Cross-Vendor evaluation of key user-defined clinical decision support capabilities: A scenario-based assessment of certified electronic health records with guidelines for future development
Conclusion Significant improvements in the EHR certification and implementation procedures are necessary.
Authors: Kovesdy CP, Gosmanova EO, Woods SD, Fogli JJ, Rowan CG, Hansen JL, Sauer BC Abstract Objective: Patiromer is a sodium-free, non-absorbed, potassium (K+) binder approved for the treatment of hyperkalemia (HK). Among US Veterans with HK, this retrospective, observational cohort study evaluated patiromer utilization, RAASi continuation, and K+ concentration change following patiromer initiation.Methods: Using data from the Veterans Affairs Corporate Data Warehouse, Veterans with HK (K+ ≥5.1 mmol/L) were included upon patiromer initiation (index date) during the study period (1/2016-8/2018). All patien...
According to this study: In patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, a modest weight loss of 10% or more is strongly associated with remission at five years.
Abstract: Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is an underdiagnosed cardiovascular complication associated with diabetes. NPs are in a pivotal position to screen patients for CAN. As the incidence of diabetes increases in an aging population, NPs can help prevent complications associated with diabetes and CAN.
Conclusions: Given that Latinos in the United States are at higher risk for obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, understanding the patterns of sleep among this population can help identify strategies to improve sleep habits in order to reduce disease burden. PMID: 31969791 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Rivers R, Norris KC, Hui G, Halpern-Felsher B, Dodge-Francis C, Guerrero LR, Golshan A, Brinkley K, Tran K, McLaughlin S, Antolin N, Yoshida T, Caffey-Fleming DE, Agodoa L Abstract Background: Increasing the pipeline of aspiring minority biomedical/health professionals is a crucial component to diversifying the health science workforce. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) created the High School Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (HS-STEP-UP) to provide introductory biomedical/biobehavioral research experiences to promising high school stude...
CONCLUSIONS: The influence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors on cIMT and carotid plaque is similar in RA and SLE. PMID: 31969232 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: In RA patients treated with TCZ in perfusion, the rate of surgical complications was low: 8.6%. The median time between surgery and last infusion was relatively short according to half-life of TCZ but did not influence the rate of postoperative complications. PMID: 31969215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]