Renu Joshi

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OBJECTIVE Nonadherence in diabetes is a problem leading to wasted resources and preventable deaths each year. Remedies for diminishing nonadherence are many but marginally effective, and outcomes remain suboptimal. AIM The aim of this study was to test a new iOS "app", PatientPartner. Derived from complexity theory, this novel technology has been(More)
The new ColiPlate (CP) kit was evaluated comparatively with the standard membrane filter (MF) technique for enumerating total coliforms and Escherichia coli in water. In testing natural water samples, good correlations were observed for enumerating total coliforms (R2 = 0.84) and E. coli (R2 = 0.95). However, counts of E. coli population density estimated(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the efficacy and possible adverse consequences of tight blood glucose (BG) control when compared to relaxed control. METHODS A retrospective, observational study was conducted at a community-based teaching hospital system among adult, nonmaternity hospitalized patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Tight glycemic control(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a project aimed at improving diabetes care in the ambulatory setting among 2 high-risk racial minorities (African American and Hispanic patients) by using culture-specific education provided by trained diabetes educators from the same racial groups as the targeted patients. METHODS Two nurse educators, 1 Hispanic and 1 African(More)
BACKGROUND Point-of-care (POC) bedside glucose (BG) testing and timely evaluation of its effectiveness are important components of hospital inpatient glycemic control programs. We describe a new technology to evaluate inpatient POC-BG testing and report preliminary results of inpatient glycemic control from 10 U.S. hospitals. METHODS We used the Remote(More)
Perioperative hyperglycemia impairs immunity and contributes to increased susceptibility to infection, higher incidence of multiorgan dysfunction, and greater mortality. Strict glycemic control is associated with lower infection rates, decreased length of stay (LOS), and faster recovery. A protocol that standardized preoperative education, testing, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the long-term safety and effectiveness of thiazolidinediones and metformin in renal transplant recipients with posttransplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) or preexisting diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS Retrospective chart review was performed for renal transplant recipients with PTDM or preexisting DM followed up during the years(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether glycemic control can be improved perioperatively by implementing an insulin infusion protocol for patients with diabetes undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, without creating an additional financial burden. We also evaluated impact of such a protocol on hospital length of stay (LOS) and development of deep(More)
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