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Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Chanel Zhan, Nicole Stadnick, David Sommerfeld, Scott Roesch, Gregory A Aarons, Debbie Innes-Gomberg, Lillian Bando, Anna S Lau
Evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation requires substantial resources in workforce training; yet, failure to achieve long-term sustainment can result in poor return on investment. There is limited research on EBP sustainment in mental health services long after implementation. This study examined therapists' continued vs. discontinued practice delivery based on administrative claims for reimbursement for six EBPs [Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), Seeking Safety (SS), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and Positive Parenting Program] adopted in a system-driven implementation effort in public mental health services for children...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
James Buxbaum, Michael Quezada, Bradford Chong, Nikhil Gupta, Chung Yao Yu, Christianne Lane, Ben Da, Kenneth Leung, Ira Shulman, Stephen Pandol, Bechien Wu
OBJECTIVES: The Pancreatitis Activity Scoring System (PASS) has been derived by an international group of experts via a modified Delphi process. Our aim was to perform an external validation study to assess for concordance of the PASS score with high face validity clinical outcomes and determine specific meaningful thresholds to assist in application of this scoring system in a large prospectively ascertained cohort. METHODS: We analyzed data from a prospective cohort study of consecutive patients admitted to the Los Angeles County Hospital between March 2015 and March 2017...
March 15, 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Kosuke Sakitani, Nobumi Suzuki, Sozaburo Ihara, Yoshihiro Hirata, Shoji Kawazu, Yasuhiko Iwamoto, Kazuhiko Koike
OBJECTIVES: To determine if a discrepancy exists between subjective symptoms and the grade of endoscopic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in diabetes mellitus (DM) patients. METHODS: All 2,884 patients who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy completed the modified Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale (GSRS), an interview-based rating scale consisting of 16 items including a question on acid regurgitation. Patients were divided into DM and non-DM groups (1,135 and 1,749 patients, respectively)...
2018: PloS One
Nancy L Segal
This article begins with the story of a 51-year-old Los Angeles, California man, Justin Goldberg, whose daughter caught a glimpse of his striking look-alike at a popular market. Many people have so-called doppelgängers, but this occurrence is especially intriguing - the individual in question, born in New York City in the mid-1960s to an unwed mother, was an adoptee placed by the Louise Wise Adoption Agency. This agency, under the guidance of a prominent psychiatrist, decided to place twins in separate homes...
March 15, 2018: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
Derek T Dangerfield, Nina T Harawa, Laramie R Smith, William L Jeffries, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Ricky Bluthenthal
Black men who have sex with men and women (BMSMW) are at high risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Despite knowing that HIV/STI risk varies by sexual positioning practices, limited data have characterized the risk profiles of BSMW. This study utilized latent class analysis (LCA) to explore BMSMW's sexual risk profiles regarding condomless sexual positioning practices. Participants were BMSMW in intervention studies in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia. LCA was used to characterize their sexual risk profiles...
March 14, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Mak Wai Keong, Denny Lie Tijauw Tjoen
INTRODUCTION: Rotator cuff (RC) tears are common and a frequent cause of dysfunction in the shoulder, especially with progression of age. Biceps pathology occurs concomitantly and its relationship with RC tears has been well described. However, the study of biceps intervention affecting outcomes of RC repair is limited. We aim to study the effect of biceps tenotomy in RC repair after matching for cuff tear size. METHODS: We collected data of 24 consecutive patients undergoing RC repair and biceps tenotomy and matched them with patients undergoing RC repair only ( n = 24)...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Adriana Rodriguez, Anna S Lau, Blanche Wright, Jennifer Regan, Lauren Brookman-Frazee
BACKGROUND: Understanding program leader perspectives on the sustainment of evidence-based practice (EBP) in community mental health settings is essential to improving implementation. To date, however, much of the literature has focused on direct service provider perspectives on EBP implementation. The aim of this mixed-method study was to identify factors associated with the sustainment of multiple EBPs within a system-driven implementation effort in children's mental health services...
March 13, 2018: Implementation Science: IS
You-Zhi Cai, Chi Zhang, Ri-Long Jin, Tong Shen, Peng-Cheng Gu, Xiang-Jin Lin, Jian-De Chen
BACKGROUND: Due to the highly organized tissue and avascular nature of the rotator cuff, rotator cuff tears have limited ability to heal after the tendon is reinserted directly on the greater tubercle of the humerus. Consequently, retears are among the most common complications after rotator cuff repair. Augmentation of rotator cuff repairs with patches has been an active area of research in recent years to reduce retear rate. HYPOTHESIS: Graft augmentation with 3D collagen could prevent retears of the repaired tendon and improve tendon-bone healing in moderate to large rotator cuff tears...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
William E Cunningham, Robert E Weiss, Terry Nakazono, Mark A Malek, Steve J Shoptaw, Susan L Ettner, Nina T Harawa
Importance: Diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, linkage and retention in care, and adherence to antiretroviral therapy are steps in the care continuum enabling consistent viral suppression for people living with HIV, extending longevity and preventing further transmission. While incarcerated, people living with HIV receive antiretroviral therapy and achieve viral suppression more consistently than after they are released. No interventions have shown sustained viral suppression after jail release...
March 12, 2018: JAMA Internal Medicine
Jose Couceiro, Higinio Ayala, Manuel Sanchez, Maria de Los Angeles De la Red, Olga Velez, Fernando Del Canto
Purpose  The purpose of our study is to compare the intramedullary fixation of metacarpal fractures with cannulated headless screws and antegrade Kirschner wires in terms of final total active motion, grip strength, patient-related outcomes, need for casting, and return to work times. Methods  The authors performed a retrospective review of the hospital records. Thirty fractures were included in the study, 19 in the screw fixation group, and 11 in the Kirschner wire group. Grip strength, and total active motion, was measured at the latest follow-up for both the injured and contralateral hand...
January 2018: Surgery Journal
Meng Zhu, Jerry Yongqiang Chen, Hwei Chi Chong, Paul Chang Chee Cheng, Denny Lie Tijauw Tjoen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective study is to compare and correlate the clinical results of arthroscopic repair of a combined anteroinferior and superior labral lesion with those of an isolated anteroinferior labral lesion or type II superior labral tear from anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion. METHODS: A comparative study involving patients who underwent arthroscopic labral repairs in a tertiary hospital between 2010 and 2014 was conducted. A total of 96 patients were divided into three groups: Group A consisted of 61 patients with the anteroinferior labral lesion, group B consisted of 16 patients with the type II SLAP lesion, and group C consisted of 19 patients with the combined anteroinferior and superior labral lesion...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Steven J Katz, Kevin C Ward, Ann S Hamilton, M Chandler Mcleod, Lauren P Wallner, Monica Morrow, Reshma Jagsi, Sarah T Hawley, Allison W Kurian
Purpose Little is known about the extent to which genetic counseling is integrated into community practices for patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer. We examined the receipt of clinically indicated genetic counseling in these patients. Patients and Methods We surveyed 5,080 patients between the ages of 20 and 79 years, diagnosed from July 2013 to August 2015 with early-stage breast cancer and reported to the SEER registries of Georgia and Los Angeles County. Surveys were linked to SEER clinical data and genetic test results...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
María de Los Ángeles Quiroga
This study addresses the epidemiology of risk factors and personality traits in adolescents of 16 and 17 years of age, charged with homicide, with a focus on analyzing psychic functioning, socio-demographic variables and family constitution. This is a longitudinal, retrospective and inferential study of the psychiatric assessments of several subjects who were interviewed in the Family Courts of the province of Mendoza. The hypothesis states that adolescents who have violent behavior, impulsivity and diffculty in complying with rules, do so as a result of having been victims of violence in an inadequate family environment...
November 2017: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Vincent Finnerty, Stephanie Tan, Sebastien Authier, Jean Gregoire, Francois Harel
BACKGROUND: IQ-SPECT has been shown to significantly reduce acquisition time and administered dose while preserving image quality in myocardial perfusion imaging. Whether IQ-SPECT provides accurate left ventricular ejection fractions (LVEF) with gated blood pool SPECT (GBPS) remains unknown. METHODS: Sixty patients underwent IQ-SPECT GBPS and planar imaging. Among those patients, 11 underwent both cMRI and GBPS. GBPS LVEF, LVEDV, and LVESV were calculated using 2 validated software; QBS (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA) and MHI (Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada)...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
James C Wo
Although some urban sociology perspectives suggest how certain sociodeomgraphic characteristics influence nonprofit development, there is a dearth of empirical research to assess neighborhood differences in nonprofit organizations. The goal of the current study is to build upon the extant literature by examining how both concentrated disadvantage and violent crime impact nonprofit density across neighborhoods. Using data from Los Angeles census tracts from 2010 to 2012, I test for linear and nonlinear influences that these two neighborhood factors might exert on nonprofit density...
March 2018: Social Science Research
Mariko Umezawa, Noriyuki Kawami, Shintaro Hoshino, Yoshimasa Hoshikawa, Eriko Koizumi, Nana Takenouchi, Yuriko Hanada, Mitsuru Kaise, Katsuhiko Iwakiri
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of on-demand therapy using 20-mg vonoprazan for mild reflux esophagitis (RE). METHODS: On-demand therapy by taking one 20-mg tablet of vonoprazan only when reflux symptoms occurred was performed for 24 weeks using 30 patients with mild RE who were receiving maintenance therapy with proton pomp inhibitors (PPIs). The presence or absence of RE, degree of overall satisfaction with the treatment, score of symptoms, and fasting gastrin level before breakfast were examined before and after on-demand therapy...
March 7, 2018: Digestion
Lao-Tzu Allan-Blitz, Elisa Mokany, Shelley Miller, Rachel Wee, Chelsea Shannon, Jeffrey D Klausner
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma genitalium is an important cause of bacterial sexually transmitted diseases. Diagnosis and susceptibility testing of Mycoplasma genitalium are limited by the fastidious nature of the organism. Therefore, the prevalence of infection and azithromycin resistance are poorly studied. METHODS: We conducted an exploratory study on remnant clinical specimens. We collected remnant DNA from urine samples and clinical swabs (cervical/vaginal, rectal, and pharyngeal) previously tested for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis using the Cobas 4800 CT/NG assay (Roche Molecular Systems, Pleasanton, CA) between March-April 2017 from across the University of California, Los Angeles Health System...
March 5, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Kirstine Calloe, Anders K Broendberg, Alex H Christensen, Lisbeth N Pedersen, Morten S Olesen, Maria de Los Angeles Tejada, Soren Friis, Morten B Thomsen, Henning Bundgaard, Henrik K Jensen
BACKGROUND: SCN5A mutations can lead to different cardiac diseases. Recently, SCN5A mutations have been linked to the clinical entity multifocal ectopic Purkinje-related premature contractions (MEPPC) characterized by ventricular ectopy and dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS & RESULTS: A family with a uniform MEPPC-like phenotype, associated with complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and dilated cardiomyopathy caused by a high frequency of ventricular ectopy was clinically assessed...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Marco Ripa, Olga Rodríguez-Nuñez, Celia Cardozo, Antonio Naharro-Abellán, Manel Almela, Francesc Marco, Laura Morata, Cristina De La Calle, Ana Del Río, Carolina Garcia-Vidal, María Del Mar Ortega, María De Los Angeles Guerrero-León, Csaba Fehér, Berta Torres, Pedro Puerta-Alcalde, Josep Mensa, Alex Soriano, José Antonio Martínez
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February 28, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
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