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Movement to outpatient hysterectomy for benign indications in the United States, 2008–2014

Contributions Conceptualization: Gaby Moawad, Emelline Liu, Chao Song, Alex Z. Fu. Data curation: Chao Song. Formal analysis: Emelline Liu, Chao Song. Investigation: Gaby Moawad, Emelline Liu, Chao Song, Alex ... Z. Fu. Methodology: Gaby Moawad, Emelline Liu, Chao Song, Alex Z. Fu. Project administration: Gaby Moawad, Emelline Liu, Chao Song. 12 / 15 Resources: Emelline Liu. Software: Chao Song

Out-of-Pocket Expenditure on Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Rural Malawi

In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) the disease burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs) is rising considerably. Given weaknesses in existing financial arrangements across SSA, expenditure on CNCDs is often borne directly by patients through out-of-pocket (OOP) payments. This study explored patterns and determinants of OOP expenditure on CNCDs in Malawi. We used data from the...

Initial Sulfonylurea Use and Subsequent Insulin Therapy in Older Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Background In type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), progressive loss of beta cell function over time requires treatment intensification and eventually initiation of insulin for many patients. Relative to metformin, a greater rate of decline in beta cell function over time has been observed with sulfonylurea treatment. The present study examined the association between initial...

Health Care and Productivity Costs Associated With Diabetic Patients With Macrovascular Comorbid Conditions

ALEX Z. FU PHD YING QIU PHD LARRY RADICAN PHD BRIAN J. WELLS MS E p i d e m i o l o g y / H e a l t h OBJECTIVE - To examine and quantify from the societal perspective the impact of macrovascular

Pre-existing cardiovascular diseases and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Europe: a matched cohort study

Background Although there is a growing body of evidence showing that patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have poor glycemic control in general, it is not clear whether T2DM patients with pre-existing cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are more or less likely to have good glycemic control than patients without pre-existing CVD. Our aim was to examine the degree of glycemic...

A time-motion economic analysis of postoperative nausea and vomiting in ambulatory surgery

BackgroundOne-third of surgical outpatients experience postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) during their hospital stay or post-discharge nausea and vomiting (PDNV) after hospitalization. We determined the incremental costs of PONV/PDNV in ambulatory patients with this time-and-motion study.MethodsIn 100 ambulatory surgery patients, we evaluated the incidence of PONV, time...

Feasibility of an Online Mindfulness Program for Stress Management—A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Background Chronic stress affects many Americans. Stress management programs may be prohibitively expensive or have limited access. Purpose This study aims to determine feasibility of an 8-week Internet-based stress management program (ISM) based on mindfulness principles in reducing stress in a 12-week, parallel, randomized, controlled trial. Methods Participants were randomly...