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Treatment Evaluation Of Iron Deficiency Anemia In Women Of An Underserved Community, Bukola Olusanya 2022 University of San Diego

Treatment Evaluation Of Iron Deficiency Anemia In Women Of An Underserved Community, Bukola Olusanya

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Background/Purpose: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common micronutrient deficiency globally. More than 20% of women experience IDA during the reproductive year. As the first-line treatment in IDA, oral iron supplement (IOS) is associated with gastrointestinal side (GI) effects, and it is often a barrier to achieving normal hemoglobin (Hb) and serum ferritin (SF) levels. Ineffective treatment fueled by a lack of guidelines increases the dilemma of dosing frequency in primary care, leads to poor quality of life, and increases the burden of anemia.

Intervention: Evidence showed that intermittent OIS is as effective as daily dosing. It is ...


Effect Of Provider Education On Urinary Incontinence Knowledge And Assessment, Kendra L. Roloff, Patricia Parker, Rhonda Schafer-McLean, Robert West 2022 University of North Dakota School of Nursing

Effect Of Provider Education On Urinary Incontinence Knowledge And Assessment, Kendra L. Roloff, Patricia Parker, Rhonda Schafer-Mclean, Robert West

Cooper Rowan Medical Journal

Nearly 50% of women in the United States will experience urinary incontinence at some point during their lives. Urinary incontinence impacts multiple aspects of a woman’s life, yet remains underdiagnosed by primary care providers. The Women’s Preventative Service Initiative released a recommendation in 2018 to screen all women annually for urinary incontinence. The recommendation was in response to the lack of women who seek care for urinary incontinence.

The purpose of this project was to implement education and reminders for primary care providers, in order to improve urinary incontinence knowledge and assessment of women 18 years of age ...


The Outcome Of A Multidimensional Intervention Strategy For The Management Of Generalized Anxiety Disorder In An Internal Medicine Setting, Nicholas Davidson 2022 Valparaiso University

The Outcome Of A Multidimensional Intervention Strategy For The Management Of Generalized Anxiety Disorder In An Internal Medicine Setting, Nicholas Davidson

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Anxiety disorders are very prevalent in the United States. The most common type, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), affects 6.8 million adults every year. GAD can cause significant deficits in a person’s ability to function, decrease their quality of life and increases a person’s risk of attempting suicide. The purpose of this evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to improve the outcomes of adults diagnosed with GAD in an internal medicine setting by implementing a protocol composed of a combination of interventions. A thorough literature search was conducted to find the best available evidence to support the project. A ...


A Multimodal Approach To Decreasing Hesitancy And Increasing Uptake Of The Covid-19 Vaccine In The Family Care Setting, Meghan Zwierzynski 2022 Valparaiso University

A Multimodal Approach To Decreasing Hesitancy And Increasing Uptake Of The Covid-19 Vaccine In The Family Care Setting, Meghan Zwierzynski

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Since December 2019, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has swept across the world, infecting and killing millions of people, making it one of the worst pandemics in history (WHO, 2021). However, the rates of confirmed cases and deaths have slowed since the discovery of the COVID-19 vaccine. The purpose of this evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to decrease vaccine hesitancy and increase uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine in the family care setting. The Iowa Model-Revised (Iowa Model Collaborative, 2017) is a practical, effective multi-step change process that acted as a guide for the EBP project. A review of literature showed ...


Child Development, Mikey Bryant 2022 UMass Chan Medical School

Child Development, Mikey Bryant

PEER Liberia Project

This presentation is part of the PEER Liberia Pediatrics Lecture Series. It provides an overview for physicians of child development, including gross motor development, locomotor skills, fine motor development, speech and language, social and behavioral development, cognitive development, and developmental delays.


Back To The Basics With Smart Goals: A Multimodal Intervention For Adults Who Have Type 2 Diabetes, Alyssa L. Snyder 2022 Valparaiso University

Back To The Basics With Smart Goals: A Multimodal Intervention For Adults Who Have Type 2 Diabetes, Alyssa L. Snyder

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2020a) and the ninth leading cause of death worldwide (World Health Organization [WHO], 2020), has increased by 70% over the last two decades (WHO, 2020). Type 2 diabetes (T2D), the most prevalent type accounting for 90% to 95% of diagnosed cases (CDC, 2020a), affects individuals of all ages and often results in major health problems including stroke, heart attack, and kidney disease. The purpose of this patient-centered, evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a multimodal intervention on hemoglobin ...


Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Associated Enteropathy- Brief Report, Falgun Gosai, Neha Gosai 2022 Adult Hospitalist, SFMC Peoria, Illinois

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Associated Enteropathy- Brief Report, Falgun Gosai, Neha Gosai

Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives

The current literature has shown equivocal results regarding the association of Olmesartan and other angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) use and the presence of Celiac sprue-like enteropathy (CSLE). Various factors affecting the association are- patient population under study, geographic area, and duration of use of medication. Various case reports/ case series and observational studies have shown the mixed results regarding an association. We have tried to answer a question what exists in the literature regarding the angiotensin receptor blockers related sprue like enteropathy.


Development Of A Community Hospital Medicine Affiliated Inpatient Rotation For Family Medicine Residents - A Collaborative Success, David M. Gallagher, Anthony J. Viera, William E. Bynum, Poonam Sharma, John W. Ragsdale, Jeffrey Eschbach, Lalit Verma 2022 Hospital Medicine Programs, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA

Development Of A Community Hospital Medicine Affiliated Inpatient Rotation For Family Medicine Residents - A Collaborative Success, David M. Gallagher, Anthony J. Viera, William E. Bynum, Poonam Sharma, John W. Ragsdale, Jeffrey Eschbach, Lalit Verma

Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives

Background: Hospitalists perform key roles as inpatient educators for family medicine residents. For the past decade, Duke University Family Medicine Residency Program had its inpatient family medicine resident rotation at non-Duke facilities.

Objective: The authors describe the steps taken in 2020 to develop an inpatient Duke family medicine rotation at a North Carolina community hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and provide outcomes data.

Methods: Duke Family Medicine Residency and Duke Regional Hospital Medicine collaborated in addressing key issues to develop an inpatient rotation for family medicine residents. Performance metrics of patients cared for by both the family medicine inpatient resident team ...


Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Induced Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Pembrolizumab Case Study, Michael R. Dirks Jr. 2022 Providence Milwaukie Family Medicine

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Induced Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Pembrolizumab Case Study, Michael R. Dirks Jr.

Milwaukie Family Medicine 2022

No abstract provided.


A Survey To Highlight Areas Of Focus For Patient Care In Settings Utilizing Medical Interpretation, Azayzel DeRegis 2022 East Tennessee State University

A Survey To Highlight Areas Of Focus For Patient Care In Settings Utilizing Medical Interpretation, Azayzel Deregis

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis recounts my personal experience working as a volunteer medical interpreter for the Language and Culture Resource Center at East Tennessee State University. The result of my time spent volunteering as a medical interpreter, shadowing professional medical interpreters, and witnessing patient-provider interactions during interpreted sessions was an inspiration to study medical interpretation further and delve into the challenges faced by patients who require medical interpreters. During my time researching this topic, I found that the United States is severely lacking in Spanish medical interpreters—with some healthcare facilities employing no medical interpreters—even though the size of the Hispanic ...


Google Translate "Schwartzfahrer" And The Exploration Of Racism And Belonging In A Different Culture, James P. Meza, Daniel Tanbakuchi, Robin Zehner, Andrea Daniel, Jianming Lau 2022 Beaumont Health

Google Translate "Schwartzfahrer" And The Exploration Of Racism And Belonging In A Different Culture, James P. Meza, Daniel Tanbakuchi, Robin Zehner, Andrea Daniel, Jianming Lau

Conference Presentation Abstracts

This project is based on the premise that observing a different culture enables a less politicized discussion of racism in the America. Using the short film "Schwartzfahrer" by Pepe Danquart, this project proposes convening focus groups to uncover layers of meaning and differing perspectives on topics that include race, identity, immigration, societal belonging-exclusion, and civic courage. The film is 12 minutes long. Participants will be asked to examine non-verbal and para-linguistic attributes portrayed. The second layer of meaning will be elicited by adding English subtitles and viewing the film again. The facilitator will elicit a list of overt racist utterances ...


Scholarly Activity And Academic Writing For Practicing Clinicians, James P. Meza, Nicholus H. Yee, Ethan O. Cohen, Milan V. Pantelic, Thomas Przybycien, Tyler Russeth, Krupa Patel, Scott Baughan 2022 Beaumont Health

Scholarly Activity And Academic Writing For Practicing Clinicians, James P. Meza, Nicholus H. Yee, Ethan O. Cohen, Milan V. Pantelic, Thomas Przybycien, Tyler Russeth, Krupa Patel, Scott Baughan

Conference Presentation Abstracts

This roundtable discussion brings the executive editorial board of Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates into direct contact with prospective authors to provide editorial support with the goal of coaching participants to be successful when submitting a manuscript to Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates. The aims and scope of the journal focus on clinical decision science (CDS). CDS explores how the complex, interacting aspects of clinical care are described, understood, shared, and explained. This includes both biomedical and medical social sciences, in addition to other ways of understanding human experience. This is a ...


The Quality Of Primary Care Performance In Private Sector Facilities In Nairobi, Kenya: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Survey, Gulnaz Mohamoud, Robert Mash 2022 Aga Khan University

The Quality Of Primary Care Performance In Private Sector Facilities In Nairobi, Kenya: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Survey, Gulnaz Mohamoud, Robert Mash

Family Medicine, East Africa

Background: Integrated health services with an emphasis on primary care are needed for effective primary health care and achievement of universal health coverage. The key elements of high quality primary care are first-contact access, continuity, comprehensiveness, coordination, and person-centredness. In Kenya, there is paucity of informa- tion on the performance of these key elements and such information is needed to improve service delivery. Therefore, the study aimed to evaluate the quality of primary care performance in private sector facilities in Nairobi, Kenya.

Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study using an adapted Primary Care Assessment Tool for the Kenyan context and surveyed ...


Analysis Of Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Monitoring Protocol Adherence In An Academic Medical Center: A Seven Year Analysis And Literature Review, Natavoot N. Chongswatdi MD, Callie Seaman MD, Diane Harman RN, BSN, William Rollyson MD, Adam M. Franks MD 2022 Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Analysis Of Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Monitoring Protocol Adherence In An Academic Medical Center: A Seven Year Analysis And Literature Review, Natavoot N. Chongswatdi Md, Callie Seaman Md, Diane Harman Rn, Bsn, William Rollyson Md, Adam M. Franks Md

Marshall Journal of Medicine

Background:

Health care workers (HCW) are at risk for occupational blood borne pathogen exposures (BBPE). Effective prevention and management of BBPEs relies upon reporting and post-exposure follow-up protocol adherence. As post-exposure monitoring completion is largely unexplored, seven years of a university healthcare system’s BBPE exposure data was explored and compared to documented rates.

Methods:

The Marshall Health Occupational Health and Wellness division collected seven years (2012-2018) of BBPE follow-up monitoring adherence rates and demographic data. Data for HCW occupation, exposure incident, and source patient disease status were evaluated. Differences were analyzed with Chi square, Fischer Exact and logistic regression ...


Higher Efficacy In The Treatment Of Fibromyalgia With Duloxetine And Pregabalin Combination Than Monotherapy, Joel Rose-Kamprath 2022 Wayne State School of Medicine

Higher Efficacy In The Treatment Of Fibromyalgia With Duloxetine And Pregabalin Combination Than Monotherapy, Joel Rose-Kamprath

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A clinical decision report using:

Gilron I, Chaparro LE, Tu D, et al. Combination of pregabalin with duloxetine for fibromyalgia. Pain. 2016;157(7):1532–1540. https://doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000558

for a patient with chronic pain due to fibromyalgia


Determining The Optimal Exercise Intensity Level For Adjunctive Treatment Of Major Depressive Disorder, C James Block 2022 Wayne State University

Determining The Optimal Exercise Intensity Level For Adjunctive Treatment Of Major Depressive Disorder, C James Block

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A clinical decision report using:

Helgadóttir B, Hallgren M, Ekblom Ö, Forsell Y. Training fast or slow? Exercise for depression: A randomized controlled trial. Prev Med. 2016;91:123-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.08.011

for a patient seeking an exercise regimen to help with depressive symptoms.


Interventions To Improve Adherence To Recommended Diabetic Retinopathy Screening In Adult Patients With Diabetes Mellitus: A Scoping Review, Clare Anderson BSN, RN, DNP, FNP, Sarah May BSN, RN, DNP, FNP, Diana Dedmon DNP, APRN, FNP-BC 2022 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Interventions To Improve Adherence To Recommended Diabetic Retinopathy Screening In Adult Patients With Diabetes Mellitus: A Scoping Review, Clare Anderson Bsn, Rn, Dnp, Fnp, Sarah May Bsn, Rn, Dnp, Fnp, Diana Dedmon Dnp, Aprn, Fnp-Bc

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Purpose/Background Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness in adults. Current guidelines recommend that all patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have a DR screening (DRS) upon diagnosis of T2DM and then annually, but the adherence rate is only approximately 60%. This scoping review aims to evaluate the effectiveness of primary care providers (PCPs) employing strategies to increase compliance with annual DRS among adult patients with T2DM.

Methods Between September 2021 and January 2022, a literature review was performed to collect studies evaluating interventions to increase adherence to DRS. Individual searches of PubMed, SCOPUS, and CINAHL ...


Annual Hepatitis C Screening Qi: A Scoping Review, Sadiat Omowunmi Adebiyi BSN, RN, Sakinah Shaw BSN, RN, Tracy McClinton DNP, AG-ACNP-BC, Sharon Little DNP, FNP-BC, APRN 2022 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Annual Hepatitis C Screening Qi: A Scoping Review, Sadiat Omowunmi Adebiyi Bsn, Rn, Sakinah Shaw Bsn, Rn, Tracy Mcclinton Dnp, Ag-Acnp-Bc, Sharon Little Dnp, Fnp-Bc, Aprn

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Purpose/Background Despite the surge in HCV prevalence among pregnant women and the threat of perinatal HCV transmission, infants exposed to HCV in the United States are inadequately screened (Chappell et al., 2018). It is estimated that between 4% and 8% of babies exposed to HCV during pregnancy become infected (Watts et al., 2017). Incorporating Hep C screening with other mandated prenatal screening will play an essential role in reducing the complications associated with Hep C transmission to the newborn.

Methods Article search was done in the first three weeks of the fall 2021 semester, and a total of 63 ...


Congenital Problems, Mikey Bryant 2022 UMass Chan Medical School

Congenital Problems, Mikey Bryant

PEER Liberia Project

This presentation is part of the PEER Liberia Pediatrics Lecture Series. It provides an overview for physicians of the diagnosis and treatment of congenital diseases and abnormalities, including Down Syndrome, Klinefelter’s Syndrome, Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13), Turner Syndrome, congenital heart problems, and Trisomy 18 (Edward's Syndrome).


Vitamin D Level Testing In An Urban Midwest Clinic: To Test Or Not To Test?, Daniel Mundt, Marianne Klumph, Kayla Heslin, Wajih Askar 2022 Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Advocate Aurora Health

Vitamin D Level Testing In An Urban Midwest Clinic: To Test Or Not To Test?, Daniel Mundt, Marianne Klumph, Kayla Heslin, Wajih Askar

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is significantly higher among urban populations in the U.S. Midwest, with African Americans being disproportionately affected. There is ongoing debate surrounding who and how often individuals should be screened for VDD. This study aimed to understand the prevalence of VDD, associated risk factors, and discrepancies in testing at an urban-based internal medicine residency clinic. Data were retrospectively collected on all adult patients seen by the clinic during 2018 and descriptive statistical analysis performed. Among 3976 total patients (mean age: 53 years), 18% (n = 698) had vitamin D levels analyzed, with deficiency found in 71% of ...


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