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Susceptibility To Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus In Hepatitis C Patients: A Systematic Review, Jiani Yu 2019 University of Lynchburg

Susceptibility To Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus In Hepatitis C Patients: A Systematic Review, Jiani Yu

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Importance: Hepatitis C is a disease that leads to many chronic extrahepatic conditions. The establishment of the connection between hepatitis C infection and diabetes mellitus may help to change the current practice protocol and better manage both conditions.

Objective: To investigate the relationship between hepatitis C and diabetes mellitus to establish a correlation to change clinical practice.

Evidence Review: a systematic review of English-language literature on Pub-Med published in the last five years to identify articles related to hepatitis C and diabetes mellitus in adults.

Conclusion and Relevance: Multiple pieces of researches support the linkage between hepatitis C infection and ...


The Use Of Social Media And Mema Technology In Comparing Compliance Rate Among Users, Reimund Serafica, Nada Lukkahatai, Brendan Tran Morris, Kelly Webber 2019 University of Nevada, Las Vegas (School of Nursing)

The Use Of Social Media And Mema Technology In Comparing Compliance Rate Among Users, Reimund Serafica, Nada Lukkahatai, Brendan Tran Morris, Kelly Webber

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Compliance can be defined as the extent to which a person's behavior corresponds with agreed recommendations. Within the context of lifestyle intervention, this may refer to physical activity, diet modifications, or lifestyle intervention program attendance or attrition For lifestyle intervention programs to be successful (as measured against a variety of health and lifestyle markers), it is crucial for individuals to comply as best they can to the recommendations or instructions provided by the researchers. Those who disengage prematurely are likely to have poorer treatment outcomes. Hence, a better understanding and an added component, such as engagement, is vital to ...


Facilitators And Barriers To Being Physically Active In A Rural Hawai’I Community: A Photovoice Perspective, Siosaia F. Hafoka, Sara J. Carr 2019 University of Hawaii at Manoa

Facilitators And Barriers To Being Physically Active In A Rural Hawai’I Community: A Photovoice Perspective, Siosaia F. Hafoka, Sara J. Carr

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

A large body of existing literature suggests associations between perceptions of the environment and physical activity status, but very few studies have examined perceptions among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities. The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of the active living environment in Hawaiʻi in rural communities with a high proportion of NHPI. A total of thirteen adults were purposefully selected to participate in the study, and the Photovoice method was used to capture their perceptions. Three sessions were used to describe the purpose of the study, select and describe photographs, and identify emerging themes. A ...


Health-Assistive Smart Homes For Aging In Place: Leading The Way For Integration Of The Asian Immigrant Minority Voice, Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, Roschelle L. Fritz 2019 University of Hawai'i Manoa

Health-Assistive Smart Homes For Aging In Place: Leading The Way For Integration Of The Asian Immigrant Minority Voice, Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, Roschelle L. Fritz

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Caring for America’s aging population is a complex humanitarian issue. The number of older adults is expected to increase to 98.5 million by 2060 with a 295% growth in foreign-born older adults, including Asian immigrants. Most older adults will have one or more chronic conditions and 95% of healthcare costs will be attributed to caring for these conditions. Among Asian Americans, common chronic conditions include respiratory disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and pain. The National Institutes of Health, Institute on Aging, and National Science Foundation call for innovative technologies to be developed by multidisciplinary teams to address these concerns ...


Introduction To Special Issue: Asian / Pacific Island Technology And Health, Reimund Serafica 2019 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Introduction To Special Issue: Asian / Pacific Island Technology And Health, Reimund Serafica

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Nurses are masters at multitasking—that is performing several nursing interventions simultaneously during a patient encounter. While the new technologies such as smart pumps, bar-code medication, administration systems, electronic health records (EHRs), wearables, and smartphones being introduced into our practice environments are designed to increases efficiency, promote safety, and streamline the work of nursing, we also need to see what is current and emerging in the research arena. We need to continue to seek new evidence-based practice to care effectively for the Asian/Pacific Islander populations and promote a healing environment while incorporating the advantages and efficiencies that technologies provide


Diet And Addiction: Interview With A Former Food, Pornography, And Alcohol Addict, Tro Kalayjian, Brian Lenzkes 2019 University of Rhode Island

Diet And Addiction: Interview With A Former Food, Pornography, And Alcohol Addict, Tro Kalayjian, Brian Lenzkes

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

Drs. Tro Kalayjian (Tapan, New York) and Brian Lenzkes (Santee, California) talk to Matt about his struggles with food, pornography, and alcohol addiction, and how changing his diet contributed to his recovery from his addictions. This report is excerpted from the audio podcast LowCarbMD, Episode 13 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/low-carb-md-podcast/ ), January 30, 2019). This podcast has filled us with immense hope for those struggling with addiction.


Defining Patient-Oriented Research For The Average Person (And Potential Research Partner), Dennis J. Baumgardner 2019 Aurora UW Medical Group, Aurora Health Care

Defining Patient-Oriented Research For The Average Person (And Potential Research Partner), Dennis J. Baumgardner

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

In this introduction to the first issue of 2019, the editor-in-chief of Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews offers additional context to the findings of Kaur and Pluye (p. 7), who methodically formalized an operational definition of patient-oriented research for the purposes of searching bibliographic databases. A possible succinct, lay definition of patient-oriented research for the average “person on the street” is proposed.


The Role Of An Advanced Practice Provider (App) And Its Relation To Physician Shortages And Rural Healthcare Survival: A State-By-State Analysis, Allen Anderson 2018 Minnesota State University Moorhead

The Role Of An Advanced Practice Provider (App) And Its Relation To Physician Shortages And Rural Healthcare Survival: A State-By-State Analysis, Allen Anderson

Dissertations, Theses, and Projects

The extent that Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are able to practice independently with a full scope of practice varies state-by-state. The purpose of this paper was to review how APPs could help in a number of different areas of healthcare. This analysis examines the state of rural healthcare and reviews physician shortage statistics and hospital closures by state. In the examination, it also evaluates which states have full scope, reduced scope, and restricted scope of practice laws and cross-references that with states that have experienced a hospital closure. Through case studies, this research finds that APPs can be an alternative ...


Proceedings Of The 2018 Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association Conference: Local To Global--Future Directions For Research On Health Disparities, Jillian Inouye 2018 University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Proceedings Of The 2018 Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association Conference: Local To Global--Future Directions For Research On Health Disparities, Jillian Inouye

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

The Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association’s 15th Annual International Conference was held September 22-23, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn, located in Southpoint, Durham, S.C. with 43 research presenters. The conference theme was Local to Global: Future Directions for Research on Health Disparities with a dozen internationally well-known leaders around the world as keynote and special session speakers. Drs. Hyeoneui Kim, PhD, MPH, RN; Duke University School of Nursing and Jeeyae Choi, PhD, RN; University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Nursing were co-chairs and led the conference topics which addressed the current trends and future directions ...


Career Regret Among Physician Assistants: A Comparative Survey Of Primary And Specialty Care Careers, Talia Sierra, Jennifer Forbes, Michael Nelson 2018 Idaho State University

Career Regret Among Physician Assistants: A Comparative Survey Of Primary And Specialty Care Careers, Talia Sierra, Jennifer Forbes, Michael Nelson

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: This study investigated if career regret varies among physician assistants (PAs) practicing in primary and specialty care fields. This information may assist practicing and aspiring physician assistants when selecting or changing their career path.

Methods: A survey was emailed to 5,000 primary and specialty care physician assistants. Items indicating career regret were compared between primary and specialty care groups.

Results: Eight hundred and thrity-four (16.7%) completed surveys were received back. Career regret is similar between primary and specialty care physician assistants, with low reports from both groups. No statistical significance was found between primary care and specialty ...


Keep The Beat With Heart Failure Education: A Quality Improvement Project, Brenda L. Peterson 2018 University of San Francisco

Keep The Beat With Heart Failure Education: A Quality Improvement Project, Brenda L. Peterson

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

Problem: Heart failure (HF), also known as congestive heart failure (CHF), is the number one diagnosis-related group (DRG) for people 65 years of age and older in the United States. This disease group is complicated and debilitating, requiring frequent hospitalizations with high mortality rates. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) has identified CHF as an area for improvement in hospitals.

Context: This was a quality improvement project for an integrated medical center in the Central Valley, California with over 19,000 HF patients. In 2018, for patients 65 years and older, HF is the third-most admitted ...


Pharmacist Interventions Involving Patient Outreach: Early Findings Of Patient Outcomes In Older Adults, Matthew Fair BS, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP,, Michelle Omari-Okyere BS, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, Elie Jabbour PharmD, MBA,, Brenda Frutos MPH, CHES, Nyann Biery MS 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Pharmacist Interventions Involving Patient Outreach: Early Findings Of Patient Outcomes In Older Adults, Matthew Fair Bs, Pharmd, Bcps, Bcgp,, Michelle Omari-Okyere Bs, Pharmd, Bcps, Bcgp, Elie Jabbour Pharmd, Mba,, Brenda Frutos Mph, Ches, Nyann Biery Ms

Department of Pharmacy

No abstract provided.


A Learning Community Approach To Identifying Interventions In Health Systems To Reduce Colorectal Cancer Screening Disparities., Lillian C. Man, Melissa DiCarlo, Emily Lambert, Randa Sifri, Martha Romney, Linda Fleisher, Ronald Myers 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

A Learning Community Approach To Identifying Interventions In Health Systems To Reduce Colorectal Cancer Screening Disparities., Lillian C. Man, Melissa Dicarlo, Emily Lambert, Randa Sifri, Martha Romney, Linda Fleisher, Ronald Myers

Department of Medical Oncology Faculty Papers

Although colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in the United States has been increasing, screening rates are not optimal, and there are persistent disparities in CRC screening and mortality, particularly among minority patients. As most CRC screening takes place in primary care, health systems are well-positioned to address this important population health problem. However, most health systems have not actively engaged in identifying and implementing effective evidence-based intervention strategies that can raise CRC screening rates and reduce disparities. Drawing on the Collective Impact Model and the Interactive Systems Framework for Dissemination and Implementation, our project team applied a learning community strategy to ...


Eye Examination:Satisfying A Quality Care Measure In Diabetes, Meera Shekar 2018 University of Missouri, St. Louis

Eye Examination:Satisfying A Quality Care Measure In Diabetes, Meera Shekar

Dissertations

Abstract

Purpose: Diabetic retinopathy (DR), a microvascular complication occurs in patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus (DM). A known risk of increased visual impairment associated with DM occurs in patients when the glycosylated hemoglobin level (HbA1c) increases over 7.0%. Therefore, an annual retinal assessment as a quality care measure in diabetes management is necessary. The conducted study aimed to evaluate the documentation of an annual eye exam in all patients with DM in a private family practice clinic and to investigate any possible association between HbA1c level.

Method: This quality improvement study included a retrospective medical record review in ...


Initiating Patient Discussions About Oocyte Cryopreservation: Attitudes Of Obstetrics And Gynaecology Resident Physicians, Brennan Peterson, C. Gordon, Julia K. Boehm, M. C. Inhorn, P. Patrizio 2018 Chapman University

Initiating Patient Discussions About Oocyte Cryopreservation: Attitudes Of Obstetrics And Gynaecology Resident Physicians, Brennan Peterson, C. Gordon, Julia K. Boehm, M. C. Inhorn, P. Patrizio

Marriage and Family Therapy Faculty Articles and Research

This study examined the attitudes of obstetrics and gynaecology (OB/GYN) resident physicians to initiating patient discussions regarding medical and elective oocyte cryopreservation (OC). The study used a cross-sectional online survey of OB/GYN medical residents in the USA, sampled from residency programmes approved by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education. In total, 208 medical residents, distributed evenly between postgraduate years 1–4, participated in the study. Residents' fertility knowledge and attitudes to initiating discussions about OC were gathered. Forty percent (n = 83) believed that OB/GYN residents should initiate discussions about OC with patients (initiators), while 60% (n ...


How Younger Adults With Psychosocial Problems Experienced Person-Centered Health Consultations, Line Soot, Kirsten S. Freund, Jørgen Lous, Mikkel Vass, Lotte Hvas 2018 University of Copenhagen, Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health

How Younger Adults With Psychosocial Problems Experienced Person-Centered Health Consultations, Line Soot, Kirsten S. Freund, Jørgen Lous, Mikkel Vass, Lotte Hvas

Patient Experience Journal

Much attention is focused on the social determinants of health. Family medicine is challenged with a growing number of vulnerable persons with psychosocial or lifestyle related problems. The objective of this work was to explore how vulnerable younger adults experience person-centered preventive health consultations with their general practitioner. The design and setting for this work were a secondary qualitative analysis of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) in Danish general practices. Younger adults (20-45) were consecutively invited to answer a screening questionnaire about psychosocial and lifestyle-related problems when visiting general practice (28 general practitioners (GPs)) for ordinary consultations. The 30% most ...


Nadolol In Pregnancy: A Medical Student’S Reflection On Her Pregnancy, Rebecca King-Mallory, Shawndra Barker, Kaitlin McGrogan, Adam M. Franks 2018 Trident Medical Center, South Carolina

Nadolol In Pregnancy: A Medical Student’S Reflection On Her Pregnancy, Rebecca King-Mallory, Shawndra Barker, Kaitlin Mcgrogan, Adam M. Franks

Marshall Journal of Medicine

Hypertension is a common concern during pregnancy. Beta-blockers are one potential treatment, but third trimester exposure has correlated with an increased risk of perinatal events. Nadolol, a nonselective beta blocker, has properties that differ from those of its selective counterparts, including longer half-life, decreased protein binding, and renal excretion in the unchanged form. There is very limited data on the use of nadolol during pregnancy, and its safety has not been completely evaluated. This case study documents the perinatal outcomes of nadolol use throughout a medical student’s pregnancy and explores the experience in obtaining and undergoing medical care.


Conference Proceedings: Aurora Scientific Day 2018, 2018 Aurora Health Care

Conference Proceedings: Aurora Scientific Day 2018

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

This journal supplement includes selected abstracts from among the more than 50 presented at the 44th annual Aurora Scientific Day research symposium. Held May 25, 2018, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Aurora Scientific Day provides a forum for original research conducted by faculty, fellows, residents, and other allied health professionals affiliated with Aurora Health Care, an integrated health system with hospitals and clinics in Wisconsin and Illinois.


Integrating Primary Care And Wellness Into A Community Mental Health Clinic, Brett Williamson MSW, MBA, Brenda Frutos MPH, CHES, Nyann Biery MS 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Integrating Primary Care And Wellness Into A Community Mental Health Clinic, Brett Williamson Msw, Mba, Brenda Frutos Mph, Ches, Nyann Biery Ms

Department of Family Medicine

No abstract provided.


Supporting Family Physician Maternity Care Providers, Jessica Taylor Goldstein, Scott G. Hartman, Matthew R. Meunier, Bethany Panchal, Christine Chang Pecci, Nancy M. Zink, Sara G. Shields 2018 University of California, San Francisco

Supporting Family Physician Maternity Care Providers, Jessica Taylor Goldstein, Scott G. Hartman, Matthew R. Meunier, Bethany Panchal, Christine Chang Pecci, Nancy M. Zink, Sara G. Shields

Open Access Articles

Maternity care access in the United States is in crisis. The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology projects that by 2030 there will be a nationwide shortage of 9,000 obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYNs). Midwives and OB/GYNs have been called upon to address this crisis, yet in underserved areas, family physicians are often providing a majority of this care. Family medicine maternity care, a natural fit for the discipline, has been on sharp decline in recent years for many reasons including difficulties cultivating interdisciplinary relationships, navigating privileging, developing and maintaining adequate volume/competency, and preventing burnout. In 2016 and 2017 ...


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