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Development and Validation of an Obstetric Comorbidity Risk Score for Clinical Use

Background: A comorbidity summary score may support early and systematic identification of women at high risk for adverse obstetric outcomes. The objective of this study was to conduct the initial development and validation of an obstetrics comorbidity ri...
Author(s): Ruppel H; Liu VX; Kipnis P; Hedderson MM; Greenberg M; Forquer H; Lawson B; Escobar GJ

Womens Health Rep (New Rochelle). 2021;2(1):507-515. Epub 2021-11-02.

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Disparities in Use of Video Telemedicine Among Patients With Limited English Proficiency During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author(s): Hsueh L; Huang J; Millman AK; Gopalan A; Parikh RK; Teran S; Reed ME

JAMA Netw Open. 2021 11 01;4(11):e2133129. Epub 2021-11-01.

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Treatment and Follow-up Care Associated With Patient-Scheduled Primary Care Telemedicine and In-Person Visits in a Large Integrated Health System

Telemedicine visits can offer patients convenient access to a clinician, but it is unclear whether treatment differs from that with in-person visits or how often patients require in-person follow-up. To examine whether physician prescribing and orders dif...
Author(s): Reed M; Huang J; Graetz I; Muelly E; Millman A; Lee C

JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Nov 01;4(11):e2132793. Epub 2021-11-01.

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Evaluation of Incident 7-Day Infection and Sepsis Hospitalizations in an Integrated Health System

Pre-hospital opportunities to predict infection and sepsis hospitalization may exist, but little is known about their incidence following common healthcare encounters. To evaluate the incidence and timing of infection and sepsis hospitalization within 7 d...
Author(s): Liu VX; Manickam RN; Greene JD; Schuler A; Kipnis P; Bhimarao M; Barreda F; Escobar GJ

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 Oct 26.

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Differential Cardiometabolic Risk Factor Clustering Across U.S. Asian Ethnic Groups

Author(s): Kizzee OP; Lo JC; Ramalingam ND; Rana JS; Gordon NP

Am J Prev Med. 2021 Oct 07.

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Assess COVID-19 prognosis … but be aware of your instrument's accuracy!

Author(s): Capuzzo M; Amaral ACK; Liu VX

Intensive Care Med. 2021 Oct 05.

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Predictive Models for In-Hospital Deterioration in Ward Patients

Author(s): Escobar GJ; Myers LC; Liu VX

J Hosp Med. 2021 10;16(10):640.

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Prior Immunosuppressive Therapy and Severe Illness Among Patients Diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2: a Community-Based Study

An estimated 10 million people in the USA are immunocompromised, a risk factor for severe COVID-19. Data informing whether immune-mediated medications lead to more severe infection are sparse. Determine whether outpatient immunosuppressive therapies that ...
Author(s): Velayos FS; Dusendang JR; Schmittdiel JA

J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Sep 28.

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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Age at Diabetes Diagnosis-A Call for Action

Author(s): Gopalan A; Habib AR; Grant RW

JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Sep 07.

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Updated USPSTF Screening Recommendations for Diabetes: Identification of Abnormal Glucose Metabolism in Younger Adults

Author(s): Grant RW; Gopalan A; Jaffe MG

JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Aug 24.

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Cohort and Nested Case-Control Study of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients, by Medication

Knowledge is needed about squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) risk in solid organ transplant recipients (SOTRs) using contemporary immunosuppressive regimens. Evaluate risk of cSCC in relation to medications used by SOTRs. The cohort and nest case-control stud...
Author(s): Dusendang JR; Carlson E; Lee DS; Marwaha S; Madani S; Alexeeff SE; Webber A; Goes NB; Herrinton LJ

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Aug 09.

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Performance of Predictive Models for 30-day Hospitalization and Mortality after COVID-19 Infection

Author(s): Myers LC; Kipnis P; O'Suilleabhain L; Escobar G; Liu VX

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 Jul 27.

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Development of a healthcare system COVID Hotspotting Score in California: an observational study with prospective validation

To examine the value of health systems data as indicators of emerging COVID-19 activity. Observational study of health system indicators for the COVID Hotspotting Score (CHOTS) with prospective validation. An integrated healthcare delivery system in North...
Author(s): Liu VX; Thai KK; Galin J; Gerstley LD; Myers LC; Parodi SM; Chen YI; Goler N; Escobar GJ; Kipnis P

BMJ Open. 2021 Jul 26;11(7):e048211. Epub 2021-07-26.

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Does NAFLD Mediate the Relationship Between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Risk? Evidence from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

To estimate the effect of obesity on type 2 diabetes (T2DM) risk and evaluate to what extent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) mediates this association. Data came from 4,522 adults ages 45-84 participating in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atheroscler...
Author(s): Rodriguez LA; Kanaya AM; Shiboski SC; Fernandez A; Herrington D; Ding J; Bradshaw PT

Ann Epidemiol. 2021 Jul 19.

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Readmission Rates for Medicare Beneficiaries with Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Author(s): Myers LC; Faridi MK; Hasegawa K; Camargo CA

Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2021 Jul 16.

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Linking racism and homonegativity to healthcare system distrust among young men of color who have sex with men: Evidence from the Healthy Young Men's (HYM) study

Experiences with racism predict healthcare system distrust among people of color, but Black and Latino young men who have sex with men (YMSM) also experience overlapping forms of stigma associated with their sexual identities and behaviors (i.e., homonega...
Author(s): Hsueh L; Layland EK; Kipke MD; Bray BC

Soc Sci Med. 2021 Jul 10;284:114219. Epub 2021-07-10.

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Algorithmic prognostication in critical care: a promising but unproven technology for supporting difficult decisions

Patients, surrogate decision makers, and clinicians face weighty and urgent decisions under uncertainty in the ICU, which could be aided by risk prediction. Although emerging artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) algorithms could reduce uncerta...
Author(s): Weissman GE; Liu VX

Curr Opin Crit Care. 2021 Jul 09.

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ASO Visual Abstract: Volume Matters-Longitudinal Retrospective Cohort Study of Outcomes Following Consultation and Standardization of Adrenal Surgery

Author(s): Rahbari R; Herrinton LJ; et al.

Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Jul 03.

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Reassessment of Glycemic Goals in Older Patients With Dementia-More Work Is Needed to Do Less

Author(s): Claytor JD; Grant RW

JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Jul 01;181(7):994-995.

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Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors vs Sulfonylureas: The Price of Prevention

Author(s): Guduguntla V; Grant RW

JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Jun 28.

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Racial/ethnic, gender, and age group differences in cardiometabolic risks among adults in a Northern California health plan: a cross-sectional study

In the U.S., the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension are higher among African American/Black (Black), Latinx, and Filipino adults than non-Hispanic White (White) and Chinese adults. We compared the racial/ethnic-specific prevalence of several modifiab...
Author(s): Gordon NP; Hsueh L

BMC Public Health. 2021 06 25;21(1):1227. Epub 2021-06-25.

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Epidemiologic Analysis of Chilblains Cohorts Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Beginning in March 2020, case reports and case series linked the COVID-19 pandemic with an increased occurrence of chilblains, but this association has not been evaluated in an epidemiologic study. To assess whether a correlation exists between COVID-19 i...
Author(s): McCleskey PE; Herrinton LJ; et al.

JAMA Dermatol. 2021 Jun 23.

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The Epic Sepsis Model Falls Short-The Importance of External Validation

Author(s): Habib AR; Lin AL; Grant RW

JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Jun 21.

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Volume Matters: Longitudinal Retrospective Cohort Study of Outcomes Following Consultation and Standardization of Adrenal Surgery

Subspecialization of adrenal surgery through regionalization has not been adequately evaluated. We assessed implementation of subspecialization and the association of regionalization with adrenalectomy outcomes in a community-based setting. In this longit...
Author(s): Rahbari R; Herrinton LJ; et al.

Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Jun 17.

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Understanding differences within ethnic group designation: comparing risk factors and health indicators between Iranian and Arab Americans in Northern California

The Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) ethnic group is a diverse group composed of two primary subsets in the United States: Iranian and Arab Americans. We aimed to compare health risk factors, chronic health conditions, and mental health conditions ...
Author(s): Abuelezam NN; El-Sayed A; Galea S; Gordon NP

BMC Public Health. 2021 06 05;21(1):1074. Epub 2021-06-05.

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