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    According to the National Alliance of Mental Health, 19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults. We have provided some resources which include podcasts and SMJ articles. Listen, Learn, ...

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    Just in case you missed last nights call with our Auburn Physicians Executive MBA partners, Here is a link to the recorded webinar! ------------------------------ Dylan Stephenson Digital Media Specialist/Webmaster Birmingham AL --------------- ...

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  • Objective: To evaluate pharmacist involvement in the inpatient transition of care (TOC) process for patients hospitalized with type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Methods: A pharmacist screened patients admitted with one or more of the qualifying conditions within 48 hours of admission to... The post Implementation and Assessment of a Pharmacy-Led Inpatient Transitions of Care Program appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Prevalence and trends in all cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors among young adults (18–39 years) have not been evaluated on a large scale stratified by sex and race. The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence and temporal trend of CVD risk factors in US inpatients younger... The post Nationwide Trends in Prevalent Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Diseases in Young Adults: Differences by Sex and Race and In-Hospital Outcomes appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objective: White blood cells (WBCs) play a major role in inflammation, with effects on the vascular wall, the microvascular blood flow, and endothelial cells and endothelial function. Previous studies have shown that a high WBC count may increase the risk of cardiovascular complication rate and mortality after coronary artery bypass... The post Effects of Preoperative WBC Count on Post-CABG Surgery Clinical Outcome appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: People living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have an increased risk of other infections, including viral hepatitis, which can complicate the treatment and progression of the disease. We sought to characterize Alabama cases of HIV co-infected with hepatitis C virus or hepatitis B virus. Methods: Using surveillance data, we... The post Proportion and Characterization of Co-infections of HIV and Hepatitis C or Hepatitis B among People with HIV in Alabama, 2007–2016 appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objective: To assess patient- and hospital-level characteristics associated with opioid use in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–positive pregnant women and fetal health outcomes. Methods: Using the 2002–2014 Nationwide Inpatient Sample database, we analyzed discharge records to describe the rates of opioid use among HIV-positive pregnant women. Logistic regression was used to... The post Opioid Use Among HIV-Positive Pregnant Women and the Risk for Maternal–Fetal Complications appeared first on Southern Medical Association .