New Funds Will Keep TMA Walk With a Doc Walkers Active, Informed, Healthier

The Texas Medical Association Foundation received a $42,625 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) that the foundation will use to help fund the 2018 Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas program. The goal of the BCBSTX grant is to help raise awareness about prevention and early detection of chronic kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — diseases often prevented by an active and tobacco-free lifestyle. The Walk With a Doc Texas program supports this goal by helping physicians organize walks in their communities to encourage physical activity, reverse the consequences of a sedentary life, and improve the health and well-being of Texans.
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Authors: Quintos A, Naranjo M, Kelly C, Quan SF, Sharma S Abstract PURPOSE: The HoSMed Database recently demonstrated a high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in hospitalized obese patients. Based on a long-term follow-up, this study showed an improved survival among patients who were adherent with the therapy. In this post-hoc analysis we explore the characteristics, associations, and mortality outcome of OSA in the African American (AA) population. METHODS: These subset analyses included obese AA patients screened in the hospital as high-risk for OSA. Stepwise logistic regression analysis was used t...
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research
Conclusion: The absence of convincing evidence of an association between statins and non-CVD outcomes supports leaving the current recommendations unchanged. Primary Funding Source: None. PMID: 30304368 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research
Authors: Arshi A, Leong NL, Wang C, Buser Z, Wang JC, SooHoo NF Abstract INTRODUCTION: With healthcare expenditure in the national forefront, outpatient arthroplasty is an appealing option in select patient populations. The purpose of this study was to determine the complication rates associated with outpatient total hip arthroplasty (THA) in comparison to standard inpatient THA. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of the Humana subset of the PearlDiver insurance records database to identify patients undergoing THA (Current Procedural Terminology-27130 and Current Procedural Terminology-27132) as eithe...
Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Am Acad Orthop Surg Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess the association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the risk of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) before initiating renal replacement therapy (RRT) in Taiwan. Total 16,052 subjects newly diagnosed with CKD between 2000 and 2012 were included in the CKD group, and 31,949 randomly selected subjects who did not have CKD formed the non-CKD group. Subjects with a history of pulmonary TB or RRT, including dialysis and renal transplantation, before the index date were excluded. We determined the incidence of pulmonary TB at the end of 2013. A multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression model was u...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 8/24 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Colton Ortolf (@ColtonOrtolf) who blogs at tech prescribed on the topic of “The Role of Technology in Chronic Disease Management“. Chronic disease is an incredibly broad term, but it can be simply defined as “a physical or mental health condition that lasts more than one year and causes functional restrictions or requires ongoing monitoring or treatment.” In all, 86% of $2 trillion in US healthcare expenditures eac...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: #HITsm Digital Health Healthcare HealthCare IT #HITsm Topics Chronic Care Management Chronic Disease Management Colton Ortolf tech prescribed Source Type: blogs
Authors: Zhang Y, Hu C, Bian Z, Chen P Abstract There are a lot of controversies pertaining to correctness of timing for the initiation of dialysis in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. The present study was conducted to examine the potential association of initiation timing of dialyses with long-term prognosis in CKD patients. In total, 294 patients confirmed as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) were included as study subjects. According to the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at initiation time, the patients were classified into four groups based on eGFR: ≥10.5, 8-10.4, 6-8 and
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
(Natural News) Outdoor air pollution is detrimental to a person’s health – this much is certain. Various studies link it to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Now, researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care...
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Conclusion: Preoperative renal function, defined by serum creatinine or eGFR by CKD-EPI, NYHA class II –IV, and the number of blood units transfused were all independent predictors of RRT postoperatively.Am J Nephrol 2018;48:108 –117
Source: American Journal of Nephrology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Preoperative renal function, defined by serum creatinine or eGFR by CKD-EPI, NYHA class II-IV, and the number of blood units transfused were all independent predictors of RRT postoperatively. PMID: 30110680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Am J Nephrol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Low back and neck pain was the most important contributor of disability in Spain in 2016. There has seen a remarkable increase in the burden due to Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Tobacco remains the most important health issue to address in Spain. PMID: 30037695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
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