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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805358/medicare-program-inpatient-rehabilitation-facility-prospective-payment-system-for-federal-fiscal-year-2018-final-rule
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This final rule updates the prospective payment rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for federal fiscal year (FY) 2018 as required by the statute. As required by section 1886(j)(5) of the Social Security Act (the Act), this rule includes the classification and weighting factors for the IRF prospective payment system's (IRF PPS) case-mix groups and a description of the methodologies and data used in computing the prospective payment rates for FY 2018. This final rule also revises the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) diagnosis codes that are used to determine presumptive compliance under the "60 percent rule," removes the 25 percent payment penalty for inpatient rehabilitation facility patient assessment instrument (IRF-PAI) late transmissions, removes the voluntary swallowing status item (Item 27) from the IRF-PAI, summarizes comments regarding the criteria used to classify facilities for payment under the IRF PPS, provides for a subregulatory process for certain annual updates to the presumptive methodology diagnosis code lists, adopts the use of height/weight items on the IRF-PAI to determine patient body mass index (BMI) greater than 50 for cases of single-joint replacement under the presumptive methodology, and revises and updates measures and reporting requirements under the IRF quality reporting program (QRP)...
August 3, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802622/discharges-with-surgical-procedures-performed-less-often-than-once-per-month-per-hospital-account-for-two-thirds-of-hospital-costs-of-inpatient-surgery
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Liam O'Neill, Franklin Dexter, Sae-Hwan Park, Richard H Epstein
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Most surgical discharges (54%) at the average hospital are for procedures performed no more often than once per month at that hospital. We hypothesized that such uncommon procedures would be associated with an even greater percentage of the total cost of performing all surgical procedures at that hospital. DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: State of Texas hospital discharge abstract data: 4th quarter of 2015 and 1st quarter of 2016...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799431/vulvar-cancer-in-germany-increase-in-incidence-and-change-in-tumour-biological-characteristics-from-1974-to-2013
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Bernd Holleczek, Jalid Sehouli, Jana Barinoff
BACKGROUND: The incidence of vulvar cancer in Germany is increasing. Moreover, gynaecological oncologists reported observing increasing numbers of women presenting with small tumours. The aim of the present study is to validate this observation on a population level and to extend available incidence data. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from the population-based Saarland Cancer Registry were used and included 1136 women diagnosed with invasive vulvar cancer (ICD-9 codes: 181...
August 11, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797646/spinal-epidural-abscess-a-series-of-101-cases
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Martin Vakili, Nancy F Crum-Cianflone
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidural abscesses are uncommon but potentially devastating infections that often elude early diagnosis. An increasing incidence has been suggested; however, few contemporary data are available regarding risk factors and epidemiologic trends over time. METHODS: A retrospective study of spinal epidural abscesses from 2004 to 2014 at a large academic hospital was conducted. Cases were identified using ICD-9 code 324.1, and a review of medical and radiographic records was performed to confirm each case...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796982/-causes-of-death-in-children-and-adolescents-aged-1-19-in-poland-in-the-light-of-international-statistics-since-2000
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Joanna Mazur, Marta Malinowska-Cieślik, Anna Oblacińska
BACKGROUND: Analyses of children and young people mortality continue to be an important component of health monitoring of this population. Such analyses provide the basis to assess the overall trends, the structure of the causes of death over longer periods, and the differences between Poland and other countries. PURPOSE: The purpose of the current study is to present the current status and the direction of changes since 2000 with regard to the level and underlying causes of mortality in children and adolescents aged 1-19 years in Poland on the background of statistics for leading European countries...
2017: Developmental Period Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766767/data-processing-and-case-identification-in-an-agricultural-and-logging-morbidity-surveillance-study-trends-over-time
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Erika Scott, Erin Bell, Nicole Krupa, Liane Hirabayashi, Paul Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Agriculture and logging are dangerous industries, and though data on fatal injury exists, less is known about non-fatal injury. Establishing a non-fatal injury surveillance system is a top priority. Pre-hospital care reports and hospitalization data were explored as a low-cost option for ongoing surveillance of occupational injury. METHODS: Using pre-hospital care report free-text and location codes, along with hospital ICD-9-CM external cause of injury codes, we created a surveillance system that tracked farm and logging injuries...
September 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765247/a-longitudinal-study-of-ambulatory-physician-encounters-emergency-room-visits-and-hospitalizations-by-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-13-year-population-health-study
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John G Hanly, Kara Thompson, Chris Skedgel
OBJECTIVE: To determine total physician encounters, emergency room (ER) visits, and hospitalizations in an incident cohort of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cases and matched control patients over 13 years. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed using administrative healthcare data from about 1 million people with access to universal healthcare. Using the International Classification of Diseases, 9th ed (ICD-9) and ICD-10 diagnostic codes, 7 RA case definitions were used...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765025/congenital-malformations-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-rural-western-honduras-a-6-year-report-on-trends
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Dagoberto Estevez-Ordonez, Michael C Dewan, Michael J Feldman, Eleazar E Montalvan-Sanchez, Daniela M Montalvan-Sanchez, Aida A Rodriguez-Murillo, Samuel A Urrutia-Argueta, Charlotte B Cherry, Douglas R Morgan, Roberto Alvarez-Rodriguez, Christopher M Bonfield
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system (CNS) malformations including neural tube defects (NTDs) are the second most common type of birth defects world-wide, and are major causes of childhood disability and mortality. We report the first analysis of prevalence in Western Honduras of CNS malformations including NTDs over six consecutive years. METHODS: Data from all patients with congenital CNS malformations and total live births between 2010 and 2015 were obtained through institution and regional registries from all three public referral hospitals in Western Honduras, representing 67 municipalities...
July 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756805/burden-of-clostridium-difficile-infections-in-french-hospitals-in-2014-from-the-national-health-insurance-perspective
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Soline Leblanc, Cécile Blein, Antoine Andremont, Pierre-Alain Bandinelli, Thibaut Galvain
OBJECTIVE To describe the hospital stays of patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and to measure the hospitalization costs of CDI (as primary and secondary diagnoses) from the French national health insurance perspective DESIGN Burden of illness study SETTING All acute-care hospitals in France METHODS Data were extracted from the French national hospitalization database (PMSI) for patients covered by the national health insurance scheme in 2014. Hospitalizations were selected using the International Classification of Diseases, 10 th revision (ICD-10) code for CDI...
August 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754842/oral-fluoroquinolones-and-risk-of-secondary-pseudotumor-cerebri-syndrome-nested-case-control-study
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Mohit Sodhi, Claire A Sheldon, Bruce Carleton, Mahyar Etminan
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the risk of secondary pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS) with fluoroquinolones. METHODS: A case-control study of people 15-60 years of age from the LifeLink Database (QuintilesIMS Parsippany, NJ) was conducted. Cases had the first ICD-9-CM code for benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) as well as having received a procedure code for an MRI or CT scan and a lumbar puncture within 15 days or 30 days of the BIH code. For each case, 10 controls were selected using density-based sampling...
July 28, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750853/human-papillomavirus-vaccination-and-risk-of-autoimmune-diseases-a-large-cohort-study-of-over-2million-young-girls-in-france
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Sara Miranda, Christophe Chaignot, Cédric Collin, Rosemary Dray-Spira, Alain Weill, Mahmoud Zureik
BACKGROUND: Whether human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination could induce or trigger autoimmune diseases (AID) has been questioned, and potentially contributes to low immunization coverage in France. This study evaluated the association between HPV vaccination and the risk of AID using routinely collected data sources. METHODS: All girls aged 13-16years between 2008 and 2012, covered by the general health insurance scheme and without history of HPV vaccination or AID, were included and followed using French nationwide databases...
July 24, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720463/incidence-rates-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-gbs-chronic-fatigue-systemic-exertion-intolerance-disease-cfs-seid-and-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-pots-prior-to-introduction-of-human-papilloma-virus-hpv-vaccination-among-adolescent-girls-in-finland-2002-2012
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J Skufca, J Ollgren, E Ruokokoski, O Lyytikäinen, H Nohynek
BACKGROUND: In Finland a vaccination programme against human papillomavirus (HPV) was introduced in November 2013 for girls aged 11-12 years with a catchup for girls 13-15 years. Allegations that HPV vaccine is causing Guillain Barré syndrome (GBS) and non-specific diagnostic entities, such as chronic fatigue syndrome/systemic exertion intolerance disease (CFS/SEID) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), continue to surface. We examined population register-based incidence rates of CFS/SEID, GBS and POTS to provide baseline data for future HPV vaccine safety evaluations...
June 2017: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705240/a-rule-based-electronic-phenotyping-algorithm-for-detecting-clinically-relevant-cardiovascular-disease-cases
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Santiago Esteban, Manuel Rodríguez Tablado, Ricardo Ignacio Ricci, Sergio Terrasa, Karin Kopitowski
BACKGROUND: The implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) is becoming increasingly common. Error and data loss reduction, patient-care efficiency increase, decision-making assistance and facilitation of event surveillance, are some of the many processes that EMRs help improve. In addition, they show a lot of promise in terms of data collection to facilitate observational epidemiological studies and their use for this purpose has increased significantly over the recent years...
July 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700588/years-of-life-lost-due-to-traumatic-brain-injury-in-europe-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-16-countries
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Marek Majdan, Dominika Plancikova, Andrew Maas, Suzanne Polinder, Valery Feigin, Alice Theadom, Martin Rusnak, Alexandra Brazinova, Juanita Haagsma
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a major public health, medical, and societal challenge globally. They present a substantial burden to victims, their families, and the society as a whole. Although indicators such as incidence or death rates provide insight into the occurrence and outcome of TBIs in various populations, they fail to quantify the full extent of their public health and societal impact. Measures such as years of life lost (YLLs), which quantifies the number of years of life lost because the person dies prematurely due to a disease or injury, should be employed to better quantify the population impact...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691829/sepsis-related-mortality-in-the-czech-republic-multiple-causes-of-death-analysis
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M Pechholdová
AIM: Sepsis represents an increasingly frequent complication in the survival of the hospitalized persons. The nation-wide burden of the sepsis-related mortality in the Czech Republic has not yet been analysed. The present study aims to assess the trends and the disparities in the sepsis-related mortality in the Czech Republic for the period 1998-2011 using multiple causes of death reported on the death certificates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Individual death records provided by the Institute for Health Information and Statistics were used to identify sepsis-related deaths based on the codes of the 10th revision of the International classification of the diseases (ICD-10)...
2017: Epidemiologie, Mikrobiologie, Imunologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669363/the-effect-of-adding-comorbidities-to-current-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-risk-adjustment-methodology
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Sarah S Jackson, Surbhi Leekha, Laurence S Magder, Lisa Pineles, Deverick J Anderson, William E Trick, Keith F Woeltje, Keith S Kaye, Kristen Stafford, Kerri Thom, Timothy J Lowe, Anthony D Harris
BACKGROUND Risk adjustment is needed to fairly compare central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates between hospitals. Until 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) methodology adjusted CLABSI rates only by type of intensive care unit (ICU). The 2017 CDC models also adjust for hospital size and medical school affiliation. We hypothesized that risk adjustment would be improved by including patient demographics and comorbidities from electronically available hospital discharge codes...
July 3, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667368/-puberty-is-a%C3%A2-major-factor-in-pilonidal-sinus-disease-gender-specific-investigations-of-case-number-development-in-germany-from-2007-until-2015
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M Ardelt, U Dennler, R Fahrner, G Hallof, H-M Tautenhahn, F Dondorf, F Rauchfuss, U Settmacher
BACKGROUND: Pilonidal sinus disease is an acute abscess-forming or chronic subacute inflammation, characterized by a fistula system with typical ostia. Treatment is primarily surgical. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate and evaluate the evolution of pilonidal sinus disease in Germany on the basis of data provided by the Federal Statistical Office in Germany (Statistisches Bundesamt). MATERIAL AND METHODS: From the diagnosis data of hospital inpatients generated by the Federal Statistical Office in Germany the data on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code L05 for pilonidal sinus from 2007 to 2015 were extracted and processed...
June 30, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667203/epidemiology-and-risk-factors-of-coronary-artery-aneurysm-in-taiwan-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Chein-Tang Fang, Yi-Ping Fang, Yaw-Bin Huang, Chen-Chun Kuo, Chung-Yu Chen
OBJECTIVES: Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is usually an asymptomatic and rare disease. There are limited epidemiological data for CAA in Asian populations and in the rest of the world. DESIGN: A retrospective case control study. SETTING: A population based, database study from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, between 2005 and 2011. PARTICIPANTS: CAA patients identified using International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, clinical modification (ICD-9-CM) code 414...
June 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666433/establishing-an-icd-10-code-based-sari-surveillance-in-germany-description-of-the-system-and-first-results-from-five-recent-influenza-seasons
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S Buda, K Tolksdorf, E Schuler, R Kuhlen, W Haas
BACKGROUND: Syndromic surveillance of severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) is important to assess seriousness of disease as recommended by WHO for influenza. In 2015 the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) started to collaborate with a private hospital network to develop a SARI surveillance system using case-based data on ICD-10 codes. This first-time description of the system shows its application to the analysis of five influenza seasons. METHODS: Since week 40/2015, weekly updated anonymized data on discharged patients overall and on patients with respiratory illness including ICD-10 codes of primary and secondary diagnoses are transferred from the network data center to RKI...
June 30, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665867/perioperative-retinal-artery-occlusion-incidence-and-risk-factors-in-spinal-fusion-surgery-from-the-us-national-inpatient-sample-1998-2013
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Tyler Calway, Daniel S Rubin, Heather E Moss, Charlotte E Joslin, Ankit I Mehta, Steven Roth
BACKGROUND: Retinal artery occlusion (RAO) is a rare but devastating complication of spinal fusion surgery. We aimed to determine its incidence and associated risk factors. METHODS: Hospitalizations involving spinal fusion surgery were identified by searching the National Inpatient Sample, a database of hospital discharges, from 1998 to 2013. RAO cases were identified using ICD-9-CM codes. Using the STROBE guidelines, postulated risk factors were chosen based on literature review and identified using ICD-9-CM codes...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
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