costs associated with the treatment of oral health conditions in the operating room of pediatric hospitals. Third, it examines the trends in use of emergency departments for dental needs among children in the United States...
April 2018: Dental Clinics of North America
Laura J Chavez, Connor Grannis, Millie Dolce, Deena J Chisolm
BACKGROUND: Caring for teens with special health care needs places physical and mental health burdens on parents, which can be exacerbated by the stresses of transitions to independence. Medical homes can improve teen transitions to greater self-management and reduce health care-related time and financial burdens for families. This analysis examines the association between parent-reported teen medical home status and caregiver health-related quality of life (HRQOL). METHODS: The study sample included parents/caregivers of teens with special health care needs, ages 15-18, recruited from a pediatric Medicaid accountable care organization who participated in a survey (response rate=40...
February 22, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
Lauren Folgosa Cooley, Sandra B Barker
The use of canine-assisted therapy (CAT) in healthcare is expanding and the purpose of this review is to highlight its potential use in the surgical patient. While CAT literature to date has detailed widespread benefits in blood pressure control and improving pain, anxiety, and stress, little research has been performed specifically in surgical patients who may benefit significantly from CAT interventions. Critical points highlighted herein are as follows: (1) Hypertension is common and significantly increases morbidity and mortality associated with elective surgery...
February 24, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
William T Davis, Shawn R Gilbert
BACKGROUND: The incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pediatric osteomyelitis has risen and been associated with a more severe clinical course than methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infections. National databases have been underutilized to describe these trends. We compared demographics, clinical course, and outcomes for patients with MRSA versus MSSA osteomyelitis. METHODS: We queried the 2009 and 2012 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids Inpatient Database for discharge records with diagnosis codes for osteomyelitis and S...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Kavelin Rumalla, Vijay Letchuman, Kyle A Smith, Paul M Arnold
BACKGROUND: Hydrocephalus is a life-threatening sequela of traumatic brain injury (TBI) with poorly defined epidemiology in children. Here, we report the national incidence, risk factors, and outcomes associated with post-traumatic hydrocephalus (PTH). METHODS: The Kids Inpatient Database (2003, 2006, 2009, 2012) was queried using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes to identify all patients (age 0 to 20) with TBI (850...
December 11, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
Paul V Williams, Abhishek Kavati, Dominic Pilon, Yongling Xiao, Maryia Zhdanava, Maria-Magdalena Balp, Patrick Lefebvre, Benjamin Ortiz, Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have described chronic idiopathic/spontaneous urticaria (CIU/CSU) healthcare burden in adults, while this information remains largely unknown in children. We aimed to describe treatment patterns, healthcare resource utilization (HRU), and costs in CIU/CSU pediatric patients, as well as to compare HRU and costs in CIU/CSU and CIU/CSU-free pediatric patients. METHODS: Medicaid claims from four states (09/01/2013-03/31/2016) were used to identify patients less than 12 years old...
February 10, 2018: Dermatology and Therapy
Richard W Valachovic
Good oral health affects academic performance, employability and annual earnings, military readiness, overall health care costs, and general health status and well-being. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has enhanced the ability of many Americans to receive dental care through the expansion of Medicaid and the inclusion of pediatric oral health as one of the ten "essential health benefits." Almost all of the proposals presented by Congress and the Administration to modify the ACA call for changes to Medicaid that would cut back funding and/or give states more control over programs...
February 6, 2018: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Isabel Araujo Barata, Meredith Akerman, Zayan Mahmooth, Kathryn Bradburn, John DʼAngelo
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze the characteristics of pediatric patients transferred from a hospital-based general emergency department (ED) to an acute care facility. METHODS: Study data were abstracted from the 2010 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Emergency Department Sample database. A multivariate logistic regression was constructed for pediatric patients (<18 years old) who require a transfer to an acute care facility from a general ED...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
Joseph E Dohar, Debra Don, Jeffrey Koempel, Chung H Lu, Dean Hakanson, Kenny H Chan
PURPOSE: Otorrhea frequently follows tympanostomy tube (TT) placement. We evaluated otorrhea following single 6mg OTO-201 (OTIPRIO®, ciprofloxacin otic suspension 6%) intraoperative injection into each middle ear in a variety of effusion types and concurrent procedures in children undergoing TT placement. SECONDARY OBJECTIVE: Efficacy based on Medicaid status and safety. BASIC PROCEDURES: In this prospective, 8-week, multicenter, open-label study, 501 patients were enrolled: mean age 2...
December 21, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Kris P Rehm, Mark S Brittan, John R Stephens, Pradeep Mummidi, Michael J Steiner, James C Gay, Soleh Al Ayubi, Nitin Gujral, Vandna Mittal, Kelly Dunn, Vincent Chiang, Matt Hall, Kevin Blaine, Margaret O'Neill, Sarah McBride, Jayne Rogers, Jay G Berry
BACKGROUND: Many hospitals are considering contacting hospitalized patients soon after discharge to help with issues that arise. OBJECTIVE: To (1) describe the prevalence of contactidentified postdischarge issues (PDI) and (2) assess characteristics of children with the highest likelihood of having a PDI. DESIGN, SETTING, PATIENTS: A retrospective analysis of hospital-initiated follow-up contact for 12,986 children discharged from January 2012 to July 2015 from 4 US children's hospitals...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
Tony R Wang, Russell C Bailey, Howard P Goodkin, Kelly B Mahaney
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively examine nationwide trends in intracranial monitoring (ICM) for pediatric medically intractable epilepsy (MIE) from 2000 to 2012. METHODS: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database was analyzed to identify admissions with ICD-9-CM codes corresponding to MIE and ICM from 2000 to 2012, inclusive. Associations between independent variables and outcomes were tested using χ2 test or Fisher exact test. A multivariate logistic regression analysis of variables associated with ICM was completed using stepwise selection...
January 31, 2018: Neurology
M Varman, C Sharlin, C Fernandez, J Vasudevan, C Wichman
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease with over 14 million infections in 2008. Certain HPV types have been identified in up to 70% of cases of cervical and anal cancers. Despite being safe and effective, HPV vaccination rates remain low. Vaccination and demographic data was collected pre-and post-intervention. Among 13 thru 17-year-old cohort females were significantly more likely to be fully vaccinated. Assessment also found that patients insured by Medicaid were significantly more likely to be fully vaccinated than patients insured privately...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Community Health
Justin D Smith, Cady Berkel, Neil Jordan, David C Atkins, Shrikanth S Narayanan, Carlos Gallo, Kevin J Grimm, Thomas J Dishion, Anne M Mauricio, Jenna Rudo-Stern, Mariah K Meachum, Emily Winslow, Meg M Bruening
BACKGROUND: Pediatric obesity is a multi-faceted public health concern that can lead to cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and early mortality. Small changes in diet, physical activity, or BMI can significantly reduce the possibility of developing cardiometabolic risk factors. Family-based behavioral interventions are an underutilized, evidence-based approach that have been found to significantly prevent excess weight gain and obesity in children and adolescents. Poor program availability, low participation rates, and non-adherence are noted barriers to positive outcomes...
January 15, 2018: Implementation Science: IS
Lauren Fiechtner, Meghan Perkins, Vincent Biggs, Nancy Langhans, Mona Sharifi, Giselle O'Connor, Sarah Price, Joseph Locascio, Karen Kuhlthau, Jo-Ann Kwass, Candace Nelson, Thomas Land, Matt Longjohn, Valerie Lawson, Katherine Hohman, Elsie M Taveras
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of family-centered, pediatric weight management programs in reducing childhood obesity. Yet, programs to optimize the care of low-income children with obesity are needed. We sought to examine the comparative effectiveness of two, potentially scalable pediatric weight management programs delivered to low-income children in a clinical or community setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Clinic and Community Approaches to Healthy Weight trial is a randomized trial in two communities in Massachusetts that serve a large population of low-income children and families...
January 9, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Christopher M Shea, Kea Turner, B Alex White, Ye Zhu, R Gary Rozier
BACKGROUND: The majority of primary care physicians support integration of children's oral health promotion and disease prevention into their practices but can experience challenges integrating oral health services into their workflow. Most electronic health records (EHRs) in primary care settings do not include oral health information for pediatric patients. Therefore, it is important to understand providers' preferences for oral health information within the EHR. The objectives of this study are to assess (1) the relative importance of various elements of pediatric oral health information for primary care providers to have in the EHR and (2) the extent to which practice and provider characteristics are associated with these information preferences...
January 11, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Timothy Dignam, Ana Pomales, Lora Werner, E Claire Newbern, James Hodge, Jay Nielsen, Aaron Grober, Karen Scruton, Rand Young, Jack Kelly, Mary Jean Brown
INTRODUCTION: Several urban neighborhoods in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have a history of soil, household lead paint, and potential lead-emitting industry contamination. OBJECTIVES: To (1) describe blood lead levels (BLLs) in target neighborhoods, (2) identify risk factors and sources of lead exposure, (3) describe household environmental lead levels, and (4) compare results with existing data. METHODS: A simple, random, cross-sectional sampling strategy was used to enroll children 8 years or younger living in selected Philadelphia neighborhoods with a history of lead-emitting industry during July 2014...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
Christopher J Russell, Cary Thurm, Matt Hall, Tamara D Simon, Michael N Neely, Jay G Berry
OBJECTIVE: Identify characteristics associated with hospital readmission due to bacterial respiratory tract infections (bRTI) after tracheotomy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of 8009 children 0-17 years undergoing tracheotomy from 2007 to 2013 at 48 children's hospitals in the Pediatric Health Information System database. The primary outcome was first hospital admission after tracheotomy for bRTI (ie, primary diagnosis of bRTI or a primary diagnosis of bRTI symptom and secondary diagnosis of bRTI)...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
Kathryn B Wiseman, Andrea D Warner-Czyz
OBJECTIVES: Cochlear implants (CIs) afford an opportunity for children with a significant hearing loss to access spoken language through auditory input, but challenges post-implantation could impede success. Inconsistent device use occurs when a child wears their device less than full-time (<8 hours per day). Previous studies may underestimate the prevalence of inconsistent device use in pediatric CI users due to methodological issues (subjective parent report vs. objective measures)...
January 4, 2018: Cochlear Implants International
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