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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937935/the-impact-of-the-2006-massachusetts-health-care-reform-law-on-spine-surgery-patient-payer-mix-status-and-age
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Nicolas W Villelli, Hong Yan, Jian Zou, Nicholas M Barbaro
OBJECTIVE Several similarities exist between the Massachusetts health care reform law of 2006 and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The authors' prior neurosurgical research showed a decrease in uninsured surgeries without a significant change in surgical volume after the Massachusetts reform. An analysis of the payer-mix status and the age of spine surgery patients, before and after the policy, should provide insight into the future impact of the ACA on spine surgery in the US. METHODS Using the Massachusetts State Inpatient Database and spine ICD-9-CM procedure codes, the authors obtained demographic information on patients undergoing spine surgery between 2001 and 2012...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937934/an-evaluation-of-new-york-city-s-2015-birth-certificate-gender-marker-regulation
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Erica J Lee, Danielle Gurr, Gretchen Van Wye
PURPOSE: In 1971, the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene amended Section 207.05 of the NYC Health Code to allow individuals who had undergone "convertive surgery" (interpreted by the code to mean genital surgery) to amend the gender on their birth certificates. This surgery requirement was removed in 2015. In a survey evaluating the regulation change, we sought to characterize the transgender population newly eligible to obtain a gender-congruent NYC birth certificate by comparing respondents with and without genital surgery...
September 22, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937933/what-s-in-a-name-correlates-of-ecstasy-users-knowing-or-agreeing-that-molly-is-ecstasy-mdma
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Joseph J Palamar
Ecstasy (MDMA) has regained popularity in powder and crystalline form, known as Molly. However, it is unknown whether all Molly users are aware that Molly is ecstasy. A total of 1045 nightclub/festival-attending adults in New York City were surveyed about ecstasy/MDMA/Molly use in 2016. Users were asked if they agreed that "Molly is (or is supposed to be) ecstasy/MDMA." Of the 43.5% reporting lifetime use, 84.6% agreed that Molly is ecstasy, 9.5% disagreed, and 5.9% reported not knowing that Molly is ecstasy...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937887/characteristics-and-associated-comorbidities-of-pediatric-dental-patients-treated-under-general-anesthesia
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Alexandra Delfiner, Aaron Myers, Christie Lumsden, Steve Chussid, Richard Yoon
OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics and identify common comorbidities of children receiving dental treatment under general anesthesia at Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. STUDY DESIGN: Electronic medical records of all children that received dental treatment under general anesthesia through the Division of Pediatric Dentistry from 2012-2014 were reviewed. Data describing patient characteristics (age, sex, race/ethnicity, insurance carrier, and American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification system), medical history, and justification for treatment were collected...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937795/using-mystery-patient-drills-to-assess-hospital-ebola-preparedness-in-new-york-city-2014-2015
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Mary Foote, Roshni Daver, Celia Quinn
In response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, rapid measures were taken to ensure readiness at frontline New York City (NYC) healthcare facilities, including mandating monthly EVD mystery patient drills to test screening protocols. This study analyzed after-action reports to describe the use of mystery patient drills to test rapid identification and isolation of potential EVD cases in NYC emergency departments. NYC hospitals were required to develop protocols for EVD screening and isolation, and to conduct drills with an actor presenting to the emergency department with symptoms suggestive of EVD...
September 22, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937512/obstetricians-and-gynecologists-of-the-future-a-survey-of-medical-students-applying-to-residency
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Meredith J Alston, Amy Meg Autry, Sarah A Wagner, Abigail Winkel, Amanda A Allshouse, Alyssa Stephenson-Famy
OBJECTIVE: To understand the characteristics and career goals of medical students selecting a career in obstetrics and gynecology. METHODS: In 2015-2016, medical students invited for interviews for obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Colorado, University of Washington, University of California San Francisco, Loyola University, and New York University received a voluntary 20-item electronic survey regarding factors influencing their choice of medical specialty...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936038/effect-of-head-posture-on-tooth-contacts-in-dentate-and-complete-denture-wearers-using-computerized-occlusal-analysis-system
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Swati Gupta, Fauzia Tarannum, N K Gupta, Manoj Upadhyay, Ahsan Abdullah
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to assess and compare the occlusal contacts in dentate and edentulous patients wearing complete denture with varying head posture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ad hoc sampling of 30 subjects (15 dentate and 15 edentulous) based on inclusion and exclusion criteria was done. Subjects were divided into two groups: dentate and edentulous. Each group was further divided into two subgroups based on two head postures-upright 90° and ventroflexed 30°...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934181/notes-from-the-field-increase-in-reported-hepatitis-a-infections-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-new-york-city-january-august-2017
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Julia Latash, Marie Dorsinville, Paula Del Rosso, Mike Antwi, Vasudha Reddy, HaeNa Waechter, Jacqueline Lawler, Heather Boss, Philip Kurpiel, P Bryon Backenson, Charles Gonzalez, Shannon Rowe, Tasha Poissant, Yulin Lin, Guo-Liang Xia, Sharon Balter
Since 2011, the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has typically been notified of three or fewer cases of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection each year among men who have sex with men (MSM) who reported no travel to countries where HAV is endemic. This year, DOHMH noted an increase in HAV infections among MSM with onsets in January-March 2017, and notified other public health jurisdictions via Epi-X, CDC's communication exchange network. As a result, 51 patients with HAV infection involving MSM were linked to the increase in NYC...
September 22, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934080/could-ebt-machines-increase-fruit-and-vegetable-purchases-at-new-york-city-green-carts
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Andrew Breck, Kamila Kiszko, Olivia Martinez, Courtney Abrams, Brian Elbel
INTRODUCTION: Residents of some low-income neighborhoods have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables. In 2008, New York City issued new mobile fruit and vegetable cart licenses for neighborhoods with inadequate availability of fresh produce. Some of these carts were equipped with electronic benefit transfer (EBT) machines, allowing them to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This article examines the association between type and quantities of fruits and vegetables purchased from mobile fruit and vegetable vendors and consumer characteristics, including payment method...
September 21, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933320/neisseria-dumasiana-sp-nov-from-human-sputum-and-a-dog-s-mouth
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Danielle Wroblewski, Jocelyn Cole, Jana McGinnis, Maria Perez, Harriet Wilson, Lisa A Mingle, Kimberlee A Musser, William J Wolfgang
Three independent isolates of Gram-reaction-negative cocci collected from two New York State patients and a dog's mouth in California were subjected to a polyphasic analysis. The 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity among these isolates is 99.66 to 99.86 %. The closest species with a validly published name is Neisseria zoodegmatis (98.7 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity) with six additional species of the genus Neisseria with greater than 97 % similarity. Average nucleotide identity (ANI) and genome-to-genome distance calculator (GGDC 2...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932129/american-insight-into-strabismus-surgery-before-1838
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Christopher T Leffler, Stephen G Schwartz, John Q Le
English surgeon John Taylor attempted to perform strabismus surgery in the 18th century. The field languished until, in Germany, treatment of strabismus by cutting an extraocular muscle was proposed by Louis Stromeyer in 1838 and performed by Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach in 1839. According to traditional teaching, there has never been any proof that anyone in the United States thought of the idea of strabismus surgery before Stromeyer's report. In 1841, American surgeon William Gibson wrote that he had cut extraocular muscles to treat strabismus several times beginning in 1818 but never published his cases...
2017: Ophthalmology and Eye Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931437/acute-reverse-annular-remodeling-during-mitraclip-%C3%A2-therapy-predicts-improved-clinical-outcome-in-heart-failure-patients-a-3d-echocardiography-study
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Theresa Herbrand, Silke Eschenhagen, Tobias Zeus, Eva Kehmeier, Katharina Hellhammer, Verena Veulemans, Malte Kelm, Jan Balzer
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) has been shown to have acute effects on mitral valve geometry in patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). This study investigates the impact of MitraClip(®) therapy-induced annular remodeling on clinical outcome and mitral regurgitation in heart failure patients. METHODS: TMVR was performed successfully in 45 patients with FMR. In this study, mitral valve datasets were obtained before and directly after MitraClip(®) implantation using three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography, and were analyzed offline retrospectively using dedicated 3D reconstruction software...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931262/assessment-of-the-interrater-reliability-of-the-congress-of-neurological-surgeons-microanastomosis-assessment-scale
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Andrew R Pines, Mohammed S Alghoul, Youssef J Hamade, Mithun G Sattur, Rami James N Aoun, Tariq K Halasa, Chandan Krishna, Samer G Zammar, Najib E El Tecle, Tarek Y El Ahmadieh, Salah G Aoun, Richard W Byrne, James S Harrop, Brian T Ragel, Daniel K Resnick, Russell R Lonser, Nathan R Selden, Bernard R Bendok
BACKGROUND: The potential for simulation-based learning in neurosurgical training has led the Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons to develop a series of simulation modules. The Northwestern Objective Microanastomosis Assessment Tool (NOMAT) was created as the corresponding assessment tool for the Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons Microanastomosis Module. The face and construct validity of the NOMAT have been previously established. OBJECTIVE: To further validate the NOMAT by determining its interrater reliability (IRR) between raters of varying levels of microsurgical expertise...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931251/managing-arterial-injury-in-endoscopic-skull-base-surgery-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alicia Del Carmen Becerra Romero, Jagath Lal Gangadharan, Evan D Bander, Yves Pierre Gobin, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
BACKGROUND: The most feared complications following endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery are arterial vascular injuries. Previously published literature is restricted to internal carotid artery injuries. The ideal method for controlling arterial bleeding during this kind of procedure is debated, and a variety of techniques have been advocated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the management and outcome following intraoperative arterial injury during endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930784/self-care-moderates-the-relationship-between-symptoms-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-heart-failure
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Jonathan P Auld, James O Mudd, Jill M Gelow, Shirin O Hiatt, Christopher S Lee
BACKGROUND: Physical symptoms and depression in heart failure (HF) are key drivers of health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Heart failure self-care behaviors are believed to influence how symptoms affect HRQOL. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine if HF self-care behaviors moderate the relationships between physical and depressive symptoms and HRQOL. METHODS: In a cohort of adults with moderate to advanced HF, multivariate linear regression was used to evaluate the interaction between self-care behaviors (Self-care of HF index maintenance and management scales) and physical HF symptoms (HF Somatic Perception Scale) on emotional HRQOL (emotional dimension of Minnesota Living With HF Questionnaire)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930016/mycobacterium-orygis-lymphadenitis-in-new-york-usa
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Luis A Marcos, Eric D Spitzer, Rahul Mahapatra, Yupo Ma, Tanya A Halse, Joseph Shea, Michelle Isabelle, Pascal Lapierre, Vincent E Escuyer
We report a case of lymphadenitis caused by Mycobacterium orygis in an immunocompetent person in Stony Brook, New York, USA. Initial real-time PCR assay failed to provide a final subspecies identification within the M. tuberculosis complex, but whole-genome sequencing characterized the isolate as M. orygis.
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929893/long-term-health-outcomes-of-childhood-sexual-abuse-and-peer-sexual-contact-among-an-urban-sample-of-behaviourally-bisexual-latino-men
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Brian Mattera, Ethan C Levine, Omar Martinez, Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, Carolina Hausmann-Stabile, José Bauermeister, M Isa Fernandez, Don Operario, Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz
While previous research indicates high rates of childhood sexual abuse among Latino men who have sex with men, few studies have examined the long-term health outcomes of childhood sexual abuse specifically among behaviourally bisexual Latino men. In a sample of 148 behaviourally bisexual Latino men in New York City, we examined associations between childhood sexual abuse and multiple dimensions of adult health: sexual risk behaviours; sexually transmitted infections incidence; polydrug use; depressive symptoms; and perceived stress...
September 20, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929864/the-role-of-patient-provider-sexual-health-communication-in-understanding-the-uptake-of-hiv-prevention-services-among-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Alvin J Rucker, Ashley Murray, Zaneta Gaul, Madeline Y Sutton, Patrick A Wilson
We examined factors that may be associated with whether Black men who have sex with men a) disclose their sexual orientation to healthcare providers, and b) discuss their sexual health with healthcare providers to inform interventions to improve HIV prevention efforts and reduce HIV incidence rates among Black men who have sex with men. During 2011-2012, we conducted semi-structured individual in-depth interviews with Black men who have sex with men in New York City. Interviews were audio recorded. We examined transcribed responses for main themes using a qualitative exploratory approach followed by computer-assisted thematic analyses...
September 20, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929477/superstorm-sandy-emergency-management-staff-perceptions-of-impact-and-recommendations-for-future-preparedness-new-york-state
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Adam Yanson, Asante Shipp Hilts, Stephanie Mack, Millicent Eidson, Trang Nguyen, Guthrie Birkhead
OBJECTIVE: This study collected and summarized feedback from staff at the New York State (NYS) Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and three county OEMs within NYS to understand lessons learned from the 2012 Superstorm Sandy. DESIGN: Cross-sectional qualitative and quantitative analysis. SUBJECTS, PARTICIPANTS: One staff person from each identified critical role from the state and county OEMs who were still employed in the roles identified...
July 2017: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929411/toward-a-dirty-environmental-ethics-from-theoria-to-techn%C3%A3-mark-coeckelbergh-environmental-skill-motivation-knowledge-and-the-possibility-of-a-non-romantic-environmental-ethics-routledge-new-york-2015-218%C3%A2-pp-index-isbn-978-1-138-88557-8
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