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Antibiotic overuse for acute respiratory tract infections in Sri Lanka: a qualitative study of outpatients and their physicians.
(BMC Fam Pract, 2018-03-01)
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) are a common reason for antibiotic overuse worldwide. We previously showed that over 80% of outpatients presenting to a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka ...
Geographic differences in the prevalence of hypertension in Uganda: Results of a national epidemiological study.
(PloS one, 2018-01)
BACKGROUND:Hypertension accounts for more than 212 million global disability-adjusted life-years, and more than 15 million in sub-Saharan Africa. Identifying factors underlying the escalating burden of hypertension in sub-Saharan ...
Multicomorbidity of chronic diseases and substance use disorders and their association with hospitalization: Results from electronic health records data.
(Drug and alcohol dependence, 2018-11)
BACKGROUND:Chronic diseases are prevalent and the leading causes of mortality. Comorbidity of substance use disorders (SUDs) and chronic diseases is understudied to inform behavioral healthcare integration. OBJECTIVES:This ...
National trends and characteristics of inpatient detoxification for drug use disorders in the United States.
(BMC public health, 2018-08-29)
BACKGROUND:Prior studies indicate that the opportunity from detoxification to engage in subsequent drug use disorder (DUD) treatment may be missed. This study examined national trends and characteristics of inpatient ...
Prevalence, patterns, and correlates of multiple substance use disorders among adult primary care patients.
(Drug and alcohol dependence, 2018-06)
BACKGROUND:Addressing multiple substance use disorders (SUDs) in primary care-based screening and intervention may improve SUD treatment access, engagement, and outcomes. To inform such efforts, research is needed on the ...