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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214512/anticholinergic-prescribing-in-medicare-part-d-beneficiaries-residing-in-nursing-homes-results-from-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-analysis-of-medicare-data
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Joshua Niznik, Xinhua Zhao, Tao Jiang, Joseph T Hanlon, Sherrie L Aspinall, Joshua Thorpe, Carolyn Thorpe
BACKGROUND: Prescribing of medications with anticholinergic properties in older nursing home residents is relatively common, despite an association with an increased risk for falls, delirium, and other outcomes. Few studies have investigated what factors influence different levels of prescribing of these agents. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to identify factors associated with low- and high-level anticholinergic burden in nursing home residents. A secondary objective was to examine in detail the contribution of different medications to low versus high burden to aid in determining which drugs to target in interventions...
December 6, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189383/sinai-abbreviated-geriatric-evaluation-development-and-validation-of-a-practical-test
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Mark R Katlic, JoAnn Coleman, Kamran Khan, Susan E Wozniak, Joseph H Abraham
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a simple geriatric screening tool that performs as well as more complex assessments BACKGROUND:: Many tools that predict treatment risk in older adults are impractical for routine clinical use. METHODS: We prospectively conducted comprehensive preoperative evaluations on 1025 patients age ≥75 years who presented to Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for major elective surgery, then retrospectively reviewed patients' medical records for occurrence of postoperative outcomes...
November 16, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178096/-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-postoperative-delirium-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-over-60-years
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Haitao Zhang, Yuanzhi Tang, Ying Qin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence, risk factors and clinical outcomes of postoperative delirium in colorectal cancer patients over 60 years. METHODS: Consecutive 382 patients older than 60 years undergoing colorectal cancer surgery at Shenzhen Second People's Hospital from June 2013 to June 2016 were recruited prospectively in this study. These patients were evaluated daily after surgery for 7 days by confusion assessment method. Clinical outcomes were compared between patients with and without postoperative delirium, including postoperative complications, length of hospital stay, and mortality within 30 days...
November 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164173/factors-related-to-the-severity-of-delirium-in-the-elderly-patients-with-infection
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R A Tuty Kuswardhani, Yosef Samon Sugi
Objective: Delirium is a common neuropsychiatric syndrome in the elderly characterized by concurrent impairments in cognition and behavior. Infection is one of the most important risk factors for delirium. The objective of this study is to elaborate the factors related to the severity of delirium in the elderly patients with infection. Method: An observational study on the relationship of several clinical parameters and the severity of delirium in elderly patients (more than 60 years) with infection was conducted at Geriatric Inpatient Ward, Sanglah Hospital...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991949/post-intensive-care-unit-psychiatric-comorbidity-and-quality-of-life
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Sophia Wang, Chris Mosher, Anthony J Perkins, Sujuan Gao, Sue Lasiter, Sikandar Khan, Malaz Boustani, Babar Khan
The prevalence of psychiatric symptoms ranges from 17% to 44% in intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. The relationship between the comorbidity of psychiatric symptoms and quality of life (QoL) in ICU survivors has not been carefully examined. This study examined the relationship between psychiatric comorbidities and QoL in 58 survivors of ICU delirium. Patients completed 3 psychiatric screens at 3 months after discharge from the hospital, including the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) for depression, the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) questionnaire for anxiety, and the Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSS- 10) questionnaire for posttraumatic stress disorder...
October 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822348/risk-factors-for-potential-drug-drug-interactions-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Slobodan M Janković, Ana V Pejčić, Miloš N Milosavljević, Valentina D Opančina, Nikola V Pešić, Tamara T Nedeljković, Goran M Babić
PURPOSE: To determine risk factors for each severity-based category of potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) encountered at intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort analysis of patients treated at the ICU of the Clinical Center Kragujevac, a public tertiary care hospital in Kragujevac, Serbia. Three interaction checkers were used to reveal drug-drug interactions: Medscape, Epocrates and Micromedex. RESULTS: The study included 201 patients, 66...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668927/delirium-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Jennifer L Giuseffi, Nyal E Borges, Leanne M Boehm, Li Wang, John A McPherson, Joseph L Fredi, Rashid M Ahmad, E Wesley Ely, Pratik P Pandharipande
BACKGROUND: Postoperative delirium is associated with increased mortality. Patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement are at risk for delirium because of comorbid conditions. OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence, odds, and mortality implications of delirium between patients undergoing transcatheter replacement and patients undergoing surgical replacement. METHODS: The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale and the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit were used to assess arousal level and delirium prospectively in all patients with severe aortic stenosis who had transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement at an academic medical center...
July 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655417/-functional-impairment-associated-with-cognitive-impairment-in-hospitalised-elderly
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José Mauricio Ocampo-Chaparro, José Ignacio Mosquera-Jiménez, Annabelle S Davis, Carlos A Reyes-Ortiz
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of cognitive impairment on functional decline in hospitalised patients aged ≥60 years. METHODS: Measurements at admission included demographic data, Charlson's comorbidity index, and cognitive impairment (according to education level). Data were also collected on hospital length of stay, depression, and delirium developed during hospitalisation. The outcome, Barthel Index (BI), was measured at admission, discharge, and 1-month post-discharge...
June 24, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421731/intraoperative-dexmedetomidine-sedation-reduces-the-postoperative-agitated-behavior-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-orthopedic-surgery-compared-to-the-propofol-sedation
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Hyun-Jung Shin, Bon-Wook Koo, Seung-Uk Bang, Jin-Hee Kim, Jung-Won Hwang, Sang-Hwan DO, Hyo-Seok Na
BACKGROUND: Postoperative agitation or confusion is one of the symptoms of hyperactive delirium in elderly patients. We retrospectively evaluated the incidence of postoperative abnormal psychomotor behavior in elderly surgical patients according to the use of different intraoperative sedative agents: dexmedetomidine vs. propofol. METHODS: The medical records of 855 elderly patients, who underwent orthopedic surgery with regional anesthesia between July 2012 and September 2015, were divided into two groups, the dexmedetomidine group (N...
October 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329149/prediction-of-long-term-cognitive-decline-following-postoperative-delirium-in-older-adults
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Elizabeth E Devore, Tamara G Fong, Edward R Marcantonio, Eva M Schmitt, Thomas G Travison, Richard N Jones, Sharon K Inouye
Background: Increasing evidence suggests that postoperative delirium may result in long-term cognitive decline among older adults. Risk factors for such cognitive decline are unknown. Methods: We studied 126 older participants without delirium or dementia upon entering the Successful AGing After Elective Surgery (SAGES) study, who developed postoperative delirium and completed repeated cognitive assessments (up to 36 months of follow-up). Pre-surgical factors were assessed preoperatively and divided into nine groupings of related factors ("domains")...
November 9, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291765/cervical-spine-surgery-complications-and-risks-in-the-elderly
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Kris Radcliff, Kevin L Ong, Scott Lovald, Edmund Lau, Mark Kurd
STUDY DESIGN: Cervical decompression (CD) and cervical fusion (CF) patients in 5% Medicare Part B claims data. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the complication rate and associated risk factors after cervical spine surgery using a national sample of elderly patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The number of cervical spine procedures in the United States has risen along with associated hospital costs. Postoperative complications lead to longer hospitalizations and greater costs...
March 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260868/the-diagnosis-of-delirium-in-an-acute-care-hospital-in-moscow-what-does-the-pandora-s-box-contain
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Olga N Tkacheva, Nadezda K Runikhina, Arkadiy L Vertkin, Irina V Voronina, Natalia V Sharashkina, Elen A Mkhitaryan, Valentina S Ostapenko, Elena A Prokhorovich, Tamar Freud, Yan Press
BACKGROUND: Delirium, a common problem among hospitalized elderly patients, is not usually diagnosed by doctors for various reasons. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a short training course on the identification of delirium and the diagnostic rate of delirium among hospitalized patients aged ≥65 years. The secondary aim was to identify the risk factors for delirium. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in an acute-care hospital in Moscow, Russia...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259697/antipsychotic-use-and-physical-morbidity-in-parkinson-disease
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Daniel Weintraub, Claire Chiang, Hyungjin Myra Kim, Jayne Wilkinson, Connie Marras, Barbara Stanislawski, Eugenia Mamikonyan, Helen C Kales
OBJECTIVE: To determine if antipsychotic (AP) use in Parkinson disease (PD) patients is associated with increased physical morbidity. METHODS: Veterans Health Administration data (1999-2010) was used to examine physical morbidity risk associated with AP use in idiopathic PD patients with stable recent physical health. We compared 180-day morbidity rates in patients initiating an AP with matched non-AP users who survived for 180 days (matched on age, sex, race, index year, presence and duration of dementia, PD duration, delirium, hospitalization, Charlson Comorbidity Index, and new non-psychiatric medications; covarying for psychosis)...
February 2, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252537/daily-lowest-hemoglobin-and-risk-of-organ-dysfunctions-in-critically-ill-patients
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Sarah J Hemauer, Adam J Kingeter, Xue Han, Matthew S Shotwell, Pratik P Pandharipande, Liza M Weavind
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between hemoglobin levels and the daily risk of individual organ dysfunctions in critically ill patients. DESIGN: Post hoc analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING: Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Saint Thomas Hospital Medical and Surgical ICUs. PATIENTS: Medical and surgical ICU patients admitted with respiratory failure or shock. INTERVENTIONS: Baseline demographic data, and detailed in-ICU and hospital data, including daily lowest hemoglobin, were collected up to hospital day 30...
May 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984252/perioperative-complications-of-spinal-metastases-surgery
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Panya Luksanapruksa, Jacob M Buchowski, Lukas P Zebala, Christopher K Kepler, Weerasak Singhatanadgige, David B Bumpass
The incidence of symptomatic spinal metastasis has increased due to treatment improvements and longer patient survival. More patients with spinal tumors are choosing operative treatment with an associated increased rate of perioperative complications. Operative metastatic disease treatment complication rates have also increased with overall rates ranging from 5.3% to 76.20%. The common surgical-related complications are iatrogenic dural injury and wound complications. The most common postoperative medical complications are delirium, pneumonia, and deep vein thrombosis...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943245/variability-of-delirium-motor-subtype-scale-defined-delirium-motor-subtypes-in-elderly-adults-with-hip-fracture-a-longitudinal-study
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Rikie M Scholtens, Barbara C van Munster, Dimitrios Adamis, Annemarieke de Jonghe, David J Meagher, Sophia E J A de Rooij
OBJECTIVES: To examine changes in motor subtype profile in individuals with delirium. DESIGN: Observational, longitudinal study; substudy of a multicenter, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Departments of surgery and orthopedics, Academic Medical Center and Tergooi Hospital, the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: Elderly adults acutely admitted for hip fracture surgery who developed delirium according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, for 2 days or longer (n = 76, aged 86...
February 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902744/delirium-detection-and-impact-of-comorbid-health-conditions-in-a-post-acute-rehabilitation-hospital-setting
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Julija Stelmokas, Nicolette Gabel, Jennifer M Flaherty, Katherine Rayson, Kathileen Tran, Jason R Anderson, Linas A Bieliauskas
Misdiagnosis and under-detection of delirium may occur in many medical settings. This is important to address as delirium clearly increases risk of morbidity and mortality in such settings. This study assessed whether Veterans who screened positive on a delirium severity measure (Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale; MDAS) differed from those with and without corresponding medical documentation of delirium in terms of cognitive functioning, psychiatric/medical history, and medication use. A medical record review of 266 inpatients at a VA post-acute rehabilitation unit found that 10...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27463247/postoperative-delirium-in-patients-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Yasuhiro Ito, Yuta Abe, Kan Handa, Shintaro Shibutani, Tomohisa Egawa, Atsushi Nagashima, Minoru Kitago, Osamu Itano, Yuko Kitagawa
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Postoperative delirium (POD) is one of the most common complications after various types of surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and risk factors for delirium after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 146 consecutive patients who underwent PD between April 2007 and June 2015 at Saiseikai Yokohamashi Tobu Hospital. RESULTS: Twenty-nine patients (19.9%) were diagnosed with delirium...
2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27105460/medical-complications-after-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-incidence-risk-factors-and-clinical-impact
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Alex Soroceanu, Douglas C Burton, Jonathan Haim Oren, Justin S Smith, Richard Hostin, Christopher I Shaffrey, Behrooz A Akbarnia, Christopher P Ames, Thomas J Errico, Shay Bess, Munish C Gupta, Vedat Deviren, Frank J Schwab, Virginie Lafage
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of a prospective multicenter database evaluating surgical adult spinal deformity (ASD) patients. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to identify risk factors for medical complications in ASD patients undergoing surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ASD surgery is known for its high complication rate. This study examines baseline patient characteristics for predictors of medical complications in surgical ASD patients...
November 15, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27088157/endothelial-activation-and-blood-brain-barrier-injury-as-risk-factors-for-delirium-in-critically-ill-patients
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Christopher G Hughes, Pratik P Pandharipande, Jennifer L Thompson, Rameela Chandrasekhar, Lorraine B Ware, E Wesley Ely, Timothy D Girard
OBJECTIVES: During critical illness, impaired endothelial vascular reactivity predicts prolonged acute brain dysfunction, but relationships between endothelial activation, blood-brain barrier/neurological injury, and acute brain dysfunction, including delirium, remain unexamined. We tested the hypothesis that elevated plasma markers of endothelial activation and blood-brain barrier/neurological injury are associated with delirium duration during critical illness. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study...
September 2016: Critical Care Medicine
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