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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352683/discharge-to-inpatient-rehab-does-not-result-in-improved-functional-outcomes-following-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Douglas E Padgett, Alexander B Christ, Amethia D Joseph, You-Yu Lee, Stephen B Haas, Stephen Lyman
BACKGROUND: Monitored rehabilitation has long been considered an essential part of the recovery process in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, the optimal setting for rehabilitation remains uncertain. We sought to determine whether inpatient rehabilitation settings result in improved functional and patient-reported outcomes after primary TKA. METHODS: All patients undergoing primary TKA from May 2007 to February 2011 were identified from our institutional total joint registry...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352396/the-association-between-the-intersection-of-immigrant-status-and-insurance-with-adverse-birth-outcomes-among-mexican-women-residing-in-the-san-joaquin-valley-a-mediation-analysis-of-late-initiation-or-no-prenatal-care
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Brittany D Chambers, John A Capitman
Latinos are the largest growing population and have the highest fertility rates in the US. In response, this study assessed if late initiation of or no prenatal care (PNC) mediated the relationship among adverse birth outcomes and interactions between immigrant and insurance status. This study used cross-sectional data (2002-2004) limited to 109,399 women of Mexican ethnicity who had singleton births in the San Joaquin Valley, California. We conducted hierarchical mediation analyses. US-born Mexican women who used private or public insurance for PNC were more likely to have infants born at low-birth weight and premature compared to Mexican first generation immigrant women...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352100/education-research-physician-identification-and-patient-satisfaction-on-an-academic-neurology-inpatient-service
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Christopher R Leon Guerrero, Tracy Anderson, Allyson R Zazulia
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between neurology inpatient satisfaction and (1) number of physicians involved in the patient's care and (2) patients' ability to identify their physicians. METHODS: A 10-item questionnaire addressing patient satisfaction and identification of physicians on the care team was administered to patients admitted to an academic, tertiary care, inpatient neurology service from May 1 to October 31, 2012. We hypothesized higher satisfaction among patients having fewer physicians on the care team and among patients able to identify their physicians...
January 19, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351893/a-clinical-decision-support-engine-based-on-a-national-medication-repository-for-the-detection-of-potential-duplicate-medications-design-and-evaluation
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Cheng-Yi Yang, Yu-Sheng Lo, Ray-Jade Chen, Chien-Tsai Liu
BACKGROUND: A computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system combined with a clinical decision support system can reduce duplication of medications and thus adverse drug reactions. However, without infrastructure that supports patients' integrated medication history across health care facilities nationwide, duplication of medication can still occur. In Taiwan, the National Health Insurance Administration has implemented a national medication repository and Web-based query system known as the PharmaCloud, which allows physicians to access their patients' medication records prescribed by different health care facilities across Taiwan...
January 19, 2018: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351768/overweight-in-adult-cats-a-cross-sectional-study
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Malin Öhlund, Malin Palmgren, Bodil Ström Holst
BACKGROUND: Overweight in cats is a major risk factor for diabetes mellitus and has also been associated with other disorders. Overweight and obesity are believed to be increasing problems in cats, as is currently seen in people, with important health consequences. The objectives of the present study were to determine the prevalence of overweight in cats from two different cohorts in a cross-sectional study design and to assess associations between overweight and diagnoses, and between overweight and demographic and environmental factors...
January 19, 2018: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351547/mortality-and-continuity-of-care-definitions-matter-a-cohort-study-in-diabetics
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Angelika Geroldinger, Simone Katja Sauter, Georg Heinze, Gottfried Endel, Wolfgang Dorda, Georg Duftschmid
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that when investigating the relevance of continuity of care for patient outcomes, different definitions can lead to contradicting results. METHODS: We used claims data from the regional public health insurer of Lower Austria covering the period from 2008 to 2011. The study sample included subjects with repeated dispensings of anti-diabetic drugs. The continuity of care index was calculated firstly based on a patient's contacts with general practitioners (primary COCI) and secondly based on contacts at all medical disciplines (total COCI)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351183/the-effect-of-impactful-papers-on-clinical-practice-in-the-us-corticosteroid-injection-for-patients-with-lateral-epicondylitis
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Yuki Fujihara, Helen E Huetteman, Ting-Ting Chung, Melissa J Shauver, Kevin C Chung
BACKGROUND: Following the publication of high level evidence demonstrating that corticosteroid inject is not an effective treatment for lateral epicondylitis, a reduction in the rate of corticosteroid injection would be expected. We aimed to clarify the current clinical practice pattern for lateral epicondylitis and to identify which factors hinder or encourage the introduction of evidence into clinical practice. METHODS: In this administrative claims analysis, we used the 2009 to 2015 Truven MarketScan databases...
January 12, 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351029/factors-associated-with-adherence-to-nasoalveolar-molding-nam-by-caregivers-of-infants-born-with-cleft-lip-and-palate
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Nick O Esmonde, Judah S Garfinkle, Yiyi Chen, William E Lambert, Anna A Kuang
OBJECTIVE: Identify factors associated with adherence to nasoalveolar molding (NAM) therapy. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS: Infants with cleft lip, with or without cleft palate, referred for NAM. One hundred thirty-five patients met criteria. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Adherence to NAM therapy, defined as continuous use of the appliance and attendance of NAM adjustment visits...
February 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350762/occurrence-of-ochratoxins-fumonisin-b2-aflatoxins-b1-and-b2-and-other-secondary-fungal-metabolites-in-dried-date-palm-fruits-from-egypt-a-mini-survey
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Mohamed F Abdallah, Rudolf Krska, Michael Sulyok
This study was conducted to investigate the natural co-occurrence of 295 fungal and bacterial metabolites in 28 samples of dried date palm fruits collected from different shops distributed in Assiut Governorate, Upper Egypt in 2016. Extraction and quantification of the target analytes were done using the "dilute and shoot" approach followed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis. In total, 30 toxic fungal metabolites were detected. Among these metabolites, 4 types of ochratoxins including ochratoxin type A and B were quantified in 3 samples (11%) with a contamination range from 1...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350568/abp-980-promising-trastuzumab-biosimilar-for-her2-positive-breast-cancer
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Elisavet Paplomata, Rita Nahta
Approval of the HER2-targeted antibody trastuzumab dramatically improved outcomes for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. Multiple trastuzumab biosimilars, including ABP 980, are in clinical development. Biosimilars are not identical to the reference biologic, but exhibit equivalence and safety in analytical and clinical studies. Areas covered: A brief introduction to trastuzumab, overview of trastuzumab biosimilars, and detailed review of ABP 980 preclinical and clinical studies are included. We searched PubMed and 2016-2017 ASCO and ESMO conference proceedings for "ABP 980" or "trastuzumab biosimilar"...
January 19, 2018: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350511/a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-cardiology-econsults-for-medicaid-patients
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Daren Anderson, Victor Villagra, Emil N Coman, Ianita Zlateva, Alex Hutchinson, Jose Villagra, J Nwando Olayiwola
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of electronic consultations (eConsults) for cardiology compared with traditional face-to-face consults. STUDY DESIGN: Cost-effectiveness analysis for a subset of Medicaid-insured patients in a cluster-randomized trial of eConsults versus the traditional face-to-face consultation process in a statewide federally qualified health center. METHODS: A total of 369 Medicaid patients were referred for cardiology consultations by primary care providers who were randomly assigned to use either eConsults or their usual face-to-face referral process...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350312/genesurance-counseling-patient-perspectives
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Chelsea Wagner, Lauren Murphy, Jacqueline Harkenrider, Sandra Darilek, Eleazar Soto-Torres, Quinn Stein, Jennifer Hoskovec
Genetic counselors (GCs) have reported an increase in discussion of insurance-related, or "genesurance," topics during genetic counseling sessions. Despite increasing frequency, there have been no studies examining patient expectations of GCs in these discussions. This study aimed to explore patient expectations of GCs in these discussions, as well as examine factors that may impact expectations. A 38-item survey was administered prior to patients receiving prenatal or cancer genetic counseling at 11 clinic sites across UTHealth, Baylor College of Medicine, and Sanford Health, with 360 responses analyzed...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349836/evaluation-of-a-west-australian-residential-mental-health-respite-service
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Sue Gillieatt, Robyn Martin, Kate P Dorozenko, Adrian Munro
Family members continue to be the predominant providers of support, care and accommodation for loved ones with mental health issues, and empirical studies suggest that accessing mental health respite can be helpful for both carers and consumers. However, the availability of, and access to, this respite in Australia is far from optimal. Major issues have also been identified such as low utilisation, the inappropriate and inflexible nature of services and the inability of services to respond to situations where multiple needs exist...
January 18, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349529/esophageal-cancer-surgery-spontaneous-centralization-in-the-us-contributed-to-reduce-mortality-without-causing-health-disparities
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Francisco Schlottmann, Paula D Strassle, Anthony G Charles, Marco G Patti
BACKGROUND: Improvement in mortality has been shown for esophagectomies performed at high-volume centers. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine if centralization of esophageal cancer surgery occurred in the US, and to establish its impact on postoperative mortality. In addition, we aimed to analyze the relationship between regionalization of cancer care and health disparities. METHODS: A retrospective population-based analysis was performed using the National Inpatient Sample for the period 2000-2014...
January 18, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348914/exploring-health-insurance-services-in-sudan-from-the-perspectives-of-insurers
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Anas Mustafa Ahmed Salim, Fatima Hashim Mahmoud Hamed
Background: It has been 20 years since the introduction of health insurance in Sudan. This study was the first one that explored health insurance services in Sudan from the perspectives of the insurers. Methods: This was a qualitative, exploratory, interview study. The sampling frame was the list of Social Health Insurance and Private Health Insurance institutions in Sudan. Participants were selected from the four Social Health Insurance institutions and from five Private Health Insurance companies...
2018: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348858/the-survival-benefit-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-and-pcr-among-patients-with-advanced-stage-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Tithi Biswas, Jimmy T Efird, Shreya Prasad, Charulata Jindal, Paul R Walker
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive subtype that accounts for 15-20% of cases, with a higher incidence of relapse/death. Even with adjuvant chemotherapy, the 5 year distant metastasis-free survival rate remains low. A total of 452 tumor registry patients with TNBC and no evidence of metastatic disease were identified over the period of 1996-2011. The median age and follow-up time were 51 (range=21-88) and 3.9 (range=0.14-14) years. Approximately 75% of patients with stage III disease received neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) compared with 47% for stage II...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348857/influenza-vaccination-might-reduce-the-risk-of-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Pai-Feng Kao, Ju-Chi Liu, Yi-Ping Hsu, Li-Chin Sung, Tsung-Yeh Yang, Wen-Rui Hao, Ying-Chin Lin, Szu-Yuan Wu
Purpose: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with the risk of ischemic stroke, regardless of the administration of appropriate antithrombotic prophylaxis. This study investigated whether influenza vaccination is associated with the risk of ischemic stroke, to determine a solution to reduce this risk in patients with AF. Methods: We used data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. The study cohort comprised all patients diagnosed as having AF (n = 14 454) before January 1, 2005; these patients were followed until December 31, 2012...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348384/clinical-outcomes-of-geriatric-care-in-cipto-mangunkusumo-hospital-before-and-after-the-implementation-of-national-health-insurance-program
#18
Czeresna Heriawan Soejono, Retna S Padmawati, Adi Utarini
BACKGROUND: the National Health Insurance (NIH/JKN) has been enacted since January 2014. Various outcomes of geriatric patient care, such as improved functional status and quality of life have not been evaluated. Prolonged hospitalization and re-hospitalization are potentially affecting the efficiency care of this vulnarable group. This study aimed to identify the differences of functional status improvement, quality of life improvement, length of stay, and hospitalization of geriatric patients admitted to CMH between prior to and after NHI implementation...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348194/health-care-costs-associated-with-incident-complications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-germany
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Katharina Kähm, Michael Laxy, Udo Schneider, Wolf H Rogowski, Stefan K Lhachimi, Rolf Holle
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to provide reliable regression-based estimates of costs associated with different type 2 diabetes complications. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We used nationwide statutory health insurance (SHI) data from 316,220 patients with type 2 diabetes. Costs for inpatient and outpatient care, pharmaceuticals, rehabilitation, and nonmedical aids and appliances were assessed in the years 2013-2015. Quarterly observations are available for each year...
January 18, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347984/the-effects-of-state-rules-on-opioid-prescribing-in-indiana
#20
Morhaf Al Achkar, Shaun Grannis, Debra Revere, Palmer MacKie, Meredith Howard, Sumedha Gupta
BACKGROUND: Prescription opioids have been linked to over half of the 28,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2014. High rates of prescription opioid non-medical use have continued despite nearly all states implementing large-scale prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP), which points to the need to examine the impact of state PDMP's on curbing inappropriate opioid prescribing. In the short-term, PDMPs have been associated with short-term prescribing declines. Yet little is known about how such policies differentially impact patient subgroups or are interpreted by prescribing providers...
January 18, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
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