Jennifer I Onukwube

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BACKGROUND Despite frequent life-long hemodynamic and electrophysiologic abnormalities, adults with congenital heart defects (CHDs) are often lost to medical follow-up. Using a cohort of adults with CHD receiving hospital care in Arkansas, we sought to determine how often a CHD is recognized and coded during hospital admissions. METHODS Data for this(More)
BACKGROUND Ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) conditions are health problems that could be prevented or ameliorated with adequate access to primary care services. OBJECTIVES To determine the extent to which ACS conditions account for care received by children in U.S. emergency departments (EDs) and the patient charges for this care. METHODS A(More)
Conclusion. This case series represents one of the largest contemporary Brucella experiences described in the US. While not endemic in the US, the diagnosis of Brucellosis requires a high index of suspicion and should be considered in patients presenting with a febrile illness and a compatible travel history or exposure history, particularly to(More)
Background In 2016, we detected an outbreak of group A Streptococcus (GAS) invasive infections among the estimated 1000 persons experiencing homelessness (PEH) in Anchorage, Alaska. We characterized the outbreak and implemented a mass antibiotic intervention at homeless service facilities. Methods We identified cases through the Alaska GAS(More)
The emergency department (ED) is a vital entry point in the health care system for children who experience maltreatment. This study fills a gap in the maltreatment literature by presenting systematic, national estimates of maltreatment-related ED visits in the United States by children ≤3 years old, from 2006 to 2011, using the Nationwide Emergency(More)
Most patients with single ventricle congenital heart disease are now expected to survive to adulthood. Co-morbid medical conditions (CMCs) are common. We sought to identify risk factors for increased hospital resource utilization and in-hospital mortality in adults with single ventricle. We analyzed data from the 2001 to 2011 Nationwide Inpatient Sample(More)
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