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The Digital Drag and Drop Pillbox: Design and Feasibility of a Skill-based Education Model to Improve Medication Management.
(The Journal of cardiovascular nursing, 2017-09)
We present the design and feasibility testing for the "Digital Drag and Drop Pillbox" (D-3 Pillbox), a skill-based educational approach that engages patients and providers, measures performance, and generates reports of ...
Cognitive Function: Is There More to Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation Than Stroke?
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2015-08-03)
Provider specialty and atrial fibrillation treatment strategies in United States community practice: findings from the ORBIT-AF registry.
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2013-07-18)
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) continues to increase; however, there are limited data describing the division of care among practitioners in the community and whether care differs depending on provider ...
Hypertension and obesity as cardiovascular risk factors among HIV seropositive patients in Western Kenya.
(PLoS One, 2011)
BACKGROUND: There is increased risk of cardiovascular disease among HIV seropositive individuals. The prevalence of HIV is highest in sub-Saharan Africa; however, HIV-related cardiovascular risk research is largely derived ...
Blood pressure level impacts risk of death among HIV seropositive adults in Kenya: a retrospective analysis of electronic health records.
(BMC Infect Dis, 2014-05-22)
BACKGROUND: Mortality among people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is increasingly due to non-communicable causes. This has been observed mostly in developed countries and the routine care of HIV infected ...
Patient expectation is the most important predictor of discharge destination after primary total joint arthroplasty.
(J Arthroplasty, 2015-04)
The purpose of this study was to identify preoperative predictors of discharge destination after total joint arthroplasty. A retrospective study of three hundred and seventy-two consecutive patients who underwent primary ...
Factors associated with isolated right heart failure in women: a pilot study from western Kenya.
(Glob Heart, 2014-06)
BACKGROUND: Small observational studies have found that isolated right heart failure (IRHF) is prevalent among women of sub-Saharan Africa. Further, several risk factors for the development of IRHF have been identified. ...
Preoperative CYP2D6 metabolism-dependent β-blocker use and mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.
(J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2014-04)
OBJECTIVE: Recently, the role of β-blockers (BBs) in reducing perioperative mortality has been challenged. The conflicting results might have resulted from the extent of BB metabolism by the cytochrome P-450 (CYP2D6) isoenzyme. ...
Contemporary trends and predictors of postacute service use and routine discharge home after stroke.
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2015-02-23)
BACKGROUND: Returning home after the hospital is a primary aim for healthcare; however, additional postacute care (PAC) services are sometimes necessary for returning stroke patients to their pre-event status. Recent trends ...
A randomized Phase 2 trial of telavancin versus standard therapy in patients with uncomplicated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: the ASSURE study.
(BMC Infect Dis, 2014-05-23)
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia is a common infection associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Telavancin is a bactericidal lipoglycopeptide active against Gram-positive pathogens, including ...