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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 ...
Sinus Node Dysfunction Is Associated With Higher Symptom Burden and Increased Comorbid Illness: Results From the ORBIT-AF Registry.
(Clin Cardiol, 2016-02)
BACKGROUND: Patients with sinus node dysfunction (SND) have increased risk of atrial tachyarrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AF). To date, treatment patterns and outcomes of patients with SND and AF have not been ...
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 ...
Use and outcomes associated with bridging during anticoagulation interruptions in patients with atrial fibrillation: findings from the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF).
BACKGROUND: Temporary interruption of oral anticoagulation for procedures is often required, and some propose using bridging anticoagulation. However, the use and outcomes of bridging during oral anticoagulation interruptions ...
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 ...
Outcomes According to Cardiac Catheterization Referral and Clopidogrel Use Among Medicare Patients With Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Discharged Without In-hospital Revascularization.
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2016-03-14)
BACKGROUND: While use of P2Y12 receptor inhibitor is recommended by guidelines, few studies have examined its effectiveness among older non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients who did not undergo coronary ...
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. ...