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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777842/nationally-representative-readmission-factors-in-patients-with-claudication-and-critical-limb-ischemia
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Rennier A Martinez, Michelle Shnayder, Joshua Parreco, Lukas Gaffney, Marcus Eby, Nicholas Cortolillo, Michael Lopez, Jack Zeltzer
INTRODUCTION: Hospital readmissions are not only associated with increased mortality, morbidity and costs but also, with current healthcare reform, tied to significant financial and administrative penalties. Some studies show that patients undergoing vascular surgery may have higher than average readmission rates. The recently released Nationwide Readmission Database (NRD) is the most comprehensive national source of readmission data, gathering discharge information from 22 geographically dispersed states, accounting for 51...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777350/the-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-emergency-general-surgery-anatomic-severity-scoring-system-as-a-predictor-of-cost-in-appendicitis
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Eric J Finnesgard, Matthew C Hernandez, Johnathon M Aho, Martin D Zielinski
BACKGROUND: The World Society for Emergency Surgery determined that for appendicitis managed with appendectomy, there is a paucity of evidence evaluating costs with respect to disease severity. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) disease severity grading system is valid and generalizable for appendicitis. We aimed to evaluate hospitalization costs incurred by patients with increasing disease severity as defined by the AAST. We hypothesized that increasing disease severity would be associated with greater cost...
May 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777150/risk-factors-of-treatment-failure-and-30-day-mortality-in-patients-with-bacteremia-due-to-mrsa-with-reduced-vancomycin-susceptibility
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Chien-Chang Yang, Cheng-Len Sy, Yhu-Chering Huang, Shian-Sen Shie, Jwu-Ching Shu, Pang-Hsin Hsieh, Ching-Hsi Hsiao, Chih-Jung Chen
Bacteremia caused by MRSA with reduced vancomycin susceptibility (MRSA-RVS) frequently resulted in treatment failure and mortality. The relation of bacterial factors and unfavorable outcomes remains controversial. We retrospectively reviewed clinical data of patients with bacteremia caused by MRSA with vancomycin MIC = 2 mg/L from 2009 to 2012. The significance of bacterial genotypes, agr function and heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (hIVSA) phenotype in predicting outcomes were determined after clinical covariates adjustment with multivariate analysis...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776419/introduction-of-national-guidelines-for-restrictive-blood-transfusion-threshold-for-hip-fracture-patients-a-consecutive-cohort-study-based-on-complete-follow-up-in-national-databases
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Bjarke Viberg, Per Hviid Gundtoft, Jesper Schønnemann, Lasse Pedersen, Lis Røhl Andersen, Kjell Titlestad, Carsten Fladmose Madsen, Jens Lauritsen, Søren Overgaard
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that a restrictive red blood cell (RBC) transfusion strategy lowers transfusion frequency without affecting mortality. However, the external validity of these trials has not been tested in a large cohort. The purpose was to estimate the effect of introducing a National Clinical Guideline (NCG) for a restrictive hemoglobin transfusion threshold on transfusion frequency and mortality in hip fracture patients > 65 years old...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770586/surgical-infection-after-posterolateral-lumbar-spine-arthrodesis-ct-analysis-of-spinal-fusion
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Pablo Andrés-Cano, Ana Cerván, Miguel Rodríguez-Solera, Jose Antonio Ortega, Natividad Rebollo, Enrique Guerado
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of infection after instrumented lumbar spine surgery, the demographic and surgical variables associated with acute infection, and the influence of infection and debridement on the consolidation of spinal fusion. METHODS: After obtaining approval from the hospital ethics committee, an observational study was made on a prospective cohort of consecutive patients surgically treated by posterolateral lumbar spine arthrodesis (n = 139, 2005-2011)...
May 16, 2018: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770238/charlson-comorbidity-index-as-a-predictor-of-periodontal-disease-in-elderly-participants
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Jae-Hong Lee, Jung-Kyu Choi, Seong-Nyum Jeong, Seong-Ho Choi
Purpose: This study investigated the validity of the Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) as a predictor of periodontal disease (PD) over a 12-year period. Methods: Nationwide representative samples of 149,785 adults aged ≥60 years with PD (International Classification of Disease, 10th revision [ICD-10], K052-K056) were derived from the National Health Insurance Service-Elderly Cohort during 2002-2013. The degree of comorbidity was measured using the CCI (grade 0-6), including 17 diseases weighted on the basis of their association with mortality, and data were analyzed using multivariate Cox proportional-hazards regression in order to investigate the associations of comorbid diseases (CDs) with PD...
April 2018: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769074/delay-in-reviewing-test-results-prolongs-hospital-length-of-stay-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Mei-Sing Ong, Farah Magrabi, Enrico Coiera
BACKGROUND: Failure in the timely follow-up of test results has been widely documented, contributing to delayed medical care. Yet, the impact of delay in reviewing test results on hospital length of stay (LOS) has not been studied. We examine the relationship between laboratory tests review time and hospital LOS. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of inpatients admitted to a metropolitan teaching hospital in Sydney, Australia, between 2011 and 2012 (n = 5804)...
May 16, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766216/impact-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-or-receptor-blockers-on-post-icu-discharge-outcome-in-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Etienne Gayat, Alexa Hollinger, Alain Cariou, Nicolas Deye, Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Samir Jaber, Benjamin G Chousterman, Qin Lu, Pierre François Laterre, Xavier Monnet, Michael Darmon, Marc Leone, Bertrand Guidet, Romain Sonneville, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Marie-Céline Fournier, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Alexandre Mebazaa, Matthieu Legrand
PURPOSE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with the activation of the renin-angiotensin system. Whether angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) or angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARB) improve outcome in patients recovering from AKI remains unexplored. The purpose was to investigate the association between prescription of ACEi/ARB at intensive care unit (ICU) discharge and 1-year outcome in patients recovering from AKI. METHODS: Association between ACEi/ARB and 1-year mortality rate was explored in 1551 patients discharged from 21 European ICUs in an observational cohort...
May 15, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763411/characteristics-and-health-care-resource-use-of-subjects-with-copd-in-the-year-before-initiating-lama-monotherapy-or-lama-laba-combination-therapy-a-u-s-database-study
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Saurabh Nagar, Jeetvan Patel, Richard H Stanford
PURPOSE: To characterize subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) newly initiated on long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA) or dual LAMA/long-acting β2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) therapy. DESIGN: This pilot/preliminary analysis was a retrospective crosssectional study of subjects with COPD from the Optum Impact National Managed Care Benchmark Database. METHODOLOGY: Subjects with at least one LAMA prescription in the index period (July 2008-June 2009) were included and stratified by treatment...
May 2018: Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761843/calf-circumference-a-marker-of-muscle-mass-as-a-predictor-of-hospital-readmission
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Gustavo Gonzales Real, Inara Regina Frühauf, José Henrique Koth Sedrez, Eduarda Jaine Fachinello Dall'Aqua, Maria Cristina Gonzalez
Hospital readmissions (HRs) are common, potentially preventable, and a marker of poor quality in health services. This study aimed to identify risk factors for HR in clinical patients, with an emphasis on nutrition aspects, especially calf circumference (CC), as a marker of muscle mass. A prospective cohort study of patients admitted to the internal medicine ward was conducted. The short form of the Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment was performed in the first 24 hours of hospitalization. In addition, single-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis was used to estimate the phase angle, CC as a surrogate of muscle mass, and handgrip strength as a marker of strength...
May 15, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761489/mortality-in-unipolar-depression-preceding-and-following-chronic-somatic-diseases-a-nationwide-danish-study
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A Koyanagi, O Köhler-Forsberg, M E Benros, T Munk Laursen, J M Haro, Merete Nordentoft, Carsten Hjorthøj
OBJECTIVE: It is largely unknown how depression prior to and following somatic diseases affects mortality. Thus, we examined how the temporal order of depression and somatic diseases affects mortality risk. METHOD: Data were from a Danish population-based cohort from 1995 to 2013, which included all residents in Denmark during the study period (N = 4 984 912). Nineteen severe chronic somatic disorders from the Charlson Comorbidity Index were assessed. The date of first diagnosis of depression and somatic diseases was identified...
May 14, 2018: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760963/effectiveness-of-a-day-rehabilitation-program-in-improving-functional-outcome-and-reducing-mortality-and-readmission-of-elderly-patients-with-fragility-hip-fractures
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Tak Man Wong, Frankie K L Leung, Tak Wing Lau, Christian Fang, Felix H W Chan, Jun Wu
Introduction: The incidence of hip fracture is projected to increase in the next 25 years as the world population ages. Hip fracture is often associated with subsequent readmission and mortality. Nevertheless, elderly patients often may not achieve the same level of functional ability as prior to their injury. Several studies have shown that close collaboration between orthopedic surgeons and geriatricians can improve such outcomes and Geriatric Day Hospital (GDH) is one of the examples of collaboration to improve such outcomes...
2018: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760606/influence-of-major-coping-strategies-on-treatment-non-adherence-and-severity-of-comorbid-conditions-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Hyun Chan Hwang, Hye Ri Kim, Doug Hyun Han, Ji Sun Hong, So-Hee Jeong, Jung-Ho Shin, Su-Hyun Kim, Jin Ho Hwang, Sun Mi Kim
Background: Non-adherence and comorbidities are prevalent among hemodialysis patients and are associated with increased mortality and financial burden. We aimed to investigate the influence of major coping strategies (CSs) on non-adherence and comorbidities in hemodialysis patients. Methods: A total of 49 patients were enrolled. We collected participant data including CS measured by a Korean version of the ways of coping questionnaire (K-WCQ), comorbidities measured by age-adjusted Charlson comorbidity index (CCI), and adherence measured by the 8-item Morisky medication adherence scale (MMAS-8)...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759510/predicting-morbidity-after-robotic-partial-nephrectomy-the-effect-of-tumor-environment-and-patient-related-factors
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Zine-Eddine Khene, Benoit Peyronnet, Neil J Kocher, Haley Robyak, Corentin Robert, Benjamin Pradere, Emmanuel Oger, Solène-Florence Kammerer-Jacquet, Grégory Verhoest, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq, Romain Mathieu, Jay D Raman, Karim Bensalah
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of tumor and nontumor related parameters on perioperative outcomes of robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent RPN for a localized renal tumor at 2 institutions between June 2010 and November 2016 were reviewed. RENAL and Mayo adhesive probability (MAP) scores were calculated and information on comorbid conditions including ASA score, performance status, Charlson's comorbidity index (CCI), and history of cardiovascular disease was collected...
May 11, 2018: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756457/descriptive-analysis-of-associated-factors-for-urgent-versus-nonurgent-inpatient-spine-transfers-to-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Gregory D Schroeder, James C McKenzie, David S Casper, Seth Stake, Joseph Buchholz, Chris Kepler, Jeffery A Rihn, Barret I Woods, Kris E Radcliff, I David Kaye, Kristen Nicholson, D Greg Anderson, Alan S Hilibrand, Alexander R Vaccaro, Safdar Khan, Mark F Kurd
Patients with spine-associated symptoms are transferred regularly to higher levels of care for operative intervention. It is unclear what factors lead to the transfer of patients with spine pathology to level I care facilities, and which transfers are indicated. All patients with isolated spinal pathology who were transferred from 2011 to 2015 were reviewed. Patients were divided into urgent transfers, defined as anyone who required operative intervention, and nonurgent transfers. Two hundred twenty-seven patients were transferred for isolated spinal pathology over 51 months; 109 (48...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756307/age-adjusted-comorbidity-and-survival-in-locally-advanced-laryngeal-cancer
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Collin F Mulcahy, Abdallah S R Mohamed, Aasheesh Kanwar, Katherine A Hutcheson, Alokananda Ghosh, David Vock, Randal S Weber, Stephen Y Lai, Gary Brandon Gunn, Mark Zafereo, William H Morrison, Renata Ferrarotto, Adam S Garden, David I Rosenthal, Clifton D Fuller
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to quantify the relationship among age, pretreatment comorbidity, and survival outcomes in patients with locally advanced laryngeal cancer. METHODS: Baseline comorbidity data were collected and age-adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) was calculated for each case. Kaplan-Meier and Cox proportional hazards modeling were used to determine associations with survival. RESULTS: For 548 patients, with a median age of 59 years (range 31-91 years), 58% were treated with larynx preservation and the rest with total laryngectomy and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT)...
May 13, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755765/travel-distance-and-use-of-salvage-palliative-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Shahid Ahmed, Mahjabeen Iqbal, Duc Le, Nayyer Iqbal, Punam Pahwa
Background: Salvage palliative chemotherapy in metastatic colorectal cancer has been associated with significant improvement in survival. However, not all patients receive all available therapies. Travel burden can affect patient access and use of future therapy. The present study aims to determine relationship between travel distance (TD) and salvage palliative chemotherapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Method: A patient cohort diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer during 2006-2010 in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada was studied...
April 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753169/chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-patients-aged-80-years-and-older-a-two-centre-study
#18
Pasquale De Bonis, Simone Olei, Lorenzo Mongardi, Michele Alessandro Cavallo, Mariaconsiglia Santantonio, Gianluca Trevisi, Carmelo Anile, Annunziato Mangiola
OBJECTIVE: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common condition in the elderly, and the ageing of population will increase the number of "superaged" patients presenting this pathology for the years to come. Few studies investigating the outcome of superaged patients surgically treated for CSDH are available, and study populations are generally small. The outcome of surgically treated patients and risk factors are not completely clear. Aim of the work is to identify the risk factors which may influence the outcome of patients aged 80 years and older surgically treated for CSDH...
May 3, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751840/prevalence-of-the-potentially-inappropriate-kampo-medications-to-be-used-with-caution-among-elderly-patients-taking-any-prescribed-kampo-medications-at-a-single-centre-in-japan-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Junpei Komagamine, Kazuhiko Hagane
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the prevalence and characteristics of potentially inappropriate Kampo medication use among elderly ambulatory patients taking any prescribed Kampo medications. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted using electronic medical records. All patients aged 65 years or older who continued visiting internal medicine physicians and were prescribed any Kampo medications from January 2015 to March 2015 were included...
May 11, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749938/impact-of-abandoned-leads-on-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device-infections-a-propensity-matched-analysis-of-medic-multicenter-electrophysiologic-device-infection-cohort
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Thomas A Boyle, Daniel Z Uslan, Jordan M Prutkin, Arnold J Greenspon, Larry M Baddour, Stephan B Danik, Jose M Tolosana, Katherine Le, Jose M Miro, James E Peacock, Muhammad R Sohail, Holenarasipur R Vikram, Roger G Carrillo
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the impact of abandoned cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) leads on the presentation and management of device-related infections. BACKGROUND: Device infection is a serious consequence of CIEDs and necessitates removal of all hardware for attempted cure. The merits of extracting or retaining presumed sterile but nonfunctioning leads is a subject of ongoing debate. METHODS: The MEDIC (Multicenter Electrophysiologic Device Infection Cohort) prospectively enrolled patients with CIED infections at 10 institutions in the United States and abroad between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2012...
February 2018: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
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