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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920519/outcomes-of-a-telemonitoring-based-program-telepoc-in-frequently-hospitalized-copd-patients
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Cristóbal Esteban, Javier Moraza, Milagros Iriberri, Urko Aguirre, Begoña Goiria, José M Quintana, Myriam Aburto, Alberto Capelastegui
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases requires changes in health care delivery. In COPD, telemedicine appears to be a useful tool. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy (in improving health care-resource use and clinical outcomes) of a telemonitoring-based program (telEPOC) in COPD patients with frequent hospitalizations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a nonrandomized observational study in an intervention cohort of 119 patients (Galdakao-Usansolo Hospital) and a control cohort of 78 patients (Cruces Hospital), followed up for 2 years (ClinicalTrials...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918197/educational-inequalities-in-mortality-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-norway
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Rupali Akerkar, Marta Ebbing, Gerhard Sulo, Inger Ariansen, Jannicke Igland, Grethe S Tell, Grace M Egeland
OBJECTIVES: Socioeconomic gradients provide an indication of mortality's preventable fraction. Given the high mortality associated with atrial fibrillation (AF), we explored the educational gradient in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in an AF patient population. DESIGN: We prospectively followed patients hospitalized with AF as primary discharge diagnosis. Patients were identified in a nationwide Cardiovascular Disease in Norway 2008-2012 project. The average length of follow-up was 2...
December 5, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916358/transfer-of-acute-care-surgery-patients-in-a-rural-state-a-concerning-trend
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Brittany Misercola, Kristen Sihler, Molly Douglas, Stephen Ranney, Jonathan Dreifus
BACKGROUND: Regionalized care of complex patients to larger hospitals is an increasingly common practice as the population ages and the physician shortage evolves. The Acute Care Surgery model is new, and there are limited data on the patients being transferred through this system. We hypothesized transfer patients would be older, more complex, and require additional resources. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review of Acute Care Surgery patients admitted to a single tertiary facility...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908447/prevalence-of-comorbidities-and-the-prognostic-value-of-the-profund-index-in-a-hospital-cardiology-unit
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M A López-Garrido, I Antequera Martín-Portugués, V M Becerra-Muñoz, H N Orellana-Figueroa, F J Sánchez-Lora, L Morcillo-Hidalgo, M F Jiménez-Navarro, J J Gómez-Doblas, E de Teresa-Galván, J M García-Pinilla
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to understand the prevalence of comorbidities and the usefulness of the PROFUND index for the prognostic stratification of patients with comorbidities in a hospital cardiology unit. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We consecutively analysed all patients hospitalized in 2012 in the department of cardiology. We recorded the comorbidities, length of stay, hospital mortality, Charlson indices and PROFUND indices. In the patients with comorbidities, we also recorded the readmissions and mortality during a 1-year follow-up...
November 28, 2016: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906991/association-between-history-of-dental-amalgam-fillings-and-risk-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Yung-Chuang Hsu, Cheng-Wei Chang, Hsin-Lin Lee, Chuan-Chung Chuang, Hsien-Chung Chiu, Wan-Yun Li, Jorng-Tzong Horng, Earl Fu
The impact of dental amalgam on the development of Parkinson's disease (PD) is still uncertain, although a positive association between dental amalgam and PD has been found in a few case-control studies. The patients with amalgam fillings restored between 2000 and 2008 were identified by using the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan. The same number of patients who had no new amalgam filling restored was matched by sex, age, and treatment date. Both cohorts were followed up from the treatment date until the date of diagnosis of PD, death, or the end of the year 2008...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906741/halo-vest-immobilization-in-elderly-odontoid-fracture-patients-evolution-in-treatment-modality-and-in-hospital-outcomes
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J Mason DePasse, Mark A Palumbo, Abdul-Kareem Ahmed, Charles A Adams, Alan H Daniels
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utilization and effectiveness of halo-vest (HV) immobilization for type II odontoid fractures from 2004 to 2014. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Controversy persists regarding the optimal treatment method for odontoid fractures in the elderly. Management options include immobilization in a cervical orthosis, HV immobilization, and operative intervention. Over the past decade, high mortality and morbidity rates have been reported following HV immobilization in this patient population...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906738/predictive-factors-for-postoperative-follow-up-which-patients-are-prone-to-loss-to-follow-up-after-spinal-surgery
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Kee-Yong Ha, Sang-Il Kim, Young-Hoon Kim, Young-Ho Kim, In-Soo Oh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To find out the predictive factors for the failure to follow-up in patients who underwent spinal surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Causes for loss to follow-up range from geographical accessibility to dissatisfaction with surgeons. There were few reports that investigated loss to follow-up after spinal surgery. METHODS: A total of 649 patients who underwent laminectomy and 193 patients who underwent L4-L5 fusion from August 2006 to August 2013 were enrolled in this retrospective study...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902744/delirium-detection-and-impact-of-comorbid-health-conditions-in-a-post-acute-rehabilitation-hospital-setting
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Julija Stelmokas, Nicolette Gabel, Jennifer M Flaherty, Katherine Rayson, Kathileen Tran, Jason R Anderson, Linas A Bieliauskas
Misdiagnosis and under-detection of delirium may occur in many medical settings. This is important to address as delirium clearly increases risk of morbidity and mortality in such settings. This study assessed whether Veterans who screened positive on a delirium severity measure (Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale; MDAS) differed from those with and without corresponding medical documentation of delirium in terms of cognitive functioning, psychiatric/medical history, and medication use. A medical record review of 266 inpatients at a VA post-acute rehabilitation unit found that 10...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901330/critically-ill-octogenarians-and-nonagenarians-evaluation-of-long-term-outcomes-post-hospital-trajectories-and-quality-of-life-one-year-and-seven-years-after-icu-discharge
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Sandra Oeyen, Joris Vermassen, Ruth Piers, Dominique Benoit, Lieven Annemans, Johan Decruyenaere
BACKGROUND: To investigate long-term outcomes, post-hospital trajectories, and quality of life (QOL) in patients ≥ 80 years admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: A 1-year prospective observational cohort analysis was performed. All consecutive patients ≥ 80 years admitted to the ICU were screened for inclusion. Demographics, comorbidity, organ failures, and outcomes were analyzed. QOL before admission, 3 months, 1 year, and 7 years after ICU discharge was assessed using EuroQoL-5D (EQ-5D) and Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) questionnaires...
November 30, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898208/-design-and-implementation-of-an-outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy-program-in-primary-care-the-experience-at-a-second-level-hospital
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M Ruiz-Campuzano, E García-Vázquez, J J Hernández-Roca, J Gómez-Gómez, M Canteras-Jordana, E Mené-Fenor, A Hernández-Torres, A Peláez-Ballesta
OBJECTIVE: Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) programs are a good assistance option in a wide variety of infectious diseases. Our aim was to design and implement an OPAT program in the area of influence of a second-level hospital, with no Home Hospitalization Service available, being necessary close collaboration between hospitalization and Primary Care teams, describe our cohort, analyse the antimicrobial treatment indicated and evaluate the prognostic and risk factors associated with readmission and mortality...
November 28, 2016: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895425/folfirinox-in-elderly-patients-with-pancreatic-or-colorectal-cancer-tolerance-and-efficacy
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Jean-Florian Guion-Dusserre, Aurélie Bertaut, François Ghiringhelli, Julie Vincent, Valérie Quipourt, Sophie Marilier, Zoé Tharin, Leila Bengrine-Lefevre
AIM: To study the tolerance and the efficiency of FOLFIRINOX in elderly patients diagnosed with colorectal or pancreatic cancer. METHODS: This retrospective study included elderly patients aged over 70 years of age treated at Georges-Francois Leclerc Center by FOLFIRINOX for histological proved colorectal or pancreatic cancer between January 2009 and January 2015. Chemotheapy regimen consisted of oxaliplatin (85 mg/m(2) in over 120 min) followed by leucovorin (400 mg/m(2) in over 120 min), with the addition, after 30 min of irinotecan (180 mg/m(2) in over 90 min) then 5 fluorouracil (5FU) (400 mg/m(2) administred intravenous bolus), followed by 5FU (2400 mg/m(2) intraveinous infusion over 46 h) repeated every 2 wk...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894736/in-hospital-mortality-with-deep-venous-thrombosis
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Paul D Stein, Fadi Matta, Mary J Hughes
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the in-hospital mortality of deep venous thrombosis in recent years. This investigation was undertaken to determine trends in in-hospital mortality in patients with deep venous thrombosis and mortality according to age. METHODS: Administrative data was analyzed from the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2003-2012. We determined in-hospital all-cause mortality according to year and to age among patients with a primary (first-listed) diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis...
November 25, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892998/overall-survival-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-vs-primary-cytoreductive-surgery-in-women-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-database
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J Alejandro Rauh-Hain, Alexander Melamed, Alexi Wright, Allison Gockley, Joel T Clemmer, John O Schorge, Marcela G Del Carmen, Nancy L Keating
Importance: Uncertainty remains about the relative benefits of primary cytoreductive surgery (PCS) vs neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) for advanced-stage epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Objective: To compare overall survival of PCS vs NACT in a large national population of women with advanced-stage EOC. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective cohort study of women with stage IIIC and IV EOC diagnosed between 2003 and 2011 treated at hospitals across the United States reporting to the National Cancer Data Base...
November 17, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890837/association-between-pre-hospital-time-and-mortality-following-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injuries
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Biniam Kidane, Vaibhav Gupta, Mostafa El-Beheiry, Kelly Vogt, Neil G Parry, Richard Malthaner, Thomas L Forbes
OBJECTIVE: Blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injuries (BTAI) can be lethal, but advances in trauma systems and in surgical care have helped reduce mortality. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether time from injury to presentation is associated with mortality following BTAI. METHODS: Using the Ontario Trauma Registry, all patients were identified who were hospitalized with BTAI between 1999 & 2009. Variables including age, sex, Injury Severity Score, Charlson comorbidity index, systolic blood pressure on admission, operative intervention, and time from injury to presentation were analysed using multivariate logistic regression to determine independent predictors of mortality...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888340/prognostic-value-of-comorbidities-in-patients-with-carcinoma-of-the-major-salivary-glands
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Christoph Becker, Kilian Konrad Kenjiro Dahlem, Jens Pfeiffer
This study aimed at evaluating the influence of comorbidities on outcome and survival in patients with carcinoma of the major salivary glands. Medical records of 109 patients with carcinoma of the major salivary glands treated at a single quaternary medical care and cancer center between 2003 and 2015 were reviewed. Comorbidities were classified according to the Age-Adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index (ACCI) scoring system. 59 patients were males, 50 were females. Median age was 69 years and the median interval between tumor diagnosis and date of study inclusion was 71 months...
November 25, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884597/prediction-of-competing-mortality-for-decision-making-between-surgery-or-observation-in-elderly-patients-with-t1-kidney-cancer
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Alessandro Larcher, Vincent Trudeau, Paolo Dell'Oglio, Zhe Tian, Katharina Boehm, Nicola Fossati, Umberto Capitanio, Alberto Briganti, Francesco Montorsi, Pierre Karakiewicz
OBJECTIVES: To predict of the risk of cancer-specific [CSM] or other-cause mortality [OCM] for T1 kidney cancer patients aiming at identifying those who would benefit from surgery over observation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 11,192 T1 kidney cancer patients treated with surgery or observation in the SEER-Medicare database were assessed. A competing risk regression [CRR] model was fitted to predict CSM and OCM after surgery or observation. Covariates consisted of age, gender, race, Charlson comorbidity index [CCI], history of acute kidney injury [AKI] or chronic kidney disease [CKD], tumour size and year of diagnosis...
November 21, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883167/frailty-is-a-geriatric-syndrome-characterized-by-multiple-impairments-a-comprehensive-approach-is-needed
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L-K Chen, A-C Hwang, L-K Liu, W-J Lee, L-N Peng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of frailty and the associated multimorbidity and functional impairments among community-dwelling middle-aged and elderly people in Taiwan. DESIGN: a cross-sectional study. SETTING: communities in I-Lan County of Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: 1839 community-dwelling people aged 50 years and older. INTERVENTION: None. MEASUREMENTS: Frailty defined by Fried's criteria, Charlson's comorbidity index (CCI), Functional Autonomy Measurement System (SMAF), Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), Mini-Nutrition Assessment (MNA), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), and Short Form-12 quality of life questionnaire...
2016: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881143/weekly-versus-every-three-weeks-platinum-based-chemoradiation-regimens-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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James M Melotek, Benjamin T Cooper, Matthew Koshy, Joshua S Silverman, Michael T Spiotto
BACKGROUND: The majority of chemoradiation (CRT) trials for locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) have relied on platinum-based chemotherapy regimens administered every-3-weeks. However, given the increased utilization of weekly platinum regimens, it remains unclear how different chemotherapy schedules compare regarding efficacy and toxicity. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 212 patients with HNSCC who were treated at a single academic medical center with concurrent platinum-based CRT given weekly (N = 68) or every-three-weeks (N = 144)...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876356/-low-flux-dialysate-daily-home-hemodialysis-a-result-for-the-62%C3%A2-first-french-and-belgian-patients
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Anaïs Benabed, Patrick Henri, Thierry Lobbedez, Eric Goffin, Simona Baluta, Abdelkader Benziane, Ahmed Rachi, Johan W van der Pijl, Clémence Bechade, Maxence Ficheux
Since 2011, a new device is available for low flux dialysate quotidian home hemodialysis in France and Belgium. This study aims to evaluate the characteristics and dialysis prescriptions for Nx Stage System One™ users. We retrospectively included patients trained between 2011 and 2013 in France and Belgium. We collected data concerning their clinical features, their dialysis prescriptions, their laboratory parameters until 6 months of dialysis and, reason for dropping in case of cessation. Sixty-two patients from 31 centers, aged 48±18 years old, with a sex ratio 46/16 (M/F) are included with a median Charlson comorbidity index of 1 [0-3]...
November 18, 2016: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876006/predictors-of-in-hospital-mortality-following-major-lower-extremity-amputations-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-using-artificial-neural-networks
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Ana Lopez-de-Andres, Valentin Hernandez-Barrera, Roberto Lopez, Pablo Martin-Junco, Isabel Jimenez-Trujillo, Alejandro Alvaro-Meca, Miguel Angel Salinero-Fort, Rodrigo Jimenez-Garcia
BACKGROUND: Outcome prediction is important in the clinical decision-making process. Artificial neural networks (ANN) have been used to predict the risk of post-operative events, including survival, and are increasingly being used in complex medical decision making. We aimed to use ANN analysis to estimate predictive factors of in-hospital mortality (IHM) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) after major lower extremity amputation (LEA) in Spain. METHODS: We design a retrospective, observational study using ANN models...
November 22, 2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
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