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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727272/performance-of-clinical-prediction-rules-for-diagnosis-of-pleural-tuberculosis-in-a-high-incidence-setting
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Lely Solari, Alonso Soto, Patrick Van der Stuyft
OBJECTIVES: Diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis (PT) is still a challenge, particularly in resource- constrained settings. Alternative diagnostic tools are needed. We aimed at evaluating the utility of Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) for diagnosis of Pleural Tuberculosis (PT) in Peru. METHODS: We identified CPRs for diagnosis of PT through a structured literature search. CPRs using high-complexity tests, as defined by the FDA, were excluded. We applied the identified CPRs to patients with pleural exudates attending two third-level hospitals in Lima, Peru, a setting with high incidence of tuberculosis...
July 20, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716636/a-simplified-clinical-prediction-rule-for-prognosticating-independent-walking-after-spinal-cord-injury-a-prospective-study-from-a-canadian-multicenter-spinal-cord-injury-registry
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Katharine E Hicks, Yichen Zhao, Nader Fallah, Carly Rivers, Vanessa Noonan, Tova Plashkes, Eugene K Wai, Darren M Roffey, Eve Tsai, Jerome Paquet, Najmedden Attabib, Travis Marion, Henry Ahn, Philippe Phan
BACKGROUND: Context: Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating condition with limited treatment options for neurological or functional recovery. The ability to predict the prognosis of walking post-injury with emerging prediction models could aid in rehabilitation strategies and reintegration into the community. PURPOSE: To re-validate an existing clinical prediction model for independent ambulation (van Middendorp et al. 2011) utilising acute and long-term post-injury follow-up data, and to investigate the accuracy of a simplified model using prospectively collected data from a Canadian multicenter SCI database, the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry (RHSCIR)...
July 14, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715510/correction-development-and-validation-of-a-clinical-prediction-rule-for-bacteremia-among-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients-in-outpatient-settings
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Sho Sasaki, Takeshi Hasegawa, Hiroo Kawarazaki, Atsushi Nomura, Daisuke Uchida, Takahiro Imaizumi, Masahide Furusho, Hiroki Nishiwaki, Shingo Fukuma, Yugo Shibagaki, Shunichi Fukuhara
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169975.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707499/performance-of-wells-score-to-predict-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-in-endurance-athletes
#4
Amanda L Zaleski, Beth A Taylor, Linda S Pescatello, Paul D Thompson, Craig Denegar
INTRODUCTION: There are an increasing number of reports describing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) in otherwise healthy endurance athletes. The Wells score is the most commonly used clinical prediction rule to diagnose DVT/PE in clinical populations. However, the Wells score may have limited utility for recognition of DVT/PE in athletes, contributing to missed or delayed diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: We performed an analysis of the ability of the Wells score to identify DVT/PE events in athletes through a review of published case reports...
July 14, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698267/clinical-criteria-for-tracheostomy-decannulation-in-subjects-with-acquired-brain-injury
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Claudia Enrichi, Irene Battel, Cristiano Zanetti, Isabella Koch, Laura Ventura, Katie Palmer, Francesca Meneghello, Francesco Piccione, Simonetta Rossi, Marta Lazzeri, Maurizio Sommariva, Andrea Turolla
BACKGROUND: Patients with acquired brain injury (ABI) often require long periods of having a tracheostomy tube for airway protection and prolonged mechanical ventilation. It has been recognized that fast and safe decannulation improves outcomes and facilitates the recovery process. Nevertheless, few studies have provided evidence for decannulation criteria, despite the high prevalence of ABI subjects with tracheostomies. The aim of our study was to assess which clinical parameters are the best predictors for decannulation in subjects with ABI...
July 11, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688113/assessing-clinical-probability-of-pulmonary-embolism-prospective-validation-of-the-simplified-geneva-score-in-outpatients
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H Robert-Ebadi, K Mostaguir, M M Hovens, M Kare, F Verschuren, P Girard, M V Huisman, F Moustafa, P W Kamphuisen, H R Buller, M Righini, G Le Gal
BACKGROUND: Pretest probability assessment by a clinical prediction rule (CPR) is an important step in the management of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). A limitation to the use of CPR is that their constitutive variables and corresponding number of points are difficult to memorize. A simplified version of the Geneva score (i.e. attributing one point to each variable) has been proposed but never been prospectively validated. AIMS: Prospective validation of the simplified Geneva score (SGS) and comparison with the previous version of the Geneva score (GS)...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655511/tobacco-use-as-a-screener-for-clostridium-difficile-infection-outcomes
#7
Anna K Barker, Ashley Van Galen, Ajay K Sethi, Daniel Shirley, Nasia Safdar
We conducted a retrospective cohort study to evaluate the utility of self-reported tobacco use for developing a clinical prediction rule for poor outcomes of Clostridium difficile infection. We found that patients with any history of smoking were significantly less likely than never smokers to be cured of their infection within two weeks. Disease recurrence, readmission within thirty days, death before treatment completion, and the severity of Clostridium difficile infection were not associated with smoking status...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641750/predicting-outcomes-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#8
Oluwatomilayo Daodu, Mary E Brindle
Identification of CDH infant populations at high risk for mortality postnatally may help to develop targeted care strategies, guide discussions surrounding palliation and contribute to standardizing reporting and benchmarking, so that care strategies at different centers can be compared. Clinical prediction rules are evidence-based tools that combine multiple predictors to estimate the probability that a particular outcome in an individual patient will occur. In CDH, a suitable clinical prediction rule can stratify high- and low-risk populations and provide the ability to tailor management strategies based on severity...
June 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637595/a-one-year-mortality-clinical-prediction-rule-for-patients-with-heart-failure
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Antonio Escobar, Lidia García-Pérez, Gemma Navarro, Amaia Bilbao, Raul Quiros
AIMS: To create and validate a clinical prediction rule which is easy to manage, reproducible and that allows classifying patients admitted for heart failure according to their one-year mortality risk. METHODS: A prospective cohort study carried out with 2565 consecutive patients admitted with heart failure in 13 hospitals in Spain. The derivation cohort was made up of 1283 patients and 1282 formed the validation cohort. In the derivation cohort, we carried out a multivariate logistic model to predict one-year mortality...
June 18, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635149/underuse-of-risk-assessment-and-overuse-of-ctpa-in-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-thromboembolism
#10
Michael Perera, Leena Aggarwal, Ian A Scott, Nicholas Cocks
INTRODUCTION: Evidence suggests potential overuse of computerised tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) in patients with suspected pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) in the absence of consistent use of pre-test clinical prediction rules and D-dimer assays. METHODS: 344 consecutive patients undergoing CTPA at a tertiary hospital were studied for use of D-dimer assays and clinical prediction rules for PTE. For each patient, a modified Wells score (mWS), revised Geneva score (rGS) and PISA model were calculated retrospectively; performance characteristics for each rule for PTE were determined in reference to results of CTPA...
June 21, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622175/predictors-prognosis-and-management-of-new-clinically-important-atrial-fibrillation-after-noncardiac-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Pablo Alonso-Coello, Deborah Cook, Shou Chun Xu, Alben Sigamani, Otavio Berwanger, Soori Sivakumaran, Homer Yang, Denis Xavier, Luz Ximena Martinez, Pedro Ibarra, Purnima Rao-Melacini, Janice Pogue, Kelly Zarnke, Pilar Paniagua, Jack Ostrander, Salim Yusuf, P J Devereaux
BACKGROUND: Despite the frequency of new clinically important atrial fibrillation (AF) after noncardiac surgery and its increased association with the risk of stroke at 30 days, there are limited data informing their prediction, association with outcomes, and management. METHODS: We used the data from the PeriOperative ISchemic Evaluation trial to determine, in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, the association of new clinically important AF with 30-day outcomes, and to assess management of these patients...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611156/clinical-prediction-rule-for-delayed-hemothorax-after-minor-thoracic-injury-a-multicentre-derivation-and-validation-study
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Marcel Émond, Chantal Guimont, Jean-Marc Chauny, Raoul Daoust, Éric Bergeron, Laurent Vanier, Lynne Moore, Miville Plourde, Batomen Kuimi, Valérie Boucher, Nadine Allain-Boulé, Natalie Le Sage
BACKGROUND: About 75% of patients with minor thoracic injury are discharged after an emergency department visit. However, complications such as delayed hemothorax can occur. We sought to derive and validate a clinical decision rule to predict hemothorax in patients discharged from the emergency department. METHODS: We conducted a 6-year prospective cohort study in 4 university-affiliated emergency departments. Patients aged 16 years or older presenting with a minor thoracic injury were assessed at 5 time points (initial visit and 7, 14, 30 and 90 d after the injury)...
June 12, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591223/why-do-authors-derive-new-cardiovascular-clinical-prediction-rules-in-the-presence-of-existing-rules-a-mixed-methods-study
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Jong-Wook Ban, Emma Wallace, Richard Stevens, Rafael Perera
BACKGROUND: Researchers should examine existing evidence to determine the need for a new study. It is unknown whether developers evaluate existing evidence to justify new cardiovascular clinical prediction rules (CPRs). OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess whether authors of cardiovascular CPRs cited existing CPRs, why some authors did not cite existing CPRs, and why they thought existing CPRs were insufficient. METHOD: Derivation studies of cardiovascular CPRs from the International Register of Clinical Prediction Rules for Primary Care were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587665/hospitalization-for-community-acquired-febrile-urinary-tract-infection-validation-and-impact-assessment-of-a-clinical-prediction-rule
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Janneke E Stalenhoef, Willize E van der Starre, Albert M Vollaard, Ewout W Steyerberg, Nathalie M Delfos, Eliane M S Leyten, Ted Koster, Hans C Ablij, Jan W Van't Wout, Jaap T van Dissel, Cees van Nieuwkoop
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of severity assessment tools to identify adults presenting with febrile urinary tract infection (FUTI) at risk for complicated outcome and guide admission policy. We aimed to validate the Prediction Rule for Admission policy in Complicated urinary Tract InfeCtion LEiden (PRACTICE), a modified form of the pneumonia severity index, and to subsequentially assess its use in clinical practice. METHODS: A prospective observational multicenter study for model validation (2004-2009), followed by a multicenter controlled clinical trial with stepped wedge cluster-randomization for impact assessment (2010-2014), with a follow up of 3 months...
June 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586924/scoring-systems-for-estimating-the-risk-of-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism
#15
Ilaria Nichele, Alberto Tosetto
The risk of recurrence after suspension of anticoagulant treatment in patients with a first episode of unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) is highly variable from patient to patient. Not all patients are candidates for life-long anticoagulant therapy, essentially because there remain concerns for such an option regarding hemorrhagic complications and clinical monitoring. Thus, the "treat all" approach may be inadequate for some patients at low risk of relapse. Proper assessment of the recurrence risk may be helpful to decide the optimal therapeutic strategy in such patients...
July 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560486/new-scoring-model-darsym-score-to-predict-post-discharge-bleeding-after-successful-second-generation-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
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Yohsuke Honda, Masahiro Yamawaki, Keisuke Hirano, Motoharu Araki, Norihiro Kobayashi, Yasunari Sakamoto, Shinsuke Mori, Masakazu Tsutumi, Takuro Takama, Takahiro Tokuda, Kenji Makino, Shigemitsu Shirai, Yoshiaki Ito
We aimed to create a scoring model to predict post-discharge bleeding (PDB) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in Japanese subjects. We enrolled 1912 consecutive patients undergoing DES implantation (age 70 ± 10 years; 72% male). PDB was defined as a composite of type 5, 3, and 2 bleeding using the Bleeding Academic Research Consortium criteria. A Cox proportional hazard model assessed predictors, and we then derived a clinical model stratifying risk of PDB after DES implantation. Ninety-eight patients (6...
May 30, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559666/thrust-joint-manipulation-utilization-by-u-s-physical-therapists
#17
Emilio J Puentedura, Rebecca Slaughter, Sean Reilly, Erwin Ventura, Daniel Young
STUDY DESIGN: Online survey study. OBJECTIVE: To determine physical therapists' utilization of thrust joint manipulation (TJM) and their comfort level in using TJM between the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions of the spine. We hypothesized that physical therapists who use TJM would report regular use and comfort providing it to the thoracic and lumbar spines, but not so much for the cervical spine. BACKGROUND: Recent surveys of first professional physical therapy degree programs have found that TJM to the cervical spine is not taught to the same degree as to the thoracic and lumbar spines...
May 2017: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550759/venous-thromboembolism-in-the-elderly-a-narrative-review
#18
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T Tritschler, D Aujesky
Persons aged ≥65years not only account for over 60% of venous thromboembolism (VTE) events, they have also a higher mortality and VTE-related morbidity than younger patients, including anticoagulation-related bleeding and the postthrombotic syndrome. However, only few studies have focused specifically on VTE in older persons and practice guidelines commonly extrapolate study results from younger healthier patients to the multimorbid elderly. Evidence suggests that the clinical presentation is more subtle in the elderly with VTE and that commonly used diagnostic modalities, including clinical prediction rules, D-dimer tests, and planar ventilation-perfusion scans are less specific and efficient in older persons...
July 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517021/low-discriminating-power-of-the-modified-ottawa-vte-risk-score-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-cancer-from-the-riete-registry
#19
Adriano Alatri, Lucia Mazzolai, Carme Font, Alfonso Tafur, Reina Valle, Pablo Javier Marchena, Aitor Ballaz, Eros Tiraferri, Llorenç Font, Manuel Monreal
Treatment of patients with cancer-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a major challenge. The modified Ottawa score is a clinical prediction rule evaluating the risk of VTE recurrences during the first six months of anticoagulant treatment in patients with cancer-related VTE. We aimed to validate the Ottawa score using data from the RIETE registry. A total of 11,123 cancer patients with VTE were included in the analysis. According to modified Ottawa score, 2,343 (21 %) were categorised at low risk for VTE recurrences, 4,525 (41 %) at intermediate risk, and 4,255 (38 %) at high risk...
May 18, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512853/derivation-and-validation-of-the-append-score-an-acute-appendicitis-clinical-prediction-rule
#20
Hinetamatea Mikaere, Irene Zeng, Melanie Lauti, Malsha Kularatna, Andrew D MacCormick
BACKGROUND: Although many clinical prediction rules (CPRs) for appendicitis exist, none have been developed for a New Zealand population presenting with right iliac fossa (RIF) pain. The aim of this study was to derive and validate an appendicitis CPR for our population. METHOD: This is a retrospective review of all patients from December 2010 to February 2012 of at least 15 years of age presenting to the general surgery service with RIF pain. Patient data were divided into derivation and validation groups...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
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