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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427882/effects-of-bystander-cpr-following-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-on-hospital-costs-and-long-term-survival
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Guillaume Geri, Carol Fahrenbruch, Hendrika Meischke, Ian Painter, Lindsay White, Thomas D Rea, Marcia R Weaver
BACKGROUND: Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with a greater likelihood of survival to hospital discharge after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However the long-term survival benefits in relationship to cost have not been well-studied. We evaluated bystander CPR, hospital-based costs, and long-term survival following OHCA in order to assess the potential cost-effectiveness of bystander CPR. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of consecutive EMS-treated OHCA patients >=12years who arrested prior to EMS arrival and outside a nursing facility between 2001 and 2010 in greater King County, WA...
April 17, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427707/incidence-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-the-republic-of-ireland-a-prospective-population-based-study
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K O'Connell, N Tubridy, M Hutchinson, C McGuigan
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) incidence and prevalence is increasing worldwide, with a disproportionally higher rate in women. Recent studies have questioned the presence of a latitudinal gradient in Europe. Ireland is a high prevalence country for MS with a previously reported North-South gradient making it ideal to further explore this concept. OBJECTIVES: In this study we prospectively determined the incidence rate of newly diagnosed MS in Ireland over a 12-month period and demonstrated the presence of a North-South gradient...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424189/diagnostic-criteria-for-severe-acute-malnutrition-among-infants-aged-under-6-mo
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Martha Mwangome, Moses Ngari, Greg Fegan, Neema Mturi, Mohammed Shebe, Evasius Bauni, James A Berkley
Background: There is an increasing recognition of malnutrition among infants under 6 mo of age (U6M). Current diagnosis criteria use weight-for-length z scores (WLZs), but the 2006 WHO standards exclude infants shorter than 45 cm. In older children, midupper arm circumference (MUAC) predicts mortality better than does WLZ. Outcomes may also be influenced by exposure to HIV and size or gestational age at birth. Diagnostic thresholds for WLZ, MUAC, and other indexes have not been fully evaluated against mortality risk among U6M infants...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420438/distance-traveled-for-medicaid-covered-abortion-care-in-california
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Nicole E Johns, Diana Greene Foster, Ushma D Upadhyay
BACKGROUND: Access to abortion care in the United States is limited by the availability of abortion providers and their geographic distribution. We aimed to assess how far women travel for Medicaid-funded abortion in California and identify disparities in access to abortion care. METHODS: We obtained data on all abortions reimbursed by the fee-for-service California state Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) in 2011 and 2012 and examined distance traveled to obtain abortion care by several demographic and abortion-related factors...
April 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418767/randomized-controlled-trial-of-survivorship-care-plans-among-low-income-predominantly-latina-breast-cancer-survivors
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Rose C Maly, Li-Jung Liang, Yihang Liu, Jennifer J Griggs, Patricia A Ganz
Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of treatment summaries and survivorship care plans coupled with a nurse counseling session, primarily on physician implementation of and secondarily on patient adherence to recommended survivorship care, among a low-income population of breast cancer survivors (survivors). Methods We recruited 212 low-income, predominantly Latina (72.6%) survivors with stage 0 to III breast cancer, with an average age of 53 years, from two Los Angeles County public hospitals into an RCT of a survivorship care nurse counseling session coupled with the provision of individualized treatment summaries and survivorship care plans to patients and their health care providers from December 2012 to July 2014...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417937/study-on-the-health-status-and-health-service-utilization-of-the-elderly-of-a-remote-and-poor-village-in-a-mountainous-area-in-jinzhai-anhui
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Chaoqun Hu, Wenya Yu, Yipeng Lv, Haiping Chen, Qiangyu Deng, Lulu Zhang
Background: Despite the rapid development of China's economy, a number of poor areas in China continue to exist. The health status of the elderly in the poor areas is a matter of concern. This study aims to explore the status of the elderly in terms of their health status, health service needs, and utilization among rural residents of a remote and poor village in a mountainous area in Jinzhai, Anhui. Furthermore, this study aims to explore the differences between the nation rural area average level and the remote and poor village in the mountainous area in terms of health status and health service utilization...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416966/an-overview-of-mental-health-care-system-in-kilifi-kenya-results-from-an-initial-assessment-using-the-world-health-organization-s-assessment-instrument-for-mental-health-systems
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Mary A Bitta, Symon M Kariuki, Eddie Chengo, Charles R J C Newton
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the state of mental health systems in Kenya. In 2010, Kenya promulgated a new constitution, which devolved national government and the national health system to 47 counties including Kilifi County. There is need to provide evidence from mental health systems research to identify priority areas in Kilifi's mental health system for informing county health sector decision making. We conducted an initial assessment of state of mental health systems in Kilifi County and documented resources, policy and legislation and spectrum of mental, neurological and substance use disorders...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412703/self-reported-diagnosis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-or-ankylosing-spondylitis-has-low-accuracy-data-from-the-nord-tr%C3%A3-ndelag-health-study
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Vibeke Videm, Ranjeny Thomas, Matthew A Brown, Mari Hoff
OBJECTIVE: Self-reported diagnoses of inflammatory arthritis are not accurate. The primary study aim was to ascertain self-reported diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in the Norwegian population-based Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT) using hospital case files. The secondary aim was to provide updated estimates of the prevalence and incidence of RA and AS. METHODS: All inhabitants ≥ 20 years old from the county of Nord-Trøndelag were invited...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410917/the-relative-contribution-of-provider-and-ed-level-factors-to-variation-among-the-top-15-reasons-for-ed-admission
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Imad Khojah, Suhui Li, Qian Luo, Griffin Davis, Jessica E Galarraga, Michael Granovsky, Ori Litvak, Samuel Davis, Robert Shesser, Jesse M Pines
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We examine adult emergency department (ED) admission rates for the top 15 most frequently admitted conditions, and assess the relative contribution in admission rate variation attributable to the provider and hospital. METHODS: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study of ED encounters (≥18years) from 19 EDs and 603 providers (January 2012-December 2013), linked to the Area Health Resources File for county-level information on healthcare resources...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403435/hospital-admissions-for-myocardial-infarction-and-stroke-before-and-after-the-trans-fatty-acid-restrictions-in-new-york
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Eric J Brandt, Rebecca Myerson, Marcelo Coca Perraillon, Tamar S Polonsky
Importance: Trans-fatty acids (TFAs) have deleterious cardiovascular effects. Restrictions on their use were initiated in 11 New York State (NYS) counties between 2007 and 2011. The US Food and Drug Administration plans a nationwide restriction in 2018. Public health implications of TFA restrictions are not well understood. Objective: To determine whether TFA restrictions in NYS counties were associated with fewer hospital admissions for myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke compared with NYS counties without restrictions...
April 12, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402770/mortality-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes
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Aidin Rawshani, Araz Rawshani, Stefan Franzén, Björn Eliasson, Ann-Marie Svensson, Mervete Miftaraj, Darren K McGuire, Naveed Sattar, Annika Rosengren, Soffia Gudbjörnsdottir
Background Long-term trends in excess risk of death and cardiovascular outcomes have not been extensively studied in persons with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Methods We included patients registered in the Swedish National Diabetes Register from 1998 through 2012 and followed them through 2014. Trends in deaths and cardiovascular events were estimated with Cox regression and standardized incidence rates. For each patient, controls who were matched for age, sex, and county were randomly selected from the general population...
April 13, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398935/emergency-medical-services-utilization-by-children
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Parul Dayal, Timothy Horeczko, Cheryl Wraa, Larry Karsteadt, Wendy Chapman, Louis Bruhnke, Rebecca Litman, Timothy Ruttan, Nathan Kuppermann, James Marcin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare demographic and clinical features of children (0-14 years old) who arrived at general emergency departments (EDs) by emergency medical services (EMS) to those who arrived by private vehicles and other means in a rural, 3-county region of northern California. METHODS: We reviewed 507 ED records of children who arrived at EDs by EMS and those who arrived by other means in 2013. We also analyzed prehospital procedures performed on all children transported to an area hospital by EMS...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395059/hospitalization-event-notifications-and-reductions-in-readmissions-of-medicare-fee-for-service-beneficiaries-in-the-bronx-new-york
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Mark Aaron Unruh, Hye-Young Jung, Rainu Kaushal, Joshua R Vest
Objective: Follow-up with a primary care provider after hospital discharge has been associated with a reduced likelihood of readmission. However, primary care providers are frequently unaware of their patients' hospitalizations. Event notification may be an effective tool for reducing readmissions by notifying primary care providers when their patients have been admitted to and discharged from a hospital. Materials and Methods: We examined the effect of an event notification system on 30-day readmissions in the Bronx, New York...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389108/physical-and-occupational-therapy-from-the-acute-to-community-setting-following-stroke-predictors-of-use-continuity-of-care-and-timeliness-of-care
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Janet K Freburger, Dongmei Li, Anna Johnson, Erin Fraher
OBJECTIVE: To identify predictors of therapist use (any use, continuity of care, and timing of care) in the acute care hospital and community (home or outpatient) for patients discharged home following stroke. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis of Medicare claims (2010-2013) linked to hospital-level and county-level data. SETTING: Acute care hospital and community. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who survived the first 30 days at home after being discharged from an acute care hospital following stroke (N=23,413)...
April 4, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388909/hospitalizations-for-heat-stress-illness-varies-between-rural-and-urban-areas-an-analysis-of-illinois-data-1987-2014
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Jyotsna S Jagai, Elena Grossman, Livia Navon, Apostolis Sambanis, Samuel Dorevitch
BACKGROUND: The disease burden due to heat-stress illness (HSI), which can result in significant morbidity and mortality, is expected to increase as the climate continues to warm. In the United States (U.S.) much of what is known about HSI epidemiology is from analyses of urban heat waves. There is limited research addressing whether HSI hospitalization risk varies between urban and rural areas, nor is much known about additional diagnoses of patients hospitalized for HSI. METHODS: Hospitalizations in Illinois for HSI (ICD-9-CM codes 992...
April 7, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386294/pre-operative-axillary-staging-should-core-biopsy-be-preferred-to-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology
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Raghavan Vidya, Fahad Mujtaba Iqbal, Bernadette Bickley
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology and core needle biopsy (CNB) of axillary lymph nodes pre-operatively in newly diagnosed operable primary breast cancer. METHODS: An observational study for all patients who underwent pre-operative FNA cytology or CNB during September 2013-August 2014 was conducted at our institution (County Hospital, Stafford, UK). The accuracy of pre-operative axillary staging was compared to the post-operative histology...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384145/prevalence-of-enduring-power-of-attorney-and-barriers-towards-it-in-community-geriatric-population-in-counties-manukau-health
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So-Jung Park, Heather Astell
AIM: Enduring power of attorney (EPA) is a simple and easy-to-set-up legal document which protects the wishes of the donor, as well as preventing significant psychological and social cost for the patient and their family when long-term residential care needs to be arranged due to the patient's increasing care requirements. It also reduces the significant cost in hospital beds days for the district health board involved while awaiting the Protection of Personal and Property Rights order...
April 7, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384111/demographic-and-comorbidity-pattern-of-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia
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Răzvan A Ciocan, Sorana D Bolboacă, Şerban Rădulescu, Bogdan Stancu, Andra Ciocan, Claudia D Gherman
AIM: The present study aimed at identifying the pattern of patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) compared with those with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A four-year retrospective study was conducted with patients hospitalized in the Second Surgical Clinic at the Emergency County Hospital Cluj-Napoca. The medical charts of patients with PAOD (n=466) and CLI (n=223) were reviewed and data were collected. RESULTS: The study included 689 patients; mean age 67 years for PAOD patients and 65 years for CLI patients...
March 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381208/variation-in-and-risk-factors-for-paediatric-inpatient-all-cause-mortality-in-a-low-income-setting-data-from-an-emerging-clinical-information-network
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David Gathara, Lucas Malla, Philip Ayieko, Stella Karuri, Rachel Nyamai, Grace Irimu, Michael Boele van Hensbroek, Elizabeth Allen, Mike English
BACKGROUND: Hospital mortality data can inform planning for health interventions and may help optimize resource allocation if they are reliable and appropriately interpreted. However such data are often not available in low income countries including Kenya. METHODS: Data from the Clinical Information Network covering 12 county hospitals' paediatric admissions aged 2-59 months for the periods September 2013 to March 2015 were used to describe mortality across differing contexts and to explore whether simple clinical characteristics used to classify severity of illness in common treatment guidelines are consistently associated with inpatient mortality...
April 5, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379349/enterovirus-d68-infection-among-children-with-medically-attended-acute-respiratory-illness-cincinnati-ohio-july%C3%A2-october-2014
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Holly M Biggs, Monica McNeal, W Allan Nix, Carolyn Kercsmar, Aaron T Curns, Beverly Connelly, Marilyn Rice, Shur-Wern Wang Chern, Mila M Prill, Nancy Back, M Steven Oberste, Susan I Gerber, Mary A Staat
Background: Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) caused a widespread outbreak of respiratory illness in the United States in 2014, predominantly affecting children. We describe EV-D68 rates, spectrum of illness and risk factors from prospective, population-based acute respiratory illness (ARI) surveillance at a large U.S. pediatric hospital. Methods: Children <13 years of age with ARI and residence in Hamilton County, Ohio were enrolled from the inpatient and emergency department (ED) settings at a children's hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, from July 1-October 31, 2014...
April 4, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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