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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822393/identifying-futile-interfacility-surgical-transfers
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Kristy Kummerow Broman, Sharon E Phillips, Jesse M Ehrenfeld, Mayur B Patel, Oscar M Guillamondegui, Kenneth W Sharp, Richard A Pierce, Benjamin K Poulose, Michael D Holzman
Surgeons perceive that some surgical transfers are futile, but the incidence and risk factors of futile transfer are not quantified. Identifying futile interfacility transfers could save cost and undue burdens to patients and families. We sought to describe the incidence and factors associated with futile transfers. We conducted a retrospective cohort study from 2009 to 2013 including patients transferred to a tertiary referral center for general or vascular surgical care. Futile transfers were defined as resulting in death or hospice discharge within 72 hours of transfer without operative, endoscopic, or radiologic intervention...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802543/outcomes-and-predictors-of-failure-of-non-invasive-ventilation-in-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-emergency-department
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Amjad Al-Rajhi, Anwar Murad, P Z Li, Jason Shahin
OBJECTIVE: We set out to describe the use and analyze the predictors of non-invasive ventilation failure in patients with community-acquired pneumonia who receive non-invasive ventilation as first line ventilatory therapy in the emergency department. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted among consecutive patients with community acquired pneumonia requiring ventilator support presenting to two tertiary care university-affiliated emergency departments...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797376/advance-care-planning-in-the-outpatient-geriatric-medicine-setting
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REVIEW
Bryan David Struck, Elizabeth Aubrey Brown, Stefani Madison
This article describes how to perform advance care planning in the outpatient geriatric medicine setting. The article defines advance care planning and discusses components of advance care planning, such as advance directives, do-not-resuscitate orders, and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. The article describes how to document advance care planning discussions in the clinic and bill Medicare and ways for clinicians to improve their skill at leading these conversations.
September 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796532/hospital-variation-in-do-not-resuscitate-orders-and-end-of-life-healthcare-use-in-the-united-states
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Allan J Walkey, Amber E Barnato, Seppo T Rinne, Colin R Cooke, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penelope S Pekow, Peter K Lindenauer
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August 10, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789562/patient-outcomes-after-palliative-care-consultation-among-patients-undergoing-therapeutic-hypothermia
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Priya Pinto, Tartania Brown, Michael Khilkin, Elizabeth Chuang
OBJECTIVES: To compare the clinical outcomes of patients who did and did not receive palliative care consultation among those who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and underwent therapeutic hypothermia. METHODS: We identified patients at a single academic medical center who had undergone therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest between 2009 and 2013. We performed a retrospective chart review for demographic data, hospital and critical care length of stay, and clinical outcomes of care...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772095/advance-directives-among-nursing-home-residents-with-mild-moderate-and-advanced-dementia
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Jennifer Tjia, Marisa Dharmawardene, Jane L Givens
OBJECTIVE: To describe prevalence and content of AD documentation among NH residents by dementia stage. BACKGROUND: The prevalence of advance directives (ADs) among nursing home (NH) residents with mild, moderate, and advanced dementia remains unclear. METHODS: Population-based, cross-sectional study of all licensed NHs in five U.S. states. Subjects included all long-stay (>90 day) NH residents with dementia, aged ≥65 years, and a Cognitive Performance Scale (CPS) score ≥1 from the 2007 to 2008 Minimum Data Set 2...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769583/association-of-code-status-discussion-with-invasive-procedures-among-advanced-stage-cancer-and-noncancer-patients
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Akinori Sasaki, Eiji Hiraoka, Yosuke Homma, Osamu Takahashi, Yasuhiro Norisue, Koji Kawai, Shigeki Fujitani
BACKGROUND: Code status discussion is associated with a decrease in invasive procedures among terminally ill cancer patients. We investigated the association between code status discussion on admission and incidence of invasive procedures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and opioid use among inpatients with advanced stages of cancer and noncancer diseases. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study in a single center, Ito Municipal Hospital, Japan. Participants were patients who were admitted to the Department of Internal Medicine between October 1, 2013 and August 30, 2015, with advanced-stage cancer and noncancer...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759312/wanted-and-unwanted-care-the-double-edged-sword-of-partial-do-not-resuscitate-orders
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Nobuhiro Ariyoshi, Masayuki Nogi, Damon Sakai, Eiji Hiraoka, Daniel Fischberg
BACKGROUND: The interpretation of do-not-resuscitate orders (DNRs) may vary in nonarrest situations. To reduce ambiguity, many hospitals allow patients to elect partial DNRs. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of partial DNRs on physicians' willingness to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and nonarrest procedures. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using scenario-based questionnaires between October 2015 and March 2016. A partial DNR was identified as a DNR with Adult Emergency Protocols (AEP) order...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701842/quality-of-dying-in-the-medical-intensive-care-unit-comparison-between-thai-buddhists-and-thai-muslims
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Veerapong Vattanavanit, Supattra Uppanisakorn, Rungsun Bhurayanontachai, Bodin Khwannimit
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Religious belief is an important aspect that influences the life of a patient, especially in Asia. We aim to compare the quality of death in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) between Buddhists and Muslims from the perspectives of the relatives of the patients and the nurses and physicians. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This was a cohort study of critically ill patients who died after admission to a medical ICU in Songklanagarind Hospital in Thailand between 2015 and 2016...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699936/clinician-attitudes-regarding-icd-deactivation-in-dnr-dni-patients
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Andrew Bradley, Adam Marks
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) offer lifesaving therapies but can become burdensome at the end of life. Many ICD patients choose to implement a do-not-resuscitate/do-not-intubate (DNR/DNI) order. When hospitalized, patients are seen by a range of clinicians whose beliefs about ICD management in DNR/DNI patients may vary. OBJECTIVE: To assess clinician opinions on managing ICDs in DNR/DNI patients and stratify it by specialty and training level...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676293/attitudes-toward-advance-directives-among-patients-and-their-family-members-in-china
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Lin Kang, Xiao-Hong Liu, Jing Zhang, Pei-Yan Shan, Jie-Ping Wang, Ping Zhong, Xiao-Hong Du, Yu-Feng Du, Bao-Cheng Yu, Nan Wei, Hui-Ling Lou, Ou Bian, Huai-Hong Chen, Fan Lin, Hong-Lian Zhou, Wen He, Huai-Cong Long, Lu-Rong Hong, Hui Su, Jun-Nan Yang, Yong-Liang Jiang, Ye Shi, Jing Ning, Fang Liang, Zhong Wang, Ting Gong, Ming-Lei Zhu, Xiao-Hong Ning, Zhi-Jun Chen, Liang-Kung Chen
OBJECTIVES: Chinese people are generally unfamiliar with the concept of advance care planning or advance directives (ACP/ADs), which raises dilemmas in life-support choice and can even affect clinical decision making. To understand and address the issues involved better, we investigated the awareness of ACP/ADs in China, as well as people's attitudes toward medical autonomy and end-of-life care. DESIGN: A multicenter cross-sectional survey, conducted from August 1 to December 31, 2016...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662781/do-not-resuscitate-orders-in-the-perioperative-environment-a%C3%A2-multidisciplinary-quality-improvement-project
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Malgorzata Baumann, Shelley Killebrew, Katherine Zimnicki, Katherine Balint
Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders in the perioperative environment must be managed according to national and institutional guidelines. Health care professionals, including perioperative nurses, may be unfamiliar with the guidelines and unsure of their role in reevaluating a DNR order. We conducted a multidisciplinary quality improvement project at a metropolitan community hospital that aimed to improve health care providers' compliance with the institutional policy, nursing involvement in DNR reevaluation, and communication between providers...
July 2017: AORN Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659419/aggressiveness-of-care-following-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-women-and-men
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Rahul Guha, Amelia Boehme, Stacie L Demel, Janet J Li, Xuemei Cai, Michael L James, Sebastian Koch, Carl D Langefeld, Charles J Moomaw, Jennifer Osborne, Padmini Sekar, Kevin N Sheth, E Woodrich, Bradford B Worrall, Daniel Woo, Seemant Chaturvedi
OBJECTIVE: To compare comorbidities and use of surgery and palliative care between men and women with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: The Ethnic/Racial Variations of Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ERICH) study is a prospective, multicenter, case-control study of ICH risk factors and outcomes. We compared comorbidities, treatments, and use of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders in men vs women. Multivariate analysis was used to assess the likelihood of ICH surgery and palliative care after adjustment for variables that were p < 0...
July 25, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659217/ambiguities-and-violations-of-patient-autonomy-from-ontario-s-prehospital-do-not-resuscitate-form
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Christopher R Foerster
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 29, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658025/determinants-of-receiving-palliative-care-and-ventilator-withdrawal-among-patients-with-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation
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Yang-Ching Chen, Hsien-Yu Fan, J Randall Curtis, Oscar Kuang-Sheng Lee, Chih-Kuang Liu, Sheng-Jean Huang
OBJECTIVES: Increasing numbers of patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation generates a tremendous strain on healthcare systems. Patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation suffer from long-term poor quality of life. However, no study has ever explored the willingness to receive palliative care or terminal withdrawal and the factors influencing willingness. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Five different hospitals of Taipei City Hospital system...
June 27, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638855/end-of-life-care-and-do-not-resuscitate-orders-how-much-does-age-influence-decision-making-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ifor Cook, Aimee L Kirkup, Lauren J Langham, Muminah A Malik, Gabriella Marlow, Ian Sammy
With population aging, "do not resuscitate" (DNAR) decisions, pertaining to the appropriateness of attempting resuscitation following a cardiac arrest, are becoming commoner. It is unclear from the literature whether using age to make these decisions represents "ageism." We undertook a systematic review of the literature using CINAHL, Medline, and the Cochrane database to investigate the relationship between age and DNAR. All 10 studies fulfilling our inclusion criteria found that "do not attempt resuscitation" orders were more prevalent in older patients; eight demonstrated that this was independent of other mediating factors such as illness severity and likely outcome...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625532/emergency-department-do-not-resuscitate-order-in-patients-with-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Ju-Sing Fan, Hsien-Hao Huang, Yen-Chia Chen, Chorng-Kuang How, David Hung-Tsang Yen
OBJECTIVES: To explore the determinant factors and prognostic significance of emergency department do-not-resuscitate (ED-DNR) orders for patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH). METHODS: Consecutive adult SICH patients treated in our ED from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016 were selected as the eligible cases from our hospital's stroke database. Patients' information was comprehensively reviewed from the database and medical and nursing charts...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622155/triad-ix-can-a-patient-testimonial-safely-help-ensure-prehospital-appropriate-critical-versus-end-of-life-care
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Ferdinando Mirarchi, Christopher Cammarata, Timothy E Cooney, Kristin Juhasz, Stanley A Terman
OBJECTIVE: The present study sought to assess the clarity of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) or Living Will (LW) documents alone or in combination with a video message/testimonial (VM). METHODS: Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel responded to survey questions about the meaning of stand-alone POLST and LW documents and those used in conjunction with emergent care scenarios. Personnel were randomized to receive documents only or documents with VM...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620153/premature-labor-and-neonatal-septicemia-caused-by-capnocytophaga-ochracea
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Abdullah A Alhifany, Thamer A Almangour, Deanne E Tabb, David H Levine
BACKGROUND Capnocytophaga ochracea is a gram-negative anaerobic organism commonly found in human oral flora. It is characteristically sensitive to beta-lactams and resistant to aminoglycosides. CASE REPORT A 23-year-old woman presented with lower abdominal pain and was admitted for premature labor at 24-weeks of gestation. At presentation, the cervix was closed and the membrane was intact; however, contractions continued, the membrane subsequently ruptured before receiving any steroids or magnesium, and the mother gave birth to a 540-gram female baby...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614079/do-not-resuscitate-with-no-surrogate-and-no-advance-directive-an-ethics-case-study
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Jamie Diamond, Umesh Gidwani, Rosamond Rhodes
Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders are typically signed by physicians in conjunction with patients or their surrogate decision makers in order to instruct healthcare providers not to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Both the medical literature and CPR guidelines fail to address when it is appropriate for physicians to sign DNR orders without any knowledge of a patient's wishes. We explore the ethical issues surrounding instituting a two-physician DNR for a dying patient with multiple comorbidities and no medical record on file, no advance directives, and no surrogate decision maker...
2017: Journal of Clinical Ethics
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