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Telma Moreira, Daphne C Hernandez, Claudia W Scott, Rosenda Murillo, Elizabeth M Vaughan, Craig A Johnston
Hispanics are disparately affected by diabetes. Treating socioeconomically disadvantaged Hispanics is challenging due to economic and cultural barriers. Health care providers must understand that cultural beliefs about medicine and disease may have an impact on how diabetes treatment is viewed. Concepts such as susto (fright), coraje (anger), and fatalismo (fatalism) are common cultural beliefs. If these beliefs are not well understood by the health care provider, recommendations for treatment are likely to be discarded...
January 2018: American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Jeny Laskar, Kasturi Bhattacharjee, Mahuya Sengupta, Yashmin Choudhury
Anti-diabetic drugs are an important group of therapeutics used worldwide. Different anti-diabetic drugs lower blood glucose level by different mechanisms. In recent years, numerous investigations have been performed based on both comparative and cohort studies, in order to establish the relationship between anti-diabetic pharmacotherapy and cancer incidence as well as mortality due to cancer. Some anti-diabetic drugs have been found to exhibit anti-cancer activity while others might increase the risk for cancer...
March 13, 2018: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
Andrew J Cole, Reginald W Johnson, Leonard E Egede, Prabhakar K Baliga, David J Taber
There is a lack of data analyzing the influence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor control on graft survival disparities in African-American kidney transplant recipients. Studies in the general population indicate that CVD risk factor control is poor in African-Americans, leading to higher rates of renal failure and major acute cardiovascular events. However, with the exception of hypertension, there is no data demonstrating similar results within transplant recipients. Recent analyses conducted by our investigator group indicate that CVD risk factors, especially diabetes, are poorly controlled in African-American recipients, which likely impacts graft loss...
March 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
Meifang Su, Xiaoying Chen, Yue Chen, Congyun Wang, Songtao Li, Xuhua Ying, Tian Xiao, Na Wang, Qingwu Jiang, Chaowei Fu
BACKGROUND: There are disparities for the association between uncoupling proteins (UCP) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The study was to examine the associations of genetic variants of UCP2 and UCP3 with prediabetes and T2DM in a rural Chinese population. METHODS: A population-based case-control study of 397 adults with T2DM, 394 with prediabetes and 409 with normal glucose tolerance (NGT) was carried out in 2014 in a rural community in eastern China. Three groups were identified through a community survey and the prediabetes and NGT groups were frequently matched by age and gender with the T2DM group and they were not relatives of T2DM subjects...
March 12, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
Tatiana Vagašová, Beáta Gavurová
AIM: The purpose of this paper is to determine how many years a person could be expected to live if a specific cause of death was eliminated, and to compare potential gains in life expectancy (PGLEs) between Slovakia (SVK) and the Czech Republic (CZE). METHODS: PGLEs were computed from mortality reports (1996-2013) for deaths from the main groups of chronic diseases, namely ischaemic heart disease (IHD), cerebrovascular diseases (CVD), cancer (CA), diabetes mellitus (DM), and chronic respiratory diseases (CRD) for the Slovak and Czech populations in five-year age groups...
December 2017: Central European Journal of Public Health
Rachel Shvartsur, Arthur Shiyovich, Harel Gilutz, Abed N Azab, Ygal Plakht
BACKGROUND: Reports from many countries have shown birthplace-associated disparities in the incidence and mortality following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The aims of the study were to identify and compare short- and long-term post-AMI mortality according to birthplace. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of Israeli AMI patients from a tertiary medical center in Southern Israel throughout 2002-2012. DATA SOURCE: the hospital's computerized systems...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Luis Ayerbe, Ivo Forgnone, Quintí Foguet-Boreu, Esteban González, Juliet Addo, Salma Ayis
BACKGROUND: The high cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality reported for patients with psychiatric disorders may possibly be due to a poorer management of CV risk factors (CVRFs). However, these healthcare disparities remain poorly understood. In this paper, studies comparing the management of smoking, diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidaemia, in patients with and without depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar or personality disorder, were reviewed. METHODS: Prospective studies comparing rates of screening, diagnosis, treatment and control of CVRFs were searched in PubMed, Embase, PsychInfo, Scopus and Web of Science (inception to January 2017)...
March 1, 2018: Psychological Medicine
Aileen Baecker, Xing Liu, Carlo La Vecchia, Zuo-Feng Zhang
To facilitate regionally specific liver cancer prevention and control, this study estimates the fraction of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cases attributable to five major liver cancer risk factors by geographic region. Prevalence estimates of major HCC risk factors, including chronic infection with hepatitis B and hepatitis C, alcohol drinking, tobacco smoking, obesity, and diabetes, were extracted for each country from the literature, along with recent incidence and risk estimate data, to calculate regionally specific population attributable fractions...
February 27, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
Lori J Silveira, Susan B Fleck, Nancy Sonnenfeld, Jill Manna, Lijing Zhang, Kimberly B Irby, Jane E Brock
Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) is a national disparities reduction program funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve outcomes in the underserved minority, diverse, and rural populations. This analysis evaluates West Virginia's pilot program of diabetes self-management education (DSME), one component of EDC. We frequency-matched 422 DSME completers to 1688 others by demographics and enrollment from Medicare fee-for service claims. We estimated savings associated with reduced hospitalizations in multivariable negative binomial models...
February 27, 2018: Family & Community Health
Antonin Jaros, Hafiz A Sroya, Venita K Wolfe, Vikas Ghai, Maria-Eleni Roumelioti, Kamran Shaffi, Kai Wang, Vernon Shane Pankratz, Mark L Unruh, Christos Argyropoulos
BACKGROUND: Rural areas in the state of New Mexico have been the "ground-zero" for the epidemic of diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in the United States. However, there is limited research about risk factors of diabetic CKD in this area and scarce data regarding the performance of emerging markers of renal filtration and epigenetic biomarkers of renal function and diabetes in this area with its unique ethnic/racial population. We designed the COMPASS study as a community-based program in rural New Mexico aiming to screen for CKD and to discover CKD-related translational biomarkers...
February 27, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Langston Sun, Mara Getz, Sulaima Daboul, Melanie Jay, Scott Sherman, Erin Rogers, Nicole Aujero, Mary Rosedale, Raymond R Goetz, Judith Weissman, Dolores Malaspina, Samoon Ahmad
OBJECTIVE: There is limited research on metabolic abnormalities in psychotropic-naïve patients with serious mental illness (SMI). Our study examined metabolic conditions in a large, ethnically diverse sample of psychotropic-naïve and non-naïve adults with SMI at an urban public hospital. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study of 923 subjects, the prevalences of hyperglycemia meeting criteria for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) based on fasting plasma glucose and obesity defined by BMI and abdominal girth were compared across duration of psychotropic medication exposure...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
Anna Gu, Shweta Kamat, Edgar Argulian
AIMS: The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline defined patients with diabetes aged 40-75 years as a major statin benefit group. We explored the temporal trends and disparities in statin utilization and LDL-C levels among patients with diabetes aged 40-75 years. METHODS: A total of 4860 patients from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999 to 2014 were included in this study. Differences in statin use and LDL-C levels were explored by patient characteristics...
February 21, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Meredith Rose, Laura Aronow, Sarah Breen, Carrie Tully, Marisa E Hilliard, Ashley M Butler, Randi Streisand
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) incidence in youth is growing across all racial/ethnic backgrounds, with the most marked increase in African-American youth under 5. Underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities are at an increased risk for health complications. This review focuses on the reported disparities, demographics of samples in behavioral interventions, and study design considerations. RECENT FINDINGS: Recruitment data from two ongoing behavioral intervention trials for young children with T1D are presented to compare enrolled/non-enrolled individuals and to discuss culturally appropriate study design considerations...
February 23, 2018: Current Diabetes Reports
Negar Asdaghi, Kefeng Wang, Maria A Ciliberti-Vargas, Carolina Marinovic Gutierrez, Sebastian Koch, Hannah Gardener, Chuanhui Dong, David Z Rose, Enid J Garcia, W Scott Burgin, Juan Carlos Zevallos, Tatjana Rundek, Ralph L Sacco, Jose G Romano
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mild stroke is the most common cause for thrombolysis exclusion in patients acutely presenting to the hospital. Thrombolysis administration in this subgroup is highly variable among different clinicians and institutions. We aim to study the predictors of thrombolysis in patients with mild ischemic stroke in the FL-PR CReSD registry (Florida-Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities). METHODS: Among 73 712 prospectively enrolled patients with a final diagnosis of ischemic stroke or TIA from January 2010 to April 2015, we identified 7746 cases with persistent neurological symptoms and National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale ≤5 who arrived within 4 hours of symptom onset...
March 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Thomas F X O'Donnell, Chloe Powell, Sarah E Deery, Jeremy D Darling, Kakra Hughes, Kristina A Giles, Grace J Wang, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Prior studies identified significant racial disparities as well as regional variation in outcomes of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). We aimed to determine whether regional variation contributes to these racial disparities. METHODS: We identified all white or black patients who underwent infrainguinal revascularization or amputation in 15 deidentified regions of the Vascular Quality Initiative between 2003 and 2017. We excluded three regions with <100 procedures...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Tania Huria, Suetonia Palmer, Lutz Beckert, Jonathan Williman, Suzanne Pitama
BACKGROUND: In Aotearoa/New Zealand, Māori, as the indigenous people, experience chronic kidney disease at three times the rate of non-Māori, non-Pacific New Zealanders. Māori commence dialysis treatment for end-stage kidney disease at three times the rate of New Zealand European adults. To examine for evidence of inequity in dialysis-related incidence, treatment practices, and survival according to indigeneity in Aotearoa/New Zealand, utilising a Kaupapa Māori approach. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study involving adults who commenced treatment for end-stage kidney disease in Aotearoa/New Zealand between 2002 and 2011...
February 20, 2018: International Journal for Equity in Health
Megan B Cole, Brad Wright, Ira B Wilson, Omar Galárraga, Amal N Trivedi
BACKGROUND: To monitor progress towards eliminating health disparities, community health centers have reported on hypertension control, diabetes control, and birthweight by race and ethnicity since 2008. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate racial/ethnic time trends in quality outcomes in health centers and to assess both within- and between-center disparities in outcomes. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: Using 2009-2014 data from all US health centers (n = 1047 centers, serving 19...
February 16, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Wei Wang, Miao He, Xingwu Zhong
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine the influence of sex on choroidal thickness (CT) in healthy adults. METHODS: Healthy Chinese adults were recruited and complete ophthalmic examinations were performed. The choroid was imaged by swept-source optical coherence tomography and the macular CT in Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study grids was obtained by the intrinsic automated segmentation software. CT in males and females was compared after controlling other factors...
February 16, 2018: Current Eye Research
Kyle W Murdock, Annina Seiler, Diana A Chirinos, Luz M Garcini, Sally L Acebo, Sheldon Cohen, Christopher P Fagundes
Low subjective social status (SSS) in childhood places one at greater risk of a number of health problems in adulthood. Theoretical and empirical evidence indicates that exposure to supportive parenting may buffer the negative effects of low childhood SSS on adult health. Given the importance of supportive caregivers and close others for the development of attachment orientations throughout the lifespan, attachment theory may be important for understanding why some individuals are resilient to the negative effects of low childhood SSS on adult health while others are not...
February 16, 2018: Developmental Psychobiology
Dana Vitner, Kristin Harris, Cynthia Maxwell, M D Farine
BACKGROUND: Obesity in pregnancy has become one of the most important challenges in obstetrical care given its prevalence and potential adverse impact on both mother and fetus. The primary objective of this descriptive review is to identify common themes and distinctions within the current recommendations for maternal obesity in the most updated version of four published national guidelines. METHODS: We reviewed the following guidelines for obesity in pregnancy: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 2015, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RANZCOG) 2013, Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (RCOG) 2010, and Society of Obstetrics and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) 2010...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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