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Don't hold the metformin: Enhancing inpatient diabetes education to encourage best practices in a public hospital

Sanders, Samantha F; Shen, Michael S; Alaiev, Daniel; Knoll, Brianna; Cho, Hyung J; Tsega, Surafel; Krouss, Mona; Fagan, Ian; Klinger, Amanda
PMID: 38695331
ISSN: 1553-5606
CID: 5651672

Lifetime Allergy Symptoms in IgG4-Related Disease: A Case-Control Study

Sanders, Samantha; Fu, Xiaoqing; Zhang, Yuqing; Perugino, Cory A; Wallwork, Rachel; Della-Torre, Emanuel; Harvey, Liam; Harkness, Tyler; Long, Aidan; Choi, Hyon K; Stone, John H; Wallace, Zachary S
OBJECTIVE:The etiology of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is unknown, and there has been controversy over the significance of allergic conditions in IgG4-RD. We examined the prevalence of lifetime allergy symptoms in IgG4-RD and the association between these and IgG4-RD. METHODS:We identified IgG4-RD patients and non-IgG4-RD controls without autoimmune conditions seen at a single center. IgG4-RD patients were classified using the American College of Rheumatology/European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology classification criteria. Allergy symptoms were ascertained by questionnaire. We assessed the association of IgG4-RD features with allergy symptoms. We compared the proportion of cases and controls with allergy symptoms using conditional logistic regression to estimate odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) after matching cases and controls 1:1 by age and sex. RESULTS:Lifetime allergy symptoms were reported by 165 (71%) of 231 IgG4-RD patients. Aeroallergen symptoms were most commonly reported (n = 135, 58%), followed by skin allergy symptoms (n = 97, 42%) and food allergy symptoms (n = 47, 20%). IgG4-RD cases with a history of allergy symptoms were more likely to have head and neck involvement (OR 2.0 [95% CI 1.1-3.6]) and peripheral eosinophilia (OR 3.3 [95% CI 1.2-9.0]) than those without allergy symptoms. The prevalence of any allergy symptoms was similar between cases and controls (OR 0.7 [95% CI 0.4-1.1]); this remained consistent after stratifying by head and neck involvement. CONCLUSION:Lifetime allergy symptoms are common in IgG4-RD but are not reported more often in IgG4-RD compared to non-IgG4-RD patients without autoimmune conditions. These findings suggest that allergies are not uniquely associated with the pathogenesis or presentation of IgG4-RD.
PMID: 33342079
ISSN: 2151-4658
CID: 5469232

How to Make Remote Monitoring Tech Part of Everyday Health Care

Sanders, Samantha F; Stern, Ariel D; Gordon, William J
ISSN: 0017-8012
CID: 5486112

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Health Care Delivery

Sanders, Samantha F; Terwiesch, M; Gordon, WJ; Stern, AD
ISSN: n/a
CID: 5486132

Preparing health professions students to lead change

Rotenstein, Lisa; Perez, Katherine; Wohler, Diana; Sanders, Samantha; Im, Dana; Kazberouk, Alexander; Phillips, Russell S
PURPOSE:Health care systems increasingly demand health professionals who can lead interdisciplinary teams. While physicians recognize the importance of leadership skills, few receive formal instruction in this area. This paper aims to describe how the Student Leadership Committee (SLC) at the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care responded to this need by creating a leadership curriculum for health professions students. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH:The SLC designed an applied longitudinal leadership curriculum and taught it to medical, dentistry, nursing, public health and business students during monthly meetings over two academic years. The perceptions of the curriculum were assessed via a retrospective survey and an assessment of team functioning. FINDINGS:Most teams met their project goals and students felt that their teams were effective. The participants reported increased confidence that they could create change in healthcare and an enhanced desire to hold leadership positions. The sessions that focused on operational skills were especially valued by the students. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:This case study presents an effective approach to delivering leadership training to health professions students, which can be replicated by other institutions. SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS:Applied leadership training empowers health professions students to improve the health-care system and prepares them to be more effective leaders of the future health-care teams. The potential benefits of improved health-care leadership are numerous, including better patient care and improved job satisfaction among health-care workers. ORIGINALITY/VALUE:Leadership skills are often taught as abstract didactics. In contrast, the approach described here is applied to ongoing projects in an interdisciplinary setting, thereby preparing students for real-world leadership positions.
PMID: 30945594
ISSN: 1751-1887
CID: 5469242