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Factors Associated With Breast Cancer Surgery Delay Within a Coordinated Multihospital Community Health System: When Does Surgical Delay Impact Outcome?

Judy A Tjoe, Kayla Heslin, Ana C Perez Moreno, Shanita Thomas, Jessica J F Kram,

<h4>Background</h4>Multiple factors influence the time elapsed between diagnosis of breast cancer and surgical extirpation of the primary tumor. The disease-free interval between resection of primary breast cancer and first evidence of recurrence is predictive of mortality. We aimed to determine patient, disease, and treatment factors associated with a delay in ... Read more >>

Clin Breast Cancer (Clinical breast cancer)
[2021, :]

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Breast cancer recurrence risk after hormonal contraceptive use in survivors of reproductive age.

Molly K Ostroot, Kayla Heslin, Jessica J F Kram, Judy A Tjoe, Benjamin Dorton,

<h4>Objective</h4>To assess the risk of recurrence with hormonal contraceptive use in breast cancer survivors of reproductive age.<h4>Study design</h4>In this retrospective study, women ages 18-51 years who were diagnosed with primary stage 0-3 breast cancer between 2006-2016 and subsequently entered remission were included. Patients with missing information within the cancer registry ... Read more >>

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol (European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology)
[2021, 258:174-178]

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Dancing During Labor: Are Women Down to Boogie?

Drew A Horter, Kayla Heslin, Marie Forgie, Emily Malloy, Jessica J F Kram,

Recent social media trends have demonstrated increased interest in dancing during the final weeks of pregnancy and labor. However, there is limited evidence about dancing during labor and its impact on labor pain and duration as well as patient satisfaction. Before conducting a prospective study, given that enrollment is often ... Read more >>

J Patient Cent Res Rev (Journal of patient-centered research and reviews)
[2020, 7(4):349-354]

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Attempted Isolation of Cryptococcus Species and Incidental Isolation of Exophiala dermatitidis from Human Oral Cavities.

Caroline P Toberna, Jessica J F Kram, Eric T Beck, Sommer Ray, Tyler Gavinski, Alana K Sterkel, Dennis J Baumgardner,

Recent molecular studies suggest that Cryptococcus may inhabit the normal human mouth. We attempted to isolate Cryptococcus from 21 adult non-acutely ill patients and 40 volunteer medical and non-medical staff in Southeastern Wisconsin, USA. An upper lip sulcus culture and an oral rinse specimen were inoculated separately onto Staib (birdseed) ... Read more >>

Mycopathologia (Mycopathologia)
[2020, 185(6):1051-1055]

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Retrospective review of cesarean hysterectomy outcomes utilizing uterine intravascular interventions in a large, community-based healthcare setting.

Natalie R Mironov, Jessica J F Kram, Kayla Heslin, Elizabeth L Dickson Michelson,

<h4>Objective</h4>To explore outcomes of women with planned cesarean hysterectomies, with or without use of internal iliac intravascular occlusive balloon catheter or uterine artery embolization (UAE).<h4>Study design</h4>We retrospectively reviewed adult women who underwent a planned cesarean hysterectomy, 2004-2019. All planned cases were included, regardless of indication. Planned surgeries were divided into ... Read more >>

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol (European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology)
[2020, 255:237-241]

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A Quality Brief of an Oncological Multisite Massage and Acupuncture Therapy Program to Improve Cancer-Related Outcomes.

Jennifer Fink, John Burns, Ana Christina Perez Moreno, Jessica J F Kram, Melissa Armstrong, Sara Chopp, Scott J Maul, Nancy Conway,

<b><i>Objectives:</i></b> Cancer treatment can present its own physical and mental challenges resulting in symptoms such as fatigue, stress, pain, nausea, and vomiting. Aurora Health Care is a large health system with 19 cancer centers. Integrative therapies such as acupuncture and massage have demonstrated success in reducing cancer-related symptoms and side ... Read more >>

J Altern Complement Med (Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.))
[2020, 26(9):820-824]

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Dancing During Labor: Social Media Trend or Future Practice?

Caroline P Toberna, Drew Horter, Kayla Heslin, Marie M Forgie, Emily Malloy, Jessica J F Kram,

Over the past 30 years, medical interventions in pregnancy and childbirth have increased. Some pregnant women seek less invasive and nonpharmacological options to manage discomforts during labor. While exercise during pregnancy is recommended, less is known about exercise, specifically dancing, during labor. While anecdotal evidence is supportive, little is known ... Read more >>

J Patient Cent Res Rev (Journal of patient-centered research and reviews)
[2020, 7(2):213-217]

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Epidemiologic Survey of Legionella Urine Antigen Testing Within a Large Wisconsin-Based Health Care System.

Caroline P Toberna, Hannah M William, Jessica J F Kram, Kayla Heslin, Dennis J Baumgardner,

Purpose:Legionella pneumophila pneumonia is a life-threatening, environmentally acquired infection identifiable via Legionella urine antigen tests (LUAT). We aimed to identify cumulative incidence, demographic distribution, and undetected disease outbreaks of Legionella pneumonia via positive LUAT in a single eastern Wisconsin health system, with a focus on urban Milwaukee County. Methods:A multilevel ... Read more >>

J Patient Cent Res Rev (Journal of patient-centered research and reviews)
[2020, 7(2):165-175]

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Can Magnetic Resonance Imaging Predict Pathologic Findings for Endometrioid Endometrial Cancer?

Elizabeth L Dickson Michelson, Jessica J F Kram, Kayla Heslin, David Baugh, Vikram Bamra, Jiahao Hu, Abhishek Shukla, Scott A Kamelle,

This pilot study aimed to assess the feasibility of precisely measuring tumor diameter and myometrial invasion in patients with endometrioid endometrial cancer (EEC) using preoperative contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Adult patients with confirmed diagnosis of complex hyperplasia with atypia or EEC were included. Three radiologists separately measured tumor diameter ... Read more >>

J Patient Cent Res Rev (Journal of patient-centered research and reviews)
[2020, 7(2):206-212]

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Uterine Cervical Sarcoma With a Novel RET-SPECC1L Fusion in an Adult: A Case Which Expands the Homology Between RET-rearranged and NTRK-rearranged Tumors.

Paul S Weisman, Morgan Altinok, Erica V Carballo, David M Kushner, Jessica J F Kram, Marc Ladanyi, Sarah Chiang, Darya Buehler, Elizabeth L Dickson Michelson,

Am J Surg Pathol (The American journal of surgical pathology)
[2020, 44(4):567-570]

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Enhancing Immunization Rates in Two Urban Academic Primary Care Clinics: A Before and After Assessment.

Zeeshan Yacoob, Christopher Cook, Fabiana Kotovicz, Jessica J F Kram, Marianne Klumph, Marisa Stanley, Paul Hunter, Dennis J Baumgardner,

Purpose:Immunization rates in many cities in the United States remain suboptimal compared to Healthy People 2020 Goals and are lower than national averages. This study aimed to determine whether a lecture-based educational intervention targeted at nurses and medical assistants would improve vaccination rates. Methods:We conducted a quality improvement study in ... Read more >>

J Patient Cent Res Rev (Journal of patient-centered research and reviews)
[2020, 7(1):47-56]

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Incorporating Home Visits in a Primary Care Residency Clinic: The Patient and Physician Experience.

Mary Caitlin St Clair, Glenda Sundberg, Jessica J F Kram,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Home visits, once a popular but now uncommon form of health care delivery, are on the rise. Few studies have focused on the value the experience brings to resident physicians and their patients.<h4>Methods</h4>A 6-month pilot was conducted with 11 residents who participated in 32 home visits with 11 patients. Patient ... Read more >>

J Patient Cent Res Rev (Journal of patient-centered research and reviews)
[2019, 6(3):203-209]

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Multimodal Local Opioid Prescribing Intervention Outcomes in Chronic Noncancer Pain Management.

Natalia P Arizmendez, Fabiana Kotovicz, Jessica J F Kram, Dennis J Baumgardner,

<h4>Background</h4>Opioid misuse in the United States has made it challenging for physicians to treat chronic noncancer pain (CNCP). We implemented an educational program aimed at promoting safe opioid prescribing practices in hopes of increasing the level of appropriateness associated with prescribing opioids for CNCP.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted a quality-improvement study with a ... Read more >>

J Am Board Fam Med (Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM)
[2019, 32(4):559-566]

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Utilization of Acupuncture Services in the Emergency Department Setting: A Quality Improvement Study.

John R Burns, Jessica J F Kram, Vashir Xiong, Jeanne M Stark Casadont, Tiffany A Mullen, Nancy Conway, Dennis J Baumgardner,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Patients often present to the emergency department (ED) for pain. As opioid fatalities rise, alternative treatments are warranted for pain management. Acupuncture, a nonpharmacological treatment involving the insertion of needles into skin or tissue at specific points within the body, may help to decrease acute pain. Our study aimed to ... Read more >>

J Patient Cent Res Rev (Journal of patient-centered research and reviews)
[2019, 6(2):172-178]

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Management of the third stage of labor in second-trimester deliveries: How long is too long?

Jessica A Behrens, Danielle M Greer, Jessica J F Kram, Eric Schmit, Marie M Forgie, Nicole P Salvo,

<h4>Background</h4>Retained placenta is the most common second-trimester delivery complication. As the optimal third stage of labor duration remains undefined, complications associated with retained placentas are difficult to study.<h4>Objective(s)</h4>To determine the optimal third stage of labor duration in second-trimester deliveries based on estimates of time-specific probabilities of placental delivery, placental intervention, ... Read more >>

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol (European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology)
[2019, 232:22-29]

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Health Care Transitions for Adolescents and Young Adults With Special Health Care Needs: Where Are We Now?

Nicole Mubanga, Dennis J Baumgardner, Jessica J F Kram,

Eventually, all adolescents must "graduate" from pediatric-oriented to adult-oriented health care. This transition, most often occurring during young adulthood, is especially important for adolescents with special health care needs and involves not only primary care physicians, but also both pediatric and adult subspecialists. Several studies support the benefit of transitional ... Read more >>

J Patient Cent Res Rev (Journal of patient-centered research and reviews)
[2017, 4(2):90-95]

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Benefit of Report Card Feedback After Point-of-Care Assessment of Communication Quality Indicators.

Michael H Farrell, Clair R Sprenger, Shelbie L Sullivan, Bree A Trisler, Jessica J F Kram, Erin K Ruppel,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Communication is crucial for patient experience and biomedical outcomes. Training programs improve communication but are too resource-intensive for sustained use across an entire health care organization. This study demonstrates in a heterogeneous set of encounters the efficacy of quantitative feedback on two groups of physician communication behaviors: 1) jargon explanation, ... Read more >>

J Patient Cent Res Rev (Journal of patient-centered research and reviews)
[2017, 4(1):7-17]

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Corrigendum to 'Tumor diameter as a predictor of lymphatic dissemination in endometrioid endometrial cancer' [Gynecol. Oncol. 141 (2016) 199-205].

Callie M Cox Bauer, Danielle M Greer, Jessica J F Kram, Scott A Kamelle,

Gynecol Oncol (Gynecologic oncology)
[2017, 144(3):649]

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Does current cefazolin dosing achieve adequate tissue and blood concentrations in obese women undergoing cesarean section?

Jessica J F Kram, Danielle M Greer, Omar Cabrera, Robert Burlage, Marie M Forgie, Danish S Siddiqui,

<h4>Background</h4>Prophylactic administration of antibiotics preceding cesarean delivery is the most effective measure taken for preventing postpartum infection. While obese women are at greater risk for infection than non-obese women, evidence-based recommendations for modifying dosing in these women are limited.<h4>Objectives</h4>The purpose of this study was to determine whether obese women undergoing ... Read more >>

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol (European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology)
[2017, 210:334-341]

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Tumor diameter as a predictor of lymphatic dissemination in endometrioid endometrial cancer.

Callie M Cox Bauer, Danielle M Greer, Jessica J F Kram, Scott A Kamelle,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To assess the utility of tumor diameter (TD) for predicting lymphatic dissemination (LD) and determining need for lymphadenectomy following diagnosis of endometrioid endometrial cancer.<h4>Methods</h4>Patients diagnosed with stage I-III endometrioid endometrial cancer during 2003-2013 who underwent pelvic or para-aortic lymphadenectomy during hysterectomy were studied. Intraoperative predictors of LD included TD, grade, ... Read more >>

Gynecol Oncol (Gynecologic oncology)
[2016, 141(2):199-205]

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Foley catheter placement for induction of labor with or without stylette: a randomized clinical trial.

Marie M Forgie, Danielle M Greer, Jessica J F Kram, Kiley B Vander Wyst, Nicole P Salvo, Danish S Siddiqui,

<h4>Background</h4>Foley catheters are used for cervical ripening during induction of labor. Previous studies suggest that use of a stylette (a thin, rigid wire) to guide catheter insertion decreases insertion failure. However, stylette effects on insertion outcomes have been sparsely studied.<h4>Objective</h4>The purpose of this study was to compare catheter insertion times, ... Read more >>

Am J Obstet Gynecol (American journal of obstetrics and gynecology)
[2016, 214(3):397.e1-397.e10]

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Development and Distribution of Educational Materials for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Among Acute and Long-term Care Facilities.

Jessica J F Kram, Gwen Borlaug, Nasia Safdar, Ajay Sethi,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are multidrug-resistant organisms emerging in the United States. The Wisconsin Division of Public Health implemented mandatory hospital-based CRE surveillance starting in December 2011 and assessed educational needs of health care personnel to guide education for statewide CRE prevention.<h4>Methods</h4>Pre- and post-intervention electronic surveys were distributed to infection control ... Read more >>

WMJ (WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin)
[2015, 114(2):48-51]

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