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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224408/oral-anticoagulation-therapy-upon-discharge-in-hospitalized-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Devada Singh-Franco, Genevieve Hale, Robin J Jacobs
OBJECTIVES: Availability of direct oral anticoagulants and CHA2DS2VASc/HAS-BLED scoring tools underscore the importance of appropriate and safe use of oral anticoagulation therapy (OACT). The purpose of this study was to evaluate stroke prevention pharmacotherapy in adult patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) discharged from a large, community-based hospital. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using a de-identified data collection sheet for data extraction (demographics, admitting diagnosis, OACT prior to admission and at discharge, concomitant medications that could increase bleed risk and/or acid-suppressive therapies)...
December 11, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172843/intra-articular-corticosteroid-injections-in-haemophilic-arthropathy-are-they-recommended
#2
E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan
INTRODUCTION: Intra-articular (IA) corticosteroid (CS) injections are commonly used in the treatment of osteoarthritis. However, they are rarely utilized in haemophilic arthropathy. In fact, the efficacy of this method in haemophilic arthropathy is frequently discussed and debated in clinical practice. AIM: To investigate the effectiveness of IA CS injections in patients with painful haemophilic arthropathy. METHODS: A review of the literature on the topic was performed...
November 30, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171776/extended-thromboprophylaxis-in-the-acutely-ill-medical-patient-after-hospitalization-a-paradigm-shift-in-post-discharge-thromboprophylaxis
#3
Charles E Mahan, Allison E Burnett, Megan Fletcher, Alex C Spyropoulos
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant healthcare burden with approximately 900,000 events annually in the United States, over half of which are healthcare-associated. This number is anticipated to double by 2050. Group prophylaxis strategies confined to the inpatient setting appear to have minimal impact on the reduction of post-discharge VTE in medically ill patients due to shortened lengths of stay and a heterogenous population that includes patients at low risk for VTE. In accordance with current guideline recommendations, very few (<5%) medically ill patients are discharged with extended prophylaxis, which potentially creates a clinical gap for at-risk patients as VTE risk has been shown to persist for up to 90 days...
November 24, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157046/authors-reply-wide-reaching-effects-of-and-concerns-regarding-geographic-localization-of-hospitalist-units
#4
Christine Bryson, Mihaela Stefan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 23, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141470/wide-reaching-effects-of-and-concerns-regarding-geographic-localization-of-hospitalist-units
#5
Angela L Nguyen, Flint Y Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125409/interdependence-in-decision-making-by-medical-consultants-implications-for-improving-the-efficiency-of-inpatient-physician-services
#6
Adam S Wilk, Lena M Chen
OBJECTIVES: Hospital administrators are seeking to improve efficiency in medical consultation services, yet whether consultants make decisions to provide more or less care is unknown. We examined how medical consultants account for prior consultants' care when determining whether to provide intensive consulting care or sign off in the treatment of complex surgical inpatients. We applied three distinct theoretical frameworks in the interpretation of our results. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of consultants' care intensity, measured alternately using a dummy variable for providing two or more days consulting (versus one) and a continuous measure of total days consulting, with 100% Medicare claims data from 2007-2010...
November 10, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110557/post-discharge-issues-identified-by-a-call-back-program-identifying-improvement-opportunities
#7
Patty Ines Ojeda, Areeba Kara
OBJECTIVES: The period following discharge from the hospital is one of heightened vulnerability. Discharge instructions serve as a guide during this transition. Yet, clinicians receive little feedback on the quality of this document that ties into the patients' experience. We reviewed the issues voiced by discharged patients via a call-back program and compared them to the discharge instructions they had received. METHODS: At our institution, patients receive an automated call forty-eight hours following discharge inquiring about progress...
November 7, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092636/investigation-of-health-promotion-status-in-specialized-hospitals-associated-with-hamadan-university-of-medical-sciences-health-promoting-hospitals
#8
Yadollah Hamidi, Seyed Mohammad Mahdi Hazavehei, Akram Karimi-Shahanjarini, Mohammad Ali Seifrabie, Maryam Farhadian, Shohreh Alimohammadi, Seyedeh Melika Kharghani Moghadam
OBJECTIVES: The prophecy of health promoting hospitals (HPH) is bringing about a change and transition from treatment-oriented to health-oriented attitudes. In Iran, hospitals usually play the traditional roles. The present study was aimed at the evaluation of the health promotion status in specialized hospitals associated with Hamadan University of Medical Sciences (HUMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This applied study was conducted in two Hamadan specialized hospitals in the Hamadan city...
November 2, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090606/efficiency-of-a-self-administered-outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy-s-opat-for-infective-endocarditis-within-the-context-of-a-shortened-hospital-admission-based-on-hospital-at-home-program
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Marcos Pajarón, Marta Lisa, Manuel F Fernández-Miera, Juan C Dueñas, I Allende, Ana M Arnaiz, Pedro Sanroma-Mendizábal, José R de Berrazueta, María C Fariñas
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the efficiency of treatment of infectious endocarditis (IE) via Self-administered Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (S-OPAT) supported by a shortening hospital admission program in a hospitalization-at-home unit (HAH), including a short review of the literature. METHODS: Ambispective cohort study of 57 episodes of IE in 54 patients treated in an HAH unit between 1988 and 2014 who receive S-OPAT after prior intra-hospital clinical stabilization...
November 1, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990811/evaluation-of-hospitalization-costs-and-associated-factors-among-maternity-stays-involving-low-risk-and-moderate-to-high-risk-childbirths-in-the-united-states
#10
Amy Law, Justin Yu, Wenlong Lin, Richard Lynen, Jay Lin
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the costs of childbirth and to identify factors associated with such hospital costs for low- and moderate/high-risk childbirth groups. METHODS: All hospitalizations for childbirth between 2010-2014 in the Premier Perspective Hospital Database were identified. Risk category for each birth was defined by the age of the subject and/or presence of specific maternal comorbidities and obstetric risk factors. Hospital childbirth costs were determined and stratified by risk groups...
October 9, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942686/fibrin-glue-for-local-haemostasis-in-haemophilia-surgery
#11
E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan
INTRODUCTION: Local fibrin glue (FG) appears to be a useful local haemostatic agent for severe haemorrhage in people with haemophilia (PWH) undergoing surgical procedures. AIM: To evaluate the role of local FG in PWH. METHODS: A review of the literature on the topic has been performed. RESULTS: Local FG is not always necessary to achieve haemostasis in all surgical procedures performed in PWH. However, it could be a good adjunct therapy, primarily when a surgical field will bleed more than expected (e...
October 3, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952403/burden-and-contributing-factors-associated-with-tricuspid-regurgitation-a-hospital-based-study
#12
Kai-Hang Yiu, Yan Chen, Ju-Hua Liu, Qingshan Lin, Mingya Liu, Min Wu, Run Wang, Zhe Zhen, Yuan Zou, Yui-Ming Lam, Ming-Yen Ng, Chu-Pak Lau, Hung-Fat Tse
OBJECTIVES: Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is common in patients referred for cardiac assessment. Nonetheless, current estimates of its prevalence and contributing factors are limited. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence and demographics of TR in patients referred for echocardiography assessment at two University-affiliated hospitals. METHODS: A total of 6711 consecutive Chinese patients were recruited as part of the Chinese Valvular Heart Disease Study (CVATS)...
September 27, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944703/hospital-costs-for-patients-with-lower-extremity-cellulitis-a-retrospective-population-based-study
#13
Douglas Challener, Jasmine Marcelin, Sue Visscher, Larry Baddour
OBJECTIVES: Hospital admissions for non-purulent lower extremity cellulitis (NLEC) are common and can be prolonged and costly. Newer treatment options and preventive strategies are expected to result in cost savings before implementation, but few studies have quantified the cost of conventional treatment. METHODS: Using the Rochester Epidemiology Project, the incidence of NLEC in Olmsted County, MN in 2013 was 176.6 per 100,000 persons. The subset of patients who required hospitalization for NLEC in 2013 was determined...
September 27, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836877/management-of-hyperglycemia-in-the-neurosurgery-patient
#14
REVIEW
Rene Daniel, Satya Villuri, Kevin Furlong
Hyperglycemia is associated with adverse outcomes in patients who are candidates for or underwent neurosurgical procedures. Specific concerns and settings that relate to these patients are preoperative glycemic control, intraoperative control, management in the neurological intensive care unit (NICU), and postoperative control. In each of these settings, physicians have to ensure appropriate glycemic control to prevent or minimize adverse events. The glycemic control is usually managed by a neurohospitalist in co-management with the neurosurgery team pre- and post-operatively, and by the neurocritical care team in the setting of NICU...
October 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749248/update-in-perioperative-medicine-practice-changing-evidence-published-in-2016
#15
REVIEW
Dennis W Regan, Deanne Kashiwagi, Brian Dougan, Karna Sundsted, Karen Mauck
This summary reviews 18 key articles published in 2016 which have significant practice implications for the perioperative medical care of surgical patients. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the practice of perioperative medicine, important new evidence is published in journals representing a variety of medical and surgical specialties. Keeping current with the evidence that drives best practice in perioperative medicine is therefore challenging. We set out to identify, critically review, and summarize key evidence which has the most potential for practice change...
October 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707548/geographical-assignment-of-hospitalists-in-an-urban-teaching-hospital-feasibility-and-impact-on-efficiency-and-provider-satisfaction
#16
Christine Bryson, Greta Boynton, Anna Stepczynski, Jane Garb, Reva Kleppel, Farzan Irani, Siva Natanasabapathy, Mihaela S Stefan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether implementation of a geographic model of assigning hospitalists is feasible and sustainable in a large hospitalist program and assess its impact on provider satisfaction, perceived efficiency and patient outcomes. METHODS: Pre (3 months) - post (12 months) intervention study conducted from June 2014 through September 2015 at a tertiary care medical center with a large hospitalist program caring for patients scattered in 4 buildings and 16 floors...
October 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679348/implementing-enhanced-recovery-pathways-a-literature-review-with-realist-synthesis
#17
REVIEW
Astrid Coxon, Karina Nielsen, Jane Cross, Chris Fox
OBJECTIVES: Enhanced Recovery Pathways (ERPs) are an increasingly popular, evidenced-based approach to surgery, designed to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. Despite evidence demonstrating the benefits of these pathways, implementation and adherence have been inconsistent. METHODS: Using realist synthesis, this review explored the current literature surrounding the implementation of ERPs in the UK. Knowledge consolidation between authors and consulting with field experts helped to guide the search strategy...
October 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675708/role-of-long-term-acute-care-in-reducing-hospital-readmission
#18
REVIEW
Jorge F Velazco, Shekhar Ghamande, Salim Surani
Long-term acute care hospitals (LTACs) are health care facilities capable of admitting complex patients with high acuity that are unable to return home after hospitalization in acute care. Its defining characteristic is to accommodate patients for a length of stay greater than 25 days, however, little is known about its role of preventing hospital readmissions. Created in the 1980s, these facilities were designed to help acute care facilities improve their resource management, expenditures, and quality of care...
October 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657382/a-pilot-study-evaluating-the-prescribing-of-ceftriaxone-in-hospitals-in-ghana-findings-and-implications
#19
Daniel Kwame Afriyie, Seth Kwabena Amponsah, Justice Dogbey, Kwabena Agyekum, Samuel Kesse, Ilse Truter, Johanna C Meyer, Brian Godman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Widespread empiric use of antibiotics exists especially in developing countries. This is a concern since inappropriate use of antibiotics, including their extended inappropriate use, will increase resistance rates. Consequently, there is a need to evaluate antibiotic utilisation across healthcare sectors to improve future use. This includes ceftriaxone, widely used among hospitals including those in Ghana. METHODS: A cross-sectional study to evaluate the appropriateness of ceftriaxone prescribing in a leading hospital in Ghana...
October 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914115/knowledge-attitudes-and-perspective-on-adverse-drug-reaction-reporting-in-a-public-sector-hospital-in-south-africa-baseline-analysis
#20
Antionette Terblanche, Johanna Catharina Meyer, Brian Godman, Robert Stanley Summers
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) can cause significant harm in patients; however, ADRs are under-reported in many countries, including South Africa, where evidence of a pharmacovigilance (PV) system to monitor and manage ADRs is a requirement for compliance with norms and standards for quality healthcare delivery. We conducted an analysis amongst health care professionals (HCPs) at Sebokeng Hospital to assess the situation there. METHODS: Data were collected using a structured self-administered questionnaire, targeting all medical practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and pharmacist assistants in the hospital...
September 15, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
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