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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338321/are-wishes-for-death-or-suicidal-ideation-symptoms-of-depression-in-older-adults
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Rebecca C Rossom, Greg E Simon, Karen J Coleman, Arne Beck, Malia Oliver, Christine Stewart, Brian Ahmedani
OBJECTIVE: Clinicians may question whether thoughts of being better off dead are normal consequences of aging or symptoms of depression. We examine whether thoughts of suicide are as strongly linked to depression severity in older adults as they are in other age groups. METHODS: Cross-sectional cohort study. Participants included 509,945 outpatients >18 years old from four large integrated healthcare systems in the Mental Health Research Network who completed 1...
January 17, 2018: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337174/palliative-care-utilization-following-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-the-united-states
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Aiham Albaeni, Nisha Chandra-Strobos, Shaker M Eid
AIMS: Palliative care (PC) has become an integral component of comprehensive care provided to critically ill patients. Little is known about the utilization of palliative care following Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) in the United States. METHODS: We used the 2002 to 2013 National Inpatient Sample database to identify adults ≥ 18 years old with an ICD-9-CM principal diagnosis code of cardio-respiratory arrest or ventricular fibrillation (VF). Patients were categorized into two groups based on the presence of PC, then compared using Pearson χ2 test for categorical variables and linear regression for continuous variables...
January 11, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332350/short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-in-elderly-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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H Zhao, Gang Liu, S Wei, H Liu
PURPOSE: In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of elderly patients undergoing surgery for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, there are few studies on short- and long-term outcomes of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) in such patients. The purpose of this study was to report both short- and long-term outcomes of MIE in elderly patients with ESCC. METHODS: A total of 273 patients with ESCC underwent MIE at our hospital from January 2010 to December 2016...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327150/levels-of-serum-uric-acid-at-admission-for-hypoglycaemia-predict-1-year-mortality
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Aldo Bonaventura, Fiorenza Gallo, Federico Carbone, Luca Liberale, Davide Maggi, Giovanni Sacchi, Franco Dallegri, Fabrizio Montecucco, Renzo Cordera
AIMS: Hypoglycaemia represents a critical burden with clinical and social consequences in the management of diabetes. Serum uric acid (SUA) has been associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD), but no conclusive findings are available nowadays in patients suffering from hypoglycaemia. We investigated whether SUA levels at the time of hypoglycaemia could predict all-cause mortality after 1-year follow-up. METHODS: In total, 219 patients admitted to the Emergency Department (ED) of Ospedale Policlinico S...
January 11, 2018: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325783/validation-of-the-aast-egs-acute-cholecystitis-grade-and-comparison-with-the-tokyo-guidelines
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Matthew Hernandez, Brittany Murphy, Johnathan M Aho, Nadeem N Haddad, Humza Saleem, Muhammad Zeb, David S Morris, Donald H Jenkins, Martin Zielinski
BACKGROUND: Acute cholecystitis presents with heterogeneous severity. The Tokyo Guidelines 2013 is a validated method to assess cholecystitis severity, but the variables are multifactorial. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) developed an anatomically based severity grading system for surgical diseases, including cholecystitis. Because the Tokyo Guidelines represent the gold standard to estimate acute cholecystitis severity, we wished to validate the AAST emergency general surgery scoring system and compare the performance of both systems for several patient outcomes...
January 8, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325725/who-goes-to-inpatient-rehabilitation-or-skilled-nursing-facilities-unexpectedly-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Alexander J Rondon, Timothy L Tan, Max R Greenky, Karan Goswami, Noam Shohat, Jessica L Phillips, James J Purtill
BACKGROUND: Inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) represent a significant portion of post-operative expenses of bundled payments for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Although many surgeons no longer routinely send patients to IRFs or SNFs, some patients are unable to be discharged directly home. This study identified patient factors for discharge to post-acute care facilities with an institutional protocol of discharging TKA patients home. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing primary unilateral TKA at a single institution from 2012 to 2017 was performed...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325089/trends-and-results-of-lung-cancer-surgery-in-finland-between-2004-and-2014
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Jarmo Gunn, Johanna Valo, Jussi Sipilä, Päivi Rautava, Eero Sihvo, Ville Kytö
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the current trends and results of lung cancer surgery in Finland at the population level. METHODS: Three compulsory national registries provided the data on surgical treatment of lung cancer during 2004 and 2014. Outcomes of interest were all-cause mortality, population level surgical rates and frequencies of resections. The data were divided into 2 eras to analyse changes in treatment strategies and baseline characteristics: 2004-2009 and 2010-2014...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322887/functional-outcome-after-proximal-humerus-fracture-fixation-understanding-the-risk-factors
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A Christiano, P Pean, S Konda, Z K Egol
The purpose is to identify risk factors of functional outcome following proximal humerus open reduction and internal fixation. Patients treated for proximal humerus fractures with open reduction and internal fixation were enrolled in a prospective data registry. Patients were evaluated for function using the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand score for 12 months and as available beyond 12 months. Univariate analyses were conducted to identify variables associated with functional outcome. Significant variables were included in a multivariate regression predicting functional outcome...
March 2017: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320304/complications-of-sling-surgery-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-among-female-military-beneficiaries
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David L Howard, Andrea McGlynn, Joy A Greer
BACKGROUND: Prior studies of complications after sling surgery excluded the large number of women in military treatment facilities (MTFs). OBJECTIVE: To characterize the postoperative complication rates after sling surgery for Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) within MTFs in the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of women aged 18 and older, with SUI, and who underwent either an outpatient or inpatient mid-urethral sling placement for SUI in any MTF in the United States between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318218/potential-benefit-associated-with-delaying-initiation-of-hemodialysis-in-a-japanese-cohort
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Satoshi Higuchi, Izaya Nakaya, Kazuhiro Yoshikawa, Yoichiro Chikamatsu, Ken-Ei Sada, Suguru Yamamoto, Satoko Takahashi, Hiroyo Sasaki, Jun Soma
Introduction: Late referral to a nephrologist, the type of vascular access, nutritional status, and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at the start of hemodialysis (HD) have been reported as independent risk factors of survival for patients who begin HD. The aim of this study was to clarify the influence of the HD-free interval from the time of an eGFR of 10 ml/min per 1.73 m2 (IGFR10-HD) on patient outcome. Methods: We enrolled 124 patients aged older than 20 years who had HD initiated in a general hospital...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313883/simple-method-of-screening-for-frailty-in-older-adults-using-a-chronometer-and-tape-measure-in-clinic
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Hee-Won Jung, Min-Gu Kang, Jung-Yeon Choi, Sol-Ji Yoon, Sun-Wook Kim, Kwang-Il Kim, Cheol-Ho Kim
OBJECTIVES: Detecting frailty in older adults scheduled for surgery is important to predict the occurrence of adverse outcomes, but because of its complexity, frailty screening is not commonly performed. The objective of the current study was to assess whether frailty can be screened for using automatically measured usual gait speed (UGS) and mid-arm circumference (MAC) in the outpatient clinic. DESIGN: Prospective, cross-sectional study. SETTING: Geriatric center of a tertiary hospital...
January 4, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312658/economic-burden-of-nosocomial-infections-caused-by-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci
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Laura Puchter, Iris Freya Chaberny, Frank Schwab, Ralf-Peter Vonberg, Franz-Christoph Bange, Ella Ebadi
Background: Nosocomial infections due to vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) have become a major problem during the last years. The purpose of this study was to investigate the economic burden of nosocomial VRE infections in a European university hospital. Methods: A retrospective matched case-control study was performed including patients who acquired nosocomial infection with either VRE or vancomycin-susceptible enterococci (VSE) within a time period of 3 years...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305447/metal-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasty-is-not-associated-with-cardiac-disease
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L H Goodnough, A Bala, J I Huddleston Iii, S B Goodman, W J Maloney, D F Amanatullah
AIMS: Many case reports and small studies have suggested that cobalt ions are a potential cause of cardiac complications, specifically cardiomyopathy, after metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasty (THA). The impact of metal ions on the incidence of cardiac disease after MoM THA has not been evaluated in large studies. The aim of this study was to compare the rate of onset of new cardiac symptoms in patients who have undergone MoM THA with those who have undergone metal-on-polyethylene (MoP) THA...
January 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300986/healthcare-services-utilization-following-admission-for-hip-fracture-in-elderly-patients
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Ehud Fliss, Orly Weinstein, Michael Sherf, Jacob Dreiher
Objectives: To assess the effect of hip fracture on healthcare utilization among elderly patients. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: Eight general hospitals in Israel, owned by Clalit. Participants: Enrollees >65 years, admitted with a hip fracture during 2009-2013. Main outcome measures: Data collected included demographics, comorbidities, admission details related to the surgical and rehabilitation hospitalizations, mortality and costs...
December 29, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299651/hip-fracture-time-to-surgery-and-mortality-revisited-mitigating-comorbidity-confounding-by-effect-of-holidays-on-surgical-timing
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Siu Him Janus Wong, Xinshuo Christian Fang, King Hang Dennis Yee, Tak Man Wong, Cheuk Ting Terence Pun, Tak Wing Lau, Ka Li Frankie Leung
PURPOSE: The association between delayed hip fracture surgery and mortality remains elusive because of strong confounding by comorbidity factors. We designed a study to investigate the effect of small delays in surgery due to holidays. METHODS: Consecutive hip fractures operated in a high-income, publicly funded healthcare system between 2006 and 2013 were analysed. Age <65 years, pathological fractures, history of previous hip operation and time to surgery >seven days were excluded...
January 3, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295878/understanding-comorbidity-profiles-and-their-effect-on-treatment-and-survival-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Erin E Hahn, Michael K Gould, Corrine E Munoz-Plaza, Janet S Lee, Carla Parry, Ernest Shen
Background: Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) commonly present at an older age with multiple comorbid conditions and complex care needs at the time of diagnosis. Clusters of comorbid conditions, or profiles, have not been systematically identified in this patient population. This study aimed to identify clinically distinct comorbidity profiles in a large sample of patients with CRC from an integrated healthcare system, and to examine the effect of comorbidity profiles on treatment and survival. Methods: In this retrospective cohort study, we used latent class analysis (LCA) to identify comorbidity profiles in a sample of 7,803 patients with CRC diagnosed between 2008 and 2013...
January 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291417/performance-of-qsofa-and-sofa-for-predicting-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-pyelonephritis-associated-with-upper-urinary-tract-calculi
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Hiroshi Fukushima, Masaki Kobayashi, Keizo Kawano, Shinji Morimoto
PURPOSE: The Sepsis-3 Task Force proposed a new definition of sepsis based on SOFA and introduced a novel scoring system, qSOFA, for screening high-risk patients for sepsis. Their clinical usefulness, however, is unclear. Therefore, we investigated their predictive performance for mortality in APN-UTC patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 141 consecutive patients clinically diagnosed with APN-UTC outside the ICU. We evaluated the performance of qSOFA, SOFA, and SIRS in predicting in-hospital mortality and ICU admission using the AUC of the ROC curve, NRI, IDI, and decision curve analysis...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290168/the-economic-burden-of-acpa-positive-status-among-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Jason Shafrin, Mahlet Gizaw Tebeka, Kwanza Price, Chad Patel, Kaleb Michaud
BACKGROUND: Anticitrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs) are serological biomarkers associated with early, rapidly progressing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including more severe disease and joint damage. ACPA testing has become a routine tool for RA diagnosis and prognosis. Furthermore, treatment efficacy has been shown to vary by ACPA-positive status. However, it is not clear if the economic burden of patients with RA varies by ACPA status. OBJECTIVE: To determine if the economic burden of RA varies by patient ACPA status...
January 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289386/mortality-risk-factors-in-elderly-patients-in-intensive-care-without-limitation-of-therapeutic-effort
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S E Giannasi, M S Venuti, A D Midley, N Roux, C Kecskes, E San Román
OUTCOME: To determine mortality prognostic factors in elderly patients who are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) due to acute critical illness. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study was carried out. SETTING: A polyvalent Intensive Care Unit at a University Hospital in Argentina. PATIENTS OR PARTICIPANTS: We included 249 patients over 65years of age who were consecutively admitted to the ICU and required mechanical ventilation for more than 48hours, between January 2011 and December 2012...
December 27, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288753/impact-of-comorbidities-on-patients-outcomes-after-interferon-free-therapy-induced-viral-eradication-in-hepatitis
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Javier Ampuero, Carlota Jimeno, Rosa Quiles, José Miguel Rosales, Susana Llerena, Nieves Palomo, Patricia Cordero, Francisco Javier Serrano, Juan José Urquijo, José María Moreno-Planas, Guillermo Ontanilla, Marta Hernández, Aída Ortega-Alonso, Marta Maraver, Martín Bonacci, Ángela Rojas, Blanca Figueruela, Xavier Forns, Raúl J Andrade, José Luis Calleja, Moisés Diago, Isabel Carmona, Manuel de la Mata, María Buti, Javier Crespo, Juan Manuel Pascasio, José María Navarro, Javier Salmerón, Manuel Romero-Gómez
BACKGROUND&AIMS: Patients with advanced liver fibrosis remain at risk of cirrhosis-related outcomes and those with severe comorbidities could not benefit from Hepatitis C (HCV) eradication. We aimed to collect all-cause mortality and relevant clinical events within the first two years in patients undergoing direct antiviral therapy and determine the impact of a comorbidity-based model on it. METHODS: This was a prospective non-interventional study, from the beginning of direct-acting antiviral therapy to the event of interest (mortality) or up to 2 years of follow-up, including 14 Spanish University Hospitals...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
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