Translating Research into Practice

///Translating Research into Practice

ACCURACY AND THE PROPER USE OF THE POINT-OF-CARE ANALYSIS IN HEMOGLOBIN A1C MEASUREMENT

Background: Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States and worldwide.1-2 Hemoglobin A1C is a surrogate marker for the average blood glucose level over the previous 3 months.3 In [...]

By | 2017-04-26T02:31:20+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Translating Research into Practice|Comments Off on ACCURACY AND THE PROPER USE OF THE POINT-OF-CARE ANALYSIS IN HEMOGLOBIN A1C MEASUREMENT

HOW MANY OUTPATIENTS WITH COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA BECOME INPATIENTS? A U.S. HEALTH INSURANCE CLAIM ANALYSIS FROM 2011-2015

Background: Approximately 1-2% of the U.S. population gets community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) annually in the U.S. and CAP is associated with substantial mortality, morbidity and costs.  While the incidence of CAP is well-defined, the incidence of [...]

By | 2017-04-26T01:14:27+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Translating Research into Practice|Comments Off on HOW MANY OUTPATIENTS WITH COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA BECOME INPATIENTS? A U.S. HEALTH INSURANCE CLAIM ANALYSIS FROM 2011-2015

IDENTIFYING PERCEIVED BARRIERS TO CONTINUATION AFTER COMPLETING A WHOLE FOODS PLANT-BASED DIET WORKSHOP

Background: Amanda Guay, outreach coordinator at North Country HealthCare in Flagstaff, Arizona, believes that affordable nutrition based meals are an important issue in the Flagstaff community, especially for underserved populations. Diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia [...]

By | 2017-04-26T01:08:54+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Translating Research into Practice|Comments Off on IDENTIFYING PERCEIVED BARRIERS TO CONTINUATION AFTER COMPLETING A WHOLE FOODS PLANT-BASED DIET WORKSHOP

INPATIENT PALLIATIVE CARE CONSULTATIONS AND THE IMPACT ON LENGTH OF STAY

Background: Reducing LOS promotes value, and when aligned with patient preferences, can improve care. Patients referred for palliative care (PC) generally have longer length of stay (LOS) due to their serious illness, multiple complex management [...]

By | 2017-04-26T01:09:38+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Translating Research into Practice|Comments Off on INPATIENT PALLIATIVE CARE CONSULTATIONS AND THE IMPACT ON LENGTH OF STAY

IS PICC LINE RELATED THROMBOEMBOLISM ASSOCIATED WITH ABO BLOOD GROUP? RESULTS OF CASE-CONTROL STUDY

Background: Peripherally inserted peripheral catheter (PICC) use is associated with many complications including line related thromboembolism. Several studies and meta- analyses confirmed the increased risk to develop venous thromboembolism in non-O blood group patients. We [...]

By | 2017-04-26T01:13:32+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Translating Research into Practice|Comments Off on IS PICC LINE RELATED THROMBOEMBOLISM ASSOCIATED WITH ABO BLOOD GROUP? RESULTS OF CASE-CONTROL STUDY

PICC LINE- RELATED THROMBOSIS; DOES PHARMACOLOGICAL DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS HELP?

Background: Peripherally inserted center catheter (PICC) use is associated with many complications including thromboembolism. The role of pharmacological prophylaxis in prevention of PICC line related thromboembolism is controversial. In our study,we assessed the role of pharmacological [...]

By | 2017-04-26T02:30:37+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Translating Research into Practice|Comments Off on PICC LINE- RELATED THROMBOSIS; DOES PHARMACOLOGICAL DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS HELP?

PREDICTORS OF RECURRENT HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS AMONG PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVORS

Background:  By 2026 the number of prostate cancer survivors is expected to reach 4.5 million. Although the mortality from prostate cancer has been steadily decreasing, cancer survivors usually have poor outcomes compared to their peers [...]

By | 2017-04-20T20:43:00+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Translating Research into Practice|Comments Off on PREDICTORS OF RECURRENT HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS AMONG PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVORS

PROCALCITONIN UTILIZATION IN PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH PNEUMONIA IN MICHIGAN HOSPITALS: A COHORT STUDY

Background: Inappropriate antibiotic use is associated with bacterial resistance, adverse events, and an increased risk of Clostridium difficileinfection. However, providers often prescribe antibiotics for viral respiratory infections and treat infections such as bacterial pneumonia for [...]

By | 2017-04-26T01:08:08+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Translating Research into Practice|Comments Off on PROCALCITONIN UTILIZATION IN PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH PNEUMONIA IN MICHIGAN HOSPITALS: A COHORT STUDY