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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908173/pacemaker-and-icd-oversensing-induced-by-movements-near-the-mri-scanner-bore
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E Mattei, F Censi, G Calcagnini, R Falsaperla, E Genovese, A Napolitano, V Cannatà
PURPOSE: The effect of the movement near the MRI scanner bore for people with a pacemaker (PM) or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is experimentally evaluated and discussed. METHODS: The authors performed in vitro measurements on a saline-filled human-shaped phantom (male, 170 cm height), equipped first with an MR-conditional PM (bicameral configuration, DDD programming), then with an MR-conditional ICD (biventricular configuration, detection algorithms enable but shock delivery disable)...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899072/appropriateness-of-antibiotic-management-of-uncomplicated-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-hospitalized-adult-patients
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Thomas L Walsh, Lynn Chan, Chelsea I Konopka, Michael J Burkitt, Matthew A Moffa, Derek N Bremmer, Monika A Murillo, Courtney Watson, Noreen H Chan-Tompkins
BACKGROUND: Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are a leading cause for hospitalizations in the United States. Few studies have addressed the appropriateness of antibiotic therapy in the management of SSTIs without complicating factors. We aimed to determine the appropriateness of antibiotic treatment duration for hospitalized adult patients with uncomplicated SSTIs. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis performed at two academic medical centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on patients aged 18 years and older with primary ICD-9 code for SSTIs admitted August 1st, 2014-March 31st, 2015...
November 29, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891431/excessive-daytime-sleepiness-in-schizophrenia-a-naturalistic-clinical-study
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Payal Sharma, Reetika Dikshit, Nilesh Shah, Sagar Karia, Avinash De Sousa
INTRODUCTION: Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) and sleep problems are common in patients with schizophrenia. The symptom of EDS in schizophrenia can be attributed to various causes including neurobiological changes, sleep disorders, medication or as a symptom of schizophrenia itself. EDS as a symptom in schizophrenia has been understudied. AIM: To assess the prevalence of EDS and to the study the same in patients with first episode and chronic schizophrenia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study 100 patients suffering from schizophrenia as per International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) criteria were evaluated for sleep quality using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and EDS using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890557/anaphylaxis-in-a-health-maintenance-organization-international-classification-of-diseases-coding-and-epinephrine-auto-injector-prescribing
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Deena Pourang, Michael Batech, Javed Sheikh, Shefali Samant, Michael Kaplan
BACKGROUND: Accurate estimates of the incidence of anaphylaxis are limited. Current International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes complicate accurate diagnosis of anaphylaxis and assessment of appropriate epinephrine prescribing. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the incidence and demographic character of patients with anaphylaxis-related ICD-9 codes in a large health maintenance organization and analyze epinephrine prescribing and dispensing rates...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888304/the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-a-real-world-clinical-setting-experience-in-102-consecutive-patients
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Julia W Erath, Mate Vamos, Abdul Sami Sirat, Stefan H Hohnloser
BACKGROUND: The wearable cardioverter-defibrillator (WCD) is used for temporary protection of patients deemed to be at high risk for sudden death (SCD) not yet meeting indications for the implantable defibrillator (ICD). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy, safety, and compliance of/to WCD use and subsequent medium-term outcome of patients in a single-center observational study. METHODS: A total of 102 consecutive patients were fitted with the WCD from 2012 to 2015 and followed for a mean of 11 months (±8 months)...
November 25, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881100/high-prevalence-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-use-among-acute-kidney-injury-survivors-in-the-southern-community-cohort-study
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Loren Lipworth, Khaled Abdel-Kader, Jennifer Morse, Thomas G Stewart, Edmond K Kabagambe, Sharidan K Parr, Kelly A Birdwell, Michael E Matheny, Adriana M Hung, William J Blot, T Alp Ikizler, Edward D Siew
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used and have been linked to acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Patients who survive an AKI episode are at risk for future adverse kidney and cardiovascular outcomes. The objective of our study was to examine the prevalence and predictors of NSAID use among AKI survivors. METHODS: The Southern Community Cohort Study is a prospective study of low-income adults aged 40-79 in the southeastern US...
November 24, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878381/posttraumatic-stress-and-quality-of-life-with-the-totally-subcutaneous-compared-to-conventional-cardioverter-defibrillator-systems
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Julia Köbe, Katharina Hucklenbroich, Nils Geisendörfer, Markus Bettin, Gerrit Frommeyer, Florian Reinke, Dirk Dechering, Markus Burgmer, Lars Eckardt
BACKGROUND: For prevention of sudden cardiac death, the transvenously implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy (tv-ICD) is well accepted. The subcutaneous system (S-ICD(®)) is promising in terms of reducing ICD complications. Nevertheless, the impact of the novel generator position on patients' quality of life (QoL) is yet unknown. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at comparing QoL and posttraumatic stress with both systems. METHODS: 60 S-ICD(®) and 60 case-controlled tv single-chamber ICD patients were asked to respond to three standardized questionnaires...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871248/left-ventricle-remodeling-predicts-the-recurrence-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-in-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-recipients-for-secondary-prevention
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Wei-Chieh Lee, Huang-Chung Chen, Yung-Lung Chen, Tzu-Hsien Tsai, Kuo-Li Pan, Yu-Sheng Lin, Mien-Cheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is an effective treatment for secondary prevention of ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation (VT/VF). Left ventricular (LV) remodeling may develop before ICD implant and over time. However, it remains unclear how LV remodeling affects subsequent risk for recurrence VT/VF in ICD recipients under optimal medical therapy. METHODS: From May of 2004 to June of 2015, 144 patients received ICD implantation for secondary prevention were enrolled in this study...
November 21, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846412/examining-for-any-impact-of-climate-change-on-the-association-between-seasonality-and-hospitalization-for-mania
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Gordon B Parker, Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic, Rebecca K Graham
BACKGROUND: Studies have established higher rates of hospitalization for mania in spring and summer and posit various explanatory climatic variables. As the earth's climate is changing, we pursue whether this is reflected in the yearly seasonal variation in hospitalizations for mania. This would be indicated by the presence of secular changes in both the hospitalization seasonal pattern and climatic variables, and associations between both variable sets. METHODS: Data were obtained for 21,882 individuals hospitalized to psychiatric hospitals in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) over a 14-year period (2000-2014) with ICD-diagnosed mania - and with NSW population figures and salient climatic variables collected for the same period...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835716/targeting-treatments-to-improve-cognitive-function-in-mood-disorder-suggestions-from-trials-using-erythropoietin
#10
Kamilla Woznica Miskowiak, A John Rush, Thomas A Gerds, Maj Vinberg, Lars V Kessing
OBJECTIVE: There is no established efficacious treatment for cognitive dysfunction in unipolar and bipolar disorder. This may be partially due to lack of consensus regarding the need to screen for cognitive impairment in cognition trials or which screening criteria to use. We have demonstrated in 2 randomized placebo-controlled trials that 8 weeks of erythropoietin (EPO) treatment has beneficial effects on verbal memory across unipolar and bipolar disorder, with 58% of EPO-treated patients displaying a clinically relevant memory improvement as compared to 15% of those treated with placebo...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834101/outcome-of-first-episode-acute-and-transient-psychotic-disorder-in-hong-kong-chinese-a-20-year-retrospective-follow-up-study
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Johannes Yin Kwong Poon, Chi Ming Leung
BACKGROUND: 'Acute and transient psychotic disorder' (ATPD) is a category in ICD-10 marked by psychosis with acute onset and early remission. It remains relatively under-researched, despite controversies over its nosological status in the current classification system. AIMS: (1) To assess the changes in diagnosis over time in patients initially diagnosed as ATPD. (2) To identify factors predicting changes in diagnosis, and compare the long-term outcomes of various patterns of diagnostic shift...
November 11, 2016: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815745/a-new-perspective-on-the-value-of-minimally-invasive-colorectal-surgery-payer-provider-and-patient-benefits
#12
Deborah S Keller, Anthony J Senagore, Kathryn Fitch, Andrew Bochner, Eric M Haas
BACKGROUND: The clinical benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) are proven, but overall financial benefits are not fully explored. Our goal was to evaluate the financial benefits of MIS from the payer's perspective to demonstrate the value of minimally invasive colorectal surgery. METHODS: A Truven MarketScan(®) claim-based analysis identified all 2013 elective, inpatient colectomies. Cases were stratified into open or MIS approaches based on ICD-9 procedure codes; then costs were assessed using a similar distribution across diagnosis related groups (DRGs)...
November 4, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788230/the-use-of-a-bayesian-hierarchy-to-develop-and-validate-a-co-morbidity-score-to-predict-mortality-for-linked-primary-and-secondary-care-data-from-the-nhs-in-england
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Colin J Crooks, Tim R Card, Joe West
BACKGROUND: We have assessed whether the linkage between routine primary and secondary care records provided an opportunity to develop an improved population based co-morbidity score with the combined information on co-morbidities from both health care settings. METHODS: We extracted all people older than 20 years at the start of 2005 within the linkage between the Hospital Episodes Statistics, Clinical Practice Research Datalink, and Office for National Statistics death register in England...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774073/effects-of-music-therapy-on-drug-therapy-of-adult-psychiatric-outpatients-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-study
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Mario Degli Stefani, Michele Biasutti
Objective: Framed in the patients' engagement perspective, the current study aims to determine the effects of group music therapy in addition to drug care in comparison with drug care in addition to other non-expressive group activities in the treatment of psychiatric outpatients. Method: Participants (n = 27) with ICD-10 diagnoses of F20 (schizophrenia), F25 (schizoaffective disorders), F31 (bipolar affective disorder), F32 (depressive episode), and F60 (specific personality disorders) were randomized to receive group music therapy plus standard care (48 weekly sessions of 2 h) or standard care only...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771972/the-epidemiology-of-first-episode-psychosis-in-early-intervention-in-psychosis-services-findings-from-the-social-epidemiology-of-psychoses-in-east-anglia-sepea-study
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James B Kirkbride, Yasir Hameed, Gayatri Ankireddypalli, Konstantinos Ioannidis, Carolyn M Crane, Mukhtar Nasir, Nikolett Kabacs, Antonio Metastasio, Oliver Jenkins, Ashkan Espandian, Styliani Spyridi, Danica Ralevic, Suneetha Siddabattuni, Ben Walden, Adewale Adeoye, Jesus Perez, Peter B Jones
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have characterized the epidemiology of first-episode psychoses in rural or urban settings since the introduction of early intervention psychosis services. To address this, the authors conducted a naturalistic cohort study in England, where such services are well established. METHOD: All new first-episode psychosis cases, 16-35 years old, presenting to early intervention psychosis services in the East of England were identified during 2 million person-years follow-up...
October 24, 2016: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765713/association-between-insurance-status-and-patient-safety-in-the-lumbar-spine-fusion-population
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Joseph E Tanenbaum, Vincent J Alentado, Jacob A Miller, Daniel Lubelski, Edward C Benzel, Thomas E Mroz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Lumbar fusion is a common and costly procedure in the United States. Reimbursement for surgical procedures is increasingly tied to care quality and patient safety as part of value-based reimbursement programs. The incidence of adverse quality events among lumbar fusion patients is unknown using the definition of care quality (patient safety indicators [PSI]) utilized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The association between insurance status and the incidence of PSI is similarly unknown in lumbar fusion patients...
October 17, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765026/increasing-incidence-associated-with-herpes-zoster-infection-in-british-columbia-canada
#17
Fawziah Marra, Mei Chong, Mehdi Najafzadeh
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown an increasing incidence of herpes zoster (HZ) infection, which may be related to the introduction of varicella vaccination programs in children. We examined the epidemiology and treatment costs of HZ and post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) over time in British Columbia, Canada. METHODS: The cohort consisted of all cases with HZ infection from January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2012. Incident zoster was defined as a case (ICD-9 053 or ICD-10 B02) without a previous episode of HZ or PHN in the previous 12 months...
October 20, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761165/catheter-ablation-for-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-in-patients-with-channelopathies
#18
REVIEW
Nobuyuki Murakoshi, Kazutaka Aonuma
Drug treatment and/or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation are the most widely accepted first-line therapies for channelopathic patients who have recurrent syncope, sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT), or documented ventricular fibrillation (VF), or are survivors of cardiac arrest. In recent years, there have been significant advances in mapping techniques and ablation technology, coupled with better understanding of the mechanisms of ventricular tachyarrhythmia in channelopathies. Catheter ablation has provided important insights into the role of the Purkinje network and the right ventricular outflow tract in the initiation and perpetuation of VT/VF, and has evolved as a promising treatment modality for ventricular tachyarrhythmia even in channelopathies...
October 2016: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754946/clinical-implications-of-brief-device-detected-atrial-tachyarrhythmias-in-a-cardiac-rhythm-management-device-population-results-from-the-registry-of-atrial-tachycardia-and-atrial-fibrillation-episodes
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Steven Swiryn, Michael V Orlov, David G Benditt, John P DiMarco, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Edward Karst, Fujian Qu, Mara T Slawsky, Melanie Turkel, Albert L Waldo
BACKGROUND: The RATE Registry (Registry of Atrial Tachycardia and Atrial Fibrillation Episodes) is a prospective, outcomes-oriented registry designed to document the prevalence of atrial tachycardia and/or fibrillation (AT/AF) of any duration in patients with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and evaluate associations between rigorously adjudicated AT/AF and predefined clinical events, including stroke. The appropriate clinical response to brief episodes of AT/AF remains unclear...
October 18, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752809/national-experience-with-long-term-use-of-the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-patients-with-cardiomyopathy
#20
Madhab Lamichhane, Joseph C Gardiner, Nicole R Bianco, Steven J Szymkiewicz, Ranjan K Thakur
PURPOSE: The wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is generally used for short periods of sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk; circumstances may occasionally result in prolonged use (over 1 year). The aim of this study was to determine the benefits and risks of prolonged use in patients with systolic heart failure (HF). METHODS: ZOLL's post-market US database included adult patients (≥18 years) with ischemic and/or non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM, NICM) and at least 1 year of use...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
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