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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906920/the-electronic-tracking-of-referral-and-attendance-at-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-counties-manukau-health-a-potential-model-for-new-zealand
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Andy McLachlan, Fiona Doolan-Noble, Mildred Lee, Katherine McLean, Andrew J Kerr
AIM: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes for patients surviving an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event are important and recommended by clinical guidelines. Referral and attendance, however, remain suboptimal and tracking both of these aspects to inform quality improvement has been difficult. The aim of this study was to describe the use of an electronic registry to capture referral and attendance at CR in CMH and to report the characteristics of the initial cohort. METHOD: We developed and implemented an electronic tracking tool, designed to be compatible with ANZAC-QI to monitor referral and attendance in a cohort of patients with confirmed ACS between 1 January 2013 and 1 January 2015...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903469/determinants-of-follow-up-failure-in-patients-undergoing-vascular-surgery-procedures
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Dejah R Judelson, Jessica P Simons, Julie M Flahive, Virendra I Patel, Christopher T Healey, Brian W Nolan, Daniel J Bertges, Andres Schanzer
OBJECTIVE: The Vascular Study Group of New England (VSGNE) requires documentation of follow-up for >80% of patients at least 9 months post-procedure. However, many participating groups fall short of this goal. We sought to identify factors independently associated with loss to long-term follow-up (LTF). METHODS: The VSGNE was queried from 2008-2012, for all carotid endarterectomy (CEA), endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (OPEN), infrainguinal bypass (INFRA), and suprainguinal bypass (SUPRA) procedures in patients who survived greater than 9 months post-procedure...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900649/brief-report-a-randomized-control-trial-assessing-the-influence-of-a-telephone-based-intervention-on-readmissions-for-patients-with-severe-mental-illness-in-a-developing-country
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U A Botha, L Koen, M Mazinu, E Jordaan, D J H Niehaus
Whilst comprehensive post-discharge interventions have been successful in reducing readmissions in our setting, they are possibly not sustainable due to limited resources. We assessed the impact of a more cost-effective telephone-based intervention on readmissions in a developing country over 12 months. 100 patients with severe mental illness were randomized to facilitated care or treatment as usual. All were interviewed prior to discharge and after 12 months. Facilitated care consisted of structured telephonic interviews and motivational support to patients and families...
November 30, 2016: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900243/trismus-in-oral-cancer-patients-undergoing-surgery-and-radiotherapy
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Padmanidhi Agarwal, H R Shiva Kumar, Kirthi Kumar Rai
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of trismus before and after surgery and subsequent radiotherapy for patients of oral cancer and to determine the risk factors for the same. METHODS: 30 patients diagnosed with oral cancer were included. Maximum mouth opening was measured for each patient as the inter incisal distance and was measured on 4 occasions - preoperatively at the time of diagnosis, post-operatively at discharge from the hospital, post-radiotherapy and at 6 months follow-up...
November 2016: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894037/psychopathology-profiles-of-acutely-suicidal-adolescents-associations-with-post-discharge-suicide-attempts-and-rehospitalization
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Johnny Berona, Adam G Horwitz, Ewa K Czyz, Cheryl A King
BACKGROUND: Suicidal adolescents are heterogeneous, which can pose difficulties in predicting suicidal behavior. The Youth Self-Report (YSR) psychopathology profiles predict the future onset of psychopathology and suicide-related outcomes. The present study examined the prevalence and correlates of YSR psychopathology profiles among suicidal adolescents and prospective associations with post-discharge rates of suicide attempts and psychiatric rehospitalization. METHODS: Participants were acutely suicidal, psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents (N=433 at baseline; n=355 at follow-up) who were enrolled in a psychosocial intervention trial during hospitalization...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890051/medication-and-treatment-adherence-following-hospital-discharge
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Claudia Greißing, Peter Buchal, Hans-Joachim Kabitz, Marcus Schuchmann, Niko Zantl, Susanne Schiek, Thilo Bertsche
BACKGROUND: Patients' drug regimens often need to be changed when they pass from one care sector to another, but these changes sometimes pose a safety risk. To avoid such risks, a new inter-sector transition concept was developed incorporating discharge medication plans and counseling modules for the patients themselves and the doctors receiving them into their care. METHODS: A prospective interventional trial was carried out in two internal medicine wards of a general hospital...
November 4, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887595/antimicrobial-stewardship-of-chinese-ministry-of-health-reduces-multidrug-resistant-organism-isolates-in-critically-ill-patients-a-pre-post-study-from-a-single-center
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Xudong Ma, Jianfeng Xie, Yi Yang, Fengmei Guo, Zhiwei Gao, Hua Shao, Yingzi Huang, Congshan Yang, Haibo Qiu
BACKGROUND: China's Ministry of Health (MOH) has established a policy about the antimicrobial stewardship. To date, the effects of this policy on multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) in critically ill patients are unknown. METHODS: A pre-post study was conducted on intensive care unit (ICU) patients from June 2010 to May 2011 and from June 2012 to May 2013. Bacterial cultures were conducted at ICU admission and discharge. In June 2011, our hospital started to administer the antimicrobial stewardship program of Chinese MOH...
November 25, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885905/facilitating-terminal-discharge-fulfilling-the-hospitalised-patient-s-wish-for-home-death-in-the-final-hours
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Yung Ying Tan, Zhi Zhen Xu, Grace Sy Pang, Limin Qu, Yi Xu, Ai Min Zhang, Patricia Sh Neo
BACKGROUND: Terminal discharge (TD) is the rapid discharge of a hospitalised patient when death is imminent. Its time-limited nature makes it challenging, particularly for ward nurses. AIM: To report the development of a structured TD framework, and determine if the framework can expedite TD processes and improve nurses' experience in conducting TDs. METHODS: A 3-phase audit was carried out in a Singapore hospital. The baseline and post intervention audits evaluated the time taken for TD, incidence of prescription errors, continuity of care, and timeliness of equipment arrangement...
November 2, 2016: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885060/gender-differences-in-physical-activity-following-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-adults-a-prospective-observational-study
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Karl E Minges, Kelly M Strait, Neville Owen, David W Dunstan, Sarah M Camhi, Judith Lichtman, Mary Geda, Rachel P Dreyer, Héctor Bueno, John F Beltrame, Jeptha P Curtis, Harlan M Krumholz
AIMS: Despite the benefits of regular physical activity participation following acute myocardial infarction, little is known about gender differences in physical activity among patients after acute myocardial infarction. We described, by gender, physical activity trajectories pre- and post-acute myocardial infarction, and determined whether gender was independently associated with physical activity. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Variation in Recovery: Role of Gender on Outcomes of Young AMI patients (VIRGO) study, conducted at 103 US, 24 Spanish, and three Australian hospitals, was designed, in part, to evaluate gender differences in lifestyle behaviors following acute myocardial infarction...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880082/perceived-performance-and-impact-of-a-non-physician-led-interprofessional-team-in-a-trauma-clinic-setting
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Julia Driessen, Johanna E Bellon, Joel Stevans, Raquel M Forsythe, Benjamin R Reynolds, A Everette James
Faced with the challenge of meeting the wide degree of post-discharge needs in their trauma population, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) developed a non-physician-led interprofessional team to provide follow-up care at its UPMC Falk Trauma Clinic. We assessed this model of care using a survey to gauge team member perceptions of this model, and used clinic visit documentation to apply a novel approach to assessing how this model improves the care received by clinic patients. The high level of perceived team performance and cohesion suggests that this model has been successful thus far from a provider perspective...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879949/single-center-experience-with-vascular-closure-devices-in-real-world-endovascular-peripheral-interventions
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Bruno Freitas, Sabine Steiner, Yvonne Bausback, Holger Staab, Daniela Branzan, Ursula Banning-Eichenseer, Andrej Schmidt, Dierk Scheinert
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of vascular closure devices(VCDs) in non-cardiac endovascular interventions. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of consecutive patients submitted to endovascular interventions, with deployment of 2327 vascular closure devices. Demographic, clinical/periprocedural, post-operative, complication and reintervention data were reviewed. RESULTS: 2107 patients (1409(66.9%) men) were included. Perclose ProGlide®(Abbott Vascular, CA,USA) was employed 1683 times(72...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876105/psychological-interventions-to-reduce-suicidality-in-high-risk-patients-with-major-depression-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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C M Celano, E E Beale, C A Mastromauro, J G Stewart, R A Millstein, R P Auerbach, C A Bedoya, J C Huffman
BACKGROUND: Positive psychological constructs have been associated with reduced suicidal ideation, and interventions to cultivate positive feelings have the potential to reduce suicide risk. This study compares the efficacy of a 6-week, telephone-based positive psychology (PP) intervention against a cognition-focused (CF) control intervention among patients recently hospitalized for depression and suicidal ideation or behavior. METHOD: A total of 65 adults with a current major depressive episode reporting suicidal ideation or a recent suicide attempt were enrolled from participating in-patient psychiatric units...
November 23, 2016: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874185/translating-delirium-prevention-strategies-for-elderly-adults-with-hip-fracture-into-routine-clinical-care-a-pragmatic-clinical-trial
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Susan Freter, Katalin Koller, Michael Dunbar, Chris MacKnight, Kenneth Rockwood
OBJECTIVES: To compare the feasibility (adherence) and effectiveness (prevalence of delirium, length of stay, mortality, discharge site) of delirium-friendly preprinted postoperative orders (PPOs) for individuals with hip fracture, administered by regular orthopedic nurses, with routine postoperative orders. DESIGN: Pragmatic clinical trial to evaluate a quality improvement intervention. SETTING: Tertiary care hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 65 and older admitted for hip fracture repair (N = 283)...
November 22, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873477/telemedically-supported-case-management-of-living-donor-renal-transplant-recipients-to-optimize-routine-evidence-based-aftercare-a-single-center-randomized-controlled-trial
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A Schmid, S Hils, A Kramer-Zucker, L Bogatyreva, D Hauschke, S De Geest, P Pisarski
Improving mid-term and long-term outcomes after solid organ transplantation is imperative, and requires both state-of-the-art transplant surgery and optimization of routine, evidence-based aftercare. This randomized, controlled trial assessed the effectiveness of standard aftercare versus telemedically-supported case management, an innovative aftercare model, in 46 living-donor renal transplant recipients during the first post-transplant year. The model includes three components: (a) chronic care case management initiated after discharge, (b) case management initiated in emerging acute care situations, and (c) a telemedically-equipped team comprising a transplant nurse case manager and two senior transplant physicians (nephrologist, surgeon)...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871195/what-psychological-and-physical-changes-predict-patients-attainment-of-personally-meaningful-goals-six-months-following-a-cbt-based-pain-management-intervention
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Sarah Oliver, Keren Fisher, Susan Childs
PURPOSE: To examine the influence of demographic measures, and changes in physical ability, pain, self-efficacy and emotional distress on Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) scores, after a 15-day CBT based pain management programme. METHOD: Chronic pain patients (N = 257) were referred; 225 (88%) completed the programme and were invited for follow up six months later. One hundred and sixty-two (63%), (mean age 47.7, 71% female) completed the reassessment procedures...
November 21, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870977/longitudinal-treatment-patterns-with-adp-receptor-inhibitors-after-myocardial-infarction-insights-from-the-canadian-observational-antiplatelet-study
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Akshay Bagai, Tracy Y Wang, Shaun G Goodman, Harold N Fisher, Robert C Welsh, Jean-Pierre Dery, Xiang Zhang, Yajun E Zhu, Asim N Cheema, Payam Dehghani, Saleem A Kassam, John Ducas, Neil Brass, Hahn Hoe Kim, Anthony Fung, Erick Schampaert, Ata Ur Rehman Quraishi, Shamir R Mehta
BACKGROUND: After myocardial infarction (MI) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), guidelines recommend dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and an ADP receptor inhibitor (ADPri) for at least 1year. However, whether real-world Canadian practice patterns reflect this recommendation is unknown. METHODS: We studied 2175 MI patients treated with PCI and discharged from 26 Canadian hospitals between 12/2011 and 05/2013 in the Canadian Observational Antiplatelet sTudy (COAPT)...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866245/the-impact-of-socioeconomic-status-on-perioperative-complications-and-oncologic-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-radical-cystectomy
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David M Golombos, Padraic O'Malley, Patrick Lewicki, Daniel P Nguyen, Benjamin V Stone, Bashir Al Hussein Al Awamlh, Douglas S Scherr
PURPOSE: To examine if patients of lower socioeconomic status (SES) are at higher risk of perioperative complications and experience different oncologic outcomes after radical cystectomy (RC). METHODS: Retrospective review was performed on 383 consecutive non-metastatic patients who underwent definitive RC at a tertiary referral center. Along with clinical and pathologic parameters traditionally utilized for risk stratification, potential social determinants of health were estimated using US Census data...
November 19, 2016: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861834/an-algorithm-for-opioid-and-barbiturate-reduction-in-the-acute-management-of-headache-in-the-emergency-department
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Zubair A Ahmed, Dimitrios A Nacopoulos, Seby John, Nancy Papesh, David Levine, Cynthia C Bamford
OBJECTIVE: To develop and implement an algorithm for the management of headaches presenting to the emergency department (ED) in order to decrease the frequency of opioid and barbiturate treatment both acutely as well as on discharge. BACKGROUND: Headache is the fifth leading cause of ED visits in the United States. In the case of primary headache, particularly migraine, treatment in the ED can be highly variable. Patients with migraine continue to be treated with opioids more commonly than nonopioid, migraine specific medications...
November 10, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855640/long-term-secondary-prevention-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-sepat-guidelines-adherence-and-outcome
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Constantinos Ergatoudes, Erik Thunström, Annika Rosengren, Lena Björck, Kristina Bengtsson Boström, Kristin Falk, Michael Fu
BACKGROUND: A number of registry studies have reported suboptimal adherence to guidelines for cardiovascular prevention during the first year after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, only a few studies have addressed long-term secondary prevention after AMI. This study evaluates prevention guideline adherence and outcome of guideline-directed secondary prevention in patients surviving 2 years after AMI. METHODS: Patients aged 18-85 years at the time of their index AMI were consecutively identified from hospital discharge records between July 2010 and December 2011 in Gothenburg, Sweden...
November 17, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852588/relationship-between-%C3%AE-blocker-therapy-at-discharge-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Chenze Li, Yang Sun, Xiaoqing Shen, Ting Yu, Qing Li, Guoran Ruan, Lina Zhang, Qiang Huang, Hang Zhuang, Jingqiu Huang, Li Ni, Luyun Wang, Jiangang Jiang, Yan Wang, Dao Wen Wang
BACKGROUND: The evidence supporting the use of β-blockers in patients with acute coronary syndrome after successful percutaneous coronary intervention has been inconsistent and scarce. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between March 1, 2009, and December 30, 2014, a total of 3180 eligible patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention were consecutively enrolled. The primary end point was all-cause death and the secondary end point was a composite of all-cause death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, heart failure readmission, and cardiogenic hospitalization...
November 16, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
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