Jaime is a freelance writer for The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), where she previously worked as an assistant editor.
She has a BA in print journalism from Penn State University. You can connect with Jaime on LinkedIn.
Group Highlights Discrepancies Between Claims, Survey Cost Data Among Medicare PatientsJune 4th 2023
With Medicare-aged Americans accounting for over 15% of the population and significant health care costs, stakeholders have leveraged various approaches, including the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, for estimating costs.
Medicare Patients With HSNCC Fare Better Than Younger CounterpartsJune 2nd 2023
Deemed the “Medicare” effect, patients aged 65 years who have Medicare coverage had an increased incidence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) but were less likely to receive a late-stage diagnosis and had lower mortality rates.
Improvement Needed in Study Interventions to Better Skin Self-examination AdherenceMay 16th 2023
The study, using an adaption of the World Health Organization framework for adherence, characterized strategies built into the design, conduct, and reporting of melanoma trials, offering insights into potential improvements for skin self-examination in research.
Financial Toxicity Seen in 3 of 4 HSCT-Eligible Patients With LeukemiaMay 15th 2023
The researchers of a new study highlighted the unique financial burden facing these patients, eligible for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), who often require lengthy hospitalizations and have associated risks of acute and chronic morbidity.
Researchers Characterize Impact of Microbial Interactions on C diff Susceptibility to AntibioticsMay 15th 2023
Using a diverse human gut community, researchers investigated how gut microbiota interspecies interactions affected the response of Clostridioides difficile to vancomycin and metronidazole.
Children of Mothers With HDP Have Greater Risk of Overall, Specific High Refractive ErrorMay 1st 2023
A Danish study of nationwide registries estimated a 39% greater risk of high refractive error among children of mothers with hypertensive disorder of pregnancy (HDP), a complication that affects 5% to 10% of pregnancies.
Machine-Learning Approach Identifies 3 Behavioral Phenotypes of TLEMay 1st 2023
Patients in this study, who had overall significantly higher scores than controls, fell into 3 categories of psychological risk from temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) based on analysis with unsupervised machine learning.
Case Report of Novel Variant in Patient With PAH Highlights Benefit of Genetic TestingApril 22nd 2023
Subsequent testing revealed the presence of the variant in the patient’s siblings, also underscoring the importance of counseling family members who have pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Pediatric Patients With FCD, LEAT Exhibit No Significant Changes in IQ, QOL After SurgeryApril 22nd 2023
The systematic review and meta-analysis showed no correlation between epilepsy surgery and intelligence quotient (IQ) or quality of life (QOL) among younger patients with facial cortical dysplasia (FCD) and long-term epilepsy-associated tumors (LEAT).
Elevated IL-6 Concentrations Seen in Patients With High GADA TitersApril 18th 2023
The findings from this single-center cross-sectional study, say the researchers, suggest that IL-6 signaling may be a promising target for the treatment of patients with glutamic acid decarboxylase (GADA)–induced autoimmune epilepsy.
Association With Autoimmune Diseases Differs Between Epilepsy TypesApril 12th 2023
The researchers of a single-center study found that the relationships between epilepsy and autoimmune diseases may be a result of the different etiopathogenetic mechanisms that underly seizure development in each syndrome.
Patients With PAH Accrue Higher Costs, HRU, Regardless of EtiologyApril 10th 2023
Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) related to connective tissue disorders (CTDs) and patients with PAH related to another condition accrued higher costs and higher health care resource use (HRU) vs patients who had CTD without PH.
Study Underscores Need for Optimal RV Function Measures in PHMarch 18th 2023
Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction has previously been linked to symptoms and mortality in pulmonary hypertension (PH), as well as in other conditions, and RV function plays an important role in disease risk and potentially in intensification of pulmonary arterial hypertension treatment.
Noninvasive Predictors of Pulmonary Hypertension in Interstitial Lung Disease IdentifiedMarch 11th 2023
The researchers noted that their study is the first to assess the ability of noninvasive variables, both resting- and exercise-based, to identify pulmonary hypertension in interstitial lung disease.