Evaluation of a Systems-Based Tobacco Cessation Program Using Bedside Volunteers

Taylor D, Medaglio D, Jurkovitz C, Patterson F, Zhang Z, Gbadebo A, Bradley E, Wessells R, Goldenberg E Nicotine Tob. Res. 2018 Nov; PMID: 30462274 Abstract Introduction: Hospitalization and post-discharge provides an opportune time for tobacco cessation. This study tested the feasibility, uptake, and cessation outcomes of a hospital-based tobacco cessation program, delivered by volunteers

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Patient-Centered Handovers: Ethnographic Observations of Attending and Resident Physicians: Ethnographic Observations of Attending and Resident Physicians

Mount-Campbell AF, Rayo MF, OʼBrien JJ, Allen TT, Patterson ES Qual Manag Health Care 2016 Oct/Dec;25(4):225-230 PMID: 27749720 Abstract Handover communication improvement initiatives typically employ a “one size fits all” approach. A human factors perspective has the potential to guide how to tailor interventions to roles, levels of experience, settings, and types of patients. We

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Patient Satisfaction with Care After Coronary Revascularization

Mosby DL, Manierre MJ, Martin SS, Kolm P, Abuzaid AS, Jurkovitz CT, Elliott DJ, Weintraub WS Patient 2018 04;11(2):217-223 PMID: 28875457 Abstract OBJECTIVE: Bridging the Divides (Bridges), a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-funded program, developed a post-hospitalization care management infrastructure integrating information technology-enabled informatics with patient care for ischemic heart disease patients. The objective

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Association Between Enteral Feeding, Weight Status, and Mortality in a Medical Intensive Care Unit

Vest MT, Kolm P, Bowen J, Trabulsi J, Lennon SL, Shapero M, McGraw P, Halbert J, Jurkovitz C Am. J. Crit. Care 2018 Mar;27(2):136-143 PMID: 29496770 Abstract BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines recommend enteral nutrition for most patients receiving mechanical ventilation. However, recently published evidence on the effect of enteral nutrition on mortality, particularly for patients

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Co-occurrence of medical conditions: Exposing patterns through probabilistic topic modeling of snomed codes

Bhattacharya M, Jurkovitz C, Shatkay H J Biomed Inform 2018 Jun;82:31-40 PMID: 29655947 Abstract Patients associated with multiple co-occurring health conditions often face aggravated complications and less favorable outcomes. Co-occurring conditions are especially prevalent among individuals suffering from kidney disease, an increasingly widespread condition affecting 13% of the general population in the US. This study

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Impact of tart cherry juice on systolic blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in older adults: a randomized controlled trial

Chai SC, Davis K, Wright RS, Kuczmarski MF, Zhang Z Food Funct 2018 Jun;9(6):3185-3194 PMID: 29862410 Abstract Hypertension and dyslipidemia are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Common treatments for high blood pressure (BP) and dyslipidemia include medications, but there is question as to whether natural sources may be adequate to reduce CVD risk

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The Unmet Need for Postacute Rehabilitation Among Medicare Observation Patients: A Single-Center Study

Goldstein JN, Schwartz JS, McGraw P, Banks TL, Hicks LS J Hosp Med 2017 03;12(3):168-172 PMID: 28272593 Abstract BACKGROUND: Medicare beneficiaries admitted under observation status must pay for postacute inpatient rehabilitation (PAIR) services, out of pocket, at potentially prohibitive costs. OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is an unmet need for PAIR among Medicare observation patients

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Social constraints and fear of recurrence in couples coping with early stage breast cancer

Soriano EC, Pasipanodya EC, LoSavio ST, Otto AK, Perndorfer C, Siegel SD, Laurenceau JP Health Psychol 2018 Sep;37(9):874-884 PMID: 30138023 Abstract OBJECTIVE: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is a top concern of breast cancer (BC) survivors and their spouses. FCR often occurs within an interpersonal context, yet there has been little research on relationship processes

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Assessing the relationship between fear of cancer recurrence and health care utilization in early-stage breast cancer survivors

Otto AK, Soriano EC, Siegel SD, LoSavio ST, Laurenceau JP J Cancer Surviv 2018 Oct; PMID: 30341560 Abstract PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is associated with greater health care utilization (HCU) in early-stage breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Three hundred early-stage breast cancer survivors diagnosed within

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