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Effects of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act on health insurance coverage, health care access, and use for people with disabilities.

Xiaobei Dong, T H Gindling, Nancy A Miller,

<h4>Background</h4>People with disabilities have higher health care needs, service utilization, and expenditures. They are also more likely to lack insurance and experience unmet need for medical care. There has been limited research on the effects of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion on people with disabilities.<h4>Objective</h4>To examine the effects of ... Read more >>

Disabil Health J (Disability and health journal)
[2021, :101180]

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Outcomes of displaced adolescent distal third tibia fractures: can we do better?

Wendy G Ramalingam, Patrick Carry, Christopher Brazell, Ryan Calkins, Sara Linza-Moscati, Jason Stoneback, Nancy Hadley Miller,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Because adolescent distal third tibia fractures pose treatment challenges, we aimed to identify factors predictive of failure among common treatment methods: casting without manipulation, closed reduction and casting (CRC) and open treatment. Among displaced fractures, we compared outcomes between CRC versus open treatment.<h4>Methods</h4>Skeletally immature individuals (10-17 years) with extra-articular distal ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Orthop B (Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B)
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Association of High Screen-Time Use With School-age Cognitive, Executive Function, and Behavior Outcomes in Extremely Preterm Children.

Betty R Vohr, Elisabeth C McGowan, Carla Bann, Abhik Das, Rosemary Higgins, Susan Hintz, ,

<h4>Importance</h4>Both preterm birth and increased screen time are known to be associated with an increase in risk of developmental and behavioral sequelae. The association between high screen time or a television or computer in the bedroom in early school age and adverse cognitive, executive function, language, and behavior outcomes of ... Read more >>

JAMA Pediatr (JAMA pediatrics)
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Growth Rates of Infants Randomized to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or Intubation After Extremely Preterm Birth.

Ariel A Salas, Waldemar A Carlo, Barbara T Do, Edward F Bell, Abhik Das, Krisa P Van Meurs, Brenda B Poindexter, Seetha Shankaran, Noelle Younge, Kristi L Watterberg, Rosemary D Higgins, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the effects of early treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on nutritional intake and in-hospital growth rates of extremely preterm (EPT) infants.<h4>Study design</h4>EPT infants (24<sup>0/7</sup>-27<sup>6/7</sup> weeks of gestation) enrolled in the Surfactant Positive Airway Pressure and Pulse Oximetry Trial (SUPPORT) were included. EPT infants who died before 36 weeks ... Read more >>

J Pediatr (The Journal of pediatrics)
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Time to SARS-CoV-2 PCR Clearance in Immunocompromising Conditions: Is Test-Based Removal From Isolation Necessary in Severely Immunocompromised Individuals?

Rachel L Epstein, Heather Sperring, Melissa Hofman, Sara Lodi, Laura F White, Joshua A Barocas, Tara C Bouton, Yian Xiao, Heather E Hsu, Nancy S Miller, Benjamin P Linas, Jai G Marathe,

To determine the association between immunosuppression and time to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) clearance, we studied 3758 adults retested following initial SARS-CoV-2 infection. Cox proportional hazards models demonstrated delayed PCR clearance with older age, multiple comorbidities, and solid organ transplant but not by ... Read more >>

Open Forum Infect Dis (Open forum infectious diseases)
[2021, 8(6):ofab164]

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COVID-19 vaccine impact on rates of SARS-CoV-2 cases and post vaccination strain sequences among healthcare workers at an urban academic medical center: a prospective cohort study

Tara Bouton, Sara Lodi, Jacquelyn Turcinovic, Sarah Weber, Emily Quinn, Cathy Korn, Jacqueline Steiner, Elissa Schechter-Perkins, Elizabeth Duffy, Elizabeth Ragan, Bradford Taylor, Beau Schaeffer, Nancy Miller, Ravin Davidoff, William Hanage, John Connor, Cassandra Pierre, Karen Jacobson,

<h4>Background</h4> COVID-19 vaccine trials and post-implementation data suggest vaccination decreases SARS-CoV-2 infections. We examine COVID-19 vaccination’s impact on SARS-CoV-2 case rates and viral diversity among healthcare workers (HCW) during a high community prevalence period. <h4>Methods</h4> A prospective cohort study from Boston Medical Center (BMC)’s HCW vaccination program, where staff received ... Read more >>

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Optimizing Cardiovascular Health Worldwide: The Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum.

Laura L Hayman, Kathy Berra, Barbara Fletcher, Nancy Houston Miller,

J Cardiovasc Nurs (The Journal of cardiovascular nursing)
[2021, 36(2):94-95]

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Recent endemic coronavirus infection is associated with less-severe COVID-19.

Manish Sagar, Katherine Reifler, Michael Rossi, Nancy S Miller, Pranay Sinha, Laura F White, Joseph P Mizgerd,

Four different endemic coronaviruses (eCoVs) are etiologic agents for the seasonal common cold, and these eCoVs share extensive sequence homology with human SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Here, we show that individuals with, as compared with those without, a recent documented infection with eCoV were tested at greater frequency for respiratory ... Read more >>

J Clin Invest (The Journal of clinical investigation)
[2021, 131(1):]

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Rare coding variants in axonemal dynein heavy chain genes are associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Yunjia Wang, Zhenhao Liu, Guanteng Yang, Benjamin Troutwine, Yang Gao, Hao Chen, Lige Xiao, Jiong Li, Elizabeth Terune, Cambria Wethey, Chaofeng Guo, Mingxing Tang, Nancy Miller, Shuhua Xu, Lu Xie, Hongqi Zhang, Ryan Gray,

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common pediatric musculoskeletal disorder worldwide, characterized by atypical spine curvatures in otherwise healthy children. Human genetic studies have identified candidate genes associated with AIS, however, only a few of these genes have been shown to recapitulate adult-viable scoliosis in animal models. To further ... Read more >>

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Tonnis Angle and Acetabular Retroversion Measurements in Asymptomatic Hips Are Predictive of Future Hip Pain: A Retrospective, Prognostic Clinical Study.

Alfred Mansour, Patrick M Carry, Matthew Belton, Kaley S Holmes, Christopher J Brazell, Gaia Georgopoulos, Bryant Elrick, Ernest Sink, Nancy Hadley Miller,

<h4>Background</h4>This study evaluated the prevalence of radiographic abnormalities potentially indicative of femoroacetabular impingement on AP pelvic radiographs in asymptomatic adolescents and young adults and aimed to determine whether the abnormalities were predictive of future hip pain.<h4>Methods</h4>AP pelvis images from scoliosis radiographs were obtained from patients 12 to 25 years of ... Read more >>

J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev (Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Global research & reviews)
[2020, 4(12):e20.00213]

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Limitations of Conventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Predictor of Death or Disability Following Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Late Hypothermia Trial.

Abbot R Laptook, Seetha Shankaran, Patrick Barnes, Nancy Rollins, Barbara T Do, Nehal A Parikh, Shannon Hamrick, Susan R Hintz, Jon E Tyson, Edward F Bell, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Ronald N Goldberg, Athina Pappas, Carolyn Huitema, Claudia Pedroza, Aasma S Chaudhary, Angelita M Hensman, Abhik Das, Myra Wyckoff, Amir Khan, Michelle C Walsh, Kristi L Watterberg, Roger Faix, William Truog, Ronnie Guillet, Gregory M Sokol, Brenda B Poindexter, Rosemary D Higgins, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>To investigate if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an accurate predictor for death or moderate-severe disability at 18-22 months of age among infants with neonatal encephalopathy in a trial of cooling initiated at 6-24 hours.<h4>Study design</h4>Subgroup analysis of infants ≥36 weeks of gestation with moderate-severe neonatal encephalopathy randomized at 6-24 postnatal hours to ... Read more >>

J Pediatr (The Journal of pediatrics)
[2021, 230:106-111.e6]

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Implementation of a Ponseti Clubfoot Program Decreases Major Surgery: A Quality Improvement Initiative.

Patrick M Carry, Susan Graham, Karen Whalen, Deborah Burke, Robin Baschal, Kaley S Holmes, Brian Kohuth, Gaia Georgopoulos, Nancy Hadley Miller,

Clubfoot describes a congenital condition. If untreated, clubfoot can cause long-term functional issues. The Ponseti method is the gold-standard treatment; it emphasizes casting over surgery. We identified a high rate of major recurrence in patients with isolated clubfoot at our institution. We implemented a quality improvement intervention to address the ... Read more >>

Pediatr Qual Saf (Pediatric quality & safety)
[2020, 5(6):e362]

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qRT-PCR Platforms for Diagnosing and Reporting SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Human Samples.

Richard M Giadone, Aditya Mithal, Gregory J Miller, Taylor M Matte, Anthony K Yeung, Todd W Dowrey, Rhiannon B Werder, Nancy S Miller, Christopher D Andry, Kim Vanuytsel, George J Murphy,

The protocols herein outline the use of qRT-PCR to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 genomic RNA in patient samples. In order to cope with potential fluctuations in supply chain and testing demands and to enable expedient adaptation of reagents and assays on hand, we include details for three parallel methodologies ... Read more >>

STAR Protoc (STAR protocols)
[2020, 1(2):100102]

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The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and the Opioid Epidemic: Challenges and Opportunities.

Simeon D Kimmel, Nancy S Miller,

Increased infections from injection drug use harm patients and are costly to the health care system. The impact on clinical microbiology laboratories is less recognized. Microbiology laboratories face increased test volume and test complexity from the spectrum and burden of pathogens associated with injection drug use, which lead to diagnostic ... Read more >>

Infect Dis Clin North Am (Infectious disease clinics of North America)
[2020, 34(3):465-478]

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Assessment of Oropharyngeal Specimens for Discontinuation of Transmission-Based COVID-19 Precautions.

Joshua A Barocas, Miriam Komaromy, Deeanna Haidar, Tamar F Barlam, Beverley L Orr, Nancy S Miller,

We compared oropharyngeal swab test performance with nasopharyngeal testing for discontinuation of transmission-based COVID-19 precautions. We performed a retrospective review of confirmed COVID-19-positive patients who received paired nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 tests for clearance from isolation from May 4, 2020, to May 26, 2020. Using nasopharyngeal swabs as the reference ... Read more >>

Open Forum Infect Dis (Open forum infectious diseases)
[2020, 7(9):ofaa382]

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Fassier-Duval Rod Failure: Is It Related to Positioning in the Distal Epiphysis?

Kaley Holmes, Jane Gralla, Christopher Brazell, Patrick Carry, Suhong Tong, Nancy H Miller, Gaia Georgopoulos,

<h4>Background</h4>The relationship between Fassier-Duval (FD) rod placement and rod failure rates has not previously been quantified.<h4>Methods</h4>Retrospective review was conducted on patients with osteogenesis imperfecta treated with FD rods between 2005 and 2017. Age at first surgery, sex, Sillence type of osteogenesis imperfecta, bisphosphonate treatment, location of rod (side of body ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Orthop (Journal of pediatric orthopedics)
[2020, 40(8):448-452]

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Rapid Implementation of a SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Quantitative Real-Time PCR Test with Emergency Use Authorization at a Large Academic Safety Net Hospital.

Kim Vanuytsel, Aditya Mithal, Richard M Giadone, Anthony K Yeung, Taylor M Matte, Todd W Dowrey, Rhiannon B Werder, Gregory J Miller, Nancy S Miller, Christopher D Andry, George J Murphy,

<h4>Background</h4>Significant delays in the rapid development and distribution of diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection have prevented adequate public health management of the disease, impacting the timely mapping of viral spread and the conservation of personal protective equipment. Furthermore, vulnerable populations, such as those served by the Boston Medical Center ... Read more >>

Med (N Y) (Med (New York, N.Y.))
[2020, 1(1):152-157.e3]

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Rapid Implementation of a SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic qRT-PCR Test with Emergency Use Authorization at a Large Academic Safety-Net Hospital

Kim Vanuytsel, Aditya Mithal, Richard Giadone, Anthony Yeung, Taylor Matte, Todd Dowrey, Rhiannon Werder, Gregory Miller, Nancy Miller, Christopher Andry, George James Murphy,

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is now a major global public health crisis. In the United States, significant delays in the rapid development and distribution of diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection have prevented adequate COVID-19 patient care and public ... Read more >>

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Timing of postnatal steroids for bronchopulmonary dysplasia: association with pulmonary and neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Heidi M Harmon, Erik A Jensen, Sylvia Tan, Aasma S Chaudhary, Jonathan L Slaughter, Edward F Bell, Myra H Wyckoff, Angelita M Hensman, Gregory M Sokol, Sara B DeMauro, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>To determine the associations between age at first postnatal corticosteroids (PNS) exposure and risk for severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI).<h4>Study design</h4>Cohort study of 951 infants born <27 weeks gestational age at NICHD Neonatal Research Network sites who received PNS between 8 days of life (DOL) and 36 ... Read more >>

J Perinatol (Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association)
[2020, 40(4):616-627]

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Behavior Profiles at 2 Years for Children Born Extremely Preterm with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.

Jane E Brumbaugh, Edward F Bell, Scott F Grey, Sara B DeMauro, Betty R Vohr, Heidi M Harmon, Carla M Bann, Matthew A Rysavy, J Wells Logan, Tarah T Colaizy, Myriam A Peralta-Carcelen, Elisabeth C McGowan, Andrea F Duncan, Barbara J Stoll, Abhik Das, Susan R Hintz, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>To characterize behavior of 2-year-old children based on the severity of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).<h4>Study design</h4>We studied children born at 22-26 weeks of gestation and assessed at 22-26 months of corrected age with the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). BPD was classified by the level of respiratory support at 36 weeks of postmenstrual age. CBCL ... Read more >>

J Pediatr (The Journal of pediatrics)
[2020, 219:152-159.e5]

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CHANGES IN THE MEDICARE HOME HEALTH CARE MARKET: THE IMPACT OF ACA REIMBURSEMENT POLICY

Jamila M Torain, Joan Davitt, Charlotte L Bright, Nancy Miller, Sarah Chard, Denise Orwig,

Abstract This study evaluated the effect of recent ACA changes to Medicare Home Health Care (HHC) reimbursements on the mix of agencies and staff in the HHC market. We used Provider of Services (POS) data and logistic regression, to determine which agency characteristics were associated with the likelihood of exiting ... Read more >>

Innov Aging (Innovation in aging)
[2019, 3(Suppl 1):S690-S691]

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No difference in outcomes in a matched cohort of operative versus nonoperatively treated displaced medial epicondyle fractures.

Derek P Axibal, Brian Ketterman, Anne Skelton, Patrick Carry, Gaia Georgopoulos, Nancy Miller, Stephanie W Mayer,

The purpose of our study was to compare the treatment outcomes and complications between operatively and nonoperatively treated displaced medial epicondyle fractures. Pediatric patients treated for an acute, displaced medial epicondyle fracture between 2005 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 22 operative participants were matched to 22 nonoperative ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Orthop B (Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B)
[2019, 28(6):520-525]

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Evaluation of the Efficacy of Liposomal Bupivacaine in Total Joint Arthroplasty.

Francis J Zamora, Rani P Madduri, Ashmi A Philips, Nancy Miller, Mini Varghese,

<h4>Background</h4>Appropriate pain control is one of the cornerstones necessary to promote positive clinical outcomes. A new bupivacaine liposomal formulation was designed to extend its analgesic effect for up to 72-hours post-surgery, reportedly leading to significant opioid-sparing.<h4>Method</h4>Retrospective and prospective chart review conducted in a 178-bed academic institution between January 2013 to ... Read more >>

J Pharm Pract (Journal of pharmacy practice)
[2021, 34(3):403-406]

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Developmental Outcomes of Extremely Preterm Infants with a Need for Child Protective Services Supervision.

Elisabeth C McGowan, Abbot R Laptook, Jean Lowe, Myriam Peralta-Carcelen, Dhuly Chowdhury, Rosemary D Higgins, Susan R Hintz, Betty R Vohr, ,

OBJECTIVE:To evaluate neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants with need for Child Protective Services (CPS) supervision at hospital discharge compared with those discharged without CPS supervision. STUDY DESIGN:For infants born at <27 weeks of gestation between 2006 and 2013, prospectively collected maternal and neonatal characteristics and 18- to 26-month corrected age follow-up ... Read more >>

J Pediatr (The Journal of pediatrics)
[2019, 215:41-49.e4]

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Clostridioides-(Clostridium)-difficile-in-Adults".">Correction for Kraft et al., "A Laboratory Medicine Best Practices Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs) and Algorithms Including NAATs for the Diagnosis of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile in Adults".

Colleen S Kraft, J Scott Parrott, Nancy E Cornish, Matthew L Rubinstein, Alice S Weissfeld, Peggy McNult, Irving Nachamkin, Romney M Humphries, Thomas J Kirn, Jennifer Dien Bard, Joseph D Lutgring, Jonathan C Gullett, Cassiana E Bittencourt, Susan Benson, April M Bobenchik, Robert L Sautter, Vickie Baselski, Michel C Atlas, Elizabeth M Marlowe, Nancy S Miller, Monika Fischer, Sandra S Richter, Peter Gilligan, James W Snyder,

Clin Microbiol Rev (Clinical microbiology reviews)
[2019, 32(4):]

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