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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery to Change Process Measures and Reduce Opioid Use After Cesarean Delivery: A Quality Improvement Initiative.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program for patients undergoing elective cesarean delivery by comparing opioid exposure, multimodal analgesia use, and other process and ou...
Author(s): Hedderson, Monique M; Lee, Derrick D; Hunt, Eric E; Lee, Kimberly K; Xu, Fei F; Mustille, Alex A; Galin, Jessica J; Campbell, Cynthia C; Quesenberry, Charles C; Reyes, Vivian V; Huang, Mengfei M; Nicol, Barbara B; Paulson, Shirley S; Liu, Vincent V

Obstetrics and gynecology. 2019 Sep ;134(3):511-519. Epub --.

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More Than We Bargained For: The "Dominating" Cost Effectiveness of Sepsis Quality Improvement?

Author(s): Peltan ID; Liu VX

Crit Care Med. 2019 Oct;47(10):1464-1467.

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Use and Discontinuation of Insulin Treatment Among Adults Aged 75 to 79 Years With Type 2 Diabetes

Among older individuals with type 2 diabetes, those with poor health have greater risk and derive less benefit from tight glycemic control with insulin. To examine whether insulin treatment is used less frequently and discontinued more often among older i...
Author(s): Weiner JZ; Gopalan A; Mishra P; Lipska KJ; Huang ES; Laiteerapong N; Karter AJ; Grant RW

JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Sep 23.

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Neonatal Sepsis Evaluation: Facing the Certainty of Uncertainty

Author(s): Puopolo KM; Escobar GJ

JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Sep 03.

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Portal Use Among Patients With Chronic Conditions: Patient-reported Care Experiences

Personal health records offer patients access to view their own health information and to manage their care online through secure patient portal tools. Little is known about the patient-reported experience in using health portals to manage chronic conditi...
Author(s): Reed ME; Huang J; Millman A; Graetz I; Hsu J; Brand R; Ballard DW; Grant R

Med Care. 2019 Aug 14.

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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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Digital Information Technology Use and Patient Preferences for Internet-Based Health Education Modalities: Cross-Sectional Survey Study of Middle-Aged and Older Adults With Chronic Health Conditions

Health information, patient education, and self-management (health information and advice, HIA) tools are increasingly being made available to adults with chronic health conditions through internet-based health and mobile health (mHealth) digital informat...
Author(s): Gordon NP; Crouch E

JMIR Aging. 2019 Apr 04;2(1):e12243. Epub 2019-04-04.

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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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Prevalence and Factors Influencing Use of Internet and Electronic Health Resources by Middle-Aged and Older Adults in a US Health Plan Population: Cross-Sectional Survey Study

Health care organizations are increasingly using electronic health (eHealth) platforms to provide and exchange health information and advice (HIA). There is limited information about how factors beyond internet access affect use of eHealth resources by mi...
Author(s): Crouch E; Gordon NP

JMIR Aging. 2019 Mar 26;2(1):e11451. Epub 2019-03-26.

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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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