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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822348/risk-factors-for-potential-drug-drug-interactions-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Slobodan M Janković, Ana V Pejčić, Miloš N Milosavljević, Valentina D Opančina, Nikola V Pešić, Tamara T Nedeljković, Goran M Babić
PURPOSE: To determine risk factors for each severity-based category of potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) encountered at intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort analysis of patients treated at the ICU of the Clinical Center Kragujevac, a public tertiary care hospital in Kragujevac, Serbia. Three interaction checkers were used to reveal drug-drug interactions: Medscape, Epocrates and Micromedex. RESULTS: The study included 201 patients, 66...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818212/national-trends-in-hospitalizations-for-venous-thromboembolism
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Anand Brahmandam, Marwan S Abougergi, Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar
OBJECTIVE: The management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) has evolved during the last decade. This study sheds light on the national trends in hospital admissions, outcomes, and economic burden for VTE. METHODS: The National Inpatient Sample (NIS) was reviewed between 2003 and 2013 for hospitalizations for VTE, defined as admissions with a principal diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). Outcomes measured were incidence, inpatient mortality, rates of interventions, hospital length of stay (LOS), and charges...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813492/point-prevalence-survey-of-healthcare-facility-onset-healthcare-associated-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-greek-hospitals-outside-the-intensive-care-unit-the-c-define-study
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Athanasios Skoutelis, Angelos Pefanis, Sotirios Tsiodras, Nikolaos V Sipsas, Moyssis Lelekis, Marios C Lazanas, Panagiotis Gargalianos, George N Dalekos, Emmanuel Roilides, George Samonis, Efstratios Maltezos, Dimitrios Hatzigeorgiou, Malvina Lada, Symeon Metallidis, Athena Stoupis, Georgios Chrysos, Lazaros Karnesis, Styliani Symbardi, Chariclia V Loupa, Helen Giamarellou, Ioannis Kioumis, Helen Sambatakou, Epameinondas Tsianos, Maria Kotsopoulou, Areti Georgopali, Klairi Liakou, Stavroula Perlorentzou, Stamatina Levidiotou, Marina Giotsa-Toutouza, Helen Tsorlini-Christoforidou, Ilias Karaiskos, Georgia Kouppari, Eleftheria Trikka-Graphakos, Maria-Anna Ntrivala, Kate Themeli-Digalaki, Anastasia Pangalis, Melina Kachrimanidou, Maria Martsoukou, Stergios Karapsias, Maria Panopoulou, Sofia Maraki, Anagnostina Orfanou, Efthymia Petinaki, Maria Orfanidou, Vasiliki Baka, Antonios Stylianakis, Iris Spiliopoulou, Stavroula Smilakou, Loukia Zerva, Evangelos Vogiatzakis, Eleni Belesiotou, Charalambos A Gogos
BACKGROUND: The correlation of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) with in-hospital morbidity is important in hospital settings where broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents are routinely used, such as in Greece. The C. DEFINE study aimed to assess point-prevalence of CDI in Greece during two study periods in 2013. METHODS: There were two study periods consisting of a single day in March and another in October 2013. Stool samples from all patients hospitalized outside the ICU aged ≥18 years old with diarrhea on each day in 21 and 25 hospitals, respectively, were tested for CDI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806302/surgery-for-primary-hyperparathyroidism-adherence-to-consensus-guidelines-in-an-academic-health-system
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Eric J Kuo, Mostafa A Al-Alusi, Lin Du, Albert Shieh, Masha J Livhits, Angela M Leung, Michael W Yeh
OBJECTIVE: To determine the extent to which consensus guidelines for surgery in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) are followed within an academic health system. BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that adherence to consensus guidelines in community practice is low. METHODS: Adults with biochemically confirmed PHPT who received primary care within an academic health system were identified from 2005 to 2015. Multivariable logistic regression was used to analyze predictors of parathyroidectomy (PTx)...
August 11, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805309/safety-of-herpes-zoster-vaccination-among-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-being-treated-with-anti-tnf-medications
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N Khan, Y Shah, C Trivedi, J D Lewis
BACKGROUND: The risk of herpes zoster (HZ) is elevated in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients treated with anti-TNF medications. While it is optimal to give herpes zoster vaccine prior to initiation of therapy clinical circumstances may not always allow this. AIM: To determine the safety of giving herpes zoster vaccine while patients are on anti-TNF therapy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study involving IBD patients who were followed in the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system between 2001 and 2016...
August 14, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804571/impact-of-comorbidity-on-waiting-list-and-post-transplant-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-liver-retransplantation
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Mohammad A B Al-Freah, Carl Moran, Matthew R Foxton, Kosh Agarwal, Julia A Wendon, Nigel D Heaton, Michael A Heneghan
AIM: To determine the impact of Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) on waiting list (WL) and post liver retransplantation (LRT) survival. METHODS: Comparative study of all adult patients assessed for primary liver transplant (PLT) (n = 1090) and patients assessed for LRT (n = 150), 2000-2007 at our centre. Demographic, clinical and laboratory variables were recorded. RESULTS: Median age for all patients was 53 years and 66% were men. Median model for end stage liver disease (MELD) score was 15...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800719/total-ankle-arthroplasty-comparing-perioperative-outcomes-when-performed-at-an-orthopaedic-specialty-hospital-versus-an-academic-teaching-hospital
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David M Beck, Eric M Padegimas, David I Pedowitz, Steven M Raikin
BACKGROUND: The number of total ankle arthroplasties (TAAs) performed in the United States has risen significantly in recent years, as has utilization of orthopaedic specialty hospital (OSH) to treat healthy patients undergoing elective surgery. The purpose of this study was to compare postoperative outcomes following TAA at an OSH when compared with a matching population of patients undergoing TAA at an academic teaching hospital (ATH). METHODS: We identified all TAA from January 2014 to December 2014 at the OSH and January 2010 to January 2016 at the ATH...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796021/psychotropics-environmental-temperature-and-hospital-outcomes-in-older-medical-patients
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Arduino A Mangoni, Feruza Kholmurodova, Lidia Mayner, Paul Hakendorf, Richard J Woodman
PURPOSE: The authors investigated whether the use of psychotropics and environmental temperature on admission influence hospital length of stay (LOS) and mortality in older medical patients. METHODS: Clinical and demographic characteristics, Charlson Comorbidity Index, use of psychotropic and nonpsychotropic drugs, hospital LOS, and mortality were retrospectively collected in medical patients 65 years and older (n = 382) admitted to a metropolitan teaching hospital during 5 consecutive heat waves (HWs) between 2007 and 2009...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782449/real-world-economic-burden-of-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-among-a-large-us-commercially-insured-population-with-hematologic-malignancies
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Machaon Bonafede, Akshara Richhariya, Qian Cai, Neil C Josephson, Donna McMorrow, Phillip M Garfin, Miguel-Angel Perales
AIMS: Approximately 20,000 hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) procedures are performed in the US annually. This study aims to study the healthcare resource utilization and costs among commercially-insured patients with hematologic malignancies who received autologous HCT (auto-HCT) and allogeneic HCT (allo-HCT) in the US. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult patients with hematologic malignancies undergoing auto- or allo-HCT between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2014 were identified in the Truven Health MarketScan Research Databases...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781973/comparison-of-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-after-arthroscopic-bankart-open-bankart-and-latarjet-bristow-procedures-a-review-of-2864-cases
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Steven L Bokshan, Steven F DeFroda, Brett D Owens
BACKGROUND: Surgical intervention for anterior shoulder instability is commonly performed and is highly successful in reducing instances of recurrent instability. PURPOSE: To determine and compare the incidence of 30-day complications and patient and surgical risk factors for complications for arthroscopic Bankart, open Bankart, and Latarjet-Bristow procedures. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: All arthroscopic Bankart, open Bankart, and Latarjet-Bristow procedures from 2005 to 2014 from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) prospective database were analyzed...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780697/persistence-with-vka-treatment-in-newly-treated-atrial-fibrillation-patients-an-analysis-based-on-a-large-sample-of-38-076-german-patients
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Thomas Wilke, Antje Groth, Andreas Fuchs, Matthias Pfannkuche, Ulf Maywald
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe persistence with vitamin K antagonist (VKA) treatment in German atrial fibrillation (AF) patients and to identify factors which may be associated with early discontinuation of VKA therapy. METHODS: We did a retrospective cohort study based on an anonymized German claims dataset with VKA treatment-naïve AF patients, who received at least one VKA prescription. VKA therapy discontinuation was defined as a gap >180 days...
August 5, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771654/predictors-of-30-day-mortality-in-hospitalized-patients-with-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Jayakrishna Chintanaboina, Seyedehsan Navabi, Kristen Suchniak-Mussari, Benjamin Stern, Simranjit Bedi, Erik B Lehman, Andrew Tinsley
OBJECTIVES: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality and is the most common nosocomial infection in the United States, with associated annual costs of approximately $3 billion. The epidemiology of CDI has changed with the identification of novel risk factors for incident and recurrent CDI. The aim of this study was to identify the predictors of 30-day mortality in hospitalized patients with CDI. METHODS: We identified all of the patients diagnosed as having CDI from January 2011 to December 2014 at our university-setting hospital...
August 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768480/internet-and-social-network-users-profiles-in-renal-transplant-recipients-in-france
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Yosra Mouelhi, Marine Alessandrini, Vanessa Pauly, Bertrand Dussol, Stéphanie Gentile
BACKGROUND: The use of the Internet for searching and sharing health information and for health care interactions may have a great potential for Renal Transplant Recipients (RTR). This study aims to determine the characteristics associated with Internet and social network use in a representative sample of RTR at the time of their inclusion in the study. METHODS: Data of this cross-sectional design is retrieved from a longitudinal study conducted in five French kidney transplant centers in 2011, and included Renal Transplant Recipients aged 18 years with a functioning graft for at least 1 year...
August 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767571/candida-vertebral-osteomyelitis-cvo-28-cases-from-a-10-year-retrospective-study-in-france
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Clémence Richaud, Victoire De Lastours, Xavière Panhard, David Petrover, Fantin Bruno, Agnès Lefort
Although increasingly frequent, little is known about the clinical presentation, radiological signs, and outcome of Candida vertebral osteomyelitis (CVO).We performed a nationwide retrospective study of laboratory-confirmed cases of CVO over a 10 year-period in France with a prolonged follow-up. We describe demographic, clinical, biological, and radiological characteristics of patients with CVO, patients' management, and long-term outcome and determine factors associated with a poor outcome.In total, 28 patients with laboratory-confirmed CVO were included...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767515/35-year-trends-in-first-time-hospitalization-for-hip-fracture-one-year-mortality-and-the-prognostic-impact-of-comorbidity-a-danish-nationwide-cohort-study-1980-2014
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Alma B Pedersen, Vera Ehrenstein, Szimonetta Szépligeti, Astrid Lunde, Ylva Trolle Lagerros, Anna Westerlund, Grethe S Tell, Henrik T Sørensen
BACKGROUND: We examined trends in hip fracture incidence in Denmark from 1980 to 2014, trends in subsequent one-year mortality, and the prognostic impact of sex, age, and comorbidity. METHODS: This nationwide cohort study prospectively collected data from population-based Danish registries. We included 262,437 patients with incident hip fracture and assessed comorbidity using the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI). RESULTS: Despite slight increases in incidence rates (IRs) of hip fracture up to the mid-1990s, the annual IR decreased by 29% from 1980 to 2014 in women, but remained stable in men...
July 31, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767447/prevalence-and-survival-prognosis-of-prostate-cancer-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-a-retrospective-study-based-on-the-korea-national-database-2003-2010
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Sung Han Kim, Jae Young Joung, Yoon Seok Suh, Young Ae Kim, Jin Hyuk Hong, Tong Sun Kuark, Eun Sook Lee, Kang Hyun Lee
OBJECTIVE: The study was aimed to evaluate the prevalence and prognosis of prostate cancer (PC) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), determine the risk factors for overall survival (OS) and PC-specific survival (CSS), and evaluate differences in PC-related clinical therapeutic patterns between patients with and without PC-ESRD. METHODS: This observational population study, performed at the National Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute in Korea, included patients with PC and ESRD from the nationwide Korean Health Insurance System and Korean Central Cancer Registry data...
July 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762628/prognostic-value-of-physical-function-tests-and-muscle-mass-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Rubén Hernández-Luis, Esther Martín-Ponce, María Monereo-Muñoz, Geraldine Quintero-Platt, Silvia Odeh-Santana, Emilio González-Reimers, Francisco Santolaria
AIM: To determine the prognostic value for mortality of physical function tests, muscle mass loss, disability and frailty in elderly hospitalized patients. METHODS: We prospectively included 298 hospitalized patients aged >60 years (152 men and 146 women). We assessed comorbidity using the Charlson Comorbidity Index; nutrition by body mass index, midarm muscle area and subjective nutritional score; physical muscle function by handgrip strength, gait speed, standing balance and stand up test; disability using the Barthel test and activities of daily living; frailty by the clinical frailty scale and Fried frailty index; and cognitive impairment by the Pfeiffer test...
August 1, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760891/influence-of-beta-lactam-infusion-strategy-on-acute-kidney-injury
#18
Sarah E Cotner, W Cliff Rutter, Donna R Burgess, Katie L Wallace, Craig A Martin, David S Burgess
Background Limited literature is available assessing nephrotoxicity with prolonged beta-lactam infusions. This study compared the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with a prolonged beta-lactam infusion (PI) or an intermittent infusion.Methods. This was a retrospective, matched cohort study at an academic medical center from July 2006 to September 2015. Adult patients who received piperacillin-tazobactam (TZP), cefepime (FEP), or meropenem (MEM) for at least 48 hours were evaluated. Patients were excluded for pre-existing renal dysfunction or pregnancy...
July 31, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755327/comorbidities-and-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-with-simultaneous-integrated-boost-in-elderly-breast-cancer-patients
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Alba Fiorentino, Rosario Mazzola, Niccolò Giaj Levra, Sergio Fersino, Francesco Ricchetti, Gioacchino Di Paola, Stefania Gori, Alberto Massocco, Filippo Alongi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of comorbidity assessment on compliance to intensity modulated radiotherapy with simultaneous integrated boost (SIB-IMRT) in elderly patients affected by early stage breast cancer (BC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 40 consecutive patients were treated with SIB-IMRT (50 Gy in 25 fractions to the whole breast, and simultaneously 60 Gy to the surgical bed) for invasive BC after conserving surgery. Inclusion criteria were: age ≥ 70 years, pT1-2 disease, pN0-1, no neoadjuvant chemotherapy, non-metastatic disease...
July 28, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753853/survival-outcomes-in-octogenarian-and-nonagenarian-patients-treated-with-first-line-androgen-deprivation-therapy-for-organ-confined-prostate-cancer
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Paolo Dell'Oglio, Mohamed Bishr, Katharina Boehm, Vincent Trudeau, Alessandro Larcher, Zhe Tian, Josè Sosa, Marco Moschini, Fred Saad, Umberto Capitanio, Alberto Briganti, Markus Graefen, Francesco Montorsi, Pierre I Karakiewicz
BACKGROUND: The use of primary androgen deprivation therapy (PADT) is common in elderly men with early-stage prostate cancer (PCa), despite the absence of guideline recommendations. OBJECTIVE: To examine survival patterns of octo- and nonagenarian men with organ-confined PCa exposed to PADT, to assess whether their life expectancy warrants androgen deprivation therapy use. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: In the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare-linked database, we identified 14 785 octo- and nonagenarian organ-confined PCa patients treated with PADT between 1991 and 2009...
February 11, 2017: European Urology Focus
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