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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495903/health-care-service-and-outcomes-among-an-estimated-6-7-million-ambulatory-care-diabetic-foot-cases-in-the-u-s
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Grant H Skrepnek, Joseph L Mills, Lawrence A Lavery, David G Armstrong
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate ambulatory clinical cases of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and diabetic foot infections (DFIs) in the U.S. from 2007 to 2013 and to assess outcomes of emergency department or inpatient (ED/IP) admission, number of clinic visits per year, and physician time spent per visit. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional historical cohort analysis was conducted by using the nationally representative Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data from 2007 to 2013, including patients age ≥18 years with diabetes and either DFIs or DFUs...
May 11, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493551/utilization-of-a-sobering-center-for-acute-alcohol-intoxication
#2
Shannon Smith-Bernardin, Adam Carrico, Wendy Max, Susan Chapman
OBJECTIVE: To describe the population utilizing a sobering center for public alcohol intoxication, and compare between single-visit users, repeat users, and high users. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of 1,271 adults cared for in the Sobering Center from July 2014 to June 2015. We divided the population into three groups: single-use (1 visit), repeat users (2-5 visits) and high (6+) users, and evaluated demographics, lifetime health diagnoses utilizing the Elixhauser Comorbidity Index, rates of public service utilization including ambulance and emergency department, and related costs...
May 11, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464432/septic-arthritis-in-the-emergency-departments-in-the-u-s-a-national-study-of-healthcare-utilization-and-time-trends
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Jasvinder A Singh, Shaohua Yu
OBJECTIVE: To assess health care utilization and emergency department (ED) charges for septic arthritis. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of ED visits with septic arthritis as the primary diagnosis using the U.S. Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data from 2009-12. We examined ED charges, hospitalization and associated time-trends. Multivariable models adjusted for demographics (age, sex, insurance status, residence, household income), comorbidity and hospital characteristics to assess factors associated with ED charges and hospitalization...
May 2, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455163/sex-differences-in-outcomes-after-discharge-from-the-emergency-department-for-atrial-fibrillation-flutter
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Rhonda J Rosychuk, Brian R Holroyd, Xuechen Zhang, Brian H Rowe, Michelle M Graham
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation and flutter (AFF) are the most common arrhythmias presenting to emergency departments (EDs). We examined sex differences in outcomes for patients with AFF discharged from the ED in Alberta, Canada. METHODS: ED presentations for AFF during 1999-2011 that ended in discharge were extracted from administrative databases for all Alberta residents (age ≥ 35 years). Multivariable models determined the effect of sex on the time to ED return for AFF, the first follow-up visit with a physician, the first follow-up visit with a specialist (cardiologist or internal medicine physician), and death...
April 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409741/impact-of-comorbidities-among-medicaid-enrollees-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-united-states-2009
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Gloria Westney, Marilyn G Foreman, Junjun Xu, Marshaleen Henriques King, Eric Flenaugh, George Rust
INTRODUCTION: Multimorbidity, the presence of 2 or more chronic conditions, frequently affects people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Many have high-cost, highly complex conditions that have a substantial impact on state Medicaid programs. We quantified the cost of Medicaid-insured patients with COPD co-diagnosed with other chronic disorders. METHODS: We used nationally representative Medicaid claims data to analyze the impact of comorbidities (other chronic conditions) on the disease burden, emergency department (ED) use, hospitalizations, and total health care costs among 291,978 adult COPD patients...
April 13, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393538/racial-ethnic-differences-in-healthcare-use-among-patients-with-uncontrolled-and-controlled-diabetes
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Yhenneko J Taylor, Melanie D Spencer, Rohan Mahabaleshwarkar, Thomas Ludden
OBJECTIVES: To examine racial/ethnic differences in healthcare use among patients classified as having controlled and uncontrolled diabetes. DESIGN: Data from the Carolinas HealthCare System electronic data warehouse were used. Glycemic control was defined as glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) < 8% (64 mmol/mol) in 2012 (n = 9996). Patients with HbA1c ≥ 8% (64 mmol/mol) in 2012 were classified as uncontrolled (n = 2576). Race and ethnicity were jointly classified as non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic White or Other...
April 10, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333367/community-paramedicine-applied-in-a-rural-community
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Kevin J Bennett, Matt W Yuen, Melinda A Merrell
RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: Abbeville County Emergency Management Services (ACEMS) began a community paramedicine (CP) program to utilize trained paramedics to serve patients who frequently use the emergency department (ED) and have 1 or more of the following diagnoses: hypertension, diabetes, chronic heart failure, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The objective of this study was to determine if the CP program reduced ED visits in Abbeville while improving patient outcomes. DESIGN: A pre/posttest with a comparison group study design was used to evaluate the CP program...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320545/haloperidol-undermining-gastroparesis-symptoms-hugs-in-the-emergency-department
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Rene Ramirez, Philip Stalcup, Brandon Croft, Michael A Darracq
BACKGROUND: Gastroparesis associated nausea, vomiting & abdominal pain (GP N/V/AP) are common presentations to the emergency department (ED). Treatment is often limited to antiemetic, prokinetic, opioid, & nonopioid agents. Haloperidol (HP) has been shown to have analgesic & antiemetic properties. We sought to evaluate HP in the ED as an alternative treatment of GP N/V/AP. METHODS: Using an electronic medical record, 52 patients who presented to the ED w/GP N/V/AP secondary to diabetes mellitus and were treated w/HP were identified...
March 12, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264942/impact-of-the-ymca-of-the-usa-diabetes-prevention-program-on-medicare-spending-and-utilization
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Maria L Alva, Thomas J Hoerger, Ravikumar Jeyaraman, Peter Amico, Lucia Rojas-Smith
The YMCA of the USA received a Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide a diabetes prevention program to Medicare beneficiaries with prediabetes in seventeen regional networks of participating YMCAs nationwide. The goal of the program is to help participants lose weight and increase physical activity. We tested whether the program reduced medical spending and utilization in the Medicare population. Using claims data to compute total medical costs for fee-for-service Medicare participants and a matched comparison group of nonparticipants, we found that the overall weighted average savings per member per quarter during the first three years of the intervention period was $278...
March 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230446/economic-impact-of-treatment-duration-and-persistence-with-basal-insulin-in-previously-insulin-naive-users
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Samaneh Kalirai, Ran Duan, Dongju Liu, Beverly L Reed
BACKGROUND: Although insulin is a well-established therapy that is associated with improved clinical outcomes, adherence and persistence with insulin regimens are poor in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Diabetes-related health care costs and the impact of insulin persistence patterns on these health care costs have been previously studied; however, these aspects of insulin therapy have limited data beyond the first year of use and have not been characterized among patients previously naive to basal insulin...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217510/a-retrospective-study-on-epidemiology-of-hypoglycemia-in-emergency-department
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Juvva Gowtham Kumar, K P P Abhilash, Rama Prakasha Saya, Neeha Tadipaneni, J Maheedhar Bose
BACKGROUND: Hypoglycemia is one among the leading causes for Emergency Department (ED) visits and is the most common and easily preventable endocrine emergency. This study is aimed at assessing the incidence and elucidating the underlying causes of hypoglycemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective, observational study which included patients registering in ED with a finger prick blood glucose ≤60 mg/dl at the time of arrival. All patients aged above 15 years with the above inclusion criteria during the period of August 2010 to July 2013 were selected...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214994/cancelled-primary-care-appointments-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-diabetic-patients
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Sara McComb, Zhiyi Tian, Laura Sands, Ayten Turkcan, Lingsong Zhang, Shree Frazier, Mark Lawley
Patients scheduled for primary care appointments often cancel or no show. For diabetic patients, nonattendance can affect continuity of care and result in higher emergency department (ED) and hospital use. Nonattendance also impacts appointment scheduling, patient access, and clinic work load. While no show has received significant attention, little research has addressed the prevalence and impact of appointment cancellation. Data on 46,710 appointments for 7586 adult diabetic patients was used to conduct a prospective cohort study examining primary care appointment behavior...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195938/low-adverse-event-rates-but-high-emergency-department-utilization-in-chest-pain-patients-treated-in-an-emergency-department-observation-unit
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Anthony M Napoli, Janette Baird, Steven Tran, Jing Wang
OBJECTIVES: Nearly 40% of all previously admitted chest pain patients re-present to the emergency department (ED) within 1 year regardless of stress testing, and nearly 5% of patients return with a major adverse cardiac event (MACE). The primary objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of return visits to the ED among patients previously admitted to an ED chest pain observation unit (CPU). We also identified the patient characteristics and health risk factors associated with these return ED visits...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187736/thrombocytopenia-on-the-first-day-of-emergency-department-visit-predicts-higher-risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-among-elderly-patients
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Chia-Ter Chao, Hung-Bin Tsai, Chih-Kang Chiang, Jenq-Wen Huang
BACKGROUND: Few studies have addressed risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI) in geriatric patients. We investigated whether thrombocytopenia was a risk factor for AKI in geriatric patients with medical illnesses. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted, by recruiting elderly (≥65 years) patients who visited the emergency department (ED) for medical illnesses during 2014. They all received hemogram for platelet count determination, and were stratified according to the presence of thrombocytopenia (platelets, <150 K/μL) during their initial ED evaluation...
February 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060051/e-prescribing-and-adverse-drug-events-an-observational-study-of-the-medicare-part-d-population-with-diabetes
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Meghan Hufstader Gabriel, Christopher Powers, William Encinosa, Julie P W Bynum
BACKGROUND: Although the adoption of e-prescriptions among physicians has increased substantially under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act and Meaningful Use programs, little is known of its impact on patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of e-prescribing on emergency visits or hospitalizations for diabetes-related adverse drug events (ADEs) including hypoglycemia. DESIGN: This is a prospective, observational cohort study with patient fixed effects...
May 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008597/physician-participation-in-meaningful-use-and-quality-of-care-for-medicare-fee-for-service-enrollees
#16
Hye-Young Jung, Mark Aaron Unruh, Joshua R Vest, Lawrence P Casalino, Lisa M Kern, Zachary M Grinspan, Yuhua Bao, Rainu Kaushal
OBJECTIVES: The Meaningful Use initiative has made nearly $30 billion available through incentive programs to encourage provider adoption and use of electronic health records. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of outpatient physicians' participation in Meaningful Use on the quality of care provided to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) enrollees. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: One hundred percent inpatient and outpatient Medicare FFS claims covering the period January 2010 through December 2012...
March 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893129/us-emergency-department-visits-for-outpatient-adverse-drug-events-2013-2014
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Nadine Shehab, Maribeth C Lovegrove, Andrew I Geller, Kathleen O Rose, Nina J Weidle, Daniel S Budnitz
Importance: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 brought attention to adverse drug events in national patient safety efforts. Updated, detailed, nationally representative data describing adverse drug events can help focus these efforts. Objective: To describe the characteristics of emergency department (ED) visits for adverse drug events in the United States in 2013-2014 and describe changes in ED visits for adverse drug events since 2005-2006...
November 22, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825744/small-intestinal-submucosa-grafting-for-peyronie-disease-outcomes-and-patient-satisfaction
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Pedro Valente, Carolina Gomes, Nuno Tomada
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate surgical outcomes and complications and assess overall patient satisfaction after small intestinal submucosa (SIS) grafting for Peyronie disease. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients were treated with tunical incision and grafting with SIS. Mean age of the patients was 58 (range: 43-71) years. A preoperative protocol was applied to all patients. Patients were also evaluated at follow-up clinic visits. The International Index of Erectile Function, a modified Erectile Dysfunction Inventory of Treatment Satisfaction questionnaire, postoperative self-reports, and clinical characteristics were used to measure outcomes...
November 4, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776575/understanding-the-use-of-emergency-department-and-urgent-care-services-by-diabetic-patients-of-a-family-medicine-health-team-a-retrospective-observational-study
#19
Matthew Ward
Aim To understand the frequency, urgency, and rationale of emergency department and urgent care (ED/UC) use by diabetic patients of a Family Medicine Health Team (FHT). METHODS: A retrospective, observational study with comparison control groups was conducted from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2014. A total of 693 diabetic patients were compared with two, age-standardized non-diabetic groups: one with a higher disease burden based on International Classification of Diseases 9 diagnoses and the other from a randomized patient pool...
October 25, 2016: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770385/defining-team-effort-involved-in-patient-care-from-the-primary-care-physician-s-perspective
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Andrew S Hwang, Steven J Atlas, Johan Hong, Jeffrey M Ashburner, Adrian H Zai, Richard W Grant, Clemens S Hong
BACKGROUND: A better understanding of the attributes of patients who require more effort to manage may improve risk adjustment approaches and lead to more efficient resource allocation, improved patient care and health outcomes, and reduced burnout in primary care clinicians. OBJECTIVE: To identify and characterize high-effort patients from the physician's perspective. DESIGN: Cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-nine primary care physicians in an academic primary care network...
March 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
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