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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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Association of Positive Fluid Balance at Discharge After Sepsis Management With 30-Day Readmission

Although early fluid administration has been shown to lower sepsis mortality, positive fluid balance has been associated with adverse outcomes. Little is known about associations in non-intensive care unit settings, with growing concern about readmission ...
Author(s): Yoo MS; Liu VX; et al.

JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jun 01;4(6):e216105. Epub 2021-06-01.

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Pediatric Surgeons' Adoption of an Innovative Laparoscopic Technique for Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Mixed Methods Study

Purpose:We studied adoption of an innovative laparoscopic technique for pediatric inguinal hernia repair by pediatric surgeons and pediatric urologists following dissemination of evidence for its benefits. Methods:This mixed methods study included childre...
Author(s): Altschuler A; Chong AJ; Alavi M; Herrinton LJ

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2021 May 27.

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Visit Content Analysis: Doctor-Patient Communication in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

The primary care visit is an important opportunity to discuss and modify diabetes management. To gain insight into doctor-patient communication during primary care visits among English and Spanish speaking patients with type 2 diabetes and suboptimal glyc...
Author(s): Abdelgadir DA; Rodriguez LM; Blatchins MA; Mishra P; Gopalan A; Grant RW

Perm J. 2021 May;25.

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Regionalization of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment in a Community-Based Population: Implementation and Early Results

Regionalization of care for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has not been described for community-based settings. In 2015, we shifted AML induction from 21 local centers to 3 regional centers. Using time-specific inception cohorts, we assessed whether regiona...
Author(s): Law LY; Uong SP; Vempaty HT; Nguyen VH; Baer D; Liu VX; Herrinton LJ

Perm J. 2021 May;25.

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Author(s): Escobar GJ; Schuler A; Lee C

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Apr 22.

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Influence of patient immigrant status on physician trainee diabetes treatment decisions: a virtual patient experimental study

To determine the effect of patient immigrant status on physician trainees' diabetes treatment decisions. Participants were 140 physician trainees ('providers'). Providers viewed videos and vignettes of virtual patients differing in immigrant status (born ...
Author(s): Hsueh L; Hirsh AT; Zapolski T; de Groot M; Mather KJ; Stewart JC

J Behav Med. 2021 Apr 16.

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Health Risks and Chronic Health Conditions among Arab American and White Adults in Northern California

To characterize the prevalence of chronic cardiovascular conditions and risk factors among Arab American adults stratified by sex and compare these with non-Hispanic Whites. Cross-sectional study using electronic health record data from visits between Jan...
Author(s): Abuelezam NN; El-Sayed AM; Galea S; Gordon NP

Ethn Dis. 2021 Spring;31(2):235-242. Epub 2021-04-15.

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Is Shelter-in-Place Policy Related to Mail Order Pharmacy Use and Racial/Ethnic Disparities for Patients With Diabetes?

Author(s): Thomas TW; Dyer WT; Yassin M; Neugebauer R; Karter AJ; Schmittdiel JA

Diabetes Care. 2021 Apr 13.

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Did the 2015 USPSTF Abnormal Blood Glucose Recommendations Change Clinician Attitudes or Behaviors? A Mixed-Method Assessment

In 2015, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) revised clinical recommendations to more broadly recommend abnormal blood glucose screening and more clearly recommend referral to behavioral interventions for adults with prediabetes. To assess the ...
Author(s): Thomas TW; Golin CE; Kinlaw AC; Kirkman MS; Golden SD; Lightfoot AF; Samuel-Hodge CD

J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Apr 07.

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