Hospital length of stay among COVID-19-positive patients

Chiam T, Subedi K, Chen D, Best E, Bianco FB, Dobler G, Papas M J Clin Transl Res 2021 Jun;7(3):377-385 PMID: 34239994 Abstract Background and Aim: This study aims to determine COVID-19 patient demographics and comorbidities associated with their hospital length of stay (LOS). Methods: Design: Single-site, retrospective study. Setting: A suburban 700-bed community hospital

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Validation of a 2-Item Food Insecurity Screen Among Adult General Medicine Outpatients

Harrison C, Goldstein JN, Gbadebo A, Papas M Popul Health Manag 2021 08;24(4):509-514 PMID: 33021444 Abstract Food insecurity is defined as limited access to food and is associated with adverse physical, social, and emotional health outcomes. As social needs are addressed in heath care, efficient methods to identify patients living in food insecure households are

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Impact of early rapid weight gain on odds for overweight at one year differs between breastfed and formula-fed infants

Trabulsi JC, Smethers AD, Eosso JR, Papas MA, Stallings VA, Mennella JA Pediatr Obes 2020 10;15(10):e12688 PMID: 32705816 Abstract BACKGROUND”>Early rapid weight gain (RWG) increases, whereas longer durations of breastfeeding decreases, odds for later obesity.</Abstr: Early rapid weight gain (RWG) increases, whereas longer durations of breastfeeding decreases, odds for later obesity. OBJECTIVES”>To determine the independent

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Does Preparedness Matter? The Influence of Household Preparedness on Disaster Outcomes During Superstorm Sandy

Clay LA, Goetschius JB, Papas MA, Trainor J, Martins N, Kendra JM Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2020 02;14(1):71-79 PMID: 31452492 Abstract OBJECTIVES”>This study empirically examines preparedness with a kit, medication, and a disaster plan on disaster outcomes including perceived recovery, property damage, and use of medical or mental health services.</Abstr: This study empirically examines

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Overcoming a Pandemic:: How Engineering and Modeling Techniques Are Used to Inform a Health System From Preparation to Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Chiam T, Papas M Dela J Public Health 2020 Aug;6(3):44-48 PMID: 34467128 Abstract COVID-19, a novel disease that spreads across the globe, has posed multiple challenges to the healthcare systems around the world. Due to the lack of understanding of the spread and management of this disease, one major challenge is for healthcare systems to

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