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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329898/-analysis-of-secondary-data-to-determine-the-prevalence%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-cardiovascular-high-risk-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia-and-refractory-course-of-treatment
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Franz-Werner Dippel, Klaus G Parhofer, Thomas Müller-Bohn, Steffen Gebhardt, Karel Kostev
Background Hypercholesterolemia plays a causal role in the development of cardiovascular diseases. Patients are affected differently. There is a lack of epidemiological data about the frequence and characteristics of patients in Germany, especially about those who do not respond sufficiently to high intensity statins with or without other lipid modifying therapies. Methods From more than 2.6 million patient records of office based general practitioners, patients with hypercholestrolemia and high cardiovascular risk, who do not reach their individual LDL-C goal despite a best supplied twelve month maximum lipid lowering therapy (MPR ≥ 80 %), were extracted from the database...
March 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329631/the-burden-of-keratinocyte-cancer-occurrence-multiplicity-and-predicting-risk
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David C Whiteman, Nirmala Pandeya, Bridie Thompson, Padmini Subramaniam, Jean Claude Dusingize, Rachel E Neale, Adele C Green, Catherine M Olsen
The costs of diagnosing and treating basal cell carcinomas (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) are the highest of all cancers in Australia. However, information regarding incidence, multiplicity and risk are scarce as keratinocyte cancers (KCs) are not captured by most registries. To address these gaps, we initiated the QSKIN Study in 2010 recruiting 43,794 Queensland residents from a population register (participation 24%). Participants self-completed a baseline survey recording information on residential history, sun exposure, phenotype and medical and family history...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329430/maintaining-family-life-balance-while-facing-a-child-s-imminent-death-a-mixed-methods-study
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Katri Eskola, Eva Bergstraesser, Karin Zimmermann, Eva Cignacco
AIM: To understand parents' experiences and needs during a child's end-of-life care at home and to identify systemic factors that influence its provision. BACKGROUND: A child's end-of-life phase is an extremely difficult time for the whole family. Parents have specific needs, especially when they care for a dying child at home. DESIGN: Concurrent embedded mixed methods design. METHODS: This sub-study of the nationwide survey, 'Paediatric End-of-Life Care Needs in Switzerland' (2012-2015) included 47 children who received EOL care at home from 2011-2012...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329388/healthcare-claims-data-an-underutilized-tool-for-pediatric-outpatient-antimicrobial-stewardship
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Joshua R Watson, Ling Wang, Jennifer Klima, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Sean Gleeson, Kelly Kelleher, Preeti Jaggi
Background: Healthcare claims are under-utilized to identify factors associated with high outpatient antibiotic use. Methods: We evaluated ambulatory encounter claims of Medicaid-insured children in 34 Ohio counties in 2014. 1) Rates of total antibiotic and azithromycin prescriptions dispensed were determined by county of patient residence. 2) Standardized treatment rates by county were estimated for uncomplicated upper respiratory tract encounters (acute otitis media, pharyngitis, sinusitis, presumed viral infection) after adjusting for patient age and encounter provider type...
March 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328647/pressure-injury-in-a-community-population-a-descriptive-study
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Lisa Q Corbett, Marjorie Funk, Gilbert Fortunato, David M OʼSullivan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe present-on-admission pressure injuries (POA-PIs) in community-dwelling adults admitted to acute care. The specific aims of the study were to (1) measure the prevalence of POA-PIs during a 1-year period; (2) determine prehospital location of patients with POA-PIs; and (3) describe demographics, pressure injury (PI) characteristics, risk factors, and posthospital outcome of community-dwelling adults with PIs admitted to hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive study...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328236/treated-prevalence-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-increased-from-2009-to-2015-among-school-aged-children-and-adolescents-in-the-united-states
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Kwame A Nyarko, Scott D Grosse, Melissa L Danielson, Joseph R Holbrook, Susanna N Visser, Stuart K Shapira
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this brief is to describe changes in the treated prevalence of medically managed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among insured school-aged children and adolescents in the United States from 2009 to 2015. We examine the differences between those with employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) and with Medicaid insurance. METHODS: We utilized two large longitudinal administrative datasets containing medical and drug claims data on individuals with ESI and Medicaid insurance from Truven Health MarketScan(®) Administrative Claims Databases...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327082/out-of-hours-care-in-germany-high-utilization-by-adult-patients-with-minor-ailments
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R Leutgeb, P Engeser, S Berger, J Szecsenyi, G Laux
BACKGROUND: Family practitioners (FPs) who work in Out-Of-Hours Care (OOHC) - especially in rural areas - complain about high workload related to low urgency and potentially unnecessary patient presentations with minor ailments. The aim of this study was to describe Reasons for Encounter (RFEs) in primary OOHC taken into account the doctor's perspective in the context of high workload without knowing patients' motives for visiting an OOHC-centre. METHODS: Within this descriptive study, OOHC data from 2012 were evaluated from a German statutory health insurance company in the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg...
March 21, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326849/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-prophylaxis-with-rfviii-in-chinese-pediatric-patients-with-hemophilia-a-a-multi-center-retrospective-non-interventional-phase-iv-recare-study
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Changgang Li, Xinsheng Zhang, Yongqiang Zhao, Runhui Wu, Qun Hu, Vicky Xu, Jing Sun, Renchi Yang, Xiaojing Li, Rongfu Zhou, Shinmei Lian, Jian Gu, Junde Wu, Qingsong Hou
BACKGROUND: The first recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) product was launched in China in 2007. However, till date, no study has been conducted to describe the efficacy and safety of prophylaxis with rFVIII in Chinese pediatric patients with hemophilia A (HA). OBJECTIVE: To summarize the efficacy and safety data of prophylaxis with rFVIII in Chinese pediatric patients with HA. METHODS: ReCARE (Retrospective study in Chinese pediatric hemophilia A patients with rFVIII contained regular prophylaxis) was a retrospective study conducted in 12 hemophilia treatment centers (HTC's) across China...
March 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326302/characteristics-of-patients-diagnosed-with-osteoporosis-in-south-korea-results-from-the-national-claim-registry
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Hyun Koo Yoon, Young-Kyun Lee, Yong-Chan Ha
BACKGROUND: Although osteoporosis is increasing medical issue in the elderly population, attempts to analyze the characteristics of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis are rare in South Korea. We investigated the characteristics of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis using Korea's National Health Insurance claims data, which includes almost Korean population. METHODS: We evaluated the patients who were diagnosed and treated with osteoporosis in medical institute in South Korea, using the national database by the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA)...
February 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326113/factors-that-affect-the-adherence-to-adhd-medications-during-a-treatment-continuation-period-in-children-and-adolescents-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study-using-korean-health-insurance-data-from-2007-to-2011
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Soo-Young Bhang, Young Sook Kwack, Yoo-Sook Joung, Soyoung Irene Lee, Bongseog Kim, Seok Han Sohn, Un-Sun Chung, Jaewon Yang, Minha Hong, Geon Ho Bahn, Hyung-Yun Choi, In Hwan Oh, Yeon Jung Lee, Jun-Won Hwang
OBJECTIVE: Several factors, such as male gender, older age, type of insurance, comorbid conditions, and medication type, have been associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication adherence rates, but the results have been inconsistent. We analyzed data to answer several questions: 1) How old were patients who first refilled their treatment medications used primarily for ADHD, regardless of the medication type? 2) What socio-demographic factors are associated with medication adherence? 3) What medical conditions, such as medication type and comorbid diagnosis, influence adherence? METHODS: We analyzed National Health Insurance data, which comprised continuously enrolled Korean National Medical Insurance children (6-18 years) with at least 2 ADHD prescription claims (January 2008-December 2011)...
March 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325860/economic-costs-of-automated-and-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-in-taiwan-a-combined-survey-and-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Chao-Hsiun Tang, Yu-Ting Wu, Siao-Yuan Huang, Hsi-Hsien Chen, Ming-Ju Wu, Bang-Gee Hsu, Jer-Chia Tsai, Tso-Hsiao Chen, Yuh-Mou Sue
OBJECTIVES: Taiwan succeeded in raising the proportion of peritoneal dialysis (PD) usage after the National Health Insurance (NHI) payment scheme introduced financial incentives in 2005. This study aims to compare the economic costs between automated PD (APD) and continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD) modalities from a societal perspective. DESIGN AND SETTING: A retrospective cohort of patients receiving PD from the NHI Research Database was identified during 2004-2011...
March 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325698/factors-associated-with-antidiabetic-medication-non-adherence-in-patients-with-incident-comorbid-depression
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Carlotta Lunghi, Arsène Zongo, Jocelyne Moisan, Jean-Pierre Grégoire, Line Guénette
AIM: To identify factors associated with antidiabetic drug (AD) non-adherence among patients with type 2 diabetes and depression. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTINGS: We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study among new AD users with a diagnosis of depression following AD initiation. We used public health insurance data from Quebec. The dependent variable was non-adherence (i.e., <90% of days covered by ≥1AD) in the year after a depression diagnosis. Different sociodemographic, clinical and medication-related variables were assessed as potential factors of non-adherence to AD treatment...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324221/insuring-care-paperwork-insurance-rules-and-clinical-labor-at-a-u-s-transgender-clinic
#13
Marieke van Eijk
What is a clinician to do when people needing medical care do not have access to consistent or sufficient health insurance coverage and cannot pay for care privately? Analyzing ethnographically how clinicians at a university-based transgender clinic in the United States responded to this challenge, I examine the U.S. health insurance system, insurance paperwork, and administrative procedures that shape transgender care delivery. To buffer the impact of the system's failure to provide sufficient health insurance coverage for transgender care, clinicians blended administrative routines with psychological therapy, counseled people's minds and finances, and leveraged the prestige of their clinic in attempts to create space for gender nonconforming embodiments in gender conservative insurance policies...
March 21, 2017: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324149/-outpatient-care-and-disease-burden-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-of-a%C3%A2-linkage-of-claims-data-and-a%C3%A2-survey-of-insured-persons
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K Albrecht, A Luque Ramos, J Callhoff, F Hoffmann, K Minden, A Zink
BACKGROUND: Healthcare of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Germany has mainly been evaluated in the past in RA cohorts from specialized arthritis centers. This study investigated rheumatological care on a population basis, using claims data from a nationwide statutory health insurance fund (BARMER GEK) in combination with patient-reported outcomes from a questionnaire survey of insured persons with RA. METHODS: Data from insurants aged 18-79 years with M05 (seropositive RA) or M06 (other RA, ICD-10) diagnoses were analyzed concerning diagnostics, medication and prescribing physician...
March 21, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323747/supporting-a-youth-with-cerebellar-ataxia-into-adolescence
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Veronica Meneses, Zurisadai Gonzalez-Castillo, Veronica B Edgar, Marilyn Augustyn
Zoe, a 13-year-old white girl, presents as a new patient to your pediatric clinic with complaints of frequent emesis, anxiety, and learning problems, and previous diagnosis of cerebellar ataxia. Parents accompany Zoe and state, "it is really hard for her to go out, she gets sick and falls easily." She was born full term by vaginal delivery without complications. Given globally delayed milestones, she received early intervention services. Feeding problems began at infancy, including gastroesophageal reflux and aspiration pneumonia...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323701/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-for-osteoporotic-compression-fractures
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Tomoyuki Takura, Misako Yoshimatsu, Hiroki Sugimori, Kenji Takizawa, Yoshiyuki Furumatsu, Hirotaka Ikeda, Hiroshi Kato, Yukihisa Ogawa, Shingo Hamaguchi, Atsuko Fujikawa, Toshihiko Satoh, Yasuo Nakajima
STUDY DESIGN: Single-center, single-arm, prospective time-series study. OBJECTIVE: To assess the cost-effectiveness and improvement in quality of life (QOL) of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PVP is known to relieve back pain and increase QOL for osteoporotic compression fractures. However, the economic value of PVP has never been evaluated in Japan where universal health care system is adopted. METHODS: We prospectively followed up 163 patients with acute vertebral osteoporotic compression fractures, 44 males aged 76...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323603/how-medicine-may-save-the-life-of-us-immigration-policy-from-clinical-and-educational-encounters-to-ethical-public-policy
#17
Mark G Kuczewski
Medicine has a conceptual contribution to make to the immigration debate. Our nation has been unable to move forward with meaningful immigration reform because many citizens seem to assume that immigrants are in the United States to access benefits to which they are not entitled. In contrast, when medicine encounters undocumented immigrants in the health care or medical education setting, it is obvious that their contributions to our health care system are denied by exclusionary laws. When the system is amended to be inclusive, immigrants become contributors to the systems that they access...
March 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322450/patient-compliance-following-isolated-mandibular-fracture-repair
#18
J Paul Radabaugh, Adam Van Horn, Stephen A Chan, Jared M Shelton, Thomas J Gal
OBJECTIVE: Compliance with postoperative care in the maxillofacial trauma population often is considered poor. This lack of follow-up does not seem to be a function of decreased access to care but rather its anticipated lack of utilization. The goal of this study is to identify what factors are associated with increased compliance in postoperative management of mandible fractures. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Using Current Procedural Terminology codes to identify maxillofacial injuries requiring operative repair, a subset of isolated mandibular fractures was identified...
March 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322424/perinatal-mental-disorders-in-switzerland-prevalence-estimates-and-use-of-mental-health-services
#19
Anke Berger, Nicole Bachmann, Andri Signorell, Rebekka Erdin, Stephan Oelhafen, Oliver Reich, Eva Cignacco
BACKGROUND: Perinatal mental disorders (PMDs) are the most common complication of pregnancy and the first postpartum year. Since PMD prevalence and use of mental-health services by perinatal women in Switzerland are unknown, we analysed existing health statistics. METHODS: We used statistics from a large health insurance company, hospitals and freelance midwives. We assessed the annual rates of mental-healthcare use in perinatal women (n = 13 969). We ascertained the annual rates of PMD treatment in obstetric inpatients (n = 89 699), and annual rates of PMD records by freelance midwives (n = 57 951)...
March 21, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320119/giant-cell-arteritis-following-varicella-zoster-vaccination
#20
Itay Lotan, Israel Steiner
BACKGROUND: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a form of large-vessel vasculitis affecting patients older than 50years old. Recent reports have suggested that the condition is caused by reactivation of varicella zoster virus (VZV). If that is indeed the case, a vaccine that prevents VZV reactivation should reduce the incidence of GCA. To further test that hypothesis, we assessed the incidence of GCA among patients older than 50years of age who were vaccinated against VZV and compared it to GCA incidence in the general population...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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