Implementation of a clinical pathway to screen and treat medical inpatients for opioid withdrawal

Williams KD, Wilson BL, Jurkovitz CT, Melson JA, Reitz JA, Pal CK, Hausman SP, Booker E, Lang LJ, Horton TL Implement Res Pract ;3(): PMID: 35846074 Abstract Background: Opioid-related inpatient hospital stays are increasing at alarming rates. Unidentified and poorly treated opioid withdrawal may be associated with inpatients leaving against medical advice and increased health

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Malnourished adults’ receipt of hospital discharge nutrition care instructions: a pilot study

Brooks M, Vest MT, Shapero M, Papas M J Hum Nutr Diet 2019 10;32(5):659-666 PMID: 31037779 Abstract BACKGROUND”>Malnutrition remains an important yet under-recognised problem among hospitalised adults. Although interventions exist aiming to improve nutritional status beyond hospitalisation, few studies examine how often and what type of nutrition care instructions are given at discharge. The present

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Minimally Invasive Pilonidal Excision: Preliminary Report

Guerra F, Cirullo E, Di Castro A World J Surg 2020 04;44(4):1086-1090 PMID: 31820060 Abstract BACKGROUND”>The aim of this study was to report on the application of a minimally invasive technique to the radical extirpation of primary and recurrent pilonidal disease. This technique does not require specific equipments, is ordinarily performed under local anesthesia on

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Durability of class I American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical practice guideline recommendations

Neuman MD, Goldstein JN, Cirullo MA, Schwartz JS JAMA 2014 May;311(20):2092-100 PMID: 24867012 Abstract IMPORTANCE: Little is known regarding the durability of clinical practice guideline recommendations over time. OBJECTIVE: To characterize variations in the durability of class I (“procedure/treatment should be performed/administered”) American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guideline recommendations. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS:

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US veterans use vitamins and supplements as substitutes for prescription medication

Goldstein JN, Long JA, Arevalo D, Ibrahim SA, Mao JJ Med Care 2014 Dec;52(12 Suppl 5):S65-9 PMID: 25397826 Abstract BACKGROUND: Vitamins and supplements are the most commonly used form of complementary and alternative medicine in the United States. Growing research suggests that patients substitute vitamins and supplements for their prescription medications. The reasons might include

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Even Faster Door-to-Alteplase Times and Associated Outcomes in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Jung S, Rosini JM, Nomura JT, Caplan RJ, Raser-Schramm J J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2019 Dec;28(12):104329 PMID: 31607439 Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The timely administration of thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke has been associated with good functional outcomes. Current guidelines recommend alteplase administration within 60 minutes in 75% of eligible patients and within 45

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Impact of care coordination based on insurance and zip code

Goldstein JN, Shinwari M, Kolm P, Elliott DJ, Weintraub WS, Hicks LS Am J Manag Care 2019 06;25(6):e173-e178 PMID: 31211549 Abstract OBJECTIVES: To examine whether a care transitions program, Bridges, differentially reduced rehospitalizations among patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) based on insurance status and zip code poverty level. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort.

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