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Identifying Common Predictors of Multiple Adverse Outcomes Among Elderly Adults With Type-2 Diabetes

As part of a multidisciplinary team managing patients with type-2 diabetes, pharmacists need a consistent approach of identifying and prioritizing patients at highest risk of adverse outcomes. Our objective was to identify which predictors of adverse outc...
Author(s): Kabue S; Liu V; Dyer W; Raebel M; Nichols G; Schmittdiel J

Med Care. 2019 Jul 26.

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Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Statin-Treated Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Dyslipidemia without Prevalent Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

The relationship between achieved low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and risk of incident atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease events among patients with diabetes and metabolic dyslipidemia has not been well described. We conducted an ob...
Author(s): Rana JS; Liu JY; Moffet HH; Sanchez RJ; Khan I; Karter AJ

Am J Med. 2019 Jul 22.

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Assessing clinical heterogeneity in sepsis through treatment patterns and machine learning

To use unsupervised topic modeling to evaluate heterogeneity in sepsis treatment patterns contained within granular data of electronic health records. A multicenter, retrospective cohort study of 29 253 hospitalized adult sepsis patients between 2010 and ...
Author(s): Fohner AE; Greene JD; Lawson BL; Chen JH; Kipnis P; Escobar GJ; Liu VX

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 Jul 17.

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Patient-Defined Visit Priorities in Primary Care: Psychosocial Versus Medically-Related Concerns

Primary care providers (PCPs) are often challenged to address multiple patient concerns during time-limited visits. The need for PCPs to limit the number of issues addressed may have a negative impact on discussion of patient-defined visit priorities. Usi...
Author(s): Santo EC; Vo MT; Uratsu CS; Grant RW

J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Jul-Aug;32(4):513-520.

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Opportunities to encourage mail order pharmacy delivery service use for diabetes prescriptions: a qualitative study

Medication non-adherence is a major contributor to poor outcomes in diabetes. Previous research has shown an association between use of mail order pharmacy delivery and better medication adherence, but little is known about the barriers and facilitators t...
Author(s): Schmittdiel JA; Marshall CJ; Wiley D; Chau CV; Trinacty CM; Wharam JF; Duru OK; Karter AJ; Brown SD

BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Jun 25;19(1):422. Epub 2019-06-25.

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Postoperative Opioid Use Before and After Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program Implementation

Author(s): Liu VX; Eaton A; Lee DC; Reyes VM; Paulson SS; Campbell CI; Avins AL; Parodi SM

Ann Surg. 2019 Jun 20.

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Patients with complex chronic conditions: Health care use and clinical events associated with access to a patient portal

For patients with diabetes, many with multiple complex chronic conditions, using a patient portal can support self-management and coordination of health care services, and may impact the frequency of in-person health care visits. To examine the impact of ...
Author(s): Reed ME; Huang J; Brand RJ; Neugebauer R; Graetz I; Hsu J; Ballard DW; Grant R

PLoS ONE. 2019;14(6):e0217636. Epub 2019-06-19.

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The number needed to benefit: estimating the value of predictive analytics in healthcare

Predictive analytics in health care has generated increasing enthusiasm recently, as reflected in a rapidly growing body of predictive models reported in literature and in real-time embedded models using electronic health record data. However, estimating ...
Author(s): Liu VX; Bates DW; Wiens J; Shah NH

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 Jun 13.

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Five-year Longitudinal Cohort Study of Reinterventions After Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

To compare the long-term risks of reintervention following sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in a large surgical cohort. The use of SG has increased dramatically relative to RYGB for the treatment of obesity. However, long-term r...
Author(s): Li RA; Liu L; Herrinton LJ; et al.

Ann Surg. 2019 Jun 07.

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Use of financial incentives and text message feedback to increase healthy food purchases in a grocery store cash back program: a randomized controlled trial

The HealthyFood (HF) program offers members up to 25% cash back monthly on healthy food purchases. In this randomized controlled trial, we tested the efficacy of financial incentives combined with text messages in increasing healthy food purchases among H...
Author(s): Gopalan A; Shaw PA; Lim R; Paramanund J; Patel D; Zhu J; Volpp KG; Buttenheim AM

BMC Public Health. 2019 May 31;19(1):674. Epub 2019-05-31.

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Preventing Diabetes in High-Risk Patients: Time for a System-Level Approach to Disease Prevention

Author(s): Schmittdiel JA; Adams AS; Dlott R

J Gen Intern Med. 2019 May 16.

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Patient-Provider Video Telemedicine Integrated With Clinical Care: Patient Experiences

Author(s): Reed ME; Huang J; Parikh R; Millman A; Ballard DW; Barr I; Wargon C

Ann Intern Med. 2019 Apr 30.

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Evidence supports prediabetes treatment

Author(s): Neumiller JJ; Kalyani RR; Herman WH; Grant RW; Wysham CH; Inzucchi SE; Hirsch IB; Fonseca VA; Buse JB; Barrett EJ

Science. 2019 Apr 26;364(6438):341-342.

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To catch a killer: electronic sepsis alert tools reaching a fever pitch?

Author(s): Ruppel H; Liu V

BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 Apr 23.

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Translating/Creating a Culturally Responsive Spanish-Language Mobile App for Visit Preparation: Case Study of "Trans-Creation"

Health information technology (IT) tools are increasingly used to improve patient care. However, implementation of English-only health IT tools could potentially worsen health disparities for non-English speakers. We aim to describe the "trans-creati...
Author(s): Ruvalcaba D; Nagao Peck H; Lyles C; Uratsu CS; Escobar PR; Grant RW

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019 Apr 05;7(4):e12457. Epub 2019-04-05.

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The Impact of Pharmacy-specific Predictors on the Performance of 30-Day Readmission Risk Prediction Models

Pharmacists are an expensive and limited resource in the hospital and outpatient setting. A pharmacist can spend up to 25% of their day planning. Time spent planning is time not spent delivering an intervention. A readmission risk adjustment model has pot...
Author(s): Kabue S; Greene J; Kipnis P; Lawson B; Rinetti-Vargas G; Liu V; Escobar G

Med Care. 2019 Apr;57(4):295-299.

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Visit Planning Using a Waiting Room Health IT Tool: The Aligning Patients and Providers Randomized Controlled Trial

Time during primary care visits is limited. We tested the hypothesis that a waiting room health information technology (IT) tool to help patients identify and voice their top visit priorities would lead to better visit interactions and improved quality of...
Author(s): Grant RW; Lyles C; Uratsu CS; Vo MT; Bayliss EA; Heisler M

Ann Fam Med. 2019 Mar;17(2):141-149.

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Long-term follow-up of pediatric open and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair

Pediatric laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is not widely accepted. Children 0-14 years who underwent inguinal hernia repair during 2010-2016 at Kaiser Permanente Northern California were classified into five groups: (1) open unilateral repair witho...
Author(s): Chong AJ; Fevrier HB; Herrinton LJ

J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Feb 27.

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Revalidation of the Hypoglycemia Risk Stratification Tool Using ICD-10 Codes

Author(s): Karter AJ; Warton EM; Moffet HH; Ralston JD; Huang ES; Miller DR; Lipska KJ

Diabetes Care. 2019 Feb 14.

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Prompting Patients with Poorly Controlled Diabetes to Identify Visit Priorities Before Primary Care Visits: a Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Trial

Most patients with diabetes do not meet all evidence-based goals of care, and many patients report poor communication and lack of involvement in decision-making during primary care visits. To test the hypothesis that a "Pre-Visit Prioritization"...
Author(s): Vo MT; Uratsu CS; Estacio KR; Altschuler A; Kim E; Alexeeff SE; Adams AS; Schmittdiel JA; Heisler M; Grant RW

J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Feb 11.

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Understanding Non-Adherence with Hydroxychloroquine Therapy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is a cornerstone to managing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), yet adherence to medication is poor. We sought to measure the association of adherence with five 'dimensions of adherence' as articulated by the World Health Organiz...
Author(s): Liu LH; Fevrier HB; Goldfien R; Hemmerling A; Herrinton LJ

J Rheumatol. 2019 Feb 01.

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Comparative Effectiveness Study of Face-to-Face and Teledermatology Workflows for Diagnosing Skin Cancer

The effectiveness and value of teledermatology and face-to-face workflows for diagnosing lesions are not adequately understood. We compared the risks of biopsy and cancer diagnosis among two face-to-face workflows (direct referral, roving dermatologist) a...
Author(s): Marwaha S; Fevrier HB; Alexeeff SE; Crowley E; Haiman M; Pham N; Tuerk MJ; Wukda D; Hartmann M; Herrinton LJ

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Feb 01.

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Response to Comment on Laiteerapong et al. The Legacy Effect in Type 2 Diabetes: Impact of Early Glycemic Control on Future Complications (The Diabetes & Aging Study). Diabetes Care 2019;42:XXXX-XXXX

Author(s): Laiteerapong N; Ham SA; Huang ES; Karter AJ

Diabetes Care. 2019 Jan 24.

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Automated Early Detection of Obstetric Complications: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations

Compared to adults admitted to general medical-surgical wards, women admitted to labor and delivery services are at much lower risk of experiencing unexpected critical illness. Nonetheless, critical illness and other complications that put either the moth...
Author(s): Escobar GJ; Gupta NR; Walsh EM; Soltesz L; Terry SM; Kipnis P

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jan 22.

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Primary Care Physician Stress Driven by Social and Financial Needs of Complex Patients

Author(s): Weiner JZ; McCloskey JK; Uratsu CS; Grant RW

J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jan 08.

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