Differences in Frequency of Visits to Pediatric Primary Care Practices and Emergency Departments by Body Mass Index

ConclusionsChildren's BMI categories were associated with health care utilization, specifically primary care visits, ED visits, and hospitalizations. Further investigation is needed to explore the drivers of these differences in utilization, such as the impact of stigma and perceived weight bias on care-seeking patterns, and to examine the role of settings outside of primary care in pediatric weight management.
Source: Academic Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

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Source: Molecular Imaging and Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Authors: Abdelhamid BM, Khaled D, Mansour M, Hassan MM Abstract BACKGROUND: Pain control in the morbidly obese has presented as an anesthetic challenge. The aim of this study is to assess the analgesic efficacy of ultrasound guided bilateral erector spinae block compared to bilateral subcostal transversus abdominis plane block. METHODS: Prospective randomized, double-blinded controlled study was conducted at Kasr Alainy Hospital on 66 patients scheduled for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Patients were randomly allocated into three groups and received general anesthesia: bilateral erector spinae block at the l...
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
Source: International Journal of General Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: International Journal of General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Current Obesity Reports - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
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Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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Source: Biochemical and Biophysical Research communications - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biochem Biophys Res Commun Source Type: research
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