Publications by authors named "Jordan M Jones"

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Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis.

JAMA Dermatol 2021 Jul 21. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Division of Dermatology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.2325DOI Listing
July 2021

Recognition and Management of Severe Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions (Including Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis).

Med Clin North Am 2021 Jul;105(4):577-597

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, 3810 Springhurst Boulevard, Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40241, USA.

Severe cutaneous adverse reactions to medications (SCARs) include drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, and acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis. They are all non-immunoglobulin E mediated hypersensitivity reaction patterns, distinguished from simple cutaneous drug eruptions by immunologic pathogenesis and internal organ involvement. Herein the clinical features, diagnostic workup, and management considerations are presented for each of these major SCARs.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mcna.2021.04.001DOI Listing
July 2021

A literature-based treatment algorithm for low-grade neuroendocrine liver metastases.

HPB (Oxford) 2021 Jan 21;23(1):63-70. Epub 2020 May 21.

University School of Medicine, Hiram C Polk Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, USA. Electronic address:

Background: The optimal timing of treatment of liver metastases from low-grade neuroendocrine tumors (LG-NELM) varies significantly due to numerous treatment modalities and the literature supporting various treatment(s). This study sought to create and validate a literature-based treatment algorithm for LG-NELM.

Methods: A treatment algorithm to maximize overall survival (OS) was designed using peer-reviewed articles evaluating treatment of LG-NELM. This algorithm was retrospectively applied to patients treated for LG-NELM at our institution. Deviation was determined based on whether or not a patient received treatment consistent with that recommended by the algorithm. Patients who did and did not deviate from the algorithm were compared with respect to OS and number of treatments.

Results: Applying our algorithm to a 149-patient cohort, 57 (38%) deviated from recommended treatment. Deviation occurred in the form of alternative (28, 49%) versus additional procedures (29, 51%). Algorithm deviators underwent significantly more procedures than non-deviators (median 1 vs. 2, p < 0.001). Cox model indicated no difference in OS associated with algorithm deviation (HR 1.19, p = 0.58) when controlling for age and tumor characteristics.

Conclusion: This literature-based algorithm helps standardize treatment protocols in patients with LG-NELM and can reduce cost and risk by minimizing unnecessary procedures. Prospective implementation and validation is required.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2020.04.012DOI Listing
January 2021

ARBoR: an identity and security solution for clinical reporting.

J Am Med Inform Assoc 2019 11;26(11):1370-1374

Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.

Motivation: Clinical genome sequencing laboratories return reports containing clinical testing results, signed by a board-certified clinical geneticist, to the ordering physician. This report is often a PDF, but can also be a paper copy or a structured data file. The reports are frequently modified and reissued due to changes in variant interpretation or clinical attributes.

Materials And Methods: To precisely track report authenticity, we developed ARBoR (Authenticated Resources in a Hashed Block Registry), an application for tracking the authenticity and lineage of versioned clinical reports even when they are distributed as PDF or paper copies. ARBoR tracks clinical reports as cryptographically signed hash blocks in an electronic ledger file, which is then exactly replicated to many clients.

Results: ARBoR was implemented for clinical reporting in the Human Genome Sequencing Center Clinical Laboratory, initially as part of the National Institute of Health's Electronic Medical Record and Genomics (eMERGE) project.

Conclusions: To date, we have issued 15 205 versioned clinical reports tracked by ARBoR. This system has provided us with a simple and tamper-proof mechanism for tracking clinical reports with a complicated update history.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocz107DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6798556PMC
November 2019

A cost analysis of early biliary strictures following orthotopic liver transplantation in the United States.

Clin Transplant 2018 10 25;32(10):e13396. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Division of Transplantation, Hiram C. Polk Jr, MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

Introduction: To date, the financial burden of biliary strictures (BS) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) has remained largely unassessed. This study sought to approximate perioperative costs associated with early BS and delineate where in the hospital these costs are incurred.

Methods: The Premier Healthcare Database was queried for patients undergoing OLT between 2010 and 2016. Patients who did and did not develop early BS were compared with respect to perioperative costs and outcome variables. Multivariable regression models were used to estimate differences between groups.

Results: Patients who developed early BS had a longer length of stay (LOS) (35.3 days vs 17.8 days, P < 0.001) and were less likely to be discharged home (odds ratio = 0.45, P = 0.003). Development of early BS was associated with an incremental cost increase of $81 881 (45.8%, P < 0.001). The greatest relative cost increases were in radiology (+163.5%) and respiratory therapy (+157.1%), while the greatest absolute increase was in room and board (+$27 589).

Conclusions: Early BS after OLT result in higher costs stemming from longer LOS and increased need for various diagnostic studies and therapies. In addition to incentivizing measures that may prevent early BS, hospitals should account for these factors when developing payment schemes for OLT with payors.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ctr.13396DOI Listing
October 2018

The impact of enhanced recovery pathways on cost of care and perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing gastroesophageal and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery.

Surgery 2018 10 30;164(4):719-725. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

University of Louisville Department of Surgery, Louisville, KY. Electronic address:

Introduction: Enhanced recovery after surgery protocols have been increasingly adopted to standardize patient care and decrease overall costs. This study evaluated the impact of a prospectively implemented enhanced recovery after surgery protocol for patients undergoing surgery for gastroesophageal and hepatopancreatobiliary disease at an academic institution.

Methods: Patients undergoing either hepatopancreatobiliary or gastroesophageal procedures between January 2013 and May 2017 were classified according to whether or not they were placed on an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol. Groups were compared along demographic, perioperative, outcomes, and financial variables.

Results: Of a total of 377 patients, 149 were placed on an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol. There was a significant association between enhanced recovery after surgery protocol use and increased perioperative antibiotic use (98.0% enhanced recovery after surgery vs. 87.3% non-enhanced recovery after surgery, P < .001), decreased intraoperative crystalloid use (1,155 ± 705 mL enhanced recovery after surgery vs. 1,576 ± 826 non-enhanced recovery after surgery, P < .001), decreased requirement for intensive care unit stay (20.1% enhanced recovery after surgery vs. 36.4% non-enhanced recovery after surgery, P < .001), and decreased total hospital costs ($10,688.38 ± 10,518.22 vs. $15,439.22 ± 14,201.24, P < .001). On multivariable analysis, enhanced recovery after surgery protocol use was independently associated with decreased rate of intensive care unit admission (odds ratio 0.39, 95% confidence interval 0.23-0.66, P < .001).

Conclusion: Enhanced recovery after surgery pathways can be safely implemented in patients undergoing hepatopancreatobiliary and gastroesophageal procedures and can help standardize perioperative practices, decrease requirement for intensive care unit admission, and decrease total hospital costs.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2018.05.035DOI Listing
October 2018
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