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Clinical factors associated with persistently poor diabetes control in the Veterans Health Administration: A nationwide cohort study

. Methods We identified a cohort of Veterans with medically treated type 2 diabetes, who received Veterans Health Administration primary care during fiscal years 2012 and 2013. PPDM was defined by hemoglobin ... study statisticians (and subject to VHA rules and regulations). Funding: This work was supported by a grant from Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Health Services Research & Development (IIR-13-063

Valuing the Unpaid Contribution of Community Health Volunteers to Mass Drug Administration Programs

Community health volunteers (CHVs) are being used within a growing number of healthcare interventions, and they have become a cornerstone for the delivery of mass drug administration within many ... , community health volunteer; MDA, mass drug administration. Figure 1. View largeDownload slide The average number of hours a CHV spends on MDA program activities. Values presented pertain to one

Applications of artificial neural networks in health care organizational decision-making: A scoping review

screened 3,397 articles from six databases with coverage of Health Administration, Computer Science and Business Administration. We extracted study characteristics, aim, methodology and context (including ... Due to the cross-disciplinary nature of our query, the search strategy was designed to identify literature from multiple databases according to the key disciplines of Health Administration (Medline and

An assessment of infant medication administration and storage practices in selected communities in the Vhembe District of Limpopo Province, South Africa

BACKGROUND: Effective infant medication administration and storage is a major public health challenge outlined by the World Health Organization. These challenges may be exacerbated in rural or ... : access to infant healthcare, the role of health workers, the devices used in the administration of infant medication, reluctance of the infant to take the medication, storage and reuse of infant medication

Epidemiology of nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in the U.S. Veterans Health Administration

Objective We identified patients with non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease in the US Veterans Health Administration (VHA), examined the distribution of diseases by NTM species, and explored ... States of America, 5 National Center for Occupational Health and Infection Control, Patient Care Services (Public Health), Veterans Health Administration, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America, 6

Clozapine administration enhanced functional recovery after cuprizone demyelination

to assess the effect of clozapine treatment on the cellular events surrounding demyelination and remyelination. Using this model of non-immune demyelination, we found that clozapine administration was ... animals used is indicated in the figure legends and includes all animals from 2?3 independent experiments as indicated in the figure legends. Administration of 0.3% cuprizone and 60 mg/kg clozapine Food

Correction to: Identifying Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Advanced Fibrosis in the Veterans Health Administration

Healthcare Systems , Ann Arbor, MI , USA 2 Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center , Box 3913, Durham, NC 27710 , USA 3 Department of Medicine

Teaching hospital alternatives for Veterans Health Administration facilities: A Google Maps proximity study

The United States Veterans Health Administration (VHA) serves more than 9 million enrolled Veterans each year. Although most of the care that the VHA sponsors is delivered within its own facilities ... of the United States Veterans Health Administration (VHA) serves more than 9 million enrolled Veterans each year. For some of the services it provides-mental health and primary care, for example-the

Does repeated subcutaneous administration of sumatriptan produce an unfavorable evolution in cluster headache?

Cluster headache (CH) is one of the most painful primitive headaches that exists. Since 1991, the subcutaneous administration of sumatriptan (SCS) in the treatment of acute attacks has proved to be

Incomplete childhood vaccination and associated factors among children aged 12–23 months in Gondar city administration, Northwest, Ethiopia 2018

vaccination and associated factors among children aged 12–23 months in Gondar city administration, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018.ResultThe proportion of incomplete vaccination among children aged 12–23 months in ... -city administration areas which consisted of 21 kebeles. Gondar is one of the ancient and densely populated city in Ethiopia. The city has 9 health centers and one referral hospital that serving the

Logistical Lessons Learned in Designing and Executing a Photo-Elicitation Study in the Veterans Health Administration

designing and executing a photo-elicitation study in the Veterans Health Administration . The Qualitative Report , 21 ( 7 ), 1303 - 1315 . Retrieved from

Creation of a Multi-Rater Feedback Assessment for the Development of Servant Leaders at the Veterans Health Administration

; Trastek, Hamilton, & Niles, 2014) , argue that servant leadership should become the preferred leadership model in healthcare. Veterans Health Administration The VHA is the nation’s largest integrated

Prevalence of onchocerciasis and associated clinical manifestations in selected hypoendemic communities in Ghana following long-term administration of ivermectin

Onchocerciasis is a neglected tropical disease which is still of immense major public health concern in several areas of Africa and the Americas. The disease manifests either as ocular or as dermal ... onchocerciasis remains a health problem in the study area despite several years of ivermectin administration. Though the drug seems to be effective in reducing microfilaria prevalence in the communities, the

Wharton’s Jelly Mesenchymal Stem Cell Administration Improves Quality of Life and Self-Sufficiency in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Results from a Retrospective Study

examination. Children with >50% follow-ups after this administration were included into the quantitative analysis. In addition, the assessments of the parents and other health care professionals were obtained ... , distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract The aim of this paper was to describe the outcome of the therapeutic administration of allogenic mesenchymal

Level of knowledge among health care providers on preparation of injectable artesunate for treatment of severe malaria in public health facilities in Tanzania

ObjectiveIn Tanzania, seminars and training on the preparation and administration of injectable artesunate were given to health care providers (HCP) during its introduction in 2013. Published ... . Published evidence on knowledge of its preparation among HCP in public health facilities is scarce. The study determined level of knowledge of health care providers (HCP) in public health facilities on the

Nigerian health workers

factors that influence paediatric ART adherence as perceived by health care workers providing ART services in two cities in Nigeria. Knowledge about such factors would be used to formulate recommendations ... of Health Studies, University of South Africa, South Africa Correspondence     ABSTRACT Few studies have focused on paediatric anti-retroviral therapy (ART) adherence in Nigeria, probably

Rural-origin health professional students

South African Health Science Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) do not currently prioritise the selection of rural-origin students, and in fact some policies (e.g. the National Bench Mark Examination ... Black students graduating.9 Although better in the health sciences,9 cohort studies have shown that graduation rates of Black African students at IHLs in the life sciences, mathematics and physical

Health state utilities associated with attributes of migraine preventive treatments based on patient and general population preferences

interviews. All respondents valued migraine health states varying in route of administration. Each participant also valued eight health states (randomly selected from a total of 15) that added the description ... . However, preferences associated with route of administration may not be detected by generic instruments, which include items focusing on global health concepts rather than specific aspects of healthcare

Nagaland health assessment: High mortality rates and difficulty accessing essential health services in Lahe Township, Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Introduction Lahe Township belongs to Myanmar`s Naga Self-administered Zone, which is one of the most remote and mountainous areas in Myanmar. However, the limited health data available for the ... , Ministry of Health and Sports Myanmar , Yangon Myanmar 1 Editor: Geofrey Musinguzi, Makerere University School of Public Health , UGANDA Lahe Township belongs to Myanmar's Naga Self-administered Zone, which

The feasibility and acceptability of collaborative learning in improving health worker performance on adolescent health: findings from implementation research in Moldova

Collaborative learning has been shown to be effective in improving health worker performance, but relatively little is known about the feasibility or acceptability of collaborative learning in youth ... Health Services Research201919:339 ©  The Author(s). 2019 Received: 19 March 2018Accepted: 10 May 2019Published: 28 May 2019 Open Peer Review reports