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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055232/adverse-events-occurring-on-mental-health-units
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Peter D Mills, Bradley V Watts, Brian Shiner, Robin R Hemphill
OBJECTIVE: While the study of suicide on mental health units has a long history, the study of patient safety more generally is relatively new. Our objective was to determine the type and relative frequency of adverse events occurring on Veterans Health Administration (VHA) mental health units; the primary root causes for these events; and make recommendations for abating or mitigating these events. METHODS: We searched our national database for any reported adverse event that occurred on an inpatient mental health unit between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016...
September 9, 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054932/improving-paediatric-residents-knowledge-and-perspectives-regarding-the-insulin-pump-using-a-novel-educational-workshop
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Shipra Bansal, Albara Marwa, Kannan Kasturi, Sheila Perez-Colon
OBJECTIVES: As a pilot study, we aimed to investigate the knowledge and perceptions of categorical paediatric residents (RES) at our institution regarding insulin pumps (IPs) and the impact following a targeted workshop. METHODS: All RES at our institution in attendance at a routine noon conference participated in a workshop, completing an anonymous survey before and right after the intervention to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and self-reported comfort regarding IPs...
October 20, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054691/impact-of-critical-illness-polyneuromyopathy-in-rehabilitation-a-prospective-observational-study
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Cameron Cunningham, Heather C Finlayson, William R Henderson, Russell J O'Connor, Andrew Travlos
BACKGROUND: Critical illness polyneuromyopathy (CIPNM) is increasingly recognized as a source of disability in patients requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission. The prevalence and impact of CIPNM on patients in the rehabilitation setting has not been established. OBJECTIVES: To determine the proportion of at-risk rehabilitation inpatients with evidence of CIPNM and the functional sequelae of this disorder. DESIGN: Prospective observational study...
October 17, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054492/a-cost-analysis-of-an-interdisciplinary-pediatric-chronic-pain-clinic
#4
Nicole E Mahrer, Jeffrey I Gold, Michael Luu, Patricia Herman
Chronic pain is characterized by high rates of functional impairment, healthcare utilization, and associated costs. Research supports the use of comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment approaches. However, many hospitals hesitate to offer this full range of services, especially to Medi-Cal/Medicaid patients whose services are reimbursed at low rates. This cost analysis examines the impact on hospital and insurance costs of patients' enrollment in an interdisciplinary pediatric pain clinic, which includes medication management, psychotherapy, biofeedback, acupuncture, and massage...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054486/prevalence-of-underweight-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-meta-analysis
#5
Norio Sugawara, Kazushi Maruo, Takuro Sugai, Yutaro Suzuki, Yuji Ozeki, Kazutaka Shimoda, Toshiyuki Someya, Norio Yasui-Furukori
AIMS: Although the relationship between body mass index and all-cause mortality is U-shaped, underweight has received comparatively less attention than obesity. There is only limited evidence to date regarding underweight among patients with schizophrenia. This is the first meta-analysis to address the prevalence of underweight in these patients. METHODS: We conducted database searches (PubMed, PsycINFO) to identify studies examining underweight in patients with schizophrenia...
October 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054183/appropriateness-of-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-impact-of-government-health-insurance-scheme-a-tertiary-centre-experience-from-western-india
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Devendra Patil, Charan Lanjewar, Goutam Vaggar, Juhi Bhargava, Girish Sabnis, Jivtesh Pahwa, Ankur Phatarpekar, Hetan Shah, Prafulla Kerkar
BACKGROUND: There is a dearth of data regarding the appropriateness of elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a limited-resource country such as India. In an attempt to rationalise the use of PCI, Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) were developed for cardiovascular care in the USA. In the Indian context, considering the high prevalence of coronary artery disease, the dramatic rise in the number of revascularization procedures and an increasing role of government/private reimbursements, application of AUC could potentially guide policy to optimize the utilization of resources and the benefit-risk ratio for individual patients...
September 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053987/the-role-of-executive-functions-and-psychiatric-symptom-severity-in-the-allen-cognitive-levels
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Sarah Schubmehl, Samuel H Barkin, Doug Cort
This study examined the relationship between Allen Cognitive Level (ACL) and psychiatric symptom severity, level of nursing support required to complete activities of daily living (ADLs), and post-hospitalization discharge disposition in a sample of 193 acute psychiatric inpatients. A subsample of 31 participants with acute psychotic disorders were administered three measures of executive functioning in order to examine the convergent validity between ACL and basic sequencing and shifting, phonemic fluency, and visuospatial construction...
October 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053772/the-effect-of-increased-alcohol-availability-on-alcohol-related-health-problems-up-to-the-age-of-42-among-children-exposed-in-utero-a-natural-experiment
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Emelie Thern, David Carslake, George Davey Smith, Per Tynelius, Finn Rasmussen
Aim: To examine whether exposure to increased alcohol availability in utero is associated with later alcohol-related health problems. Method: Register-linked population-based longitudinal study using data from a natural experiment setting, including 363 286 children born 1965-71. An experimental alcohol policy change was piloted in two regions of Sweden in 1967-68, where access to strong beer increased for 16-20 year old. Children exposed in utero to the policy change were compared to children born elsewhere in Sweden (excluding a border area), and to children born before and after the policy change...
October 19, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053485/the-effects-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-augmentation-of-antipsychotic-treatment-on-cognitive-functions-in-patients-with-treatment-resistant-schizophrenia
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Bjanka Vuksan Ćusa, Nataša Klepac, Nenad Jakšić, Zoran Bradaš, Marija Božičević, Natalia Palac, Marina Šagud
OBJECTIVES: Treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS) continues to be a challenge in modern psychiatry. Most of these patients have severe neurocognitive deficits. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has proved effective and safe in the treatment of TRS, but because of potential neurocognitive adverse effects, it is associated with many controversies. The aim of this prospective, open study was to evaluate the effects of ECT augmentation of antipsychotics on cognitive functions in patients with TRS...
October 19, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053337/obesity-and-severity-of-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Tadahiro Goto, Atsushi Hirayama, Mohammad Kamal Faridi, Carlos A Camargo, Kohei Hasegawa
RATIONALE: Obesity is relatively common among individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, little is known about the association of obesity with severity of acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) and in-hospital mortality. OBJECTIVES: To examine the association of obesity with severity markers of AECOPD and in-hospital mortality. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study using population-based data - the 2012-2013 State Inpatient Databases - of seven US states (Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, New York, Utah, and Washington)...
October 20, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053070/relationship-between-patient-safety-indicator-events-and-comprehensive-stroke-center-volume-status-in-the-treatment-of-unruptured-cerebral-aneurysms
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Chad W Washington, L Ian Taylor, Robert J Dambrino, Paul R Clark, Gregory J Zipfel
OBJECTIVE The Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has defined Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) for assessments in quality of inpatient care. The hypothesis of this study is that, in the treatment of unruptured cerebral aneurysms (UCAs), PSI events are less likely to occur in hospitals meeting the volume thresholds defined by The Joint Commission for Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) certification. METHODS Using the 2002-2011 National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample, patients treated electively for a nonruptured cerebral aneurysm were selected...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052566/analysis-on-inpatient-health-expenditures-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-a-grade-a-tertiary-hospital-in-beijing
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Xin Liu, Yong-Hui Mao, Xue-Mei He, Yan-Jing Zhang, Ying Sun
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common type of malignant renal tumors with a growing incidence in the recent years. This study aimed to investigate the influencing factors and variation trend of hospitalization expenditures among RCC patients in a single-centered hospital in Beijing during 5 consecutive years and to find the major cost items and fluctuation tendency of inpatient medical expenditures. METHODS: The information of medical expenditures among RCC patients in a Grade-A tertiary hospital during the years 2012-2016 was investigated to find the main cost items and changes affecting the medical cost structure...
October 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051964/identification-of-quality-improvement-areas-in-pediatric-mri-from-analysis-of-patient-safety-reports
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Camilo Jaimes, Diana J Murcia, Karen Miguel, Cathryn DeFuria, Pallavi Sagar, Michael S Gee
BACKGROUND: Analysis of safety reports has been utilized to guide practice improvement efforts in adult magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Data specific to pediatric MRI could help target areas of improvement in this population. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incidence of safety reports in pediatric MRI and to determine associated risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective HIPAA-compliant, institutional review board-approved study, a single-institution Radiology Information System was queried to identify MRI studies performed in pediatric patients (0-18 years old) from 1/1/2010 to 12/31/2015...
October 19, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051740/challenges-and-perspectives-in-bridging-in-and-outpatient-sectors-the-implementation-of-two-alternative-models-of-care-and-their-effect-on-the-average-length-of-stay
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Alexandre Wullschleger, Werner Wosniok, Jürgen Timm, Martin Heinze
New models of care aimed at reinforcing the outpatient sector have been introduced in Germany over the last few years. Initially, a subscription-based model ("integrated care") was introduced in 2012 in the Immanuel Klinik Rüdersdorf, wherein patients had to actively subscribe to the integrated care program. This integrated care model was replaced after 2 years by a subscription-free "model project," in which all patients insured by the contracting insurance company took part in the program. Data showed that the introduction of the integrated care program in the inpatient setting led to an increase of the average length of stay in this group...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051143/health-care-costs-associated-with-aki
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David Collister, Neesh Pannu, Feng Ye, Matthew James, Brenda Hemmelgarn, Betty Chui, Braden Manns, Scott Klarenbach
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: An understanding of the health care resource use associated with AKI is needed to frame the investment and cost-effectiveness of strategies to prevent AKI and promote kidney recovery. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We assembled population-based cohort of adults hospitalized in Alberta between November of 2002 and March of 2009 without ESRD or an eGFR<15 ml/min per 1.73 m(2). Outpatient serum creatinine measurements 6 months preceding admission defined baseline kidney function, and serum creatinine during the first 14 days of hospitalization defined Acute Kidney Injury Network stage; kidney recovery defined as serum creatinine within 25% of baseline and independence from dialysis was assessed at 90 days after AKI...
October 19, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050905/the-epidemiology-of-nonventilator-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-united-states
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Karen K Giuliano, Dian Baker, Barbara Quinn
BACKGROUND: Nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (NV-HAP) is among the most common hospital-acquired infections. The purpose of our study was to quantify the incidence and influence of NV-HAP in the United States using a national dataset. METHODS: The 2012 US National Inpatient Sample dataset was used to compare an NV-HAP group to 4 additional group cohorts: pneumonia on admission, general hospital admissions, matched on mortality and disease severity, and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050629/nationwide-trends-in-hospital-outcomes%C3%A2-and-utilization-after-lower%C3%A2-limb-revascularization-in-patients%C3%A2-on-hemodialysis
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Pranav S Garimella, Poojitha Balakrishnan, Ashish Correa, Priti Poojary, Narender Annapureddy, Kinsuk Chauhan, Achint Patel, Shanti Patel, Ioannis Konstantinidis, Lili Chan, Shiv Kumar Agarwal, Bernard G Jaar, Umesh Gidwani, Kunihiro Matsushita, Girish N Nadkarni
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe the temporal trends and outcomes of endovascular and surgical revascularization in a large, nationally representative sample of patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis hospitalized for peripheral artery disease (PAD). BACKGROUND: PAD is prevalent among patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. There is a paucity of information on trends in endovascular and surgical revascularization and post-procedure outcomes in this population...
October 23, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050621/association-of-chronic-kidney-disease-with-in-hospital-outcomes-of-transcatheter-aortic%C3%A2-valve-replacement
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Tanush Gupta, Kashish Goel, Dhaval Kolte, Sahil Khera, Pedro A Villablanca, Wilbert S Aronow, Anna E Bortnick, David P Slovut, Cynthia C Taub, Jorge R Kizer, Robert T Pyo, J Dawn Abbott, Gregg C Fonarow, Charanjit S Rihal, Mario J Garcia, Deepak L Bhatt
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the association of chronic kidney disease (CKD) with in-hospital outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: CKD is a known independent risk factor for worse outcomes after surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). However, data on outcomes of patients with CKD undergoing TAVR are limited, especially in those on chronic dialysis. METHODS: The authors used data from the 2012 to 2014 National Inpatient Sample database to identify all patients ≥18 years of age who underwent TAVR...
October 23, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050058/-ambulant-anesthesia-limits-and-possibilities
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Harald Hofer, Frank Vescia
The number of operations carried out on an outpatient basis is increasing in Germany. This trend has been observed for years. The prerequisite is an infrastructure that is in line with guidelines. The competence of the anesthetist must not be restricted to that of a standard specialist anesthetist, but the physician should have experience in ambulatory anesthesia. Well-adjusted comorbidities of the patient are generally not a contraindication for an outpatient procedure. The heavily overweight patient can also be operated on an outpatient basis if he is compliant, comorbidities are well adjusted and intensive postoperative care is ensured...
October 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050043/-malpractice-claims-against-pediatricians-analysis-of-expert-testimonies-from-the-medical-service-of-health-insurance-companies-between-2000-and-2014
#20
Heiko Steinhauer, Joachim Holzschuh, Thomas Böhler
Background In Germany, few data are available on medical malpractice claims against pediatricians. On behalf of Statutory Health Insurance Companies their Medical Service (MDK) regularly offers expert testimony in case of allegations during pediatric treatment. Methods Analysis of 374 written pediatric testimonies, documented between September 1st, 2000 and August 31st, 2014. Results 193 allegations against pediatricians were analysed separately for each sector of care (35% concerning outpatients, 28% normal inpatients, and 37% patients treated in an intensive care unit, ICU)...
October 19, 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
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