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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214167/psychometric-evaluation-and-design-of-patient-centered-communication-measures-for-cancer-care-settings
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Bryce B Reeve, David M Thissen, Carla M Bann, Nicole Mack, Katherine Treiman, Hanna K Sanoff, Nancy Roach, Brooke E Magnus, Jason He, Laura K Wagner, Rebecca Moultrie, Kathryn D Jackson, Courtney Mann, Lauren A McCormack
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the psychometric properties of questions that assess patient perceptions of patient-provider communication and design measures of patient-centered communication (PCC). METHODS: Participants (adults with colon or rectal cancer living in North Carolina) completed a survey at 2 to 3 months post-diagnosis. The survey included 87 questions in six PCC Functions: Exchanging Information, Fostering Health Relationships, Making Decisions, Responding to Emotions, Enabling Patient Self-Management, and Managing Uncertainty...
February 10, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213991/the-value-of-workforce-data-in-shaping-nursing-workforce-policy-a-case-study-from-north-carolina
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Erin P Fraher
BACKGROUND: In 2015, the Institute of Medicine's Committee for Assessing Progress on Implementing the Future of Nursing recommendations noted that little progress has been made in building the data infrastructure needed to support nursing workforce policy. PURPOSE: This article outlines a case study from North Carolina to demonstrate the value of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating state-level workforce data. METHODS: Data were derived from licensure renewal information gathered by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and housed at the North Carolina Health Professions Data System at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
November 1, 2016: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210925/prospective-associations-between-depressive-symptoms-and-the-metabolic-syndrome-the-spirited-life-study-of-methodist-pastors-in-north-carolina
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Timothy W Smith, David E Eagle, Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (Met-S) has a robust concurrent association with depression. A small, methodologically limited literature suggests that Met-S and depression are reciprocally related over time, an association that could contribute to their overlapping influences on morbidity and mortality in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. PURPOSE: Using a refined approach to the measurement of Met-S as a continuous latent variable comprising continuous components, this study tested the prospective associations between Met-S and depression...
February 16, 2017: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210537/multilevel-predictors-of-colorectal-cancer-testing-modality-among-publicly-and-privately-insured-people-turning-50
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Stephanie B Wheeler, Tzy-Mey Kuo, Anne Marie Meyer, Christa E Martens, Kristen M Hassmiller Lich, Florence K L Tangka, Lisa C Richardson, Ingrid J Hall, Judith Lee Smith, Maria E Mayorga, Paul Brown, Trisha M Crutchfield, Michael P Pignone
Understanding multilevel predictors of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test modality can help inform screening program design and implementation. We used North Carolina Medicare, Medicaid, and private, commercially available, health plan insurance claims data from 2003 to 2008 to ascertain CRC test modality among people who received CRC screening around their 50th birthday, when guidelines recommend that screening should commence for normal risk individuals. We ascertained receipt of colonoscopy, fecal occult blood test (FOBT) and fecal immunochemical test (FIT) from billing codes...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209810/genome-sequence-of-southern-tomato-virus-in-asymptomatic-tomato-sweet-hearts
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Ricardo I Alcalá-Briseño, Sevgi Coşkan, Maria A Londoño, Jane E Polston
The genome sequence of Southern tomato virus in asymptomatic Solanum lycopersicum 'Sweet Hearts' (STV-Florida) in Florida was assembled from small RNAs sequenced by Illumina RNA-seq. The STV-Florida genome shared 99.0 to 99.9% similarity with full genome sequences from Bangladesh, China, Mexico, and the United States (Mississippi and North Carolina).
February 16, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209636/a-randomized-crossover-trial-of-dietary-sodium-restriction-in-stage-3-4-ckd
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Rajiv Saran, Robin L Padilla, Brenda W Gillespie, Michael Heung, Scott L Hummel, Vimal Kumar Derebail, Bertram Pitt, Nathan W Levin, Fansan Zhu, Samer R Abbas, Li Liu, Peter Kotanko, Philip Klemmer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are often volume expanded and hypertensive. Few controlled studies have assessed the effects of a sodium-restricted diet (SRD) in CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a randomized crossover trial to evaluate the effect of SRD (target <2 g sodium per day) versus usual diet on hydration status (by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy) and blood pressure (BP) between May of 2009 and May of 2013...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209260/use-of-the-pasero-opioid-induced-sedation-scale-poss-in-pediatric-patients
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Ann Quinlan-Colwell, Gayle Thear, Emily Miller-Baldwin, Andrea Smith
The Pasero Opioid-induced Sedation Scale (POSS) is a valid, reliable tool used to assess sedation when administering opioid medications to manage pain. The POSS is endorsed by The Joint Commission and the American Society for Pain Management Nursing to help prevent adverse opioid-related respiratory events. Although the POSS is used to assess sedation in pediatric patients at some hospitals, prior to this study, it was not formally evaluated in the pediatric population. This study used a quasi-experimental design with a convenience sample of pediatric patients admitted to a large regional medical center in southeastern North Carolina...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208186/comparison-of-patient-report-and-medical-records-of-comorbidities-results-from-a-population-based-cohort-of-patients-with-prostate-cancer
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Fan Ye, Dominic H Moon, William R Carpenter, Bryce B Reeve, Deborah S Usinger, Rebecca L Green, Kiayni Spearman, Nathan C Sheets, Kevin A Pearlstein, Angela R Lucero, Mark R Waddle, Paul A Godley, Ronald C Chen
Importance: The comorbid conditions of patients with cancer affect treatment decisions, which in turn affect survival and health-related quality-of-life outcomes. Comparative effectiveness research studies must account for these conditions via medical record abstraction or patient report. Objective: To examine the agreement between medical records and patient reports in assessing comorbidities. Design, Setting, and Participants: Patient-reported information and medical records were prospectively collected as part of the North Carolina Prostate Cancer Comparative Effectiveness & Survivorship Study, a population-based cohort of 881 patients with newly diagnosed localized prostate cancer enrolled in the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry from January 1, 2011, through June 30, 2013...
February 16, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207343/impact-of-early-head-start-in-north-carolina-on-dental-care-use-among-children-younger-than-3-years
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Jacqueline M Burgette, John S Preisser, Morris Weinberger, Rebecca S King, Jessica Y Lee, R Gary Rozier
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of North Carolina Early Head Start (EHS), an early education program for low-income children younger than 3 years and their families, on dental care use among children. METHODS: We performed a quasi-experimental study in which we interviewed 479 EHS and 699 non-EHS parent-child dyads at baseline (2010-2012) and at a 24-month follow-up (2012-2014). We estimated the effects of EHS participation on the probability of having a dental care visit after controlling for baseline dental care need and use and a propensity score covariate; we included random effects to account for EHS program clustering...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203064/women-s-experiences-and-preferences-regarding-breast-imaging-after-completing-breast-cancer-treatment
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Susan Brandzel, Dori E Rosenberg, Dianne Johnson, Mary Bush, Karla Kerlikowske, Tracy Onega, Louise Henderson, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Wendy DeMartini, Karen J Wernli
BACKGROUND: After treatment for breast cancer, most women receive an annual surveillance mammography to look for subsequent breast cancers. Supplemental breast MRI is sometimes used in addition to mammography despite the lack of clinical evidence for it. Breast imaging after cancer treatment is an emotionally charged experience, an important part of survivorship care, and a topic about which limited patient information exists. We assessed women's experiences and preferences about breast cancer surveillance imaging with the goal of determining where gaps in care and knowledge could be filled...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199947/environmental-biomonitoring-of-essential-and-toxic-elements-in-human-scalp-hair-using-accelerated-microwave-assisted-sample-digestion-and-inductively-coupled-plasma-optical-emission-spectroscopy
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Hope Kumakli, A'ja V Duncan, Kiara McDaniel, Tsdale F Mehari, Jamira Stephenson, Lareisha Maple, Zaria Crawford, Calvin L Macemore, Carol M Babyak, Sayo O Fakayode
Human scalp hair samples were collected and used to assess exposure to toxic elements and essential elements in the state of North Carolina, USA using accelerated microwave assisted acid digestion and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES). The figures-of-merit of the ICP-OES were appropriate for elemental analysis in scalp hair with detection limits as low as 0.0001 mg/L for Cd, good linearity (R(2) > 0.9978), and percent recoveries that ranged from 96 to 106% for laboratory-fortified-blanks and 88-112% for sample spike recovery study...
February 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194686/implementing-a-prison-medicaid-enrollment-program-for-inmates-with-a-community-inpatient-hospitalization
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David L Rosen, Catherine A Grodensky, Anna R Miller, Carol E Golin, Marisa E Domino, Wizdom Powell, David A Wohl
In 2011, North Carolina (NC) created a program to facilitate Medicaid enrollment for state prisoners experiencing community inpatient hospitalization during their incarceration. The program, which has been described as a model for prison systems nationwide, has saved the NC prison system approximately $10 million annually in hospitalization costs and has potential to increase prisoners' access to Medicaid benefits as they return to their communities. This study aims to describe the history of NC's Prison-Based Medicaid Enrollment Assistance Program (PBMEAP), its structure and processes, and program personnel's perspectives on the challenges and facilitators of program implementation...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187864/relation-of-household-income-to-incidence-of-sudden-unexpected-death-in-wake-county-north-carolina
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Louisa A Mounsey, Feng-Chang Lin, Irion Pursell, Golsa Joodi, Mary Elizabeth Lewis, Anthony Nwosu, Chani Hodonsky, Ross J Simpson, J Paul Mounsey
The incidence of out-of-hospital sudden unexpected death (OHSUD) in a racially and socioeconomically diverse population has been inadequately studied. We collated all OHSUDs over a 24-month period among 18- to 64-year olds in Wake County, North Carolina, to investigate geographic and socioeconomic disparity in incidence of OHSUD. An electronic query of Wake County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) identified all EMS attended out-of-hospital deaths. After excluding trauma, expected deaths, and deaths occurring in non-free-living subjects, medical records and medical examiner's reports were reviewed by a committee of cardiologists to make the determination of OHSUD...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186618/study-of-individualization-and-bias-in-nursing-home-fall-prevention-practices
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Cathleen S Colón-Emeric, Kirsten Corazzini, Eleanor McConnell, Wei Pan, Mark Toles, Rasheeda Hall, Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, Tracey L Yap, Amber L Anderson, Andrew Burd, Ruth A Anderson
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about how nursing home staff use resident characteristics to individualize care delivery or whether care is affected by implicit bias. DESIGN: Randomized factorial clinical vignette survey. SETTING: Sixteen nursing homes in North Carolina. PARTICIPANTS: Nursing, rehabilitation, and social services staff (n = 433). MEASUREMENTS: Vignettes describing hypothetical residents were generated from a matrix of clinical and demographic characteristics...
February 10, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186023/randomized-trial-of-population-based-clinical-decision-support-to-facilitate-care-transitions
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Eric L Eisenstein, Janese M Willis, Rex Edwards, Kevin J Anstrom, Kensaku Kawamoto, Guilherme Del Fiol, Fred S Johnson, David F Lobach
Medicaid beneficiaries in 6 North Carolina counties were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 clinical decision support (CDS) care transition strategies: (1) usual care (Control), (2) CDS messaging to patients and their medical homes (Reports), or (3) CDS messaging to patients, their medical homes, and their care managers (Reports+). We included 7146 Medicaid patients and evaluated transitions from specialist visit, ER and hospital encounters back to the patient's medical home. Patients enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid were not eligible...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178717/high-levels-of-medical-mistrust-are-associated-with-low-quality-of-life-among-black-and-white-men-with-prostate-cancer
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Ballington L Kinlock, Lauren J Parker, Janice V Bowie, Daniel L Howard, Thomas A LaVeist, Roland J Thorpe
BACKGROUND: Medical mistrust is thought to affect health care-based decisions and has been linked to poor health outcomes. The effects of medical mistrust among men with prostate cancer are unknown. Thus, the goal of the current study is to examine the association between medical mistrust and quality of life (QOL) among black and white men with prostate cancer. METHODS: A total of 877 men (415 black, 462 white) with prostate cancer between the ages of 40 to 81 years who entered the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry during the years 2007 and 2008 were retrospectively recruited...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177402/the-relationship-between-land-use-and-vulnerability-to-nitrogen-and-phosphorus-pollution-in-an-urban-watershed
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Ali Tasdighi, Mazdak Arabi, Deanna L Osmond
Characterization of the vulnerability of water bodies to pollution from natural and anthropogenic sources requires understanding the relationship between land use and water quality. This study aims (i) to explore the influence of upstream land use on annual stream water concentrations and loads of total nitrogen (TN) and phosphorus (TP) and (ii) to characterize the vulnerability of water bodies to TN and TP pollution as a function of land use under varying climatic conditions. Multiple linear regression models were used across 23 stream locations within the Jordan Lake watershed in North Carolina between 1992 and 2012 to explore land use-water quality relationships...
January 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173993/implementing-an-integrated-care-management-program-in-community-pharmacies-a-focus-on-medication-management-services
#18
Megan G Smith, Stefanie P Ferreri, Patrick Brown, Kristen Wines, Christopher M Shea, Trista M Pfeiffenberger
OBJECTIVES: To describe the initiation of a community pharmacy medication management service within a statewide integrated care management program. SETTING: One hundred twenty-three community and community health center pharmacies in 58 counties of North Carolina. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Independent and community health center pharmacies offering medication management as part of an integrated care management program to Medicaid, Medicare, dually eligible Medicare-Medicaid, and NC Health Choice beneficiaries in North Carolina...
February 4, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169844/standard-setting-for-clinical-performance-of-basic-perioperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-moving-beyond-the-written-test
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Julian S Bick, Jonathan P Wanderer, Conrad S Myler, Andrew D Shaw, Matthew D McEvoy
BACKGROUND: Credible methods for assessing competency in basic perioperative transesophageal echocardiography examinations have not been reported. The authors' objective was to demonstrate the collection of real-world basic perioperative transesophageal examination performance data and establish passing scores for each component of the basic perioperative transesophageal examination, as well as a global passing score for clinical performance of the basic perioperative transesophageal examination using the Angoff method...
February 7, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168928/a-model-for-predicting-onset-of-stagonospora-nodorum-blotch-in-winter-wheat-based-on-pre-planting-and-weather-factors
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Lucky Kumar Mehra, Christina Cowger, Peter Ojiambo
Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) caused by Parastagonospora nodorum is a serious disease of wheat worldwide. In the United States, the disease is prevalent on winter wheat in many eastern states, and its management relies mainly on fungicide application after flag leaf emergence. Although SNB can occur prior to flag leaf emergence, the relationship between the time of disease onset on yield has not been determined. Such a relationship is useful in identifying a threshold to facilitate prediction of disease onset in the field...
February 7, 2017: Phytopathology
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