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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719837/prescription-trends-and-the-selection-of-initial-oral-antidiabetic-agents-for-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-a-nationwide-study
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C-H Liu, S-T Chen, C-H Chang, L-M Chuang, M-S Lai
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics of patients, physicians, and medical facilities, and their association with prescriptions that do not include metformin as the initial oral antidiabetic agent. STUDY DESIGN: Observational, cross-sectional study. METHODS: Patients with incident type 2 diabetes between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2010, were identified from the Taiwan National Insurance Research Database...
July 15, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717673/sex-and-race-ethnic-disparities-in-food-security-and-chronic-diseases-in-u-s-older-adults
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Joan A Vaccaro, Fatma G Huffman
Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships among sex, race/ethnicity, and food security with the likelihood of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and lung disease for older adults. Method: Complex sample analysis by logistic regression models for chronic diseases were conducted from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 2011 to 2012 and 2013 to 2014, for N = 3,871 adults aged ≥55 years. Results: Being female with low food security was associated with lung disease and diabetes...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710207/comorbidities-complications-and-mortality-in-people-of-south-asian-ethnicity-with-type-1-diabetes-compared-with-other-ethnic-groups-a-systematic-review
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Komil N Sarwar, Phoebe Cliff, Ponnusamy Saravanan, Kamlesh Khunti, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar, Parth Narendran
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review is to explore the association of South Asian (SA) ethnicity on comorbidities, microvascular and macrovascular complications and mortality compared with other ethnic groups in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). DESIGN: Systematic review. METHOD: A systematic literature search strategy was designed and carried out using Medline and Embase for full-text and abstract studies published in English from 1946 to February 2016...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709520/strategies-to-reduce-disparities-in-maternal-morbidity-and-mortality-the-role-of-obesity-and-metabolic-disease
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Christina Paidas Teefey, Celeste P Durnwald
Maternal obesity, excessive gestational weight gain, and preexisting diabetes are known risk factors for increased maternal and neonatal morbidity. These conditions are more prevalent in certain racial and ethnic minorities. Identification and acknowledgement of racial and ethnic inequalities related to maternal metabolic disease is crucial for clinicians to provide the most comprehensive care in pregnancy. Research and clinical efforts should focus on implementation of healthy lifestyle interventions preconceptually and risk reduction efforts in disease complications during pregnancy...
July 11, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707507/marketplace-clinics-complementing-diabetes-care-for-urban-residing-american-indians
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Robert Rick, Robert E Hoye, Raymond W Thron, Vibha Kumar
INTRODUCTION: For several decades, the Minneapolis American Indian population has experienced limited health care access and threefold diabetes health disparity. As part of an urban health initiative, the marketplace clinics located in nearby CVS, Target, and Supervalu stores committed financial support, providers, certified educators, and pharmacy staff for a community-based diabetes support group. OBJECTIVES: To measure the extent to which collaborating marketplace clinics and the community-based support group expanded diabetes care and provided self-management education for this largely urban Indian neighborhood...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706594/disparity-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-practices-and-outcomes-in-arabian-gulf-countries-gulf-coast-registry
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Mohammad Zubaid, Wafa Rashed, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali, Taysir Garadah, Najib Alrawahi, Mustafa Ridha, Mousa Akbar, Fahad Alenezi, Rashed Alhamdan, Wael Almahmeed, Hussam Ouda, Arif Al-Mulla, Fahad Baslaib, Abdulla Shehab, Abdulla Alnuaimi, Haitham Amin
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to describe contemporary management and 1-year outcomes of patients hospitalized with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Arabian Gulf countries. METHODS: Data of patients admitted to 29 hospitals in four Gulf countries [Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE)] with the diagnosis of STEMI were analyzed from Gulf locals with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) events (Gulf COAST) registry. This was a longitudinal, observational registry of consecutive citizens, admitted with ACS from January 2012 to January 2013...
April 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697373/rural-urban-differences-in-receiving-guideline-recommended-diabetes-care-and-experiencing-avoidable-hospitalizations-under-a-universal-coverage-health-system-evidence-from-the-past-decade
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C-C Chen, L-W Chen, S-H Cheng
OBJECTIVES: Rural-urban differences in health remain a concern worldwide. Few studies have investigated the dynamic changes in health between rural and urban areas. This study aims to examine whether the rural-urban gap in patients' receipt of guideline-recommended care and avoidable hospitalizations has decreased in 10 years under a universal coverage health system. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study design. METHODS: This study utilized nationwide health insurance claims data of 3 representative cohorts of patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes in 2000, 2005, and 2010 in Taiwan...
July 8, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697216/drivers-of-healthcare-costs-among-the-costliest-patients-with-psoriasis-over-three-years-in-a-united-states-health-plan
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April W Armstrong, Yang Zhao, Vivian Herrera, Yunfeng Li, Tim Bancroft, Michael Hull, Aylin Altan
<p>OBJECTIVE: To compare patients with psoriasis by cost level over 3 years.</p> <p>METHODS: Psoriasis patients in a large US health plan in 2011-2013 were identified. Four groups were created by healthcare costs excluding biologics: patients having top 10% of costs in all 3 years (Top), top 10% in 2 of 3 years (High), bottom 90% in 2 of 3 years (Medium), and bottom 90% in all 3 years (Bottom). Comorbidities, utilization, and costs between groups were compared.</p> <p>RESULTS: The study included 18,653 patients: 514 (3%), 805 (4%), 2,443 (13%), and 14,891 (80%) patients in the Top, High, Medium, and Bottom groups, respectively...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692613/associations-among-cardiometabolic-abnormalities-obesity-and-sociobehavioral-factors-in-a-southern-nevada-adult-population
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Jing Feng, Michael D Johnson, Joseph P Iser
CONTEXT: Cardiometabolic abnormalities underlie many health risks associated with obesity. OBJECTIVE: We determined the relationship between cardiometabolic abnormalities, sociodemographic characteristics, and modifiable risk factors among adults in Southern Nevada. DESIGN: We included 2415 participants older than 20 years from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys conducted in 2011, 2013, and 2015 in Southern Nevada. Cardiometabolic abnormalities were assessed on the combined basis of blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes status...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689351/leveraging-community-based-participatory-research-capacity-to-recruit-pacific-islanders-into-a-genetics-study
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Pearl A McElfish, Marie-Rachelle Narcisse, Christopher R Long, Britni L Ayers, Nicola L Hawley, Nia Aitaoto, Sheldon Riklon, L Joseph Su, Shumona Z Ima, Ralph O Wilmoth, Thomas K Schulz, Susan Kadlubar
Pacific Islanders face many health disparities, including higher rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes compared to other racial and ethnic groups. Specifically, the Marshallese population suffers disproportionately from type 2 diabetes, with rates 400% higher than the general US population. As part of an ongoing community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership, 148 participants were recruited for a study examining genetic variants to better understand diabetes. Participants provided a saliva specimen in an Oragene® DNA self-collection kit...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688727/prevention-of-type-2-diabetes-in-u-s-hispanic-youth-a-systematic-review-of-lifestyle-interventions
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REVIEW
Jessica L McCurley, Margaret A Crawford, Linda C Gallo
CONTEXT: Prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in youth has increased rapidly in recent decades along with rises in childhood obesity. Disparities in risk and prevalence of T2DM are evident in Hispanic youth when compared with non-Hispanic whites. Targeted diabetes prevention programs have been recommended to reduce risk prior to adulthood in this population. This systematic review explores the effectiveness of lifestyle-based diabetes prevention interventions for Hispanic youth...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686786/disparities-in-the-use-of-diabetes-screening-in-appalachia
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Jennifer M Lobo, Roger Anderson, George J Stukenborg, Anthony McCall, Hyojung Kang, Fabian Camacho, Min-Woong Sohn
PURPOSE: The Appalachian region presents disproportionately high rates of chronic disease compared to the rest of the United States. Early diagnosis of diabetes through screening is an important step in reducing diabetes complications. This study examines disparities in the use of diabetes screening in Appalachia. METHODS: We analyzed 2009 and 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data for 96,111 adults aged ≥45 years from 11 Appalachian states. Based on economic status, Appalachian counties were grouped into distressed (least affluent), at-risk, transitional, and competitive (most affluent)...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684096/epidemiology-of-atrial-fibrillation-the-australian-and-asia-pacific-perspective
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REVIEW
Christopher X Wong, Alex Brown, Hung-Fat Tse, Christine M Albert, Jonathan M Kalman, Thomas H Marwick, Dennis H Lau, Prashanthan Sanders
The epidemic of atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasingly recognised as a growing health problem worldwide. Although epidemiological studies on AF in the Asia-Pacific region are scarce, given the increasing age and size of populations in this region, the burden of AF is expected to be far greater than in North America and Europe. This is not only due to the growing, ageing population but also an increased incidence of risk factors for AF, such as hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, in the Asia-Pacific region...
May 24, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681281/population-health-outcomes-of-a-student-led-free-health-clinic-for-an-underserved-population-a-naturalistic-study
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Cynthia M Stuhlmiller, Barry Tolchard
There are a number of hard to reach and underserved communities who experience inadequate health care. In Australia, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples experience low life expectancy, higher levels for chronic disease and elevated smoking and drinking. These problems are further exacerbated when living in regional and rural Australia and poverty. There are growing concerns over helping such groups in order to close the health disparity gap. A student-led clinic (SLC) was developed to address clinical placement shortages while providing free health and social services in an underserved community in regional Australia...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664253/social-determinants-of-health-and-racial-ethnic-disparities-in-type-2-diabetes-in-youth
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REVIEW
Ashley M Butler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pervasive disparities in T2DM among minority adults are well-documented, and scholars have recently focused on the role of social determinants of health (SDOH) in disparities. Yet, no research has summarized what is known about racial/ethnic disparities in youth-onset T2DM. This review summarizes the current literature on racial/ethnic disparities in youth-onset T2DM, discusses SDOH that are common among youth with T2DM, and introduces a conceptual model on the possible role of SDOH in youth-onset T2DM disparities...
August 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659116/cardiac-care-for-indigenous-australians-practical-considerations-from-a-clinical-perspective
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Warren F Walsh, Nadarajah Kangaharan
Indigenous Australians have a much high burden of cardiovascular disease, which occurs at an earlier age than in the non-Indigenous population. Comorbidities such as diabetes are common. Early diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease may be difficult because of barriers such as distance to medical centres, communication problems and family and cultural responsibilities. Disparities in cardiac care between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations are well documented, with examples including reduced angiography and revascularisation rates in Indigenous patients...
July 3, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658961/type-2-diabetes-and-cognitive-dysfunction-in-minorities-a-review-of-the-literature
#17
Heather E Cuevas
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this review was to summarize the current status of knowledge regarding cognitive dysfunction and diabetes in minorities. Literature on the interaction of cognitive dysfunction and diabetes was analyzed to (a) examine the number and characteristics of studies in minority populations; (b) identify tests used to assess cognitive function in diabetes; (c) consider the impact of diabetes on cognitive function; and (d) assess the moderators of the association between diabetes and cognitive function...
June 28, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657361/sleep-deprivation-and-chronic-health-conditions-among-sexual-minority-adults
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Hongying Dai, Jianqiang Hao
Objectives - To examine associations between sleep duration and health outcomes among distinct groups of sexual minority adults. Methods - Using data from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, we compared sleep duration (very short: ≤5 hours, short: 6 hours, normal: 7-8 hours, and long: ≥9 hours per day) between cisgender straight adults and distinct groups of sexual minorities. We further examined associations between sleep duration and 10 chronic health conditions among sexual minorities...
June 28, 2017: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643109/racial-differences-in-the-effects-of-comorbidity-on-breast-cancer-specific-survival
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Melissa L Santorelli, Kim M Hirshfield, Michael B Steinberg, Yong Lin, George G Rhoads, Elisa V Bandera, Kitaw Demissie
PURPOSE: In an effort to explain racial disparities in breast cancer survival, this study aimed to investigate how comorbidity affects breast cancer-specific mortality by race. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare linked data including 68,090 women 66+ years, who were diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer in the United States from 1994 to 2004. Hospital and outpatient claims from the year prior to breast cancer diagnosis were used to identify comorbid conditions and patients were followed for survival through 2010...
June 22, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632447/in-hospital-breastfeeding-experiences-among-women-with-gestational-diabetes
#20
Reena Oza-Frank, Erica P Gunderson
BACKGROUND: In-hospital experiences among women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) could impact breastfeeding success. We sought (1) to determine changes in the prevalence of hospital breastfeeding experiences between 2004-2008 and 2009-2011 among women with GDM and women without diabetes; (2) to determine whether GDM is associated with higher occurrence of experiencing Baby-Friendly hospital practices because of their known higher rates of breastfeeding difficulties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from the 2004 to 2011 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, a survey of women with a recent live birth from 16 states and New York City, were used based on inclusion of an optional survey question about hospital breastfeeding experiences...
June 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
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