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Prevalence of hypercholesterolemia in Nigeria: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Elevated blood cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) is a significant cause of cardiovascular disease. We aimed to estimate national and zonal prevalence of hypercholesterolemia in Nigeria to help guide targeted public health programs.

Reducing Alert Burden in Electronic Health Records: State of the Art Recommendations from Four Health Systems.

 Electronic health record (EHR) alert fatigue, while widely recognized as a concern nationally, lacks a corresponding comprehensive mitigation plan.

Use of Essential Oils by Health Care Professionals for Health Maintenance.

This study explores essential oils' use by health care professionals for health maintenance. A qualitative, descriptive design was employed, and a convenience sample of 10 participants was interviewed. Four themes were identified: an essential oils' community, essential oils' use, essential oils' acceptance, and essential oils' benefits and harms.

Reducing Interruptive Alert Burden Using Quality Improvement Methodology.

 Increased adoption of electronic health records (EHR) with integrated clinical decision support (CDS) systems has reduced some sources of error but has led to unintended consequences including alert fatigue. The "pop-up" or interruptive alert is often employed as it requires providers to acknowledge receipt of an alert by taking an action despite the potential negative effects of workflow interruption. We noted a persistent upward trend of interruptive alerts at our institution and increasing requests fo...


: Choosing Wisely is a campaign of the American Board of Internal Medicine that aims to promote evidence-based practices to reduce unnecessary ordering of tests or procedures. As part of this campaign, the Endocrine Society advises against ordering a serum total or free triiodothyronine (T3) level when assessing levothyroxine dosing in hypothyroid patients. This study was performed to assess and reduce inappropriate laboratory ordering practices among providers who manage patients with hypothyroidism within...

Opportunities for Maintenance of Certification to Better Reflect Scope of Practice Among Medical Oncologists.

Critics argue that the American Board of Internal Medicine's medical oncology Maintenance of Certification examination requires medical oncologists with a narrow scope of practice to spend time studying material that is no longer relevant to their practice. However, no data are available describing the scope of practice for medical oncologists.

Rapid Presumptive Identification of Isolates Using the Tetracore RedLine Alert™ Test.

A comprehensive laboratory evaluation of the Tetracore RedLine Alert test, a lateral flow immunoassay (LFA) for the rapid presumptive identification of was conducted at 2 different test sites. The study evaluated the sensitivity of this assay using 16 diverse strains of grown on sheep blood agar (SBA) plates. In addition, 83 clinically relevant microorganisms were tested to assess the specificity of the RedLine Alert test. The results indicated that the RedLine Alert test for the presumptive identificatio...

The development and first results of a health-related outcomes set in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) patients: Knowledge is health.

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the most common hereditary lipid disorder requiring life-long treatment to prevent cardiovascular disease. A recent concept in healthcare is not only to focus on outcomes defined by healthcare professionals, but also take Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) into account. The aim of this study is (1) to describe the development and first results of a health-related outcomes set including PROMs for FH patients and (2) investigate the influence of patient knowledge ...

Reducing the Clinical and Public Health Burden of Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A Global Call to Action.

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an underdiagnosed and undertreated genetic disorder that leads to premature morbidity and mortality due to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Familial hypercholesterolemia affects 1 in 200 to 250 people around the world of every race and ethnicity. The lack of general awareness of FH among the public and medical community has resulted in only 10% of the FH population being diagnosed and adequately treated. The World Health Organization recognized FH as a public hea...

Longitudinal Evaluation of Clinical Decision Support to Improve Influenza Vaccine Uptake in an Integrated Pediatric Health Care Delivery System, Houston, Texas.

 Our study retrospectively evaluated the implementation of an influenza vaccine best practice alert (BPA) in an electronic medical record within an integrated pediatric health care delivery system.

Evaluating a digital sepsis alert in a London multisite hospital network: a natural experiment using electronic health record data.

The study sought to determine the impact of a digital sepsis alert on patient outcomes in a UK multisite hospital network.

Sociodemographic and health risk profile associated with participation in a private health insurance weight loss maintenance and chronic disease management program.

Identifying who participates in chronic disease management programs yields insights into program reach and appeal. This study investigated sustained participation in a remotely delivered weight loss maintenance program offered to Australian private health insurance members.All participants completing an initial 18-week weight loss program were eligible for a maintenance phase. A pre-post test design was used and sociodemographic and anthropometric characteristics of those who did and did not opt in to the m...

Derivation and validation of SIDIAP-FHP score: A new risk model predicting cardiovascular disease in familial hypercholesterolemia phenotype.

Assessment of individual cardiovascular risk, distinguishing primary and secondary prevention, would improve the clinical management of the population with familial hypercholesterolemia. We aimed to develop and validate two risk functions to predict incident and recurrent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in a primary care-based population with familial hypercholesterolemia phenotype (FHP), and to compare their predictive capacity with that of the SpAnish Familial hypErcHolEsterolemiA cohoRT (S...

Universal suicide screening in college primary care.

Implementation of a universal primary care (PC) suicide-screening program in a college student health center to heighten awareness, provide support and enhance education of staff and students served. Program feasibility, data collection, electronic medical record (EMR) adaptations and staff learning outcomes were examined. 1,607 students with PC visits during Spring 2018 semester. Annual Suicide Behaviors Questionnaire (SBQ-R), EMR template, safety alert, referral tracking and simulated staff training wer...

Transformative Learning in an Online Doctor of Nursing Practice Population Health Course.

Population health is a critical component of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) education, providing the foundation for clinical prevention, health equity, responsible policy, and practice change. Many DNP learners enter population health courses focused on individual patient care in microsystems. Transformative learning broadens learners' perspectives about health determinants and implications for health system transformation.

Factors Associated With Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Reduction in Patients With Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Results From Isfahan Familial Hypercholesterolemia Registry.

Identifying 'avoidable harm' in family practice: a RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method consensus study.

Health care-related harm is an internationally recognized threat to public health. The United Kingdom's national health services demonstrate that upwards of 90% of health care encounters can be delivered in ambulatory settings. Other countries are transitioning to more family practice-based health care systems, and efforts to understand avoidable harm in these settings is needed.

Blood pressure and cholesterol control in hypertensive participants with hypercholesterolemia: results from the Polish multicenter national health survey WOBASZ II.

Persons with multiple cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors are at greater risk than persons exposed to a single risk factor. Control of specific CVD risk factors in Poland is rather poor. Effective control of comorbid hypertension and hypercholesterolemia seems especially challenging.

The Characteristics of Patients with Possible Familial Hypercholesterolemia- Screening a Large Payer/ProviderHealthcare Delivery System.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)is an under-diagnosed condition.

Health inequality in the tropics and its costs: a Sustainable Development Goals alert.

It is known that health impacts economic performance. This article aims to assess the current state of health inequality in the tropics, defined as the countries located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, and estimate the impact of this inequality on gross domestic product (GDP).

Health care transition in pediatric neurosurgery: a consensus statement from the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons.

The number of children with complex medical conditions surviving to adulthood is increasing. A planned transition to adult care systems is essential to the health maintenance of these patients. Guidance has been established for the general health care transition (HCT) from adolescence to adulthood. No formal assessment of the performance of pediatric neurosurgeons in HCT has been previously performed. No "best practice" for this process in pediatric neurosurgery currently exists. The authors pursued two goa...

Public health practitioners' perspectives of migrant health in an English region.

Migration is a complex and contested topic of public debate. Professionals working in public health must negotiate this politicised complexity, yet few studies examine the perspectives and practices of public health professionals in relation to migrant health. This study seeks to redress this by exploring how migrant health is conceptualised and addressed by public health professionals after a key transitional point in the reorganisation of public health in England and the public vote for the UK to leave th...

The process of structuring community health needs by public health nurses through daily practice: A modified grounded theory study.

It is extremely difficult to apply as the model learned in basic education for public health nurses (PHN) to conduct community health assessments. It was to clarify the process by which community health needs can be structured through PHNs' daily practice.

When Patients Appear in the News: Clinical Considerations for Mental Health Professionals.

News media have proliferated across digital platforms, print, radio, television, and other outlets, and mental health professionals may unintentionally learn information about their patients from these sources. Although these kinds of discoveries can pose complex clinical challenges to mental health professionals, there is hardly any literature on this topic, and clinicians may feel alone when facing these situations. Using several case examples, this article examines ways in which mental health professiona...

Does the AQHI reduce cardiovascular hospitalization in Hong Kong's elderly population?

Air quality alert programs have been introduced around the world to reduce the short term effects of air pollution on health. Hong Kong, a densely populated city in southern China with high levels of air pollution, introduced its first air quality health index (AQHI) on December 30th 2013. However, whether air quality alert program warnings, such as the AQHI, reduces morbidity is uncertain. Using a quasi-experimental design, we conducted the first evaluation of the AQHI in Hong Kong, focusing on cardiovascu...

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