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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632447/in-hospital-breastfeeding-experiences-among-women-with-gestational-diabetes
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626251/disparity-in-metabolic-risk-factors-of-non-communicable-diseases-between-palauans-and-filipinos-living-in-palau
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Ayaka Osako, Chifa Chiang, Kana Ito, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Esayas Haregot Hilawe, Edolem Ikerdeu, Kaori Honjo, Takashi Mita, Renzhe Cui, Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Sherilynn Madraisau, Gregorio Ngirmang, Hiroyasu Iso, Atsuko Aoyama
Non-communicable diseases have been recognized as a serious threat to public health in Palau. To tackle the problem, different strategies might be necessary for populations with different ethnic backgrounds. This study aims to find the differences in the prevalence of metabolic risk factors of non-communicable diseases between Palauans and Filipinos living in Palau, and examine possible determinants of the differences. We selected data of 2,032 participants, including native Palauans and Filipinos, from the Palau STEPS Survey 2011-2013 for this study...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622820/diabetes-quality-of-care-and-outcomes-comparison-of-individuals-with-and-without-schizophrenia
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Paul Kurdyak, Simone Vigod, Raquel Duchen, Binu Jacob, Thérèse Stukel, Tara Kiran
OBJECTIVE: Individuals with schizophrenia are more likely to develop diabetes than individuals without schizophrenia. The objective of this study was to determine the quality of diabetes care and diabetes-related health outcomes among individuals with and without schizophrenia. METHOD: We conducted a retrospective cohort study. As of April 1, 2011, we identified all individuals with diabetes in Ontario with and without a diagnosis of schizophrenia. The main outcomes were quality of diabetes care (guideline-concordant testing for HbA1c, lipid testing, eye exams) and diabetes-related Emergency Department (ED) visits and hospitalizations between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2013...
May 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622406/building-bridges-to-address-health-disparities-in-puerto-rico-the-salud-para-pi%C3%A3-ones-project
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Enid J García-Rivera, Princess Pacheco, Marielis Colón, Mary Helen Mays, Maricruz Rivera, Verónica Munet-Díaz, María Del R González, María Rodríguez, Rebecca Rodríguez, Astrid Morales
Over the past several decades, Puerto Ricans have faced increased health threats from chronic diseases, particularly diabetes and hypertension. The patient-provider relationship is the main platform for individual disease management, whereas the community, as an agent of change for the community's health status, has been limited in its support of individual health. Likewise, traditional research approaches within communities have placed academic researchers at the center of the process, considering their knowledge was of greater value than that of the community...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616807/skin-deep-enhanced-variable-may-help-explain-racial-disparities-in-type-2-diabetes-and-prediabetes
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Celia C Lo, Joanna Lara, Tyrone C Cheng
INTRODUCTION: The study refined definitions of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes (Pre-/T2D) via its four-category outcome variable. Respondents were identified as Pre-/T2D on the basis of (a) doctor's diagnosis only (i.e., managed Pre-/T2D); (b) biomarker only (i.e., undiagnosed Pre-/T2D); or (c) both diagnosis and biomarker (i.e., unmanaged Pre-/T2D). The reference was Pre-/T2D not indicated. We linked the outcome to social structural and social support factors, health care-related factors, mental disorder, and lifestyle variables, for each racial/ethnic group...
June 14, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611273/racial-disparities-in-hepatitis-c-treatment-eligibility
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Omar Sims, David Pollio, Barry Hong, Carol North
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C (HCV) is more prevalent in African Americans than in any other racial group in the United States. However, African Americans are more likely to be deemed ineligible for HCV treatment than non-African Americans. There has been limited research into the origins of racial disparities in HCV treatment eligibility. AIM: The purpose of this study was to compare medical and non-medical characteristics commonly assessed in clinical practice that could potentially contribute to HCV treatment ineligibility disparities between African American and non-African American patients...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610738/blood-pressure-and-blood-sugar-assessment-by-recent-dental-school-graduates
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Michael N Hatton, Heather Orom, Patrick L Anders
OBJECTIVE: Recent dental school graduates' willingness to assess blood pressure and blood sugar in practice is positively influenced by having a workplace policy fostering these assessments. Negative influences toward these assessments include practice culture issues and time management concerns. The aim of this study was to determine whether 2010-2014 graduates of the School of Dental Medicine at Buffalo, NY (UB-SDM) continue to assess blood pressure and capillary blood sugar after graduation...
July 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607535/gender-disparity-in-the-relationship-between-prevalence-of-thyroid-nodules-and-metabolic-syndrome-components-the-shdc-cdpc-community-based-study
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Xiaoying Ding, Ying Xu, Yufan Wang, Xiaohua Li, Chunhua Lu, Jing Su, Yuting Chen, Yuhang Ma, Yanhua Yin, Yong Wu, Yaqiong Jin, Lihua Yu, Junyi Jiang, Naisi Zhao, Qingwu Yan, Andrew S Greenberg, Haiyan Sun, Mingyu Gu, Li Zhao, Yunhong Huang, Yijie Wu, Chunxian Qian, Yongde Peng
The study is aimed to investigate the pathogenesis underlying the increased prevalence of thyroid nodule (TN) in different levels of metabolic syndrome (MetS) components and analyze the relationships between TN and MetS components. A total of 6,798 subjects, including 2201 patients with TN, were enrolled in this study. Anthropometric, biochemical, thyroid ultrasonographic, and other metabolic parameters were all measured. There was obviously sexual difference in the prevalence of TN (males 26.0%, females 38...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594865/gender-linked-impact-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-volume-in-patients-who-underwent-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-or-non-coronary-valve-surgery
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Gulinu Maimaituxun, Michio Shimabukuro, Hotimah Masdan Salim, Minoru Tabata, Daisuke Yuji, Yoshihisa Morimoto, Takeshi Akasaka, Tomomi Matsuura, Shusuke Yagi, Daiju Fukuda, Hirotsugu Yamada, Takeshi Soeki, Takaki Sugimoto, Masashi Tanaka, Shuichiro Takanashi, Masataka Sata
BACKGROUND: Traditional and non-traditional risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) are different between men and women. Gender-linked impact of epicardial adipose tissue volume (EATV) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains unknown. METHODS: Gender-linked impact of EATV, abdominal fat distribution and other traditional ASCVD risk factors were compared in 172 patients (men: 115; women: 57) who underwent CABG or non-coronary valvular surgery (non-CABG)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593301/income-disparities-in-absolute-cardiovascular-risk-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-the-united-states-1999-2014
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Ayodele Odutayo, Peter Gill, Shaun Shepherd, Aquila Akingbade, Sally Hopewell, Karthik Tennankore, Benjamin H Hunn, Connor A Emdin
Importance: Large improvements in the control of risk factors for cardiovascular disease have been achieved in the United States, but it remains unclear whether adults in all socioeconomic strata have benefited equally. Objective: To assess temporal trends in 10-year predicted absolute cardiovascular risk and cardiovascular risk factors among US adults in different socioeconomic strata. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted using data on adults 40 to 79 years of age without established cardiovascular disease from the 1999 to 2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
June 7, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588958/women-s-health-a-new-global-agenda
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Sanne A E Peters, Mark Woodward, Vivekanand Jha, Stephen Kennedy, Robyn Norton
Global efforts to improve the health of women largely focus on improving sexual and reproductive health. However, the global burden of disease has changed significantly over the past decades. Currently, the greatest burden of death and disability among women is attributable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), most notably cardiovascular diseases, cancers, respiratory diseases, diabetes, dementia, depression and musculoskeletal disorders. Hence, to improve the health of women most efficiently, adequate resources need to be allocated to the prevention, management and treatment of NCDs in women...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587646/trends-in-sex-differences-in-the-receipt-of-quality-of-care-indicators-among-adults-with-diabetes-united-states-2002-2011
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Joni S Williams, Kinfe G Bishu, Alessandra St Germain, Leonard E Egede
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests disparities in quality of care (QoC) indicators based on sex exist in adults diagnosed with diabetes; however, this research is limited. Therefore, the objective of this research study was to assess differences in QOC indicators in a nationally representative sample of men and women with diabetes. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 17,702 men and women (≥18 years of age) with diabetes from the 2002-2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component...
June 6, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586621/evaluating-the-use-of-electronic-health-records-for-type-2-diabetes-surveillance-in-2-california-counties-2010-2014
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Maxwell J Richardson, Stephen K Van Den Eeden, Eric Roberts, Assiamira Ferrara, Susan Paulukonis, Paul English
OBJECTIVES: Electronic health records (EHRs) and electronic laboratory records (ELRs) are increasingly seen as a rich source of data for performing public health surveillance activities and monitoring community health status. Their potential for surveillance of chronic illness, however, may be underused. Our objectives were to (1) evaluate the use of EHRs and ELRs for diabetes surveillance in 2 California counties and (2) examine disparities in diabetes prevalence by geography, income, and race/ethnicity...
January 1, 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586094/disparities-in-liver-cancer-occurrence-in-the-united-states-by-race-ethnicity-and-state
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Farhad Islami, Kimberly D Miller, Rebecca L Siegel, Stacey A Fedewa, Elizabeth M Ward, Ahmedin Jemal
Liver cancer is highly fatal, and death rates in the United States are increasing faster than for any other cancer, having doubled since the mid-1980s. In 2017, it is estimated that the disease will account for about 41,000 new cancer cases and 29,000 cancer deaths in the United States. In this article, data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program and the National Center for Health Statistics are used to provide an overview of liver cancer incidence, mortality, and survival rates and trends, including data by race/ethnicity and state...
June 6, 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585892/blood-glucose-monitoring-in-type-2-diabetes-nepalese-patients-opinions-and-experiences
#15
Sujata Sapkota, Jo-Anne E Brien, Parisa Aslani
BACKGROUND: Blood glucose monitoring forms a vital component of diabetes care. Monitoring conducted at home using glucometers, and in laboratories by professionals, are two common methods of blood glucose monitoring in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: To investigate Nepalese patients' perceptions and practices of blood glucose monitoring in diabetes. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 48 Nepalese participants with type 2 diabetes in Sydney and Kathmandu...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583968/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-persist-at-veterans-health-administration-patient-centered-medical-homes
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Donna L Washington, W Neil Steers, Alexis K Huynh, Susan M Frayne, Uchenna S Uchendu, Deborah Riopelle, Elizabeth M Yano, Fay S Saechao, Katherine J Hoggatt
Patient-centered medical homes are widely promoted as a primary care delivery model that achieves better patient outcomes. It is unknown if their benefits extend equally to all racial/ethnic groups. In 2010 the Veterans Health Administration, part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), began implementing patient-centered medical homes nationwide. In 2009 significant disparities in hypertension or diabetes control were present for most racial/ethnic groups, compared with whites. In 2014 hypertension disparities were similar for blacks, had become smaller but remained significant for Hispanics, and were no longer significant for multiracial veterans, whereas disparities had become significant for American Indians/Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians/other Pacific Islanders...
June 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578169/maternal-race-and-intergenerational-preterm-birth-recurrence
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Marcela C Smid, Jong Hyung Lee, Jacqueline H Grant, Gandarvaka Miles, Gregory J Stoddard, Derek A Chapman, Tracy A Manuck
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is a complex disorder with a heritable genetic component. Studies of primarily white women born preterm show that they have an increased risk of subsequently delivering preterm. This risk of intergenerational preterm birth is poorly defined among black women. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate and compare the intergenerational preterm birth risk among non-Hispanic black and white mothers. STUDY DESIGN: This was a population-based retrospective cohort study, using the Virginia Intergenerational Linked Birth File...
May 31, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558774/gender-based-disparities-in-the-impact-of-adverse-childhood-experiences-on-adult-health-findings-from-a-national-study-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
#18
Maha Almuneef, Nathalie ElChoueiry, Hassan N Saleheen, Majid Al-Eissa
BACKGROUND: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have been linked to an increased risk of health and social problems throughout life. Studies on gender differences from developing countries are scarce. In this paper, we will examine gender variations in the types of reported ACEs and gender-specific relationships between cumulative ACEs and physical and mental health, and Risky Health Behaviors (RHB) in adulthood in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). METHODS: A cross sectional national study was conducted in all of the 13 regions in KSA in 2013 using the ACE- International Questionnaire (ACE-IQ)...
May 30, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557519/does-medicare-managed-care-reduce-racial-ethnic-disparities-in-diabetes-preventive-care-and-healthcare-expenditures
#19
Elham Mahmoudi, Wassim Tarraf, Brianna L Maroukis, Helen G Levy
OBJECTIVES: Large and persistent racial/ethnic disparities exist in diabetes care. Considering the rapid rate of growth of Medicare Managed Care (MMC) plans among minority populations, our aim was to investigate whether disparities in diabetes management and healthcare expenditures are smaller in MMC versus Medicare fee-for-service (MFFS) plans. We hypothesized that racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes care and in health expenditures would be less pronounced in MMC compared with MFFS plans...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555188/educational-health-disparities-in-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-findings-from-jamaica-health-and-lifestyle-survey-2007-2008
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Trevor S Ferguson, Novie O M Younger-Coleman, Marshall K Tulloch-Reid, Ian R Hambleton, Damian K Francis, Nadia R Bennett, Shelly R McFarlane, Aurelian Bidulescu, Marlene Y MacLeish, Anselm J M Hennis, Rainford J Wilks, E Nigel Harris, Louis W Sullivan
OBJECTIVES: Socioeconomic disparities in health have emerged as an important area in public health, but studies from Afro-Caribbean populations are uncommon. In this study, we report on educational health disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, and obesity), among Jamaican adults. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007-2008. Trained research staff administered questionnaires and obtained measurements of blood pressure, anthropometrics, glucose and cholesterol...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
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