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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188772/two-year-continuation-of-intrauterine-devices-and-contraceptive-implants-in-a-mixed-payer-setting-a-retrospective-review
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Jessica N Sanders, David K Turok, Lori M Gawron, Amy Law, Lonnie Wen, Richard Lynen
BACKGROUND: As the popularity of long-acting reversible contraception increases, so does the need for accurate data on method continuation in diverse clinical settings. We determined two-year continuation rates for the levonorgestrel 52mg intrauterine device, the copper T380A intrauterine device, and the 68mg etonogestrel contraceptive implant in an academic healthcare system with mixed-payer reimbursement. OBJECTIVE(S): To examine the proportion and characteristics of women who continue IUD and implant use to two years and relate continuation to device type when controlling for patient characteristics...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183312/psychometric-properties-of-the-press-ganey%C3%A2-outpatient-medical-practice-survey
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Angela P Presson, Chong Zhang, Amir M Abtahi, Jacob Kean, Man Hung, Andrew R Tyser
BACKGROUND: The Press Ganey® Medical Practice Survey ("Press Ganey® survey") is a patient-reported questionnaire commonly used to measure patient satisfaction with outpatient health care in the United States. Our objective was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Press Ganey® survey in a single institution setting. METHODS: We analyzed surveys from 34,503 unique respondents seen by 624 providers from 47 specialties and 94 clinics at the University of Utah in 2013...
February 10, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152900/hardwiring-advance-directives-into-an-electronic-medical-record
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Tyler Buckley, Andrew Badke, Amy Horyna, Julie Howell, Lisa Gren, Anna Catherine Beck
: 146 Background: Patient preference at the end of life has been extensively researched and documented. Advance Directives (AD) have been shown to make a difference for patients in the areas of quality, cost, and patient satisfaction. Organizations struggle with meeting federal laws and accreditation expectations due to our complex systems. Literature supports "hardwiring" AD documentation into the EMR and providing "one click" accessibility to AD's. Changing EMR vendors provides a unique opportunity to optimize access to AD's, both through patient education /endorsement, review of providers' role, and engagement of IT...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073797/physical-and-cultural-determinants-of-postpartum-pelvic-floor-support-and-symptoms-following-vaginal-delivery-a-protocol-for-a-mixed-methods-prospective-cohort-study
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Ingrid E Nygaard, Erin Clark, Lauren Clark, Marlene J Egger, Robert Hitchcock, Yvonne Hsu, Peggy Norton, Ana Sanchez-Birkhead, Janet Shaw, Xiaoming Sheng, Michael Varner
INTRODUCTION: Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), including pelvic organ prolapse (POP), stress and urgency urinary incontinence, and faecal incontinence, are common and arise from loss of pelvic support. Although severe disease often does not occur until women become older, pregnancy and childbirth are major risk factors for PFDs, especially POP. We understand little about modifiable factors that impact pelvic floor function recovery after vaginal birth. This National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Program Project, 'Bridging physical and cultural determinants of postpartum pelvic floor support and symptoms following vaginal delivery', uses mixed-methods research to study the influences of intra-abdominal pressure, physical activity, body habitus and muscle fitness on pelvic floor support and symptoms as well as the cultural context in which women experience those changes...
January 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050782/colorectal-cancer-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-a-population-based-study-in-utah
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N Jewel Samadder, John F Valentine, Stephen Guthery, Harminder Singh, Charles N Bernstein, Yuan Wan, Jathine Wong, Kenneth Boucher, Lisa Pappas, Kerry Rowe, Mary Bronner, Cornelia M Ulrich, Randall W Burt, Karen Curtin, Ken R Smith
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The molecular, endoscopic, and histological features of IBD-associated CRC differ from sporadic CRC. The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence, clinical features, and prognosis of IBD-associated CRC compared to patients with sporadic CRC in a US statewide population-based cohort. METHODS: All newly diagnosed cases of CRC between 1996 and 2011 were obtained from Utah Cancer Registry. IBD was identified using a previously validated algorithm, from statewide databases of Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah Health Sciences, and the Utah Population Database...
January 3, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018760/early-results-of-pilot-study-using-hepatitis-c-virus-hcv-positive-kidneys-to-transplant-hcv-infected-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-allowing-for-successful-interferon-free-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-after-transplantation
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Juan F Gallegos-Orozco, Robin Kim, Heather F Thiesset, Jenny Hatch, Keisa Lynch, Thomas Chaly, Fuad Shihab, Faris Ahmed, Isaac Hall, Jeffrey Campsen
INTRODUCTION: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in kidney transplant (KTX) patients reduces long-term patient and graft survival. Direct-acting antivirals (DAA) are > 90% effective in achieving sustained viral response (SVR); however, DAAs are not routinely available to patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The University of Utah Transplant Program developed a protocol to allow HCV-positive potential KTX recipients to accept HCV-positive donors' kidneys. Three months after successful KTX, they were eligible for DAA therapy...
November 22, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006979/dyslipidemia-screening-of-9-to-11-year-olds-at-well-child-visits-by-utah-pediatricians
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Carole Stipelman, Paul C Young, Joni Hemond, Laura L Brown, Nicole L Mihalopoulos
In 2011, an expert National Institutes of Health panel published the "Integrated Guidelines for CV Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents," which recommended screening all children aged 9 to 11 years for dyslipidemia. It is unknown if this guideline is being followed. We surveyed members of the Utah chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to determine whether they performed universal lipid screening at well-child visits (WCV) on their patients at 9,10, or 11 years and how comfortable they were with evaluating and/or managing children with dyslipidemia...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960602/use-of-immunosuppressive-medications-for-treatment-of-pediatric-intermediate-uveitis
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Aimee O Hersh, Spencer Cope, John F Bohnsack, Akbar Shakoor, Albert T Vitale
PURPOSE: To describe the treatment and outcomes of a cohort of pediatric intermediate uveitis (IU) patients, with a particular focus on the use of immunomodulatory therapy (IMT). METHODS: The disease course, treatment, and outcomes of 39 pediatric IU patients treated in the Uveitis Clinic at the University of Utah from 1999 to 2012 were reviewed, retrospectively. RESULTS: Mean age at presentation was 7.7 years (SD 3.1). In total, 95% had bilateral involvement...
December 14, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927843/risk-of-childhood-mortality-in-family-members-of-men-with-poor-semen-quality
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Heidi A Hanson, Erik N Mayer, Ross E Anderson, Kenneth I Aston, Douglas T Carrell, Justin Berger, William T Lowrance, Ken R Smith, James M Hotaling
STUDY QUESTION: What is the familial childhood mortality in first-degree (FDR) and second-degree relatives (SDR) of patients undergoing semen analysis (SA)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The relationship between infertility and congenital malformations (CM) in offspring is complex, with an increased risk of death due to CM in FDR, but not SDR, of men with lower semen parameters. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Semen quality is an established predictor of men's somatic health...
January 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891635/potential-association-between-drug-shortages-and-high-cost-medications
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Erin R Fox, Linda S Tyler
Shortages and sudden price increases of certain drugs may both occur emergently, with little to no warning, and they can have a dramatic impact on patient care. Little data are available linking drug shortages and price increases. Many of the same characteristics that may make medications susceptible to shortages can also place them at risk for sudden price increases. These characteristics include unapproved drugs, off-patent sole-source medications, and infrequently used medications. We reviewed drug shortage data from the University of Utah Drug Information Service to demonstrate how frequently these characteristics occurred and resulted in higher drug prices...
January 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795338/clinical-microbiology-laboratories-adoption-of-culture-independent-diagnostic-tests-is-a-threat-to-foodborne-disease-surveillance-in-the-united-states
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Shari Shea, Kristy A Kubota, Hugh Maguire, Stephen Gladbach, Amy Woron, Robyn Atkinson-Dunn, Marc Roger Couturier, Melissa B Miller
INTRODUCTIONIn November 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent a letter to state and territorial epidemiologists, state and territorial public health laboratory directors, and state and territorial health officials. In this letter, culture-independent diagnostic tests (CIDTs) for detection of enteric pathogens were characterized as "a serious and current threat to public health surveillance, particularly for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and Salmonella" The document says CDC and its public health partners are approaching this issue, in part, by "reviewing regulatory authority in public health agencies to require culture isolates or specimen submission if CIDTs are used...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757040/same-day-physical-therapy-consults-in-an-outpatient-neuromuscular-disease-physician-clinic
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Evan M Pucillo, Nancy Christensen-Mayer, Shelly D Poole, Denise M Whitten, Danielle Freeman, Blake R Bohe, Brandon R Swensen, A Gordon Smith, Nicholas E Johnson
BACKGROUND: Team-based care has been shown to offer more comprehensive benefits to patients when compared to standard physician-based care alone in clinics for chronic conditions. However, apart from grant-funded multidisciplinary clinics, there are no reports on the usage of same-day physical therapy (PT) consults within a daily outpatient neuromuscular disease (NMD) physician clinic. OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of same-day PT consults at the University of Utah's outpatient Clinical Neurosciences Center...
2016: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729941/conditional-survival-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-high-dose-interleukin-2
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David M Gill, David D Stenehjem, Kinjal Parikh, Joseph Merriman, Arun Sendilnathan, Archana M Agarwal, Andrew W Hahn, Sumati Gupta, Srinivas Kiran Tantravahi, Wolfram E Samlowski, Neeraj Agarwal
Conditional survival (CS) is a clinically useful prediction measure which adjusts a patient's prognosis based on their duration of survival since initiation of therapy. CS has been described in numerous malignancies, and recently described in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) who received vascular endothelial growth factor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (VEGFTKI) therapy. However, CS has been not reported in the context of mRCC treated with high-dose interleukin-2 therapy (HDIL-2). A total of 176 patients with histologically confirmed metastatic clear cell RCC (mccRCC) treated with HDIL-2 at the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute from 1988-2012 were evaluated...
2016: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723541/prevalence-and-correlates-of-bipolar-spectrum-disorder-comorbid-with-adhd-features-in-nonclinical-young-adults
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Hee Ryung Wang, Young-Eun Jung, Sang-Keun Chung, Jeongwan Hong, Na Ri Kang, Moon-Doo Kim, Won-Myong Bahk
BACKGROUND: We investigate the rate of bipolar spectrum disorder comorbid with ADHD features using two screening instruments, the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) and the Wender Utah Rating Scale (WURS), in a nonclinical young adult population. METHODS: College and graduate students aged 18 years or older from four universities in Korea were selected. Comorbidity was defined as both MDQ positivity and WURS positivity. To look for a trend in clinical characteristics according to the severity of the comorbid condition, we used the Jonckheere-Terpstra test and the linear-by-linear association test...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697254/comparison-of-different-types-of-phacoemulsification-tips-i-quantitative-analysis-of-elemental-composition-and-tip-surface-microroughness
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Konstantinos T Tsaousis, Liliana Werner, Jesus Paulo Perez, He J Li, Nicholas Reiter, Jia J Guan, Nick Mamalis
PURPOSE: To evaluate the elemental composition of phacoemulsification tips and their surface roughness in the microscale. SETTING: John A. Moran Eye Center and Utah Nanofab, College of Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: Seven types of phacoemulsification tips were studied. The phaco tips were examined through energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) for elemental composition...
September 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697251/late-postoperative-opacification-of-a%C3%A2-hydrophilic-hydrophobic-acrylic-intraocular-lens
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Paula Bompastor-Ramos, João Póvoa, Conceição Lobo, Alejandra E Rodriguez, Jorge L Alió, Liliana Werner, Joaquim N Murta
PURPOSE: To report late postoperative opacification of a model of hydrophilic-hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) as well as the clinical consequences and laboratory characteristics. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Medical records were reviewed of patients with Lentis LS-502-1 IOL opacification reporting visual loss who had IOL explantation between November 2013 and March 2015...
September 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681531/hyperfocusing-as-a-dimension-of-adult-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Erguvan Tugba Ozel-Kizil, Ahmet Kokurcan, Umut Mert Aksoy, Bilgen Bicer Kanat, Direnc Sakarya, Gulbahar Bastug, Burcin Colak, Umut Altunoz, Sevinc Kirici, Hatice Demirbas, Bedriye Oncu
Patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) suffer not only from inability to focus but also from inability to shift attention for events that trigger their interests. This phenomenon is called "hyperfocusing". Previous literature about hyperfocusing is scarce and relies mainly on case reports. The study aimed to investigate and compare the severity of hyperfocusing in adult ADHD with and without psycho-stimulant use. ADHD (DSM-IV-TR) patients either psycho-stimulant naive (n=53) or on psycho-stimulants (n=79) from two ADHD clinics were recruited...
December 2016: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681089/a-novel-qtl-associated-with-dwarf-bunt-resistance-in-idaho-444-winter-wheat
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Jianli Chen, Mary J Guttieri, Junli Zhang, David Hole, Edward Souza, Blair Goates
A novel QTL, Q.DB.ui-7DS, and the PCR-based markers identified in the current study will accelerate variety development for resistance to dwarf and common bunt of wheat. Dwarf bunt [Tilletia controversa J.G. Kühn [as 'contraversa'], in Rabenhorst, Hedwigia 13: 188 (1874)] is a destructive disease of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) that reduces grain yield and quality. A number of distinct genes conferring resistance to dwarf bunt have been used by breeding programs for nearly 100 years. However, few markers were identified that can be used in selection of dwarf bunt resistance...
December 2016: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623461/implementation-of-a-value-driven-outcomes-program-to-identify-high-variability-in-clinical-costs-and-outcomes-and-association-with-reduced-cost-and-improved-quality
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Vivian S Lee, Kensaku Kawamoto, Rachel Hess, Charlton Park, Jeffrey Young, Cheri Hunter, Steven Johnson, Sandi Gulbransen, Christopher E Pelt, Devin J Horton, Kencee K Graves, Tom H Greene, Yoshimi Anzai, Robert C Pendleton
IMPORTANCE: Transformation of US health care from volume to value requires meaningful quantification of costs and outcomes at the level of individual patients. OBJECTIVE: To measure the association of a value-driven outcomes tool that allocates costs of care and quality measures to individual patient encounters with cost reduction and health outcome optimization. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Uncontrolled, pre-post, longitudinal, observational study measuring quality and outcomes relative to cost from 2012 to 2016 at University of Utah Health Care...
September 13, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621024/industry-academic-partnerships-an-approach-to-accelerate-innovation
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Jennwood Chen, Timothy Pickett, Ashley Langell, Ashley Trane, Brian Charlesworth, Kris Loken, Sarah Lombardo, John T Langell
BACKGROUND: Biotechnology companies are process-driven organizations and often struggle with their ability to innovate. Universities, on the other hand, thrive on discovery and variation as a source of innovation. As such, properly structured academic-industry partnerships in medical technology development may enhance and accelerate innovation. Through joint industry-academic efforts, our objective was to develop a technology aimed at global cervical cancer prevention. METHODS: Our Center for Medical Innovation assembled a multidisciplinary team of students, surgical residents, and clinical faculty to enter in the University of Utah's annual Bench-to-Bedside competition...
September 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
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