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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632541/hospital-based-acute-care-within-7-days-of-discharge-after-outpatient-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery
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Jiabin Liu, David N Flynn, Wai-Man Liu, Lee A Fleisher, Nabil M Elkassabany
BACKGROUND: The rate of hospital-based acute care (defined as hospital transfer at discharge, emergency department [ED] visit, or subsequent inpatient hospital [IP] admission) after outpatient procedure is gaining momentum as a quality metric for ambulatory surgery. However, the incidence and reasons for hospital-based acute care after arthroscopic shoulder surgery are poorly understood. METHODS: We studied adult patients who underwent outpatient arthroscopic shoulder procedures in New York State between 2011 and 2013 using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project database...
June 16, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629924/predicting-health-care-utilization-for-children-with-respiratory-insufficiency-using-parent-proxy-ratings-of-children-s-health-related-quality-of-life
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Angie Mae Rodday, Robert J Graham, Ruth Ann Weidner, Norma Terrin, Laurel K Leslie, Susan K Parsons
INTRODUCTION: Children with chronic respiratory insufficiency and mechanical ventilation often experience acute illnesses requiring unscheduled hospitalizations. Health-related quality of life (HRQL) may predict future health care utilization. METHODS: Participants were 30 days to 22 years old with chronic respiratory insufficiency (N = 120). Parent-proxies completed global HRQL and general health measures. Outcomes were total health care (emergency department, outpatient, inpatient) and inpatient days over 6 months...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628663/survival-and-medical-utilization-of-children-and-adolescents-with-prolonged-ventilator-dependent-and-associated-factors
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Szu-Chi Pai, Pei-Tseng Kung, Wen-Yu Chou, Tsunghuai Kuo, Wen-Chen Tsai
Over the course of a year, more than 20,000 patients in Taiwan require prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV). Data from the National Health Insurance Research Database for patients between 2005 and 2011 were used to conduct a retrospective analysis on ventilator dependence. The study subjects were PMV patients aged <17 years in Taiwan. A multiple regression model employing general estimating equations was applied to investigate the factors affecting the use of medical resources by children and adolescent PMV patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628498/earlier-physical-therapy-input-is-associated-with-a-reduced-length-of-hospital-stay-and-reduced-care-needs-on-discharge-in-frail-older-inpatients-an-observational-study
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Peter J Hartley, Victoria L Keevil, Ledia Alushi, Rebecca L Charles, Eimear B Conroy, Patricia M Costello, Becki Dixon, Aida M Dolinska-Grzybek, Diana Vajda, Roman Romero-Ortuno
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pressures on hospital bed occupancy in the English National Health Service have focused attention on enhanced service delivery models and methods by which physical therapists might contribute to effective cost savings, while retaining a patient-centered approach. Earlier access to physical therapy may lead to better outcomes in frail older inpatients, but this has not been well studied in acute National Health Service hospitals. Our aim was to retrospectively study the associations between early physical therapy input and length of hospital stay (LOS), functional outcomes, and care needs on discharge...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622983/the-effect-of-a-comprehensive-care-transition-model-on-cost-and-utilization-for-medically-complex-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Steven W Howard, Zidong Zhang, Paula Buchanan, Eric Armbrecht, Christine Williams, Geneva Wilson, Janna Hutchinson, Lindsey Pearson, Samantha Ellsworth, Caitlin M Byler, Travis Loux, Jing Wang, Steph Bernell, Nicholas Holekamp
INTRODUCTION: Our aim was to evaluate cost and acute care utilization related to an organized approach to care coordination and transitional care after major acute care hospitalization for children with medical complexities, including cerebral palsy. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of 32 patients from Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital (RJPBH) who received the Care Beyond the Bedside model was compared with 151 patients receiving standard care elsewhere across Missouri...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620060/hospitalizations-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-an-academic-health-science-center
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Kaien Gu, Dafna D Gladman, Jiandong Su, Murray B Urowitz
OBJECTIVE: Hospitalization occurs in about 10% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) each year and accounts for most of the direct cost of SLE patient care. We aimed to determine the frequency of admissions of patients with SLE and describe their causes and outcomes. METHODS: We identified all hospitalizations at University Health Network in the periods 2011-2012 and 2013-2015 with an International Classification of Diseases, 10th ed. code of M32 (SLE)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619303/effect-of-light-pressure-stroking-massage-with-sesame-sesamum-indicum-l-oil-on-alleviating-acute-traumatic-limbs-pain-a-triple-blind-controlled-trial-in-emergency-department
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Morteza Nasiri, Zahra Farsi
OBJECTIVES: Due to adverse effects of common medications used for traumatic pain management, it is crucial to use complementary methods to alleviate this pain. Present study aimed to assess the effect of light pressure stroking massage with topical sesame oil on pain severity of patients with limbs trauma. METHODS: This triple-blinded randomized trial was conducted on 40 patients with upper or lower extremities trauma in emergency department of Busheher Amir Al-Momenian Hospital, Busheher, Iran, in 2015-2016...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619038/the-experiences-of-women-with-maternal-near-miss-and-their-perception-of-quality-of-care-in-kelantan-malaysia-a-qualitative-study
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Mohd Noor Norhayati, Nik Hussain Nik Hazlina, Ab Razak Asrenee, Zaharah Sulaiman
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality has been the main way of ascertaining the outcome of maternal and obstetric care. However, maternal morbidities occur more frequently than maternal deaths; therefore, maternal near miss was suggested as a more useful indicator for the evaluation and improvement of maternal health services. Our study aimed to explore the experiences of women with maternal near miss and their perception of the quality of care in Kelantan, Malaysia. METHODS: A qualitative phenomenological approach with in-depth interview method was conducted in two tertiary hospitals in Kelantan, Malaysia...
June 15, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605737/a-nationwide-study-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-a-newly-diagnosed-spine-metastasis-population
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Seil Sohn, Jinhee Kim, Chun Kee Chung, Na Rae Lee, Ung-Kyu Chang, Moon Jun Sohn
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), a technique that is emerging as a new treatment option, has been reported to be an effective, noninvasive treatment for spine metastasis patients. OBJECTIVE: This nationwide study aimed to understand the current state of SRS for spine metastasis. METHODS: Patients in this study were first diagnosed with a metastatic spine tumor between 1 July and 31 December 2011. One group (the SRS group) received SRS at least once within 1 year of diagnosis and the other (the non-SRS group) did not receive SRS...
June 13, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605654/the-impact-of-installing-an-mr-scanner-in-the-emergency-department-for-patients-presenting-with-acute-stroke-like-symptoms
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Stephanie E Honig, Lukasz S Babiarz, Evan L Honig, Saeedeh Mirbagheri, Victor Urrutia, David M Yousem
PURPOSE: We examined the impact of an MR scanner in the emergency department (ED) on ED length of stay (LOS), hospital (H) LOS, hospital admission rate, hospitalization costs, and ED re-presentation rate of patients presenting with stroke-like symptoms (SLS). We hypothesized that the ED MR would increase efficiency of patient care. METHODS: The number of MRIs performed in the ED vs. inpatient setting, EDLOS, HLOS, hospitalization charges, admission rate, discharge diagnoses, and 30-60-day ED re-presentation rates were determined for ED patients with SLS six months before (2011) and after (2012) ED MR installation...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603823/early-versus-delayed-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-lithiasic-acute-cholecystitis-during-emergency-admissions-results-of-a-monocentric-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mohamed Salah Jarrar, Ibrahim Chouchène, Houssem Fadhl, Rafik Ghrissi, Amine Elghali, Fehmi Ferhi, Hedi Mraidha, Fehmi Hamila, Rached Letaief
BACKGROUND: It is established that the standard treatment for lithiasic acute cholecystitis is the laparoscopic cholecystectomie. However, the question of the timing of cholecystectomy remains controversial. AIM: To compare early laparoscopic cholecystectomies (within 72 hours of symptom onset) and delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomies (beyond 72 hours) for lithiasic acute cholecystitis in terms of intra-operative difficulties and post-operative complications. METHODS: The patients operated on for acute cholecystitis, between January 2007 and December 2012, were included in a retrospective study...
August 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602594/operating-efficiency-of-an-emergency-burns-theatre-an-eight-month-analysis
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Arvind Mohan, Christopher Lutterodt, Jorge Leon-Villapalos
BACKGROUND: The efficient use of operating theatres is important to insure optimum cost-benefit for the hospital. We used the emergency Burns theatre as a model to assess theatre efficiency at our institution. METHODS: Data was collected retrospectively on every operation performed in the Burns theatre between 01/04/15 and 30/11/15. Each component of the operating theatre process was considered and integrated to calculate values for surgical/anaesthetic time, changeover time and ultimately theatre efficiency...
June 8, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589462/discharge-or-admit-emergency-department-management-of-incidental-pulmonary-embolism-in-patients-with-cancer-a-retrospective-study
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Srinivas R Banala, Sai-Ching Jim Yeung, Terry W Rice, Cielito C Reyes-Gibby, Carol C Wu, Knox H Todd, W Frank Peacock, Kumar Alagappan
BACKGROUND: Hospitalization and early anticoagulation therapy remain standard care for patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with pulmonary embolism (PE). For PEs discovered incidentally, however, optimal therapeutic strategies are less clear-and all the more so when the patient has cancer, which is associated with a hypercoagulable state that exacerbates the threat of PE. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of a historical cohort of patients with cancer and incidental PE who were referred for assessment to the ED in an institution whose standard of care is outpatient treatment of selected patients and use of low-molecular-weight heparin for anticoagulation...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584507/a-comparative-study-of-the-use-of-harmonic-scalpel-versus-unipolar-cautery-in-modified-radical-mastectomy
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Pallavi Mittal, Ashwani Kumar, Sunmeet Kaur, Paras Kumar Pandove, Rachan Lal Singla, Jagpal Singh
CONTEXT: Oncosurgery is an emerging branch with the set goals of prolonging the life and ensuring the best possible quality of life to the surviving patient. The use of harmonic scalpel has proved to be beneficial in a variety of surgeries but its role in breast surgery is still controversial. AIMS: We conducted this study to compare the intraoperative and postoperative outcomes in modified radical mastectomy using harmonic scalpel versus electrocautery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fifty female patients with confirmed diagnosis of breast carcinoma and planned for modified radical mastectomy were taken up for surgery...
January 2017: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583822/practice-patterns-for-cholecystectomy-following-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangio-pancreatography-for-patients-with-choledocholithiasis
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Robert J Huang, Monique T Barakat, Mohit Girotra, Subhas Banerjee
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cholecystectomy (CCY) following an episode of choledocholithiasis requiring endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) with stone extraction reduces recurrent biliary events, compared to expectant management. We studied practice patterns for performance of CCY following ERCP for choledocholithiasis using data from 3 large states and evaluated the effects of delaying CCY. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the ambulatory surgery, inpatient, and emergency department databases from the states of California (years 2009-2011), New York (2011-2013), and Florida (2012-2014)...
June 2, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562538/quick-outpatient-diagnosis-in-small-district-or-general-tertiary-hospitals-a-comparative-observational-study
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Elisabet Montori-Palacín, Sergio Prieto-González, Ignasi Carrasco-Miserachs, Jordi Altes-Capella, Yaroslau Compta, Alfons López-Soto, Xavier Bosch
While quick diagnosis units (QDUs) have expanded as an innovative cost-effective alternative to admission for workup, studies investigating how QDUs compare are lacking. This study aimed to comparatively describe the diagnostic performance of the QDU of an urban district hospital and the QDU of its reference general hospital.This was an observational descriptive study of 336 consecutive outpatients aged ≥18 years referred to the QDU of a urban district hospital in Barcelona (QDU1) during 2009 to 2016 for evaluation of suspected severe conditions whose physical performance allowed them to travel from home to hospital and back for visits and examinations...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560549/cost-analysis-of-prostate-artery-embolization-pae-and-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate-turp-in-the-treatment-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Sandeep Bagla, John Smirniotopoulos, Julie Orlando, Rachel Piechowiak
PURPOSE: Prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) has emerged as a minimally invasive alternative to TURP; however, there are limited cost comparisons reported. The purpose of this study was to compare in-hospital direct costs of elective PAE and TURP in a hospital setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective review was performed on patients undergoing PAE and TURP from January to December 2014. Inclusion criteria included male patients greater than 40 years of age who presented for ambulatory TURP or PAE with no history of prior surgical intervention for BPH...
May 30, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559030/the-effect-of-utilization-review-on-emergency-department-operations
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Shoma Desai, Phillip F Gruber, Erick Eiting, Seth A Seabury, Wendy J Mack, Christian Voyageur, Veronica Vasquez, Hyung T Kim, Sophie Terp
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Increasingly, hospitals are using utilization review software to reduce hospital admissions in an effort to contain costs. Such practices have the potential to increase the number of unsafe discharges, particularly in public safety-net hospitals. Utilization review software tools are not well studied with regard to their effect on emergency department (ED) operations. We study the effect of prospectively used admission decision support on ED operations. METHODS: In 2012, Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center implemented prospective use of computerized admission criteria...
May 27, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554808/acute-finger-tip-infection-management-and-treatment-a-103-case-series
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F Rabarin, J Jeudy, B Cesari, A Petit, N Bigorre, Y Saint-Cast, P-A Fouque, G Raimbeau
INTRODUCTION: Acute fingertip infections (AFTI) are common. Surgical treatment is the norm in case of effusion. There is, however, no consensus on treatment modalities, or on adjuvant antibiotic therapy (AT). We present the results of a consecutive cohort of 103 AFTIs treated in emergency consultation. MATERIALS AND METHOD: One hundred and one patients were treated by excision and extensive lavage under digital anesthesia, with systematic bacteriological sampling...
May 26, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554533/therapeutic-use-of-filgrastim-for-established-febrile-neutropenia-is-cost-effective-among-patients-with-solid-tumors-and-lymphomas
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Xiao Jun Wang, Wei Xiang Tong, Alexandre Chan
PURPOSE: With the emergence of biosimilar filgrastim to the market, there is a gradual decrease in the listed price of the originator product of filgrastim over the years, and this could have an impact on the cost-effectiveness of filgrastim in the treatment of febrile neutropenia (FN). A cost-effectiveness analysis would allow clinicians to make informed decision when considering the therapeutic filgrastim among low-risk FN patients. This study aims to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of adding therapeutic filgrastim to antibiotics in the treatment of established FN among patients with solid tumors and lymphomas...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
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