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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811732/exposure-to-and-use-of-electronic-cigarettes-does-language-matter
#1
Paul Wada, Chun Nok Lam, Elizabeth Burner, Sophie Terp, Michael Menchine, Sanjay Arora
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether patients who are English proficient become aware of e-cigarettes through different marketing tactics and have dissimilar patterns of use than patients who are non-English speaking. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study surveying adult English- and Spanish-speaking patients. ANOVA and chi-squared tests were used to examine differences between groups. SETTING: A large public, safety-net hospital in Los Angeles County, California...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809446/deferasirox-for-managing-iron-overload-in-people-with-thalassaemia
#2
REVIEW
Claudia Bollig, Lisa K Schell, Gerta Rücker, Roman Allert, Edith Motschall, Charlotte M Niemeyer, Dirk Bassler, Joerg J Meerpohl
BACKGROUND: Thalassaemia is a hereditary anaemia due to ineffective erythropoiesis. In particular, people with thalassaemia major develop secondary iron overload resulting from regular red blood cell transfusions. Iron chelation therapy is needed to prevent long-term complications.Both deferoxamine and deferiprone are effective; however, a review of the effectiveness and safety of the newer oral chelator deferasirox in people with thalassaemia is needed. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of oral deferasirox in people with thalassaemia and iron overload...
August 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808888/has-time-come-for-the-use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-extended-prophylaxis-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-acutely-ill-medical-patients-yes
#3
Walter Ageno
Betrixaban is a direct factor Xa inhibitor with a renal excretion of only approximately 5-7%. On June 23rd 2017, it became the first direct oral anticoagulant to receive Food and Drug Administration approval for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in acutely ill medical patients, and the first anticoagulant agent to be approved for extended-duration thromboprophylaxis after hospital discharge in this setting. Approval followed the results of the APEX trial, a phase III clinical trial comparing betrixaban (80 mg) administered for 35-42 days with enoxaparin (40 mg) administered for 10 ± 4 days...
August 14, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807202/do-acute-care-surgeons-follow-best-practices-for-breast-abscess-management-a-single-institution-analysis-of-325-consecutive-cases
#4
Alison Unzeitig Barron, Stephen Luk, Herb A Phelan, Brian H Williams
BACKGROUND: The breast surgery community has adopted needle aspiration as the standard of care for breast abscesses, which have a size less than 5 cm on ultrasound, no skin changes, and fewer than 5 days of symptoms. Our acute-care surgery (ACS) service manages all breast abscess consults at our urban safety-net hospital. We undertook this descriptive study to identify the rate of operative incisions and drainage performed by ACS surgeons which were not compatible with best practices for breast abscess management...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807037/selepressin-a-novel-selective-vasopressin-v1a-agonist-is-an-effective-substitute-for-norepinephrine-in-a-phase-iia-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-in-septic-shock-patients
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James A Russell, Jean-Louis Vincent, Anne Louise Kjølbye, Håkan Olsson, Allan Blemings, Herbert Spapen, Peder Carl, Pierre-Francois Laterre, Lars Grundemar
BACKGROUND: Vasopressin is widely used for vasopressor support in septic shock patients, but experimental evidence suggests that selective V1A agonists are superior. The initial pharmacodynamic effects, pharmacokinetics, and safety of selepressin, a novel V1A-selective vasopressin analogue, was examined in a phase IIa trial in septic shock patients. METHODS: This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter trial in 53 patients in early septic shock (aged ≥18 years, fluid resuscitation, requiring vasopressor support) who received selepressin 1...
August 15, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806477/curative-salvage-liver-transplantation-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-intention-to-treat-analysis
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Robbert J de Haas, Chetana Lim, Prashant Bhangui, Chady Salloum, Philippe Compagnon, Cyrille Feray, Julien Calderaro, Alain Luciani, Daniel Azoulay
The salvage liver transplantation (SLT) strategy was conceived for initially resectable and transplantable (R&T) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients, to try to obviate upfront LT, with the 'safety net' of SLT in case of post-resection recurrence. The SLT strategy is successful or curative when patients are recurrence-free following primary resection alone, or after SLT for recurrence. The aim of the current study was to determine the SLT strategy's potential for cure in R&T HCC patients, and to identify predictors for its success...
August 14, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806038/partnership-strategies-of-community-health-centers-building-capacity-in-good-times-and-bad
#7
Maria-Elena Young, Steven P Wallace, Amy Bonilla, Nadereh Pourat, Michael Rodriguez
Federally Qualified Health Centers--commonly referred to as Community Health Centers (CHCs)--serve as critical safety net providers for those who are uninsured or who may become uninsured. This policy brief reports the findings from the Remaining Uninsured Access to Community Health Centers (REACH) research project, which sought to identify the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the ability of CHCs to serve the remaining uninsured. We examined strategies undertaken by CHCs in four states to reinforce the local safety net through partnerships, improvements to the local health system, and advocacy...
July 2017: Policy Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800562/underlying-challenges-of-public-health-insurance-enrollment-and-use-among-latino-adults-insights-from-the-largest-safety-net-institution-in-los-angeles
#8
E G Guerrero, R Legnick-Hall, C Andrews
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 8, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797423/the-challenges-involving-assessing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-outcomes-in-safety-net-hospitals
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EDITORIAL
Theodore A Bass
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797422/in-hospital-outcomes-of-percutaneous%C3%A2-coronary-intervention-in%C3%A2-america-s-safety%C3%A2-net-insights-from-the-ncdr-cath-pci-registry
#10
Tushar Acharya, Adam C Salisbury, John A Spertus, Kevin F Kennedy, Amarbir Bhullar, H Kiran K Reddy, Bipin K Joshi, John A Ambrose
OBJECTIVES: This study compared risk-adjusted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) outcomes of safety-net hospitals (SNHs) and non-SNHs. BACKGROUND: Although risk adjustment is used to compare hospitals, SNHs treat a disproportionate share of uninsured and underinsured patients, who may have unmeasured risk factors, limited health care access, and poorer outcomes than patients treated at non-SNHs. METHODS: Using the National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI Registry from 2009 to 2015, we analyzed 3,746,961 patients who underwent PCI at 282 SNHs (hospitals where ≥10% of PCI patients were uninsured) and 1,134 non-SNHs...
August 14, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783420/prescription-level-factors-associated-with-primary-nonadherence-to-dermatologic-medications
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Audrey Rutherford, Donald A Glass, Elizabeth A Suarez, Adewole S Adamson
PURPOSE: To analyze factors associated with primary nonadherence to dermatologic medications and study whether prescription-level factors are associated with primary nonadherence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records of new dermatology patients from January 2011 to December 2013 at a single urban safety-net hospital outpatient dermatology clinic with a closed pharmacy system. RESULTS: A total of 4307 prescriptions were written for 2490 patients...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777651/safety-net-academic-hospital-experience-in-following-up-noncritical-yet-potentially-significant-radiologist-recommendations
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Nadja Kadom, Gemma Doherty, Alexandra Solomon, Madison Close, Scott Friedman, Deborah Gregson, Bradley S Rostad, James M Moses, Alexander Norbash
OBJECTIVE: In this retrospective study, we identified the types of noncritical recommendations radiologists issued over a 15-day period, the percentage of noncritical radiology recommendations that were not acted on or acknowledged in the medical records, potential causes for recommendations not being acted on, and the potential risk of harm to patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of radiology reports and patient records from January 1, 2014, to January 15, 2014, at a large tertiary academic center and regional safety-net hospital...
August 4, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774339/measurement-education-and-tracking-in-integrated-care-metric-use-of-a-culturally-adapted-education-tool-versus-standard-education-to-increase-engagement-in-depression-treatment-among-hispanic-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-control-trial
#13
Katherine Sanchez, Brittany H Eghaneyan, Michael O Killian, Leopoldo Cabassa, Madhukar H Trivedi
BACKGROUND: Significant mental health disparities exist for Hispanic populations, especially with regard to depression treatment. Stigma and poor communication between patients and their providers result in low use of antidepressant medications and early treatment withdrawal. Cultural factors which influence treatment decisions among Hispanics include fears about the addictive and harmful properties of antidepressants, worries about taking too many pills, and the stigma attached to taking medications...
August 3, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765460/are-dental-schools-part-of-the-safety-net
#14
Howard L Bailit
This article examines the current safety net activities of dental schools and reviews strategies by which schools could care for more poor and low-income patients. The primary data come from the annual Survey of Dental Education, a joint American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and American Dental Association (ADA) activity. The analyses use descriptive statistics and are intended to give ballpark estimates of patients treated under varying clinical scenarios. Some 107.4 million people are underserved in comparison to utilization rates for middle-income Americans...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765447/what-should-oral-health-professionals-know-in-2040-executive-summary
#15
Jane A Weintraub
The "Advancing Dental Education in the 21(st) Century" project assesses current status and trends to prepare for the future. Section 3 of the project asks what knowledge and skills should dental and advanced dental education learners have to provide dental care in 2040 and how should educators be preparing them. This executive summary of five background articles in this section focuses on predoctoral education, advanced dental education, the provision of medical services within dental practice, the incorporation of oral health services into primary care and medical practice, and interprofessional education and practice...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765445/current-state-of-dental-education-executive-summary
#16
Allan J Formicola
This executive summary for Section 1 of the "Advancing Dental Education in the 21(st) Century" project provides a composite picture of information from 12 background articles on the current state of dental education in the United States. The summary includes the following topics: the current status of the dental curriculum, the implications of student debt and dental school finances, the expansion of enrollment, student diversity, pre- and postdoctoral education, safety net status of dental school clinics, and trends in faculty...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762617/effect-of-extended-duration-thromboprophylaxis-on-venous-thromboembolism-and-major-bleeding-among-acutely-ill-hospitalized-medical-patients-a-bivariate-analysis
#17
Gerald Chi, Samuel Z Goldhaber, John M Kittelson, Alexander G G Turpie, Adrian F Hernandez, Russell D Hull, Alex Gold, John T Curnutte, Alexander T Cohen, Robert A Harrington, C Michael Gibson
BACKGROUND: Among acutely ill hospitalized medical patients, extended-duration thromboprophylaxis reduces venous thromboembolism (VTE), but some pharmacologic strategies have been associated with greater risks of major bleeding, thereby offsetting the net clinical benefit (NCB). METHODS: To assess the risk-benefit profile of anticoagulation regimens, a previously described bivariate method that does not assume a linear risk-benefit tradeoff and can accommodate different margins for efficacy and safety was performed to simultaneously assess efficacy (symptomatic VTE) and safety (major bleeding) based on data from four randomized controlled trials of extended-duration (30 to 46 days) versus standard-duration (6 to 14 days) thromboprophylaxis among 28,227 patients (EXCLAIM, ADOPT, MAGELLAN, and APEX trials)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760098/mind-the-gap-developing-an-integrated-behavioral-health-home-to-address-health-disparities-in-serious-mental-illness
#18
Miriam C Tepper, Alexander M Cohen, Ana M Progovac, Andrea Ault-Brutus, H Stephen Leff, Brian Mullin, Carrie M Cunningham, Benjamin Lê Cook
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the impact of an integrated behavioral health home (BHH) pilot on adults with psychotic and bipolar disorders. METHODS: Quasi-experimental methods were used to compare outcomes before (September 2014-August 2015) and after the intervention (September 2015-August 2016) among ambulatory BHH patients and a control group. Electronic health records were compared between 424 BHH patients (N=369, psychotic disorder; N=55, bipolar disorder) and 1,521 individuals from the same urban, safety-net health system who were not enrolled in the BHH...
August 1, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751056/federally-qualified-health-center-substitution-of-local-health-department-services
#19
Jeremy W Snider, Betty R Bekemeier, Douglas A Conrad, David E Grembowski
INTRODUCTION: Strategic and budgetary considerations have shifted local health departments (LHDs) away from safety net clinical services and toward population-focused services. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) play an increasing role in the safety net, and may complement or substitute for LHD clinical services. The authors examined the association between FQHC service levels in communities and the presence of specific LHD clinical services in 2010 and 2013. METHODS: Data from LHD surveys and FQHC service data were merged for 2010 and 2013...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750052/determinants-of-enrollment-of-informal-sector-workers-in-cooperative-based-health-scheme-in-bangladesh
#20
Abdur Razzaque Sarker, Marufa Sultana, Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Sayem Ahmed, Ziaul Islam, Alec Morton, Jahangir A M Khan
BACKGROUND: Providing access to affordable health care for the informal sector remains a considerable challenge for low income countries striving to make progress towards universal health coverage. The objective of the study is to identify the factors shaping the decision to enroll in a cooperative based health scheme for informal workers in Bangladesh and also help to identify the features of informal workers without health schemes and their likelihood of being insured. METHODS: Data were derived from a cross-sectional in-house survey within the catchment area of a cooperative based health scheme in Bangladesh during April-June 2014, covering a total of 784 households (458 members and 326 non-members)...
2017: PloS One
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