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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636999/impact-of-insurance-status-on-the-survival-of-gallbladder-cancer-patients
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Zhiqiang Chen, Wen Gao, Liyong Pu, Long Zhang, Guoyong Han, Qin Zhu, Xiangcheng Li, Jindao Wu, Xuehao Wang
The prognostic significance of insurance status has been investigated in many types of malignancies, however, its impact on gallbladder cancer is yet not known. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between insurance status and gallbladder cancer survival. We searched the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results dataset, and identified 1,729 gallbladder cancer cases. Kaplan-Meier methods and multivariable Cox regression models were used to analyze survival outcomes and risk factors...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636831/health-insurance-coverage-and-health-what-the-recent-evidence-tells-us
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Benjamin D Sommers, Atul A Gawande, Katherine Baicker
The national debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has involved substantial discussion about what effects — if any — insurance coverage has on health and mortality. The prospect that the law’s replacement might lead to millions of Americans losing coverage has brought this empirical question..
June 21, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636707/incidence-and-predictors-of-opioid-prescription-at-discharge-after-traumatic-injury
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Muhammad Ali Chaudhary, Andrew J Schoenfeld, Alyssa F Harlow, Anju Ranjit, Rebecca Scully, Ritam Chowdhury, Meesha Sharma, Stephanie Nitzschke, Tracey Koehlmoos, Adil H Haider
Importance: In the current health care environment with increased scrutiny and growing concern regarding opioid use and abuse, there has been a push toward greater regulation over prescriptions of opioids. Trauma patients represent a population that may be affected by this regulation, as the incidence of pain at hospital discharge is greater than 95%, and opioids are considered the first line of treatment for pain management. However, the use of opioid prescriptions in trauma patients at hospital discharge has not been explored...
June 21, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636620/risk-of-ischemic-stroke-after-atrial-fibrillation-diagnosis-a-national-sample-cohort
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Mi Kyoung Son, Nam-Kyoo Lim, Hyung Woo Kim, Hyun-Young Park
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major risk factor for ischemic stroke and associated with a 5-fold higher risk of stroke. In this retrospective cohort study, the incidence of and risk factors for ischemic stroke in patients with AF were identified. All patients (≥30 years old) without previous stroke who were diagnosed with AF in 2007-2013 were selected from the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort. To identify factors that influenced ischemic stroke risk, Cox proportional hazard regression analysis was conducted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636481/turmoil-in-the-individual-insurance-market-where-it-came-from-and-how-to-fix-it
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Henry J Aaron, Matthew Fiedler, Paul B Ginsburg, Loren Adler, Alice M Rivlin
In recent weeks, some health insurers have announced that they will not offer individual market coverage in 2018, while others have requested sizable premium increases. In response to this news, President Donald Trump has pronounced the individual market structure created by the Affordable Care Act..
June 21, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636092/impact-of-diagnosis-of-von-willebrand-disease-on-patient-outcomes-analysis-of-medical-insurance-claims-data
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R F Sidonio, K M Haley, D Fallaize
The inherited bleeding disorder von Willebrand disease (VWD) is challenging to diagnose owing to disease heterogeneity, lack of a definitive laboratory test and variations in diagnostic criteria. We evaluated the impact of diagnosis and diagnostic delay on patient outcomes. The PharMetrics Plus Database was interrogated for medical claims for VWD (ICD-9 286.4) and bleeding events between 1 January 2006 and 30 June 2015. Longitudinal analysis was performed of patients newly diagnosed with VWD (≥9 months' continuous enrolment before first VWD claim) through 24 months following diagnosis...
June 21, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635981/patient-perceived-access-to-care-when-actively-seeking-treatment
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Zachary Pruitt, Susan Sportsman
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine predictors of perceived access to care and reported barriers to care of patients with cancer actively seeking treatment.
. DESIGN: Retrospective secondary data analysis.
. SETTING: U.S. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, a national survey with questions about healthcare coverage and access.
. SAMPLE: 1,170 adults with cancer actively seeking treatment.
. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data...
May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635972/experiences-and-concerns-of-lesbian-gay-or-bisexual-survivors-of-colorectal-cancer
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Allyson Baughman, Melissa A Clark, Ulrike Boehmer
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To identify the experiences and needs of lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) survivors of colorectal cancer (CRC) and to expand the current understanding of LGB survivorship by obtaining in-depth knowledge of survivorship among individuals with a cancer other than breast or prostate. 
. RESEARCH APPROACH: Qualitative, semistructured individual interviews via telephone.
. SETTING: Participants were recruited using social media, flyers, word of mouth, and contact with LGB and cancer organizations during a four-month period...
May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635358/disability-and-the-impact-of-need-for-periodontal-care-on-quality-of-life-a-cross-sectional-study
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Maha El Tantawi, Adel AlAgl
Objective The need for periodontal care may negatively impact daily life. We compared the need for periodontal care and its impact on daily life between disabled and healthy adults in the Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Methods In this cross-sectional study of 819 adults, a questionnaire was used to assess personal background factors; the impact of periodontitis on pain, avoiding foods, embarrassment, sleeplessness, work absence, and discontinuing daily activities; and risk factors (smoking, diabetes, toothbrushing, insurance, professional tooth cleaning, and dental visits)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634824/association-of-parkinsonism-or-parkinson-disease-with-polypharmacy-in-the-year-preceding-diagnosis-a-nested-case-control-study-in-south-korea
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Hae-Young Park, Ji-Won Park, Hyun Soon Sohn, Jin-Won Kwon
INTRODUCTION: Published studies on the association between polypharmacy and parkinsonism or Parkinson disease are very limited. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate whether polypharmacy is associated with parkinsonism or Parkinson disease in elderly patients. METHODS: From a South Korean national health insurance sample cohort database for 2002-2013, we matched parkinsonism cases (defined by diagnosis codes for parkinsonism/Parkinson disease) and Parkinson disease cases (patients who had records for both Parkinson disease diagnosis and anti-Parkinson disease drug prescriptions) with controls...
June 20, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634629/medical-malpractice-claims-in-laparoscopic-gynecologic-surgery-a-dutch-overview-of-20-years
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Evelien M Sandberg, Esmée M Bordewijk, Désirée Klemann, Sara R C Driessen, Andries R H Twijnstra, Frank Willem Jansen
BACKGROUND: The success of newly introduced surgical techniques is generally primarily assessed by surgical outcome measures. However, data on medical liability should concomitantly be used to evaluate provided care as they give a unique insight into substandard care from patient's point of view. The aim of this study was to analyze the number and type of medical claims after laparoscopic gynecologic procedures since the introduction of advanced laparoscopy two decades ago. Secondly, our objective was to identify trends and/or risk factors associated with these claims...
June 20, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634545/herbal-and-alternative-medicine-use-in-tanzanian-adults-admitted-with-hypertension-related-diseases-a-mixed-methods-study
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Anthony Liwa, Rebecca Roediger, Hyasinta Jaka, Amina Bougaila, Luke Smart, Stacey Langwick, Robert Peck
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is increasingly common in sub-Saharan Africa where traditional medicine use is also common. We conducted a hospital-based, mixed-methods study to determine prevalence, pattern, and correlates of herbal and alternative medicine use in Tanzanian adults hospitalized with hypertension. METHODS: A standardized questionnaire was administered. In-depth interviews were performed on a subset of participants. Factors associated with herbal medicine use were determined by logistic regression...
2017: International Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634166/development-and-validation-of-the-pediatric-medical-complexity-algorithm-pmca-version-2-0
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Tamara D Simon, Mary Lawrence Cawthon, Jean Popalisky, Rita Mangione-Smith
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Pediatric Medical Complexity Algorithm (PMCA) was developed to stratify children by level of medical complexity. We sought to refine PMCA and evaluate its performance based on the duration of eligibility and completeness of Medicaid data. METHODS: PMCA version 1.0 was applied to a cohort of 299 children insured by Washington State Medicaid with ≥1 Seattle Children's Hospital outpatient, emergency department, and/or inpatient encounter in 2012...
June 20, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633782/factors-predicting-length-of-hospital-stay-and-extended-care-facility-admission-after-hindfoot-arthrodesis-procedures
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Jacob Deister, Brian G Cothern, Chad Williams, Andrew W Froehle, Richard T Laughlin
Delayed identification of patients requiring admission to extended care facilities (ECFs) can lead to greater healthcare costs through an increased length of hospital stay (LOHS). Previous studies of hip and knee arthroplasty identified factors associated with a likely discharge to an ECF. These issues have not been extensively studied for major hindfoot procedures. We conducted a retrospective review of 198 cases treated during a 3-year period to identify the risk factors for an extended LOHS and ECF admission after ankle arthrodesis, triple arthrodesis, pantalar arthrodesis, and subtalar arthrodesis...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633766/health-services-research-and-the-health-insurance-experiment
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EDITORIAL
D Scot Malay
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July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633538/relationship-between-emergency-care-utilization-ambient-temperature-and-the-pollution-standard-index-in-taiwan
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Ching-Hui Tseng, Li-Chin Lu, Shao-Hwan Lan, Yen-Ping Hsieh, Shou-Jen Lan
This study applied a vector error correction model to investigate the effects of ambient temperature (AT) and air quality index values on emergency care utilization (ECU). The Pollution Standards Index (PSI) and total suspended particulates (TSP) were used for analysis. Data were obtained from the National Health Insurance Research Database of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and Ministry Environmental of Protection Administration of Taiwan. Data from January of 1998 to December of 2012 (180 months) were analyzed...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633449/night-work-as-a-risk-factor-of-future-disability-pension-due-to-musculoskeletal-diagnoses-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-swedish-twins
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Sanna Kärkkäinen, Annina Ropponen, Jurgita Narusyte, Lisa Mather, Torbjörn Åkerstedt, Karri Silventoinen, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Pia Svedberg
Background: This study investigated the associations between night work, sleep and disability pension (DP) due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), while controlling for several confounding factors including both genetic factors and shared family background. Methods: The study sample consisted of 27 165 Swedish twin individuals born in 1935-58 with comprehensive survey data on sociodemographic, health and lifestyle factors. Night work was assessed as years of working hours at night at least every now and then, and categorized into 'not at all, 1-10 years and over 10 years'...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633432/factors-associated-with-home-blood-pressure-monitoring-among-us-adults-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2011-2014
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Yechiam Ostchega, Guangyu Zhang, Brian K Kit, Tatiana Nwankwo
BACKGROUND: Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) has a substantial role in hypertension management and control. METHODS: Cross-sectional data for noninstitutionalized US adults 18 years and older (10,958) from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), years 2011-2014, were used to examine factors related to HBPM. RESULTS: In 2011-2014, estimated 9.5% of US adults engaged in weekly HBPM, 7.2% engaged in monthly HBPM, 8...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632997/epidemiology-of-obesity-and-pharmacologic-treatment-options
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Vignesh Shettar, Sarang Patel, Srividya Kidambi
Prevalence of obesity and its related morbidity have increased to alarming levels in adults and children in the United States and globally. Weight loss results in improvement of much of the obesity-related morbidity. Lifestyle changes such as dietary modifications, increased physical activity, and behavioral therapy form the crux of weight management. However, many individuals need additional assistance (pharmacologic or surgical) to initiate or sustain weight loss. Pharmacologic therapy consists of a number of agents that work by decreasing appetite, gastric emptying, or nutrient absorption or by increasing satiety...
June 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632945/developing-multidisciplinary-clinics-for-neuromuscular-care-and-research
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REVIEW
Sabrina Paganoni, Katie Nicholson, Fawn Leigh, Kathryn Swoboda, David Chad, Kristin Drake, Kellen Haley, Merit Cudkowicz, James D Berry
Multidisciplinary care is considered the standard-of-care for both adult and pediatric neuromuscular disorders and has been associated with improved quality of life, resource utilization, and health outcomes. Multidisciplinary care is delivered in multidisciplinary clinics that coordinate care across multiple specialties reducing travel burden and streamlining care. In addition, multidisciplinary care setting facilitates the integration of clinical research, patient advocacy, and care innovation (e.g., TeleHealth)...
June 20, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
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