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Paul H. Wise
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Chronic Illness

RE Behrman, RM Kliegman, HB Jenson, Paul H. Wise
Elsevier Sciences in "Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics", 17th Edition , 2007
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Journal Articles

The Future Pediatrician: The Challenge of Chronic Illness

Paul Wise
Journal of Pediatrics , 2007

To relate the changing epidemiology of childhood to current patterns of pediatric practice in the United States, a critical literature review and selected analyses of national datasets, including the National Health Interview Survey, the National Hospital Discharge Survey, and National Vital Statistics System, were conducted. Trends over the past several decades suggest that the incidence of serious acute illness in children has fallen while the prevalence of chronic disease has risen. These trends have resulted in a growing concentration of serious

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Journal Articles

The Relationship of Immigrant Status with Access, Utilization, and Health Status for Children with Asthma

JR Javier, Paul Wise, Fernando Mendoza
Ambulatory Pediatrics , 2007

Despite their high levels of poverty and less access to health care, children in immigrant families have better than expected health outcomes compared with children in nonimmigrant families. However, this observation has not been confirmed in children with chronic illness. The objective of this study was to determine whether children with asthma in immigrant families have better than expected health status than children with asthma in nonimmigrant families.

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Inhalational, Gastrointestinal, and Cutaneous Anthrax in Children: A Systematic Review of Cases: 1900 to 2005

Dena M. Bravata, Jon-Erik Holty, E Wang, Robyn Lewis, Paul H. Wise, Kathryn M. McDonald, Douglas K. Owens
Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine , 2007

Objective: To systematically review all published case reports of children with anthrax to evaluate the predictors of disease progression and mortality.

Data Sources: Fourteen selected journal indexes (1900-1966), MEDLINE (1966-2005), and the bibliographies of all retrieved articles.

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Working Papers

A Critical Analysis of Care Coordination Strategies for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Paul H. Wise, LC Huffman, G Brat
Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center, for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality , 2007

Objectives: The goal of this technical review is to critically examine the issue of care coordination for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Of particular interest is the knowledge base relating to those aspects of care coordination for CSHCN that are of greatest importance to current practice and policy challenges.

Review Methods: A structured search and review of the literature was conducted to address the following issues:

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Journal Articles

Families' Health-Related Social Problems and Missed Referral Opportunities

EW Fleegler, TA Lieu, Paul H. Wise, S Muret-Wagstaff
Pediatrics , 2007

Objective: The objectives of this study were to characterize (1) families' cumulative burden of health-related social problems regarding access to health care, housing, food security, income security, and intimate partner violence; (2) families' experiences regarding screening and referral for social problems; and (3) parental acceptability of screening and referral.

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Working Papers

Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Vol. 5: Asthma

Dena M. Bravata, Vandana Sundaram, Robyn Lewis, Allison Gienger, Michael K. Gould, Kathryn M. McDonald, Paul H. Wise, Jon-Erik Holty, Katherine E. Herz, H Paguntalan, C Sharp, J Kim, E Wang, L Chamberlain, L Shieh, Douglas K. Owens
Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center, for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality , 2007

Objectives:

Despite the availability of evidence-based guidelines for the management of pediatric and adult asthma, there remains a significant gap between accepted best practices for asthma care and actual care delivered to asthma patients. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence that quality improvement (QI) strategies can improve the processes and outcomes of outpatient care for children and adults with asthma.

Data Sources:

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Journal Articles

Trauma Center Utilization for Children 1998-2004: Trends and Areas for Further Analysis

NE Wang, Jia Chan, Pam Mahlow, Paul H. Wise
Academic Emergency Medicine , 2006

Background: While trauma systems improve the outcome of injury in children, there is a paucity of information regarding trauma regionalization system function amid dramatic changes in the financial structure of health care.

Objective: To describe the distribution of acute hospitalization of children with severe trauma by level of hospital trauma care designation in California.

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Working Papers

Pediatric Anthrax: Implications for Bioterrorism Preparedness

Dena M. Bravata, E Wang, Jon-Erik Holty, Robyn Lewis, Paul H. Wise, Smita Nayak, Hau Liu, Kathryn McDonald, Douglas Owens
Prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality by the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center, under contract #290-02-0017 , 2006

Objectives:

To systematically review the literature about children with anthrax to describe their clinical course, treatment responses, and the predictors of disease progression and mortality.

Data Sources:

MEDLINE® (1966-2005), 14 selected journal indexes (1900-1966) and bibliographies of all retrieved articles.

Review Methods:

We sought case reports of pediatric anthrax published between 1900 and 2005 meeting predefined criteria. We abstracted three types of data from the English-language reports:

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Journal Articles

Intergenerational Health Disparities: Socioeconomic Status, Women's Health Conditions, and Child Behavior Problems

Kahn RS, Wilson K, Paul H. Wise
Public Health Reports , 2005

Objective: Relatively little is known about the intergenerational mechanisms that lead to social disparities in child health. We examined whether the association between low socioeconomic status (SES) and child behavior problems is mediated by maternal health conditions and behavior.

Methods: Prospective cohort data (1979-1998) on 2,677 children and their mothers were obtained from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. SES, the Child Behavior Problems Index (BPI), and maternal smoking, depressive symptoms, and alcohol use before, during, and after pregnancy were examined.

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Lost Boys of Sudan: Functional and Behavioral Health of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Resettled in the United States, The

PL Geltman, W Grant-Knight, SD Mehta, C Lloyd-Travaglini, S Lustig, JM Landgraf, Paul H. Wise
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine , 2005

Objective: To assess the functional and behavioral health of unaccompanied Sudanese refugee minors approximately 1 year after resettlement in the United States.

Design: A descriptive survey.

Setting: Local refugee foster care programs affiliated with the US Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program.

Participants: A total of 304 Sudanese refugee minors enrolled in the US Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program.

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Transformation Of Child Health In The United States, The

Paul H. Wise
Health Affairs , 2004

Social trends and medical progress have fueled major changes in the epidemiology of child health in the United States. Injuries remain a major contributor to childhood illness and death. However, among noninjury causes, chronic illness now accounts for the majority of children's hospital days and deaths. Although mortality rates for all children have fallen dramatically, social disparities persist.

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