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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149618/effectiveness-of-a-patient-centred-empowerment-based-intervention-programme-among-patients-with-poorly-controlled-type-2-diabetes-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Li Cheng, Janet W H Sit, Kai-Chow Choi, Sek-Ying Chair, Xiaomei Li, Yuning Wu, Junhong Long, Meihua Tao
BACKGROUND: Despite extensive efforts and advances in evidence-based diabetes management, poor glycaemic control still remains a challenge in many countries. There is a paucity of research addressing the needs of patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, or exploring the effectiveness of empowerment-based interventions in this vulnerable population. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of a patient-centred, empowerment-based programme on glycaemic control and self-management behaviours among patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149151/sacroplasty-a-ten-year-analysis-of-prospective-patients-treated-with-percutaneous-sacroplasty-literature-review-and-technical-considerations
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Michael E Frey, Christopher Warner, Samuel M Thomas, Karan Johar, Heathpaul Singh, Maheen S Mohammad, Douglas P Beall
BACKGROUND: The treatment of sacral fractures has evolved since its first description in 1982. Several techniques for sacral augmentation have been developed since 2001, and the rate of improvement is rapid with over 50% reduction in pain achieved prior to post-procedure discharge of the patient. Pain reduction occurs primarily within the first 3 months and is sustained at 12 months; however, the long-term outcomes have not previously been studied. OBJECTIVES: We aim to evaluate the long-term efficacy of sacroplasty versus non-surgical management (NSM) in treating sacral insufficiency fractures (SIFs), including the effect on pain relief, opioid and other analgesic use, patient satisfaction, and complication rates...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146417/association-between-percutaneous-hemodynamic-support-device-and-survival-from-cardiac-arrest-in-the-state-of-michigan
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Andrew Pressman, Kelly N Sawyer, William Devlin, Robert Swor
INTRODUCTION: The role of circulatory support in the post-cardiac arrest period remains controversial. Our objective was to investigate the association between treatment with a percutaneous hemodynamic support device and outcome after admission for cardiac arrest. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of adult patients with admission diagnosis of cardiac arrest or ventricular fibrillation (VF) from the Michigan Inpatient Database, treated between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2013...
October 17, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143885/consensus-driven-in-hospital-cortisol-assessment-after-acth-secreting-pituitary-adenoma-resection
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Yana Stolyarov, James Mirocha, Adam N Mamelak, Anat Ben-Shlomo
PURPOSE: Remission from Cushing disease (CD) after pituitary adenoma resection may be predicted by a postoperative reduction in serum cortisol level. A 2008 consensus statement recommends assessing morning cortisol levels during the first postoperative week, and replacing glucocorticoid (GC) if cortisol nadir of < 2 or < 5 µg/dL is achieved. We sought to evaluate adherence to consensus recommendations following adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-secreting pituitary adenoma resection at our tertiary medical center, and assess time to cortisol nadir to better define the window for assessment and intervention...
November 16, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142855/single-port-thoracoscopic-treatment-of-thoracic-duct-injury-after-thyroidectomy-with-neck-dissection
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Serkan Teksoz, Ezel Ersen, Akif Enes Arikan, Sina Ferahman, Kamil Kaynak, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Yusuf Bukey
Chylous leakage is a complication of thyroidectomy accompanied by bilateral neck dissection with incidence of 0.5-6.2%. A 51-year-old female patient underwent total thyroidectomy, bilateral and central neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma. In post-operative 4(th) day, left sided chylous leakage was observed as 1,500 cc/day through neck drain. Leakage did not cease after 1-month conservative treatment so single port thoracoscopic intervention was performed. Under general anesthesia, patient was placed in left lateral decubitus position...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141694/the-icu-diary-study-prospective-multicenter-comparative-study-of-the-impact-of-an-icu-diary-on-the-wellbeing-of-patients-and-families-in-french-icus
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Maïté Garrouste-Orgeas, Cécile Flahault, Léonor Fasse, Stéphane Ruckly, Nora Amdjar-Badidi, Laurent Argaud, Julio Badie, Amélie Bazire, Naike Bige, Eric Boulet, Lila Bouadma, Cédric Bretonnière, Bernard Floccard, Alain Gaffinel, Xavier de Forceville, Hubert Grand, Rebecca Halidfar, Olfa Hamzaoui, Mercé Jourdain, Paul-Henri Jost, Eric Kipnis, Audrey Large, Alexandre Lautrette, Olivier Lesieur, Virginie Maxime, Emmanuelle Mercier, Jean Paul Mira, Yannick Monseau, Erika Parmentier-Decrucq, Jean-Philippe Rigaud, Antoine Rouget, François Santoli, Georges Simon, Fabienne Tamion, Nathalie Thieulot-Rolin, Marina Thirion, Sandrine Valade, Isabelle Vinatier, Christel Vioulac, Sebastien Bailly, Jean-François Timsit
BACKGROUND: Post-intensive care syndrome includes the multiple consequences of an intensive care unit (ICU) stay for patients and families. It has become a new challenge for intensivists. Prevention programs have been disappointing, except for ICU diaries, which report the patient's story in the ICU. However, the effectiveness of ICU diaries for patients and families is still controversial, as the interpretation of the results of previous studies was open to criticism hampering an expanded use of the diary...
November 15, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137575/effect-of-hypocaloric-normoprotein-or-trophic-feeding-versus-target-full-enteral-feeding-on-patient-outcomes-in-critically-ill-adults-a-systematic-review
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K A Phan, C M Dux, E J Osland, M C Reade
Uncertainty surrounds the optimal approach to feeding the critically ill, with increasing interest in the concept of intentional underfeeding to reduce metabolic stress while maintaining gut integrity. Conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines, this systematic review evaluates clinical outcomes reported in studies comparing hypocaloric normonitrogenous or trophic feeding (collectively 'intentional underfeeding') targeted full energy feeding administered via enteral nutrition to adult critically ill patients...
November 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132369/impact-of-pharmacist-led-medication-management-in-care-transitions
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Seungwon Yang
BACKGROUND: When patients are discharged from hospital to home, it is a highlighted vulnerable period for which medication - related problems are prevalent. Researchers have proposed a telephone follow-up intervention as a means to reduce hospital readmissions. However, the outcome of the intervention with the engagement of pharmacists in managing patients' medicines after discharge has not been well explored. The objectives of this study were (1) to determine whether a pharmacist telephone follow-up intervention focusing on patients' medicines management support is associated with a reduction in 30-day readmission rates and (2) to describe the number and types of pharmacist interventions in care transitions...
November 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131283/quantitative-myocardial-blush-score-qube-allows-the-prediction-of-heart-failure-development-in-long-term-follow-up-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-proof-of-concept-study
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Andrzej Tomasik, Tomasz Młyńczak, Edyta Nowak, Katarzyna Pigoń, Artur Iwasieczko, Mariusz Opara, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) might lead to left ventricular remodeling. Adequate myocardial perfusion is critical to prevent this adverse remodeling. Quantitative myocardial blush evaluator (QuBE) software, available on-line, is a simple analysis tool which enables the precise quantification of myocardial perfusion in the infarct area immediately after interventional treatment. The aim of this study was to assess whether the results of QuBE analysis might predict the development of HF in AMI patients in 3 year-long follow-up...
November 13, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131132/points-of-concern-in-post-acute-kidney-injury-management
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Jill Vanmassenhove, Raymond Vanholder, Norbert Lameire
The incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) will in the future remain high, partly due to an increase in comorbidities and other AKI favoring factors such as the rise in high-risk diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. AKI has emerged as a major public health concern with high human and financial costs. It has recently been demonstrated that patients surviving an AKI episode show increased all-cause mortality, chronic kidney disease (CKD), ESRD, cardiovascular events, and reduced quality of life. Although it is important to acknowledge that, after an AKI episode, the risk of dying by far exceeds the risk of developing incident or progressive CKD and/or entering a maintenance renal replacement therapy (RRT) program, currently only a minority of patients are referred for renal follow-up, even after AKI-requiring RRT...
November 2, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124418/the-effect-of-pre-transplant-pain-and-chronic-disease-self-efficacy-on-quality-of-life-domains-in-the-year-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Madeline L O'Sullivan, Rebecca A Shelby, Caroline S Dorfman, Sarah A Kelleher, Hannah M Fisher, Krista A Rowe Nichols, Francis J Keefe, Anthony D Sung, Tamara J Somers
PURPOSE: Pain is common for hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients and may be experienced pre-transplant, acutely post-transplant, and for months or years following transplant. HSCT patients with persistent pain may be at risk for poor quality of life following transplant; however, the impact of pre-transplant pain on quality of life post-transplant is not well understood. Self-efficacy for chronic disease management is associated with quality of life among cancer patients and may impact quality of life for HSCT patients...
November 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121983/early-psychological-screening-of-intensive-care-unit-survivors-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Anna Milton, Emily Brück, Anna Schandl, Matteo Bottai, Peter Sackey
BACKGROUND: A majority of patients survive their episode of critical illness but up to 30% of patients suffer from psychological problems such as post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression in the year after intensive care unit (ICU) stay. A method to identify discharged patients at risk for adverse psychological outcome would be helpful in the triage for ICU follow-up and could enable early intervention. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether early screening with validated questionnaires after ICU discharge can identify patients at risk for symptoms of post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression 3 months after ICU stay...
November 9, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117796/effects-of-varenicline-therapy-in-combination-with-advanced-behavioral-support-on-smoking-cessation-and-quality-of-life-in-inpatients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-copd-bronchial-asthma-or-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-prospective-open-label-preference-based
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Alexios Politis, Vasileios Ioannidis, Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis, Zoe Daniil, Chrissi Hatzoglou
Quitting smoking is the most important element in the therapeutic management of chronic respiratory diseases. Combining pharmacotherapy with behavioral support increases smoking cessation success rates. In addition, hospitalized smokers have increased motivation to quit. We investigated the efficacy on smoking cessation, of varenicline in combination with behavioral support, in smokers hospitalized due to (a) acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or (b) bronchial asthma attack, or (c) community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115202/risk-factors-for-hospital-associated-venous-thromboembolism-in-critically-ill-children-following-cardiothoracic-surgery-or-therapeutic-cardiac-catheterisation
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Christie M Atchison, Ernest Amankwah, Jean Wilhelm, Shilpa Arlikar, Brian R Branchford, Arabela Stock, Michael Streiff, Clifford Takemoto, Irmel Ayala, Allen Everett, Gary Stapleton, Marshall L Jacobs, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Neil A Goldenberg
BACKGROUND: Paediatric hospital-associated venous thromboembolism is a leading quality and safety concern at children's hospitals. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for hospital-associated venous thromboembolism in critically ill children following cardiothoracic surgery or therapeutic cardiac catheterisation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, case-control study of children admitted to the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital (St...
November 8, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114559/demographic-and-psychological-predictors-of-recovery-from-coronary-artery-bypass-graft
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Mehran Sadeghi, Mohammad Hashemi, Reza Bagherian Sararoudi, Mohammad Reza Merasi, Mitra Molaeinezhad, Hamid Shamsolketabi
OBJECTIVES: Worldwide, i.e. in Iran, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is one of the most common and expensive surgeries. This study was designed to explore the demographic and psychological factors which predict the recovery process in CABG patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During a prospective correlational study, 250 CABG patients, in two public and private hospitals, investigated for indexes of recovery during hospital stay and 4 weeks after discharge. Demographic and psychological variables were collected through checklist and Farsi validated and reliable versions of type D personality, the multidimensional scale of perceived social support, revised illness perception questionnaire (IPQ-R)...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108788/peri-procedural-st-segment-resolution-during-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-ppci-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-predictors-and-clinical-consequences
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Grigoris V Karamasis, Paul Russhard, Firas Al Janabi, Michael Parker, John R Davies, Thomas R Keeble, Gerald J Clesham
OBJECTIVE: ECG ST segment resolution (STR) has been used to assess myocardial perfusion in STEMI patients undergoing PPCI. However, in most of the studies ECGs recorded at different time points after the actual procedure have been used, limiting the options of therapeutic interventions while the patient is still in the catheterisation laboratory. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence and clinical consequences of intra-procedural STR during PPCI. METHODS: We analysed 12 lead ECGs recorded at the onset and the end of the PPCI procedure, measuring STR in the lead with maximum ST elevation on the initial recording...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100218/the-hand-in-project-jump-starting-communication-between-inpatient-and-outpatient-providers
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Jürgen L Holleck, Craig G Gunderson, Sheila M Antony, Shaili Gupta, John J Chang, Naseema Merchant, Shin Lin, Daniel G Federman
OBJECTIVES: Communication between hospitalists and primary care providers (PCPs) upon discharge has been much discussed, but the transition from outpatient to inpatient has received less attention. We questioned whether a brief, standardized e-mail from the hospitalist to the PCP upon admission could facilitate information exchange, increase communication, elucidate PCP preferences, and improve outcomes. METHODS: This prospective single-center study with a preintervention-to-postintervention design involved 300 inpatient admissions from June 2015 through October 2015 in the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System...
November 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096421/glucocorticosteroids-for-people-with-alcoholic-hepatitis
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Chavdar S Pavlov, Daria L Varganova, Giovanni Casazza, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Dimitrinka Nikolova, Christian Gluud
BACKGROUND: Alcoholic hepatitis is a form of alcoholic liver disease, characterised by steatosis, necroinflammation, fibrosis, and potential complications to the liver disease. Typically, alcoholic hepatitis presents in people between 40 and 50 years of age. Alcoholic hepatitis can be resolved if people abstain from drinking, but the risk of death will depend on the severity of the liver damage and abstinence from alcohol. Glucocorticosteroids are used as anti-inflammatory drugs for people with alcoholic hepatitis...
November 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089783/provider-satisfaction-with-an-inpatient-tobacco-treatment-program-results-from-an-inpatient-provider-survey
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Susan Trout, Carol Ripley-Moffitt, Clare Meernik, Jennifer Greyber, Adam O Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Hospitalization offers an optimal environment for ensuring that patients receive evidence-based treatment. An inpatient tobacco treatment program can deliver interventions broadly, but minimal research has examined the impacts of a consult program on inpatient providers. The Nicotine Dependence Program at the University of North Carolina has provided an inpatient tobacco treatment consult service since 2010. OBJECTIVE: The program sought feedback from inpatient providers to examine factors that prompted tobacco treatment consult orders, the impact on provider counseling behavior, provider satisfaction, and suggested program improvements...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089263/successful-balloon-angioplasty-of-pulmonary-artery-stenosis-in-two-cats%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-associated-complications
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Donald P Schrope, William D Tyrrell, Kristin A Jacob
Two cats (2.5 months and 8 months old) were each evaluated due to a loud systolic murmur, and each was diagnosed with severe pulmonary artery stenosis at the bifurcation of the main pulmonary artery. Echocardiograms confirmed significant right atrial dilation and right ventricular dilation and/or hypertrophy that was progressive in one cat. Atenolol was initiated and the cats were referred for interventional therapy. Balloon angioplasty was performed via the jugular vein. In case 1, the pressure gradient across the stenosis was reduced from 169...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
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