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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079643/validation-of-retention-in-hiv-care-status-using-the-new-york-city-hiv-surveillance-registry-and-clinical-care-data-from-a-large-hiv-care-center
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Rituparna Pati, Rebekkah S Robbins, Sarah L Braunstein
CONTEXT: Improving retention in care is a key element of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). However, definitions for measuring retention in care are not standardized. OBJECTIVE: To compare measures of retention based on both clinic visit data and HIV laboratory surveillance data. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: New York City (NYC), New York. PARTICIPANTS: We matched adult patients with HIV infection seen at the Spencer Cox Center for Health (SCC) in 2010 or 2011 with the NYC HIV Surveillance Registry...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078208/influence-of-different-second-generation-antipsychotics-on-the-qtc-interval-a-pragmatic-study
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Roy E Olsen, Rune A Kroken, Sigmund Bjørhovde, Kristina Aanesen, Hugo A Jørgensen, Else-Marie Løberg, Erik Johnsen
AIM: To investigate whether differential influence on the QTc interval exists among four second generation antipsychotics (SGAs) in psychosis. METHODS: Data were drawn from a pragmatic, randomized head-to-head trial of the SGAs risperidone, olanzapine, quetiapine, and ziprasidone in acute admissions patients with psychosis, and with follow-up visits at discharge or maximally 6-9 wk, 3, 6, 12 and 24 mo. Electrocardiograms were recorded on all visits. To mimic clinical shared decision-making, the patients were randomized not to a single drug, but to a sequence of the SGAs under investigation...
December 22, 2016: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069846/medicaid-expansion-and-grant-funding-increases-helped-improve-community-health-center-capacity
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Xinxin Han, Qian Luo, Leighton Ku
Through the expansion of Medicaid eligibility and increases in core federal grant funding, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) sought to increase the capacity of community health centers to provide primary care to low-income populations. We examined the effects of the ACA Medicaid expansion and changes in federal grant levels on the centers' numbers of patients, percentages of patients by type of insurance, and numbers of visits from 2012 to 2015. In the period after expansion (2014-15), health centers in expansion states had a 5 percent higher total patient volume, larger shares of Medicaid patients, smaller shares of uninsured patients, and increases in overall visits and mental health visits, compared to centers in nonexpansion states...
January 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047638/su-f-p-09-a-global-medical-physics-collaboration-for-implementation-of-modern-radiotherapy-in-botswana
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R Makufa, M Bvochora-Nsingo, T Karumekayi, R J Schneider, J A Efstathiou, S Dryden-Peterson, A Odom, A Shulman, Y Pipman, D P Gierga
PURPOSE: The global burden of cancer is considerable, particularly in low and middle-income countries. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute have partnered with the oncology community and government of Botswana to form BOTSOGO (BOTSwana Oncology Global Outreach) to address the rising burden of cancer in Botswana. Currently, radiation therapy (RT) is only available at a single linear accelerator (LINAC) in Gaborone Private Hospital (GPH). BOTSOGO worked to limit the absence of RT during a LINAC upgrade and ensure a safe transition to modern radiotherapy techniques...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028269/-promoting-appropriate-pharmacotherapy-for-home-care-patients-coordination-between-regional-comprehensive-support-centers-and-pharmacies
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Yasunori Ohno, Takashi Heima, Takao Ishikawa, Tomoko Kuramitsu, Hitomi Yamakage, Masayoshi Hirohara, Kazuki Kushida
Japan is rapidly developing into an aged society, and its construction of a regional comprehensive care system is urgently needed for the baby boomer generation, who will reach 75 years of age in 2025. As part of providing medical care and longterm caregiving in a regional comprehensive care system, ordinary citizens will be supported in their local neighborhoods by multidisciplinary care, team medicine, and information sharing. However, pharmacists visit only once or twice per month; therefore, it can be difficult for them to grasp the overall status of patients' lifestyles...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017489/the-impact-of-telehealth-and-care-coordination-on-the-number-and-type-of-clinical-visits-for-children-with-medical-complexity
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Holly D McKissick, Rhonda G Cady, Wendy S Looman, Stanley M Finkelstein
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this analysis was to evaluate the effects of an advanced practice nurse-delivered telehealth intervention on health care use by children with medical complexity (CMC). Because CMC account for a large share of health care use costs, finding effective ways to care for them is an important challenge requiring exploration. METHOD: This was a secondary analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial with a control group and two intervention groups...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001098/pre-eclampsia-and-risk-of-subsequent-hypertension-in-an-american-indian-population
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Lyle G Best, Laramie Lunday, Elisha Webster, Gilbert R Falcon, James R Beal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pre-eclampsia (PE) shares a number of proposed pathophysiologic mechanisms related to those implicated in cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, insulin resistance, and impaired renal regulation. PE has also been associated with subsequent hypertension, CVD, and related mortality in later life. METHODS: At follow-up, the four most recent blood pressures, body mass index (BMI), and use of hypertensive medications were recorded from clinic visits of 130 PE cases and 289 normal pregnancies...
December 21, 2016: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998880/social-media-use-among-living-kidney-donors-and-recipients-survey-on-current-practice-and-potential
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Abby Swanson Kazley, Bashir Hamidi, Wendy Balliet, Prabhakar Baliga
BACKGROUND: In the United States, there is a national shortage of organs donated for transplant. Among the solid organs, most often kidneys are donated by living donors, but the lack of information and complicated processes limit the number of individuals who serve as living kidney donors. Social media can be a tool for advocacy, educating the public about the need, process, and outcomes of live kidney donors, yet little is known about social media use by kidney transplant patients. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the social media use of potential kidney transplant patients and their willingness to use social media and their networks to advocate and educate about living kidney donation...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998879/using-patient-flow-information-to-determine-risk-of-hospital-presentation-protocol-for-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Christopher M Pearce, Adam McLeod, Jon Patrick, Douglas Boyle, Marianne Shearer, Paula Eustace, Mary Catherine Pearce
BACKGROUND: Every day, patients are admitted to the hospital with conditions that could have been effectively managed in the primary care sector. These admissions are expensive and in many cases are possible to avoid if early intervention occurs. General practitioners are in the best position to identify those at risk of imminent hospital presentation and admission; however, it is not always possible for all the factors to be considered. A lack of shared information contributes significantly to the challenge of understanding a patient's full medical history...
December 20, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979018/patient-adherence-and-effective-communication
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Don A Bukstein
BACKGROUND: Poor adherence to inhaled corticosteroid medication is a critical problem for asthma because it contributes to morbidity and mortality through poor asthma control, frequent asthma exacerbations, acute care visits, and oral corticosteroid use. OBJECTIVE: To discuss evidence-based, time-efficient strategies that can be adopted by most practitioners to try to increase patient adherence. METHODS: Asthma management guidelines and other key publications are used to enhance discussion...
December 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977288/our-continuing-exploration-of-medically-unexplained-symptoms
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Larry B Mauksch, Colleen T Fogarty
In this issue, the reader will find three articles examining different but converging perspectives on medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). In the first article, Gates, Petterson, Wingrove, Miller, and Klink (2016) examined 110,000 office visits to primary care providers between 2002 and 2010. In the second article, Clarke (2016), an internist and gastroenterologist, presents a model for diagnosing and treating MUS. The person most referenced in the first two articles and author of the landmark study-Kroenke (2016) writes the third article, an invited commentary...
December 2016: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957563/dental-attendance-and-self-reported-oral-health-status-of-renal-dialysis-patients-a-comparison-of-results-with-the-uk-adult-dental-health-survey
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Serpil Djemal, Adam Rumjon, Iain C Macdougall, Parmjit Singh, Saman Warnakulasuriya
PURPOSE: To compare the oral health status of renal patients attending a dialysis unit at a London teaching hospital with an age- and sex-matched sample from the Adult Dental Health Survey UK (ADHS) 2009. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Questions adapted from the ADHS 2009 national survey were used to interview renal dialysis patients about their oral health, oral hygiene and dental visits. Any significant differences between the two groups were statistically analysed using the chi-squared (χ2) test...
2016: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893144/effectiveness-of-shared-medical-appointments-targeting-the-triple-aim-among-patients-with-overweight-obesity-or-diabetes
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Kristi H Trickett, Paul M Matiaco, Kathryn Jones, Bernadette Howlett, Kathaleen Briggs Early
BACKGROUND: Obesity and diabetes are epidemic in the United States, with many treatment options having limited long-term efficacy. A possible effective medical management tool is the shared medical appointment (SMA), which offers an efficient and cost-effective approach to behavior change and aligns with the Triple Aim (reduce costs, improve population health, and improve patient care experience) set forth by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of SMAs to achieve the Triple Aim and to improve the management of overweight/obesity or diabetes...
December 1, 2016: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880049/understanding-clinicians-attitudes-toward-a-mobile-health-strategy-to-childhood-asthma-management-a-qualitative-study
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Jessica P Hollenbach, Anna Cushing, Emilie Melvin, Bryanna McGowan, Michelle M Cloutier, Melissa Manice
OBJECTIVES: Mobile technology for childhood asthma can provide real-time data to enhance care. What real-time adherence information clinicians want, how they may use it, and if the data meet their clinical needs has not been fully explored. Our goal was to determine whether pediatric primary care and pulmonary clinicians believe a sensor-based mobile intervention is useful in caring for patients with asthma. METHODS: We recruited participants from 3 urban, primary care and 1 pulmonary practice from July to September 2015 in Hartford, CT...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869583/patient-facing-technology-for-identification-of-copd-in-primary-care
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David Kevin Ahern, Donna Parker, Charles Eaton, Caitlin Rafferty, Joseph Wroblewski, Roberta Goldman
BACKGROUND: The proliferation of mobile devices and emergence of interoperable 'mHealth' apps is accelerating development and deployment of patient-facing risk assessments in primary care. The present study describes a user-centered design and an agile development approach to creation of an app for assessing lungfunction as part of a randomized controlled trial for the   dentification of chronic obstructive lung disease in primary care. METHOD: Seventeen patients recruited from a hospital-based, ambulatory family medicine clinic agreed to be videotaped while using the app, Lung Age, on a first-generation iPad prior to their provideR encounter...
July 15, 2016: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864833/structured-clinical-documentation-in-the-electronic-medical-record-to-improve-quality-and-to-support-practice-based-research-in-epilepsy
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Jaishree Narayanan, Sofia Dobrin, Janet Choi, Susan Rubin, Anna Pham, Vimal Patel, Roberta Frigerio, Darryck Maurer, Payal Gupta, Lourdes Link, Shaun Walters, Chi Wang, Yuan Ji, Demetrius M Maraganore
OBJECTIVE: Using the electronic medical record (EMR) to capture structured clinical data at the point of care would be a practical way to support quality improvement and practice-based research in epilepsy. METHODS: We describe our stepwise process for building structured clinical documentation support tools in the EMR that define best practices in epilepsy, and we describe how we incorporated these toolkits into our clinical workflow. RESULTS: These tools write notes and capture hundreds of fields of data including several score tests: Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 items, Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Quality of Life in Epilepsy-10 items, Montreal Cognitive Assessment/Short Test of Mental Status, and Medical Research Council Prognostic Index...
January 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858865/medical-care-utilization-and-costs-on-end-of-life-cancer-patients-the-role-of-hospice-care
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Hsiao-Ting Chang, Ming-Hwai Lin, Chun-Ku Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Shu-Lin Tsai, Shao-Yi Cheng, Tai-Yuan Chiu, Shih-Tzu Tsai, Shinn-Jang Hwang
Although there are 3 hospice care programs for terminal cancer patients in Taiwan, the medical utilization and expenses for these patients by programs have not been well-explored. The aim of this study was to examine the medical utilization and expenses of terminal cancer patients under different programs of hospice care in the last 90, 30, and 14 days of life.This was a retrospective observational study by secondary data analysis. By using the National Health Insurance claim database and Hospice Shared Care Databases...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849653/the-role-of-aspirin-desensitization-in-the-management-of-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
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Bobby A Tajudeen, Joseph S Schwartz, John V Bosso
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is a progressive inflammatory disease of the upper and lower airways characterized by marked eosinophilic nasal polyposis, asthma, and respiratory reactions to medications that inhibit the cyclooxygenase pathway. Aspirin desensitization has proven to be an effective tool in the management of this disease when used in a multidisciplinary setting. The purpose of this article is to review the current literature regarding AERD, aspirin desensitization, and share our opinion regarding the most optimal multidisciplinary approach to these complex patients...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821397/medication-reconciliation-interventions-in-ambulatory-care-a-scoping-review
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Lisa McCarthy, Xinru Wendy Su, Natalie Crown, Jennifer Turple, Thomas E R Brown, Kate Walsh, Jessica John, Paula Rochon
PURPOSE: The published literature on medication reconciliation (MR) interventions, outcomes, and facilitators in ambulatory care settings is reviewed. METHODS: A scoping review was conducted to characterize ambulatory care-based MR research in terms of study design, elements of interventions, and outcomes examined. English-language articles on comparative studies of MR programs targeting adults in ambulatory care settings were identified using data sources including MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, EMBASE, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts...
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803090/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-choice-decision-aid-for-stable-coronary-artery-disease-a-randomized-trial
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Megan Coylewright, Sara Dick, Becky Zmolek, Jason Askelin, Edward Hawkins, Megan Branda, Jonathan W Inselman, Claudia Zeballos-Palacios, Nilay D Shah, Erik P Hess, Annie LeBlanc, Victor M Montori, Henry H Ting
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for stable coronary artery disease does not reduce the risk of death and myocardial infarction compared with optimal medical therapy (OMT), but many patients think otherwise. PCI Choice, a decision aid (DA), was designed for use during the clinical visit and includes information on quality of life and mortality outcomes for PCI with OMT versus OMT alone for stable coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULT: We conducted a randomized trial to assess the impact of the PCI Choice DA compared with usual care when there is a choice between PCI and optimal medical therapy...
November 1, 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
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