155 Beyond Risk Score: Advancing Population Health Care with Data Analytics

Risk stratification uses artificial intelligence to identify patients at highest risk and any gaps in their care. Using risk models enables resources to be directed at patients with the greatest needs and those with emerging needs. This approach leads to improvement in care outcomes and cost savings over time. This talk will review a risk […]

143 Helicobacter pylori: How to Identify and Manage This Ancient Microbe

An analysis of H. pylori cases via retrospective chart review yielded several important findings. This talk will discuss manifestations of H. pylori, diagnosis, testing issues and false negatives, additional measurements to give reassurance, treatment recommendations, and more. Learning Objectives: Analyze case studies for the effectiveness of available testing for H. pylori Explain test-and-treat strategies for […]

137 A Review of Gastrointestinal Issues Relevant to Correctional Facilities

I have reflux. I have ulcers. I’m allergic to everything. I have diarrhoea. I had gastric bypass and need special diets. I’m constipated. I need a vitamin. Gastrointestinal issues account for a significant portion of correctional health care complaints and take up a huge amount of health care time. This talk will address the most […]

136 Effects of Social Determinants of Health on Medication Compliance

Recognizing the impact of social determinants on health lowers the risk of perpetuating a cycle of inequity, disparity, and inequality in health care. Suboptimal compliance and failure to persist with drug treatments are important determinants of therapeutic nonresponse and may be economically significant to individuals as well as society. Correctional health care providers must understand […]

131 Borderline Personality Disorder: Conceptualization and Treatment

Like many psychiatric diagnoses, borderline personality disorder is overrepresented among justice-involved individuals. Symptoms are psychologically painful and destructive, and the diagnosis carries a stigma of being particularly challenging and treatment-resistant. Understanding the underlying contributory factors to developing this disorder allows clinicians to take a trauma-responsive approach, assessing the complex trauma that often accompanies the diagnosis. […]

125 Hematuria: A Simplified Clinical Approach for Adult Patients

The talk will present a complete review of hematuria, with discussion of evaluation, etiology, diagnosis workup, and risk factors for malignancy. It will present a simplification of algorithm for adults patients based on guidelines from the American Urological Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. A clinical case discussion will illustrate the concepts. Learning […]

119 Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment Recommendations

Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in the incarcerated population. Screening, staging, and treatment recommendations have changed significantly. Screening for prostate cancer remains controversial. The revised NCCN screening guidelines will be reviewed. The many therapy options dictate good communication between provider and patient, weighing risks and benefits of therapy while considering comorbidities, patient expectations, […]

122 Sepsis in Corrections: 911

Sepsis is a serious condition that requires education of all staff in the recognition of signs and symptoms in order to provide early intervention to prevent severe complications, including death. This presentation will review predisposing factors to sepsis, disease process, interventions, and treatment. It will provide the tools to aid in developing a sepsis education […]

113 Breathe Easy: A Review of Asthma Management

The management of asthma continues to evolve, and with prevalence rates higher in the correctional population than the general population, it’s important that correctional providers have a strong understanding of the management of this disease. Through this review, attendees will gain a better understanding of not only the basics of asthma management but also of […]

107 Dermatology: The Ordinary and Extraordinary

There are many common skin problems, some that may have unusual presentation or be confused with other diagnoses. In some cases skin eruptions can become serious and fail to respond to usual treatments, thus requiring newer approaches. Less familiar conditions can herald underlying systemic or genetic conditions that must be recognized. Cases will be used […]