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Outcomes of cesarean delivery in obstetric patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Allison Lankford, Jeffrey Berger, Ivy Benjenk, Amanda Jackson, Homa Ahmadzia, Michael Mazzeffi,

The impact of SARS-CoV-2's infection on cesarean delivery (CD) outcomes is not well described in the current literature. The present study's objective was to explore outcomes in SARS-CoV-2 infected CD patients using a statewide administrative database in Maryland, USA. ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2021, :]

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Exploring hospital-based health information technology functions for patients with Alzheimer's Disease and related Dementias.

Nianyang Wang, Asmaa Albaroudi, Ivy Benjenk, Jie Chen,

This study investigated whether hospital-adopted health information technology (HIT) is associated with a reduction in the frequency of preventable emergency department (ED) visits for patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). We used data from the 2015 State Emergency Department Databases, Area Health Resources File, and the American Hospital ... Read more >>

Prev Med Rep (Preventive medicine reports)
[2021, 23:101459]

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Aspirin Use Is Associated With Decreased Mechanical Ventilation, Intensive Care Unit Admission, and In-Hospital Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019.

Jonathan H Chow, Ashish K Khanna, Shravan Kethireddy, David Yamane, Andrea Levine, Amanda M Jackson, Michael T McCurdy, Ali Tabatabai, Gagan Kumar, Paul Park, Ivy Benjenk, Jay Menaker, Nayab Ahmed, Evan Glidewell, Elizabeth Presutto, Shannon Cain, Naeha Haridasa, Wesley Field, Jacob G Fowler, Duy Trinh, Kathleen N Johnson, Aman Kaur, Amanda Lee, Kyle Sebastian, Allison Ulrich, Salvador Peña, Ross Carpenter, Shruti Sudhakar, Pushpinder Uppal, Benjamin T Fedeles, Aaron Sachs, Layth Dahbour, William Teeter, Kenichi Tanaka, Samuel M Galvagno, Daniel L Herr, Thomas M Scalea, Michael A Mazzeffi,

<h4>Background</h4>Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is associated with hypercoagulability and increased thrombotic risk in critically ill patients. To our knowledge, no studies have evaluated whether aspirin use is associated with reduced risk of mechanical ventilation, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, and in-hospital mortality.<h4>Methods</h4>A retrospective, observational cohort study of adult patients admitted with ... Read more >>

Anesth Analg (Anesthesia and analgesia)
[2021, 132(4):930-941]

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Disparities in Preventable Hospitalization Among Patients With Alzheimer Diseases.

Jie Chen, Ivy Benjenk, Deanna Barath, Andrew C Anderson, Charles F Reynolds,

<h4>Introduction</h4>System-level care coordination strategies can be the most effective to promote continuity of care among people with Alzheimer's disease; however, the evidence is lacking. The objective of this study is to determine whether accountable care organizations are associated with lower rates of potentially preventable hospitalizations for people with Alzheimer's disease ... Read more >>

Am J Prev Med (American journal of preventive medicine)
[2021, 60(5):595-604]

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YouTube to Teach Central Lines, The Expert vs Learner Perspective.

Daniel King, Danielle Davison, Ivy Benjenk, Eric Heinz, Khashayar Vaziri, Katrina Hawkins, David Yamane,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Instructional videos of medical procedures can be a useful guide for learners, demonstrating proper and safe technique. Open publishing sites such as YouTube are readily accessible, however the content is not peer reviewed and quality of videos vary greatly. Our aim was to evaluate a learner's ability to interpret the ... Read more >>

J Intensive Care Med (Journal of intensive care medicine)
[2021, :885066621999979]

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The Impact of Integrating Palliative Medicine Into COVID-19 Critical Care.

Erica Schockett, Mary Ishola, Taylor Wahrenbrock, Annabelle Croskey, Shannon Cain, Ivy Benjenk, Danielle Davison, David Yamane,

<h4>Background</h4>Ensuring high-quality patient-centered care for critically ill coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients presents unprecedented challenges. Many patients become critically ill unexpectedly and have not previously discussed their health-care wishes. Clinicians lack experience with this illness and therefore struggle to predict patient outcomes.<h4>Measures</h4>Critical care medicine (CCM) providers were surveyed about the ... Read more >>

J Pain Symptom Manage (Journal of pain and symptom management)
[2021, 62(1):153-158.e1]

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Outcomes of Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Receiving Organ Support Therapies: The International Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study Registry.

Juan Pablo Domecq, Amos Lal, Christopher R Sheldrick, Vishakha K Kumar, Karen Boman, Scott Bolesta, Vikas Bansal, Michael O Harhay, Michael A Garcia, Margit Kaufman, Valerie Danesh, Sreekanth Cheruku, Valerie M Banner-Goodspeed, Harry L Anderson, Patrick S Milligan, Joshua L Denson, Catherine A St Hill, Kenneth W Dodd, Greg S Martin, Ognjen Gajic, Allan J Walkey, Rahul Kashyap, ,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To describe the outcomes of hospitalized patients in a multicenter, international coronavirus disease 2019 registry.<h4>Design</h4>Cross-sectional observational study including coronavirus disease 2019 patients hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection between February 15, 2020, and November 30, 2020, according to age and type of organ support therapies.<h4>Setting</h4>About 168 hospitals ... Read more >>

Crit Care Med (Critical care medicine)
[2021, 49(3):437-448]

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Hospital-Based Health Care Worker Perceptions of Personal Risk Related to COVID-19.

Everett Chu, Kyung-Min Lee, Ronnie Stotts, Ivy Benjenk, Geoffrey Ho, David Yamane, Billy Mullins, Eric R Heinz,

<h4>Background</h4>Health care workers treating Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients face significant stressors such as caring for critically ill and dying patients, physically demanding care requiring new degrees of personal protective equipment use, risk of contracting the disease, and putting loved ones at risk. This study investigates the stress impact from ... Read more >>

J Am Board Fam Med (Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM)
[2021, 34(Suppl):S103-S112]

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Predictors of Older Adult Adherence With Emergency Department Discharge Instructions.

Ivy Benjenk, Eva H DuGoff, Gwen C Jacobsohn, Nia Cayenne, Courtney M C Jones, Thomas V Caprio, Jeremy T Cushman, Rebecca K Green, Amy J H Kind, Michael Lohmeier, Ranran Mi, Manish N Shah,

<h4>Objective</h4>Older adults discharged from the emergency department (ED) are at high risk for adverse outcomes. Adherence to ED discharge instructions is necessary to reduce those risks. The objective of this study is to determine the individual-level factors associated with adherence with ED discharge instructions among older adult ED outpatients.<h4>Methods</h4>We performed ... Read more >>

Acad Emerg Med (Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine)
[2021, 28(2):215-225]

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Trends in Self-payment for Outpatient Psychiatrist Visits.

Ivy Benjenk, Jie Chen,

JAMA Psychiatry (JAMA psychiatry)
[2020, 77(12):1305-1307]

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Incremental Health Care Expenditures of the Spouses of Older Adults With Alzheimer's Diseases and Related Dementias (ADRD).

Jun Chu, Ivy Benjenk, Jie Chen,

<h4>Objective</h4>Previous research has found that having a spouse with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) is associated with higher health care expenditures, however it is unclear if this difference remains after accounting for the demographics and health status of the non-ADRD spouse. This paper aims to estimate the adjusted incremental ... Read more >>

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry (The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry)
[2021, 29(5):462-472]

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Integrating Palliative Care on an Adult Trauma Service.

Erica R Schockett, Christina P Prather, Ivy Benjenk, Jordan M Estroff,

<b><i>Background:</i></b> In 2017, the American College of Surgeons' Trauma Quality Improvement Program adopted a Palliative Care Best Practices Guidelines that calls for early palliative care for hospitalized injured patients. <b><i>Objective:</i></b> To develop an educational intervention to address the palliative needs of injured patients. <b><i>Design:</i></b> Palliative faculty presented a three-part monthly ... Read more >>

J Palliat Med (Journal of palliative medicine)
[2021, 24(5):668-672]

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Measures of Care Coordination at Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities and the Medicare 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rate.

Ivy Benjenk, Morgan Shields, Jie Chen,

<h4>Objective</h4>Since late 2012, the Medicare Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has required inpatient psychiatric facilities to collect and publicly report a suite of quality measures. This study explored the association between facility-level 30-day risk-adjusted all-cause readmission (medical or psychiatric) ... Read more >>

Psychiatr Serv (Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.))
[2020, 71(10):1031-1038]

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COVID-19 Intubation Safety: A Multidisciplinary, Rapid-Cycle Model of Improvement.

Amy Tronnier, Collin F Mulcahy, Ayal Pierce, Ivy Benjenk, Marian Sherman, Eric R Heinz, Scott Honeychurch, Geoffrey Ho, Kendarius Talton, David Yamane,

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the health care industry to develop dynamic protocols to maximize provider safety as aerosolizing procedures, specifically intubation, increase the risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2. The authors sought to create a quality improvement framework to ensure safe practices for intubating providers, and describe a multidisciplinary model developed ... Read more >>

Am J Med Qual (American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality)
[2020, 35(6):450-457]

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Authorized Agent-Controlled Analgesia for Pain Management in Critically Ill Adult Patients.

Ivy Benjenk, Jonathan Messing, Megan J Lenihan, Madelyn Hernandez, Richard Amdur, Sarah Sirajuddin, Danielle Davison, Mary E Schroeder, Babak Sarani,

<h4>Background</h4>Patient-controlled analgesia is commonly used for adult patients requiring parenteral opioid analgesia in the postoperative setting. However, many patients are unable to use patient-controlled analgesia because of physical or cognitive limitations. Authorized agent-controlled analgesia, in which a nurse or family member activates the patient-controlled analgesia device, has been studied in ... Read more >>

Crit Care Nurse (Critical care nurse)
[2020, 40(3):31-36]

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Evidence of the Linkage Between Hospital-based Care Coordination Strategies and Hospital Overall (Star) Ratings.

Ivy Benjenk, Luisa Franzini, Jie Chen,

<h4>Background</h4>In the new era of value-based payment models and pay for performance, hospitals are in search of the silver bullet strategy or bundle of strategies capable of improving their performance on quality measures.<h4>Objectives</h4>To determine whether there is an association between adoption of hospital-based care coordination strategies and Centers for Medicare ... Read more >>

Med Care (Medical care)
[2020, 58(1):18-26]

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Variation in Palliative Care Consultation among Severely Injured Patients.

Ivy Benjenk, Christina Prather, Erica Schockett, Babak Sarani, Jordan M Estroff,

J Palliat Med (Journal of palliative medicine)
[2019, 22(5):474-475]

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Overcoming the Dual Stigma of Mental Illness and Aging: Preparing New Nurses to Care for the Mental Health Needs of Older Adults.

Ivy Benjenk, Portia Buchongo, Aitalohi Amaize, G Sofia Martinez, Jie Chen,

<h4>Objective</h4>Registered nurses are uniquely positioned to fill shortages in the geropsychiatric healthcare workforce. With training, nurses can coordinate both mental and physical healthcare and deliver mental health interventions. Our objective was to determine how nursing educators are preparing students to care for the mental health needs of older adults and ... Read more >>

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry (The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry)
[2019, 27(7):664-674]

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The medical home functions of primary care practices that care for adults with psychological distress: a cross-sectional study.

Shawn Linman, Ivy Benjenk, Jie Chen,

<h4>Background</h4>Primary care practices are changing the way that they provide care by increasing their medical home functionality. Medical home functionality can improve access to care and increase patient-centeredness, which is essential for persons with mental health issues. This study aims to explore the degree to which medical home functions have ... Read more >>

BMC Health Serv Res (BMC health services research)
[2019, 19(1):21]

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Effective mental health interventions to reduce hospital readmission rates: a systematic review.

Ivy Benjenk, Jie Chen,

<h4>Background</h4>Hospitals in the United States are financially penalized for having a higher than expected thirty-day readmission ratio among patients initially hospitalized for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, or hip and knee replacement. Patients hospitalized for these conditions ... Read more >>

J Hosp Manag Health Policy (Journal of hospital management and health policy)
[2018, 2:]

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Variation of Follow-Up Rate After Psychiatric Hospitalization of Medicare Beneficiaries by Hospital Characteristics and Social Determinants of Health.

Ivy Benjenk, Jie Chen,

<h4>Objective</h4>Early follow-up after inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is a key part of the care transition process and has been found to reduce the risk of readmission and emergency department utilization. Our objective was to determine the extent to which hospital performance on measures of 7- and 30-day mental health follow-up after ... Read more >>

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry (The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry)
[2019, 27(2):138-148]

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Finding Disparities in the Stars: Using the Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating System to Identify Disparities in Nursing Home Quality for Older Adults with Severe Mental Illness.

Ivy Benjenk, Jie Chen,

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry (The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry)
[2018, 26(6):655-656]

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