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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528127/determining-the-effectiveness-of-an-elder-abuse-nurse-examiner-curriculum-a-pilot-study
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Janice Du Mont, Daisy Kosa, Rebecca Yang, Shirley Solomon, Sheila Macdonald
OBJECTIVES: To pilot and evaluate a novel Elder Abuse Nurse Examiner Curriculum and its associated training materials for their efficacy in improving Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)s' knowledge of elder abuse and competence in delivering care to abused older adults. METHODS: Pilot training was held with 18 SANEs from across Ontario, Canada. A 52-item pre- and post-training questionnaire was administered that assessed participants' self-reported knowledge and perceived skills-based competence related to elder abuse care...
May 6, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526932/inpatient-addiction-consultation-for-hospitalized-patients-increases-post-discharge-abstinence-and-reduces-addiction-severity
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Sarah E Wakeman, Joshua P Metlay, Yuchiao Chang, Grace E Herman, Nancy A Rigotti
BACKGROUND: Alcohol and drug use results in substantial morbidity, mortality, and cost. Individuals with alcohol and drug use disorders are overrepresented in general medical settings. Hospital-based interventions offer an opportunity to engage with a vulnerable population that may not otherwise seek treatment. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether inpatient addiction consultation improves substance use outcomes 1 month after discharge. DESIGN: Prospective quasi-experimental evaluation comparing 30-day post-discharge outcomes between participants who were and were not seen by an addiction consult team during hospitalization at an urban academic hospital...
May 19, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523476/impact-of-a-patient-navigator-program-on-hospital-based-and-outpatient-utilization-over-180%C3%A2-days-in-a-safety-net-health-system
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Richard B Balaban, Fang Zhang, Catherine E Vialle-Valentin, Alison A Galbraith, Marguerite E Burns, Marc R Larochelle, Dennis Ross-Degnan
BACKGROUND: With emerging global payment structures, medical systems need to understand longer-term impacts of care transition strategies. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of a care transition program using patient navigators (PNs) on health service utilization among high-risk safety-net patients over a 180-day period. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial conducted October 2011 through April 2013. PARTICIPANTS: Patients admitted to the general medicine service with ≥1 readmission risk factor: (1) age ≥ 60; (2) in-network inpatient admission within prior 6 months; (3) index length of stay ≥ 3 days; or (4) admission diagnosis of heart failure or (5) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
May 18, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522164/heart-failure-post-hospital-mortality-and-renal-function-in-tanzania-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Justin R Kingery, Missana Yango, Bahati Wajanga, Fredrick Kalokola, Josef Brejt, Johannes Kataraihya, Robert Peck
OBJECTIVE: To determine one-year, post-hospital mortality and the predictors of mortality in Tanzanian adults with heart failure (HF) compared to other admitted adults. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study we consecutively enrolled medical inpatients admitted during a 3-month period, screened for HF and followed until 12 months after hospital discharge. Standardized history, physical examination, echocardiography and laboratory investigations were obtained during hospital presentation...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517112/patterns-and-correlates-of-adherence-to-self-monitoring-in-lung-transplant-recipients-during-the-first-12-months-after-discharge-from-transplant
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Lu Hu, Annette DeVito Dabbs, Mary Amanda Dew, Susan M Sereika, Jennifer H Lingler
Self-monitoring of lung function, vital signs, and symptoms is crucial for lung transplant recipients (LTRs) to ensure early detection of complications and prompt intervention. This study sought to identify patterns and correlates of adherence to self-monitoring among LTRs over the first 12-months post-discharge from transplant. This study analyzed existing data from the usual care arm participants of a randomized clinical trial who tracked self-monitoring activities using paper-and-pencil logs. Adherence was calculated as the percent of days LTRs recorded any self-monitoring data per interval: hospital discharge-2 months, 3-6 months, and 7-12 months...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516316/venous-thromboembolism-after-nephrectomy-incidence-timing-and-associated-risk-factors-from-a-national-multi-institutional-database
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Brian J Jordan, Richard S Matulewicz, Brian Trihn, Shilajit Kundu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after nephrectomy with specific focus on event timing and location (before or after hospital discharge) in order to identify modifiable risk factors and establish benchmarks for preventive interventions. METHODS: Using the ACS-NSQIP database, we identified patients undergoing nephrectomy from 2006 to 2012. Patients were analyzed in two cohorts: collectively and by surgical approach [open vs. lap/robotic (MIS)]...
May 17, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515027/early-versus-delayed-invasive-strategies-in-high-risk-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Delara Javat, Clare Heal, Stefan Buchholz, Zhihua Zhang
RATIONALE: It is unclear whether it is beneficial to perform angiography and/or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) as an early or delayed invasive strategy amongst high-risk non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) patients. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether an early invasive strategy could further reduce recurrent myocardial infarction (MI) and early mortality compared to a delayed invasive strategy. METHODS AND RESULTS: We searched MEDLINE, CINAHL and SCOPUS and performed a meta-analysis of nine RCTs with a total of 5274 patients...
April 11, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514361/-the-complications-of-transethmoidal-decompressive-orbitotomy-associated-with-endocrine-ophthalmopathy
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P A Kochetkov, Ya O Grusha, V M Svistushkin, S S Danilov
The objective of the present study was the analysis of the results of transethmoidal decompressive orbitotomy (TEDO) with the resection of the bone matrix of the medial and inferior orbital walls in the patients presenting with endocrine ophthalmopathy (EOP) with the purpose of reduction of the risk of development of this pathological conditions. A total of 51 patient with EOP at the stage of complete remission or pharmacotherapeutic compensation underwent transethmoidal decompressive medial orbitotomy in the ENT Clinic of 1 I...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511702/what-is-the-evidence-for-the-management-of-patients-along-the-pathway-from-the-emergency-department-to-acute-admission-to-reduce-unplanned-attendance-and-admission-an-evidence-synthesis
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Sarah H Credé, Colin O'Keeffe, Suzanne Mason, Anthea Sutton, Emma Howe, Susan J Croft, Mike Whiteside
BACKGROUND: Globally, the rate of emergency hospital admissions is increasing. However, little evidence exists to inform the development of interventions to reduce unplanned Emergency Department (ED) attendances and hospital admissions. The objective of this evidence synthesis was to review the evidence for interventions, conducted during the patient's journey through the ED or acute care setting, to manage people with an exacerbation of a medical condition to reduce unplanned emergency hospital attendance and admissions...
May 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511323/-impact-of-symptom-onset-to-first-medical-contact-time-on-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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T F Wei, B Zhao, P L Liu, X Y Feng, Z Zhang, Q X Shi, T S Gao, L Liu, J T Zhao, H Y Song, L F Liu, Y Q Liu, M M Rao, S L Wang
Objective: To investigate the impact of symptom onset to first medical contact (SO-to-FMC)time on the prognosis of patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction(STEMI). Methods: The clinical data of 341 consecutive STEMI patients, who were hospitalized to our hospital and received primary percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI) from August 2011 to April 2016, were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into ≤90 min group (201 cases) and >90 min group (140 cases) according to the SO-to-FMC time...
May 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501452/promoting-same-day-discharge-for-gynecologic-oncology-patients-in-minimally-invasive-hysterectomy
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Cynthia R Fountain, Laura J Havrilesky
BACKGROUND: Despite clear data demonstrating feasibility, safety, and cost-effectiveness of same-day discharge after minimally invasive hysterectomy, there is a paucity of data suggesting ways to increase same-day discharge rates. OBJECTIVE: To promote same-day discharge following minimally invasive hysterectomy using preoperative patient education videos, provider same-day discharge awareness initiatives, and standardization of postoperative management. To investigate reasons for overnight admission after surgery (non-same-day discharge)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495895/management-of-patients-with-cardiac-arrest-complicating-myocardial-infarction-in-new-york-before-and-after-public-reporting-policy-changes
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Jordan B Strom, James M McCabe, Stephen W Waldo, Duane S Pinto, Kevin F Kennedy, Dmitriy N Feldman, Robert W Yeh
BACKGROUND: In 2010, New York State began excluding selected patients with cardiac arrest and coma from publicly reported mortality statistics after percutaneous coronary intervention. We evaluated the effects of this exclusion on rates of coronary angiography, revascularization, and mortality among patients with acute myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using statewide hospitalization files, we identified discharges for acute myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest January 2003 to December 2013 in New York and several comparator states...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494978/post-operative-chylothorax-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Jill J Savla, Maxim Itkin, Joseph W Rossano, Yoav Dori
BACKGROUND: Post-operative chylothorax in patients with congenital heart disease is a challenging problem with substantial morbidity and mortality. Currently, the etiology of chylothorax is poorly understood and treatment options are limited. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to report lymphatic imaging findings, determine the mechanism of chylothorax after cardiac surgery, and analyze the outcomes of lymphatic embolization. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 25 patients with congenital heart disease and post-operative chylothorax who presented for lymphatic imaging and intervention between July 2012 and August 2016...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488353/effectiveness-of-a-shared-team-approach-between-nurses-and-doctors-for-improved-risk-factor-management-in-survivors-of-stroke-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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M T Olaiya, J Kim, M R Nelson, V K Srikanth, C F Bladin, R P Gerraty, S M Fitzgerald, T Phan, J Frayne, D A Cadilhac, A G Thrift
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Limited evidence exists on the benefits of organized care for improving risk factor control in patients with stroke or transient ischaemic attack. The effectiveness of an individualized management programme in reducing absolute cardiovascular disease risk in this high-risk population was determined. METHODS: This was a prospective, multicentre, cluster-randomized controlled trial with blinded assessment of outcomes and intention-to-treat analysis...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483656/two-year-gender-differences-in-satisfaction-with-appearance-after-burn-injury-and-prediction-of-five-year-depression-a-latent-growth-curve-approach
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Nour Al Ghriwati, Megan Sutter, Bradford S Pierce, Paul B Perrin, Shelley A Wiechman, Jeffrey C Schneider
OBJECTIVE: To use latent growth curve and longitudinal structural equation modeling to examine the two-year trajectory of satisfaction with appearance in adults with burn injury and that trajectory's effect on depression five years after burn injury. DESIGN: Data were collected at discharge after burn injury hospitalization, six months, one year, two years, and five years post-discharge. SETTING: The Burn Model System (BMS) program consisted of a data center and five participating burn centers...
May 5, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483544/clinical-decision-support-decreases-volume-of-imaging-for-low-back-pain-in-an%C3%A2-urban-emergency-department
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Adam Min, Vivian W Y Chan, Ruben Aristizabal, Ed R Peramaki, David B Agulnik, Nardia Strydom, Damon Ramsey, Bruce B Forster
PURPOSE: To determine whether point-of-care clinical decision support can effectively reduce inappropriate medical imaging of patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with low-back pain (LBP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center study of lumbar imaging referrals made by 43 emergency physicians at a major acute care center. Each physician saw at least 10 LBP cases in both pre- and post-intervention periods. A point-of-care checklist of accepted red flags for LBP was designed by a working group of physicians and embedded in the computerized order entry form for lumbar imaging...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481672/prediction-of-behavioural-and-cognitive-deficits-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-at-an-acute-rehabilitation-setting
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E de Guise, J LeBlanc, M Feyz, J Lamoureux, S Greffou
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to identify factors that would predict short-term neuropsychological outcome in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) hospitalized in an acute rehabilitation setting. METHODS: Data was collected in the context of an acute early rehabilitation setting of a trauma centre. A brief neuropsychological assessment was carried out for 348 patients within a month following their trauma. RESULTS: Length of post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) was the best predictor of behavioural, memory and executive function variables within a month post TBI...
May 8, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480680/ventricular-late-potentials-immediately-post-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-very-long-term-mortality
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Alexander Shturman, Shira Vardi, Amitai Bickel, Shaul Atar
BACKGROUND: The very long-term prognostic significance of ventricular late potentials (VLP) in patients post ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the long-term predictive value of VLP for mortality post-STEMI. METHODS: We conducted serial signal-averaged electrocardiography (SAECG) measurements in 63 patients on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd day pre-discharge, and 30 days after STEMI in patients admitted in 2001...
April 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479878/pediatric-out-of-hospital-deaths-following-hospital-discharge-a-mixed-methods-study
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Lacey English, Elias Kumbakumba, Charles P Larson, Jerome Kabakyenga, Joel Singer, Niranjan Kissoon, J Mark Ansermino, Hubert Wong, Julius Kiwanuka, M O Wiens
BACKGROUND: Out-of-hospital death among children living in resource poor settings occurs frequently. Little is known about the location and circumstances of child death following a hospital discharge. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to understand the context surrounding out-of-hospital deaths and the barriers to accessing timely care for Ugandan children recently discharged from the hospital. METHODS: This was a mixed-methods sub-study within a larger cohort study of post-discharge mortality conducted in the Southwestern region of Uganda...
December 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476277/implementing-smoking-cessation-guidelines-for-hospitalized-veterans-cessation-results-from-the-va-best-trial
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Mark W Vander Weg, John E Holman, Hafizur Rahman, Mary Vaughan Sarrazin, Stephen L Hillis, Steven S Fu, Kathleen M Grant, Allan V Prochazka, Susan L Adams, Catherine T Battaglia, Lynne M Buchanan, David Tinkelman, David A Katz
PURPOSE: To examine the impact of a nurse-initiated tobacco cessation intervention focused on providing guideline-recommended care to hospitalized smokers. DESIGN: Pre-post quasi-experimental trial. SETTING: General medical units of four US Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals. SUBJECTS: 898 adult Veteran smokers (503 and 395 were enrolled in the baseline and intervention periods, respectively). INTERVENTION: The intervention included academic detailing, adaptation of the computerized medical record, patient self-management support, and organizational support and feedback...
June 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
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