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Cardiac surgeons' perspectives and practices regarding people who use drugs: A scoping review.

Brandon Muncan, Esther K Kim, Andrea Amabile, Melissa B Weimer, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Andreas P Kalogeropoulos, Arnar Geirsson,

<h4>Background and aim of study</h4>The rising rates of drug use and associated cardiovascular complications, particularly infective endocarditis, have led to poorer health outcomes for people who use drugs (PWUD). The objectives of this scoping review were to identify (1) attitudes of cardiac surgeons toward PWUD and (2) challenges faced in ... Read more >>

J Card Surg (Journal of cardiac surgery)
[2022, :]

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Disparities in Addiction Treatment: Learning from the Past to Forge an Equitable Future.

Danielle S Jackson, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Ayana Jordan,

The Half-Century long problem of addiction treatment disparities. We cannot imagine addressing disparities in addiction treatment without first acknowledging and deconstructing the etiology of this inequity. This article examines the history of addiction treatment disparities beginning with early twentieth-century drug policies. We begin by discussing structural racism, its contribution to ... Read more >>

Med Clin North Am (The Medical clinics of North America)
[2022, 106(1):29-41]

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Leading Causes of Death Among Adults Aged 25 to 44 Years by Race and Ethnicity in Texas During the COVID-19 Pandemic, March to December 2020.

Jeremy Samuel Faust, Alexander Junxiang Chen, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Chengan Du, Shu-Xia Li, Harlan M Krumholz, Michael L Barnett,

JAMA Intern Med (JAMA internal medicine)
[2022, 182(1):87-90]

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Correction to: Nurtured in Nature: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial to Increase Time in Greenspace among Urban-Dwelling Postpartum Women.

Eugenia C South, Kathleen Lee, Kehinde Oyekanmi, David G Buckler, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Tyler Martin, Sara L Kornfield, Sindhu Srinivas,

J Urban Health (Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine)
[2021, 98(6):832]

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Black Medical Students’ Sense of Belonging, Residency Self-Efficacy, and Residency Goal Stability at Historically Black vs Predominantly White Medical Schools: A Prospective Study

Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, James Wages, Sylvia Perry,

<p>Background: The U.S. physician workforce is not representative of the general population, in terms of ethnoracial diversity. Efforts to increase diversity in medical school have long been underway, but have continued to fall short. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been instrumental to the formation of Black physicians at ... Read more >>

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Medical Schools as Racialized Organizations.

Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Victor Ray, Eugenia South,

Ann Intern Med (Annals of internal medicine)
[2021, 174(12):1777-1778]

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Disparities in Mental Health and Well-Being Among Black and Latinx Patients With Kidney Disease.

Nwamaka D Eneanya, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Tessa K Novick, Jenna M Norton, Lilia Cervantes,

Black and Latinx individuals in the United States are afflicted disproportionately with kidney disease. Because of structural racism, social risk factors drive disparities in disease prevalence and result in worse outcomes among these patient groups. The impact of social and economic oppression is pervasive in physical and emotional aspects of ... Read more >>

Semin Nephrol (Seminars in nephrology)
[2021, 41(6):563-573]

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Racial disparities in the SOFA score among patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Benjamin Tolchin, Carol Oladele, Deron Galusha, Nitu Kashyap, Mary Showstark, Jennifer Bonito, Michelle C Salazar, Jennifer L Herbst, Steve Martino, Nancy Kim, Katherine A Nash, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Shireen Roy, Rebeca Vergara Greeno, Karen Jubanyik,

<h4>Background</h4>Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score predicts probability of in-hospital mortality. Many crisis standards of care suggest the use of SOFA scores to allocate medical resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.<h4>Research question</h4>Are SOFA scores elevated among Non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic patients hospitalized with COVID-19, compared to Non-Hispanic White patients?<h4>Study design and ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2021, 16(9):e0257608]

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"They Wanted to Talk to a 'Real Doctor'": Predictors, Perpetrators, and Experiences of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination Among Healthcare Workers.

Rachel Hennein, Petty Tineo, Jessica Bonumwezi, Hannah Gorman, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Sarah R Lowe,

<h4>Background</h4>Racial and ethnic diversity of healthcare workers have benefits on team functioning and patient care. However, a significant barrier to retaining diverse providers is discrimination.<h4>Objective</h4>To assess the predictors, perpetrators, and narratives of racial discrimination among healthcare workers.<h4>Design</h4>Survey study.<h4>Participants</h4>Healthcare workers employed at academic hospitals.<h4>Main measures</h4>We assessed prevalence and perpetrators of racial ... Read more >>

J Gen Intern Med (Journal of general internal medicine)
[2021, :]

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Association between Low Urban Neighborhood Greenness and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy.

Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Clare McCarthy, Zachary F Meisel, Michal A Elovitz, Heather H Burris, Eugenia South,

<h4>Objective</h4> Urban neighborhood greenness is associated with greater cardiovascular health in the general population, and with better pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. Hypertension in pregnancy is a leading cause of maternal mortality and long-term cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in women. We sought to examine the association between greenness and hypertensive disorders of ... Read more >>

Am J Perinatol (American journal of perinatology)
[2021, :]

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Normalizing Service Learning in Medical Education to Sustain Medical Student-Led Initiatives.

Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Shawn F Johnson, Naomi Tweyo Nkinsi, Adaira Landry,

Medical students demonstrate their passion for participating in and improving health care both within and outside the classroom. As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world, medical students in the United States engaged in student-led service-learning initiatives to contribute to medicine and their local communities, including collecting and distributing personal ... Read more >>

Acad Med (Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges)
[2021, :]

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The potential impact of triage protocols on racial disparities in clinical outcomes among COVID-positive patients in a large academic healthcare system.

Shireen Roy, Mary Showstark, Benjamin Tolchin, Nitu Kashyap, Jennifer Bonito, Michelle C Salazar, Jennifer L Herbst, Katherine A Nash, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Karen Jubanyik, Nancy Kim, Deron Galusha, Karen H Wang, Carol Oladele,

<h4>Background</h4>The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact in the United States, particularly for Black populations, and has heavily burdened the healthcare system. Hospitals have created protocols to allocate limited resources, but there is concern that these protocols will exacerbate disparities. The sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score is a ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2021, 16(9):e0256763]

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Racial and Gender Discrimination Predict Mental Health Outcomes among Healthcare Workers Beyond Pandemic-Related Stressors: Findings from a Cross-Sectional Survey.

Rachel Hennein, Jessica Bonumwezi, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Petty Tineo, Sarah R Lowe,

Racial and gender discrimination are risk factors for adverse mental health outcomes in the general population; however, the effects of discrimination on the mental health of healthcare workers needs to be further explored, especially in relation to competing stressors. Thus, we administered a survey to healthcare workers to investigate the ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2021, 18(17):]

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Patient Preference and Risk Assessment in Opioid Prescribing Disparities: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial.

Eden Engel-Rebitzer, Abby R Dolan, Shoshana V Aronowitz, Frances S Shofer, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Marilyn M Schapira, Jeanmarie Perrone, Erik P Hess, Karin V Rhodes, Venkatesh R Bellamkonda, Carolyn C Cannuscio, Erica Goldberg, Jeffrey Bell, Melissa A Rodgers, Michael Zyla, Lance B Becker, Sharon McCollum, Zachary F Meisel,

<h4>Importance</h4>Although racial disparities in acute pain control are well established, the role of patient analgesic preference and the factors associated with these disparities remain unclear.<h4>Objective</h4>To characterize racial disparities in opioid prescribing for acute pain after accounting for patient preference and to test the hypothesis that racial disparities may be mitigated ... Read more >>

JAMA Netw Open (JAMA network open)
[2021, 4(7):e2118801]

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Urban residential tree canopy and perceived stress among pregnant women.

Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Eugenia South, Megan M Shannon, Clare McCarthy, Zachary F Meisel, Michal A Elovitz, Heather H Burris,

<h4>Objective</h4>To examine the association of urban residential tree canopy cover with perceived stress in a cohort of pregnant women in Philadelphia, PA, and explore whether this association differed among participants with a history of anxiety and depression.<h4>Study design</h4>We performed a secondary analysis of 1294 participants of the Motherhood & Microbiome ... Read more >>

Environ Res (Environmental research)
[2021, 201:111620]

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Medical Schools as Racialized Organizations: A Primer.

Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Eugenia C South, Victor Ray,

The year 2020 saw the largest social movement in response to the police killings of Black people and anti-Black racism in U.S. history. As a result, medical schools and professional societies such as the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges are reckoning with their role in ... Read more >>

Ann Intern Med (Annals of internal medicine)
[2021, 174(8):1143-1144]

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Cardiac surgeons' practices and attitudes toward addiction care for patients with substance use disorders.

Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Reed Mszar, Cornell Brooks, Syed Usman Bin Mahmood, Makoto Mori, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Arnar Geirsson, Melissa B Weimer,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Rates of injection-drug use associated infective endocarditis (IDU-IE) are rising, and most patients with IDU-IE do not receive addiction care during hospitalization. We sought to characterize cardiac surgeons' practices and attitudes toward patients with IDU-IE due to their integral role treating them.<h4>Methods</h4>This is a survey of 201 cardiac surgeons in ... Read more >>

Subst Abus (Substance abuse)
[2021, :1-6]

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Nurtured in Nature: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial to Increase Time in Greenspace among Urban-Dwelling Postpartum Women.

Eugenia C South, Kathleen Lee, Kehinde Oyekanmi, David G Buckler, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Tyler Martin, Sara L Kornfield, Sindhu Srinivas,

Spending time in nature is associated with numerous mental health benefits, including reduced depression and improved well-being. However, few studies examine the most effective ways to nudge people to spend more time outside. Furthermore, the impact of spending time in nature has not been previously studied as a postpartum depression ... Read more >>

J Urban Health (Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine)
[2021, 98(6):822-831]

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The Association of Microaggressions with Depressive Symptoms and Institutional Satisfaction Among a National Cohort of Medical Students.

Nientara Anderson, Elle Lett, Emmanuella Ngozi Asabor, Amanda Lynn Hernandez, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Christen Johnson, Roberto E Montenegro, Tara M Rizzo, Darin Latimore, Marcella Nunez-Smith, Dowin Boatright,

<h4>Background</h4>Despite substantial research on medical student mistreatment, there is scant quantitative data on microaggressions in US medical education.<h4>Objective</h4>To assess US medical students' experiences of microaggressions and how these experiences influenced students' mental health and medical school satisfaction.<h4>Design and participants</h4>We conducted a cross-sectional, online survey of US medical students' experiences of ... Read more >>

J Gen Intern Med (Journal of general internal medicine)
[2021, :]

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Predictors of Initiation of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder and Retention in Treatment Among U.S. Pregnant Women, 2013-2017.

Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Ari Friedman, Jennifer Culhane, Eugenia South, Zachary F Meisel,

<h4>Objective</h4>To describe trends and factors associated with medication administration for opioid use disorder (OUD) and retention in treatment among pregnant women with OUD.<h4>Methods</h4>This is a retrospective, nationwide, cross-sectional analysis of treatment episodes for primary OUD among pregnant women from 2013 to 2017. The primary outcome was initiation of methadone, buprenorphine, ... Read more >>

Obstet Gynecol (Obstetrics and gynecology)
[2021, 137(4):687-694]

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Who is Biking for? Urban Bikeshare Networks' Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Disparities in Bikeshare Access, and a Way Forward.

Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Daniel C Stokes,

Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people have contracted the SARS-CoV-2 virus and died of COVID-19 at higher rates than White people. Individuals rated public transit, taxis, and ride-hailing as the modes of transportation putting them at greatest risk of COVID-19 infection. Cycling may thus be an attractive alternative for commuting. Amid ... Read more >>

Yale J Biol Med (The Yale journal of biology and medicine)
[2021, 94(1):159-164]

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Racial Disparities in the SOFA Score Among Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19

Benjamin Tolchin, Carol Oladele, Deron Galusha, Nitu Kashyap, Mary Showstark, Jennifer Bonito, Michelle Salazar, Jennifer Herbst, Steve Martino, Nancy Kim, Katherine Nash, Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Shireen Roy, Karen Jubanyik,

<h4>Background</h4> Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score predicts probability of in-hospital mortality. Many crisis standards of care use SOFA score to allocate medical resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. <h4>Research Question</h4> Are SOFA scores disproportionately elevated among Non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic patients hospitalized with COVID-19, compared to Non-Hispanic White patients? <h4>Study ... Read more >>

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The Government's Involvement in Prenatal Drug Testing May Be Toxic.

Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Lena Sweeney,

In 25 U.S. states, healthcare professionals are mandated to report pregnant people for substance use to child protection service (CPS) agencies. This practice is not evidence-based, and we believe it harms the patient-provider relationship, opposes reproductive autonomy, and contributes to racial disparities in CPS referrals and their outcomes. Black patients ... Read more >>

Matern Child Health J (Maternal and child health journal)
[2021, :]

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Racial Health Disparities, COVID-19, and a Way Forward for US Health Systems.

Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Howard P Forman, Marcella Nuñez-Smith,

J Hosp Med (Journal of hospital medicine)
[2021, 16(1):50-52]

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Lethality of racism for Black children in the USA: a primer.

Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Eugenia C South, Heather H Burris,

Arch Dis Child (Archives of disease in childhood)
[2021, :]

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