Jazayeri MA, Waheed S, Shah Z, Parashara D, Gupta K.
Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2019 Oct 22;3(4):409-417. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2019.08.006. eCollection 2019 Dec.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of body-mass index (BMI) on the association of ankle-brachial index (ABI) with mortality.PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey participants enrolled from January 1, 1999 to...
Philpot LM, Khokhar BA, DeZutter MA, Loftus CG, Stehr HI, Ramar P, Madson LP, Ebbert JO.
Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2019 Sep 24;3(4):466-475. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2019.07.004. eCollection 2019 Dec.
OBJECTIVE: To use a mixed methods approach to focus quality improvement efforts to enhance patient experience through human-centered design.PATIENTS AND METHODS: A mixed method approach began with returned Press Ganey Medical Practice Surveys from a large, multidisciplinary, outpatient medicine...
Kazemi NY, Jain C, Bois MC, Behfar A, Olivier K, Markovic SN.
Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2019 Nov 22;3(4):510-516. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2019.09.005. eCollection 2019 Dec.
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, rapidly proliferating skin cancer that commonly metastasizes to regional lymph nodes. We present the case of a 73-year-old woman with a history of MCC and non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma who presented with second-degree...
Mahajan NN, Lee MK, Yost KJ, Pierson KE, Viehman JK, Allen MS, Cassivi SD, Nichols FC, Reisenauer JS, Shen KR, Wigle DA, Blackmon SH.
Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2019 Nov 22;3(4):429-437. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2019.07.008. eCollection 2019 Dec.
OBJECTIVE: To collect patient-reported outcomes after esophagectomy to establish a set of preliminary normative standards to aid in symptom-score interpretation.PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing esophagectomy often have little understanding about postoperative symptom management. The Mayo Clinic esophageal CONDUIT tool...
Ware EB, Smith JA, Zhao W, Ganesvoort RT, Curhan GC, Pollak M, Mount DB, Turner ST, Chen G, Shah RJ, Kardia SLR, Lieske JC.
Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2019 Nov 22;3(4):448-460. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2019.08.007. eCollection 2019 Dec.
OBJECTIVES: The urinary excretion of organic and inorganic substances and their concentrations have attracted extensive attention for their role in the pathogenesis of urinary stone disease. The urinary excretion of specific factors associates with sex and age and seems...
Shuter J, Yang A, Kim RS, Brownstein JS.
Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2019 Oct 22;3(4):461-465. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2019.07.005. eCollection 2019 Dec.
More than 37,000,000 US adults smoke cigarettes. Most are interested in quitting, but rates of successful cessation remain low. Developing more and better approaches to tobacco treatment is a public health priority. The evolution of vehicular travel may present...
Tiegs-Heiden CA, Lehman VT, Gorny KR, Boon AJ, Hesley GK.
Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2019 Dec 28;4(1):109-113. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2019.10.003. eCollection 2020 Feb.
Magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) is a noninvasive modality that allows for precise tissue ablation with sparing of surrounding structures. Early reports of the use of MRgFUS for the treatment of facet joint osteoarthritis are promising. We present...
Anil G, Hagen TM, Harkness LJ, Sousou CH.
Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2019 Dec 20;4(1):3-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2019.10.004. eCollection 2020 Feb.
Since the introduction of a hospitalist physician model of care by Wachter and Goldman in 1996, important changes have occurred to address the care of hospitalized patients. This model was followed by the introduction of laborist physicians by Louis...
Vasudevan R, Shin JH, Chopyk J, Peacock WF, Torriani FJ, Maisel AS, Pride DT.
Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2020 Feb 05;4(1):21-30. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2019.10.010. eCollection 2020 Feb.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a single-use stethoscope diaphragm barrier surface remains aseptic when placed on pathogen-contaminated stethoscopes.METHODS: From May 31 to August 5, 2019, we tested 2 separate barriers using 3 different strains of 7 human pathogens, including extended-spectrum...
Walsh TL, Taffe K, Sacca N, Bremmer DN, Sealey ML, Cuevas E, Johnston A, Malarkey A, Behr R, Embrescia J, Sahota E, Loucks S, Gupta N, Shields KJ, Katz C, Kapetanos A.
Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2020 Jan 13;4(1):31-39. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2019.09.004. eCollection 2020 Feb.
OBJECTIVE: To determine independent risk factors for inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections (ARIs) in internal medicine (IM) residency-based primary care offices.PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted to measure antibiotic prescribing rates, and multivariable analysis...
Aubert CE, Schnipper JL, Roumet M, Marques-Vidal P, Stirnemann J, Auerbach AD, Zimlichman E, Kripalani S, Vasilevskis EE, Robinson E, Fletcher GS, Aujesky D, Limacher A, Donzé J.
Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2020 Jan 14;4(1):40-49. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2019.09.002. eCollection 2020 Feb.
OBJECTIVE: To compare different definitions of multimorbidity to identify patients with higher health care resource utilization.PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used a multinational retrospective cohort including 147,806 medical inpatients discharged from 11 hospitals in 3 countries (United States, Switzerland, and...
Vallabhajosyula S, Wang Z, Murad MH, Vallabhajosyula S, Sundaragiri PR, Kashani K, Miller WL, Jaffe AS, Vallabhajosyula S.
Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2020 Jan 08;4(1):50-64. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2019.10.008. eCollection 2020 Feb.
Data are conflicting regarding the optimal cutoffs of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) to predict short-term mortality in patients with sepsis. We conducted a comprehensive search of several databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register...