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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786973/amniotic-fluid-lactic-acid-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-8-levels-at-the-time-of-fetal-surgery-for-a-spine-defect-association-with-subsequent-premature-preterm-rupture-of-membranes
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Antonio F Moron, Aikaterini Athanasiou, Mauricio Barbosa, Herbene J Milani, Stephanno G Sarmento, Sergio Cavalheiro, Steven S Witkin
OBJECTIVE: In utero fetal surgery to correct incomplete closure of the spinal cord lessens the extent of permanent damage but is associated with preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM). We determined if compounds in amniotic fluid (AF) collected at the time of surgery predicted subsequent development of pPROM. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Hospitals in Sao Paulo, Brazil. POPULATION: Twenty four consecutive pregnant women at 24-26 weeks gestation seen between February and October 2017 with a singleton pregnancy underwent in utero surgery to correct an open spinal defect in their fetus...
May 22, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786937/the-effect-of-the-weekend-upon-admissions-to-general-medicine
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Tessa Potezny, Chris Horwood, Paul Hakendorf, Campbell Thompson
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: A reduction in the provision of hospital services on the weekend probably explains higher mortality for patients who are either admitted to hospital or undergo procedures on the weekend. The aim was to examine the effect of the day of the week of admission (DOWOA) upon the efficiency and quality of care for a cohort of General Medical inpatients. METHODS: Electronic records were selected for unplanned adult admissions to 2 large public hospitals in Adelaide, South Australia, July 2012 to June 2017...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786928/evaluation-of-medication-dose-omissions-amongst-inpatients-in-a-hospital-using-an-electronic-medication-management-system
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Katherine V Hunt, Andrew M Harding, Simone E Taylor, Colin Curtain
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Whilst many dose omissions cause no patient harm, inappropriate dose omissions have been associated with increased length of hospital stay, risk of sepsis, and mortality. This study aimed to comprehensively describe the prevalence and nature of omitted doses overall and of high risk medication dose omissions in an organization using an electronic Medication Management System. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was undertaken in an Australian tertiary referral health service...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786813/prediction-of-mortality-in-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-implementations-from-a-tertiary-pediatric-intensive-care-facility
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Ebru Atike Ongun, Oğuz Dursun
BACKGROUND: To explore the mortality risk factors of traumatic brain injury in pediatric intensive care unit admissions. METHODS: Eighty-eight children (categorized using the Glasgow Coma Scale) between September 2014 and December 2016 were analyzed. Emergency department and intensive care course, treatment strategies, axonal injury, intubation and tracheostomy rates, length of intensive care and hospitalization, Rotterdam-CT scores, injury severity scores, and PRISM-III scores were recorded...
May 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785747/functional-and-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-aged-younger-and-older-than-85-years-after-rehabilitation-post-hip-fracture-surgery-in-a-co-managed-orthogeriatric-unit
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Paolo Mazzola, Patrizia Floris, Domenico Picone, Alessandra Anzuini, Eleni Tsiantouli, Justin Haas, Giuseppe Bellelli, Francesco De Filippi, Giorgio Annoni
AIM: Literature investigating rehabilitation outcomes after hip surgery among individuals aged ≥85 years is sparse. We compared the characteristics and outcomes of patients aged under and over 85 years, and assessed factors potentially associated with rehabilitation success as described by the Barthel Index (BI). METHODS: From 2011 to 2014, we prospectively enrolled 328 patients (n = 152 aged <85 years, n = 176 aged ≥85 years) admitted to an orthogeriatric unit (Sondrio, Italy) with a diagnosis of hip fracture requiring surgical treatment...
May 22, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785720/mobility-scores-as-a-predictor-of-length-of-stay-in-general-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Georgia M Carroll, Jacob Hampton, Rosemary Carroll, Stephen R Smith
BACKGROUND: Post-operative length of stay (LOS) is an increasingly important clinical indicator in general surgery. Despite this, no tool has been validated to predict LOS or readiness for discharge in general surgical patients. The de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) is a functional mobility assessment tool that has been validated in rehabilitation patient populations. In this prospective cohort study, we aimed to identify if trends in DEMMI scores were associated with discharge within 1 week and overall LOS in general surgical patients...
May 22, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785707/burden-of-mental-illness-and-non-communicable-diseases-and-risk-factors-for-mental-illness-among-refugees-in-buffalo-ny-2004-2014
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Wudeneh Mulugeta, Hong Xue, Myron Glick, Jungwon Min, Michael F Noe, Youfa Wang
INTRODUCTION: Limited is known about mental illness and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors among refugees. These were studied using data collected from a refugee population in Buffalo, NY. METHODS: Longitudinal data collected on 1055 adults (> 18 years) at a large refugee health center in Buffalo, NY, during 2004-2014 were used. Main outcomes were hypertension, diabetes, tobacco use, obesity, overweight/obesity, and mental illness. Risk factors were assessed using multivariate regression models...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785695/differences-in-characteristics-and-outcome-of-patients-with-penetrating-injuries-in-the-usa-and-the-netherlands-a-multi-institutional-comparison
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Suzan Dijkink, Pieta Krijnen, Aglaia Hage, Gwendolyn M Van der Wilden, George Kasotakis, Dennis den Hartog, Ali Salim, J Carel Goslings, Frank W Bloemers, Steven J Rhemrev, David R King, George C Velmahos, Inger B Schipper
INTRODUCTION: The incidence and nature of penetrating injuries differ between countries. The aim of this study was to analyze characteristics and clinical outcomes of patients with penetrating injuries treated at urban Level-1 trauma centers in the USA (USTC) and the Netherlands (NLTC). METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, 1331 adult patients (470 from five NLTC and 861 from three USTC) with truncal penetrating injuries admitted between July 2011 and December 2014 were included...
May 21, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785655/early-results-after-operatively-versus-non-operatively-treated-flail-chest-a-retrospective-study-focusing-on-outcome-and-complications
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Mathieu M E Wijffels, Tjebbe Hagenaars, Diba Latifi, Esther M M Van Lieshout, Michael H J Verhofstad
PURPOSE: Flail chest was traditionally treated non-operatively using mechanical ventilation and pain control. In order to reduce the occurrence of ventilation-associated complications and long-term disability, operative rib fixation is becoming a proven standard therapy for these patients. However, the consequences of the surgical complications may influence success rates negatively. The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of flail chest treatment by surgical rib fixation with non-operative treatment, with special focus on the impact of surgical complications...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785622/retrospective-surveillance-of-antibiotic-use-in-maternity-wards-and-neonatal-intensive-care-units-in-saint-petersburg-russia
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Timofey L Galankin, Alexey S Kolbin, Sergey V Sidorenko, Alexey A Kurylev, Elena A Malikova, Yuri V Lobzin, Dmitry O Ivanov, Nikolay P Shabalov, Anton V Mikhailov, Nikolay N Klimko, Gennadiy V Dolgov
Antibiotic overuse in infants is associated with an increased risk of serious adverse events. Development of antibiotic stewardship programs aimed at reducing overall antibiotic consumption requires epidemiological surveillance. Retrospective surveillance and evaluation of all antibiotics provided to every infant admitted to maternal wards or neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) from 01 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 were performed in five medical centers of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Types of antibiotics and dates of administration were recorded...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785449/parkinson-s-disease-increases-the-risk-of-perioperative-complications-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-nationwide-database-study
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Jared M Newman, Nipun Sodhi, Alyeesha B Wilhelm, Anton Khlopas, Alison K Klika, Qais Naziri, Thomas J Kryzak, Carlos A Higuera, Michael A Mont
PURPOSE: Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the short-term perioperative outcomes of PD patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We specifically evaluated: (1) perioperative surgical and medical complications; (2) lengths of stay (LOS); and (3) total hospital charges. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was used to identify PD patients who underwent TKA between 2002 and 2013. To control for potential confounders, PD TKA and non-PD TKA patients were propensity score matched (1:3) based on age, sex, ethnicity, Charlson Comorbidity Index, and insurance type...
May 21, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784518/impact-of-blood-donor-sex-on-transfusion-related-outcomes-in-preterm-infants
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Thomas Murphy, Anju Chawla, Richard Tucker, Betty Vohr
OBJECTIVE: Explore the role of red blood cell donor sex on preterm infant neonatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: In a retrospective, exploratory, cohort study, the hospital blood bank database was queried for units of blood released to neonatal intensive care unit patients in 2009-2010. The state blood center provided donor sex, and a department database provided neonatal characteristics and morbidities. Comparisons were made for 2 groups: those who ever received female blood and those who did not...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784507/in-hospital-length-of-stay-after-major-surgical-oncological-procedures
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Sebastiano Nazzani, Felix Preisser, Elio Mazzone, Zhe Tian, Francesco A Mistretta, Shahrokh F Shariat, Fred Saad, Markus Graefen, Derya Tilki, Emanuele Montanari, Stefano Luzzago, Alberto Briganti, Luca Carmignani, Pierre I Karakiewicz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Enhanced recovery after surgery protocols (ERAS) have been developed and implemented as of 2001. However, no previous analyses targeted length of stay (LOS) changes over time after major surgical oncological procedures (MSOPs). METHODS: Between 2003 and 2013, we retrospectively identified patients, who underwent prostatectomy, colectomy, cystectomy, mastectomy, gastrectomy, hysterectomy, nephrectomy, oophorectomy, lung resection or pancreatectomy within the Nationwide Inpatient Sample...
May 9, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784441/effect-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-japan
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Hironori Uematsu, Kazuto Yamashita, Seiko Mizuno, Susumu Kunisawa, Keigo Shibayama, Yuichi Imanaka
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the most common antimicrobial-resistant organism identified in Japanese health care facilities. This study analyzed the clinical and economic burdens attributable to methicillin resistance in S aureus in Japanese hospitals. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated data from 14,905 inpatients of 57 hospitals combined with data from nosocomial infection surveillance and administrative claim databases...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784426/financial-validation-of-the-european-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-risk-score-predicting-prolonged-air-leak-after-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lobectomy
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Alessandro Brunelli, Cecilia Pompili, Padma Dinesh, Vinod Bassi, Andrea Imperatori
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to verify whether the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons prolonged air leak risk score for video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy was associated with incremental postoperative costs. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 353 patients subjected to video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy or segmentectomy (April 2014 to March 2016). Postoperative costs were obtained from the hospital Finance Department. Patients were grouped in different classes of risk according to their prolonged air leak risk score...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783998/surgical-repair-via-submammary-thoracotomy-right-axillary-thoracotomy-and-median-sternotomy-for-ventricular-septal-defects
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Zhi-Nuan Hong, Qiang Chen, Ze-Wei Lin, Gui-Can Zhang, Liang-Wan Chen, Qi-Liang Zhang, Hua Cao
BACKGROUND: Right submammary thoracotomy and right vertical infra-axillary thoracotomy are performed for ventricular septal defect (VSD) to reduce the invasiveness of the conventional surgical repair through median sternotomy approach. No comparative studies have been conducted among these three procedures. METHODS: From January 2016 to December 2016, 182 patients with isolated VSD who underwent surgical repair via one of these 3 approaches were reviewed to compare these three procedures...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783858/effectiveness-and-safety-comparison-for-systemic-corticosteroid-therapy-with-and-without-inhaled-corticosteroids-for-copd-exacerbation-management
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Jordan A Pearce, Dane L Shiltz, Qian Ding
BACKGROUND: Only 1 small, single-center study has evaluated the combination of systemic plus inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) routes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation management. This study aims to further improve the existing quantity and quality of evidence regarding the utility for combination therapy in the management of COPD exacerbation. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate length of hospital stay, readmission rate, incidence of infection, and mortality in hospitalized patients who experience a COPD exacerbation and receive systemic corticosteroid therapy with or without concurrent ICS...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783749/differential-impact-of-malnutrition-on-health-outcomes-among-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-adults-admitted-to-hospital-in-regional-australia-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Natasha Morris, Simon Stewart, Malcolm Riley, Graeme Maguire
The burden of malnutrition in Indigenous people is a major health priority and this study's aims are to understand health outcomes among Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients. This cohort study includes 608 medical inpatients in three regional hospitals. Participants were screened for malnutrition using the Subjective Global Assessment tool. Hospital length of stay, discharge destination, 30-day and six-month hospital readmission and survival were measured. Although no significant difference was observed between Indigenous participants who were malnourished or nourished ( p = 0...
May 19, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783184/postoperative-outcomes-in-patients-with-a-do-not-resuscitate-dnr-order-undergoing-elective-procedures
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Ethan Y Brovman, Elisa C Walsh, Brittany N Burton, Christine E Kuo, Charlotta Lindvall, Rodney A Gabriel, Richard D Urman
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) status has been shown to be an independent risk factor for mortality in the post-operative period. Patients with DNR orders often undergo elective surgeries to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life, but there are limited data on outcomes for informed decision making. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A multi-institutional setting including operating room, postoperative recovery area, inpatient wards, and the intensive care unit...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783031/a-unique-all-payer-rate-setting-system-controls-the-cost-but-not-the-racial-disparity-in-lower-extremity-revascularization-procedures
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Besma Nejim, Robert J Beaulieu, Husain Alshaikh, Mohammed Hamouda, Joseph Canner, Mahmoud B Malas
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) often have high comorbidity burden that may complicate post-interventional course and drive increased healthcare expenditures. Racial disparity had been observed in lower extremity revascularization (LER) patterns and outcomes. In 2014, Maryland adopted an all-payer rate setting system to limit the rising hospitalization costs. This resulted in an aggregate payment system in which hospital compensation takes place as an overall per capita expenditure for hospital services...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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